Spotlight Indie Feature ‘Abode’ Design, Bournemouth

Tell us about your business and how it all started:

Abode is a design, architecture and home company that has been set up by couple Hannah and Alex Austin. Alex is an architect with 15+ years experience and Hannah has previously worked with development companies in planning and has recently completed training in interior design specialisation.

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What best describes your business/brand/service in a few sentences?

At Abode we believe that your home should be a space that works for you and your family and should be a place of retreat, comfort and good design.

Planning a renovation, extension or new build is a very exciting prospect but involves a lot of planning, stages and commitment. Whether it is one room or the whole house, we can help provide the inspiration, technical expertise and management to achieve the home you desire, with an injection of design throughout and consideration for how you want to live.

Where are you based, what areas do you cover?

We are based in Southbourne and cover all areas from Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and the New Forest.


Any news/new products you would like to share?

We have a new Design Blog that shares news, ideas and concepts in all areas of design and home development.

Where can we find out more? (website and social media links)

Facebook Page


What’s your fav thing to do (or place to go) in Bournemouth when you have spare time?

We live near the beach and our favourite thing to do is to go down to the there, whether it is wintery and stormy and blows the cobwebs away or sunny and warm for a picnic and sandcastle building. We also love Hengistbury head for bike rides and scooter races.  

One fact about you:

I am a mum of two; Phoebe who is 4 and Oscar who is 1. Abode allows us to follow our passion in a way that works around the children which means I get to spend as much time with them as possible!

Exclusive offer for Bournemouth Hustle followers:

At Abode we are happy to come round to your home for an initial free visit to discuss potential design concepts and how to make your home work better for you.  

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Shout out for another independent business in Bournemouth?

All Steps First Dance is a great company which can help you to hone your dance skills for your wedding or to have a great kids party.


Thanks for being part of the Bournemouth Hustle Campaign!



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