Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{sarah 101: contemporary living room}

Last night's episode was fantastic, Sarah and Tommy have done it again! I love that this contemporary feeling space still got that special 'Sarah' touch! Did you watch it? The room recieved a beautiful grey and soft yellow palette, and the perfect amount of texture with a grasscloth wall. Well here are some of the highlights that I really loved:

Don't know if you can tell in the photos but the artwork above the sofa is illuminated from behind! How neat!! {And it was the homeowners photography that was used, a nice personal touch}.

I loved all of the mid-century pieces they re-upholstered, perfect for this contemporary space.

How about that zebra rug? Fabulous or fabulous?? It's from West Elm, and Sarah and Tommy had 2 rugs sewn together width wise to create a rug large enough for the space. Fantastic trick!

Sarah placed a built in banquette in the dining area which saved a lot of room in a very small space. And lastly, the touches of gold were right up my alley, I fell for the light fixture, and then Sarah mentioned it was made in Egypt and I wanted it so bad!! Lovely and exotic.

Hope you enjoyed the episode as much as I did!


barbara@hodge:podge said...

I didn't watch Sarah yesterday, sniff....I was begged to come to work and then in the evening D had a basketball game. Sigh.. I need a PVR!

Love the room though. Love the modern touches to the mid-century furniture! Love how Sarah and Tommy have such a versatile approach to decorating.

I also want to say how much I love your posts. They are so beautifully and tastefully put together. Wish I had half the style as you!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I look forward to your Sarah 101 postings each time since we don't get Sarah down this way.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Brandi said...

I just love this! I've been obsessing over banquets lately and this one is amazing. the mid century furniture is too good!

Kathysue said...

I am so glad my friends in Canada are posting on Sarahs new show. I so wish I could see it in person!!! She is amazing and I love her work. This is no exception to her brillance. Thanks Nancy for this post!! I so look forward to these, KS

Ali Ryan - Let's Decorate said...

it was so nice to see a "Classic Sarah" room again!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I really liked this episode as well- loved all the mid-century furniture and I thought the banquet was a brilliant use of space in the dining area. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the lightbox art- I just didn't think it worked in that space. I loved loved that pendant light though- so fab!

things that sparkle said...

That light fixture is absolutely stunning

theLENNOXX said...

Gorgeous space! The zebra rug caught my eye immediately, what a great idea to sow two together! I love Sarah's work. I am not a fan of the light box though, it looks too much like a TV to me =) The pendant light is out of this world, go Egypt!!

xo Linda

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Wasn't one of my favourite Sarah rooms but I loved the drapery fabric and the brass pendant. They are from a company called SNOB in Toronto and I mentioned them in my IDS post - so pretty!

Wallpaper said...

great space, I am loving the new show!!

Chicago contemporary furniture said...

So sweet contemporary design.
I just enjoyed your post. After watching this design most people would like to design their home interior in this way.

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