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Name: Cal and Sarah, siblings behind Sascal Studio
Location: London, UK
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 854 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My sister and I live in this apartment in London. We are 25 and 28 and have our own start-up interior design studio and homeware shop, which we are in the process of launching. As we work from home, we wanted a space that was relaxed yet functional and filled with pieces we love. From the furniture to the art to the accessories, we have carefully chosen and collected items that reflect who we are.
As we only plan on living here for around five years, we wanted to do something fun with the interiors, and were not shy with color. One of our favorite items in the house is the green headboard in Sarah’s room; we wanted something completely unique so we painted it ourselves. Another favorite is the shelves we designed; they were installed right before quarantine—perfect timing!
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Eclectic, cozy, bright, playful, and layered
What is your favorite room and why? Our favorite room has got to be the open plan kitchen/dining/living room. We do everything in here from curling up on the big pink sofa to cooking our favorite meals and hosting friends and family! We didn’t want the space to be too precious; we wanted everyone to feel at home as soon as they walked in so we used colorful fabrics and two tone textures.
Our favorite fabric in this room is the amazing “Stardust” by De Le Cuona, which gives the room such a warmth. We have them over our large glass doors, so we wanted something that would allow for some privacy without being a heavy curtain. The fabric has a wonderful multi-colored pattern running throughout, which gives a burst of color in the room. We dreamt of having a pink room from when we were little girls and are so lucky we got to fulfill this dream with this room!
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? We bought a lovely tapestry from a little shop in Portobello Market in London and stretched it over a huge canvas frame that we built. We had a big empty wall in our hallway for months and could not decide what to do and it feels like the perfect fit! The colors are vibrant and work beautifully against the dark green walls.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Fill your home with items that speak to you. Don’t be in a rush to fill it as soon as you move in; you’ll have pieces you love if you collect them along the way. Family heirlooms also make a space wonderfully familiar so don’t always feel you need to buy new items.
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