I am Sarah, a professional interior designer, stylist and creative director of Sarah Mailer Design. I work in and around London on luxury residential projects, creating classic yet contemporary spaces for my clients. I am also a freelance writer and artist.
GIRL ABOUT HOUSE, my long-overdue blog (and arguably my ‘third baby’), was launched in June 2017. The perfect outlet to explore all that inspires me and share design advice, it artfully combines my love of writing, art and design.
Image source: Girl About House Instagram
I am unashamedly obsessed with beautiful things and strive to enjoy ‘the finer things in life’ (budget permitting)! I spend my free time ‘about town’, frequenting gorgeous hotels, stylish eateries, bars and galleries. I also have a penchant for period properties. I am also a shopping-mad, fashion-fiend.
With my background as a fine-artist, drawing design inspiration often occurs unconsciously. And, interestingly, whilst I love a polished space, sources of inspiration are not necessarily always so chic;
It could be the bark of a tree or the knee of a ripped jean that triggers a need to inject texture into a space.
The impossibly beautiful Yves Saint Laurent, Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech made me want to rush home, paint my walls Yves Klein Blue and adorn the place with house plants!
Wherever it sparks from, glamorous or otherwise, inspiration is key.
GIRL ABOUT HOUSE
An award-winning interiors, fashion and luxury lifestyle blog, GIRL ABOUT HOUSE was named ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017. It has since achieved praise and recognition from industry experts, leading design brands, press and readers for its original, high quality content and delivery.
Interior design is at the forefront of GIRL ABOUT HOUSE, which was developed to provide a stylish destination for like-minded design addicts. My blog encourages and enables readers to interpret inspiration from a number of sources and I share design and styling advice. Trends are explored and new collections given visibility. I also make close links to fashion, art, architecture and other creative genres as my personal interests are broad and creatively varied.
Blog posts for design advice; How to Style with the Coffee Table Book | Rose Gold Accents | Creating a Beach-Style Interior | The Contemporary Coffee Table | Millennial Pink in Your Home | Interior Design Secrets | How to Choose the Perfect Paint Colour | New Season Wallpaper Trends | White Decor | 11 Colour Trend Predictions | Cushion Edit | 5 Ways to Achieve a Luxury Boutique Hotel-Style Bedroom
Blog posts for design inspiration; Palm Court, The Langham | The Ned Part 1 | The Ned Part 2 | The Chelsea Flower Show | Focus ’17 | London Design Week ’18 | Mapleton Crescent | Holiday House London
Clothes and accessories feature heavily in my life – they always have – and I explore the latest trends, luxury brands and key pieces each season. I approach formulating an outfit much like designing an interior; I begin with a look in mind, building on a classic base with trend-led accents, strategic layering and impeccable styling. I explore fashion and interiors closely, recognising and highlighting their close relationship.
Blog posts for fashion; Studded Accessories | Bright, Summer Florals | Gold Accents | Sofas & Handbags: The Ultimate Investment | Mykonos Style
GIRL ABOUT HOUSE explores and celebrates luxury London life. I am fortunate to be immersed in the design world and share my experiences at industry events and parties, product launches, design festivals and showcases. Glamorous locations – from hotels to eateries, showrooms to galleries – and my travel experiences are also featured on the blog. I extend this content via Instagram and Pinterest, through my posts and stories.
Blog posts for lifestyle; Festive Entertaining Style Guide | Behind the Scenes of an Interiors Blog | Amara Interior Blog Awards | Festive Gift Guide ’17 | Palm Court, The Langham | The Ned Part 1 | The Ned Part 2 | The Chelsea Flower Show | Focus ’17 | London Design Week ’18 | Mapleton Crescent | Holiday House London
LET’S WORK TOGETHER!
I enjoy collaborating and creating exciting, original and quality content for brands – regardless of whether a single Instagram post or longer-term paid partnership. To discuss opportunities with me, please feel free to get in touch; firstname.lastname@example.org.