WELCOME TO GIRL ABOUT HOUSE
Hello, I’m Sarah. A residential interior designer working in and around London, mum of two little boys and a lover of beautiful places and things. I’ve finally taken the plunge into the world of blogging and am delighted to welcome you to GIRL ABOUT HOUSE. It’s something that I’ve had in the pipeline for a while, although, running my own interior design business, alongside mum-duties has historically left limited time. As something I was incredibly keen on doing, I decided to take control; I’ve cut back on box-sets, sleep, a social life (don’t I sound fun?!) to enable this to happen but I’m delighted that it has.
The thing is, I just LOVE discussing interiors. I love sharing ideas, discovering new products, forecasting and examining future trends, experiencing spaces. Clients often ask me where I draw my inspiration from. In truth, from anything and everything.
INSPIRATION IS EVERYTHING
When it comes to designing a space, I think it’s intrinsically important not to work in a vacuum. I get out, about town (or country); seeing, experiencing. This is fundamental for me because, regardless of the design brief, inspiration is key. I avoid creating carbon-copy designs and feel that every space should have something fresh and original about it. And that is why I have created GIRL ABOUT HOUSE.
The purpose of this blog is to bring inspiration and ideas to you and to assist in translating them to your own interior. We don’t all have enormous properties, sky high ceilings, spiralling staircases or multi-million pound budgets to totally overhaul our homes. But, there are ways and means to take inspiration and beauty from the places we visit and experience – grand hotels, trendy eateries – or looks we lust over on Pinterest or Instagram and make them our own, transferring the look (or aspects) to our own homes.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM GIRL ABOUT HOUSE
Interior Design. We will discuss interiors – a lot. Each blog post will address a new inspiring space or source of inspiration, break it down and offer solutions to enable you to the incorporate the look into your own home. With each post, I will be sharing key products, in-line with the look and feel of the images or inspiration discussed. This will give you the opportunity to embrace the design full throttle, or just use accessories and accent pieces to refresh.
Outside of the regular blog posts, my edit of interior accessories and pieces that feel so ‘right now’ is one to watch if you just fancy a little update; sometimes a new scented candle or coffee table book really does the trick. I will also examine and break down new trends and will bring you special posts from exclusive industry events throughout the year.
I have emphasised that I don’t like designing in a vacuum and that goes for blogging too. So let’s chat. I’m a people person; I love discussion, collaboration, feedback. So please don’t just read. Subscribe below for updates, get in touch, leave comments and share with friends. More importantly, feel free to make suggestions on places that I should visit or discuss and break down. You’ve just been to Ibiza and loved the cool, paired back feel; the chilled vibe – how on earth could you translate that to a city bolthole? If you would prefer to email me, please do; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s do this!
Girl signing off,
If you have any interior design enquiries, please visit www.sarahmailerdesign.co.uk