HOME TOUR: A COZY, ECLECTIC RETREAT
Vintage meets modern. Scandinavian meets Parisian. Fun patterns meet artful layers. Step inside Sara from @chalkwhitearrow’s cozy Salt Lake City home.
Q: Where do you live and what makes it home to you?
My family and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is where I was born and have lived most of my life. We’ve moved around a bit but always find ourselves back here. However, I’ve found home is more about a feeling than a place.
Q: Tell us the story of your home.
Our home is over 100 years old. We purchased it from my father-in-law about 18 months ago. We kept the bones classic and added fun touches and patterns.
Q: How and when did your love for design begin?
It began at a very young age. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with what my room looked like and always wanted to change it up. As I grew older, that quality stayed with me and only grew as I began decorating our entire home.
Q: How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?
It’s hard to say, because I think it’s a mix of a lot of styles. It’s a mix of old and new, Scandinavian meets Parisian, and fun patterns meet cozy.
Q: What are your favorite ways to add cozy touches to your home?
Soft textiles, mixing patterns and colors that feel cozy, adding candles and lots of lamps
Q: Any tips for those looking to find their design style?
Create a folder in your phone and save any photo that gives you inspiration or that you absolutely love. After a bit, you’ll start to see a pattern, and the things you’re drawn to will become apparent.
Q: Do you have any advice for others hoping to create a layered, curated space?
Remember it doesn’t happen overnight. Shop at lots of different places, not just one single store. Mix vintage and new to add layers and interest.
Shop Sara’s top picks
Sara’s favorite designs, all hand crafted in distinct corners of the globe.
Follow along with Sara on Instagram at @chalkwhitearrow.