Interior: Modern classic on a budget
Calm living room
A modern aesthetic pervades the living room, where varying shades of taupe feel warm and tranquil. To keep costs down – and because DIY projects are just plain fun – Sarah did the wainscotting herself with the help of family.
Sarah made the most of an odd half-wall by adding a secretaire to create a cozy mail-sorting spot. The old-school-style desk feels updated next to the transparent chair.
From closet to office
Homeowner and designer Sarah Swanson devised a smart solution for an underused closet off the kitchen by turning it into an office using kitchen cabinetry and a countertop from IKEA. She carried the wainscotting from the living room into the nook for cohesion. Pink decor accessories and a whimsical African headdress round out the charming space.