Home Tour – Sara Story

Sara Story’s sophisticated interiors speak to her love of travel and art.

Reading Nook


Spotted: Sara obviously loves Hermes, as evidenced by the masses of orange boxes in her home, so it’s no big surprise she chose Hermes’ gorgeous Balcons du Guadalquivir.


Love the look but hate the $450 pricetag? I love the Medallion Dinnerware collection from Target – a steal at $49.95. I’ve shown it below in red, but it’s on my wishlist in blue.


Thank you Erin from Elements of Style for pointing out the Hermes connection! 🙂

Sara’s Living Room


I LOVE this room – and immediately zoomed in on the beautiful black and white elephant prints. They reminded me of the work from one of my all-time favourite photographers, Nick Brandt. His book, On This Earth has long been a fixture on my coffee table and I’ve recommended it and given it as a gift several times. Some day I’d love to own one of his photographs but in the meantime, I’ll make do with the book and these.

To view his work visit www.nickbrandt.com


Giraffe Fan

Giraffe Fan

Elephant by Nick Brandt

Elephant by Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt

Or find the book at amazon.ca

For some beautiful graphic black and white pillows visit www.pillowdreamsproject.com.

Pillow Dreams project is a Fair Trade business that supports Third World artisans and donates 50% of the profits to projects supporting development in the continents where they are made. When they are so beautiful and at a fantastic price point, why not support them and feel good about it!

To use these to get Sara’s ethno-chic look, try these:

Hmong Pillow from Thailand -$24

Hmong Pillow from Thailand -$24

Kuba Pillow from South Africa, $40

Kuba Pillow from South Africa, $40

Sara’s Entrance Hall


Sara’s love of fun, eclectic art is evident throughout her home.  One of my dreams is to have a home filled with art made by people I know, travels and discoveries. There are alot of unexpected sources for  original, inexpensive art.

Here is a beautiful one I found on Etsy.com

Or why not have a series of beautiful photos from a calendar or your favourite magazine. Get Ikea’s Ribba Frames

and make a big statement without blowing your budget

Vintage Vogue Covers - from Domino magazine

Vintage Vogue Covers - from Domino magazine




Use a monochromatic scheme in your favourite colour to store office clutter and organize your space.

One of my favourite shops in Toronto for stationery and office supplies is Valhalla on Queen Street West. They have every colour in gorgeous bright tones. While you’re there, pick up some matching stationery.




I love the simple bold look of the Greek Key pattern. So much that I have these curtains at home. Find them if you still can on clearance at Pottery Barn.

Greek Key Pattern Curtains from Pottery Barn

Greek Key Pattern Curtains from Pottery Barn

Images of Sara Story’s home : http://www.dominomag.com

For beautiful, colourful Tibetan rugs try Ten Thousand Villages, of if you are in Toronto – try The Tibet Shoppe at 664 Queen Street West.


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