FEATURED: Lorimer Sectional Sofa + Emmerson Dining Table + Cluster Glass Pendant + Stripe Shower Curtain
WHY IT WORKS: Sarah and her husband run Thesian Design Studios, a design+build firm in Minnesota. In their own home, they’ve used west elm to help express their personal style…
From the photos of our home, it will be easy to see we are lovers of west elm designs. As an interior designer being married to a construction manager, we struggled to combine my love of modern, clean lines with my husband’s love of rustic, log cabins. Our current home is what we lovingly refer to as our ‘grouse’…with the hopes of someday turning this house into a garage and building a larger home as our family grows. With the intent of this space being temporary, we wanted to make sure the pieces we selected not only worked well for the time being, but were also pieces that will work in our future home.
Our ‘grouse’ is a mix of clean, white walls, bold pops of color and all kinds of warm, worn woods. In the combined living / dining room, the Lorimer Sectional in charcoal herringbone was the perfect neutral sofa to create a backdrop for bold punches of color — like the yellow doors on barn door style tracks.
The Emmerson Dining Table in reclaimed pine sits under the Cluster Glass Pendant and gives the white walls and concrete floors of our home warmth and sparkle. The wood of the table ties in perfectly with the reclaimed wood accents we have in our doorways. We also love the way it sparks a conversation with every new guest who stops by…always starting with ‘Did you guys make this?!’ followed by a few seconds of silence from my husband as he decides whether or not he should take credit for it…haha!
Our love for west elm flows straight into our combined laundry room / bathroom. The Striped Shower Curtain in citron happened to be the exact color of our doors and ties perfectly into the feel of our home.
See some of Sarah’s projects at Thesian Design Studios.
Images: via Thesian Design Studios