Welcome back to GAFF #shelfies! We are excited to bring you this Instagram series, as we explore some of the coolest nooks and crannies of cool homes in Ireland. Each week, we’ll be taking a snoop at a special shelf or space in a super stylish GAFF, examining the owner’s favourite accessories, asking about their home inspo, and taking styling and decor tips as we go. This series is designed to help YOU get excited about your own home space. It doesn’t matter if you have a single shelf or an entire room to get creative with – we want to help you kick start your own interior inspiration.
This week we’re getting to know Sarah Zarebinski, founder of online interiors store Design KNB. Sarah shares her home decor inspo, and talks shop in this inspiring home tour.
Tell us about this corner/space and why you chose it
I chose this corner because when I look at it, everything that I imagined our home to be is represented in this corner. Bringing in the Victorian home style with a modern look is what I was looking to achieve.
Can you tell us about 3 of your favourite items in this space?
One of them is the pineapple lamp, my husband chose it. He didn’t choose much in the house and left most of it to me, but I think it fits in very well. I love this vase as it adds simplicity and elegance to the mantelpiece, plus it’s from my own shop, Design KNB. Another favourite is this lamp/statue, which a very good friend gave us for our wedding. It came from Morocco.
How would you describe your home and interior style?
I would describe my home and interior style as eclectic, I love traveling and picking up pieces, mixing different styles. We picked up our rug when we were in Italy visiting family and we also found the art in our living room when we were on honeymoon in Bali.
How do you approach styling areas of your home?
I definitely start with a vibe that I want to create and work from there. I love putting a mood board of ideas together that inspire me and see how they can work together.
Where are some of your favourite places to shop for interiors?
We worked with Blakely Interiors for all our curtains, blinds, and headboards, which was amazing. We worked on wall colour with them first and then incorporated which fabric would create the vibe we were looking to achieve afterward. When I am back in Brussels where I used to live, I love trolling the streets and finding great pieces of inspiration. They have an amazing array of interior shops both new and old.
Not to be biassed but I am eyeing up a lot of bits from my own shop. I’m currently looking at sprucing up my dining room with some deep navy velvet Monti seats. I love working with companies that I would want to buy the products from myself.
Where do you find your home inspo?
House and Home magazine and interior magazines in general. I also love getting house inspiration when visiting other homes and seeing what works in a real living space. I’m always around friends’ houses to see what they’ve done. I also find Pinterest great for inspiration and for giving insights into what can be done.