sneak peek: sarah shreves

We’re starting off the day with the Los Angeles home of artist, stylist and photographer Sarah Shreves. Sarah moved into this house with three of her best friends just six months ago. Initially the space felt dark, cramped and dirty. Out came the paintbrushes and every wall was painted a different shade of gray. With its fresh new look, the girls have christened their home “The White House” and jokingly call themselves the First Ladies. Thanks, Sarah, Jenna, Rachel & Jenn! — Amy A.

Image above: Our dining room is the central gathering place of the home where we share stories, meals and life with one another. The table originally functioned as an art table found in the office of Invisible Children, a non-profit where my roommates and I worked. We spent many long hours around this table booking tours, brainstorming and laughing together.

Image above: My room is a collection of meaningful pieces that remind me of inspiring relationships in my life. The painting on the left was given to me as a gift by a special friend, and the small ladder placed beside my bed belonged to my father. (Paint color: Behr Silver Drop)

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Image above: Pillows made from vintage fabric and logs that I painted a bright white.

Image above: This front bathroom is a work in progress. Our inspiration for the decor is the painting that my roommate and I created.

Image above: The neutral upholstery pieces provide the perfect backdrop for the bright accent colors found throughout the apartment. (Paint color: Behr Dolphin Fin)

Image above: I created this piece from recycled wood taken from a house that was being demolished.

  1. Great house, I like that she have things that have sentimental value to her, like her small ladder that belong to her father, those are the most important things.

  2. Anni says:

    I just adore seeing a small space still look gorgeous! Our bedroom is 10×10 and has one window that looks out onto a brick wall, so it can be tough to work up the motivation to decorate. But the white is so clean and refreshing! I love her style .

  3. Deena says:

    What a lovely home! I really like the couch with chaise lounge & built-in magazine holders; where is it from? :)

  4. Sing says:

    Loving this apartment. The living room layout I think I can pull off in my place. And I love the personal art touches, favorite part of it.

  5. Maureen says:

    So light and airy. I love the color of the first pic and of the living room. Can you tell me color/paint?

  6. i love the photographs of children on the beautiful!! xx meenal

  7. Shones says:

    I love the idea of using reclaimed items and re-purposing them as 3-d art. I have a huge, lovely gray wall that’s just crying for something large scale. This could be just the thing.

  8. Andrea says:

    there is something really nice, simple, crisp and clean about a primarily while house. Love this and I love the dining room table:)

  9. Amy says:

    I would also love to hear the name of the paint color she used. I love the painted logs, I might take that idea for my house!

  10. Shona says:

    great house! thank you for including information on the paint

  11. Elena says:

    I love the sweet and sentimental touch that her father’s small ladder brings to the room; also, that’s a wonderful collection of books :)

  12. Kathy says:

    Looks like such a warm and inviting home. Very bright and airy! Amazing how a little paint can totally transform a room!

  13. kate says:

    thanks for the paint info. it’s hard to find the perfect grey!

  14. Kim says:

    This home is lovely… Absolutely loving the pink and white bathroom!!! The painting of the pink straightener is brilliant!

  15. Rachel says:

    love the recycled wall piece. very creative!

  16. Heidi says:

    I love this sneak peek. I have Behr Dolphin Fin in half of my house like this place and it really is the perfect grey!

  17. Brandy says:

    I love that open dinning area so much and those prints in the bathroom are too perfect!

  18. alice says:

    giant stone cubes in the living room – aaaaaaaaaah!
    gorgeous home, thanks for sharing!

  19. dizzle says:

    that sofa is divine! and i love all of the artwork sarah created, especially the straightening iron & toothbrush in the bathroom!

  20. Lexi says:

    I have never been a fan of pink, but i absolutely LOVE the bathroom!! That really works as an accent! Everything looks so crisp, bright and clean!
    Loved the ladder, too…with my favourite translation of the Bible, the ESV. :)

  21. Great home. Love the dining chairs and the living room sectional ;D Such statement pieces!

  22. Christina says:

    I just frantically jotted down “Behr Dolphin Fin”. Thank you for the inspiration!

  23. Laressa says:

    do you have a source for the framing of the large photos?

  24. angi says:

    Laressa, the frames were custom made by Seth M Johnson!

    contact :

  25. the simplicity in some of the artworks and the space itself is stunning!
    i was never a fan of diagonal layouts, but this one works. i can see how it would better the interaction between people sitting at opposite ends.
    this space is beautiful and so refreshing!

  26. wow!! thank you everyone !!

  27. Tamara says:

    Beautiful and inspiring! Is Dolphin Fin the only gray paint color used in all of the photos? What’s the paint color used in the bathroom? And what is the name of the white paint?


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