Sarah Foelske is an associate creative director at Bruce Mau Design, and James Milward owns a digital agency called Secret Location. After dating long distance for a year, Sarah packed up and moved from New York to Toronto, Canada. She moved into James’ place, and with some trepidation about mixing James’ clean and modern tastes with Sarah’s more textural and handmade style, they decorated together, and can’t wait to do it again (and the process has Sarah interested in dimensional and interior design). Their biggest issue was that they had to stop adding typographic elements — omnipresent in Sarah’s work — to the house because it got to be too much. Thanks to Sarah, Alexis and Jen Arron for the great photos! — Anne
Image above: We decided to decorate our spare bedroom like a cabin up north. We call it “The Cottage” and sleep in it on weekends. The items on the wall are a combination of things we’ve found at flea markets in Canada.
Image above: These binders contain all the tear sheets I’ve saved through my career of things that inspire me; any time I get stuck on a project, I go through these books. I find walking away from the computer can be the best way to move through a project.
Sarah and James’ full home tour continues after the jump . . .
Image above: This clothing rack in our spare bedroom (“the cottage”) is very special to me because my dad and I made it together. It was pretty simple to make and really inexpensive, built with plumbing pipes and wood from Home Depot.
Image above: The deer bookends and wolf mask are from San Miguel De Allende Mexico, where some of James’ family lives.
Image above: The print behind us is by one of my favorite graphic designers, Mike Mills.
Image above: The drawing on the right is by my friend Paul O’Donnell.