October 2018

Freshwater Cliff House Living Room

Welcome to the SJS Style Bible Issue 2, where we’ll share another one of our favourite projects and show you exactly how you can recreate the look in your own home.

If you’re looking to reinvigorate your living space and give it much needed love and life, keep reading because we’ve made all the difficult choices for you. All you have to do is enjoy your new space!

As some of our suppliers are “trade only”, we’ll be offering these to you directly through our own website. For other items, we’ll connect you with the supplier, so you can purchase them direct.

Freshwater Cliff House Living Room

Light, airy and relaxed; three key driving words behind our Freshwater project. This space was brought to life with layered textures including marmarino, natural stone and timber to ground the space whilst incorporating contemporary furniture and furnishings to create softness. By combining all these individual elements, we were able to inject depth and personality to create a beautiful family home!

1. textured artwork

Add texture and warmth to your walls with a handwoven abaca fibre wall hanging. Supplier: Marmoset Found

3. minimal sofa

A beautiful, comfortable sofa is a paramount addition to any living room. This is our favourite King Living sofa…it’s comfortable, flexible and can be personalised to suit your own space. Supplier: King Living

5. wall colour - marmorino

Texture on texture! Stucco is a speciality paint finish that elevates any basic wall. It’s versatile, very customisable and one of our favourite finishes to use!.

7. soft area rug

This Armadillo rug is calm and soft underfoot, a subtle addition that grounds the space.. Supplier: Armadillo

2. dynamic armchair

An armchair is a flexible and dynamic seating option, and we love these two options! It’s fun to play with upholstery on a smaller scale too, with rich tones to contrast the lightness of the surrounding space.

Option a. Supplier: The Rug Collection.

Option b. Supplier: Jardan

4. flexible table

Side tables in a living room space are versatile and functional piece. Move it around as you need, or leave it beside your sofa for the perfect spot to rest a drink or a book!. Supplier: Globewest

6. minimal console

Crafted from solid oak, this console is a practical and beautiful solution for all your home entertainment needs. Its clean, minimal and contemporary design means it will work in any space!. Supplier: Globewest

8. playful cushions

Scatter cushions give you the opportunity to add playful textures and colours into your space. These options feel rich and luxurious and add an extra layer of detail and personality to your home.

Option a. Supplier: L & M Home

Option b. Supplier: L & M Home

Kirribilli Federation House Entry


Whenever we share pictures of our interior design projects, we always get the same comment: “Oh my goodness! I wish my house looked like this!”
It’s something we can totally relate to! Even we get house envy looking at the finished projects. However, the team at Sarah Jayne Studios are hugely experienced in sourcing quality furnishings, finishes and accessories and combining them for a seamless and striking interior aesthetic. It’s our job!

But, we’d love to share our passion and knowledge of interior design with you – which is why we’ve started this “SJS Style Bible” blog! Basically, we’ll be taking a snapshot of a recent project and giving you the insider knowledge on how to recreate the look in your own home.

The best bit? We’re even going to let you know where you can buy the items from. We’d love to help you find and purchase the beautiful yet affordable pieces that complete each Sarah Jayne Studios’ project. Because some of our suppliers are “trade only”, we’ll be offering these to you directly through our own website. For other items, we’ll connect you with the supplier, so you can purchase them directly.

We can’t wait to get started, and help you create a signature SJS look in your home!

SJS Style Bible: Kirribilli Federation House Entry

In our Kirribilli renovation, we accentuated the existing architecture and heritage features of the entry space with clean linear lines and contrasting elements of light and dark. Pops of rich jewel tones were introduced within the styling to mirror the original stained glass. We carried this concept through to the rest of the house, creating small moments of magic in each space.

1. soft minimal lighting

We love this classic Domo pendant light. It creates a timeless statement piece in the entrance hallway and can even be custom powder-coated if required. Supplier: Satelight

3. timeless linear console

A console table adds the perfect finishing touch to this dramatic entrance. We love this Elle console. Supplier: Globewest

5. layered textured runner

A rug from Armadillo completes the dramatic interior of the entrance hallway. This stunning piece takes its inspiration from traditional Moroccan designs in soft, natural tones. Supplier: Armadillo

2. bold statement styling

Keep Store’s hand-crafted resin vases capture the organic curves of the natural world. Supplier: Keep.

4. graphic flooring

Classic and timeless, flooring from Di Lorenzo Tiles lays the groundwork for clear linear lines and contrasting black-and-white styling. Supplier: Di Lorenzo

6. wall colour

We love how striking the deep charcoal paint is against the crisp, clean white that fills the space. It always helps to test colours in your own space and light before making any final decisions, but try Domino and Vivid White from Dulux for a timeless and classic palette. Supplier: Dulux