For this Special Easter love letter , our ‘AT HOME WITH ‘ We visited the ever beautiful and talented Sarah Cousens. Sarah used to work with us at B&A and is responsible for creating this very Love letter! She’s not only a beautiful soul but an incredibly talented Interior Stylist, she let us in her newly renovated home, that she shares with her partner Mitchell Tomlinson. It's simply, a beautiful space filled with incredible art, well curated objects, a calming colour palette and is charming as all hell.
Modernists & Minimalists this one is for you x x
1. Tell us three things about yourself
I am a born and bred Sydney-sider of Chinese and Australian descent, I can say the alphabet backwards and I am terrified of birds.
2. How would u describe your style ? And what inspires you ?
My personal style is very relaxed - you won’t find me in anything these days that isn’t comfortable. I am currently drawn to man-style garments usually in a pared back muted palette (today is an exception!). In the cooler weather I like to channel my inner grandpa with oversized coats, layers upon layers and a good pair of boots. I am inspired by good quality design, street style and confident humans.
3. What are your favourite Bow and Arrow brands and why?
Simon Miller is my number one, hands down. The textures, materials and seasonal colour palettes get me every time. I also love Rachel Comey, Le Feu de L’eau and Papi Ceramics!
4. As an Interior Stylist, What do you enjoy the most about transforming a room or a space
I love the elated feeling you get when a concept you have envisioned comes to life.
5. Do you find it difficult to source the pieces you want ? We know that a Stylists doesn’t like giving away their “secrets” but can you share with us one tip or place to find some treasures?
I think the beauty being a stylist is being able to collaborate and share tips and ideas with others in the industry. For vintage/antique pieces I love Lunatiques in Alexandria, Sydney, it’s a treasure trove of pre-loved items. For designer pieces Living Edge Furniture in Alexandria is amazing. Small Spaces in Redfern was the most incredible spot for local artists, designers and one off found pieces but sadly closed its doors last month.
6. What is your favourite piece in your home and why?
Our James Drinkwater artwork. This was the very first item we bought for our home. I adore the colours and textures within the painting and I fall in love with it over and over when I discover a new part that I hadn't particularly noticed before. A close second would be our SK55 Braun record player. Designed by Dieter Rams in 1963, it is in pristine condition with immaculate sound. For a record player over 50 years old, it’s minimal design is still relevant today.
7. Best piece of advice you have been given ?
Follow your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.
8. Favourite poison ?
A cheeky glass of cab sav (or 2) after a long days work.
Brands featured - Simon Miller, Le feu de l'eau candles, Fat and the moon,
Lacausa and Inbed Store, Steve Mono.
Photographed by @Madisonxco