Today’s tastemaker is Sarah Ord; decorator, taster, traveller and dedicated follower of sophistication. She makes beautiful living look effortless, so we asked for her top style secrets…

Astrological Sign: Gemini / Cancer
If I Weren’t A Decorator, I Would Be: A Ceramics restorer in a museum.
Most Inspired by: John Fowler & Roger Banks Pye
Favourite Movie Interior: Out of Africa
Favourite Album: The Jezabels, Prisoner
Favourite Museum: V&A, London
Favourite Cocktail: Campari & Blood Orange
Favourite Restaurant: Cecconi’s, London
Favourite Hotel: Plaza Athenee, Paris
Favourite Flower: Ranunculas

Favourite Place For…
Fabric: St Leger & Viney
Decorative Accessories: Cecile & Boyd
Bedding: Ginger Cat
Lighting: Sarah Ord Interiors

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Sarah Ord | Elle Decoration South Africa
DINNER AND SIDE PLATE, R180 and R105 | CHAIR – French rattan, R1,600.00 | CUSHION – Gumba feathers piped R750.00

We are magpies of ‘colonial meets cosmopolitan’ style

Resources:

Upholsterer: Wunders and Leon at CCXIX
Favourite Local Shop: Pezula Interiors
Favourite Shop Abroad: The Gift Shop at The Met Museum, NY
Favourite Room to Decorate: Living Room
Favourite Pattern: Colourful Chintzy Florals
Decorating Cheap Thrill: Gumtree
Favourite Decorating Trick: Finding crazy things to hang on the wall (baskets, bikes, bits of boat).
You’ll Never See Me Using: Shag Pile Carpet

Sarah Ord | Elle Decoration South Africa
GORGEOUS THICK HAND-WOVEN CANVAS R513.00 | CRAYOLA WALLPAPER – Splatter Schiaparelli

Most importantly, it should always come down to the polished way we like to live.

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CONTACTS
Tel +27 (0) 21 422 3218
Fax +27 (0) 86 687 2372
Email 
shop@sarahord.com

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