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This London home feels like a country house in the city

This London home feels like a country house in the city

Can it ever be too late to change your career? Sarah Brown would say no. The former graphic designer spent more than a decade working in publishing before deciding it was time to fulfil her teenage dream of becoming an interior designer. A course at KLC School of Design led to work placements with Nicola Harding and Rita Konig, both doyennes of colorful interiors. Becoming ‘the oldest intern in town’ (sorting samples and doing the coffee run were part of the job) was an invaluable education in the realities of a trade often portrayed as glamorous. ‘Being creative is a small part of the business. The rest is about being organised, keeping on top of budgets and getting on with suppliers,’ says Sarah, who set up her practice in 2017. 

She has put all those lessons to good use in her own home, not surprisingly one of the world’s best homes, where double-fronted, light-suffused living rooms beckon from either side of the hallway, giving the feel of ‘a country house in London’.