sarah kaplan home tour

I must have been living under a rock to not have ever seen the home of Sarah Kaplan, owner of interior design wonder Dovecote in Westport, Connecticut until now!  Just like her shop, her home is eclectic, elegant and a little exotic (hello, antelope carpet, leopard couch and giraffe pillows!), yet she manages to pull it all together effortlessly.  Mixing textured wallpaper, bold colors and patterns with traditional furniture pieces is sophisticated and so fresh!

LOVE this butler’s pantry with its glossy white glassfront cabinetry and huge double stainless steel farmhouse sink.  Bamboo Roman blinds and a pair of Foo dogs give a modern twist to an otherwise traditional space:

Dark paneling in the libray creates a masculine feel – I will never tire of Roberto Dutesco’s Sable Island Horses – such a beautiful focal point over the fireplace:

To-die-for Gracie wallpaper in the dining room is eclipsed only by gorgeous cobalt blue lamps and a breathtaking brass buffet:

The sunroom is one of my favorite spaces in the whole house – glossy beadboard walls and ceiling are a stunning backdrop for a vintage crystal chandelier, a striking armoir and bold patterned seating:

Drool-worthy grasscloth steals the show in a sitting room:

I almost missed the antelope carpet and beautiful geometric wallpaper in Kaplan’s closet, thanks to the thirteen Hermes bags!

A lovely, neutral guest bedroom:

Here are my picks for creating a similar look:

Cobalt lamps / Leopard pillow / Garden stool / Bengal bazaar pillow / Settee / Horse print /

Gold etagere / Bamboo mirror /

And, as if her home isn’t droolworthy enough, here are a few shots of the goods in her store.  The woman can accessorize a vignette like no one’s business!


Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Gina on February 8, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Awesome post! Loved all the great pictures. I trully enjoy reading your blog. It gives me lots of great ideas (and projects for my husband to help me with:). Have a great weekend!

  2. Kelly Stivers on February 9, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Thanks for following, Gina! I have the feeling hubbies everywhere are soooo appreciative, haha! Have a great weekend 😉

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