We swooned over Sally's gray and yellow sitting room in the 2009 DC Design House
, and have since enjoyed picking her vibrant but refined interiors out of magazines and blog posts. Now, thanks to Southern Living
, we get to see what cool tricks the talented designer has put to work in her own home. •1.
Sally's living room is full of sophisticated neutrals and fresh takes on classic designs such as her signature Greek key. The decorative bamboo mirror above her sofa was a $25 craigslist find, and the white chairs are her parent's hand-me-downs, which she recovered in fresh white linen. The jute area rug adds texture and interest to the wall-to-wall carpeted room.
Sally's traditional with a twist style is especially apparent in her striking entrance which she has swathed with rich chocolate brown wall paint, and punctuated with stylish gold, turquoise, and graphic print accents.
Sally's feminine bedroom is a fun mix of warm hues and preppy punches of pinks and greens. Vibrant and grown-up both at once.
We're definitely not the only ones digging her updated classic style: House Beautiful recently named her one of the Next Wave of interior designers to watch in 2010. Belated congratulations Sally!
Check out Southern Living's full article, including Sally's go-to DC design shops, and lots of other photos of her beautiful home, here.
To learn more about Sally Steponkus and her lively designs, check out her website.
(Images: Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living)