- Art & Design
Australian interior stylist Sarah Ellison always seeks the ideal balance between modern and down-to-earth simplicity in her designs. For several years, Ellison has been a constant source of inspiration for her homeland Australia and far beyond. Recently, she even renovated the home of media personality Kate Waterhouse. We are happy to put her collection ‘SOL’ in the spotlight here.
Based in Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, we find interior stylist and product designer Sarah Ellison. During her career as a stylist, she worked for more than 10 years as style editor at the renowned magazine Real Living. After this, Ellison felt it was time for her own project and she launched her eponymous label for furniture and home accessories in 2017. The interior stylist's style can best be described as modern and innovative with a nod to international trends. But also the down-to-earth simplicity that is so distinctly Australian and especially easy to relate to for both everyday consumers and design enthusiasts. This humility has also become her signature within her own label, qualitative design without ego. Her distinctive style and creative concepts have already had a major impact on the way Australians still decorate their homes today.
Modern, innovative and down-to-earth simplicity.
It is this recognisable style, plus her extensive knowledge of design, that brings her many different projects. Sarah Ellison works with other interior designers, architects and related professionals for residential, commercial and bespoke projects. Working with brands and clients around the world, she puts her heart and soul into developing unique interior design concepts and products. Even the Australian media personality Kate Waterhouse has already relied on Ellison’s talent for the renovation of her home. A perfect example of Sarah Ellison's style is her collection ‘SOL’, which we show here. This collection reflects the atmosphere of a modern house in the 70s. You see characteristics of rattan, velvet, subtle copper and rounded corners. For the designer, ‘SOL’ references to the personification of the sun in Roman mythology. She previously stated the following about that idea: ‘Globally, the world feels fragile right now. The pieces within ‘SOL’ have a grounding quality, monolithic even. Like the sun’s consistency in our lives, this collection is designed with permanence in mind. I want the owners of these products to feel a sense of calm, warmth, and safety.’
We can certainly relate to that idea and look forward to what Ellison will do in the future. One thing is certain: she will continue to inspire many.
All Images Courtesy of Sarah Ellison
Photography by Dave Wheeler