Sarah Salter is an interior designer with a trained eye and professional approach, working from her design firm Latham Interiors since 2010. Sarah is the daughter of a renowned conservation architect, which has influenced her approach to design and appreciation of Georgian and Regency architecture. She studied at the National Design Academy, is a member of The Georgian Group and The Regency Society, and has won a Guildford Design Award for best Refurbishment. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Sarah Salter.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I am a specialist in Georgian Interiors. My guiding principle is to create elegant interiors that complement both the property and the client -timeless and yet fit for modern living.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
Understanding the property and its history. We use a style finder tool we have developed that enables us to establish the clients style preferences within the Georgian aesthetic.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Tim Gosling. Incredible furniture designer who understands the principles set out in classical architecture. He’s one of the most creative people I know and his knowledge of the history of interiors is phenomenal. I also admire Russell Sage. He designed rooms at The Goring Hotel, where Kate and Will spent their honeymoon night and the Queen has a family Christmas lunch each year, and the Georgian Zetter Townhouse in London.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
The property itself is what inspires me. Once I have viewed a space and met the clients my head fills with ideas. Some of which take form and others that never see the light of day.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
I started out in marketing and branding. However, my father is a talented architect and whilst I had never wanted to be an architect I began to recognise that I respond to architecture. I wanted to create tangible, colourful environments for people to appreciate and enjoy. Re-evaluate your life every decade and never think you can’t make the leap.