My Style: Sarah Couillaults Home with a Heart
|Mother of three Sarah Couillault dresses to suit her mood.
Some houses are pretty; some plain. Some are contemporary boxes; others traditional. Sarah Couillault and her family own a handsome house. With its large, beautifully proportioned rooms and wide views, itís testament to two sophisticated tastes Ė those of Sarah and her husband Warren (see page 30 of the June 2011 issue). Immaculately finished, full of art and statement furniture, it is stunning. But it is above all a home. ďA home is a comfy couch, a full fridge and a cuddle from Mum,Ē says Sarah.
Whatís the best way to relax at home? There always seems to be a job at home that gets in the way of relaxing. But the newspaper and the sun on my back can make five minutes seem like heaven.
Where do you shop for homewares? I love Republic (in Aucklandís Ponsonby). Thereís always something new to look at and the displays are fabulous. Cavit & Co (in Parnell) stocks a couple of favourite brands and I love Studio Italia (Newmarket) for furniture. If Iím in Melbourne I always make a trip to Space and H&H.
What do you dress up for? My mood.
Would you leave home without make-up? In gym gear always. In proper clothes never.
Who are your favourite designers? Yvonne Bennetti, Tibi, Lululemon, Barbara Bui, Phoebe Philo.
Do you have time for regular beauty treatments? Only the essentials Ė hair, nails and wax. I try to fit a six-weekly facial in there somewhere.
What beauty products couldnít you live without? Kiehlís Tinted Moisturiser and YSLís Touche …clat. (When I say no make-up I have to exclude those two!)
Kingan Jones bow belt $139, kinganjones.co.nz.
Silk shirt $395 from Yvonne Bennetti, (09) 361 2388.
M.A.C Viva Glam Gaga 2 LipGlass $38.
Bobbi Brown lip gloss in Hollywood Red $40.
CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara $24.99.
Ceramic pot $130 from Corso deí Fiori (09) 307 9166.
Jonathan Adler book $48 from Askew, (09) 378 1414.
Oak stool by Workroom Design $305 from Douglas + Bec, (09) 551 3685.
Geometric cushion $69.40 from Corso deí Fiori, (09) 307 9166.
William Yeoward goblet $155 from Cavit & Co, (09) 358 3771.
Photographs: Larnie Nicholson and Belinda Merrie