Sarah Battle - House By The White Thorns -

by Sarah Battle

When we discovered the Home of Sarah Battle – House by the White Thorns we immediately thought ‘New Tradition’ Sarah’s home exemplifies sophistication and a traditional approach with a modern twist. A home that is fresh, full of clean cut lines and youthfulness. The mix Sarah has created is best defined as new traditional. We absolutely adorn the muted palate and natural coloured finish floorboards and tiling.

Expansive windows let in plenty of natural light into Sarah’s home, flooding her hallway with rays of sunshine during our warmer days and crisp air on an autumn or winters day. This home is filled with layers of tone-on-tone neutrals, classic greys and white, a calming neutral palate. Every room offers a perfectly blended vignette of traditional elegance and modern style, with a natural flow of interior identity.

Sarah has paid particular attention to textures throughout put her home, natural wood, wicker, linen, sisal and even soft vintage inspired velvet sits comfortably within these walls. No texture is to imposing and each complimenting one another.

We very often talk about statements in a home, but for us we feel Sarah’s home is in one sense “The Bigger Picture” the eye is not drawn to instant flamboyance instead the home holds itself gracefully and no room shouts louder than the next. Instead each room is the stepping stone for the next and together, with the style of the interiors, colour and mood the house is free flowing and calming.


Sarah’s home features a number of key classic pieces from Mindy Brownes Interiors. Our Isabella mirror and a number of side tables. Sarah’s taste is feminine and classic, easily found throughout our collection. To create a similar look here are four key pointers Sarah follows to create a home as beautiful as hers:

Muted Colour Palate: A great base colour for any room, off whites, taupe’s and greys have the magical ability to make spaces look bigger. Associated with cleanliness and simplicity, muted tones are the perfect base colour to build upon in any room. Take for example the stunning contrast of Sarahs hall doors) From Whimborne White Farrow & Ball to Salter Stone Colourtrend there is a subtle shade to suit every space and it’s easy to update by adding any colour to it for a refresh.

Classic Pieces: Sarah suggests trying classic pieces that have a heritage feel to them but with a new traditional approach. Chairs for example with a classic design, take for instance a new approach to the Chesterfield dating back to the 18th century. Sarah has used a more contemporary Mindy Brownes Holburn sofa in her home.


Timeless Spaces: The children’s room and playroom in Sarah’s home are just beautiful and they don’t scream of cartoon characters and bright colours! The rooms and spaces are a dash of vintage, a sprinkle of whimsy and a drop of contemporary all seamlessly intertwined. This is achieved using vintage style decorations, prints and old world toys.

Textures: Sarah is a big fan of textures and advises to include as many natural textures where possible. Linen, sisal and rattan. This comes through in curtains, throws and rugs.

Sarah’s Edit and her choice of favourite pieces from this year’s AW19 collection and previous collection are listed below.
We think this edit is simply divine, ultra feminine, classic and will stand the test of time to suit a home that won’t date but age gracefull.

Sarah’s Edit and her choice of favourite pieces from this year’s AW19 collection and previous collection are listed below. We think this edit is simply divine, ultra feminine, classic and will stand the test of time to suit a home that won’t date but age gracefully. 

Hamilton Mirror

Antibes 1 Seater Mink 

Lincoln Side Table Set/2Jade Wall Light

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