Monday, July 11, 2011

Sally Steponkus' Instant Room for House Beautiful: A Shopping Companion

Y'all know Sally Steponkus is my girl. Love her AND her work.  Did you catch her Instant Room in June's House Beautiful? A classic living room in soothing tones of blue and brown...a timeless space with beautiful details (hello coffee table).

So, Sally and I were dining the other night and discussing her beautifully curated room and I convinced her to share her resources with all of us. The House Beautiful article gave us a peek at all of the gorgeous fabrics Sally chose...and now she's giving us the scoop on the rest of the pieces!

Without further ado, from Sally:

"I really wanted to show a fresh room with lots of white trim (like the paneling below the grasscloth on the walls) that was technically a 'formal' room, a Living Room, without a TV but that wasn't fussy or unlivable. I'm basically mourning the loss of the American Living Room. I'm not saying we don't need the big Family Rooms, we do, but we also need 'parlors' and spaces to entertain without giant televisions everywhere."

Coffee Table
Edgartown Coffee Table in Turkish Coffee finish with natural raffia top from Oomph

Side Tables
Miranda Lamp Tables in Espresso by Michael Weiss for Vanguard through And Beige

These were antiques I found on 1st Dibs, but the above link shows something similar. Or a pair of these (new) from Lee would also work.

Christopher Spitzmiller Medium Hann Lamps in Shell Pink

"String of Pearls" Mirror from my friend, Keith Fritz
Century Furniture Grand Tour Chandelier (this one is 18"x18" so I fudged the size for the purposes of the drawing!)
Apadana, Inc. - I literally got an email solicitation from this line and just used this, can you believe that?  I've never seen this in person, but I loved it!  Oushak rugs are my favorite.

The upholstery is custom through Sally Steponkus Interiors, but the style is typical English-arm skirted sofa with loose backs, and turned-leg English club chairs with tight backs.  You can find these of varying quality anywhere.


There you have it. The full low-down on Sally's Instant Room. My favorites are the coffee table, lamps and mirror - what gorgeous pieces!!

Thanks, Sally!

Sally's headshot photo by Angie Seckinger



  1. Anonymous7/11/2011

    She may be talented but she literally told me I couldn't afford her because she said she worked with clients who were prepared to spend at least $50,000 per room. Nice.

  2. Love Sally's work! Thanks for the to be inspired!

  3. Oh, what a great post. I don't know her personally but she has always been so gracious sharing sources and info....I never tire of looking at her work!


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