This past year Sarah Weiland, Interior Designer and owner of Tusk Home and Design (Tusk), chose to relocate her business. “We needed larger offices and a smaller showroom. Retail is just the cherry on top.” Indeed, 95% of her work is interior design, renovations, and home builds.
So she became her own client and built her new office from the studs up.
The three color-themed retail showrooms are full of unique, beautiful items sourced from vendors all over the world. Strings of bleached wooden beads from Bali, structural silver lamps, colorful abstract paintings, and witty photos. Tiny, cherubic brass elephants sit beside a large exotic fan and a mirror framed with black orbs.
The dramatic glassed office in the back houses a light wood conference table and is lined with baskets of fabrics. One can imagine tossing down swatch after swatch of fabulous cloth, dreaming of a room or a home filled with their color and texture. (Or just texture, because not everyone wants loads of color.)
She’s created a fun, elegant space for her business which inspires and energizes, much like the homes and rooms she and her staff design. No single design aesthetic is prominent; she works in all genres. “Part of our training,” says Sarah, “is how to bring to life what the client wants and how they live.”