Reimagining Style

Nestled in the restored 19th century Cigar Factory at 701 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, Fritz Porter Design Collective is the personification of owner and principal designer Sarah Hamlin Hastings’ love of discovery.

Named after Sarah’s Uncle Fritz and Aunt Porter (both of whom were artists that hand-painted birthday cards for all their nieces and nephews every year), Fritz Porter is a curated collective of boutique textile lines, artisanal finds, hand-crafted furniture and unique lighting sourced from around the world.

With more than 20 years of experience in the interior design and textile business, Sarah has worked with the likes of Elle Decor, Stiles Colwill Interiors and Cullman and Kravis. She founded Fritz Porter in 2015, and her approach to design is much like the store, which is equal parts curatorial and curiosity-driven.

From custom builds, to a simple refresh and everything in-between

Fritz Porter provides a full range of design services, from transforming an existing home into a space that feels more like you, to a custom build from the ground up, to that one room that doesn't quite fit, to full-range commercial spaces. Sarah is passionate about bringing dreams into reality with a thoughtfully curated vision to bring out the best in your space. 

Sarah believes every house should reflect those who live there. By carefully curating a selection of fabric, furniture, art and antiques, she helps clients create interiors that tell their story.

“We source pieces that are one-of-a-kind, custom, and handcrafted so your space always feels like you and no one else,” she says.

For the Style Issue, we asked Sarah to curate and share a list of her favorite things.

What I’m Loving Right Now: By Sarah Hamlin Hastings, Owner and Principal Designer, Fritz Porter Collective

  1. Penny Morrison Lamps & Lampshades

  2. Paul McCobb Style Slipper chairs

  3. Tortoise glassware

  4. Haley Mathewes Art x Fritz Porter Collection

  5. Hand-Painted Tiger Pillow

  6. Lacquer taper candles and brass holders

  7. Josh Green Cypress: Right now, I am loving this pattern named Cypress from Josh Green's wallpapers. Somehow with the interesting color combinations he has used and the grasscloth ground, it just seems to work.Once installed it feels different each time.  

  8. Rose Uniacke: I always love a good velvet and linen, and my go-to is Rose Uniacke- hers are amazing in every way.

  9. Volga Linen: I have a candy store of colors to pick from and the quality is tops.

  10. Maresca Textiles:  Maresca textiles have always been a staple for my design projects; with her colors and pattern scales, I always find something my clients like.

“A house should be a reflection of those who live there, and we strive to make our clients feel right at home.” - Sarah Hamlin Hastings

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