Step inside a fashion designer's Georgian home

Find modern decorating inspiration from our room-by-room house tour of Fashion designer Sara Berman's beautifully dressed home. Find out how glamorous fashion has inspired this georgian house

Property type Grade ll-listed Georgian housein London
Space Five-storeys with kitchen-diner, playroom, dining room, living room, study, library, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a shower room, 2 cloakrooms and a garden


stairs with whitewall and door

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Fashion designer Sara Berman's home is beautifully dressed. She believes that you shouldn’t try to change what a house is. Its original features give it character, and there are plenty of them to be found in this glamorous home...

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green sofa with brown book shelf with laminated wall

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Not scared of being bold, Sara contrasts eyecatching pieces, like this buttoned-leather chaise, with strong stripes in the library. The architraves, doors and skirting boards were painted in black gloss paint to complement the strong décor.

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kitchen with laminated wall and kitchen accessories

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Sara’s cool kitchen, with its decadent wallpaper and sleek marble surfaces, illustrates her eye for design detail. The kitchen is the starting point for the cohesive tonal theme that runs through the house. ‘I wanted it to feel like the same space, whichever room you’re in,’ she says.

The wallpaper is Designers GuildWentworth Kitchens sells units like this, and Kitchen Finesse stocks marble worktops. IKEA sells chunky Lack floating shelves.

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sofa with white wall frame and table chair

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Illustrative art is one of Sara’s passions, and it features in various forms, from wallpaper to original artworks. Here, a framed Brigitte Bardot film poster takes pride of place on the wall in the cosy living-cum-dining area of the kitchen.

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living room with sofa and window

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Floor-to-ceiling windows throw light into the first-floor living room, where strong, modern pieces, such as the retro armchairs and Union Jack cushions, are set off by soft colours.

The armchairs are from Clignancourt market in Paris, and the cushions are from The Cross. The coffee table is made from an ox cart. The torso painting is by Amiee Berman.

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study room with white window and book shelf

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Sara’s home office, with its muted colour palette, supports her mantra that boundaries allow the greatest creativity’.

The desk and lamp belonged to Sara’s grandfather. The rug is by Nathalie Lete.

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bedroom with bed and many cushions

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As the floors go up, the colours deepen, culminating in the pewter and purple master bedroom.

Sara and inherited the ornate bed from the previous owners and painted it white to fit in with the pewter and purple décor. La Maison sells similar beds. The wallpaper is from Designers Guild.

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bathroom with printed wall and bathtub

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The bedroom is pure decadence. Spread over an entire floor, it also incorporates a bathroom with a stunning freestanding bath.

The roll-top bath is from Catchpole & RyeGraham & Green stocks a mirror like this. Real Oak Floors sells large parquet flooring. The wire mannequin is from Portobello market.

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sink unit with laminated wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Fashion-inspired wallpaper from Cole & Son makes an appearance in this marble-clad cloakroom, giving it a light, girly touch. LSA carries vases like this.

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bathroom area with sink and printed wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

One of Sara’s friends gave her the stylised 1970s wallpaper, which makes a feature of an otherwise simple cloakroom. stocks a range of vintage wallpaper.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a converted church to an uber modernist house in South Africa.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.