Five Minutes With: Sarah Burrows Design

Aalto sbd house 1

Sarah Burrows Design is a boutique interior design company based in Whangarei. They specialise in creating beautiful and functional kitchens, and pairing them with timeless interiors and bold colour schemes.

Aalto sbd house 2

We sat down with Sarah to chat colour and design (our favourite things!)

How long have you been in the industry, and what do you love about it?

Sarah: I have been in the industry for over 10 years now. I love collaborating with architects, trades and suppliers to create a fantastic result for our clients.

Who/what/where inspires you?

Attending the Milan Design Fair every 2 years; overseas travel; working with colour, and the theory behind it; teaching our clients how to be confident with colour and lighting.

What was the inspiration behind this project (Sarah's own home)?

Being able to work with a 1960s home and using the existing features such as the brick and the timber floors; having my kitchen gifted from a Homeshow I was part of for 3 years.

What current trends in interiors are you loving?

I love the strong use of green, Dekton benchtops in the kitchen, laser edge doors, velvets in rust orange tones, and the large window-like mirrors that create drama and carry repetition.

Finally, if you had to choose, what would your top 2 Aalto colour picks be?

I'm loving Cut the Mustard (which we're currently using in a clients master bedroom), and of course my living room colour, Chevron.

Aalto sbd house 3
Aalto sbd house 4