The Happy Home: A Washington, D.C., Designer Shares Her Secrets

Interior designer Sara Tuttle reveals how to create a chic and cheery home (13 Photos)

Frances Bailey and Mary Kate Frank on Oct 20, 2010 at 11:38AM

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The Happy Home: A Washington, D.C., Designer Shares Her Secrets

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The Happy Home

“Having a space that makes you happy is a wonderful thing,” says Sara Tuttle, the talented young interior designer behind Sara Tuttle Interiors. “I think it’s a quality of life issue. If you don’t walk into your house and love what you see, what’s the point?”

We definitely loved what we saw inside Tuttle’s roughly 775-square-foot Washington, D.C., apartment, a combination of cheery colors, vintage finds and DIY magic. She gave us a tour—and shared some of her best tips!

Similar rug: Beach seagrass rug, $199 (6x9 feet) at Natural Area Rugs. Similar sofa: Jackson sofa, from $2,250 at Williams-Sonoma Home. Similar chair: Jackson chair, from $1,150 at Williams-Sonoma Home. Chair fabric: (call for pricing) at Schumacher. Similar ikat pillow cover: $45 at Fabricadabra.

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