At Home With Sara Charlesworth

At Home With Sara CharlesworthWe are so happy to have Sara Charlesworth from Chalk White Arrow here to share her lovely home with us today! Bright and Lovely"Our home is a small two-bedroom apartment sitting in the heart of salt lake city. It is only about 900 square feet which came as a bit of a transition when moving from our previous 1,200 square foot home. Our humble abode was built in the 1920s which gives it bits of old character and charm scattered throughout. We decided to keep all the walls white in our home (with the exception of a few walls that we painted in black chalkboard paint) in order to keep the feeling within light and airy." Cozy Living Space Love these Pom Poms"My favorite thing in the room was actually free and came to me by accident. After my great grandmother passed away a bit ago, a little bag of hers filled with bits of extra yarn rolled into little balls that she use to use to crochet came into my possession. Among the balls of extra yarn was a little circle of yellow crocheted yarn in a sort of lace pattern. It was one of the first things I put up on our walls after moving to our current place. I'm sure this is not what she had in mind for this extra crocheted bit but I absolutely love it there."  Lovely Living Space Colorful Room DetailsLove this living room"We have lived in our current home for 3 and a half months. When we first moved in, all the walls and ceilings were painted an awful shade of yellow and blue. There was not an actual dedicated dining space and only one small pantry, besides a teeny bedroom closet, for any storage. Since moving in we have painted all the walls and ceilings which took much longer than we expected. We have turned the "second bedroom" into our dining room in order to have a place to sit and eat. We have also created our own storage within our home, mostly by curtaining off a portion of the dining room with white curtains in order to hide our extra stuff." Cute mobile Beautiful Living Room Details Sara from Chalk White Arrow"We end up using our living room for pretty much everything. We watch movies and television here, we read here, play with kramer (our dog) here. We often find ourselves eating our meals here. It is exactly that a "living" room where we spend the most time together as a family. I love this room." Bright florals Open floor plan Love these pillowsThanks so much, Sara, for sharing your home with us!  You can visit Sara at her blog Chalk White Arrow or find her on Instagram.  xo.

  • I love it! Quirky and cute, and lived in.


  • I love all the pretty and thoughtful small details! xx

  • i love the birdie mobil and the fact that the puppy matches the throw on the couch. very precious.

  • I love the colors she used. Fun and flirty without being too feminine. My husband used to be very concerned with my decorating because I am such a frilly person. But I think he has gotten used to the fact that I actually do compromise with him to try to make him feel at home too. He trusts me now, but I still fight to keep the balance. I feel like the colors and patterns in this home are so effortlessly perfect for both husband and wife!!

  • I love the white deer head! I have 2 deer skulls from my dad hunting, which look wicked, but this one seems a little more vegan-friend friendly.

  • I love this home! I’m experiencing some real home envy right now. Feeling the urge to redecorate

  • They have style! A nice place to be.

    Greetings from Madrid, Spain.


  • I love the white walls and open spaces!
    xo Emily @

  • Adorable home! I love everything about it. 🙂

  • i love the little patterns popping up everywhere!

  • Pretty!!! I want to snuggle with the doggy and share the popcorn.


  • I can’t believed you did a total makeover of the room in just three and a half months! It would take me a year to get a room to look that good.
    The balls of yarn are such a cute and sentimental touch.
    Kramer is a cutie pie, that’s for sure!


  • I adore this! As a military family, we are usually not allowed to paint, or are moving on too soon that it is too much of a hassle to return it back to it’s original state, her pops of color against white gave me hope!

  • Love the chevron rug! Where from?

    XO Nat
    Nat in Love

  • Love it! reminds me of the layout in my living room 🙂 Lots of inspiration for sure!

  • such a beautiful place to live in…so bright…and i fell in love with that white armchair!!! im glad you do these “at home” posts, i get inspired everytime 🙂

  • I love what they have done to the apartment….so fresh and I love white walls with punches of color.

    The doggie also matches the sweet abode!

  • Such a beautifully decorated house! x

  • It is a beautiful home, with a very ‘warm’ use of white, wood and spot colors here and there. I also like details such as the yellow flowers in the besutiful glass vase, or the things on the wall, or the geometric pattern carpets. Well donE!

  • I love the casual feeling of these photos! The home is beautiful.

    Stephanie May*

  • Beautiful home. I loved that colorful tea cup and it adds so much character to the place.

    Gosh, I want a place like that so bad! My boyfriend would just need it to be more masculine for us to redecorate like that 🙂

    Cathy Trails

  • Love her interior design, the eclectic touches are amazing- especially that wall arrangement!
    I added you to my blogroll 🙂
    Katie xx

  • So many great patterns and colors, just lovely!

  • oooh i love her home! the white walls make everything look so clean!
    ~niki <3

  • where’s the yellow crocheted lace she spoke of? couldn’t find it in the pictures

  • To say I’m obsessed with all of the neat patterns and that accent rug would be a major understatement. Love the character of this home!

  • I’m obsessed with the patterns and colors against the white walls! So inspirational and beautiful but totally liveable!

    Juliette Laura

  • Very nice, did I miss the yellow crochet piece from the great grandmother on the wall, I don’t see it.

  • Lovely interior, so many cute details and decorations! Love the different patterns, prints and colors.

  • I absolutely love Sara’s blog! She is so cute and I love the way she decorated her home.

  • Ooo, I love it. I especially love all of the subtle patterns spread throughout the room in the rugs, pillows, and wall decor. And I love that she’s from SLC! Oh, how I miss Utah.

  • love this design. my favorite is that gorgeous carpet. lots of ideas for when I have my own place to decorate. thanks! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • Seeing this place really inspires me. My cottage is barely 1000sqft. I love to see what other people do with small spaces.


  • What a lovely and cozy home. Love the print on the rug! xx

  • Great! I follow chalk white arrow for a while and I’m glad I can now see a bunch of photos of her home all together. xo

  • I love the pops of color around the room and also the rug is awesome!!

  • I love the wall with many frameworks, pictures,It’s so creative, as the garland… Great decoration again!!!!

  • Completely obsessed with everything about this home. I especially love the blue rug hung on the wall!!! Good choice.

  • I really like her simple but playful aesthetic.

    xo Jennifer

  • I love this place because I think lots of people have small apartments and do not really know how to decorate, I have two kids and a medium apartment and I have trouble learning how to organize and store to make it look clutter free and beautiful !

  • Love their home. It is beautiful and quaint. Especially love that rug in their living room. Are you guys visiting for the Alt Summit?

  • Love these little touches! Thank you for sharing!

  • Such fun little touches adding to this home. I love it!
    em @

  • What a lovely home! LOVE the white walls. She brought exactly enough color and liveliness into the space.

  • That little fluffy dog is pretty cute. Great interior design!

  • It’s so beautiful! I love all the pattern and texture!

  • It’s so beautiful! I love all of the pattern and texture.

  • This is such a lovely and eclectic home! In love 🙂

  • What a lovely home. And I can just imagine (having lived in SLC for a few years) what a neat apartment building that must be – they have such charming neighborhoods there! 🙂

  • The carpet in the living are rocks! Great colors and pattern. Generally the whole home looks cosy.

  • It’s like a fantastic and colorfull collage of styles! great! 🙂


  • love the mix of patterns and new and vintage pieces. The TV stand is gorgeous! It’s the perfect piece to find that sets the personality for the room.

    I also have to add I love the white poodle! We have poodles and poodle mixes in my family. They are the funniest, energetic, and smartest dogs, second to my pug of course lol

    Xo Inna

  • i truly, truly love this whole series! we are in the process of fixing up our house right now and each of these posts gives me SO much inspiration 🙂 thank you for sharing!

  • This is beautiful. I especially love the little pops of colors against the white walls.

  • I love it. I have a bit of an obsession with white walls and bright accessories, so this is perfect! xx

  • I love the green circle afghan on the back of the couch! Sara, is there a pattern for it somewhere? I would love to make one.

  • Absolutely gorgeous! I am completely in love with white/cream walls at the moment. It is so fresh! Loving this feature… it’s always nice to have a snoop into someones home.. hehe.xx

  • I love how it’s all different colours and textures… yet it all works in one room. Beautiful! Definitely giving me inspiration right now…

  • What a beautiful home! I love how bright it is and that rug is gorgeous.

  • Beautiful!

    Rachel Nicole

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