Photo Gallery: Sabrina Linn’s Favourite Interiors
Learn what inspires her.
Sabrina Linn loves fashion editor Jackie Astier’s Upper East Side living room. “It’s all about the attention to details and the art of combining them to create a calm, sophisticated room,” says Linn. “The brass coffee table, geometric rug, textured walls, tufted velvet sofa and contemporary painting are all wonderful elements that balance modern and traditional perfectly.”
This Victorian home in San Francisco has all the elements Linn admires: "The dramatic light fixture is both large and airy at the same time, and the potted plant is placed on top of the console for extra height, playing with scale in the space,"
Linn appreciates the combination of elements in this basement family room. “The navy geometric broadloom rug is the grounding element in this space,” she notes. “Dark factory finish french doors frame a beautiful view but also create a focal point for an otherwise white room. Layers of mirror, Lucite and sheepskin add reflection and texture.”
Designed by New York-based Steven Gambrel, this room demonstrates both simple beauty and attention to detail. "I love that he didn't treat this space as a conventional basement," says Linn. &#
Designer Windsor Smith’s studio is practical yet inviting. Linn loves the wall-to-wall sisal carpeting and industrial chairs and pendant that make the space seem less sweet and more like a workspace. “The classic way to add colour to a space is through accessories,” she says.
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The simplicity of this room caught Linn’s attention. White panelled walls and dark-stained floors lend a gallery feel to the space. A ledge for art allows the model/actress to add and subtract pieces easily. “A classic palette, great quality craftsmanship and simple furniture make this room,” she says.
“There’s always room in a home for a formal moment,” insists Linn. She thinks Shields’ round pedestal table is a classic choice. “The console beyond is layered with a pair of lamps, creating a symmetrical vignette set against the gorgeous wall mural. The mural is interesting enough in theme not to have to have any colour in it,” she notes.
“There’s a risk taken in floor choice here, but the room still has a traditional palette,” says Linn. “It makes all the other safer choices — white floating vanity, wall-to-wall mirror and white shower tiles — look impeccable when combined.”