Exclusive interview with the impressionist coming to Windsor
Sara Davison, best known as ‘The Divorce Coach’ and one of the UK’s most sought after authorities on break-up, separation and divorce, lives in Ascot with her son Santiago
Prior to her own marriage coming to an end, Sara was ensconced in a swish London house full of clean lines and sharp angles, bare wood floors and neutral tones.
This time round, she was determined to create a welcoming but quirky family home which reflected her own spirit and celebrated life with her son. So there’s a lot of ‘curvaceous’ mix-and-match furniture, shaggy rugs to sink your feet into, warm and earthy yellows and greens, and art everywhere.
But you’ll also find glitzy sparkle such as Swarovski wallpaper glinting in her bedroom and the surprise of an extraordinary bathroom decked out in leopard skin print.
What you notice most is the sheer number of framed, mostly small photos, often clustered together in what seems a random manner on walls and just about everywhere else. They include dozens of unposed and informal shots that we might normally reject for various reasons if they’d been of us, but these are the treasures of this home.
Sara explains: “I don’t care if my hair’s all over the place, we’re accidentally or deliberately pulling faces, or if the framing or focus could be better – these family photos capture magic moments.”
Although there’s a lot of Sara and her family on display here in the furniture choices, she’s keen to point out that Barclay Interiors of Ascot helped enormously with ideas and sourcing items to turn her ‘wish list’ into reality.
This is what you can have when you move from a swish London apartment – a treehouse in the garden greenery
SETTLE IN STYLE
The swivel chair, right, is a designer piece by Italian specialists Desiree