If you’re in need of a little inspiration to help you pick the right print, you’re in luck! Today we have an awesome home tour for you with Sarah Taub, owner of Fig and Whiskey. I love her eclectic space and the use of color and texture throughout her home. It really makes the art pop on the walls. Enjoy!
Hi Sarah, I’m so excited to be getting a peek into your amazing home. Would you mind starting off by just telling us a little about yourself?
My name is Sarah Taub, and Los Angeles became my home 12 short years ago. My husband and I live for design. When we aren’t entertaining a house full of friends, we are running around the city hunting for vintage cars, rummaging in flea markets or wandering the hollywood farmers market. We just recently had our first baby, Poppy Rose, and have been taking some time getting to know our new life as parents.
Could you tell us a little bit about what you do for a living?
I am a full-time designer and mom. For the past decade, I have been working in television as a prop stylist and set decorator, but after having my baby, I shifted into running my business full time at home.
When did you launch Fig and Whiskey? What was the catalyst behind creating it?
Fig and Whiskey was born from my passion for entertaining, great design, and telling a story. To me, event design is an opportunity for guests to step into a world created just for them. Through Fig and Whiskey, I have been able to integrate my background in interior design and production, my love of decorating and entertaining into a business.
That’s amazing! Now, will you tell us a little bit about your home?
We live in a 2500 sq. ft 1920’s Spanish revival three bedroom duplex. When I moved into the house 12 years ago I had roommates, so the interior has seen A LOT of transformation. About four years ago, my husband and I became the sole residents of the property, and we have been making it more and more our own ever since. As an added bonus, my sister and her husband live right next door!
Do you see your personal fashion style influencing your decor taste? If so, how?
Absolutely! I have always loved playing with color, texture, and pattern in every aspect of my life: fashion, work, and design. Fashion and design are a great opportunity to tell a story or take a risk. In anticipation of our baby, I spent a year planning and redecorating our home. My husband jokes that I took nesting to the next level. My goal with our home and was to make the space a little more baby-friendly without sacrificing style. As my life changes, my look changes and my home has been a reflection of that evolution.
When were you first introduced to the GM brand and what was your first piece?
I discovered the Gray Malin brand a few years ago when doing research for a party. I found the Parker series first, which has always been a huge inspiration for my own work, tying whimsey with great design. As I got to know Gray’s work, I found that each series seemed to connect with some part of my life. The first piece in our home was The Onlookers, which my husband and I hung in the front room, so its the first thing you see when you walk in.
What was your thought process behind each of your selections of GM art?
When I was redesigning our home I knew the first thing I wanted to do was look for art, so of course we turned to Gray! We chose The Onlooker first because it felt so much like us; my husband is a little rugged, and I have always had an appreciation for the finer things. This photo was a perfect marriage! For the kitchen, I chose The French Queen. We both love cooking, so we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The French Queen is such a beautiful piece and always draws me in. This piece felt like a whimsical nod to baking at home and also incorporates the delicious desserts that go along with working in event design. For the office, I chose the Fog and Waves and Paros Yellow Umbrellas. I chose Fog and Waves because I wanted to find a piece that would feel calm when things get busy at work! The Paros Yellow Umbrellas is extra special because of how much this island means to my family. My sister met her husband on Paros and introduced me to this magical place over 12 years ago. We try to go back as often as possible. With this print across from my desk, I get transported there everyday!
What about the Gray Malin lifestyle brand do you connect with?
The tag line, Make Everyday a Getaway. It feels so in line with my own mission. At Fig and Whiskey we aim to Make Life Lovelier which makes everyday feel like a getaway!
Sarah, thank you for welcoming us into your home. I know I for one am feeling inspired by your space. If you guys are feeling inspired too, you can bring some new life into your home by purchasing your dream print from our site. Happy shopping!