The Tastemakers' Table - Sarah Smart: Summer Love

Ahhhh, summer. It's finally here. Time to lighten up, get outside and simplify. And to inspire your next dinner party we are so excited to share our summer collaboration with Brooklyn-based stylist Sarah Smart.

DBO HOME tablescape with Sarah Smart

peonies from Dutch, Bare dinnerware in snowflake

Sarah chose our Bare dinnerware in the Snowflake glaze to mix in with her vintage Bennington Pottery and Heath Ceramics along with lots of wooden bowls. She loves the color yellow and brought together tones from cooler citron to a warmer ochre with a pop of rusty red and blue.  She added some of our Burl serving pieces in Mussel for shots of black. Lovely peonies, hotel silver...the result, a fresh Mediterranean palette that evokes a certain nostalgia and romance influenced by her time in Corsica. Sarah got together with food stylist Anna Billingskog and photographers Susan and William Brinson to show us how she puts the look together.

 

DBO HOME Bare Dinner Plates

tablecloth from Hedgehouse ,  mosaic tile from Mosaic House

Her menu - simple grilled fish, a colorful salad of kale, watermelon, cucumbers, radicchio and red onion, charred red peppers with olive oil, crusty bread, a dessert of ice-cream and cherries and of course some rosé. Since Sarah loves having friends over with their kids she keeps it simple amongst the chaos that is likely to ensue. Her seven year old son, August, generally mans the playlist. What are seven year olds into at the moment? A mix of South African music, Frank Ocean, Lou Reed and Graham Parsons. Not what I expected and yes, I am impressed.

Bare Soup Bowls in Snowflake filled with ice-cream and cherries

Sarah's Fort Greene home is a mix of dark grey, blacks, whites and light wood. Her choice of our Bare dinnerware is used everyday. And she uses our Lil Bowls for olives, oils, and nuts...they get a lot of use.  Exactly what we hoped.


MEET SARAH SMART

I love getting to work with so many creative and talented people all the time.

We were introduced to Sarah through our friends photographers, Susan and William Brinson (they created some of our most beloved images as well as the gorgeous images in this story).

Sarah styles advertising and editorial photo shoots for both food and interiors. She recently worked on a few entertaining videos for a collaboration between Crate and Barrel and Bon Appetit. She styled a wonderful ayurvedic cookbook which the Brinson’s shot and was recently published by Rizzoli, called What to Eat for How you Feel . She loved this book project because the food truly is delicious and yet so healthy.  She is launching a vintage furnishings shop this fall which will be linked to on her site Sarahsmartstyle (We can't wait).

Sarah met Anna on a few shoots years ago and was excited to do a creative project with her. She could tell immediately that she’s adventurous and would be a good collaborator.

 

Follow on Instagram @sarahsmart22 @houseofbrinson @annabillingskog
Want even more inspiration? Check out our previous Tastemaker's Tables.