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Design Inspiration With Sarah Caligiuri

Annie Phillips


I’m delighted to introduce you to someone who’s style inspires me, Sarah Caligiuri! You can find Sarah over on Instagram at

A friend of mine told me to follow Sarah’s Instagram account, and I was immediately drawn to the photos of her lovely home due to the cheerful colors and the way she doesn’t shrink back from layering patterns and textiles. Then as I spent more time on her page, I realized that I saw some of the same items on repeat but always in a fresh new way. That appealed to me personally as I try to be a conscious consumer. Before buying something new, I like to shop my mom’s garage or a friend’s closet. And when I am buying things to sell here at The Sparrow Studio, I prioritize products made with upcylced and re-purposed materials, such as our paper bead necklaces, woven grass bracelets, and earrings made from melted down brass padlocks from the junkyard.


Sarah was kind enough to style one of our baskets from Rwanda in several different rooms to share just how she works her magic. I asked her a few questions to explain her process to our community.

The Sparrow Studio: How do you describe your home aesthetic?

Sarah: It’s always hard for me to describe my style, but I guess the best way to sum it up would be global bohemian with an eclectic, wanderlust, colorful, and jungle flair!


TSS: What is your motivation for sharing your home on Instagram, anyway?

Sarah: In sharing my style and home, I hope to inspire people to work with the space they have, whether it be old, small, or rented (like mine). I hope my followers with not hesitate to make their space their own. Anyone can create a personalized sanctuary and have fun doing it! It doesn’t have to be too serious or permanent.

TSS: What tips can you offer to others wanting to re-fresh their homes?

Sarah: I want to inspire people to only bring pieces they love into their home and to rearrange often! It’s important to stay in harmony with your environment. Moving things around can create a whole new feel and flow to your space. Switch around your plants, accessories, pillows, and even your furniture, rugs, and art to give your home a new look. You don’t have to spend money to make your home somewhere magical… whatever way that looks like to you.


Thank you to Sarah Caligiuri for styling one of The Sparrow Studio’s baskets from Rwanda and for sharing your design tips with us!

Our full collection of baskets can be found here! Each basket is purchased at a fair wage and handmade in Rwanda from natural, sustainable plant fibers using traditional techniques. Each basket takes 3-6 days to create and is one-of-a-kind. We work with artisans who set their own prices for these baskets and who create their own designs for each basket. Your purchase supports the local traditions and talents of the Rwandans.

Leave a comment TELLING US YOUR FAVORITE BASKET IN THE WEB SHOP on this blog post below, and we will draw one name to win a Small Market Basket!