Catt Sadler's Glam Gathering Spot
As a mom of two teenage boys, E! News correspondent Catt Sadler needed a space to call her own. While she already had a functional living room where she could kick back with her sons Arion and Austin, she was missing a place to entertain, read and catch up with the kids without any distractions. “I really wanted a more elevated, glamorous, sophisticated room that felt more adult,” Sadler, 42, says.
Because she found decorating on her own in the past to be “overwhelming,” Sadler sought the help of affordable online interior design service Laurel & Wolf‘s designer Kimberly Winthrop, and together they created a glam, girly update to a previously overlooked living room. “Now it is luxurious, inviting and warm, but with a sexiness about it,” Sadler says.
Abundance of Seating
Sadler says before, “The room had felt ‘undone’ for a long time, with not enough seating.” Winthrop incorporated the just-right amount of furniture to both satisfy Sadler’s entertaining needs and the designer’s own cardinal living room rule: “Every seat should have a place to put down a drink!”
Accent pieces with unexpected metallic touches and subtle prints capture Sadler’s personal style, which she says is “warm and inviting, but also erring on the minimal side.”
“Female-centric art” is one of Sadler’s favorite touches in the space, with Winthrop adding that statement prints like this one are always a good investment. “A beautiful piece of art can last a lifetime and travel with you from home to home so it’s something you can literally have forever,” says the designer who’s affordable Laurel & Wolf services come with a flat fee starting at $149.00.
Soft fabrics, a glass coffee table and walls painted in Sea Salt from Portola Paints & Glazes create a serene scene that, “Doesn’t elicit being on your cell phone,” she says, “It elicits a true feeling of ‘visiting’ with other humans.”
The lucite and brass bar cart is another standout for Sadler, who says the room has become a hub for guests when they come to visit. “We’ve been migrating there when company comes over,” she says. “We’ve sipped a few glasses of champagne.”
Less Is More
Sadler kept the decorative accessories simple and chic. “I despise clutter or too much of anything, it makes me feel heavy,” she says. “I don’t over-accessorize when I get dressed and I certainly don’t want too many knickknacks in my home.”
Although no one in Sadler’s family, “plays, plays,” the piano serves as a sentimental nod to her grandmother, Freda, who she inherited it from. “I enjoy it so much when friends come over and tickle the ivories,” she says. “Grams would be so pleased.”
Best Seat in the House
Reupholstering her chaise lounge in a blush pink resulted in an absolutely stunning result that one member of the family can’t get enough of. “I can’t seem to keep my dog Scarlett off of it,” Sadler says. “But she’s always had impeccable taste, so it makes sense.”
Unwind in Style
Thanks to her design collaboration with Winthrop, who Sadler says made the process, “feel like Christmas every time I opened my inbox,” the lifestyle guru now has a place she can truly unwind. “I gravitate to the couch every evening after work. I’ve been reading in there and by default when the kids need their mother, they now come to this room,” she says. “We kind of nest there to talk about the day. It’s lovely. No TV, no distractions.”