Located in the heart of Atlanta’s West Midtown Design District, Sarah Cyrus Home is a Westside gem and popular destination for the who’s who in the design world to to buy and sell timeless furniture and accessories. Atlanta designer Sarah Cyrus combines modern, vintage, traditional and new designer brand names at a fraction of the retail price (thank the lawd.) You never know what you’ll find, but you know you’ll want to splurge!
We caught up with Sarah to find out what inspires her, where she likes to bebop around in the city and how she created her beautiful shop full of curated, ever-changing selections.
Why did you start Sarah Cyrus Home?
I grew up watching my dad run his business and it always inspired me to work for myself.The concept of opening Sarah Cyrus Home was developed out of a need for high quality furniture consignment showrooms that catered to the design community.
What were you doing before you started your company?
While working at ADAC for several years, I saw an opportunity to address the need for reselling high quality furniture and décor. Sarah Cyrus Home aims to be the link between quality buyers and design-savvy shoppers.
How does your personal style impact the furniture and accessories you carry?
My personal style is very eclectic which is great for a consignment store because I love having an inspiring mix of styles and eras. We don’t shy away from pairing mid-century-modern with antiques and current styles to create a one-of-a-kind selection. I feel like most homes are a mix of great finds, splurges and perhaps a few pieces that were passed down. A home is always evolving and so is the selection at our shop.
Who are your biggest influences?
My husband influences me more than anyone. His faith and enthusiasm motivate me everyday.
What obstacles did you face and how did you overcome them?
As a first time business owner, everyday presents a new obstacle. My biggest obstacle however is fear. I’ve learned to lean into my fears and address them head on rather than letting them build up. Asking for help has been the best way I’ve learned to overcome any obstacle.
What is your favorite piece you’ve ever sold?
My favorite piece is the first piece we ever sold. It was an Englishsideboard. I saved the credit card receipt to frame.
Tell us about your favorite room in your home?
Recently, my husband and I purchased our first home in the Peachtree Hills neighborhood. After years of apartment and condo living, it’s such a dream. My favorite room is our family room. The windows offer a view of Peachtree Creek so in the mornings you can see the sun glistening on the water. We never imagined we could have that kind of view living in town.
Where is your favorite place to shop in Atlanta?
My favorite shopping is on the Westside. There are so many wonderful locally owned boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants to enjoy. It’s a fun place for the whole family.
What design trends are you most looking forward to this year?
I’m very excited to see a come-back in formal dining rooms. The ritual of gathering together and sharing a meal is timeless.
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