Tour the Bohemian Manhattan Home of One of Sakara's Founders
When you step inside the bright, bohemian home of Sakara Life co-founder Danielle DuBoise, it's hard to believe you're still in Manhattan. The airy space is filled with lush greenery, natural finishes of jute and light wood, and pops of color via special pieces that give the loft Southwestern and worldly flare. The jungle bungalow is nestled in Chinatown in a historic cast-iron building built in 1888 as the Grand Theater (they found tickets in the floorboards when renovating).
"I wanted it to feel 'city' and 'airy' but also to have some of my Southwestern roots," explains DuBoise of the space. When she thought about what kind of vibe she wanted to bring into her new home, DuBoise immediately thought of Rachel Ashwell from Shabby Chic. "I've adored her designs since I was a little girl," DuBoise recalls. "Her furniture is so beautiful and elegant yet strong and sturdy." Duboise also called on the help of Brad Sherman of Float Studio to bring her vision to life. "We started with a neutral palette in the living room—white walls, white sectional, jute rug, natural wood coffee table, and side tables, and then layered in color with the dining chairs, pillows, plants, and personal items," recounts Sherman. "Danielle has a trove of accessories collected from years of thrift store finds, travel, and her Arizonian roots. I helped her curate the large furniture pieces and used the surfaces and walls to thoughtfully display her treasures." The result is "a bohemian jungle that captures the beautiful spirit of the two who live there," describes Sherman. The designer explains that when he works on a home, it's very important to him that you know exactly who lives there the moment you walk in.
"I idolize creative chaos, not perfection," notes DuBoise when explaining that her favorite thing about the space is that it's beautiful but not over-designed. "I don't want my life or my surroundings to be too done-up," she admits. Instead, she loves that the space feels earthy, organic, and fluid. "There's a place for everything, but that changes, and it doesn't impact the beauty of the rooms. I love how easy it is—I never feel worried about breaking anything or mussing anything up. It's breezy, yet graceful."
Head below to tour Danielle DuBoise's beautiful bohemian hideaway in the city.