5 minutes with... Sarah Silver of Studio Sarah

There is nothing quite like receiving a beautiful note or letter in the post and yet sending a hand written communication is something most of us seldom seem to do these days. 

Drawing upon her fine jewellery heritage and a background in editorial design, Sarah Silver founded luxury stationery brand Studio Sarah in 2013, creating a range of glamorous products designed to leave a lasting and personal impression.

‘Stationery should be a luxurious treat, and about the feeling you get when you open it, and so I always keep that in mind,’ says Sarah.

With their signature gold detailing and emphasis on quality and finish Studio Sarah's stylish greeting cards and notelets are designed to inspire us to put pen to paper and take the time to stay in touch the old fashioned way once in a while instead of relying on email or social media.

The collection, which also includes an exquisite range of notebooks and gift tags, is stocked in stores including Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and the V&A shop and Studio Sarah also recently launched an online shop.

Which three words best describe the Studio Sarah collection?

Understated elegance, timeless and luxurious.

Who or what inspires you?

My inspiration comes from so many different places across the worlds of art, fashion, interiors and design. 

I'm drawn to subtle, beautiful design and find that I pick up most ideas on my travels. 

It could be anything from a glamorous shop fitting or beautiful fabric or texture that starts my thought process for an entire collection.

What is your most treasured object or piece of furniture in your own home?

An antique 1950's writing desk that was given to me by my parents for my 21st birthday where I still work from every day (pictured above - main image).

Where's your favourite place to be?

At home with my husband and our puppy Ernie, or having tea and cake with friends and family.

What are you reading right now?

The Monocle guide to good business.

Which words of wisdom do you try to live by?

Keep things simple, and don't let yesterday take up too much of today.