Designer Spotlight: Sally Bacarella

Bacarella Interiors, Ocean, New Jersey



Nantucket Beach House Kitchen

I’ve been using WiseDécor’s decorative wall lettering and art for my clients’ homes and I like the way it adds to the overall touch of the rooms I decorate. I have a beach home in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and I tried it in my own kitchen too. I found a quote on WiseDécor’s website that verbalizes what I feel every time I look out from my kitchen window. It says “Sunny days, warm breezes and the sea…” I chose the Allegheny lettering style in Charcoal, and the height of the quote is 5 inches. I love the way it looks! It’s a fun and simple way to add character to the kitchen without breaking the bank!

Nursery Moon Theme

The concept for my son's nursery was based on a German story book that I fell in love with. Once I had decided on a color scheme and found the bedding, I called on an artist friend of mine to help convey the celestial calmness of the fable. He produced the mural over the crib which gave a beautiful backdrop to the room. The quote, which I ordered on WiseDécor, was one that I found and then customized to my son. It put the finishing touches on the room and gave my baby a personalized connotation as he drifts into his dreams each night.


Sail Away

This is a house I decorated for one of my clients, who loves the sea. I created a nautical theme throughout the entire home, using a simple color palette of navy and white, with the occasional touches of khaki and brown. For the dining room I chose a striped navy and white print for the chair upholstery, and a huge round navy and white woven rug to provide a color accent. On the wall, I placed two prints of sailing ships in chocolate brown picture frames. On top of the two frames I put WiseDécor’s decorative lettering with the quote “SAIL AWAY” Black University font about 7 inches high. Then, as a decorative accent, I used one of WiseDécor’s lettering arts in Metallic Gold: Embellishment Pair A and Embellishment Pair B.


Reflecting upon the waters...

As with everything in this house, even the stairway landing reflects things nautical. I thought this would be the perfect venue for my client’s favorite quote. This quote is the first thing one sees upon coming down the stairs, and it’s a great way to start the day. The quote “Reflecting upon the waters of the deep blue sea. Our dreams become boundless, and our souls set free…” was done in a navy blue Vivaldi font, about 3 inches in height. The stark bareness of the wall is actually a perfect background for the quote and the font I chose, Vivaldi, gives it an elegance that allows it to stand on its own on the wall without needing any further embellishment.


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About Sally

Sally Bacarella

I founded Bacarella Interiors in 1992. We are a “true turn key design firm” specializing in new construction, interior architecture, custom cabinetry, tile design, lighting, mouldings, furnishings, draperies and accessories. Bacarella Interiors has been featured in many publications such as New York Spaces and Design N.J.

We believe in educating and counseling the client rather than dictating, making the entire house planning process a fun one for both designer and client. Every client's personal needs, budget requests and timing constraints, wants and desires are varied; therefore the very best and most interesting part of my work is creating an environment that meets those unique specifications. The way I see it, you should love where you live and the process should be fun!


Sally Bacarella, Bacarella Interiors
Ocean, New Jersey

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