Embracing Sustainable Style: A Dive into the World of Sarah Teresinski

Blog Written by AuctionNinja Staff
Written by: AuctionNinja Staff
April 11, 2024 Updated 02:04 PM
April 11, 2024 Updated 02:04 PM

In a world where sustainability is becoming increasingly crucial, there shines a beacon of inspiration in the form of Sarah Teresinski

A Texas-based Sustainable Designer and Stylist, Sarah has carved a niche for herself through her exceptional ability to upcycle and design spaces that not only captivate the eye but also speak volumes about conscious living. 

With a social media following surpassing half a million on platforms like Instagram and TikTok, Sarah's influence extends far beyond her immediate surroundings.



From DIY Champion to Sustainable Guru

Sarah's journey into the realm of sustainable design wasn't a mere coincidence but rather a conscious decision rooted in her passion for creating beauty out of the discarded. 

Voted Behr Paints Ultimate DIYer, she's not only a master at upcycling but also a television sustainable contributor, gracing screens on shows like Hoda & Jenna and The Drew Barrymore Show. 

Her work has been featured in prestigious publications including Architectural Digest, Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and Newsweek, solidifying her status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of sustainable design.



A Home Full of Love and Sustainability

Nestled in Texas, Sarah shares her abode with her husband Mike, their three adorable kids, two German Shepherds, a couple of horses, and one beloved grandma in a Casita. 

It's a bustling household where sustainability isn't just a buzzword but a way of life. Sarah spends her days breathing new life into old objects, turning forgotten relics into stunning pieces of art. 

For her, sustainability isn't just about saving the planet; it's about creating a home that reflects love, warmth, and conscious living.


Secondhand Style: Redefining Elegance

At the heart of Sarah's philosophy lies the belief that everyone deserves a beautiful home, and secondhand style is the epitome of sustainable elegance. 

Through her work, she's spearheading a movement that gives secondhand a stylish rebrand, proving that eco-conscious living and sophistication go hand in hand. 

From vintage lamps to marble chess sets, Sarah's AuctionNinja picks are a testament to her impeccable taste and commitment to sustainable living.


Sarah's AuctionNinja Picks



  1. MCM 2-Tier Brass And Glass Bar Cart

  2. Vintage French Art Deco Frosted & Etched Glass Chandelier with Brass/Bronze Frame

  3. Marble Chess Set

  4. Ice Bucket, Lowball Glasses, Shot Glasses

  5. Hollywood Regency French Louis XV Style Cane Back Chair

  6. Brass Lamp - Two Horn Style

  7. Henri Matisse Linocut in Black Ink Portrait of Teeny 1959 edition

  8. Collection of Art Books: Cezanne, Picasso, Seraut and Hassam

  9. Vintage Cut Glass Decanters with Stand

  10. Picasso Framed Poster of Woman With Book 1932


Q&A with Sarah: Insights into a Sustainable Lifestyle

In a candid Q&A session, Sarah shares insights into her journey, her favorite finds, and her tips for budding sustainable enthusiasts.

What got you interested in secondhand, vintage, and antique items?

I've always had a love for vintage and secondhand things, but my passion truly ignited when I became a mother. I wanted to create unique clothing for my daughter, and that's what sparked my journey into sustainable design. Over the years, it's evolved into a full-fledged passion for upcycling and creating beautiful spaces.

What are the one or two things that you always find yourself bidding on/looking for when shopping secondhand?

Artwork and decanters are my weakness. There's something about vintage art and glassware that adds character to any space.


What's your favorite AuctionNinja purchase?

I'm relatively new to AuctionNinja, but I'm excited to explore its offerings. Fingers crossed for my first purchase soon!

What's your absolute favorite item ever purchased at an estate sale or online auction? 

A vintage Santini David Bust & a 100 year old wooden ironing board that I use as a table on my front entrance. 


Also, vintage colored glass decanters of any kind I use to decorate my tables for dinner parties with battery operated string lights.


Any tips or advice for online auction or estate sale newbies?

Have fun with it! There are no rules when it comes to sustainable living. Mix and match different styles, and don't be afraid to think outside the box. And remember, you don't have to use an item for its intended purpose. Get creative!  

In Conclusion

Sarah Teresinski's journey is a testament to the transformative power of sustainable living. Through her dedication to upcycling and vintage styling, she's not only creating beautiful spaces but also inspiring others to embrace conscious living.

In a world where fast fashion and disposable decor reign supreme, Sarah's message is a refreshing reminder that elegance and sustainability can coexist harmoniously. Here's to Sarah and her unwavering commitment to creating a more beautiful, sustainable world, one upcycled treasure at a time.


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