It’s time to love your home
By Jillian Chandler
Nicole and Nigel Wakley have made it a lifestyle to live, breathe and work with sustainability in mind. After starting their family (they have two beautiful boys), the Wakleys moved from Hong Kong to a rustic farm in Australia, which allowed them the opportunity to homeschool their boys in an environment that gave their minds space for growth. “We lived among acres of rainforest and cleared farmland with sheep, chickens, cows, and a home designed to collect rainwater,” shares Nicole. “We lived off of the land. As a family, we learned what sustainability and eco-conscious living were all about—we even planted 80 trees on the farm together.”
In 2014, the family was drawn to relocate to the Pacific Northwest, as “the area held a mindset of eco-consciousness and a frequency that aligned with ours,” Nicole states.
The family has called the South Sound home ever since. And just two years after making their way to the PNW, they would create a business inspired by Nicole’s longing to have a small storefront, where she could share her passion for detail and nostalgia through helping others through furniture and design.
“I was blessed to travel the world with my pilot husband, flying alongside him in the cockpit and following his adventures worldwide,” she recalls. “Through our travels, I met skilled artisans and craftsmen who made solid furniture in stunning designs with their own hands. I knew that people needed pieces like these in their homes—pieces that told their own sustainable story, were made by hand with love, and offered timeless beauty and design to last a lifetime—and so my passion grew into this business.”
Sage Interiors, located in the heart of Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District, first planted roots in the beautiful Pacific Northwest as TREE Eco Home Furnishings in 2016, with the owners Nicole and husband Nigel making the decision to rebrand the company as Sage Interiors in May of 2021. Offering award-winning home furnishing and décor, with the rebrand has come the addition of honing their interior design services for their clients through their signature service—Home Style + Design Services. “Not only can clients come in and shop, but they can seamlessly work with our design team to create an entire home design specific to their custom needs and unique style,” shares Nicole.
The talented team of interior designers help clients to create a customized design, from rugs to tables, to color suggestions, to room layouts. “Our design services are not only unique to Sage, but the passion and care each one of our team members shows toward our clients sets us apart from other companies,” adds Nicole.
The company is one that values the unique and personalized feeling of home with exceptional, luxurious and sustainable furniture and décor. From the mindfully made dining tables and chairs, award-winning sofas and solid-wood beds to on-trend desks, vintage rugs, plush throws and more, the Sage team is committed to curating pieces that are mindfully sourced and carefully crafted.
The retail store and interior design services are complemented by Sage Interiors’ exceptional white-glove delivery service, where the pieces are delivered directly into the client’s home. They even offer a service in which their delivery team can remove unwanted furniture from the client’s home and deliver it directly to Northwest Furniture Bank, which is located just down the street from Sage Interiors! “We have been able to donate hundreds of loveable pieces over the years and are very proud to offer that service to clients and our community,” smiles Nicole.
It's no secret that Sage Interiors is a fabulous furniture store—they recently received the “Best Place to Buy Furniture” award in the South Sound for 2021. Nicole feels blessed to be able to share her passion with the community and invites you to shop the gallery, which is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
2416 South C Street
Tacoma, Washington 98402