Sara Ruffin Costello headshot
Sara Ruffin Costello headshot

Sara Ruffin Costello

Sara Ruffin Costello and her family live in the Garden District in New Orleans where her design headquarters are located in a renovated church (The Church of Paul and Sara), which is also a noted cultural center attracting musicians, artists, and yogis. A veteran of the magazine publishing world (founding creative director of Domino magazine), Costello has covered news and style for a variety of blogs and publications including T Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Sara's book credits include "Domino Book of Decorating," "American Master: Jeffrey Bilhuber," "About Decorating: The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham," and most recently from Assouline, Hunt Slonem's "Gatekeeper: World of Folly" Costello currently designs for both commercial and residential clients, creating artistic, old-world interiors mixed with modern details. She also designs a small-batch clothing label, which expands on the bohemian elegance found in her interiors. Her interior design for The Chloe restaurant and hotel in New Orleans has garnered terrific reviews.
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