Savvy Tastemaker: Meet Sara of Sara Gilbane Interiors

Tastemaker Profile: Sara Gilbane Interiors • via @SavvyHome

Tastemaker Profile: Sara Gilbane Interiors • via @SavvyHome

Tastemaker Profile: Sara Gilbane Interiors • via @SavvyHome

“Always paint the ceiling a fabulous pale shade of blue—very very light blue is wonderful as it changes with the time of day.” —Sara Gilbane

Tastemaker Profile: Sara Gilbane Interiors • via @SavvyHome

I’m excited to introduce Savvy Home’s first Tastemaker today in a new monthly series! Sara Gilbane is a girl after my own heart—as is anyone with a love for John Dickinson tables, Damien Hirst artwork, Oomph backgammon tables and Soho House brunches. Named one of the top 20 Next Wave Designers by House Beautiful—Sara who launched her career working with Celerie Kemble—has since built an impressive portfolio of homes from Nantucket to Palm Beach, under her eponymous design firm Sara Gilbane Interiors.


Name  Sara Gilbane Sullivan

Company  Sara Gilbane Interiors

Lives in  New York City



Date night restaurant  Recette West Village. Small and charming with the most incredible food.

Sunday brunch  Soho House NYC. After brunch they show movies for the family.

It’s cocktail hour, where are you  I’m a mom so I’m having cocktails at home after I put the kids to bed!

Go-to furniture shops  1st dibs, Bee Line Home, BK Antiques, Gerald Bland, John Rosselli Antiques, Todd Romano, Antony Todd, Serena & Lily, West Elm

I walk into your closet, I find pieces from…  Lela Rose, Isabel Marant, Veronica Beard, Rag & Bone, J.Crew, Zara, and Nicholas Kirkwood

Who’s your florist and what do you buy there?  I love VSF on West 10th. They put together beautiful arrangements for any occasion.



Favorite place in the world  St. Barths

Favorite hotel  St. Regis Bora Bora

.Next destination  Palm Beach Florida for Christmas

Best meal you’ve ever had  The truffle pasta at Recette. Heavenly!

You would travel just to visit  Paris and stay in several different hotels.


Astrological sign  Aries

Favorite candle  Dyptique or Jo Malone

Book on your nightstand  Wild by Cheryl Strayed

On your Spotify  Natural Child, Dancing with Wolves

Cocktail of choice  French 65

Bucket list item  Morocco—dying to go!

Who would be on your dream dinner party list  My closest friends and family—nothing better.

Share one entertaining secret  Prepare everything the night before and heat it up before guests arrive—this way you can enjoy your party instead of getting stuck in the kitchen.



Your style in three words  Warm, layered, colorful

Fabric of choice  Linen velvet

Go-to bedding  D. Porthault

Favorite paint color  Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink

Your go-to trade person  J. Edlin Upholstery

Lighting source  Visual Comfort for standard items and Urban Electric Co. for anything extraordinary.

Decorating cheap thrill  Wallpaper. Not that cheap but an instant crowd pleaser. The accessories at the end really do it for me as well. Hand soaps, lotions, and just completing the lifestyle of the home is so fun for me.

Tastemaker: Meet Sara of Sara Gilbane Interiors • via @SavvyHome

Beeline Home Southern Belle Sofa | Aerin Clemente Floor Lamp | Madeline Weinrib Chelsea Napkins | Dyan Baker Faux Fur Throw | Lexie Armstrong Watercolor Flowers | Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Chair

  • Julia Balazs

    Love the new series!

    xo julesinflats

  • amy stone

    Great new series! Cannot wait to read more.

  • Interiors by Jacquin

    Lovely home tour! I especially like all of the wallpaper details. Very nice!