Last weekend, I took a quick trip to New Orleans to visit my friend, Rivers Spencer. You may have seen some photos if you follow me on Instagram. I’ll share more about my trip next week, but in the meantime, I have been inspired by the grandeur, gentility, and eclecticism that is so quintessentially New Orleans. It just so happens that T, The New York Times Magazine, just featured the New Orleans home of former Creative Director of Domino, Sara Ruffin Costello and her husband, the talented photographer Paul Costello. While craving an escape from their hectic, harried life in New York, the Costellos happened to visit New Orleans and fell in love with the slower pace. They decided to make the permanent move down South on a whim, after their realtor friend had insisted on showing them a spectacular Gothic Italianate house in New Orleans’ Garden District. The Costellos consulted with the amazing Gerrie Bremermann, the grand dame of New Orleans decorating to update the home so that it was more conducive to the lifestyle of a young family without sacrificing the charm or splendor of the old house.
You really should check out the full story and tour of the Costellos’ home, but in the meantime, I will leave you with a few photos of their chic living room. I love the eclectic, modern mix of furniture in such a grand, traditional space. The juxtaposition is striking and incredibly stylish. It is evident that Sara utilized her gift of curating spaces so perfectly, to the point that it feels like it all came together in the most ideal case of happenstance.
Have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget– the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today!