Sara takes a spirited and personal approach to decorating homes weaving practicality and beauty throughout. " I find that beauty lies in the layers of a room and the more personal, the more interesting a space becomes."
Named one of the Top 20 Next Wave Designers by House Beautiful and one of TradHome’s Top 20 New Traditional Designers, Sara Gilbane is best known for her classic modern-traditional style – combining low-key and elegant pieces with a youthful, chic flair grounded in practicality. Above all, Sara enjoys creating casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable, and livable.
The daughter of a nationally recognized real estate developer, Sara had an early exposure to architecture and design. After graduating from Brown University she went on to study interior design at Rhode Island School of Design. Sara launched her career in 2003 working with acclaimed design firm Kemble Interiors.
Sara has been featured in House Beautiful, Trad Home, Lonny, The New York Times, Elle Decor, Better Homes and Gardens, and The New York Observer. Sara has developed a personal signature that is classic, eclectic, elegant, and clean. Combining antiques with client’s prized possessions and an impeccable sense of color, Sara creates a welcoming space that reflects a client’s taste and personality.
Sara and her team have worked on a broad spectrum of designs and locations from classic New York town homes to waterfront estates to modern family apartments on the Upper Eastside. Sara’s innate sense of style, appreciation of architecture, and respect for locale have earned her a client base in Newport, Manhattan, Palm Beach, Long Island, and Nantucket.