Category Archives: INTERIORS

Paul Costello + Sara Ruffin Costello at Home in New Orleans

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Remember the stunning New Orleans home that I spotted on instagram and promptly gushed about last month…? Well this morning, T Magazine gave us an even greater glimpse. The photos by Paul Costello of his family’s Garden District home have me ready to pack by bags for the bayou. Paul’s wife, writer Sara Ruffin Costello, gave the once-neglected home a makeover with her impeccable eye for design. I love that Paul referred to the home’s pre-renovation state as “a chic disaster.” Read about the Gothic Italianate masterpiece’s transformation here.

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(photography by Paul Costello)

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At Home with Pippa Holt

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Happy July 4th weekend! I thought we’d kick off the holiday on a colorful note. British Vogue contributing editor Pippa Holt was recently photographed in her new Dublin digs for both The Times and Moda Familia and the result is rather magnificent. The Australian fashion consultant lives in the bright abode with her husband, Conor Roche, a financier and Dublin native, and their two children, Bay and Thomas Balthazar. The 200-year-old Georgian townhouse once belonged to Oscar Wilde’s mother, Lady Jane Wilde, a poet and early advocate for women’s rights. My favorite room may just be the pale blue office which Conor had wallpapered in Pippa’s favorite de Gournay pattern as a surprise when she relocated from London. Chinoiserie presents—a smart man, indeed! 

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Get Pippa’s traditional-with-a-twist look:

(photography by Tim Eathan Cook and Jane Mcleish-Kelsey)