The A List
The A List: Sara Gilbane
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.
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.
Fine craftsmanship is a standout in any home. Whether it is a custom sofa or an antique carved console you can see the difference and personality in these pieces. It is a luxury to own something truly unique.
Italy conjures images of craftsman who have learned their trade and honed their skills from the generations that preceeded them.
Who has inspired the most your work and style?
Celerie Kemble, my former boss taught me everything I know, to trust my instincts, and how to push clients, run an office, raise babies.... all while making it look easy.
Describe your design approach and philosophy