Our approach to design is based on the values of beauty, quality and substance, a design ethos that favours functionality, longevity and quality. Simply put, design that elevates.
Originally from County Mayo, Sara attended Trinity College Dublin then moved to London to study at KLC School of Design. Upon graduation she worked at a number of top design houses including Helen Green Design and Candy & Candy. Sara was then appointed Head of Design at the world famous department store Harrods London. During these years she specialised in high end residential, retail and development projects. Delivering several award winning show apartments, creating residential material packages, marketing suites, consulting on residential development master planning and working on private residential projects across the globe. In 2014 she set up her own design business, and shortly after joined forces with Starwood Capital/Principal Hayley group on the launch of an exciting new hospitality brand as Design Director of The Principal Hotel Company. Whilst at Principal she oversaw the creative direction and design of The Principal Hotel Edinburgh George Street , The Principal York, The Principal Edinburgh – Charlotte Square, The Principal Hotel Manchester and The Principal London (rooms, public spaces, bars, restaurants and events). Sara and her team are currently working on a wide range of projects, including luxury residential private commissions, multi unit developments and luxury hospitality.
Sara is a recognised industry commentator and lecturer with regular contributions to the Financial Times, The Irish Times, Decorex, Index Dubai, The Luxury Briefing & Sleep. She has a regular ‘ask the expert’ column in The Sunday Times Ireland. Sara also sits on the KLC School of Design Alumni Board.
Sara Cosgrove Design is a luxury interior design consultancy founded in 2014, specializing in hospitality, commercial, and residential interior design. Products and inspiration are sourced globally with an emphasis on innovative design and sustainable resources.
The practice has bases in both Dublin and London.
“With a successful career at the Harrods Design Studio and stints at Candy & Candy (she worked on the prestigious One Hyde Park development), Helen Green and Allegra Hicks behind her, interior designer Sara Cosgrove is a force to be reckoned with – and even more so now that she’s going it alone.
Utilising her flawless experience and innate sense of style (she started by wanting to work in fashion), Sara has recently established her own eponymous luxury design consultancy. And thankfully so.
The County Mayo-native is known for her “timeless interiors that embody functional yet luxurious design” which makes validates her “eclectic but simple” personal home style. “I grew up with my parents collecting antiques and art”, the designer says, “and I now follow in their footsteps.” In keeping with this love of art and the need to highlight it appropriately, Sara claims that a room is not complete without beautiful decorative lighting which she says “can create so many atmospheric possibilities for a room.”
When asked for her top design tips she advises “measure before you buy, invest in your bed and and do not be afraid of colour or imperfection”. We can’t wait to see what the Sara Cosgrove brand will bring.” – LUXDECO
Commercial Client Interior Consultancy
Offering a comprehensive interior design service Sara Cosgrove Design specializes in the Luxury international interior design delivering interior design consulting for apartments, townhouses, & villas, each project unique as the client involved. Working on a select number of commissions ensuring an attention to detail and thorough understanding of each clients need from project inception to completion, using the finest suppliers and products.
Luxury Residential Interior Design
Sara Cosgrove Design provides design services for luxury commercial property developers, hospitality providers and retailers. With an impeccable background in luxury interior design Sara understands the aspirations of commercial clients and the world they work within. Understanding the importance of balancing programme, budget and design requirements. We offer sound commercial design advise to project teams and business owners on a one off or retained basis.
Product Design & Design Business Development
Drawing on Sara’s extensive experience in both the creative and the business development arenas, the team offers design consultancy & research services for home brands. The approach is practical and enlightened using realistic tools to help companies and design firms to meld commercial requirements with creative flair. The areas covered include custom furniture, lighting, textiles, homewares and rugs where she has vast experience working alongside some of the worlds best craftsmen and manufacturers.