‘Our goal to is deliver timeless interiors that embody functional yet luxurious design’
The SCD approach to design is based on the values of Beauty, Quality and Substance, a design that favours Functionality, Longevity and Integrity, 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, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, The Principal Hotel Manchester and The Kimpton Fitzroy 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.
Amy's passions within design include creating a space that is functional yet displays clever design and creating something unique for each client
Fun Fact: Amy is a music nut and loves every kind there is!
Carlos' highlights within design include using a variety of materials in his work, the use of lighting to emphasize a space and styling the finished product
Fun Fact: Carlos loves to work out and is a self confessed CrossFit addict!
Emily's design highlights are pulling together schemes while working with a vast array of fabrics and picking out lighting features
Fun Fact: Emily loves to travel and is always planning her next trip away!
Felipe's design techinque includes using a strong blend of materials that compliment eachother and using colour tones/lighting to create spaces that reflect their purpose.
Fun Fact: Felipe loves basketball, if he isn't watching it you'll find him playing it in a park somewhere!
Inga's design favourites are working with fabrics to put schemes together, designing bespoke furniture and styling every corner down to the smallest detail
Fun Fact: Inga loves the outdoors, especially walking her dog Snoops
Luke is a social media Guru with an eye for interior design, he loves photography which explains why he takes such beautiful shots of our schemes!
Orla is your first point of contact when you call or visit our studio, she loves seeing our projects build from the very start and come to life.
Fun Fact: Orla loves music and has a growing interest in gardening, weather permitting of course!
Ruth's favourite elements to design are designing bespoke lighting, sourcing natural materials and delving into the small details that make all the difference
Fun Fact: Ruth is vegan and the ultimate foodie
“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