Wards And All
Elle Decor|November 2018
Wards And All

SARA RUFFIN COSTELLO BRINGS DRAMA IN THROUGH THE FRENCH DOORS OF A NEW ORLEANS MANSE.

Sara Ruffin Costello

TWO YEARS AGO, in the wee morning hours, an urgent text appeared: I need you. It was CeCe Colhoun—an entertaining and wildly stylish new friend who had adopted me since my move from New York to New Orleans. Overwhelmed by the wide world of decorating options, CeCe wanted my help in rethinking a few rooms in her Georgian house overlooking Audubon Park. With her fashion background— she had worked at Bergdorf Goodman in her 20s and then returned to New Orleans to help run her mother’s luxury-frock shop on Magazine Street—she knew precisely the look she wanted: a well-organized take on bohemian. Meanwhile, after enjoying several careers myself—the longest one as a magazine editor and writer—my fledgling New Orleans decorating business was just starting to take off. So I eagerly said yes.

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November 2018