LUXList Designer Edition | Sarah Ramsey

We continue to feature a new designer every Sunday along with their designs, inspiration, and their LUXList – a well-curated list of their favorite pieces at RubyLUX.comThis week the spotlight is on Sarah Ramsey of Cullman & Kravis. Sarah’s art background is evident in every detail of her designs from floor to ceiling. Learn more about our LUXList Designer; what inspires her, why she loves to use antiques in her design, and more.

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Sarah’s LUXList Picks

AMBER COLORED CHANDELIER BY VENINI
A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRASS AND GLASS TABLE LAMPS
An Eighteenth Century Sienna Marble Veneered Top Supported on Adam Style Base

Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

I believe design has to be functional and practical but also has to have a sense of beauty. My objective is to find the balance between these things.

What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

Antiques tell a story and are a connection to the past. They enliven our environment, especially when mixed with contemporary pieces.

What inspires you?

Travel is endlessly inspiring, as are my amazingly talented colleagues at C&K who stir new creative ideas every day!

Why did you choose the Amber Colored Chandelier by Venini?

It’s timeless, but still, has the soul of a collected piece. The glass instills an airy feeling in a room, and the amber color adds warmth.


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Sarah has designed a dining area using the brilliant natural light to her advantage keeping the walls, ceilings, and accessories white.
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This dining room is in perfect order with its symmetrical design and spot on gold details
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Neutral is the new Black. Add texture, pattern, and artwork to give the space definition.

Sarah Ramsey, a native from Richmond, Virginia graduated from Denison University with a BA in Studio Art and later received her Certificate in Fine and Decorative Arts from Christies Education in London. Her career began in the auction world where she worked for a reputable group of auction houses from Florence, Italy to Washington DC. She eventually landed in New York where she worked for Sothebys in both Client Services and the Contemporary Art Department for several years before coming to Cullman & Kravis in 2004. Sarah has given way to many remarkable yet comfortable interiors around the country. Most noteworthy, she has completed projects in a landmarked building in New York’s theater district, a historic pre-war apartment and is currently working on a waterfront property in Palm Beach. Living in the city with her husband, Sarah is an avid animal lover who is constantly fostering strays and volunteers weekly at the Animal Care & Control of NY.

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