sara ruffin costello's holiday decor

photos by Paul Costello for
the Wall Street Journal

Sometimes simple is best. Like the holiday decor of Sara Ruffin Costello in her New Orleans home featured in the Wall Street Journal. For a holiday home tour, she hung cedar swags over every doorway and lined the mantel with poinsettias in simple white pots. The tree ornaments? Squares of heavy art paper with mini watercolor paintings done by family and friends.

And, geez. Check out that mirror. Love the holiday greeting written in red lipstick! 


Acquired Objects said...

Love it all! Happy Holidays Donna to you and your family!


3 Peanuts said...

So pretty! Have a wonderful Christmas! I truly adore your blog and I am always so delighted when you stop by mine and say hello . So, thank you.

Divine Theatre said...

Merry Christmas, Donna! I wish I had double doors! Some day!



Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I love this, Donna! Beautiful.
I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

So pretty... I adore the cedar swags everywhere!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

Raina Cox said...

So fab to finally see her new house!

Happy Holidays, Miz D!!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Very nice!!! Love the simplicity of the decor. No fuss at all!

Rebecca Lim said...

Hi Donna,

I chanced upon your blog while seeking inspiration for kitchen designs and home decor. I love your home design and the grand Christmas tree :)

Happy Christmas to all!
God bless.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Absolutely beautiful - have a wonderful Christmas!

the gardener's cottage said...

wow, so beautiful donna. merry christmas to you and your family!


Unknown said...

Can not handle how brilliant this is, this from someone who decorates for the holidays out of pure guilt year will be lipstick on the mirror over the hearth...why didn't I think of this! xx

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

How can such gorgeous spaces feel so effortless? I've seen some of these images on Pinterest but now I've got to see the entire spread!


What a sweet likey!