Designing beyond the borders of everyday life is what distinguishes Sara Bengur Interiors. Founded in New York City in 1993, the namesake high-end design firm specializes in residential projects, ranging from new construction, to remodeling, to turnkey installation. Attentive to every detail, Sara Bengur Interiors visualizes a client’s home as an oasis by creating warm spaces that mix color, pattern, and textiles in an equally functional and inviting approach. Renowned for her worldly, thoughtful, and collaborative spirit, Sara Bengur’s love of art and creative flair inspires serene interiors that reflect a client’s most elegant and comfortable self.

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Why use a designer?

To create an interior that accentuates a client’s desire and aesthetics beyond their imagination. There is so much more involved in designing a space than people think. You have to take into account scale, color, proportions, textures, materials and more. All this needs to coordinate well in order for the space to feel restful and elegant.

Why shop the trade?

Shopping the trade allows you to find things that no one else has seen, pieces that are customized and unique. And only a designer has the know-how to do that.

What is your most valued design tip?

The details — pillows, custom lampshades, artwork, and accessories make or break an interior, so it is very important to invest in this part of the project and make it perfect.

What makes your style unique?

I use exotic elements in an updated and creative way. The result is fresh and sophisticated. I am known for my expertise in color and textiles, so many of my projects have unexpected color and pattern combinations, which my clients love living in and are able to enjoy for a very long time. It’s one of the reasons they ask me to work on their other homes too.

Who is your design icon and why?

I am a big fan of Alberto Pinto designs. He has such a range in his work — from very contemporary to classic. I also love the attention he pays to detail and how he combines things unexpectedly and often with a whimsical touch.

Who is your favorite fashion designer?

Hard to name one! I love Isabel Marant, Zadig Voltaire, and Carlos Miele. They all create very feminine designs but with an edge and lots of originality.

What is your ideal getaway/escape?

My ideal escape is on a boat in southern Turkey or some exotic beach in Northern Brazil. Complete bliss!

Name three things you cannot live without:

Organic Jasmine tea, travel, and color.