STYLE ICON: Sarah Bartholomew

People September 2nd, 2014


Sarah Bartholomew is a girl on the go. As a mother of four with a growing interior design business in Nashville, we were just lucky to get on her schedule! Sarah’s aesthetic is both effortless and classic and remains true to her traditional Virginia roots. Shop some of Sarah’s elegant essentials below…

I have a weakness for anything wicker or woven and a Nantucket ice bucket would be prefect for summer entertaining.


I use these for our everyday flatware.  They are chic but not too precious which is perfect for a family of 6.


I have an obsession blue and white and I adore the block print on these napkins.

My love for blue and white is only rivaled by my adoration for stripes.  This tote would be great for lugging all my stuff for work.

The obsession continues…  I collect blue and white porcelain.

Yum!  What is better than fine cheese?

I have a thing for saddle brown leather, it’s timeless and understated.

My boys are into sports and I love the idea of giving them a finely crafted version of this American classic.

Christopher Spitzmiller makes the most elegant and refined lamps that embody an all American aesthetic.   His lamps manage to work with any style interior.   He started out in Georgetown in Washington D.C. which makes his work all the more endearing to me.

This stool would be the perfect accessory in a traditional living room.  It would serve as sculpture amidst its classical counterparts.

Simple but interesting.  Just how I like my accessories.

Yes please!

Chic tote!  Perfect for a girl on the go.

My mom serves this cake during the holidays.  It’s a slice of heaven.

Stripes again!  A dress that both a mother and daughter can approve.

Navy + Stripes = Darling rain boots for the boys.

I collect interior design, fashion and art books.  This Billy Baldwin Decorates book with an inscription to 70’s fashion designer Halston would be a dreamy addition to the collection.


The ultimate coffee table book. An insaley chic cover, filled with great art from Christopher Wool inside.

This is the best interior design book of the year, hands down.  Beautifully written by Juila Reed, the book is a visual fairy tale with a hero (Furlow Gatewood) who is a true original and a design genius. I have read it over and over again.

Structured and understated, this is a great bag for fall.

Versailles planters are the most perfect garden accessories.  I love that you can customize the color.

Sarah Bartholomew was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Northern Virginia.  The region’s classical architecture runs deep in her blood.  Sarah attended the University of Virginia, a school that was founded by the man she considers to be America’s first interior designer and her ultimate mentor, Thomas Jefferson.  After trying her hand at business, she turned her attention back to her first love—interior design—and launched a new career in that field.  Sarah has an approachable design aesthetic can be described as timeless, simple, classic, and all-American.  She enjoys making her clients happy in their homes, and her projects are invariably a reflection of each individual client’s tastes and desires.  She works primarily in and around Nashville, but she also takes on projects throughout the country as her time permits.  While she enjoys her design work thoroughly, she considers her most important work to be that of mother to her four children, Sam, Lilly, Charlotte, and Tommy.


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