We believe that every home should be an elegant and comfortable reflection of its owners. We create sophisticated yet warm spaces that mix color, pattern and texture.
We focus on understanding our client’s needs so that we create an interior that reflects their personality and lifestyle.
“It's no wonder her designs greet the eye with a sense of calm and purpose, even though its elements are lovingly eclectic.”
Sara grew up in Washington, DC; Istanbul, Turkey; and Maine, and developed her design aesthetic early. Sara’s love of color and mix of east and west was influenced by her childhood in Turkey where she grew up around an exuberant decorating style that would often combine European furniture, oriental rugs and incredibly rich Turkish fabrics into one setting. Sara spent family vacations museum hopping with her father, an economist with the International Monetary Fund, who helped refine her artistic eye by teaching Sara to engage with composition and color.
All of these experiences play into the work she has done since 1993 at Sara Bengur Interiors, where projects have included residential and retail interiors all over the country, from New York, the Hamptons, Connecticut, and Maine to Florida, Montana and the French West Indies.
In 2013, Sara launched Sara Bengur Shop, her namesake collection of globally inspired home furnishings. A warm, sun-kissed palette and a clean-lined design aesthetic unite the collection of tableware, textiles, rugs and more. Taking inspiration from old Turkish motifs and contemporary artists, the array of sophisticated yet playful designs reinvent exoticism in a lyrical way that makes the items suitable for both contemporary and traditional settings.
Sara works with women artisans who hand stitch every fabric in her collection. Through her collection and her philanthropic work, Sara empowers women to support themselves economically, and improve their quality of life.
Sara’s work and designs have been featured in an array of magazines and popular blogs, including Elle Décor, House Beautiful, New York Magazine, The New York Times, StyleBeat, Architectural Digest, and The Ritz-Carlton Magazine.
Liz joined Sara Bengur Interiors in 2006. She enjoys the process of learning about her clients' personalities, lifestyles and tastes to create a uniquely personal space. Originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, Liz has studied in Mexico, Spain, Italy and Argentina, and has resided in Manhattan since 1998 where she attended Parsons School of Design. She and her family enjoy spending their free time in Charlotte, Vermont.
Originally from Portland, Maine, Chauncey is a graduate of Trinity College where she earned a BFA in Classics & Art History with a minor in Visual Studies. Since moving to New York in 2006, she has worked in high end residential design firms including David Easton Inc. as well as with Charlotte Moss.
Chauncey joined Sara Bengur Interiors in 2012. Since then she has overseen modern projects in Miami to more traditional residences in the Hamptons. Always favoring a mix of vibrant color and patterns, she enjoys creating warm and inviting homes that well suit clients’ lifestyles.