Friday, November 2

Sara Ruffin Costello and Paul Costello



Photos: Bruce Buck for The New York Times

This morning I was doing online research for my sister whose son has a sleep disorder. Granted he has autism and it's not an uncommon occurrence for children who are autistic, but a terribly difficult problem nevertheless. I did find an interesting article in The New York Times and while it did not necessarily apply to my sister’s situation is was informative nonetheless. If you are a parent of a child who won’t sleep in their own bed it is worth a read.

On a completely different note, one of the families featured was acclaimed photographer Paul Costello and his wife Sara Ruffin Costello. Sara, style director of Domino magazine, and Paul’s home is one of my all time favorites. I never tire of their wonderful living room. In addition to the article were photos of the Costello’s bedrooms. All of the bedrooms are stylish and beautiful, even if Harrison rarely sleeps in his own bed. As the mother of a ten-year-old, I can honestly say, this too shall pass (and thank God for coffee).

17 comments:

Anne said...

As a mother I can relate! It's so hard to balance, and all that you really want (and need) is a good sleep. The only positive is the beautiful beds to sleep in!

Laura said...

My thoughts are with your sister. I am a speech pathologist and work with many, many autistic children. I am always amazed at the stamina and energy of their parents!

Very fun, kid-friendly but still stylish rooms

perfect bound said...

Not yet a mom but I can appreciate the need for a good night's sleep. When I am on the road, no matter how nice the hotel, I can never ever sleep. Of course, my rooms don't look like these. You may have already checked out Paul Costello's website but if not, you will love the rooms he's photographed as well.

ALL THE BEST said...

You are right Anne it is hard to find balance! And yes, the beds are beautiful!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Laura! I am amazed at my sister and brother-in-law's stamina and energy!!

I love Paul's site Perfect Bound!! He is a gifted photographer!

patricia gray said...

I love these colorful kids bedrooms and that the first two pictures have full size grown up beds.

ALL THE BEST said...

Aren't they great Patricia! The first one is the master bed room (and I LOVE it).

Joslyn said...

These rooms are gorgeous!

Both of my daughters ended up in our bed last night...the only thing that gets me through this phase is knowing it's temporary!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

I love that first room especially!

Beautiful!

That is tough about the sleep issue, I remember nights where my son would not go to sleep or stay asleep and it was horrible for me! I was a walking zombie! I need my beauty sleep to function!

Melissa

Style Court said...

For the last year I've received so many emails about the wallpaper in the master bedroom! (Flowering Quince--Clarence House)

In case anyone is interested, these bedrooms are not part of their former seafoam-blue loft that is so often blogged -- at least as I've been told. A little detail overkill for the design-obsessed :) I'm sounding like a groupee again.

girl meets glamour said...

I just love these rooms, esp. that first one...oh how I wish I could use wallcovering in my own master! Great post.

~Kate

Mrs. Blandings said...

You are so good to be reseaching for your sister. My youngest had some delays, and for a while we thought he might be in the spectrum. Funny, the fact that he slept was one of the things that led the specialist to think not. There are so many good resources available - good luck to your sister. Sleep deprivation is the worst.

ALL THE BEST said...

You're right Joslyn and thank goodness it is temporary!

I know what you mean about the beauty sleep Melissa! I know I need it!!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks for the information Courtney!

ALL THE BEST said...

Kate I am seriously tempted to cover the walls in my master with a similar print!

Thanks for your kind words Mrs. Blandings.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

These are such happy rooms and I too agree 'this too shall pass',all of a sudden a boy turns 11 or 12 and 'voila !' they stay in their own bed..now we just have to figure out how to get the retreivers out too.

Frank said...

I own a Memory Foam Mattress and it’s wonderful! Best bed ever! I have a lot of sleeping problems and it solves all but my girlfriend’s snoring! I think the government should pay for everyone to have Memory Foam Mattresses!