Coterie Crush: Sarah Hamlin Hastings of Charleston

Nov 18 2014

by Cheri Leavy

coteriecrush  Sarah Hamlin Hastings

We have a Coterie Crush on Charleston native Sarah Hamlin Hastings of Sarah Hamlin Hastings Interiors.  After a few decades in NYC, she and her husband Matt moved back to her beloved Low Country to raise their children in the most charming city in the South.  Sarah Hamlin is active philanthropically with the Charleston Animal Society and she satisfies her love of art through Charleston’s vibrant art scene.  She shares some of her latest greatest and most favorites here …


Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks, Schumacher’s Strie Velvets, and the new Embroidered Collection from Holland and Sherry—it is exquisite



I like the classic simplicity of Herend’s Gold Band pattern. It is easy to mix it up with other patterns, or it makes a beautiful setting on its own. For everyday, I like to use my grandmothers Blue Willow.



Sherwin Williams “Black Fox” It is the perfect sexy dark gray.



MFAMB, Stylebeat, and LaDolceVita are daily reads



for the holidays, I still love the Thymes Frasier Fir candle, otherwise Diptyque’s Verveine is a favorite



John Pope Antiques in Charleston, Peridot in Savannah, Malachite in New Orleans



Melissa Rufty, Steven Gambrel, Darryl Carter and Amelia Handegan are designers that I look to often for inspiration. They are all have a very different aesthetic, but the level of quality and authenticity is always there.



Since I consider architecture an art form, I would say Bobby McAlpine. His taste is exquisite, and his sense of scale and proportion is incredible. But on top of all of that, he is one of the kindest and most eloquent people I have ever met. A true Southern gentleman.



art—I love and appreciate all forms



In no particular order: My Barbour coat, my great grandmother’s monogrammed silver goblets, my favorite flower, Camellia Japonica, my husband’s white dinner jacket, SEC football and boiled peanuts


Your style in five words:

Classic taste with modern sensibility (I cannot live in a museum—I have four little boys and two huge dogs!)
sarahhamlinhastingsSarah Hamlin Hastings Interiors
7 Sayle Road, Charleston SC 29407   •  917.922.4552

Links to spotlights on other interior designers and tastemakers –





Cheri Leavy View More Blog Posts from this Author

Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
• The faces and places of Athens that make our city so vibrant through guide2athens
• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts