Traditional Home: Pacific Palisades Living Room

The traditional living room is at the heart of this Pacific Palisades Estate. A painting by Kevin Moore adds vibrant color adorning the unique oak mantle. Restoring the home’s original details in combination with contemporary accents provides a warming update to this formal aesthetic. The original oak mantle was restored and paired with a new stone slip and hearth. The home’s original leaded glass windows were preserved and the oak frames restored.

An artisan woodworker brought to life Sarah Barnard's custom entertainment center design.

The homeowners are great lovers of music and collect many unique antique instruments including this Victorian era organ. Their pottery collection adorns the antique's mantle. Hand carved fauteuil chairs augment the reading area in the formal living room.

Luxurious burnt orange velvet bergère chairs create a favorite reading spot for the homeowners. An antique Queen Anne coffee table anchors the conversation area in the formal living room. Delicate natural grass cloth wallpaper provides the setting for antique reproduction wall sconces.

Sarah Barnard is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and is recognized by the International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology as a Building Biology Practitioner (BBP) and by the United States Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She has served on the Santa Monica Conservancy's board of directors and specializes in sustainable interior design and historic preservation.

Undertaking a broad range of projects, all of which are grounded in smart design and mindful of healthy living, Sarah’s diverse body of work includes upscale private residences, chic restaurants, luxurious spas and impressive corporate headquarters. Her projects have been featured in local and national publications, and have placed prominently in several noted design competitions. Sarah holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University as well as undergraduate degrees in Art and Interior Architectural Design. Her interior design practice is the culmination of education and interests in art, architecture, textiles and the environment and she has written several articles for important publications including the USGBC, United States Green Building Council.

PHOTOS BY: STEVEN DEWALL