Traditional Walnut Kitchen in a Pacific Palisades Estate

The kitchen windows frame a view of the Pacific Ocean at this Pacific Palisades Estate. Bespoke cabinets in American Walnut are finished with white bronze hardware and paired with deep green granite counter tops. Hand made and glazed artisan tile flooring expands into the conservatory. The soft angles of the American Walnut kitchen cabinets guide the entry to the adjoining dining room.

Sarah Barnard designed a one-of-a-kind hood in bronze to pair with a Bertazzoni Heritage range. The Bertazzoni Heritage range provides high performance and a traditional aesthetic. An antique Japanese teapot rests on the range. American Walnut cabinets, handmade ceramic backsplash tile and deep green granite countertops make a hardworking kitchen elegant.

The original oak coffered ceiling was restored to complement the bespoke American Walnut kitchen cabinets. The center island is outfitted in deep green granite with satin nickel plumbing fixtures by Rohl. Three by six inch backsplash tiles were handmade for the kitchen in an ash gloss glaze.

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