Traditional Home: Pacific Palisades Estate Foyer

The original oak staircase is the main feature of the foyer in this Pacific Palisades Estate. The original oak staircase was meticulously restored and finished with wool carpets specially woven to seamlessly wrap up the stairs and around the landing. Deep black natural stone tiles were hand brushed to achieve a softened finish for the custom flooring.

Paintings by Brian Johnson sit atop a table carved to fit the curvature of the foyer wall.

Bringing attention to unique details, the Better Times Peonies brighten a display of the homeowner's favorite things.

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