Traditional Home: Pacific Palisades Master Bedroom

For this Pacific Palisade’s Estate master bedroom suite the owners desired a Victorian era aesthetic on a grand scale. Sarah Barnard designed a California King sized bed and coordinating nightstands made of American Walnut with bronze hardware. Carved by master craftsmen in Los Angeles, the raised panels, fluted carvings and intricate floral details define the one-of-a-kind Victorian-inspired bed created specifically for this home. Antique brass bed side sconces with articulating arms allow for comfortable reading in bed. Three antique ceramic birds sit among fresh cut pink ranunculus on the master bedroom nightstand.

A few favorite books, a vintage brass cat and a black pottery vase filled with white hydrangeas adorn the custom American Walnut built-in bar providing easy access to snacks and beverages within the master bedroom suite.

Decadent silk velvet, wool mohair and cashmere textiles were used to ensure a deliciously tactile master bedroom suite. The original brass chandelier was preserved and restored with custom shades covered in grey silk threads. A rich magnolia leaf garland drapes across the master bedroom fireplace mantle, framing a painting by artist Kevin Moore. An antique side table, a brass swing arm floor lamp and a deep rose velvet bergère chair are brightened by white tulips set in a clear glass vase.

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