Traditional Home: Historic Preservation Guest Bedroom

The guest bedroom has striking architectural beams that define the sleeping area. The bed features a Fornasetti "Crying / Smoking" design double sided cushion, made in Italy by Luciano Marcato. Matching bedside tables display the homeowner’s mementos; a vintage brass cat makes fast friends with a snapshot of a brilliant painting taken on holiday in London. Artwork by Kevin Moore pairs effortlessly with the room's traditional furnishings and contemporary feel.

A comfortable reading area featuring velvet bergère chair and brass swing arm floor lamp. Deep green cotton velvet from Holland makes for simply elegant roman shades.

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