The library offers ample display for the homeowner's impressive collection of books, mineral specimens and fine art. The focal point of the library, a massive oak paneled fireplace is original to the house. The original oak mantle was restored and a new stone slip and hearth installed along with American walnut floors. Expert craftspersons were employed to ensure perfection in every detail. A brilliant painting by Los Angeles based artist Kevin Moore is featured as the centerpiece.
The original brass chandelier was preserved and restored for use in the library. A comfortable armchair features a beautiful embroidered pillow that was handmade in India by Bandhini Design. The antique Kilim rug is from Turkey and supplied by Grey Willow Goods. A painting by Allie Ihm adds life to the deep oak bookcase.
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