Traditional Home: Santa Monica Sanctuary Bathroom

This guest bathroom was created from what was once a storage closet. It is designed with quartz countertops, a farmhouse sink, and multi-tonal mosaic floor. The small floor tiles allow for maximum grout area which increases traction and improves safety. The delicate farmhouse sink adds a contemporary edge to the traditionally styled bathroom outfitted in handmade ceramic tiles and bespoke maple cabinetry.

The roll-in shower has a built-in seat, shelf, and grab bar to accommodate the needs of family members with diverse levels of physical ability and is lit by energy efficient LED lighting. This family-friendly bathroom features a separate dressing area with towel storage and artwork made by the client's children.

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.

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