Ocean Avenue Penthouse: Contemporary Master Bedroom

The calming blue views of the ocean and sky were the inspiration for this Ocean Avenue master bedroom retreat. Outfitted with eco-friendly finishes in leather, rattan, maple and wool, the biophilic impact of every detail was considered to optimize health and well-being.

Matching low-profile bedside tables in deep walnut are topped with orchids and the homeowner's favorite books. The accompanying wall mounted swing arm lamps are perfect for reading in bed. The custom commissioned artwork is reminiscent of an underwater world and adds peaceful minimalism and balance as a design element.

A custom wall hung console tucks away electronics and compliments the deep wood bed frame. Antique stone pottery and a dollop of moss are the perfect home to this indoor bromeliad. Touches of nature are incorporated throughout this environmentally conscious design. Organic textiles and fabrics were sustainably sourced. Pottery and other artisan elements were handmade by local craftspeople and paired with indigenous plant life.

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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