Music Room

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The music room hosts much of this Pacific Palisades Estate's antique instrument collection. The original coffered ceiling and oak french doors were restored. A painting by Brian Johnson rests on an antique side table in the conversation area. Handmade sofa pillows were embroidered in India using traditional methods and craftspeople by Bandhini Design.

The original stone fireplace is the focal point of the music room featuring a painting by Renae Barnard on the mantle. The Oak french doors open to an expansive back garden with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Light filters through the sea view window illuminating an antique chess table.

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 

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 

Traditional Walnut Kitchen in a Pacific Palisades Estate

The kitchen windows frame a view of the Pacific Ocean at this Pacific Palisades Estate. Bespoke cabinets in American Walnut are finished with white bronze hardware and paired with deep green granite counter tops. Hand made and glazed artisan tile flooring expands into the conservatory. The soft angles of the American Walnut kitchen cabinets guide the entry to the adjoining dining room.

Sarah Barnard designed a one-of-a-kind hood in bronze to pair with a Bertazzoni Heritage range. The Bertazzoni Heritage range provides high performance and a traditional aesthetic. An antique Japanese teapot rests on the range. American Walnut cabinets, handmade ceramic backsplash tile and deep green granite countertops make a hardworking kitchen elegant.

The original oak coffered ceiling was restored to complement the bespoke American Walnut kitchen cabinets. The center island is outfitted in deep green granite with satin nickel plumbing fixtures by Rohl. Three by six inch backsplash tiles were handmade for the kitchen in an ash gloss glaze.

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 

Traditional Home: Tapestry Dining Room in Green & Burgundy

Luxurious tapestry in rich shades of forest green, chartreuse and burgundy adorn the walls of this Pacific Palisades dining room. Cotton velvet draperies in a saturated burgundy tone connect with the tiny berries in the woodland wall upholstery. The room's focal point, an antique dining table, is accompanied by six antique side chairs which were re-finished and re-upholstered along with two custom made arm chairs to complete the dining room set.

Utilizing original details and restoring antiques within the property creates an updated contemporary design while preserving the estate's traditional aesthetic. The original wood wainscot was transformed with a custom color by Fine Paints of Europe. The antique dining table top was restored to a brilliant finish while the base's original patina was intentionally preserved. Custom armchairs were created to blend effortlessly with the original antique side chairs. The crystal chandelier in the dining room was also original to the property and was restored.

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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