Award Show Glamour at Home

Award show season is in full swing! Take a peek behind the scenes, and tour this backstage VIP lounge for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Styled with a glamorous, pop culture flair for A-list celebrity guests, this lounge conveyed the traditional spirit of the event in organic decor.

Sarah Barnard had the honor of designing this tasteful lounge for the Academy of Country Music Awards and their guests. This stylish yet classic lounge features natural linens and vintage furniture, and is a perfect example of how healthy design and sustainably sourced materials can make a space inviting and enriching.

Sarah chose a palette of warm neutrals and added pops of bright color in by using plants and luxurious fabrics. This lounge has elegant decor that can be easily adapted for your home.

Bring nature inside; potted succulents, fresh renoculous stems and a bold brass peasant add interest to the space. Plants and art inspired by nature make a space feel comfortable and natural. 

A sofa outfitted in menswear woolens is paired with a sophisticated "Dressmaker" lamp from Baker and an antique wooden horse.

These gorgeous, vintage art deco chairs and ebonized oak vintage coffee table by Galerie Sommerlath add an air of refinement and lushness to the space. A brass drink cart demonstrates how recycling can be chic.

A burl wood sculpture and ceramic urchins' natural beauty is forever captivating. The glass lamp by Baker echoes the ocean and adds a subtle natural element.

Natural silk, linen and wool toss pillows complement the organic linen on this gorgeous sofa. Choosing a creamy, light fabric like this one is an excellent way to highlight the elegant design of the sofa and make the sitting area more inviting.

We hope you found inspiration in this luxurious lounge outfitted in natural materials and organic decor.

Furniture, art and lighting for this backstage lounge was generously provided by Galerie Sommerlath and Baker


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 serves on the Santa Monica Conservancy’s board of directors and specializes in green interior design and historic preservation.

Sarah Barnard Design undertakes residential interior design projects, commercial spaces and even single rooms. She can help you with space planning, color counseling, kitchen and bath remodeling, historic preservation, and all aspects of green design and healthy living: organic, non-toxic, sustainable and fair trade materials, energy and resource conservation, air and water purification, natural furnishings and fabrics and much more!