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.


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.