Sarah Barnard was recently featured amongst an all-star cast of designers in this gorgeous hardback edition of Interiors: Inside the American Home by Images Publishing. Featuring two distinct projects from Sarah’s portfolio, the Pacific Palisades Estate and Peaceful Palisades Retreat, this compilation is the perfect coffee table book for design enthusiasts!
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Interiors: Inside the American Home is a chic, modern book that showcases the diversity in approach to interior design across the United States. Honing in on the subtleties of interior design, the book delves into the range of techniques, art and decorative pieces, furnishings, and materials used by designers to merge their own unique aesthetics with the lifestyles of their clients. From eclectic trinket-filled sitting rooms, to expansive, minimalist open-plan living, this book offers a stunning array of intriguing interior spaces for all tastes and styles.
The introduction for Interiors is written by Marc Kristal, an acclaimed architecture and design journalist who was former editor of AIA/J and has contributed to many print and online publications, including Dwell, New York Times, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, among others. He's also written for other IMAGES monographs: on interior designer Tom Stringer, An Adventurous Life, as well as the architectural monograph Country Houses: The Work of Mark P. Finlay. His other books include Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors. In 2003, he curated the exhibition Absence Into Presence: The Art, Architecture, and Design of Remembrance at Parsons School of Design, and in 2009 he was part of the project team that created the Greenwich South planning study for the Alliance for Downtown New York. Also a screenwriter, Kristal wrote the film Torn Apart. He lives in New York.
Undertaking a broad range of projects, all of which are grounded in smart design and mindful of healthy living, Sarah Barnard’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.
Sarah is intrigued by clients who have unusual requests and lives for a challenge. She hasn’t met one yet that she didn’t like. Sarah loves designing for anyone with pets! She adores people who are avid collectors of anything they love. Sarah is often retained by clients who have never worked with an interior designer because they thought designers weren’t for them (until now). She is known for delivering, on time, all the time. Sarah is incredibly down to earth and people love her for her frankness. Sarah and her staff will do just about anything for a client, build a custom sunroom for the kitties, organize and alphabetize boxes in the garage, take the kids out shopping for their own bathroom tiles…
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 WELL Building Institute as a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP), 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, health and wellness and historic preservation.