Designer Crush: Sarah Barnard


Designer Crush: Sarah Barnard

Upscale private residences, chic restaurants, luxurious spas, and corporate headquarters: all are fair game to Los Angeles designer Sarah Barnard. With specialties in sustainable interior design, health and wellness, and historic preservation, Barnard brings a passion and dedication to her projects uniquely grounded in innovation. Barnard is currently involved in interior design projects in the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Los Feliz, Hancock Park & Palos Verdes Estates. Learn more about the designer in our Q&A below.

In this interview with CA Homes and Design, Sarah Barnard opens up about how she found inspiration growing up in historic homes. Art, interior design, and sustainability have been a central part of her education and experience. In graduate school, Sarah explored sculpture and environmental installations. As a native Angelino and artist, she quickly carved out a niche for herself in sustainable, healthy design.

Health and wellness are central pillars of Sarah’s practice. She explains how a connection to nature and the outdoors can improve the quality of a person’s life and make a home more beautiful and comfortable. She gives careful consideration to each project to produce a home that contributes to the wellness of the homeowners.


When beginning a new project, Sarah visits the space and observes her client’s current situation. She learns about what they like, what they don’t like, and what they want out of the transformation to make the process as seamless and effective as possible.

Sarah explains that ’California’s style embodies the values of the people here and reflects the landscape’s mountains, deserts, sea, and sky.

Sarah continues to draw inspiration from nature and cultivates a diverse garden of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and succulents. Some of her favorites are Abutilon, Brugmansia, and Camellia.

Sarah believes that travel broadens the mind. Her travels through Milan, Paris, and Victoria were centered on nature, food, architecture, and art.


Asked about her favorite musical artists, Sarah chose strong, independent women like Ingrid Michaelson, Sarah Harmer, and Corinne Bailey Rae. Her favorite movie, The Other Boleyn Girl, stars two of her favorite actresses: Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.


Please be sure to check out this interview on CA Home and Design’s website for Sarah’s full answers.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky 

Sarah Barnard designs healthy, happy, personalized spaces that are deeply connected to nature and art.

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