Historic West Hollywood Bungalow: Living Room

A historic 1918 Craftsman Bungalow gets a fresh face! Utilizing the original Arts & Crafts woodwork design, Sarah Barnard adds a pop of contemporary color for an updated take on this traditional style. In keeping with the classic aesthetic, Sarah treats the interior with eclectic and vintage mid-century modern furnishings.

Saturated colors and modern patterns pair perfectly with wood and brass accents. At the heart of the living room is an original brick fireplace restored to its former glory. Items collected on the homeowner’s travels make fast friends on the mantle with abstract paintings by Los Angeles based artist, Lori Dorn.

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

To learn more about Sarah Barnard Design, please visit www.SarahBarnard.com.

Photos by Chas Metivier

Harbor-Side Loft: Living Room

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A high-rise apartment building in Marina Del Rey, California seemed the perfect fit for a beach-loving New Yorker and his beloved golden retriever. While he valued the location and the bones of the place, the homeowner wasn’t sure how best to make this house feel like his home. Interior designer Sarah Barnard introduced natural materials, saturated colors, modern fixtures, and a textured palette elegant enough for entertaining and durable for everyday life.

The apartment’s open floor plan allows for a pleasant flow between the kitchen, dining and living areas. The dining area features a muted neutral palette accented by the oversized chandelier. This modern circular design brings rustic brightness to the dining room. Artwork by Sara Pae, Evan Conway, and Rebekah Waites adds a playful contemporary element to the otherwise traditional spaces.

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

To learn more about Sarah Barnard Design, please visit www.SarahBarnard.com.

Photos by Chas Metivier

Traditional Home: Pacific Palisades Living Room

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The traditional living room is at the heart of this Pacific Palisades Estate. A painting by Kevin Moore adds vibrant color adorning the unique oak mantle. Restoring the home’s original details in combination with contemporary accents provides a warming update to this formal aesthetic — the restored original oak mantle pairs well with a new stone slip and hearth. Additionally, the home’s original leaded glass windows were preserved and the oak frames restored.

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An artisan woodworker brought to life Sarah Barnard's custom entertainment center design.

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The homeowners are great lovers of music and collect many unique antique instruments including this Victorian-era organ. Their pottery collection adorns the antique's mantle. Hand carved fauteuil chairs augment the reading area in the formal living room.

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Plush burnt orange velvet bergère chairs create a favorite reading spot for the homeowners. In the formal living room, an antique Queen Anne coffee table anchors the conversation area. Delicate natural grasscloth wallpaper provides the setting for antique reproduction wall sconces.

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

To learn more about Sarah Barnard Design, please visit www.SarahBarnard.com.

Photos by Steven Dewall

Traditional Home: Music Room Interior Design

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

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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.

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

To learn more about Sarah Barnard Design, please visit www.SarahBarnard.com.

Photos by Steven Dewall