Monday, March 2, 2015

Statement-Making Headboards


Tufted
This bed with a tufted headboard in a neutral fabric and a classic shape was designed by Thom Filicia.






Glamorous Shape
A stunning shape paired with a subdued fabric strikes an elegant balance in an Upper East Side apartment designed by Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer.





Bold Pattern
This custom headboard is upholstered in Schumacher fabrics in a bedroom designed by Alessandra Branca.





Striped Textiles
This dramatic headboard Frank Webb designed for his Dutchess County, New York, home is paired with neutral bedding and accessories.





Subtle Pattern
The custom headboard in designer Caroline Cummings Raferty's Manhattan home is upholstered in a Rogers and Goffigon linen.



Dramatic Design
In the master bedroom of Jackie Astier's Manhattan apartment, the custom-made headboard is upholstered in an Osborne & Little velvet.






Inspired By India
John Robshaw's Kerala headboard cuts a striking figure.





Dreamy Fabric
A custom tufted headboard in a creamy neutral fabric punctuates the master bedroom in Alidad's London apartment.




Leather
The custom-made bed in this California cottage features a leather headboard.




Mirrors





Doors
Antique bordello doors serve as a headboard in this master bedroom designed by Darryl Carter.


*Original article posted on ElleDecor.com


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Redondo Beach Kitchen + Great Room Remodel

 
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 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 green 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. Her 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.

Barnard is currently working on commissions of private residences in the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica Canyon, Brentwood, Los Feliz & Palos Verdes Estates. Other recent projects include the corporate offices of National Geographic Entertainment in Beverly Hills, the headquarters of Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher Reeve Foundation in Culver City, a Backstage Celebrity Eco-Lounge for both the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Teen Choice Awards and a Sustainable Penthouse on Ocean Avenue for an out of town couple with super meditative space requirements. Think total relaxation and harmony with the universe.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Perfect Kitchens for Entertaining



Country breakfasts are served in the Thom Filicia–designed Adirondack vacation home of a California couple. The kitchen’s barstools are by Marsia Holzer Studio, and the wing chair at right is from Lillian August.
Photo: Pieter Estersohn



Leather-clad armchairs surround a Federal drop-leaf breakfast table in the kitchen—a former conservatory—of a historic upstate New York getaway.
Photo: Pieter Estersohn



A. Rudin chairs line up along one end of the island in the Nashville kitchen of philanthropists Jennifer and Billy Frist. The McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors–designed home includes a pool area and an open-air lounge off the kitchen and family dining space.
Photo: Pieter Estersohn


Stools by DM/DM line up in fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s bright Beverly Hills kitchen. The space also features a full-height wine cooler and vintage French pendant fixtures that hang from the reclaimed-wood ceiling.
Photo: Roger Davies



Barstools by decorator Francis Sultana furnish the garden-level kitchen of a 19th-century London triplex updated by Sultana.
Photo: Luke White



The second kitchen of a lakeside upstate New York residence, decorated by McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, is outfitted with lanterns by Baker and Dessin Fournir stools upholstered in Edelman leather.
Photo: Pieter Estersohn



Stools by BassamFellows provide a perch at the kitchen counter of Will Ferrell’s New York City loft. In the adjacent dining area, Tejo Remy light fixtures preside over a vintage Paul T. Frankl dining table and Eames chairs. The artworks are by (from left) Donald Sultan and Roy Lichtenstein.
Photo: William Waldron


John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s spacious Hollywood Hills, California, kitchen features rift-cut teak cabinetry and a trio of stools by Emmerson Troop. Don Stewart of Desiderata Design reconfigured the 1960s home to maximize its central living/dining/kitchen space.
Photo: Roger Davies


Interior designer Sara Story’s handsome Texas Hill Country kitchen is furnished with custom Wyeth stools.
Photo: Pieter Estersohn



The vintage barstools in a Houston ch√Ęteau’s kitchen were found at a Paris flea market. The counters are made from reclaimed 18th-century stone, and the dishes are by Vietri.
Photo: Eric Pasiecki


In Houston, designer Miles Redd gave a modern subway-tile-sheathed white kitchen pops of color with bright counter stools.
Photo: Thomas Loof



Aluminum pendant lamps from the 1930s hang above the marble-topped island in a Long Island kitchen designed by Steven Gambrel. A Beaux Arts–style clock presides over the space, which has seating from the Sundance Catalog.
Photo: Oberto Gil



A bold rattan Campana Brothers light hangs in a Connecticut kitchen designed by India Mahdavi. The owners’ golden retriever lounges in front of a trio of BassamFellows stools. The space features custom lacquer cabinetry inspired by decorative concrete blocks from the 1960s.
Photo: Jason Schmidt



Vintage milk-glass pendants hang over the island of a spacious Beverly Hills kitchen, which is painted a shade of Farrow & Ball blue. 


Bistro-style barstools by TK Collections provide comfortable seating in the kitchen of a 1920s oceanfront Palm Beach mansion renovated by David Easton.
Photo: Pieter Estersohn


Jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno’s kitchen, on the parlor floor of her four-story Park Slope, Brooklyn, brownstone, is furnished with BassamFellows stools and cowhide-clad Ligne Roset dining chairs. The photograph (of Tammy Faye Messner) is by Martin Schoeller.
Photo: Richard Powers



*This article was originally posted on www.ArchitecturalDigest.com





 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 and 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 theSanta Monica Conservancy's board of directors and specializes in green 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. Her 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.

Barnard is currently working on commissions of private residences in the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica Canyon, Brentwood, Los Feliz and Palos Verdes Estates. Other recent projects include the corporate offices of National Geographic Entertainment in Beverly Hills, the headquarters of Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher Reeve Foundation in Culver City, a Backstage Celebrity Eco-Lounge for both the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Teen Choice Awards and a Sustainable Penthouse on Ocean Avenue for an out of town couple with super meditative space requirements. Think total relaxation and harmony with the universe.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Accents of Black

Black clarifies. Place a table, seat, or artwork lacquered dark as ebony in a room awash in neutral tones and watch the darkness snap to attention. It adds a crisp and bold touch to the room. Add an ornamental grass with obsidian-tone leaves to a pastel garden and the same thing happens—that smokiness allures the eye into looking closer while making the surrounding seem even more brilliantly tinted. Think of how a classic little black dress stands out amid a crowd gowned in fondant froth. Black—the absence of color, the consumer of light—seasons our polychrome world with a note of mystery.



The black frames above the mantle balance the warm colors in the room.

The mirror above this bed fills the empty white wall with its modern design.

The taupe legs on these ottomans neutralize the bright neutral fabrics 
in this living room.


These coffee table legs juxtapose the neutral carpet and furniture.




There can be multiple accents of black as shown above. The black backsplash tile,
drapery over the sink, and black stool compose a luxurious, modern kitchen. 

The warm grey sofa pops due to the black outlining of the room and elements within.



The black countertops create a stark comparison between the green tiles
and white cabinetry to accentuate the brightness of this kitchen.

To add a subtle touch of black, you can incorporate artworks such as this
painting or a piece of furniture with a black build. 

In this beachfront getaway, this black customized tv is paired with a black throw 
and starfish to give the room a more cohesive look.

This bedroom was designed with a black bed frame, night stand, and drawer
to enhance the intimate environment.

The light cabinetry juxtaposes the black and turquoise countertops 
offering a modern design.


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 theSanta Monica Conservancy's board of directors and specializes in green 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. Her 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.

Barnard is currently working on commissions of private residences in the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica Canyon, Brentwood, Los Feliz & Palos Verdes Estates. Other recent projects include the corporate offices of National Geographic Entertainment in Beverly Hills, the headquarters of Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher Reeve Foundation in Culver City, a Backstage Celebrity Eco-Lounge for both the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Teen Choice Awards and a Sustainable Penthouse on Ocean Avenue for an out of town couple with super meditative space requirements. Think total relaxation and harmony with the universe.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Come Celebrate Marion Lane's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Marion!

Sunday, January 11, 11am – 2pm
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy Santa Monica, CA 90402

The Hollywood crowd of film stars from the Golden Age invites you to a party at the Annenberg Community Beach House to celebrate Marion Davies’ birthday. Come and join the fun! It’s free and will be a swell good time. The date isSunday January 11, from 11am – 2pm, and includes musical entertainment and refreshments. Charlie Chaplin will be at the front door of the Guest House to greet party guests, and you”ll encounter Constance and Norma Talmadge, Marie Dressler, Joan Crawford, and even that sensational columnist Hedda Hopper. Make your reservation here.

Presented by the Docent Council of the Annenberg Community Beach House, docents in vintage costumes will share interesting stories of Marion Davies’ life and times. Don your hats and feather boas, or come as you are, to celebrate her talents and versatility. Watch her perform in her acclaimed film, “Show People,” introduced by documentary filmmaker Elaina Archer. Musical entertainment features Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys, interpreting period songs with wit and charm; she will dazzle you with tunes from old-time jazz, ragtime, and novelty songs. Other special guests are Lara Fowler, writer/historian now engaged in researching a much-needed biography of Marion Davies; and Michael Yakaitis, Hollywood historian and photograph collector.

The Santa Monica Conservancy partners with the City of Santa Monica in providing docent-guided tours of the Annenberg Community Beach House. For visiting hours and open days, check the Beach House website.