Creatively combining the old and the new in a sophisticated, minimal setting is an art that takes plenty of care and precision. California Minimalism is one such project where Sarah Barnard pulls off this precarious look with plenty of panache as she gives an old townhouse a new avatar that is sleek, light-filled and undoubtedly contemporary. At the heart of this makeover is the gorgeous kitchen in light gray and white that becomes the showstopper of the new interior. Next to it is the dining area that combines antique chairs with a Rosewood table and a large pendant light.
Despite the use of a neutral color scheme that extensively uses white and gray, the house feels fresh and bright thanks to the lovely fireplace in the living area that blends white plaster with stone. The exquisite collection of antiques owned by the homeowner over the years has been carefully intertwined with the modern setting in each room without disturbing the relaxing atmosphere. A spacious bathroom again in white and gray and a beautiful bedroom complete the transformation that feels organic and original.
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.