This contemporary townhouse re-design in Los Angeles challenged Sarah Barnard to blend sophisticated minimalism with diverse art items her client painstakingly collected over a lifetime of travel.

Project Name: California Minimalism
Studio Name: Sarah Barnard Design

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Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 2
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Photography: Steven Dewall

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Space and function were paramount; in the modern kitchen, pale grey flat panel cabinetry helps a small space feel lighter and brighter. An open-plan design was chosen to allow the owner to easily cook, as well as to allow for easy entertaining of guests.

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Sarah chose pale grey flat panel cabinetry to help the small space feel lighter and brighter. Matte white glass tiles were selected to add a quiet elegance to the minimal space. Once the project was completed, the homeowner gushed, “Entertaining here is much more pleasurable, as is cooking for one in my new kitchen.”

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The bathroom was intentionally designed as a “wet room” so that the shower could be free of any barriers like steps or glass shower walls. Sarah designed this home to feel light and boundless, accommodating maximum flexibility.

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After the completion of this redesign, the owner explained that what she loves best about her new home is “[the] serenity of the color palette and surfaces, the bold, visually arresting scale of the principal lighting fixtures, and the way the new surroundings accommodate favorite furniture pieces and decorative items.” The newly finished home is a testament to idea that less is more, and that health and natural design are the solution to luxury.


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