An Ocean Avenue penthouse with a bird's eye view of Santa Monica's coastline is outfitted with eco-friendly furnishings, natural textiles and organic rugs to create a perfect Zen retreat. A natural driftwood sculpture compliments a collection of organic objects as the centerpiece to this biophilic design.
Interior Designer: Sarah Barnard Design Location: Santa Monica , United States Year: 2016 Project size: 3,000 ft2 Photography: Steven Dewall
From the architect: This modern design preserves the expansive coastline view utilizing a wall of mirrors to visually extend the entertaining area. White fabric poufs provide extra seating for guests and are low enough to preserve the ocean view. The integrated dining area features a custom made table of chrome and maple perfectly sized for this compact space.
A collection of eco-friendly materials, organic textiles and vintage accoutrements make this Ocean Avenue penthouse the ultimate beach retreat. The delicate chandelier made up of tiny light bulbs and wire reminds us of stars strung together in the sky. Organic textiles and fabrics were sustainably sourced.
Healthy design elements like natural woods, raw textiles and plant life are incorporated throughout the space. Salvaged “live edge” wood was used to fabricate custom bookshelves displaying a collection of the homeowners favorite books, fossil and mineral specimens. A handmade wooden bowl in the shape of a seashell is the perfect home to a potted plant adding life to the entertainment center.