Julia Barnard is an Interior designer specialising in the restoration of listed buildings, stylist, designer of bespoke furniture, traditional upholstery and lighting side. With a thorough knowledge of building technique and planning consent. She specialises in the renovation and decoration of listed buildings and gardens. The minimalistic design puts the user’s focus solely on Julia’s work.
Fundamental to her work is creating beautiful, functional spaces that relate to the landscape outside. Working also as a stylist, she has a particular interest in twentieth-century painting and antique textiles, sourcing museum quality pieces for clients.
Julia designs bespoke upholstery, furniture, lighting and cabinetry and kitchens, which are traditionally made by craftsmen in small workshops across England and Wales.
She wrote a book called “New Decorator” that is a comprehensive guide to home decorating explains how to integrate design ideas with environmental and ergonomic principles in every room of the house and offers advice on such topics as storage, soundproofing, colour, and accessories.
“A home is more than a place to eat, sleep, and do the laundry: it can be a “calm haven in a hectic world,” according to author Julia Barnard, “a state of being” that can be tailored to appeal to all five senses. Because we human beings experience the world around us through our senses, New Decorator devotes whole chapters to strategies for using space, light, colour, surfaces, air, sound, and home comforts to create a home that’s both sensuous and practical.”
See some examples that have of her work to show you in this article.
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