Sara Malek Barney is the founder of the popular interior design boutique, BANDD/DESIGN. Formerly working as a sales and marketing director in the fast-paced world of sports and entertainment, Sara brings an organized, can-do perspective to her interior design projects. High energy, innovation, and passion for beautiful spaces, paired with her unique business experience, are all strong driving forces in her refreshing South Bay interiors.

BANDD/DESIGN effortlessly pairs stylish and playful with sophisticated and timeless, resulting in fresh styles that merge their client’s vision and create a masterpiece that will last a lifetime. Sara and her team at BANDD seek out one-of-a-kind artisanal pieces, working with local South Bay vendors and integrating both upscale and budget-friendly pieces, resulting in interiors that represent the client’s unique personality and California lifestyle.

I think I should write a cautionary letter to future clients about the money and time that could be saved in trusting BANDD/DESIGN to hear a client’s vision and make it become a reality…Even among the mess of 6 kids at home…I love the way our house feels like a home. And, I loved working with you to make that happen.”

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With offices in Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, BANDD/DESIGN offers clients a wide range of design services. From full-service interior design to complete remodels. With a specialty in kitchen and bath design, BANDD/DESIGN offers a high-end conception-to-completion design experience. BANDD/DESIGN serves the entire Austin, Los Angeles, and Orange County metro areas, as well as projects all over the world.