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Sara is the Founder + Principal Designer of the award-winning, full-service interior design firm, BANDD/DESIGN. Since its establishment in 2017, BANDD/DESIGN has successfully executed over 150 residential projects, many of which have been recognized and published around the world. High-quality, approachable design is the driving force behind everything BANDD touches. In conjunction with her passion for interior design, Sara launched BANDD/DEVELOPMENT in 2021 from a growing love for renovating and building beautiful homes throughout the Austin area and nationwide. Prior to launching BANDD/DESIGN, Sara spent the first phase of her professional career in Los Angeles, working in the fast-paced entertainment and sports industries, as an executive at companies such as SXSW, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her past experience helps her deliver timeless, unique designs to her projects. Sara, a University of Texas alum, has degrees in Corporate Communication and Interior Design. Some of Sara’s accolades include being named to the inaugural class of Fortune Magazine‘s Most Powerful Women {Next Gen}, one of Austin Monthly‘s Women to Watch for multiple years, one of the top 3 interior designers in the Austin area and being nominated for an International Design & Architecture Award in 2019 and HGTV’s Designer of the Year 2022. Her work has been shared globally and she has been featured in dozens of media outlets. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the Female Founder Collective.

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Sara Barney

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