About

BANDD DESIGN is a boutique, full-service interior, and event design studio headquartered in Austin, Texas, and is founded on the principle that everyone deserves to live, work and experience life in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Our work intersects at the junction of beauty and purpose to create a strong, lasting and remarkable design.

At BANDD DESIGN, we believe that design should feel effortless, approachable, interesting and purposeful. Our distinctive style, matched with the fluid mix of high and low pieces has become our core design aesthetic.

Sara Malek Barney – Owner + Principal Designer

Sara spent the first 15 years of her professional career 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. Always sitting at the intersection of creativity and business, her true love for design emerged after years of helping friends and family turn their spaces into meaningful, accessibly beautiful areas. She believes the design process should be highly collaborative and feel uniquely authentic to each individual.

An Austin-native (a rare breed!), Sara spent nearly a decade in sunny Los Angeles, California, where she met her writer husband, Dana, while they were both chasing the Hollywood dream. Now back on home turf, Sara and Dana enjoy endless amounts of queso and college football with their two daughters, Blake and Decker.

Sara has a Degree in Corporate Communication, with a minor in Business from the University of Texas at Austin and a Degree in Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute. She was named one of Fortune Magazine‘s Most Powerful Women {Next Gen} and is also a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

When not interior designing, you can find Sara drinking rosé, wearing sequins, dancing to boy band music, trying to solve a NYT crossword, watching Seinfeld (yes, still), trying to be a cool mom, and daydreaming about Napa.

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bandddesign.com Austin, TX 512-888-9313