SARAH WALKER DESIGN STUDIO/SWDS CORP. projects are wide ranging in scale and style; such as a four story town house in Manhattan, a Julius Shulman photographed Mid Century Modern Post and Beam remodel published in the 2010 July/August issue of Elle Decor, a restoration of a Mediterranean villa over looking the Pacific Ocean in Pacific Palisades, a Trousdale Estates classic which houses a world class art collection featured in Angeleno Magazine, DuJour, and AD Espana, and a glass, steel, and concrete architectural contemporary on the side of a mountain in Santa Barbara which was the cover story for the 2016 Dec/Jan LUXE. SWDS accepts a limited number of commissions each year to ensure Sarah can be fully involved in every detail of the project. SWDS customizes the design and process to the particular project rather than repeating a formula. There is a strong emphasis on quality, and longevity. The goal is to create spaces where a client's life and work can thrive, and evolve, without being stuck in an environment that reflects fleeting trends. If the project requires architectural services, SWDS suggests Carolina Tazedjian Reistetter, who will be hired under a separate contract as the architect. We have included Carolina's bio and contact info below as a courtesy.
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California Certified Interior Designer #6362
Sarah is a California Certified Interior Designer, raised in Miami Florida and Blowing Rock North Carolina. She graduated from the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a Batcher in Fine Arts and moved directly to New York City where she lived for thirteen years. She was involved in numerous ground up restaurant and nightclub creations in New York as both an owner and general manager and through this experience garnered a working knowledge of construction and commercial interior design. She, bought and renovated houses and apartments in the Hamptons and Manhattan, thus learning her trade from an investor’s perspective and building a reputation as a tastemaker among her peers. Sarah opened the design studio soon after relocating to Los Angeles in 1997. She is married to her best friend, Robert Gunderman, who was a partner at ACME, a world class contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles that closed in 2017 after more than twenty years in business. They live on a fifteen acre avocado and citrus ranch about an hour north of Los Angeles where Robert is focused on his own work as an artist.
Carolina Tazedjian Reistetter
California licensed Architect C-32687
Carolina Tazedjian was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina . A licensed Architect in California, she received her Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Buenos Aires University in 1999. Upon graduation, she became a teaching assistant at her college, and also worked in partnership with college friends, before moving to Los Angeles in 2001. Prior to starting her own practice in the US, she gained experience collaborating with various local architects and interior designers, working as an architectural designer on a variety of projects including residential remodels, new construction and interiors, schools and recording studios. Carolina is committed to design solutions that are sensitive to her clients needs, respect the context, create a sense of place and are environmentally responsible. She is married to Thomas Reistetter, President and Design Principal of Silvestri California . They live in Los Angeles with their son Manu.