From Miami to the Hamptons, designer Sarah Zohar creates spaces that are as beautiful as they are personal.
The living room faces the ocean, which was Zohar’s main design inspiration for the residence. Interior Photography by Troy Campbell
Since 2010, Sarah Zohar (sarahzdesigns.com) has been helping clients tell their stories, whatever they might be, through unique and well-thought-out interior design. Having emigrated from Israel to New York as a child, Zohar has always understood the value of hard work and learned a great deal of her trade by watching her father, a builder, and brother, who was in commercial construction. After she found her calling and opened her firm, her gentle aesthetic soon attracted clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, New York City and the Hamptons. Here, she discusses what her brand of design alchemy is all about.
The wallcovering in the mostly white bedroom mimics the sea Interior Photography by Troy Campbell
Who makes up Sarah Z Designs? We are a team of designers and architects, as well as field and operational managers. We also think of our vendors, contractors and subcontractors as our partners.
Does your firm have a design mantra? We create contemporary and transitional designs surrounding our clients' lifestyles, personal stories and collections. Each multifunctional space is inspired by the environment, science, nature, travel and architecture.
Designer Sarah Zohar Interior Photography by Troy Campbell
You're originally from New York. Why did you decide to establish your business here in Miami? We see the city, landscape, culture, and use it as inspiration for blank canvases in interior design. It's also the place I call home, for me and my family, as well as schooling for my kids. It's a great city of art and self-expression, and I love the fact that it's a multicultural town.
What was your approach to the design of the Hollywood Beach home we see in these pages? We used wallcovering to simulate waves and running water to mimic the sea. We also carried the design in the pillow fabric through soft blues and sandlike patterns. The chandelier in the dinette also mimics the sun and rests above a gold lattice fruit bowl that resembles sea coral. In the entry foyer, as well as the floors throughout the condo, we used textures and colors that echoed the sand on the beach. And that's a coral mirror in the entry foyer.
Textures in the kitchen were chosen to reflect beach sand. Interior Photography by Troy Campbell
What was your inspiration for the project? Since the condo faces the ocean, we all got inspired by that body of water and opted to bring that feel inside for a direct connection with natural elements.
What's the next phase for your firm? How would you like to see it evolve? Designing for health benefits, improving mental and overall health through interior design, and creating multifunctional and versatile spaces for working and schooling from home.