ABOUT

I’m Sarah Halfrey, previously Daricilar, the same designer with a new name! For the past 15 years I have been an interior designer and city planner with a passion for historic preservation. My project experience is mainly renovations and remodels, furnishings and finishes selections.  I am NCIDQ certified, an advocate for sustainable design principles, and a believer in designing for the health, safety and welfare of ALL building occupants.

While I will always love buildings, I am now answering to a deeper, more creative calling. I’m currently in the process of rebranding myself as a designer as I navigate into the realm of graphic design. In a world overrun with lackluster, digital information the lost art of mindful page composition and the creativity behind typography truly inspires me.

When working on any project, my goal is simple; create an authentic design that serves the client well.  I enjoy the beauty that can be found in quality materials with genuine finishes and showcasing historic details. I am constantly seeking out evolving styles, new inspiration, and design development. For me, an ideal design is practical with a timeless aesthetic; fitted with context and meaning.  I work with all styles of design but especially love those that follow a vintage vibe of a bygone era, mixing in client personalization while maintaining a minimalist touch. 

So the saying goes “Find something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I love all things design and enjoy the process of solving problems through creativity.

“Enjoy the process, love the outcome!”

Testimonials

  • “Thank you for the wonderful design for my den, I truly love it. You were wonderful to work with and it was so easy. Thanks again!”

    Peggy L. ~Illinois

    Den

  • “What a great experience we had working on our new condo with Sarah Daricilar.  We started with the master bedroom, and moved from there to the living room and master bath.  We had a lot of furniture from our previous apartment, and since this is a temporary relocation, we wanted to use what we had and embellish it. She is talented, efficient, and gave us two plans which were on point.  We picked out the best features of each plan, and Sarah consolidated them into a new plan which we put in place for our bedroom.  Because of the great results on the bedroom project, we requested Sarah again to help us with the living room and master bath.  The projects are done, and our purchases are en route.  With guests coming in a few weeks, we will be all set to entertain them.”

    Jane A. ~Washington DC

    Master Bedroom, Bathroom, & Living Room

  • “Oh it is gorgeous!!! I can’t thank you enough. Just waiting on the last 2 chairs and I will send you before and after pictures. We did everything exactly as you designed it. Stunning!!! Before & After! WOW!!!!!! You are truly an amazing designer! I can’t thank you enough! I told all my friends about you and posted on my facebook page, they were in shock about the transformation!”

    Michele B. ~New Jersey

    Master Bedroom