Michele Bara ~ Owner & Creative Director

Michele trained at the prestigious UCLA Extension School of Interior and
Environmental Design & traveled throughout the United States, Europe & Japan
studying architecture, design, textiles & art.  

Michele's design experience includes: Residential, Model Home & Hospitality
Design. Carpet, Wall Covering & Textile Design, Re-modeling & New Construction.

Professional affiliations:
ASID Professional Practitioner Member #1529795
NCIDQ National Council Interior Design Qualification #015614
CID, Certified Interior Designer #5032
NKBA - National Kitchen and Bath Association Member
USGBC - U.S. Green Building Council

Michele serves the community and the Marine environment through diving in the
yearly Catalina Harbor Underwater Clean Up at Two Harbors, the Channel Islands
Naturalist Conservancy and the Channel Islands Harbor Enhancement Program.  
Coastal Interiors supports the American Lung Association & Feed The Children.

Michele enjoys sailing, scuba diving, kayaking & photography, both underwater
and above ground.  She also sings & plays several musical instruments.
Coastal Interiors was founded because of my love for the ocean, the relaxed yet
exciting lifestyle of it's communities and an inherent desire, to create beautiful
homes with luxury interiors, that commingle with nature and make their owners
feel good, when they walk through the door.
After 20 years as a corporate interior designer for Fortune 500 Companies, I
it was time to follow a dream.  I moved to a coastal town, bought a
sailboat and started my own company.  
It takes more than
imagination to create
beautiful interior
designs.  It begins with
an understanding of the
clients needs, a
knowledge of the history
of architecture and art,
an intuitive sense of color
relationships, the
practical use of fabrics
and an eye for detail.
COASTAL INTERIORS 805-509-6135 Serving Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties www.coastalinteriors1.com
1237 South Victoria Avenue #509, Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard, CA 93035
Our Story
We bring our passion for design to every project.  We integrate interior design
expertise and artistry with the belief that you are completely unique.  We believe
that your lifestyle is key in dertermining your style.
At Coastal Interiors, we work with you to meet your individual design needs - first by
understanding your desires and dreams and then by collaborating with you to refine
that vision and bring it to life.  
Our Design Team
Stefanie Carothers ~ Interior Designer

Stefanie has a Design Degree from the Fashion Institute of Design &
Merchandising in Los Angeles where she received numerous
accolades from her professors and peers.  

Stefanie has an extensive background in electrical and lighting
design.  Color relationships, space planning, drafting and a creative
spirit, are just a few of her exceptional talents.

On a personal note, Stefanie is the ultimate mom who enjoys soccer,
basketball, cooking, gardening & kayaking .  
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