Sybil Jane Barrido has established herself as an innovator in the design industry. For twenty years founder and principal designer at SJVD Design, Barrido specializes in Hospitality, Urban-reuse/Development, and Commercial/Residential projects. Sought after both nationally and internationally, Barrido’s design approach reflects extensive design management skills coupled with a sincere collaboration with each client. Combined with timeless style and natural grace, these allow her to capture the human spirit behind every project and the clientele benefiting from her designs.
Barrido earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Florida State University and a Master or Arts in Design Management from SCAD. Sybil is the co-founder and executive director of The Center for Interior Design Executive Resources, providing design research, design strategy, and consulting services for design build projects. She holds membership in IDEC and professional membership in ASID, serving as the President of the ASID Los Angeles Chapter, Chair of the CST, CST Representative to the ASID National Board, and as an At-Large National Board member. In 2015, ASID recognized her as a National Medalist. Her volunteer and educational involvement includes having served as a qualified juror for NCIDQ Certification; and served as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Interior Architecture at the prestigious prestigious Domus Academy School of Design at the New School of Architecture. Currently, Professor Barrido serves as the Associate Chair of the SCAD Interior Design Program in Savannah. In 2020, she was appointed to serve as a CIDA site reviewer and in 2021 appointed to the NCIDQ IDFX & IDPX Item Writing/Review committee.
She is a NCIDQ certified interior designer, Certified Interior Designer in the state of California and a Registered Interior Designer in the state of Florida. In July 2017, Sybil was inducted into the ASID College of Fellows and appointed to serve as a CIDQ Ambassador. In 2021, Sybil received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture and Design.
Barrido’s work has been featured in numerous books and publications including “Interior Design in Practice: Case Studies of Successful Business Models” by Terri L. Maurer and Katie Weeks. The in-house designer for eleven years at the Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills, Barrido has extensive experience managing large site design. Her custom-designed furnishings grace the vast expanse of space while maintaining a feeling of intimacy and wellness. Internationally, her work is enjoyed in both residences and public spaces in Saudi Arabia, Manila, Philippines and Brunei where she was honored to work for the Royal Family.
Sybil feels her most important work has been participating in the design community, both as mentor and leader. As a design leader, she has demonstrated a dedication to the future of the profession in sharing design thinking methods, and how each strategic move young designers make influences the roadmap to their success. Throughout her projects she incorporates sustainability, a gifted knowledge of color, balance and texture which positively influence “built” environments in which young and old can flourish. Her work in the hospitality, healthcare, urban re-use and senior living markets has greatly improved the quality of life and human experience in thoughtfully designed spaces.
Her philosophy, “we celebrate design and its impact to daily living,” is exemplified in each and every one of her projects.
“Sybil is dynamic and a tenacious industry design leader. I've worked with Sybil over 20 years and she is an outstanding individual with boundless creative ideas and energy. I appreciate how she tackles all projects with joy and enthusiasm to deliver the best.”
Sybil has an intuitive sense of style. We relied on her to redesign unique rooms at Hotel Bel-Air and I truly realized her value when we attempted to refurbish one room without her input due to time constraints. The finished product did not come close to her work.
I endorse SJvD Design wholeheartedly. Sybil understands her clients and their individual needs.
Sybil and her team worked with me as an Interior Designer during upgrades to Hotel Bel Air's guestrooms and bathrooms over a period of 5 years. Her design skills and eye for detail were excellent. She was always coigniscent of budget challenges but still manged to find solutions and innovative suggestions to allow the “charm" of the Bel Air to be nurtured.
I am an architectural photographer and have worked with Sybil Barrido for a number of years as an independent contractor when she has commissioned me to photograph her interior design projects. I have always been amazed by the stunning quality of her work, which ranges over a broad spectrum of interior styles. Her professionalism and ingratiating personality have always made her a real pleasure to work with. I would strongly recommend Sybil for any design work or related employment without reservation
Sybil has the ability to think strategically and bring challenging issues to the table in a manner that encourages constructive conversation. Similarly when others bring issues to her, she is open to all sides in order to understand the issue. Plus she is great fun and full of energy.