What exactly is “Boho-chic?” you might ask. Boho is style that draws influence from the bohemian and hippy fashion that developed in the 1960’s. Think eco activistism, embroidery, and fringe! In recent years, boho-chic has come to prominence as a lifestyle incorporating a wide range of stylistic influences.
Interior designer Sarah Barnard says “Boho-chic interiors are all about natural warmth, texture and pattern.” Mindful of healthy living and natural interiors, Sarah embraces the trends effortless blending of comfortable and chic furnishings with artisan accessories.
Curated from Amazon’s home collection, Sarah shares her top picks to bring desert decor, earthen tones and southwest-inspired patterns into your home on a DIY budget! From textural pillows and seagrass storage baskets to hanging glass planters and cactus wall art, these stylish and affordable pieces will add a touch of bohemian spirit to any space!
Sarah says: “Combine pillows with rich patterns and textures, such as this white tribal cable-knit wool and fringe pillow by Co-Op Creative to add tactility and visual interest to your seating area.”
Sarah says: “Tillandsia, aka air plants are an excellent way to bring life into a space that might not be otherwise water friendly. Air plants don’t need soil and can be kept alive with a once weekly soak in the sink. The hanging planter terrariums could thrive in any sunny spot. I recommend air plants as an easy way to have a bit of nature in every room.”
Sarah says: “The plywood modern lounge chair has curves reminiscent of a bird in flight. I love how the light and bright white oak finish pairs perfectly with the rose pink textile.'The plywood modern lounge chair has curves reminiscent of a bird in flight. I love how the light and bright white oak finish pairs perfectly with the rose pink textile.”
Sarah says: “I love ceramics because they add an artistic, earthen element. The Bloomingville Ceramic Barbara Bowl is both functional and beautiful.”
Sarah says: “Bring the desert indoors with a potted succulent. These ceramic succulent planters each have a unique glaze and are the perfect accent for small spaces.”
Undertaking a broad range of projects, all of which are grounded in smart design and mindful of healthy living, Sarah Barnard’s diverse body of work includes upscale private residences, chic restaurants, luxurious spas and impressive corporate headquarters. Her projects have been featured in local and national publications, and have placed prominently in several noted design competitions. Sarah holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University as well as undergraduate degrees in Art and Interior Architectural Design. Her interior design practice is the culmination of education and interests in art, architecture, textiles and the environment and she has written several articles for important publications including the USGBC, United States Green Building Council.
Sarah is intrigued by clients who have unusual requests and lives for a challenge. She hasn’t met one yet that she didn’t like. Sarah loves designing for anyone with pets! She adores people who are avid collectors of anything they love. Sarah is often retained by clients who have never worked with an interior designer because they thought designers weren’t for them (until now). Sarah is incredibly down to earth and people love her for her frankness. Sarah and her staff will do just about anything for a client, build a custom sunroom for the kitties, organize and alphabetize boxes in the garage, take the kids out shopping for their own bathroom tiles…
Barnard is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and is recognized by the International WELL Building Institute as a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP), the International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology as a Building Biology Practitioner (BBP) and by the United States Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She has served on the Santa Monica Conservancy"s board of directors and specializes in sustainable interior design, health and wellness and historic preservation.