Green Inside and Out

Environmental Concept creates unique outdoor living spaces for high profiled clients in the Los Angeles area. Owner Tania Gybels strives to use sustainable practices that create healthier environments.

When designing her office space, Tania asked us to create a contemporary space that used organic materials, giving her a space that was both green inside and out. To minimally impact the environment, materials including the reception desk were salvaged and rehabilitated. The polished concrete floors and painted branch mural embody the contemporary organic approach of Environmental Concept.

Floating wall shelves display colorful concept sketches, while Aduze pottery and a driftwood side table welcome guests.

The zesty bathroom scheme was inspired by the colors found in the exterior garden.


SARAH 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 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 serves on the Santa Monica Conservancy’s board of directors and specializes in green interior design and historic preservation.

Sarah Barnard Design undertakes residential interior design projects, commercial spaces and even single rooms. She can help you with space planning, color counseling, kitchen and bath remodeling, historic preservation, and all aspects of green design and healthy living: organic, non-toxic, sustainable and fair trade materials, energy and resource conservation, air and water purification, natural furnishings and fabrics and much more!