Colors From the Garden

Choosing colors for you home can be difficult when there are so many to choose from.  Sometimes the answer can be as simple as looking for inspiration in your own garden.  Nature's color palette provides the perfect balance of neutral tones, vibrant greens, and lively color.

Elements from your garden can serve as decor.  Not only do they tie your interior and exterior design together, but they bring freshness, life, and color into a room. 

Potted succulents serve as great center pieces, and are easy to take care of for they need little water to thrive.  Pair them with interesting found objects such as rocks and found wood to add organic shapes to a room.


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!