Can the Design of Your Home Aid Recovery from Past Trauma? Research says ‘Yes’

As interior designers, we operate from an awareness that because we create the built spaces that our clients inhabit, we exercise tremendous influence on their lived experiences and the ability to make a tangible difference in our clients’ mental, physical, and emotional health. (1)

A grey sofa with teal pillows sitting on a grey rug.
A curling wildflower beginning to bloom.
A collection of items on a desk, a handwritten notecard, some pencils, gems and a small vase with a plant.
A collection of items on a desk, a handwritten notecard, some pencils, gems and a small vase with a plant.
A cozy headboard in a primary bedroom
A cozy headboard in a primary bedroom
Dried poppy pods.
Dried poppy pods.
A bright foyer designed by Sarah Barnard, a blue and white abstract painting by Michelle Jane Lee and a large green house plant in a pot.
A bright foyer designed by Sarah Barnard, a blue and white abstract painting by Michelle Jane Lee and a large green house plant in a pot.
A bright living room features interior design by Sarah Barnard, a festive orange rug in a flatweave style, a blue sofa and a vintage chair.
A bright living room features interior design by Sarah Barnard, a festive orange rug in a flatweave style, a blue sofa and a vintage chair.
A home office in black textiles and wallpaper, features houseplants and embroidered pillows.
A home office in black textiles and wallpaper, features houseplants and embroidered pillows.
A dining room library combination with lots and lots of books.
A dining room library combination with lots and lots of books.
A ceramic slug sculpture on a dining room table next to flowers.
A ceramic slug sculpture on a dining room table next to flowers.
An antique sculpture of a woman next to a potted plant.
An antique sculpture of a woman next to a potted plant.
A portrait of LEED and WELL AP Interior designer, Sarah Barnard. Sarah is wearing a black blouse and black eye glasses.
A portrait of LEED and WELL AP Interior designer, Sarah Barnard. Sarah is wearing a black blouse and black eye glasses.

Sarah Barnard is a WELL and LEED accredited designer and creator of environments that support mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.