Using my experience as a Professional Merchandiser, Interior designer, Apparel Buyer and Graphic artist; I am able to select color and transform your space into something wonderful; blending practical functionality with the appropriate color palette to intentionally surround you with a pleasing environment. Applying the elements of Color Psychology, we work to achieve the most potential out of your space. I began my career with Nordstrom early on, which set me on a path to understanding what it takes to provide outstanding customer service with an attention to detail. OUR MISSION: To skillfully and intentionally modify an environment so that people become engaged, delighted and richly satisfied -- to surround them with an experience that goes beyond the ordinary and breathes contentment into their everyday lives. Copyright 2014. Intentional Surroundings.
An Architectural Color Consultant, Amy advises residential and commercial property owners on color decisions for interiors and exteriors, both on-site and virtually around the nation. Whether the medium is paint or wallpaper, building cladding or kitchen countertops, Amy creates custom color plans to suit every client's needs and sensibilities. Offering interior design and staging services as well, Amy is a go-to source for a fresh perspective on design, cited by by major media outlets such as Elle Decor, The Huffington Post and Consumer Reports. With a Business Degree from the University of Michigan, Amy studied Landscape Design at the NY Botanical Garden, Floral Design at Pratt Institute and color with the IACC-NA. Servicing clients nationally and locally in New York City & environs, Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Rensselaer and Albany Counties in NY, NW Litchfield County in CT and Southern Berkshire County in MA.
Thesis, and accredited: 2000 Subject: Importance of color in an elementary school: a case study. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally from Minnesota, Barbara moved to Sebastopol, CA in 2015 from Massachusetts. Her formal artistic education includes work done at the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy; the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Adja Yunkers and David Hockney; and the University of Minnesota, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a concentration in painting and printmaking. Aside from her personal art work, since 1986 Barbara has helped to create supportive, comfortable environments for home or work through her ongoing practice as an architectural color consultant.Barbara has been published in a variety of national professional and shelter media, both in print and online, on the subject of supportive color design and color selecting for interiors and architecture,of commercial and residential properties. Other subjects for color design include product development and branding.