Eco-Friendly Interior Design & Color Consulting

Synthesis Interiors & Color is a full-service interior design and color consulting firm based in Oakland, CA with a focus on green principles, practices and materials. We take a holistic approach to our work, engaging clients in a joyful, collaborative process that balances form, function, and sustainability. We see our role as change-makers and leaders in the community, supporting choices made in light of their social and environmental impact.

Our design process will take your vision from dream to reality, from inspiration boards and information gathering through conceptual sketches, construction documents, and project management. We will clearly define the scope of work in relation to your needs, goals, schedule and budget. Let us synthesize your space!

Interior Design Services

bathroom tile design blue synthesis interiors and color san francisco bay area interior design firm• Kitchen and Bath Remodel
• Tile Layout and Design
• Color Consulting
• Finish / Fixture / Fabric specification
• Furniture / Art / Accessories sourcing
• Space Planning
• Project Management
• Contractor, Installer and Artisan Referrals

Interior Designer Bio

headshot Rachelle Padgett eco-friendly interior designer san francisco green materialsRachelle Padgett
Interior Designer/ Principal

Like many interior designers, my story starts at a tender age. My childhood bedroom was splashed with rainbows and the ceiling painted a brilliant blue full of cottony clouds. I got an unusual thrill from rearranging furniture! I also concurred with my mom’s frustration that the kitchen could make so much more sense, if only we had a pull-out pantry and a few more feet of counter space. Some of my fondest memories are of weekends spent sneaking into half-constructed homes and taking trips to the hardware store with my dad; I, happily engaged in the paint aisle, while he puttered around the power tools.

My parents, an engineer and science teacher, also instilled in me a deep respect for the natural world. Fulfilled by long hikes, this love of the outdoors mingles with a passion for food that makes me right at home in the Bay Area. It is only (eco?!)logical that these two obsessions, hiking and eating, are where I draw much of my design inspiration: from the elegant curve of a eucalyptus leaf to the sunset-hued flesh of a ripe peach.

It is with tremendous gratitude that I find myself here. What can I inspire in you?


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