Welcome to the Great Indoors. Embracing Biophilic Design

1-Amazon HQ

Amazon Headquarters, Seattle, WA.

Architects and interior designers the world over are making nature an integral part of the built environment by embracing Biophilic Design.

Biophilia is the study of the natural tendency of humans to seek an affinity with other life forms in nature. By bringing the characteristics of nature into the built environment, Biophilic Design seeks to reconnect us with the positive aspects and benefits of our natural surroundings. In addition to the calming effect of indoor plants, extensive research* indicates that they inspire creativity and innovation, increase production and help oxygenate indoor environmentsall while promoting good health and well being.


Innovative work space featuring grass lounging areas, Vietnam.

Avant Garden works closely with architects and design professionals throughout Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY and beyondcreating interior plantscapes that are at once aesthetically pleasing 
and beneficial to workers and workspaces.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has only hastened the Biophilic Design trend by creating an urgent need for solutions in the workplace. Due to employees’ serious reservations about returning to traditional office and work environs, bold vision is required to re-imagine ways of once again making workspaces not merely safe and acceptable, but altogether enticing, welcoming and desirable.

Answering to this urgent need is the first priority of Biophilic Design pioneers and visionaries. Avant Garden understands the importance of incorporating Biophilic Design from the very outset of early stage space planning, rather than approaching interior plantscaping as an afterthought.

We work with you through every stage of the process, from initial concepts and consulting to the final design and installation. We also offer ongoing plant care and maintenance programs.

For over three decades Avant Garden has been at  the forefront of Biophilic Design. The Avant Garden Team assists professionals and clients direct to incorporate Biophilic Design in commercial as well as residential spaces. 

  WeWork, Guadalajara, Mexico.


(Left to right): Avant Garden Staff Member, Patty Murray; Ecowalls Owner, Michael Coraggio; and Avant Garden Founder & Owner, Kathleen Neth, IHD.**

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*Supporting Research encompasses the results of The 2015 Human Spaces Global Report on the Impact of Biophilic Design, an independent survey of 7,600 office workers in 16 countries including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Denmark and Spain.

Additional supporting data includes the results of studies by NASA, the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, The Agricultural University of Norway and a 10-year study by Exeter University (UK).

**Certified Interior Horticultural Designer.

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Kathleen Neth, IHD*

Kathleen Neth

Since 1982, Interior Horticultural Designer, Kathleen Neth and her staff provide interior landscaping in Connecticut and New York. Avant Garden, LLC delivers lush, attractive plants and container designs for many leading building owners, property managers, and office managers throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

*Certified Interior
Horticultural Designer.