Founded in 1997 by green interior designer Cheryl Terrace, Vital Design Ltd utilizes Fenh Shui, cutting-edge innovation and sustainable design to remodel their clients’ homes. Non-toxic materials such paints, wallcoverings, fabrics and flooring contribute to a healthy indoor environment, as do superior air filtration systems. From Ms. Terrace: “Vital Design Ltd is dedicated to health, both for the client and for the planet. With this in mind I’ve assembled the leading experts in various disciplines so that Vital Design can fully manage all aspects of the design process - end to end - with the highest standards. A notable example of my work was the renovation of a bedroom in Battery Park City with bamboo flooring, organic bedding, a plant-dyed silk wall hanging, and sustainably harvested wood furniture from responsibly managed forests. The room’s makeover was sponsored by Natural Home magazine. Vital Design Ltd presents the future of design with innovative solutions that are exciting, unique and respectful of our planet."
25 Aug 2008 | Green Designers |
Niche Design, an “environmentally smart design group”, has been cited as one of the top three eco-conscious design firms by Time Out New York. This modern design firm focuses on beautiful - and sustainable - interiors. The company’s green criteria includes: timber from responsibly managed forests, rapidly renewable resources such as bamboo, reclaimed materials and the use of locally produced (within a 500 mile radius) resources. Principal, Kim Nadel, is a LEED accredited professional who teaches green design at the New York School of Interior Design. In addition to choosing eco-conscious materials, Niche Design “researches, evaluates and supports companies, suppliers and manufacturers who incorporate sustainability as part of their business practices”. The company also offers a line of sleek, minimalist furniture – the Shape Series.
14 Aug 2008 | Green Designers |
When homeowners in Rancho San Augustine were ready to renovate, they wisely chose Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Their green Hill House studio, one of three buildings on the property, provides a private retreat for the couple when entertaining large numbers of guests in the main house. By combining clean lines with rustic charm, Helgerson achieved the client’s vision of “a simple, earthy feel”. The color palette used in the studio relates to the native chaparral and coastline by incorporating “sandy yellows and sagey blue-greens”. Natural pigmented plaster was used throughout. Some of the green details include high performance windows, on demand water heater, certified lumber, recycled wood siding, reclaimed wood beams, floor and cabinetry, non-toxic interior finishes and solar-electric photovoltaic system.
12 Aug 2008 | Green Designers |
When Los Angeles City Council president, Eric Garcetti, and his partner, Amy Wakeland, decided to update their classic modernist home, they wanted the process to be as eco-friendly as possible. Through careful planning by Elissa Scrafano of Scrafano Architects, the green remodel reflects the couple’s fondness for minimalist design while creating a connection between the interior and exterior.
24 Jul 2008 | Green Designers |
At Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, the goal is to “combine our love of design and our desire to help others live life more beautifully with our strong commitment to the environment”. By using green eco-friendly materials that include reclaimed wood, sustainable wood alternatives such as bamboo, natural fiber floor-coverings, pigmented plasters, antique and vintage furniture and textiles, organic cotton and hemp fabrics the team designs living spaces that create a harmonious union benefiting both homeowners and their surroundings. Emphasis on energy-efficient appliances and water saving plumbing fixtures brings additional eco-consciousness to their projects.
9 Jul 2008 | Green Designers |
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