Inspiration from Eco-Friendly Interior Design Experts

Inspiration from Eco-Friendly Interior Design Experts
While almost any interior design idea could be adapted to use eco-friendly materials and furnishings, it’s always nice to see what the possibilities are if you work with a pro who knows all the perfect products. (It sure makes it a lot easier, too!) Fortunately, there’s a growing number of professionals focusing on sustainability and some of them even have great websites and blogs, so you can see photos of fabulous spaces and learn more about things to consider. Get started exploring today with the following websites with inspiration from eco-friendly interior design experts.

Oliver Heath Design is a sustainable architecture and interior design practice focused on improving health and well-being in the built environment. They specialize in creating more productive, happier and healthier spaces to live and work in, by improving the human connections to nature. Heath Design’s human-centered design incorporates Biophilic Design principles to deliver tangible and financial benefits to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profits. Biophilic Design uses human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes to improve the many spaces we live and work in. Key aspects include improving natural light, improving views onto nature, incorporating natural materials, textures & patterns, ventilating spaces and creating restorative spaces. Through strengthening the human connection with nature we can deliver significant benefits to the health and well-being of the many spaces we live and work in with a research-led approach and demonstrable results.

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One of Lynn’s core design goals is to help people flourish, not just exist. She has been a long-time professional advocate for green buildings and sustainable design and knows first-hand that architecture along with its interior design requires a holistic process with an eye on wellness and sustainability. This includes the predesign phase and continues throughout the construction process. The day-to-day function of a workplace or home is considered throughout the project.

Starting from her days as an interior design student, Lynn intuitively incorporated sustainable design elements into her projects. This was the beginning of her skilled use of natural daylight in an interior space. Her designs connect the indoors to the outdoors and incorporate color that positively affects indoor temperature and enhances mood. Indoor air quality and its health effects on building inhabitants is also an important element she considers when promoting sustainability. Her green designs maximize energy and water efficiency while minimizing waste, pollution, and environmental degradation.

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This is an award-winning kitchen and bath design firm specializing in highly customized spaces that are comfortable, functional, timeless, and respect both your budget and the planet. Through sustainable materials and practices, they design interiors that are as healthy for the environment as they are for the people who live in them.

Interior design is about more than just looks,” writes Tracey. “My philosophy is that your home should be a reflection of you (not just something you’ve seen in a magazine); improve your everyday lifestyle but still feel special; offer both a place to retreat and a place to come out of your shell; and do all of this while preserving our collective home, Mother Nature.”

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Kristina Wolf Design’s design process is both holistic and collaborative, and they place an emphasis on eco-friendly design concepts. KWD takes everyone’s input into account, even the kids’. Clients work closely with Kristina and her team of design associates, so you literally become a part of the design team. Kristina and her team travel all over the world, forming relationships with artisans, vendors, and suppliers. This means your finished product will reflect a unique and relevant design, filled with individualized art, furnishings, and accents.  

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Based in Boston, Massachusetts, with clients across the country, Mandarina Studio specializes in sustainable residential interior design. Through bold, fresh contemporary designs with an appreciation for the classic, Mandarina Studio transforms spaces.

Specializing in high-end residential interior design, Mandarina can create a home that tells a story, that makes a memory and is the perfect place to entertain or kick back and relax. Designer and founder, Amanda Reid works closely with clients from start to finish to make the experience of home interior design personal, fulfilling and fun. Her eye for color and texture; appreciation and understanding of architecture; and expert utilization of each space’s natural light makes homes the perfect blend of beauty and functionality. Whether you’re decorating a new home or just giving home a refresh, a Mandarina-designed home reflects expertise, innovation, each client’s personals sense of style and each home’s special story.

While there’s no blog on this site, the project photos definitely make it worthwhile to visit. Her stunning designs show how green can be jaw-droppingly gorgeous. View her projects here.

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

While there are only a few blog posts, once again, the project photos are sure to inspire. View projects here.

A pioneer of Oregon’s green building movement, Stephen Aiguier founded Green Hammer in 2002.  The company was one of the first green builders in Oregon to focus solely on environmentally-friendly building. By 2009, Green Hammer had built five of the first LEED-Platinum homes in the United States, trained numerous staff as Passive House consultants, and grew into a full-service design-build firm.  

Green Hammer with its team of architects and builders has designed and built nearly four-dozen eco-friendly residences that have received Passive House, LEED Platinum, Earth Advantage Platinum or Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) certifications.

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Prime Five Homes is a Los Angeles-based, full-service real estate development company with over fifty years of combined experience in architecture, construction, and design. As a leader in modern, luxurious, eco-friendly, and sustainable building, Prime Five Homes provides all the necessary services to create your dream home. They specialize in residential construction and home remodeling, delivering exceptional workmanship and establishing a long-lasting relationship with their clients. Their patented process, known as Eco-Mod, seamlessly blends modern design with eco-friendly features.

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Robin Wilson is an interior designer, author, and expert on healthy homes – who has been featured on HGTV, LX-TV Open House, and multiple magazine/ newspaper profiles and TV news programs.

Her credibility and understanding of the issues that consumers face on a daily basis to furnish their living space in a hypoallergenic way is emphasized in her book Clean Design: Wellness for your Lifestyle (Greenleaf, 2015) which shows her 15-year portfolio of interior design projects. She also wrote Kennedy Green House (Greenleaf, 2010) with a foreword by environmentalist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robin’s theory of CLEAN DESIGN helps people to create a personal eco-system that is healthy from the foundation to the furnishings.

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