For inspiration on how to create a home that’s as stylish as it is sustainable, look no further than these interior designers—each dedicated to crafting beautiful and thoughtful spaces that prioritize furnishings, materials, and processes that are gentler on your health and on the earth.
LAURA BAROSS, DESIGN W CARE
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Get inspired by: Her taste in (and skill in spotting) vintage objects and furnishings; her sustainable style and low-waste knowhow
Designer and zero-waste activist Laura Baross began Design w Care—a New York City-based interior design consulting, styling, and staging studio—with a long-term vision to positively impact the planet and future generations. Her team has a deep understanding of the importance of sustainability that doesn’t sacrifice style and aesthetics…resulting in fresh, luxe-looking spaces that repurpose existing items, use pre-loved pieces, embrace minimalism, and feature sustainably sourced materials and finishes.
LAURENCE CARR, LAURENCE CARR DESIGN
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Get inspired by: Her unique holistic approach; her selections of luxe, sustainable, globally-minded furnishings and accessories
A top voice in the field of Holistic Interior Design, CEO and Creative Director Laurence Carr sources healthy building materials and sustainable furnishings to create luxury home and hospitality spaces that blend wellness with the protection of the planet. The holistic approach at her New York City-based firm is all about wellbeing for interiors—meaning traditions like Feng Shui, I-Ching, Vatsu Shana, Wabi Sabi, healing energy, sound therapy, and more weave their way harmoniously into its designs.
MARCY GARCIA, MG DESIGN LAB
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Get inspired by: Interiors that surprise and take risks; her keen eye for bold color
Four simple words on the home page of Miami-based MG Design Lab say it all: “Interior Design, Sustainably Done.” Founder Marcy Garcia, an accredited Green AP Designer and Interior Architect, designs both residential and corporate spaces with a mindful focus on sustainable methods and materials. Raised in Colombia, she brings a global point of view to her work, which is celebrated for its understated and elegant aesthetic and sense of earthy charisma.
GINA GUTIERREZ, GINA RACHELLE DESIGN
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Get inspired by: Her playful POV on wallpaper and tile patterns; calm and casual spaces you’ll dream of moving into
Gina Gutierrez launched Gina Rachelle Design in the San Francisco Bay area in 2012—and began designing homes that blend her signature style of traditional and modern with her clients’ aesthetic plus materials, finishes, and decor that make the planet a priority. In addition, her studio is a founding member of THE GOOD FUTURE DESIGN ALLIANCE (the GFDA), an alliance of architects, interior designers, builders, landscapers, makers, and retailers committed to reducing their contribution to the landfill system by 50% in the next five years.
OLIVER HEATH, OLIVER HEATH DESIGN
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Get inspired by: His joy for gardens and plants in a range of spaces (homes, offices, even educational spaces); his smart sustainable-living tips
Designer, writer, and TV presenter Oliver Heath founded Oliver Heath Design, a research-led sustainable architecture and interior design practice in Brighton, England, to help improve health and wellbeing in the built environment. His human-centered approach incorporates “Biophilic Design” principles, which aim to strengthen our connection with nature to reduce stress where we live and work. Within a design, this means improving natural light, outdoor views, and ventilation; incorporating natural materials, textures, and patterns; and creating restorative spaces.
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MEGAN NORGATE, BRAVE NEW ECO
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Get inspired by: Behind-the-scenes looks at sustainable design in progress; her beautiful choices in natural materials
The mantra at Melbourne, Australia’s BRAVE NEW ECO? “Minimum change for maximum benefit.” Founding Director and Principal Designer Megan Norgate leads her studio with a resourceful and holistic approach that puts people and the planet at the heart of each design. Among its many eco-minded objectives (see them all here), BRAVE NEW ECO values quality and durability over glamour and fashion, and will often restore, reuse, and re-interpret existing pieces from a client’s home—ensuring the space is an authentic reflection of the family living in it.
ALICIA RUACH, ALICIA RUACH DESIGN + CO.
Follow: @aliciaruachdesign on Instagram
Get inspired by: Her tips for bringing wellness into every room; her crush on natural materials like cane, rattan, and wicker
Alicia Ruach is a former championship athlete and professional in the Sports & Entertainment business of Toronto, so it’s no surprise her designs explore the positive impact your home environment can have on your physical health and mental wellness. Dedicated to selecting products, materials, and finishes that are sustainable and eco-minded, her holistic interior design boutique Alicia Ruach Design + Co. aims to create interiors that are as personal and beautiful as they are nourishing for both you and the earth.
LISA THARP, LISA THARP DESIGN
Follow: @lisa_tharp on Instagram
Get inspired by: Interiors that feel effortlessly elegant; her striking selection of art pieces in each space
Luxury and wellbeing are the cornerstones of interiors created by Boston’s Lisa Tharp Design. An advocate for architectural preservation, the creative studio’s founder Lisa Tharp is passionate about design practices that are healthy for people and the planet. Her Concord Green Healthy Home is a prime example: it stylishly exhibits sustainable methods such as a passive heating and cooling and the use of non-toxic, better-for-you materials throughout its award-winning design.
AMY THOMAS, AMY THOMAS DESIGN
Follow: @amythomasdesign on Instagram
Get inspired by: Her impeccable taste in recycled tile; her use of reclaimed wood in powder rooms; her eco-minded shopping recommendations
On a mission to create healthier lifestyles for all, Amy Thomas focuses on sustainable, eco design that shows her clients that they can have not only a well-appointed and designed space, but also one that creates a living environment that’s better for their wellbeing. Working from the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metro area, Amy is a GREEN AP leader and member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
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