What Caught my Eco-Friendly Eye: Delicious Desks…

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It’s time for everyone to go back to school and hit the books! What better way to get your studying on than doing it at a delicious desk?!? I curated this fabulous selection of the best desks to suit your space and style all while staying eco chic and fabulous. Now you can actually look forward to hitting those books!

Clockwise: SafaviehPriley Lane; Brownstone FurnitureMitchell Gold + Bob Williams; SafaviehSafavieh

Be sure to stay tuned for the next post of What Caught my Eco-Friendly Eye where I will be selecting the perfect desk chairs to pair with these beauties…

Contact me today if you need more help or want to find out how you too can have a beautiful custom tailored eco-friendly eye catching design plan all your own! http://www.pizzigatidesigns.com/contact.html

Eco-Friendly and Ecolorful: A Slice of Orange…

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Bright juicy and uplifting… tangerine is my top ecolor of the summer. I always combine this citrus color with hues such as whites or my favorite gray to help neutralize the colorful kick. It’s sure to keep your space zesty and stylish. 

Clockwise: game chair Leathercraft, pillow Surya, chest Oomph, candles Crash Candles, side table Oomph, rug Crate and Barrel

Contact me today to find out how you too can have a beautiful custom tailored eco-friendly and ecolorful design scheme all your own! http://www.pizzigatidesigns.com/contact.html

How will you give your decor a slice of orange?

Eco-Friendly Events: NY Now was Another WOW…

imageI have the privilege of living in the greatest city in the world which gives me easy access to the best of the best in home design shows, expos and interior design events. This week I was over on the west side checking out the latest and greatest in home design at the NY Now trade show.

This market is massive and I took advantage of spending the whole day there on Tuesday to cover it all. This expo couldn’t have come at a better time since I’m on the hunt for lots of products I need for some fun upcoming client projects… and maybe a few extras for myself too!

I was delightfully overwhelmed with the amazing amounts of texture throughout the expo…. so tantalizing!
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My favorite accessory that withstands every style and design trend… Color! The expo was loaded with it, here’s some colorful beauties that I’m swooning over…image

imageimageInteresting art… yes please!! There sure was lots of that too- here’s some pics of what caught my eye this year.

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All is all it was another NY Wow this year. I left filled with inspiration and some great items to begin my exciting new projects with too.

Be sure to check out my Instagram for more highlights from my visit this year.

Get the Eco-Friendly Look: Art Affects Series…

imageThis spa was in serious need of some serenity now to create a soothing atmosphere for all their clients to enjoy. Not only was it vital to give them this aesthetic through light and natural furniture selections but the artwork was just as important to convey this feeling and should not be overlooked. So here are the final selections I chose for this spa in need. It’s a monochromatic mix of neutrals and soft accents along with the perfect art pairing. Feel the relaxation take over as you experience this soothing oasis and are mesmerized by the statement art piece!

I love to hear from you! Send me a picture of your decor so I can help you select the perfect art piece to suit you. Contact me here, http://www.pizzigatidesigns.com/contact.html, today! 

Artwork compliment of Leftbank Art- my favorite eco chic go-to art vendor.

Buzz- Eco Chic Sense Posting Schedule Update…

My busy season has begun… So as the numerous projects are rolling in, my blogging schedule will be changed to twice a week posts on Monday and Friday. This season will be chock-full of new eco chic project updates along with my always in style eco-friendly tips and techniques. Please be sure to keep reading and as soon as I have more time available, Eco Chic Sense will be back up and running to three days a week. 

Thanks for being such a fabulous audience and hope you all enjoy my Eco Chic Sense posts as much as I enjoy writing them for you!

Eco-Friendly DIY: LA Living…

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In the wonderful world of LA, couples are still in need of some eco chic design help. It’s great to see that my new clients’ decided to go with me, an across the country designer, because of their love for eco-friendly design. So straight to work I went armed with the inspiration of a high end chic style with pops of color. Here’s the final look I selected for one of the rooms in their new home. It screams chic and finally gives them the pop of color eco-friendly home they both can love!

Want your very own DIY eco-friendly design?!? Then contact me today… http://www.pizzigatidesigns.com/contact.html 

Eco-Friendly Project Update: Bright + Colorful Boys’ Rooms…

After searching for inspiration to start the ideas flowing for the two little boys’ rooms project I’m working on, I came across this stunner in one of my favorite design magazines.
imageI instantly fell in love with the dark palette along with the fast growing trend of painting the ceiling to infuse your color scheme in an unexpected way. So naturally… I had to recreate this look for the project I’m working on.

My process of selecting the scheme is by pulling the colors out of the runner my client chose for the hallway leading to the boys’ room. I was drawn to the teal and royal blue hues to help differentiate and give individuality to each room. I even decided to take it a step further by echoing the ceiling color with wall to wall carpeting to give the room a soft and inviting yet colorful and bright feel. 

Here’s what I pulled together so far…

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You’ll have to stay tuned to see this project unfold… But I assure you it’s going to be a do not miss!

If you need help transforming your space into an eco chic oasis, contact me today- http://www.pizzigatidesigns.com/services.html

Eco-Friendly Tips: Get Your Gardening On….

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Designing a great garden is a wonderful way to increase the value of your home and create a serene outdoor retreat. However, it can be stressful on mother nature if you aren’t careful. The best way to create an eco-friendly garden is to design it so that it’s easy to maintain, which will be a win for you and a win for the environment too!

Here are my tips on how to create the perfect garden that will not only look stunning but will be sustainable too… 

Be sure to select native plants:
This means plants that thrive naturally in your area. In other words, don’t plant foliage that belongs in Florida solely because it looks great… the goal is to make it functional too. So try some of these native plants for New York, such as my favorites…Yellow Trout Lilies, Geraniums or Wild Columbines.
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Create some shade in a sustainable way: 
When looking for some refuge from the hot summer sun, look to the more natural way to create some shade by planting a tree. Not only do they filter the outdoor air, they also give you the much needed break from the sun for you to enjoy right in your own backyard. Here are some of the bests types of trees to plant in our climate…White Ash, Tulip Poplars or American Sycamore.

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Reduce your lawn:
In most cases, a grassy lawn doesn’t serve a purpose unless it’s on a golf course. Grass can be greedy and take up a great deal of water and nutrients. It’s also quite time consuming to maintain… do you really enjoy having to mow it all the time?!? Instead, try a great moss lawn as an alternative. Moss doesn’t have the deep root system that grass does, so it won’t fight with your other plants for nutrients. Plus, you never have to mow, it’s difficult to kill and easy to replace all while still feeling wonderful under your bare feet!
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Now that you are armed with these great eco-friendly green gardening tips- it’s time to get your gardening on! 

Which green gardening techniques will you be using?

Eco-Friendly and Ecolorful: Bad Ass Brass…

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Brass accents are the jewels of furniture this season… it’s everywhere! I love to add a brass accent into my design projects for a splash of luxury. Here’s some of my top eco chic selections to infuse that hint of a jewel in your space. 

Clockwise: chair Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, end table Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, desk Safavieh, lamp Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, chair Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, coffee table Carcole

Contact me today to find out how you too can have a beautiful custom tailored eco-friendly and ecolorful design scheme all your own! http://www.pizzigatidesigns.com/contact.html

How will you bring in some bad ass brass into your decor?

What Caught my Eco-Friendly Eye: Outdoor Living…

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The summer is flying by… and before you know it, it will be September again. So be sure not to miss out on the last gorgeous month of outdoor entertaining! To help you plan your next backyard soiree, I curated a selection of some of my favorite entertaining must haves to make sure your party is another great success! The entire collection is from my best-loved, always eco chic and in style… the fabulous Crate and Barrel

Contact me today if you need more help or want to find out how you too can have a beautiful custom tailored eco-friendly eye catching design plan all your own! http://www.pizzigatidesigns.com/contact.html

My e-spiration: Bit by the Basquiat Bug…

There are a few great artists that I consider one of a kind and stand out from all the rest. Leaving a mark on the world and still to this day make a lasting impression well beyond their years on this earth…

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Jean- Michel Basquiat is one of those great ones! Untamed and color infused, I’m always inspired by his past works. Mark my words that some day soon I will own my own Basquiat too!

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Have you been bit by the Basquiat bug? Which pieces are your favorite?

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