October & November 2020
Green Design & Mindful Living
"Over the years I’ve unfolded my family’s holiday traditions, identifying sustainability as one of the many layers. Whether it was our gift-giving customs or how we masterminded our holiday meal, I came to realize that sustainability was a distinct and deliberate layer, one greatly to be valued, because protecting our environment was – and is – important."
Add a sustainable twist to your holiday by incorporating
some of Georgia's eco-tips into your traditions.
Gift-giving outside the box
  • Shop locally.
  • Give gift certificates, experiences or subscriptions, not things.
  • Donate to charities in someone’s name.
  • Choose reusable gift wrap and reusable ribbon.
Greening-up from fork to plate
  • Organize food shopping trips and plan meals.
  • Rename left-overs as “plan-overs” and plan to eat them.
  • Use dishes and utensils that are reusable year after year.
  • Serve water in glasses, avoiding single-use bottled water.
For decor, less is more
  • Choose less rather than more for a classic holiday look.
  • Carefully buy reusable decorations to use year after year.
  • Pass decorations to the next generation for ultimate reuse.
  • Place holiday lights on timers to limit use and save energy.
Georgia Madiba lives in South Orange and is completing
her certification as a Rutgers Environmental Steward.
Due to COVID safety protocols, we have not been able
to photo any new projects.
In the queue:
4 Kitchens, 5 bathrooms, 4 powder rooms, 2 mudrooms
Can't wait to show them to you!
Tracey talks with Christy on Instagram Live about interior design, art, the process and business of design and working with clients. Christy is the Money Coach for Artists -- supporting and giving practical help to artists so they can thrive.