In November of 2005, our home, a case study designed by my husband, architect James Chuda, was chosen as Los Angeles Magazine’s Deign Green Home of the Year. It was one of the first homes built to demonstrate the importance of using sustainable and energy efficient materials.
When completed it attracted over 3,000 people - they came and toured to learn simple and cost effective ways to build green and improve the health of their children, families and the planet.
The project one of the first of its kind in our nation’s history attracted major media. Oprah sent Leonardo di Caprio to tour and film our home for her world-wide audience. He came to learn about the creative and synergistic efforts of many interior designers - 14 in total. All dedicated to the same principle - to create an ecological and healthy space using non-toxic sustainable and non-toxic materials.
One of those designers was Lisa Adams. Her visionary leadership along with her sustainable choices of materials transformed the master closet space into a new design etiquette for the future.The beauty of her closet design extended beyond the cabinetry. Every detail was as important as the clothes hung in the space.
The lighting fixture, an incandescent free floating piece of art she chose to illuminate the beautiful stenciled mahogany faced drawers, as well as the bamboo floors emulated butterflies on an oval shaped wire. Lisa wanted her design to be practical in terms of storage above the conventional and usable space.
Lisa achieved more with less. She is a remarkable designer who understands her clients’ needs and goes a great distance to achieve that and much more. We were also fortunate to have her on our team.