LOCATION

EcoLogic Life

Design Studio & Showroom

530 W. Ojai Ave.
Suite 207
Ojai, CA  93023

by appointment

Mon - Fri 9-6

805.648.2626

PROJECT IMAGES
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design

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EcoLogic Life Style Design 

Interior Designer, Cynthia Louise has many years of extensive knowledge in healthy, sustainable building practices. Her expertise, aesthetic sensibility, and creativity will enable you to create beautiful, healthy, quality "green" homes and workplace environments.  Cynthia continually researchs and evaluates building designs and materials to find the most efficient, healthiest, eco-friendly of the "green" products, and filter through the greenwashing that has become so prevalent. Cynthia has over 20 years of experience providing personalized interior design assistance for a wide variety of projects including both high end and small footprint/affordable residential projects, as well as banks, corporate offices, medical, dental and veterinary offices, private sports facility suites, educational facilities, yoga studios, retail, photography studios, clubhouses and model homes. (See "About Us" for training and project list)

Interior Design Consultations

can include any of the following;

  • planning meetings and needs analysis
  • job site measurements
  • blueprint takeoff for estimates
  • space planning (incorporating feng shui principles when requested)
  • color consultations incorporating energetic influences
  • cabinetry & casework design using NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) design guidelines
  • flooring and tile design /conceptual layout
  • eco healthy materials selection
  • detailed eco healthy finishes & materials specifications for bid submittals meeting Title 24 codes
  • casework and cabinetry design
  • floor plans, elevations, and perspective or 3D drawings
  • hand drawn perspectives on request
  • furniture & accessory selections
Initial Complimentary Consultation - 1 hr Free with any Design Contract
$80 per hr - Design Retainer Contract*
$2400 deposit per room for up to 30 hours consultation 
Includes 1 hour free during the initial site visit or meeting.
Includes discounts on EcoLogic Life purchases specified during consultation.
This is a good option when planning Kitchen or Bathroom designs, and can include 3D renderings if desired. Discounts are available on EcoLogic Life purchases to you or your contractor, and we are able to specify and negotiate pricing from outside vendors as well. Additional hours billed at $80 per hr.
$95 per hr – Five Hour Contract*
$475 deposit for 5 hours of design time
Includes 1 hour free during the initial site visit or meeting.
Includes discounts on EcoLogic Life purchases specified during consultation.
 This is a good option for conceptual designs, tile designs, finish & furnishings coordination, or space planning. In some cases, initial space planning and layouts for Kitchens and Bathrooms can be accomplished in this time. Discounts are available on EcoLogic Life purchases. Additional hrs up to 29 hrs billed at $95, and 30 hrs or more at $80 per hr.
$125 per hr - Hourly rate*
Does not include discounts on materials. Does not include complimentary inital consultation.
Field Measures* 
$125 deposit for flooring, cabinetry, or countertop field measures (when no design consultation included).
$80 is refundable when applied to these specific EcoLogic Life purchases. Refund does not apply to other materials such as paint, finishes, hardware, tile, etc.
Phone Consultations
Available for a $2 per minute with a 20 minute minumum.

phone consultation

*EcoLogic Life will gladly provide the above services and travel to any location within a 35 mile radius of our showroom. Beyond 35 miles, there will be a small additional charge for travel time at the rate of $37.50 per hour.

 

 

Qualifications & Training

  • Over 20 years design experience creating high quality, healthy, eco & accessible interior environments.
  • B.A. Interior Environmental Design,  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Six hours graduate work in Interior Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Six hours graduate work in Photography, Pittsburgh Filmmakers
  • Certified Build It Green Building Professional
  • in process - Building Biology Practitioner Certification,  Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Interior Designers - Western PA Chapter Board Member 1996-1998
  • American Society of Interior Designers - Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service, June 1992
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council member
  • International Interior Design Association Western PA 
  • Chapter Board Secretary 1990-1997
  • Institute for Bau-Biologie* and Ecology member
  • Ojai Valley Green Coalition - Built Environment Council member
  • Ojai Valley Museum Go Green Exhibit – designer for mock green home – 2009
  • Natural Building Network member
  • Natural Home Magazine Editorial Advisor
  • The International Ecotourism Society member
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC) member
  • USGBC C-4 2011 Green Awards Judge

 

Residential Projects List - We keep this list of names private but can offer referral contacts. See PROJECT IMAGES on the left side bar for a few examples.

Commercial Projects List 

Banks 

  • Central National Bank Greencastle, IN entire branch - lobby / transaction / offices / conference rooms 
  • Farmer's National Bank - various branches various Indiana locations entire branch - lobby/transaction/offices/conference rooms 
  • Farmer's National Bank Headquarters Shelbyville, IN entire branch - lobby/transaction/offices/conference rooms 
  • Merchant's National Bank Indianapolis, IN headquarters exective dining room 

Corporate / Association Headquarters & Suites 

  • Allen Associates Construction Corporate Office, Santa Barbara, CA / reception, conference, offices
  • Allied Fiber Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hulman Terrace Suites 
  • American Biodyne Mental Health Services various Indiana locations waiting areas / offices 
  • Coca-Cola Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hulman Terrace Suites 
  • Don R. Scheidt Co., Inc. Appraisers various Indiana locations reception / offices / conference room 
  • Hardee's Headquarters Indianapolis, IN main lobby 
  • Indianapolis Sports Corp. Indianapolis, IN offices / conference / reception 
  • Keystone Mortgage Co. Indianapolis, IN offices 
  • Kittle's Home Furnishings, Inc. Longboat Key, FL corporate condominium 
  • Kittle's Home Furnishings, Inc. Indianapolis, IN executive offices / reception / conference room 
  • Overhead Door Co. Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hulman Terrace Suites 
  • Rollcoater, Inc/div. of Arvin Industries Kingsbury, IN main lobby / offices 
  • World Skating Academy Indianapolis, IN offices / pro shop 

Food Service / Hospitality 

  • Hillcrest Country Club Indianapolis, IN lobby / Oak Room restaurant 
  • Indiana University Briscoe Hall Dormitory snack bar 
  • Indiana University McNutt Hall Dormitory cafeteria 
  • Indiana University Reed Hall Dormitory cafeteria 

Healthcare 

  • Advanced Foot & Ankle Kokomo, IN all areas 
  • Thomas J. & Mark V. Bohnert, DDS Indianapolis, IN dental office - all areas
  • Ohana Pet Hospital, Ventura, CA 

Institutional/Educational 

  • Indiana University Wilkie Hall Dormitory corridors 
  • Indiana University Foster Hall Dormitory formal lounge / all floor lounges 
  • Indiana University Briscoe Hall Dormitory formal lounge 
  • Indiana University MRC Dormitory ground & fifth floor lounges 
  • Indiana University McNutt Hall Dormitory library 
  • Indiana University Reed Hall Dormitory main lobby 
  • Martin House Hotel Indianapolis, IN interview / meeting room 
  • Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle Martinsville, IN auditorium / foyer 

Model Homes & Clubhouses 

  • Backbay at Geist Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Braeburn Village Apts. Indianapolis, IN exterior colors / clubhouse 
  • Clearwater Cove Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Golden Oaks Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Golden Woods Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Lake Clearwater Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Liberty Creek Community- American Housing Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Lockerbie Glove Co. Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Williamsburg on the Lake Indianapolis, IN exterior colors / clubhouse / model apt. 

Retail

  • Bikram Yoga of Ventura, Ventura, CA  eco healthy consultation & finish selections
  • EcoLogic Life - green design build showroom Ojai & Ventura, CA showroom 
  • J. Tori Photography Ventura, CA gallery & office finish selections

 

Review / Promotional Service
This is for tourism related businesses wanting to publicize or market their sustainable initiatives. Cynthia and Jon team together to offer Sustainability Reviews & Consultations for all types of businesses, but our focus is on promoting eco healthy, green building and sustainability commitments of ecotourisim resorts, destinations and other lodging and restaurants. This service includes promotional opportunities through our online travel directory, EcoLogic LifeStyle, including a Feature Article and eligibility for the Reviewed and Recommended Listing.

Visit EcoLogic LifeStyle travel guide for more information. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment.

 

Let us save you time, money and effort by seamlessly guiding you through the process of creating a beautiful, healthy, "green" design.

805.648.2626