These New York Pros Reflect On How Sustainability Can Shape Interiors


LUXE Next In Design 99 talent and New York interior designers Maureen Ursino and Michael Tomei share insights on the importance of mindful design, from repurposed stone slabs to meaningful antiques.

Maureen Ursino Repurposes Materials


Portrait of Maureen Ursino

Based in Colts Neck, New Jersey, LUXE Next In Design 99 talent Maureen Ursino draws inspiration from “the sounds, scents and colors found in natural environments.” Here, she tells us about the role sustainability plays throughout her work.

“We always look to specify energy-efficient appliances, reuse furniture via antique or vintage pieces and work with natural materials. One of our recent projects repurposed a large piece of granite from an old New York City sidewalk for use as a fireplace hearth—it was absolutely stunning!”

Michael Tomei Sources Unique Antiques


Portrait of Michael Tomei

Michael Vincent Design principal and LUXE Next In Design 99 honoree Michael Tomei aims to redefine ageless aesthetics with a modern grandeur twist. He shares his thoughts on the importance of age-old pieces.

“Antiques hold a special place in sustainable design and reflect the craftsmanship and design sensibilities of different eras. Sourcing them is not only environmentally friendly, but also results in unique and meaningful spaces.”


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