BUILD February 2017

, Innovative Interiors and Refined Architecture With a unique mix of crisp interiors, refined architecture and southern charm, our ‘2016 Most Innovative Designers in the USA’ is awarded to Atlanta-based Pineapple House Interior Design. The think-tank of designers collectively known as Pineapple House Interior Design recently celebrated 35 years of interior architecture and design excellence. Highly renowned for unique designs and unrivalled services, the firm has earned over 60 professional awards for its innovative projects, including honours from the US government for exemplary business practices. Pineapple House is home to inspired creatives with expertise in interior design, architectural design, décor, furnishings and construction. Co-owners Stephen Pararo, Amber Gizzi and Zach Azpeitia lead their teams nationally and internationally as they guide clients through every aspect of building and decorating. Pineapple House designers are fluent with the many complexities of the design/build process, be it for a rustic cottage, luxurious home or an upscale hotel. Executive Vice President Amber Gizzi, Allied ASID, said, “we’ve worked from the Caribbean to Canada, and know that no matter where a project is located, we can gracefully orchestrate every aspect. Our trademarks are aesthetic excellence and superior service.” Pineapple House has received numerous awards and distinctions through the years. They are the only firm in US history to have received Design Excellence honours from the industry’s professional organisation, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID,) for 15 consecutive years, for a total of 40 awards. They were voted the Best of Houzz DESIGN in 2017, 2016 and 2015 from a database of over one million industry professionals. They also won Georgia’s Residential Best of the Best from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in 2008, 2007 and 2006. President Pararo, a former HGTV judge, was named Georgia’s 1st runner up for the US Small Business Administration’s 2014 Small Business Person of the Year. In 2016, Architectural Digest featured the Pineapple House residence that was created for dapper client (and Hollywood producer) Will Packer and his family. In 2017, Pineapple House expanded in order to meet the firm’s continued demand. Projects currently on the drawing board include a 45,000-square foot private residence in Atlanta (yes, 45,000 square feet!) and a hotel conversion in Florida. According to Senior Vice President of Design, Zach Azpeitia, Allied ASID, “we provide our clients with innovative concepts, quality products and seamless services. Once they approve our ideas, we take care of the rest.”