Award-winning interior designer reveals practical trade secrets to creating green and sustainable interiors. Would you not want to learn from her? Common!!!
As Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz started driving hybrids and Al Gore came out with his much acclaimed An Inconvenient Truth, product manufacturers everywhere started claiming they were going green. But going green is no longer a trend; the green movement is here to stay. As more Americans look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint many find that looking home is the natural place to start becoming more environmentally friendly, or green. How do you design and craft green interiors? Is it difficult to make the change? With all the product choices flooding the marketplace, how do you choose the right ones? Is designing green too expensive? In Green Interior Design
In Green Interior Design a special focus is given to bedrooms and living rooms where occupants spend most of their time, and landscaping and landscape maintenance are scrutinized from a green vantage point. The book concludes with interviews from a number of leading designers and architects and shares checklists (such as green criteria) to help readers develop successful, sustainable projects.
Green building criteria are elaborated and special focus is given to bedrooms where occupants spend most of their time and are most at risk. Landscaping and landscape maintenance are scrutinized from a green vantage point. The book concludes with interviews with a number of leading designers and architects who incorporate environmental and health concerns in their projects. Lori Dennis shares checklists (such as for green criteria) and sources for materials to help readers build successful, sustainable practices.
“We believe that good design is green design and things that last for many lifetimes are things worth buying,” says Dennis. “Our clients are encouraged to buy less, but buy the best they can afford. At our firm the concepts of luxury and green co-exist. Our definition of luxury, however, isn’t having a lot of things—it is valuing quality over quantity. The quality we are talking about is organic, renewable, recyclable, healthy, and beautiful.”