4 Eco-Friendly Rooms that will Enhance Your Home and Lifestyle

In celebration of Earth Day, we are featuring four LEED certified interior designers who have an in-depth understanding of the most current green principles and interior design practices. Their designs will surely spark your imagination and help you create an environmentally friendly home.

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Modern-luxury-interior-design-san-franciscoPhoto by Niche Interiors

The media room in this San Francisco home features a wool sectional and a pair of vintage Milo Baughman armchairs reupholstered in velvet.

Green Design Tip: Antiques are recycled treasures.
Let your spouse know just how environmentally conscious you are when buying THAT antique!

Beacon Hill has a multitude of colors in Organic Cotton Velvet:

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Photo by Jessica Helgerson Design

Once a public library in Portland, Oregon this building was remodeled into a unique home. Library shelving was added in many rooms to keep the spirit of the original structure.

Green  Design Tip: Restore Buildings
Instead of building a new home, save a building from destruction and restore it as your one of a kind home.

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Photo by Lynn Hoffman Design

A modern and clean look is warmed by the custom mohair chairs in this dining area. Mohair is sheared from the angora goat and this textile provides a unique, renewable and sustainable source of fiber.  Since it is very durable, it is an excellent choice for upholstery.

Green Design Tip: Stone floors
As a natural product, stone is inherently earth-friendly and has many environmentally friendly qualities: durability, ease of care and maintenance, recyclability, an enduring life-cycle plus quarry and manufacturing best practices.

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Photo by Blanche Garcia Designs

Soothing earth tones in eco-friendly fabrics like hemp, organic cotton and linen are layered to provide texture to this design. A punch of orange enlivens the space.

Green Design Tip:  Upholstered Cushions
Use natural latex cushions wrapped in organic wool for upholstery in order to eliminate chemicals.

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