sustainability

Laurence Carr, Holistic Design and Sustainability
Laurence Carr talks about the importance of holistic design, including sustainability.

The Effects of Holistic Spaces and Sustainability on Mental Health

With increasing popularity in the design scene, holistic interior design is one of the most effective tools an individual can put into practice when striving toward wellness and overall life…
environmental impacts of luxury furnishings
Helen Rutledge, owner of antique shop Bibelot, says mixing antiques like this Georgian Pine Secretary with modern pieces looks fresh and luxurious.

Minimizing Environmental Impact With Eclectic Antique Furniture

With today’s consumer looking more toward the sustainability of the products they purchase, there is more to designing a luxury space than the beauty of the pieces. Clients want to know where their…
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Podcasting Goes Green: A Q&A with CaraGreen's Jessica McNaughton

For the average consumer, going green means dropping a few cans and papers in a recycling bin and maybe investing in an LED bulb or two, but as Jessica McNaughton, President at sustainable building…

SFC's 2018 #GetYourGreenOn Competition Open

The Sustainable Furnishings Council has announced that its third annual interior design competition, #GetYourGreenOn, is now open. This competition honors interior designers who specify sustainable…

SFC, NWF Launch Wood Furniture Scorecard for Retailers

This week, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have launched the Wood Furniture Scorecard, a comprehensive assessment of wood sourcing policies for…

Outlook Good for 2018, ASID's Latest Report Says

Each quarter, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) releases its interior design billings index to track growth in the industry and look out for major changes and challenges. The society…

Charlie The Chair

Officially launched in January 2018, ecoBirdy is a new Antwerp-based brand of recycled furniture items for kids Following an in-depth two-year study period exploring how to sustainably recycle…
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Photos Courtesy of Echo Design + Architecture

Designing Small

When space is limited, interior designers need to pull out all the stops to find great furniture and storage solutions. Ajay Chopra, founding principal of Echo Design + Architecture, believes in…
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Photo: Phillips Collection

Eco Thoughts

I have a hard time saying “Go Green,” as the pride for my alma mater Michigan will never fizzle out, but I’ll make an exception for this issue. The environment has been in the news a lot these days…