Eco-Friendly Interior Design


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A wonderful introduction to eco-friendly options for residentail interior design.

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  • Purchase furnishings that last longer and that can be recycled.
  • New Home Smell & New Car Smell are chemicals
  • Since interior design incorporates many paints, dyes and adhesives, we need to be aware of what is in the products we purchase. Watch out for items that have “ene” in them.
  • Conventional Cotton accounts for 25% of all the pesticides used globally and farmers apply 7x more chemical fertilizer on cotton crops than they do pesticides. Organic fabrics are whitened with peroxide, not bleach.
  • Adhesive is also important.
  • Many natural fibers are durable, anti-microbial and mildew resistant. Wool is a non-allergenic fiber which does not promote the growth of bacteria or dust mites, or give off harmful emissions Wool is naturally soil resistant. Soy Based Backing on Woolshire products
  • Eco-friendly paper made from recycled wood pulp to reproduce photographic images.
  • Tints - (other companies say low VOC but then the tints add VOC)
  • Eco-Friendly Interior Design

    1. 1. Eco-Friendly Interior Design with Lorrie Browne
    2. 2. Lorrie Browne Green Residential Expert <ul><li>Florida Licensed Interior Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Green Residential Expert </li></ul><ul><li>15 Years of Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Designed Homes in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York & California </li></ul>
    3. 3. Yesterday’s View of Green <ul><li>Hippie Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Crunchy </li></ul><ul><li>Simple & Boring </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Bare & Sparse </li></ul><ul><li>Not Fun </li></ul>
    4. 4. Today’s View of Green <ul><li>Energy Efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Stylish </li></ul><ul><li>More accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Terminology Can be Confusing <ul><li>Green, Eco-Friendly and Sustainable can be used interchangeably. </li></ul><ul><li>These terms can get mixed up with natural, xyz-free and organic. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t assume anything. Ask questions if you are unsure. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why Go Green @ Home? <ul><li>Discarded furnishings account for 8.8 million tons of landfill waste per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps those with allergies or chemical sensitivities. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s healthier for you and your family. </li></ul><ul><li>There are lots of gorgeous options. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Poor Indoor Air Quality <ul><li>28% of people/families are affected by poor indoor air quality. </li></ul><ul><li>People spend 90% of their time indoors. </li></ul><ul><li>The furnishings and paint we use in our homes can improve our air quality. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) <ul><li>These substances are indoor air pollutants or chemical compounds that exist as vapor or gases at normal temperatures. They are typically used as solvents in products such as household cleaners, paints, inks and dyes. Sources of VOCs include formaldehyde (a suspected carcinogen), xyl ene , tolu ene , benz ene (a known carcinogen) and acetone . </li></ul>
    9. 9. How Can We Decorate Differently? <ul><li>Fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Window Shades </li></ul><ul><li>Flooring & Rugs </li></ul><ul><li>Wallpaper & Paint </li></ul>
    10. 10. Fabric <ul><li>Hemp </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Linen </li></ul><ul><li>Fabrics made from Recycled Plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Water-based Inks and Dyes </li></ul>
    11. 11. Kravet Green <ul><li>Fire </li></ul>
    12. 12. Kravet Green <ul><li>Earth </li></ul>
    13. 13. Kravet Green <ul><li>Ocean </li></ul>
    14. 14. Kid’s Rooms
    15. 15. Window Shades <ul><li>Made from Rapidly Renewable Natural Fibers </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo, Grasses, Flax & Hemp </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resistance to UV Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Strong & Durable </li></ul><ul><li>Resistant to Mold & Bacteria </li></ul>
    16. 16. Window Shades Outdoor Panel Systems
    17. 17. Natural Shade with Draperies and Privacy Shade
    18. 18. Wood Flooring <ul><li>Reclaimed Wood </li></ul><ul><li>Plantation Grown </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Teak </li></ul><ul><li>Rubberwood </li></ul><ul><li>White & Red Oak </li></ul>
    19. 19. Rugs & Carpet <ul><li>Abaca </li></ul><ul><li>Seagrass </li></ul><ul><li>Sisal </li></ul><ul><li>Wool </li></ul><ul><li>Raffia </li></ul>
    20. 20. Sisal Rug Easy to Coordinate different rugs by using same border.
    21. 21. FLOR Carpet Tiles <ul><li>Mix & Match </li></ul><ul><li>Easily installed & removed </li></ul><ul><li>Made with Renewable & Recycled Content </li></ul><ul><li>LOW VOC </li></ul><ul><li>Return & Recycle Program </li></ul><ul><li>Area rug or entire room </li></ul>
    22. 22. FLOR Designs
    23. 23. Wallcovering- The Natural Look <ul><li>Grasscloth </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Cork </li></ul><ul><li>Textured Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Come in many colors and textures. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Innovative Wallcovering
    25. 25. Wall Flats <ul><li>100% Bamboo Pulp </li></ul><ul><li>3-Dimensional </li></ul><ul><li>Can be painted </li></ul><ul><li>100% Biodegradable </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Create any Pattern </li></ul>
    26. 26. Benjamin Moore Natura Paint
    27. 27. Natura Paint <ul><li>Safer for Your Family </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Drying </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually Odorless </li></ul><ul><li>Very durable </li></ul><ul><li>Over 6,000 colors </li></ul>
    28. 28. Conclusion <ul><li>There are many wonderful eco-friendly options to decorate your home and I am happy to help you explore them! </li></ul>
    29. 29. Please Visit My Website! <ul><li> </li></ul>