Green Interior Design

Green Interior Design

by Lori Dennis
     
 

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Award-winning designer and author Lori Dennis proves interior design can be both stylish and environmentally sustainable in this easy-to-use, entertaining guide. Dennis discusses every aspect of interior design—furniture and accessories, window treatments, fabrics, surface materials, appliances, plants, and more—from a green perspective in terms of

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Award-winning designer and author Lori Dennis proves interior design can be both stylish and environmentally sustainable in this easy-to-use, entertaining guide. Dennis discusses every aspect of interior design—furniture and accessories, window treatments, fabrics, surface materials, appliances, plants, and more—from a green perspective in terms of reducing waste and pollution and turning a home into a healthy, comfortable environment. Readers will learn how to: - use sustainable materials like bamboo, cork, and recycled glass to enhance interiors - search thrift shops and antique stores for vintage hidden treasures - find the best vendors for purchasing green products - use plants and locally cut flowers to improve indoor air quality and brighten up rooms - replace lawns with indigenous plants and edible gardens - keep rooms clean with effective and nontoxic products - use energy efficient lighting and maximize natural light - apply for different types of green certification. Packed with over 100 color photographs, lists of the best green vendors, and profiles of leading green designers, this book is a thorough guide for anyone who wants to create beautiful interiors while lessening the waste and pollution generated by the building industry.

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Interior designer Dennis provides a wealth of information covering every aspect of interiors—e.g., lighting, floors, plumbing, and even cleaning products—and outlines the available choices with detailed explanations of how each benefits the environment. She includes an overview of sustainable landscaping and new construction, samples of the work of other interior designers, and lists of organizations, products, and manufacturers. Whereas Janet Sobesky's Natural Style is aimed at do-it-yourselfers, Dennis's audience is fellow designers; still, both groups of readers will benefit from the plentiful and practical advice here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581157451
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lori Dennis is the founder and principal of Lori Dennis, Inc., a firm specializing in green, sustainable interior design since 1998. Her work has won numerous green awards and has been featured in a wide variety of publications around the world, from Woman's Day Magazine and Coastal Living to the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. She has also been featured as a guest expert on HGTV, Food Network, Oxygen Network, NBC, and XM radio and has lectured on green interior design at a number of universities. She lives in Los Angeles.

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