What is LEED?

Unless you are in the design or construction industry, you probably have no idea what LEED certification of a building means or why you would want to certify a building.  You hear a lot of talk about eco-friendly and green products like flooring, furniture, clothes and cleaning products these days, but LEED is still growing [...]

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Easy Ways to Go Green in your Living Room!

Why Go Green in your home? The reasons for building an eco-friendly house, manufacturing an organic sofa, wearing an organic cotton shirt and even using products like Burt’s Bees for taking care of your skin are basically the same as utilizing green methods in your home.  Using green products creates a healthier space for you, [...]

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Interior Design for the Healthcare Environment

Healthcare facilities are multi-faceted and complex. The following are just a few of the logistics to designing a healthcare environment: ease of maintenance, durability, cleanability, life cycle of products, new systems in technology, the selection of healthier products and cost.

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High Point Market Trends: April 2010

High Point Market is the place to view the latest trends in home furnishings and fabrics.  New colors are introduced, influenced by trends in fashion, film and pop culture.  Twice a year we march the halls and visit hundreds of showrooms to see what’s happening in the industry.  It’s not just the latest designs and [...]

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10 Steps to a Healthier Home Environment

Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Take steps to improve air quality and freshen the air in your home by introducing live plants such as ivy, spider plants and peace lily. All have the natural quality of absorbing formaldehyde and other unhealthy chemicals.

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How To Make A House Into A Home

Really great rooms move way beyond the three fabric combination of retail. Mix in several other fabrics, varying pattern scale and texture, adding fringe to pillows. This is another area where design help can make all the difference. Look at the really fabulous rooms in national magazines and count how many different fabrics populate the sofas, chairs, ottomans, pillows and curtains in a beautifully finished room.

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Home Design Grows Green

THE MOVEMENT to a greener lifestyle has become a significant factor influencing the choices we are making in our lives every day. By now we've all probably bought some CFL bulbs to save electricity, taken steps to make our homes more insulated and energy efficient, and tried to cut down on our driving. These steps [...]

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