Mainstreaming Green Home Interiors


Slowly, but surely, the mainstream are cottoning on. (organic cotton, of course!) "Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn't mean you have to tear down your home and build a solar-heated treehouse. But it does mean buying furnishings that are built to last for years, reusing as much as possible and making no larger a footprint on Earth than is necessary." The words are from an article in the Atlanta Journal, on how to create an eco-friendly home, one room at a time. Who'd have thought, a couple of years ago, that a TV home improvement show presenter would utter: "People are building huge houses,Think about all the waste you're creating down the road." So says Kenneth Brown, an interior designer and host of HGTV's "ReDesign." Other advice is to 'buy local.' Amazing. A useful list of what is and isn't 'green' is included, sourced for the book Good Green Kitchens. Product examples for the piece were found at some of our old favs, like VivaTerra, Green Sage and ABC Home. This follows on from the appearance of eco-furniture on CBS TV. Viva la revolution! Atlanta Journal. (PS. Yes, we know that some of the furniture featured in the article and pictured above, costs as much as it would to feed a small African village for a year. But 'trickle down' does occur. Originally only Mercedes had airbags, yet now they are standard in the humblest compact car. So it is with much green design. Better to start somewhere, than not at all.)