Green Interior Design

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Allworth Press, Nov 23, 2010 - Architecture - 144 pages
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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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User Review  - Gayle A. Williamson - Book Verdict

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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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