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Top Tips From a Green Interior Designer
Ecofriendly homes can do more than tread lightly on the earth. They can be stylish and comfortable too, says this top-notch green designer
"envisions her designs through the strategies of upcycling, re-covering and buying green —... House Designs in Virginia turns her eye to a new client and project, she doesn't... dollars for design or waste a lot of materials. Prugar agreed to share some of her secrets... (and go green in) our own homes. Our favorite: window treatments. They bring fashion... decorating green for the past thirty years and didn't even know it. Example: My sofa (before)..."
Living Roofs Crown Green Design
Living roofs save energy, improve air, water, curb appeal — and the view from above doesn't hurt either
"window? A green roof — one covered with living plants — might be just what you've been... living green roof instead of the familiar dead, impermeable, heat-absorbing, fast-shedding... Living green plants convert carbon dioxide to sugars, producing oxygen as a byproduct... areas. A green roof's plants and soil slow both the rate and the energy of runoff. *Enhanced... soil in a green roof absorb and break down pollutants in rainwater. The slower flow rate..."
Old School Green Design: Keep the Trees!
"builders and designers are respectful of the Earth and use all the benefits of an existing... property. We designed the house around them. I so agree with this! The trees are there before... cleanly-designed home. The home's boxiness plays off the wavy nature of the branches... linear design of the home and offer a wonderful, shady spot for an outdoor room. Here... The deep green of the trees contrasts with the lighter tones of the home, grounding..."
Old-School Green Design: Art Imitates Plants
"the home design and decoration. Nature's designs are beautiful, and when our homes... love designs in which the site and environment has been considered and fully integrated... to the design of our environment, your space seems to live larger and expand into... beautiful designs of art imitating plant.... this design, the table is laid out to reference the rows upon rows of grapevines... fence design. Without being a literal interpretation, the two work together as a..."
Create Enviable Interiors With Green Design Schemes
Borrow from nature's playbook for your interior decorating with the color thought to boost balance and youthfulness
"Sage green, forest green, lime green, jade green and more — with thousands of shades... that "green is the most abundant hue in nature — the eye sees more green than any... surprise that green comes just after blue as a favorite color. Leatrice Eiseman, executive... Kennebunkport Green. Love it! Green walls? or Green Cabinets? or Green Accessories? http://www... indulging greens, blending deep green with emerald green, mint, and indigo blue. Happy..."
Old School Green Design: Add Texture With Grass
"white to green. When designing with plants, color and form are the utmost considerations... deeper green on the exterior. Situated at the bottom of a long stairway, the grasses... building's design also contrasts with the surrounding plantings of grasses. The sharp... plane of green without weekly maintenance. Some ornamental grasses are strong enough... white to green. When making your selections, be sure to consider climate, maintenance..."
Go Green By Walking on Green: Choosing Gorgeous and Green Rugs
"gorgeous and green rug for your home. But what to look for? Here are some tips for choosing... newly designed room! Love how the rug's colors pick up those in the upholstered... .Now "Green" High-end rugs are also possible ! Sheep from around the world have about... #texture & #green as can be ! #greenrugs... to go green. You buy the squares, then configure them any way you like. They're... material. Design options are endless with modular carpet. In this children's room, the..."
My Houzz: A Master’s Design Goes Green and Universal
Adapting $500 house plans in Pittsburgh leads to planned Platinum LEED certification and better accessibility for one of the owners
"architects to design residences for a dream-house series it was publishing. The plans were... to go green by trying to get their house LEED certified. “This house has been built... been done green,” says Lou. Features like a gravel front yard, a composting sewer pipe... universal design modifications to the original plan to accommodate Lou’s multiple sclerosis... happen with green design. Let the folks with the money pave the way. We'll all benefit..."
Mix and Match Greens in Design
"work with greens with varying undertones for contrast and color in the garden and home... Green is nature's neutral — and it can be yours, too. Many greens complement each... various greens will give you an excellent tool in your design arsenal for almost any... photos of green in design | Find a landscape architect... with your green choice and don't be afraid to use green as a neutral in your designs... mixing greens with competing undertones. In this example, the greens in these hanging..."
Great Design Plant: Parkinsonia Flor Paints the Desert Green and Yellow
"translates to “green stick,” referring to its green trunk. But its decorative trunk is just... characteristic green trunk and branches. This native desert tree comes with a Spanish name... and its green trunk and branches carry on with photosynthesis.... fever/green bark tree (Acacia Xantopholia). Gorgeous! Beautiful yes, messy yes yes... distinctive green trunk and wispy branches, while others would argue that its yellow flowers..."
Save Green By Going Green: Gorgeous Window Treatments
"you save green while going green.... product -- green or not -- it's important that you evaluate the claims that the manufacturer... Go green! I really like the Roman shades and had no idea that they are also "green"... "green". Thanks for sharing. Any image can be transferred on to recycled glass... AliciatappDesigns.com @Alicia: how does this even relate to the topic? This isn't... Bonus "green" points for this energy efficient combination of Roman shades and matching..."
Ring in the New Year By Going Green: Green New Year's Resolutions
"you go green in 2010. And on New Year's Eve, don't forgot to toast your choices... small green change, you're helping to make a difference in the world.... agree- go green! Great ideabook! i must disagree on the use of CFL bulbs. although many... considered "green" since they contain mercury. if one should break you need to follow a... going green is that it almost always saves you money! So you don't have to be an..."
Green-Only Gardens Draw the Eye and Soothe the Spirit
Use plant and foliage variety to create a monochromatic landscape as visually pleasing as it is calming
"dedicated to green? The color green is a perfect neutral, because it is neither a warm or... planting design that will help you successfully focus on green.... planting designs, in the use of both foliage and flower. But are different colors essential... monochromatic green palette can give us just as much interest as flowers with different colors... could green also provide the same neutral benefits as gray, another popular color..."
A Vertical Park in Zurich Greens Up the Grid
This breathtaking mix of steel and vines in Switzerland shows promise for greener, healthier cities around the world
"later, the green has engulfed the gray, making for a splendid environment for residents... park, designed by Burckhardt + Partner and Raderschall Landschaftsarchitekten. With... residential design, could it offer inspiration for creating your own living wall at home... Is too green Uzzitu - Actually autumn does a good job of adding color! that is true... comercial size green house 20ft x36ft. I am hoping to have it up before the cold months. The..."
So Your Style Is: Green
Way beyond a hue on a paint chip, green means a healthy home with a unique style designed around sustainability
"chip, green means a healthy home with a unique style designed around sustainability... it is: Green style isn't so much a design aesthetic as a commitment to living lightly... Living green has a direct, positive impact on our health and quality of life. Plus... read it. GREEN IS MORE THAN GREEN IT IS A NEW TASTE OF LIFE AND PATTERNS Thanks Houzz... I love Green style. CustomMade has so many makers who can design and build whatever..."