Category : Interior Design

This is a picture of a nursery bedroom.

Non-Toxic & Conscious Child Spaces

Non-Toxic & Conscious Child Spaces. Babies take roughly 57,600 breaths per day! So yeah, their mattress, paint, blankets and anything in their nursery matters! Every piece of furniture, bedding and decor that you place in their space is key to their mental and physical development and will 100% affect them today and as they grow. Because those fragile little bodies and lungs are absorbing everything around them. The average infant sleeps a minimum of 18 hours a day. So they are in their crib and nursery alot!  I wrote this article to give you a few tips on how to choose the safest, healthiest and most socially responsible furniture & decor for your babies and small children.

Safe & Non Toxic Nursery Design Course

One of my challenges as a cruelty free & wellness interior designer is finding furniture and decor that meets my standards of “cleanliness.” When I say “clean” I am referring to products that are non toxic and non animal based (vegan & cruelty free). Cruelty Free products are generally less soaked in chemicals than animal based decor such as a leather chair, down feather blanket or a wool rug for example. A conscious space  is safer for your child, less toxic, healthier, gentler on the senses and positive energy. There is no tragedy or despair attached to any of the decor and we want our children to only be surrounded by love, safety and good energy right?  The way to do that is by choosing furniture, bedding and decor that is “clean” so they can grow to be happy, healthy and strong. Below  are  a few tips to get you started. If you’d like more indepth info on how to create a safe, non toxic & cruelty free nursery and kids space for your children, please check out my online course.

Choose a Soy Fiber Comforter Instead of a Woolen Blanket

Soybean fiber is made from the hulls of soy beans and is often known as “vegan cashmere”. This eco-friendly fabric is free from petrochemicals.  It also offers the comfort of cashmere, the softness of silk and the durability of cotton. Other vegan alternatives for wool include bamboo silk, organic cotton, hemp and lyocell fabric, which is  made from wood pulp. Petrochemicals are a class of very toxic chemicals made from petroleum. Petroleum based products are cheap to produce. Unfortunately, cheap, many times, equates to poisonous.

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Natural Alternative To Scotchgard

Natural Alternative To Scotchgard. I try my best to eliminate fabrics and furniture with chemicals. Our skin absorbs everything. Stain protectors like Scotchgard are very dangerous.  Stain repellants contain major lethal chemicals that can cause cancer, infertility, hormonal imbalances and can weaken the immune system. That’s just a few of the illnesses and sicknesses that fabric protectors can cause.

Alas, my never ending search for a stain guard that is non toxic, safe, eco-friendly and organic is over! It’s been a long journey. Here is my dramatic (yes – for me it was dramatic) review of a Natural Alternative To Scotchgard.

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Menopause Tips – How to Sleep Better

Menopause Tips – How to Sleep Better.

One of the most frustrating symptoms of menopause is hot flashes. Commonly, they lead to sleep disruptions and insomnia.

Fluctuating hormones are the trigger for hot spells. In the middle of the night, this can cause you to wake in drenching sweat and the inability to resume a restful night’s sleep. If this happens frequently, insomnia can take over, and anxiety can rise when it comes to bedtime.

If this sounds familiar to you, thankfully, there are various methods to help you regain control of your sleep during this changing time.

Below we’ve compiled a list of the top 8 ways to help you sleep better if hot flashes wake you up at night. Read on to find the solutions to your problem and get a peaceful night’s rest.

This is a picture of a baby seating on a vegan design beddings.

Create A Virtual Learning Classroom At Home

Create A Virtual Learning Classroom At Home. Millions of children are homeschooling. And unless parents have unlimited funds, thinking “out of the box” when it comes to creating a home schooling environment for their child is a must. It’s not only about finding a desk and chair, “self regulation” is also key for a homeschool space.  The term self regulate refers to a person’s ability to adjust and control their energy level, emotions, behavior and attention. In other words, if our kids are focused, anchored and happy learning from home, then we parents can focus on our work as well.

This is a picture of a girl playing on her sustainable interior design room.

August Favorites

August Favorites! As a cruelty-free designer, I care about recommending products to my clients that are safe for the whole family! As we spend more time at home either working or home schooling our kids, I believe that you must design spaces dedicated for work and play. I put together this list of my recent favorites in preparation for the first day of “school” this August. This list is full of organizational office goodies that are for you and your kids. Keep scrolling to check them out!

This is a picture of a vegan leather sofa.

Fake V Real Leather Get 10 Facts

Fake V Real Leather Get 10 Facts. Many of us, including myself, were lead to believe that leather equates to luxury. That the softness and “leather” smell ultra chic? Well, I’m here to tell you 10 things you didn’t know about that leather chair or couch you might be sitting on right now that might make you think about leather alternatives in a whole new way. Fake V Real Leather Get 10 Facts.

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This is a picture of a doc lying on a non toxic mattresses.

Beds Mattresses Disease & Sleep

Beds Mattresses Disease & Sleep. Learn from Barry Cik. He is an extremely accomplished engineer and the founder of Naturepedic! He was a guest on “Lounge & Learn.” Barry helped us uncover the dirty details behind mattress manufacturing, materials, poisons & ethics.  Check out the teaser below. Beds Mattresses Disease & Sleep.

Without a doubt, this webinar was one of our most informative and important ones to date. Barry like most of our guests, is a true expert in his field. It is a very important subject considering we spend one third of our life on a mattress. A mattress must be safe and chemical free. Listen and learn. Isn’t your health worth 40 minutes of your time?

Get the full interview. VeganDesign.Org members only pay $10 and regular folk pay $20.

LEARN ABOUT MATTRESSES

Here’s just a few of the many topics we chatted with Barry about:

Latex, foam, memory foam, feathers, down & so much more. The market is flooded with so many choices and so many chemicals! 

This is the best healthy vegan home design.

How To Design the Best Healthy Vegan Home

How To Design the Best Healthy Vegan Home🧚‍♀️ We all want to be happy, healthy and strong don’t we?  We don’t wake up in the morning and shout out “today, I want to be sad, weak and unmotivated!” It’s scientifically proven that most of us crave positivity. Of course we do!  However, we still seek confirmation from the world of science. I recall years ago when  “baloney sandwiches are bad for your health!” made headlines. REALLY??  I had absolutely no  idea that chemically injected, processed, dyed animal meat byproducts weren’t part of an ideal diet for humans! Shocking! Btw, i had to look up the spelling of baloney. Yes it’s been that long since I ate a baloney sandwich. I think the last time was when I was a kid in summer camp. Back to “how to design the best healthy vegan home.” Watch this recorded webinar I did for the fabulous EGE Carpet Showroom in London about the subject (of vegan design..not baloney sandwiches 😏).

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