Category : Interior Design

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The Truth About Greenwashing

The Truth About Greenwashing. Greenwashing is a term that is being loosely thrown around by companies to give consumers the impression that they are environmentally friendly, when in fact, they are not.It seems that almost all companies (95%) that claim to be eco friendly are greenwashing in some form or another. They are tricking the consumer by “empowering” them with the wrong information. For example, a company may claim its product to be chromium free. When in fact, chromium wasn’t a needed ingredient for the products manufacturing.

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Clean Soap – Good Energy! Meet Dr. Bronner

Clean Soap – Good Energy! Meet Lisa Bronner of Dr. Bronner Soap on April 23rd. Dr. Bronner is the maker of one of the largest top-selling ethical & vegan soaps in North America. The company was founded by  Dr. Emanuel Bronner who learned soapmaking in the 1920s in Germany.  His parents were killed in Auschwitz & Emanuel dropped the “Heil” from his name “Heilbronner.” The family & company history is incredible.
I’m counting the days until Lisa Bronner, the granddaughter of Emanuel joins me in our Facebook Group for a live chat.  I’m so excited to have Lisa as our guest. So many questions! Clean Soap. Good Energy. Meet Dr. Bronner.

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Family Safety & Hidden Home Poisons

Family Safety & Hidden Home Poisons. Many common household items we’ve used over the years are actually bad for your health. Some can damage your skin; others can contaminate your food. But the most dangerous toxins are in the air, your furniture and your environment. “Make sure you have the necessary smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed. That should be your first priority. If you’re worried about other poisons, there are tests you can have done to check for common household toxins.” Starting by installing those detectors. Print and tape this infographic below to your fridge.

Family Safety & Hidden Home Poisons

Toxins Hiding In Your Home by Ambient Bamboo Flooring

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Crib Mattresses Can Make Your Baby Sick

Crib Mattresses Can Make Your Baby Sick.  Buying a mattress for your newborn or child is a big deal. A lot of crib and child mattresses that are sold in stores can trigger illnesses. Many infant mattresses contain poisons.

So, please take 5 minutes of your day and watch this video I made about crib mattresses. I promise you it’s worth your time.  I cover what to look for when buying a mattress for your baby or child in a few minutes.

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DIY Kids Play Areas For The Home

DIY Safe & Healthy Kids Play Spaces For The Home. Get expert tips & have your questions answered from the perfect team, an interior designer focused on healthy, ethical design and an occupational therapist. Learn how to create areas of play for your children’s sensory and developmental needs.  Size of a space is unimportant. Even the tiniest of nooks are ideal for many children.

 

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Where: Healthy & Humane Design Facebook Group Watch Party
When: Wednesday, April 15th 
Time: 12:30 -1:00 PM EST
The Experts: Deborah DiMare & Nancy Amar.
Your Homework Today; Post pictures of your kids current play areas on our Facebook Group Page


 

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Nancy and I will discuss how to create calming, stimulating, sensory and dual purpose play and “decompression” zones in the smallest of spaces.  Kids, like us, all have unique personalities & their play spaces must meet those needs. Sensory design is one of my favorite topics. It will be a great talk and it’s live.

Non Animal Based Furniture Means Good Health

Non Animal-Based Furniture Means Good Health

Non Animal-Based (vegan) Furniture Means Good Health. Ethical interior design is humane and healthy. We all want to be happy, healthy and strong. Going cruelty free and less toxic in your spaces will help you achieve optimal health, mentally and physically.

Please click on video below to learn more about cruelty free, healthy design.

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Make Your Bedroom 100% Vegan

Love is in the air!!! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we all know that a heart-shaped box of chocolates and flowers are the standard gifts. However, how about shaking things up a bit and give the gift of true romance – a beautifully styled bedroom 100% vegan for that special “ba-da-bing,  ba-da-boom night!

Let’s get down to setting the stage for a night of passion in a fabulous bed created with all the vegan trimmings. Good design should not only be visually beautiful. But it should address all our senses including touch (texture), sound and scent. The selected items, together, create the perfect sensory balance for an environment that is soothing, warm and purely romantic.

 

Free Tips on How to Choose Outdoor Furniture

Free Tips on How to Choose Outdoor Furniture

⛱️Free Tips on How To Choose Outdoor Patio Furniture!

Outdoor patio furniture comes in all  budgets. But no matter how much or little you spend on patio furniture, make sure to mix and match pieces. One color and style is not only boring, but looks cheap.  Mix textures, colors and looks. Here’s a few tips on how to choose outdoor patio furniture. Check out my 60 second video below on how to “shake up” your outdoor look, all while keeping the compassion. 0% cruelty & 100% vegan. No need to harm any living being, human and non, including our planet for furniture.

Here are a few of my outdoor favorites;

  • This set is a great example of mixing wood and metal with the comfort of iron in this outdoor table and chair set by Christopher Knight.  0% cruelty & 100% vegan. No need to harm any living being, human and non, including our planet for furniture.
  • As many of you may be aware, I am obsessed with furniture that rocks and glides. This rustic rocking chair would look great in any outdoor space. Here’s an image of a custom 100% non toxic and cruelty free hanging chair we designed. It seats up to 3 people, 2 dogs, 4 puppies and 6 kittens.. give or take.
  • Ok, one more rocker! I can’t help myself. This one is a double rocker. It’s got enough room for you and someone or something (hint – fur babies) to cuddle with.

0% cruelty & 100% vegan. No need to harm any living being, human and non, including our planet for furniture. Hope you enjoy. Deborah. 💚

 


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Your Mattress Is Making You & Your Family Sick!

How To Pick A Mattress!

Tips on what to look for when choosing a safe, healthy, non-toxic and ethical mattress for you and your family.

Most mattresses are loaded with chemicals. We spend 1/3 of our lives in bed and yet don’t put much thought into buying one of the most important items of our life and the lives of our family. You will be astounded at the shocking facts of the chemicals and poisons most mattresses on the market are soaked in. One of my daughters has terrible allergies and I am convinced her old mattress worsened her condition.

Take a few minutes to find out what to look for and what to avoid when choosing a mattress. it’s important that we choose a mattress that is safe, clean and ethical. So, Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind when looking to buy a mattress;

  • Our skin is porous, and dangerous chemicals can be absorbed into our bodies through our skin.
  • Stay away from Memory foam, which is so common now in pillows and cribs. Memory foam can contain a family of chemicals called isocyanates ( isos-io-nates) which can cause sicknesses like asthma and bronchitis
  • Stay away from animal-based mattresses meaning that they don’t contain wool. Go vegan in your mattress. Besides being a completely and horrifically unethical product, wool is soaked in dangerous chemicals including pesticides. Anything originating from an animal is going to be very toxic in order for the material not to disintegrate, get infested with bugs or rot since it was once part of a living creature. Think of our own skin, when we get a scab, it flakes off – it’s dead skin. Same with animal-based materials.
  • It’s proven that children, the elderly and pregnant women are more sensitive to chemical exposure.
  • Today, one in six kids in the US has a developmental or learning disability.1Some experts believe these issues may be due partly to early exposures to toxic chemicals in their environment, which for sure could be their bed. Check blairsupplyusa.com

                     How To Pick A Mattress. Click on Video Below

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10 Unique Ways To Decorate Your Home Cruelty Free

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There’s a difference between feeling as though you are in a house that you love and being home. A home is a place that conveys who you are, where you can be surrounded by the things that make you feel comfortable. It’s your escape at the end of a hard day where you can hide from the world. In this blog we discuss about how to decorate your home in a cruelty free style.

While there are plenty of interior design trends that can make your house look like it’s straight out of a magazine, it takes something special to make a home. Here are some unique design elements to create your personal space.

Custom Art

Art prints have a time and a place. You can purchase recreations of your favorite paintings and find joy. You can pick up discount pieces from the department store to bring a room to life. Gallery walls and oversized art displays have long been a fan-favorite interior design element that adds personality to a room.

To truly make your house a home, you need pieces that no one else has. Have a photo of your favorite place mounted on a canvas and displayed in your living room. Commission the most amazing portrait painting of your parents on their wedding day or of your beloved pet lounging in their spot. Art should elicit an emotional response– the more true to you, the better.

Have a Signature Look

If there’s a pattern or color you love and wear often, incorporate it into your decor. If you have a yellow paisley scarf that you’re rarely seen without, have a similar fabric sewn into throw pillows. If you have a favorite shade of lipstick add an accent piece of the same color to various locations throughout your home.

There are many ways to add a common thread that connects all of your rooms without having cookie-cutter designs throughout your home. Perhaps no one else will pick up on the theme, but it’s something personal that tells you you’re home.

Break the Rules

Mixed patterns are becoming more popular as interior designers strive to break the rules and shake things up. If you want a chevron rug with a polka dot pillow, do it. If you like the idea of having multi-colored quilts and patchwork curtains, do it. The years of conforming to a set of style rules are over. Now is the time to embrace your creative chaos and make a space that works for you.

Open Walls

Open concept isn’t for everyone, but closed walls can create a sense of claustrophobia. Work with a contractor to find ways to open the walls without removing them, whether it’s large archways, half-walls or interior windows. Interior glass walls are a particularly beautiful way to add separation between rooms without detracting from the natural light and ambiance. 

Center Bathtub

Rustic Bathtub

Bathtubs are traditionally something that’s cast to the side to create open space in the center of a bathroom. Rather than making your bathtub an after-thought, make it the focal point. Put it in the center of the room. Opt for something other than the traditional tub unit and adorn it with design elements that make it pop.

Add Plants

While some people have furbabies, others have plant friends. Green plants add life– literally– to interior design schemes and can aid with temperature control and air purification. Add plants to every room for a breath of fresh air.

Create a Bedroom Lounge

A bedroom is a private retreat within a home that should be used for more than just going to sleep. Create a small lounge area in your room, with a reading lamp, comfortable chair, and side table. If space allows, you can even have a coffee or tea station for those weekend days when you aren’t quite ready to leave your solitude. Read more about codependency coaching near me

Use Functional Designs

Homes are getting smaller and minimalism is becoming more prevalent. When incorporating design elements, prioritize functionality. Woven baskets tucked onto shelves add a rustic, humble look but also store extra wires and other unsightly gadgets. Adding a tall, thin cabinet between your fridge and the wall looks great but can also store your spices, find more.

Add a Slide

Indoor slide

What child hasn’t dreamed of having a slide in their home? For those with a wide or open staircase, adding a slide is an entirely unique design element that adds fun and whimsy to your home. Had a bad day? Hit the slide.

In-Floor Seating or Storage

Don’t let the space between your floorboards go to waste. Create functional storage that will amaze guests and have your home feeling well-organized and functional. Alternatively, use that space to create a sunken seating area that can be uncovered when the company arrives. This works especially well in bungalows and basements.

The most important element in making your house feel like home is personalization. Our home is a way to showcase your personality and create a space that welcomes you with open arms.

 


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