Flame Retardant Free Cushions

A few months ago I took a webinar taught by some Chemical professors from Cal Berkley sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council. I had been reading a fair amount about Flame retardants in cushions and was trying to make a decision on whether to switch our cushions to FR Free as a standing operating procedure.

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Free Advice Friday-kitchen counter tops

A reader writes: Hi, Re-doing kitchen to include new cabinets, gunstock oak flooring, stainless appliances. What color countertop do you recommend? Should I get something med/dk brown quartz or keep it lighter. The kitchen cabinets are Maple–Cream Glaze (Cream colored or off-white with just an almost invisible lighter cream/white glaze). The flooring, unless you talk me

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HGTV Green Home

Before I get to the HGTV Green home, I need to thank Nicole Haddad from New York Spaces for the article on the Kristin Drohan Collection on the Edge blog.  You can read it here.  A few days ago I decided to check out the HGTV Green home in person since it is only an hour

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New Before and After

As promised here is a project I recently finished in Va.  I want to point out that even with a modest budget you can get completely custom pieces with high style and function if you have great resources.    Family Room Before Family Room After Every piece of furniture in this make over, we had custom made. 

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Repurpose… Before and After Furniture

I have this really amazing group of friends that  are talented designers and artists here in Northern Va.  My interior design friend, Paula Grace and I are both blogging today about one of our mutual artist friends, Andie Samarelli  http://www.bojams.com/.  We are covering different projects so be sure to go to Paula's blog http://www.paulagracedesigns.blogspot.com/ and read about another cool

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Green Design Summit

I'm very excited to be attending Design Success University's Green Design Summit the next two days.  I look forward to sharing with you what I will have learned in future posts.  I also can't wait to tell you about my new eco-friendly custom designed upholstery line I'm launching in August.  I've collaborated with a company in Hickory,

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Back to High Point Highlights

Okay, so I’ve digressed the last couples of posts. The last installment from High Point highlights will be covering the eco-friendly movement.  Over the past couple of years, the eco-friendly or green movement gets more and more play at each market.  This Spring was no exception.  In fact, not only did we see that trend

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