I remember speaking with designer Lori Dennis in 2010 when she was publishing her first book ‘Green Interior Design’ about all the exciting new opportunities in healthy and sustainable materials for remodel projects. Well, the innovations in materials and furnishings have grown leaps and bounds since then, and designer Lori Dennis and her partner Courtney Porter have provided us with a wonderful new and updated resource guidebook ‘Green Interior Design: The Guide to Sustainable High Style’ that you need to add to your remodel toolbox.
No longer are the options in furnishings in simple pattern and neutral colors. You don’t have to give up surface performance for a new look that is sustainable. In today’s world of healthy sustainable design and furnishings, there are hundreds of new selections in furniture, accessories, floor coverings, fabrics, appliances, surface treatments, lighting, and decorative finishes that are not only carbon-footprint sensitive but environmentally sustainable and non-toxic for our health. ‘Green Interior Design’ provides many visual images, helpful resources, and design tips to help you choose the right option for your home or design project.
The other advantage to this book is Lori herself. An award-winning designer, speaker, and long-time environmentalist, Lori guides you through several examples of how to apply a discerning designer’s eye to selecting quality, sensible, and healthy furnishings or accessories to complement your project and personal style. If you want to raise the value and sustainability bar of your Green Interior, follow Lori’s suggestions and tips as she leads you past the greenwash and misguided information to a true Sustainable High Style.
Chief Sustainability Officer, Shades of Green