Special thanks to Lori Dennis, blogger and interior designer for letting us know about the release of her book, GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN.
The book features over 100 color photos of projects and furnishings and aims to be a great resource for creating sophisticated eco-friendly interiors. The user friendly manual geared toward homeowners, interior designers, architects, and contractors, includes design tips as well as extensive resources and vendors. GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN .
GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN includes every aspect of residential interior design—furniture and accessories, window treatments, fabrics, surface materials, appliances, plumbing fixtures, plants, gardens, maintenance and more—discussed from a green perspective in terms of reducing waste, avoiding pollution, and protecting the occupant’s health.
Already digging the sneak preview on Amazon. The section Antique, Vintage, and Used Sources caught my eye. Reusing and repurposing vintage furniture and even salvage architectural materials is a great way to recycle and reduce waste…not to mention save money. I am sucker for a mid-century modern or industrial finds but often people don’t consider that new is not always better. Check out sites like Ebay, 1stDibs, and Craigslist to find vintage pieces.
Click here to purchase your copy. At$24.95, the book is a great gift for the environmentally conscious designer on your list.
Although, I have been in denial, fall is here and winter approaches. The cold weather does mean wearing more clothes which means more opportunity to make a statement with your style. Here are 5 things I am obsessed with the Fall/Winter season.
1. Tailored Preppy American classics are back but with modern tailoring which I love. And I especially love the clothing from Penguin this season.
2. Blazers & Ties Try dressing up more whether you have to or not…Add a skinny tie to an long-sleeve oxford and a herringbone blazer with dark blue jeans…For a more layered and warmer look add a cardigan or sweater.
3. Work Boots I am obsessed in general with boots but my favorite style this season is military and work boots in dark colors – black, charcoal, or brown. Specifically, I am digging Corcoran Jump Boots…pretty easy to find on Amazon or even Ebay for a pre-owned pair.
4. The Vest Vests are an easy way to dress up just about anything. I especially love a vest with a henley or oxford shirt.
5. Black and Tan Not sure why but this winter – I am all about mixing blacks/grays with camel/tan colors. I plan to pull out my Camel coat this winter and wear a black oxford, pants, and boots…and you should try it to.
A couple weekends ago, I checked out Chartreuse & Co in Frederick, MD. There is a reason why this place made the Great Day Trips in the Washingtonian. A collection of different vendors in a barn filled with oddities and unfurnished or finds. Additionally, on the property, there was another barn filled with discards or works in progress as well as a shed filled with architectural finds. My favorite shop and my reason for the trip was Madison and Mabel (the image and below are of the shop). Great industrial and modern finds.
Of course I had to make a few purchases…but I controlled myself.
Purchased: Crates from the discards barn ($15 for 3, similar to above)
Purchased: Industrial Pendant and Eames DCM Dining Chair (let’s just say they were a steel)
Tempting: Vintage Steel Magazine Rack and Glass Pendant Lamp
So definitely check out Chartreuse & Co for a day trip or you can even just pop in a couple hours…they mentioned cocktails at their Holiday Tag Sale happening this weekend!