The Misconception That Leather is a Byproduct of the Meat Industry

I purchased my first faux leather cowhide “rug” a month ago. It’s an oxymoron, I know. I wasn’t even sure I’d like it. To my surprise, I love it! I must admit that I’m like most in that I love the look and feel of leather. We all grew up with it, right? Heck, I think many of us have even had the guilty pleasure of a buttery leather jacket, sofa or wallet that we knew was the skin of a baby cow or lamb and we chose to look the other way. Now that I know the truth, I just can’t seem to have a dead animal on my floor and feel good about it anymore. So, what’s so terrible about using leather?

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5 Tips To Finding Cleaning Products That Are Safe For Your Home

Have you ever checked your cleaning product ingredients only to find that there aren’t any listed? That’s because cleaning products are not required by federal law to carry a list of ingredients. It’s a mess. I can help you sort through the hype. Say goodbye to Windex!

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Get The (Vegan) Look: Unique Home Office

Nothing gets you in the “work zone” like having a clean, organized workspace that you love to be in. Having a positive work environment is proven to maximize productivity and we know how easy it is to get distracted when you’re working from home - especially when your four-legged friend is alway asking for a belly rub!

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What To Consider When Moving With Pets

Moving, even if you’re doing it alone or with professional services, is already stressful but moving with your pets doesn’t have to be. If you’re planning to move anytime soon and you still don’t have any idea on how you can do it with your furry friends, consider these tips!

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Get The (Vegan) Look: Dreamy Bedroom

We know what you're thinking: This room is GOALS and how can I do the same? Luckily for you, we've recreated this bohemian neutral-toned bedroom for you! We've sourced only vegan, cruelty-free & toxic-free items that are affordable and can fit in any space (no matter how tiny your home is!)

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Spot Us In FIDO Friendly Mag!

Meet Deborah DiMare, global influencer for the vegan design movement. “I was living in the bliss of ignorance until I was ready”, explained Deborah DiMare, founder of DiMare Design and VeganDesign.org. Deborah believes that everyone becomes aware at the right time. As she says, “There are no coincidences. All decisions lead towards your path.”

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Future Trends: Small Spaces

As people’s lives get busier, finding a housing solution that fits such a lifestyle can be tricky. People who wish to create a balance between the two have begun to search for innovative solutions. Between 2007 and 2012, millennials accounted for over 43% of all movers in the United States. Millennials are moving to places that can provide them with these innovative solutions, places like Oakland, Brooklyn, Arington, Wicker Park, and Austin…

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Vegan Design & Feng Shui

Let’s break down the term Feng Shui and figure out what it really means because, more often than not, it is misinterpreted. Many of us often picture an exotic looking space in which there are water features, statues of animals or religious beings and tassels everywhere. These are feng shui extremes or stereotypes. The art of Feng Shui goes beyond these decorative aspects…

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Get The (Vegan) Look: Bohemian Bedroom

We know what you're thinking: This room is GOALS and how can I do the same? Luckily for you, we've recreated this bohemian neutral-toned bedroom for you! We've sourced only vegan, cruelty-free & toxic-free items that are affordable and can fit in any space (no matter how tiny your home is!)

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Vegan Sofas As Featured on PETA!

As a vegan interior designer and a teacher of other industry professionals and consumers, I’m often asked where to find vegan sofas. (This means those that don’t contain wool, leather, silk, fur, down, or any other products that were derived from animals.) There are two ways to get a cruelty-free sofa: have one custom made, or find one at a retail shop or online. The latter requires a bit more detective work but is less expensive than buying a custom vegan sofa….

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Get The (Vegan) Look: Kid's Playroom

Want to take your children's playroom to the next level? We've got you covered! This playroom is perfect for toddlers who need an open space to play in - with no sharp edges. It's so cute and comfy that you'll want to hang out here!

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Crush Of The Month: Annarita Mancini from Italy

Meet our Crush of the Month, Annarita Mancini, from Italy! Annarita is an interior designer who recently took the Vegan Design 101 Class! After taking the class, Annarita learned how to implement cruelty-free and humane interiors to her practice.

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Vegan Interior Design: Come Avere Case Cruelty-Free

Read a recent Earth911 article translated into Italian! Al ritorno a casa trovo su internet l'articolo che parla di come un Interior Designer, Deborah DiMare abbia incentrato la sua attività proprio con lo scopo di salvaguardare gli animali. Decido di tradurlo e pubblicarlo perchè era la risposta al mio malessere. Sono convinta che si possano arredare case altrettanto belle in modo sano e naturale, senza dover per forza farlo sulla pelle e la sofferenza di altri esseri viventi.

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We Were Featured On Realtor.Com!

We are so excited to be featured on Realtor.com! VeganDesign.org founder, Deborah DiMare, was interviewed by the online real estate platform, about the latest movement in interior design. Deborah discusses the benefits of cruelty-free interior design and why it’s a trend that’s hear to stay…

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Future Trends: Vegan Alternatives in Commercial Interiors

Commercial interiors need to be super durable and have to ensure furniture and finishes used are safe and flame resistant.  This criteria can be met beautifully by using cruelty free alternatives. They don’t necessarily need to cost more either. It’s an opportunity for you to add positive stories for your clients and have them stand out from their competitors by having created  vegan commercial spaces…

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How to Create the Perfect Yoga Room

Outside of attending classes and retreats, yoga can easily be practiced at home. Not only do you need to make room to move between poses, there are also some design adjustments to your practice space that can help you have effective sessions time and time again. Learn how to make the perfect yoga room…

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Crush of the Month: India & Purry

Meet India & Purry, our Crush of the Month! India & Purry is a capsule collection of decorative pieces for the home by artist Jessica Hollander. The capsule collection features notecards, bookmarks, art prints, tea towels & throw pillows that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

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