I met up with Wendy Matthews of Farm Sanctuary in DC recently at the ARC Conference. Her story is interesting. Her dad is a hunter and now her brother is also a vegan.Read More
Making your home more energy efficient is incredibly important if you are to improve the mark that you make on this planet. We all need to consider our own contributions to sustainability, if we are to leave behind a better environment for the younger generation and this starts with the home.Read More
A cluttered space is not easy to clean. Harmonizing your environment is the philosophy behind feng shui, and whether you’re a cynic or a true believer, there’s something to be said about achieving balance in your life. I bet you’ve never thought about how arranging your furniture can affect your ability to keep your house clean. Intrigued?Read More
Summer is here! Here’s a bit of inspo for a peachy, yummy bedroom to snuggle in with your favorite furry guy. It’s all about mixing textures and patterns.Read More
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. It’s a call to action in the interior design community, and it affects all of our decisions. While it’s easy to make changes when it comes to our diet and the things we use in our home, what about the damage from our homes and buildings?Read More
Why are we always tired? Could be you’re living with the enemy! In todays world, homes are not designed for good health. Modern lighting inhibits our body in naturally preparing for sleep and bedrooms are considered to be one of the most toxic places in a home. 30% of the population isn’t sleeping enough.
Watch & learn in my interview with renowned German Architect & Certified Building Biologist Tomas Gaertner. Find out what prevents us from sleeping & how to design spaces for optimal snoozing!Read More
Get a peek inside a luxurious oceanfront summer estate. I walk you through the 100% compassionately designed family room.Read More
Buckwheat Pillows are made from buckwheat hulls. They are completely organic, non toxic and “interesting.” Watch my review while “unboxing” a new buckwheat pillow I ordered.Read More
Get the facts about leather. In this short video, I provide 10 facts about the ethics and health risks of leather.Read More
Check out our favorite Easter Decor that is sustainable and ethical. Beautiful affordable decor for the happiest of tables.Read More
Sustainability has been a buzzword in the design world for years and it makes sense that we want to offer our clients options that are earth friendly. I speak candidly about this topic, vegan design, my course and my very personal path that led to where I am today as a vegan educator. It is one of my favorite interviews with Kimberly Seldon of The Business of Design.Read More
Our Decor Affects us Physically and Emotionally.
Biophilic Design is the study of how our environments have a tremendous affect on us. Our interior spaces and exteriors such as sidewalks and buildings have a profound influence over our moods and the way our body physically reacts. It’s super interesting. I interviewed Elizabeth Calabrese, leading speaking and influencer for the study of Biophilia. We spoke about everything from hormones to the sidewalks of New York CityRead More
Did you know that 27% of a fabric’s weight is it’s toxins? Find out about the thousands of chemicals & toxins found in the fabrics you surround yourself with every day! Wrinkle free or iron free sheets contain Formaldehyde in order to avoid the wrinkles. How insane is that?Read More
What image comes to mind when you think of vegan design?
I imagine ultra luxury such as a beautifully made crisp white bed or a fabulous living room with beautiful sumptuous fabrics. The feeling of any vegan space should always emit good health, comfort, happiness and an overall “feel good” environment, a space you never want to leave. Vegan design focuses on optimal health and well being.
Deborah di Mare, founder of VeganDesign.org, believes that educating consumers about the effects of using animal products in design will push more people to take the next step, from a vegan diet to a fully vegan lifestyle.
She founded her company to do just that. The website functions as an educational platform for people looking for vegan products, and also offers an accredited course for designers worldwide working with vegan materials.Read More
Haven’t you heard? Megan Marke and Prince Harry’s first child is due in April which means everyone is anxiously waiting for all details on the Royal Nursery! The most recently released detail? Markle is opting for vegan paint. Yep, that’s right. VeganDesign.org Founder, Deborah DiMare, was recently interview by Refinery29 on the topic and dished on what vegan paint is…Read More
Marvin has over 10 years of experience in Property Management. Previously, Marvin specialized in hotel management for companies as Hilton, Starwood Properties, and other European hotels…Read More
Sustainability has been a buzzword in the design world for years and it makes sense that we want to offer our clients options that are earth friendly. In this episode we take that commitment to another level as Kimberley explores ethical (non-animal source) options for leather and fur with a “vegan designer”.Read More
The holidays are a time to spread joy and love to those who you care for most. This Christmas season though, you may want to reevaluate how much love you show the environment. Choosing the right type of Christmas tree for your home can be a matter of convenience or affordability. But, we encourage you to think beyond just those factors and consider how your choice will effect the environment long-term…Read More
The following five “human heroes” are making a tremendous positive global impact. They share the mission of saving people, animals and the planet. These “fabulous 5” were selected from several hundred people to be interviewed & featured in the first ever published book dedicated solely to Vegan Interior Design…Read More