Biophilia - Designing with Emotion & Nature

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 City

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How to Choose Non Toxic, Healthy Fabrics

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?

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Deborah DiMare Featured in Unique Homes Magazine

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.


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We Were Featured in Dezeen Magazine!

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.

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Meghan Markle Chooses Vegan Paint For Her Nursery

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…

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Real or Fake – Which Christmas Tree Is The Most Environmentally Friendly?

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…

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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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