Green Interior Design: The Guide to Sustainable High Style (Paperback)

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"An essential introduction to sustainable domestic design." —Dwell magazine

How to Achieve Style and Sustainability

Green Interior Design is the most comprehensive guide to sustainable building, designing, and decorating on the market. This beautifully illustrated guide covers every detail of your home—from the drywall to the finial on the curtain rod—and how to find the most environmentally friendly versions of products and décor. This second edition of Green Interior Design is meant as much for the budget DIYer as it is for the luxury homebuilders looking to dip their toes into sustainability. Sprinkled among the chapters, readers will find: 
  • Digestible how-tos for quick updates
  • Fun DIY projects
  • Quick tips on repurposing and upcycling
  • Helpful resources and buying guides
  • Inspiring home tours
  • Unconventional advice from designers (e.g., “Don’t buy anything!”)
We hope readers carry this reference guide with them as they decorate apartments, furnish their first properties, and build their dream homes from the ground up. The second edition’s interactive structure allows you, the reader, to choose your own adventure: go into the weeds and get granular with purchasing decisions for your home, or take a more generalized approach to your green design project. Whichever path you choose, know that it’s more important than ever before to act sustainably. “Going green” is more than just a trend: It’s a global economic and social necessity.

About the Author

Lori Dennis, LEED AP, has been an award-winning leader of sustainable design as a speaker, author and celebrity designer for over two decades. She has served on ASID’s national council for green design and the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and she has worked with brands like American Express, Verizon, Volvo, and Lamps Plus as an expert in green and luxury design. Lori has been featured on HGTV, Bravo, Food Network, NBC, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, the New York Times, and a wide variety of global media. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, two chickens, and a cat.

Courtney Porter is the voice behind America’s top names and brands in interior design. She speaks at design industry shows across the United States about branding and media for design professionals and was the host of the series Behind the Bar. As a production designer, she’s worked with commercial brands like Pepsi Co and horror film studio CryptTV. She has also worked with such brands as Disney and Improv Everywhere. She is a performer, writer, filmmaker, and production designer residing in Los Angeles and New York City.

Praise For…

*Selected Praise for the First Edition*

"Lori Dennis offers a thoughtful look at the shades of green that go into living responsibly, comfortably, and beautifully at home. An essential introduction to sustainable domestic design." —Jordan Kushins, assistant editor, Dwell magazine

"Lori Dennis gives us a comprehensive primer and tool-book for green living. This must-have volume is filled with encyclopedic details, checklists, and source guides—everything one needs to know in order to create eco-friendly interiors. It's the new go-to for sustainable interior design principles and practices." —Pamela Jaccarino, editor-in-chief, Luxe Interiors + Design

"This book is packed with easy-to-understand, practical information and resources that many interior designers have been desperately seeking. Lori Dennis succinctly addresses the challenges green interior designers face and shares her solutions and sources, further solidifying her position as a rising star in the sustainable design movement. ASID is proud to count her among our 36,000 members." —Thom Banks, Hon. FASID, ASID deputy executive director
Product Details
ISBN: 9781621537632
ISBN-10: 1621537633
Publisher: Allworth
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 216
Language: English