Sustainability begins at home. Interior designers have a tremendous impact on the sustainability of our environment. From furniture, fabric, and finishes the designer can select eco- friendly products that truly beautify the home while leaving a positive imprint on the environment. At Marilyn H. Rose Interiors when designing our Hamptons interior design, and
Long Island interior design projects, we are always conscious of following design principles, so we can assist in building a better, more sustainable future!
From a sustainability perspective, it’s imperative that we choose materials and products with the lowest environmental impact. An excellent example is bamboo flooring. It is not only beautiful but is quickly renewable. Natural fiber rugs made from grasses or fibers like sisal, wool, jute, hemp and recycled tiles, are other examples of stylish sustainable floor options.
Example of beautiful bamboo flooring:
Organic green materials such as wood, natural stone and cork are also great choices for interior design projects.
Moratto adhesive backed patterned cork tile by Sustainable Design is a great option for color and texture:
Sustainable Materials Secoro Cork Leather Sofa below:
Reducing energy consumption is also an important aspect of sustainable design. To save money and energy spent on lighting, we may try to incorporate paler hues in our color scheme. These paler colors will reflect more light, while darker wall and décor need more artificial lighting. Reflective surfaces such as mirrors, allow more light to bounce off surfaces and therefore, require less lighting. At Marilyn H. Rose Interiors we have often sourced LED lighting that take sustainable design to the next level!
Valeo LED floor lamp by Cerno combines natural wood and metallic elements:
Link Suspension light by LZF is made of flexible wood:
Today’s landfills are overflowing with trash, furniture and other waste. Fortunately, at Marilyn H. Rose Interiors our design style incorporates many antiques, vintage décor, and reupholstered furniture, which all are excellent ways to reduce waste by using reclaimed or recycled materials
Marilyn H. Rose Interiors incorporates a stunning antique Maria Teresa crystal chandelier into a client’s new foyer design below:
Marilyn H. Rose Interiors flanks a custom gold leaf console table by antique bronze sconces below:
We hope you now see that a sustainable design does not have to sacrifice a beautiful design. At Marilyn H. Rose Interiors we are always on the hunt for the best eco-friendly, sustainable interior design techniques to reduce our carbon footprint, allowing for a greater positive environmental impact!