Category: Green Design

How to Avoid Furniture with Flame Retardants

There are many elements to consider when designing a sustainable, non-toxic home, but I would argue that flame retardant chemicals are enemy number one. They migrate out of the foam in upholstered furniture and into dust over their lifespan...

Pro Tips for Designing a Healthy Home

What does eco-friendly or sustainable interior design mean and why is it important? Green or eco-friendly interior design focuses on improving indoor air quality as well as reducing the impact that furniture purchases have on the environment. The Environmental...

Niche Interiors in Bon Appétit Magazine

We are delighted to see our interior design work featured in the November issue of Bon Appétit Magazine! The article “Green Room” highlights our work in sustainability and involvement in two amazing organizations that are helping drive change in...

Green Resource: Sustainable Furnishings Council

I was thrilled to be invited to serve as an Ambassador to the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) for a second year! I’m very passionate about this cause, both as an environmentalist and a mother. With fires raging across California, the...

Sustainable Home Sources

Happy Earth Week! The Niche Interiors team wanted to celebrate by sharing a close-up look at the sustainable design choices in our residential projects. From specifying FSC certified wood to Zero-VOC paints, we share a variety of ways to make...

Building a Sustainable Future

Niche Interiors’ commitment to sustainable, non-toxic interior design began when Principal Designer Jennifer became a Certified Green Building Professional with Build it Green in 2011. All Senior Level Designers are now LEED Accredited Professionals and we’re excited to share that Jennifer was recently...

Top Landscape Architecture Tips

Landscape Architecture Firms are in demand right now, with the importance of private outdoor spaces becoming even more crucial during the pandemic. We tapped two of our favorite collaborators, Kate Stickley of Arterra Landscape Architects and Dustin Moore of...

3 Simple Ways to Green Your Home

With so much information at our fingertips it can be overwhelming to figure out which lifestyle changes would have the most positive impact on our planet and health.  We wanted to highlight a few simple, attainable changes that you...

Customizing a Napa Vacation Home

Our prefab project in Napa is packed full of customized touches! This was a unique challenge for Niche – to work within the constraints of a prefab home, while pushing boundaries to make it feel tailored and personalized for...

Top Plants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Indoor plants are enjoying a major design moment right now, but did you know they can also drastically improve your indoor air quality? In the late 1980’s NASA conducted a Clean Air Study to find the most effective indoor...