Category: Green Design

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...

The Latest on Flame Retardants

Our recent projects in Woodside and Napa have very different styles, but share common requirements: Non-toxic finishes and no flame retardants. We continually update our eco-friendly database to track which furniture manufacturers are phasing out harmful flame retardants from...

Healthy Sofa, Healthy Home

I’m excited to share the inside scoop from last week’s Healthy Homes Conference sponsored by Build it Green and PG&E. We’re huge fans of Arlene Blum, the biophysical chemist who was largely responsible for eliminating the flame retardant requirement...

Earth Day: 3 Ways to Make a Difference

Happy Earth Day! As interior designers we’ve been given the opportunity to play our part in helping the environment. The furnishings, materials, and finishes that we source have far-reaching impacts on the health of the local and global environment...

Flame Retardants: Going, Going, Gone?

After 39 years of living with toxic sofas, we finally have cause for celebration! The new 2013 update to the California TB 117 flammability law just went into effect last month. Furniture manufacturers are no longer required to add...

The Reclaimed Wood Process: Giving Old Wood New Life

We are excited to share a guest post from Viridian Reclaimed Wood – a reclaimed wood flooring, paneling and furniture salvaging company based and operated in Portland, Oregon. Reclaimed wood is hot in the green building industry and more...

Made in San Francisco: Non-toxic Upholstery

We designed a number of custom, eco-friendly upholstered items for our Virginia project that turned out beautifully. It’s inspired me to continue our mission of creating non-toxic, flame retardant-free sofas and armchairs. In 1975, California implemented Technical Bulletin 117...

Sustainable Countertops

Selecting a kitchen countertop material can be a daunting task – even for professionals! Check out three of our favorite sustainable and durable options that are sure to give your kitchen a fresh, updated look. Quartz Countertops Quartz is...

What is “Eco-friendly” Interior Design?

Most people have heard the term “eco-friendly” or “green” interior design. But, not everyone understands exactly what it means. That’s why we created a brand new page on our website devoted just to this topic. Green or eco-friendly interior design...

San Francisco Interior Designer Picks

Want to take a peek at our source list? Now is your chance! Check out a few of our favorite San Francisco sources for the most crucial design elements that go into creating a stylish and unique home. Enjoy!...