The following is from Green light, 2009 could be the turning point for eco-friendly trends, an article published in The Baltimore Sun, Dec. 28, 2008 (and I'm not sure why it took me this long to post it?!), written by Andrea Siegel.
I got a word in on redesign...
"Natural and repurposed goods
Interior decorators are seeing a surge in natural materials, which feel more luxurious than in the past, and vintage furnishings.
For the former, think beyond grasscloth to soft fabrics from wood pulp, eco-silk and bamboo, and rugs of wool over natural flooring. From natural fiber rug tiles to organic bedding to no-formaldehyde cabinets, the desire for goods that don't off-gas is increasing, merchants said.
Issues over the other kind of green is turning attention toward recessionary living.
People are "doing a redesign, but they are using things they already have," said April Force Pardoe, an interior decorator who owns AFP Interiors in Elkridge. "There is a lot of reuse going on."
Decorators are seeing more people determined to make improved use of their space while shopping in their attic, in the next room, at consignment and second-hand shops."
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