Designing a beautiful home also means creating a healthy home.  Eco-friendly design may not sound like the most exciting part of the creative process but with so many great products to support a non-toxic home, it’s easier than ever to stay stylish and healthy. Here are a few of our favorite products for designing livable spaces that are good for you and the environment.  

Benjamin Moore has made non-toxic paint one of it’s goals.  With nearly 10 lines of paint that have earned the most demanding LEED Low Emitting Product credits for emission certification, it makes safe, high quality paint accessible. The line we love to use is Natura because it is certified asthma and allergy friendly, with zero VOC and zero emissions. With an unlimited color selection, it’s easy to find the perfect fit.  

Fireclay Tile makes beautiful, modern tiles that are also crafted from recycled materials and developed through sustainable manufacturing practices.  Their Debris series contains over 60% recycled materials and their Crush series is made from 100% locally recycled glass. These tiles come in 40 rich and deep colors and they are finished using a natural VOC-free process.

Wool rugs are always a favorite with our clients.  Wool is timeless and stylish but it’s also durable often outlasting other fibers.  It’s one of the best fabrics for allergies and asthma sufferers.  We found the bamboo silk and wool rug in the photo at NIBA Rugs.  

One of our favorite ways to lower our environmental footprint is to go vintage!  Discovering and reviving a forgotten piece of furniture is the best way to practice style sustainability.  Here are a few of my personal vintage pieces from my previous home in Potrero Hill.