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Natural style : using organic and eco-conscious materials for earth-friendly designs / Janet Sobesky.

By: Sobesky, Janet.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Mount Joy, Pennsylvania : Creative Homeowner, 2019Description: 224 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781580118293; 1580118291.Subject(s): Interior decoration -- Environmental aspects | Green productsDDC classification: 747 Summary: "This eco-elegant guide to home decor is packed with attractive decorating ideas inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature. Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, it offers home design with a point of view and a conscience. Author Janet Sobesky shows how to bring a breath of freshness into home decorating by incorporating natural elements into everyday living. Using organic and eco-conscious materials for earth-friendly designs, Janet presents a host of practical suggestions for achieving a comfortable, informal, easy-care, and sustainable lifestyle. With advice for every room in the house, [this book] includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more."-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This eco-elegant guide to home décor is packed with attractive decorating ideas inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature. Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, it offers home design with a point of view and a conscience. Author Janet Sobesky shows how to bring a breath of freshness into home decorating by incorporating natural elements into everyday living. Using organic and eco-conscious materials for earth-friendly designs, Janet presents a host of practical suggestions for achieving a comfortable, informal, easy-care, and sustainable lifestyle. With advice for every room in the house, Natural Style includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more.

Includes index.

"This eco-elegant guide to home decor is packed with attractive decorating ideas inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature. Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, it offers home design with a point of view and a conscience. Author Janet Sobesky shows how to bring a breath of freshness into home decorating by incorporating natural elements into everyday living. Using organic and eco-conscious materials for earth-friendly designs, Janet presents a host of practical suggestions for achieving a comfortable, informal, easy-care, and sustainable lifestyle. With advice for every room in the house, [this book] includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more."-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 8)
  • 1 What Is Natural Style? (p. 10)
  • The Global Environment (p. 12)
  • Waste (p. 17)
  • What's Inside Your Home? (p. 18)
  • Renewable Resources (p. 26)
  • 2 Decorating Naturally (p. 30)
  • Textiles (p. 32)
  • Where You Sleep (p. 41)
  • Floor Coverings (p. 47)
  • Natural Furniture (p. 52)
  • What's Old Is New (p. 56)
  • Bring Nature into Your Home (p. 58)
  • Found Art (p. 62)
  • Wall Art (p. 63)
  • Containers (p. 64)
  • 3 The Colors of Nature (p. 66)
  • Color Relationships (p. 68)
  • Nature's Palette (p. 69)
  • Defining Space with Color (p. 80)
  • Texture (p. 82)
  • 4 On the Surface (p. 86)
  • Flooring (p. 89)
  • Countertops (p. 98)
  • Wall Treatments (p. 105)
  • 5 Kitchens and Bathrooms (p. 112)
  • Working with a Designer (p. 114)
  • Natural Kitchens (p. 118)
  • Creating Functional Space (p. 122)
  • Reuse, Renew, and Recycle (p. 128)
  • Kitchen Appliances (p. 130)
  • Kitchen Ventilation (p. 139)
  • Sinks and Faucets (p. 140)
  • Kitchen Lighting (p. 145)
  • Bathroom (p. 148)
  • Bathrooms: Light and Air (p. 158)
  • Storage for the Bathroom (p. 163)
  • 6 Open to Nature (p. 166)
  • Windows (p. 168)
  • Other Links to the Outdoors (p. 175)
  • Garden Rooms and Conservatories (p. 181)
  • Porches, Decks, and Patios (p. 185)
  • Outdoor Lighting (p. 200)
  • Landscaping (p. 205)
  • Resource Guide (p. 208)
  • Glossary (p. 212)
  • Photo and Designer Credits (p. 217)
  • Index (p. 220)