Environment Furniture: Five Sustainability Tips from Robin Wilson, Interior Decorator to the Kennedys and Clintons
Robin Wilson, founder of Robin Wilson Home, is a nationally recognized eco-friendly and healthy space interior designer who focuses from the “foundation to the furniture” for both residential and commercial clients. Ms. Wilson is the first woman to license her name to eco-friendly kitchen cabinetry, and is the author of Kennedy Green House (Greenleaf, 2010).
Robin insists that an eco-friendly home is all about wellness and our overall health in our homes, and her firm lives by these four principles: re-usable, sustainable, non-toxic, and recyclable. Robin’s simple suggestions for revamping your home to make it healthier and toxin-free include:
- Re-use old furniture. If you have a couch or chair that’s looking a bit weathered and you’re on the verge of tossing, simply purchase a eco-friendly slipcover in a great color and pattern and it will feel like it’s brand-spanking new!
- Paint your home with no-VOC paint. Improve the indoor air quality of your home and paint with Benjamin Moore’s Aura. If the paint on the walls of your home is toxic, that is what everyone in your home is breathing in.
- Get an eco-friendly mattress. Most mattresses are manufactured with chemicals that include flame retardants, petroleum based foams, plastics, vinyls, fungicides and pesticides. Say goodbye to that toxic mattress of yours!
- Re-floor your home with Bamboo. Mohawk Strand Woven Bamboo flooring is made with 100% of the bamboo stalk, creating no environmental waste as a byproduct and utilizes environmentally-friendly adhesives. So, you don’t have to contribute to the degradation of forests when it’s time for new floors!
- Outfit your home with furniture that is good for you and our earth. Environment Furniture uses sustainably harvested wood and reuses materials which would have otherwise been discarded.
To read the full list of Robin’s eco-friendly interior design tips, visit eco-chick.com.