Thursday, April 30, 2009

Studio

Thought I would share pictures of my studio. It is a bit of a mess but this is usually how you find it.

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Little Dresses

It is a good thing that I have a little boy. I would have a hard time controlling myself not buying up all the precious girly clothing I see. I love these adorable artsy dress by Sohomade kids

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Now I just need to find cute boy clothes the only company I have found is  Zutano. I guess I need to get out my sewing machine.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The town is a buzz

I am really looking forward to Thursday evening. Thom Filicia is having a book signing party at Anyela’s Vineyard. It is a sold out event I am fortunate to hold a ticket. Part of the portion of the ticket will be to support local breast cancer organizations which I think is awesome. 51O%2BejlKZOL__SS500_

After reading  his book and I have to say I loved it. I was a bit skeptical about it when I leafed though it at the bookstore but once I started reading it I thought it was great. The books has amazing style and humor though out. He really breaks down the design process and gives you tips that do not cost a fortune.  I also really liked that many of Thom’s designs have a degree of sustainability laced though out. He has a great section on color and shows his top 10 colors from Benjamin Moore. I agree with him on his colors they work beautifully. I highly recommend reading this book.

It is going to be a fun evening and I am looking forward to seeing Thom Filicia.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pure Furniture

I have to share this truly inspiring furniture company. Pure Furniture http://http://www.purebyamimckay.com/?action=splash . I have not seen such unique and fresh approach on furniture with being sustainable before. All materials are biodegradable, sustainable, non-emitting finishes and internal materials, and certified wood and fabrics.

I Love these pieces-

bird couch 

chair

coffe table

bed

I can just picture this bed with amazing organic bedding!

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Green Happenings

Happy Earth Day

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Elan Interiors is going Green.

If you are like me you may be overwhelmed by all the Green marketing and green washing and not sure what is really good for you and the earth. It is so hard to figure out what is what. Up until now I have been aware of a lot of things but not paying too much attention.

I am now diving head first into green research and ways to help people with actual green choices in their home or business. One reason I am doing all this research is because I have a new project that is a Boutique Hotel that is going to be LEEDS certified. YAY! What an huge opportunity for Elan Interiors to be part of. The other part is to better my and my families life and of course to help the environment.

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LEEDS- Leadership in Energy and Environmental it is a rating system the the US Green Building Council has put into place to help buildings become green. There are different levels that the system is based on-Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified. The different levels are on a point system that are carefully analyzed by a design team to make sure each point that they are achieving make sense.

In this hotel project we are trying for Platinum which may be a bit difficult since it is a existing structure.

There is a lot of work and research that I am doing and I will be posting a lot about the amazing companies that I come across. I will be also try to give ideas and tips on how to make small changes that can be really beneficial to you and your family lives along with my other posts.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Morning

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Just had to post. Thought this was such a cool picture out our back with the sun coming up.

I have been playing with Windows live writer and it is such an amazing blogging tool!

Happy Spring

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Unfortunately I look out the window this morning it does not feel like spring with snow!

I have been really busy with different happenings that are going on.

My husband has been up in Down East Maine for the past month cutting and putting up a timber frame. 

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Awhile back I posted that I was getting my laundry room done. Yay! it is finally almost done it has been 9 months of living with exposed plaster walls. Here are some before and afters.

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Finished before anything put back

We are doing a wall of built in’s they are almost done I will post a picture when it is done.

 

 

 

 

I am in the midst of working on a LEEDS Certified Green project. WOW is all I can say there is so much incredible information to know. I will be posting more on it.