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Some good ideas to incorporate eco-friendly design into your existing home without any major investments. The author, British interior designer, Oliver Heath gives you a fairly good overview of eco-friendly materials, parts, floors, walls, surfaces, fabrics and lighting for any room/area in the home from the kitchen to the children's bedroom to the entryways and hallways. He believes there are three aspects to "urban eco chic" - incorporating technology, nature and vintage in every space. I didn...more
An okay book, it tried too hard to be clever and cool. The tone was patronising as if all who read it are idiots. It only shows the unenlightenment of the author. I found myself wanting to just let him know that we are all equally able to think. The book does have some good ideas though. I think overall if you've got common sense, this book is unnecessary, but if you can't see the obvious then it can be helpful. Basically though, it is all about being able to recylce, upcycle, go vintage and use...more
Great book if you're looking to outfit your home with environmentally concious products. Many of the items featured were not appropriate for me or most apartments dwellers, but had me thinking about searching out for companies who provide items like rugs made from recycled items, or salvage yards with reclaimed wood. (There's one in my area!) Though provoking with modern, sparse, bright rooms. Worth a peek.
Gorgeous inspirational photos of modern green design without a trace of granola - and unlike many other books of its type there's some depth to the written content as well. Heath clearly knows his subject, and this book will also act as a reference on materials and techniques for a range of budgets and projects. Decorators, this one is definitely worth buying for your reference library.