Healthy, Green Design: 10 Eco-Friendly Decorating and Gift Ideas for the Holidays

| 12/13/2010 9:36:21 AM

Stephanie Nickolson headshotStephanie Nickolson has designed residential, commercial and eco-conscious environments for more than 24 years. Her firm, Stephanie Nickolson Design, promotes the use of sustainable, non-toxic, recyclable and environmentally-friendly products and services. The firm works largely with clients who have allergies, chemical sensitivies or who have children with special needs.   

1. Paint an accent wall in the spirit of the holidays. 

Change it up by painting a wall that gets attention an exciting color. I wanted to emphasize the green tones in my artwork so I painted just this wall Sherwin Williams' Bamboo Shoot (SW7733) from the no-VOC Harmony paint collection.

Bamboo Shoot wall 
Sherwin Williams' Bamboo Shoot paint color brings out the green tones in my artwork. Photo By Stephanie Nickolson. 

Sherwin Williams has some amazing new apps and features. If you go to the company's website  you can actually see what a hue will look like on your wall(s) by using their Color Visualizer feature. You just upload a photo of your space and select a color, and the Color Visualizer will paint it for you online. For iPhone and Blackberry users, you can view all of their color options by utilize Sherwin Williams' ColorSnap app.

Another color choice that I really like is Sherwin Williams' Cherries Jubilee (SW6862). It’s festive and compliments so many different styles and decors.