Healthy, Green Design: Floral Designs for the Home

| 3/25/2011 9:46:35 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. 

Here in Chicago I am dreaming of springtime...

I am spring cleaning already—I'm ready for a new season, a fresh start, planting outdoor gardens and following through on exterior home projects. But until weather does actually permit, I’m placing fresh flowers around my house and thinking about all products floral.

fresh flowers 
Fresh flowers are uplifting. Photo By Stephanie Nickolson. 

For those who are just not into florals, and I do respect readers' opinions about them, as well as my male clients who have vehemently expressed their wish to avoid anything that even slightly resembled a bud, there are some more masculine interpretations of floral designs. One company, Mod Green Pod offers a fabric called "Crave." It’s actually a very modern, non-frilly, abstract type of pattern. Shown here in a gray, cream and black colorway, it can create interest when intermixed into an eclectic room setting.

Crave fabric by Mod Green Pod 
Mod Green Pod's "Crave" design comes in custom colors, allowing you to pick the perfect palette for your home. Photo Courtesy Mod Green Pod. 

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