Sustainable Interior Design
In this magazine feature, interior designer Nicola Jones passes on her experience and knowledge of the true meaning of interior design for Self Build Ireland Magazine, Ireland.
Title: The Inside Story of Eco Friendly Interior Design
Date: Winter 2009
Publication: Self Build Ireland Magazine
Content: This article takes an in-depth look at home interiors from the perspective of human health and wellbeing and the natural environment. What steps can we as self build enthusiasts take to ensure protection and prevention of illness. Learn about building materials and the impact chemical materials have on air and land.
Extract: “Sustainable building design doesn’t end with renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, insulations and building materials. What’s inside your home is a significant contributor to damaging our natural environment, and it’s often overlooked. Like so much else, creating a sustainable interior begins at the design stage of the project and includes everything from space planning and building services to surface finishes, decor, furniture, fittings and accessories. To minimise this, spend time at the design stage of your project planning and investigating everything from the size of space you need, materials and products, impact during occupancy and what happens post consumer use. “