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"An essential introduction to sustainable domestic design." —Dwell magazine

How to Achieve Style and Sustainability

Green Interior Design is the most comprehensive guide to sustainable building, designing, and decorating on the market. This beautifully illustrated guide covers every detail of your home—from the drywall to the finial on the curtain rod—and how to find the most environmentally friendly versions of products and décor. This second edition of Green Interior Design is meant as much for the budget DIYer as it is for the luxury homebuilders looking to dip their toes into sustainability. Sprinkled among the chapters, readers will find: 

  • Digestible how-tos for quick updates
  • Fun DIY projects
  • Quick tips on repurposing and upcycling
  • Helpful resources and buying guides
  • Inspiring home tours
  • Unconventional advice from designers (e.g., “Don’t buy anything!”)
We hope readers carry this reference guide with them as they decorate apartments, furnish their first properties, and build their dream homes from the ground up. The second edition’s interactive structure allows you, the reader, to choose your own adventure: go into the weeds and get granular with purchasing decisions for your home, or take a more generalized approach to your green design project. Whichever path you choose, know that it’s more important than ever before to act sustainably. “Going green” is more than just a trend: It’s a global economic and social necessity.

Lori Dennis is the founder and principal of Lori Dennis, Inc., a firm specializing in green, sustainable interior design since 1998. Her work has won numerous green awards and has been featured in a wide variety of publications around the world, from Woman's Day Magazine and Coastal Living to the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. She has also been featured as a guest expert on HGTV, Food Network, Oxygen Network, NBC, and XM radio and has lectured on green interior design at a number of universities. She lives in Los Angeles.

*Selected Praise for the First Edition*

"Lori Dennis offers a thoughtful look at the shades of green that go into living responsibly, comfortably, and beautifully at home. An essential introduction to sustainable domestic design." —Jordan Kushins, assistant editor, Dwell magazine

"Lori Dennis gives us a comprehensive primer and tool-book for green living. This must-have volume is filled with encyclopedic details, checklists, and source guides—everything one needs to know in order to create eco-friendly interiors. It's the new go-to for sustainable interior design principles and practices." —Pamela Jaccarino, editor-in-chief, Luxe Interiors + Design

"This book is packed with easy-to-understand, practical information and resources that many interior designers have been desperately seeking. Lori Dennis succinctly addresses the challenges green interior designers face and shares her solutions and sources, further solidifying her position as a rising star in the sustainable design movement. ASID is proud to count her among our 36,000 members." —Thom Banks, Hon. FASID, ASID deputy executive director

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