Photography by Nick Novelli, Novelli PhotoDesign
Healthy Home 2010 is the first designer showhouse in the nation to bridge the gap between traditional green building and healthy interiors. Showcase participants had to adhere to a new interior design guidelines developed by a distinguished advisory board consisting of industry leaders in sustainable design. The guidelines were intended to direct the product specification and selection process.
The team of designers named the nursery one of their favorites, and we’re sure that it has to do with the smoky, blue walls by American Clay. Keren Navarro, President of Twig and Feather, Inc, used American Clay’s reclaimed shell-based Marittimo clay plaster customizing the color by combining Kentucky Moon with Wild Horse Smoke. The result is beautiful…and breathable…and extremely healthy. What a nice way for baby to begin!
Nursery Resource Recap:
Wall treatments: American Clay – Marittimo
Reason for choice: The clay has no VOCs, is made from 72% post-industrial recycled content from stone quarries, is a an extremely durable surface, ships dry for less weight and is made in the USA.
Area Rug: Orley Shabahang
Reason for choice: Rug is made from organic wool with all-natural dye.
Crib: Q Collection Junior, Solare
Changing Table: Q Collection Junior, Solare
Reason for choice: Products are GREENGUARD Certified and made from 100% certified woods and 100% biodegradable fabrics or recyclable materials.
Glider: Repurposed and upholstered in O Ecotextiles
Reason for choice: Fabric is made from organic materials and all-natural dyes.
Window treatments: Hartman & Forbes
Reason for choice: Fabric is made of 100% natural fibers that are sustainably grown and harvested.
Lighting: Visual Comfort
Reason for choice: Products are made from natural materials.