It's Earth Month! Here Are Our Top Eco Tips!

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Earth Day is April 22 and since we're always keeping sustainability top of mind, Sotheby's Home asked us to share our favorites style tips and insights! Check out our interview below and see their article here... 

How can interior designers help their clients have a more sustainable home?
Sustainability is a key component to a well-designed home, so designers can try to incorporate responsibly sourced products that are free from harmful chemicals and have a small carbon footprint. Knowing where and how products are made allows us to introduce our clients to the most innovative design ideas that support a healthy home. We always look to include vintage and antique furnishings to conserve natural resources and incorporate sustainable elements as much as possible, such as locally made furniture, plants that clean the air, and zero VOC paints and finishes.

Do you see a shift in people’s conception of what it means to have a more green home?
Yes, the concept of sustainability in the home is becoming more important as people see the impact on the environment and their health. Safer and more responsible products are more widely available every day, and I hope that we keep seeing more transparency in manufacturing.  

Can you share some simple tips that can bring more natural elements to a home?
Plants are one of the best ways to improve your indoor air quality, and we always try to maximize natural light with energy-efficient window treatments. You can easily lower the energy consumption of the home with LED lighting, smart home integration, and efficient appliances.

What are some of the trends you see having a strong comeback in 2019?
I think we’ll see a continued appreciation for modernism but with more of an emphasis on warmer colors and natural materials. I also think we’ll see more fashion-driven styles, as people have more access to a wider range of custom design via social media. I hope we’ll see a return to a better quality of materials and more American-made and sustainable products.

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We hope to see you soon and here are some of our upcoming workshops we have on the calendar for DOMAIN!

DREAMWEAVING WORKSHOP WITH ORE + WOOL

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this class you will learn how to work with wool roving and yarn to create a one of a kind dreamweaving wall hanging that will be completed by the time you leave class. We will cover basic weaving techniques, one macrame knot, color pairing and will have plenty of time to dive into your creative process. After taking this class, you'll know how to wrap your macrame hoop with yarn, use the basic larks head knot, use wool roving to add texture and extra colors, and finish your project and turn it into a wall hanging. The class includes one macramé gold-plated hoop, fifteen feet of yarn, four feet of wool roving and one air plant. Click here to purchase tickets!

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH MARY LANDAVERE

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Mary Landavere’s life story weaves together her desires to both help people holistically and use her creative gifts to paint works that resonate with the viewer. Join Mary for a mixed media painting workshop that includes all materials and instruction. No experience is necessary! $35 per person. The link to purchase tickets to this workshop is coming soon!                                           

STONE STACKING RING WORKSHOP WITH WILD SOL JEWELRY

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Natalie Chay of Wild Sol Jewelry to create your very own adjustable stone stacking ring. This nature-inspired ring is cute and simple as it stands alone, but pairs well alongside your favorite simple rings! This ring will be customized to your unique aesthetic as there will be a number of natural stones to choose from. You will learn how to forge and hammer your ring, be introduced to a ring mandrel, and wire wrap your choice of stone to the band. The materials we will be working with are natural stones, gold plated wire, and gold plated brass. This workshop will be full of connection, creativity, and fun! Click here to purchase tickets!

Let us know if there are any skills you want to learn or special interests you want to explore at the shop and we'll set up a workshop to learn more!

See you soon!

Laura, Tim and Maddie
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