Sustainable

Barb has 20 years of experience focused on sustainable residential interiors.

She won the first ASID Design Excellence Award for Sustainable Design in Georgia in 2006. She’s a Green Accredited Professional (Green AP) having taken the first GREENleaders course in 2009 and maintained it with continuing education. She has been published in numerous magazines, such as Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and given talks to homeowners, students, and designers on eco-friendly design.

Barb is delighted to feature the following companies in the showroom:
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Crystal Cabinet Works

Crystal Cabinet Works’ manufacturing facility, located in Princeton, MN, is certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). Crystal was involved with the development of the program, which highlights sound environmental practices concerning product and process resource management, air quality, and community relations.

  • Crystal also offers a wide variety of North American hardwoods which are sustainable because they are not currently endangered and have a lower carbon footprint than imported woods.
  • In addition, they offer a low VOC finish. The vapor that Volatile Organic Compounds release creates smog and depresses the nervous system, damages livers, lungs, and kidneys.

Tesoro Woods

Tesoro Woods flooring collections are all low VOC and include North American hardwoods.

Fireclay Tile

Fireclay Tile is manufactured in the US, is made with recycled material, and is an employee owned, certified B Corp which means it meets stringent social and environmental goals

Cambria

Cambria countertops are made in the US and are GREENGUARD certified. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an independent organization that aims to protect human health and improve the quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality. They certify products and materials for low chemical emissions and a low embedded carbon footprint.