Archive for December, 2010

December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays from REDinterior

by rebecca elisabeth design

Dear Friends,
I’ve started down this road of social media to help promote my interior design services and raise awareness as to what designers can do for people.  I get so excited to see how many of you are looking at what I am posting. I am so grateful for this and want to thank you for your support!  I will continue to try to provide interesting, valuable and pithy articles, videos and photo diaries. Thanks again for your support.  Wishing you and yours, holidays filled with love and happiness.
Always
Rebecca

December 15, 2010

Interior Design: Ditch the Mansion?

by rebecca elisabeth design

In this month’s green article, I can hardly believe I’m going to tell you the first rule of being green is living smaller, fewer resources for initial construction, less for maintenance and less for heating and cooling.  In the name of full disclosure, I need to mention that I have worked on some very large homes. One home was 14,000 sq.ft. and I had an incredible time working with the home owner to make it spectacular. If living ‘klein aber fein’ (small but spectacular) is difficult, and bigger is better for you, just go the extra mile and do as much green as you can.  In the large home I mentioned, we used sustainable woods for the over 1,000 linear feet of cabinetry in the home, solar roof, and instant hot water heaters, just to mention a few.

Luckily for the environment, urban living is on an upward trend, which means people are learning to live in smaller spaces. Interestingly though, according to TIME,  the size of new home construction square footage has increased from the 1,000 average sq.ft. in 1950 to 2,500 today, even thought the average household has gone from 3.4 to 2.6.   If you have decided you want to live smaller, don’t think you have to sacrifice on luxury, there are wonderful materials on the market that are green to help make your home special and unique to you.

So why do we need so much more space now? Please use the comment feature to tell us your thoughts on this.

December 9, 2010

Design: Stress Free Holiday Entertaining

by rebecca elisabeth design

If you find yourself both looking forward to the holidays and dreading them at the same time, check out this video by Rebecca Soechtig, Certified Interior Designer of REDinterior.com. Here Rebecca shares how she entertains and doesn’t spend all day in the kitchen. Plus, get some designer ideas and tips on how to decorate your table for the holidays.

 

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