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Annette Stelmack

Recent Articles

  • Building Science

    Healthy Child Healthy World, Part 3

    Greenbuild kicks off next week with lots of anticipation and excitement. If you are going to be in Chicago, please take the opportunity to visit the Healthy Home 2010 for…

  • Building Science

    Healthy Child Healthy World, Part 2

    To create healthy and sustainable interiors for our clients, it is essential that we understand how to enhance indoor air quality, tapping into IAQ-specific resources and expertise. GREENGUARD Environmental Institute…

  • Building Science

    Healthy Child Healthy World, Part 1

    Last year I had a lengthy conversation with a dear colleague and friend, Jill Salisbury, regarding a potential opportunity to educate the residential market about healthy and sustainable homes. We…

  • Blogs

    A Rocky Mountain Remodel Story

    The Rocky Mountain homeowners embraced the opportunity to "green" their remodeling project, primarily targeting the kitchen and the master bathroom. The design team—interior designer, architect, and homeowners—worked together as an…

  • Blogs

    A Soft Eco-Landing

    At the end of the day, we long to hang out in our favorite chair or sofa relaxing with a good book or movie. Usually that much-loved furniture is a…

  • Blogs

    Starting a Revolution at NeoCon

    The beautiful, green city of Chicago just hosted NeoCon World's Trade Fair, where the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) partnered with NeoCon in hosting its annual conference. It was…

  • Blogs

    Is Carpet a Four-Letter Word?

    If you are considering wall-to-wall carpet for your home or project—stop, look, and read on. Take a minute to think about the pros and cons of your carpet choices before…

  • Blogs

    Natural Fibers, Part Three: It’s A Wrap!

    A few additional thoughts about natural, eco-friendly fabrics to take into consideration: To dye or not to dye Best practice is using natural, undyed fabrics, but who wants to live…

  • Blogs

    Natural Fibers, Part One: The Ultimate in Comfort

    Surrounding ourselves with natural fibers is like comfort food—inviting and comfortable in so many ways. All-natural materials like cotton, wool, soy silk, flax/linen, ramie, bamboo, Tencel, corn, jute, and hemp…

  • Blogs

    Natural Fibers, Part Two: Meet the Products

    As an eco-nerd at heart, I love researching and reading up on products. Here is what I’ve found when sourcing sustainable natural fibers for fabrics and rugs. Organic cotton is…