5 Awesome Sources for Eco-Friendly Design Inspiration

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Sarah Ward
Consultant
December 31, 2013

Looking for some design inspiration to pull together all the wonderful LEED certified aspects of your building? Here are 5 great sources to keep space green and gorgeous!

Eco-Friendly Interior Design
Eco-Friendly Interior Design
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Creativity is the fundamental pillar to top notch interior design, but sometimes even the best of us can face an artistic funk. Keep yourself inspired and well-informed when it comes to green design with these five stellar resources. Don’t be surprised is you come across relevant info that can be applied to Sustainable Sites, Material and Resources, or Indoor Environmental Quality LEED credits with just a touch of adaptation.

Dwell - Ok, I admit it - I’m pretty much Dwell obsessed, and you should be too! The magazine is always chock full of phenomenal articles all of which are printed on environmentally friendly paper, and their social feeds never fail to provide thought-provoking posts coupled with truly exquisite photographs. FYI, their site features a store that you may never find your way out of!

Designbloom - So, so, so cool. Designbloom has positioned itself right smack at the intersection of architecture, design and art. Their photo-touting site may not offer up a plethora of updated content everyday, but when they do, it often features the latest and greatest in eco-friendly design developments from all over the world.

Inhabitat - You might have recently seen them on my list of Top 10 Twitter feeds to follow, but I couldn’t resist including them here as well. Inhabitat is all green and has an entire section devoted to just interior design. They serve up product recaps, industry developments, and down right awesome news you’d never have found anywhere else. (Come on, you know they were the first to cover The Menary’s totally green pine minnow lights!)

Luxe - Even though they don’t focus on eco-friendly design, Luxe offers up access to some of the swankiest interior spaces on the planet and so offers a pretty consistent source of creative inspiration. The site allows you to filter interior design photos by the space. Be forewarned, though - there are thousand of pics, so once you start, you may not be able to stop.

Freshome - While they don’t always focus on green design, you’ll never be surprised to see words like “natural” or “organic” pop up on their featured page. A particularly nice aspect that’s pretty unique to Freshome is their “Hotels & Resorts” section which focuses on more commercial space design.

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