Apr 29, 2008

BUY GREEN ! ECO-LIVING PRODUCTS

Visit www.russelljohnsonimports.com for wonderful recycled products. The pendants above are fashioned from old seltzer bottles.
Shaw Flooring: Shaw has a firm commitment to going green, above is their long strip bamboo flooring with durashield. Another line of their hardwoods is the group "Epic", which uses up to two thirds fewer trees than traditional hardwoods. They have developed the world's largest carpet to carpet recycling process to turn old nylon carpeting into new Anso carpet. Their recycling efforts keeps 300 million fewer pounds of carpet from the landfills every year.
Cambria: Cambria is a nonpourous quartz countertop certified for its indoor air quality. Check www.cambriausa.com for information on going green and Cambria's commitment to the environment. The counter shown is Oxford.

Ann Sacks Tile: This brushed recycled aluminum is pillow shaped with embedded glass centers.
Part of the Luna Collection.

Apr 21, 2008

Design Style: 2008 Decorator's Showhouse


It's that time of year again when the showhouses across the USA open for the spring tours. This is your chance to get some of the best and upcoming design ideas from some of the top designers in the country. If there is a showhouse in your area, this is a treat not to be missed. You are also helping a great cause as all the showhouses are charity events.
The 38th annual showhouse in Atlanta is a true beauty from one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. "Camelot" is located at 3750 Tuxedo Road and is now open for the spring tour. This house benefits the Atlanta Symphony Association and is an annual event that portrays all the best designers of the area.
Be sure to visit or check your local area for a showhouse near you! Below are more photos from the 2008 showhouse! Tickets are $25.00 at the door.



Apr 13, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Every Day! Go Green!


Did you know..................
  • The average person throws away a half ton of trash every year?
  • The most common cause of pollution in our water comes from surface water from parking lots, yards and our streets?
  • Recycling one can will save enough energy to run a computer for three hours?
  • Buildings account for 48% of the greenhouse gases?
  • Yard and kitchen waste are 30% of our trash?
  • The green building market will rise from $7.5 billion in 2006 to $39 billion in 2010?
  • Large companies are jumping on the bandwagon and promoting green products? Such as Coca Cola, UPS, Home Depot, etc.
Going green is not a fad but will become our way of life. So get on the bandwagon and think green for your existing or new home. We will be showing green products in some of our articles, so stay tuned................

Apr 8, 2008

Design Style: Duralee's Highland House Fabrics









THE ABOVE NEW FABRICS FOR 2008 ARE FROM THE PHILIP GORRIVAN COLLECTION FOR HIGHLAND HOUSE. WE ARE SHOWCASING THESE FABRICS COURTESY OF THE DURALEE SHOWROOM.
TOP THREE PHOTOS: FOLIAGE COLLECTION - LEAF
MIDDLE THREE: HEIRLOOM COLLECTION - TOMATO
BOTTOM THREE: MARINE COLLECTION - AEGEAN

MANY MORE FABRICS AND COLORS ARE AVAILABLE AS THE NEW GORRIVAN COLLECTIONS CONSIST OF SIX COLORWAY BOOKS WITH NUMEROUS PATTERNS. WE ARE PROUD TO SHOW SOME OF THESE PATTERNS ON OUR SITE.