Wednesday, July 14, 2010

5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Bathrooms

Did you know a leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day? That's a fix that needs to happen quick!

Here are some other easy ways to "go green" in the bathroom:

Marie Flanigan Interiors
Residential Master Bath
Replace Faucets

Check out new, attractive motion activated styles for residential sinks to help conserve water. In the shower, try a much-improved aerator. (Now it will rinse the shampoo out of your hair!)

Change Lightbulbs

Spend a bit more up front on fluorescents, and you’ll reap the rewards of energy savings and good color rendering for years to come. Bulbs now come in a variety of shapes so you can get creative! :)


If renovation is the plan, talk to your contractor about ways to move air, odors and moisture. Avoid mold growth in an attic or garage by making sure vents dump outside!


When redesigning, don’t insist the new toilet or sink be moved to the opposite side of the room. Use less construction materials by keeping water and waste lines in the same place.

Written by Courtnay Walsh
This article originally appeared on

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Design Inspiration: Hampton Haven

A Haven in the Hamptons

In the living room of the Bridgehampton, New York, weekend home of interior designer James “Ford” Huniford, antique painter’s stools serve as cocktail tables in front of an 18th-century English settee. The collage is by Ingrid Pitzer, and the metal plant stands are antique; the linen-covered sofa is from Huniford’s new furniture line, the oak bench and nautical buoys are Early American, and the floors are reclaimed pine.

The den’s wing chair and sofa, both upholstered in linen, are Huniford designs; the hoop sculpture is by Jennifer Andrews, and the vintage side tables inspired similar ones in Huniford’s furniture line.

Early-20th-century French diagrams for light fixtures are displayed in the dining room, and seaweed sculptures by an unknown artist rest on a vintage table.

Watercolors by an unknown artist are mounted on clipboards and hung in the hall.

Photographer: Pieter Estersohn
Images & Article:  Elle Decor
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What inspires you about this space?