Advancing Interior Design That is Eco-friendly and Lush

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Scott Cunningham presents "green and renewable" room at Marin Designer Showcase in San Rafael, opening September 15.

Interior designer Scott Cunningham will present a "green and renewable" room at the Marin Designer Showcase Sept. 15-Oct. 7 in San Rafael. He successfully demonstrates that "green and healthy" can also be attractively lush when it comes to style and comfort.

His showcase sitting room will feature two custom chaise lounges made of recycled wood, latex foam and eco fabric, raffia window shades, a sisal rug, decorative wall painting with water-base paints with low or no VOCs, a custom table made from sustainably-harvested walnut, and a variety of other renewable products. The majority of the pieces are locally made.

Six years ago Cunningham embarked on a quest to build a business based on "green" principles and practices. A decorative painter at the time, he began to experience bad flu symptoms, headaches and rushing heartbeat. He discovered he was allergic to petrochemicals and almost gave up his business in order to regain his health. Instead he pursued a professional practice dedicated to occupational safety for himself and his workers, and good health for the families who live in the homes he designs.

Cunningham believes interior designers can achieve this socially healthy objective and still create interiors that are beautiful and comfortable.

http://www.cunningham-design.com

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