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  • Shannon Lynn

Green Design at G+

Updated: Sep 23, 2019

As global preservation becomes more and more of an issue, many more people and companies are looking to products and alternatives that are more eco-friendly- either made from natural materials, recycled products, or are manufactured in a way that is conscientious of the stress that is put on the earth and its resources.

The interior design world is no exception, and there are increasingly more stylish, affordable, and exciting options that are considered “green” due to the materials they consist of and the methods in which they are manufactured. Many companies have introduced new lines of wallpapers and fabrics that are made from recycled materials, other companies are offering more eco-friendly alternatives to some of the previously more common types of flooring, tiles, furniture, and area rugs. “Reclaimed” wood can produce many beautiful products, such as a variety of types of wood flooring, or fantastically unique furniture pieces with an added sense of character.

Graves and Associates is excited to be a part of this movement towards interiors with a sense of responsibility towards our planet and a consciousness of the products as we continue to create exciting new interiors on the forefront of style and elegance. Tuftex, a division of Shaw Carpets, Sherwin Williams, a leading paint manufacturer, Masland Carpets, Richard Marshall Fine Flooring, Interface, manufacturer of commercial carpets and modular carpets, and Versa Wallcoverings, are a few examples of some of the companies that are taking definitive action to manufacture products with an emphasis on conservation and ecology.

This global trend is one that more and more companies throughout the building industry in all its aspects are starting to address and consider a priority as we move forward into this century.

Here are some ways in which our firm is striving towards a more sustainably minded business model:

· Membership in local chapter of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council).

· LEED Accredited Professionals on our design staff.

· Longstanding commitment to researching and specifying recycled, sustainable, and renewable materials.

· A rapidly expanding ‘green library’ to ensure we are at the forefront of green design in all our design service.

These are just a few ways we are moving towards a more sustainable business model- to learn more about how we source sustainable products, contact us today at

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