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15 Easy Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Every Interior Design Project

Great design is all about making smart choices. While selecting the right design elements may help you achieve your desired aesthetic; it has also become increasingly important to consider the environment while making these key decisions.From choosing a finish that will help you breath a little easier to making sure your lumber wasn't illegally clear-cut from a protected rain forest- Eco-friendly alternatives abound. Our guide to Easy Eco-Alternatives for Every Interior Design Project will help you navigate an at times confusing Eco Design industry, and prove that not all "Eco-Friendly" products are created equal.  1. FINISHES Say no to toxic fumes. (Source) HARMFUL OPTION: Lacquer and Oil Based Finishes Lacquers contain chemicals that are harmful to your health if ingested, inhaled, or come into contact...

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TOP 5 REASONS TO BUY AMERICAN MADE

Buying American made is an easy way to feel great about the choices you make as a consumer. You have the power to strengthen your local economy and protect the environment with each buying decision.     • The Facts • LOCAL ECONOMY More you spend in your community the more stays in your community. Nearly double. Creates a flexible diversity of businesses in community that can better adjust to changing economic conditions/needs. Local economies become less susceptible to recession. Encourages use of local raw materials. (Wool/Wood/Produce/People) Further localizing the supply chain. Higher velocity circulation of money. In a local business less profits are made while more money goes into local acquisition of supplies/printing/talent/advertising- instead of sent out of the area as dividends....

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5 Hostess Gift Set Ideas

  The holiday season is upon us once again! This year treat the hostesses in your life to eco-friendly gifts that are handmade in the USA. We've done all the work for you at Hammers and Heels, and curated a Hostess Gift Guide to help you with all of your holiday shopping needs. Artisan. Durable. Fair-trade. Beautiful. THE CROWD PLEASER GIFT SET This set is for the hostess who LOVES to be the life of the party. She wont mind sharing the spotlight this holiday season with these beautiful, hand crafted party set. Break out the wine and celebrate in style!   Included in the Crowd Pleaser Gift Set: Gold Bottle Opener: Fair trade, hand crafted out of solid metal, with a...

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Dogs and Pendants in Sweaters

Dogs and Pendants in Sweaters   I  We've added some new products and options on existing products this week and in honor we (obviously) thought we need to put dogs in sweaters. Welcome out new sweater cord pendants!  We have also launched a large size Hive table and an option to purchase in gray. Olivia and Irie were happy to model on them as you can see! 

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Trending: Black & White

  We have been inspired by a lot of recent design trend posts to share our favorite black & white offerings. A classic combination that we love here at Hammers & Heels.    Matte Black Architect Collection, 3 light Pipe Chandelier, Bare Bulb in black and chevron, Factory collection in black and chevron, white bird terrarium, black upcycled valve wall sconce, Ka-hoko black and white ikat rug, Attilio chair, black hexagone hive table.      Not sure how to incorporate it into your home? Or just want to read more about design using black and white? Check out the links below:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/black-paint-tips_n_6042910.html?utm_hp_ref=style&ir=Style http://www.remodelista.com/posts/black-white-bathroom-roundup?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=post http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/18772783 http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6367356/list/graphic-black-and-white-kitchens-for-10-styles http://www.remodelista.com/posts/table-of-contents-dark-shadows-october-2014

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