One easy application to demonstrate Green Design is to go low-VOC with our paint selection. A Benjamin Moore rep came to speak to our class a few weeks ago and had a lot to share about the types of chemical additives included in paints and how that impacts the VOC rating. I've painted with Benjamin Moore paints before (see post re: Time to Freshen Things Up) and it has amazing coverage. Definitely an incentive to fork over a few extra $$s for their Aura or Natura lines.
For my bathroom re-do, I've decided to replace my tub with a free-standing cast iron tub. Injecting some of the Victorian design elements back into my Victorian-age home. The design theme is rustic industrial - it's going to be a moody room with dark paint and zinc-topped furniture. Here are some of the items I'm planning to incorporate into the room: