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Decorating the Walls with Patterns Instead of Paint

Let’s say you are decorating a skylit dayroom, nursery, or your bedrom and want a bright, happy feeling in the space. Well, if you’ve ever considered wallpaper, check out these sunlit designs offered by Seabrook Wallcoverings and Sandpiper Studios:

This new unique collection has been an inspiration for and from our studio. The designs and colors are certainly leading edge”eco” inspired but also the production process is equally inspired. All of the inks used in printing are water based and come from renewable resource forest, so no clear cutting.

If you are doing the installation yourself, or managing the renovation, try researching the safest adhesives as well. It may be worth your while to look into wallpapers that are installed with traditional wheat paste or cellulose paste. These adhesives are made from powder and mixed with water and produce no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Quality and composition of adhesives will vary between manufacturers, so it is recommended by many to remember to check Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) from manufacturers. Look for adhesives that are generally OSHA rated as “non-hazardous”, and ideally VOC free.

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Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

Sustainability studies: &
B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

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