Yurt Living: Interior Decorating Intro

Fashioning Felt exhibitWithin the Yurt Living series I’ve dabbled a bit on interiors. Rebecca MacKay’s book, Round Design: Modern Yurt Interiors was acknowledged as the closest thing to hiring a professional. Another book, Add Wheels To Your Furniture For Faster Cleaning by Lifehacker author Angus Kidman, was noted as a good idea. But that was it! I’ve been amazed at the lack of yurt interior designers.

So with determination, my search continues. But hey, ― maybe it’s not necessary?

Betz White contributes the top photograph of the Palace Yurt at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City. The Fashioning Felt exhibit closed early September this year, yet you can read the story on the Art & Design sector of CHIC today. The yurt was suspended within the glass walls of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s conservatory. Janice Arnold is the creator of the magnificent 30-foot high panels, all crafted from multiple layers of silk, metallic and wool threads. How does that stir your imagination?Hudson Valley, New York

Another find is a yurt rental located near Hudson Valley, New York. Not only does the picture reveal artistic decor, the owner takes pride in solar panels, geothermal air conditioning, and a heating system in the utility closet.

Hooe’s Yurts in UK shares a fabulous gallery of interior pics and check out the Palace Tour on YouTube.

If oriental rugs and eastern tapestries aren’t your thing, look to the Flickr® slide show on the Mindful Living in Oregon site. These aren’t typical yurts, but round homes with the concept. You’ll find contemporary and upscale designs.

Yurtco in Canada has an eclectic mix-match of interior pics and thanks to sharing clients, Yurts of Hawaii is expanding their image gallery constantly. Feng shui design is popular on YurtCOthe Pacific islands and such services for yurt buyers are underway.

Like green merchandise, yurts are riding a trend wave to last. There’s no doubt in my mind that professional interior designers will be catching on to those waves soon.

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Written by Delia Montgomery

I am Delia, d/b/a Chic Eco on, and established myself as an eco fashion guru by learning "who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design."

Enjoy reading some of my freelance writing about environmental design, fashion and art -- from both consumer and supplier perspectives. You may notice I focus most on individual eco designers, movers and shakers.

From sustainable fashion apparel to paint and flooring, discoveries are a rush. I get my kicks this way. I also offer sales representation of earth-friendly designed products for wholesale buyers. Retailers may take advantage of my services with factory-direct pricing. Spend less time sourcing and prevent green-washed purchases!

My other forte is connecting suppliers with business-to-business tools. Aspects of my business vary with consulting services while I'm proud to be the aide that embraces unique and innovative gigs.

I'm originally a Kentucky Blue Grass gal who relocated to Maui early 2006 and the tropical Puna District of Big Island, Hawaii late 2007. Walk the talk is my motto here.

Early 2009 I constructed a yurt home office in a semi-urban setting on a tiny lot. My water comes from the sky, contained in a catchment that's not likely to dry in this rain forest. The electric is designed for solar conversion. I grow about 30% of my food organically, compost, and recycle to the hilt. Permaculture with a full eco system is my gardening style.

In fact, gardening is my ultimate joy. I seek gigs like design, weeding and planting between other jobs. My love is Hawai'i which has more climate zones than any state. There are frequent earthquakes here, typically under a 3.0 magnitude, and I happen to dig the vibrations. It's a wonderful simple life in paradise. As I grow older and wiser, I become more and more grateful.


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