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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Restore, Reuse, Refurbish - Green Decorating

One of the reasons I love what I do is the devotion to finding well constructed heirloom-quality upholstered pieces and bringing them back to life - for generations to come.
Settee (about 70 years old - SOLD)
A key to "green decorating" and "green design" efforts are devoted to using sustainable design principles defined by Wikipedia as follows:
Low-impact materials: choose non-toxic, sustainably produced or recycled materials which require little energy to process
Energy efficiency: use manufacturing processes and produce products which require less energy
Quality and durability: longer-lasting and better-functioning products will have to be replaced less frequently, reducing the impacts of producing replacements
Design for reuse and recycling: "Products, processes, and systems should be designed for performance in a commercial 'afterlife'.
I feel triumphant every time I provide a restored piece (of superior quality furniture) to clients who are participating in this effort by buying these pieces in lieu of newly manufactured goods - THANK YOU!

Displayed on this page are some of the pieces that are well over 50 years old and will continue on NOW for many more!

Painted Victorian (over 100 years old - SOLD)

K Street Chairs (over 60 years old)

Oak Post Chair (at least 70 years old)

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