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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!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Go Green - A Case for Refurbishing Heirloom Quality Furniture

I am passionate about making the case for finding, refurbishing and reusing heirloom quality upholstered furniture - it is what my business, Wydeven Designs, is all about.  I find that this "type of business" is hard to categorize and when doing internet research  have been challenged to find "key words" to embed into my own website to help people find me and my wonderful pieces of refurbished furniture.  Today, I googled using the following phrase:

"green design - refurbish and reuse upholstered furniture"

I was thrilled to find that my website was the first listing shown - although my son did remind me that "they know where you are and sites physically located nearby would automatically show first".   Regardless, I was thrilled!  I also noted another site that I had not visited before - a company located in Ottawa, Canada.  http://www.carriagehouseottawa.com/my-philosophy/  and went on to read the argument they are making about the value of finding and refurbishing quality furniture.  I knew that I am not alone out there!  

Wydeven Design Refurbished Heirloom Furniture

“We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, We borrow it from our Children” ~ Native Proverb

My Philosophy is about Sustainable Design. about being creative and taking the time and care to invest in older quality furniture. Also, the time to know what it is that you are investing in when purchasing something new. There are good investments to be made, both with older furniture and new. Unfortunately, today, we are seeing more and more, inferior quality built furnishings on the market, even when the price tag is high. The majority of furniture being built today is manufactured to last an average of ten years. Looking at our purchasing power with a mind for sustainable living is My Philosophy that I call CERES CREATIVE.

“One heirloom sofa will last as long as 21 disposable sofas”

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