Get Inspired with #green design and #sustainable building on #Houzz!

Last week one of our great sales persons, Heather Tissue, thought it would be nice to share some photos of recent work through the houzz website. Heather had designed the project for the client who wanted to use a combination of natural materials that embodied sustainability with a bright colorful pallet. The carpernters at Green Goods provided the final touches with their fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Cabinets by www.greenleafcabinets.com – All the uppers were built from  natural strand woven bamboo, while the lowers were paint grade cabinets that were purple, orange and blue. 
Counters were a recycled glass concrete counters

The tile was provided by Fireclay tile
The bamboo doors were provided by www.greenleafdoors.com – The doors matched the uppers with the natural strand bamboo with stainless steel inlays.

All the lighting was energy efficient LED lights with dimable drivers. Work was provided by our friend Jim Devore from Greenwave Solutions

I love mermaids on #ArtDeco Architecture!

I have been fortunate to go out to Catalina Island, one of the channel islands found off the Southern California coast, on several occasions. I love the tile found on the island and the classic Cali style. This last time I learned new facts about the architecture of the famous casino building. I knew that the original painting on the inside and out was done by John Gabriel Beckman, who also painted the Chinese theatre in Los Angeles. However I did not know that after the famous mermaid was redone in tile by Richard T. Keit. My last visit I enjoined the organ music, while admiring the dome interior art done by Beckman. Life’s good, enjoy!