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Drawing the Design

Hello, my name is Katrina Lansman.

I am a horticulturist and landscape designer.

Welcome to the lecture portion of the OnlineGarden Design Course.

The topic I will be presenting is: Drawingthe design.

In this presentation I will discuss the overviewof the design process and products, the basics of drawing a design, and the different diagramsand drawings such as functional diagrams, the preliminary design, and the master plan.

In the design process beginning with siteanalysis and the client program, next come the functional diagrams, preliminary design and master plan.

The circled process is the focus of this presentation.

So, the basics of drawing the design are:the design is to be drawn in plan view, or birds eye view.

Everything in the plan should be drawn tothe chosen scale.

And as you have learned in the landscape graphicsmodule, circles or plant symbols represent the different plants.

First you need to draw the basemap.

The basemap includes the property line whichis drawn using a dashed line, the outline of the house, driveway, other existing featuresthat you will be keeping in the design, as well as existing plants.

Existing plants have a dot in the center ofthe plant symbol and the proposed plants have a crosshair.

The basemap should also include the borderand title block.

The example above also shows an elevationdrawing but that can be added at the end or the beginning of drawing the design.

Here again is the order in which the diagramsand drawings are done.

Functional diagrams, which includes two steps:bubble diagrams and form composition diagrams followed by a preliminary design, followedby a master plan.

You may want to jump right into a preliminarydesign, but you will benefit from utilizing the functional diagrams first.

So, what are these functional diagrams? What do they do? They are a tool to help you organize the spacein the landscape.

This step is where you utilize the site analysisyou already completed, the clients wants and needs, and the outdoor room concept.

This is when you get to be creative with theway that the landscape is laid out.

The first functional diagram as mentionedbefore is a bubble diagram.

Bubble diagrams are not exact, they only organizethe spaces.

It works best to lay a sheet of tracing paperover your basemap and draw the bubbles on the tracing paper.

You can have many drafts of a bubble diagrambefore you get the organization you think is best.

On the previous slide you may have seen differentarrows and symbols such as the ones in this image, those symbols are used to representand keep track of circulation paths and views while you are organizing the space.

Form compositions are the second step in creatingfunctional diagrams.

This diagram is a little more detailed andshows not only how the space is organized, but how it will be carried out.

Again, this drawing is done on tracing paperover the basemap.

Lines can be drawn and extended out from thecorners of the house and windows to create lines of influence.

The lines can be straight, or angled, or both.

This type of pattern can help you see shapesin the open spaces that you never noticed before.

Again, this diagram shows more details intohow the design will be carried out considering the site elements, design framework, and thedesign theme.

This drawing is an example of drawing thelines of influence.

Once these lines are drawn and extended out,it can be seen where the views and focal points of the landscape will be.

Here is the form composition created fromthe bubble diagram we saw earlier on slide number eight.

The patio and deck now have a more definedshape and even a texture.

The designer has also told us that the privacyscreen indicated on the bubble diagram will be created using a fence and tall shrubs asseen in the form composition.

Just like bubble diagrams, you can createmultiple form compositions.

Here is an example of a curvilinear, rectilinear,and irregular shaped form composition all created from the same bubble diagram.

Each space is organized the same, but thedetails are carried out differently.

Are you drawn to a certain style? Or, maybe your client expressed to you thatthey like a certain style.

Here is another example of two different formcompositions using the same organization and lay out from the bubble diagram.

You want to make sure that your form compositionshave strong lines and defined spaces.

Next is the preliminary design.

Once you have chosen the final bubble diagramand created the final form composition, the preliminary design is when you refine everythingone step further.

Individual plants and plant symbols are added,paths have a clear shape and texture, and color can even be added for the preliminarydesign meeting with the client.

There are three steps of refinement: aestheticrefinement, functional refinement, and spatial refinement.

Aesthetic refinement includes the applicationof landscape design principles such as emphasis and unity.

As well as creating strong bed lines and definitionof each space creating different garden rooms.

Functional refinement includes solutions tothe problems identified on the client program, circulation patterns, the amount of landscapemaintenance, as well as the including landscape preference elements.

Spatial refinement includes considering thethree dimensional attributes such as proportions of spaces.

How does each space feel next to the other? Also, think about including walls ceilings,and floors to create the feeling of different garden rooms.

Plant materials can then be used to reinforcethese spaces.

Here is the preliminary design of the bubblediagram seen earlier on slide 8 and the form composition seen earlier on slide 12.

In showing this preliminary design to a client,they can easily see all the elements incorporated in the design as well as the hardscape detailsand individual plants.

Finally, the master plan.

After the preliminary design meeting, revisionsare made from what you and your client talked about and you can then create the master plan.

The master plan is very graphically detailedand specific, it includes a plant key, a design concept, and the construction details if thereare any.

This is not the same design as shown beforebut this is a great example of a master plan and how it should look with all of the componentssuch as the plant labels, design concept, and plant key.

Reviewing again the order of the design processusing these diagrams and drawings, you have the bubble diagrams, form composition diagrams,the preliminary design, and the master plan.

I also wanted to provide more examples ofeach of these diagrams.

So, here are two bubble diagrams of the sameproperty, where the spaces are organized differently.

Those bubble diagrams were then drawn intotwo different form compositions.

The one on the left is rectilinear and theone on the right is curvilinear.

And finally, here is the preliminary designwhich was then made into the master plan.

This plan does not show the plant key andplant labels that a master plan should have but it is the continuation of the previousbubble diagrams and form compositions.

As you can see, transitioning from the formcomposition to the preliminary and master plan is when the design really comes to life.

It is a clear example of how the plants helpto reinforce the space.

The last portion of this presentation is toshow that functional diagrams can also be drawn in elevation view.

This is less common, but it helps a designerto see scale and imagine what it would be like to stand in the space.

You would not usually show the plan view functionaldiagrams to the client, but if you were sketching up something during your initial meeting,they would most likely enjoy seeing a plan of how you would organize the space.

Another great way to get started on a designor inspired by drawing functional diagrams in elevation view, is by printing out a photoof the house or area, laying trace paper over the top of it, and sketching the materialsin.

This brings me to the conclusion of this presentationon drawing the design.

In summary, this presentation has highlightedthe utilization of functional diagrams, the preliminary design, and the final master plan.

Functional diagrams include two parts: bubblediagrams, and form compositions.

The preliminary design requires three typesof refinement.

And the master plan is the most detailed documentand includes all the information that the client needs.

Lastly, functional diagrams can also be drawnin elevation view.

I hope you have enjoyed this presentationon drawing the design as part of the Iowa State University Department of HorticultureOnline Garden Design Course.

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Starting the Landscape Design Process

Hello, my name is Dr.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden.

I am a professor of horticulture at Iowa StateUniversity.

Welcome to the Online Garden Design Course.

The title of the module I will be presentingis: Starting the Landscape Design Process.

This presentation will focus on how to get starteddesigning a landscape.

To do this I will provide an overview of thedesign process.

More information about how to implement themultiple phases of the design process will be discussed in more detail in other modulesof this online design course.

I will also talk about the broad concept ofchoosing a design style.

And finally, I will talk about the three differentuse areas found in most residential landscapes and the ways these spaces are used and thecharacteristics that they have.

When I first start talking about the landscapedesign process I often use this quote from a BBC (the British Broadcasting Company) radioprogram I heard a number of years ago.

The quote “Planting a garden is like hittingsomething with a stick: it can be music, or it can be noise” resonates with me.

Landscape design is a process.

And sometimes the end product is successful-hence the reference to music.

Other times it can be less successful in whichcase it is more like noise.

As a designer I think it is important to realizesometimes you will make noise, but other times you will make beautiful music.

I’ve included this flow chart graphic to provide context for the overall design process andproducts.

What I will be discussing in this presentationinfluences the design, but not specific items that necessarily result from the design process.

The information identified during the sitedocumentation process and the program requirements are ultimately combined to create functional diagrams,which are then followed by a preliminary design and then finally a master plan.

This part of the design process will be discussedin detail in a separate module as I mentioned earlier.

I’ve included this graphic to illustratethat the overall design process is an iterative one that includes multiple points to reflectand reevaluate on decisions that were made.

First, you accept the situation and the challengesand opportunities created by the site to be designed.

Next, you analyze what you have to work withon the site and begin making some initial decisions.

Next, you begin defining the scope of the workand determining what is realistic.

This is followed by generating different design ideas.

From this list of ideas some are selectedand then implemented into the actual landscape installation.

And finally, once the landscape has been installedit needs to be evaluated to see how it is doing.

The graphic shows that at each step the designershould reflect on decisions and make appropriate changes where necessary.

Now let’s focus on choosing a design style.

Choosing a design style creates the basisfor many of the future design decisions that will be made.

Most often in residential landscapes, thestyle of the house significantly influences the design style.

This modern style house lends itself to alandscape that has strong geometric shapes.

It might also include a more minimalist plantingstyle which works well with mid-century modern architecture.

The symmetrical architecture of a colonialstyle home can easily be translated into a symmetrical or more formal landscape design.

This landscape shows strong symmetrical balancewith the walkway and front door being the central axis of the design.

You can see by dividing the landscapein half along the central axis, the plantings on the left side are mirrored on the rightside.

Even the sheared topiaries in containers nextto the house and the sheared hedges reinforce the symmetry.

Single-story ranch style homes are ubiquitousthroughout the American landscape.

And although the architecture of a ranch stylehome tends to be somewhat boxy, the single story height allows for a full range of differentdesign styles.

Some designers will create strong visual contrastby designing large foundation planting beds with broad sweeping curves.

In other instances, they will accentuate theboxy style of architecture by using straight bedlines.

In some respects a ranch style home lendsitself to the greatest opportunity for different design styles.

The next overarching concept to consideris determining how the different areas within a landscape will be used.

Most residential landscapes have 3 main areas:the public area, the living or private area, and the service area.

Each of these three areas have different functionswithin the landscape, and as such each also has its own unique set of characteristics.

To help people visualize this concept, I oftenliken use areas to the rooms within a home.

For example the public area is like a formalliving room.

The living or private area is like a familyroom.

And the service area is like a utility orlaundry room.

The public area in the front yard of mostproperties It is the space between the front of the houseand the street.

In this space, trees should be planted toframe the house.

An easy way to do this is to plant trees ata 45 degree angle from the corner of the house.

The image shows shade trees on the right sideof the house planted at roughly a 45 degree angle.

Shrubs with a variety of heights and shapesshould be planted in the front, particularly those that are planted as foundation plantingsadjacent to the house.

This helps soften the transition from theridged and linear shape of the house to the more natural shapes found in the landscape.

The living area or private area is most oftenthe backyard.

This is a private space used by the clientand not a space others will necessarily see.

The rules, if you will, in this space area little more relaxed, and the elements included in the space should be selected to meet theneeds of the client and how they will use use the space.

Plantings in this area should be soul-satisfyingand aesthetic.

Include plants here that really help increasethe landscape preference a person will feel in the space.

There should be some type of enclosure suchas fence, plants, or a combination of both to help create the walls of an outdoor roomand provide privacy from the neighbors.

The materials used on the ground surface needto be selected to accommodate how the space will be used.

For example, is there a need for a large turfarea for kids to play? Or does there need to be a patio space largeenough to entertain guests? And finally this is where a homeowner canshowcase their collection of garden gnomes or other types of garden embellishments.

I liken these to the home accessories thatreally customize an outdoor living space.

Please take a few minutes and look closelyat the image on this slide and see how many examples from these four categories you canidentify in this backyard.

I’ve included this image as another exampleof a living area in a landscape.

I’ve highlighted the enclosures with bluearrows.

These are a gazebo and a lattice fence.

The home accessories are highlighted withthe yellow arrows and include an outdoor dining set and a metal sculpture.

You can see the plantings are an interestingmix of color, textures, and shapes.

And finally there are two different groundsurfaces, each of which serves a different need.

A solid stone patio for the dining set, andgravel for the walkway.

These are identified with the purple arrows.

The final use area in a landscape is the servicearea.

The key features of a service area includethat it is screened from view, but that it is still accessible.

No matter how lovely your compost area mightbe, it still shouldn’t be used as a focal point of a back yard.

The yellow arrow shows how a compost bin canbe discreetly tucked at the edge of this backyard.

It is still functional, but not out in plainview for people who might be sitting on the patio looking in to the backyard.

This brings me to the conclusion of this presentationon starting the landscape design process.

In summary, this presentation highlightedthe overall design process including the different products that are created throughout the designprocess and how it is an iterative process.

I also described how to chose a design stylefor a landscape and the influence a home’s architecture has on that.

And finally, I outlined the three use areaswithin a landscape, the function they perform, and the characteristics of each area.

I hope you have enjoyed this presentationon starting the design process as part of the Iowa State University Department of HorticultureOnline Garden Design Course.

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Applying the Landscape Design Principles

Hello, my name is Dr.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden.

I am a professor of horticulture at Iowa StateUniversity.

Welcome to the Online Garden Design Course.

The module I will be presenting is titled:Applying Landscape Design Principles.

In this presentation I will discuss the sixcommon landscape design principles.

These principles are: 1.

Simplicity, 2.

Order or Design Framework, 3.

Repetition, 4.

Balance, 5.

Scale and Proportion, 6.

Emphasis.

I like to organize the design principles intotwo different categories based loosely on how they influence the landscape.

The first group are those principles thatinfluence how the landscape looks.

This group includes simplicity, balance, proportionand scale, and emphais.

The second group influence how the landscapeis organized.

This group includes order or design framework,and repetition.

Although I’ve grouped these in two categories, the reality is that there is a lot of overlap between the two of them and they really do impact each other.

The first principle I will discuss is Simplicity.

I think this is one of the easiest principlesto identify in a landscape.

Simplicity can be divided into two categories: physical simplicity and visual simplicity.

Physical simplicity is evident when the shapeswithin the garden are simple.

For example the top image on the slide hasa simple circle lawn and square stepping stones.

The bottom image also has a simple and gentlycurving bedline.

Visual simplicity relates to how the landscapelooks, and it is often reinforced by physical simplicity.

In visual simplicity plants are grouped ormassed rather than lined up as individual entities.

You can see examples of plant masses in thebottom image on the slide.

Further examples of visual simplicity cancome from uniform paving materials, simple and natural plant forms, and repetition ofplants and colors.

I think the captions speak for themselvesin this slide The second principle is order or design framework.

When this principle is implemented well, itgives the landscape an overall framework where individual elements such as a patio, plantingbeds, water feature, etc, can all be added.

The principle helps the overall landscapemake sense.

Order or design framework is often linkedto the overarching theme that a landscape has such as formal, informal or a hybrid structuredinformality look and feel.

I’ll talk more about these in just a moment.

This principle also helps define rooms withina landscape, such as a back yard entertaining area.

It also helps make a physical link betweenthe landscape and the house.

The blue arrows on this slide’s image showhow the designer aligned the corner of the patio space with the corner of the house creatinga connection between the two elements.

The three images here represent three differentframeworks: formal, informal and structured informal which is a blend of the two.

A formal design often includes symmetricalbalance where a landscape can be divided in half along a central axis and each side ofthe landscape is a mirror image.

They are also mostly linear in layout Informal designs tend to have asymmetricalbalance.

In this case if the landscape were dividedin half there wouldn’t be a mirror image on either side of the axis, but there wouldbe similar amount of visual weight on either side of the axis I will talk more about this in the sectionon Balance in just a few slides.

Structured formal is a combination of both frameworks and tends to take on many different looks.

To illustrate those different looks, this image has been included.

It shows a design that has structured informality.

There are some linear elements but not mirrorsymmetry.

This is probably my favorite design framework to create.

The principle of repetition can be very obviousor or in other cases it can be more subtle.

Repetition gives a landscape continuity byhaving various elements repeated multiple times throughout the design.

Examples of these elements include plants,colors, textures, and hardscape material.

The image on this slide has a number of examplesof repetition based on a pyramidal shape.

Examples include the pyramidal shape of theevergreen shrubs in the back-ground, the shape of the hydrangea flowers in the mid-ground;the shape of the ornamental grass flowers in the foreground and the shape of the obeliskstructure in the middle of the image.

Repetition is also seen through the limitedcolor scheme of just green and white.

Repetition doesn’t have to be monotonous.

The illustration on the left shows a centralaxis with small rectangles repeated at set distances along the length of it.

This is pretty monotonous.

The image on the right shows repetition withjust a little bit of variation.

In this case the alternating pattern of rectanglesand half circles are repeated rather than just the rectangles.

This type of repetition gives a little morevisual interest.

Balance is the fourth principle.

I’ve already referred to it when I discussedorder or design framework.

Symmetrical balance is characterized by acentral axis along which a landscape can be divided visually.

The sides on either side of the axis are amirror image of each other.

And although symmetrical balance is oftenassociated with landscapes that have a lot of linear or straight elements, it can beapplied to any landscape.

The two black lines on this image representtwo different central axis in this design.

Take a few minutes and look at how the designmirrors itself from one side to the other.

The other type of balance found in landscapesis asymmetrical.

In this case there is no obvious central axis.

Asymmetrical designs also tend to be moreinformal in their overall feel, and are often characterized by curvalinear planting beds.

These line drawings illustrate a front entryplanting with a symmetrical layout, the top image, and an asymmetrical layout in the bottomimage.

Although the plantings are not the same oneach side of the front door there is still a similar visual balance on either side of the central axis created by that front door.

Scale and proportion is the fifth design principle.

This principle takes into account the sizerelationships between the many different landscape features.

Common relationships to consider inlcude plantsto buildings, plants to other plants, and plants to people.

When designing a landscape it is importantto consider the mature size of the plants.

Although the proportion may be a little off-kilterthe first few years, once the plants reach a mature size the relationships should beappropriate.

This example of the landscape at Versaillesshows how important it is to consider the overall size and dimensions of the landscape.

Although the evergreen shrubs themselves aren’tparticularly large in the image on the left, the overall landscape area they are plantedin is, so the scale works with the massive size of the palace.

The image on the right is one of manywater features at Versailles and it illustrates the large scale of it relative to the visitors.

Clearly a small back yard pond wouldn’twork in this landscape context.

The final design principle is emphasis.

Emphasis is created by carefully situatedfocal points.

It is appropriate to include multiple focalpoints in a single landscape, since the entire landscape is usually not viewed from justone vantage point.

It’s important to situate them in differentlocations based on where the landscape is viewed from the most.

All of the images on this slide provide examplesof different focal points that provide emphasis.

This brings me to the conclusion of this presentationon applying landscape design principles.

In summary, this presentation has describedeach of the six landscape design principles including: Simplicity, Order or Design Framework,Repetition, Balance, Scale and Proportion, and Emphasis.

I’ve described a number of ways each principlecan be seen in a design, and how all of the principles work to provide a framework foreffective design.

I hope you have enjoyed this presentation on applying the lanscape design principles as part of the Iowa State University Department of HorticultureOnline Garden Design Course.

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Wall Decoration Decal Removal- Does the Paint Come With? | EpicReviewGuys CC

– Hi, I'm Parris, andostensibly today I'm going to talk about removing these decaldecorations from the wall.

Do they pull the paint off? Do they leave adhesive on the wall? The company says no,but I'm gonna find out what actually happens.

Before that though, I'dlike to briefly talk about the response I got to yesterday's video, where I mentioned anddiscussed a little about the future of this channel.

Really took me by surprise.

(acoustic guitar music) ♫ Epic Review Guys A very pleasant surprise,thank you to everyone for all the supportive comments, I really was expecting it tobe sort of a lackluster video because I wasn't reviewinga particular product in it, but wow, and thank you,I really do appreciate all that support.

I heard from a lot of peoplethat I have seen comment regularly on the videos, and also from people whoare the first time I think I've seen their name, thankyou, I appreciate all of that.

Of course everyone has different ideas for what they'd like to see change, and what they'd like to see stay the same, but I think with the way I'mgoing to arrange the channel, I won't be able to pleaseeveryone all the time, but I should be able toplease most of the people most of the time.

So stay tuned for our comingrevamp of Epic Review Guys.

Now in order to build new things up, we have to tear the old things down.

I really like this eventhough when I put it up people told me you looklike you're now a reporter in the newsroom, butthat's kind of a nice look.

In any case this has been fouror five months on the wall, and I'm thinking thelonger it's on the wall, the more likely it isit's gonna have problems with sticking or pulling paint off.

So, I rechecked their website today, this is Decal Guru atdecalguru.

Com by the way, thank you again to DecalGuru for sending me this.

They sent me a second set,the one that I picked out which I will be replacing this with and you'll just have to wait and see what that one's going to be.

But I've rechecked their instructions, is there anything special I need to do, spray water or something to loosen up, no, just peel it off, soeverything has stayed fine the entire time it's been here.

Which continent shall I start with? Let's pick on Scandinavia here, 'cause there's a little bit of a loose edge to it right here.

(decal crackles) Can you hear thecrk-crk-crk-crk-crk sound? Well, so far, so good.

I don't feel any adhesive left on there.

I feel like I need to take care of this but I'm not gonna ever reapply it, so I suppose I couldtear it if I needed to.

(decal crackles) Here you go Europe! There goes Denmark.

I'll come back forEngland and Ireland later I think they'll be alittle bit more difficult.

Eastern Europe, Russia, we all know what you've been up to.

(decal crackles) Middle East.

India.

Tell me when we get to Siberia.

This is still sticky, oh, there it goes sticking to itself.

I suppose this couldbe reapplied possibly, it's still very adhesive-y.

I don't feel anythinghere on the paint, though.

So far, so good.

Thought you might like acloser look at the wall where this used to be, really I don't feel anything there and I don't see thatany paint has come off on the back of the decal.

Seems to be in good shape.

Here's the bare wall.

Now if you look at thelight a certain way, I'm not sure if you can see this, but there's an area that lookslike that is the only thing yeah I can see it here onthe screen of the camera, so I think you can see that, looks like South America, Central America, but that's the only place I see that.

Now the continents came offin two or three minutes, the islands were another 15 minutes of digging with myfingernails to get them off.

There is this on the back of the vinyl, and I don't know, the wall is textured, so it has something to do with that, but is that where a littlebit of adhesive came off or is that where a littlebit of finish from the paint came off, I'm not sure.

Looking at it again with the flashlight, I think this was actually, possibly Africa if it was part of thedecal, right along here, and it's only if you shinethe light a particular way and stand in a particular place, it does look like that part of Africa is still visible therefor whatever reason, now I've looked with the flashlight across the rest of where the decal was, and I can't see anything else, so not sure what to make of that.

Okay, I pulled Africa out ofthe wrapped up mess of these, and let me show you where Ithink I see the outline of it, and then see if itmatches, like right here and then coming up this side.

Is that about the same? So it's still inconclusive, I dunno, when I watchthe video when I edit it I'll see if that Africashape really does line up with that slight littledifference in the wall.

It didn't take any paintoff, but it's possible it did something tothe finish of the wall.

I may have also been a little over-zealous with the blowdryer andthe slidey plastic thing trying to get it to stickon at that point as well.

It's one of those thingsthat no one would notice walking into the room,but if you know it's there immediately when you walkin and flip on the light your eye's gonna look and see it and it may kinda bother you.

I will attempt to let go ofthat obsessive compulsive side of myself, and trythe next set of decals, wall decorations, at least I'llmake sure they cover that up so I won't see it, thoughI will have to wait on that until I get the tableand chairs out of here and tomorrow I'm takingdelivery of the next piece of furniture that I'mgoing to try out in here, that takes three to six hours to assemble.

But once that's in placeand I know right where it goes here on the wall, then I can put the newdecal right above it.

You can check out theDecal Guru at the link right down below this video.

Now I still really do likethis vinyl applique way of decorating the wall becauseit's fairly easy to install, and it's easy to changeout with other patterns so you can try differentdesigns over time.

Hopefully Pierre will assistme in my massive construction project that I have going on tomorrow.

Right now it's time tomove out the furniture and clean up the floorand get ready for that.

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Natural Home Decorating Tips : Environmentally Safe Products for the Home

The biggest challenge in decorating your homeis finding out what really is good.

There are a number of products on the market thatare extremely toxic and in my mind should not be sold to the public.

Products that theyknow have formaldehyde and all these adhesives and glues are extremely toxic.

They are linkedto all kinds of cancers and personally I wouldn’t have them in my home.

Anything that is boundwith glues and stuff, those are the most toxic.

Paints and paint thinners are something youhave to be really careful about, and there are lots of choices on the market and that’swhat I’m going to do here today is show you the choices, the options you have to decorateyour home with, natural healthy supplies, materials.

We have everything from solid woolcarpet rugs, which are made out of all wool, we have flooring that is made from bamboo,we have flooring that is made from cork, we have throw rugs which I really encourage peopleto not have wall to wall carpeting in their home, to use natural floor rugs, throw rugs,like cecil, hemp, 100% cotton, organic cotton, silk, there’s linen, leather, there’sa number of options to use on your floor.

We have everything from water based paintsyou can use on your walls.

It’s not just brown and more brown, there’s blues, there’sgreens, there’s oranges, there’s reds, there’s yellows.

Every color in the spectrumyou need that is water based and healthy for you to use, you just have to go out and searchfor it.

There’s all glass tiles that are made from recycled glass, so, in helping theenvironment by being recycled, it’s also a beautiful product.

It’s being used twice,it’s not just something that stayed around one time, it’s being used twice and youcan incorporate that in, it’s all healthy, it’s solid glass.

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