Article: Discerning Design
BY MEGHAN ZANETICH
Whether your home needs a total remodel or single-room updates, an interior designer can help you make choices that fit your lifestyle and budget, but shrink your carbon footprint.
“I believe that going green will just become a new way of life for people. It’s very exciting,” Angelo Surmelis says of the trend he has seen flourish over the past few years. Surmelis is owner of angelo:HOME, a line of home furnishings, and also a television host who has made his mark in ecofriendly living from an early age. During his college years and shortly after, Surmelis found himself shopping at thrift stores, reupholstering and repurposing found objects, and being extremely resourceful due to a tight budget. These simple techniques can get you started on the road to going green, he says. “It’s completely attainable at any budget.”