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Sustainable Furnishings Council Accepting Entries For 2017 #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition

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The Sustainable Furnishings Council reports that is now accepting entries for the 2017 #GetYourGreenOn design competition, a program that recognizes and awards sustainable and healthful choices in residential interiors.

Both SFC-member and non-member interior designers and firms are eligible to enter the competition, which has garnered attention on social media, during national home furnishings markets, and in both industry and consumer media.

Residential interior design projects completed between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017, qualify for this year’s competition. Entries must feature at least one product from an SFC-member manufacturer or supplier. Entrants must take SFC’s pledge to ask, "What's it made of?" Complete #GetYourGreenOn entry instructions can be found here.

Both a winner and a finalist can be named in three categories, each with two total-project-cost classifications. In addition, the #GetYourGreenOn competition awards a grand prize, the Design Excellence Award, to a single entry.

The 2017 #GetYourGreenOn categories are:

Shared Spaces — $30,000 and Under Shared Spaces — $30,001 and Above
Private Spaces — $30,000 and Under Private Spaces — $30,001 and Above
Outdoor Spaces — $30,000 and Under Outdoor Spaces — $30,001 and Above

SFC’s “What’s it made of? ” initiative was launched with the goal of increasing transparency in our supply chains. The initiative includes a Supply Chain Questionnaire that entrants can use to seek information about the presence of harmful substances such as flame-retardant chemicals, fluorinated stain treatments, antimicrobials, vinyl, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including formaldehyde.

“Designers are in an ideal position to move the needle in pollution prevention, supporting healthy environments both inside and outside the home,” says Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director. “#GetYourGreenOn gives designers a way to show off their commitment, as well as their design skills. We are excited about the difference the ‘What's it made of?’ query can make, and we’re very pleased to be offering tools and information to help the design community.“

The 2017 #GetYourGreenOn Design Excellence recipient, category winners and category finalists will be announced in the fall. They join the ranks of the 2016 victors, who were announced last fall during High Point Market at the SFC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration:

2016 Sustainable Design Excellence Award
Paola McDonald, Olamar Interiors, Haymarket, VA, whose interior featured products from Jaipur Living, Jeffan International, Phillips Collection and Surya.

2016 Shared Spaces $30,000 & Above Award
Sheree Vincent, Fusion Designed, Minneapolis, whose winning lakeside home entry featured product from Kravet and Lee Industries.

2016 Shared Spaces $30,000 & Under Award
Robin Wilson, Robin Wilson Home, New York, whose winning dining room featured Somerton Dwelling.

2016 Outdoor Spaces $30,000 & Above Award
Dann Foley, Dann Inc., Palm Springs, CA, whose historic home renovation featured product from Loloi Rugs and Safavieh.

2016 Shared Spaces $30,000 & Under — Finalist
Rachel Winokur, Rachel Winokur Interiors, Los Angeles, featured Cisco Brothers’ products in her Spanish Mediterranean-style residence entry.

2016 Shared Spaces $30,000 & Above — Finalist
Dann Foley, Dann Inc., Palm Springs, CA, earned a distinction for a country club residence update that featured products from Nathan Anthony, Kravet and Loloi Rugs.

The deadline for 2017 #GetYourGreenOn entries is Friday, June 23.

More about the Sustainable Furnishings Council: Sustainable Furnishings Council is dedicated to promoting healthy environments inside and outside, providing the most comprehensive information on environmental, safety and health issues in the home furnishings industry and championing initiatives that improve products and processes. The SFC and its qualifying members respond to environmental and social issues and offer specific information to consumers, the media and other partners. For more information, visit SustainableFurnishings.org.

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