sustainable home decorating

Reclaiming and Reuse

I’m a big proponent of green building and sustainability. That means, when you’re doing major demolition or remodeling, we recycle and reuse as much as possible. Instead of dumping debris into a landfill, we donate usable materials to Habitat for Humanity and other worthy organizations. I make every effort to locally source materials and choose environmentally friendly products.

When it comes to interior design, I look to recycle and reuse as much as possible as well. Sometimes customers want to start from scratch, purchasing all new furnishings. If you desire, I’ll help arrange ways for you to donate your unused pieces to organizations supporting causes important to you.

Most of the time, you’ll want to work with what you have in your home I’ll first assess how your present furnishings can work into your new interior design, then supplement with new items.

Other times you might have special pieces you want to incorporate with your new design but you can’t quite figure out how they fit. I’ll come up with creative ways to integrate them, from recovering couches, to refinishing or repainting woodwork.

Re-purposing particular furniture or artwork into your new design can help you preserve history while moving into the future. It can create a sense of whimsy, a great story, and a lasting legacy. And it’s cost-efficient. Let’s talk about how we can integrate your treasured memories into your design through efficient and creative recycling and reuse.

“Kathy did an outstanding job interacting with our architect and general contractor to affect design, flow and use of spaces. We continue to get compliments that the house feels extremely high quality and comfortable. We struggle to find places to go on vacation that we enjoy as much as our home.”

~ Dana Siebert, Anne Marie Levis

About Kathy

learn more about kathyKathy LaMontagne began her work in the San Francisco Bay Area after she graduated from Stanford University. She later moved to Eugene and opened KJL Interior Design in 1991. She has always been passionate about interior design and is honored to create spaces that are exciting, innovative and practical.