Waimea, Hawaii— Shirley Wagner ASID-NCIDQ, owner and principal of Fine Design Interiors, Inc. and her company Fine Design Interiors, Inc., were featured in two regional Hawaii publications this summer.
In a July cover story in Hawaii Island Midweek, Ms. Wagner discussed her passion for healthy furnishings and sustainable interiors. The only Hawai‘i interior designer who is a member of the global Sustainable Furnishings Council, Wagner offers clients the option of purchasing healthy and sustainable furniture as a package collection, or available as separate pieces. She says that surprisingly, it’s not any more expensive than other high-end furniture and textiles she recommends to clients. “I wish to act in service to the world by not using harmful, oil-based products or unsustainable, non-locally sourced hard-woods with toxic finishes,” she says. “It’s the first step in the process of making the future more healthy and sustainable for ourselves and our planet.”
The second story appeared in At Home in West Hawaii magazine in August. Ms. Wagner expanded on the importance of using healthy furnishings for interiors, even if you have to start small with organic toppers and sheets before taking the plunge into an organic mattress. “I’ve wanted to do a collection like this for years and have been researching it intensely,” she says. “The goal is to bring style and substance into a sustainable furnishings collection for clients who desire to live with less chemicals and off gassing in their interiors.”