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K.B. Bailey Designs provides decorative paint finishes for the design savvy client seeking environmentally responsible and healthy products and services.  Under the guidance of founding artist, Kristina Bailey, the company’s projects have spanned the gamut from bold textile inspired patterns in the laundry room of a private home to subtle old-world textures in a flagship department store.  As advocates for sustainable design as well as artists, we aim to create green home environments that are a feast for both the soul and the eyes. 

Because families spend much of their time in the home, it’s important to consider the products used in our interiors including paint products.  Most traditional interior paints contribute to poor indoor air quality through the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  According to the EPA, “Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors [. . .] VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects,” such as asthma and allergy aggravation(1).  This is especially pertinent to the health and well being of expectant mothers and children.  Once again the EPA points out that “children may be more vulnerable to environmental exposures than adults because their bodily systems are still developing, they eat more, drink more, and breathe more in proportion to their body size, [and] their behavior can expose them more to chemicals and organisms.”(2)

K.B. Bailey Designs partners with companies that have taken strides to reduce or eliminate VOCs and other toxins from their products, thus passing along an environmental and health benefit to our clients.

In addition to paint and product consideration, K.B.Bailey Designs strives to reduce its own environmental footprint by recycling leftover paint in future projects, carpooling to save gas, effectively managing its time and resources to reduce required number of trips to project sites, using post consumer recycled paper, reusing rags, and using water soluble cleaners and products. 

Sources
1. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html
2. http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/homepage.htm