👇🏼 BRIEF OVERVIEWS OF THE COURSE IN THE VIDEOS BELOW 👇🏼
This course was created for designers who would like to add a nursery & kids room design specialty to their existing services. The course, created, by a globally renowned healthy & humane design expert of nearly 20 years, focuses on how to design a baby & child's nursery or bedroom with furniture, cribs & decor that will not harm or affect the mental & physical development of a fragile newborn or child.
In two hours & an easy to follow online format, you'll learn from a group of experts how to design a nursery and child's room that is not only decorated beautifully, but safe, non-toxic & cruelty-free. Course includes many perks and a Certificate of Completion for display on your marketing material and website
"Everything in this course is wonderful & so informative. I wish I had known about this when my daughter was born. Now looking back, maybe this is why she was so sick. This course has really opened my eyes."
- F. Archibeque
Creating an optimal environment for your client's babies and children to grow and thrive is not only personally rewarding, but professionally as well.
There are thousands of dangerous poisonous chemicals in paint, mattresses and furniture that can prevent your client's baby & child from fully developing. In organized short modules, you'll learn all about healthy, chic, organic, cruelty free & chemical free design options for your client's infant's & child's room.
Healthy environments make for healthy, happy, strong children! Let us teach you how to add an ethical & healthy design specialty for babies & children.
Deborah is a renowned interior design consultant, author, educator and pioneer of the ethical/wellness design movement. She has been executing beautiful living and sensory environments that contribute to the mental and physical health and well being of people and the protections of animals and the planet for nearly 20 years. Her company, DiMare Design, is the only 100% cruelty-free interior design consulting firm specializing in the creation of organic, optimal spaces, and sourcing vegan textiles and sustainable furniture that bear zero-to-low toxins.
Deborah also heads VeganDesign.org, where she educates consumers and designers about humane & healthy design through virtual courses, a blog and a full online shop of cruelty free, vegan and low toxin furniture, décor & curated spaces.
Deborah is showing the world that less toxic, healthier, durable and luxurious faux alternatives can easily replace wool, fur, leather & other animal derived materials. She believes in designing environments free from tragedy and despair. Only good, healthy, clean energy should be had in all spaces!
Her design expertise has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Better Homes & Garden, Real Simple, Dezeen, Live Kindly, Veg News and The Today Show to name a few.
"This course focuses on creating happy, cruelty-free and zero toxin spaces for babies & young children to thrive and grow. You are going to learn from me and a group of experts, step by step, how and why non toxic & non animal-based bedroom design is key to a child achieving their best mental & physical development."
- Founder Deborah DiMare
Our online nursery & kids room design course is available to you through TalentLMS. What is that? It's an online learning platform! You can take the course from your desktop, your tablet or phone. So, that means you can learn from the comfort of your office, during your lunch break or in the backseat of your Uber. Learn on your OWN time at your own pace.
"This course is full of information to ensure that rooms for babies and children are safe and that foster happy and healthy kids."
- E. Craig
Why Conscious & Clean Interiors
In this intro to the course you will learn from your instructor Deborah DiMare why conscious design is essential to a child's health & what rooms can pose a threat to their development.
This section you'll be learning from Barry Cik of Naturepedic Mattresses, Patty Grossman of Two Sisters Eco Textiles & Certified Building Biologist Tomas Gaertner. They will be teaching you about the harmful ingredients & materials used to make mattresses, fabrics & paint.
This section Nancy Amar, Expert, Occupational Therapist & Tracie Kesatie, Expert Sleep Specialist will educate you about the sensory & sleep needs of babies & toddlers.
Deborah DiMare is back for this section! This section will focus on teaching you how to properly decorate a child's space. Deborah will give you tips tips and ideas for each area of a child's room in order for it to be safe, healthy, ethical(vegan) and promote mental and physical development.
Deborah & Jane, will teach you step by step how to measure a space, put together a mood board & how to create a Pinterest board. Skills for design beyond nurseries!
In this section you will be learning about safe & ethical cleaning products from Lisa Bronner of Dr. Bronner's soaps! Not only will she teach you about healthy cleaning methods & products but, she will also teach you about what it means for a product to be cruelty-free, ethically made & sustainable.
MEET OUR EXPERTS BELOW!
Cruelty-Free & Wellness Designer
Deborah is the founder of award-winning, cruelty-free & wellness design firm DiMare Design. She focuses on humane interiors. Passionate about animal rights, Deborah enjoys educating her clients about cruelty-free & healthy design. She brings awareness to the necessity of compassionate (vegan), safe, clean design for all ages and populations, from newborns to seniors.
Founder of Naturepedic Mattresses
Naturepedic was founded by Barry Cik, a veteran in the field of environmental engineering with over 30 years of experience chasing chemicals. In anticipation of his first grandchild, he went searching for a suitable baby crib mattress. Sadly, he found that all of the crib mattress offerings on the market were unacceptable. Together with his two sons, they set out to found Naturepedic, a non-toxic and organic mattress manufacturer dedicated to providing parents with a better alternative.
Dr. Bronner's Soaps
Lisa is the granddaughter to the founder Dr. Emanuel Bronner of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. She also runs a blog called Going Green with a Bronner Mom. If you are someone who; longs to go green but doesn’t know how to start, wants to clean their house without getting sick, yearns to care for themselves and others wisely and carefully, needs to zip through store aisles with a savvy eye, doesn’t have time for trial and error…her blog & her section of our course are the perfect place for you to start!
Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant
Tracie is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. As a trusted expert in the field of pediatric sleep, she works with clients all over the world. She specializes in working with families that have babies, toddlers, young children and multiples. She works closely with each of her clients to formulate a holistic, customized, non-judgmental sleep solution that fits their lifestyle perfectly!
Two Sisters Eco Textiles
Over the years, Patty and her sister Leigh Anne have dedicated tons of their time to researching ethical and sustainable production— how it’s done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things) and to our planet. They even put it in their mission statement, a goal “to change the way textiles are being made” – kind of a reach for such an upstart little company, right? They had been working since the early 2000’s to put what they learned into developing fabrics that are affordable for everyone.
Jane is a designer & Online Business Manager for DiMare Design. Jane is also in charge of all of the content you see put out for VeganDesign.org!
Jane attended school at Miami University in Ohio where she earned her BFA in Interior Design. Jane was connected with Deborah in 2018 & has been working with her ever since! In everything that she does, Jane seeks to bring an element of compassion into her work.
Certified Occupational Therapist
Nancy is an Occupational Therapist with more than 15 years of experience working with children of all abilities. She founded Miss Mancy Inc. with a clear idea in mind: “Disability is our inability to see ability.” She honors each child she works with by shining light on their exceptional abilities. In her eyes, they are special souls who have come to teach us and not the other way around.
Certified Building Biologist
Tomas trained and worked as an Architect in Germany prior to moving to the UK in 2007. Since then he has specialized exclusively in integrated, ecological and sustainable design and planning. In 2010 he became one of the first Passivhaus Designers in the UK, in 2014 he set up the first Building Biology Consultancy in the UK to be officially accredited by the Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (IBN) in Germany. Tomas is a Director of SE3Design, Certified Passivhaus Designer CEPH and certified Building Biologist IBN.
Our course is divided into six different sections. They're set up this way so that you can take this course at your own pace & on your own time! The course is about 2 hours. You can watch it all at once or a few minutes a day. You're in control!
"The course answered a lot of ‘why’ questions for me. I enjoyed learning about why toxic products are harmful to us and the environment & being given the tools to make smarter purchasing decisions. It can be hard for clients to look past a price tag or a pretty picture they see in a magazine. Having the ability to educate them on why we should stay clear of certain items will be helpful in achieving a healthy space."
- K. Holder
"Just like a bird building a protective nest for its chicks to sleep and grow, we humans create our own version of nests for our young, which we like to call, bedrooms! Its one of the most important spaces in a newborn's and young child’s life considering an infant can sleep up to 18 hours a day and a toddler up to fourteen."
- Founder Deborah DiMare
"The wave of the future! We’ll be more aware of the choices we are making in all aspects of our life. Our homes are very important."
"They (VeganDesign.org), are educating people so they can make better choices in life where animals and humans don't have to be used and abused. They are encouraging people to make choices that do not cost the earth and are showing us what ethical and vegan design is really about. "
After each module, you can download our tip sheets. These are great for when you want to take the info you learned on-the-go!
Exclusive coupons for you or your client's use, worth over $500. All so they can shop the safe, ethical products you recommend!
Bi-monthly question & answer sessions will take place in our private Facebook group so be sure to join!
These are provided to you to make learning even easier. For the visually or hearing impaired, you're covered!
"I love learning about sensory & interior spaces. I have a few clients who have kids with sensory sensitivities & it is so important that it’s considered when working with them."
- Wak Design Group
Start learning how to create stylish, sensory-friendly & eco-conscious spaces for your client's child today.