👇🏼 A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THIS BEGINNER COURSE IN THE VIDEOS BELOW 👇🏼
This beginner course was created for parents, caregivers, designers & conscious consumers - passionate about learning how to decorate 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.
Giving your impressionable & highly sensitive newborn baby or child the ideal environment for mental & physical health & happiness is life changing!
There are thousands of dangerous poisonous chemicals in paint, mattresses and furniture that can prevent your 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 infant's & child's room.
Healthy environments make for healthy, happy, strong children! Let us teach you how to become your every own safe, ethical & healthy design expert.
"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
Deborah DiMare is an accomplished compassionate design expert & trainer. She has educated industry professionals about wellness & humane design globally. She has been the principal of DiMare Design, an ultra luxury compassionate design consulting firm for nearly 20 years. She is an author, TV personality, educational speaker, and global influencer for the conscious & wellness design movement.
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!
Deborah and her design expertise & training have been featured on the Today Show, NBC, TLC and in the pages of Architectural Digest, Better Homes & Garden, Real Simple, The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Dezeen, Forbes, Telegraph, Live Kindly & VegNews.
"I made the decision to remove toxins from our home and diet & after two years of trying to conceive & doctors telling us it would never happen, we conceived our second child not long after making big changes. There are too many toxic products for kids & they can't make purchasing decisions, so it’s up to us."
- K. Holden
"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 your child achieving their best mental & physical development. Plus I share, step by step, how to decorate a beautiful space for your child. "
- 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 couch, during your lunch break at work or in the backseat of your Uber. Learn on your OWN time at your own pace.
Why Conscious & Clean Interiors
In this intro to the course you will learn from your instructor Deborah DiMare why conscious design is essential to your 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 your child's space. Deborah will give you tips tips and ideas for each area of your child's room in order for it to be safe, healthy, ethical and promote mental and physical development.
This section instructors Deborah & Jane will teach you step by step how to measure your space, put together a mood board & how to create a Pinterest board.
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.
"This course is full of information to ensure that rooms for babies & children are safe & that foster happy and healthy kids."
- E. Craig
For this design course we decided to bring in some outside perspective & knowledge! We reached out to industry professionals who are experts in their fields. Their years of experience bring a level of education to this course that will help you fully grasp the importance of designing spaces with compassion & health in mind!
MEET OUR EXPERTS BELOW!
Cruelty-Free & Wellness Designer
Deborah is the founder of award-winning, cruelty-free & wellness design consulting 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 A. Cik, a veteran in the field of environmental engineering with over 30 years of experience chasing chemicals. In anticipation of his first grandchild, Barry went searching for a suitable baby crib mattress. Sadly, he found that all of the crib mattress offerings on the market were completely 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!
"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
"I love learning about sensory & interior spaces for kids with sensory sensitivities. It is so important. "
"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."
After each module, you can download our tip sheets. It's great for when you want to take the info you learned on-the-go!
Exclusive coupons for your child's space worth over $500. All so you can shop the safe, ethical products we 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!
Start learning how to create stylish, sensory-friendly & eco-conscious spaces for your child today.