Sunday, October 11, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE: Sustainable Furnishings Council’s GREENleaders Program Accredits Denise Whitley of Interior Concepts

Denise Whitley, of Interior Concepts Raleigh, NC; Interior Designer, Certified Re-Designer and Home Stager, has added GREENleaders Accredited Professional to her certifications.

Raleigh, N.C. – October 11, 2009 – With over 17 years experience in the Interior Design Industry, Denise Whitley is now one of a handful of Triangle designers to offer sustainable design practices to her residential interior design, re-design and home staging clients.

“The Sustainable Furnishings Council’s (SFC) GREENleaders training program I recently completed is the most comprehensive one available in green home furnishings. The curriculum provides manufacturers, reps, retailers and designers with the knowledge and credentials to differentiate us as experts in sustainability.” commented Denise Whitley.

Denise went on to say, “With the current situation in our country, I feel it is more important than ever to surround ourselves with beautiful, sustainable and livable spaces. By re-designing just one room, you could bring harmony and balance to your home. It will take just a few hours to start enjoying what you have all over again.”

Jeff Hiller, President of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (, and GREENleaders developer, says “As an organization we are particularly proud to offer the first substantial educational content for our industry. With this program, we in the home furnishings industry have the opportunity to understand not only the detrimental effects we cause to the environment, but perhaps more importantly, the solutions for mitigating these effects through our practices.”

SFC is a Chapel Hill based non-profit and is considered the leading organization in green home furnishings with the best opportunities for education and networking.

About Denise Whitley of Interior Concepts
Interior Concepts is a full-service interior design firm designing residential interiors from luxury homes to individual casual spaces. Denise is a One-Day Stager and Re-design Professional, an Associate Member of the Interior Design Society (IDS), a Certified member of GREENleaders and One Day Decorating Alumni Association (ODDAA) and an Affiliate Member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, NC Visit Contact Denise at or call (919) 345-0040

Eileen Batson – Batson Group Marketing and PR (919)327 -5021
Susan Inglis - SFC/Executive Director (919) 967-1137

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