This is a great question...and one I've been meaning to ask the group myself!! For example, I noticed that Pottery Barn has now brought out a fairly extensive eco-friendly line called Eco Chic. Crate and Barrel has some similar stuff, including, I believe, a sofa that's upholstered with non-toxic, organic materials.
Yes, I have been thinking about it. I am going to repaint my kitchen in the spring and I think I'll look into eco/people-friendly paints.
Earlier in 2007 we were thinking of redoing the kitchen floor, too. We had to nix that plan because we had to redo part of the roof instead. That cost big bucks, so no new floor!
But we were thinking of going with Marmoleum - the new linoleum. It is eco-friendly - non-toxic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.
As for that roof...we actually went with the new Cool Roofing instead of the old traditional shingles. Cool Roofing is energy-efficient because it repels heat in this hot climate (Florida). It is also more eco-friendly because it can be resealed every few years, whereas shingles or asphalt roofs must be all torn up and dumped somewhere. So going with Cool Roofing eliminates a lot of landfill.
I'm also looking for new furniture, but I just don't think I can afford the kind of stuff I mentioned above. I mean, I'm just not going to spend $1,500 - $2,000 and up on a sofa. Just not happening! Ever!
Isn't it crazy that we even need all this in the first place? I mean, I was absolutely shocked when I started learning about the chemicals they spray on upholstery fabrics. Yikes. It boggles the mind to think what it's doing to our health/our children's health.