From sheets to pillow covers, the home décor world has experienced a resurgence of linen. What is this fabric that has so embedded itself into our culture that even the term “linens” implies a type of woven bed, bath or kitchen textile? And how is it sustainable?
Most of the time, we share posts on sustainable home décor and making greener choices in day-to-day life. We take a simple, incremental approach, believing that each step toward a more sustainable lifestyle is a positive step toward a better world. We don’t preach, and we don’t judge. We understand that everyone’s choices will be different, and what works for one won’t work for everyone. To us, that’s the beauty of a sustainable life—it’s finding those things that are meaningful to you, and making them a part of your daily routine. That’s why we like products with purpose—things that don’t just look good, but also have a story to tell, a history to share. Continue reading
It’s a common décor refrain—what’s your room’s focal point? A focal point is usually the first thing you see when you enter a room. It may be because it’s right there in front of you, or because it’s such a dominant presence that it overshadows everything else. It sets the tone and mood for the space. Some spaces have a natural focal point like an amazing view, fabulous architectural element, or a giant fireplace. Others lack anything to draw the eye and require a bit more effort. Either way, deciding on your room’s focal point and putting the spotlight on it will create a more interesting and pleasing interior. We’ve got some tricks to making that work without overwhelming the rest of the room. Continue reading
Halloween is almost here and that means the holidays are right around the corner! Bringing all those decorations out of storage should be fun and exciting, not cause for fright! Take the spooky out of your pre-holiday décor prep with our ten easy tips for cool, sustainable holiday décor. Continue reading
We’ve covered green apps before, from finding sustainable seafood to tracking your dog walking, it just makes sense. Our smartphones go where we go, and the electronic landscape is always changing; there are currently nearly 300 green apps listed in the iTunes and Google marketplaces. With more and more people focused on living a more sustainable lifestyle, we decided it was time to revisit the subject for a review of what’s out there in the world of green apps. Continue reading