Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start enjoying some outdoor living! Once the weather warms up, there’s nothing finer than a Sunday brunch on the patio. Or maybe you’re more of the evening beers and grilled pizza variety. No matter what you preferences, it’s time to shake off winter’s chill and get some fresh air! But first things first, whether you’ve got a small balcony, a compact patio, or an expansive deck or yard, a little prep work is in order before you can start using it. Continue reading
Got wood floors? Everyone thinks a wood floor requires Herculean effort to maintain. The truth is—they’re actually one of the easiest-care surfaces around. Done right, they’re also an incredibly eco-friendly option—using reclaimed wood or sustainable plantation woods. If you’re ready to give up the delicate treatment, we’ve got some basic tips.
First, know your finish. If you have a new floor, and it’s coated in a polyurethane finish, it’s about as easy as it gets. Wax-finish floors take a bit more effort, so does a vintage floor with a shellac, lacquer or varnish finish. But for day-to-day care, they’re all the same. Continue reading
Romance never goes out of style. Think “romantic” décor, however, and most people conjure up images of fussy floral fabrics, Queen Anne stylings, and lots of velvet and lace. That may be the classic, but the reality is, romantic style is personal. It’s about the heart, and a sense of warmth. It’s life seen through the eyes of an idealist—softening and blurring the lines of reality. It’s about the senses, comfort, and luxury. And yes, we believe it can be about sustainability as well, because nothing touches our hearts more than being good to the earth. How can you achieve a romantic look, no matter what your personal style? Continue reading
Thinking about redecorating but don’t know where to start? The first step is defining your personal style. Your home is a reflection of you and your life, figuring out what works in your world means you’ll have a home that looks good, and feels good as well. If sustainability is important to you, your home, and the products in it, should reflect those values as well. How can you define and visualize your style? Continue reading
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. Spring is the perfect time to clear out and organize everything from home to office. No groaning allowed, we’re not talking about an all-out marathon of cleaning to a level you’ve never cleaned to before. Nope. We’re talking about keeping it fun, and most of all stylish and sustainable. We’re talking about streamlining things to make every day living easier, and better. Continue reading