Channel the serenity of the ocean with charming beach house inspired décor, no matter whether you live seaside, or miles away from the nearest water. When it comes to the beachy style, there are many different ways to go. We’ve gone beach house boho; you can also go clean and elegant (take a look at the movie Something’s Got to Give for an amazingly decorated elegant Hamptons home), you can go the nautical route, the tropical route, or you can embrace the classic beach house style. Continue reading
Sustainable options for kitchen gear are a bit limited. There’s stainless steel, ideal for its recyclability, and then comes recycled plastics. Steel can be expensive, heavy and may not work with every type of décor. Plastics are usually the choice if you want color or different style. Plain glass is recyclable, but treated glass like Pyrex is not, ceramic is not recyclable at all (though natural ceramics and clays are a sustainable choice), and the jury is still out on melamine. What else is there?
Enter bamboo. Continue reading
Airing out for warmer weather
It’s that time of year… time to set your clocks forward, get the garden ready for warmer weather and the dreaded spring cleaning! Whether you just open the windows and air out, or give your home a top-to-bottom deep clean, put a green spin on things this year. Continue reading
We usually focus on the positive here at Inspired Habitat, but every now and then, we all face a décor challenge. The paint color turns out to be a lot more orange than apricot, or that red silk pillow you loved just doesn’t go in your beach cottage décor. Or maybe you just moved into your dream home – well, not counting the circa-1980 tiles and horrid paint job. Maybe you’re in the midst of a remodel and the floors or tile are not quite ready for primetime yet. Life doesn’t always hand us a blank slate. Continue reading
Cheer up! The days are getting longer and we’re looking forward to spring. Breathe some life and cheer into your home during the last days of winter to create a warm, welcoming environment perfect for relaxing and recharging. Home is where the heart is, and it’s the little things that count, so we’ve got some little ideas to bring some cheer to your space right now. Continue reading