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
Teak wood is a classic in the marine industry as well as for outdoor furniture. It makes sense—it’s a durable wood that naturally resists moisture, insects, and warping, and it has a stunningly beautiful color and grain. The popularity of teak led to supply problems, as the world’s natural teak forests were over-harvested. Today, modern, sustainably-managed teak plantations are recreating the look and feel of old-growth teak in eco-friendly ways. Continue reading
It’s a stunning piece, utterly sustainable. Crafted from the staves of a retired wine barrel and repurposed wine cooler bottles. You can flip the wooden base over and still see the deep purple stains of the wine. They’re perfect for a beer or wine tasting, or to hold votive or tealight candles as part of a centerpiece or mantle decoration. But that’s not all they’re good for! We’re all about finding creative new ways to use every day items, and the Beer Flight is no different. We challenged our creative team to come up with some alternative uses for the flights, and after rattling off the expected list, they started living up to their creative title.
Fall entertaining! From football parties to holiday galas, it’s that time of year! What better time to update your table with more eco-friendly tablewares that are as gorgeous as they are green. Earlier this week, we covered the behind the scenes prep so today we’re taking the tabletop green. With the right pieces, you can achieve a mix and match style that will take you from summer barbecues to fall football with ease and style. Here are some of our tabletop favorites.
Nothing beats the casual elegance of linen, and with the right accessories, this is one fabric that will take you through all four seasons. The unbleached raw linen and red accents make this one perfect for fall.
Unmistakably gorgeous acacia wood will stand up to years of tabletop use.
Put these out on a cheese plate, or with breakfast jams and jellies. Either way, these olive wood spreaders are beautiful and functional. The wood for these is taken from annual trimmings or felled trees that have reached the end of their fruiting life.
Green in every sense of the word, this beautiful, hand-blown pitcher is made entirely from recycled glass. Sturdy, stunning, and perfectly proportioned to hold a whopping 92 ounces, each pitcher is unique.
Late summer and early fall are still perfect times for sangria. Pour yours into these hand-blown beauties made from recycled glass. Each holds 8 ounces, and each is unique.
We’re taking the green table idea literally! Handcrafted reclaimed mango wood with ceramic bowls are just right for dips and salsas. The classic, retro styling merges with any décor.
Heavy, yet sleek. Modern, yet rustic. Handcrafted from sustainable mango wood, these curved platters make a perfect serving piece for your fall table.
Dramatically different. Handcrafted from sustainably grown and harvested acacia, these plates showcase the wood’s natural beauty. They also make a stunning table setting.
The natural beauty of wood is classic, timeless, and done right, oh-so green. From wood furniture to wood floors, we have a love affair with all things wood. When it comes to décor, natural wood provides color, texture, warmth, and undeniable personality to any space. Wood décor can feel smooth and sleek, or rough-hewn and rustic. It’s emotionally evocative; dark colors call up images of cozy libraries or a warm ski lodge while lighter tones conjure images of summertime picnics, sun-filled kitchens or a serene spa. Continue reading