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.
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
A sturdy wood bench may have humble beginnings, but this simple piece of furniture is often the perfect solution to décor dilemmas. With a little dressing up, the humble bench becomes a beautiful and practical accent piece. Inside, a bench can be a spot to take off your shoes, provide extra seating for dinner, or serve as an impromptu table. Outside, they’re a place to stop and rest for a moment. A bench can change the way a space feels and functions; it can fill up an empty wall, or transform an awkward window or corner into something beautiful.
To celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, we’re celebrating trees. Arbor Day was originally meant to be a simple idea – set aside a special day to plant a tree. Today, that simple idea is more important than ever. Planting and nurturing trees embraces the beauty of nature, helps clean the environment and so much more. So, if Arbor Day is all about planting trees, why are we talking about wood products? Planting trees is just one part of the equation. We also need to look at how we grow, harvest and use wood to preserve the forests that are already here. Continue reading