Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Lately, the snippets of free time I usually spend working on blog posts have been eaten up by my new obsession of looking at apartment listings online.  We are going to be moving to Chicago at the end of the month and it is all I can think about.  I am so excited about getting to unpack in a new space, buy a few new pieces, and decorate!  I love mixing vintage and modern and using neutral colors with bold accents and I visit various home decor blogs and online stores religiously!  Eco-friendly furnishings and accessories are one of the hottest decorating trends, with many major store brands adding environmentally friendly lines at affordable prices [well, some of them] and more and more independent stores popping up every day.

Tamara Komuniecki, Editor-In-Chief of Long Beach Magazine, recently did a guest blog piece over at decor8 that made me fall in love with Union Eighteen.  Handmade from the manufacturing waste of the carpet industry, these beautiful RAW rugs are one of a kind.


Olio United is a great little shop that partners with “socially responsible designers and artists” like Pigeon Toe Ceramics [Portland artist and graphic designer, Lisa Hough].  I love this Cast Kerr Planter [she also makes a very cute Cast Kerr Votive Lantern worth taking a look at].


I also came across Jill Bliss on Olio United.  She creates pretty fabric and paper goods like this Yerba Mansa Native Herb Poster printed on recycled card stock and made with soy-based inks.  Pop it in a frame and nail it to the wall – would look really great as a series of four or five prints above a sofa or on a dining room wall.


When I saw this Bamboo Screen for sale on the Gaiam site, I immediately wanted a room big enough to put it in.  It is made from pesticide-free bamboo and rolls up when you’re not using it.  Perfect.


That’s all I have time to post today … let me know what you think of my selections!  Lots of great changes coming soon … in my own life and for the blog.  Stay tuned!!!!!!!

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  • lisa
    September 4, 2009 - 3:21 pm | Permalink

    i need to have one of those rugs!

  • jennifer
    September 4, 2009 - 3:22 pm | Permalink

    great finds! love it all!

  • valerie
    September 7, 2009 - 9:58 pm | Permalink

    where do you find the time to research and find everything—you definitely have your hands full–good job

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