04 May '12, 10am

Five of the best… eco-friendly interiors blogs

Five of the best… eco-friendly interiors blogs

You might dream of living in a green home but we can't all leave our current addresses and head for the forest with hay bales, mud and a wind turbine. That doesn’t mean, though, that you can’t do something to make your current abode a little more planet friendly. Along with retrofits, minimising energy use and turning your garden into a larder, you can give the interior an eco-friendly twist by eschewing IKEA in favour of something a little greener. Retro and vintage furnishings are a case in point. 'Most people are buying it as more of a fashion statement, but it's the most eco-friendly way to buy furniture which would otherwise have been thrown out,' says Marylebone gallery, Decoratum's Gallery Director, Jeff Salmon. ‘We have certainly noticed an increase in vintage and retro sales over the past decade, where customers used to prefer modern and contemporary furnishings, ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/13374...

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