There's crisp apple greens, concord grape, strawberry pinks -- and honeysuckle is a big one. We're seeing pops of colors in those tones, but we're also seeing neutrals as well, such as taupe tans in a washed look.
Most paint companies offer low VOC paint, and I would recommend that. You can also find wallpapers that are eco-friendly; like Phillip Jeffries.
Raw, rugged and natural-looking wood. You can find a good example of this if you open up a Restoration Hardware catalog right now. You'll also be seeing a lot of sea glass and reeds in area rugs and accent pieces.
You should also always try to buy local because it cuts down on shipping and gas -- the more local, the better. Look for natural fibers like wool and cotton, especially organic cotton. And look for products that use less water in their production. Bamboo is another great example of an eco-friendly material.
Habitat for Humanity has a recycling program, so you can get things like doors and cabinetry, and they're coming from a nonprofit organization. You can also now get products that are filled with recycled wood products in the core, with a gloss on top.
For furniture, look for FSC certified -- then you know they're using eco-friendly wood.
Well, my linen line with Jennifer Adams Home is my absolute favorite thing on the market! The fabric is made from recycled material, is super-soft and it dries a lot faster than most other sheets, so it's easeir on the environment [because you don't have to run your dryer as long] -- and on your electric bill.
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