Upcycling Idea: Hula Hoop Tent Thumbnail

My kids love building tents, forts and other spaces they can crawl into and get comfortable. This usually means — particularly during the summer — that my living room winds up decorated with blankets and various improvised poles to hold up their often multi-room constructions. But as much as I love letting them use their imagination, [...]

A Green Approach to Heating and Cooling Thumbnail

It is no secret that HVAC units use a large amount of energy. In fact, it is estimated that in the middle of summer and winter, heating and cooling comprise 50% of the average home energy bill. In addition to costing you money, using a lot of energy consumes a substantial amount of natural resources. [...]

Bringing Nature into Your Home with Art Thumbnail

Striving for all things eco and celebrating the natural ambiance as a whole has been a duo of hot topics for years now. 'Green' has become synonymous with taste and sophistication, and there is a general leaning towards the boho-inspired aesthetic. Both tendencies go hand-in-hand with the increasingly popular "close to nature" philosophy, and that [...]

Perfect is the Enemy of Good, Even in Decorating Thumbnail

You know my favorite thing about decorating? The idea that no two people will ever create and curate a space in exactly the same way. Given the same room, different people will have different visions for how it should look and function, all guided by their unique experiences and perspectives. But even given that ability [...]

The Easiest Ways to Go Green in the Bathroom Thumbnail

My family has been on our journey to a greener lifestyle for so long that we really don't think much about how to do it any more. It's sort of second nature. But it recently occurred to me that for other people who are just getting started on their journeys, the bathroom might be the [...]