West Elm’s FSC-Certified, Mid-Century Furniture Collection Thumbnail

I have learned not to count on mainstream furniture makers to offer eco-friendly furniture. Every once in a while, however, a big company will prove my skepticism wrong. Case in point: West Elm’s gorgeous Mid-Century furniture collection, which also happens to be made of FSC-certified wood. One word: Swoon! I am an absolute sucker for [...]

Dreaming of a Modern Bathroom Thumbnail

I am a renter, and occasionally, I truly begin to lament this fact. Of all the rooms in my home to which I wish I could take a sledgehammer, the bathroom is second only to the kitchen. Not that our bathroom is terrible or anything. It’s just that while it is functional, there’s nothing outstanding [...]

Reclaimed Luxury: Sun Spokes Mirror from Anthropologie Thumbnail

Lately, I’ve had a thing for rustic wood. Imagine that. I never thought I’d hear myself say I like anything rustic, but maybe I should qualify that statement a bit. I like rustic wood — like the look of old, reclaimed wood that has character and patina — but used in modern design. The Sun [...]

Tackling the Laundry Room Design: After Thumbnail

Finally, I’m ready to reveal the result of the SYLVANIA Blogger Makeover Challenge. Just to refresh your memory, SYLVANIA invited me and four other bloggers to do a makeover in the room of our choosing to demonstrate how easy it can be to spruce up your home in one weekend. So here’s how it turned [...]

Spring is Calling! New Eco-Friendly Products from West Elm Thumbnail

I can’t be the only one who looks forward to West Elm’s announcements that they’ve released new products. My excitement is doubled, however, because of the fact that West elm is one of the mainstream retailers of home goods that seems to be truly committed to providing greener product options for their customers. To be [...]