It makes my day when readers thank me for helping them make their homes greener through this site. I feel like I’m doing my job of making green decorating accessible to any and everyone. It makes me even happier when I get to see photos of their fully-decorated spaces. Kelli Taylor of Purple Tree Photography, is one such reader, and I hope you’re as stoked about her gorgeous nursery as I am. In her words:
I just finished my baby nursery that I wanted to submit. I found the eco-friendly crib and changing table thanks to you!! Other green items in the room include: paint, crib mattress, FLOR rug, changing table pad, redone rocking chair, sheets & changing table sheet. :: READ THE FULL POST
I’ve never been a “muted” kind of girl when it comes to color. Although I do love shades of gray and chocolate brown, I’m also not afraid of bright pops of color like chartreuse, orange or yellow. In fact, I need that kind of color to inspire me. So when I want fabrics dyed with completely natural pigments like clay or vegetable inks, I’m generally left wanting more color. There’s one exception to this: Fabrics dyed with indigo. :: READ THE FULL POST
As much as I love to decorate, sometimes I really hate shopping for furniture. Why, you ask? Simply put, because of my conscience.
I am in the market for a new desk. In order to be closer to my daughter’s doctors, we are moving about an hour away into a smaller apartment. We currently use our third bedroom as a studio/office space. In the new apartment, I will have to use the small, narrow sunroom as an office space. This necessitates buying a new desk, because my current one is entirely too large for the space. :: READ THE FULL POST
Disposable plates are not welcome in my home. I kick myself every time I eat out and forget to use my own container, but behind my front door? The only disposable plates you’ll find are the Dora the Explorer paper plates left over from my daughter’s 2nd birthday party more than 2 years ago. They still haven’t been used, and it’s unlikely they ever will be. I prefer to use actual plates, most of which are ceramic. So when I find beautiful, handmade plates that will stand out on my dinner table, I take notice. Make them blue and sell them for 50% off, and it’s all I can do to stop myself from whipping out the debit card. :: READ THE FULL POST
You know how you always read on decorating blogs how people have refurbished great pieces of furniture that they found sitting by a dumpster, in an alley or on the curb for trash pickup? I always thought those people were pretty lucky, since none of my neighbors ever seemed to throw away any furniture, let alone anything worth taking.
Until last weekend.
My husband and I were driving in to our apartment complex when we spied this chair and another piece sitting next to the community dumpster. He had barely stopped the car before I jumped out to take a closer look. There was a TV table in sad condition that we couldn’t save, but the chair? It wasn’t exactly pretty, and it was a little wobbly, but it was otherwise in great shape. :: READ THE FULL POST