When I see a beautiful piece of furniture, my emotions take over and I can’t help myself — I wind up lusting after it. Thankfully, I’ve learned to wait a few minutes until I calm down, or I’d be up to my eyeballs in debt from furniture and home decor purchases. After a little while, my green side kicks in and reminds me that buying things I don’t need only contributes to the overconsumerism that threatens to turn this nation — and in fact the world — into a giant landfill. Doesn’t stop me from looking, though 🙂
If I ever decided to get a coffee table, this would be high on my list of contenders. The gorgeous Mott Coffee Table from A.R.E. Naturals is so simple it’s almost boring. Almost. The shape may be simple, but the design impact is tremendous. It is basically a huge block of wood, but the color and minimalism charm make it a winner. Sitting on top of the shag rug above, it looks like it would be right at home in my living room. That is, until my daughter came running and tripped over it. Why is it that having kids winds up dictating so many home decor choices? Oh, the life of a parent 🙂
Why It’s Green:
- Made of wood from sustainably managed Malaysian forests
How often do your kids and/or pets influence your decorating decisions? Have you ever thrown caution to the wind and bought a piece of furniture or other decor in spite of them? Leave a comment and let me know!