How to pick tox-free, ethical, chic furniture, interior pieces, cookware and so on is an imporant part of my quest. Time for a new blog section!
As a green beauty & lifestyle blogger, I am used (and happy!) to be receiving reader questions that go beyond body lotion, nail polish and eco-fair fashion: furniture, interior decorations, tableware – it seems hard to come by pieces that are modern, ecological and affordable.
However, green modern interiors aren’t a fantasy. In my new blog section ECO CHIC HOME I want to share with you my finds and some of the most gorgeous eco interior design ideas.
Because what good does it do to wear organic garments if your wardrobe is emitting toxic fumes or to eat organic if your cookware is loaded with unhealthy chemicals?
My Eco Chic Home Quest
As an avid reader, for me the winter season is the season for cuddling up on the sofa to binge-read. I do have eco-fair blankets, both vegan-friendly and from cruelty-free wool (found at Grüne Erde – an Austrian eco retail pioneer which I will talk about in more detail in another post), but the sofa is very modern, means: no cuddly pillows, no cushions – by design.
Also the living room interior is sleek and modern, dominated by blond wood and natural off white and sand colours framed by sunny terracotta highlights; so simple pillows look too cold, warmer toned pillows disturb the fine balance and, of course, ornate designs simply don’t fit.
My solution: these gorgeous, modern geometrical designs in tox-free natural colours; easy to clean, vegan, and Earth-friendly.
Woodnotes is a design company from Finland. Founded in 1987 by textile designer Ritva Puotila and her son, the company is all about combining the most local raw materials, wood and paper, with artistic vision and technological possibilities.
The product range includes carpets, blinds, chairs, cushions, decorative wall panels, small furniture and accessories for organising, and stunning, ethereal-looking woven home textiles.
Eco-competitiveness level-up: never before has paper yarn been used in such an elegant and functional way – winning Woodnotes many international design awards.
Of course, the paper yarn as well as other natural raw materials deployed – wood, linen – comes with many eco benefits: it’s biodegradable, it can be recycled, it’s bleached without chlorine, and the dyes are free from heavy metals and halogen-organic compounds.