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Earth Friendly Design

This Earth Day, why not bring the beauty of the planet into your home? Sustainable interior design isn't just about aesthetics; it's about creating a healthy and environmentally-conscious living space.  By incorporating these earth-centric trends, we can celebrate our planet while we design a beautiful and functional home for you.

Connecting people with nature by bringing elements of the outdoors in, known as biophilic design, is a great way to add life to your space. Elements like large windows, skylights, and houseplants not only add vibrancy, but also improve air quality and natural light, reducing reliance on artificial lighting. Consider bringing the outdoors in with natural materials like reclaimed wood, woven furniture, and organic textures like stone and linen. Window treatments are also an excellent way to conserve energy use in your home by keeping the heat out in the summer and in during the winter. 

Sustainability goes beyond materials. Opt for energy-efficient LED lighting and strategically place furniture to maximize natural light. Invest in water-saving fixtures and consider smart home technology to regulate lighting and temperature, reducing overall energy consumption. Even small changes in your everyday products can add up. Try refillable soap dispensers, laundry soap sheets instead of the big plastic jugs, bar shampoo or composting food scraps.

Upcycling and vintage finds are another exciting trend.  Revamp old furniture pieces or source unique treasures from thrift stores and flea markets. This extends the life of existing items, reducing waste and adding a touch of personal history to your space.  Embrace the natural variations and imperfections –  they tell a story and contribute to the home's unique character.  

Committed to sustainability, SBS Designs partners with vendors who prioritize eco-friendly practices and hold GreenGuard Certifications. This ensures products we offer not only contribute to a beautiful space, but also promote a healthier environment. Additionally, our vendors provide a unique selection of "found" items ready for your unique projects. We hope our curated list of SBS Designs' favorite earth friendly products empowers you to build a more sustainable lifestyle at home or work. 

  1. Fabric Recycling Companies: grab a "take back bag" from companies like Trashie and For Days and recycle your old clothes.

  2. Laundry:  detergent sheets from brands like Clearalif and wool dryer balls.

  3. Dish and Hand Washing: dishwasher tabs and soap for refillable hand and dish soap dispensers come in cardboard boxes to help reduce plastic waste. 

  4. Reusable Bags: the brand Hold On bags offer plant based plastic free zip bags, sandwich bags or trash bags

  5. Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner: mix 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar, and 1 drop of dish soap to make our favorite cleaner.

  6. Ask Stephanie about composting if you really want to know more!

So this Earth Day, let your home reflect your love for the planet, embracing both style and sustainability.

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