How ‘eco’ is my paint?
So, you’re thinking about paint colours. The choice is infinite, with so many weird names (elephant’s breath, dead salmon, etc). But maybe you’re starting in the wrong place. Instead of starting from the colour, it makes sense to narrow down your options by prioritising sustainability and choosing an eco-manufacturer first. There are still thousands of […]
Cushions: let’s go green
What’s the simplest way to refresh a room? If you’re in the living room, bedroom or office reception area, the magic word may be ‘cushions’. And if you’re thinking of replacing or adding to the cushions you already have, why not make this a sustainable choice? A great way to spruce up a space whilst […]
Plans for Plants
Hello and welcome to our latest it’s elementary blog – my chance to spread the word about sustainable interior architecture and design. At Elemental Studio, we get truly excited by environmentally progressive ways of transforming spaces – and you can’t get greener than plants! If you’ve been here before, you’ll know how important it is […]
Certification: making sense of fabric labels – Part 2
In my last blog – Certification: making sense of fabric labels Part 1 – I gave GOTS, OE 100 and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 a thumbs-up. If you see any of these on a label, it’s sustainable. But that’s not the whole story. You should also be able to trust any of the following: Bluesign is […]
Certification: making sense of fabric labels – Part 1
Happy New Year – and welcome back to the elemental studio fortnightly blog. I want to return to a subject explored in my November blogs. If you read these, you’ll know I recommended certain fabric materials – and laid out which ones I think should be avoided. But what about Certification? We all know that […]
Happy Christmas – to you and your worktop!
It’s almost Christmas and you’re probably overdosing on carols, fairy lights and pine needles. So here’s the antidote – an elemental studio special edition on … kitchen worktops! If you’re the family cook, you may have spent a lot of time working in the kitchen recently, chopping, sorting, planning and arranging your Christmas preparations around […]