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

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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

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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

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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

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Foul Fabrics

In my last blog I looked at sustainable fabrics. Now for the unsustainable nasties. What sort of fabrics do I avoid like the proverbial plague? It isn’t hard to guess the answer. When considering a fabric, the equivalent of the scary soundtrack which signals the arrival of a film’s bad guy is hearing that the

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Fab Fabrics

Hello and welcome to a new chapter in it’s elementary – the blog from Laurence Katz at elemental studio. So far I’ve waxed lyrical about sustainability, talked excitedly about sourcing, enthused about upholstery and biophilic design – and explored the worlds of wood and rugs respectively. Now the focus for my next two blogs turns

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Simple home styling for Xmas

Christmas is coming – and two things are for sure. One, this won’t be like any other festive season. And two, my goodness we need this! After so much misery in 2020, each of us needs to ignite a spark of Xmas joy. When looking back at my childhood I’m surely not alone in remembering

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Plastic rugs – surely not?!

As we all try to use materials more sustainably, I’m sure you’ve noticed a trend towards the clever transformation of various plastics. People use smart technologies to turn plastic waste into car seats and clothes; plastic bottles back into fuel; and hard plastics into everything from insulation to ecobricks.

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