Sustainable Design

Quick Cork Flooring from Sisal & Seagrass

Quick Cork Flooring from Sisal & Seagrass

Remember last year when I wrote about my kitchen makeover? Yeah well, we’re still no further along. For one reason or another it kept getting put on the back burner, but we’re hoping to forge ahead with it this spring and finally get it all sorted. It is so long overdue. One thing that is causing me a lot of stress is what to do about the flooring. We currently have really badly installed tiles, so bad that they actually trip us up as they are not flush. I’m longing for a floor that is flat, for a start, and that is a whole lot easier to keep clean. The grout looks filthy and is so hard to clean. My dream flooring would be cork and I have spent what feels like months looking for cork flooring that is not self-adhesive cork tiles. They just wouldn’t work for us and I have visions of them peeling off and looking really tatty after a while. But my search seemed to be futile as I couldn’t find anything on the market that matched my high expectations. That is until I came across this beautiful cork flooring from Sisal & Seagrass.

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The Clerkenwell Apartment Kitchen by deVOL

The Clerkenwell Apartment features the Sebastian Cox Kitchen range by deVOL. The industrial style open space contains the understated, handmade kitchen that deVOL founder Paul O’Leary describes as "Urban Rustic; it brings a little bit of woodland into the city, with some style.”

Dreaming of a new kitchen is something I spend so much time doing. I hate my kitchen with a passion and doing it up is one of my top priorities this year. Whether or not we can afford to do that is another question. So until the time comes when we can, I shall be eyeing up the most gorgeous, dreamy kitchens that cross my path. The latest kitchen to make my heart skip a beat is the Sebastian Cox kitchen by deVOL.  It actually launched at Clerkenwell Design Week back in May 2015 and I’ve been meaning to feature it here ever since, but better late than never I guess. Anyway deVOL Kitchens collaborated with the talented designer and wood man, Sebastian Cox, who is well known for developing handmade furniture made from coppiced timber. The result is an understated classic design which features sawn and woven timbers and a little splash of copper, which is always a bonus in my book (I’m still totally obsessed with copper!!). Read More…

Woodly Baby Cradles & Toddler Beds

Pluma cradle by Woodly

As many of you will know by now, my husband and I became parents for the first time back in December and since then life has been completely different in the most wonderful (and exhausting) way. One of the consequences of this is that I have obviously started to take far more notice of furniture, interiors and general equipment for babies and children. I’ve never really paid much attention to it before but now that we’re parents it is something that is very much on my radar. I can’t say though, that in my limited experience with baby products, I have come across many that I would describe as “design-led”. That is until I came across Woodly, an Italian company that produces green furniture, wooden toys and furnishing accessories in a zero impact, sustainable way. As part of its baby furniture range, Woodly produces a couple of stunning baby cradles and a magnificent floor bed for toddlers. Read More…

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