By Colleen Luntzel, Contributing Writer
Green. It’s everywhere you look, and I don’t mean the color, but the movement spreading faster than kudzu across the vast landscape of design. From new construction to the repurposing of everyday items found around the house, Green is rapidly becoming the new standard of excellence in home design and décor. What was once old is new again.
Fantastic! Right? Well… it depends. A little thinking outside the box is an absolute must if great aesthetics are to be achieved when revamping what you’ve got. Let’s face it, there’s not much worse than green gone bad.
So, how do you incorporate environmentally friendly design into your home without busting the budget or losing the cuteness factor? I’ve got a few ideas to get you started—but be forewarned! These projects are so adorable they’re likely to leave your friends green with envy!
Going green is:
My cup of tea…
…a step in the right direction
Well worn, beloved shoes are hard to give up–even when they’re long past their prime. Well, now you don’t have to toss them—at least not yet. Shoes are made for walking, so take a step in the right direction and re-purpose them as planters. What could be cuter than these powder blue baby crocks planted with mini daffodils, hens and chickens, and moss?
There’s just something about the depth of color in the aged glass of old telephone line insulators. These beauties beg to be used for something, and I’m not the only one who came up with an enlightening idea. Omega Too is shedding a little light on the subject of going green. Contact Mark at Omega Too for custom orders.
…everyone’s best friend
Most of us have more things than we know what to do with, so we just keep lugging them around. Let’s unpack a few things and take a load off. (Find clever re-furnishings at Recreate.)
Editor’s Note: Interior designer, author and freelance writer, Colleen Luntzel‘s passion is teaching and equipping others to transform their surroundings into places of beauty and refuge. She’s currently working on an interior design book, and is in the early stages of development of a new home and garden television show. Check out her blog, Designing DNA, for more inspirations.
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