A huge Greenmoxie welcome to our new green living blogger, Peter Oudejans from Oudejans Interiors. Peter will be sharing his secrets on how you make your home look great while staying green.
As a designer it’s not just that my favourite colour is green, but that I’m always striving to be ‘green’. Translation – I try to find ways to incorporate eco-friendly products and green living practices into my projects wherever possible.
There are a lot of ways to do this in my profession, as I can source commodities that are manufactured locally. But why bother? We have a lot of talented tradespeople in this country; items don’t have to travel as far, which reduces their carbon footprint and there’s nothing like supporting our own businesses.
I choose to go with reclaimed or FSC-certified woods, recycled glass/metals or any of the varied repurposed and upcycled goods that are gaining popularity. What’s reassuring is that becoming more environmentally conscious is more than just a trend. Many of the larger retailers are now carrying an array of green living articles, produced with enhanced care for their natural surroundings – proving that looking after the environment can equal looking good!
So if you’re working with a designer, whether it be a kitchen makeover, an office update or a restaurant refurbishment, ask them how they can make the process ‘greener’. The planet will love you for it!
Delano Dining Table & Bench from Style Garage
Recycled Glass Pitcher from Hudson’s Bay
Reclaimed Wood used in Post and Rail Bed & Nightstands from Urban Barn
Upcycled Bathtub Sofa from Greenmoxie
Organic Cocoon String Lights from Ginew
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