This warmly lit kitchen features eco-friendly cabinetry from Valcucine. The modern lines are echoed throughout the space from the cabinet hardware and pendant lights to the stainless steel range hood and cabinet trim.
Much of this home's grassy yard has been replaced with eco friendly flagstone that requires little maintenance and no water. Large stones help to define the feature, giving it a boundary and creating room for the indigenous, floral landscape.
In the design of this home's yard, designers installed a statue inspired by Native American artwork, helping to connect the home to the culture of the land. Highlighting the statue are a few indigenous, flowering plants, adding color to the space, but not requiring much water, keeping the yard sustainable and eco friendly.
The owners of this home are very eco-friendly, so designers helped them cater their backyard design around their passions. Though the furniture frames look as if they are made of wood, they have been crafted from crushed, recycled paper and tires, helping to reduce the home's footprint.
The overhead windows in this bathroom do more than just bring the beauty of the outdoors in. The large windows allow natural light to flood the space, making the home more eco-friendly and allowing the homeowners to reduce their energy usage.
These modern homes hope to reduce the impact of new constructions on the land which they inhabit, and part of that is using materials and plants that are eco-friendly. In this yard, designers have minimized the need for watering by replacing much of the home's grassy areas with limestone. In the small sections of grass, designer have planted indigenous plants that do not require extensive watering or additional irrigation.
Non-toxic cork is taken from bark of the cork oak tree. It's used to make cork flooring and is a key ingredient in eco-friendly linoleum. Cork is a sustainable material, meaning the bark grows back and can be harvested repeatedly. Corkoleum, from US Floors, combines the best attributes of natural cork in its linoleum products.
This courtyard's club chairs and sofa, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber, are topped with marine-grade, Sunbrella-upholstered cushions. The pliable, antifungal and antibacterial cube tables are fashioned from shredded rubber, then colorized with organically-mined dyes.
In this contemporary kitchen, carbonized bamboo cabinetry mixes with cool gray quartz countertops for a clean look. The homeowners wanted a dining area in the kitchen, so an extra countertop is added behind the sink and paired with two chrome barstools.
Sparse desert plants and stone require little water, reducing this home's footprint on the land. To give the bare space some ornamentation, designers added a stone swirl in the yard, providing a fun focal point for the space.
We love when our favorite big-box stores carry legitimate sustainable products. West Elm's handwoven Boucle Rug is made from 100 percent Indian jute, an affordable vegetable fiber that can be spun into durable threads. While we're fond of the trendy slate color, the reversible jute rug is also available in a rainbow of neutral hues.