Green House: ideas for home makeovers

 Green House

Are you inspired to have a new look home this year? After a wonderful trip to the Josef Frank exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum I find myself seeking vibrant colours, textiles and patterns. My colour prediction for 2017? It’s got to be green!

Let’s begin by painting some drab walls … only with Eco Paint of course.Rather keen on the Olive Oxide – a gorgeous soft green.

Reborn Collection from Newlife Paints
Reborn is a superb collection of high quality, low carbon, matt emulsion eco paint. Every single pot contains as much as 90% recycled content that is returned to the very best quality using their own unique blending process.

eco-friendly circular economy paint, made in uk

I’d love to wear the Original Apron from Risdon & Risdon in Shropshire Green, of course. Built to last with three large front pockets, adjustable leather neck strap with nickel plated brass buckle. Too good to get mucky but it is robust and fully washable I hear.

British made aprons

Risdon & Risdon – Original Apron

Mini Moderns Wallpaper is manufactured in the UK from sustainable forests and printed with waterbased inks. The Hinterland collection takes inspiration from the county of Kent, the Garden of England.

Mini Moderns. Equinox Wallpaper, Asparagus

Contemporary and traditional beds and bedding

Natural Bed Company Koyto is their sleek Japanese style bed – perfect for the minimal bedroom.

Natural Bed Company - Kyoto Bed in solid oak.

Natural Bed Company – Kyoto Bed in solid oak.

TurnPost  specialise in the design and manufacture of luxury four poster beds. This luxury four poster bed collection includes The Kingston, York, Helmsley and Coniston beds, all handmade in England from sustainable solid ash.

Kingston Bed by TurnPost

To dress your beautiful beds we turn to Alpaca Comfort who use the finest quality British alpaca with luxury cotton cover to make duvets, mattress toppers and pillows. Alpaca is hypoallergenic, warm and lightweight.

Alpaca duvets by Alpaca Comfort

Hokolo – woven lambswool blanket

Wrap up in one of these beautifully bright woollen blankets from Hokolo. and for chilly feet how about treating yourself to a pair of fleece shortie boots from Celtic & Co.

Shortie boots from Celtic & Co.

By Lisa Watson a distinctly British collection of quilts, blankets, cushions and woven fabrics with a folklore motif, lovingly made by one of the UK’s best designer-makers.

British Woollen Blanket by By Lisa Watson

Keeping cosy with Chilli Penguin Stoves, manufactured in Wales, these woodburning stoves have a fan club of happy owners. The Chilli Penguin Stoves have very effective air wash and clean burn systems and meet the current UK and EU standards. As they are so efficient you’ll get more heat out of the fuel that you put in.We’d easily see them fuelled with bio-bean coffee logs – poster boys for the circular economy, bio-bean logs are made from waste coffee grounds, collected from London cafes on a daily basis.

Chilli Penguin Stoves

Imagine your Chilli Penguin stove fuelled with bio-bean coffee logs. Poster boys for the circular economy bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company and bio-bean logs are made from waste coffee grounds, collected from London cafes on a daily basis – perfect for heating your home while helping the environment too.

eco-friendly coffee logs


If you searching for a refined, back-to-basics simplicity then look no further…

Storm Furniture: Stunning wood veneer cones shades available in a variety of wood veneers. Produced from fast growing trees like Poplar that are highly sustainable. See the wide range of home furnishings from Storm Furniture here…

Wood veneer cone shades by Storm Furniture

Archer+Co combine clean lines and smooth curves with contemporary classic details to create a wonderful line of furniture that will complement any home. You’ll have a choice of oak, ash or walnut with the Stix Sofa.

designer sofa by Archer & Co

Archer + Co

Parris Wakefield Additions is now known as Colour and Form: UK designers Howard Wakefield and Sarah Parris. Check out their bold, colourful, graphic patterns across a range of products including cushions, lamp shades, fabrics and wallpapers.

Forget-me-not fabric cushion by Colour and Form

SASAWorks is a workshop based furniture and architecture practice connecting the knowledge and processes of making with each stage of design.

recycled designer furniture, loft living, hip

SASA Works: All pieces are made to commission.

The affordable Newton table harks back to 1970’s G plan design. With elegant lines and cut away sections, it is a future classic in the making. Do get in touch with Good + Original to discuss your requirements.

utility furniture made in uk

The Newton table by Good+Original

These natural fabrics with a nod to tradition are from the Byshee Partnership  Environmental sustainability and social responsibility in production are core to this brand. Byshee use natural and organic fibres, sourcing yarns from the UK and Europe, then they are woven in England.

British woven cloth

Sustainable fabric for fashion and interiors by Bysshe Partnership

 Fable & Base

Fable & Base – Sea Meadow fabric

Fable and Base produce beautiful hand printed textiles using low toxic eco friendly dyes and sustainable base cloth. Fabrics are screen printed in their print studio in Whitstable, Kent. All their products are made to order to minimise waste.

Scapacrafts – Traditional Orkney Chair

Scapa Crafts The Orkney chair has come a long way from the days where whoever was ‘well-handed’ would made the chair, and from whatever wood could be gleaned from the shore. The Orkney Chairs today are crafted by these dedicated chair makers in Scotland.

This Contemporary version of the Orkney Chair is by the renowned designer Simon Pengelly. They are available from Teer & Co.

simon pengelly

Berkeley Dog Beds Not forgetting Man’s best friend – fed and watered and ready for this luxury dog bed.

Berkeley Dog Beds – Orthopaedic Mattress

The museum of fashion and textiles

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