I have spring on the brain. More than ever because this past winter was extra brutal in NYC and the tri-state area. So I'm drawn to anything green--not the color, that's for tomorrow's post (sorry to be a tease) but I also think of green-living more-so in the warmer months. Probably because it's easier... I ride my bike more, walk more, and try to compost when we're down the shore. Not to mention I love using Natural fiber rugs like jute or sisal as shown above. So, even if you forget your fabric bag when you go food shopping (sorry Whole Foods, I can't seem to remember that one) or accidentally throw a plastic container in with the regular trash (um, yep--ditto on that apology)--here are some easy ways to 'go green', not to mention-- beautiful.
Lighting by candlelight
Reclaimed wood floors
Recycled wood counter top
Spend less time in the shower and decorate with recycled fixtures
Eco-friendly fireplaces from Environmentalfurniture.net
Ride your bike and leave the car at home
Use linen fabrics and burlap pillowcases!
Recycled potato chip bags made into baskets
Bynubar.com nail polish free from harmful chemicals
Replace some incandescent bulbs with fluorescent bulbs
Sophie Uliano's book offers eco-friendly tips available at Barne's and Noble
Solar panels (Ed Begley Jr's home)
Photos: Country Living, Jeff Minton, InStyle Magazine, The Decorista, Fluegge Interior Design, Inc