Tag Archives: Eco Friendly

Not Such a Mundane Monday

Good Morning! What a beautiful morning it is here in San Diego…going to be 95 degrees at our local beaches and 107 inland! WOW~ our summer came so late this year. Glad to see you.

Well, on my morning web search for the usual…I found the top 10 kitchen trends that have hit our homes. Here they are:

1- New family rooms

2- White Cabinetry

3-Stainless steel appliances

4-Work zones

5- Walk-in pantries (wish I had enough room to create a walk-in pantry)

6- Save and splurge strategies (save here but splurge there)

7- technology

8- Eco-Friendly products

9- Integrated appliances

10- Layered lighting

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Friday’s Found Fun

If I didn’t have a dog who likes to climb things (I swear he thinks he is a cat sometimes) and has nail that grow like weeds, and fur that seems to get into everything….I would have these stones somewhere in my house. If I did not have a space for them, I would make one. These can be found on Etsy (as well as other felted wool accessories), VivaTerra, and can even be found in some local decor and furniture stores.

Color of the Week

Grass Green.

I am growing quite fond of the grass green color. Every time I drive by a field of grass and smell that odor, it takes me back to the wondrous time of my childhood and all the soccer games that I had either played in or watched from the sidelines. To me this color is refreshing and wholesome. In this modern day and the environment being on everyones minds, grass green could not be more appropriate.  Love it!

Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometres. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel, the complement of green is magenta; that is, a purplecolor corresponding to an equal mixture of red and blue light. On a color wheel based on traditional color theory (RYB), the complementary color to green is considered to be red.

The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, “to grow”. It is used to describe plants or the ocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. In the United States of America, green is a slang term for money, among other things. Several colloquialisms have derived from these meanings, such as “green around the gills”, a phrase used to describe a person who looks ill.

Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature. For example, Islam venerates the color, as it expects paradise to be full of lush greenery. Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature. Recent political groups have taken on the color as symbol of environmental protection and social justice, and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, as companies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products.

Found everywhere in nature!

Not Such a Mundane Monday

Hawaiian style can be very over done. I have a client located in Northern California who has recently purchased a home. This client is originally from San Diego and loves the San Diego laid back lifestyle. They both loved the beach and the style it lends itself to.

here is an example of a home that lends itself to the style of ‘hawaiian’ but is overdone nor is it suggesting something else. The colors are great and fun and I love the area rug. Great inspiration.

Not such a Mundane Monday

I am in love with this eco-friendly room. The colors are just enough for interest. I am not so sure about that coffee table, however, I would have some serious issues trying to keep everything within a circle. Hello OCD!

What I would change: The coffee table (maybe something with hidden storage) and the wall color. Sherwin Williams Muslin color comes to mind.

Friday’s Found Fun

That’s right…It is Friday, and that means….Friday’s Found Fun.

Well, there is a small design district in San Diego, well, actually there are a few, but very very small ‘design districts’. In fact, I would not really call them design districts, more like an embankment of 5 stores in a row that sell home furnishings, decor, fabric, etc. Anyways, my point… I went to a store called Solo in the Cedros Ave. design district. They are having there annual sale this weekend. I go every year. I love this store. They have a lot of handmade stuff, paper products, some furniture, and a ton of vintage items. I would describe the items that you will find here as ‘Etsy’-like. Take a look, just a few pictures I took from my iPhone while I was shopping.

Have a GREAT weekend!

ECO-Friendly

Happy Earth Day to all.

I just wanted to share some of my favorite websites for green living, shopping, etc. This is our future. Get use to it now!

GreenLiving.com VivaTerra.com Whole Living Garden.org

GreenLivingTips.com Whole Foods Body and Soul Pristine Planet

Home Cleaning

Many of you may already know that I am a CLEAN freak, and the rest of you now know. There is a place for everything and everything is in its place, that is my home motto. However, sometimes this can be very hard to control, especially when living with someone a little less anal retentive.

I have found some great resources for those other type ‘A’ personalities out there. And, these resources are totally eco friendly too. How great is that. Check out some of these sites for help with cleaning, organizing, products and more.

FullCircleHome

Simple Human

Gracious Home

Caldrea

Herb Trader

Also check out Apartment Therapy for more help with your home cleaning and a list of the top cleaning supplies for 2009