If you're a regular reader, by now you're aware that we're building a house and that I have a love of all things eco and sustainable. I'm handing Tuesday over to the lovely Mari from Arcadian Lighting where she talks about Eco chic... drool! Such gorgeous images!
Hi, I'm Mari from Arcadian Lighting, the online place for discovering fabulous light fixtures and lighting ideas and trends. I am so excited to be here visiting at Hummingbird's Song. What a lovely name! Today's guest post is all about ways to get the beautiful and earth-friendly eco chic look with vintage pieces and reclaimed wood. Whether you want to add lovely recycled and reclaimed elements to a new home or simply give a more vintage look to your older home, we hope you'll enjoy the spaces we've brought to share with you today. Please enjoy!
Reclaimed wood and vintage furnishings can look beautiful with modern and contemporary architecture and decor. The contrast of old and new, sleek and rustic can make for a stunning living environment as in this soaring space.
Any one or all of these vintage pieces could mix well with new furnishings. I especially love Tolix chairs in all kinds of spaces from traditional to contemporary, eclectic and vintage.
Color can add an appealing dimension to reclaimed wood in furniture and walls. The green of the wood works beautifully with artwork that leaves us with a haunting environmental memory.
Vintage signs can add personality and interest to just about any room. Here, signs imprinted with the names of authors speak to a special interest of those who live here. I love the contrast of a glossy black pendant light and the rustic look of the wall and table.
Paint left intact from the previous lives of the table and bench adds lovely color to this vintage dining room. Antique rugs are passed from one generation to the next and grow even more beautiful with every passing year which is the epitome of sustainable decor.
Wheeled industrial tables have found their niche in eco chic spaces around the world. This one holds well-loved recycled objects that add vintage appeal. Pale picture frames remain empty and lean against the wall as they become part of a lovely vignette at the end of the table.
One of my favorite interiors, the open living space of a New York brownstone is filled with eco chic style. Reclaimed wood at its best is seen in a long dining table, bar stools, beams and even art work. The white on white sculpture over the fireplace is created from wood scraps. The dining area is a great example of how beautifully rustic and modern mix with Panton chairs surrounding the reclaimed timber table.
In the same home as the living room above, this lounge area has a lovely global vibe. Reclaimed tree trunks make for beautiful eco chic style tables. You'll notice that in both spaces light is provided by recessed ceiling fixtures which is simple but very effective.