Being environmentally conscious is something I now find myself thinking about on a daily basis, whether it’s a smaller purchase such as a new pair of jeans or which washing powder to go for, through to larger items such as what type of car we should go for when we replace our current one. Much of the changes that we can make start within the home, and there is so much we can do in terms of consumerism, repurposing and recycling.
Natural Style Living is the latest book from stylist Selina Lake, and as always, is a book which is not only beautiful but also has purpose. Selina explores homes which have been created with materials in mind, where homeowners are thoughtful about the process of creating a beautiful home, while limiting their impact on the environment. Selina also gives advice on eco-friendly materials, repurposing, recycling and decorating with natural objects rather than man-made.
Selina always manages to find the most amazing homes to include in her books, and this collection is no exception. One that particularly caught my eye was the home of Susannah and David Le Mesurier, whose home has all the modern rustic charm you could ever wish for. The light walls and floors are warmed up with vintage furniture and rustic wood, with pieces from the likes of Baileys Home & Garden and I gigi.
One of the best ways of reducing your impact is simply by being considered in your purchases. Not being swept up by consumer marketing but being really thoughtful about what your home needs. Sticking to a neutral palette and natural materials means everything in Susannah and David’s home goes together effortlessly. You get the feeling that they only buy objects that they truly love and spend time sourcing those perfect vintage items.
Enjoy the little peek at this lovely space, and then do check out Selina’s book for more beautiful homes and tips for making your own home more sustainable without compromising on style.
Natural Living Style: Inspirational Ideas for a Beautiful & Sustainable Home by Selina Lake, Photography by Rachel Whiting. Published by Ryland Peters & Small