Peronda is one of Spain's leading tile manufacturers

Wood is wonderful but it's not always the best flooring for a room. So if you're heart's set on wood but your head tells you it's a no-no, look to ceramics, because manufacturers have perfected their imitation of wood

Features

do your bit for the environment and compost your food waste

..or at the very least save your food scraps and peelings for your local council to compost. So come on people, make 2020 your greenest year ever, which means getting a counter top bin for the kitchen - and a garden composter too if you have the space.

The downstairs area is open and full of areas to sit and relax

Artist Bonnie Saland's live/work studio in northern California is full of colour and pattern. She's the designer behind textile brand Philomela and the family's laid-back ocean retreat is the ideal backdrop for her work

Art art and more art...the key to an interesting home

The designer assesses his flat from an eco angle, as well as sharing his tips for a stylish home

Travel

Architect practice Tate Harmer has been awarded planning permission to build a sustainable hotel for visitors to The Eden Project

A labour of love..Follonico has been beautifully restored

This house in southern Tuscany has been refurbished using reclaimed, recycled, upcycled materials, with plenty of antiques and vintage finds for charming, restful interiors

Finisterre has swimwear ranges made from Econyl

We should all holiday close to home if we’re to save the planet... but that’s just not going to happen any time soon. So let’s all do our bit to lessen the impact of our wanderlust on the environment, says German sustainable travel experts Green Pearls

Accessories

Any Sharp Twist is a compact kitchen essential

AnySharp Twist is a nifty little device that allows everyone to sharpen their kitchen knives without risking life and limb. We've tested it and it's a thumbs up from deco

Collective-Stories is a socially conscious brand that combines contemporary design with traditional techniques and craftsmanship

Eris silk, vegan-friendly and new to the UK

For those who love silk but don't want silkworms to die in the manufacturing process, Eris is a brand of eri, or peace silk, that's new to the UK. It offers a fabulous range of designs and plain colours for interior furnishings and accessories

Interiors

Cork House in Berkshire is has won many awards for its ingenuity and eco-friendliness. Its shown that cork blocks are as effective a building material as bricks, with a far more minimal carbon footprint

Etched glass door from Casali's Natura Collection. www.casali.net

Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring style, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home

Roman blinds and curtains are a great combination

Roman blinds are fast becoming the nation's favourite window treatment, but there are other options too, depending on your needs and budget