Furniture made from reclaimed wood is warm, characterful and has a history behind it. And while it's associated with the rustic country look, reclaimed timber works well in contemporary interiors too because it can soften hard materials such as glass or stainless steel

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Blinds offer the best solution for window treatments. They can be eminently affordable, easy to install and they give a smart finished look to all rooms

Will Kirkman of Ecomerchant says house builders have to start putting people first

laundry strips are very eco friendly

If you're trying to use less plastic, then ditching those cumbersome bottles of detergent is a good place to start

Features

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

Cornwall-based Bark Furniture is introducing a junior sized version of its popular Kustom armchair

There's no doubt kids like furniture that's child-sized. But while it's generally not worth going overboard and buying munchkin-sized everything..you'll have a large and lumpen teen before you know it.. some pieces are worth investing in

The dining room has lime plastered walls. It's simply furnished, with a large wooden table centrepiece.

This charming house in the Luberon region was until recently a ruin. But it's been restored in a style you could call rustic sophistication, using traditional building techniques and plenty of brocante-sourced furniture and objets

Travel

Over ocean bungalows at MahaRaja resort in Indonesia

Scuba divers and snorkelers staying at the MahaRaja Eco Dive Lodge can enjoy a more eco-friendly visit to the green deeps thanks to dive boats that fitted with electric outboards

A natural pool is chlorine free

If you prefer warm rather than boiling hot weather, October's a good month to take a break. And if you want an eco holiday, then a tree house is perfect. Especially if it's in the South of France and has a natural pool to swim in

Grupo Fedola (GF) Hotels is the first hotel chain in Europe and third in the world to obtain the ISO 21401: 2019 certificate for meeting the environmental, social and economic requirements of this leading sustainability management system.

Accessories

Small businesses need our business! We love the work of model maker Timothy Richards, especially his renditions of classic British design, so if you're after a quirky present for someone, take a look

 Skär Organics

Skär Organics offers the first certified organic, UK-made candles, unfragranced and scented.

Little bowls £25 each

UK ceramicist Lindy Barletta has launched her first online shop so you discerning folks can top up your collections from the comfort of your home

Interiors

The study

Wood floors are popular because they're practical, beautiful and come from a sustainable source. This refurbishment of a very special house in LA may well inspire you if you're thinking about flooring

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

Downstairs loos..or indeed small upstairs loos..can be made inviting by a bit of designer thinking, which means texture, quality materials and expert installation