Interiors

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

Harrison Spinks is a renowned British mattress manufacturer

Leeds-based family run business Harrison Spinks is committed to further improving its sustainability by cutting out use of synthetics foams and glues in its products

Fair trade and made from organic cotton, Their Story's bedlinen is unique

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

This award-winning refurbishment by 6a architects of a house in Devon shows the impact of wood on white

Heritage tiles from Spain's Gayafores

Don't be afraid to use patterned tiles in the kitchen

Italy's Refin ceramic tile company offers bold Majolica tiles

Bathroom floors have been very monotone, so if you're thinking about replacing yours because it's too plain and boring, you'll love the trend for bold encaustic-style patterned ceramic tiles

Rush matting doesn't have to be the preserve of the humble cottage.. £260 m2 from Rush Matters

Ok, what's hemp? what's vicuña? ...not sure?..well you need Kay Hill's guide to fibres and fabrics to help you make the most environmentally-friendly choices when buying floor coverings and textiles

It's quintessentially English with timeless charm. Country house style allows for eccentricity, simplicity, florals, comfort and cosiness. And it's an eco friendly look because you'll find pieces you need at antiques fairs, auctions and second-hand shops. And there's plenty of scope for upcycling

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

Edward Bulmer Natural Paints contain no plastic

Paints have a big impact on air quality, something that's becoming more of a concern to homeowners. So which manufacturers score highly on great colour, environmental friendliness and quality?

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

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