We just bought a new house and hope to decorate with some sustainable furnishings. Any suggestions on where to find local and/or eco-conscious pieces?
Congrats on your new home! Local furniture makers are really starting to find light in a forest of invasives (ie. chains and mass produced furniture). Here are a few that have a focus on reuse and sustainability.
is a popular vendor at local farmers markets. They make everything, from the spatula to prepare your meal to the table where you dine, using locally sourced wood, including recovered storm damaged trees. I get compliments on my wood travel mug every time I use it.
Vine & Branch
sources all of their wood from Hamilton and Marion County, so the end product has not been more than 40 miles from where it grew. You can even commission a piece from a fallen tree from your yard.
uses, you guessed it, salvaged wood. He constructs gorgeous industrial-style home furnishings from discarded pallets to torn down barns.
mantra is, “I can hug my trees and use them too.” All of her work comes from scraps of reclaimed wood.
I hope you find the perfect piece for your new home.