Feeling the Love at the Maine House – My Home Wish List
It’s the first Valentine’s Day at our new house in Maine for my husband and I, and the only thing I could wish for is some beautiful investment pieces for our home. Find my sustainable V Day wish list for our new home below!
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An Armadillo Rug. We are in the midst of pulling up old, toxic carpeting to lay down reclaimed wood floors that are reminiscent of the same wood floors that would have been here when the farm was built in the 1850s. So we are needing a lot of beautiful and sustainable rugs to lay down! My favourite new find for this is Armadillo, who use artisanal production and all natural materials in their handmade rugs. My pick is the Agra in Artichoke.
Avocado Mattress. I am learning more and more about the hidden toxic substances in a conventional mattress, and given how many hours we spend in bed I can’t stress enough that we should all be trying to sleep on organic mattresses. Avocado Green Brands are our favorite find thus far!
Casa Parini Sheets. I am obsessed with these organic hemp sheets, and much as I said about mattresses I do consider the materials I am sleeping on every night. This line is amazing and make sure you are signed up to our exclusive launch with them here.
Clare Paint. If you are looking for a paint company that is low VOC, green guard certified and independently female owned then look no further! This paint line has been so much fun to work with and they do the most perfect whites and creams, as well as gorgeous bold colours for those of you who aren’t the minimalists we are!
Forestry Wool Blanket. I was so pleased to get these incredibly warm and cozy ethical wool blankets ahead of a snowstorm in Maine that I can’t help but want a few more! Made with OEKO-TEX wool and designed from the founder’s artistic studio in the Netherlands, these are beautiful investment accessories for any home.
Color & Co Blinds. Blinds may not come to mind as being the sexiest Valentine’s Day purchase but when you live very close to your parents they can come in handy! We were on the search for a sustainable blind and then were so incredibly pleased to find some from Sandinavia which is home to so much of our design inspiration! Color & Co use sustainably sourced, easily renewable bamboo which is so much nicer than the plastic blinds are normally made from.
Huey Sconce. We have been looking for a sconce for our upstairs hallway and I learned about Huey Light from Bess who we had featured on REV recently as a fellow Maine resident (link to her piece). Teh designer Bret’s pieces are all hand made from natural materials and have a classic design that works so well for our old New England farmhouse.
Baina Towels. I have loved these towels since they first came into our Rêve En Vert studio in London. First and foremost they are organic, made in Europe to last (we have had a few towels that simply disintegrate after a couple of months), and independently owned by two friends from New Zealand. The Roman towels in red are a fun way to colour up any bathroom or take down to our beach!