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In Natural Living Style, Selina Lake reveals how to create a simple, beautiful, and stylish home that is as natural, plastic-free, and sustainable as possible.
“Our favorite stylist is back—we can't stop drooling over Selina Lake's new book...” Mollie Makes
In Inspirations, Selina starts by revealing the concepts that inspire her: natural decor, living simply, mindful consumption, recycling, upcycling, and reducing plastic waste. She looks at materials suited to the natural living look, including wood, bamboo, cork, recycled glass, and upcycled materials. In Textures, she focuses on organic fabrics, fibers such as coir and rattan, and eco-friendly paint. Finally, she shows how to style the home using lighting, decorative objects, vintage pieces, garden flowers, and house plants. In the second section, Natural Living Spaces, Selina shows how sustainability and style can go hand in hand in living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices, and even utility rooms. In The Natural Garden, she steps outside to discuss green gardening, growing your own produce, and venturing further afield to camp, travel, and explore. Throughout, eco-friendly tips and hints will inspire those who want to lighten their footprint on the planet. Last but not least, the Natural Resources section will help readers get the look and create a sustainable, eco-friendly home of their own.
About the Author
Selina Lake is a successful stylist, author, and columnist. She has a monthly column in Modern Gardens magazine and her styling work can be seen in publications including Country Living, Homes & Antiques, and Country Homes & Interiors. Selina has produced eight books for Ryland Peters & Small, including the bestselling Botanical Style.
‘the best new books on eco-living’ – The Sunday Times
They say change starts at home. What I’ve come away with from Natural Living Styleare all kinds of ideas for reducing plastics and waste around the home in favour of natural or greener alternatives. As it turns out, they can be functional, sustainable and That’s inspired living. – Try Small Things
Beautifully illustrated with photography by Rachel Whiting, ‘Natural Living Style’ will motivate you to take the next steps to living well, happy in the knowledge that you are making a difference now and for future generations. – Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Lake demonstrates how to make your home ecofriendly, while not sacrificing style. – Flea Market Décor
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