Lampshades by Mairi Helena

Edinburgh-based Mairi Helena is a surface print designer who combines photography and watercolour painting to produce mesmerising contemporary abstract patterns

Megan table and bench by Raft

You might be shocked to learn that the UK is the fourth largest importer of illegally logged wood. So the need to be vigilant about what we buy is crucially important

Features

Humanscale's Horizon LED lamp is available in new colours

With Christmas hoving onto the horizon, now's a good time to get your home spruced up and looking good, with interesting and useful accessories and furniture - eco of course.

Farmhouse Revival looks at fine examples of the American farmhouse

There's a lot of recycling, upcycling and makin' do and mendin' if you want an authentic farmhouse interior. Farmhouse Revival by Steve Gross and Susan Daley looks at 20 beautiful farmhouses in Northeast America, and should inspire those who want an antidote to minimalism

Keep your desk tidy with Mad Lab storage boxes and pen holders

Mad Lab likes to think small. Choose from Useful or Soul objects, all hand-made from sustainable woods

People

Catherine Southon

Auctions are fun and if you're doing up your home on a tight budget you'd be mad not to go to a few, says auctioneer Catherine Southon - a familiar face on the BBC. And you can't really get more eco-friendly than antiques, she says

Lisa is brand ambassador for Hotpoint

The former Celebrity Masterchef winner who's left acting for a career in cooking tells Deco she does compost her peelings, doesn't go overboard on gadgets and wants to tackle food waste

Accessories

Useful, stylish and ethical..these baskets have it all

Block side table is made from ash wood and steel

From trolleys to vases, egg cups to leafy green plants, organic cotton to cork, spring is coming and it's a good time to refresh things a bit

Humanscale's Horizon LED lamp is available in new colours

With Christmas hoving onto the horizon, now's a good time to get your home spruced up and looking good, with interesting and useful accessories and furniture - eco of course.

Interiors

The downstairs area is open and full of areas to sit and relax

Artist Bonnie Saland's live/work studio in northern California is full of colour and pattern. She's the designer behind textile brand Philomela and the family's laid-back ocean retreat is the ideal backdrop for her work

Strands of anodised aluminium form artistic curtains

Swishy metal curtains? Not sure about the idea?.. well Spain's KriskaDECOR has the design world agog with its fabulous colours and design capabilities..and you can use these curtains to bring colour and pattern into your home

Family room at the Wilton Street house by Residence One

Come on, we all like a bit of vicarious luxury, since most of us don't live in it ourselves! And if you want to know whether eco issues do arise when designing for the super rich, interior designer Emily Carlisle at Laura Hammett Interiors says yes, they do