Peronda is one of Spain's leading tile manufacturers

Wood is wonderful but it's not always the best flooring for a room. So if you're heart's set on wood but your head tells you it's a no-no, look to ceramics, because manufacturers have perfected their imitation of wood

Features

do your bit for the environment and compost your food waste

..or at the very least save your food scraps and peelings for your local council to compost. So come on people, make 2020 your greenest year ever, which means getting a counter top bin for the kitchen - and a garden composter too if you have the space.

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

Art art and more art...the key to an interesting home

The designer assesses his flat from an eco angle, as well as sharing his tips for a stylish home

Travel

Finisterre has swimwear ranges made from Econyl

We should all holiday close to home if we’re to save the planet... but that’s just not going to happen any time soon. So let’s all do our bit to lessen the impact of our wanderlust on the environment, says German sustainable travel experts Green Pearls

The house is furnished simply and the tiles bringing out the Arab soul

Rock the Kasbah furniture designer Philippe Xerri has renovated a charming house in Tunis in a simple style using local materials

Grupo Fedola (GF) Hotels is the first hotel chain in Europe and third in the world to obtain the ISO 21401: 2019 certificate for meeting the environmental, social and economic requirements of this leading sustainability management system.

Accessories

 Skär Organics

Skär Organics offers the first certified organic, UK-made candles, unfragranced and scented.

Rechargeable LED table lamps are becoming increasingly popular and Spanish brand LZF's Loop is a top of the range dimmable model for those who like to make investment buys

Collective-Stories is a socially conscious brand that combines contemporary design with traditional techniques and craftsmanship

Interiors

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

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

Etched glass door from Casali's Natura Collection. www.casali.net

Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring style, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home