As you may know by now, this season of the podcast is all about circular fashion. But home goods actually have a LOT in common with fashion.
First off: a lot of home goods are made with textiles: meaning they too can be made from linen and cotton, recycled materials, or virgin synthetic oil-based fabrics like polyester.
And interior design has always evolved over the years. But also just like the fashion industry, it has been following faster and faster trend cycles. And this is due in part to furniture and home goods getting cheaper, both in price — and quality.
But, another similarity that home furnishings and decor has to fashion, is that we can follow a lot of the same principles for conscious home as we can for conscious fashion.
And in today’s bonus episode, I’m chatting with a secondhand and sustainable home expert to teach us all about how we can decorate and design our homes more mindfully: Nina Verduin of Homebody, which is a slow living interior design studio.
Nina started Homebody to show how to intentionally style beautiful, cozy homes that encourage us to slow down, let go of stuff, and make conscious decisions.
In today’s episode, Nina is sharing:
- Why sustainable furniture & home decor matters
- How we can get started with sustainable interior design
- How to make the most of the furnishings and decor pieces we have
- The benefits of choosing secondhand home goods
- Plus, her tips for secondhand home shopping
- And, advice for making all those existing pieces and secondhand pieces feel cohesive in your space
RELEVANT EPISODE LINKS:
- 5 Easy Ways to Update a Space
- Tips for Using Color in a Room
- 27 Brands with Sustainably Sourced Furniture
- Ethical Home Decor Brands
Tune in to this episode of the Conscious Style Podcast below, or on your favorite podcast app.
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Or, watch this interview on YouTube! (coming soon)
Download the transcript for this episode [PDF]
Nina is an advocate for sustainable living and a lover of all things interior. She started Homebody to show how to intentionally style beautiful and cozy homes that encourage us to slow down, let go of stuff, and make conscious decisions. When she’s not in front of her laptop, she’s walking her greyhound, drawing, or playing video games.