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Guest Blog: How to decoupage a table with Tinker Studio

By helene | November 12, 2014 | 7

We have a wonderful guest blog for you today by Liz from Tinker Studio. Liz is a stay at home Mum of two boys and creator of Tinker Studio. She moved with her family from Auckland to Taumarunui in the Central North Island of New Zealand in May 2014. “You could blink and miss this place, it is so small compared to where we have come from” says Liz. Looking for a more rural, slow paced and outdoor lifestyle for their family, they have definitely found that here. “Our place is on just over an acre and set amongst the beautiful…

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Josh’s House Star performers, sustainable homes in our cities

By helene | November 10, 2014 | 0

Are you a Gardening Australia fan? We love it at our house and have always settled down to watch and get ideas for our own garden. TV presenter and sustainability expert Josh Byrne who presents the WA section of the show, has been featured on our blog before, showcasing his own sustainable 10 star house project. This was turned into a great series, Josh’s House, where you could see the process and get ideas about how to make your own suburban home more sustainable. He now presents a ground breaking new series: ‘JOSH’S HOUSE STAR PERFORMERS’. Like the initial series that…

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A quickie DIY makeover of a vintage pot plant stand with Copper

By helene | November 8, 2014 | 8

Hi lovelies – a little weekend quickie for you! Retro pot stands are all the rage at the moment and vintage and new ones are popping up everywhere. They look great and keep the pots off your floor away from pets and little ones, as well as adding some great structural style to a room. At the Garage Sale Trail, I picked up a great vintage metallic pot and stand. The stand was in very rustic condition. I have given it a copper spray and here is the result. Oh and Freddie the cat helped! I left the pot as…

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Rubble Designs fit out The Foreigner Cafe upcycled style

By helene | November 6, 2014 | 0

  Rubble Designs are a funky team of upcyclers we have featured before on the blog and happen to love! Today we are sharing one of their most recent projects –  providing interior design advice and a range of custom made recycled timber furniture products for one of Ivanhoe’s newest cafes, The Foreigner. Opening its doors last week, what was once a drab former computer shop, has been totally reborn. The Rubble team worked with the cafe’s owner to create a clever fusion of french provincial and industrial design elements, resulting in a comfortable, light filled space with plenty of character.…

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 Welcome to Recycled Interiors, Your Green Home & Living Hub - where we help you create a beautiful sustainable home, one step at a time. I am Helen Edwards - Mama,  Writer, Stylist, Speaker and Advocate for People and Planet. I am also completing my PhD in Psychology and have a Certificate in Design. I am an Ambassador for 5 Gyres, promoting more ocean, less plastic; and the Orangutan Alliance, promoting products created with care and without palm oil. 

At Recycled Interiors our focus is on trying to reduce eco-anxiety, remove barriers to sustainability, and help you to take small simple actionable steps towards a more sustainable home and life.

You will find our blog and Sustainable Home Hub Directory, as well as my books, sustainable home courses and services.

We are on a mission to encourage slower homes, that refuse consumption of unethical, poorly made items, and increase sustainable living. Celebrate diversity, love your own style, and connect more with each other. Stop worrying about what other people think and more about what you can do to be happier, healthier, and create a home you love that's better for you, your family and our planet.

At Recycled Interiors we believe in YOUR style being perfect and in creating a beautiful home that treads more lightly on the planet - one step at a time.

Helen xx

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