About Helen Edwards
I am an ex-counsellor and charity founder, turned retailer and award winning blogger, writer, speaker and podcaster. I have been developing and running online businesses since 2001. Starting Recycled Interiors in 2013, I have grown the brand to be one of Australia's top authorities in sustainable decorating with over 130,000 followers of our retail store and blog. I am also the part time Partnerships Manager at Nature Foundation SA - with the goal of seeing nature loved by all and thriving.
I manage our online store offering eco friendly, vintage and sustainable homewares, also supporting local makers and fair trade organisations; have written and published books, launched a podcast, an e course site - Sustainable at Home, and the Sustainable Home Hub.
My passion lies in all things health, happiness and sustainability - helping you create a home and life you love while caring for your health, wellbeing and our planet; creating community, connecting people to each other and making a difference, with the goal of healthy planet, healthy people, healthy home.
Lovely Words From Lovely People
Helen Wilde, B.A., B.Ed., Dip. T. (Sec.)
Helen Edwards has many years experience in public speaking. A warm and thoughtful speaker, she engages her audiences with her voice and content. She is very knowledgeable on a range of topics and blends her own distilled thoughts, developed through years of speaking, blogging and research, into beautifully composed words. Speaking from the heart, Helen connects with us all about the importance of even our smallest actions.
Duncan Meerding, Designer at Duncan Meerding Design
I have met Helen Edwards from Recycled Interiors & The Sustainable Home Hub at trade shows and talked over the phone. Her blog post and lovely words have helped contribute to my Stump and Cracked Log Lamps trending on Pinterest! I owe Helen a big thanks. It is pretty crazy to see that her blog article about my work has been shared over 185,000 times. It feels a bit surreal and something I did not think would happen when I started out on this journey in the creative world.
Nicole Bassett, Project Manager
Helen Edwards is an experienced speaker and presenter and a pleasure to work with. Helen's strong communication skills, down-to-earth approach, creativity and perseverance have been paramount in her successful approach to engaging audiences across multiple mediums. Helen's experience ranges from founding an online counselling service for people with diabetes to now focusing on her sustainable living and decorating business. Helen's successful approach to social media and blogging has seen her business grow and she continuously demonstrates a strong passion for health, wellbeing and sustainability.
Peter - decorating client
We used Helen to help us select paint colours for a refresh of the interior and exterior of our home. Nothing was too much trouble. Very collaborative and willing to both listen to our preferences as well as provide her own opinion. Helen was happy to get as involved as we needed and wasn't pushy and is such a lovely person to deal with. Recommended.
Tanya - Decorating Client
I lost all my homemaking desire and skills over the years due to a series of events and circumstances, I was just worn down with having dreams but never living them ....in the end even dreaming the dreams got lost on me. So when I came across Helen at Recycled Interiors things started to change for me. I do not live in my own home, and after our initital consultation, it became apparent very quickly from the emails and messages that Helen sent me with pix of things she was sourcing on my behalf ... that she was definately on my page, and I really got excited about making some permanent purchases, without spending any money on structural improvements, just things that I could move along with if that time ever comes. She came back with bits and peices ideas and thoughts to run past me and surprisingly most of everything she was sourcing was absolutely to my taste....it was like I was not sure of what I liked myself until Helen sensed it in me and then showed me what it was! Helen is a massive talent with an abundant energy for this business. She has what seems to be to me an amazing eye for detail and concepts. This has been a massive win for me as I really dont have the time or inclination to go sourcing on-line or in-house. Having Helen constantly throw ideas and thoughts my way was empowering for me as well as the comfort of knowing that someone was holding my hand through all my previous indecisiveness. An exciting adventure for me....which isn't over yet...and I would absolutely recommend anyone going on an adventure with Helen....you will NEVER regret it!