Whether you splurge on a statement, eco-friendly accent piece or save by searching out low-to-no-VOC paint, the next time your walls crave a fresh coat, home style and sustainability have never looked so good together.
Don't toss tired kitchen cupboards or that dated chest of drawers. Reinvent them with Sico's new low-VOC Furniture and Cabinet Paint ($49.99, Rona, 110 West Toronto, 416-766-4664, and others, rona.ca), available in a rainbow of on-decor-trend brights.
Drawer fronts on the lean-lined Wright Desk ($899, Shelter, 885 Caledonia, 416-783-3333, shelterfurniture.ca) are made from exotic hardwood reclaimed from demolition sites. The line also includes a storage console and a low-profile coffee table.
A hit at January's Interior Design Show, Elte's Second Life Rugs ($1,825, 80 Ronald, 416-785-7885, elte.com) are vintage pieces upcycled with bold new pigments.