8 Design Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

Building or remodeling? Become a better steward of nature with these innovative ideas.

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Cedar-plank siding
Photographer Tria Giovan

Eco-chic Idea #4

Choose durable materials. The house’s cedar-plank siding, which is resistant to pests and water, is both strong and low-maintenance. Its beautiful gray patina also means infrequent repaintings.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.