Updating the interior of our home is something we all want to do, as fashions for colours and wall-coverings change, furnishings become shabby and floors become worn, yet little thought tends to be given to the origin of the materials we choose to revamp with, and how big a carbon footprint they may be leaving. Eco-friendly interior design looks at every element of the project, and tries to limit the environmental impact by choosing materials carefully, re-using where possible, re-claiming where appropriate, and opting for sustainable natural resources. Pink Hat will even take into account the ‘embodied energy’ of a material - the sum of the energy required at all stages of production – and also its longevity, as in some cases it may well be worthwhile using a small quantity of a material high in embodied energy if it improves the overall durability or structural performance of that element within the design.

Being ‘eco-friendly’ certainly doesn’t mean compromising on style, as more and more retailers and designers are recognising the demand for eco-friendly products and are expanding their ranges of home wares, textiles, furniture and flooring. Although Pink Hat keeps abreast of changing fashions and trends in interior design, it is not be driven by them, as effective eco design is all about understanding the space, how it’s used, the people who use it and how best to achieve harmony within it. At Pink Hat our goal is to create interiors that reflect our client’s lifestyles and ensure their homes are places to relax, entertain and enjoy everyday.

 

case studies:

  » Aled's bathroom
  » Charlotte's lounge