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Family Room Inspiration: Colorful, Artisan & Handmade Throw Pillows

Vibrant Modern Handmade Throw Pillows

We recently moved, we've been in our new house for just over a year, and we are still in the process of furnishing some empty spaces. So I've been spending loads of time browsing for ideas to inspire me. I'm drawn to neutral colors and simple, modern style for my main furniture pieces and wall colors, with colorful accents to set the mood (as I don't want to get locked into trendy design choices for years to come). So I wanted to share some of the fun and colorful, and of course "green", home accessories I've come across on my journey.

Right now I'm in search of some colorful and fun throw pillows for our family room. Novica has loads of unique, fair trade and handcrafted home accessories (fair trade throw pillows shown above). I also really love to look for modern, colorful home decor on Esty - you can always find tons of creative, handmade and unique, vintage items perfect for whatever vibe you are going for. Above are some fun, vibrant throw pillows that I pulled together to help spark some colorful family room inspiration. If you're looking for a little throw pillow inspiration, check out my full fav list of colorful handmade throw pillows on Etsy.

 

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Eco-Chic Wood Bangles from Mango Tree

February 21, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Mango Tree Eco Chic Bangles

Mango Tree offers hand-carved, hand-painted, wood bangle bracelets made from organic Grade A mango trees that are only timbered for use when the tree can no longer yield fruit. Mango Tree believes that every little bit helps, which is why they recycle and use natural materials for their eco-friendly, handmade jewelry. Mango Tree also donates a portion of their proceeds to various charities. Each month a different organization is chosen to donate to - February 2011 is The American Heart Association.

Each Mango Tree bangle bracelet is designed and painted using special techniques and colors. Colors and patterns vary from bangle to bangle, making every bangle bracelet unique. Mango Tree offers their eco-chic bangles in 3 styles, 50 colors and 4 sizes. The multitude of colors guarantees a perfect compliment to any outfit.

Mango Tree Bangle Bracelet Combinations

Check out Mango Tree's hot color combinations. Or try out their Mix & Match section, designed to allow you to play with endless color and style combinations. They even have an option to select skintone, so you can see what colors will look best on you.



Fair-trade jewelry made from reclaimed paper by 31 BITS

January 03, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Ecomodish reader, Brittney, suggested that I take a look at the sustainable, fair-trade jewelry from 31 BITS and I'm so glad she did - their jewelry is contemporary and colorful and their mission is inspiring.

In an effort to provide the means for women to rise above poverty, 31 BITS works with 63 women from Uganda from whom they purchase jewelry on a monthly basis. The fair-trade jewelry is handcrafted into fashion-forward designs from 100% reclaimed paper and local materials. In addition to offering a steady income to these women, 31 BITS also provides English lessons, finance training, business mentoring and health education.

Thanks, Brittney! And thanks to 31 BITS for offering such lovely, sustainable jewelry and helping to lift their talented designers out of poverty and provide them a better life.



Ecoist's Mega Silver & Sex and the City 2

June 21, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Ecoist Mega Silver in Sex and the City 2

This metallic, oversized tote by ecoist, recently made it's film debut in Sex and the City 2 as Samantha's companion. “We chose the Ecoist Silver Mega because the proportion is perfect, it went great with her look…it’s got a very glamorous look...” said Danny Santiago, Sex and the City Stylist.

It's amazing that something so stylish can be created from materials that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. Ecoist handbags, including the Mega Silver, are handcrafted from upcycled candy wrappers. Not only has Ecoist has saved over 15 million wrappers from being sent to the landfill, but they also plant a tree for each bag sold. And for a limited time, you can get $30 Off the Mega Silver + Free shipping when you use the code ECOSEXY at checkout!



Eco Friendly Etsy Favs

Seeing its been a while since my last post, I thought I'd get back into it by sharing some of my new Etsy Favs...


Vintage Fabric Coasters

rikrak offers upcycled vintage fabric creations, including coasters, wallets, clutches and fun shaped patches.


Recycled Silver Jewelry

favorJewelry offers a sustainable collection of simple, timeless jewelry made from recycled silver. Each earring, bracelet, necklace and ring is handcrafted and unique.


Eco Letterpress Cards

sweetbeets offers eco-friendly letterpress cards, invitations and calendars with colorful, whimsical designs.




Handcrafted, green bags made from organic materials: Ira Grant Eco Etsy

November 04, 2009 | posted by ecomodish | 1 Comment

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Etsy Favs: I just recieved this green messenger bag by IraGrantEco as a gift, and I LOVE it! It is flawlessly hand-crafted from soft, moss-colored, organic canvas and is lined with 100% organic cotton twill printed with Mod Green Pod's Enchanted Forest. There are 2 deep pockets inside, a magnetic snap closure and an adjustable strap that allows it to transform from a cute shoulder bag to a cross-over messenger bag. I can't wait to start using it!



Great Deals on Ecoist Handbags: Up to 70% Off

Ecoist is winding down a huge clearance sale - you can get up to 70% off select Ecoist handbags! The handbags shown above are just a few of the over 30 styles on sale. If you are looking for a unique gift idea, whether the recipient is eco-conscious or not, you should definitely check out Ecoist handbags. Each unique bag is a work-of-art, handcrafted from recycled wrappers and eco-friendly materials. With up to 70% off and free shipping on orders over $100 - why not get started early on your holiday shopping? (Or buy yourself a gift - I'm seriously tempted!)



Modern Decorative Pillows and Art in bold colors and patterns

October 06, 2009 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Inhabit's new, modern prints are bold and colorful in shades like lime green, sunflower yellow, rust orange, cornflower blue and scarlet red accented by silver, chocolate and ivory. Their new Modern Classics collection offers graphic prints inspired by retro furniture. New additions to their Aequorea and Rhythm collections offer abstract prints inspired by nature. And new graphic patterns are available in their Estrella collection. These graphic and colorful prints are available for Inhabit's eco-friendly decorative pillows and wall art and are a great housewarming gift idea. Made from 100% recycled polyester and handprinted and handcrafted in the USA with eco-friendly inks. visit Inhabit



Eco Wedding Hair Accessories: Handmade Bridal Bouquet Clip

wedding hair accessories

Etsy Favs: Mini Bridal Bouquet hair clip - handcrafted using a combination of ivory and white recycled fabrics, grass green painted filigrees and sparkling reclaimed rhinestones. Created by Cultivar. Custom color requests accepted.



Eco lighting: Shabby chic, upcycled lamps

June 23, 2009 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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recycled lamps

Etsy Favs: These hand-crafted, upcycled and recycled lamps and lamp shades are one-of-a-kind works of art created by BirdWingProductions.