Hello, bright and breezy office space. Hello, sea green cabinet. Hello, white corner desk. This cozy little office (as well as the rest of the 1800-square-foot apartment), located in East Berlin, was featured as yesterday’s “Green Tour” post on Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest.
The Laux family describes their green initiatives in the article:
- The renovation sealed the apartment, increasing its energy efficiency.
- We try to buy our furniture at fleamarkets and local small design stores.
- We don’t throw out old furniture, we give it a new look by painting or refinishing.
- We use mostly green cleaning supplies and buy organic, seasonal, local food.
- We have only one car that we don’t use a lot. We bike or walk everywhere or use public transportation.
- We got a new thermostat to save gas for heating.
- We reuse, reduce and recycle.
Much of their furniture was inherited, uncovered at flea markets, or “discovered” in some way. For instance, that lovely green cabinet in the office? Salvaged from a German poolhouse and inherited from a friend. Imke Laux is an interior designer herself, stating she often finds inspiration “from interior design magazines, especially Scandinavian, French and Dutch ones – also from travels. Websites like (of course) Apartment Therapy, Decor8, Chez Larsson…” Read more on her blog: Maedchenstyle. Where do you go for interior design ideas and inspiration?
Image Credit: Celeste Sunderland