03 Jun Planet-friendly interior design
Planet-friendly interior design
When it comes to searching for a new home, eco credentials are becoming increasingly important for prospective buyers. People are looking for sustainable places to live that are not only good for them but good for the planet too. And it’s not just the surrounding community or sustainability features of a new home that people are interested in, it’s how the homes have been designed.
At Harris Jackson, we believe in creating stunning, long-lasting interiors that minimise the impact on our planet. In this latest post we are sharing some of our insights into sustainable interior design and shining a spotlight on some of the suppliers that are focusing on making a positive environmental impact.
Why should you consider sustainable design?
According to research by estate agent Jackson-Stops and housebuilder Crest Nicholson Regeneration, 92% of homebuyers are looking for a sustainable community, with green space and parks at the top of the search criteria and one fifth of people are interested in energy efficient features such as electric car charging ports installed near their home. But it’s not just the exterior of new homes that people are focusing on – many buyers are placing importance on the way their home is designed. A study by E.ON Energy revealed that 89% of buyers want homes that are kind to the planet, with 49% of people saying that the time spent at home during lockdown has motivated them to look for an eco-friendly place to live. And when they were quizzed on priorities, 80% said they wanted solar panels over a bigger garden, and over a quarter said planet-friendly features are more important than a walk in wardrobe.
So for developers looking to market new schemes, sustainability is a crucial message. Show home interior design can be a fantastic way to showcase this. Whether it’s choosing a paint company that shares the same environmental ethos as your organisation or sourcing local suppliers to craft interiors, there are many ways you can bring the eco message to life. Here are just some of the suppliers we love:
Vegan, low VOC, eco-friendly, biodegradable and water based. Lick paints are sustainably sourced from forests around Europe and so far the company has removed 11,025kg of plastic from the ocean and planted over 5,000 trees.
‘Wall coverings are only as beautiful as the environment they are made in’, Phillip Jeffries uses rapidly renewable materials and they plant a tree for every order. So far they’ve planted over 100,000 trees and they have a number of initiatives focused on giving back to local communities.
They use FSC Certified wood for all of their sofa frames and 100% recyclable materials. They also plant a tree for every sofa bought.
‘Ethical, eco-friendly and handmade’, Nkuku uses sustainable materials and works with artisans all over the world.
Are you a developer looking to discuss show home interior design? Contact us for a complimentary consultation.