Home for the Soul is about creating a considerate and sustainable home that also sparks happiness and reflects the spirits, passions and tastes of its inhabitants.
A shift in awareness means that we are increasingly thoughtful about the materials we use, the scarcity of the earth’s resources and how to lighten our footprint on the planet. In Home for the Soul, Sara Bird and Dan Duchars show how to create a beautiful home that suits its inhabitants while causing minimum damage to our increasingly fragile environment including using non toxic, vegan paints and fabrics. The first section shares ideas for the elements of a stylish yet sustainable home, from lighting to linens, while in Part Two, Sara and Dan visit soulful homes and their owners to discover how they have created interiors that are beautiful yet responsible at the same time. Home for the Soul shows how a mindful, ethically sourced and eco-friendly ethos can be at the heart of modern homemaking. It looks at sustainable, renewable and reclaimed materials, using traditional skills and choosing organic and hand-produced homewares. No matter how new or old a building, or what your own particular style is, there are simple ways to add warmth, contentment and soul to our homes.
“If your ecological footprint is one of the main things you consider when creating your personal space, this book is a great place to get truly beautiful and thoughtful ideas.” – Greatist.com
"The authors...prove that sustainability and style need not be mutually exclusive, and deftly demonstrate how to achieve the former without sacrificing the latter." – The English Home
"An inspirational guide to creating stylish interiors that spark happiness, while respecting the planet, with thoughtful, sustainable decorating and design ideas." – Country Homes & Interiors
About the Author
Sara Bird is a stylist, art director, writer and speaker, producing photography shoots, features and workshops for the interiors industry. She was previously Decorating Editor for Ideal Home and is Contributing Editor for Country Homes & Interiors. Dan Duchars is a respected interiors and lifestyle photographer who brings many years’ experience as well as a fresh eye to every project. Together, Sara and Dan are content creators The CONTENTed Nest, devising and producing inspiring images and stories for a number of prestigious clients.