If you’re looking to add artistic definition to an old or reclaimed cabinet or closet, Seattle-based Spectra Decor has a wide selection of environmentally friendly knobs and pulls made from recycled glass and aluminum, cork, eco-resin, fused glass, lead-free pewter and stainless steel. Knobs topped with smooth green and blue beach pebbles ($26 each) would be perfect bathroom accents, while longer door pulls (between $40 and $60 each) can come inlaid with colorful, swirled and tiger-striped shells and eco-resins or more subdued cork. All will arrive in reused boxes. www.spectradecor.com.
Day Bed Delights
There’s something deliciously cozy about a day bed, preferably one placed under a sun-drenched window with a long afternoon of quiet reading ahead. That goes double for CozyPure’s Eco Terra Day Bed ($2,978), which begins with a sustainable wood frame (made from American Oak and hand-rubbed with nontoxic linseed oil), topped with a Cozy Haven twin-size mattress made from organic cotton and natural latex. Organic cotton fabric slipcovers ($68/arm cushion; $182/seat cushion) come in blue, sage, chocolate and cream stripes or floral designs (including one that’s reversible), and the day bed can comfortably accommodate an unexpected guest when your book has ended. www.cozypure.com.
The company Paper Cloud handprints its vibrant two-sided placemats ($24 each) and matching napkins ($18 each) on 100% certified organic cotton, in patterns that suggest falling leaves or rising hot air balloons, depending on your perspective, as well as squiggly lines and petunias. In any case, they are sure to brighten your kitchen table. www.paper-cloud.com.