5 Ways to Green Your Home the ZFD Way

By Taylor Edwards

Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for our Historic Capitol Hill project.

Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for our Historic Capitol Hill project.

 We’re all about making small steps to leave the world a bit more beautiful than how we found it. Here are our five tips to green your home the ZFD way!

  • UPCYCLE - Keep beautiful pieces from the landfill by upcycling vintage and reclaimed elements in with your decor. Re-upholstery is a great way to add your unique spin on a vintage piece. And remember, not all vintage has to be granny chic. Use antiques the ZFD way by creating tension with the old and the new, like our Historic Capitol Hill project.

  • GREENERY - Many studies have shown the importance of indoor plants to improve indoor air quality. We love adding greenery to our projects to add dimension and texture while creating a cleaner, safer environment.

  • SOURCE LOCAL - Freight adds cost and unnecessary emissions to your project. By sourcing local, you have the opportunity to learn more about the pieces you are purchasing, and the vendors that are selling them. You can see locally sourced vintage furniture in many of our projects, including our Downtown Utilitarian project

  • LIGHT BULB SWAP - Picking the right light fixture for your space can be tricky, but picking the right bulb is pretty easy. Swap your old bulbs for LED lighting to keep your space brightly lit and energy efficient. 

  • CURATE to minimize waste - We at ZFD believe your home should be a reflection of your story, and the best way to tell it is through meaningful, thoughtful items. Curating your space with intention will allow you to purchase only those items that are pleasing to you and empowers you to say no to trends that do not suit you. Understanding your needs and aesthetic is an important step in reducing waste and responsible purchasing. 

Let us know how you’re making your home a little greener by using our #ZFDsmallsteps hashtag on Instagram

Zoe Feldman