Home Decor

Favorite New Finds for Going Green at Home

Getting green home decor in Kansas City is easy. The biggest problem you may have is choosing which products are just right for you.

Le Creuset’s Cool New Line are Really Hot Pots

Le Creuset recently released its latest color line, “Palm,” a fresh green perfect for spring. But as a matter of fact, all of Le Creuset’s cookware boasts some green cred because its enameled cast-iron design doesn’t contain the potentially toxic substances used to coat nonstick pots and pans. What’s more, the brand’s products come with a lifetime warranty that means you shouldn’t ever have to replace them, so they’re more likely to be passed along to others than end up in a landfill.

Loving Your Linens Lightly with The Laundress

Nothing says spring like the scent of freshly washed linens. Cleaning products that are gentlest on your linens not only extend the life of your bedding, they’re good for the environment too. Look for products that are biodegradable and free of phosphates, phthalates, caustics and harsh solvents. Some of our favorites are The Laundress Signature Detergent ($26), Le Blanc Linen Wash ($13) and SDH Fine Fabric Wash, all available from Scandia Home and Terrasi European Collection on Country Club Plaza. Iosis “Bloom” decorative pillows ($80 each) also available from Scandia Home.

Maine Made Mats are Nothing But Net

Before April showers bring May flowers, they can bring a whole lot of muddy footprints into your home. Stop the mess in its tracks with these bright and cheery doormats by Maine Made ($68, from Trapp and Company). They’re made from sturdy plastic recycled from lobster trap float ropes, so they’re green no matter which of the many fun colorways you choose. Given their nautical tie-in, they’d be perfect for a lake house.