3 stylish ways to eco-friendly heat your home

sheep skin rug

Sporteluxe’s interior design expert Mia Lake knows a thing or two about creating an elegant home. Here she shows she’s savvy with ways to heat it the eco-friendly way too. Here are three easy and incredibly elegant ways to add warmth to your favourite spaces…

1. A portable fireplace

To me, the height of winter is being cosy in front of a fireplace. Now it’s possible to do this in your own home the clean and easy way with an EcoSmart fire place. Their flames are fuelled by clean-burning bioethanol, a renewable liquid fuel produced from agricultural by-products. There is no smoke, no mess or builder required, plus they’re large enough for a family or group of friendly to huddle around too. I love the Light House Series; a very stylish, sustainable and luxe addition to any home.


We love → EcoSmart Fire Burners, approx. $990


2. Cookware that’s like artwork

Food is a total experience, from the smells and taste, to what it looks like and the process of creating then presenting. A Le Creuset crock pot is an absolute investment piece and luxe addition to any kitchen for the winter months. Plus, the range of colours are delightful, so they look great on a bookshelf amongst the cookbooks.


We love → Le Creuset Crock Pot, from $299


3. Classic sheep skin throw

The penultimate wintery accent is a sheep skin throw. Drape one over a dining or armchair, use as a rug on the floor or sit one on the end of your bed. The natural fibres of wool will keep you warm in the winter and add both a visual and physical comfort to your favourite spaces.

Eco friendly sheep skin throw

We love → Ecowool sheepskin single rug, $113.10


Image credit: apartmenttherapy.com, marthastewart.com, afterthecups.tumblr.com


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Mia Lake
Mia Lake is the Interior Design Director at Vic Lake Architect (VLA). VLA is a family business specialising in high end residential homes and boutique multi residential developments. The collaboration between sophisticated architecture and considered interiors, VLA approaches their projects holistically and cohesively. Mia’s design journey began at Sydney’s The Whitehouse Institute of Design. She was awarded a yearlong scholarship to further her studies internationally at Accademia Italiana. That year in Florence, Italy was a major influence on her career and design style. Prior to VLA, Mia’s has been fortunate to work at two leading Sydney interior design practices, Arent&Pyke and Briony Fitzgerald Design, specialising in high end residential interior design and custom made furnture. A strong construction knowledge, understanding and love of craftsmanship, and sensitivity to the client’s practical needs are the key ingredients to a Mia’s successful design. Mia loves using luxurious natural materials, colour and layering textures. She believes injecting personality into spaces and surrounding yourself with objects that tell stories of your live, makes you happy and inspires. A well designed space can truly improve the way you live.