sourcing local & sustainable materials for cornwall’s interiors

Posted: 6th September 2023

Cornwall is renowned for its breathtaking coastal landscapes, picturesque villages, and a unique cultural heritage. As interior designers based in Cornwall, we understand the significance of capturing Cornwall’s charm in our living spaces. One way to achieve this is by prioritizing local and sustainable products and materials in our interior design projects. In this blog post, we will explore why using locally sourced and sustainable materials is crucial for Cornwall’s interiors.

the essence of cornwall through sustainable materials


Cornwall’s essence is rooted in its natural beauty and rich history. Its rugged coastlines, rolling hills, and quaint fishing villages inspire a sense of tranquility and authenticity. To recreate this essence within our homes and business spaces, we need to turn to its local people, businesses, and skilled craftspeople, as well as its locally sourced and sustainable materials.



why local?


  • Using materials sourced from Cornwall itself allows us to preserve the region’s unique identity. Whether it’s timber from carefully maintained Cornish woodlands, or wool bi-products from Cornish farms, these materials are intertwined with the history and culture of the area.


  • Locally sourced materials require less transportation, resulting in a significantly lower carbon footprint. By reducing the distance materials travel to reach your doorstep, you contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.


  • When you choose local materials, you support local businesses and artisans. This helps boost the regional economy, ensuring that Cornwall continues to thrive and maintain its distinct character.


Pinning Boaz Studio material library products to our material board wall


why sustainable?


  • Sustainability is not just a buzzword; it’s a responsibility. By selecting sustainable materials, you minimize harm to the environment. These materials are often harvested or produced in ways that reduce waste, energy consumption, and pollution.


  • Sustainable materials tend to be of higher quality and durability, ensuring that your interior design projects will stand the test of time. This not only saves you money in the long run but also reduces the need for frequent replacements, further benefiting the environment. They can absorb toxins from the air, regulate humidity, and lock in carbon.


  • Many sustainable materials, such as low-VOC paints and non-toxic finishes, contribute to healthier indoor air quality. This creates a more comfortable and safe living environment for you and your family.


practical tips for sourcing local and sustainable materials in cornwall


  • Incorporate reclaimed or recycled materials into your design. For instance, reclaimed timber can add rustic charm to your interiors while reducing waste. Reusing is more often-than-not a better choice than buying new.



  • Consult a Professional. Consider working with an interior designer who specializes in sustainable design. *Ahem*. They can help you source the right materials, have a growing network of trustworthy tradespeople, and create a cohesive, sustainable interior design project plan.


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Incorporating locally sourced and sustainable materials into your interior design projects is not just a trend—it’s a commitment to the well-being of our planet. By choosing materials that have a lower environmental impact, you contribute to the preservation of Cornwall’s natural beauty for future generations while creating stunning and timeless interiors. Let’s work together to make Cornwall’s interiors a beacon of local pride and global inspiration!


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