The first day of Spring is fast approaching, marking the return of longer days and (hopefully) warmer weather. The March equinox has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere. Here we showcase several examples of bringing the outside in to our living environments and reaping the benefits, in any climate.
Getting it Right
Sunrooms are grounded with natural interior materials that are easy to maintain and patina with time. Stone, tile and brick floors are perfect for bringing in plants. Brick veneer walls add warmth and absorb the sunlight. Wood ceilings and floors bring subtle texture. Stone and quartz surfaces are perfect additions as shelves, counters, table tops, and bench surfaces. Simple yet large-scale pendant lighting matches the bold elements of nature.

These spaces easily serve multiple functions, becoming a distinct sitting area, entertainment space, greenhouse, dining area, or office. And in the absence of having a dedicated sunroom, many choose to create the feel of this type of space in an airy kitchen or bath.

Benefits of a Sunroom or Green Space:
  • Passive heating and ventilation
  • Brings in natural light
  • Usable outdoor-feeling space all year
  • Feeling of added luxury
  • Creates the perfect space for plants
  • Boosts your mood

philip watts design
British design studio and interior hardware fabrication.

Philip Watts Design is a creative company based in Nottingham and London specializing in interiors, graphic design, branding, and interior hardware. Earth Elements is proud to offer their unique hardware. It is sure to add personality to your space!

Founded in 1993, PWD has successfully designed over 700 products, worked on over 200 interior projects, and completed 150 unique bespoke installations worldwide.

Over the years, the company has established a range of products manufactured on site at their design studio, ensuring they maintain the highest level of design intent and quality.

Always aware of our environmental impact, these products are manufactured from recycled metals and all of the packaging is recycled.

Angel Wing Pulls
Loop Wall Sconce
House Numbers
Plato Woodwork, Inc.
Quality Custom Cabinetry Since 1893

Plato Woodwork has earned its reputation as one of America’s finest custom cabinetry manufacturers. The master craftsmen of the Pinske family have owned and actively managed their thriving company in the small Midwestern community of Plato, Minnesota for five generations.
Over a century later, Plato still builds every cabinet as a true original. Designed, built, and finished to your specifications and their exacting standards, they use a deft blend of state-of-the art technology and old-fashioned hands-on craftsmanship to produce American made heirloom quality cabinetry for your home.

Just as importantly, Plato is committed to using domestically sourced materials whenever possible. Though cheaper materials may be available, they feel that if you really want to say your product is “Made in the USA” there should be more to it than just assembling the product in America .

Part of the product family that we at Earth Elements are really excited about is the The Inovae Closet System. ICS is a ready-to-assemble closet solution built around you, providing the flexibility for organizing a walk-in, reach-in or a kid's closet. ICS also works well for organizing pantries, mudrooms, craft and hobby rooms, laundry rooms, toy rooms and garages.

Makes 6 servings

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 yellow onion, minced
1/2 cup unsalted shelled pistachios
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
20 Brussels sprouts, leaves separated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Preparation Method
In a large skillet on Wolf cooktop over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and sauté 4 minutes or until transparent. Add pistachios and pepper flakes. Continue to sauté 3 minutes. Toss with sprouts and cook 3 minutes. Add lemon juice and continue to cook about 3 minutes more or until sprouts are bright green and slightly tender. Season with salt. Sprinkle cheese, if desired, over all immediately before serving.

"March is a month of Expectation" - Emily Dickinson
-Earth Elements Team-
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