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Meet the Brand: Maven Home

We’re constantly adding new Modsy brands to our digital catalog—making sure you have a wide variety of furniture and decor options (at a variety of price points) when designing your home. Our catalog includes everything from well-known retailers to under-the-radar and exclusive brands you’ll only find here. And we make sure to include brands that fit any and every budget—because everyone deserves to have a beautifully designed home that they love.

Want to explore some of these brands? We love introducing you to the brands we work with through our Modsy Brand Spotlights. In this blog series, we’ll share a bit more about some of our favorite brands, along with some of our favorite products.

Today, meet an up-and-comer in the Modsy catalog: Maven Home.

Meet the Brand: Maven Home

Maven Home is a furniture and decor brand that takes design inspiration from across the world. The result is an eclectic-but-elevated assortment of home furnishings, from sofas and beds to accent chairs, rugs, pillows, and more. While their furniture and decor has a global flair, it goes beautifully with a variety of styles—from rustic and traditional to modern and contemporary.

What They’re Known For

For 30+ years, Maven Home has been known for their skilled craftsmanship, elevated designs, and the high-quality materials of their furnishings. They’re constantly innovating and drawing design inspiration from all over the world, with their collection of furniture, decor, and textiles featuring globally sourced materials.

Their Sustainability Practices

Maven Home is also known for their sustainability when it comes to the materials they use. A leader in eco-friendly home furnishings, each Maven Home piece is crafted with carefully selected materials—including FSC-certified sustainable, reclaimed, and recycled wood.

Why We Love Them

We love Maven Home’s eye toward sustainability. As we mentioned above, many of their pieces are made from reclaimed and sustainably sourced materials. As a brand, they’re committed to the stewardship of global resources while still creating beautiful furniture and decor. That sweet spot of sustainability and good design is something we can’t get enough of!

But it’s not just their sustainability that we love. Maven Home’s on-trend designs have an upscale vibe similar to some of the most popular and high-end retail brands—but at a fraction of the price.

 

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Celebrating Earth Day With Sustainable Design Choices

earth dayWe’re big fans of the earth here at Modsy. Our mission is to help people create better designed environments so that they can lead happier lives. And, as home to all of us, we are firm believers in keeping our planet healthy and happy.

Unfortunately, it remains a sad fact that the furniture industry is a large contributor to pollution. Each year over 9.7 million tons of furniture will go to the landfill and is responsible for producing 32.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

So what’s an earth-loving person to do? Here are 3 ways to help reduce waste from furniture this Earth day, and every day!

Shop with sustainability in mind

A lot of furniture companies are aware of the impact their products have on the environment and are making strides to reduce their carbon footprint and offer more sustainable products.

At Modsy, we’re excited to continue partnering with companies that value sustainability as much as we do. We work with brands like West Elm, which is committed to using sustainably sourced materials, and our own Ravine Home, where we use recycled materials in all of our products.

Invest in longevity

Instead of the buy-replace-repeat approach to home decor, if you have the cash consider investing in fewer pieces that will last.

This not only helps keep more furniture out of landfills, it’s also great for your wallet! Instead of shelling out money for a new coffee table or rug every six months, you can invest in a piece that will last you years (decades, even!) from the get-go.

Investing in quality is also great even if you plan to only use it for a short time. Unlike cheaper furniture, these pieces will retain their value over time and you can recoup a significant portion of the original price later.

The great part of shopping higher quality furniture is that you don’t have to assemble it when it arrives. A lot of less expensive options ship in a flat pack, meaning you get to enjoy the task of assembling it at home. This is such a notoriously painful process that most people end up outsourcing it to third parties, which can quickly add up, both in money and cost to your sanity.

Don’t be afraid of used furniture

If you can’t afford to invest in a new sofa, no matter how sustainable it is, consider shopping second hand! You can get awesome one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and even find name brand items for a fraction of their original price.

Check out your local flea market, estate sales, or second hand stores. There are also a myriad of marketplace apps designed to make buying and selling used items easy and convenient.

Not sure how to make a second-hand piece work in your design? We can help! Send your Modsy designer a few photos and the dimensions of your piece and we’ll build a 3D model of it and include it in your design.

 

Our goal is to make shopping for your home and practicing sustainability as mutually inclusive as possible. Together, we can all take steps to lessening our impact on the environment and create beautiful homes we love. Happy Earth Day!