We’re big fans of architect Oliver Heath who does eco without being overly earnest, and very importantly, creates the kind of cool, contemporary homes we all love. You’ll see evidence of this in his new Hove house – Timber Land in our January issue – but in the meantime, you can read about his work in his book, Urban Eco Chic.

Oliver defines the look and style of eco interiors and explains how to create them – making them stylish, accessible and affordable. The book explores the materials that are available, how to combine technology with nature and vintage, reducing a home’s impact on the environment and creating a healthier space to live in through the reduction of toxins.

Mary, houses editor