Sunday, January 6, 2008

Recycle, Reuse, Sustain

I'm making the commitment this year to reuse, recycle and use as many sustainable products as I can in design projects and in my home. It may take a little bit more time to source products, but it can be done! ...take this recycled copper top table that's hand hammered into a beautiful work of's made in a small village in Mexico, find it at :

Almost everything in this room had a previous life. Most of the furniture was purchased from a model home furniture sale. The red balloon shade window treatment had a former life in a kitchen window. All I had to do was "pull it all together".....

Bamboo is one of our most sustainable resources. It has gained much popularity recently because of its fast growing nature...but, have you ever seen it as wallpaper? It adds texture and a rustic quality to this otherwise very refined bedroom.... (can't remember where I found this photo)
Can't you feel the organic nature of this space ? The sofa is Haitian cotton, the pillows add earth tone accents along with the top portion of the drapes. The plant in the corner helps improve the air quality...... you can create a micro-climate in any space to help clean the air and eliminate toxins naturally.....Wow!!

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