This living room was created in honor of Earth Day 2012. There are so many things to think about when considering sustainable design - where it is made, what it is made from, who made it and how. Sustainable design is about these things not about any particular aesthetic, so for this room I wanted to go eco-friendly, but with less of an earthy feel.
I made two variations, bold and bolder. Nearly everything in the room falls somewhere on the sustainability spectrum. I will be posting about the various elements on the journal over the following weeks and also compiling all of the information on this page.
- The tree trunk or stump table is from South of Market, but you can see more options for places to purchase or DIY your own right here.
- The rug is made of a patchwork of vintage rug pieces that then is overdyed as a whole. To view sources and see more options see this post.
- One of the chairs is made from rattan, more inspiration can be found here. This chair is vintage and was found via Vintage & Modern.
- The Pasha coffee tables are made by Roost from recycled aluminum and are available online at Clayton Gray Home. The Pasha also comes in a smaller size. View this post to see more recycled aluminum options.
- The beautiful wallpaper and pillows are by Eskayel. Read more about it here.
- Want a bold piece of furniture like the green credenza seen here? Of course you do, who said sustainable style had to be neutral? Nothin' a little can of eco-friendly high gloss paint can't conquer. See some more examples here.
- Recycled glass can be found in many home accessories. This lamp is similar to the one on the side table in the room above. Resources for the tumbled glass rock lamps and recycled glass hurricanes on the credenza can be found here along with links to other home accessories made from this familiar eco-friendly material.
- The sofa is the piazza from CB2, it utilizes FSC wood and soy based foam. You can find the post about it and other green sofa options right here.