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Room by Room: Green Products for the Bedroom

Choose sensuous natural fabrics and comforting vintage finds for your sleep space.
By Susan Melgren and Ginevra Holkamp
July/August 2011
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Etsy artisan Brenda Rose rescues vintage plastic doilies to make her colorful, dainty Doily Clocks.
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1. Walk the Plank
The Plank Vintage Bed from VivaTerra pays homage to traditional design and timeworn materials. It’s made in the United States with reclaimed Douglas fir salvaged from razed buildings. $1,795 to $2,095

2. Wall Flowers
Design your own gallery wall with Inhabit’s Stretched Wall Art, available in 60 designs (Propeller shown), all handprinted in the United States on recycled fabrics using eco-friendly inks. One 16-inch square, $72

3. Time and Again
Etsy artisan Brenda Rose rescues vintage plastic doilies to make her colorful, dainty Doily Clocks. $29

4. Lux Linens
Sleep in planet-friendly luxury with 250-thread-count Organic Cotton Solid Percale Bedding in six fresh colors. Queen-size sheet set plus pillowcases, $147

5. Basket Case
Handwoven Crochet Bins made from 100 percent recycled paper over fiberboard offer lovely storage on dressers and shelves, or under beds and in closets. $30 to $35

6. Night Light
Illuminate nighttime reading with Lamp Works’ Blue Green Recycled Glass table lamp, topped with a burlap shade. $291

7. Home on the Range
Inspired by the Grand Tetons, the Brave Space Design Coat Range is made from scrap wood left over from cut sheets and treated with a water-based finish. Hang cardigans, belts or scarves on four snow-capped peaks. $195

8. Squared Away
Tall arms and thick, natural latex cushions make the FSC-certified Square Chair from EcoBalanza a perfect spot for reading or lounging. Available in organic wool, hemp and recycled polyester (Sea Breeze shown). $2,165

9. Pillow Talk
Made in Virginia, Organic Wool Sleep Pillows encased in GOTS-certified organic cotton naturally repel dust mites, mold, mildew and bacteria. Standard-size pillow, $72

10. Side Dish
Patches of vintage paint lend charm to the reclaimed wood Paintbox Side Table. Colors vary. $495

Read the original article, "Room by Room: Natural Home & Garden's Guide to Green Products for Every Room."

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