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Room by Room: Green Products for the Living Room

Give yourself a welcoming space that shows off your conscientious style.
By Ginevra Holtkamp
July/August 2011
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lipcovered in hemp, the Montego Sofa has a sustainable wood frame, soy seat cushions and back cushions made of 100 percent recycled post-consumer fibers.
Photo Courtesy Crate & Barrel

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1. Sitting Pretty
Slipcovered in hemp, the Montego Sofa from Crate & Barrel has a sustainable wood frame, soy seat cushions and back cushions made of 100 percent recycled post-consumer fibers. $2,199.

2. Meandering Motifs
Made of 40 percent post-industrial recycled content, the Souk Chic Rug Set from FLOR includes six tiles (one shown)—each with a unique pattern—you can arrange in myriad ways. 3-by-5-foot (approximate) rug, $150.

3. Shout Out
Rock the Kasbah Coffee Table from Anthropologie in your living room—it’s made of reclaimed wood planks! 29-inch diameter, $998.

4. Image Conscious
Artisans in Chamblee, Georgia, piece together colorful, weathered strips of salvaged wood to create the 30-inch Sunburst Mirror. $448.

5. Window Shopping
These Belgian Linen/Organic Cotton Drapery Panels from Anna Sova Home are made with fair labor practices and contain no formaldehyde, bleaches or heavy metal dyes. Starting at $85 per panel.

6. Experimental Design
Pigeon Toe Ceramics’ Hanging Test Tube Vases are fired in a kiln powered by renewable energy, then finished with lead-free glaze. Set of three, $96 (also sold individually).

7. Turn On
Lights Up! offers fabric lamp shades made of recycled soda bottles in 15 fun patterns. We like the Faux Bois Light shade paired with the Oscar Boudoir base (Grass shown). $82.

8. Across the Tracks
This rustic Recycled Nested Table Set is crafted from reclaimed railway ties and sturdy iron frames. $329.

9. Memory Foam
Inspired by a 19th-century illustration, this Elephant Mini Cushion is one of more than 40 animal designs (everything from terriers and kittens to lynx and gorillas) made of organic cotton. $40.

10. Comfort Zone
Cisco Brothers’ Betula Chaise is handcrafted using FSC-certified hardwood, jute webbing, biodegradable rubber latex foam cushions, and no fire retardants (Bristol Linen shown). $2,029. 

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

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