Focal Points: 5 Best Products for Redecorating

Just one attention-grabbing piece can transform a ho-hum room.

| May/June 2011

1. Bright Idea
An oversized pendant makes a bold statement and requires no floor space. Made from sustainably managed bamboo, David Trubridge’s glowing globes deliver maximum impact with minimal materials. Floral in Westside (above left), Coral in Citrus, starting at $449 each;

2. Growth Potential
Dramatic houseplants can bring life to dull spaces. We love the delicate texture, full shape and air-purifying effects of ferns. If you’re looking for other species that help filter indoor air, try spider plants, peace
lilies and bamboo palms.

3. Hot Seat
A striking, sculptural side chair may be the perfect remedy for a tired furniture set. This statement piece is upholstered in reclaimed jute coffee sacks and made of FSC-certified machiche, a Guatemalan hardwood.
Butaca Chair, $1,495;

4. Floor Plan
A beautiful area rug infuses an entire room with new colors and texture. Look for rugs made from natural fibers such as jute, hemp and wool. This 100 percent wool rug is naturally stain-resistant, and its GoodWeave certification guarantees it was made without child labor. Prescott Park, starting at $495;

5. Art History
Choose art that’s also a conversation piece. Handmade from maple reclaimed from Thomas Edison’s Wisconsin phonograph factory, every one of these limited-edition sconces comes with a certificate of
authenticity. Edison Lighting Sconce, $150;

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