A rustic wood nightstand offers storage on each side of the canopy bed. The distressed nightstands made from reclaimed pine wood shipping pallets include three spacious drawers, with space on top for a potted plant and black table lamps with grey silk drum shades for reading.
Comfortable sofas are 100% green with cushions filled with toxin-free natural latex instead of foam, covers made from organic cotton linen and frames built with only real wood. Earth tones add warmth and depth to the space, while a tufted blue ottoman brings a sophisticated touch to the room.
This warmly lit kitchen features eco-friendly cabinetry from Valcucine. The modern lines are echoed throughout the space from the cabinet hardware and pendant lights to the stainless steel range hood and cabinet trim.
The owners of this home are very eco-friendly, so designers helped them cater their backyard design around their passions. Though the furniture frames look as if they are made of wood, they have been crafted from crushed, recycled paper and tires, helping to reduce the home's footprint.
These modern homes hope to reduce the impact of new constructions on the land which they inhabit, and part of that is using materials and plants that are eco-friendly. In this yard, designers have minimized the need for watering by replacing much of the home's grassy areas with limestone. In the small sections of grass, designer have planted indigenous plants that do not require extensive watering or additional irrigation.
This courtyard's club chairs and sofa, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber, are topped with marine-grade, Sunbrella-upholstered cushions. The pliable, antifungal and antibacterial cube tables are fashioned from shredded rubber, then colorized with organically-mined dyes.
This green kid's room features twin beds fashioned from repurposed pieces of pine, poplar and plywood with headboards upholstered in durable, solution-dyed acrylic fabric. A parson chair wrapped in kiwi-colored leather and a wingback chair covered in retro poolside-inspired outdoor fabric carve out the room's reading areas.
Sparse desert plants and stone require little water, reducing this home's footprint on the land. To give the bare space some ornamentation, designers added a stone swirl in the yard, providing a fun focal point for the space.
We love when our favorite big-box stores carry legitimate sustainable products. West Elm's handwoven Boucle Rug is made from 100 percent Indian jute, an affordable vegetable fiber that can be spun into durable threads. While we're fond of the trendy slate color, the reversible jute rug is also available in a rainbow of neutral hues.
This lake house isn't just beautiful; it's also highly sustainable. The house is pursuing LEED Silver certification, and features a geothermal heating and cooling system combined with a high performance thermal envelope, LED lights and highly insulated SIP panels and radiant barriers in the roof.
Much of this home's grassy yard has been replaced with eco friendly flagstone that requires little maintenance and no water. Large stones help to define the feature, giving it a boundary and creating room for the indigenous, floral landscape.
Non-toxic cork is taken from bark of the cork oak tree. It's used to make cork flooring and is a key ingredient in eco-friendly linoleum. Cork is a sustainable material, meaning the bark grows back and can be harvested repeatedly. Corkoleum, from US Floors, combines the best attributes of natural cork in its linoleum products.