Top 9 eco-friendly decorating products

Your house is virtually airtight, your paints are all no-VOC, but what about your furnishings and accents? Here’s our handy guide

Vintage blankets on vintage chairs

NuBe Green

Vintage blankets on vintage chairs

Reupholstered antiques by this Seattle-based home shop are twice as nice: The furniture is either antique or made in the U.S. with sustainably-milled wood, then covered with vintage blankets. Their stock is changing all the time (and also includes settees), so click back often. nubegreen.com/collections/home/products/ivory-wool-hudson-style-mid-century-sofa-chair

Fire hose doormats

Oxgut

Fire hose doormats

Planet-friendly thinking starts at the front door when you use one of these doormats from Oxgut. They’re woven from “retired” fire hoses, so they’re incredibly sturdy and weather-resistant. Use them outdoors, indoors (as a kitchen mat), or while camping. Shown: Black Trim with Embroidered Stripe Fire Hose Mat, $185; oxgut.com/product/black-trim-embroidered-firehose-mats

Tilde dresser

Alice Tacheny Design

Tilde dresser

Modern-day heirlooms are coming from makers passionate about every aspect of the furniture, from selecting materials to finishing and often selling the piece. Alice Tacheny is one of those makers and her understated pieces—made from responsibly-harvested wood and finished with natural oils and waxes—deserve to be passed from generation to generation. Tilde Dresser, price depends on type of wood chosen; alicetachenydesign.com/collection.html#souixdresser

Vintage kanthas

Harabu House

Vintage kanthas

These gorgeous textiles are traditionally patchworked together from worn-out saris in Bengal, India—proof that repurposing has a long history. Kanthas and other vintage textiles can be found at some antique stores and home boutiques, including Harabu House. Colors and size vary, $148; harabuhouse.com/item/VINTAGE-ONE-OF-A-KIND-KANTHA-THROWS/113/c54

 

Organic pillows

Ortolan Organic

Organic pillows

Pillow covers are relatively easy to make out of organic material, but pillow filling is another matter. Ortolan’s hand-sewn pillows are filled with recycled polyester—and have some of the most sophisticated designs around. Olive Arrows Pillow, $54; ortolanorganic.com/collections/all-products/products/arrows-pillow-olive

 

Cisco brothers furniture

Cisco Brothers

Cisco brothers furniture

Few furniture companies have the same wholesale commitment to being green through-and-through that Cisco Brothers has. Plus, all the pieces are made in L.A. Crescent Loveseat Tight Seat, price depends on fabric chosen; ciscobrothers.com/seating/sofas/crescent-loveseat-tight-seat

 

Organic bedding

Raksha Bella

Organic bedding

If you choose organic fabric anywhere, let it be for bedding. You spend hours touching it and breathing deeply while you sleep, so you want to make sure it’s all-natural and toxin-free. Raksha Bella’s whole line of sheets, pillowcases, and quilts mixes for an eclectic look. Sundari Flower/Amrita in Indigo Reversible Quilt, $449; rakshabellaorganic.com/content/sundari-flower-amrita-indigo-reversible-quilt

Scrap leather rugs

VivaTerra

Scrap leather rugs

Like the braided cotton rugs of the past, these rugs get softer with age. They’re woven from scraps of leather and metallic thread for shine. Scrap Leather Rug, $169 for 4’ x 6’; vivaterra.com/silver-or-camel-leather-rugs.html

Wallpaper with water-based ink

Madison and Grow

Wallpaper with water-based ink

The green revolution has finally come to the wallpaper industry, where individual designers are beginning to print their own motifs on recycled paper with water-based ink. Elizabeth paper in Peacock on Shimmer; madisonandgrow.com/madisonandgrow-wallpapers

 

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