Design Junkie: Green Home

If you’re going green — go all out!

Going green may mean recycling, taking shorter showers or eating local, but this summer really commit to the movement and buy eco-friendly décor that will inspire you on a daily basis.  These furniture and accent pieces are aesthetically pleasing and ecologically friendly.  So start decorating to save the earth, one piece of repurposed/biodegradable furniture at a time!

Eco Plastic

The best part about Viva Terra’s Mad Mats is that you get two rugs in one!  These reversible area rugs are composed of recycled plastic bottles, are stain resistant and resistant to water absorption. The Mad Mat rugs come in nine different colors and a variety of patterns to fit your indoor and outdoor décor!

Mad Mats | $59-$139 | Available at Viva Terra

Eco Wood

The Recycled Collection by Kann Design is rustically refined.  All pieces of furniture are eco friendly and sustainable – made from salvaged lumber.  What makes these pieces so unique is their alternating wood pattern and neutral color scheme.  This desk would be a great addition to any office and home!

R70 Desk | $2280 € TTC | Available at Kann Design

Eco Cotton

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY are Hammocks & High Tea’s eco-friendly pillows. These pillows are made of organic-cotton, printed with nontoxic ink and have down-filled cushions.  The pillow collection carries a wide variety of patterns and colors from subtle to bold to match your taste.

Lattice Pillow | $79 | Available at Hammocks & High Tea

Eco Aluminum

Add versatility to your home with this recycled aluminum stool.  The hand-embossed stool is lightweight, sturdy, and works as both a seat or table surface. On top of its functionality is its floral design that gives it an aesthetic appeal.

Hammered Drum Stool | $219 | Available at Viva Terra

Eco Glass

Photo courtesy of Tim Leefeldt of Leefeldt Architecture.

Hop on the vintage repurposed goods trend with the Railroad Telegraph Insulator Light. The glass insulator comes in both green and clear as seen above and displays a warm dim light.  Group this light in pairs or hang one solo to spotlight a specific area of the room.

Railroad Telegraph Insulator Pendant Light | $89 | Available on Etsy