Sustainable Style

Today’s home decor proves that green and gorgeous aren’t mutually exclusive.



woolly wine rack
 

Hold up to six bottles in this handmade wine rack created from industrial felt, a material composed from factory-excess wool. Made in Massachusetts, the rack stores flat and is dry-clean only. Available at branchhome.com.  $40

 

 

natural selection
 

Handmade from 100 percent organic cotton by a mother-daughter team in Michigan, the white-and-red Wheels pillow is filled with natural feathers. The Granite Pillow is handmade in San Francisco by designer Galya Rosenfeld using reclaimed Ultrasuede. Both available at branchhome.com.  Wheels pillow, $98, Granite pillow, $188

 

twiggy two
 

This rustic-style salad fork-and-spoon set from Tozai Home Good Wood Products are made from reclaimed and salvaged sources or responsibly managed forests. Available at Mariani Gardens in Armonk.  $87 per set.

 

just loungin’
 

The Tonecoon indoor-outdoor chair is made of renewable water hyacinth, a rapidly growing fiber found throughout Asia, which is wrapped around a rattan frame. The chair comes equipped with either a 100 percent cotton or polyurethane cushion. Available at vivavi.com. $4,000

 

kindred bowls
 

At its workshop in Hue, Vietnam, the nonprofit SPIRAL Foundation commissions disabled young artisans to create these vibrant bowls from discarded telephone wire. Woven in the ancient Vietnamese tradition, the bowls are durable and washable, with all proceeds from their sale benefiting the Hue Medical School in Vietnam. Available at SoHo East in Dobbs Ferry.   starting at $18

 


rock on
 

Mined from the foothills of the Himalayas, the salt crystal rocks that make these lamps were formed naturally over hundreds of millions of years. When the light inside heats up, the crystals emit negative ions that help purify the air. Available at Shades of Green in Peekskill.  small, $36, large, $48

 

fir sure
 

A coffee table-cum-media storage space, this distinctive table created by California-based designer David Brunicardi is handcrafted using FSC certified Douglas fir. FSC certification is given by the Forest Stewardship Council and ensures that the forest where the wood is grown operates under fair and responsible management. Available at dbfurniture.com.   $1,650

 

what’s underfoot
 

Woven together from factory remnants of discarded flip-flops, these doormats are both hard-wearing and eye-catching. Available at vivaterra.com.  starting at $29

 

see glass
 

Hand-blown using recycled blue milk glass, these Vagabond Vintage plates dip in the center and vary slightly in shape and color. Available at Lifestyles and Interiors by Lisa in Croton-on-Hudson.   $20

 

right as rain
 

Chappaqua resident and designer Pamela Zonsius created the Brelli, the world’s first biodegradable umbrella, using a certified plastic that biodegrades in one to two years, rather than than the usual hundreds. The frame is made using sustainably harvested bamboo. Available at Lilies and Lace in Armonk.   $28 for 37-inch diameter umbrella,  $38 for 52-inch diameter umbrella

 

eye candy
 

Called the “Lollipop Bench,” this J. Persing design for Vivavi comfortably seats three and is made using a ply-bent maple construction, a method that uses one-eighth the amount of lumber of traditional furniture construction. Available in 15 different water-based wood finishes at vivavi.com.   $2,435

 

the bangles
 

Vibrant bangle bracelets worn by Indian women are recycled to create these smooth-finished picture frames. Available at vivaterra.com.   $29

 

truly green
 

This lime-colored tufted chair from Lee Industries proves that eco-friendly can be exceptionally elegant. Since the 1980s (long before Leonardo DiCaprio was behind the wheel of his Prius), all
furniture by Lee Industries has been made using FSC wood and comes equipped with soy-based cushions, pillows made from 100 percent recycled fibers, and water-based finished frames. Available at Rug & Home Gallery in Thornwood.   $1,295

 


 



 

 

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