Home: Mainstream Goes Green


The big names in home furnishings are finally starting to use eco materials




Another page in the “it’s about time!” file: The big names in home furnishings are finally starting to use eco materials. Here are some of our favorite pieces.

With soy-based foam seat cushions, and wood certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Rainforest Alliance, this overstuffed chair lets you rest easy. Crate & Barrel, “Lockport II” Chair $1,099 crateandbarrel.com

Okay, so it’s not all eco (the wood frame is not sustainably harvested). But the woven seat, made of natural, renewable seagrass, is a step in the right direction. Pottery Barn, “Seagrass” dining chair $139 potterybarn.com

Natural-fiber rugs are a friendlier alternative to wall-to-wall carpeting, which is often made from petroleum byproducts. West Elm, Jute Bouclé Rug $19 to $279 westelm.com

A rustic, oversized mirror made from reclaimed Brazilian peroba wood would look striking hung up or simply leaning against a wall. Crate & Barrel, “Seguro” mirror $699 crateandbarrel.com

An Asian-inspired classic made from solid bamboo joined without screws or nails. Crate & Barrel, “Kyoto” sideboard $1,799 crateandbarrel.com
 

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