Green Notebook: 6 Green Furniture Strategies from the House Tours

Green Notebook: 6 Green Furniture Strategies from the House Tours

A lot of us are renters, which means we have little control over the structure we live in -- we can't change the flooring, or upgrade the windows -- however, we do have control over how we furnish our space.

Green furniture can mean a lot of different things to different people. Here are 6 different strategies taken directly from our house tours. Everything you need is after the jump.

Go vintage: Most of the furniture in Malena and Graham's Shrine to '59 came from estate sales and Hawthorne Vintage, a store in Portland.


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Salvage: Lynne found her living room furniture near a dumpster at Patagonia headquarters. She refinished the pieces and reupholstered them with recycled content wool fabric from the Patagonia sample room.


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Repurpose: This bench (from Nord's Straw Bale Home) used to be a headboard!

Choose Green Designers: Many of the pieces in Michelle Kaufmann's mkLotus are from green designers. This bamboo coffee table is by Alex Suvajac.

Opt for Green Materials: This dining room table by Terry Karpowicz (at Michelle Kaufmann's Smart Home) was made with wood from a fallen tree and has a low-VOC finish.

Multi-Task: Jonathan solves a small space problem by choosing deep, long cabinets that serve as storage space and as extra seating.

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