Green Style: The Upward Bound House Family Shelter

Green Style: The Upward Bound House Family Shelter

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Cambria Bold
Feb 1, 2010

This is inspiring: this one-time rundown motel was transformed into a bright, eco-friendly homeless shelter by some of LA's most notable interior designers. The designers relied on donations and their own resourcefulness—such as refurbishing Craigslist finds—to design their rooms. Some of the stand-outs included a playful living suite designed by eco-designer Kelly LaPlante; gorgeous eco-friendly wallpaper and repurposed high end fabrics from Rachel Winokur of Etta Designs; and a beautiful reclaimed wood headboard from Nadia Geller.

The hotel also featured a sustainable remodel, including low flow toilets, doors made from 70% recycled content, energy efficient windows, recycled content insulation, tankless water heaters, and energy star fans and fixtures. Lumber from the original structure was also used to complete the framing, and 80% of the construction debris was recycled.

See more pictures and read more about the project at Inhabitat.

(Images: Inhabitat)

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