Eclectic Eco Kitchen & Dining Room: Get the Look

Eclectic Eco Kitchen & Dining Room: Get the Look

Sarah Coffey
Feb 23, 2011

Adrian and Allison — a set designer and writer — carefully renovated their Brooklyn loft, choosing unexpected materials for an industrial space. Rich woods and reclaimed materials warm up the brick and steel "bones" of the apartment, which was a warehouse in a former life. For a guide to getting this look at home, check out our source list.

Dining Area

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Adrian and Allison reupholstered their vintage chairs in fabric from Carnegie, but if you're not a DIYer and you'd rather find a full set in pristine condition, check out these twelve French dining chairs from 1st Dibs. Price on request, i.e. big bucks.

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The dining table shown above was made from scrap wood using these step-by-step instructions as a guide. If you're looking for a readymade, this West Elm industrial dining table ($800 - $900) is made from reclaimed Saal wood with steel legs.

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This store sells American-made light fixtures in industrial styles, and pricing is affordable. This barn light deep bowl pendant ($69) comes in multiple sizes and over 50 finishes, including red, white, black, and silver.

Kitchen Area

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Illinois-based Dwyer sells modular wood and metal cabinets in a variety of styles and finishes. Many cabinets are made from recycled aluminum, and all are KCMA and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.

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To green your appliances, buy used or search for Energy Star certified models, which are widely available through major chain stores. This basic GE Refrigerator ($450) comes with Energy Star Certification and has a high customer review rating.

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This home improvement store has retail locations scattered throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Their Cambria Quartz Counters have the same look and feel as granite, but they're made from 93% natural quartz and they're Greenguard certified.

Living Space

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Manufactured by Smith & Fong Co, Plyboo is formaldehyde-free, FSC-certified bamboo plywood. It comes in several different finishes that can be used for floors and walls. Find it online, where you can source architectural distributors in your area.

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Adrian and Allison's Eames Lounge is an icon with staying power. Shop for vintage versions via craiglist and eBay — and see this post for tips on navigating the territory between fakes, knockoffs, and copies. Shown: Eames Lounge Chair on eBay, $3,150.

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Based out of Richmond, Virginia, this company carries reclaimed barnwood flooring and lumber. Adrian and Allison used wormy butternut throughout their home. For a similar look, try this Manhattan Glow wormy chestnut.

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The red carpet under the Eames lounge comes from New York institution, ABC Carpet & Home. They carry a mix of vintage and contemporary rugs, and you can score good deals on remnants in their basement clearance area. Shown: Silk Ethos Rug, $5,400.

• For the full tour of this home, click here.

Photo: Liz Vidyarthi | Adrian and Allison's Loop Loft

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