What Is Green Chic or Green Glam? Since I Dunnow, James Andrew Will Tell Me!

Guest author: James Andrew

An interior can be chic AND eco-friendly. Thankfully green design has come a long way, and with furniture makers like Environment leading the way, one can truly have the best of both worlds. Environment produces their innovative pieces from reclaimed, recycled and re purposed materials, creating a sophisticated modernist collection while holding true to their motto: “Create beauty, respect the planet.” – Of particular note are their amazing assortment of modernist sofas and chairs upholstered in unusual materials like army tent canvas, yarn, and denim – it’s quite amazing to see how beautifully these materials work!

I’m seated in front of a magical curtain of glass made from recycled Coke bottles.

I firmly believe we can be a bit “greener” and still make chic, elegant, glamorous rooms. When

Starting a project with the environment in mind, one of the first places I go is Barlas Baylar’s Hudson Furniture Inc.. While looking for pieces to furnish a recent client’s dining room, I found the most fantastic table – the “Squares” base table with organic form slab wood top.

James Andrew is at great comfort to know that Baylor procures all of his wood materials domestically from salvaged, storm damaged, or fallen trees. He beautifully offsets these natural materials with sleek stylized elements like the geometric chromed base pictured here – absolutely stunning combination!

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The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.