Five Green Goods for Your Home

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Organizers of the CharityWorks GreenHouse wanted to show that sustainability and livability go hand in hand. Designers worked hard to find the greenest products. Here are five we thought might inspire visitors for their own homes.

-- Home Depot's EcoSmart dimmable compact fluorescent light bulb (lasts nine years; $9, http://www.homedepot.com) was deemed the best green bulb with the best soft light by Arlington's Michael Roberson, who did the master bedroom suite.

-- The wine barrel stick chandelier from Atlanta's BoBo Intriguing Objects ($948, available through Williams & Sherrill of Richmond, 804-320-1730, http://www.williamsandsherrill.com) is made of reclaimed French oak wine-barrel staves. You'll find it in the family vestibule decorated by Miriam Dillon and Rebecca Foley of Custom Design Concepts Architecture and Interiors in McLean.

-- Samsung's 8000 Series Ultra-Slim LED high-definition TVs ($3,200 for 46-inch screen, http://www.samsung.com) use 40 percent less energy than conventional LCD models and are Energy Star compliant. There's one in the lower-level media room decorated by Susan Gulick Interiors of Reston.

-- West Elm's throws and blankets ($49-$99, http://www.westelm.com) are knitted from organic cotton grown without herbicides or pesticides. Sandra Meyers of Rockville chose a throw in ivory for one of the guest bedrooms.

-- Florida artist Carl Woodland of All Driftwood Furniture used pieces of recycled driftwood to create the large mirror ($1,400, http://www.alldriftwoodfurniture.com) in the garden room decorated by Dee Thornton of Houseworks Interiors in Alexandria.

Jura Koncius


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