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Sustainable design is as basic to our lives as the four elements. Here CH+D offers the latest green furnishings for every room. BY MIKHAEL ROMAIN

WIND

LEFT TO RIGHT: Raw silk paneled curtain from Hartmann & Forbes ($2,845); bamboo Rift mobile by Adrift Mobiles ($248); Unison’s organic linen-and-cotton tablecloth ($120), available at Findecor; jute table runner from Spring ($35); West Elm’s woven grass placemats ($6 each); bamboo bowls in green ($45), natural ($72) and yellow ($32), all from Bambu; VivaTerra’s colorful recycledglass bowls ($39 for a set of four); Ortolan’s white linen double border napkin ($36) and bird-motif linen napkin ($24), both available at Spring; blue recycled-glass chargers ($79 for set of four), green recycled-glass plates ($65 for a set of four) and teak flatware ($49 per place setting), all from VivaTerra; white linen stitched napkin ($16) and red bamboostick placemats from Be Home Decor ($21 for a set of four), both available at Spring.

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FIRE

BACK TO FRONT: Bamboo red wool rug ($83 per square foot), Bamboo indigo wool rug ($127 per square foot), both from Odegard; EcoSmart’s clean-burning fireplace fueled by ethanol ($8,800), available at Marin Outdoor Living; light blue organic cotton blanket from West Elm ($79); Looolo’s organic cotton blankets in orange and teal ($395 each); InModern’s FSC-certified birch side table ($280), available at Therapy; botanical-print hemp-and-linen pillows ($85 each), both from Birdtree Philosophy, available at Spring; Balanced Design’s felt-on-linen appliquéd pillow contains stuffing made from 100 percent recycled soda bottles ($194).

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EARTH

LEFT TO RIGHT: SmartWood easel from Ecotots ($180); wool blanket from Ratzer ($255) and organic cotton plush bear from Sigikid ($55), both available at Spring; Ducduc’s Parker stools ($185 each); Plan Toys’ push toy ($15) and Sigikid’s organic cotton plush pony ($28), both available at Spring; Green Toys’ gardening set ($30); Coco baby lounger from Bloom ($350).

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WATER

BACK TO FRONT: Gaiam’s bamboo ladder ($48); CB2’s bamboo-and-Egyptian-cotton towel in orange($25); animalprint organic cotton bath mat from West Elm ($29); Gaiam’s teak bath mat ($99), teak stool ($159) and white organic cotton washcloth ($8); leopardprint organic cotton hand towel from West Elm ($15). See Resource Guide, p. 162.

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Elements of Nature  

Produced, styled and did set design for Green product feature in California Home + Design

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