Archive for the ‘Small Space Style’ Category

This fabulous DIY wallpaper treatment came from a high-end Italian furniture catalog of all places. A $6,000 plus Italian-crafted bed set against a wallpaper of newspaper that costs–if recycled, almost nothing. How to Fab Your Walls It’s all about experimenting with what you’ve got. Look around your space, or a friend’s. You can use almost […]

It’s always exciting to see what’s new at Illu Stration, Mary Ann Williams’ German-based design studio known for innovating exquisitely tactile felt furnishings and accessories. Mary Ann sent me these photos earlier in the summer (oops) but aren’t they perfect for late fall? Oak Leaves is a modular system which are either available assembled or […]

My family is coming out to me this Christmas so I’ve started thinking about how to deck out the apartment — in a fabulously green way of course! So I’ve been on the hunt for decorations that serve double duty for the festive season and beyond (restyle is the Fab Green motto). Will post them […]

Fresh from the Fab Green inbox: Nicole Chiala and Kristina de Corpo, the L.A. designers behind Amenity Home‘s gorgeously modern, bedding collection are hosting a sample sale in their studio next week. Known for bold, botanically-inspired prints, the duo launched organic versions of favored designs last year, which are made from 100% SKAL-certified organic cotton, […]

Dear Fab Green, I live in Washington DC and recently bought a new condo which I’m interested in furnishing with green furniture and accessories (most of what I have now is of the college junk variety, so in a lot of ways I’m starting over). Do you have any suggestions (besides “Come to LA, and […]

The team at Branch Home just e-mailed over some new fabulously green pieces picked up from this year’s ICFF show in New York. Hot or not? Cain Chair, Seth Esthelman, $398USD/pair (unfinished) These chairs remind me of old-fashioned school house chairs, yes? According to Branch the wood comes from sustainable forests in New York and […]

Here’s a clever way to update this nondescript IKEA classic. All you need is a little planet-friendly paint like Benjamin Moore’s Aura or Yolo Colorhouse to give your Billy new life. If a graphic look if more your thing, try lining the back wall with wallpaper. Some fabulously green options include: Baroque-gone-modern prints by Mod […]

I’ve been a long time fan of Angela Adams’ designs–many of which have become modern day icons. Beloved not only for their whimsical yet sophisticated style, but also as Rugmark labeled (i.e. no child labor is used), they exude style with a conscience. She’s taken her designs one step further into the world of sustainable […]

Curbly has become my go-to site for inspiring DIY style projects for the home. Here’s one for gourmets looking to add some spice to your storage. Goodbye clunky, lazy Susan! Amber of My Aim is True used watchmaker’s tins made from recyclable glass-topped aluminum. Some magnets and a hot glue gun and voila–sleek, easy-to-find spice […]

Here’s a great weekend DIY project for modern felt doors I found at Apartment Therapy. Designing with wool felt for fashion or home brings lots of advantages: it’s a renewable material, biodegradable and naturally flame retardant. The Materials: • 1/2 inch white wool felt from Sutherland Felt Company @ $75 a yard • Hospital track, […]