Out on newsstands today is the April 2011 issue of Instyle that features a gorgeous and green makeover I did on my pal Emmanuelle Chriqui’s home in West Hollywood, CA. I was introduced to Emmanuelle through a mutual friend and we totally hit it off, so much so, that we decided to work together to transform her apartment from clean and simple into Hollywood Glam meets Gorgeous & Green.
In the magazine, you can get the 411 on everything we did, but I downloaded some pics from my digital camera for you to see. Above is the before picture of her living room.
And here’s the after with some styling, re-arranging and additions of just a few pieces here and there. The key thing in doing this makeover was NOT TO BUY tons of new stuff, since even the greenest of new furnishings is not as a green as reusing what you already have! The addition of the shag rug from Shaw Flooring makes all the difference here, plus hunting and collecting her personal collection of accessories just brings it all together.
Home office before….
Loved the desk, but we needed real club chairs to make it feel substantial. The double-lined drapes add warmth to the room, but also insulate from the hot sun and help to keep the electric bills also lower. The vintage lamp from HD Buttercup was also a nice touch. In the magazine, you can also see a final final photo of we did to the home office.
Bedroom before…. and she sleeps on a Simmons Natural Care by Danny Seo bed!
And the after…with gorgeous organic cotton sheets…a vintage rug in the corner… a vintage light fixture hung from the ceiling… an eco-friendly ottoman from HD Buttercup… new throw pillows… and lots of faux fur. The wallpaper hung up is a “test” piece from Trove and we loved it so much, we ended up covering the whole wall with it in the Instyle spread.
Again, check out the April issue and let me know what you think. She’s a doll to work with and the whole crew at Instyle was amazing, too.