A Visit to Kelly Green
There’s a store I’ve heard about for the past two years that I’ve never, ever had a chance to go visit because of my usually hectic schedules when I’m in Los Angeles. This time, I flew in on a Sunday morning, which gave me the entire day free to scout, shop and try to see the missing parts of Los Angeles I’ve been dying to see. (Confession: I’ve learned the only way I can give myself free time is to not tell anyone I work with my real schedule; almost everyone assumed I got in Monday morning, so hence my secret Snow Day).
Anyway, Kelly Green is one of those shops and I’m glad I stopped by because it was one of these stores dedicated to sustainable products that had a very distinct philosophy about design: it can be green and look good, too.
This recycled wall hanging (it was about 2 1/2 feet across, maybe 3 feet tall) is colorful, Anthropologie-esque and made by artisans who took trash material to make something beautiful. I was thinking there must be a way to incorporate this into one of my celebrity client’s homes, right?
The jewelry selection at Kelly Green is probably the strongest there. It had all the feel of a well curated jewelry case at Barney’s New York, minus the Barney’s sky-high price tags. Sliced agate is my new obsession lately and I have agate at my house used as coasters. Should I try to get into the jewelry design business? Nah..I’ll just admire.
Fun pillows. Very “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN” British style, don’t you think? The pillows are a little scratchy, making me guess they were made from wool. But the person at the store informed me it’s made from 100% recycled respun PET from plastic water/soda bottles.
Loved, loved, loved these colorful and biodegradable planters. I need these for a terrace garden I’m working on….
A closer look at the label reveals it’s a biocomposite of bamboo. Really, is there anything bamboo can’t be made into? I liked these planters best because unlike regular plastic planters, these can have an end life in a degradable state. And unlike terra cotta pots, they are more durable and lighter to transport. I think we have a winner.
Kelly Green4008 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Neighborhood: Silver Lake