Friday Room Reveal: Kelly LaPlante’s Guest House Redesign

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Today’s room comes from one of my all-time favorite interior designers, Kelly LaPlante of Organic Interior Design. As the name of her firm implies, Kelly is a designer who focuses very specifically on green design, employing a combination of reuse with vintage and new, sustainably-made furnishings. I LOVE her style, and if I could have my way, I’d have her come take a look around my apartment and give me some pointers.

Here’s a room Kelly redesigned for a client who wanted to lighten and warm-up her old guest house/studio with cottage charm. Below the photos, you’ll find info about what makes the room green.

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An antique bed and organic bedding with eco-silk throw by Lulan. Side tables, custom made from FSC wood and scrap marble, hold antique lamps and a vintage poster.

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Extra storage was created by opening up the space under the stair case. Custom FSC flooring with a non-toxic finish replaced the old carpet.

frr-kellylaplante4A bird finial adds a touch of whimsy to the organic cotton draperies.

frr-kellylaplante5Recycled glass tiles by Oceanside Glass and a custom vanity made of FSC Certified wood.

frr-kellylaplante6An antique mirror hangs over the sink, in front of the window.

frr-kellylaplante7A custom bench and daybed with cushions and pillows made of organic latex and wool, covered in eco-fabrics.

frr-kellylaplante8Built-ins refurbished with a non-toxic finish and antique hardware. Custom shades made of organic cotton.

My favorite part of this redesign? The awesome bench and daybed by those gorgeous windows. Every time my husband and I do our hobby house touring, I always find at least one window under which I would put an upholstered bench so I could sit and work on my laptop while looking out at nature. What catches your eye about this space? Feel free to share your adoration comments below :)

You can see more of Kelly’s work in the Organic Interior Design portfolio, and you can also visit the site of another project Kelly is working on, The Green Grades. The site offers comprehensive expert reviews and grades of green furnishing companies and highlights their strengths and weaknesses. Really informative.

Readers, whether you’re an interior design or just someone who loves beautiful spaces, if you’d like to submit a room to be featured as a Friday Room Reveal, click here or email jennae {at} greenyourdecor {dot} com!

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  • Chola June 22, 2011, 12:56 am

    This is great stuff, your post has made a great impact on how we can improve the way we improve designs on interiors, great food for thought!

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