For Kelly Van Patter, owner of the new Kellygreen Design and Home in Silver Lake, “eco” is truly the heart of the word “decor.” “Everything in my store is from renewable, reclaimable and recyclable materials,” she says, sitting in a bamboo chair made in Los Angeles by Kalon Studios. The former production designer for “Survivor” and “The Apprentice” now sells easy-to-assemble plywood Modernist tables, vintage dining sets and Paul McCobb dressers and chairs refinished in paint that’s low in volatile organic compounds. From her small storefront at the Sunset Junction complex, Van Patter also stocks a line of rough-hewn wooden stool-tables by Brent Comber and an array of nontoxic ceramic and recycled glass tabletop items. Vintage Native American baskets, left, run from $35 to $250, and bath and bedding products include hemp scrub cloths, houndstooth throws made of “regenerated” cotton fibers and a recycled sweater quilt. 4008 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 660-1099; www.kellygreendesign.net.
-- David A. Keeps