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How-To: Live Green Like Jessica Alba

InStyle currently has a great feature on celebrity interior designer Kari Whitman and her eco-friendly ideas for Jessica Alba's home. Whitman is known for her creative use of salvaged artifacts (like the vintage chandeliers shown here) that she finds by scouring antique shops, flea markets, and her clients' homes. For example, she says, "For Jessica Alba's house we bought almost every piece used." Snatching up second-hand pieces isn't the only way she has greenified Alba's home, though. To hear some of her other tips and tricks,


Whitman also advocates using zero and low VOC paints, bamboo flooring, Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products, and eco-friendly pet and nursery furnishings. She has also purchased upcycled accessories for Alba's home, from stores like Uncommon Goods.

To hear more about Whitman's techniques for making Alba's interiors simultaneously stylish and eco-conscious, and to see additional photos of her home, check out InStyle!

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lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
That's wonderful she's buying antiques and adapting other common modern day green efforts.
AJones15 AJones15 8 years
If I had to choose a perfect living room that would be it!
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 8 years
I hate this girl. Give me a break about her going green. Seriously, she would do anything to get some press. Ugh.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
but on a strictly design level I am in love with the couch and the cowboy painting on the wall.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
yea FactCHeckinCuz!!! My thoughts exactly - the energy used to BUILD a new home, regardless of how much is reused/reclaimed/recycled is more than any savings alone will bring. Want to be green? Stay put & down-size. (..and I _love_ Pavement btw)
FactCheckinCuz FactCheckinCuz 8 years
oh give me a break! don't tell me that she's making a vested effort to go green! with the purchase (or at least she was looking!) for an additional home in new york city on INCREASES her ecological/carbon footprint. oh great, she has a salt-water pool and an old chandelier. i'd like to know about her heating system, the square footage of her house(s), what she's using to heat her water, etc. what bothers me about celebrities wanting to "go green" is that many use private planes and have homes much larger then they need. I don't care if they DO have large homes, but please don't go on about ecology while the cost of heating (or cooling) your home causes youor C02 emmissions to go through the roof.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I like bamboo flooring, but when we refloor the office I'm thinking about using Cork. I think it's so interesting looking and it's eco friendly too. Also, i love that couch. It look so comfy
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I am loving that living room!!!
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