Gold wall color paired with animal prints and upcycled furnishings tell an eco-friendly story in the HGTV Green Home 2009 sitting room.
Alligator prints by Yvonne Hanriot-Giraud serve as the focal point in a room designed for relaxation.
Embroidered pillows in a subtle celery green draw out green tones in the gold walls. A natural wood table lamp, which rests atop a hot dog cart that now serves as a side table, brightens this cozy reading and relaxation nook.
Dark green embroidery circles echo similar shades in the reproduction alligator prints.
Eco-friendly fabric in a bold tribal print adds a modern pop to the otherwise subdued sitting room.
Decorative accents are used sparingly and only where an organic element, such as mother-of-pearl or succulents, will catch the eye and tell a story.
A pear-filled wire basket adorns the coffee table.
Artist Yvonne Hanriot-Giraud's watercolors were originally conceived for a fresco at Clamard near Paris.
The lettuce-cart-turned-coffee-table collapses and can be removed when the sofa is converted to a sofa.
A cozy, cable-knit throw blanket, draped over the lounge chair, adds an additional layer of texture.