Sitting Room Photos: HGTV Green Home 2009

Gold wall color paired with animal prints and upcycled furnishings tell an eco-friendly story in the HGTV Green Home 2009 sitting room.

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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.

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