New Year’s Resolution: Be More Green and Save Green!
Design Expert: Kelly Van Patter
An awarding-winning Production Designer for television shows such as Survivor and The Apprentice, Kelly Van Patter is passionate about making smart choices for our planet and our pocketbooks.
Kelly is focusing her efforts on green design for the entertainment industry, residential construction and interior design; she shares her knowledge and advice with us in Be More Green and Save Green.
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It's a vital message that Kelly shared with us. Simply stated: Before we act, think first about the impact of our decorating and home furnishings decisions. Good things flow from that philosophy.
But there is no need to sacrifice when it comes to aesthetics. I was struck by the colorful and beautiful, recycled and environmentally-friendly home items that we saw while at Kelly's store. Enjoy these few glimpses:
Kelly is a powerhouse of knowledge and energy. At the time we met, she was bopping back and forth between running the store and completing her eco-friendly unit at the W Hollywood Residences. She often works into the wee hours, but says designing for television and music videos set her up to handle that with ease.
Here's a peek from behind-the-scenes:
Tell us! How do you plan to be more green in your home, and with your decorating projects this year?
Creator of the looks on top-rated shows such as Survivor and The Apprentice, Kelly Van Patter was the designer for Martha Stewart's critically-acclaimed model-homes in Cary, North Carolina and designed Trump Bar in Trump Tower. Kelly is now focusing her efforts on green design for the entertainment industry, residential construction and interior design. She also owns Kelly Green Home in Los Angeles, a boutique of eco-friendly home products.
BONUS: Visit Living In Color With Sonu to Download Your Copy of Kelly's Ten Tips for Going Green at Home while not over-spending.