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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Green Idea of the Week: Coffee Bag Chic


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
3 Comments » | Published in Design Press, Green Design, Green Products, House Tours, Other Blogs  |  3 Comments

Sometimes we design bloggers get worn out. We look at so much design all day that it takes a lot to impress us; sometimes nothing seems new. Sometimes I think if I hear “Hollywood Glamour” or “Brooklyn Modern” one more time I might just throw up, and those are two styles I actually like.

Then there are some times when you go on a virtual house tour that gets you really buzzing with excitement again. This was the case when I saw Alysia’s Treehouse by the Lake on Apartment Therapy L.A. Alysia’s decorating philosophy was inspired by The Recycled Home by Sally Bailey. She begged, borrowed, swapped and repurposed. One of the best results was this ottoman she reupholstered with an old coffee bean sack a local roaster gave her.

via Apartment Therapy L.A.

via Apartment Therapy L.A.

See the entire house tour here.

images via Apartment Therapy L.A.

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. eco-chic design says:

    December 1st, 2009 at 7:45 pm (#)

    The reupholstered ottoman opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for the use of repurposed coffee bean sacks. It’s a very innovative use and would make a cool conceptual coffee table as well.

  2. Becky says:

    December 2nd, 2009 at 8:16 am (#)

    It’s funny, I was at Caribou Coffee yesterday and they had made tote bags out of them. They were really cute. I predict a coffee bean sack craze!

  3. Green Certification says:

    July 12th, 2010 at 9:12 pm (#)

    Yes, It’s a very innovative use. Now, There are possibilities for the use of re-purposed coffee bean sacks

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