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Eco-Friendly Design from Zem Joaquin

Zem Joaquin offers advice on how to live a sustainable and stylish life

Written by Amy Elbert
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    Table and chairs (vintage Paul Laszlo): 1st Dibs, 1stdibs.com.
    White chairs; decorative pillow; accessories: owner's collection.
    Chair-seat fabric on white chairs ("Luna" #1001-02, Satin Wool-Lights Collection): Q Collection, 800/775-0994, qcollection.com.
    Blinds: Smith + Noble, 800/765-7776, smithandnoble.com.
    Credenza: Empiric, 323/634-7323, empiricstudio.com.
    Handblown glass bubble light: Studio Barndiva, 707/431-7404, studiobarndiva.com.
    Chandelier ("Neblena"): Ironies, 510/644-2100, ironies.com.
    Vase: Tiffany & Co., 800/843-3269, tiffany.com.
    Rug: owner's collection.
    Wall paint (custom); trim paint ("Sail Cloth"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Painting: Steve Teijeiro, 415/747-6714.
    Flowers: Soul Flower Design, 415/971-8507, soulflowersf.com.

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    Cabinets: Howling Dog Woodworks, 707/480-4524.
    Tray; cream set: Past Perfect, 415/929-7651.

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    Foot pedal: Pedal Valves Inc., 800/431-3668, pedalvalve.com.

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    Drapery; chair; chair fabric: owner's collection.
    Lanterns; vase: Past Perfect, 415/929-7651.
    Table: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.

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    Cabinet/shelving (custom finish): by Steve Teijeiro, 415/747-6714.
    Paint (custom): Yolo, 877/493-8276, yolocolorhouse.com.
    Table (vintage, original Alberto Pinto game table): Coup d'Etat, 415/241-9300, 1stdibs.com.
    Chairs; console: owner's collection.

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    Mattress: Ergo Sleep Studio, 949/833-0338, ergocomfort.net.
    Bed (Corsican white bunny bed, painted): Koo Koo Bear Kids, 800/475-6909, kookoobearkids.com.
    Duvet: Pottery Barn Kids, 800/430-7373, potterybarnkids.com.
    Riding hat: Past Perfect, 415/929-7651.
    White/gold pillow: Under the Canopy, 888/226-6799.
    Leather pouf; accessories; gold chair; desk: owner's collection.
    Stuffed animals: Susan's Store Room, 415/456-1333, susansstoreroom.com.
    Floors (custom): cork.
    Chair: Past Perfect, 415/929-7651.
    Alpaca rug ("Zebra"); lamp: Jonathan Adler, 800/657-7752, jonathanadler.com.
    Paint ("Sail Cloth"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Painting: by Steve Teijeiro, 415/747-6714.
    Drapery: Silk Trading Co., 415/282-5574.

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    Mattress: Ergo Sleep Studio, 949/833-0338.
    Boat bed: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507.
    Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids, 800/430-7373.com.
    Flooring (custom): cork.
    Chairs: Blackman Cruz, 415/934-9228.
    Photo art (by Grant Ernhart): BatterseaSF, 415/553-8500.
    Globe: Past Perfect, 415/929-7651.
    Nautical steering wheel; bookends; treasure chest: owner's collection.
    Boat toy: Sprig Toys, 877/469-4266, sprigtoys.com.
    Paint (custom): Yolo, 877/493-8276, yolocolorhouse.com.

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  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.