Kerry Washington's Green Apartment Makeover
Designer Danny Seo gives actress Kerry Washington's apartment a spirit-lifting and planet-friendly new look.
This article is from the June 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
She immediately went on the road to campaign for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Before she left, though, Danny convinced her to let him give the apartment an "eco-makeover." Since he had decorated the apartment Washington shared with her fiancé, she knew he would not only make her new place functional and beautiful but keep it economical (she's no spendthrift) and use materials that were aligned with her eco-conscious values. "She basically handed me the keys and said, 'Have fun!'" Danny recalls.
He injected color into the living room by draping one wall in vibrant red and white organic cotton fabric from Rubie Green and adding pillows made from recycled materials (grain bags, burlap).
Lamp, Style de Vie. Sofa, JCPenney. Pillows, Vintageweave Interiors, Vagabond Vintage, Jiti Bedding, and JCPenney. Coffee table, Baker. Rug, Vintage Textile. Paint (throughout apartment), Benjamin Moore Natura.