Lately, we’ve been fielding requests for ideas on stylish sustainability (a concept that doesn’t have to be an oxymoron). So when we heard that the David Baker-designed H2 Hotel in Northern Sonoma recently achieved gold LEED certification, we took a closer look. Marie Fisher (a member of the Remodelista Architecture/Designer Directory) and Jen Gadiel designed the simple bedroom suites, which feature furnishings from some our favorite SF sources—coffee tables from OHIO and rugs from Peace Industries, for example. Bonus points: Bathroom amenities come in refillable containers, and farmers’ market bags are on offer in the lobby. Recreate the sustainable look with the following elements.
Above: The bedrooms rely on natural lighting, with sliding shutters to filter the sun. The wool-felt carpets are from San Francisco’s Peace Industry; the floors are woven-strand bamboo. The Nomade-Express Sofa by Ligne-Roset is a sleek alternative to traditional sofabeds.
Above: The beds are custom made of salvaged American elm; all the bedlinens are organic cotton, sourced from Coyuchi in Point Reyes, including the Honeycomb Cotton Blankets.
Above: Marie Fisher designed the channel-quilted headboards, which are mounted to the wall. She used Designtex’s Radiate, an indoor/outdoor fabric, with a welting of cotton canvas. The headboards are reversible, with bright orange fabric on the other side.
Above L: San Francisco-based Ohio Design took the work of Donald Judd as the inspiration for the oak Blockys Side Tables. Above R: The adjustable Bestlite Reading Lamp was designed in 1930 by Robert Dudley Best and is manufactured in the UK.
Above: Also from Ohio Design, the Natural Bench Coffee Table is made with radiata pine, a fast-growing softwood.
Above: A Kilim Hassock from Sonoma’s Artefact Design & Salvage adds texture to the room.
Above: The desk top is made from American elm, salvaged and milled by Evan Shively of Arborica, a local company in Marshall, CA.