The Eco-Friendly Home

Once the domain of hippie holdouts, organic home décor has gone mainstream. From fume-free paint to chairs made from sustainable wood, a growing number of products are manufactured without the chemicals used in traditionally made furnishings. They still cost a little more, but now they're easier to find and surprisingly chic.

PAINT When regular paint dries, it can release compounds that contribute to smog and irritate your lungs. Benjamin Moore EcoSpec, above, can help keep the air cleaner. The upside: no new-paint smell. The downside: you'll pay up to $5 more per gallon ($19 per...

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