Alison and Laura Forbes are the owners of The Art of Everyday Living company. Together they renovated and decorated Laura's home in Santa Monica, California. Their aim was to create a healthy, eco-friendly environment for the family and especially for Laura's sons who were babies at the time. They used unfinished furnishings, untreated wool rugs, natural latex rug pads, organic-fill sofas, cotton slipcovers, linen draperies, hemp pillows, and mineral-based lime paint.
Alison Forbes Houlihan with nephew James, left, and homeowner Laura Forbes Carlin with baby Matthew.
Throughout the house, sustainably harvested white-oak hardwood floors were installed and sealed with a low-VOC, nontoxic sealer. Traditional dining room chairs are made of reclaimed wood and water-based glue.
Elegant linen draperies on weathered rods are used throughout the house.
Five year old, James at his art table.
Little Matthew in the playroom.
Hope to see you here tomorrow!
Photographs by Edmund Barr
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