If you don't have space for a desk or filing cabinet, plenty of furniture pieces can do double duty, like this Crate & Barrel item.
Acacia Salad Bowls and Salad Servers
• Why you want it: Enjoy your leafy greens in the rich grain of plantation-grown acacia wood knowing that it came from a sustainable source.
• Price: $36.95 for large salad bowl and serving set; $6.95 for individual bowls.
• Where to find it: Crate & Barrel.
Crate & Barrel's Chloe chair sports a citrine fabric.
Today's yellows play well with many woods and other colors.
Expect to see eco-friendly bamboo in furniture, flooring and
other home products.
Handcrafted wreath with twigs and faux olives, $69.95;
Ginger side table, offered in white or blue, $299;
If you're looking for a quality sofa but money's tight, try building one gradually. Start with a City two-piece armless sectional, $1,698 from Crate & Barrel.
The five-piece City Armless Sectional from Crate & Barrel is $3,096, whether you buy it in a stock color or a special-order one like the paprika shown above.