See How These Chicago Pros Minimize Waste In Their Designs


Two Chicago designers, Jasmin Reese and Bridgette Haulenbeek, share their forward-thinking approaches toward sustainability.

Jasmin Reese Cuts Down On Her Firm’s Carbon Footprint


Leopard-print armchairs and a wood table in front of a marble fireplace and bookshelves by Jasmin Reese

A LUXE Next In Design 99 honoree, Reese makes it a priority to cut down on the carbon footprint of her firm, Jasmin Reese Interiors, when creating her colorful, confident designs. Here, she shares how she achieves that goal.

JR: I try to reuse clients’ existing pieces when possible and freshen them up with new coverings. We’ve also used leftover marble for window ledges, made pillows from drapery remnants and even wrapped waste bins in scraps of wallpaper.

Bridgette Haulenbeek Keeps Low-Waste Practices Top Of Mind


Family room with floral-print sofa, plaid armchair and child-sized rocking chair around oval coffee table.

As principal of her eponymous firm, Bridgette Haulenbeek Interiors, this LUXE Next In Design 99 talent keeps low-waste practices top of mind as she crafts spaces that look as grounded as they feel.

BH: Coming from a modest Midwest background, it can feel excessive at times to buy new just for the sake of buying new. I’m also an avid composter with The Urban Canopy’s Compost Club, which I mention to clients when designing their kitchens. If they decide to join, we make sure to incorporate space for a compost bucket. 


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