Achieving the look of luxury interior design, while also “going green”, does not have to leave your living areas with a retro or “worn out” look! In fact, quite the opposite is true. Often, incorporating re-used or recycled components into a home renovation actually gives it an added sense of character and pizazz. Combining elements of old and new into a space provides a sense of warmth and livability that grounds the overall appearance of the design.
The photos below picture the main living areas of an environmentally-friendly home designed by my firm, Knotting Hill Interiors. One of the ways in which we achieved the homeowners “green” goal was by incorporating antique furnishings, as well as many pieces made from reclaimed and/or re-purposed materials.
The 100% natural and organic fabrics found throughout the living areas of this home are yet another environmentally-friendly design element.
Another of my favorite spaces in the home is the conservatory, where the homeowner enjoys her passion for seeding and planting. The sink in the photo below is new, but in keeping with the recycled theme throughout the home, it is fashioned to look as if it was recovered from an old farm house.
Although there are many elements of this home that contribute to its environmentally-friendly design, it is obvious that it does not lack form in exchange for function. The new components of the design combine fabulously with the antique, recycled, and re-purposed components to form a conscientiously chic result!
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