CASUALLY ELEGANT NEW HOME IS ECO-FRIENDLY I recently completed an interior design project for a client’s newly constructed home. I started working with my client at the blueprint stage of the building process, creating a Complete Master Plan for the entire home. Selecting furniture, fabrics, window coverings, floor coverings, tile, counter tops, finishes, paint, plumbing and lighting fixtures etc. They wanted a casual traditional style that was relaxed and welcoming, with a bit of cottage flavor. Eco-friendly, sustainable products were selected throughout the home.
Large open great room and kitchen in tans and pale greens, has a great view of the woods and lake. The sustainable furniture is made in the U.S. Carpet is by Shaw which is a company devoted to eco-friendly manufacturing practices and the pad is made from recycled materials. The wood flooring came from maple trees on the property that had to be cut down for construction. The wood was then milled here in Minnesota. New maple trees were planted to renew the wooded lot. Great sustainable story for this elegant yet casual home.
Fireplace wall with accessories and custom framed artwork. I always think the right accessories are essential to any interior..they are the frosting on the cake.
Dining room with custom area rug and sheer linen window coverings. All interior paint in the home is low VOC by Benjamin Moore.
Linen white cabinets with large crown moldings, and sage green center island for contrast. Cottage style pendants and granite counter tops.
Appliances are energy efficient.
These small scale subway tiles in stone caught my eye and I paired them with the mosaic border for a newer look.
Powder room with “slate” porcelain floor tiles and dark faux finished walls creates a romantic feel.
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