December 17, 2010

First Look: Front Entry is Complete

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Photo: Lisa Kauffman Tharp

In good interior design, one signals the style of the home's interior right as you step inside the front door.   THE CONCORD GREEN HEALTHY HOME is no exception.   The entry is a simply elegant blend of "rough luxe" - that's rustic and refined - with thick bluestone flooring, wicker and antique wood, all counterbalanced by a delicate Murano glass chandelier.

The aesthetics belie the design's healthy and energy-efficient features.

Look beyond the beauty of the reproduction stripped-pine bench, and you will find its healthy attribute: it provides ample shoe storage under its lift-up seat lid, thereby keeping dust, dirt, and pesticides from tracking inside.

A "runner" of bluestone laid from the front door to the french doors that lead out to the rear garden provides a durable path for kids running through the house.  All the while, the stone is busy absorbing passive solar gain from the sun's rays each morning, which captures big energy savings in this super-insulated home.


Hudson Bench - Bradshaw Kirchofer

Glass Chandelier - Murano

French Market Basket - Mainly Baskets

Pillows - custom by me - Kauffman Tharp Design

Door Mat - Dash & Albert from Comina

1 comment:

  1. it's beautiful!
    I'm imagining walking on the warm stone in bare feet :)


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