2010 Idea Home: Smart Ideas for Eco-Friendly Decorating
Idea Home: Sets of 12-foot-wide folding French doors open to allow breezes to cool the main level during good weather. Colors from the outdoors, such as earthy browns, mineral grays and stone neutrals, are on the walls. We used environmentally friendly zero-VOC paint throughout the house. Chandeliers made from painted twigs and outfitted with energy-saving GE LED bulbs continue the nature theme.
Your home: Create visual continuity by keeping one color scheme flowing through connected spaces. Here, a natural marble floor unifies the living and dining areas.