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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Eco-friendly Living room ideas by interior Designer Linda Woodrum

Eco-friendly Living room ideas by interior Designer Linda Woodrum
Nowadays, keeps sustainably in every ways has become important things, including in designing home interiors. This is A strong, clean and eco-friendly design aesthetic excellence the green Living Room, where crisp white walls and a coffered ceiling play well with bold furnishings and accessories. Transom windows drench the Living Room with natural light, reducing the need for artificial light during daytime. A gas fireplace provides additional warmth on cold winter days. The granite-surrounded and stone fireplace, fashioned from reclaimed New England fieldstone, lends storybook charm to the edgy, modern cottage space. Furnishings, upholstered in green and durable weatherproof fabrics, play up the home’s vibrant color palette. “The room is painted bright white,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “It could be very cold, but because of all the millwork it’s a warm cozy room.” A clear glass vase filled with vase gems adds a hint of shine, while mercury-glass demijohns lend a gritty texture and work back to metallic surfaces in the room.
Modern artwork purchased in Provincetown, Mass, serves as the focal point in the living space. interior designer Linda Woodrum says: “Stone is a powerful element because it’s heavy, bold and massive, We needed to find a piece that worked to hold the eye and not let the stone dominate.” The Cabinet doors, set on a concealed hinge system, recess to reveal a Viera 42-inch HD LCD Energy Star-rated television and Blu-Ray high-definition DVD player. A custom alcove above the television displays a vintage boat model, purchased in Plymouth and customized to fit the 4-foot-wide space. An installation of colored Lucite makes an impression as one ascends the stairs. The modern-art piece, discovered at a gallery along Boston’s Newbury Street, pulls in the home’s color palette. “It was the most exciting find ever,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. A bookshelf, custom-crafted by MacKenzie Brothers to camouflage a return air grill, houses a collection of curios, books and pottery.

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