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.

Notice the antique buffet, table, and rug in the dining room.

The beams on the family room ceiling are made from reclaimed wood from an old barn. The table is made from rubber wood, which was fashioned into furniture once the tree's 60-year natural life span ended. In addition, throw pillows on the sofa were made from old rugs that were no longer usable.

The kitchen table and chairs were fashioned from reclaimed wood.

This bench has all of the family members' names carved into it, and it was made from a tree root removed from the yard.

The mantle in this outdoor living space was created from a tree root removed from the yard to accommodate the new footprint of the house. The chairs were made of reclaimed teak.

The 100% natural and organic fabrics found throughout the living areas of this home are yet another environmentally-friendly design element.

The fabrics on the sofa and chairs are organic in nature.

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!


NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and is located at 7751 North Kings Hwy.