Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Green with Envy!








So sorry I'm a few days late with the promised and exciting 2010 HGTV Green Home post! I was fortunate enough to tour the home last week with my friends at HGTV, including HGTV House Planner Jack Thomasson and Designer Linda Woodrum. My company, Shaw Floors, has been the exclusive flooring provider for the project since its beginning three years ago. This year's home, located in the charming Pinehills community of Plymouth, MA, once again received LEED certification. According to Thomasson, the project is rooted in teaching American families that they can live a beautiful, stylish life while style respecting the environment. Amen, brother!
Now, on to the design. As we all know, matchy-matchy is way out. Designer Woodrum explains that she created a subtle theme for the home starting with the circular shapes found on the very cool living room coffee table. You can see the geometric trend continued with the triangular shapes found in the side chair fabric, small square artwork going up the stairway and clean, modern-lined furniture. I especially love the tree stump side table. And don't miss the back bookshelves lined with a lovely charcoal paint.
The geometric trend continues with the fabulous Shaw cut-and-bound area rug found in the kids room, named Backstage. Notice the hanging bunk beds, square cube storage spaces and other clean lines. Woodrum loves green and orange hues for kids rooms since they can easily mesh with blue or pink accents.
Finally, I love the quiet retreat tucked away in the lighthouse-like tower of the home. The architect style glass table maximizes the small space. And I love how the pattern on the Shaw rug and the back of the desk chair feel similar. Again, we're seeing the geometric theme.
And onto my favorite part, the flooring! The HGTV Green Home is "well floored" with Shaw's Epic engineered hardwood. The style is named Wild Frontier and the color is Burnt Sugar. Not only does the stunning floor add a rustic charm to the New England cottage, but Epic contains up to 50 percent recycled content. And I feel like it warms up the modern decor of the home. Jason and I have Epic in our home, and we love it.
Check out more pics of this beautiful home by visiting HGTV.com/green-home. And shop for the flooring on Shawfloors.com. And ask yourself: What theme are you seeing in your own home? It's a great foundation for consistency in your space.

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