Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Why is it Green?

Sunset Magazine's first urban Idea House project is in San Francisco's Mission District. It's built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles. LEED is the U.S. standards organization that measures sustainability. That's why this project is green. The interior scape is contemporary in feel but not the cool beige/taupe minimal contemporary seen in far too many shelter magazines. The interior design by John Lum Architecture is full of texture, color, and new ideas. The rich aubergine velvet seat cushions on the sofa are unexpected and work beautifully with the texture in the frieze area rug. That's just a start. With such surprises in the use of color throughout the house, pattern and color on flooring and tiles, and the digital fabric designed accent wall in the bedroom, this design project opens wide the door in contemporary design. It's a serious delight!

images: Sunset Magazine

Living Room
Sofa: Propeller, Drop In
Coffee Table: Propeller, Munro
Area Rug: Room & Board, Oasis Shag
Chair: Design Public, Blu Dot
Floor Lamp: Room & Board, Spun, white
Bar Counter: Concreteworks

Master Bath
Counter: Concreteworks
Tile-Wall: Marin Designworks Glass Tile, Raindrop, Aqua
Vanity: Kohler, Purist wall mount vanity


Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

I love the artwork on the bedroom wall in the second to last picture! So fresh:)

Red River Interiors said...

It's a digital image on fabric then stretched on a metal frame that's attached to the wall... Thanks for visiting... Fay

Neutral Dwelling said...

I really like the design- I love all of the textures and patterns!