Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Glamorous and Green

Once I own a home I hope to make it as green as I possible can. Luckily, "greenifying" your home no longer means uglifying it, and technology is coming down in price everyday. I've noticed many progressive cities are getting more and more green restorations in historic homes, like this one in Toronto. Enjoy!

The owner didn't want to rip out the authentic stained glass windows, so she added extra glazing on the exterior to improve energy efficiency... so beautiful.

Furnishings are mostly vintage and/or antique and refurbished/reupholstered when necessary.



oh I do love that rug



Here are 5 green things the owners did to improve the space:

1. Complete Geothermal Retrofit
2. Replaced windows and doors for high efficiency versions
3. Added Insulation
4. Used Zero VOC paints
5. Furnished with antique and vintage furniture

Not too shabby huh?
via Pure Green Magazine

5 comments:

Kat said...

I support all things green. I think it's one of the ways to make our lives better. Thanks for the photos

Randy said...

Hey..Lovely photos... Eco-friendly eh? -Loves

Natasha Simpson * said...

That bathroom is stunning! Love this post.
Natasha
http://www.lovedesignbarbados.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Do you know where I can get that bird wallpaper in the bathroom? I really really want it. Thanks!

ashley@decorologyblog.com said...

@Charlotte - I haven't been able to successfully track it down. You can see it here on page 56 of Pure Green Living Mag Issue 5 Summer 2011
http://issuu.com/puregreenliving/docs/issue5

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