Chris McCurry

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How to Choose Split Rail Fence Materials for Sustainable Architecture & Design

Picture an idyllic pastoral farm or historic battlefield outlined by a time-worn rustic fence. It's a design element that pays tribute to our American heritage, celebrating and remembering the painstaking labor that once went into the traditional art of split rail fencing. Appreciating one of these historic fences is one thing, but incorporating one into a modern design project is another. When... Continued

Bark House Joins App State's Materials and Finishes EXPO

Bark House has received a special invitation to participate in Appalachian State University's Second Annual Materials and Finishes EXPO on March 25. App State is the alma mater of our newest team member and Head of Sales, Brody Watson, who joined our team in January. So we're thrilled to attend and to share our nature-inspired products manufactured with sustainable and regenerative processes at... Continued

Bark Siding Celebrates Family Cabin Legacy

It's often true that a family's past is just as important to them as their future — if not more so. When Dale Mulfinger of SALA Architects was contacted by this client, he knew that was the case: They had just purchased new lakefront property, with a vision. They wanted more space to host and build their family traditions than their previous cabin would allow. But they wanted the current... Continued

Considering the Principles of Regenerative Design for Your Project

An increasing number of designers and architects want to bring sustainable and regenerative concepts to their luxury architecture and interiors, both to create groundbreaking projects and to have a developmental impact. But what exactly does regenerative design mean? How do we begin to consider the regenerative capacity of our projects? The nature of regenerative design is to be holistic. So just... Continued

Bark House Dives Deeper Into Regenerative Development with Regenesis

We are excited to be working with Regenesis, a world leader in the field of regenerative development. Thought leaders at Regenesis are coaching us in deepening our commitment as Regenerative Practitioners, as well as further enlivening the work of the Regenerative Source Guild of the Blue Ridge.  Continued

How to Evaluate the Green in Green Building Materials

Each year, building and construction activities worldwide consume 3 billion tons of raw materials, accounting for 40 percent of total global use of raw materials. Given dwindling nonrenewable resources throughout the world, it's more important than ever for modern designers to make the jump from energy efficient to energy renewing with green building materials. After all, the use of the right... Continued

How Do I Take Sustainable Interior Design to the Next Level?

The sustainable interior design industry is changing to be more environmentally friendly and more informed about manufacturing practices.  As the buying power of Millennials and Generation Z consumers grows, so too does the importance of their expectation for luxury brands to share their personal values, including patronage of sustainable and/or socially conscious brands and products.  PHOTO... Continued

4 Points to Consider When Choosing Wood Wall Coverings

For designers looking to connect people to nature in a tasteful way, wood wall coverings can be a perfect solution. Wood and bark are naturally beautiful materials that can add authenticity to and enhance luxury interiors in unique ways. Not only that, but it's also biodegradable and carbon sequestering, and can be sourced via sustainable processes. Here are 4 things to consider when choosing... Continued

Welcoming Brody Watson to the Bark House Team!

Bark House is proud to add Brody Watson to our team as Head of Sales. A Western North Carolina native, Brody earned his MBA at Appalachian State University. His interest in eco-friendly business practices that uplift the local Appalachian community and environment is well-aligned with Bark House's  Continued

We Can Do Better Than Sustainable Building Materials

For those seeking better than sustainable materials, the good news is that regenerative materials are here! Everyone seeks to be better or do better or give better. We also want the power of our investments to produce better outcomes. The promise that sustainability would produce “better” has stalled in recent years. Sustainability is defined as “the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or... Continued

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