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

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

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

Our State Magazine Details The Living Heritage Of Bark Wall Finishes

The Mountains of North Carolina are about 800 miles from the luxury boutiques of Miami’s bustling design district, but there, on North East 40th Street, in a temple to high-end consumerism, shoppers are confronted with the soulful presence of native North Carolina trees… …all the standards that exist today for this bark product were created by Marty [McCurry].  Peeling bark takes skill and... Continued

Opening with star-studded events, 1 Hotel is recognized for making Sustainability Sexy

And where would we find Bark House wall coverings?  Behind the Stars, In the Secret Garden – of course. Continued

Where was the couples retreat from Big Little Lies filmed?

Project:                Compound featured in Big Little Lies and the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct                              Seven Coves of Spindrift in the Carmel Highlands Product:               Bark House® Poplar Bark Panels Owner:                 Gary Vickers.  The property is currently listed for sale. Craftsman:           Giles Healey Construction Location:              Carmel Highlands,... Continued

Bark House® White Birch Feature Wall in The Ritz-Carlton

WYLD Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch The restaurant was designed by EDG Design to provide an escape through forests of Aspen that begins on approach to The Ritz-Carlton, located between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead.  The resort itself nestles up against wilderness. Continued

Carney Logan Burke Architects' Riverbend Residence

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Features home "…with strong connections to the world beyond its walls” Product: Bark House® Poplar Bark Panels, in-house finish Architect: Carney Logan Burke Custom Millwork: Poliform, Western Woodworks, Brandner Design, Willow Creek Woodworks Bark House Distributor: Earth Elements Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming From Architectural Record: Continued

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