By Donna Verlaan
Modern luxury interiors are not only characterized by indulgent finishes and exclusive, globally branded products. Today modern luxury design refers to quality, timeless appeal and environmentally conscious interiors. Combining posh comforts with eco -friendly design is increasingly becoming the ultimate expression of luxury.
Choose Sustainable Stone or Wood Flooring
The natural beauty of rugged stone or responsibly sourced wood flooring can add a true sense of luxury. Installing wood or stone flooring, will reduce toxic VOCs, and an offer easy to maintain elegant durability.
Instead of global shopping a more exclusive and earth friendly option is to purchase bespoke furnishings and decor from local artisans who can create custom, one-of-a-kind pieces. Sourcing materials and decor that is manufactured close to home is good for the environment, reducing pollution that could be used in transport.
Use Natural Wood Products
Select furniture and finishes crafted from natural, rich solid woods that have been responsibly sourced and do not contain formaldehyde. Antiques and re-purposed wood pieces are also ecologically wise choices because no new wood has been harvested to make them. Bamboo which is a sustainability raised wood is increasingly more available for products providing another eco-friendly option.
Use Organic and Natural Textiles
Wool, cotton, silk and feathers are excellent materials for upholstery, rugs, bedspreads and cushions. Pillows and upholstery can be custom designed and richly filled with these natural materials to create sumptuous accessories.
Install a Green Wall
Installing a green wall provides a stunning feature that can transform a room and create a calm and relaxing vibe. Along with the aesthetic benefits the filtering properties of plants will provide increased air quality and a healthier home. Lush outdoor sanctuaries are another luxurious trend in home design. Richly designed exteriors include outdoor kitchens, comfortable lounge areas and indulgent dining spaces.
Luxurious homes today are consciously designed spaces that are all about convenience, functionality and eco-friendliness; providing home owners with the ultimate home experience, beautiful design that offers a healthy and comfortable living environment.