Okay, so I realize that I missed the boat on this one by a few months (the show was from October 10-30, 2009), but I thought these designers did such a great job showing that green design can be beautiful and luxurious that I wanted to include it in my series of lovely and sustainable projects to aspire to.

The goal of the CharityWorks GreenHouse, located in McLean, Virginia, was to be a model for what a sustainable home can be.  The interior project was led by designer Barry Dixon and included 18 other interior designers each of whom was in charge of a different area in the house.  And these interior designers really did their homework!  The interiors feature so many different kinds of sustainable details that I couldn’t possibly cover it all in one post.  To name just a few: energy efficient appliances and lighting, recycled and re-purposed products, FSC certified wood, natural materials, low VOC finishes throughout and so much more.  I really love that the inside of this house looks fresh, comfortable and beautiful without necessarily looking green.

If you want to learn more about this amazing project, here are a few great links:

  • CharityWorks GreenHouse
  • Chesapeake Home did a great article about this house.
  • Traditional Home was an official sponsor and has posted a lot of the project on their website.  They also list sources for items used.
  • Apartment Therapy did a two part series on the house complete with pictures.

So without further ado, here is a picture

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