Bark House

Annie Selke

Color, comfort, and approachable elegance—these are the hallmarks of visionary designer Annie Selke. A consummate traveler and flea-market treasure hunter, Annie gathers inspiration wherever she goes and distills it into fabulous and functional products for the home. The 2010 U.S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year, Annie, with the help of her talented staff, designs all her products from company headquarters in the Berkshires.

Annie’s Blog


bida-mandaBida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar

Designed by in situ studio

Photography by Peter Taylor Photography

Boone Construction: Sanded Poplar Bark, walls and ceilingBoone Construction

General Contractor- Boone Construction

Very directly stated: ” We build using the highest standards” period.

Photography by Carolina Timberworks

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Photography by Todd Bush Photographer

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Todd has written innumerable novels about the local area.  We have worked with Todd for years, beginning with him capturing architectural images for this business then his photos being featured in Bark House Style (we will want to remember this and link to it when I get the Milestones page done), a book published by Gibbs Smith and co-authored by company founder, Chris McCurry.  He has published numerous coffee table photo books himself.

One of Todd’s missions is “…to inspire an appreciation for how many beautiful things are in our area”.  We agree!  For those on our personal email list, we have been sharing some of Todd’s incredible photos of the night skies.  Todd’s work is inspiring!  You can see more of it on his website.

CarolinaTimberworksCarolina Timberworks



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Christopher Kellie Design




The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc's intern, Daniel CochranDaniel Cochran

Intern at The Bark House – Masters of Business Administration, Appalachian State University

“This paper analyzes how small business is the forefront of the American economy and how they are leading the sustainable business, Circular Economy movement. It will discuss how competitive policies, regulations, and enforcement need to be the focus of the government in order to protect small business moving forward. First, it will provide the understanding of how small business is characterized, and then move into the competitive landscape, concentrated in sustainable practices. Finally, it will examine the issues that small businesses face and how regulations can be improved to insure future growth.”

Read Daniel’s White Paper, Inequality of the Circular Economy


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Photo courtesy of Dentistry at Golden Ridge


Dianne Davant Interiors

Philosophy:Our goal is to create not only beautiful interiors, but also those that are classic, comfortable and enduring. We design each individual space to be as unique and extraordinary as our clients.”

Bark House Sales was at the Grand Opening of Earth Elements in Jackson WYEarth Elements

“Upon walking in the front door, you are immersed in all the elements that transform your house into a home.  There are so many areas to explore in the showroom you could easily spend all day here.  Between the custom cabinet shop, the full showroom kitchens and the slab showroom you could spend hours walking up and down the aisles.”



Fuelling Woodworking

“We specialize in front entrances, tables, and slab furniture with a live edge. We love the unique creative project that comes to life when working directly with the homeowner, contractor, or designer. We build high quality specialty pieces with a focus on design and craftsmanship. Hand built in North Carolina.”

Jessie Kalisher

“…A great photograph (for me) is one in which both the aesthetic and the meaning fight equally for our attention. It’s easy to create a pretty picture. It’s easy to create a photograph with a meaningful story. But create a picture that has both elements and you’ve got a treasure…”   Jesse_Kalisher

Locati: Interior Birch Wall Covering, Kansas

Locati Interior Design

Philosophy: “For the Locati team, architectural and interior design work have always been based on relationships and making connections. A relationship with the client… A relationship with the land… And a relationship with other teams…”


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Bark House Bark Panels - Meditch Murphey ArchitectsMeditch Murphey Architects

Positioned Among Trees

“When guests arrive at the house, they are greeted with the bark as it wraps around the building along the entry ramp. Almost invariably, the first thing they ask is, ‘What is this? Is this real bark?’, to which they exclaim, ‘Wow!’ after the affirmative answer. Everyone is fascinated with it. Drawn by curiosity, they feel compelled to touch it.”

Decorative wood wall panels in a Korean Coffee Shop

N.E.E.D Architecture LLC

Seednoir Coffee in Seoul

Established in 2007 and internationally acclaimed through their winning entry for Emerging New York Architects Award in 2008, it operates in New York City and Seoul with special emphasis in mid-range architecture from everyday life.

NCWorks_Career Center_Vert_4C_CS5_PREFERRED FORMAT-01North Carolina Main Street

Philosophy:  The N.C. Main Street Center works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation, using a comprehensive approach to downtown revitalization developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and utilized by the National Main Street Center to assist communities across the country.

Poplar Bark shingles adorn the wall at the high-end restaurant, Second HomeSecond Home Kitchen and Bar

Andre Kikoski Architect


His work speaks for itself


Spruce Pine Main Street Central Park Buildings with Poplar Bark Exterior Shingle Siding from The Bark HouseSpruce Pine Main Street

Spruce Pine Main Street Central Park

Philosophy: To foster and promote the economic and cultural viability of our downtown center through a spirit of cooperation.  To create the perfect hometown where people can work, shop, play, eat and grow.

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“Architecture unites people to space, connects buildings to site, strengthens community and contributes to a sense of place.  It is this connectivity that inspires our work.”

studio-fashionStudio Fusion

Designed by Studio Fusion

Photography by McGraw Photograpy

7Wheeler Kearns Architects

Designed by Larry Kearns

Wheeler Kearns Architects

Photography by Steve Hall

“Crafted by NC-based Highland Craftsmen, the Bark House siding is constantly drawing attention, Kearns says, noting that people “always want to touch it.”


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"Quality is not a goal here… It’s a way of life."

Marty McCurry