5 Reasons to Incorporate Natural Building Materials in Luxury Design

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Seamlessly blurring the line between inside and outside spaces has been a longstanding hallmark of luxury architecture. But it’s time to think beyond glass doors and floor‑to‑ceiling windows that invite the sunlight in. Even glass walls create boundaries between the house and nature, separating the two environments. Invoking a sense of nature need not require overwrought design. It … Continued

The Legacy of Bark Shingle Style Architecture

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If you’re ever looking to evoke the quiet, rich voice of the deep woods with your luxury architecture project, look no further than North Carolina. Nothing is more suited to the task than shingle style architecture, a unique aesthetic that celebrates the deep local natural and cultural heritage. The Basics of Bark Shingle Style Architecture … Continued

The Benefits of Wood Wall Finishes

The Benefits of Wood Wall Finishes
From visual and auditory aesthetics to its many, many green qualities, wood offers countless architecture and design benefits. Certainly, nothing beats the presence and force of nature’s beauty on the walls of a living or working space. Shall we count the ways? 1. A Color for Every Occasion Rich wood hues, whether in dark or … Continued

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

The traditional art of the split rain fence is not lost. Here's how to choose split rail fence materials that honor the past while regenerating the future.
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 … Continued

Our State Magazine Details The Living Heritage Of Bark Wall Finishes

Bark Wall Finishes in Our State Magazine - Dining Room
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 … Continued

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

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And where would we find Bark House wall coverings?  Behind the Stars, In the Secret Garden – of course. 1 Hotel West Hollywood Preview Dinner in West Hollywood 06/06/2019 Hosted by Barry Sternlicht Guests included Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder in front of Bark House Wall Coverings   Upon entering the 1 Hotel grounds, guests are welcomed into an … Continued