December 08, 2016

The Laurel of Asheville

From the article: Highland Craftsmen Repurposes Unwanted Tree Bark When they started fashioning tree bark into decorative wall coverings two and a half decades ago, Chris and Marty McCurry were not seeking to merely carve out a niche in the design world.  Instead, the innovative couple built what was to become a venerable Western North … Continued

December 01, 2016

Environmental Building News

From the article: Bark Cladding is First Cradle to Cradle Platinum Product Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certification sets a very high bar for sustainability. A decade in, Bark House shingles are the first to make the grade. Cradle to Cradle (C2C) was the first certification to attempt to define in 2005 what sustainability might look … Continued

November 10, 2016

Congratulations Earth Elements on your newest Grand Openings!

We would like to congratulate Earth Elements on their GRAND OPENING in Jackson, Wyoming on October 20 and their opening in Whitefish, Montana today, November 10 and invite you to use their beautiful Design Centers. The Earth Elements Design Centers feature the finest in home finishes including wall coverings, stone, tile, wood flooring, bath, kitchen fixtures, door … Continued

May 19, 2016

Designing a Business Beautifully – Inspired By Nature Part 1

Healthy Buildings Start with Pure Materials – Sourced and Manufactured Responsibly Cradle To Cradle Material Health PLATINUM Certificate Products with the Bark House® brand have been designed following nature’s inspiration since company inception in 1990. Bark House® Poplar Shingles and Wall Coverings are 100% natural and pass California Air Quality VOC Standards.  The bark of … Continued

March 10, 2016

Touchdown!

Super Bowl Win Starts At Home More than 114 million American football fans watched the Super Bowl this year.  Winning teams and team owners know the importance of fans during game day.  So what do fans care about?  After home team wins and between touchdowns and beer runs, they want ease of movement, good seats … Continued

March 03, 2016

Media “Touching on” Bark Wall Coverings

Over 100 Well Positioned Media Outlets have featured The Bark House®. Below, you will find exceprts about the compelling nature of touch, texture and connection created when designing with the company’s Bark Wall Coverings. The attraction is unmistakable. There is also a short list of BLOGs talking about The Bark House®. Full articles and blogs … Continued

February 04, 2016

12 Romantic Getaways Adorned in Bark

From the heart of the mountains of North Carolina to the soul of a bustling urban center in Berlin, Germany, nothing says “I Love You” more than Romantic Getaway spots with nature’s adornment. We’re sharing one destination with romantic wooden architecture for every month and wishing you a year full of love.     1  … Continued

January 07, 2016

1 is the Nature of the Place

If you rang in the New Year watching the ball drop on Times Square in New York City, I hope you stayed at 1 Hotel to balance the bustle of the crowd with respite in nature.  It’s a 15 minute stroll or 10 minute bus ride.  With everything at your fingertips, the two places still … Continued

November 12, 2015

Reverence, Diligence, Elegance

I was recently watching our guys craft a Yellow Birch Wall Covering panel when a warm memory flickered in my mind. For some reason, I could smell my grandfather’s cook stove. The purest and best of my early inquiries were nurtured in that farmhouse and the woods that surrounded it. “Paw Watts” was born in … Continued

November 05, 2015

Three Projects Using Yellow Birch Bark for Wall Coverings

  Project:      Three Small Spaces With A Big Impact     Designers:  Pam McKay, Dianne Davant Interiors General  Contractor:  Baxter Norris Location:  Linville, NC Style:  Rustic Lodge       Designers: Locati Interior Design General  Contractor:  JNL Innovative Construction Location:  Fairway, KS Style:  Rustic Traditional         Designers:  Steve Silver, Boone Construction Co General  Contractor:  Boone Construction … Continued

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