What's Great About This Room?

What's Great About This Room?

Sarah Firshein
May 25, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. So here, in a new feature, we break down the eco-features of a space by asking in simple terms: What's great about this room?

Last week, we looked an East Hampton kitchen that was renovated to maximize green features. One articulate reader commented that "green(er) techniques can still produce nice things," and offered some valid counterpoints about the true sustainability quotient of architectural practices and finishes. This week, we look to the home's dining room, where a host of other green features beg to be discussed. Read the full list below the jump.

  1. Bundled bamboo dining table with glass top from McGuire Furniture.
  2. Chairs made from natural tropical woods: cocostick and wenge.
  3. Sensuede chair upholstery, a sustainable fabric made from recycled polyester.
  4. Ecoshield zero-VOC interior paints.
  5. Bamboo cabinetry with brushed stainless steel hardware.
  6. Low-energy beverage fridge.
  7. Low-energy lighting in recessed fixtures with a natural beechwood-shade chandelier.
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