in detail: design living spaces

July 14, 2009

Hauthaus is striving to be at the top of the ‘green game’. We are always learning about new products and features to help make your home more earth and family friendly. By using these products in our designs,we help make your space more healthy for you and make sure your space lasts a long time.

Here are some ways how we can implement green design into living spaces:

  • We  find fabrics, tiles, counter tops, and carpets that are made from recycled materials. We have several sources that offer products that are anywhere from 5-100% recycled.
  • We can specify durable materials. By doing this, your furniture will be around for a longer amount of time; nanotex is a great example of a  treatment to prolong the life of your upholstery
  • We use a furniture maker in Minnesota. They use all MN hardwoods in their framing for upholstery items
  • We support local art! By supporting local art, you are feeding into your local economy while getting some great pieces from people in your back yard!
  • We can shop vintage and recycled furniture and accessories. There are several great resources around the Twin Cities that offer great furniture… whether you are looking for a mid-century modern chair, a Queen Anne dressing table, or a vintage chandelier; we know where to go!
  • We can specify low or no VOC paint. Benjamin Moore offers Aura Paint which has low VOCs and Natura paint which has no VOCs. (VOCs are volitile organic compounds… the part of paint that gives it it’s odor and off gassing. The fewer VOCs the better!)

Here are some examples of living spaces we have designed… it’s great to have a green room that looks and feels luxurious.

Siitting area

Green items in this photo: 1) furniture is made in US… 2) peacock murals were done by a local artist… 3) paint in Benjamin Moore Aura paint… 4) Carpet is wool which is a renewable material… 5) fabrics are very durable

Living room

Green items in this photo: 1)sofas were made in MN …2) ottoman was made in US… 3)  Benjamin Moore Aura paint… 4) mirrors were made by local artist Aaron Brand… 5) dining chairs are seagrass which is a renewable material…

cheers, amber

One Response to “in detail: design living spaces”

  1. Patrick Snee Says:

    This is great. Please enter your work, if you haven’t already.
    Professional architects and interior designers who have a passion for color — and have a portfolio of projects to prove it—can enter the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. With $5,000 cash awards in categories that include Residential Interiors, Residential Exteriors, Contract Interiors, Contract Exteriors, Social Responsibility, plus a judges’ award for Lifetime Achievement, this is the fourth year for the competition. Submissions are being accepted beginning May 1 and are due by October 9, 2009. There is no fee to enter; downloadable entry forms and instructions are available only at

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