For some reason, eco-living is always regarded as a little left of field and perhaps a bit too out there for the average homeowner—maybe even a little too expensive. In an attempt to delete this stigma, the Green House at Una St Ives has been fitted out by Iroka, and upholds sustainable principles but is at the same time contemporary and sleek, filled with all the trendiest home decorating features. Take a look…
Given that this is an eco-retreat, it comes as no surprise that the exterior would evoke feelings of sustainability and pay homage to the environment. The house has been finished with environmentally friendly paints, has sustainable flooring crafted from recycled materials, as well as bamboo and locally sourced furnishings.
The living room, despite its open plan nature, feels cosy and comfortable. Sometimes, it is hard to maintain a feeling of intimacy and privacy in such an open space, but the designers have achieved this to great effect thanks to the positioning of the furniture. The L-shaped sofa by Mastrella acts as a subtle barrier between the spaces, yet is void of partitions and walls that make the space seem dark and closed off. The pop of yellow and lime green add variance and fun to the grey, white and wooden tones, which in turn, brighten up the space.
From this angle, you can see the kitchen and dining area in full, and see how the two spaces connect. Showing a certain fluidity, the lack of partitions and walls allows this area in particular to be conducive to interaction and sociability—perfect for those who love to entertain! We love the pop of mustard yellow on the bar stools which helps to liven up this fairly monochromatic space. By Calligaris, they add a much needed energetic touch to space which will no doubt be used for lively occasions.
The largest of the bedrooms hosts a stunning view and is positively bathed in natural light. We love the transparent ghost chair in pale green as it complements the pop of colour evidenced on the cushions. Working wonderfully against the timber tones, there is an earthy and natural vibe in this space, which comes as no surprise given the ethos of the home.
The second bedroom, like the first, shows off beautiful shades of emerald green and mustard yellow. Earthy in feeling, the room is representative of the eco philosophy. The Roman blinds are made to measure, as is the headboard, divan base and one of a kind decorative cushions by Dreamweavers. As you can see, despite the small size, the layout has been considered in such a way it feels as though there is no shortage of space at all.
To see another property at Una St. Ives, check out the following ideabook: The colour burst house