Home Design

9 sustainable design tips from an old Connecticut home

When an environmentally conscious couple and their two young children relocated from NYC to a 100-year-old house in West Hartford, CT, they wanted to preserve as many of its original features as possible. The house is historically protected, but the family needed the property to work for them as a comfortable and practical living space. They wanted to update the interiors to fit their modern family lifestyle while still retaining its historic charm. They called in an interior designer to help them achieve the right look. 

The resulting redesigned home offers exactly the balance the family were looking for. A stylish combination of new and original features, alongside upcycled and repurposed elements, preserves the character of the original building and makes it one of the world’s best homes.