Deconstructing the . . . Green Master Bedroom

Creative fabric selections and smart lighting systems modernize this sun-drenched master bedroom.

In Glenwood Park, sunlight bathes Mitch and Kim Miller’s master bedroom in warmth—just as architectural firm Historical Concepts planned. The room is on the south side, which warms it in winter, and French doors extend the space to an adjacent courtyard for fresh air in spring and summer. A tan-and-cream color scheme also makes the room warm and inviting. “The colors just make me want to come in and take a nice nap,” says Mitch.

Indoor Air Quality
  Walls, made of recycled drywall, feature low- or no-VOC and bio-resistant paints, which improve indoor air quality. The soft color (Sherwin-Williams Navel) adds light to the space.

Insulation  A bank of Low-E coated, argon-filled Pella windows surrounds the Sunbrella-upholstered headboard, in winter emitting natural light from the home’s south side while in summer reducing heat. Windows available at

Lighting  Energy Star light fixtures reduce the amount of electricity used. Dimmable compact fluorescents reduce lighting loads by about 70 percent.

Natural Bedding  Accessories also warm up the space, including the Lulan hand-loomed, natural-dyed silk throw and goose down-filled pillow, Verde Home, (678) 927-9113,

Fabrics  The headboard is upholstered in Sunbrella, an outdoor line of fabrics resistant to fading and easy to clean. Sunbrella through Logan Gardens, ADAC, (404) 231-4808.

Carpet  Cream-color Mohawk Wunda Weve carpeting is made of recycled material.

Mary Margarett Nevin
Nevin Interior Design
(404) 771-6515

Historical Concepts
(770) 487-8041

Whitehall Homes
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