As we are nearing the completion of the 100K House, we have been giving more thought to the interior design of the home. After all, now that we are moving into the home, it will become somewhat of a show piece for those interested in purchasing a future unbuilt project based on the same concept. We’d also like to get some good professional photos taken of the home for PR purposes, so the interior design is not something to take lightly.
So what is the appropriate what to design the interior of the 100K House. First of all there is the budget. It just wouldn’t seem right to put $25K worth of furnishings into a house whose claim to “fame” is it’s low construction budget of $100K. At the same time, it would be shortsighted and irresponsible to fill it completely with IKEA and compromised thrift store finds. There needs to be a balance.
In our minds, the balance is between carefully selected thrift store/flea market finds, custom made pieces, reasonably priced new furniture and a few designer splurges. The thrift finds could be from local thrift stores and flea markets, but they could also be from ebay or craigslist. The custom pieces could be simple items made by our cabinet maker, Pappajohn Woodworking, or ourselves. The reasonably priced furniture could come from internet stores, local shops and the ever important IKEA. Finally, if budget permits, we could afford to splurge on a few classic design pieces from today or 50 years ago.
Thrifty Vintage Furniture
Affordable, Modern & New Furniture
Modern, Green and/or Classic Furniture Splurges
- Design Within Reach
- Zinc Details
- Fosters Homeware (local)
- vivavi.com (modern & green)
- Habitat (UK)
- Iannone designs (local)
Your Thoughts on Modern, Green & Affordable Interior Design?
So now that you’ve made it through out less than thorough list, we have some questions that we are interested to here your thoughts on. Hopefully this will be a starter post on the subject of modern and affordable interior design with a green tint here at 100K. Now is your chance to influence future decisions of ours and others reading. Feel free to answer all or none of the following:
- What are some other key sources or modern interior desing and furniture that we missed?
- What is the right balance of old and new furniture? Is 100% in either direction unacceptable?
- How do the three factors of modern, green and budget rank in your personal scale in regards to home furnishings?
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