Sustainable Design

Styling Model Homes Sustainably

Eco-friendly interior design elements in your homes present buyers with an aspirational lifestyle for a greener planet

By Erin Hurley 

Interior design is a dynamic field that witnesses the emergence of new trends each year. In this ever-changing landscape some design elements stand the test of time while aligning with environmental consciousness. At Lita Dirks & Co., our commitment revolves around four eco-friendly interior design trends that not only enhance the aesthetics of your model home but also contribute to sustainability. 

A model home adorned with eco-friendly features not only resonates with environmentally conscious buyers but also sets a standard for the industry. It becomes a tangible representation of the potential within the realm of green design, inspiring prospective homeowners to envision a future that seamlessly blends luxury with sustainability. As visitors step into a model home infused with sustainable lighting, natural and organic materials, eco-friendly decor and biophilic design, they are not only captivated by its allure but also presented with an aspirational lifestyle—one that harmonizes with nature and minimizes its ecological impact. This resonance fosters a deeper connection between potential homeowners and the envisioned living space, creating a lasting impression that extends beyond the showroom floor.

Sustainable Lighting: Illuminating Your Space Responsibly: Lighting holds a pivotal role in interior design, influencing the ambiance and functionality of a space. Opting for sustainable lighting solutions not only enhances your home’s atmosphere but also minimizes environmental impact. Consider embracing energy-efficient options, such as LED lights, which not only consume less energy but also have a longer lifespan. Additionally, strategically incorporating natural light sources can further elevate your model home’s appeal, fostering a warm and eco-friendly environment.

A model home adorned with eco-friendly features not only resonates with environmentally conscious buyers but also sets a standard for the industry.”

Natural and Organic Materials: Infusing Warmth and Sustainability: The choice of materials significantly shapes the character of your living space. Embrace the use of natural and organic materials like reclaimed wood, bamboo and recycled metal in your interior design. These materials not only add warmth and texture but also contribute to a sustainable and eco-conscious living space. By opting for responsibly sourced materials, you not only create a visually appealing environment, but also play a role in reducing your ecological footprint.

Eco-Friendly Decor: Furnishing Your Home with Conscious Choices: The furnishings and decor items you choose can make a substantial difference in the environmental impact of your living spaces. Opt for decor items that are eco-friendly and crafted from sustainable materials. Consider furniture made from recycled or upcycled materials, reducing the demand for new resources. Upholsteries and textiles made from organic and sustainable fabrics further enhance the eco-conscious profile of your interior. Make ethical and environmentally responsible production practices a priority when selecting decor pieces for your model home.

Biophilic Design: Inviting Nature Into Your Home: Biophilic design is a holistic approach that seeks to connect inhabitants with the natural environment. By incorporating biophilic principles into your interior, you bring the outdoors inside, fostering a sense of harmony and well-being. Integrate live plants strategically, choose eco-friendly wallpapers with nature-inspired patterns and maximize natural light to create a refreshing and nature-infused atmosphere within your homes. This not only contributes to the aesthetics but also promotes a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

Creating a green interior is not just about aesthetics; it’s a commitment to crafting sustainable and environmentally friendly living spaces. By embracing trends like sustainable lighting, natural materials, eco-friendly decor and biophilic design, you actively contribute to a greener, healthier lifestyle. Our approach goes beyond design – we are dedicated to curating model homes that align with your buyers’ values and aspirations.

Model homes are not just showcases of architectural prowess but also embodiments of a sustainable and mindful lifestyle. By integrating eco-friendly elements, we aim to inspire a shift towards conscious living, showcasing that luxury and environmental responsibility can coexist harmoniously. In doing so, we contribute to the planet’s well-being and position our clients as leaders in the movement towards a greener, more sustainable future.

We specialize in designing and merchandising model homes and amenity spaces that not only elicit dreams of home ownership but also embody a lifestyle worth living. We focus on setting our client’s product apart from the competition and facilitating homes to sell. To discover more about our sustainable design philosophy and how we can transform your living spaces, visit

Erin Hurley is the director of Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Operations at Lita Dirks & Co.