When building a new home in Australia there is an huge emphasis on passive heating & cooling, which is definitely a good thing, after all, we benefit not just from helping our environment, by reducing our carbon footprint, but it also helps to reduce the running costs of the family home.
In the design of our dream house we looked for ways to allow air flow from the front thru to the back of our home, but still maintain an internal wall between our formal lounge area & the family living area or great room.
Below are some wonderful inspiration photos from Porter Davis Homes .
This is the view from the dining area
& this is the other side of the wall. I must get one of those gorgeous fireplaces too!
I love the cube style shelving. Would you leave them empty like they have here or would you use it to display some wonderful treasures?