The Art of Home: Straw-Bale Building in Colorado

A couple builds an artistic, nature-inspired dream home with the help of their community – and without a construction loan.

The kitchen reveals Naomi and Rick’s shared passions for art and nature, with a rustic wood slab countertop embedded with sections of stained glass mosaic. Vintage door pulls offer a stately contrast to brightly colored handmade cabinetry, and décor includes potted herbs and utilitarian dry goods jars juxtaposed with original abstract artwork.
Photo By Paul Weinrauch