Black furnishings and men's-wear fabrics pop against walls painted a vibrant cranberry shade.
A miniature replica of HGTV Dream Home 2011, 3-foot-high by 3-foot-wide Doggie Dream Home, constructed by carpenter David Brown, features space for two small dogs. Padding is upholstered in the same houndstooth fabric as wingback chairs.
A black finish gives traditional furnishings contemporary styling. Modern artwork adds an unexpected touch.
A highboy dresser, inspired by 18th-century antiques, features fan carving, cabriole legs and antiqued brass-finished pulls. Natural grass baskets offer additional storage above and below the furnishing.
The dresser is flanked by acrylic paint and sumi ink paintings on paper by artist Lois Eby. "We needed to shake it up a little bit," says interior designer Linda Woodrum of her decision to select modern artwork.
A door from the master suite leads to a private balcony, where one can enjoy a morning cup of coffee or sunset cocktail.
Demilune tables that flank the entrance to the master bathroom provide additional storage space. Mirrored cabinets conceal jewelry, perfume and a flat-panel TV. "I didn't want the first visual to be the television," says interior designer Linda Woodrum of her decision to tuck the TV away. "I didn't want to rob people of the amazing visual experience as they enter the room."
Lined, 17-foot-long curtains, fashioned from men's-wear fabric, mark the entrance to the master bathroom, originally closed off with sliding panel doors. "Everything dramatic needs a stage," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Geometric shapes, layering of textures and intriguing design elements keep the eye moving about the room.
A bouquet of tulips in bloom, set atop a custom-crafted birch bark pedestal, adds a hint of color and serves to lighten the space.
The marriage of old and new, wingback chairs, upholstered in traditional houndstooth fabric, are paired with natural linen pompon pillows.
A bedside table holds a water carafe, reading material and a bouquet of bright pink peonies, inspired by the color of Mount Mansfield's "chin" at sunrise.
Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors in the master bedroom.
The queen-size pencil-post bed is dressed with boutique hotel-quality linens, quilted bedding, a cozy wool throw and a ticking-stripe comforter.
Lined drapery panels continue the room's focus on men's-wear fabrics, a subtle nod to Vermont's history as a leading textiles manufacturer.
Shaker with a contemporay twist, decorative finials top the bed's tapered posts.
An oversized walk-in closet, steps from the master bedroom entrance, provides storage space for both linens and clothing.