HGTV Dream Home 2012: Family Room Pictures
Lush chenille upholstery covers the queen sleeper sectional, a stylish yet practical furnishing tucked in the room's far corner.
A twisted madras table tray serves up a bouquet of apricot-colored vanda orchids that pop against a palette of mocha, pomegranate, cream and tan.
Along with a queen-sized pullout bed, a cove tucked under the staircase provides sleeping accommodations for overnight guests.
Designed as a "secret getaway" for children, the 10 by 9-foot room boasts a flat-screen TV, plus sleeping bags for four. A running stripe visually expands the spaces. "It's not an adult room — it should be fun, frivolous and lighthearted," says Linda.
A pint-sized entrance leads the way from the children's cove to the family room.
An archival pigment print by artist Milano Liberi connects the space to mountain landscapes and serves as the room's focal point. "With so much saturated color, I knew we needed black and white there to clean and crisp up the room."
Traditional wing chairs make a fashion-forward statement when covered in a creamy shade of leather and studded with nail-head trim. Lamb's wool throws and punchy circle pillows soften the masculine undertone.
Bold paisley-print chenille pillows form the foundation for Linda's Old West-meets-modern-Utah design. "We were in New York City, and those fabrics were in the window [of the Ethan Allen showroom] and I thought, 'That is so perfect for our family room.'"
Dotted wire candle hurricanes in a gold finish stand like sculpture atop the console table.
Rows of drum pendants visually lower the ceiling, creating a feeling of intimacy. Inspiration for the innovative ceiling treatment came from the livery stable turned dining and event space at Park City's High West Distillery and Saloon.
Modern and playful, the checkerboard pattern of chenille upholstery partners well with paisley print. A bowl of pomegranates piled high in a hammered aluminum bowl punctuates the color palette.
A break for the eyes, toned-down throw pillows carve out a cozy corner of the sectional.
Ottomans serve three purposes in the family room: as tabletop surfaces, additional seating for guests and storage receptacles.
In contrast to the room's heavier design elements, the table lamp's smoky glass base diffuses light.
Natural grasses, sprouting from an aged terra-cotta pot, reference the beautiful prairie and river grasses that grow steps from HGTV Dream Home.
Hand-forged metal wall art gives dimension to walls and speaks to the room's color palette.
"In a high-end hotel saloon there would be these wonderful rich colors," says Linda of her design inspiration. "That's what this room makes me think of. It's the playroom, so to speak."
A 54-inch HDTV promises a state-of-the-art movie viewing experience. A keypad volume control module (one of 16 in the home) pipes music into the space.
A casual dining table turns game table when topped with retro dominos packaged in a period-style box.
The checkerboard pattern of chenille dining chair upholstery serves as a nice foil for the area rug's subtle Grecian key design.
French doors lead from the family room to a dedicated deck, which offers a quiet escape from rambunctious gatherings.
An outdoor rug anchors the cozy seating area, where two motion chairs, topped with lamb's wool throws, provide a front-row seat to the changing seasons.
Exterior cladding differentiates wings of the home. Corncrib framing on the east wing, which houses the family room and the second-floor guest suite, lends rustic charm.
A hatch opens to reveal under-deck storage for cushions and outdoor accessories.
Karl Foerster grasses create a natural barrier of privacy and, when viewed from interior spaces, bleed into natural meadow grasses beyond the property line.
A corrugated metal roof and timber trussing lend rusticity and recall early ranch and farmhouse designs.