HGTV Dream Home 2012: Master Sitting Room Pictures
The second-floor sitting area, an anteroom to the master bedroom, provides a quiet spot to read, enjoy a cup of coffee or watch TV without interrupting other guests.
A hand-knotted rug, inspired by the design of both old garden gates and damask prints, anchors the space and pairs well with the room's diverse collection of upholstery fabrics.
Interior designer Linda Woodrum's technique of layering textures (organic elements, glass, hammered metal and distressed pine) lends visual interest and a lived-in look.
"That makes the whole space work," says Linda of Gnosis I, an oil and encaustic on panel by artist Rob Douglas.
French doors open to a dedicated Juliet-style balcony, which overlooks the front yard and boasts breathtaking views of the hills and mountain ranges to the north.
A crossback chair offers farmhouse style and functions as both a desk chair and balcony seat.
Sliding barn doors open to reveal the master bedroom, where smoky topaz walls establish the room's color palette and design sensibility.
This year, a cozy pet bed stands in for the Doggie Dream Home. Inspired by the design of the modern rustic ranch home, the bed boasts a corrugated metal roof and rustic truss-style framing.
The portable bed features a cozy pet cushion. Drawers keep chew toys, leashes and dog treats organized and within close reach.
Handmade acacia-wood candleholders make a subtle statement on the coffee table's distressed pine top.
Soft chenille pillows in the room's mossy shades create a soft and enveloping cocoon and stand in marked contrast to the full-grain, leather-clad loveseat.
Inspired by the design of a 17th-century antique, a side chair, covered in a cotton paisley-print fabric, is both captivating and comfortable.
The staircase to the second-floor master retreat features a modern glass treatment that contributes to the space's open and airy feeling.
"We needed something warm and powerful," says Linda of the one-of-a-kind wood wheel sculpture she and house planner Jack Thomasson discovered in Park City, Utah. "You see the landing from the front entry, so it had to be an important piece."
A grand chandelier calls to mind early 20th-century European designs. The opulent light fixture, complete with golden teardrops, accentuates the vaulted ceiling and lends drama in a space dominated by toned-down, masculine furnishings.