HGTV Dream Home 2013: Playroom Pictures
The ground-level gathering space is a perfect rainy day escape, with day beds for napping and a flat-screen TV to enjoy movies and favorite shows.
"I love the outdoor garage space because it's so unexpected," says interior designer Linda Woodrum, who worked with house planner Jack Thomasson to carve out a relaxed casual living space that would accommodate gatherings, large and small.
Twin mattresses, nestled atop custom-crafted platforms, provide napping and sleeping space. Anchored into the ceiling, beds are designed to gently sway as coastal breezes blow through the ground level space.
All-weather bedding and bolster pillows ensure durability and comfort.
Grommet curtains, fashioned in a Sunbrella fabric, frame the playspace. Artwork and decorative accessories lend a lived-in, comfortable look.
All-weather woven wicker-style furnishings provide space to read, reconnect with friends or watch TV.
A collection of black-and-white photos taken by carpenter David Brown are framed in rough-sawn cypress, which is coated in a translucent paint stain. Pictures, captured around Bluffton and Hilton Head, South Carolina, are protected under Plexiglas.
A sisal-style rug sections off the room's social and sleeping area, which nests adjacent to a fun playspace defined by a Ping-Pong table and flat-screen TV.
The ground-floor playspace is designed to make rainy beach days breeze by.
The professional-quality high-density fiberboard table-tennis table comes with four rackets and two dozen balls. The metal arched base is both architecturally compelling and stable.
Paddles turn artwork when displayed in a custom-crafted paddle bar.
Doors lead from the semi-conditioned playspace to the outdoor grilling and dining area.