Great Room Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2015
Tons of Natural Light
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room is a light, open space with a classic neutral color palette. “The great room structure is that new modern way of living, which would not have happened in New England,” explains interior designer Linda Woodrum. “There would have been small, dark, boxy rooms, but we all know that we are living in this new way where there is this wonderful open space.”
Open Layout Great Room
This stunning two-story room is absolutely breathtaking, joining with the dining room for a modern, open feel. “We wanted to keep it open, airy and light feeling,” says Linda. “That was a goal – to come into a very traditional home and have this real nice, light sense. We kept the palette very light.”
Located in Martha’s Vineyard, this gorgeous home is bound to be an attraction for guests all year round. Linda kept that in mind when outfitting the great room with furniture. Extra chairs by each door can be brought into the center for guest and look great on their own.
Multiple sets of French doors line the great room, showing off the stunning view outside and allowing more natural light to brighten up the space.
Updated Cape Cod Style
Overall, every aspect of the HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room is designed to be a bright, beautiful space with an updated take on traditional Cape Cod style. “It is very clean, crisp, light and airy,” says Linda. “We didn’t get into that very heavy traditional look. It is a very modern interpretation.”
On either side of the stone fireplace, built-in bookshelves add architectural character and provide the perfect spot for books and decor.
Natural Light Source
Large windows, including several skylights, strategically placed throughout the room keep this family-friendly space feeling bright and open all year round.
“When we were furnishing the home, we jazzed it up a little bit,” explains Linda. “We have a traditional living room with an edge, and we kept it very monochromatic with grays, blacks and whites. We pulled in some of that blue because we know we are in a resort area, and we wanted to celebrate that kind of sense.”
Subtle Coastal Vibe
Coastal touches mixed with a white and blue color palette allude to the home’s Cape Cod location and give off a fun, fresh vibe in this common space.
A Rustic Touch
Antique vaulted beams bring a rustic charm to the spacious great room, while the two-story high ceiling contributes to the room’s open, airy design.
Lovely and Local
“Two large paintings on either side of the front door were sourced locally — much of the art in the house is local,” says Linda.
A Natural Flow
Open doorways bring the entire first floor together with each room feeling like an extension of the last, making this Cape Cod home the perfect place for entertaining.
Cape Cod Blue
According to Linda, “The inspiration for the blue in this room came from the import ware (blue and white jars), which was really part of the history of Martha’s Vineyard.”
Hardwood floors connect each space, creating a natural flow from room to room.
Since the front door opens directly into the magnificent great room, guest get the perfect first impression of the bright, open home.
Smart and Stylish Fabric
Much of the great room furniture was upholstered in Sunbrella fabric, making it both stylish and easy to maintain.
Driftwood accessories can be found throughout the space as a nod to the home’s nautical surroundings. The backs of the built-in bookshelves were painted gray to make the decor pop against a dark background.
Light at Night
Hidden light above the shelves keeps the spacious room light even after dark. “On the darkest of dark days when it has been raining, it still feels light and bright and airy,” says Linda. “I think that for this part of the country, it’s ingenious. It just has a really beautiful quality of life when you’re inside the home in this great room.”
Party on the Patio
Great for enjoying warm nights with family or entertaining a large group, the French doors open up to the patio outside, a space that offers even more seating and acts as an extension of the great room.
Light Around Every Corner
A clerestory window above the fireplace and shelves is an interesting focal point that adds brightness to the room. “The light in this house is phenomenal, and I think everyone that comes in comments on how bright and airy it is,” says Linda.
Antique Ceiling Beams
The antique beams combine with a classic beadboard ceiling to create interest and add cottage charm to the gorgeous white great room.
Seating for All
The great room is characterized by ample seating with clean lines and a warm, relaxing color palette. “We didn’t want to have so much furniture it felt overwhelmingly furnished,” says Linda. “That was the design decision – to make sure that we could accommodate people without making it jumbled.”