Great Room Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2015

Open, bright and airy, the HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room is a spacious gathering room that is perfect for entertaining.

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.”

Breathtaking Views

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.”

Beautiful Built-ins

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.

Traditional Elegance

“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.”

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.

Fantastic Flooring

Hardwood floors connect each space, creating a natural flow from room to room.

Smart and Stylish Fabric

Much of the great room furniture was upholstered in Sunbrella fabric, making it both stylish and easy to maintain.

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.

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.”