Living Room Photos: HGTV Green Home 2010
Transom windows drench the Living Room with natural light, reducing the need for artificial light during daytime.
A gas fireplace provides additional warmth on cold winter days. The granite-surrounded and stone fireplace, fashioned from reclaimed New England fieldstone, lends storybook charm to the edgy, modern cottage space.
Furnishings, upholstered in green and durable weatherproof fabrics, play up the home’s vibrant color palette. “The room is painted bright white,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “It could be very cold, but because of all the millwork it’s a warm cozy room.”
A clear glass vase filled with vase gems adds a hint of shine, while mercury-glass demijohns lend a gritty texture and work back to metallic surfaces in the room.
A bold geometric print in the home’s signature ruby-red color stands out against a sea of solids. A mustard-colored pillow provides needed contrast.
Succulents overflowing from a ceramic planter inject the space with living color. The plant rests atop a mantel custom-built from reclaimed lumber.
A design motif of circles and squares is manifested in both the coffee table’s paint treatment and the opening of mercury-glass demijohns.
Flannel and zebra-print pillows add a playful note. A hand-screened linen throw signifies the home’s order in HGTV’s series of green building initiatives.
Fresh and unexpected, a bouquet of greenery – reminiscent of beach heather and wild plum – brings the outdoors in and hints at the home’s coastal location.
The Rinnai gas fireplace features a full-function remote control, a direct vent system, automatic heat output and blower-speed adjustment and an integrated set-back thermostat.
Modern artwork purchased in Provincetown, Mass., serves as the focal point in the living space. “Stone is a powerful element because it’s heavy, bold and massive,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “We needed to find a piece that worked to hold the eye and not let the stone dominate.”
Encaustics adjacent to the fireplace balance the stone and, reminiscent of tree bark, draw a connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.
A spotlight illuminates a locally sourced branch sculpture, which serves to separate the dining from the living space.
A decorative bowl, displayed atop a woven-metal side table, adds a splash of shine.
The pairing of textures and materials – from metal to wicker – keeps the eye entertained and roaming the room.
Reclaimed wood accent tables that flank the sofa deliver a natural look and continue the green story: Tables are hewn from the trunks of naturally felled trees.
Industrial-style nickel task lamps designed by Thomas O’Brien add casual flair to the more formally furnished room.
Cabinet doors, set on a concealed hinge system, recess to reveal a Viera 42-inch HD LCD Energy Star-rated television and Blu-Ray high-definition DVD player. A custom alcove above the television displays a vintage boat model, purchased in Plymouth and customized to fit the 4-foot-wide space.
An installation of colored Lucite makes an impression as one ascends the stairs. The modern-art piece, discovered at a gallery along Boston’s Newbury Street, pulls in the home’s color palette. “It was the most exciting find ever,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A bookshelf, custom-crafted by MacKenzie Brothers to camouflage a return air grill, houses a collection of curios, books and pottery.
A ceramic pinecone from Magenta Home takes a place of pride atop an unassuming cake stand.
A bowl of pinecones pays homage to the home’s location in The Pinehills community.