HGTV Green Home 2011: "Do" Room Pictures

Separated from the home proper by a sliding barn door, HGTV Green Home's multipurpose room serves as crafts studio, home office and laundry central.

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Wall-to-wall cabinetry, custom-crafted from MDF board and built to conceal work cubicles, required several weeks of construction work. “This was not a project that required a Ph.D.,” says Infinity Home Collection’s general manager, David Steinke. “It was just a project that required patience.”

A small wash area is carved out near the entrance. Two black-and-white photographs taken by carpenter David Brown make a subtle design statement.

A glass-tile backsplash in neutral shades of brown glistens against a spot-resistant, stainless steel one-handle pulldown kitchen faucet.

A French-style wire hamper serves as a catchall for laundry or throw blankets.

The room’s first station opens to reveal a front-loading Energy Star®-qualified washer and a front-loading dryer with an advanced moisture sensing system.

A Brush with Art, a mixed-media piece by artist C.C. Opiela, draws the eye and seems right at home in a space reserved for creative tasks.

The room’s second station opens to reveal storage shelves and a retractable desktop that extends out to accommodate crafting and gift-wrapping needs.

A gift wrapping station is fully equipped with paper, scissors, tape and ribbons. “When all the doors are shut, it looks immaculate, tailored and just so tidy,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

Eye-catching and hard-working, hand-woven renewable arurog reed baskets corral clutter and keep supplies in close reach.

An antique-style factory stool, crafted from 100-percent reclaimed bleached pine, swivels to accommodate tasks.

Two slipper chairs, upholstered in classic houndstooth print, comprise a casual-chic seating area. Pillows are covered in the same Grecian key fabric that covers the back wall of each workstation.

A natural wood lamp with iron stud accents and linen shade provides additional light on overcast days. A barn door, constructed of beetle-kill pine wood, separates the room from the first floor. “You close the door, and it’s all put away neat and tidy — what a perfect solution,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

“I think it’s fun when you walk into the home and you see a couple of chairs and a small table and a lamp, and you wonder, ‘Is that a study? Is that a den? What’s happening in that space?’” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

Do-it-yourself artwork finds a home in the do room. Carpenter David Brown snapped and framed landscape photos for use in the space.

Individual carpet tiles are taped together to create the room’s area rug. If a square is stained or damaged, it can easily be removed from the rug and replaced. “I always like carpeting as fabric for noise or just the softness it brings to a space,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

A rustic, tramp art-style side table pairs well with contemporary-style furnishings.

The seating area doubles as a makeshift home office. Parents can keep tabs on kids while tending to finances or following up on emails.

Semi-sheer cellular shades in a soft ash color provide privacy while letting in natural light.

Beetle-kill pine finds new use as a sliding barn door. Pocket doors, custom-crafted for Infinity Home Collection, tell a local green story. “When the door is shut, it looks immaculate, tailored, just so tidied up and perfect,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

A craft cubicle features a retractable 3 x 3-foot tabletop and 3 x 3-foot mobile island topped with stainless steel formica. A cork bulletin board provides space to tack notes; a brushed-nickel task lamp twists, pivots and bends to spotlight projects.

A rainbow of art supplies includes eco-friendly art pads made from 100-percent, post-consumer recycled materials and agricultural waste and colored pencils made from recycled newspaper with natural wax and mineral dyes.

An organization station is dedicated to activity and menu planning and scheduling. Eco-friendly binders, stored in overhead shelving, are provided to organize bills and paperwork.

The mobile islands are among interior designer Linda Woodrum’s favorite furnishings. “You can lock them in place – small kids can paint on them or you can fold laundry on them or lay out your taxes or paperwork,” she says.