A console table with reclaimed wood top, crafted by Atlanta artist Jeff Jones, nestles next to a north-facing set of windows. "He is very much a recycler," says interior designer Linda Woodrum, who discovered Jeff's work at her favorite store in Houston before visiting his shop and selecting an original piece for HGTV Green Home 2012.
Linda selected the dining set for its green story as well as its connection to the home's location. "It felt like something you'd find in a really rural farmhouse or maybe even a table the farmer would have placed outside, for workers to sit around during breaks," she says.
To keep views into the living room and courtyard unobstructed, two drum pendant lights are elevated slightly above sightlines.
This year, Linda veered from eye-popping details — bright blue walls or lime green chairs, for example. "I always knew I wanted to keep that main living space very neutral so the outside wasn't isolated," she says.
Ottomans, upholstered in earth-friendly fabric, offer additional seating or service area. Nailhead trim echoes the understated elegance of the foyer wall treatment.
Ceiling-mounted semi-sheer drapery draws the eye upward. Linda hand-selected Sunbrella fabric for the home's window treatments, which were custom-crafted by an Atlanta-area drapery and upholstery firm.