HGTV Green Home 2012: Mudroom Pictures

The home's informal entrance provides a warm welcome and stylish storage options.

Flagstone segues to hand-scraped engineered hickory wood floors in the casual back entryway, where locker-style hickory cabinetry offers storage and an introduction to the home's industrial-chic styling.

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Carpenter David Brown transformed an accent table into a demilune to accommodate the tight entry space. "Oftentimes in a narrow hallway you'll find a table that's too deep. You can cut it down and attach it to the wall and have a perfectly usable piece of furniture," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

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A hand-crafted peg rail provides a handy spot to hang coats, hats and handbags.

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The unassuming back entrance is flanked by a galvanized metal lamp that, along with lap-style fiber cement siding, expresses the Southern farmhouse style.

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Engineered hardwood clads flooring throughout the home. The hand-scraped hickory plank in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths lends texture and visual interest.

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Open 21-inch-deep shelving provides a spot to display a perforated porcelain hurricane and ceramic candlesticks designed by artist Stephen Antonson.

A locker opens to reveal a front-loading energy efficient washer and dryer unit that accommodates empty nesters striving to live on one level of the home.

"Progressive," a poured landscape on repurposed box wood by Decatur, Ga., artist Dustin Gilleland, was customized by the artist to match the width of the peg rail beneath it.

Carpenter David Brown crafted coat "hooks" from a wax myrtle felled in his yard.

The mudroom opens out to the home's main floor, which houses both the kitchen and living room.

The entrance to the master bedroom offers just a hint of the room's overall design sensibility.