HGTV Green Home 2012: Retreat Pictures
Contemporary Orange Retreat Room
Menswear fabrics coupled with floral and geometric prints prove a winning combination in a space designed as a place for reflection — and escape from large gatherings.
House planner Jack Thomasson discovered the encaustic on wood by Sherry Cook during a shopping adventure. The room's "softening edge" serves as a foil to the space's intense color palette and architectural lines.
A hammered metal bowl, surrounded by primitive-style accessories, adds the needed hint of glamour and shine.
Contemporary Living Room With Suspension Lamp
A dramatic suspension lamp designed by Denis Santachiara becomes an intriguing focal point. A hidden light source within the drum provides a soft, warm glow.
Interior designer Linda Woodrum discovered the room's dramatic industrial-style console table at Canton Street Antique Market.
The table's galvanized metal-wrapped surface features the home's signature design application: nailhead trim.
A bouquet of persimmon branches offers a subtle nod to HGTV Green Home 2012's southern location.
A pocket door may be drawn during times of private reflection. "The retreat is a place to sit quietly with a friend, or read a book or watch TV or do something on your iPad or your computer," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "It's the room where you are more by yourself."
Orange Living Room With Eclectic Coffee Table
"That color envelopes you and makes you feel cozy," says Linda of the ginger wall color. "The same as Serenbe. I love how you feel in Serenbe."
Pillows covered in "Shade of Sycamore," a block-print fabric by artist Katie Leede, complement the room's intense wall color. "And I just love the fabric because it has that agrarian or natural motif," says Linda.
Floral-print upholstery fabric stands in contrast to the room's more vibrant fabric patterns and colors.
Orange Sitting Area With Menswear Fabric Armchair
Black-and-white photography, purchased at Bungalow in Atlanta, references Serenbe's equestrian community. "One of the things I love about Serenbe: It's so real. It's a real community," says Linda.
Menswear fabric in a bold check balances the room's more feminine details.
Another reason for the dramatic wall color? "When you are looking down the hallway, it has to be cool," says Linda. "It has to be significant."
A cast-iron table with a reclaimed wood top serves as a display for a trio of mercury glass candle holders and Dendrobium orchids.
A rustic wall shelf, fashioned from reclaimed 50-year-old railroad ties and recycled metal, provides storage as well as a perch for the room's 37-inch flat-screen TV.
Carpenter David Brown crafted two lucite cubes to serve as a coffee table. Cubes, set on casters, are easy to relocate when the sleeper sofa is folded out for guests.
Lending charm, as well as rusticity and texture, birch logs serve as filler for transparent cubes.
The retreat is within close proximity to the home's active spaces, including the barbecue courtyard and the vaulted Georgia room.