Living Room Pictures From HGTV Green Home 2011

Echoing the community's own sense of energy and enthusiasm, the living room sets the tone for the home's contemporary design scheme.

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

© 2011, HGTV

A palette of pineapple, charcoal gray and soft white lends a sophisticated, urban sensibility to the living room, illuminated by a diffused fabric light designed by Tobia Scarpa. “We wanted to make sure that people felt comfortable in here, wanted to stay and loved being in the space,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

Contemporary-style furnishings upholstered in green fabrics tell an edgy, industrial story in the living room. Interior designer Linda Woodrum shopped for decor with Denver’s young, urban couples in mind. “We’re not living in Mom and Dad’s house,” she says.

Vases by glass artist Tamaian serve as conversation pieces. “It’s important to use lots of pattern and lots of texture because that’s what this room is about,” says Linda.

A floor lamp with marble base and stainless steel telescopic stem illuminates a seating area. Snow Bush, a framed photograph by Bruce Zander, anchors the nook and adds visual interest.

To break up industrial-style elements, interior designer Linda Woodrum grouped butterfly bush blooms in a clear glass, lava stone-filled vase.

A limestone-topped cocktail table with iron base is among the room’s outstanding accents. “Every piece in the living room could stand on its own as a story,” says Linda.

Marble-topped iron side tables flank the sofa and serve as props for antiqued zinc lamps topped with natural paper shades.

“Those lights felt very industrial and very funky to me and not like porcelain lamps your mom would have placed next to the sofa,” says Linda.

A series of three windows, buffered by cellular shades and linen drapes, illuminates the space. A 6-foot mirror helps to reflect light throughout the room.

A bamboo-trimmed mirror adds warmth in the room’s far corner. “Large bamboo has been cut into sections and laid in a mosaic-like manner,” says Linda of the eye-catching piece.

A natural transition is made from the living room to the kitchen, which shares a common color palette.

Serving as a segue from living to kitchen space, an iron plinth displays a spray of forsythia branches. “It’s a way to stop the eye visually before we enter the next space,” says Linda.

Canvases slide back and forth on a track to conceal the room’s flat-screen TV. “It was one of those lunchtime conversations that turned into a sketch that turned into a wall,” says Infinity Home Collection’s general manager, David Steinke.

A side chair, fashioned from two 80-year-old radiators, adds an element of comic relief. “It’s whimsical. It’s fun. It’s the first thing that catches your eye when you walk in the room,” says Linda.

Engineered, hand-scraped maple flooring in a shade of chicory clads surfaces throughout the home and extends up the staircase.