About the Kitchen: Birch bark, a recurring HGTV Dream Home 2011 design motif, finds expression in the dramatic and sleek kitchen, interior designer Linda Woodrum's favorite room. "I love the way the birch bark is just this pop of white in the woods," says Linda. "I think it's an amazing gift." The tree’s texture and color are masterfully translated as gray cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances, white countertops and marble tile, black leather barstools and gray tones of the tile grout. "All of those colors are about birch bark," she adds.
The countdown is on! You can take the virtual tour of HGTV Dream Home 2011 starting December 20 at 9 a.m. ET. Get reminders from our HGTV Ideas Newsletter. Also, tune into the HGTV Dream Home 2011 special on January 1 at 1 p.m. ET.