Tower Photos: HGTV Green Home 2010

  • A contemporary rug, designed by Maine native Angela Adams, inspired furnishings and accessories in the Tower room.

  • A cozy chaise, upholstered in a firefly fabric, provides a perch for reading and reflection. A eco-friendly floor lamp, fashioned from paper mache with a charmeuse shade, offers light during evening hours.

  • A faux-bois table, painted with low-VOC paint, serves as a perch for reading material. A Peruvian alpaca throw is close at hand should evenings turn chilly.

  • A steel-plated, sawhorse-style desk topped with glass offers an opportunity to concentrate on work. “I couldn’t do another big wooden desk. The room would have been overpowered. I wanted it to feel light and airy up there,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

  • The Tower is surrounded by 12 windows, which reduce the need for electric lighting during daytime hours.

  • At the top of the stairs, three manipulated nature photos, purchased at a Plymouth gallery, greet guests. “This is the room in the house where you are most connected to nature,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “That’s why they worked so well.”

  • Reversed shiplap pine gives the ceiling a rustic touch. Sky-blue paint and a caged lantern with paper shade complete the surreal feel of the space. “That light is the cherry on top of the sundae,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “The last place I could use a square design element.”

  • Whether viewed from the Tower or the Living Room, the staircase – complete with custom oak railing — provides a sweeping view.

  • A recyclable nylon carpet runner, placed over solid hickory wood stair treads, protects wood surfaces from high traffic.

  • Steel-plated desk legs continue a linear design story repeated throughout the house.

  • Clear glass desktop accessories keep the room light and airy.

  • Embroidered throw pillows echo the sky-colored palette and remind one that the space is meant for relaxation as well as work.

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