More Than a Loft
This comfortable landing doubles as a living space where guests can step outside to commune with nature, curl up on the daybed and take a nap or even spend the night. The daybed is one of the most distinctive pieces in the house. Custom-made for this space, it's constructed entirely of Aspen wood branches smoothed and lightly glazed, but still retains enough of their original rough form to remind you of a soaring tree.
Exposed beams frame the space and harmonize beautifully with the dark walnut flooring and the cotton area rug showcasing hues of blue and taupe.
Designer Linda Woodrum calls the loft landing \"a chit-chatting area.\" It's the perfect spot to converse while enjoying the breathtaking forest view beyond the window.
Because there are so many traditional elements in the house, Linda wanted to feature something unexpected, so she hung a large light fixture made from an old wine barrel.
A row of black leather boxes rest on a dark walnut console. Above the table, details from antique postcards each of them more than 100 years old are finished with black wood frames and wide, white matting.
Functional and Practical
During daylight hours, the daybed is dressed in a cozy, custom comforter patterned with blue and white ticking squares, and rolled bolster cushions in a complementary striped pattern. A cushioned ottoman opens to store bedding and doubles as a coffee table and additional seating. The wall behind the daybed is draped with cotton-pleated curtains in palest latte, a shade that covers the adjacent wall of windows, too.
Beyond the loft's indoor seating area, an outdoor observation deck shared by the guest bedrooms is decked out with a pair of ladder-back chairs and a small table perfect for morning coffee. Tall pines tower just beyond the custom metal railing, which repeats the \"double X\" design from the stair railing inside the house.
Place for Everyone
The loft is a space that provides not only comfortable seating and extra sleeping space for guests, but also a room as lovely as the spectacular view outside the windows.