HGTV Dream Home 2007: Third-Floor Loft Pictures

Designer Linda Woodrum transformed this third-floor loft into a chic and functional sleeping space in HGTV Dream Home 2007.

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.

Colorful Harmony

Exposed beams frame the space and harmonize beautifully with the dark walnut flooring and the cotton area rug showcasing hues of blue and taupe.

Friendly Chatting

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.

Opposites Attract

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.

Historical Touch

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.

Mountain Views

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.

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