The family room is an inviting space to curl up on the softly textured sofa in front of the fireplace and watch the huge plasma television over the mantel. Or for an even better picture, shift ever so slightly and take in the ever-changing views outside the big French doors instead. A flagstone floor, rich green walls (\"Svelte sage\") and plenty of textured wood continue the nature theme that defines this mountain home.
Several works of whimsical folk art give the room a playful sensibility. The focal point is the large cow painting on one side of the fireplace. A fish sculpture crafted from old license plates stands on the oversized coffee table, and another recycled metal fish hangs from a piece of twine on the wall next to the fireplace. \"We had a lot of fun with the artwork,\" says Woodrum, who found much of the art in local shops. \"It's not a serious space, it's a fun space.\"
Fun and Relaxing
That sense of fun is intensified by bright splashes of red and yellow in the pillows and throws. \"The sitting area is very neutral colors,\" Woodrum says, \"but when you come into this area there's a lot of 'Pow!'\"
Woodrum added a dining-size table cut down to coffee table height with a child's chair at one end, providing the perfect spot for little people to spread out their latest artwork or card game.
Rack 'em Up
A custom-made billiards table with a sage green felt top (to match the sage green walls and draperies in the adjoining family room) is the centerpiece of the game area. The rough-hewn log legs echo the natural logs found in the railings along the staircase that enters this room. Two pub style dartboards in their own cabinets line the wall opposite the table.
But the main focus of the room is a large mirror with an intricate frame made of twigs, bark and pinecones. The rustic mirror, reminiscent of Adirondack style furnishings, reflects the view from the French doors in the family room directly opposite. A high, built-in bench (with footrest!) beneath the mirror offers a great vantage spot for viewing the action at the billiard table. The bench cushion is covered in a bright Lewis and Sharon fabric with circles in shades of yellow, red and orange. \"I loved the dots, the textures, the colors,\" says Woodrum. \"The cushion colors really pop.\"