HGTV Dream Home 2006: Guest Bedroom Pictures

The light, airy upstairs bedroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2006 is every guest's dream: a fantasy retreat that gives one the sense of being completely and utterly away from it all.

Fantasy Retreat

With its creamy white walls, soaring peaked ceiling (painted an amazing shade of sky blue), and enormous view window overlooking vast vistas of the mountains and lake, the guest bedroom gives you the sense that you're part of the sky. \"It's like being in a cloud,\" says designer Linda Woodrum.

\"I knew instantly the blue ceiling would be the only color for this room,\" says Woodrum, who chose Sherwin-Williams' \"Blissful Blue\" for the ceiling as well as the walls in the attached full bathroom. The paint color changes with the light, depending on the time of day, the weather, and the seasons unfolding outside. \"This room has the best view in the house,\" Woodrum says, \"and I loved how it's so connected to the sky.\"

Quilts

Woodrum added cornice boards above the twin beds with a sheer drape to lend an ethereal, cloud-like feeling. Quilts on the bed reflect the home's North Carolina heritage, and pillows in a variety of prints add to the cottage-y feel. Dust ruffles in a gray-blue and white check echo the colors of the mist on the Blue Ridge Mountains outside the window.

Abstract Art

Between the beds a large abstract painting in shades of blue and green provides a splash of color on the white walls. The painting was the last thing Woodrum purchased for the room. \"When I found that,\" she says, \"it pulled everything together.\" The painting comes from Matilda's, a folk art store in Atlanta (www. Matildascottage.com).

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