Sunny Master Bedroom
\"It's like being in a sunflower,\" says designer Linda Woodrum. The airy white walls and ceiling and the bright golden yellow and brown accents in the fabrics evoke a sunny meadow on a warm, lazy summer day. Woodrum originally placed a large urn filled with silk sunflowers at the foot of the bed. The urn didn't quite work (\"it was big and clumpy and looked horrible,\" Woodrum says), but the sunflowers provided the inspiration for all the colors in the room.
The walls, window trim and peaked roof ceiling are painted in Sherwin-Williams' \"Creamy.\" A striped rug, striped curtains, striped duvet and striped pillows in various shades of cream, yellow and brown add bright lines of color. \"These stripes don't look perfect together when you hold them all next to each other,\" says Woodrum, \"but placed around the room, they work.\"
Woodrum found the rug first, then used the yellow as a basis for other finds. She found the black and yellow plates on the wall by the window in Hendersonville, N.C., where they were handmade by a local potter. The \"great energy\" of the yellow in the room is grounded by the black honed granite around the fireplace, and the touches of brown in the rug and on the bed.
The focal point is the spectacular view outside the large main window. Woodrum deliberately chose not to outline the window in a contrasting paint color so the view itself would command the eye. The room's close connection to the outdoors is embodied in a small balcony off the master suite. A door near the bed opens out onto a peaceful little deck with a fence of rhododendron and locust.
Tranquil Master Bath
In the bathroom, Linda Woodrum again used a monochromatic color scheme, with \"Creamy\" paint on the walls, ceiling and trim. The sense of being surrounded by nature is heightened by other natural materials, including blonde wood floors (the same Australian cypress used throughout the house), and travertine countertops and tile in shades of mocha and walnut.
\"It's monochromatic, but it's also warm, natural, organic,\" says Woodrum. \"It should be a space that's restful, a place to go to rejuvenate before you face the world.\"
A magnificent walk-in shower with glass walls and door and hand-burnished travertine tile fills one end of the room. In the center of the room, a Jacuzzi tub surrounded by windows provides the perfect spot a soothing soak.
What truly makes this an HGTV Dream Home for most of us is the self-contained spa. \"It's a nice indulgence,\" says Linda Woodrum, who designed the space in soothing shades of green and cream. Here you can pamper your body with a stint in the generously-sized sauna, then rinse off in the tiled shower which opens into another shower just outside, for those who like to bathe under the sky.
After a Steam
A creamy silestone counter and sink and a faux bois mirror located just outside the sauna continue the color scheme and rustic theme of the rest of the house.