HGTV Dream Home 2011: Gathering Room Pictures

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Glass Enclosed Observatory

    The room's color palette, inspired by the colors of autumn foliage at its peak, bursts alive as one enters the space. \"I don't think that's a color palette I would necessarily use in the South where it's hot a lot of the time,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum. \"But it works really well in a cooler climate.\"

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Seating

    Walls of windows connect the room to outdoor spaces and contribute to the home's treehouse feeling.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Decor

    Antique-style luggage trunks, topped with bean-filled candle hurricanes, double as accent tables.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Upstairs Gathering Room

    Hand-woven from worsted New Zealand wool, a men's wear-influenced area rug stylishly sections off the space.

  • Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Chair with Pillow

    Both practical and stylish, durable upholstery fabrics keep the focus where it should be: on reconnecting with family and friends.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Tables

    Nested tables can be rearranged as gatherings require. Birch boxes, crafted by carpenter David Brown, serve as display pedestals for accents and artwork.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Decor

    A collection of pinecones, displayed in a natural grass basket, are among the thoughtful details that connect indoor to outdoor spaces.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Fireplace

    Birch panels clad the fireplace chase and complement the maple flooring. An ottoman doubles as a coffee table.

  • Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Rinnai Fireplace

    A Rinnai EnergySaver® Intelligent gas fireplace heats the space and offers the convenience of a preset thermostat.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Fireplace

    A steel wall sculpture, inspired by midcentury designs, graces the chase. \"We needed something three-dimensional, and the bits of copper coming through relate to all the colors in the room and the copper cladding on the outside of the fireplace,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Furnishings

    Built-in shelving, crafted from birch wood, serves as display space for decorative art.

  • Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Sonos Speakers

    HGTV Dream Home 2011 features a Sonos wireless music system that streams songs into each room via Zoneplayers.

  • Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Ceiling Speaker

    Speakers are installed in the ceiling to amplify the home's sound system.

  • HGTV Dream Home Gathering Room Sofa

    Although interior designer Linda Woodrum chose durable fabrics to upholster furnishings in the gathering room, she opted for silk throw pillows. \"Silk is such a wonderful fabric because it's so reflective of light,\" she says. \"It holds color so well and it has such visual depth.\"

  • Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Fireplace and Decor

    Silk pillows, which interior designer Linda Woodrum refers to as the \"jewels\" of the room, can be removed when a large (or rowdy) gathering is planned.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Furnishings

    Apples in a hammered bowl provide a pop of bright green; a paisley throw connects to the room’s fall-foliage theme.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Flowers

    Crisp white orchids and a bouquet of forsythia inject the room with a natural element.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room and Kitchen

    A mixed-media painting by Axel Stohlberg marks the entrance to the kitchen. \"We liked that painting because it was bold and crazy,\" adds interior designer Linda Woodrum.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Artwork

    Oil, pastel and gouache paintings by Jon Gregg, a Vermont artist and co-founder of the Vermont Studio Center, grace the walls in the gathering room. \"They have the right feel – they are whimsical and a bit impressionistic,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum. \"They were right for the space.\"

  • Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Lutron Controls

    A Lutron control panel in the gathering room allows the homeowner to manage lighting as well as window shades.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Windows

    Custom-built spruce pine box valances house and conceal Lutron window shades.

  • Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Window Shades

    The Lutron shade control system allows the homeowner to preset shade positions throughout the day. Shades can be lowered to block sun rays and cool the home or raised to let in sunlight and heat the home.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Seating

    The gathering room connects to the annex, where a wall of windows provides a breathtaking view of Stowe's mountain range.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Seating

    Recessed and track lighting brighten the space on gray days. Art lamps shine a spotlight on mixed-media work by artist Jon Gregg.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering Room Deck View

    The wood deck is easily accessible from the kitchen and gathering room via a private entrance door.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Gathering and Dining Room

    HGTV Dream Home's open floor plan invites relaxation. The dining room provides additional seating for guests, who prefer proximity to the kitchen.

  • HGTV Dream Home 2011 Comfortable Gathering Room

    During bleak winter months, the room's interior colors warm and brighten the home.

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