HGTV Dream Home 2012: Foyer Pictures

A blend of contemporary and traditional furnishings, the home's entry space hints at the home's overall design story.

  • A quiet and subdued space, the foyer draws visitors comfortably in and provides a pause before one advances toward the great room, dining and kitchen areas, as well as the home's most stellar views.

  • A cozy reading corner doubles as a design vignette. A club chair, upholstered in ikat, represents the first of the home's many references to the tie-dyed, woven fabric. \"It's a rustic, historic weave from tribal villages,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum. \"You have that contrast between the modern art and this historic print — I think that's important.\"

  • Four-foot giclees on paper by Romanian-born painter Eugene Motz monopolize the wall. Identical in size and style, one of the two art pieces is flipped upside down to fool the eye.

  • The room's second piece of art, a crystal archive print by photographer Mimi Plumb, connects to both the home's location and its conceived history as a working ranch turned homestead.

  • Stairs lead from the foyer to the master suite, a private oasis where the homeowner can escape from the hustle and bustle of downstairs activities.

  • A modern twist on a traditional staircase, clear glass and Douglas fir mortis-and-tenon timbers stand in for traditional wood-turned balusters and handrail.

  • A hallway connects the foyer to a powder room that showcases the handiwork of carpenter David Brown. Wood scraps — a mix of cherry, plywood, weathered oyster pole wood and scraps from an early American door frame — are artfully arranged to form the frame.

  • A geometric pendant light with an ecru linen shade casts a soft glow on the space.

  • The front closet provides access to a below-grade crawlspace, which houses the home's three Energy Star-rated gas furnaces and provides space for storage.

  • A seamless transition is made from HGTV Dream Home's introductory space to the great room, where Utah limestone clads interior and exterior walls. A whitewashed galvanized urn makes a design statement while subtly referencing the area's ranching heritage.

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