Living Room Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2014

With soaring ceilings, unexpected bursts of bright colors and soft, cozy textures, this living room blends everything there is to love about modern mountain living.

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With walls of glass on either end of the home's living wing, light is able to travel deep into the space. \"The back wall faces east and gets morning sun,\" says architect David Bourke, who paid close attention to the relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces when designing the home. \"In the afternoon the mountain range is all lit up. It has this fantastic glow.\"

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A moment-resisting frame, fashioned from steel, supports the wall of glass and secures the structure even during times of seismic activity.

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A soft, shaggy wool rug with a subtle Moroccan-style pattern anchors the living space, defined by a collection of furnishings — both traditional and contemporary in silhouette — that partner to create an eclectic look.

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A play on cozy flannels and classic lodge-style fabrics, oversized plaid prints are used to upholster side chairs and reappear on wool throw blankets.

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Steel collar ties support the weight of the roof and, paired with glue-laminated wood beams, offer a striking visual element.

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Veneered fieldstone, in reddish-brown and gray hues, clads the fireplace surround as well as the base of the adjacent patio. A piece of hot-rolled steel stands in as a mantel.

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The home's sole piece of found art comes in the form of a 41-inch-wide cross-cut slice of ponderosa pine, mounted on a wooden box by carpenter David Brown. \"It's very bold against the dark stone and very contemporary, and it just pulled the whole room together,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

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Two walls of windows offer magnificent views of the wooded lot, golf course and mountain range beyond. Wrapping the entire living wing in glass, says architect David Bourke, creates the illusion of a floating ceiling.

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A color palette of muted gray, cream, black and vibrant yellow tells a modern mountain design story in the space.

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Red Vanda orchids bring the red-orange hue seen throughout the house into the living space.

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A portable Wi-Fi music system turns the living room into a party space. A remote control allows for easy adjustment in any location within the living wing.

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A leather ottoman serves as a coffee table in the space, but can be cleared and double as seating when entertaining guests. Raised wooden trays offer a flat spot for electronics, food or drinks.

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A pedestal side table serves up tea leaf bonsai and a hammered metal vase that provides the needed pop of shimmer on the tabletop.

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Roller blinds, discretely tucked behind steel valances, along with semi-sheer linen drapes, are offered should one wish to block sunlight or require privacy.

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Low-profile furnishings were selected to keep all eyes focused on views.

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A gas fireplace offers just the right touch of mountain lodge ambience while emitting just enough heat to keep the living room cozy. A remote control allows for full customization of flame height and accent lighting — all from the comfort of traditional upholstered chairs.

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A cross-legged table offers up a collection of eclectic accessories, including a primitive-style temple bell and a sparkling mercury glass votive.

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An oversized wing chair, covered in lush buttercream velvet upholstery, is the perfect spot to sink, snuggle and enjoy views of the sun as it sinks below the mountains.

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This modern bench, upholstered in warm gray with sleek stainless steel legs, can be pulled outside to provide additional seating on the patio and outdoor dining area.

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Using non-traditional mountain house colors like bright yellow helps balance the home's bold architectural features. \"Wood and stone are very heavy, powerful materials, so to be successful you have to use very bold, strong colors,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

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Great lighting takes over when the day's natural light fades. A large iron and glass carriage light with a blackened bronze finish is the centerpiece of the room, while mini bronze spotlights and contemporary white table lamps fill in extra task lighting.

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The oversized lantern echoes the style of the iron-and-glass, floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed iron ceiling supports.

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The skeleton of the home, most often tucked under drywall, is exposed in this application. The play between wood and steel is a design motif repeated throughout the home's interior.

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A large-scale, angular acrylic on canvas painted by local artist Marcio Decker contains the home's primary accent colors — burnt orange and bright yellow — along with nature-inspired hues like green, brown and gray.

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A layer of snow on the ground is a common fixture in the home's Truckee, Calif. location, which receives an average of 206 inches of snow per year. A dusting of snow makes the home's colors crisper and reflects even more natural light through the long living space.

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\"It's totally unexpected and crisp and clean,\" says interior designer Linda Woodrum about the living room design. \"This is not your grandmother's log cabin.\"

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