HGTV Dream Home 2011: Living Area Pictures
"I started with the sofa," says interior designer Linda Woodrum of her living area design scheme. "The green is about the harbinger of spring. When the fields and the trees start to turn green, it is a really exciting, emotional time."
A vintage 7 by 7-foot barn door, discovered at a local architectural salvage center, serves as both a conversation and an art piece. "It's an antique but has a very modern graphic feel about it," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A pop of red stands out against the room's high-contrast palette of green, white and black. A set of six coffee tables can be moved about the room, as activity requires.
Birch-bark boxes serve as pedestals for decorative objects. A modern-art metal lamp stands in high contrast to traditional turned-wood furnishings.
A console table provides baskets for storage and houses the room's home entertainment system. A 60-inch, flat-panel television transforms the space into a home theater.
Two oversized Windsor chairs that flank the home entertainment center lend timeless style. "There's a sense that they are old or are they new, like Amish quilts or Shaker boxes," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A three-tiered side table serves up a container of fresh grass and decorative bowl, fashioned from a fallen tree.
Paperwhites in bloom recall the room's inspiration: springtime in Vermont.
Posters purchased at the Stowe Ski Museum mark the entrance to the ski dorm. "The bold graphic posters worked with the feel of the room," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Two cedar carriage house doors, reclaimed from the local architectural salvage center, find new life as the entrances to the guest bedroom and ski dorm.
The ceiling, clad in 1-by-6 pine planks, is cooled down with a one part water to one part grey paint wash.
Velodyne subwoofers project sound throughout the room.
An adjoining kitchenette services both the living area and the terrace. The nearly 10-foot-long counter features storage space, a refrigerator and oven/warming drawer unit.
Reclaimed barnwood is fashioned into a frame that surrounds three shelves of glassware and earthenware. The dark quartz countertop is dressed with industrial-style task lamps; Waechsterbach dinnerware is at the ready should a gathering segue to dinner.
The kitchenette offers easy access to the main-floor kitchen via the staircase.
An alcove below the staircase offers additional storage space as well as a spot to make a subtle design statement."I think with a family room, you are going to accrue a lot of junk: games and people's stuff," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "It is a great way to do storage."
Photographs taken by carpenter David Brown make a dramatic statement as one arrives at the bottom of the staircase. "It was just sort of stop and notice," says interior designer Linda Woodrum of David's snapshots. "And they are gorgeous."
A floor-to-ceiling bookcase adds flavor and color and is the perfect spot to display reading material and natural elements that connect indoor to outdoor spaces.
A soft and shaggy rug underfoot begs guests to push coffee tables aside and recline. The sofa is equipped with a fold-out bed, should weekend guests exceed bedrooms.