Though the open, two-story dining room in HGTV Dream Home 2015 is breathtaking, that openness can sometimes negatively affect the room’s acoustics. Luckily, interior designer Linda Woodrum knew just how to alleviate that issue. “When you have a tremendous amount of volume, you’re looking for ways to help with acoustics,” explains Linda. “So the more fabric you get in the room, the more you help with acoustics.”
The dining room seating in HGTV Dream home 2015 was given a mix-and-match approach in order to keep the space from feeling too stiff. “When you’re playing with a dining table that has six or eight chairs, that’s a lot of legs and a lot of wood,” explains the home’s interior designer Linda Woodrum. “We were trying to find a way to soften all of that wood, so we have this upholstered piece that’s one part of the seating area, two wooden chairs across from it, and two upholstered chairs at the end.”
A built-in banquette with easy-to-clean striped fabric is the perfect kid-friendly choice for a cozy breakfast area. Drawers underneath provide extra storage, and a beaded chandelier makes for a striking focal point.
This living room area provides a playful air of visual stimulation; lively punches of tangerine and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues. A heavy dose of woven sea grass added to the distinctive maritime air while an assortment of sea shells, blue-and-white pottery and a colorful collection of art came together to create a place of delight in this low-key beach cottage.
Designed to be a family room area where all the neighborhood kids will gather on movie night, this space needed to be durable and beautiful. The window seat with its easy-to-clean laminated fabric creates a cozy and sunny reading area and allows for additional movie viewing. The custom-made media cabinet hides all the kids toys, board games and AV equipment.
This contemporary cottage living room is inspired by the homeowner's love for old pieces that tell a story. The wood over the fireplace is from an old barn, the coffee table is an old wagon and the side table is an old military locker. Designer Tip: Mix up the old with the new. Buy a few select pieces that have history and incorporate them into a contemporary space.
With beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, this cottage living room features sliding glass doors that create a seamless transition to the outdoor living space. The cozy seating area centers on the stacked stone fireplace, while whitewashed plank ceiling keeps the space light and airy.
The brick wall housing the fireplace and TV is painted white along with the rest of the walls to create a light and airy environment. Blue and tan throw pillows add a splash of color the gray sectional, which is the perfect spot for the whole family to gather. A sisal area rug grounds the room and adds tactile appeal.
This living and dining area provides a playful air of visual stimulation; lively punches of tangerine and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues. A heavy dose of woven sea grass added to the distinctive maritime air while an assortment of sea shells, blue-and-white pottery and a colorful collection of art came together to create a place of delight in this low-key beach cottage.
Designed for a young family with three little boys, the living room pairs a comfortable gray sectional with textured poufs and a sisal area rug. The bright and airy space incorporates an East Coast vibe with a touch of casual California feel.
Outdoor Dining Area With Wood Pergola and Vertical Garden
A vertical hanging pocket garden surrounds a pergola-shaded outdoor dining area in this backyard. A variety of hanging glass pendant lamps are sophisticated additions to the rustic, weathered-wood terrace.
Green Cottage Living Room With Slipcovered Furniture
A neutral slipcovered sofa and armchair lend a casual feel to this bright green space. Decorative hangings, including art, a clock and a mirror, fill the wall behind the sofa, adding personality to the room.