Overall, every aspect of the HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room is designed to be a bright, beautiful space with an updated take on traditional Cape Cod style. “It is very clean, crisp, light and airy,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “We didn’t get into that very heavy traditional look. It is a very modern interpretation.”
The designers of this spectacular modern home wanted to flood the interiors with natural light. One of the ways they achieved this was to add clerestory windows that have the added effect of making the ceiling seem to float above the walls.
HGTV Dream Home 2013 Green Great Room With Marsh View
Kick back on this cushy sofa and soak up the stunning marsh views just beyond the almost floor-to-ceiling windows and double doors. A window seat awaits the avid bird watcher, or step just outside onto the spacious deck.
Using soft neutral tones with pops of color created a comfortable casual space. The designer says she fell in love with the horizontal stripe linen fabric on the window treatments, but wanted to keep the panels looking casual and decided to use a basic rod pocket treatment on the panels to keep the fabric from becoming too formal.
Contemporary Great Room Boasts Italian Dining Table
An open great room with lots of space for entertaining was important to this homeowner, so to tie the space together designer Carrie Maniaci focused on wood elements with stainless steel accents. The Italian Olive Ash dining table makes a perfect center piece and is like a work of art.
Midcentury Modern Open-Plan Living and Dining Space
Perfect for casual weekend living, this Hamptons beach-house dining/family room has a close connection to the kitchen, as well as to outdoor living areas. Glass doors on the ground level slide all the way into the walls, opening the family/dining room and living room to an expansive deck area. The rooms can be entirely open or protected from mosquitoes with a screen system, allowing for summer breezes, ample entertaining areas and restoring connections to nature. “A consistent — but not overwhelming — thread of blue follows throughout these ground level spaces: blue kitchen cabinets, blue custom rug and touches of blue walls,” note the architects.
Traditional Great Room with Coastal Feel, Strong Focal Point
The wide open living spaces in this coastal home are designed to emphasize, first and foremost, the view. Neutral walls and broad windows spotlight the sweeping coastal vista. Meanwhile the arrangement of the dining room, with its eye-catching captain's chair, forms a visual line upon entry that draws the eye through the center of the room and to the windows beyond.
Blue and White Contemporary Great Room With Sectional
For this sophisticated beach house, a blue-and-white palette complements its oceanfront setting, while contemporary details like the armchair's print and sculptural end tables have a decidedly modern feel.