The castle centers around the monumental great hall. Architectural details include a 40-foot-high timber ceiling, marble columns, carved stone capitals and a stained glass window. The chimney was envisioned by Augustus Pugin who also designed the Palace of Westminster, where Britain's houses of parliament meet.
This great hall is divided from the entry by thin veils of sheer linen panels for more intimacy while leaving the historic home's original architecture intact. A gilded nineteenth-century eagle bookstand greets visitors on the washed-oak center table.
The great hall was inspired by the great center halls of shingle style houses—generous in size and timeless in beauty. The center hall connects the major rooms on the first floor: the broad living room, the octagonal dining room and the cubic stair hall.
This two-story open space includes the living room and kitchen, creating the feeling of a great hall. Heavy, masculine elements, including the stone walls, timber trusses and hanging fixtures, are balanced with ivory painted trim and soft, neutral furnishings.
This long hallway entrance connects the foyer to the great room. Craftsman-style sconces and drum shade pendant lights guide the way. Stone columns meet wooden ceiling beams down the length of the hall causing the eye to travel with them.
This Spanish-style living room has the feeling of a modern-day Medieval great hall, with interior balconies, arched openings and an imposing stone entryway bridged by a dark-stained lintel. Slipcovered and weathered wood furnishings tone down the formality of the space, giving it a comfortable, welcoming vibe.
Light stone and dark wood finishes combine for dramatic effect in this Spanish-inspired living room. A stone fireplace extends to the cathedral-height ceiling to create a dynamic focal point. The scale of the room, coupled with elements like dark ceiling beams, round candelabra fixtures and interior balconies, gives the space the feel of a modern-day Medieval great hall.
This hall features a curved balcony area and iron railing that allow people passing through a glimpse at the rustic great room. A circular red floral area rug adds a pop of color, while the vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting keep the space open.
A lime green hall gives way to a spectacular living room in the HGTV Dream Home 2013. A beautiful blend of natural light, neutral decor and transitional furniture are full of character and natural elegance. White walls make the room look even bigger, allowing the sunlight to reflect within the space.
The Crawford Hotel inside the still-active Denver Union Station, is an 1881 rail station, and a registered National Historic Landmark. The hotel retains the building's rich history while embracing a modern lodging aesthetic. The impressive Beaux Arts-style Great Hall serves as both the hotel’s lobby and the place where travelers wait for the train. This grand and bustling space includes Martini side tables from Restoration Hardware. The clocks are original while the dazzling chandeliers are impeccable recreations.
Creating a stylish, functional kitchen was the designers' goal for this space, and by adding a versatile kitchen island, they were able to do just that. This large island gives the homeowners a great deal more counter space, making food preparation and serving a much easier task. On one end of the island, gray paneled cabinets add stylish storage, while on the other end, a breakfast bar seats three and provides casual seating, creating a high-functioning kitchen space.
Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Depot believes smaller spaces lend themselves to bold color choices. Powder rooms, entry halls or a study are great areas to saturate with your favorite daring paint color. For example, this small powder room in radiant orchid makes a stunning statement.