A modern staircase invites traffic to flow from the first to second floor in the entryway of HGTV Green Home 2011. An oversized bureau at the base of the stairs accommodates storage of outerwear or mail.
A built-in desk makes a dramatic emerald green statement and adds much-needed storage in this contemporary home office. The leather desk chair swings around to a Lucite desk, which adds extra workspace without taking up any visual weight in the room.
Because of the "soupy" soil conditions, the foundation of the house was built specifically to keep it afloat."The house had to be designed so that it was like a box so it would sit on top of the ground," designer Felicia Foster says. The gravel landscaping was also instrumental in preventing drainage areas from impacting the home.
To promote a feeling of unity between the indoor and outdoor spaces, interior designer Linda Woodrum chose a neutral, controlled palette for the HGTV Green Home 2012 living room. Furnishings, though captivating, do not distract from the view. A mix of styles and textures like the rustic wood coffee table, shag rug and contemporary wingback armchairs keeps the space feeling cozy and fresh.
This multi-purpose "do room" in HGTV Green Home 2011 includes a casual-chic seating area with two slipper chairs, upholstered in classic houndstooth print. They sit atop a carpet-square rug and a Grecian key fabric throw pillows rests on each chair. A natural wood lamp with iron stud accents and linen shade provides additional light on overcast days. A barn door, constructed of beetle-kill pine wood, separates the room from the first floor.
A decorative arbor, constructed of cedar beams and galvanized metal pipes, filters sunlight and creates interesting shadow details. The architectural element echoes the design of railing details in the front yard.
A 59-inch flat-screen TV, mounted above the fireplace, provides entertainment throughout the year in this four-season room. Black wicker chairs provide a place to get warm by the fire. Semi-sheer grommet drapes may be drawn for privacy.