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.
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.
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.
In keeping with this home’s prairie style, plants and shrubs that complement the vertical design were chosen to landscape the front of this home. Large brown planters hold tall tall trees leading up to the front door.
Contemporary-style sofas, upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric, feature aluminum frames and synthetic wicker bases — both recyclable. Two cube-shaped, industrial-style coffee tables were handcrafted from sustainable wood by carpenter David Brown. The yellow chairs provide a nice contrast against the black and white patterned pillows and add pops of color against the brick floor and accent landscaping wall.
These sculptural lamps are crafted of rice paper and aspen branches. They sit on a buffet between the home's kitchen and great room. Designer Linda Woodrum says, "We originally had lamps on that table and I thought, 'My gosh, let’s do something a little more fun.' They suited that space."