A pergola-covered slate patio is furnished with wood and white cushioned furniture, including a poolside sitting area with an ottoman. Trees surrounding the space allow for privacy while enjoying the outdoor area.
The master bedroom is given a fresh and classic look as well, with the old blue wall-to-wall carpet removed, revealing hardwood floors, and the room furnished with period-appropriate furniture and accessories.
Furnishing an outdoor room can quickly add up, but using creativity and some elbow grease will save your budget. "Visit flea markets and find inexpensive furniture to paint or otherwise repurpose," designer Lourdes Dumke says. Colorful spray paints are great for plastic furniture and don't require priming. Dress up other pieces with slipcovers and outdoor fabric pillows.
The elongated foyer runs the length of this portion of the home and is furnished with rustic console tables custom made by furniture artisan Clint Harp. Potted plants and an exposed beam ceiling made from reclaimed lumber add eye-catching finishing touches. Natural light illuminates the space.
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room is characterized by ample seating with clean lines and a warm, relaxing color palette. “We didn’t want to have so much furniture it felt overwhelmingly furnished,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “That was the design decision – to make sure that we could accommodate people without making it jumbled.”
Furnishing a living room with a nearby staircase can present a traffic flow obstacle. Similar to hallways, it's best to think of staircases as high-traffic areas requiring at least 36 inches of clearance. Rather than outfitting the walls around a staircase with heavy furniture, try using them to showcase art or accent pieces, such as sculptural chairs or occasional seating in the form of ottomans or lightweight benches.
We love Count Kalnoky's castle because it paints a true picture of Transylvania Life. The castle itself has been turned into a museum with artifacts and tapestries from the Count’s ancestors, but you can stay on the Count’s estate at one his guesthouses. The guestrooms are furnished with antique Transylvanian furniture. Daily tours and events are held to help you immerse yourself into the Transylvanian history and culture.