With soaring ceilings, unexpected bursts of bright colors and soft, cozy textures, the living room from the HGTV Dream Home 2014 blends everything there is to love about modern mountain living. A soft, shaggy wool rug with a subtle Moroccan-style pattern anchors the living space, defined by a collection of furnishings — both traditional and contemporary in silhouette — that partner to create an eclectic look.
The design team removed a wall to open up this California kitchen, revealing a ceiling-height window that ushers in loads of natural light. A modern island was added in the renovation and features a waterfall edge and shiplap detail. Four natural wood barstools allow for ample seating and tie in with the white oak cabinetry. Soaring ceilings support rustic-modern pendant lights that add to the room's organic vibe.
Wood accents warm up the white walls in the open living and dining area of this Camano Island, Washington, home. A cozy conversation area takes advantage of the views from wraparound windows. Meanwhile, a pass-through from the kitchen provides extra seating and opens the room to the main living areas. A catwalk balcony adds to the airy feel and allows for the soaring ceilings that extend throughout the living areas.
A pony hide headboard, rust-orange curtains and a soaring wood ceiling with massive beams all enhance this bedroom’s rustic atmosphere. Underneath the window seat, clever built-in drawers offer extra storage space.
Washed out wood floors and soaring white ceilings give this master bedroom a bright, open feel. A simple wrought iron canopy bed with billowy white curtains enhances the airiness of the space. An oatmeal-colored rug helps define the sleeping area.
A soaring beamed ceiling with an iron chandeliers, arched windows and a stone fireplace are the basic elements that pull together this Mediterranean living room. Other details include an antique armoire, a blue and stripe sofa, a coffee table with iron legs and peach walls.
In a large, open interior — and this is especially important when the space has soaring ceilings, as this one does — it’s essential to choose furnishings and details that fit the large scale of the room. Says stylist Sophie Gunnersen of Studio Stamp: “All the pieces in the room are rather big and bold, and everything has a purpose. The custom-made dining table sits at bar height and it is large and chunky. The black AGA cooker is really the key piece in the space — it adds ambience and attracts most people with its warmth. The vertical bookshelf along with the softer green tiles divide the room.”
Jaakkola's two daughters benefit from a mother with a very elevated design sense and a strong sense of whimsy and wit in her choices. Holley Jaakkola's love of color and her quirky sensibility are in full effect in this bedroom where acid-bright colors jump out against the soaring white ceiling and neutral bed linens.
This modern home is filled with fun and whimsy, from the bold, blue kitchen cabinets to the soaring wood ceiling to the oversize metal art above the sliding glass doors. White walls and clerestory windows open the space and give it a light, airy feel. A traditional rug grounds the modern dining table and chairs.