The heart of the home is easily the great room, where a stone fireplace and three comfortable sofas encourage the owners to curl up after a day out on the water. Wood beams overhead draw attention to the vaulted ceilings and help accentuate the room's height.
Dark stained wood ceiling beams make a statement on the vaulted ceiling, contrasting with cream colored walls. A green, patterned rug injects a splash of color to the neutral space and defines the living room.
This large great room features a living area at one end, dining table in the middle and gourmet kitchen at the other end. Glass doors on both sides extend the entertaining potential outside, connecting the room to two different courtyards.
The thatched, vaulted roof recalls traditional beach palapas, but the scale here is ever so much more grand. Saltillo tile floors and simple wood tables make the interior friendly and practical for vacation living.
The interior of this 36-year-old home proves just as inviting thanks to a recent renovation. In the span of just 18 months, designer Raegan Ford opened her floor plan with vaulted ceilings and white walls, and even introduced comfy, contemporary furniture.
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.
Sixteen-foot vaulted ceilings and clear story windows make this great room seem even grander. A combination of modern design style with rustic elements decorates the space to create a particular look that appeals to a greater audience.
The design of this modern great room keeps things simple by sticking with the basics and letting them stand on their own. The open floor allows the furnishings and outdoor views to be the visual focus.