From the top of the stairs, this great room shows its charm in every feature of its classic Susan Brunstrum design. The windows, window treatments, fireplace, furnishings and artwork all engage to make a strong, stylish statement for the homeowners.
Susan Brunstrum paired dark woodwork and floors with her cream and blue color palette for a stunning effect. The soft colors on the interior walls allow the wall of windows, framed in this darker wood, to take prominence in the room. Sofas were upholstered in cream on which the designer placed dark blue patterned pillows as accents.
Designer Susan Brunstrum elevated the row of windows of this great room with white tufted cornices that were placed alongside floor-to ceiling draperies for a stylish but subtle design. The treatments seem to elongate the dimensions of the windows and create texture against the clear glass.
Though designed for a family of four, this home has a spacious interior that can easily accommodate a large group of people. When they're not in the great room, guests can gather in the eat-in kitchen, breakfast nook or dining area, or enjoy lake views from the screened-in porch.
Claire Paquin's inspiration for this great room was a chandelier located in the Biltmore Estates that her clients fell in love with when they were married on the property and wished to replicate. She also installed patterned draperies in rust, plum and light blue and carried these colors throughout the room. Paired with the creamy neutrals, this color scheme gives the room a sense of warmth and sophistication.
The great room at the 2010 HGTV Dream Home features a bank of 12-foot-tall windows providing a stunning view of the surrounding desert landscape. Furnishings are toned down to keep focus on the glorious scenery, but interesting textures and prints, including houndstooth, Greek key and cow-hide, add interest in a space dominated by neutral fabrics and surfaces.
Susan Brunstrum designed the backdrop of this great room in a soft cream color and added sofas of the same color and intensity. This palette showcases the dark brown woodwork and the deep blue found in the dining chairs, sofa pillows and the two patterned chairs in front of the stone fireplace. The effect is subtle, carefully orchestrated and welcoming to guests.
Susan Brunstrum meticulously designed her client's great room with a clear vision in mind. From the dark wood railing at the stairs to the textured console table and knickknacks, each accoutrement has its place and function in the room.