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.
The bare bones of the great room were kept, including the charming exposed wood ceiling. But simple white and wood furnishings and beautiful hardwood floors make the space fresh and friendly. Sliding glass doors all along the back wall add easy indoor outdoor potential.
As seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room, the view of the great room of the renovated Jordan residence in Cumming, Georgia. After the renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the converted barn has a large great room with stone fireplace and a modern kitchen.
Skylights offer natural light throughout this mixed-use space. The home office is tucked in the corner, complete with a built-in desk and cabinetry, while a plush sofa and shag area rug anchor the living room.
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.
Susan Brunstrum designed her client's second home in Park City, Utah employing a "Mountain Modern," theme, which contemporizes the natural look of rustic furnishings for today's lifestyle. For this great room, the designer added contemporary furniture to contrast with the more primitive resonance of the stone fireplace and dark woodwork. The color palette of the room is soft and subdued, which plays nicely against the room's more masculine elements.
In spite of its extremely tall trey ceiling, this family room feels warm and intimate, thanks to the warmth of the reclaimed barnwood used in the ceiling, beams, and moldings throughout. A massive stone-veneer fireplace with barnwood trim dominates one end of the room, and a wall of French doors provides not only light but also a splendid view of the surrounding landscape.
A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace separates the living room from the entryway, making the two spaces feel extra cozy. Meanwhile, a neutral sectional and two chevron-patterned armchairs ensure that there are enough seats for guests.
The great room of this Colorado mansion features a high ceiling with exposed wooden beams, a wide-plank wood floor, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
A few key details—cage pendant lights, bamboo chairs, glass hurricanes—bring a light touch into this great room. The room's color palette started the airy look with cloud white paneling and sky blue accents.