A large, elegant island opens up to the family room, and a rustic farm table in front of the island serves as a cozy spot for family dining and entertaining. As reclaimed 100-year old barn wood adorns the ceiling, large white trestles add texture and beauty, while anchoring the entire space.
Cream-colored walls serve as an elegant backdrop for this transitional great room, where bold orange and teal accents pop against the neutral furniture. The mixed patterns of the rug and upholstered armchair anchor this stylish setting, while multiple windows elongate the space and allow for ample natural lighting.
This large great room opens up entirely at one end, accessing an outdoor dining area that meshes seamlessly (and oh so conveniently!) with the kitchen. Beautiful hardwood floors and white cabinetry reflect the ample sunlight.
This stunning two-story room is absolutely breathtaking, joining with the dining room for a modern, open feel. “We wanted to keep it open, airy and light feeling,” says HGTV Dream Home 2015 interior designer Linda Woodrum. “That was a goal – to come into a very traditional home and have this real nice, light sense. We kept the palette very light.”
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.
Great Room Features Exposed Beams and Regal Purple Accents
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.
This great room is perfect for large family gatherings. It features concrete flooring, a Mediterranean-style bar, and rustic ceiling beams. The upper portion of the block wall uses smaller blocks to create an impression of greater height.