The main living spaces were originally closed off from each other, but for a family with three kids, the rooms were more functional opened up. Now kids can play and parents can be cooking dinner and everyone is still within sight.
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.
A clerestory window above the fireplace and shelves is an interesting focal point that adds brightness to the HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room. "The light in this house is phenomenal, and I think everyone that comes in comments on how bright and airy it is,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Blue furnishings were chosen for this stylish great room to seamlessly match the color palette in the kitchen. White walls serve as a crisp backdrop for the blue furnishings, including a gorgeous blue velvet sofa.
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.
A hand-planed buffet table separates the kitchen from the great room in this transitional home. Handmade light sculptures by artist Suzanne Derrer replace traditional lamps, giving the room a whimsical quality.
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.
Stunning Great Room Features Exposed Beams & Stone Fireplace
The open layout of this spectacular great room allows for seamless entertaining from the casual dining space into the living area. Exposed beams contrast beautifully with the white walls and emphasize the high ceiling. Chic neutral furnishings provide plenty of seating around the tall, stone fireplace.
Designers removed walls that broke up this long, narrow space into a series of small rooms and turned it into one large great room. Now, the open plan kitchen is on one side and sitting areas on the other. A large kitchen island is a graceful divider.
Blue and White Transitional Great Room With Centerpiece
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.