Photo By: Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Rustic Home With Energy-Efficient Design
This relaxed home was created for Tim Brown and his family. A large focus was placed on making the home as energy efficient as it is aesthetically pleasing. The placement on the site was key in keeping it a low-energy-using home. With lots of cross ventilation and clerestory windows to vent heat, the home's energy bills are half the amount of a typical home in this area. A rainwater collection system was also incorporated to catch 100 percent of the home's potable water.
Red bunk beds add a pop of color to the kids' room in HGTV Dream Home 2006. Weathered wood paneling and pine floors add to the rustic, bunkhouse feel. A suede armchair and ottoman provide a cozy seating nook.
Dining Room: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.
The first-floor garrison room currently serves as an elegant dining room with its own fireplace and original, never-painted paneling and hard-pine flooring. Originally built in 1665 in Billerica, Mass., this Pilgrim-era saltbox garrison home is believed to be one of the oldest homes in the country. It was dismantled and reconstructed board-by-board in Gilmanton, N.H.
A framed ski poster, displayed at the entrance to this ski-style dorm, hints at the room's color palette. White cedar logs and a pine ceiling add rustic elements without feeling too lodge-y, making this area seem like a luxury at-home resort. Eight beds dressed in quilted covers and fun throw pillows ensure there's room for the whole family.
A rustic atmosphere is created in this Spanish-style living room with wood ceiling beams and stone walls. A large mirror hangs above an antique couch and a wrought iron chandelier provides an old-fashioned glow.
This relaxed, rustic home feels secluded with miles of surrounding land. Landscaping is kept to a minimum with shrubs and ornamental grasses to allow the energy-efficient home to be the main focal point.
The biggest splurge of the bathroom's redesign was a pair of vintage barn sconces. Powder-coated in high-gloss fire-engine red and made of steel, the sconces add industrial flair complete with cages to contain light bulbs.
Living Room: Georgian Mansion in Chappaqua, New York
The large living room combines very different colors and patterns with natural wood and stone details for a look that's at once both rustic and refined. Sky-high ceilings help bring an open quality to the space.
Contemporary Rustic Bathroom with Reclaimed Wood and Barn Sconces
Thanks to clever repurposing, its use of reclaimed materials and a bold color palette, this 60-square-foot Tinseltown bathroom is ready for its closeup. The biggest splurge of the bathroom's redesign was a pair of vintage barn sconces. Powder-coated in high-gloss fire-engine red and made of steel, the sconces add industrial flair complete with cages to contain light bulbs. Reclaimed wood and exposed pipe towel rack help complete the industrial look and provide masculine touches in this contemporary rustic bathroom.