Living Room Pictures 2011 ” HGTV Dream Home 2011 “

“I started with the sofa,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum of her living area design scheme. “The green is about the harbinger of spring. When the fields and the trees start to turn green, it is a really exciting, emotional time.”

A pop of red stands out against the room’s high-contrast palette of green, white and black. A set of six coffee tables can be moved about the room, as activity requires.

Birch-bark boxes serve as pedestals for decorative objects. A modern-art metal lamp stands in high contrast to traditional turned-wood furnishings.

A console table provides baskets for storage and houses the room’s home entertainment system. A 60-inch, flat-panel television transforms the space into a home theater.

A three-tiered side table serves up a container of fresh grass and decorative bowl, fashioned from a fallen tree.

Posters purchased at the Stowe Ski Museum mark the entrance to the ski dorm. “The bold graphic posters worked with the feel of the room,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

The ceiling, clad in 1-by-6 pine planks, is cooled down with a one part water to one part grey paint wash.

An adjoining kitchenette services both the living area and the terrace. The nearly 10-foot-long counter features storage space, a refrigerator and oven/warming drawer unit.

A soft and shaggy rug underfoot begs guests to push coffee tables aside and recline. The sofa is equipped with a fold-out bed, should weekend guests exceed bedrooms.