As the name suggests, the great room is large-scale with elements that speak to luxury. The 12' tall ceiling with wooden beams magnifies the scale, and the 36" fireplace enhances the grandeur. Mixed with these extravagant features are hints of organic tones and elements that create a welcoming, peaceful space despite the grand scale.
Limestone Wash Fireplace
A limestone wash covers the fireplace to enhance it without diminishing the scale. The limestone color complements the light-toned, natural color palette of the house. The color and texture of the wash match the color and texture of a limestone rock found in nature, adding an element of simplicity to an already eye-catching piece.
Add Architectural Drama
Wooden beams stretch across the great room ceiling, enhancing the scale. This dramatic touch draws the eye to the ceiling height, creating an open, airy space. The open concept and wooden accents reflect nature and the organic features throughout the house.
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Discover all the hand-selected components featured in the great room. Whether you want to mimic the whole great room or take home pieces of it, find everything you need to create the space of your dreams.
We wanted to create an old-world feel while adding modern touches at the same time. We added these cool wood storage bins on either side to feature something of necessity and showcase it as a design element.
John | Idea House Design Team
The built-in wood storage cubbies blend historic necessity with modern luxury. Despite central heating that diminishes the need for a fireplace, fireplaces remain popular in homes. The fireplace in the great room establishes a traditional theme, while the storage cubbies add a modern twist. The fireplace needs wood to operate, so the storage cubbies fill that need while becoming a design element that showcases the wood itself.
Whether you're looking to build a new home or redesign a room in your existing home, you can find all the materials you need to turn your house into a home. Discover fixtures that perfectly complement the warm, wooden tones throughout the house. Shop top-of-the-line appliances that will transform your kitchen into a chef's dream. No matter your style, find beautiful features you'll love in the Idea House.
The fireplace is the focal point of the great room, with its large size and striking design. Open shelving complements the fireplace, accentuating it rather than overwhelming it. The floating shelves mimic the flared lines of the chase, getting bigger as they go up but still cut at an angle to add symmetry to the design. The concept of open shelving also opens the space in the room for a simple, clean look.
Feeling inspired? Visit our Design Team located outside the back deck of the Idea House! Whether you want to imitate aspects of the Idea House or show off your own unique style, one of our brilliant designers will guide you through every step of the design process.
From one local business to another, Hartville Hardware wants to give a special thanks to Wayside Furniture for partnering with us. The Idea House features furnishings from Wayside Furniture that turn a house into a home. See a sales associate for a Wayside Furniture business card for more information.