HGTV green home: retreat room

First, interior designer Linda Woodrum discovered the leaf-print pillows. Then came the wall color, an intense shade of ginger that contrasts with the living room’s neutral palette. Pull in industrial-chic furnishings and the room suddenly came together. “The retreat to me and Jack (Thomasson, the house planner) also was a metaphor for Serenbe,” says Linda. “It’s that room that makes you feel a million miles away. It’s warm. It’s cozy. It’s an escape.”

Menswear fabrics coupled with floral and geometric prints prove a winning combination in a space designed as a place for reflection — and escape from large gatherings.

A hammered metal bowl, surrounded by primitive-style accessories, adds the needed hint of glamour and shine.

A pocket door may be drawn during times of private reflection. “The retreat is a place to sit quietly with a friend, or read a book or watch TV or do something on your iPad or your computer,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “It’s the room where you are more by yourself.”

Floral-print upholstery fabric stands in contrast to the room’s more vibrant fabric patterns and colors.

Black-and-white photography, purchased at Bungalow in Atlanta, references Serenbe’s equestrian community. “One of the things I love about Serenbe: It’s so real. It’s a real community,” says Linda.

Lending charm, as well as rusticity and texture, birch logs serve as filler for transparent cubes.



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