The traditional Florida room takes on a new face at HGTV Green Home 2012. The weatherized yet unconditioned space is designed to live like an interior room, with vaulted beamed ceilings and a stylish mix of contemporary and antique furnishings.
A direct-vent gas fireplace serves as the room’s heat source. The surround and hearth, clad in slate tile, complement the room’s selection of rustic and industrial home furnishings.
Carpenter David Brown constructed the room’s rustic coffee table from pieces of rough-sawn heart pine, reclaimed from an old fence.
A plantation-grown mango wood pedestal table serves as a display column for Linda’s favorite find from the Canton Street Antique Market: a table lamp fashioned from an old machine bit. “The red pillows and the red lamps make this room just buzz with energy,” she says.
Sliding French doors lead to the home’s front porch, where earth-friendly composite decking forms a solid surface and stands in contrast to the structure’s steel cable railing.
The adjacent powder room continues the home’s rustic-chic design focus, with walls clad from floor to ceiling in rich green mosaic tile.
A sculptural vessel sink rests atop a wood pedestal, hand-crafted by carpenter David Brown from cedar fencing.