I just watched the Vermont HGTV 2011 Dream Home tour. I'm more of a beachy person, but this home really makes me want to ski, hike and play in the snow more than ever!
The guest room, above, is my favorite room. I love the charcoal walls, birch window topper and neutral tones.
The gathering room above. The designer used fall foliage as the color palette. And right on trend, black framed windows showcase the spectacular views.
Stunning beams above and comfy pillows and throws abound.
The host described the vent hood as a show stopper. Agreed! Have you ever seen cabinet spotlights like these? Birch wood was the inspiration for the colors in this kitchen. Did you notice how she stacked FOOD Network cookbooks on the counter, on top of each other. I'd love to cook like Barefoot Contessa and Giada in this kitchen!
My sister would love this Wolf range with its red knobs. There's everything to L O V E about this year's kitchen. Dual dishwashers and sinks and refrigeration heaven!
The master has cranberry walls. Love these doors flanking the bed! Here, you get a peek at the toy dog house to the right. Talk about pampered pooches that get to live here one day. The host mentioned the men's fabrics used in the room. Tweed, houndstooth, plaids and stripes. Modern prep at its finest! Well done.
Floor to ceiling drapes separate the master bedroom from the bath. The tub is a perfect focal point (from the bed, might I add).
My favorite room, pictured again, above.
I wish I had the courage to go for slate walls in my own home. Love the matching mirrors and hanging drums bedside.
The guest bath. One thing the designer always uses year to year are white towels in abundance. She's great at accessorizing. These images make me want to stock up on fluffy towels and fresh flowers STAT.
These giant sliding barn door is stunning in the game room. I wish it led to a secret room. I love Linda decorated the kitchenette counter with matching console lamps to keep it from feeling too stark and kitchen-y. The coffee table is actually six individual side tables that move aside for the sofa bed.
Notice the steamy hot tub. I want one. And a built in grill like this too. Gina, is this Wolf as well?
Probably the most charming is the "ski dorm" as they dubbed it. Sleeps 8. The table against the far wall unfolds to a large game table and the ottomans in the center can be used as chairs. Clever. Steal this idea: each pillow had unique embroidery on it: Play, Hike, Ski, Fish, Bike....
And the "dorm bath" with 3 sinks... The designer always leans picture frames on the bathroom counters of her Dream Homes. I've tried this at home. It's not very practical, but it looks sharp. Toilet paper never looked better piled high in this braided basket.
And three shower stalls. Each with their own rain head. Interesting.... I wonder how big the water heater is in this house? Oh, and plenty more white, fluffy towels.
A mudroom everyone dreams of complete with chandelier and vaulted ceiling.
Every year I watch the dream home, I always remind myself to bring in more greenery. It so instantly stages and warms your home. Very pretty!
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