Great Room Pictures From DIY Network Blog Cabin 2015

Open to breathtaking mountain view, the expansive living room is the heart of Blog Cabin 2015, inviting all who enter to dine and relax.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Great Slate

Rebuilt the same size as the original, a gas fireplace covered in slate brings both heaviness and softness into the great room and keeps the space warm and cozy during Idaho winters. “When the fireplace is on, the stone heats up so much that it radiates into the room," says build and design manager Dylan Eastman. "So even when you turn it off in the winter you still feel that warmth coming off of it."

Unexpected Storage

An old suitcase fashioned into a coffee table not only serves as an element of intrigue but provides storage for books, blankets and other great room accessories. “I think suitcases are so iconic,” says design coordinator Laurie March. “They tell you that you are going somewhere; that you’ve landed.”

Reclaimed Focal Piece

Geometric patterned reclaimed wood art adds to the earthy mood of the great room and provides a warm contrast against cool gray slate.

Vintage Finds

Suitcase table hardware contributes texture and a vintage feel into the great room sitting area.

Cozy Gathering Space

A refined wood shadowbox dining table is positioned in close proximity to the kitchen and great room fireplace, making it perfect for cozy dinner gatherings.

Practical Pewter

A patterned rug breaks up solid colors in the great room, adds visual interest and pairs well with gray tones in the hardwood and modern sofa.

Wall of Windows

Wall-to-wall windows showcase spectacular views of Lake Coeur d’Alene upon entering the home.

Heavy Duty Beams

Colossal Douglas fir beams traverse the roofline and are rated to support 50 pounds per square foot of snow load.

Island With A View

Not only does the kitchen boast direct access to commanding views, but is conveniently located next to the great room and outdoor pergola.

Mighty Mezzanine

A mezzanine allows light to enter from both the upper and lower level, giving the great room an open, airy, tree-house atmosphere. “That mezzanine space puts you back from the view a little bit in a way that makes it really reverent,” says Laurie.  “You’re away from the glass it and it gives you a very inspiring perspective because you feel like you’re kind of standing in the clouds.”

The Heart of It All

A shadowbox dining table features marquee letters that pay tribute to the home’s location and directly translates as ‘heart’. “I rewired Christmas lights to give the marquee effect without having to run AC wires into the floor,” says Dylan.

Shadowbox Dining Table

Dylan used walnut hardwood to construct the skirt of the dining room table and walnut plywood for the bottom to continue the rustic mountain vibe found throughout the home.

Modern Walnut Seating

A combination of fabric chairs as well as wood chairs flank the dining table for a subtle contrast.

Earthy Hues

An open floor plan allows lake views to be enjoyed from every space while neutral, earthy colors allow for a smooth indoor to outdoor transition.