Great Room From DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018

A large, octagonal great room combines the perfect mix of classic design and Southern charm with high-tech upgrades to keep the family entertained, connected and completely relaxed.

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Airy and Open

Large banks of windows and a tall vaulted ceiling create a spacious and light-filled great room in DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Pop of Blue

This open concept space connects the kitchen to the living area with an inviting and clean-lined dining room. A sleek and modern pendant lamp adds extra light while the modern, round table and blue shaker-style chairs can accommodate a hungry crowd.
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Rustic Elegance

A mixture of jars and pottery in earth tones matches the rustic elegance of the space. Grouping similar items together is a smart way to add style to any space.
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Bold and Balanced

Old and new combine in perfect harmony in the open concept dining area. The modern lines of the table and pendant lamp balance the traditional shaker-style chairs in light blue for a subtle and simple design. Metallic accents are found in the lanterns on the buffet and the pendant lamp that mirror the brass hardware in the adjacent kitchen.
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Bright and Cheerful

Centering the seating area in front of the glass patio doors anchors this area as a unique space and keeps things feeling light, bright and airy. Blue and yellow accents feel cheerful and friendly.
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Cerulean Seating

Cerulean blue adds an unexpected twist to these traditional shaker-style chairs. The paint choice is echoed in the throw pillows found on the adjacent bench, as well as throughout the rest of the great room and kitchen.
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Geometric Cathedral

The geometric shape of the tall, cathedral ceilings is enhanced by an angular and modern chandelier. Warm, wood floors feel natural and timeless and ground the space with an organic element.
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Mid-Century Ambience

The crisp black metalwork of this Mid-Century modern inspired chandelier pops against the bright, white ceilings. Edison-style bulbs and subtle brass detailing add vintage charm to funky fixture.
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Soothing Simplicity

The living space in the great room centers a leather couch and side chairs around the fireplace and flat-screen television. The addition of a gallery wall of botanical prints mirrors the large fiddle leaf fig plant and adds a soothing botanical vibe.
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Masculine Contrast

Using dark black tile and a wood frame around the fireplace adds a unique and masculine touch to the seating area. The large dark wood coffee table plays off of the fireplace design and provides plenty of room for accents and a spot for guests to gather for drinks around the fire.
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Geometric Style

Geometric vases play off the home’s gem-stone theme using the colors found throughout the great room and pop against the dark black tile and wood trimmed fireplace.
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Comforting Contrasts

The large glass doors behind the matching club chairs flood the room with light while dark wood accents bring modern, masculine lines to the seating area.
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Natural Adventure

A mixture of textures, nature-inspired books, and binoculars on the coffee table invite exploration and adventure.

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Sitting Pretty

Matching club chairs upholstered in cool blue are an inviting spot to curl up with a book or enjoy coffee with a friend. Tasseled pillows in yellow tie into geometric accents found throughout the home.
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Artistic Agate

An agate topped side table adds luxurious sparkle to this seating area while the mix and match patterns in yellow found on the drapes and throw pillow tie the space together.
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Easy and Enjoyable

A classic leather couch with nailhead details is an inviting spot to kick up your feet and relax. The open concept design of this space means it’s easy to put the finishing touches on dinner and still chat with guests as they relax in the living room area.
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Mix and Match

A mix of patterns and textures on these throw pillows mimics the blue and yellow tones found throughout the larger space.
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Hidden Comfort

The recliner feature of the leather sofa makes it easy for more than one person to put their feet up and relax in this soothing space.
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Sleek and Smart

Smart design in the leather sofa includes a docking station to keep your gadgets charged as you relax.
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Hidden Comfort

The recliner feature of the leather sofa makes it easy for more than one person to put their feet up and relax in this soothing space.
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Light All Around

Matching metallic lamps and the trio of pendant lights above the kitchen island frame this leather sofa and provide ample lighting from all angles. Using a warm, weathered leather on the couch keeps it from feeling dated and will keep the space looking timeless for years to come.
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Botanical Beauty

Using plants, greenery, and nature inspired books throughout the space reflects the rural location of this mountain retreat. A subtle green stripe on the matching ottomans pulls the natural element into the upholstery.
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Architecturally Elegant

Strong, wood frames in a dark finish pop against the soft, yellow upholstery of these matching chairs. Balancing a mix of light and dark throughout the living area keeps the eye moving and the space feeling unified.
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Eclectic Living

An eclectic mix of botanical prints are framed and hung gallery-style in the living area to create a dynamic and nature-inspired accent wall.
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Warm and Modern

This pair of yellow chairs plays off of the brass accents found in the floor lamp and gem-inspired planter. Using similar tones throughout the space adds continuity and warmth to the room.
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Natural Sparkle

A funky, gem-inspired planter becomes a work of art when placed on this agate side table. The winning combination adds natural sparkle to the seating area.
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Sleek and Rustic Buffet

The wood and metal buffet is framed by a mix of botanical and bird prints. Mixing and matching frames in a gallery style hanging creates texture and rhythm in the design. Another gemstone-inspired planter is a nod to the areas gem mining history.
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Bright and Balanced

A mixture of natural elements, blue and yellow accents, and wood and leather textures combine against the gallery wall of botanical prints to create an eclectic, naturally inspired space.
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Sharp and Stylish Entry

A metal side table and brass envelope styled shelf create a streamlined drop space for keys and mail from the entry into the great room. The window panel in the classic wood door keeps the area filled with natural light.
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Southern Gem

This wood and metal bench creates a drop space for everyday clutter that feels in tune with the home’s design. A Sapphire gem mine sign is a nod to the areas gemstone culture while yellow drapes keep things light and bright.
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Intelligent Design

The thermostat takes this relaxing retreat into the future and connects to your tablet or phone to allow temperature control from any location.
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Easy and Organized

This bench with coat rack combines black metalwork framing with wood seating and accents. It plays perfectly off of the wooden, entry door and keeps shoes and bags organized and easy to access.
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Long and Modern

An exposed wood ceiling with exposed support beams in white feels modern and fresh in the hallway. Drop globe pendant lights add a vintage touch while a textured rug adds warmth and draws the eye down the hall.
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Subtle Shine

Yellow upholstery and curtains combine with brass accents like this side table lamp to add subtle shine and warmth to the space from living area to kitchen and everywhere in between.
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Open Concept Gem

This multifaceted space is perfect for parties and entertaining a crowd or a quiet night at home. The open concept space is brought together by metallic accents, warm colors, and a cohesive, eclectic design.
From: Elizabeth Demos