Designer Linda Woodrum continued the exterior's contemporary take on turn-of-the-century design inside. "I wanted to subtly
play on the theme with
Victorian accessories, such as the needlepoint pillows," she says.
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"The living room has a strong traditional approach," says designer Linda Woodrum. "It's the heart of the house and wants to
be lived in." A pair of relaxed upholstered sofas provides a neutral backdrop for a party of red and brown pillows. For interest,
Linda mixed different patterns such as bold stripes, a large floral, and a soft paisley. A club chair recliner completes the
main seating area. Underfoot, a striped rug pulls together the room's range of hues and creates a soft island on reclaimed
heart-pine floors. Nearby, a stately armoire with pull-out trays, adjustable shelves, and a storage drawer houses electronics.
A fireplace constructed of antique brick anchors the 440-square-foot space. For drama, a red metal star hangs above the mantel.
"The star really pulled this room together," says Linda. "It's the icing on the cake."
Above, second-story dormer windows bring in overhead light, enhancing the cozy feel. The living room opens to the upstairs
gallery space, where four Doric columns constructed of salvaged heart pine command attention. "They are powerful pieces of
the architectural puzzle," Linda says.