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Super Fan leaks details about interior designer Linda Woodrum’s biggest inspiration for this year’s color palette.
Mary is a contributor to HGTV Dream Home.
Posted at 4:26 pm
Good morning everybloggie !
So happy to see our Super Fan is back on the Blog and busy sleuthing for us !
I am sooo looking forward to the Dream Home Debut of the interior :O)
The kitchen is going to be spectacular and I'm champing at the bit for the virtual tour !
Let the fun begin !
Are you the originator of this expression? If so, congrats on getting Gail to use it in her video to us. Great job!
Don't you think it's marvelous that Gail actually takes the time to read our Blogs and listen to us all !
That in itself is awesome :O)
Happy Blogging !
Hi GoldieLocksBear Yes, the waiting game seems like forever! This DH is going to be so incredible. I no longer can decide which room I want to see first—-I just want to see it—all of it.
Are we allowed to comment on this thread now? OK, I'll say it again — I'm thrilled that the color palette will be autumnal, and I can't wait to actually get to see what Linda W. did! Thanks for this info, and I'm looking forward to your next vlog, Gail!
Great, now I don't have anything left to say about the colors.
I guess I could repeat my question though. Does the Winter Season get represented anywhere in the Dream Home with icy colors? I'm not asking for icy colors everywhere, because I know I want to feel warm and surrounded by homey, comforting, toasty, Autumn colors.. I just think it should be somewhere.
You know Linda W. and her crystal and silver accessories ! Do u think they will get mixed in here this year, or will it be Rusticana and wood only?
I agree Cami!
I love Autumn colors, the fall is my fav. time of the year. I am so looking forward to the virtual tour i know it is going to be the best.
So interesting that SuperDuperFan Gail has a Shakespeare book on her shelf. (Maybe a hint?) The balcony coming from the Master Bedroom suite could be used as a wonderful raised podium spot where a person could read Shakespearean stories (etc.) to many who could be seated in out in that large area to the right of the garage.
Thats a great place to park snow mobiles also.
When EdinOregon posted picture #179, I noticed that they finally got rid of those overhead cables and wires. http://www.hgtvpro.com/hpro/photo_template/articl…
I am wondering how those outdoor ski holders are camouflaged on the outside wall leading to the Mudroom door. Looks kind of fuzzy in the picture. Maybe the COLOR: CAMOUFLAGE is used in some places. Would Linda do that?
Or maybe they didn't put up the outdoor ski-holders.
Or maybe they are enclosed inside of doors that LOOK-LIKE the garage wall??
The ski holders were a great idea!
RJM I caught that also. What is the one stacked on top? I can't make out the author.
Story by Robert McKee (screenwriter's guide)
Thanks Deerspring, I know his work. McKee and Syd Field are both great resources for screenwriters.
Actually, the Shakespeare book has been there at least a year because I commented on it during last year's Dream Home as I have the same one at home…from my college Shakespeare class.
Hi Army I am posting to you on this comment, because my computer gods are not letting me turn the pages. Thank you for giving us an update about how things are going with your husband, and I am very glad you are spending time with your blog offerings. Please think about what pleases you, and the areas of interest most fascinating and creatitve. Maybe there is a story telling section, and kids get to sound off, sofa section.
Member when you posted the great pictures to me about two weeks ago from a Stowe site. If you still have them could you put them up on the main page so everyone could see them. They're gorgeous. If you dont have em, I may have saved your email, and I'll check. And Stoney your balcony idea for reading Shakespeare is right up our alley. What a great sleuth puzzle piece to this area of the home.
This would be an interesting Home for you to win Mz Janzee! You could announce the plays scenes from the balcony and then from an 'added on lower large deck' (STAGE?) with correct lighting ……….. you could direct your favorite plays! We would all come to enjoy!
Thanks Stoney, your comments are always so loving and generous, and I love your thoughts about the use of the possible stage areas in the DH HOME-perfect!!!!!!!!!! Any place I put together a film or stage play, and have a grand opening you and this group will be invited. I was just dreaming about how the winner could make use of this child friendly home with their kids grand children, friends, and visitors, and along with the stage plays in every nook and cranny of the Stowe home the great outdoors is calling to this blog. P.S. I dont know how you know, but I have been thinking of writing a play for a Calif. market about peace– it's time!!!
""P.S. I dont know how you know, but I have been thinking of writing a play for a Calif. market about peace– it's time!!! ""
Yes, Janzee, the world needs your play about "PEACE" . Remember…… what a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL kindness wave that was started by the movie, "Pay It Forward"! Please write your play! http://sacramentoscoop.com/2010/04/28/pay-it-forw…
Watch some here…………. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwHcS-XoYbc
Thank you darling for all of your research. I will look and absorb everything you offered tonight, when I can spend good quality time. I will tell you all when this little conglomerate I'm working with gets further along. Love, Janice
Good morning Just checking in to see what's new. We know it's autumn colors. This includes silver and dusty blue hues also—–because of the Aspen groves. I love aspen leaves when they finally turn those silvery icy blue shades and rustle in the wind.
Sounds good MeKhazSimi . Wonder if some bedding will have shiny effects? Like shinier threads making leaves or other woodland items on a contrasting fabric color/ sheen of a bedspread. Oh, the possibilities! <3
I love how Gail personalizes her answers to the bloggers…thanks again Gail for another vlog.
Fall colors would be my choice…what else would it be in New England? Maybe Linda W will add some bling in this color scheme??? Good luck all!
I love color in a home; I hope to see some bright cheerful colorful decors; beige, brown is too bland, it has no 'life'. Give me color, color, & more color!!! My favorite colors are red & yellow!
Love your favorite colors gremol. In fact, I love color too.
Yes, vibrant pops of fall colors, especially with some rich, deep reds to set off those sienna and golden-shaded earth tone colors. And as MeKhazSimi suggested, some silvery and dusty blue accents too. Okay, now my mind is working overtime on this whole color scheme thing. I'm sure Super Fan Gail is putting in some overtime getting those videos ready for us as well.
You know… Choosing paint colors for my own home is the hardest decision for me when it comes to painting and remodeling. So I admire anyone who can make color choices for an entire Dream Home.
Linda You're my hero!! We are all grateful you're at the plate ready to hit a Dream "Home Run".
Cami, your words let me see dear Linda Woodrum standing in front of large black & white renderings of the Stowe Dream Home's rooms with brushes & an artist palette on her thumb full of colorful paints getting ready to fill in the wonderful colors she picks for each room. ^ – ^ http://www.featurepics.com/online/Artist-Palette-…
Talking, or rather blogging, of fall colors, brings me back to Halloween, which besides Thanksgiving, is a favorite time for kids and grownups alike. So with that in mind, I wanted to share a few of the favorite Halloween song titles from an amusing card I received today —
You're So Vein — Fangs for the Memories — You've Got a Fiend — You Don't Bring Me Plasma Anymore — Don't Go Stakin My Heart — Stranglers in the Night
I sure hope that Emily's not planning on singing those songs all Halloween while hanging around the Dream Home. It would be unsettling to get reports of a haunted voice filling the chilly night air, and coming right from that mystery Car Barn secret room!
Well Coop you did invite Emily to come, so if she does haunt anyone by singing Stranglers in the Night or another one of your lovely songs…. We'll know who to blame. ; )
Honestly, what would you do without me to keep you in line, on your toes, and at your post??
Okay, Cami, I wonder if I could have a snowball fight with Emily. The winner would get to stay at the Dream Home, and the loser would have to go hangout at the Bridge!
Careful, Coop — you live in a snow-deprived area, and Emily has had a lifetime (and afterlifetime!) of experience in Stowe's snowy environment. I would venture to guess she's had a lot more practice in the sport of snowball-throwing than you — I'd hate to see you end up shivering under that cold, dark, and gloomy bridge while Emily floats about contentedly in the cosy and comfortable Dream Home!
Assuming Emily could hurl a snowball at you, you would lose, since nothing can hit her, or should I say… It would go right through her. If she can't move objects, I think you would look kinda of silly having a snowball fight with your imaginary friend Emily, or the fog, or whatever apparition she may look like. However if you did have a snowball fight with Emily you would at least get a good workout and maybe even a free ride to the looney bin.
You're right…I'd be surrounded, first by some crazy lady in a white sheet, and soon thereafter, several guys in white suits. Not a promising beginning for any potential Dream Home stayovers.
Hey, Coop, here are a few song titles that Emily might appreciate!
Devil in Disguise (Elvis Presley)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Dark Lady (Cher)
Evil Woman (Electric Light Orchestra)
Witchy Woman (Eagles)
Spooky (Classics IV)
Ghost (Michael Jackson)
They are all on YouTube for her listening pleasure, should she be so inclined — although she may begin to get the idea that all of the performers are singing about her!
Wow, all those song titles describe Emily to a T. Good job, CplusE. More ghostly songs to sing through the night!
By the way, check out the DIY blog—MARY has posted a ghostly story told by John Tatterson.
OK, Ghostwriter DB Coop, So all these ghosts are territorial, correct? We have no need to assume this pair of large black shoes will also end up tucked under the shrubbery at the DH, correct?
Unlikely that anyone will find a pair of black boots on the Dream Home doorstep, MeKhazSimi, unless Emily likes to wear stiletto heel knee high boots, in which case I'm a little concerned about the next poor soul that ventures into the Dream Home alone.
Who's Emily? Guess I need to read the blogs I've missed.
Well, Lessie, Emily is the ghost of Emily's Bridge, as it's called, in Vermont. She's a very unhappy lady, jilted by her boyfriend, and causes mayhem to passing motorists whenever she can. Seems that she has surfaced recently in the vicinity of the Dream Home with the approach of Halloween. Most likely just a temporary paranormal phenomenon.
Thanks for the explanation Coop. Never heard of a ghost having a bridge. Time for research.
After reading Emily's story, I can't understand why that spirit is so angry. Emily's parents, not her boyfriend, caused her to take her life. She was loved, just never got to personally experience it. Maybe that spirit doesn't belong to Emily. Could just be an evil spirit roaming that area.
Congrats, Deerspring, for getting a shout-out from our dear Super Fan Gail!!
Since we are getting close to Halloween, I thought I would come clean and reveal my true identity..
I'm a witch. At least 12 weeks every year.
Or at least that's what my husband says…. I do enjoy wearing black, but other than that I can't imagine why he would think that.
Oh well, excuse me a moment, I have to go conjure up some dinner.
And what kind of delectable treats are you going to throw into that boiling cauldron for dinner, Cami? Will there be crispy, fried bat wings and salsa to snack on while things are bubbling on the stovetop?
While I'm thinking of it, keep your broom handy in case you get a call from Scripps Network. You can fly right on over to Knoxville and get the document signing business out of the way. Just be sure you check the weather reports for any chance of rain showers. No sense in winning the Blog Cabin or Urban Oasis, just to end up melting away before you get to enjoy your winnings.
DBCoop, what an imagination! You should be nicer to Cami. It's only 12 weeks a year that she's a witch. I can understand that.
Actually I made chicken/dinosaurs, mashed white stuff, and chopped green stuff. I'll probably use my cauldron tomorrow, and make eyeball soup. Those bat wings sound delicious. Actually Coop I'm a good witch just over 3/4 of the year, so the melting witch rule doesn't apply. LOL though ; )
Thanks for sticking up for me Lessie.
I'm sure Cami knows it was a good-natured ribbing. I'm not going to venture where those ribs came from, however. But I did want to say that you obviously know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach! Keep up the good work, and remember, the food needs to be visually appealing as well as tasty….
Maybe you could get Emily to help you with some more ghoulishly interesting recipes?!
Visually appealing?? My food is rarely visually appealing. No parsley garnishing here, but it usually tastes good. I don't follow magic spell books (recipes) so if I'm making eyeball soup for instance- it's whatever might be laying around the house, (except the family cat) ; ). That is why I said "usually tastes good".
My daughter might be confused by the name of this ghost, we've been talking about for awhile. I wonder if she's been reading my blogs.
What could be more "visually" appealing than eyeball soup, Cami? That rates an A+ in my book for creative cooking.
I wonder if that's something that Chef Bobby Flay has ever considered?
Good question Coop. Wonder who Bobby would go against in an eyeball soup cook-off?
Spooking about eyeball soup you could throw some of these in your soup! http://www.videos.es/reproductor/realmealsbloodye…
Are those the twelve weeks a year the kids are out of school? ^_^
Ooops, I forgot to count those ones. Perhaps I'm only a good witch 1/2 a year. ; )
Ask your wife why my husband might think I'm a cranky witch 1 week every month.
OOPS! Sorry I asked! ^_^
All depends on how you look at it….
"Witchcraft " lyrics:
"Those fingers in my hair/ That sly, come-hither stare/ That strips my conscience bare
….. Well, even if we aren't talking about 'Naughty' 'witches, we CAN say, Cami:
"It's such an ancient pitch/ But one I wouldn't switch
'Cause there's no nicer witch than you " !
(God, they sure did know how to write songs back in the day!_ : )
Yes'm. I listen to oldies all the time in the truck. Even my 14 year old said the music was so good way back when! ^_^
You are too funny LLColeman.
That song sounds kinda…. Bewitching, and well… Naughty and tempting.
Well, it's my husbands day off!! Gotta go- see ya!!
Uh oh, what have I started ??!! Blast you, Leigh & Coleman, for writing such compelling songs !!
Cami, I understood your point when you made it. Makes perfect sense to me.
Sad but true.. I wondered, as I get older, am I gonna be a witch 24/7 and 365 days a year?? Or will I be able to cast off this witchy feeling once and for all, like sometime after age 50.
Cami, throw out that negative thought. With your personality, you'll only get better with age! Why do you think so many people like you?
Well, living on the West Coast, Cami, already qualifies you as the Good Witch (of the West, that is) and its not your age but how you play the game that matters. Besides, who said there's anything wrong with being be-witching? Above all, mystery creates interest, so keep'em guessing!
If it 's any encouragement, I am much more grounded and unflappable now………….. but then, I only had 2 kids to drive me bonkers !
Coop’s tale of Little Red Riding Hood in the previous thread eerily coincided with the arrival by mail of a book I recently purchased called “Three Classic Children’s Stories”, which is illustrated by the delightfully macabre Edward Gorey – the first story was that of Little Red herself! New England and Halloween always remind me of Edward Gorey, that beloved illustrator who spent the latter part of his life on Cape Cod. His black and white ink drawings, with their exquisite detail and often gloomy subject matter, are full of a humorous melancholy that is quite unique. His works are familiar to anyone who has seen the opening sequence to PBS’ “Mystery” series. Check out some of his illustrations here:
These pictures are sure to set the right tone for a DH Halloween – I just hope Linda W. did not choose to decorate this home in the classic Gorey style!
Thanks for the interesting pictures CplusE. I had to wonder if Stephen King is related to Edward Gorey. LOL
Thanks for the smiles this morning, CplusE. I've always enjoyed the opening sequence drawings of the PBS "Mystery" series. As one of the title photos says, ah, the glory of Gorey!
However, I don't think we need to worry about Linda Woodrum going for a "humorous melancholy" look for the Stowe Dream Home!
LOVE Gorey !! "Mystery" always came on the t.v. when my kids had their bedtime–they always refused to move until they got to see the opening credits and theme song with the Gorey cartoons……
Did anyone get this Pier 1 Import Catalog above? Many interesting items.
Page 16-17 has this metal gold leaf and bird sculpture that sets on a table and has two clocks hanging from it. I thought of the Master Bedroom nightstand. There would be a great place for it. You could show the Stowe time and the homeowners own time zone time also.
Page 18-19 has an interesting wallpaper on the walls. Lighter leafy green branches on a darker green background. I thought of a walk thru the woods when I saw it.
Even has some cool Halloween items.
Those witch colorful soft legs with shoes for chair legs are most festive!
What are they?……… chair leg – party stockings? LOL
If Bob Ross was still alive it would have been interesting how he would have painted the Stowe Fall colors.
We used to call him Mr. Foothills, did you ever listen to a more mellow personality than him?
Many seasons in Stowe, Vermont. But Fall is so colorful.
Some pictures and video…..
http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/hgtv-dream-home-20… http://www.video-vermont.com/video/ http://www.foliage-vermont.com/
Today I'm a Wicked Queen/Witch. Anyone dressing up for Halloween?? Someone mentioned Halloween candy. The best way to get rid of your Halloween candy is to go to a Trunk or Treat. I filled my big ol' 4 gallon cauldron completely full and it was gone within 40 min.
That's also the quickest way to take your kids trick or treating. ; ) The Trunk or Treat concept has made my Halloween experience so much less stressful. Hey… it's also green friendly, 'cause I don't have to keep opening the door (letting out the heat) every 2 min. May Trunk-or-Treat live on forever!!! At least until the Dentist bill gets to high.. LOL.
Wow Wicked Queen/Witch Cami, you've made Halloween green. Good for you.
I HATE GREEN.
How about prize money, OmahaLady? LOL
I like that kind of green!!!
Kermit will be crushed to hear that….
Kermit is crushed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPvZR6DTbq8&NR…
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Has anyone watched the Travel Channel today, Halloween? So many scary things to go to if you are so inclined. Many scary places to go see and be scared out of your wits! B O O ! http://www.hauntedhouse.com/search/Haunted_Attrac…
Grab a sofa pillow to squeeze……
Ulster Park, New York is one………….. http://www.headlesshorseman.com/
Don't forget a terrifying haunted house in Atlanta! http://www.fearworld.com/
And Emily's ghost at the bridge, or pirates haunting the DIY home in Virginia. Tis the season.
I was disappointed this year! Half the kids that went through my neighborhood didn't even wear costumes, even with their parents! Hope that doesn't mean people are caring less
With much unemployment because so many factories overseas now, that used to be here; many families may have been forced to downsize their dreams in all kinds of ways fraggyz.
I saw many whole blocks without their porch lights on. So maybe they weren't giving out candy at all this Halloween! (Or just could have been out with their own kids trick-or-treating!)
With this neighborhood, I very much doubt it was economic downsizing. And besides that, costumes can be made, even if they aren't especially creative. I'm not that old but as a small kid in the 80s my parents and I (well ok, mostly my parents ) made simple costumes, and that was most of the fun!
Regarding the porch lights, a lot of people here did their Halloween on Saturday night instead, so that's ok
We would also like daily up-dated pictures so we could see the weather at dawn SuperFanGail.
When will all that snow come?
There's a 10-day weather forecast site for anywhere. Here's for Stowe, Vermont………
Nov. 4 (45*/39*) and Nov. 5 (52*/36*) are supposed to be rain days. BUT……………
Nov. 8 (37*/30*) and Nov. 9 (38*/32*) are supposed to be SNOW days!! http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USVT0233
Cami, I really love checking out that Stowe resort web-cam.We can see the current weather. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/html/cams/stowe.shtml
At this moment, it looks like they have had recent flurries and its still fogging up at the slopes.
You can even see the chandelier across the way….. up in one of the resort rooms or spaces.
I see two people talking in the parking lot….. one might have an umbrella!
Is it SuperDuperFan Gail?
Snow days are comin' and Frosty's just around the corner.
Wonder if Linda Woodrum is going to put some Frosted glass panels in those many sliding doors going into the Master Bedroom Bathroom? I'm thinking they would be so COOL with etched SNOWFLAKES on them. Lending a cooling factor to a steamy ski resort bathroom. With that "peek-a-boo" item that HGTV loves so well. LOL
So MANY sliding doors in the Master Bedroom suite by the way! Many to the MB bathroom entry, one to the MB closet, and one to the MB toilet area.
What do they LOOK like??
In the Master Bedroom Suite ( on the upper floor)….. On the wall to the MB bathroom, I'm hoping for tons of bottom drawers and tons of upper shelves! So handy to store clothing and etc. in the drawers. The shelves could display many framed pictures and Stowe bought or found wonders. With a different paint (or wallpaper) color in the back of the shelves. I can almost see it.
Linda, would you let Gail show us a wallpaper color small piece or paint chip color and let us guess where it will go in this Stowe Dream Home puzzle?
I'm hoping for more than just a paint chip or color sample from Gail's videos soon.
It says the home is RUSTIC, but I don't think that means we would get slivers from the beams.
Ya know…….. not everything was shown on the floorplans……. like the outback terrace hot tub! So maybe more could be revealed that was not on the floorplans!!
Others have found these pictures:
The hot tub looks different. http://twitpic.com/316nlt
All those slider's are bound to mean a home run.
Maybe these sliders! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO8XVSsE9sc
Erverything about this HGTV dream home are so perfect. I spent the hole night watching HGTV on tv channel 44. There was a lot of old stuff, which is cool , and facinating to my. I hope that we get to see more of the dream home today. This would be really cool
It's me again. I am into art myself. I am thankfull to this year's HGTV dream, becouse erverything is so perfect. I wouldn't change anything. This home would really be like heaven on earth. This is were i can find myself spending my life at. I love to explore and if i am ever able to go to stowe vermont , this will be the first thing i would like to do. Just to find out in person what i am able to find ,and take pictures with my disosable camera. I would like to go digital, but those type of camera's im not able to offord.I do love erverything about this home. The location is so perfect. I did see a picture of a big bear on this site.
Good after noon everbloggie. I am starting to dream of this 2011 HGTV dream home. I think erverything about this home is so perfect. I cant wait to start exploring to see what kind of art , that i can find. I also plan on taking lot's of pictures with my disposable camera. Super fan Gail has a good sound to it. Thank you for posting another video so we all can see it. I look forward to start looking at the beuitifull HGTV 2011 dream home on december 20 th. And its exciting to finally know when we are going to be able to start entering this fabulous giveaway. Now i am ever more excited now that i know what is a head of all the blogger's. Thank's HGTV dream team .You are all doing an owsome job
Hello again ever bloggie. In one of the picture's that are above , the snow was attatched to the pine tree's , and this made that picture so perfect. I am trying to find picture's of live animal's that live on the mountain in stowe vermont. I did get to see the big bear. She was big. I look forward to finally get to start entering to win this Beuitifull HGTV 2011 home in vermont. Erverything about the home is perfect. I do think some one cut down some more tree's ,so the home wouldn't catch fire , that is if there were a forest fire. I allway's try to be safe, so i am not sorry. I am happy with erverything this year's HGTV dream home has to offer .
The colors are truly a calm, peaceful, representation of Vermont. Can I move in tomorrow? I live in a drab, colorless place. I sure could use some thing nice in my life. Vermont is calling my name…..
We're coming to the close of the great dream home 2011… as February is rolling along – it's now easier to see how the colors of the home inspire the seasons in Stowe – warm and inviting,yes? Mais oui !
Thanks Gail! I think Linda's decorating is top notch! Her work alone has made this house a masterpiece on the canvas of Stowe. Makes me want to take a hike outside of my home and pick the colors that would bring my house alive. Great suggestion!
Wow, this is very fun to read. Have you ever considered submitting articles to magazines?
I have not read such interesting articles, interesting blog, worth visiting certainly recommend to others.
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