The spacious great room includes the kitchen, casual dining area and living room and features architectural elements like grey-stainedoak floors, chunky moulding and a coffered ceiling, which give the space warmth and character. "You must have detail on the ceiling in large spaces - otherwise they just feel vacuous." says Kelly.
We imagined a large family growing up in this home,” says Kelly, who shares design advice in her Globe and Mail column and is known for her HGTV show Take It Outside. On the main level, a massive 22-by-54-foot great room offers plenty of space for hanging out and entertaining – whether accommodating a group of kids after soccer practice or hosting a formal dinner party. “So there are things like a big dining table and an island outfitted with bar stools in the great room,” says Kelly, “and then a separate formal dining room with a wet bar.”