Comparing Interior Design Styles: Great Room Showdown

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Jun 27, 2019

comparing-interior-design-great-room-featureWhether you’re entertaining guests or settling in for the evening with family, the great room is a space in your home where friends and loved ones come together. A warm fireplace in the winter, wide windows that let in  natural light during the summer, and open access to the kitchen and nook for after-dinner conversation is part of what makes the great room unique. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at two of our most stunning home models to compare the interior design of the place where your family and friends can come together!


Interior Design Showdown: Great Room vs Great Room

While today’s featured great rooms belong to two very different home models, they both showcase unique interior design and finish selections. If you love the idea of a cozy great room that employs natural materials to create a warm atmosphere, the Vienna can provide endless inspiration. On the other hand, if modern design and décor is your idea of a perfect family room, the Jayde split-level might give you some thoughts on designing the perfect modern home.

Up first on today’s design style comparison, the Summerwood Vienna!


The Summerwood Vienna

All throughout the Vienna, the beauty of nature and earthen materials sets the scene for a home that is warm and invigorating. While there are many beautiful features spread across Vienna’s floorplan, perhaps the most stunning awaits in the great room.


Vienna’s main floor is arranged in an open-concept layout that marries a practical use of space with a comfortable and connected feel. The open floorplan makes the stunning great room feel even larger – the kitchen island’s flush eating bar and the nook’s dining room table extend the entertaining area.

The great room showcases warm plank flooring, rustic wooden décor with elegant textiles, and a fireplace feature unlike any other. The great room’s feature wall flaunts a panoramic electric fireplace set against a beautiful river stone wall that extends from floor to ceiling. The river stone gives a unique depth to the room and a stained floating mantel pairs with the other dark accents in the space.

The fireplace is the central feature in a room that draws friends and family together. Whether it’s the spot for an after-dinner glass of wine, or a place to cozy up with a blanket and hot chocolate on winter nights, Vienna’s great room is unlike any other.



The College Woods Jayde

While the Vienna makes use of raw natural materials in its design, the Jayde in College Woods showcases the beauty and possibilities afforded with modern design and construction. Luxury plank flooring, angular décor, metallic accents, muted colours, towering ceilings, wide windows, and a breathtaking feature wall culminate in a great room that truly lives up to its name.


Situated on the main floor, Jayde’s great room is positioned nearby the dining area and kitchen. The wide floorplan allows for an extended area with a feature wall that is truly a marvel. The great room wall sees a black electric fireplace set against a wall of black marbled granite that mirrors the island in the kitchen. Below, a floating white mantel adds contrast to the otherwise dark feature. The ¾ granite wall is truly the crowning aspect of Jayde’s interior and will draw friends and family into the warm, stylish great room. Using small splashes of metallic gold and natural greenery, the black and white great room is given visual depth, while the wall of windows fills the main floor with natural sunlight.comparing-interior-design-great-room-jayde-full

Go ahead, host an upscale dinner party or invite your family over for a casual dinner – the Jayde is a classy and comfortable space that can accommodate and awe any number of guests.


No matter what your interior design taste, there’s a home model and floorplan that can be customized to meet your needs. Whether you prefer a great room with a more natural feel like the Summerwood Vienna, or the modern sophistication found in the Jayde, there are so many finishes and design styles for you to choose from when building your new home.

Topics: interior design, summerwood, college woods at secord, The Vienna, Great Room, The Jayde

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