Yesterday, I just happened upon the HGTV website, and I saw all of these mentions about a 2013 HGTV Smart Home. I was like “whaaaaat?” How long have they been doing this? I knew about the annual Dream Home, and the annual Green Home (which I completely missed this year!!), but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the Smart Home. How long have they been doing this?!
Y’all know I don’t have cable, right? You’re supposed to keep me informed on stuff like this! 😉
Anywho, naturally I had to take some time to look through each and every room, and there are so many things I love about this house, so I thought I’d share it with you so we can chat about it. (And I’m sure I’m not the only one who missed it!)
Let’s start with the exterior. I love the aqua front door and accents, the metal roof, and the shingle-style siding. Do you notice how the eaves are even painted an aqua color? (You might have to click over and see the rest of the pictures to notice it.) What do you think about that?
I absolute LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the entryway…everything from the color, to the railing on the stairs, to the glass tile accents on the stairs…
…to the wood ceiling, and the awesome lighting, and the massive pictures on the gallery wall…
…to this UH-MAZING aqua and white wall with the funky wood and paint treatment!!!! Yes, please. I want.
Here’s a closer look at the great stair railing. I really like this modern look.
Here’s the kitchen. Beautiful. Now I will say that even though I like aquas and turquoises, I think there’s a bit too much of it in this house for my taste. If it were mine, I’d definitely mix in some other colors. But taking each room individually, I really do like this kitchen.
Here’s a view from the other direction, looking towards the dining room.
I think these are great colors for a laundry room! Well, I think they’re great colors for any room. 😉 But this laundry room looks so bright and fresh, it might actually make me want to do some laundry. Maybe.
The dining room is probably my least favorite room. I don’t really understand the curtains on either side that can partition off the area from the kitchen and/or the living room. I guess I like an open, airy feeling, and I think the curtains (the purpose of which I don’t understand) create a very closed in feeling.
Now looking from this direction, I think it’s beautiful. What do you think about the curtains? I’m curious.
Overall, I really like the living room. The addition of the other colors really gives this room some life.
What I don’t understand is the need for three flatscreen televisions in one room. Granted, I only own one television, and I haven’t turned it on in three years, so perhaps I’m not up on the latest in technology. But three televisions in one room?
The garage is amazing!! Remove the surfboards, add my tools, and I’d be in heaven!!
And of course, after a long day of using my tools and creating projects in the garage, I could definitely see myself cooling off in this pool. Doesn’t that look inviting?
With all of the color used in the rest of the house, the master bedroom seems a bit too tranquil…at least for my taste. But I do think it’s a beautiful room. I especially like the symmetry around the bed. I’m a sucker for near-perfect symmetry.
I also really like this mirror. That would be so easy to make!
The tile in the master bathroom is a little dark for my taste (or perhaps it’s just that there’s so much of it), but I really like the design of the room, especially how the “wet area” including the tub is separated from the rest of the room by the glass door.
And moving upstairs, here’s the loft area.
And the guest bedroom. In some pictures, the curtains and bedding look red, and in others, they look orange. Not sure which one is truer to the actual color. I really like the wall color, though! In this particular picture it looks a bit dull, but in other pictures, it’s really very pretty.
The fabric from the bedding is carried into the guest bathroom as a shower curtain. I really like the fabric, and I like the brown glass tile, but I’m just not sure I like them together. What about you?
And we’re back to aqua in the kids room…
…and the kids bathroom.
Overall, I really like the house. The exterior is very pretty, with the touches of aqua, and I think my favorite interior space is definitely the entryway!!
Of course, the reason this is called a smart home is because of all of the technology that went into the house. I’m not really one who’s impressed with that kind of thing. I just like to see the decorating.
You can see about a thousand more pictures of the house on the HGTV website.
So what do you think about the house? Have you entered to win it?