Have you seen the 2011 HGTV Green Home yet? I always enjoy “touring” their Dream Homes and Green Homes. Even if I don’t like everything about the house, I always seem to pick up a few creative ideas. So let’s start this tour! Of course, you can see about a thousand more pictures of this house over on the Green Home section of the HGTV website.
The exterior was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, with “a subtle nod to airplane design.” Mmmmkay…interesting.
Just inside the front door is this stairway leading to the upstairs loft and bedrooms.
This is the powder room off of the stairway landing.
The main living room. You can see the front door to the right of the sofa. Notice the chair in the bottom left corner of the photo. It’s made of recycled radiators.
Another view of the living room.
The kitchen…obviously. The countertops are quartz in gray, and look like concrete.
Another view of the kitchen, which flows right into the living room.
The dining room, which sits right off of the kitchen.
This is called the “do” room. It’s a multipurpose room, serving as laundry room, home office, craft room, etc. Everything is concealed behind doors.
The laundry area in the “do” room.
Desk area in the “do” room.
The hallway between the kitchen and the “do” room leads out to this deck.
If I could choose any one thing from the Green Home to incorporate into my own home, this would be it. A pet shower, which is located in the garage.
Now to the second floor…this is the upstairs loft area. Notice the chair made of wood pieces randomly glued together.
The girls room. My, oh my! I love bright colors, but this is way over the top for me…even for a girls room.
The floor in this room is probably my second favorite feature in this whole house. Wood flooring was installed in alternating colors to give a rug effect.
And this is the upstairs hall bath. It seems a bit plain to me!
Another view of the upstairs hallway bath.
The master bathroom. Oh, how I would love to have a bathroom this size!!
The master bedroom, with a wood slat wall serving as the headboard.
Concrete tables flank the bed.
And one last view of the master bedroom.
Overall, I like the house. But if it were mine, I’d be making some changes for sure. Honestly, I love a yellow and gray color palette, but the way it’s used in this house, it might be too much of a good thing for me. Also, I must say I’m a bit disappointed in the master bedroom. It just doesn’t seem as inviting and cozy as I think it should.
But on the plus side, I absolutely LOVE the floor in the boys room, the way the wood flooring creates a rug effect. I’m also drawn to the quirky elements—the chair made of wood pieces, the chair made of recycled radiators, etc.
So what about you? Could you move right in a be perfectly comfortable?
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.