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HGTV smart home

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HGTV smart home

I was fortunate to be included in a group of design and DIY bloggers that snagged an invite to tour this year’s HGTV Smart Home!

Though it’s not open to the public, it will be on full display and up for grabs when HGTV starts airing the 60 minute special this Wednesday!  I took lots of iPhone photos to share because I forgot my camera.  Good thing it will be on TV and every nook and cranny will be seen.

 I’m sure the televised tour will wow you and show you what’s new in home technology.  It will answer all your questions when it begins airing on HGTV April 15th.  Mark your calendars, and set your DVR!

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We began our tour in the master bedroom.
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the palette consisted of chocolate and subtle blue. The geometric roman shades were fresh and graphic.
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the natural linen wing chair and mirrored chest are timeless.
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pretty attention to detail on the velvet throw pillows

You’d probably agree that HGTV has written the book on how to build a beautiful home, decorate it, and then give it away.  In fact, the Knoxville-based network now hosts four big time home giveaways each year.

Each one is unique in its focus.  For example, Urban Oasis, Dream Home, Green Home, and of course this one, the Smart Home.   And the most exciting part is that in the end a lucky viewer wins it!

While only one person will win the house, every viewer will get some great ideas and decorating tips from the gorgeous new home.

The Smart Home has the latest and greatest technology has to offer, and I’m thrilled HGTV chose Nashville as the place to build it!

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Bright red barn doors made a statement as we walked into the dining room!
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Red was the focus, but black and ivory were also added in drapery and furniture pieces.
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And into the kitchen…
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classic backsplash with fabulous dark blue cabinets
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a pair of pretty chests with nailhead detail flank the fireplace
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grasscloth with nailhead detail
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cocktail ottoman feels softer and more casual than a formal coffee table
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love the painted brick with the oversized art and light fixture!
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The scones above the window would be such pretty ambient light after sunset
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the upstairs lounge had simple but stately architectural elements
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and the blue walls were unexpected and stunning
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the drapery panels softened the linear pattern of the walls
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simple and pretty vignette as we entered the guest suite
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the green headboard and lamps were gorgeous
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I really liked how simple the door casings were
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and how the drapery and wall color were almost identical
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Encaustic paintings above the bed was a fun but sophisticated way to unify the palette
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and I always love a little extra ottoman especially in a bold geometric
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Another work by the same artist hangs in the bathroom. Also, notice how the wood mirror is notched to accommodate the sconces
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Another graphic fabric is used for the shower curtain and works well with the dark glass subway tile.

 

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a down home sign greets us as we enter the boy’s bed and bath
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wall detail; varying thickness and widths painted to give even more dimension
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simple roman shades
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industrial sconce is a fun alternative to formal picture lights
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more dark glass tile with white grout looks fresh
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tile continues completely around tub base and up to ceiling
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built in storage for all the “boy” stuff
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lots of pattern and texture make the built-in day bed inviting
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industrial lamp and metal base on the side table add more interest
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live plants like these succulents are needed in every space

 

And the basement may have been the coolest part of the whole tour.  It was unexpected and very cool.

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downstairs lounge has two seating areas separated by huge table lamps
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another nod to Nashville!
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Another bathroom with matching mirror and vanity. The vibrant orange makes a real statement.
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cup pulls and chrome plumbing fixtures look great mixed with the simple bronze sconces
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seating area 1…and I got the HGTV camera man in the frame
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this big projection TV would make pretty much any movie seem like a hit
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detail of the waterfall style console and oversized lamps made from old propane tanks
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a private “stage” opposite the tv area
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and a console that works well to house a bar and extra equipment.
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the big metal letters are fun and graphic
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how cool is this home gym? record your progress right onto the wall!

What do you think?! I would love to hear your thoughts.  And don’t forget you can see more and register to win on HGTV.

xo, jc