This week I spent an afternoon at the HGTV Smart House.
And I’m still dreaming about it.
During my tour…..I learned several things….
…..the least of which is that the house is truly smarter than I could ever hope to be.
There were remote control showers and remote control toilets and blinds that could be programmed to let themselves down and a dog door that opened up all by itself to let the dog out.
You can click here if you want to hear all about how smart it is.
But…..really….can we talk about the decorating?
Okay…..I’ll go first. 🙂
So many ideas to discuss….so little time.
There’s a lot of color in this house.
Vivid, wonderful, joyful color…..
These are the kitchen cabinets.
And yes….they are blue. It’s a Sherwin-Williams color….Indigo Batik.
Brilliant idea number 432….add moldings to a wall and then paint them blue.
And then add some yellow.
And a planked ceiling.
No worries…..I’m on it. 🙂
Can you see the nail head dresser next to the window?
It had a textured covering with nail heads and a raised circle nail head pattern and it was literally about the seventh color of blue in the room.
There were layers and layers of different patterns and hues of blue.
My favorite was the fabric used for the curtains.
I totally wanted to go all Scarlett O-Hara and party like it was 1999.
Because that’s what happened when I entered this room.
This photograph does not even do it justice.
It’s graphic and contemporary and classic and incredible….all rolled into one.
The textured curtains trimmed in chocolate brown?
Where do you start?
It came with shelving and closet space and a rod that you used to hang seasonal clothes.
And an ironing board and iron that I ‘m sure are smarter than I am.
The wall was layered with pieces of wood and stripes of paint.
It’s an easy effect you could create for under $100.
The bench is built around a twin mattress with bookcases on either side.
Great idea for extra storage.
It is a house that lives so much larger than its square footage.
The colors, the textures, the layers of depth to each room….inspired me at every turn.
And besides all that…..
…it is absolutely brilliant. 🙂
PS In the super exciting news department…..I’ve been at Better Homes and Gardens this week for the final round of the competition.
I can’t WAIT to show you what I designed while I was here.
Tutorial and details on Tuesday.
Happy weekend rock star (you made it)!