To wrap up all the goings and doings of our tenth anniversary Serenbe getaway, I was positively delighted when Honey suggested we tour the HGTV Green Home. While I must admit I haven’t been over the moon with the pictures I’ve seen on-line through various blogs and the Green Home site itself, in person there were quite a few drool worthy attributes. If only I could take the interior of the house and wrap it up in one of the cottage-ish facades dabbling the Serenbe landscape, I’d be in heaven. But, at the end of the day, should I be the lucky winner of the give away you can bet your bottom dollar I’d be screaming from the rooftops :-)
So, without further ado, on with the tour…
The kitchen was smartly designed and very high end and the polished concrete counters were just stunning! They are made by Atlanta’s own Dex Industries and showcase bits of shells and Sweetwater Brewery beer bottles right in the material. They can be made with nearly anything and I just can’t stop thinking about how gorgeous they’d be with my favorite mollusk (the oyster)!
I think my favorite space in the entire home was the sitting room. Should I win the home (fingers crossed), I’ll be transporting the two wing chairs and that gorgeous mirror made from reclaimed fences straight back to Atlanta first thing.
The master suite was also on the main level. It was small but nice. My favorite feature was that it too opened onto a darling patio space, complete with a doggie house that would almost make me want a dog to go in it. I looooved those chaise lounges and cushions.
And do you see that room to the left of the deck? That is the home’s interpretation of a screened porch (though I wasn’t sure why they specifically said “screened” porch seeing as there are no screens.) Sliding doors on both ends of the room completely open. The space is not heated or cooled and is furnished with outdoor appropriate pieces. It was a little dark for my taste…I think painting the walls in a much lighter shade would have really brightened up the room.
In the hallway between the bedrooms was a functional and delightful work space. I would love to have something like this in my home. Plenty of room for homework, crafts and artwork in a light and bright, often under utilized space.
The shared bath was nice, but again a bit dark for my taste. I just like things light and bright. I did love the tile in the shower and would be giddy to do something like this in our boys bath should we ever get around to renovating it.
The laundry was dripping in penny tile (lovely) but, again, a tad dark for my taste! I loved the laundry sink, of course, and thought having a closet space off of the laundry (not really pictured) for hanging / organizing / steaming clothes was quite genius. It would be a smart area for storing bed linens, beach towels, etc.
And my second favorite space in the house was the bunk room. My boys would go mad for a room like this. Ever single detail was fun and functional and I loved the modern eclectic colors and furnishings for this space. The tall, graphic upholstered headboards were a striking use of space. And that little pulley system bucket to the top reading loft was adorable. There were two small closets on either end of the room, perfectly sized for two little ones.
I was ga-ga over these little chunky wood paintings and am going to have two have my talented artist bestie Angie make me something similar for somewhere in my house! (Add that to my ever growing list, Ang.)
Back on the main level, we exited the house through the mudroom to the back yard. It too was a very functional space (there were stacked laundry machines in the cabinets!) done just a little too contemporary for my style.
PS. Y’all let me know if you know where I can get me a pair of those wing chairs!!!