One of my family’s rather untraditional New Year’s traditions is to tune in for the premiere tour of the new HGTV Dream Home. Afterwards, Mother, Sister and I debrief room by room, talking about every little detail that we loved (and those not-so-much.) Linda Woodrum has been the dream home designer of choice for quite a few years and is pretty much a celebrity as far as we’re concerned (Sister shopped along side her at Scott’s a few years ago and promptly called to report back on exactly what she was procuring.)
Without a doubt, my favorite thing about the 2013 Dream Home was its choice location in Kiawah Island. I mean, I’d have taken any of the houses up for the win over the years, but this one would literally be a DREAM!
The marsh views from the multiple porches were to die for.
I loved the idea of the old iron Charleston gates over the fire place, but that focal wall felt a little cold to me overall. However, looking from the other direction, the room was super gorgeous and sumptuous.
While I adored the blues, browns, linens and muted greens, this citron color was a little too prominent for my taste. That would really be my only complaint.
I could seriously take this pantry and slap it right onto my kitchen. I love that the look is very attainable and wouldn’t be too outrageous to DIY. I think this would be a great look for my laundry room that’s on our 2013 project list. I can’t get enough of the oversized, off centered prints layered over the shelves. And now I know where I could put a few demijohns around this part without them getting broken (a conundrum I’ve pondered many times.)
I thought this was fun and dramatic and perfect for a powder room. Love the horizontal pin stripes – a fresh take on the bold striped walls we’ve been seeing for years.
The loft area would be perfect for the littles. I love the indigo and white but wasn’t crazy about the art.
The master suite was just lovely. Serene and tranquil and lovely. The large white framed sea fans were one of my favorite pieces of art in the whole house. I've been thinking of doing something like this for some time now.
The guest suite was one of my very favorite spaces. I loved the pops of indigo and the updated traditional bed with the geographic rug. The bathroom was definitely my favorite of the lot with its clean and simple lines.
The bunk nook was cute and colorful and my littles would love it. The rope handles on the drawers were a perfect detail!
I really can’t say enough good things about this room. I just loved every little detail and thought it would make for a super sweet girl room for the girl that’s not all gaga over pink (is there such a thing?). I used to have the same stripes in the dining room of my old house - alternating flat paint and satin paint in the same color.
Since the garage is also on our 2013 project list, I was completely wowed by this one. I mean, check out that polished concrete floor for heaven’s sake. And that “playroom” is TOO much.
So that’s a little mini tour of the 2013 HGTV Dream Home. What did you think? I know I’d be happy as a clam to move right in :-)