We Have a Winner: HGTV Urban Oasis 2015

Congratulations to Crystal Harriman of Poulsbo, Washington!
Bungalow Style

Bungalow Style

Classic bungalow appeal with a modern twist and thoughtful landscaping gives this home a contemporary look that sets the stage for the rest of the home’s urban style. “The bungalow lifestyle is set back into nature and it’s cozy,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

Photo by: Sarah Dorio

Sarah Dorio

What’s better than celebrating your birthday with family? Finding out only one day before your 32nd birthday that you are the lucky winner of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 Giveaway! For Crystal Harriman of Poulsbo, Washington, that’s exactly what happened.

“When I got the call and heard the words ‘HGTV Urban Oasis’ on the other end, my ears went numb; I was in disbelief,” Crystal says.  With more than 43 million entries, it’s no surprise Crystal is still in shock. “I’ve been entering all the HGTV home giveaways since 2010,” she admits. “Now my family is convinced they should enter, too.” 

The gorgeous home, which was designed by Brian Patrick Flynn, is nestled in Asheville, N.C. and boasts state-of-the-art appliances, an absolutely stunning kitchen and a deck that was made for outdoor entertaining.

Check Out the Deck

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Step Out

Meant to function as another room, the deck celebrates Asheville’s outdoor lifestyle with plenty of entertaining space and a modern Americana theme continued from the master bedroom.

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Hardworking Wicker

Gray wicker furniture and a cushy ottoman are weather-resistant and provide a relaxing outdoor oasis. 

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Light It Up

A galvanized outdoor light brightens the deck for cozy evening gatherings.

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Extended Living

With such a smooth indoor to outdoor transition, the deck easily functions as an extension of the home and allows the outdoors to be enjoyed while still maintaining a sense of privacy.

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Fenced In

A privacy fence keeps pests at bay and delivers a safe space for pets to run free without worry.

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Backyard Haven

Steps lead down to a grassy backyard space with plenty of landscaping for the avid gardener.

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Smart Suspension

Kayaks are hoisted up and out of the way on the home’s exterior and ready to be taken out on local river excursions.

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Privacy Please

An antique wood sign carries out the same vintage elements from inside and functions as a privacy wall.

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Earn Your Stripes

In addition to continuing the modern Americana theme outdoors, a red striped area rug is UV protected and mildew resistant for years of outdoor use.

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Potted Plants

A variety of potted plants bring life to the outdoor space and add layers of bungalow landscaping.

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Double Function

An old, locally-sourced mom and pop sign serves as art and a room divider on the deck. 

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Draw the Curtains

Cabana striped curtains can be drawn for privacy or pulled back to enjoy outdoor views. “I like the idea of privacy, because people here tend to use their outdoor spaces a lot,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “The purpose of the drapery in the front and the back was just to add one more layer of separation between the other houses.”

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Ultimate Grill Station

A top-of-the-line grill and cushioned wicker armchairs make for relaxing and casual dinner parties outdoors.

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Weather-Friendly Material

Who says outdoor furniture can’t be comfortable? Plush wicker chair cushions are upholstered in weather-resistant fabric to handle the elements and last for years. 

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Set the Bar

An outdoor countertop and window pass-through make entertaining and meal preparation a breeze. “It’s a beautiful space when its open and you’re grilling,” says Brian. “When you have friends over you can easily pass drinks out the window or if you’re eating inside someone can grill and pass it over to you.”

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Wine and Dine

Potted plants and floral arrangements create a pretty and peaceful space to unwind and enjoy nature or sit and socialize with family and friends.

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Practical Garden Stools

Black ceramic garden stools can function as stylish resting places for food and drinks.

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Darling Delphiniums

Beautiful blue delphiniums accompany the red, white and blue motif.

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The Great Outdoors

The deck represents both the Asheville and bungalow lifestyle in one space. “Overall, the bungalow lifestyle is kind of set back into nature, and it’s just cozy,” says Brian.

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“I love the kitchen, the backsplash and the island,” says Crystal. “Everything is gorgeous!” Later this month, Crystal and her family will get to tour the home with Brian, who will show them the ins and outs and share his vision for the dreamy space.

Tour the Kitchen

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Classic Color Combo

A large farmhouse-style kitchen combines classic black and white hues with a rustic wood island for a clean and simple finish.

Indoor and Outdoor Living

A back door and kitchen window leading to the deck make outdoor grilling a breeze. “There is a major indoor-outdoor living element in this house,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.  “The pass-through between the sink area in the kitchen and the grilling area on the deck is a great example, and what’s excellent is when you’re grilling you can easily pass drinks and food out the window.”

Stylish Stools

Vintage-inspired metal pendants and retro steel and wood stools pick up the black accents found throughout the home and lend an industrial feel to the kitchen.


“Asheville is a farm-to-table community, so it makes sense that the kitchen should lend itself to that,” says Brian. “I covered the island in original wood from the house and added a custom top made out of butcher block, which is awesome for families because you can prepare food and it's easy to clean.”

Photo By: Adam Pinnell

Handy Pass-Through

A window pass-through above the sink makes for easy transferring of food from the grill to the kitchen and acts like an extension of the home.

Black and White, Just Right

Black cabinets provide a dramatic contrast against bright white subway tile for a classic color combination.

Love Handles

Hand-forged iron hardware lends an industrial look to the kitchen and fits in with the feel of Asheville.

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Soaring Subway Tile

Inspired by local boutiques and mom and pop shops, the walls were covered from countertop to ceiling in white subway tile for a polished and clean look. 

Extra Space

A corner, carved out with extra countertop and cabinet space, provides the perfect landing for cookbooks, adult beverages and other kitchen necessities. 

Neat Niches

Niches built inside of the columns allow for integrated bookshelves in the kitchen. “The builders and architects were really smart about using every square inch of this house to the best of its potential,” says Brian.

Hooks for Hanging

Hooks above the stove hold everything needed to put together a meal. “A lot of farmhouse-style kitchens do not have upper cabinets they just have lower cabinets, so what you will find is floating shelves and storage,” says Brian.

Brawny Butcher Block

A custom-built butcher block island is practical for meal preparation and provides the option of an eat-in kitchen.

Open Plan

An open floor plan allows for easy interaction with family and friends while preparing meals in the kitchen. 

Be sure to keep up with our Dreams Happen blog this December for even more about our winner!

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