We Have a Winner: HGTV Urban Oasis 2015
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.
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.”
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.”
“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.
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.”
“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.”
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.
Be sure to keep up with our Dreams Happen blog this December for even more about our winner!
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