What's the Design Plan for HGTV Smart Home 2016?
While the exterior of HGTV Smart Home 2016 has a traditional Craftsman meets cottage style look, the interior is designed for a modern family complete with updated paint colors, fabrics and fixtures, according to Tiffany Brooks, interior designer on the project.
This purple and cream living room features a cream and plum color palette that's feminine enough for a girly-girl but comfortable enough for those with more masculine taste.
Traditional With a Twist
Tiffany painted and framed this family's silhouettes to add a conversational yet comical twist to an otherwise traditional interior.
Rustic and ethnic finishes and patterns combine with contemporary lines on the furniture for a fresh, modern approach that would suit any family who moves in to the home. There are nods to Southern traditional style but with a twist. For example, applying a bright green teal and forest green patterned fabric to an oversized wing chair lends a current look to an otherwise classic seating piece.
Downtown Raleigh has a lot of students. There is no specific brand of style there. It’s very diverse so traditional with a twist works.Tiffany Brooks, Interior Designer
Starting from the covered, Southern style front porch complete with comfy rocking chairs accented with Ikat patterned pillows, the fun goes inside where a neutral background in shades of gray and beige allows for pops of color to enliven the living spaces.
Dining in Style
Large scale, abstract artwork surprises visitors in the foyer, dining area and main living area. “In the dining area,” explains Brooks, “two large scale pieces of art are nine feet tall and hung side-by-side. They are hand painted and are aggressive, not soft.” The art is contrasted by a rustic barn table with two large wing chairs at the ends and curvy, “mustache” ladder back chairs.
A black beaded chandelier with touches of amber hangs from the ceiling. The flooring that runs throughout the main level is five inch engineered hardwood finished in a medium dark stain for continuity.
A Kitchen for Entertaining
In the kitchen, tall dark gray Shaker style cabinets, some with leaded clear glass, reach up to the ceiling and stand out against the light gray walls. Hand painted Spanish style tiles rendered in emerald green, navy and white lend a southern California feel to the backsplash. “They were so wrong that it’s right,” says Brooks.
White solid surface quartz countertops echo the clean style of the home. A dark navy colored island with the same white top has stools covered in the same fabric as the dining chairs. Stainless steel appliances include a cappuccino machine, full size wine cooler and range hood. Motion sensor faucets are a smart feature in the kitchen.
HGTV Dream Home 2015
Your first experience when walking into HGTV Dream Home 2015, the charming kitchen is the ideal space for meal prep, entertaining and even dining. “This whole room is so beautiful in the detailing and the trim,” explains the home’s interior designer Linda Woodrum. “And I think that’s really important to notice.”
Kitchen Island With Place Settings
A center island not only adds storage and provides more counter space for meal prep, it’s also the perfect spot for doing homework, enjoying breakfast or keeping the cook company before dinner.
HGTV Dream Home 2014
Brilliant fall foliage inspired the bright yellow hue of the leather upholstery that covers a series of bar stools in the open concept kitchen of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home. They cozy up to a granite waterfall island that's nearly 16 feet long.
HGTV Dream Home 2014 Kitchen and Wood Tile Backsplash
This contemporary kitchen at HGTV Dream Home 2014 features a warm neutral color palette with a reclaimed wood tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and sleek black shaker-style cabinetry. Open stainless steel shelving displays glassware and serving pieces, and a mix of textures, from glass to steel to wood, lend visual interest.
HGTV Dream Home 2013
This sleek kitchen's Zen hue was inspired by the home's marsh views. Soft gray paneled doors are made modern with stainless steel pulls, while stark, modern lines define the kitchen island and built-in refrigerator storage. The mix of cabinetry styles gives the room a custom look.
Green Kitchen With Taupe Cabinets and Glossy White Counters
This sleek green kitchen features taupe cabinets, glossy quartz counters and opaque glass panels as a backsplash.
HGTV Dream Home 2012
This modern white kitchen features a pop of blue color in its tiled backsplash areas behind its two countertop spaces. Stainless steel appliances and a muted gray kitchen island add a sleek look to the space, while blue and white floral chairs in the nearby dining area give the room a touch of flair.
HGTV Dream Home 2011
Birch bark, a recurring HGTV Dream Home 2011 design motif, finds expression in the dramatic and sleek kitchen, interior designer Linda Woodrum's favorite room. "I love the way the birch bark is just this pop of white in the woods," says Linda. "I think it's an amazing gift." The tree’s texture and color are masterfully translated as gray cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances, white countertops and marble tile, black leather barstools and gray tones of the tile grout. "All of those colors are about birch bark," she adds.
HGTV Dream Home 2010
A 16-foot-high wall of glass tile inlaid in recycled aluminum makes a dramatic statement in the gourmet kitchen of HGTV Dream Home 2010, while the 11-foot-long island in a dark maple finish completes the space.
HGTV Dream Home 2009
The gourmet kitchen in HGTV Dream Home 2009 was designed with the busy host in mind. Twin refrigerators, wine cabinets, dishwashers and islands make entertaining a crowd effortless in this traditional-meets-modern cooking space.
HGTV Dream Home 2008
For the kitchen, interior designer Linda Woodrum created a sleek modern space accented with rustic art. It's a well-defined space, yet very open to the living and dining areas of the second-floor great room. A U-shaped, sand-colored countertop runs from the pantry door along the back wall, then turns below three square windows and back to form a peninsula dividing the kitchen from the dining area.
HGTV Dream Home 2006
The HGTV Dream Home 2006 kitchen ushers you in with the warm, welcoming notes of fall, a reflection of the seasonal theme that flows throughout the house. Deep grays, rich brown woods and accents of golden yellow work together to create a room that's comfortable and welcoming, yet functional.
HGTV Dream Home 2005
Open to the great room, the bucolic kitchen is defined by not only the creamy limestone and shiny stainless steel appliances, but by designer Linda Woodrum's choices as well. "Because of the rusticness of that stone, it seemed like it would be fun to have cabinets that are open — very simple and plain, and it's a very highly-functional kitchen," she says.
Luxurious Living Space
In the adjoining family room, a citron green, contemporary sofa is accented with navy and ivory houndstooth check pillows. Classic Windsor chairs are done up in modern gray fabric. An abstract print rug in a tribal pattern of blue and ivory grounds the room.
A nod to Southern style is found on the fireplace which is tiled to the ceiling. “It looks like rustic, white painted brick,” says Brooks. Emerald green linen-look drapes with a gold sparkle cover the window doors that open out on to the covered screen porch out back. A huge industrial style 40 inch round black iron light fixture hangs from the ceiling.
The screen porch has a herringbone patterned tile floor that is the ground for a bold yellow sofa, white side chairs and lots of plants, says Brooks. Skylights in the roof allow plenty of natural light to flood the space.
A Dreamy Master Suite
The main floor master bedroom is designed with a grid pattern wall painted in high gloss off white. It’s the backdrop to the upholstered bed in shades of gray and taupe plaid for a serene feeling.
Celery green drapes cover the windows. Chocolate and raspberry colors as well as white and cranberry hues mixed with dark wood with brass details are the design accents in the sleeping and sitting areas. Geometric pattern area rugs speaks to the plaid pattern on the bed.
The master bath is a symphony of clean lines. Pebble gray herringbone pattern tile on the floor and subway tiles in the shower ground the furniture style vanity in the room. Warm gold pendant light fixtures illuminate the space. A TV hidden behind the vanity mirror, a rain shower head with additional body sprayers, a stand alone tub and a warming drawer for towels give smart, modern amenities to the room.
Second Floor Living
On the second floor, a flex space has a formal, library feel. The walls are deep gray and the furniture sports touches of salmon, orange, pink and navy. Leather chairs provide comfy seating for watching TV or reading.
The nursery is done up with deep teal walls, a grasscloth wallpapered ceiling, light gray crib, red drapes and animal print rug. The teen room on this floor has floral teal, navy and moss green wallpaper, off white rug and a teal upholstered headboard. Animal prints cover the seating.
Week One: Represent Your Style or Brand
The designers' first challenge: Design a vignette representing their personal brands. They must also create an original textile to use in the space. Tiffany decides to create an office featuring classic pieces with a touch of funk. The judges were impressed by Tiffany's taste level and the overall space.
Week Two: Lofty Ideas
For the second challenge the designers must turn this empty loft space into a beautiful, functional home with four distinct spaces: living, eating, sleeping and working. The twist? "Because this challenge is about reimagining an old space, each of you must buy something vintage or secondhand and reimagine it in some way," David says.
Luxurious and Industrial Bedroom
Warm tones, hardwood floors and exposed brick details are the perfect canvas for a dramatic, urban-chic bedroom. Anne and Tiffany agree that the bed should be the room's main statement piece. An oversized headboard and vintage, mirrored windows set apart the sleeping space.
Week Three: One Client, Four Apartments
For their third challenge, the designers have the opportunity to work with their first real clients. The designers are placed into teams of two. They are then able to interview the clients and draw up a design plan based on the couple's style and living needs.
After: Neutral, Eclectic Space
Tiffany and Brooks incorporate rustic and vintage pieces to create a neutral, eclectic living room.
After: Ready for Entertaining
Tiffany and Brooks create a more formal dining space featuring a crystal chandelier and upholstered dining chairs. A rustic dining table ties the living and dining spaces together.
After: Chic and Family-Friendly
The new kitchen shines with bright countertops, all-new wood cabinetry and a sparkling tile backsplash. The space creates the perfect mix of high-end design and family-friendly style. "For a client who wants contemporary and traditional, they answered the call," HGTV Star judge Genevieve Gorder says.
After: Warm and Inviting
A warm gray color palette transforms this room into an inviting dining space. Tiffany was in love with her stainless steel dining table choice, but the judges think it's not exactly kid-friendly.
After: Tiffany's Fireplace Makeover
This room's old fireplace jutted out into the room, taking up valuable square footage. Tiffany decides to remove the plaster facade and have the team's carpenter rebrick and add a mantel. The judges love the makeover, but wish Tiffany had added more finishing touches and accessories.
Thinking Outside the "Box"
As soon as Tiffany walks onto the bus, she is immediately inspired by children and her son's love of fairytales. "I'm going to do a very dark rendition of the Mad Hatter's tea party," she says. "I really need to prove to the panel that it's not just cute, functional, high-style spaces with me."
After: Living Space
Tiffany employs a playful color palette with a mix of sleek, midcentury pieces and more contemporary ones. She pairs the slab-style dining table with bright, mismatched chairs. The coordinated gallery wall features pop art prints designed by Palm Springs artists.
Lower Level Entertaining Spaces
On the lower level of the home is an exercise room, media room and guest suite. A dark ceiling with contrasting white walls sets the stage for the viewing the curved TV in the media room.
A striped sectional sofa in yellow, gray and mustard tones is flanked by two accent chairs. A gray hide rug accents the floor and a large scale art piece decorates a wall. Ethnic patterns in oranges, yellow, gray, black and white predominate in the guest suite.