What's the Design Plan for HGTV Smart Home 2016?

From bold color combinations to eye-catching furnishings, interior designer Tiffany Brooks shares her plans for HGTV Smart Home 2016.
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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.

Tiffany Brooks' Portfolio

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Tiffany Brooks

Interior designer Tiffany Brooks completed this living room makeover using a mix of high, low, modern and traditional pieces, which gives the space visual and textural interest.

Feminine Style

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.

Refurbished Finds

Tiffany brought a pair of classic side tables that were found at a yard sale back to life by adding a high-gloss black finish.

Traditional With a Twist

Tiffany painted and framed this family's silhouettes to add a conversational yet comical twist to an otherwise traditional interior.

Tabletop Terrariums

Succulents, moss and glass candy containers were used to make this terrarium centerpiece.

Texture in Design

The use of seagrass, wool and an African Kuba cloth paired with this moody violet sofa gives this space the perfect amount of texture and drama.

Vacation Home Entryway

Using a collection of found vases, a vintage album cover and antique leather-bound books, this hallway is the perfect transition for this eclectic lakeside vacation home.

Eclectic Styling

Black-lacquered mannequin parts, layered art and a vintage ashtray set the tone for this mini library.

Reflection of Art

A gallery wall full of mirrors is a perfect alternative to art. It also amplifies the natural light in this space.

Personal Touches at Home

Tiffany's signature is the use of silhouettes in her clients' spaces. These hand-painted silhouettes are the focal point in her office, accented with a collection of vintage pieces.

Living Room Plantscape

This plantscape is made more interesting by the camouflaged vintage camera peeking out from among the planters.

Being Bold in Doses

The turquoise pillow and art add a splash of color to this neutral palette.

Colorful Slumber

A fun color combination with a vintage feel makes this a perfect space for a little girl to let her imagination run wild.

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.

Under Construction

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Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as Daikin HVAC units are installed.

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Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as Daikin HVAC units are installed.

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Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC.

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Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as equipment for the home gym is installed by Icon Fitness.

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Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as equipment for the home gym is installed by Icon Fitness.

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Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as equipment for the home gym is installed by Icon Fitness.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

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Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

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Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as equipment for the home gym is installed by Icon Fitness.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Interior construction is progressing at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 as HGTV HOME paint by Sherwin-Williams is applied to the interior walls.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

Construction is underway at the HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC as final details are put into place before furniture arrives.

Photo By: Neil Boyd

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.

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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.

High-End Espresso Machine Built Into the Kitchen Cabinets

Who wouldn't like to wake up to a deluxe coffee machine? This one is built into the kitchen wall in the HGTV Dream Home 2014.

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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.

Cool Combination

Combination drawers, incorporated in the island front, keep prepared food items close at hand.

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 2011 Kitchen Wine Cooler

The Sub-Zero undercounter wine storage cabinet offers two separate storage zones and holds up to 46 bottles of wine.

HGTV Dream Home 2011 Kitchen TV Entertainment

The kitchen's entertainment center, concealed behind Wellborn Media Life cabinetry, includes a 26-inch LCD TV with keyboard and Bose sound system.

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.

Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for large gatherings is accommodated with both induction and gas cooktops and a 2-gallon-capacity steamer, which features a temperature range of 140 degrees F to boil and includes one solid and one perforated stackable insert pan.

Sleek, Modern Concealment

Sleek modern cabinetry in a rich cherry finish conceals appliances, including dual refrigerator/freezers designed to be built in flush with the cabinetry.

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.

Modern Meets Traditional

The gourmet space’s clean and modern feel comes courtesy of gray Silestone countertops and backsplash which blend seamlessly into the dovetail gray walls.

Dinner Made Easy

The busy host will appreciate the Wolf microwave, nested between the two Sub-Zero wine storage units and stacked above a handy Wolf warming drawer, which keeps dishes delicious when guests run late.

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.

Glass Tile Backsplash

Task lighting is integral to preparing food as demonstrated by the well-lit, long counter in this traditional kitchen. Glass cabinets provide visual dish storage against the full, glass tile accent wall.

HGTV Dream Home 2007

Dream Home interior designer Linda Woodrum paired bold blue with dark wood finishes in the HGTV Dream Home 2007 gourmet kitchen.

Hidden Refrigerator

The spacious Sub-Zero refrigerator features custom panels so it blends beautifully with the cabinetry.

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.

Breakfast Nook

Four cozy armchairs in the eat-in seating area break with tradition. "I wasn't worried about having fabric in here because so many fabrics today are treated and easy to clean," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

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.

Professional Amenities

There is two of everything — dishwashers, refrigerators (one large refrigerator and one large freezer) and sinks, along with a professional gas range surrounded by dramatic Texas limestone.

HGTV Dream Home 2004

The delicate balance of old and new, as well as connecting the great room and dining room, make the kitchen a vibrant social destination for family and guests alike.

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.

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Inviting Outdoors

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.

Tiffany's HGTV Star Designs

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Tiffany's HGTV Star Journey

Tiffany Brooks is the season eight winner of HGTV Star and host of The Most Embarrassing Rooms in America. Check out Tiffany's most memorable moments of the season.

Tiffany Meets Her Competition

Right before the first challenge, Tiffany met the nine other designers that would compete for the HGTV Star title.

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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.

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Showcasing Her Talents

Tiffany adds a custom silhouette to almost every space she does. Here, it's perched atop her ikat-inspired custom wallpaper.

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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.

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Creative Brainstorming

Anne and Tiffany team up to tackle the loft's sleeping space. The duo determines that the "client" is a rock-glam couple to keep all rooms in the loft cohesive.

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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.

Repurposed Sign Turned Headboard

For Tiffany's repurposed project, she uses a vintage sign as a non-traditional headboard with blue rope lighting behind.

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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.

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Tiffany and Brooks Meet With the Clients

After discovering that the clients share a love of entertaining and that he rides a motorcycle and is into vintage style, Tiffany and Brooks hatch their design plan.

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Before: A Blank Slate

Each team's apartment contain the same open floor plan with a living room and dining room to makeover.

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After: Neutral, Eclectic Space

After: Tiffany's Gallery Wall

Tiffany's accessories and art gallery wall keeps the space from reading too masculine.

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.

A Winning Apartment

Tiffany and Brooks' creative collection of furnishings and vintage-meets-rustic theme paid off: Their space was the judges' top pick in the evaluation room and the couple's favorite space.

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Week Four: Real People, Real Kitchens

The six remaining designers must make over two real homeowner kitchens in just three days. Tiffany teams up with Boris and Jeribai to tackle Giovanna and Eric Lawrence's kitchen and dining room.

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An Efficient Design Plan

After meeting with the homeowners, the team focuses on a design plan that will meet the family's needs. They desire a more efficient kitchen, along with a better space for family dinners.

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Before: Lifeless Kitchen

All-white cabinets, walls and appliances paired with brown flooring and a brown table made for a drab, lifeless kitchen.

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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.

Before: Cold, Outdated Dining Room

Before, the main focal point in the Lawrence's dining room was the outdated paneling.

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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.

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After: Signature Gallery Wall

When the design team arrived, the fireplace was painted a drab brown hue. All it needed was a coat of warm gray paint. And to make the fireplace wall more of a focal point, Tiffany creates this mini gallery wall.

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A Well-Designed Space

The judges all agreed this rock-star team created the top space from week four.

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Week Five: Sorority vs. Fraternity

Week five's challenge? The designers split into two groups to redesign the common rooms for the Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha sorority and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Calif.

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It's Two Against Three

Tiffany and Anne took on the sorority house common room. The sorority sisters request a sophisticated, comfortable room that's formal enough for alumni functions but casual enough for chapter meetings, group dinners and social events.

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Working Out the Details

For Tiffany's camera challenge she shows a sorority sister how to patch a hole. "So far the panel loved my personality in my camera challenges, and now I have to bring content," she says.

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Before: Mismatched Common Room

The sisters used the Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha colors — red and white — to create this living room's design, but it lacked a cohesive design plan.

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After: High-Class Gathering Space

Anne and Tiffany reinterpreted the room's color scheme with soft gray, red-orange and cream to create a softer, more sophisticated space.

After: Cozy Living Room

A new soft gray sectional sofa provides room for the sisters to settle in for meetings or movie night.

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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.

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After: Whimsical Arrangements

Tiffany repurposes beer mugs monogrammed with the sorority's Greek letters as whimsical vases for the room's dining space.

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The Girls Get an A+

Anne and Tiffany's sorority house was the judges' favorite space of the night, and the sisters couldn't believe the makeover when David revealed the new room to them.

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Week Six: School Bus Makeovers

The final four designers' week six task: Create a no-limits, creative space inside a school bus of their own. David's key advice? Don't play it safe.

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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."

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Adding Finishing Touches

Tiffany lines the table with lots of greenery, glass terrariums and other foliage to add to the room's natural vibe.

After: Tiffany's Fairytale School Bus

Tiffany painted her entire bus — including the windows — an emerald green hue to create an eerie mood. A long dining table outfitted with mismatched, vintage chairs helps to recreate the Victorian era portrayed in Alice in Wonderland.

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After: Vintage, Storybook Accessories

Vintage accessories that nod to the classic storyline, like this ticking alarm clock, line the table.

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After: Painting White Roses

As a nod to the Queen of Hearts, Tiffany creates her own "painting the roses red" moment. Tiffany's attention to detail impresses HGTV Star judge Genevieve Gorder: "I haven't seen her do a lot of mismatched, vintage moments this season. She bowled me over," she says.

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Week Seven: The Final Challenge

The final three contestants, Brooks, Tiffany and Jeribai, prepare for their last HGTV Star challenge. They pack up and head to the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs, Calif. where they'll each have three days to design a brand-new hotel suite.

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Help From Former Competitors

Former HGTV Star competitors come back to offer design help to each of the finalists. Boris and Tobin are on Team Tiffany.

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A Visit From Surprise Mentors

Jonathan and Drew Scott, hosts of HGTV's Property Brothers and the new show Brother Vs. Brother, will mentor the contestants as host David Bromstad joins the judging panel.

Tiffany's Design Plan

Tiffany transforms her hotel suite into a Palm Springs-inspired space that she calls "midcentury modern design meets contemporary current."

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Tiffany Completes Her Final Space

A strong camera challenge and a location-perfect design put Tiffany in a good position for the final evaluation and the title of HGTV Star.

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Before: The Hotel Suite

Each hotel suite featured completed construction, but was a blank slate.

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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.

After: Sitting Area

A plush rug, a tufted cocktail ottoman and a pair of low-slung Danish modern chairs make this prime relaxation real estate.

After: Chic Accessories

Pops of bright metallics mixed with jewel tones add a touch of glam, California style.

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After: Bedroom

Since this space is designed for complete relaxation, Tiffany tones down the bedroom color palette to soft neutrals and sea-inspired hues.

After: Bedroom Details

Tiffany layers a smaller jute rug on top of a plush area rug underneath the bed. Though the judges love the calming space overall, judge Sabrina Soto is skeptical of the jute rug by the bed. "Who wants to get out of bed and step on jute?" Sabrina says.

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The Moment of Truth

The judges and newly-minted panelist David Bromstad review all three designs and the camera challenges. Now, it's time to pick HGTV's newest star.

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Tiffany's Winning Moment

Her approachable camera persona, playful designs and rock-solid Star record made her the judges' choice.

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Cheers, Tiffany!

Tiffany's fellow contestants and judges salute her after the big win with Champagne. Welcome to the HGTV family, Tiffany!

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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. 

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Learn about the design and build team responsible for HGTV Smart Home 2016.

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HGTV Urban Oasis

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HGTV Dream Home

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