Discover every design detail at HGTV Urban Oasis 2017, a Craftsman-style home located in Knoxville, TN.
Paired with relaxed-vibe modern furniture, the creative color scheme chosen for the front porch fits the artistic Fourth and Gill neighborhood that surrounds this home, located near downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee campus. Two Mongolian lamb fur throw pillows in rose blush add cozy comfort to the seating area.
This view looking from the living room into the adjoining dining room that connects to the kitchen highlights the great flow between the main entertaining spaces inside the home. The coordinated use of blue and white throughout the house and out to the front porch also gives the property a coordinated look and feel.
To highlight the historic windows in the long and rectangular space, an L-shaped perimeter design with no upper cabinets was used on the kitchen’s sink side. “It was on purpose because I wanted to keep the whole kitchen really streamlined and simple,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
While HGTV Urban Oasis 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee has the ideal backyard for entertaining, anyone can throw a winning game day gathering with a little coaching. One of the most important elements to a great party is to create gathering zones for guests to eat, lounge and play.
Not having wings at a football party is like not having a wedding cake at a wedding. It doesn't make sense. These spicy orange chicken wings, courtesy of Knox Provisions, are hit with the crowds. Get the recipe.
A good host always has an eye on the comfort and enjoyment of their guests. To keep the party going serve drinks, replenish the food table, and make sure there's a good playlist set for halftimes and commercial breaks. Delegate tasks to those responsible party-goers who always ask "what can I do to help?".
From tailgates to birthday parties and other special events, a DIY photo booth is always a good idea. A painted piece of turf resembling a football field lined with pom-poms make a great backdrop. Add a basket of props and you're ready to shoot a memorable montage with friends.
A basic digital point-and-shoot camera, a tripod that’s tall enough to extend to eye level and a remote shutter release for the camera are a few basics to make your DIY photo booth legit. A remote shutter release allows guests to take their own photo, letting you enjoy the party instead of playing photographer all day.
"Selfies are fun, but there’s nothing like a great photo booth portrait," says Mallory Ziglar, HGTV Community Manager. "To get your next perfect profile photo, make sure your entire body is in the shot - don’t cut off any feet! Use the rule of thirds to frame your subject in the upper or lower third of the shot. Using grid mode makes this foolproof. Snap multiple shots to make sure you get at least one that isn’t blurry."
A good set of cruising bikes are great to have on hand. HGTV Urban Oasis 2017 is a short bike ride away from the University of Tennessee and Neyland Stadium. Want to see more? Tour the home and enter for your chance to win.
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