This guest blog was written by my intern Kate Byrd.
As I was driving up the road in grand anticipation of what to expect, I’ve seen so many HGTV renovations- I knew I was in-store for a treat, I couldn’t help but, think how cool it was that I was about to see up close and personal all the designs?
I used to interject when my parents put on house shows. But, I think now that I’ve entered my 21st year I have a new appreciation for house decorations, cabinets and flooring. My favorite elements to a house are the kitchen and bathrooms- literally a kitchen can make or break the house.
Oddly enough, as I pulled up to the house wearing my red dress pants, black shirt and red lipstick, I matched the exterior of the house. The exterior of the house is beautiful with its charcoal gray, white trim and front deck with accents of red- it is a Bearcat’s dream.
Walking through the door frame and looking to the right, at the nook nestled right next to the window I could imagine someone curled up on a fall day reading a book or drinking coffee.
To the left of the door, the HGTV magic hit me. If you’re not an avid HGTV fan, you might not understand “HGTV magic.” Basically, it’s how they throw so many different textures, patterns, and colors in a room and it flows magically. It always amazes me because I know if I did that it would look like an episode of “Hoarders.”
The open concept as soon as you walk through was overwhelming. The house gave a vibe of both welcoming and calming.
One of my favorite rooms is the front blue room. As soon as you walk by your eyes are drawn to the big sphere chandelier then the blue flower wallpaper, yes, I said wallpaper, but it works.
If you’re a fan of yellow you’d love the half bathroom. Even non-morning people couldn’t resist a smile standing in this radiant space.
As I said earlier, this space could have been completely thrown off if the kitchen wasn’t up to standards but, it’s beautiful, modern and open. The whole wall around the cabinets are subway tiles. Brian Patrick Flynn, the interior designer made a bold but, perfect choice and made the cabinets a forest green. Tying the modern kitchen look together with floating shelves.
If the first floor wasn’t impressive enough the backyard is a space, I’d want to show off to all my friends for Wine Wednesdays. There’s a covered pergola with lights, a gorgeous hang out space and comfortable lounging. The red accent colors against the green landscape and brown wood tie the whole backyard together.
Heading upstairs I chuckled immediately. I’ve always been a Cincinnatian but, until I went to college down here, I never heard people talk so much about Skyline. Mounted on the wall above the stairs is a huge- 3 way. The three-way black and white with abstract colors behind it really gave me the home vibe.
All the upstairs bedrooms are comfortable with a perfect amount of living space. The master bedroom’s walk-in closet was well organized and fun with a couch inside. The bathroom attached to the bedroom really tied the master together. The beautiful lighting fixture over the tub and walk in shower is fit for a queen. This bathroom used the matte design for the countertop and fixtures which I think looks professional and clean.
The additional bedrooms and one bath complete the upstairs. Overall, this house is draw dropping and I’d be willing to pack my bags and move in tomorrow if needed.
If you’re craving more images of this gorgeous house you can head over to the HGTV.com/UrbanOasis for a virtual tour. Also, starting Monday, October 1st to Wednesday, November 21 the sweepstakes giveaway runs, you can enter for a chance to win. HGTV will premiere the complete renovation Oct 3rd at 7 pm.