This past weekend, I was invited to tour the HGTV® dream home in Gig Harbor, Washington overlooking the Puget Sound and it was breathtaking! The whole house is unreal–and someone is going to win it! (You can enter for your chance to win twice a day right here.)
The renovation (I loved seeing the before photos while I was there!) was designed by Brian Patrick Flynn and I got to pick his brain about some of the choices he made. Like the colors–he was actually contractually obligated to use a certain palette. Or the that cool fireplace in front of the windows–that used to be on a different wall but he thought the fireplace should be in the same direction as the focal point–that incredible view. I agree.
The floors are all this really pretty white-washed-looking wood (Lumber Liquidator’s Steel Creek Hickory) that make the whole place feel brighter and calming at the same time. I loved them and the way they contrast with the black walnut counters in the kitchen with lighter perimeter countertops and coordinating backsplash (Silestone’s Calacatta Gold) that go all the way up to the ceiling–like a dream!
Around every corner felt like a surprise. Whether it was the sweet whale hooks, the lavender grasscloth wallpaper…
…the warm pink on pink bedroom that felt super sophisticated in person or the striped powder grasscloth-esque tiled walls in the powder room.
The master bathroom was light and airy and full on sun (thanks, skylight) and cool fixtures.
Besides meeting a ton of fun HGTV people, including Bryan, I got to meet Kirsten from Simply Grove, who I have adored forever! She’s way better at posing and boomerangs and style in general so it was fun to absorb all I could from her for a few hours while we were there.
Everything felt luxe, but nothing beat the view from almost every room in the house.
And when you step out onto the sprawling back deck, it will take your breath away.
What’s your favorite part? While it’s definitely polarizing, that black exterior was probably mine. It’s just what I imagined a house on the water in Gig Harbor to look like. This is the 22nd year (!!) that HGTV has given one lucky winner a chance to win the HGTV Dream Home 2018. This year’s giveaway includes this fully-furnished home, a new Honda Accord and $250,000. Quite the prize.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE HGTV DREAM HOME 2018!! (I’m totally coming to visit.)
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