If you want to add some extra wow to your home, here are ten design accents from the HGTV® Dream Home 2017.
Last week, I traveled to St. Simons Island, Georgia, with HGTV® to tour the HGTV Dream Home.
As you can imagine, it was a amazing experience. Not only did I get to soak in the sunshine and beauty of the Georgian Golden Isles, but I got to visit the HGTV Dream Home along with the designer of the home, Brian Patrick Flynn.
But there were so many fabulous elements to the home, I still have more to share.
Brian was inspired by the luscious landscape of St. Simons Island and used used the colors of the outdoors for the decor in the home.
Throughout the home, Brian has infused the rooms with the home’s surrounding nature — the greys of the tangled live oaks and the Spanish moss draping their branches, the deep greens of the palm leaves and the towering leafy treetops, and the bright blue Georgian sky reflecting in the marsh lagoon.
Accent items can take a room from ordinary to stunning and we can get some great ideas from Brian’s choices for the HGTV Dream Home. And fortunately for us, the HGTV Dream Home is sponsored by Wayfair.com and so we can easily shop to bring our favorite pieces to our homes.
Here are my top 10 favorite design accents from the HGTV Dream Home 2017.
1. Baskets with Pops of Color
Baskets not only help keep your home tidy, but they can add so much flair to a room. I love the blue blanket in the woven basket against the fabulous striped carpet. One of the simplest photos I took during the tour and yet one of my favorites.
I am very tempted to buy this rolling laundry basket. It is so functional and charming. But I do need to purge my house of mismatched towels!
2. Crazy Cool Light Fixtures
3. Funky Wall Accents
From antlers, to mirrors, to these metal wall hangings, Brian makes sure his walls are the furthest thing from boring.
He uses these Metal Fireworks Wall Decor by Corrigan Studio in both the formal dining room and in the kitchen.
4. White Walls and Color Contrasts
As a photographer, I love to have tons of white in a room. It bounces the light all around and makes everything feel clean and fresh. But I don’t want to leave everything white. Pops of color make the white room come alive. These super fun vertical bookshelves are actually stable and functional.
Succulents are definitely on trend right now. They are everywhere. And understandably so. Whether you use them individually or in large arrangements like this, succulents add life and freshness to any space.
Okay – I hadn’t had busts on the top of my design wish list. But Brian uses busts in the formal dining room and they work beautifully.
7. Framed Art for Contrast and Color
While I am usually trying to find wall space for photographs of my kids, using artwork such as this gorgeous lighthouse print adds great contrasting color and pays homage to the home’s coastal surroundings. It is definitely a design accent highlight in my book.
8. Fresh Flowers and Greenery
In keeping with Brian’s nature-inspired color scheme, he has accented this wonderful marble table with fresh white flowers, greenery and a glass bell jar terrarium. Against the background of that fantastic striped rug, the effect is gorgeous.
9. Textured Throw Pillows for the Win
Throw pillows are our best friend. They can add color, texture and comfort to a room with so little expense or effort. I adore this little sofa in the master bedroom and the pillows are the perfect finish.
10. Fabulous Floors
I can’t even decide which I love more — the engineered oak floors or this incredible handmade round area rug in the foyer of the house. I want them both.
Hope you have had some fun dreaming along with me this week and that you are inspired with some fun design ideas for your own home.
DON’T MISS IT — HAVE YOU ENTERED FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!?!
The HGTV Dream Home 2017 grand prize package is valued at more than $1.7 million. And if that isn’t amazing enough — in addition to the residence and all its furnishings, the grand prize package also includes a new Honda Pilot and $250,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®.
Hurry and enter — the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway® 2017 runs through Friday, February 17, 2017. Eligible individuals can enter twice per day — once via HGTV.com and once via DIYNetwork.com.
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends at 5 p.m. ET on 2/17/17. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For full official rules, visit HGTV.comHGTVDreamHome or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “HGTV Dream Home Giveaway”- RR, P.O. Box 52915, Knoxville, TN 37950. Main Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home and Garden Television.
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Travel and accommodations were paid for by Scripps Networks Interactive. All opinions are always 100% my own.
Written and photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom and owner of Janice Croze Photography
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