HGTV DREAM HOME BEHOND THE SCENE
Every once in a blue (or pink) moon we have a “pinch me” moment. For me, that moment was last month when my friends at Delta Faucet invited me on a private tour of the 2018 HGTV Dream Home. Seriously, I had to read the email twice to make sure it was for real! Each year HGTV finds a diamond in the rough and renovates it’s entire space inside and out. This year‘s Dream Home was nestled in picturesque Gig Harbor, Washington just about an hour outside of Seattle. So I’m so excited to cap off 2017 with my own dream whirlwind 48 hour trip to tour the spectacular home that one lucky HGTV sweepstakes viewer will call home.
Bear with me friends for this is a long post filled with tantalizing images. It was difficult for me to edit down.
Leaving on a Jet Plane
My plane landed in Seattle Thursday afternoon and I checked into the Four Season Hotel a few hours before meeting the blogger crew. I was certain that I was amongst a big group of bloggers/designers taking the tour the following day but to my amazement there were only five of us. I made the shortlist! That made it even more exciting to take in all the beauty designed by one of my favorite interior designers, Brian Patrick Flynn. Brian has been designing homes for HGTV for a few years now and I’ve only been able to experience his incredible designs through my television. Now, I was able to see one in real life and meet Brian who was there to answer our questions and guide us on our private tour.
Meet Brian Patrick Flynn
Now if you’re not familiar with Brian Patrick Flynn, Brian started his career in TV production. In addition to TV production he also has a very successful interior design business headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Brian has a second home in colorful Reykjavík, Iceland. His approach to design is completely out of the box. He constantly surprises me with innovative textures, unusual color schemes, and unconditional finishes to all the spaces he designs. He also has an incredible sense of humor and if you don’t follow him on Instagram you’re missing out! He’s quite tall and well I’m quite short. Here he is trying to make himself appear more my height. That’s didn’t work.
The Second Floor
Let’s start on the second floor as you enter from the back driveway. Immediately you are greeted by this sizable A-frame open space with a full wall of windows that looks over the Puget Sound. STUNNING!
Brian made a bold choice by moving the fireplace which was previously on the right wall to the center of the wall of windows making the fireplace and the view of the Puget Sound one focal point.
Brian research trends when designing the Dream Home. He embraced millennial pink and it’s pastel relatives creating a warm, bright and welcoming space.
The kitchen is not cluttered with cabinets but instead modern, open and minimalistic with a tiled wall, dark open shelved base cabinets, a notable pantry and oversized statement white cage pendants.
In the center of the second floor is an open staircase down to the first floor and water access. Hanging above the living room is a gorgeous two-tiered oil rubbed bronze chandelier. It’s the perfect round element to break up all the homes angular features.
It was raining at dusk but the view was nothing less than spectacular.
Down the hall just passed the laundry room and powder room is the first of three guest bedrooms. A soft and feminine room with walls painted in millennial pink with navy blue and white accents and furnishings.
The Third Floor Master Suite
Heading up to the third floor master suite is an open staircase. The walls are crammed with two and three dimensional art creating the most amazing gallery wall of Brian’s favorite things.
At the top of the landing is a cozy lounge area with views out of the Sound. A large wooden round frame reflects the gallery wall and light throughout this wonderful open space.
The Master bedroom retreat
Behind the master bed is a bold graphic mural of Washington State. It a postcard perfect backdrop for the relaxed furnishings and plush bedding. The window to the left looks out over the second floor great room. I must say that that one was of my favorite views.
The master bath is a tranquil white oasis absent of color but lavished with luxurious features. Brian went all out and chose an array of Delta Trinsic plumbing fixtures in matte black. Hanging over the Synergy freestanding tub is an oversize rope and iron chandelier highlighting this remarkable spa like space.
The First Floor
Heading down two stories to the first floor you’re greeted by a beautiful contemporary accent table, a gorgeous nail-head trimmed mirror and a pair of oversized sea glass lamps. Brian created these magical vignettes thought the entire home.
Once you turn the corner from coming down the stairs you enter a soft beautiful open space filled with multiple seating areas. This first floor has more of a mid century modern feel with pastels paired with soft gray’s and wood tones.
Tying in all these warm and inviting colors is a graphic mural of Seattle’s iconic space needle.
In the lower level Brian used soft patterns and more whimsical art spotlighting this energetic and playful space.
Opposite the TV room is a cocktail lounge with a soft taupe kitchenette and more mid century modern inspired furnishings.
Just beyond the cocktail lounge is a covered porch with fire pit and a remarkable deck and lavished outdoor dining and living rooms.
Down the hall is the second guest bedroom decorated in a soothing palette of light purple’s and mauves. Two oversized tin wall sconces replace bedside lamps.
Right next-door is the third guest bedroom.The room is furnished symmetrically with gray high gloss bachelor’s chest and a deep gray velvet upholstered headboard. Matching vintage inspired lamps and round rope mirrors finish off the sleeping quarters.
A light gray shaker style vanity anchors the main bath with a wood countertop reminiscent of a boat deck. Adding a contemporary flair is the Pivotal faucet in matte black. Two bone inlaid mirrors, a porcelain deer bust and navy bath accessories add style and charm.
Thanks for coming along on the tour of this remarkable home. I was so grateful for the opportunity to see it all in person. There are so many more spaces that couldn’t fit in the post. If you’d like to see more please head on over to HGTV. Want to see the layout of this Dream Home? Click here. While you’re at it enter to win. I wanted to thank my friends at Delta Faucet for the invitation, the generous folks of HGTV and of course Brian for creating the ultimate home filled with unparalleled beauty and chic coastal style.
Exploring Pike Place Market
When your waking up in Seattle on East Coast time you are up and dressed before dawn. I took a quick walk thru the famous market before the hustle and bustle began.
The first Starbucks with it’s original logo.
The view out of the Four Seasons lobby.
The famous gum wall alley.
Russian pastries on our walking food tour of the Market.
*I have received products from Delta Faucet in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% mine.
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