I'm really curious to see what you guys think about this. HGTV recently unveiled their latest Dream Home (which you can win, by the way, if you're interested), and I'm having some mixed feelings. There are always things I like and dislike every year, but this one seems... well, let's just look at the pictures.
Things start off fine in the entryway. That bench for putting on shoes is smart, and you could even stash them right underneath. Points for that! Plus, the wood ceiling is beautiful.
The house has a great room at the back, and while I'm not crazy about the fabric on those chairs, all of that natural light and the high ceilings make up for it.
Here's a view of the room going the other direction. This is when things started sliding downhill for me. Before we go, take a look at the console by the windows. Pretty.
Hmm. A green ceiling. I might like it better if they had a light fixture to break up all of that color, but they don't. I'm also not a fan of the zen cabinets mixed with the shaker doors. I know that all of your cabinets don't have to match, but this is TOO different for me. And I have to address those giant plants. These pictures have obviously been styled for the shoot, but couldn't they have done something more true-to-life? I'm not gonna cook with those all up in my business.
The kitchen is open to the dining room, which I like for entertaining purposes, but again with the green! Those poor chairs. I cannot.
I have to say, this is a very colorful house. Here's the loft that overlooks the great room. I love any iteration of exposed trusses or beams, and these are magnificent. The glass fixtures between them are perfect, too. I also like the entertainment center, but that's about it. Sigh.
Now that you think I'm all doom and gloom, I'll switch gears. Can you say spectacular bathroom? This is actually supposed to be for the kids, but I want it for myself at 27:
This other bathroom (off the guest room) is the only space I would genuinely want in my house, but as stunning as I think it is... it feels a little out of place, no? It's just so neutral compared to the rest of the house.
Shazam! And the color is back. I think it's awesome that they used blue and green for a little girl's room. It goes to show that any color can be considered feminine if you want it to be.
Here's the master. Again, not as bright as the rest, but I like the mixed patterns and textures. The subtle plaid on the drapes is nice, as is the rug.
This is one of the more bizarre-o things I've seen. Not the bunk beds themselves, because they're cute, but their placement. This is the "bunk niche" at the top of the stairs. Yep, these beds are in the hallway! Aside from the general weirdness of that, both of the real bedrooms up here have en suite bathrooms, so if cousins Timmy and Jim Bob have to pee in the middle of the night, they have to go all the way downstairs to do so.
And here's one more thing I don't understand. Over on the left is the game room... which is open to the garage. Yay for exhaust fumes?
Overall, I would say this is not my dream house. What do you think? How do you feel about all the colors? And the quirky layout? Do you want to pick up one of those bathrooms and plunk it into your own house? (I do.)