January 07, 2011

HGTV Dream House 2011

Every year, HGTV puts together a stylish "dream home” in a fun location and gives it away to one very lucky winner.  Last year, the 2010 Dream Home was in New Mexico.  This year the dream home is in snowy Vermont and has a more rustic, but still modern, look.

Check out the stylish living room with a very cool barn door adorning one wall (although it would have been even cooler if it was a functional door).  I was surprised to see paneled ceilings throughout the house, but with such tall ceilings and bright windows everywhere I think they add a nice warm vibe to the house.

The kitchen has vaulted ceilings and very modern cabinets and appliances, but the paneled ceiling keeps the room feeling warm and the high windows keep it looking bright.

The mudroom is definitely a dream and has plenty of space to stash ski equipment and winter coats.  The size of the mudroom alone is amazing and I would love having so such a great storage room in my house!

The master bedroom isn’t really my style, but who wouldn’t love the full wall of windows with pretty mountain views. 

The luxurious bathroom is definitely more my style though:

I really love the kid’s guest room full of 8 bunk beds.  The room looks rustic and warm and I can imagine how fun it would be for a group of kids to bunk together.    

In the family room, there is plenty of seating for lounging and lots of guests.  There’s a lot going on in the room, but I think it looks like a comfy hangout.

Like last year, I put together my own Dream Home look for less.  Here’s how to steal the style of the family room on a budget.  Most of the original furniture comes from Ethan Allen which is beautiful, but can be pricey.  Here’s how I snagged the style with furnishings from Walmart, Target, and Ikea.

- Metropolitan Sage Sofa: Target
- Silk Toss Pillow: Target
- Red Textured Throw Blanket: Target
- Expedit Wood Coffee Table: Ikea
- DVD Basket: Target
- End Trunk Table: Target
- Large Cylinder Vase with Candle Holder: Walmart
- Regan Kiwi Upholstered Chair: Target
- Striped Throw Pillow: Target
- Karlstad Red Chair: Ikea
- Round End Table: Target
- Glass Table Lamp: Ikea
- Striped Rug: Target
- Red Karlstad Chair: Ikea
- Geometric Pillow: Target
- Square Storage Ottoman: Walmart

So what do you think of 2011's HGTV Dream Home?  Do you like this year's rustic house or prefer last year's New Mexico retreat?


ChRiS said...

can't say this is my favorite....i am not into modern at all.

Elaine said...

Love the look for less. I own that square ottoman from Walmart. It's great!!!

Red Stethoscope said...

I didn't see last year's dream home, but I love this one--as well as your finds for getting the same look!