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2017 HGTV Urban Oasis Dream Home // One of the BEST Experiences

Sarah Hollingshead2 Comments
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I am still pinching myself over this crazy amazing experience. This is the first HGTV home I have been in and it was unreal! Meeting the HGTV crew & Brian Patrick Flynn was icing on the cake. A few years ago, if someone told me this would happen, I would of never believed them. But it happened! I am honored HGTV invited me and can't wait to show you the inside! The best part is that anyone could win this gorgeous home! You can apply to win twice a day! This gorgeous craftsman cottage is located in the 4th and Gill area of downtown Knoxville, TN! Scripps Headquarters is also located in Knoxville! I am a little biased because I went to UT but go VOLS!! I love it here!

Let's see this sweet Urban Oasis... 

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Check out these few before pictures!

This house has went from drab to fab and I am kinda loving every square inch. Ok...I am loving ALL of it!! Brian Patrick Flynn and the HGTV Crew did a fantastic job. Speechless is an understatement. The blue is fabulous. Everyone has been blowing up my inbox on the details of the blue and pink door, so here it is...

Sherwin Williams Sea Serpent and the INFAMOUS pink door is Sherwin Williams Hopeful. The trim is Sherwin Williams Incredible White.

Almost everything furnished in the home is by Overstock.com. 

The pink door is a millennial pink! Brian talked about how he looks at the most pinned pins on Pinterest and what the most popular trends are! He wanted the house to stand out! I think the contrast is fabulous! I want a pink door now!! We should all get pink doors ;)!

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Here is some basic info before we go into the home...

With art direction and décor from Atlanta-based interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, the approximately 1,850-square-foot Craftsman home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms centered around an open and airy living concept. HGTV Urban Oasis 2017 Project Manager Scott Branscom oversaw the renovation process, which required turning a duplex with separate living spaces into a single-family home. This home was designed &  renovated by architects Open Door Architecture and Tillman Companies and the feel of the home is best described as casual modernist with artistic style, and the clever use of space makes it exceptionally practical for the modern-day family.

During the sweepstakes entry period, which runs from October 2 through November 22, eligible viewers can enter twice per day online at HGTV.com/UrbanOasis for a chance to win the giveaway. The HGTV Urban Oasis 2017 grand prize winner will receive the completely remodeled and furnished home plus $50,000 provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®. HGTV Facebook, Instagram and Twitter fans can check in for ongoing updates and new details (#‎HGTVUrbanOasis).

The HGTV Urban Oasis 2017 sponsors include Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK); Quicken Loans®; Kohler Co.; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; SimpliSafe Home Security; American Institute of Architects; and Bush Brothers & Company.


Cue take my breath awayyyy by Berlin!! This front porch is everything! 


Hello gorgeous front porch! You know how much I love blush + blue, so I was pretty much in Heaven the entire time!! Speaking of Heaven, did you get to see the live tour on my IG with Brian? That was awesome! I wish it would of let me save it but it was over 30 minutes long. He is mega talented and has the best personality! HGTV, if you can hear me... give this man his own show! ;) 


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Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams - walls Swanky Grey, trim Incredible White

I love the open floor plan and the overall fill of the living room. I love the mix of classic and modern! Bryan talked about how much he dislikes the television hanging in the living room because it takes away from the overall aesthetic. He also wants it to be an open space where guests can just chat and spend time together. The beautiful abstract painting by Sally King Benedict is perfectly placed when you walk into this cozy space! 


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Paint Color: Sherwin Williams - trim doors Tricorn Black, walls and ceiling Incredible White

Hello gorgeous master bedroom! I never would of thought to use blush curtains! The curtains and closet really make the room. When you look inside the closet, you'll find wall to wall custom floral wallpaper! I hope you got to see it on the live video. He picked out beautiful accents that just flowed together, some new pieces and some antique. Brian made sure to add all different elements and even added a pair of vintage gloves to give off an Audrey Hepburn vibe!! 

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Paint Color: Sherwin Williams - trim and ceiling Incredible White, Benjamin Moore - vanity Universal Black

I like to call this a honeycomb wall and it's fantastic! They made sure to tile it all the way to the ceiling. I love how open it is. There are windows added at the top for extra lighting. 

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Brian said if you are going to use bold wallpaper or bold colors put it in a smaller room you don't spend a lot of time in for the most impact. Genius!! This custom wallpaper is so feminine and yet the tile brings a masculine side out as well. It is a healthy balance where anyone could live here and just be happy as can be. 

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I don't think I would ever leave the tub!!

You can tell there was a lot of thought put into this entire house, every single detail was well thought out. 

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Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore - cabinets Van Deusen Blue, Behr - ceiling Frost, trim color match to wall tile. 

This kitchen is what dreams are made of! Those chandeliers alone were just phenomenal! Bananas!

He left the exposed brick as a focal point and painted it a nice whitewash. The baskets add some beautiful texture and highlight that accent brick wall. I would never think of going this blue in the kitchen but after seeing it, it's a total game changer! The blue is beautiful and timeless. I could see it in a farmhouse too! 

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See the small vintage plates on the sides? Yes, he thought of everything!! 

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Paint Colors: walls Swanky Gray, trim Incredible White. 

Brian talked about how he chose a round table so you could pull extra chairs around it for added seating if needed. That is such a smart idea. The blue chairs were so beautiful! See how the blue flows throughout?! 

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Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams - ceiling Krypton

The open hallway is lovely. I love how the bench sits perfectly at the end! It's so airy and free. All that white! 

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The walkthrough laundry room is such a nice touch. 

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Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams - trim and doors Grey Matters, walls, ceiling and closet interior Passive. 

The guest room is super inviting. He framed a duvet that was too small for this bed on the wall to the left!

How awesome is that?! Such a great idea!! 

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Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams - walls Composed, vanity Raging Sea

OKAYYY this bathroom is amazing! Do you all see over to the right? That is a sliding "barn door" shower and it is gold!! I went to the bathroom and may have slid it back and forth a few times hoping I wouldn't get caught! Haha! 

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Paint Color: Sherwin Williams - Incredible White

This second guest room is just perfect for an office and extra space for guests. I love the built in bunk beds! 

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This house had an apartment on the back which is now this gorgeous screened in porch! The furniture he chose is such a great mix and he hung a flat screen tv to the right. The natural elements of the table and wood furnishings and trees are my favorite. 

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That landscaping though! These hanging orange kayaks really bring a beautiful contrast! Look how big the house looks from the back! If you look close you can see the hanging pendants at the bottom over the outdoor dining table. 

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The garage was insane! I love this extra living room. Imagine all the parties you can have out here! The gallery wall wrapped around the entire space! 


This really happened!! Brian is such an awesome person and designer!! I learned so much from him. It was such a great experience that I will never forget it! I was major fangirling at this moment! 


Make sure to follow Brian on Instagram! @bpatrickflynn 

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Lord have mercy! The garage door is stunning and look at the lights! 

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Literally swooning with this fabulous table and metal chairs!! 

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If you love color, this art studio is perfect for you! What a creative oasis!!  added art studio connected to the garage is a nice touch and super creative space.

Whoever wins this house is just gonna love it! 

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We ended  the night spending it with Rhoda! Her blog is Southern Hospitality! She is a super talented blogger and decorator! We first met at the Haven Conference and I am so glad she came to the HGTV Reveal! We ate at Tupelo Honey in Market Square and just chatted about life. Make sure you check out her blog and instagram



Honestly, this was such an incredible experience. I will never forget it. Big thanks to Brian Patrick Flynn , HGTV and everyone that made this happen! Thank you for inviting me!! It's an honor. 

Talk to you all soon and sharing our kitchen reveal next so stay tuned!! 




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