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I finally got a chance to tour the HGTV Dream Home 2010 online.  And I entered to win it.  (You’re right, I probably can’t afford the taxes but I still want to win it.)  I’m showing my favorite pics here but, really, there’s not a room I wouldn’t live in.  

The front door entry (this is the view I’d get when greeting my guests)…The stunner?! Those knotty wood ceilings and beams! Gorg.E.Ous.  And my eyes really like those contrasting painted doors and baseboards.
The view my guests would get after entering the front door…A nice wide open hallway of sorts leading back to the great room and views of the landscape.  How could you not look out those windows?!
To the right of the entry is this cozy seating area.  I’m surprised by how these wingback chairs fit into the style of the home.  They really do work.  And just look at those beams defining (but not separating) the entry from the sitting room and dining room.  So airy. 
To the left of the entry is this simple, refined dining room.  This may be my favorite dining room picture of all time.  Usually, I don’t like formal dining rooms (basically because it would be wasted space at my house) and this one is anything but formal.  The slipcovers and sisal rug set the stage for a casual meal.  The head-of-the-table rope chairs lend some texture along with the floor-to-ceiling drapes.  Geometry in the curtain print and the streamlined pendant light both take this room from almost shabby-chic to modern.  And although the wood tones are all a little different, they work together because they are all light. 
Make your way back to the great room and you won’t be disappointed.  Livable furniture in an open floor plan… HGTV, you know your stuff.  Notice, once again, the added textures (sisal rug, dried grasses behind the sofa, baskets on the wood coffee table) and geometric-printed fabrics.  When combined, they really make this house ‘livable modern’.
The tiled wall gives the open kitchen a background to rest against.  The island pendant lights give an industrial edge without feeling sterile.  (I want them.)
Who am I kidding?  This kitchen wouldn’t make my cooking any better tasting… but, damn!, I would look good cooking in it!
I actually enjoy doing laundry.  This laundry room would be icing on the cake.  Something about rustic wood and stainless steel together make me want to stare.
This bathroom has just helped me make up my mind about what color to paint our guest bath vanity.  A medium sage-gray hue would look great with the white marble countertops we already have.
Last, but not least, this guest room is about as girlie as I get.  (I’m not too girlie.)  The grayish lavender wall color feels calm and inviting.  I want to sleep here.  Everything else in the room is neutral…just goes to show how paint can really carry a room.
So, there you be.  Some highlights of the tour.  If you want to see more or get in the running for a chance to win it, head over to HGTV Dream Home 2010.  You can enter once daily up until 2/19/10.

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