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1 hour ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Dear HGTV, I've started a collection carefully drawn from Urban Oases past -- with an eye to the future. After sorting through gallery photos from 2010's sleek New York City Urban Oasis to the renovated bungalow of Urban Oasis 2015 in Asheville, these are some design features by interior designers Vern Yip, Lindsay Pumpa and Brian Patrick Flynn I'd love to see brought into Urban Oasis 2016 and beyond.

2010 New York, NY; Interior Designer: Vern Yip
Living Room: This 100 year old Peruvian rug -- it brings a distinctive element and serves as an appealing focal point to the room. Vern Yip noted, "...the rug has depth you can't get in a brand new rug." http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

Bathroom: A vanity that shows style and sophistication, combining rich wood grain and an antique walnut finish tastefully paired with contemporary accents. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

2011 Chicago, IL; Interior Designer: Vern Yip
Bedroom: This queen-size four-poster bed easily takes center stage in the 2011 Urban Oasis bedroom. "I thought it had a lot of character," said Vern Yip. Agreed -- no more bedroom boredom. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

Living Room: A 1940's inspired front-fall desk that serves two important functions -- as a workspace and a playspace (cocktail bar). Ingenious... so you can whistle while your work. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

2012 Miami, FL; Interior Designer: Lindsay Pumpa
Guest Bedroom: Inviting and restful... a room with an ample dose of Zen. Muted tones of the wood pile rug, understated, clean lines and gently shaded artwork make this space a dreamy slice of paradise. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

Walk-in Closet: Masterfully designed, a walk-in closet that makes the smartest use of space, blending hanging, shelving and drawer compartments in the perfect proportion. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

2013 Boston, MA; Interior Designer: Lindsay Pumpa
Bathroom: Stripes of mosaic glass tile beautifully highlight the polished chrome hand and rainhead shower fixtures along with the eight body sprays. A watershed experience! http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

Powder Room: A class act... cast glass lavatory sink, richly marbled granite countertop and silver mosaic tile backsplash make this powder room sexy, glamorous and something uncommonly special. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

2014 Atlanta, GA; Interior Designer: Lindsay Pumpa
Master Bedroom: I'd go plum crazy for this striking shade of wall neatly balanced by a neutral color palette of cream-toned furnishings, bed linens and a softly striped area rug. Sweet dreams guaranteed! http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

Master Bath: Gleaming marble accents, a soaking tub, state-of-the-art shower with a colored lighting sequence and cut crystal light fixture make this a dreamy spa-style oasis you won't want to leave. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

2015 Asheville, NC; Interior Designer: Brian Patrick Flynn
Front Yard: Time to step outdoors tothis front porch furnished with comfortable outdoor seating and sculpted potted shrubs as natural accents, smartly framed by native landscape plants for seasonal color. http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

Back Yard: No need to head for the hills. Just step out to your back yard to enjoy this entertainment deck with ample seating, bbq, area rug and potted plants in greens and florals. Yep, livin' the good life! http://hgtvhome.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/hgt...

How about it, HGTV? I know you can deliver on one or two, maybe even several -- of my most beloved design themes. I mean, surely, a dozen simple requests is not too much to ask, is it? ^_^

17 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 2 replies · +12 points

I'm ready for my winner's video now.

http://www.americatop10.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

Better hair this time... well, except for that upper lip stuff.

1 day ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2016 W... · 0 replies · +9 points

Next on the list of possible Dream Home 2017 locations is Savannah, GA. This Southern Belle is home to grand Antebellum mansions, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. There are 22 park squares, many lined with stately live oaks dripping with Spanish moss and carefully planted with azaleas for brilliant seasonal color.

Savannah's tourism website is the place to go for everything you need to know about the city before heading off into the sunset: http://www.savannah.com/

On to the main feature -- Savannah real estate:

A handsome charmer with water views from almost every room: $839,995 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Long-Island-...

An elegant and spacious home on a deep waterfront lot: $1,399,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Priory-Rd-Sa...

Grand Tuscan style waterfront estate on over 2 acres: $1,589,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/116-Rainbow-Ln-...

Soar with the eagles in this breathtaking custom-built estate: $2,625,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12-Eagle-Point-...

Finally, for a bit of Southern comfort before you leave, here are some scenic photos of Georgia's "First City."

An early morning sunrise scene to set the mood and capture the essence of this historic port city: http://www.journeysinlightphotoblog.net/wp-conten...

LaFayette Square -- a captivating view from the public square that honors Frenchman Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de LaFayette: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4090/5027478606_9a...

Taking in a bucolic Savannah countryside sunset is the perfect way to end a memorable visit: http://nataliemikaels.com/wp-content/gallery/land...

PS: A few hints... If you're planning a look-see around Savannah, put these dining venues on your to-do list: Narobia's for crab stew -- best for breakfast over cheesy grits with a side of eggs. For lunch, why not pick up the perfect picnic provisions at Papillote? Go for the ever-popular Le Parisien, a mouth-watering sandwich of ham, brie, Swiss cheese and a mandolined apple on fresh ciabatta bread. Oh la la -- it's divine! Dinner time calls for a special Savannah treat at the upscale restaurant called Local 11Ten. (The address is 1110 Bull St... hence the name.) Highly recommended are the seared sea scallops served with watercress, grilled apple, pomegranate coulis and fennel puree. Heavenly!

1 day ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 2 replies · +14 points

Number 4 of seven (possibly) lucky signs that HGTV is checking out your neighborhood for the Smart Home 2016 Surprise visit!

This pooch is on your scent trail -- with a camera back-up!
http://barkpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/do...

3 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 4 replies · +18 points

A heads-up, HGTV: I'll need a comb-out, please, before the Smart Home Surprise crew starts the cameras rolling...
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VrVIRhyUMVg/UKqItB55BzI....

Another bad hair day!

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 0 replies · +1 points

Tiffany may be busy at the moment, but as you say, there's still plenty of time for her to lead the Smart Home Surprise visit. I continue to wait patiently for her to drop by with some exciting news....

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 0 replies · +1 points

Exactly, southernlady, although there are other HGTV design adventures currently on the books, so we won't know for sure until that lad sings. (Or lady, depending on who's tasked with bringing us the good news and some close-up detail views.)

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 2 replies · +17 points

"OK guys, I hope we don't have any leaks this time!"
http://www.pediatros.com/assets/image/imageorigin...

There are some things you just don't want to share...

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 2 replies · +3 points

Who knows, BPF could be visiting friends at Ethan Allen Furniture in Boston for a current or upcoming HGTV project. Though that is usually a New York visit, anything's possible in life and the love of interior design....

5 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Laundry is a Breeze at... · 8 replies · +14 points

One of the most pressing questions circulating on the blogs at the moment is who, exactly, will be the host of the Smart Home 2016 Winner's Surprise visit -- and the video to follow?

Interior designer Tiffany Brooks is obviously a strong contender. John Gidding has also been mentioned as a possiblity.

To that short list of candidates though, should we add Brian Patrick Flynn? He's probably too busy soaking up the sights of Boston... unless of course he has another surprising business reason for the visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/BG5D1xcE3mj/

How about DIY 'House Crasher' Josh Temple? He may still be working on getting that brick wall installed -- or maybe not: https://www.instagram.com/p/BG-HFXVGNHe/?taken-by...

Interior designer, artist and host of the HGTV series 'My Lottery Dream Home' David Bromstad? Not unless he can fly with Dino the Great Dane in the seat next to him: https://www.instagram.com/p/BG9wy5mAKQh/?taken-by...

Real estate investor, contractor and HGTV host of 'Income Propery' Scott McGillivray? Seems he's likely busy elsewhere with another colorful project coming soon: https://twitter.com/smcgillivray/status/744965155...

I'd even suggest bringing in HGTV Managing Editor Virginia Moon, known throughout blogland as the keeper of the location clues -- and a very long list of other online duties -- except for the fact that the new mom is currently devoting her time and energies around the clock to little Mary Peyton.

So how do we keep track of all the potential Smart Home 2016 Surprise hosts? Just pass the list on to NORAD, of course. (North American Aeospace Defense Command) If they can track Santa's whereabouts on Christmas Eve, they can track anybody anywhere in real time -- and we need all the help we can get!