HGTV Dream Home – A Study in Squares and Rectangles

  A couple rounds of storm are slamming into the west coast and we are finally getting the much needed moisture we have been waiting for. Unfortunately, I was planning a trip to Tahoe when the storms hit.  Sooo…during the weekend, I braved the wind, rain and snow to visit the much anticipated 2014 HGTV Dream Home.  I wasn’t disappointed. 
  
Squares and rectangles are featured in this years showcase.  Now I know that they are often a background geometric in most homes… the walls, windows, doors, and much of the furniture, are in squares and rectangles…but in the new HGTV Dream Home they are very intentional and once you realize it you can’t stop seeing the rectilinear shapes everywhere.  

Some are very obvious…

Added blocks on the wall serve as three dimensional wallpaper in an overall pattern,

or in feature stripes in the media room.
Here, the metal mesh serves as both decorative detail and a reminder of the square motif seen throughout the house.

Some,a little more subtle…

 The gorgeous wooden front door is divided into two rectangle; notice the  windows on either side, also subdivided into rectangles.

Windows and more windows – there are a plethora of windows in this home… all subdivided into squares and rectangles.  Look closely, you can see even the washers behind the bolts are square!



A corrugated metal wall greets visitors when they walk into the front entry.  It adds texture and as you may notice carries out the square motif.

The fireplace surround fabricated in rolled steel makes a warm rectangular statement.
Wouldn’t you love to cozy up next to the fire in one of these plush chairs?

The living room fireplace sports a statement art piece atop the fieldstone cut in rectangular shapes. 

 Furniture and accessories also lend a hand in repeating the theme.
 Ahem… notice the simple plaid upholstery, pillow and throw subtly repeating the motif.

 And wow, what an impact this pair of square asian chests make in the kitchen/dining area. Notice the rectangular latches?

Mirrors repeated the theme – here, bold and red, in the kids’ bath adjacent to their bunkroom.   Notice the rectangular images within the mirror – I have no idea how this happened! Eerie!!!
In the kids’ bunk room, red checked patterned fabric leads the edge of these darling drapes. It’s also repeated in the adjacent bathroom roman shade.



The rectangles are continued in local contemporary artwork displayed throughout the home.

Notice the square motif turned on its corner in the diamond patterned pillows.

The 2014 HGTV Dream Home is only open until Valentine’s day, so you only have a few more days to tour this mountain beauty, I think it’s worth the drive.  Also, don’t forget to go to their website to enter your name in the give-away…you might just be a winner in their sweepstakes.

Have a great Monday!

Cyndi


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94 thoughts on “HGTV Dream Home – A Study in Squares and Rectangles

  1. Wow, lots of rectangles! It looks like a stunning house and must have made a great day trip! Thanks for sharing! love that fireplace…

  2. Cyndi-
    I’ve so been looking forward to reading this post ever since you mentioned it. I love the front door and the corrugated metal wall the most, as well as the large amount of windows. I’m not so certain about the squares and rectangles theme throughout. If we lived near each other, I would love to go on home tours with you. When they were done more often, one of my favorite activities was to tour display homes — for the inspiration, not the home, right? I’m sharing this post! Lucky girl, to see it, in person.

  3. Home tours are my favorite things to do. I’ve been fortunate to have toured two Sunset Idea homes and now this tour. The bonus – my girls got to tour it with me! Lots of great ideas!

  4. I enter to win that house every year! So far, no such luck… 🙂 I love the photos. The rectangular theme has been incorporated well. I don’t care for some of it; it’s a little too spartan, but the rest is perfect! Stopping by from SITS!

  5. I enter to win that house every year! So far, no such luck… 🙂 I love the photos. The rectangular theme has been incorporated well. I don’t care for some of it; it’s a little too spartan, but the rest is perfect! Stopping by from SITS!

  6. I saw this on TV and loved the house–love Tahoe too! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures! Dee, from SITS challenge 🙂

  7. I saw this on TV and loved the house–love Tahoe too! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures! Dee, from SITS challenge 🙂

  8. All I can say is WOW. These spaces look amazing! One day I will have a room in my dream home and it will look like one of these.

    Visiting from the SITS girls comment challenge #sitsblogging

  9. All I can say is WOW. These spaces look amazing! One day I will have a room in my dream home and it will look like one of these.

    Visiting from the SITS girls comment challenge #sitsblogging

  10. I’ve been looking for ideas to do an accent wall in our living room and I think some form of a squares motif would be perfect. Thanks for sharing all of the inspiration! #SITSBlogging

    • I think this is a simple and inexpensive treatment. At one point I made a collage of different size blocks, stained & painted and then glued onto a piece of plywood or into a picture frame you aren’t using.

    • I think this is a simple and inexpensive treatment. At one point I made a collage of different size blocks, stained & painted and then glued onto a piece of plywood or into a picture frame you aren’t using.

  11. I’ve been looking for ideas to do an accent wall in our living room and I think some form of a squares motif would be perfect. Thanks for sharing all of the inspiration! #SITSBlogging

  12. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite designed space. They are all so unique and beautiful to look at! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from SITS!

  13. Lucky you to be able to do this tour. Interesting idea to use the same shapes everywhere. I like it all except for the statement piece above the fireplace.

  14. Lucky you to be able to do this tour. Interesting idea to use the same shapes everywhere. I like it all except for the statement piece above the fireplace.