Each year, I eagerly anticipate the reveal of the new HGTV Green Home. Then I enter the contest…and promptly forget to write about it. I’m more than a little late, given that the entry period is technically over, but I had to get in a post, because this is my favorite green home in years.
Of course, I may be biased, given that the home is just a short drive from me here in metro Atlanta, but I really do dig this house, and the community that it’s in. The home is in the Serenbe community, a purposefully-designed sustainable town within a town that is truly set up to encourage a greener lifestyle. It’s really the perfect location for HGTV’s green home, simply because it’s sustainability reaches far beyond the walls of the house itself. Serenbe embodies the idea that green is a lifestyle, rather than just a style.
The home, though, is still pretty darn stylish. Like all of HGTV’s giveaway homes, the decorating choices won’t be loved by everyone. But I can honestly say that I’m pretty happy with all the rooms. And decor, you can change. Living in a home that is truly green, however, is a lot harder to fix on a long weekend.
Shall we take a tour?
Here are some of my favorite spaces:
Given that there’s a living room AND a Georgia room, I’d personally convert this space into a home office or a fourth bedroom (albeit a small one).
Love the neutral color palette with pops of turquoise (ie. my favorite color). And this outdoor space right off the master? Gorgeous!
I’m really loving the patterned headboards, shots of lime green and the cozy loft above the beds, complete with bean bags and TV.
My only complaint about this room is its location: right outside the kids room. Of course, that is personal preference. If the craft room is used for the kids, the way it is staged, then the location is perfect. However, I’d be the one doing all the crafting, and I’d probably convert it to office/craft room. So right next to the kids’ room isn’t exactly the place that would allow the most focus.
Overall, I really like the house, and although I entered only a few times, a girl can hope, right?
What do you think of this year’s green home? Could you see yourself living in it? Why or why not?