Wow, what an amazing experience it was… I am a HUGE fan of HGTV and I was so excited to be surprised by a camera crew at my house last year telling me I was getting “HGTV’d!”
Our bonus room, that also serves as my office, was going to get a “No Expenses Spared” dream makeover by a surprise designer. Such a lucky girl!
They were at our house for 5 days with a huge production crew… Our living room became the production office, the dining room was the camera storage & editing area, our patio was craft services, our garage was the workshop. The premise of our makeover was to give HGTV fans a behind-the-scenes look at the experience of having your home made over by an HGTV designer. They gave me a flip-cam and told me it was my “All Access Pass” to everything going on at my house.
Our designer was Kim Myles from Design Star. She was a total sweetheart and told us to just relax and enjoy the experience. I was completely happy to relinquish all control to the crew and designers. Our room was so boring & blah, I knew whatever they came up with would be better than what we had.
They absolutely nailed our design! They chose things I would have never been able to pull together, like an accent wall of bold wallpaper, a new fireplace with floor to ceiling black granite, and a one-of-a-kind gigantic drum chandelier accentuating the high ceilings and anchoring the room. When I walked in, my jaw dropped! I felt like I was in a chic boutique hotel, and honestly could not believe that this was my house!
I now get to work in this gorgeous room every single day and I feel so lucky & inspired being in this special space created for just me.