HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the State Fair of Texas and Fair Park. With its annual attendance exceeding the population of the city, it really seems as though every Dallas resident attends the State Fair. And why wouldn’t they? Indulgent food, fun rides, fantastic shows and crazy exhibits. Did we mention indulgent food?
An LED TV sits in a rustic niche across from the couch. “We have a lot of fencing outside that is cedar. We brought that inside, so there is a real definite tie in,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “We took that cedar, put it in the back of the niche where the TV is, and we painted the opposite wall.”
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Perot Museum of Science and Nature. A top Dallas attraction, the Perot Museum of Science and Nature is a huge space—11 permanent exhibit halls, a traveling exhibit hall and a 3D theater—but it is so well-designed that it’s easy to navigate and never seems that crowded.
This eclectic guest room in the HGTV Dream Home 2014 has anything visitors might need to feel pampered and special. Exposed beams and a high ceiling allow for the use of a dramatic four-poster bed. A wall-mounted television offers guests their own private spot to enjoy a favorite show. In order to connect the two spaces, interior designer Linda Woodrum positioned the vibrant abstract art in the adjacent bathroom so it could be enjoyed from both rooms.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection. The Samurai Collection features an array of samurai objects—helmets, masks, weapons and full suits of armor—dating as far back as the 7th century and amassed over the last few decades by the Barbier-Mueller family.
A mosaic horse statue brings another element of Texas life into the charming living room. According to HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum, “There are a lot of fun objects in the room that add to this story and are subtle references to being in Texas with a lot of its wide open countryside – little subtle tweaks that reference where we are without being too in-your-face.”
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The award-winning Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on White Rock Lake is considered one of the top arboretums in the world and is a “must-visit” on parent lists and travel sites. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is awesome for younger ones, offering exhibits where they can play and learn.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like River Ranch at Texas Horse Park. It’s in the Texas Rulebook somewhere that if you’re in Texas you’ve gotta get on a horse at some point. River Ranch at Texas Horse Park can help you check that box. With pony and trail rides (age-determined), a petting zoo and more, this place is fun for all ages.
The sparkling, contemporary chandelier is a gorgeous highlight in the HGTV Smart Home 2015 master bedroom. According to the house planner, Jack Thomasson, “There was a very deliberate orientation of that fixture, so that at night time when the light is on and you’re on the street, it’s like this perfect framing of the fixture from the front of the house. We spent a lot of time working on getting it the right distance from the ceiling to see it from the street, and it looks really cool.”
“The Velux skylights have blackout shades and work from a remote as well as off of an app,” says the HGTV Smart Home 2015 house planner Jack Thomasson of the natural lighting in the master bedroom. “They are a beautiful feature in the house, and they bring wonderful natural light into the space. Plus, with the electronics, they add a lot of versatility to whether you want to black out a room, let the light in, or even open them remotely to let heat out of the house.”
Noam and Ella needed more space in their home, so Drew and Jonathan, hosts of HGTV's hit show Buying and Selling, turned the spacious master closet into a welcoming second bedroom. With plenty of natural light coming in through the large window and even more light emanating from the light fixture above, the space feels much larger than it is, and is very bright and inviting. The brothers used the daybed to draw the eye, with bright, luscious pillows and smart artwork above. The floating shelves and clock to the right help to break up the space and make it more personalized.
The 16-foot-wide dining space in HGTV's Dream Home 2014 feels voluminous thanks to 10-foot-high walls and a steeply-pitched ceiling featuring exposed structural beams. A wall of windows overlooks the front yard and floods the room with natural light. As interior designer Linda Woodrum chose fabrics for this room with a view, she was careful to stick with subtle patterns and solids that didn't compete with the outdoors. The flowy white draperies are mounted at the top of the wall in order to draw the eye up. A traverse rod operates on a pulley system to allow for easy adjustment.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like Klyde Warren Park. Klyde Warren Park is a hugely popular central-Dallas spot, great for family entertainment. It generally has something going on—from morning yoga and public exercise to evening concerts and films—and it’s all free. Children’s Park is a dedicated play space, with playgrounds, fountains and more. For example, there’s Tuesday morning storytime and Imagination Playground where kids can build together using enormous foam blocks. With a couple of onsite cafes and daily food truck offerings, you have plans through afternoon naptime.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art has something for every young art lover. Older kids will enjoy the museum’s Contemporary and American Art permanent collections, with cool pieces by Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg and Gerald Murphy, among many others. Check the website for current temporary exhibitions. Those individuals who get testy slow-walking galleries (e.g., kids 8 and younger) have their own retreat areas in Arturo’s Nest and the Young Learners Gallery in the Center for Creative Connections.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas World Aquarium. With its monkeys and chameleons, flamingos and penguins—even ocelots, for cryin’ out loud—the Dallas World Aquarium isn’t your typical hometown aquarium (well, unless you live in Dallas). Check out the rainforest exhibit for beautiful birds and unusual sloths. The 20,000-gallon cenote exhibit walks you through the shark habitat, and South Africa is cool for its penguins. With a conservation focus, the aquarium has several endangered animals such as the Antillean manatee. Check out the website or call ahead to plan your visit around scheduled animal feedings and talks.