HGTV Dream Home Tour on Kiawah Island, Part I

My hubby and I had the HGTV Dream Home Tour on our list of places to go this year….

…..especially since it was on that gorgeous Kiawah Island.

So, talk about last minute…we bought tickets for the last day of the tour.

We took the trip which was about 5 1/2 hours away…along with 2 other couples…

…..a great friends weekend trip.

I must tell you right away that the HOUSE WAS VERY CROWDED…!!

There were bus after busloads of people coming to see the house…

… taking pictures was not an easy ordeal…and the changes in lighting from one room to another…

……….was also difficult…changing the ISO constantly.

So here are the pics I managed to get in-between the crowds of people.







Could only get a “snippet” of the porch, as there were many people on the front porch…..

…..putting on their “booties”



I must admit…on “TV” I was not crazy about the colors on the walls…

…..however, in person…the colors were beautiful…and that applies to the entire house.








The HGTV Interior Designer, Linda Woodrum used many local artisans artwork and handmade art throughout the house..

… these beautiful sweetgrass baskets that you see throughout Charlestons…love them!




And here we are in the Great Room…




So many beautiful details in this home…I wish I could spend hours there admiring them….

…..and studying “Linda’s” flair for design. She has so many wonderful ideas.

As I toured the home, I noticed one thing…something that I would have never thought to do!

…..I will let you try and see what I am talking about…it is a constant throughout the house.






This gorgeous antique swan was purchased from an antique shop in Charleston…


I love this metal basket…so much more gorgeous in person!


The beams in the great room were phenomenal…


And there’s our friend Scott…I think he was saying, “are you still down there taking pictures?”…

…..good thing that there were high ceilings..he’s almost 6′ 8″…yes, he played college basketball.


So I will end this post here…with Part II…coming tomorrow….

…..stay tuned and hope you enjoyed the tour!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

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  1. How fun! I had no idea they offered up tours of their Dream Homes! Now I’m kicking myself for not visiting the downtown condo they did here in Chicago!

    And are you going to leave us here on a cliffhanger? Can I guess fresh fruits and veggies as the constant?

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Linda
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  2. What a great experience, Shirley … I’m jealous! And, I, too, had no idea that they offered tours of the house! It’s gorgeous … love all of the fun colors that added! Thanks for sharing … I hope you entered to win it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Lucky you to see the house!!!Did you by any chance see how they plugged in the lamps on that floating shelf in the dining room???? I am thinking I could do a shelf like that in my foyer hallway….maybe!!! XO, Pinky

  4. Oh- I would have loved to see that house in person. You got some really great pictures in spite of the crowd. It is always fun to take tours like that- xo Diana
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  5. Wow! I bet it was very pretty in person. Not my style necessarily, but you have to admire beautiful design work no matter what style it is. Can’t wait to see part 2.
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  6. Shirley I’m so jealous you got to tour this home!! John and I went through every photo gallery and registered to win everyday religiously! We were just waiting for a knock on the door ha!! ๐Ÿ™‚ But the new Smart Home is being built here in Jax Beach so I’m definitely going to try to tour it for sure!! I had no idea they did tours!
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  7. Nice pictures, but that house is not my style at all. Always nice to have a weekend away with friends though. I toured the one in St. Mary’s, Ga. years ago and loved it.
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  8. Oh…you saw my house! I entered faithfully….wouldn’t it be fun to win? So, are you gonna tell us next time the constant secret? I was thinking fruit in bowls, and/or plants. Enjoy your evening! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. You got some great shots, Shirley. I know I shouldn’t do it, but when I am doing shots at home tours, I just give up and put the ISO on auto. I have more fun.:-)
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  10. pstandley says

    Hi, Shirley, what a fun trip! Where exactly was this? It is a beautiful house and i can appreciate all of the fine details with fruit all over the place. Interesting. Thank you so much for sharing these pics. I really enjoyed each one, and loved your comments.

  11. How cool that you got to go there! Thanks for sharing. Take care, Laura
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  12. Wow I had no idea they did tours of the home. That’s quite a money maker isn’t it! You got some great shots! I’m still waiting for them to let me know I won!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I’m thinking the fruits and lots of green plants were the constants. I used to do that in my home until I met and married the little Mr.! ๐Ÿ™‚ This year’s house is really quite modern! What a treat to be able to tour it in person!!! I love that sleek look in the butler’s pantry and the tall ceilings. That iron gate above the fireplace reminded me of your house! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. You can definitely tell that house is in a tropical region. Linda Woodrum always does such a great job designing the home to fit in it’s climate. That house had a very open and spacious look to it and can carry color well. I’m wondering if the constant was candles in each room? Other than the obvious of plants and fruit. Is it an accessory that you’re referring to? Now, I must know! LOL! Thanks for sharing pics of this home. I bet it was fun being there in person.
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  15. Looks like a lovely place. The Dream Homes are always just perfect. They manage to think of everything!
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  16. What a fun tour Shirley~ very contemporary! Kiawah is such a beautiful spot. Love that swan!

    P.S. My camera is on auto 90% of the time ๐Ÿ™‚

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