If you've been following me for a while then you know I've been living my best life microblogging  on Instagram. I recently had the honor of touring the 2018 HGTV Smart Home and it was so stunning that I had to create a traditional blog post that would do it justice. The HGTV Smart Home 2018 is located in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina and was designed by the amazing Tiffany Brooks. This past week Terry and I had the pleasure of not only getting to experience the home, but we also got to meet with the designer and learn about what inspired her design.

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The Event
Myself and an amazing group of bloggers, designers, and influencers were invited to view the home, meet the designer, and have an amazing lunch on the week of April 16, 2018. We chatted, checked out the latest technology installed in the home, and of course we took photos! The drive from Columbia, SC, where I live, was around 2.5 hours. Driving into the location was so peaceful as it was lined with moss trees and long winding roads, which if you're from the south you know is symbolic of all things Southern. The location is private and feels like the perfect getaway.  Did I mention that someone will get to make this their home? More about that later, but first let's take a look at this stunning home and get to know a little more about the designer.

The Home
As I mentioned above this home is not just any home, it's a smart home. What's a smart home you ask? Well a smart home is home that is equipped with appliances, lighting, and even heating systems that can interact with or be controlled remotely by a computer or phone. The HGTV Smart Home 2018 features fun features such a smart mirrors that can be transformed into your smart phone, a coffee pot lift in the master bedroom, a hidden television on the screened in porch, and televisions in the shower and kitchen! Who doesn't want a television in the kitchen? 

The HGTV Smart Home is also packed with tons of storage to include huge closets, storage drawers under the stairs, kitchen cabinets and shelves galore, and an amazing laundry room! The HGTV Smart Home 2018 is 2,850 square feet and has three bedrooms and three and a half baths. It has an open kitchen that flows into a living area and then an outdoor living area. Check out some photos of the beautiful home below.

The Designer
If I didn't think getting to go check out the HGTV Smart Home 2018 was cool enough, then I found out it was designed by Tiffany Brooks! I mean, hello #BlackGirlMagic. What's even cooler is that she came to the event and was the absolute sweetest person you could ever meet! The photos of the design aspects used in this home do it no justice! It's even more stunning in person. Tiffany totally outdid herself! You know I'm a girl all about aesthetics. 

When I talked with Tiffany about her direction for this design, she let me know that it was not led by color, but by textures and patterns. She said that she focused on finding textures and patterns that went well together, but also that looked as if they had been collected over the years. She definitely pulled it off! This home is the perfect mix of southern elegance, modern touches, and comfort.  Tiffany's design style is described as "classic with a twist" and this is her fourth year as the host and designer of HGTV Smart Home. I told you, #BlackGirlMagic. Be sure to follow Tiffany Brooks on Instagram and check out her website.

The Giveaway
Perhaps the best part about this whole thing is that you, yes YOU, can win the HGTV Smart Home 2018, fully furnished might I add. 

What Do I Win?
When you enter to win, you're not just entering to win this gorgeous smart home, but additionally you're entering to win a 100K cash prize and a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e Plug-In Hybrid. 

How Do I Enter?
Entering to win is pretty simple. Click the link HGTV.com/SmartSC. You can enter to win 2x a day. Good Luck! 

Take A Tour

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P.S - If you win I will not turn down an invitation to visit!