Arizona: HGTV Smart Home Tour

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of going on a HGTV Smart Home Tour here in Scottsdale, Arizona. As you can imagine, the home was absolutely gorgeous from the outside in, no detail missed, and a ton of Smart amenities to make living even more comfortable. (Scroll to the end for the video!)

I love the grey exterior of this desert home… especially in a sea of browns and tans. The outside landscaping stayed true to Arizona, with pops of yellow and orange florals. 

When you enter the home, you notice the vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, and gorgeous lighting pouring in through the windows and skylights. Lots of open space, but also lots of great seating areas to relax, eat, play, or work. Take a look at the detail on the fireplace and the one-of-a-kind copper lighting fixture. Absolutely amazing.


Don’t forget the awesome wine bar!! That’s right… you thought it couldn’t get any more perfect and it just did. It’s even placed between the living room and the backyard, that way you can access it from the inside or the outside easily.  

The master suite is roomy yet cozy. I loved the grey tones with the splashes of white and creams. The master bathroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. Bright, airy, and gigantic. The white subway tiles from floor to ceiling, the walk in shower, and the tub were only a fraction of why I fell in love and never wanted to leave. (See the video at the end of this post for full bathroom reveal.) Plus, the mater bathroom feeds right into the amazing walk-in master closet. Tons of storage and shelving plus more of that natural light coming in through the windows and skylights. 

With the matte black cabinets, Smart appliances, beautiful copper lighting fixtures, and amazing copper subway tile backsplash, there’s no doubt the kitchen was my favorite room in the entire house. 

My heart flip-flopped over the walk in pantry. I don’t even know if the word ‘pantry’ does it justice. There’s that natural lighting again, which gives me all the heart eyes. And take a look at that flooring!

The bright, fun colors in the dining room really pull you in. I could see myself hosting lots of dinner parties or even having work meetings with colleagues in this room. 

And there’s even a private, desert oasis tucked away in the backyard. The views are gorgeous, lots of great seating, and the pool looked refreshing enough to jump right in. It’s the perfect place for barbecues, family parties, and quiet, romantic nights at home. I could see myself spending most of my time out here!

And as you know, this lovely home is a #HGTVSmartHome, meaning this house is all Smart operated. Everything from door locks, music, TVs, kitchen appliances, lighting, heat/AC, outlets, security system, blinds, and so much more! Talk about using technology to your advantage. 


I was also lucky enough to meet the designer behind the entire Smart Home, Tiffany Brooks.  Although she is from Chicago, Tiffany did a ton of research on Arizona and really incorporated so much of what I love about my state into the decor of this home. From all of the copper touches throughout (hello kitchen backsplash!!) and the desert artwork hung on the walls, to the woven baskets and Aztec patterns, this home whispers ‘Arizona living’ in such a classy, elegant way.

Tiffany was so friendly and shared her design and decor inspiration with me as well as some of her tips and secrets (how fun!). And after I told Tiffany that we are in the process of building our next home ourselves, she hugged me and shared her two top tips in designing and building a home yourself. 

  1. Design a wine bar FIRST… then build it because you’ll need it.
  2. Never settle. Be sure you are absolutely in love with it before you install it, paint it, commit to it. 

Here’s my video of the Scottsdale #HGTVSmartHome Tour with Tiffany… check it out for even more details and a real inside peek at the home!


Amazing job to Tiffany and the entire HGTV Smart Home team! Thank you so much for the invite!

Be sure to check your local listings  for when the HGTV Smart Home Tour airs! You won’t want to miss it, that I can promise you.  

Fresh Front Patio using HGTV Fabrics

Hi friends!

I’m so excited to share the easy freshen-up I did on our front patio today! I used some of the new vibrant HGTV HOME line of home decor fabrics that’s being sold exclusively at JoAnn, in-store and online! In-store, you can find an assortment of 30 fresh, colorful prints and patters. Online at, you can find the expanded assortment of 74 exclusive designs. Indoor and outdoor home decor fabrics and trims are all available now, in-store and online.

Are you ready to see when I did with some of HGTV’s beautiful fabrics?

I made some pretty pillows to freshen up our bench on the front patio…

Aren’t the colors perfect for spring/summer time?

I also used some of the material to make a bright new wreath and I used the trim to hang it from my front door.

Here’s the BEFORE and AFTER…

One more close up of the cute pillows and wreath…

Now I just need to add some pretty potted flowers and maybe a hand painted sign or two from my shop…

I think you will LOVE the HGTV HOME line of fabrics!

Hurry into JoAnn to pick out some today!

And here’s a special coupon just for you to use on your next trip to JoAnn…

Thanks for stopping by today friends!!

See you next week.