MY DIY | Color Block Shelves & Trip to HGTV Smart Home


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A while back I was lucky enough to travel to Raleigh to tour HGTV’s Smart Home, which was such a crazy cool experience. The home they are giving away this year (make sure to enter here) was beautifully designed by HGTV Design Star Season 8 winner, Tiffany Brooks, and decked out in the latest in technology. It was so interesting chatting with Tiffany about her design process for each room, and how she did not shy away from color and pattern (how cool is the kitchen tile!) As I’m decorating more spaces lately, I have been finding that picking color combinations is quite the undertaking. Creating a cohesive color story when painting each room can be tricky. In the Smart Home they used HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams paint, and the magic is, you pick a Color Collection, and all the paint colors in that collection work with one another. Cool, right? That way you do not have to worry about warm and bright color tones clashing, or some hues being too vibrant or not vibrant enough. I wanted to give the HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Neutral Nuance Color Collection used in the Smart Home a try to see how the colors worked with each other, so I picked 4 and gave my storage shelf a makeover. I have to say, I love how all the colors complement one another, and each color was rich with just one coat. It gave me way more confidence to tackle a living space!

Colors Used from HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Neutral Nuance Color Collection:
HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Sedate Gray (HGSW3227)
HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Retreat (HGSW3283)
HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Blonde (HGSW2176)
HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Urbane Bronze (HGSW3481

Photos of the HGTV’s Smart Home and DIY steps after the break…

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HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Photos © 2016 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.




  1. Sophie says:

    Love these, they look great! Sophie x

  2. Arianna says:

    How prettyyyyyy!! I love it all!!!!!! The colors you shared are so happy and cozy!


  3. Sherry says:

    I prefer a room less busy. Very nice colors.

  4. Chantel says:

    Love the colour combo. So fresh.

  5. Michelle says:

    The colors fit so well, it looks great!

  6. Anouk says:

    Love the colors and the how you styled it 🙂

  7. Pattymac says:

    OMG I can’t believe you got to see the house in real life and visit with Tiffany (who is amazing). Love your paint project, too! I tend to go a little crazy with paint, so having a cohesive palette to choose from is a great idea.

  8. Mara says:

    Not sure if I missed it but where is the shelf and the wooden containers from?

    1. Jenni says:

      From Target!

  9. Macy says:

    I have entered everyday that this contest has been running. We have dreamed of moving to Raleigh for years now and this house is AMAZING!! Love your photos.

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