Last month, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Shaw Floors, one of the nation's leading flooring manufacturers, invited me, along with nine terrific design bloggers, to North Carolina to learn about its new line of flooring for HGTV Home, which includes carpet, area rugs, hardwood, and laminate. In addition to being treated to a private tour of the Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in the US, in Asheville, dining like royalty, and staying at two beautiful hotels, including Greensboro's Proximity Hotel, we were offered the once-in-a-lifetime experience to design a room from the floor up, using Shaw HGTV flooring, paint from the Sherwin-Williams HGTV line, and our choice of furniture and accessories from the mammoth prop room of Tribuzio-Hilliard, a commercial photography studio in Greensboro that shoots and styles home furnishing catalogs.
With 100 percent creative control, I designed a room from floor to ceiling in less than two days. Thinking about how many months interior designers have to design rooms in showhouses or their clients' homes, I'm incredibly proud that the space I created reflects my tastes, feels unique and stylish, and has a lot of visually interesting things happening in it. I can't wait to share this experience with you, so please click through and learn how my special space came together!