HGTV Lake Tahoe Dream Home 2014 & Delta Touch2O Faucet Giveaway

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2014 HGTV Dream Home TourA few weeks ago I received an email from my friends at Delta Faucet inviting me to come visit Lake Tahoe and take a tour of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home, and I honestly thought for a moment that I might be dreaming. The HGTV Dream Home!?! For reals?

Years ago when I started college for my interior design degree, it was simply because I was obsessed with watching HGTV shows, and I wanted to emulate everything I saw on television. I distinctly remember writing a paper in my junior year that discussed nothing other than how inspired by and motivated I was by several HGTV designers/hosts. I have been such a huge fan of HGTV for years, and the Dream Home has always been one of my favorite specials. After I re-read the email and stopped pinching myself, I jumped at the opportunity!

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Lake TahoeMy husband and I arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe on Monday afternoon, and the weather was icy cold with storm clouds rolling in. It was Mitch’s birthday, so we spent the evening exploring the hotel and taking in the scenery.

Sunset over the Ritz-Carlton Lake TahoeGingerbread House at the Ritz-Carlton Lake TahoeThe elves were busy decorating for Christmas at the Ritz, including this real gingerbread house made from 480 pounds of gingerbread. 260 pounds of icing and 60 pounds of candy – impressive!

Breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe with Delta FaucetIn the morning I had a delicious breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton with Delta Faucet representatives and three other bloggers that had been chosen to attend as well – Ashley Urke of Domestic Fashionista, Jeanne Chang of Shop Sweet Things and Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made. We had such a good time chatting and getting to know each other, and we learned that we were the first bloggers ever invited to tour the Dream Home – what an honor!

After breakfast we took a short drive to Schaffer’s Mill, an exclusive community set on the world-class Schaffer’s Mill Club golf course. The community boasts a Lake Club, ski shuttle, on-site spa services, fitness center, clubhouse, and a town square that hosts family-friendly activities such as movies, concerts and holiday festivities.

Snowy Front Exterior View at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeWe pulled up to the 2014 HGTV Dream Home just as the snow was beginning to fall. It made for a gorgeous photo opportunity, and I have to admit that I was SO excited to be there as the area turned into a winter wonderland! We rarely ever get snow where I live (and when it does happen, it snows for about 10 minutes tops!), so it was a real treat to be there with all those big white flakes falling down from the sky.

Exterior of the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe 3,200 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Dream Home is split into two distinct wings designed for living and sleeping. Each floor boasts its own cozy but spacious living room space, and glass walls and abundant windows allow visual access to the other areas of the home as well as panoramic views of the Carson Mountain range.

Rain Chains & Icicles at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOne of my favorite exterior features of the home are these rain chains that take the place of standard down spouts. They’re both functional and stylish, and they tie in perfectly with the home’s “New Mountain Architecture” design esthetic which includes lots of mixed woods and metals.

Door Hardware at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeFrom the moment that you walk through the doors of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home and in to the foyer you will notice the mix of steel, slate, wood and glass that is a recurring design element throughout the home.

Foyer at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeMixed Metal Framed Mirror at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeBowl of Pears at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home Doggy Room at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeHow adorable is this dog room under the stairs?

Kitchen Bar at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeAdjacent to the foyer (and visible through the home’s glass courtyard walls) is the most incredible kitchen I have ever set foot in. I honestly don’t even have words to describe how amazing this space is! I kept telling the home’s brilliant designers that I was speechless in awe of its perfection! The home has both a naturally rustic and modern feel, blended together flawlessly. Dream Home Interior Designer, Linda Woodrum, explained that her design inspiration was drawn from choosing warm bright colors (especially yellow!) that you normally wouldn’t associate with a Lake Tahoe mountain cabin. The result is a bright and airy Dream Home that feels like it’s full of light and sunshine, even when it’s dumping tons of snow outside!

Kitchen at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home

Delta Touch2O Trinsic Kitchen Faucet in the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe kitchen in the Dream Home is complete with a Trinsic Touch2O Kitchen Faucet which I think is one of the coolest things ever. With the Touch2O technology, all you have to do is tap the faucet spout, hub or handle to activate the flow of water. My boys and I are always cooking together in the kitchen, and a faucet like this would be amazing for keeping little dirty hand messes to a minimum! Check out the full line of Delta Touch2O Kitchen Faucets, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Kitchen Window View at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeI could absolutely get used to looking at this view while doing the dishes, and it’s so awesome to know that for someone that daydream really will come true! The Dream Home giveaway begins tomorrow, December 27, 2013 at 9 am EST, and runs through February 14th at 5 pm. You can enter twice per day, once at HGTV.com and once at FrontDoor.com.

Kitchen and Dining Room at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeLinda Woodrum - Interior Designer of the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeLinda Woodrum, the Dream Home’s interior designer, is such a lovely and warm person, and it truly feels like the home is infused with her own personal style. Chic and elegant, but also relaxed and welcoming.

Bowl of Artichokes at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeDining Room Windows at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe dining room lighting arrangement of varied heights and mixed metals is one of my favorite features in the Dream Home. Actually, all of the lighting in the home is incredible, but this is the one that I most want to integrate into my own home!

Yellow Leather Dining Room Chairs at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeBe still my heart. These yellow leather dining chairs had me at hello.

Dining Table at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeShooting Photos at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeUs bloggers doing what we do best! That’s the adorable Ashley of Domestic Fashionista there (she might just have the opposite photo of me taking a photo of her over on her blog – plus she’s an amazing photographer who had a much better camera lens with her that day than I did, so you should definitely hop over and check out her Dream Home pics too!).

Shelving at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOpen Shelving at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOpen Kitchen Shelving at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeReclaimed Wood Tile Backsplash at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeHow incredible is this wood backsplash in the kitchen? It is made from reclaimed boat wood and gives the entire room a warm glow and cozy feeling. All of the materials used in the HGTV Dream Home are indigenous to the Lake Tahoe area, and many of the home’s art pieces are sourced from local Truckee artists as well. I love that!

Kitchen Display at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeExposed Beams at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeDownstairs Sitting Area at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe downstairs living room continues with the warm yellow and neutral color palette. The brilliant combination of modern elements with sleek lines and traditional pieces just makes my heart happy!

Downstairs Sitting Room at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeLiving Room at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeDownstairs Living Room at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home

Incredible Bathroom Sink and Delta Faucet at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe downstairs half bath features an impressive free form bowl sink and Delta Faucet’s Compel Bath Faucet.

Stair Railing Detail at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeI love the industrial style of the metal stair railing paired with the natural wood treads and hand rails.

Mirror Selfie at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeI had to take a stairwell self portrait…you know, just to prove that I was really there and all!

Upstairs Landing at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeEvery nook and cranny of the Dream Home maximizes the use of space, and this little sitting area at the top of the stair landing is perfect for reading or daydreaming as you stare out the windows at the stunning views.

Stone Chimney at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home

Wood Lamp at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeBedroom at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe guest room…that bed! Ever since my husband built an orange bed for my oldest son last year, I’ve been fantasizing about one for myself, and this was like a dream come true! Those little bedside chandeliers were to-die-for too!

Cozy Blankets at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe bedding combines classic textures and patterns with modern favorites, and the results feel warm, comfortable and familiar.

Bathroom at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe upstairs bathrooms are a luxurious combination of high end sleek fixtures and lush textiles. Seriously, all of the bathrooms in the Dream Home were full of inspirational design, and I wanted to come home and immediately give all of my own bathrooms makeovers!

Bathroom with Delta Faucet Tub Filler at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeBathroom with Delta Faucet at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOf course there’s a sleek Delta Faucet at every bathroom sink!

Delta Tub Filler Faucet at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe freestanding tub and Delta Faucet Floor Mounted Tub Filler are a match made in heaven. I’m sure that the Dream Home giveaway winner will enjoy coming home from a chilly day on the mountain to a warm bubble bath here!

Bathroom Vanity at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeDelta Cassidy Bath Faucet at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeI love the curves of the Cassidy Bath Faucet so much that I ordered a Delta Faucet Cassidy Kitchen Faucet for my own home! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Delta Faucet of your own too!

Bathroom Selfie at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home(and one more bathroom selfie, just because I’m inside the HGTV Dream Home!!!)

Master Bedroom at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe master bedroom is complete with a sitting area around a cozy fireplace and near floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the breathtaking views.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeUpstairs Lounge at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeAn upstairs family room and media space showcases a beautiful orange leather sectional, unique wood wall treatment, local art and a private outdoor balcony.

Layers of Cozy Texture at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeAgain, I was blown away by the layers of texture in this room! From the walls to the furniture to the textiles, everything blends together seamlessly, and the effect is rich and vibrant.

Incredible Lighting at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOh, and there’s more inspiring lighting and exposed beams here as well (of course!)!

Painted Pinecones at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeNatural elements infused with color and whimsy can be found in every room, and the kids bunk room is no exception. This basket of pinecones is a great compliment to the red and white classic design of the room.

Kids Bunk Room at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe bunk bed arrangement is classic Tahoe cabin style, but the decorating is bold, vivid and unexpected. I’ve never really been a huge fan of red in bedrooms, but this room completely changed my mind…in fact, I can’t get this room out of my head! I would love to update Sutton & Simon’s room with these colors!

Bunk Room Detail at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home

Bunk Bed Detail at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home

Outdoor S'mores and Wine Cart at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOutside, between the two wings of the home, is a covered patio with an outdoor dining table, a stainless steel BBQ grill and the most adorable wine and s’mores station ever!

Outdoor Wine and S'mores Cart at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOutdoor S'mores Station at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeBackyard Grill at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeExterior Fireplace at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThere’s also an outdoor fireplace!

Exterior Seating at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeThe dual deck and balcony combination lends to the indoor-outdoor living vibe. So much fun! I’m really hoping that someone I know wins the Dream Home this year so that I can go back and visit it again!

Exterior Rear View at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeHGTV Dream Home Lake Tahoe Ritz Carlton Trip-196Ashley took this shot of me standing in the snow and grinning like a total dork as I took my photos. Seriously though, this whole experience was a dream, and I really couldn’t wipe that smile off my face the entire time!

Exterior of the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOutdoor Seating at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeSnowy Scene at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeExterior Rear View of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home  Blogger Selfie at the 2014 HGTV Dream HomeOne last mirror selfie of all of us! C’mon, we’re a bunch of bloggers…you know we had to do it!

HGTV Dream Home Lake Tahoe Ritz Carlton Trip-203The 2014 HGTV Dream Home Design Team: Linda Woodrum, Interior Designer; David Bourk, Architect ; Jack Thomasson, Professional House Planner; and John Marlin, Developer of Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club. It was such a pleasure getting to spent time chatting with all of these incredibly talented people, and it was a huge bonus that they were all as nice as can be! (Photo credit to Ashley at Domestic Fashionista)Bloggers & Design Team at the HGTV Dream Home HGTV Dream Home Lake Tahoe Ritz Carlton Trip-217Snow at the Ritz(Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe)

By the time we got back to the Ritz, nearly 10 inches of snow had fallen in just a few hours! It was breathtaking, but it certainly made for an exciting and rather treacherous drive home that afternoon!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to Delta Faucet for sponsoring this trip to Lake Tahoe and for allowing me the privilege of being one of the first bloggers allowed to tour the HGTV Dream Home. It was an incredible experience, and I truly cherished every moment of it!

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Now here’s your chance to win a Delta Touch2O Kitchen or Bath Faucet of your very own! Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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  1. Rust says

    Wow, they are beautiful! I love the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser!

  2. says

    Love the angles on the 551T-DST style faucet – and watched the video, those things are COOL! And yay for you getting to tour the house early!! :) I’m a blogger too, but until now my site was a little more geared towards parenting and kids stuff… I’m transitioning into more home, DIY, crafty and foodie fun stuff in the new year. I’m a total house junkie {I frequently go to open houses to just to peek at cool homes, lol} – so I’m SUPER jealous of you getting to tour such a crazy-amazing place!

  3. Carissa says

    I love the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology! Gorgeous house! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Catherine says

    These are great. My son has sever motor difficulties, so faucets are tricky. Thanks for the chance!

    I’d pick the Ashton Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet featuring Touch2O® Technology.

  5. Heather Nash says

    This was hard to choose – I liked several of them – I think my top choice would be….

    ASHTON
    Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet featuring Touch2O® Technology

  6. Lesley says

    Love this! I have my DVR set to record this on jan 1st! I could really use a new faucet! Remodeling my master bathroom

  7. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    I think the Ashton single handle faucet would be amazing to have in our home. The photos of the home are amazing!

  8. says

    A dream for sure! Glad we got to experience the dream together! And it is so funny because just looking at your pictures there are a few little details that I didn’t even notice in the house! Way too much inspiration everywhere! So glad we got to meet and loved reading your take on the experience! Hope to see you in person again soon!
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  9. tina reynolds says

    I really like the Pilar Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Spray because I love the idea of the touch so darn cool

  10. Judith S. says

    I would choose the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology. It is amazing with all of the new products coming out to make life easier.

    • says

      Thanks so much, Judith! I actually was in a mad scramble before I left home, and I couldn’t find the lens that I would normally use (with a larger aperture setting). These were shot with a Canon T2i with a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens using only the natural lighting and the lighting inside the home. Since it was stormy outside there were a few corners of the home that were too dark to photograph in natural light, so I used the built-in flash coupled with Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop. :)

  11. geraldine says

    Wow what a beautiful house!! ! And I would love one of those faucets in my kitchen!!! For a while now I’ve dreamed of having a touch free faucet in my home!! What a great giveaway!

  12. Emilie Proctor says

    I really like the PILAR Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Spray. But that is a tough decision!

  13. clenna says

    I would select one for my kitchen: PILAR
    Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser

  14. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    This home is absolutely beautiful. I would love a tour in person but thanks so much for sharing this pictorial tour. I love the Addison single handle pull down faucet. What a great giveaway.

  15. Toneria M says

    The gorgeous Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser would be a perfect replacement for my kitchen sink.

  16. Jeanne says

    I just purchased a new delta single handle kitchen faucet. If I won I would choose the Lewiston Single Handle Lavatory Faucet for our guest bath. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Katie Roch says

    If I won I would likely choose the CASSIDY Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology in arctic stainless.

  18. Tamar says

    I love the Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser or the Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology.

  19. Stacey Roberson says

    I would choose the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology in Venetian® Bronze.

  20. rayray cartucci says

    I like the Addison single handle the best I guess…They are all pretty awesome. What a gorgeous house…..sigh. I wish I had a place that lovely. THANK YOU

  21. Sharon Fuentes says

    When I put in the features I liked this is what was chosen for me. Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser.

  22. Ravzie says

    It would be hard to choose, but the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser would be great!

  23. Marty Musser says

    I love the Lewiston Single Handle Lavatory Faucet. We just moved into an older home and are slowly improving as we go. This would be lovely!

  24. Wendi S says

    I love the Addison Single Handle Pull-Down Bar/Prep Faucet with Touch2O Technology I am converting finishes now and I would choose the Venetian Bronze.

  25. Ashley Trail says

    We love the Ashton faucet, thank you for such amazing pictures and story that home was amazing I am so jealous !!

  26. Nicole Vosburgh says

    I love the look of the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology and Soap Dispenser

  27. deanna hanson says

    this one would fill all of my needs ADDISON
    Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser

  28. Monique Rizzo says

  29. Pauline Milner says

    I really like the Delta 9192DST Addison Pullout Spray faucet with Magna Tite Docking, Diamond Seal and Touch Clean Technologies. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  30. Eugenia Hall says

    I’d love the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser

  31. Amy Giachino says

    Totally love all these pictures! This is definitely a Dream Home. Absolutely beautiful!!! The attention to details throughout the house are so amazing!

    So I really like the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet.

    Happy New Year Everyone!!!

  32. CJ Godfrey says

    I would like the Pilar Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Spray in Chrome. That was a GREAT article!!!!!!

  33. Deb C says

    I would love to have the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser

  34. Crystal Renee says

    I really like the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser!

  35. Jennifer Reed says

    I would choose the Delta 538T-DST Lahara Single Hole Bathroom Faucet with Touch2O in venician bronze.

  36. J J Spatafora says

    Definitely, the ADDISON Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology … fingers crossed….

  37. J J Spatafora says

    Definitely, the ADDISON Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology … fingers crossed….

  38. Debbie F says

    So jealous of your visit. How amazing! I would choose the Talbott Single Handle Lavatory with Touch2O® Technology.

  39. Melanie Comello says

    I would most definitely choose the Cassidy Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology :)

  40. karen gonyea says

    Love the ADDISON Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser !

  41. Andrina Goetz says

    I would love the PILAR Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser!

  42. Trisha McKee says

    I would choose the Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser.

  43. Beverly Metcalf says

    Beautiful faucets. I would love the Touch2O.xt™ Technology faucet. Thanks for having this contest. The new HGTV home is beautiful too.

  44. says

    Love your photo tour of the house. I also love the Cassidy Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O®. even though the contest is over :( Thank you for giving a personalized view of the HGTV house. It’s a winter dream :)

  45. Monica says

    Loved touring this beautiful home. There were so many details and ideas. I was wondering if you knew where the artwork came from that was in the bathroom. The orange and navy abstract art.

  46. Denyce says

    Dear Heidi,
    Love your pictures. I can only imagine the energy you ladies enjoyed while touring the HGTV Dream Home. Maybe next year, the White House!!!
    I love the picture with the towel/soap carrier located in the bathroom. Do you know who sells it? I really could use something like that since my space is limited in my cape house.
    Thank you

  47. Julie says

    Heidi — thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures! I have been searching for days to find the 3-tier wood/iron storage unit shown in the bathroom. I know it’s a long shot, but do you have any idea where I might be able to purchase one like it?

    Thank you

    • says

      Hi Julie! I just checked my source guide, and I don’t see anything in there about where this was purchased. Sorry! I have seen similar items recently at Home Goods though, so that might be a good place to check! :)

    • Dana says

      Julie, not sure if you found that 3 tier stand yet but i bought mine at Dot & Bo. They are sold out but if you click “i want” they let you know when they are back in stock

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