Tour of the 2020 HGTV Dream Home in Hilton Head – Part 1

Are you a big fan of the HGTV annual dream homes? My hand is raised with you! The houses are always built in a dreamy vacation location. But, the insides of the homes are often dreamier to me. Last week I had the good fortune of being invited to tour the 2020 HGTV Dream Home in Hilton Head, SC thanks to Cabinets to Go. (Disclosure: I’m not sponsored by Cabinets to Go, the HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes is sponsored by them. I was provided with an invitation to tour the home and Cabinets to Go paid my hotel expenses.) What do you say, want to come on the tour with me?

Tour of the 2020 HGTV Dream Home in Hilton Head, SC

The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and feels private because of the landscaping around it.

But by far the most amazing part of this house aren’t actually in the house. It’s the views out the back. Granted, there’s still a lot of beauty inside. But, don’t take my word for it, let’s go in and I’ll give you the tour! By the way, if you see anything you like, I’ve sourced most of the items in the home for you to purchase!

Inside the foyer, the room is decorated with art from the ground on up the staircase.

Yes, that is a canoe hanging over your head as you walk in. Honestly, this was one of the few things I didn’t like in the house. Let me explain.

Something about it looming over my head gave me worry. It wasn’t until I took a peek at how it was hanging that I understood why I got that feeling.

There was a french cleat attached to the boat and the other half of the cleat was attached to the wall. But, the top of the french cleat wasn’t seated into the wall cleat completely. It looks like they had a devil of a time hanging the canoe and finally just secured it with a few wood screws. I certainly hope they are long enough to go into the studs in the wall. Regardless, I never lingered underneath that boat.

Now on to the rest of the house HGTV Dream Home house tour (which I really enjoyed.) The use of textures in this home was amazing. From real shells and driftwood, to rope framed mirrors and shiny ceramic pots. It was a delight to the eye.

These oyster shell mirrors were beautiful, but more impactful as a trio.

I did my best to get you the links to the exact sources. For any item I couldn’t find or that is no longer available, I selected very similar items.

(I’ve included affiliate links for your convenience. I earn a small percentage from a purchase using these links. There is no additional cost to you. You can read more about affiliate links here.)

Sources From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Rug | DIY Oars (or Purchase Oars) | Oyster Mirror (or DIY one)| Guard Station Print | Nautical Rope Mirror | Driftwood | Colorful Beach Painting | Coral | Pink Succulent Photo | Sea Print | Colleen Elizabeth Art Canvases | Umbrella Stand | Aqua Pillar Candles | Hurricane Candle Holder | Faux Peace Lily Potted Plant | Dresser


From the foyer, the living room beckoned me. Especially because I couldn’t wait to see the beautiful fireplace surround. And the beadboard ceilings helped highlight the fireplace feature.

My best guess as to how it was made was the surround was coated with stucco material, then beach pebbles and shells were pressed into the wet stucco.

The results were beautiful and perfect for a coastal home.

Paint colors in this room are all from Sherwin Williams: 

Walls: HGSW4001 Fundamental White | Ceiling: HGSW2327 Mint to Be

Here’s a list of sources for the living room furniture and decor.

Sources From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Zig Zag Pillow | Macrame Pillow | DIY Watercolor Map | Beach Huts Print | Glass Vase | Magnifying Glass | Rope Serving Tray | Driftwood, Coral, Glass Float Decor Spheres | Picture Frame | Rattan Chair | Hand-Braided Rug | Coffee Table | Modern Arm Sofa | Faux Willow Tree | Navy & White Garden Stool


Let’s go into the kitchen. When I first entered the kitchen, I did a double take because I was surprised to see the same cabinets I chose for Millie’s Remodel! It was fun seeing them in a completely different style home.

This pantry had me digging the dark navy colored wall behind. The color is Blue Endeavor HGSW4001 from Sherwin Williams. Remember when I painted the pantry at the Saving Etta project black? I really like how the pantry items show up in front of a dark background!

I also like the use of baskets to hide clutter and the glass containers showcasing colorful dry storage.

The kitchen had so many beautiful elements, these are a few I sourced for you:

Sources From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Pendant Lights | Kitchen Utensil Canister | 3×12 Navy Subway Tiles | LaCuisine Cast Iron Set | Charleston Driftwood Cabinets | White & Blue Metal Storage Bins | Glass Food Storage Jars | Striped Towel | Wooden Kitchen Utensil Set | Marble Cutting & Serving Board | Breville Espresso Maker | 3 pc. Floral Canister Set | Round Acrylic Knobs | Acrylic Cabinet Drawer Pulls

The house doesn’t have a dining room, but off the kitchen is a breakfast area. Frankly, I’m seeing more homes that don’t have a formal dining room. As you probably remember, I turned our dining room into a more functional space. Besides, in this home, the back deck has a large dining table for guests.

I love the furniture chosen in the breakfast nook, here are the sources, but I’m telling you, someone should totally create a DIY version of that pendant light!


Sources From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Geometric String Light | Square Mirror | Handle Square Rope Mirror | Handle Round Rope Mirror | Pedestal Table | Modern Chairs | Geometric Planter | Stripe Rug

Let’s head into the master suite, shall we? Where as most of the rooms you’ve seen so far have a cool palette. The master suite is filled with bright coral and pink accents. This space is filled with sunshine and cheer.

I loved the driftwood art installation. This can be easily recreated by using 3MCommand strips or tacking the wood with finish nails.

The wall and ceiling paint color HGSW4001 Fundamental White from Sherwin Williams.

The french doors in the master bedroom open out onto the back deck and a sweet little seating area for coffee and conversation.

For your convenience, these are the sources for the master bedroom. Most of the items are available. If not, I substituted similar items.

Sources From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Wall Mirror | Sails Ceiling Fan | Eyelet Pillowcases | Quilt | Diamond Throw Pillow | Square Knit Pillow | Rug | Trellis Bed | Peacock Chair | Driftwood | 3 Drawer Side Dresser | Coral Night Light Lamp Set | 9 Drawer Dresser

The master bathroom was painted a beautiful blush color. But, the wall tile was a nice graphic balance keeping the room from feeling too feminine.

Walls and ceiling are painted Romance HGSW2067 by Sherwin Williams

Walls and ceiling in the water closet are Coral Reef HGSW1074  by Sherwin Williams

The master bathroom sources are available below. Again, I sourced as much as I could find and substituted like items when they weren’t available.

Sources From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Wall Sconce Light | White-Framed Mirror | Wall Color | Shower Wall Tile | Shower Floor Tile | Chelsea Linen Vanity Cabinets | Beach Day Print | Delta Sink Faucet | Square Cabinet Pulls | Towel Set | Teak Bench | Tub Filler | Large Modern Artwork | Concrete End Table Stool | Black & White Artwork | Free-Standing Tub

I leave you with a view of the Master Bedroom closet! This was such a fun and colorful space.

The walls and ceiling are painted Island Time HGSW2312  by Sherwin Williams

The blue and aqua diamond rug can be purchased here.

I’ll give you the rest of the tour soon. Click here to see the mudroom/laundry room, the upstairs bedrooms, and the amazing backyard!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of the 2020 HGTV Dream Home in Hilton Head, SC. You can enter to win this house by entering daily here. Last day to enter is February 19th, 2020. Good luck!

Disclosure: I’m not sponsored by Cabinets to Go, the HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes is sponsored by them. I was provided with an invitation to tour the home and Cabinets to Go paid my hotel expenses.

4 replies
  1. Anne Leach Boyd
    Anne Leach Boyd says:

    Joan, I bought 6 yds of Premier Prints Dyed Solid Coral fabric on for $8.98/yd and white cotton curtain liner and made them myself. They look gorgeous! There are lots of how-to’s online which tell you how to make lined drapes.


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