Mullican Flooring is the exclusive flooring sponsor of HGTV’s Urban Oasis Giveaway, located at the Residences at W New York-Downtown luxury high-rise apartments in Lower Manhattan. The giveaway, running now through Oct. 20, includes a fully furnished 900 sq. ft. apartment and an Acura ZDX – a package valued at $1.5 million.
HGTV designer Vern Yip and HGTV house planner Jack Thomasson were both involved with the project. “I’m in love with New York City and I wanted this space to be a love letter to the city,” Yip explained. “This was an opportunity to capture the spirit of the city – the mix of contemporary and antiques, and the mix of cultures.”
Mullican’s Frontier collection, which was launched last year, “offers flooring with character. Consumers have been wanting different treatments, whether hand-sculpted, wire-brushed or distressed,” said Brian Greenwell, Mullican’s vp sales and marketing.
Eight hundred sq. ft. of Mullican’s solid walnut hardwood flooring is featured in the kitchen, bedroom, front entry/hallway and living room. Yip also used antique Peruvian rugs and runners in the living room and kitchen, a wool rug in the bedroom, and marble tile in a herringbone pattern in the bathroom.
“HGTV has a huge audience, and their websites are in the top 20 in the world as far as hits are concerned,” he said. Greenwell added that being involved in such a prestigious project gives the company a sense of pride. “The apartment is beautiful. It’s got a great view of the Statue of Liberty.”
“Throughout the apartment, I wanted to capture both the old and the new,” Yip noted. “That is New York City to me.”
For more information and to enter the contest, visit www.hgtv.com/urbanoasis. The grand prize winner will be announced during an HGTV special at 8 p.m. on Nov. 15.