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Skylights maximize light, fresh air and space in the HGTV Urban Oasis® 2022

Natural light and high ceilings make this Nashville home the perfect refuge for recharging in the bustling city.

A black two story house with a porch and second story deck and a green lawn.

When people think Nashville, Tennessee, they think fun. From country superstars to up-and-coming songwriters, pro football to Triple-A baseball, Michelin-starred restaurants to classic local dives, Nashville honors its past and welcomes its future, creating a vibrant culture with a spirit unlike any place else in the United States. With something for everyone, Music City is the perfect spot for the HGTV Urban Oasis® 2022. A modern take on a farmhouse, this home incorporates Nashville’s heritage in a peaceful escape from the busy city.

With 34 VELUX® skylights and Sun Tunnel® Skylights throughout the home, natural light showcases its unique style, bringing a sense of calm that opens up the space.

Sunlight through skylights brightens a stairwell with a gallery wall

Natural light reveals Nashville style

When designer Brian Patrick Flynn began work on this year’s HGTV Urban Oasis, he took his inspiration from the city itself. Drawing in elements from downtown Nashville, he incorporated custom neon, mural-inspired paintings and instruments into a stairwell wall design highlighted by five VELUX No Leak Fresh Air Skylights and five VELUX No Leak Fixed Skylights.

Top of a stairwell with skylights brightening a gallery wall

The light from above offers a more natural, diffuse look than the harsh light that comes from windows. Overhead lighting is also how galleries display art because it shows colors as they are meant to appear without the distortion of artificial or angled light.

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The optional VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO skylight automation system also means you can control your skylights and shades from your smartphone, opening the skylights for increased ventilation and improved indoor air quality. And all VELUX No Leak Fresh Air Skylights come with built-in rain sensors, meaning your art is always protected from unexpected inclement weather.

Bedroom with skylights gray white with wood canopy bed

Sunlight and shade create a restful retreat

Nashville lots are long and narrow, resulting in what is locally known as “tall and skinny” homes. Flynn and his team utilized that height. Skylights in the vaulted second-floor ceiling make the main bedroom and bathroom appear even larger. The main bathroom features four VELUX No Leak Fresh Air Skylights and one VELUX No Leak Fixed Skylight, allowing in natural light that showcases the calm, neutral palette while providing privacy from neighbors.

Bathroom skylights over vanity and shower dark gray walls

All skylights in the home are fitted with VELUX shades (options include light filtering, room darkening or blackout) that can be closed with an app, allowing you to take rooms from bright to diffuse or even to darkened spaces.

Sun Tunnel skylight brightens a closet seen through a blue door frame

VELUX Sun Tunnel® Skylights also provide natural sunlight to rooms often lit solely with artificial light, including the main closet and guest bathroom. Sun Tunnels reduce the need for electric light, leading to a smaller carbon footprint and lower electric bills. The Solar Night Light Kit is an option for rigid Sun Tunnels, providing a soft, moonlit feeling at night when sunlight is unavailable.

Sun Tunnel brightens light gray bathroom flanked by a portrait of Willie Nelson

Studio space with sky views

No Nashville oasis is complete without a dedicated music studio.

Living room with portraits brightened by roof ridge skylights

This studio, featuring eight fixed skylights and four vented skylights along the roof’s ridge, is located above the detached garage, which — in true Music City style — can be converted into an impromptu concert space. With felt portraits of music icons by artist Sam Sidney and bold colors set against clean white walls, this studio is a relaxed, inviting space that allows for conversation, creativity and fresh air to flow freely.

Skylights along a roof ridge brighten a living room

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