Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Parade of Homes

Here is the exterior of the home I decorated for our local Parade of Homes.

It's a townhome built by Guardian Homes. I decorated the two story one on the right. A few details about the home, it's 1645 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. So not huge, but a great starter home for a young family. My cousin is the builder and he told me about a month before the show that he wanted me to decorate it. Well, at that point the house basicley just had walls. No lighting, plumbing, paint, flooring, or cabinetry. It had a long way to go before I could really start decorating. I selected the paint colors, and started coming up with ideas. I wasn't able to start putting furniture into the home until 4 days before it was suppose to be done for the show. It was crazy, but it did come together. My budget for the home was $7500. That's including mattresses, sheets, towels and all. I shopped around A LOT, trying to find the best deals. I don't think that's bad at all...furnish an entire home for $7000...heck yes! You can buy a sofa for that much. :) Anyway, I am proud of how it turned out. (Sorry about some of the pictures. They don't do it justice.The lighting was terrible.)

View when you walk in the door.

Pictures above the built-in coat rack.

Living Room

The main paint color throughout is Chintz by Columbia. It's a warm taupe/gray. Very nice. The sofa and end tables are from Downeast Home. The accent chairs and coffee table are from Pier 1.

Dining and Kitchen Area

Landing at the top of the stairs.
Accessories and chair from Ross and TJ Maxx.

Master Bedroom
Paint color is Luna Light by Columbia

Headboard is from Pier 1 that I found on super clearance. Nightstands and bedding are from Target.

Dresser is from Funiture Row. Mirror is from Lowes.

Art is from Kohls. Chair is from Downeast Home.

Girl Room
Paint color is Origin by Columbia. Bunkbed is from Downeast Home. Bedding is from Kohls.

The plastic flowers I got at Bed Bath and Beyond and the Magazine are is from Michaels.

Dresser is from Fred Meyer.

Paint color is same as master-Luna Light by Columbia.

I made the striped curtains and the art above the crib. The ABC flashcards were a free download I found online here via Pinterest.

Crib bedding is from TJ Maxx.

Here are some ways I saved money. First of all, like I said earlier, I shopped around. As you can tell I bought stuff from everywhere!! Another way I saved money was I made some of the art myself, like the "sunshine" art above the crib and the "pink" art in the girl room. If you have Photoshop or a similar program it is easy to type up a quote or song, add some color, and have it printed for inexpensive at a local print shop. To save money I took advantage of sales and coupons. I shopped on Labor Day and found several items on sale. Michael's always has sales and great coupons. All of the picture frames I bought were 40% off, then with my coupon I received an additional 25% off! If you can sew, that can also be a great way to save money. I sewed a few of the pillows for the sofa. Fabric for each pillow was about $3 each. Then, I used the insert from the pillows that came with the sofa. I sewed the velvet drapes in the living room, and spent about $40 on fabric. Pottery Barn velvet drapes are $150 a panel!! I also sewed the curtains in the nursery and got a great custom look for $35. Hope those tips help!

P.S. Both of these townhomes are for sale, so if anyone is looking for a home in Southeast Idaho and is interested, you can contact Guardian Homes for more info.


Sharla said...

I love it all, especially the ABC flashcards. I remember seeing those on pinterest. :) You are so talented. I bet this was A LOT of work but oh so fun too. Good job.

Claudia said...

Wow, it turned out so nice. Remember I saw it in a very rough state! Congrats on a great job.

Kate said...

You did such a fantastic job! I love it.

Caley said...

Absolutely beautiful Amber! You have such great style! I'm simple, yet classic and timeless! I can't wait to see what you do next! {Cute new blog name too!}

Andrea @ Strawberry Chic said...

It looks amazing! I can't believe you found all of that for 7,000! I love the little flower accents in the girls room and how you carried them over to the spot above the dresser. This will be such a great portfolio piece for you!

By the way, you should post a tutorial on how to make those curtains (when you have time :) I would love to do something similar for our master bedroom, and I think I finally have enough sewing skills for it!

Courtney Price said...

I am in love with your style. Everything you do is pure gold!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I love everything about this home. The colors and accessories are great.

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Gorgeous. All of it. You have a great style. I'm your newest follower and I look forward to reading more of your blog.


Ashley said...

I'm new to your blog today! Love the house you decorated. I'd love to see a tutorial on how you made the striped curtains because I love them too.

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Wow - such a great job. The home looks so cozy & inviting. I love all the warm wood furniture.

I'm also new to your blog!

sarah said...

Love the striped curtains! Can you give details on how you made them?

The Girl Creative said...

Oh i love it all! I love the little strings in the Nursery with cards clothes pinned to them. Can you tell me how you kept the strings up on the wall? Are they pinned or nailed? Found you via Pinterest. What a great blog. :)

Amber Horch said...

I used a small nail to hang the strings. Thanks for the question!

Rachael said...

Luna Light (in the master and nursery), it seems like an incredibly versatile color! Is it blue based, greenish, or grayish? It's a bit hard to tell because in each room it takes on a different hue. It almost comes off a little blueish or shark skinned colored. It looks fantastic! It may be the color I am searching for but it really depends on the undertones. Thank you for sharing this!

Amber Horch said...

It is denifitely blue based. It is a very pretty color.

MommaSchnei712 said...

Can I ask how you did the orange curtains? I want the exact ones for a living room project.

Amber Horch said...

Yep! Here is my tutorial, http://numberedstreetdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-striped-curtains.html

MommaSchnei712 said...

amazingly simple!! thanks a ton! I cant wait to finish painting my living room and start these!

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You have a great style.i love your blog.Amazing design of home.It looks fantastic.

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Kimberly Patel said...

Can I ask the paint color in the master bathroom? I have the same tile and have been stuck finding a similar paint color that doesn't turn out mint green or powder blue. Thanks!

Amber Horch said...

The master bedroom/bathroom paint color is Luna Light by Columbia.

Curtains and Drapes said...

Good quality, soft velvet! - finish your room by luxury velvet drapes!

Robin Fiorella said...

What is the paint color you used in the bathroom with the brown tile?