Thursday, September 27, 2012

And the rest of the main floor...

The Keeping Room:
Love these beautiful built-ins and fireplace.

The furniture was the homeowners. I added accent tables, lamps, and pillows.

Upstairs Porch:
The house has this amazing outdoor space, complete with T.V. and brick pizza oven.

I could see myself enjoying a lot of summer evenings in a space like this.

Upstairs Guest Bedroom:

The bed was the homeowners. I added the nightstands, bedding from Target, and the lamps from TJ Maxx. I would have been nice to have some art above the bed, but like I said before, my time was limited towards the end.

Master Bedroom:
There are a lot of great architecutual features in this room - curved walls and tray ceilings. The mantle and stone on the hearth and around the fireplace were reclaimed from old buildings.

The furniture was the homeowners, and the bedding is from JC Penny.

Master Bathroom:

Home built by Guardian Homes.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Kitchen

Sorry it took me a few days to add more pictures. This last weekend seemed like it lasted forever. We started potty training our 22 month old. It was just like having your first baby. Everyone keeps telling you how hard it is going to be and you just think, "Oh yeah, but I can totally handle it." Then it comes and you realize how naive you were. :) We did this 3 day method some friends of ours told us about actually worked really well! The first day I kept thinking, "This is never going to work in 3 days." But on the second day it was like it all of the sudden clicked for her. Seriously amazing! She is not perfect yet, but we are getting there. No accidents so far today! So anyway, I will get back the house now. Next am going to show you the kitchen and breakfast nook. Not a lot of decorating here, but what was really fun about this house was I was involved early on in the building process and was included in a lot of the finish selection.

(Sorry. The pictures aren't super great. There are so many windows in the house and I took the pics mid day, so lighting is not working with me.)

The homeowners actually custom ordered a bigger round table like this one that will seat 8, or 10-12 with a leaf. The furniture store was kind enough to let us use the one they had for the parade. The bigger one will fit the space a little better.

Pretty awesome kitchen, right? And yes, that is a T.V. coming out of the island in the picture above.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Parade of Homes

I'm done!!!! The house was finished and The Parade of Homes was a success! There were many times last week that I kept thinking, "The house is never going to be done in time. There is no way. There is still so much to do." And I am not talking about my decorating part. The day before the show started carpet was still being installed. That is how close it was. And I guess I should say that the house didn't get 100% finished. There is still some outside rock to complete and some bathroom tile to be grouted, but by 10 o'clock Thursday morning, it was showable. Other than getting the house completed in time, another exciting thing happened. I mentioned a while ago that the model home I did back in May was also in the Parade. (See pics of that here and here.) That home won the Builder's Choice Award (built by Phelps Homes) AND the Decorator's Choice Award!!! Can you believe it?!! I was so honored and excited. It may seem small to some people, but this was definitely a huge highlight in my life so far. I am so flattered. It also just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money to make a home look good. I had such a tight budget on that house. Most of the furniture and accessories came from places like Target and Walmart.
Anyway, let's get back to the other house and start showing some pictures. The house is a custom home built by Guardian Homes. It is a five bedroom, five and a half bathroom home with over 8,000 square feet. Let's start when you walk in the front door into the great room:

As you walk in the entry you are greeted with this beautiful mosaic. The homeowners purchased it and I think it was a good choice and a great piece of art for the home. It showed their design style perfectly. Rustic, elegant, and warm.

The art above the fireplace is Thomas Kincade painting that the homeowners wanted incorporated into the home.

The furniture was purchased at local furniture stores. Accessories are from a million different places. :)

I wish I could have decorated the firepalce a little more and put a few things on the coffee table, but there just wasn't time. Oh well.

The dining area is just to your left when you walk in the front door.

Stayed tuned for more pictures.

Friday, September 7, 2012

I'm Back!

I took an unexpected break from blogging this summer. I didn't plan on not posting, but summers get busy. Many afternoons were spent at the park and in our backyard playing in my daughter's kiddie pool. We had one long vacation visiting family and some smaller weekend ones. Before I knew it summer was over already. I feel like we didn't even do most of the things we usually do in the summer. Part of the reason for that could be because the last few weeks have been crazy, and it is only going to get more crazy. The Eastern Idaho Parade of Homes is next week which means the house I have been working on needs to be done by next Wednesday. And guess what?...The house isn't even done yet!!! Trim is still being stained, walls are still being painted. There are countertops to be installed, carpet to be laid, lighting to be hung, and the list goes on. I think you could say I'm a little stressed out. I saw this quote on Pinterest a while ago and it pretty much sums up how I feel right now:

I will be surprised if I am still alive at the end of next week. So, I probaby won't be back for a week or so, but hopefully I will have some great pictures to show you. My talented husband has also been working on a project for the parade home, and it is awesome! I can't wait to show you. On another note I just realized I now have 100 followers! Not that I am super concerned about how many followers I have, I know it doesn't really define if my blog is good or bad, but it is still exciting that I now have exactly 100. Thanks to all of you followers and readers out there. I need to do something exciting, but I don't have time to think about it right now. Anyway, wish me luck and hopefully I will be back to blogging soon!