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.


Stephanie said...

Congratulations on your award! I love your style.

Sunshine - said...

I love it!!!

Unknown said...

Looks so great! Congrats!

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