Best of the 2017 Parade of Homes – Day 1

Hi everyone! This is one of my favorite times of the year because our local, annual Parade of Homes is going on! The Parade of Homes is where local builders, craftsmen, and interior designers showcase their creative talents and provide an opportunity for the community to tour a selection of custom and model homes. There are many different design styles, from modern to farmhouse, and I always get so many fresh and fabulous design ideas from each home! I love to share my favorites from the Parade of Homes because there are just so many beautiful rooms and inspirational ideas. So, let’s get started!

My favorite house on the tour so far, was an amazing urban farmhouse design. It’s full of shiplap and built-ins, and we all know that I’m a total sucker for built-ins! The next several pictures are all from this incredible house…

Check out this adorable kids homework nook! Do you see that awesome colored pencil holder in the background? On the right side of the wall was a chalkboard…so cute!

kids homework nook

Design Credit: All About Home Design

Would you take a look at this gorgeous mudroom?  I love the gray color, the clean lines, and fabulous functionality of this design!

gray mudroom

Design Credit: All About Home Design

The bedrooms in this house were all so beautiful, but I think this one was my favorite. I just love the board and batten wainscoting combined with that fun architectural wallpaper. The sophisticated black, white, and pink color scheme is just perfect for a teen girl’s bedroom!

black and white teen bedroom

Design Credit: All About Home Design

This next image is of the pantry just off the kitchen. It had wonderful built-in shelving all around the room (it extended behind me in the picture, too), plus that great countertop for food or beverage prep. It also had a fun door that swung forward and back to enter and exit the pantry. Super creative!

butler's pantry

Design Credit: All About Home Design

This house had so many nooks and crannies, and each space was filled with built-ins. Love, love, love!! Look at this great office space! I adore the combination of shiplap, brick, and wood – such a great industrial farmhouse look!

industrial farmhouse office nook

Design Credit: All About Home Design

This next room was a den, but could you imagine how fabulous this would be for a teen boy’s bedroom?

teen boys room

Design Credit: All About Home Design

This was a great design for a boys bedroom! It used one of my favorite color schemes for boys!

boys bedroom with shiplap

Design Credit: All About Home Design

This cute little desk nook was right off the boys bedroom. Love those sconces and butcher block countertop!!

built-in desk space

Design Credit: All About Home Design

This bathroom was so beautiful! I just love how the casual look of the shiplap combines with the dark navy cabinets and antique brass hardware. So pretty!

shiplap bathroom

Design Credit: All About Home Design

My family had to tear me away from that house, but there was more to see! 🙂  Check out this next girl’s bedroom. The chandelier wallpaper was only on two walls, but really made a statement!

hot pink and white girls bedroom

Design Credit: Tiffany Homes

This was the en suite bathroom for that cute chandelier room! That bubble tile was super fun!

white bathroom with bubble tile

Design Credit: Tiffany Homes

I loved these simple, but effective built-in cubbies in this laundry room. I can imagine putting folded laundry into the different cubbies for each family member. Maybe some baskets in the other cubbies – lots of storage options with this design!

laundry built-in cubbies

This was a cute little mudroom. Love that train bulletin sign!

mudroom design ideas

Check out this creative wine storage idea! This was in an open nook under some stairs. I love how they tiled the wall behind the wine racks!

wine storage racks

I really liked this art gallery wall that was in the office of one of the houses. The ledges are super easy to make, and I’ve been looking around for places in my home where I could do something like this! The ledges give it a great industrial farmhouse look!

ledge gallery wall

Can you believe this hand-painted wall design?!?! Very cool!

hand painted wall art

This was a beautiful wet bar! I just love that backsplash tile and floating shelves. We still need to add some tile in our wet bar, and I’m thinking this might be perfect!

wet bar design

OK, last pic for today. I really liked these floating white shelves, with the industrial-looking bracket on the sides. We are probably the only people on the tour who closely inspect things like this to see if we could make them ourselves. The answer… Yep! Totally DIY-worthy.

floating white shelves

OK, that’s it for today. I hope you liked all of these beautiful rooms and creative ideas as much as I did! For more great design ideas, check out last year’s post on the 2016 Parade of Homes. Also, tune in later this week for the Best of the 2017 Parade of Homes – Day 2!

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By | 2017-08-11T10:03:40+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Inspiration, Parade of Homes|14 Comments


  1. pamela August 10, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I love looking at homes too. I was especially drawn to that brick look back splash in the white kitchen and the black and white architectural wallpaper. LOVE. Then I went on to pin that wine storage idea. If we downsize, that would be a great idea. So glad I stopped by. I found you via today’s Creative Circle event.

    • mwelsh August 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I love all of the great ideas I get from this home tour! That bedroom with the architectural wallpaper is my favorite!

  2. Michele August 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I love going to a parade of homes. I love the first house too. I am jealous of all of those built ins and so much character! Thanks for sharing!

    • mwelsh August 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      I definitely had “built-in envy” when I toured that first house! 🙂

  3. acraftymix August 12, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Such an eclectic mix of styles. I’d love to tour a home like this. Those bubble tiles are just gorgeous and that wine cellar on the wall, oh wow, that’s such a neat idea.

    • mwelsh August 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      I loved those bubble tiles, too! So cute!

  4. Stephanie August 15, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Loving all these pics! Thanks for sharing. Great design inspiration!

    • mwelsh August 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Stephanie!

  5. Katherines Corner August 17, 2017 at 7:57 am

    lovely! Thank you for sharing at TFT pinned and featured hugs!

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks Katherine!

  6. Susan @ Under the Butternut Tree August 17, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Hi, Melissa. This is my first visit to Welsh Design Studios. What great ideas in this home tour! I discovered your blog at the Thursday Favorite Things link party at Katherine’s Corner where you were a featured blogger. Congratulations!

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Susan! Thanks so much for visiting!

  7. Carol ("Mimi") August 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Gorgeous interiors! Thanks for sharing this collection. Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  8. mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you Carol!

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