Best of the Parade of Homes 2016

I visited our local Parade of Homes over the last few days, and it was fantastic!  Here are some of my favorite ideas and rooms from the tour.

Now, this house (below) was by far my favorite.  I’ve never seen anything quite like it inside!  I could show pictures from just this one house and fill up an entire post, but I’ll include the others because they are certainly worth a look, too.  But isn’t this a beautiful exterior?

gray hamptons house exterior parade of homes


Just look at this gorgeous master bathroom (from my favorite house, of course)!

white bathroom with marble and built-in shelf parade of homes

A little too much stone for me, but certainly very cool.

Stone Bath

Now, you might have to zoom in here, because the tub has a very unique faucet.  The water trickles down from under the plant, then down the rock ledges and finally into the tub.

Waterfall tub

I really like the look of the reclaimed wood above the sinks.  I might have to see if I can do something like that in my house…

Bathroom Wood Wall

I don’t usually love modern looking bathrooms, but this one was a mix, and it was gorgeous. Plus, the shower was the biggest one I’ve ever seen.

Modern Bath


Here is the kitchen from my favorite house.  I can’t get over the two islands, and the beautiful transom window, and there is some gorgeous paneling on the ceiling too (easier to see in the second pic).

kitchen with two islands

Blue Kitchen2

I love ceiling beams.  A lot of brown going on in here, but a very pretty kitchen.

Brown Kitchen Beams

Loved the backsplash tile, the lighted upper cabinets, the pantry door, and the awesome pendant lights.

White Kitchen Wood Pantry Door

Stacked stone over the stove…very nice.

Stacked Stone Stove


This was a cool basement.  See the wood wall in the background?  That was painted by hand onto the wall!!!

Wood Wall

This was another room from my favorite house.  Such a cool music room.  I love a reclaimed wood wall, but the red-painted U2 just adds that extra pop of character.

industrial living room with reclaimed wood wall

Mmmmm, pretty coffered ceiling.

Coffered Ceiling

This ceiling is a WOW!

Ceiling Beams


Can you guess what house this is from?  Such a simple, yet elegant design style.  Love, love, love!

classic living room with transom window

living room with transom window

I loved these two billiard rooms.  I’m definitely going to have to steal some ideas from these for our basement.

rustic pool tableIMG_2854

Love the exposed brick and floating shelves in this wet bar.  Ideas, ideas, ideas…



Super cool industrial bedroom with the exposed beam and reclaimed wood wall. I didn’t look when I was in there, but now that I see the picture, I’m wondering if that is a faux “iron” beam?

industrial boys bedroom with reclaimed wood wall

Love the white-washed brick wall in the mater bedroom.  And the paneled ceiling, too.

bedroom with white washed brick

This was by far the coolest bunk room I’ve ever seen.  I love the colors, the paneled walls in the alcoves…everything!  They even had a green barn door that opened up to this room, and electrical outlets in each bed alcove.

white navy and green bunk room with alcoves

I thought this was a cool idea for mounting snowboards, and then the paint treatment really accents the bed and the boards.

snowboard bedroom

Here is a really cute gray nursery.  I thought the wall treatment was a cute idea for a kids bedroom.  Looks like it could be pretty easy to do, too.

gray nursery

This was a cute cottage-style guest room.  I’d definitely stay there!


Another cool industrial bedroom.  I’m stealing that hanging light idea over the bed! I’ll let you know how it goes later on…



I love a hidden door!

Hidden Door

Benches and shelves in the hallway…so cute.  And that parquet floor is just beautiful!

hallway benches and reading nooks

Can I live here, please?

navy and yellow mudroom with bench

So, check out this cute little curved banquette.  It was just kind of floating in the middle of the room, but actually broke the space in the basement up quite nicely.



Closet turned kids reading nook.  Super cute.

closet reading nook for kids

And, would you take a look at this pocket door/bookshelf?  The other side was all chalkboard.  So creative!


OK, I hope I didn’t exhaust you with so many pictures.  I had a great time at the Parade of Homes.  If you have one, or something similar, in your area, go check out the houses.  There are so many great ideas to be discovered!

By | 2016-10-13T16:48:58+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Built-Ins, Decorating, Inspiration|Comments Off on Best of the Parade of Homes 2016