Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Model Home Tour #1

One of my favorite past times is grabbing a Starbucks and walking through model homes! With the slow economy the past few years (or so) there haven't been too many new communities being built, but that is starting to change. A couple new developments are being built in my area, so I took advantage last weekend and went on a model home walk through!

What I love about model home tours are all the styling and design ideas I find! I love how they give you the map of each home and let you wander through by yourself, taking your time, without a real estate agent in your ear. You can just ENJOY.

Here are some photos I took of a four bedroom model. To make this tour even more meaningful for you (other than the design eye candy, of course) I "shopped the room" for you and found some similar pieces, or in some cases the exact item, they used in their design!

This particular model was three stories. The first story was an office and this entryway with a large desk.

I loved these linen wrapped canvases with the Victorian frames! After an exhaustive search left me empty handed, the closest I found were these iron-on frames that I could use to make them myself. Let me know if you find canvases like these!

The second floor was the living room and kitchen! I loved their color choices and how bright the rooms felt!!

The kitchen was amazing! I wish I had taken pictures of every nook and cranny!! See how I missed that coffee subway art in the far left corner? I linked to it anyway! And things I couldn't find - like that blue tray, the stoneware milk jugs or the blue metal bread box... I know I've seen those kinds of items in my local Home Goods store! I bet you could find them with your sharp eye too!
SHOP THIS ROOM: Coffee Subway Art|Breadbox Idea|Terrarium {Birdhouse on the kitchen Island}

The bedrooms! They had four beautiful and creative rooms. Starting with my favorite... I love the colors and the four poster bed in this room!! I could dream easily in this room...

Kids rooms are also really fun...

 I think this room would be perfect for a teenager! {Which I will have SOON! Yikes!}

I also loved the stripes on the wall - and did you notice the laundry bag pillow!? LOVE! It's always so hard to decorate for boys and I loved some of the subtleties in this room!

And finally - what a fun bedroom! Wouldn't this be a fun wall for a play room too?

 You can find those awesome paintbrushes here!

What I love is how a model home gives the house a cohesive look in style and color -- even down to our last stop - the bathroom! Every room was such a happy space - it makes me want to redecorate my entire home!

SHOP THIS ROOM: Subway Art|Yellow Lantern
There are probably lots of places to buy that subway art sign of "You are my Sunshine," but of course I linked to my favorite shop - Barn Owl Primitives! AND I have to say, I am pretty excited about the fact that I actually found that EXACT adorable yellow lantern! 

I hope you enjoyed this virtual home tour! Do you enjoy walking through model homes as much as I do? Were you inspired by any of the designs you saw today? Let me know! I have a few more homes to share!

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