Last week I conned my friend Char into spending an entire day playing hooky with me. The draw? Checking out the latest and greatest in new home design and decor at the 2011 Salt Lake Parade of Homes.
My parents (read my Dad) was always changing something or the other in my childhood home and I remember going to similar events growing up…Back then, I remember the homes as seriously huge, opulent spectacles.
Perhaps I’ve just grown up, or maybe it’s a just a sign of the times, but most of the houses we saw this year were pretty attainable.
Of course, there were a few homes that looked pretty grand from the curbside.
So let’s talk about some of the things I loved…
Like this amazing view…I know the foreground is a little rough, but the lake and the Wasatch Mountains in the background? Incredible.
This really great pear centerpiece (Umm. Yeah. I have a thing for decorative pears okay?).
Not really my personal style, but I loved the cheery, bright colors of this modern home.
This incredible built in (and the entire beachy-cottage style house it was in).
Hehe. The message board note Char left me in one of the more beautiful homes…No “U” on hand, but she’s creative.
This rough side table…Could totally make this out of an old pallet.
This awesome bench.
This incredible retro kitchen with the penny tile accent. This cute little baby was in the Disney Pixar Up! House. Want to see more? Check out this quick little slide show:
Want to see more of the 2011 Salt Lake Parade of Homes? Check out this quick video:
I loved everything I saw, but the kitchens were what made me drool. Probably because I dislike my cramped little space so much…What makes a house parade of homes perfect to you?