In my typical, last-minute-under-the-wire style, my girlfriend and I made it to this year’s Homearama on the last day – arriving at about 4 PM on Sunday. We were really excited that we made it, since it’s been, um, four years since we’ve had one around here with the housing market being on the skids and all.
This year’s tour was in a lovely area with a lot of historic charm, and typically very little new construction. These homes were definitely geared toward the empty nester, with limited yard space and much of the living area on the main level. There were only five homes on the tour, but, there was still some inspiration to be found, so I’m highlighting some of my favorite features of each one.
Let’s get started, shall we?
House #1 – The Oakleaf
The Oakleaf was the first home on our tour and was impressive from the start.
The front doors had me at hello.
I didn’t get a shot of the view of the family room straight ahead as you walk through the door – I think it’s because I was transfixed on the beautiful kitchen!
A view from the other side of the island – a pretty mix of cabinetry.
And a great flow to the family room too – great built-ins and the tv was even cool – hardly any frame surrounded the outside of it – very sleek.
Pretty range hood, and I couldn’t help but notice the detail on the crown moulding – I had a similar detail on my kitchen cabinets (but I didn’t like it). I don’t mind it so much in this kitchen. I do love the furniture detail on the sides of the cooktop.
One more view from the kitchen as we move on toward some more bedrooms.
Bedroom #1 – really cute. Fun dresser too.
Jack & Jill bath connecting it to the next bedroom. Love the floors in here.
Clever ideas in this bedroom. Notice the big gear wheel on the wall with the license plates.
More license plates on this wall, flanking the window. Great impact, and super easy to do – they were just screwed to a board and hung on the wall!
And then a license plate mirror too, with cool pipe detail as an added touch.
There was also a great bar area, complete with another sleek tv, and cool flooring. Although I’m just noticing the ceiling in this area for the first time!
It’s a good thing I got a closer shot! Very interesting and unexpected…
Great swivel chairs in this space, and I love this coffee table. It’s just what I need in my media room – looks rustic enough to where the boys could beat it to pieces and it would still look gorgeous.
There were two more bedrooms down here, but I only took a picture of one of them. Quite restful and welcoming, yes?