You all know that I’m a perpetual home stalker as it is, so Homearama is like the Mother of all Open Houses in my mind. Add to that, last year’s Homearama was cancelled, so that leaves me anticipating this year’s show even more than I normally do. I’m kind of going through a bit of withdrawal, and I always love seeing the design trends that these shows offer. For those of you in the Dayton/Cincinnati area, it runs from June 11-26, and you can find all of the details here. And, I have free tickets to give away!
So, in honor of the return of Homearama, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite rooms from the past. There have been some big hits, and some misses, but it’s a show that I always enjoy
even if they leave me wanting to empty my house completely and start fresh.
The kitchens are always a crowd favorite, with great ideas for trends in finishes, space planning and innovative ways to make the kitchen just function better. Never mind the stunning range hoods and tile backsplashes.
One thing I could get enough of in some of the more recent Homearamas, is the beautifully hidden pantries, with doors that just disappeared by blending in with the cabinetry from this house in the fall of 2014. This is a trend I would love to see continue.
Where’s the pantry?
And I never tire of a huge island for entertaining.
I love seeing the functionality and creativity that is shared for multi-functional spaces. Like this laundry room + home office area.
Family rooms where you can imagine cozying up with a book, or just hanging out with your family.
And then there are the beautiful bathrooms. Oh how I love the contrast and molding in this master bathroom!
Do you remember the basement that had a ladies bathroom and a men’s bathroom?
Laundry rooms you want to live in.
And then we have the crazy, one-of-a-kind spaces that you only see in Homearama homes. Like this basketball court. Can you even imagine? My kids would love this.
Better yet, a basketball court/movie watching area –
A homeschooling room, complete with a gigantic white board –
Or a pantry that a doomsday prepper would envy –
The media rooms never disappoint in these homes either.
And of course, the dreamy outdoor spaces.
After a year hiatus, I can’t wait to see what’s in store! And now, if you live in the Dayton/Cincinnati area, I have a pair of tickets up for grabs! You can enter to win via Rafflecopter – I’m sure it will be a fantastic show! I’m making the giveaway window short so I have time to get the tickets to you! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
AnnJune 9, 2016 at 7:28 am
I’ve never been to a Homearama so I’d love to go! Plus it’s right around the corner from my house this year!
AmberJune 9, 2016 at 8:35 am
Those are beautiful homes. I would love to have time away from the kids to see them for myself.
TraceyJune 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm
i love homearama in Cincinnati. It is a great place to see the lasted trends in home decor up close and in person. Not to mention it is so fun to daydream that I live in these grand homes while walking through them.
WendyJune 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm
I always love going to homearama! It’s so fun to find inspiration & ideas that we can incorporate into our home. The home with the basketball court/movie viewing area is one of my all-time favorite homes!
JolynJune 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm
Home tours bring out the stalker in all of us!!
KarenJune 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm
I would love to go to this year’s Homerama!! 🙂 Karen
JuneJune 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm
What I love most about homearoma is all the ideas I get from them and maybe use something I see in my house! But mostly I dream alot!
MyrnaJune 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm
Missed not having it last year and will go this year one way or another!
Amy FalerJune 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm
I so enjoy Homearama! I used to work for a company that supplied materials to the builders and I miss my sneak peaks and the excitement of seeing them all come together! Hope to make it down this year!
Mary Ann Van AttaJune 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm
I love homearama for the inspiration it gives me an a renewed desire to get projects done around the house.