Homearama Week 2016: Day One!


After a Homearama hiatus last year (the show was canceled, obviously not my idea), I was very excited to see what this year’s tour would hold.  This year was different, in that my 10 year-old daughter came with us, and let’s just say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 😉 I really enjoyed getting a peek into these homes – whether they were my style or not – and will be sharing the details of each home with you throughout the course of the week.  So, let’s get started!

The Jefferson
Price: $949,000
Square Footage: 4,500 sq. ft.
Builder: Sterling Homes
Website: www.thesterlinghomes.com

This was the first home that we toured, and suffice to say, it had us at hello.


Loads of curb appeal with these window boxes too.  What’s not to love?


I wish I had a better shot from when you entered the front door, but I think I was distracted by this gorgeous office on the left.  The wall color is Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin Williams.  I wish they had all of the wall colors listed on a handout or something, like another home did, but I got a couple of them by asking.  Note to homebuilders: include the wall colors as part of the information you provide – people want it!



And can I just tell you how much I’m loving the carpet in here?


Is that not the coolest?  Love me some herringbone pattern – so unexpected, yet so perfect all at the same time.

Not detail was overlooked in this home, including all of the gorgeous hardware finishes.  Check out these glass doorknobs.


To the right is this perfectly pretty powder room.  Notice the “X” detail on the vanity – this element is repeated in other areas throughout this home.  And can I just say that all of the lighting in this home is fantastic?


Once you make your way into the home, you’re greeted with this charm-filled family room.  And the wall color is Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams, in case you’re wondering.


Great for entertaining, complete with a built-in bar, tucked into the wall (again with the “X” detail).


Flowing beautifully with the family room is this absolutely stunning kitchen.  I love everything about it.  The cabinets, the molding details, the lighting, the backsplash, the hardware – all of it!  The glass upper cabinets (“X” detail) are so striking, and I’m also loving the window treatment in here.


I was hoping for some hidden pantries in these homes, and this one did not disappoint.


Love it.


Here is a view from the kitchen into the family room.  We haven’t even talked about these amazing floors, have we?  Bonjour.


Let’s not forget about the kitchen sink (with a beautiful view into the backyard).


Let’s not forget this beautiful focal point.

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And a close up of the gorgeous hardware I keep referencing – love these fridge handles.


Off the kitchen, there is a mudroom, complete with a planked wall, hooks, cubbie space and another pretty window treatment.


And from the mudroom, you can access the laundry room, where the sink steals the show, and I love the gray cabinets in here.


From here, let’s take it upstairs, and admire the molding, chandelier and window seat on the way.


The master suite continued the beautiful moldings and color scheme.  I wasn’t all that jazzed about the cage around the light fixture though – that just seemed wrong, and my girlfriend wondered if the cage was actually the way it was shipped, and not part of the light fixture.


The master bathroom was a stunner as well.


The detail work continues in here, with the addition of some mirrored cabinets.


No master tub (which doesn’t bother me), and a glorious master shower.home1-masterbath-shower

The master suite is topped off with not one, but two amazing master closets.



There are three additional bedrooms upstairs.  This darling baseball bedroom has a Jack and Jill bath that connects to another kid’s bedroom.




The third bedroom had it’s own private bathroom (which my daughter claimed as her own).



Central to the entire upstairs was a little study nook:


Making our way downstairs, the staircase loveliness continues –


The basement was a nice entertainment space – not overly large, but definitely functional.  There was a cozy media area:


A bathroom, of course –


A bar area (with cabinets similar to the ones in the kitchen, but in the same color as the laundry room).home1-basementbar

And a pool table area (with a planked wall/shelf for drinks) – I thought that was a nice touch.


Taking it outside, the house is extended with its entertaining space.



More space to eat al fresco –

And some window boxes to admire as well –


What more do you need?

So that’s the first tour – what do you think?  A keeper, yes?

More to come!



  • Reply
    June 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Oh my goodness what a beautiful tour. I loved the beautiful grays they used in some of the rooms. Also the X theme throughout was nice. I especially loved the blue ceilings in the mudroom/laundry. You explained everything very well and I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Reply
    June 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Yes, but I agree, I’d remove the cage on the chandy and I would need a tub!

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    June 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Loved this exterior when I saw it pre-show online and the inside did not disappoint. The family room with the fireplace flanked by bookcases with windows above it is almost exactly like a friend’s former home. It was an old house and just oozed charm. Terrific patio and I so want an outside fireplace but not going to happen. At least in this house. So often when I love the interior of a Homearama house, it’s been done by Amy Holt. I’m with you on paint colors — tell us cuz you know we’re going to ask! I can’t go this year so I’m touring through you so keep going, please!

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    June 20, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.

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    Lauren R.
    June 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Love these home tours and your opinions on them!

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    June 23, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Love, love, love the kitchen backsplash! A beautiful home, but it’s lacking something and I think some beautiful artwork with some colour would bring the house alive. Just my opinion though and otherwise it’s lovely.

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    July 5, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Alright ladies,
    I’m absolutely in love with the bed spread and comforter in picture #29 with the grey and blue splotches. I need help in finding out where I can buy it myself. Ready set go!

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    Jen Erhardt
    July 10, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I love that herringbone rug, where from?

    • Reply
      July 11, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      I have seen the same pattern at Lowes – I’m thinking you could get a bound rug made from Lowes as an option. I was happy when I discovered it!

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    April 13, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Do you know what color the herringbone rug in the office is?

    • Reply
      April 14, 2018 at 7:10 am

      I don’t – but I’ve seen the herringbone pattern that looks spot on at Lowe’s of all places! In the carpet section.

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