Last week, I was in a total creative slump. I tried brainstorming, I tried NOT thinking about the blog, and then it started raining again which really didn’t help. BUT, Friday the sun was back full force. Perfect weather for touring houses in the Tulsa Parade of Homes. I might be biased, but I think we have one of the best Parade of Home weeks. This year, there were 151 homes on the tour ranging from $150,000 to $1.6 Million. Something for everyone!
I was hoping to find some great inspiration in a few homes, but worried that there would be French Country overload as that style seems to dominate new home construction. I was THRILLED to find that several builders and designers stepped out of that box and brought fresh ideas. Like jaw-dropping, unbelievable, over the top inspiring ideas. I was absolutely giddy going through some of them. GIDDY, like I felt like twirling through them Sound of Music style. Like, I could barely breathe they were so good.
It was darn tricky to capture the goodness with a cell phone since there were other people roaming the houses. I thought it would be frowned upon if I tried to kick all the other visitors out, so I did my best to work in stealth mode so I could share the awesomeness with you. It’ll take two to three posts this week to get through all the pretty pictures. Get ready for a week of gorgeous inspiration!
Today’s post is all from one home. It was jaw-dropping around every corner. If I had a spare $1.2 million, I probably would have gone off the deep end and impulse purchased this one the moment I stepped in the front door.
BUT, Key General Contractors and Caitlin from Crown Chic Designs went BOLD on the inside and managed to create a new construction home that feels like it was built in the 20’s but decorated today.
How’s this for an entryway????
Miles of molding, exquisite lighting, and that bold floor make this my favorite entryway of all time.
Right off the entry, there is a parlor that is a welcome contrast to the extremely masculine offices that typically show up at the front of new construction.
This is the hallway between a secret door to the laundry room and the entry. Even the hallways are gorgeous.
The kitchen was the hardest to photograph because people kept gathering here. Get out of my pictures, people!!!
Why yes, that is a marble farmhouse sink. I suppose we could be practical and wonder about staining in a marble sink, but since we’re living in dream land today, let’s just pretend that isn’t a concern.
The dining space had another unique stone fireplace. Fireplaces in dining rooms were a big trend this year throughout many of the homes. I’m suddenly wondering if I can work one in to our house 🙂 This was the only wallpaper I’m on the fence about. I can’t decide if I want it to be more bold, less bold, or if it’s just the right balance. But the fact that it’s the only major design element I’m even questioning in this 6500 square foot house just speaks to what an amazing job the builder and designer did.
On the back side of the house, there is another hallway just as dreamy as the one up front.
Then we had my dream bathroom…
Hello beautiful tile. Why yes, it is gold and marble.
The master closet didn’t disappoint either.
The laundry room attached to the master closet, and also to the front hallway via the secret door.
The upstairs was separated into two wings.
One of the bedrooms had the same pink ceiling as the downstairs powder room.
Both of the upstairs bathrooms had marble tile with unique accents to make the spaces more fun for kids.
Quite a house, right? Can’t wait to hear what you thought of today’s house – I’m sure they’ll be some strong feelings!