Every year, thousands of people gather in my home town to see beautiful homes. My mom hates crowds and doesn’t care about houses so we never attended. Last year, for some reason, my husband and I decided to go. We actually had a lot of fun! There’s always a fear when you go on a parade of beautiful homes that you will come back to your own home feeling like it’s just not adequate enough. I leave the Parade of Homes excited and inspired. (Ok one or two houses leaves me excited and inspired.)
We saw 7 homes this year (out of 28!) because we only had one day. Because I know this area, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. We went to three homes in Stone Cliff, one in Entrada, one by Tuachan and two in Kayenta. For those of you who also went they were homes 4, 7, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. So anyway, here were my favorite details!
This was my favorite main living space. Who wouldn’t want to walk into this gorgeous view? It also helps our couch looks very similar to this so I was sort of patting myself on the back for getting a similar couch for $500.
I don’t usually like balls in bowls but I really liked these mossy bolls. I think I could easily do a DIY of these.
Ok. THIS was my favorite room of all of the houses. It is a yoga/meditation room! How gorgeous is this view? I don’t think I’d ever leave this room. Plus now I have a beautiful yoga bolster so it would be perfect!
There was a little bit of a trend of trees in front of accent walls. I really liked it a lot. My favorite is this bottom one with the dark moody almost denim feeling texture. Did you know you can do your own faux brick wall?
This was one of my favorite front yard landscapes. The homes at Kayenta all have a very natural landscape, so it may not feel very traditional, but I really love the dark lava rock with the cacti.
You can’t go to parade of homes without a little hot tub/fire combo. I have no idea who first came up with this concept but I like it and I wouldn’t complain if I had one.
This was my favorite office/library. I really like the color of these shelves and cabinets. It was a round office with two desks. My husband and I would love something like this!
This was my favorite living room setup. The way the light came through the palms was so awesome. I also really like the mid century navy chairs. You also don’t see grand pianos around much anymore, but I thought the whole setup was so beautiful.
I usually don’t look at the art much because it is typically pretty generic and not so much my style. This was in a bathroom and I thought it was so pretty. Still pretty generic, but not as generic as paint smears. (You know what I’m referring to right?)
I take my bath tubs very seriously so I had to pick two. The first one is my favorite tub. The hardware was a really pretty black color and the arrangement on the ledge was gorgeous. I’m not sure why I loved it so much but it was perfect for that space! However this second bath tub has a view so that will always win. The only problem is where would I set my phone? (And computer, and Cheetos, and mug, and whatever else I decide is a necessity in the bath.)
Here is my favorite backyard. I don’t really feel like I have to justify my decision.
How gorgeous is this entry way? I loved the landscaping in the tile. This was also my favorite home exterior. I really liked the rock that looked like brick. The black window sills and light fixtures were also nice details. I just wish they would have had more of this contrasted look inside the house!
This room was an art studio! You would stay inspired for 10 lifetimes in this space.
I loved these doors. The hardware was so pretty and the boxiness was really unique. Will this antique gold style look like the 90s gold hardware does now? Time will tell. I like it for now though. I found some similar hardware here and now I want to change all my door knobs!
This back patio looked so cozy to me. Also if you’re crushing on those poufs, I have a DIY on the way you just may be interested in…
I’m not much of a gallery wall fan, but this was really cool. I think it would be a neat idea for a little boys room.
This wasn’t one of the parade homes, it was just a home on the route. I was crushing pretty hard on the view though! How amazing would it be to pull up to this scene every day.
No home parade is complete without a beautiful pool. I don’t know if this was my favorite pool, but it is very pretty and you can’t beat that view!
Did you see the Parade of Homes this year? What were your favorite details? I would love to hear!