Saturday, September 05, 2009

Model Home FUN!

As I mentioned in my birthday post my family and I went on a little model home tour last week on my birthday. I love looking at model homes and always leave with pictures full of decorating ideas and inspirations. I thought I would share a few highlights from our tour.

House # 3

Isn’t this a great idea? Start collecting those thrift store mirrors. It might take awhile to recreate this if you are doing it frugally.

I love the soft colors of this room. It feels comfy and elegant at the same time.

These were in a nursery. What a great way to put your a personal touch on your décor! If you are childless (like myself) what about doing something like this with black and white pictures of an old oak tree, your dog, or pictures from your wedding; possibilities are endless and no need to be a skilled photographer to recreate this one.

Another simple but great idea; layering two plates on a plate stand.

This was a candy and chocolate themed girl’s room. What little girl wouldn’t love this bed? Isn’t it cute how they wrapped the rounded pillows to make them look like candy wrappers?

They used jars of candy throughout the room. Not too sure I would want candy that accessible in my little ones room…but hey, it sure looks cute! It would be fun to recreate and end table like this one in a play room.

All the bathrooms were Amazing with huge steam showers and pool sized bathtubs. Ok, not really pool sized but they were BIG!

These mirrors were my favorite thing we saw during our tour. I REALLY want them but I’m sure beveled mirrors like these come along with a hefty price tag. Oh well, I’ll just have to drool over this picture.

Beach elements were sprinkled throughout all the homes we visited. I love how they grouped the starfish and coral with a bit of sand in this dish.

This was our favorite home of the day! The décor was light and airy with fresh greens, butter yellow, cream, and dark wood tones. I just love this place setting!

The dining room opened to a beautiful sunroom that just begged us to make ourselves at home!

My Mom enjoying the sunroom.

See what I mean, we really did make ourselves at home. This is Saundra who is like an aunt to me; she walked around the home talking about all the fun parties she was going to throw in her “new home”. We even made plans to have my wedding there! Too bad we were just being silly. I would have really considered it.


  1. what a fun post; I loved clicking on all the pics and seeing them up close.....I love model homes, too! It sounds like y'all had a blast! Thanks for sharing!

    Suzanne (in TX too!)

  2. Thanks for sharing your model home trip and photos.
    There are some good ideas.

  3. How fun, thanks for taking us along!

  4. Hi there! Just landed on your blog & thought I'd say hi!

  5. Can I please have house number 2? Cute pics! I love the mirrors too. The candy looks cool, only if it were in my room not my kid's room!

  6. Looks like such a fun day and the houses are amazing. However, I cannot imagine having candy or beads that look like candy in my kiddos' room. They would be all over the floor, in the bed, rolling down the stairs, etc. Cute idea though huh?

    p.s. Thanks for visiting me!

  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE visiting model homes!!

    The mirrored wall with black accents lamps is FABULOUS!! It reminds me of one of my favorite Vegas hotels.


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