Monday, September 15, 2014

Salt Lake Parade of Homes 2014 Part 1

We visited the Salt Lake parade of homes a few weeks ago. It was fun to see all the decorating and how people are doing up their huge backyards so awesomely. We looked in West Jordan, Sandy, Riverton, Bluffdale and up in Suncrest. All were very pretty.
This fireplace in this Parade Home was so pretty. I loved the mantle too. And I might try doing the board and batten above the mantle on my fireplace we are remodeling. It is a great idea and not too labor intensive! 
These built ins were so beautiful. I want to do something like this on either side of my fireplace in my den. They also had a very beautiful big bunch of windows that went floor to ceiling. Loved that. 
Pretty architecture and windows. I loved the ceiling beams too. 
The entry door was so unusual and beautiful as was the flooring pattern. 

I think this wall stuff is called board and batten. It looks so great. That is all I really liked in this room. HERE Pinterest has a bunch of tutorials on how to do this with molding boards. 

My daughter and I loved this idea. Do you notice in the backyard they have a "track" going around the playground and green grass? Yes. It is a little go cart racing track. How fun would THAT BE??? 
I'd never do this but I thought it was funny for a dog run area. 
I didn't want to forget it so I took lots of pics. The black and white flags are so cute. They also had a red/green light fixture outside on one of the curves below. 

I bet it turns off and on as they pass by racing with their friends. What a fun backyard! And they had plenty of room to add a pool someday. 

Kitchen area. The tables in all the parade homes seem to be large and rectangular with a big slab of real wood.  And lots of them had the two end chairs as fabric parsons chairs, some with nailhead trim. 

I've always loved the look of these farmhouse sinks. 

H-U-G-E Pantry! I could get lost in this pantry room! 

The kitchens seem to have either white or gray or light pastel painted cabinetry or else darker woods. There is my cute grandson. He came with us and was a perfect angel. 

This regular sized cooktop had such a pretty rangehood. It counters the darkness of the wood cabinets nicely. I loved the little drawers too. They could come in handy with little cooking tools you never know where to put. 

Little half bath off the kitchen had a pretty vessel sink I loved in brown. 
These barn doors are in every single parade of homes house I saw. They are not that expensive but they would add a lot of style to a room.
Both Tiff and I loved this laundry room. The zebra handles and picture frames and fabric hassock were so cute against the pale blue cabinets and the glass tile backsplash. We love the glass tiles we put in our green bathroom. They really make the sink area look cool. 

I wonder where you find such cute handles? 

I'll have to remember that cute idea, easy to add to any existing laundry room. 

One of the bathrooms I loved. I always wish I had more drawers in a bathroom. This one has plenty! 

Cute kid's play area. I have seen these jars a lot with things like Legos and blocks inside. It is a new way to decorate with color. 

My granddaughters loved this chalkboard wall in a cute playroom. They have these chalk markers you can buy now too online or at RodWorks I've bought a few there too. If you don't want the powder mess chalk makes this is an option. 

I guess bean bags are back. I haven't seen one in a long time. 

I thought this arrangement of photos was cute in the red frames. If you have a kids room maybe this would spice it up a little too. Kids love themed collections like this Star Wars grouping. If your boy likes Spiderman, this could be a cute idea how to start the theme room. 

This was part of an upstairs laundry room. I loved the flooring, the blue painted cabinets, and the cute birds painted in the background. So pretty. Wire baskets hold folded fabric. 

This kid's room was so adorable. Well, maybe it is a teenager's room. But we loved it! Look at that bed with the tires for decor! 

The dresser was a giant tool box with a laminate top. 

The little "roadway" led to the closet. Loved the striped walls too. 

This could go from little boy to teenager who was crazy for cars! 

This was an old metal door off of a car they used to hold magnets. Kids would love this. 
Another bedroom had cute lockers. Look how Dylan wants to get inside. Looks fun to me! Notice the barn doors to the right. I think this had a jack and jill bathroom between boy's bedrooms. 

This kid must have loved basketball. lol. Loved the headboard made of old reclaimed wood, and the basketball chair and footstool. Check back in a few days I saw 4 of the parade homes and took photos of the best parts. 
Here is the backyard as we were leaving. It was huge with a huge 4 car tall garage/workshop in back. One good thing about having a huge lot is all the fun things you can add later.


  1. Megan is looking SO big. I can't handle it!!

  2. She is growing her hair out too. She's growing up!


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