Last week was the St. George Area Parade of Homes. It is a HUGE deal down here, like 35,000 people in attendance huge and its the most attended home show in Utah. This year the houses ranged in price from $315,000-$3.5 million with most being in the $800k-$1.5m family. Holy money!!
There is so much excitement around this event that you cant help but get caught up in it. I walked into each home with so much anticipation for inspiration. There were a few houses this year that were out of the box, which I loved, and even though some weren’t my style, I could totally appreciate every single one of them. I just want to feel inspired and not like I have to drop a ton of money on furniture from Restoration Hardware or have 5 different matchy fabrics for pillows on my bed, ya know?
Each house had something really great about it but I had a few favorites. Lets chat about the highlights. I feel like there were a few that were right on the money.
Wallpaper was everywhere. Some great (like the picture below) and some not so much. How about that built in entertainment center?! So good!
Marble: The house in the next couple of pictures was my favorite.
The tile in that house was fantastic. Like this one, can you believe that you can get that on HomeDepot.com?!
Stand alone tubs were in almost every home.
As were hidden pantries.
I loved this interior window wall
Loved this buffalo head.
These built in bunks were killer.
This ultra-modern house was Court’s favorite, and how gorgeous is the wood on the island?
I did love this macramé chair, it’s the stuff of dreams.
Overall, there is still loads of beige, granite, and over stuffed couches. Its baffling to me that no one rocked cool vintage furniture, its like it’s not even an option. I know that my style is surely not everyone’s but man oh man, I love walking out of a place totally blown away, and I wish that it happened more.
So now its time for the whole point of this post, I want to hear your thoughts! Please chime in, how do you guys feel about home show houses?
Why do you go? Is it to see how people that can afford a $3.5 million dollar house live?
Is it to see houses that are in your price range?
Is it to get decorating ideas?
Did you check out any of the houses this year, if so which ones were your fave?
I have loads of respect for the hard work that it takes to pull this thing off, I cant even imagine. This post is in no way bashing what anyone is doing. Tastes and styles vary, thank goodness for that! I am just really genuinely curious and dying to hear your perspective!!