Fantastic pics! Thanks 🙂
Wish we had a Parade of Homes here! I sometimes just wander thru the showhome villages of new suburbs just for kicks 🙂
My favourites are the awesome pantry of squeals – how clever!! … and the reading seat on the staircase midway.
Thanks for letting me peek in on these beautiful houses too! I love that pantry and would have swooned over it. I just adore your writing style and even though I mostly lurk, know I read and appreciate each post.
Thank you for the fun pictures! LOVED everyone one of them. That pantry was squeal worthy.
I must confess my favorite picture is the last one of you and your cutie pie husband. Y'all are precious.
Thank you, Shelley for the super peak into the Salt Lake Parade of Homes. The photos were fantastic and the houses beautiful! I can't wait for my next Parade of Homes in Kalamazoo, Michigan to get ideas agin!
Beautiful! I love Parade of Homes too. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for taking us on the tour. So many great ideas. That home exterior was so beautiful.
I can definitely see why you chose to feature the homes that you did. They are gorgeous. The finishes, the colors, the accessories…all so pretty and I can learn from the pictures. That pink nursery with the wood partly down the wall is to die for!! I don't need a nursery but hey….that could be somewhere in my house. 🙂
You and your hubby are adorable.
You guys remind me of myself and my husband. I personally have been a parade of home junkie for about 20-21 years. Up here in the Twin Cities, the POH's takes place twice a year. At one point before tte housing market collapsed, there were about 1200-1300 +/- homes scattered all over the Twin Cities. My hubby and I would sit down with the Parade book, choose an area, and spend the day in that area hopping through homes. Since the market collapse, it is down to about 300-400 homes at the very most. Sometimes even escaping your bickering children and snooping through parade Homes just across the river into Wiconsin can get you in trouble. We found one of those smaller homes that had a big kitchen, no wasted space floor plan that day (9.5 yrs ago). Hubby was in love. New home. No more fixing of an older house. We built and moved here, jumping the border into western Wi. Not really doing some super sleuth digging on this builder, but we should have. Not the greatest builder. So much for escaping that fixing. We are replacing our windows. We have cracking walls. Issues with the mechanics/heating system. Moral of he story, do some deep digging. Try and walk through houses they build in different stages and really look at quality of work. Are they a huge builder with a ton of different crews? That was our issue.
We still hop the Parade of Homes each season. It is free up here.
*sigh*. Thanks so much for sharing this tour. I loved this post! These homes are so beautiful, and what a fun day you had. We don't have this type of tour around my home (Vermont) so I really appreciate your sharing 😉
Hi! Last year I went to the Utah (I'm from Idaho) parade of homes just to see the blogger house done by some of my favorite bloggers. It was so cute. This year I went and loved so many of the houses too. Thanks for taking such amazing photos of some of my favorites. I'm enjoying them again. 🙂 My sister and I went together and she'll love these pictures too. In fact, last year she loved the pantry you did, so she made the containers for her pantry. Thanks again.
I'm totally laughing – I would squeal at that hidden pantry & the hidden basement storage too. I'm all about having the space to store things in a way that is functional yet beautiful. Love these homes. What fun that must have been.
So much fun! I would love to do this in my area soon. I will have to keep an eye out.
LOVE the pantry closet! So many beautiful photos but I was most impressed with the smaller home. The designer was able to make it look quite stylish while using only muted colors and almost no patterns. Just lovely.
Those are beautiful! I love the light and airy feel of the interiors. I've also a major fan of the modern craftsman style of the exteriors…. love!
Implementing this in a real life way still has me stumped. My husband and I spent hours and hours of time this past spring looking to possibly building in the So Jordan/ Riverton area. I got so frustrated looking at model homes. I'd find a builder that had plenty of upgrades included and beautiful finishes to choose from and they'd be priced 50K above their competitors. We'd find another builder that was priced right but options would be so limited (ie you'd literally have three kitchen sink options). They'd look at me like I had two heads when I'd mention that I'd like to order my own kitchen and bathroom sinks, door hardware etc. Their selections would be so limited. I learned the sad reality this spring that even a 450K budget doesn't go very far when building a new home in this area. I got so frustrated so we are just staying put for now (sigh). Guess I need to build my own or find a small custom home builder.
I normally love to see the bigger homes as well but I ended up rating the smaller homes higher because they were just done…better. There were two million dollar homes I went into where I found painters tape and unfinished walls. Really? #32 was by far my favorite house. Love love LOVE!
Amazing! Just out of curiosity do they do something like a parade of homes in California? Or how would I look for something like that? I'm obsessed with the decor but have NO idea where to start. Especially since it seems like some of your favorite places are not common out here. (bummer).
Thank you for posting these gorgeous house pictures! One of the things I miss about living in utah is the parade of homes. (I'm one of those creepy house people who love to catch glimpses of other people houses :)) it's a much needed fix! Oh and I adore your house pictures btw. Thanks!
Thank you for posting these gorgeous parade of home pictures. One of the things I miss about living in Utah is the Parade of Homes each year. (I guess I'm one of those creepy people that love to catch glimpses of other people's houses:) ) it's a much need fix. Oh and I'm a huge fan of your house and style btw. Thanks!
What beautiful homes! I love the outdoor paint color of the daybreak community house #24. How can I find out what color that is?!
Obsessed with that first kitchen! We just closed on a home up in Flagstaff to use as a vacation home and I can't wait to start the remodel! Great inspiration in this post! xoxo
I die. these are my dream color schemes. Thanks for sharing!
PLEASE send me more info about these houses!!! We are in the process of planning to build and I LOVE these houses!!!! What are the sizes/price ranges for most of them?
Oh my eye candy! Your photos are just gorgeous, I can't even begin to imagine how magical those tours were in person.
Wow!! They are all beautiful! I wish we had that kind of eye candy here in AZ!!!
Ooh! I haven't been to the Parade of Homes in over a decade! (That makes me sound reeeeaaally old!) I love how all the homes look bright and airy. And, I loved the island with the shelves for dishes on the end. That's in my dream home. (Weird little detail to want in a dream home, but there ya go.)
For my 30th birthday my husband and I spent the afternoon at a Parade of Homes. One of my best birthdays ever! Love it! For the house with the corner pantry and the green bathroom vanity… Do you know if the wall color in the bathroom is the same color as the vanity? Or is it just a lighter shade of the same color?
WOW! What beautiful homes. Wish we had builders like that here in Australia!
Thank you so much for the tour of these fabulous homes! And all from the comfort of my chair! Your photos were fantastic!
These are so gorgeous! I get so inspired by other peoples designs and decor. 🙂
What a fun day! It amazing how homes can really be all about the details. We have some friends who have a very similar pantry in their kitchen. It is just so pretty, isn't it?! I think some of my favorite details had to be all of the tile work. I'm really hoping as whites and greys become more mainstream that big box retailers will start carrying more of them and less builder beige options. 🙂
I love the parade of homes! I no longer live in Utah but I loved it when I lived there! So funny story…my mom once went into one of the homes that turned out to not be in the parade of homes! Oops! She said she ran out as fast as he could after stepping over a vacuum cleaner and seeing several kids going her and her friend funny looks 😉
Found you on pinterest and just wanted to thank you for sharing the photo's from the parade of homes in your area! They were all so beautiful!!!
WOW! Thank you for sharing these lovely spaces!
Oh how I wish I still lived in Utah so I could walk through all of those! Thank you for taking the time to snap all those gorgeous pictures!
Thanks for sharing! Do you happen to know the name of the wall color in the kitchen on house #33? Thanks
I need to pin every photo in this post! Thanks for sharing! And those chandeliers you made? Amazing…just like you!
We squeaked (and maybe swore) over that corner pantry that is the size of Texas too.
Totally agree on the awesomeness of the smaller homes, and they all seem so much larger than they look on the outside!
It is lovely having lots of storage inside and out. I am also very sorry of not having a garage at my home. Your house looks great externally and when you walk into the rooms, they are well designed, clean and tidy. It is an example of a perfect home for me personally.
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This is just a great idea to showcase actual living spaces. I have been to one here in our locality and the houses gave me ideas on how to maximize living space by installing ample storage spaces to de-clutter the home. I think this is just a good idea to be able to showcase functional living spaces.
Hey I just moved to Ut and would like to know who the builders are of the smaller homes you show here. That's exactly what I'm wanting. Thanks, Sue
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