>> Thursday, December 15, 2011
The neighborhoods anual Tour of Homes was this past weekend and it was fantastic (as usual). I wanted to share a couple of my favorites. Unfortunately they frown upon photography so here's the best I can do:
The first house was a great example of an updated cottage. The colors were cool and cohesive - and all played off of this vivid turquoise kitchen (painted BM Stratton Blue). (These pictures were from the April issue of Souther Living):
A few of my favorite thing:
The painted floor (the hardwoods in the rest of the home were stained)
The GE Cafe range
The modern touches (like the bar stools and the deer head)
The rustic touches in the breakfast room (the banquet and table)
The pantry with turquoise trim and shelving
and (of course) the color of the cabinets.
Other highlights from the rest of the house: This home was originally a duplex before being renovated and combined. The owners left the original small kitchen (cabinets, sink and fridge) and made it the laundry room and kids craft space. At first it seemed really odd - but the room is off on its own and provided tons of extra storage. I bet it gets used a lot.
The second of my favorite houses was this awesome craftsman from the 1910's.
It was a recent renovation done by Copper Sky. They are a local renovation company know for doing pretty authentic Craftsman renovations. In the house they included a lot of detailed moulding and custom cabinetry but it was all painted a crisp white, keeping it light and updated. It was a neat combination though - using reproduction light fixtures like this:
And two button switches like this:
Both from rejuvenation.com.
It was a very neat mix. My favorite part was the master bathroom. It was a pretty small space but very adequate I couldn't resist and took some pictures:
The arched shower is awesome; and the dark grout really works too in giving the room a vintage vibe. The counters are honed carera marble and blend great with the gray accent tiles. I would love to be able to reproduce this in the new house. We'll see how it goes...
So that's the super brief tour. There were so many other great details and ideas. I can't wait to decorate!