Salt Lake Parade of Homes 2012

Going to the Parade of Homes is like a major reality check.  It makes me feel like a “commoner.”  lol… But really, who am I kidding.  I LOVE THE PARADE OF HOMES!  Soaking in all the design ideas, beautiful accessories, model home smells, every finished detail… it makes my soul buzz.  At the end of the day, it all starts to blur together, so I like to take lots of pictures to help me remember the highlights.  Today we went on a double date with Reggie and Sara.  We hit 5 of the 23 (hot dang!) houses today.  Here are some of my favorite moments.

The DIY Blogger house:
I am biased towards this house.  Many of the DIY blogger-goddesses I follow helped design this house.  What a dream come true.  I would be lying if I said I wasn’t totes jelly of them.  One  can dream…

MDF Boards molding on the ceiling - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES

Molding on the ceiling.  LOVE THE DETAIL.

Clear Chairs - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - SALT LAKE PARADE OF HOMES

Aaron and Reggie hated the clear chairs because they thought, quote “They look like cheap hooker shoes.”  I think they are good for extra seating in a cozy room, because visually they don’t take up space.

MDF PLANKS ON A WALL - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - SL PARADE OF HOMES

MDF planks on a wall – such a hot new trend for wall treatments.

IKAT CURTAINS - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - 2012 SALT LAKE PARADE OF HOMES

Be prepared to see a lot of IKAT FABRIC throughout the rest of this post.

Bulb Chandelier - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES SALT LAKE

That chandelier is dazzling unto me.  I want its identical twin.

Paint high gloss on flat - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - SLC UT PARADE OF HOMES

I love this take on painting the same color high gloss over flat.  I love the dresses for a girls room, and the subtle “courage.”

MASTER BEDROOM IDEA - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES SALT LAKE CITY

What’s not to love about this master?  The wall treatment of vertical boards, the subtle color pallet, and the IKAT footstools. 🙂

IKAT Foot stool ottoman bench - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES

Shelving - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES

Master Bedroom Ideas - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES

I thought this room as a whole was perfectly not over-designed.  It looked very livable.

Easy Molding - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES

This was simple molding that made a bold statement.  It looks like something even I could do!

Master Bathroom Ideas - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES 2012

Aaron and Reggie enjoying bromance bath time.  Cute.

Wall paper in laundry room - DIY BLOGGER HOUSE - PARADE OF HOMES

Reggie doing pretend laundry.  Do you like that wall paper?  I do!  But… I don’t know if I could bring myself to actually hang wall paper, due to this experience.

Open Concept living space ideas - PARADE OF HOMES

Open concept.

Wall Decor - CLOCK - PARADE OF HOMES 2012

LOVE THIS CLOCK!  MUST HAVE ONE!  Seriously though, an over sized stop watch clock, classy as heck.

Home accessories - SCALE - PARADE OF HOMES 2012

And I need this scale too.  My birthday is coming up…

Tall Grey Wingback Chair - PARADE OF HOMES 2012

I will also take 4 of these.

Basement Family Room Ideas - STRIPES - PARADE OF HOMES

Don’t you envy those stripes?!  This is quality basement design.  I can see some A+ hangouts happening here.

Coffee Table Ottoman - PARADE OF HOMES

The love-child of a coffee table and an ottoman.  It’s totally a perfect balance.  It says “Put your feet on me, I’m soft.  But I’ll also hold your drinks with my large surface area.”  OK!

Airplane Art - PARADE OF HOMES

Airplanes… make me weak in the knees.

Airplane Themed Kids Room - PARADE OF HOMES

When I am blessed with babies, there will be an aviation themed room.  And it will be a slice of Heaven.

Airplane Themed Kids Room - PAINT IDEAS - PARADE OF HOMES

Isn’t this paint fun?  And doesn’t Sara match PERFECTLY?!

Map Accessories - PARADE OF HOMES

Crushing so hard on maps these days.

Painted Ceiling - STRIPES - PARADE OF HOMES

What do you think of stripes painted on a ceiling?  I think it’s good as long as everything else stays neutral.

Painted Ceiling - STRIPES - PARADE OF HOMES

Faux Taxidermy - PARADE OF HOMES

How much do you love this?  It’s so much fun.  Faux Taxidermy is all kinds of fun, in my eyes.

Wall Treatment - GRAPHIC - BOARDS ON A WALL - PARADE OF HOMES

So many fun wall treatments.  Such a great way to define a boring wall.

ARE YOU READY FOR OUR DAY’S FINALLY?  THE BIG BIG MANSION?

Let it be known we did not ride the shuttle up the hill.  We power walked that mother in hundred degree weather!  We were cramping and covered in sweat when we reached the line to the doorway.  We were prepared to see the magic that was
The Loeffler Residence.

Parade of homes mansion

To give you an idea, this pictures only about 1/3 of the house.  Yeah.

Parade of homes mansionGrand Foyer Parade of homes mansion

Grand Hallway - Parade of homes mansion

The details in the HALLWAYS had me speechless.

Great Room - Parade of homes mansion

This is the great room for parties and gatherings.  I need to make friends with said Loefflers.

Great Room - Parade of homes mansion

Grand Master Bathroom - Parade of homes mansion

Good luck getting me out of that tub.

Grand Master Bathroom - Parade of homes mansionGrand Master Bathroom - Parade of homes mansion
Those herringbone  floors stole my heart.

Grand Family Room Chandelier - Parade of homes mansion

That light fixture about the grand family room is stunning.
Look at it up close.

Grand Family Room Chandelier - Parade of homes mansion

That’s what I’m talking about.

Grand Gourmet Kitchen - Parade of Homes Mansion

This is the most beautiful kitchen I have ever stepped foot in.  It is a “magazine kitchen.”  That hood vent, the lighting, the counter tops, the appliances.  So many finished details.  Nothing left undone.  This is perfection my friends.

Grand Gourmet Kitchen - Parade of Homes Mansion

Grand Gourmet Kitchen - Parade of Homes Mansion

 Grand Gourmet Kitchen - Parade of Homes Mansion

 Luxury at its finest, folks.

Grand Family Room - Parade of Homes Mansion

Grand Formal Dining Room - PARADE OF HOMES MANSION

Grand Craft Room - PARADE OF HOMES MANSION

HELLO CRAFT ROOM!

Grand Craft Room - PARADE OF HOMES MANSION

On our way out:

PARADE OF HOMES - LOEFFLER RESIDENCE MANSION

There are so many rooms in this mansion that I wasn’t able to photograph.  But believe me, they were all extremely luxurious.  Every square inch of this home was designed to perfection.

PARADE OF HOMES - LOEFFLER RESIDENCE MANSION

PARADE OF HOMES - LOEFFLER RESIDENCE MANSION

I hope you enjoyed this photo tour of the Parade of Homes!  Remember, you still have one week if you’d like to see the homes in person for yourself.
For more Parade of Homes fun, check out part 2 and part 3!

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  • CrowderSoup

    I love it! I had so much fun going with you to the parade. I love you!

  • Dani W

    Thanks for sharing, between your photos and the ones I saw via FB yesterday (thanks to House of Smiths) I am VERY jealous I didn’t go! I’m excited to see what projects you come up with next!

    • kenz

      Oh I know! I LOVE House of Smiths. I am a faithful follower. I loved all her instagram pics for each house.

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  • Josh

    That mansion sorta reminds me of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, except with less ivy on the outside. I had no idea a house that large existed in this state!

    • kenz

      It totes looks like the X-Mansion!

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