Model Home Moments

It is Monday morning. I’ve made two trips back and forth down a highway to schools and back. Two trips because one of my sons got in the car without socks and shoes and realized it when we got to school. Good times. My four-year old son is occupying himself outside with the outdoor cushions in some crazy Texas wind. I can see him on the back porch through my bedroom window as I frantically type before he comes in. The washing machine is running and my new best friend the iRobot roomba (not a sponsored post) that my sweet husband came home with recently is busy sweeping up dust and cat fur. (You might find me making out with it later. It’s that awesome!) Time to post some photos!

This past weekend, we perused four model homes for fun. There were bits and pieces of goodness that I thought worthy of sharing. Since experiencing my first model home, I have loved walking through them. I love seeing various builder’s floor plans and decorating styles that are vastly different in some cases, and then figuring out what I like best. It’s a free fantasy land for me and better than seeing spaces flat on my computer screen or in a book. A weekend activity that I am not one to pass up. Although, coming home and seeing a house that is lived in by six people can kind of be a buzz kill.

My husband discovered by accident recently that the person who sold us our home was now with another company. He suggested we pay him a visit and check out the builder’s model since it was close by. You don’t have to ask me twice. Our sales guy was out when we got there, so we walked the model. I hate to say it, but the decorating and style did not warrant one photo for me. I slipped a note under the office door to say, “Hi!” and we left. Across the street was another model, different builder. Completely different experience. I took photos. I don’t love everything in every picture. But there were definitely things worthy of a few camera phone photos!

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I’m loving the gold pattern. Does it not have DIY written all over it? Break out the painter’s tape!

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More gold anyone?

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My hand is up!

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Pretty granite. I need more color somewhere in this kitchen. Do gold toned refrigerators exist? Can you imagine brass front refrigerator doors? Am I crazy or is it awesome? And gorgeous wooden handles please. Or gorgeous wooden front doors with brass handles.

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I love the drape pattern against all of the white and gray.

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Guest bedroom.

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Boy’s room.

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We saw that our sales person’s car had returned while we were in the other model. We went back and caught up with him and he told us about a couple more models just down the road.

Dining room upon entering the first one.

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Notice the drapes are similar in both spaces. I love the coffee table and rug.

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Guest bedroom.

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Master Bedroom.

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The second home is by the same builder that built the first model home I ever stepped foot in. Now that I have seen a handful of their models, I’ve learned that their interior decorators carry a consistent color palette throughout every room of the home. You might see the same fabric on a bed skirt also on a shower curtain, the same fabric on a roman shade also on a pillow in another room. This home had orange and gray everywhere.

The office upon entering.

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Dining room.

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Living room.

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Breakfast nook. I don’t think you will ever see napkin rings in my breakfast nook. Looks pretty though!

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Guest bedroom.

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Master bedroom.

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Common area.

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I’m in love with the window seat and desk area combo.model home

Boy’s room. When I asked my thirteen year old for his thoughts about this space he said it looked “grown up”.

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Girl’s room.

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I almost forgot the unusual closet for your viewing pleasure.

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Maybe it’s just me, but I do not want mannequins in my room staring at me while I sleep.

Once I got home, I started fantasizing about custom drapes, and I haven’t been able to stop! Yesterday’s model home round-up was an inspiring one, but I must always keep in perspective that not a single soul lives in a model home, so there is not the stuff of several people to contend with. They are fun to walk through though. And there’s nothing better than free inspiration.

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