Saturday, January 17

Observing Model Home Decor Part 2 and Linky Party #211

Hi Everyone!
In case you're new, I love model homes and I love gleaning ideas from them to try on my own home.

In Part One of this series, I shared the downstairs area of residence 3. I'm not sure why I started with residence 3, instead of residence 1?

At any rate, here is the  upstairs area of residence 3, starting with this one downstairs bedroom.

I love the neutral color of the wall paper, curtains and carpet, all with a subtle pattern which adds texture. Having a neutral  background gives you more freedom to change accent colors.

I'm crazy in love with this bedding! I like how the mix of patterns in this room work together.One thing I've noticed in model homes, is that designers like to break the rules of traditional decorating. Like mixing navy and black and using multiple patterns.

Now we're heading upstairs, The multiple windows in the hidden stairway brightens it up as well as brightening the open family room at the top of the stairs. Another decorating myth is that all windows need curtains. Not all of them do. 

 Now we're upstairs in the family room.  I like the way interior decorators like to utilize space to get the most out of it. Because of the built in cabinets along the wall, This space could work as a home office during the day, an after school homework area and family movie time in the evening. 
 I like the mix of patterns in this room as well, I love the area rug.

On to the hall way. 

I like this tile in the upstairs bathroom. This is a very do-able inexpensive way to tile a bathroom floor. Especially if you acquired the squares for free from places like Craig's list.

I love the shower curtain! The high end looking accent towels can be found on sale and the cute artwork above would be an easy DIY project.

I'm thinking of making this roll up window shade, It would be so easy.

 In this up stairs laundry room, they painted the walls a very dark charcoal. Another decorating myth is that you have to paint a small room a light color. An interior decorators trick is to use a dark color to fool the eye into not seeing where the walls end. Giving the illusion of more space.

This is an adorable child's nautical theme bedroom. The bedding is so cute!

The nursery, another adorable room.

The upholstered chair in the corner is a rocking chair, how cool. The love sign would be a fun
DIY Project.

 So much cuteness!

The Master bedroom. More mixed patterns and I just love it. Check out that beautiful hanging lamp.
Oh yes, I love this room.

Luxurious looking bedding. If you shop around you can find or make your own high end looking pillows. It gives the neutral bedding the illusion of luxury.

The master bath. I could live in here! I will never have a big bathroom like this, But I've been updating ours slowly and I've incorporated some things I've learned from observing these gorgeous models. Which someday in the future I'll share.

Homemade Lotion Bars - Little House Living

Roasted Lemon and Garlic Hummus with Cilantro \ simply fresh dinners


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  1. That is a dream of a model home. Love the neutrals with pops of colour. Thanks for hosting today Mary.

  2. Thank you for hosting the party!

  3. Hi Mary! I like your "new" (to me) header on your blog featuring your great DIY artwork. That home you took photos of has so many great ideas for us to copy...thanks for taking time to take the photos and share them with us. Thanks also for hosting your party for are really getting up there in how many of your "Masterpiece Mondays" you have had!

  4. Such a pretty model home. I really love all of the navy blue being used again. YOUR pillows are such a pretty color too, a color I'd love to add to my living room. Can I ask where you found them?
    Thank you for hosting Mary and blessings to you,

    1. Hi Patricia! My pillows are from Pottery Barn, which is another one of my favorite obsessions.

  5. Enjoying your model home tour. They did a nice job. Thanks for hosting each week, too!

  6. I saw a few ideas on your model home tour I really liked.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.

  7. I love when you tour model homes, Mary! So much inspiration. Loving these colour schemes, too. Thanks so much for the feature, sweet lady! Have a wonderful week :)

  8. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. Please take a moment to stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have one of your amazing posts at the party. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Love the nautical bedroom! Thank you for hosting and sharing!

  10. Love the tour of the model home, Mary! Great ideas and tons of inspiration! Thank you so much for hosting!!!