Sunday, February 8

Observing Model Homes Part 5 and Linky Party #214

Hi there!

I know, you may be wondering how many of these am I going to do? The answer is seven. There are three model homes in this group. I've broken each one up into two parts. I know that only adds up to six, but in part 7, I'm going to show you the outside patios of all three. You can view parts 1-4 here, here, here and here

We'll start in the down stairs area of residence one. This model has a home office. They've mixed black paneling and crown molding with white walls and cabinets.

I like the mini fridge and counter area.

These two paintings are the inspirations I'm currently using to create art
 work in my office/craft room right now! I hope they turn out looking similar. It looks like they painted these together as one and then flipped one upside down. Maybe I'll do that too.

Right outside the office is this simple little bathroom. What makes it cute is the wall paper, artwork and nice hand towels.

I've had wallpaper before and basically do not want to go that route again. However, if I did, I would probably try a small half bath or one accent wall. I like this natural pattern and neutral color, which could be switched out easily with any accent color.  

And on to the kitchen.

Have you  ever wanted to add a bright color to your decor, but you don't want the commitment?
Sometimes it's a little scary to add colors like yellow, orange, red, etc. I like the way model homes use colors like that as accent colors.  All of the walls, flooring and furniture are in neutral colors.

The accent color in this home is red and can be found on books, (I like the cookbook holder. I think I might have to make one like this!) Red bowls and jar lids. What a cute and easy jar to DIY for kitchen storage, genius!

The pantry door is painted red and makes a big statement without too much commitment.

And a few red kitchen items here and there, which can so easily be switched out.

There is a really cute dinning room area with mixed/matched furniture. I have to tell you, I really like the idea of that. I would never think of doing that on my own. They've put together a black table and light colored wood chairs. I love it.

There's only one wall without windows and they put up board and batten on it. That's a pretty economical way of doing that kind of wall, as an accent and in a smallish room. I love that look and one day I want to try it. I also like the floating shelf and mixed artwork.

The pop of red in the this room are in the artwork and napkins. So Simple!

It is the same in the living room, If you removed the artwork, pillows and books, you would have a very neutral room. I love neutral rooms. They have a peaceful feeling to them.

And they can be accessorized at the drop of a hat.

I like how they added board and batten to this one wall in the living room as well. And of course I love all of the nautical touches to the decor. Notice that glass lamp to the left way back there? How easy would it be to glue rope around the base of a lamp? It's pretty cute.

Another clever thing I notice in some model homes is how they will combine two coffee tables into one.

I love this chair and poppy pillow! Next week we'll tour the upstairs.

This Weeks Features

Seafood Veggie Flatbread | simply fresh dinners

CHERISH Idiot Ink Tag Tutorial |
Duct Tape And Denim

agape love in a cup valentine's day craft
Christianity Cove

How to get a perfect finish with a brush #Tutorial #PaintedFurniture by the Vintage Storehouse
The Vintage Storehouse 

Fabby's Living

The Bajan Texan

DIY 3D Star Themed Birthday Banner. Party Decor. Party Ideas.
Let's Make It Lovely

Home Sweet Home #14

The Darling Touch

Money from home

Musings Of A Multitasking Mom

A Vintage Green

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Boogieboard Cottage

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  1. Thank you Mary for such a great display of model homes. The touches of red in many of the photos make things pop. Thank you too for featuring my Heap of Change 3 post, very much appreciated.
    Love joining in with your Linky Party 214.

  2. I agree with Joy. The touches of red in the photos caught my eye. '-)
    Thanks for hosting.

  3. Hi Mary! Thanks for taking us along for the tour of homes with you! You are right, so many great ideas to get inspiration from for our own homes. I have enjoyed seeing your artwork and am looking forward to seeing the new ones you are painting. Lovely features that you chose!

  4. Thanks for hosting, Mary! Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Oh sweet Mary, I am so excited to be featured here, at your great party! Thank you so much for the honor, you made my WEEK!
    Thank you for hosting once more.
    Have a wonderful week.

  6. Hello Gorgeous! I love stopping by your amazing party each week. Thank you for hosting. Please take a moment to stop by our party tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have the chance to party with you twice! Happy Monday Lou Lou Girls

  7. Hi Mary, Thank you so much for featuring my 3D Star Birthday Banner and for hosting the wonderful party.
    Let's Make It Lovely

  8. Hi Mary. I have been loving your model home tours. So many beautiful details in each one. Keep 'em coming lady!! Thanks so much for hosting, too. Jane

  9. I love the pop of red in that first kitchen, Mary, and I'm really enjoying your tours. There is always something new to find. Love the plate with the blue crab and I need to find that because my friend has a blog called Blue Crab Martini - perfect gift!
    Thanks so much for featuring my Seafood Flatbread, my friend. You are too kind! Have a wonderful week :)

  10. thanks for hosting. model homes are always a great resource for inspiration and decorating ideas. great idea for a post series. tfs. MJ

  11. The home looks very relaxing. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting....Christine

  12. This says I can't link up because your linky tools sub has expired?? :-( but I love the house!!

    1. Sorry for the link party interruption, it's back up!

  13. Do you know what the flooring is in this home? It looks very beachy! Maybe laminate? Thanks for taking us along on the tour!! cathy

    1. Hi Cathy! It's wood looking tile, which I love!