Last Sunday we did Tour of Homes. We've done this a number of times over the last twenty years. It was a nice way to get outside, enjoy the weather, and see styles and colors. I learned some new things:
Hardwood floors are not solid but composite with a vaneer
Hardwood floors are very popular and very dark (not my fave shade
Indoor trims were painted. I loved the white-painted trims but there's no way I'm painting over our solid-wood trim, and I don't feel like replacing it either.
Wrought-iron trim on garage doors is popular.
Floor plans are open concept (not my friend Linda's favorite but I sure love it. And, lastly,
I have no desire for 3000+ square feet. Yikes.
My favorite new construction this year was the 'green home', a Craftsman, built by Scott Homes Inc. I loved what he was doing (Heat your home for less than $200 a year; where can I sign up?), and I
was impressed with him. My favorite remodel was done by Dickey's Remodel and Repair. They updated a 1970s condo or garden home, and it was lovely.
I came away with a couple decorating ideas. Loved this basket for holding towels in a bathroom.
I was reminded that I love candles around the tub. And I have ... well, a few.
and that I like the tan/beige/sand with white right now: