Utah Valley Parade of Homes 2013

June 7th, 2013

** Click to see my review of the Utah Vally Parade of Homes 2014**

We took to the streets today to check out our 4 top picks of the Utah Valley Parade of Homes 2013. I’m posting some quick iphone snapshots of my favorite rooms & features – if you are in the area though, you should definitely make the effort to go see some of these beautiful homes. I also have to say that I must have been so in awe of house #14 that I forgot to take any pics. However I loved so many things about #14 and would totally recommend you go see it. The big playroom and tandom bathroom (two showers, two toilets & an urinal) were my favorites. It’s also gorgeous on the outside and has an amazing view. Okay onto the eye-candy…

My favorite ROOM (Home #5) – kids craft/laundry room

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House #14 also had an awesome little kids craft room off the kitchen/family room area – for some reason I forgot to take a snapshot, but it was a really great space.

Right outside this room (still house #5) is a mud room, with all these lockers, and my favorite part – an awesome PURSE shelf. Now that’s what I’m talking about!!






House #5 also had this adorable kitchen/family room area. You all know I love craftsman style room dividers! Such a great way to keep a floor plan open and defined at the same time. All the decor is by Four Chairs Furniture. I love all the bright colors.
IMG_2979Here’s a view of the kitchen with windows. I also love kitchens with lots of windows instead of tons of upper cabinets.


IMG_2981And my favorite part of this kitchen was the ceiling – a gorgeous V-groove ceiling really made the room feel unique.


IMG_2977And they had quite a bit of paneling – I liked this square paneled wall:



House #7 was my favorite EXTERIOR on a house:


I’ve actually been stalking this house for the past two weeks and was thrilled when I found out it was on the parade. Lots of cute details in this house, including lots of fun trimmed out areas. Also if you peek at the bottom of this picture, you can see the cute penny tile in the entry with their house number.


They also had lots of different paneling in the rooms:

IMG_2970Love that this one is a shelf:



And this was rough-sawn wood all painted. Could be an awesome pallet project!



And of course, any house wouldn’t be complete without a 2-story basketball court!  (There was also one in house #4)


House #7 also had quite a collection of Restoration Hardware lighting. It was great to see the lights “out in the wild” because it’s hard to get a feel for the scale and detail work just looking on the RH website.



I believe this light is from West Elm:


House #15 was our favorite ALL-AROUND house. It had lots of great built-ins, amazing custom doors, and beautiful tile.


I love this ceiling detail in the master bedroom:

And my favorite room there was the master closet with the stacking washer/dryer:


House #4 was definitely the most DETAILED house. You can tell that no expense was spared, and every room had a purpose and thought put into all the different details. Here are some of my favorite things from this house.

Hidden pantry door:


Under the deck basement deck:


Gorgeous ceiling detail in master:


Cute play area in basement:


Diagonal v-groove coffered ceiling:

Super wide (12″??) V-groove wall in guest room:


Book tree! Totally going to have Mr. Project recreate this one:


And my favorite little space was a little kids nook upstairs – complete with build-in chalkboard and art display board. Love the v-groove paneling for that too.



Well that was our adventures at the Utah Valley Parade of Homes! We had a fun little afternoon date, and got some good inspiration for our upcoming build. Anyone else planning on checking out the Parade this month?

12 responses to “Utah Valley Parade of Homes 2013”

  1. libbywilko says:

    A lot to love !

  2. Lynette Kelly says:

    I loved the lights in #7 also!

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  4. Allison says:

    Do you have any information about that little table in the last picture? Any idea where it may be from? I love it!

  5. Jen Allyson says:

    I don’t. Sorry! It might be custom though because the whole house was filled with custom cabinetry.

  6. Christi says:

    Do you know the name of the blue color wall in the room with the tree bookshelf?

  7. Jen Allyson says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t.

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    Is there a how to for the kids nook? Just curious on the material used to make it! Thanks

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