Last year we went to the 2013 Utah Valley Parade of homes for the first time. It was a great experience because we were getting ready to build our house. Going this year was fun but more in a spectator sort of way. I especially loved seeing what new trends were showing up, and what old trends were sticking around.
The thing that I loved seeing the most was brightly colored cabinetry. Mostly in laundries and bathrooms.
I loved this minty vanity:
This aqua laundry room reminds me of our old aqua laundry room.
I couldn’t get a great picture of this laundry room, but I died over the gorgeous navy cabinets and the brass pulls.
And this blue was perhaps my most favorite. I don’t even know what the name of this blue is – Cerulean maybe. I’m definitely going to use this color in one of our unfinished bathrooms.
Painted cabinetry is here to stay, and hopefully not just whites and grays!
I still love white cabinets and love when cool details are added for some spice:
Built-ins are always part of the parade. These were some of my favorites:
I loved this pink girls bedroom, the built in has shelving on one side and closet storage on the other.
This recessed bed nook with shelving is almost exactly what I wanted to do for my boy’s bedroom, but alas it didn’t work out because of space issues. I’m sad about that, but I love the concept and execution.
I wasn’t over the moon about any of the mudroom areas in the homes this year, but I did think this was a unique idea — where the bench is they added an upholstered back. Such a great little detail!
Lets talk play rooms for a minute.
Some houses had crazy play rooms like this:
With amazing dress-up rooms:
And mini movie theaters with trees:
But my favorite play room was this simple under-the-stairs bistro. Sometimes simple is just as good if not better.
A few ceiling features that I loved – In this home, there was a drop ceiling in the main hallway of the house. So stunning.
I have an affinity for attic bedrooms because of all the fun ceiling lines. This room was perfection with the attic ceiling covered in wood slats (and who doesn’t love a chandelier?).
Another slatted ceiling, This one is done with real wood so it has more character than the MDF style slats. I can’t even imagine how much work it would be to install it though!
And while not actually a ceiling feature, I love the triple-chandeliers in this room.
Here are just a few other little details that I liked.
I love these mirrored panels made to look like windows in an interior space.
This was my favorite shower of the parade. Amazing hardware, tile, and glass.
Those are a few of my favorite things in the Utah Valley Parade this year. Anyone else visit the parade this month? What were your favorite things?