BIA Parade of Homes

BIA Parade of Homes

****SPOILER ALERT****there are some inside peeks at the BIA Parade of Homes Houses. Also there is a ticket giveaway at the end of this blog post (pink lemons right?!)

The BIA Parade of Homes is located in Jerome Township at Eversole Run.  When you first arrive at this exclusive neighborhood you get an instant feeling of privacy and seclusion. Greg and I love going to the Parade of Homes, last year we missed it. With school and sports starting, we just never made it there.  The Foundation home was built by 3 Pillar Homes and I will be doing a separate blog all about what that means and some of the very innovative designs that they have incorporated into this years home.

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Bob Webb Homes

I want to start by saying that I was thrilled to get a preview into whats to come next week and thought it would be cool to share some sneak peeks with my readers.  I also have 4 sets of 2 tickets to give away! (children 12 and under are free, no cash value, and these are not for resale)

The first home to be completed was by Bob Webb Homes, home so I have the most images of it.  My first impression walking up to the property was that it is very inviting.  I love that it has a really cool breezeway to the carrige garage and a courtyard into the main garage

(It was a cloudy day the day I went so photo Credit for these images go to Bob Webb Homes. How cool is that “Messy Kitchen”!?! I really think that taking it to a full kitchen level makes it so functional for a family that likes to entertain.  I know I always miss out on mingling at the end of a meal because the mess is there and you don’t want it in the middle of all the fun happening.  With the messy kitchen you can just stick it all back there till the end or even keep the extra pre prepped food back there until you need it.

Check out this master Bath and Closet….seriously!  The design is so simple but glam at the same time.

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Like this PB Teen Room which is very similar to my boys room. I think Pottery barn kids and PBTeen do a good job of creating fun but classy kids bedding (click the link for purchasing the bedding)

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I could go on and one there are so many cool details in this home.  You just have to see them all for yourself.  Below are my favorite highlights

Here are a few other highlights from the Parade that i really thought were right on trend.

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The exterior stone of this Romanelli and Hughes home was actually quite beautiful before it was painted but the white takes it up a notch. I spoke with Brad Hughes for a little while about their process as well as their designer Allen Baker of Baker Designs, LTD.  Allen really did a good job bringing the design full circle from the inside all the way out.  Wait till you see the back patio area, it’s AMAZING!

This Fan in The 3 Pillar Homes Foundation home was still in heavy construction we I saw it but I think its going to be a real treat to see complete this weekend.  I think it looks modern but organic at the same time.  I enjoyed chatting with the owner, Zenios about the design and cool features of his home and I will be doing a separate Blog all about it once the parade kicks off.

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I was really impressed by the upgraded features in this Arthur Gutenberg Homes House but I only got one inside shot as it was also in heavy construction. Check out the texture on the shower tile, I love the movement in it.  Their Director of sales, David Brentley told me that a lot of the details in this home are standard.  Once you see it you will find out how crazy that is.

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The last house that I went to was the Coppertree Homes Model.  Kimberly Woods gave this home a warm cozy feel that I think is very live-able.  As a mom of 3 kids I think about function when I’m decorating a space because I don’t want to always be fussing at my boys as they are romping around.  I think that it’s fitting that it is the Christmas home as well because the style lends itself to that really well.

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Make sure you stop by the BIA Parade of Homes to BE INSPIRED.

September 1 – September 16, 2018
Yes, the Parade of Homes will be open on Labor Day
Monday- Friday noon -7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

More info available on the BIA Parade of Homes website.

Ok now for the Giveaway:

I have 4 sets of (2) tickets to giveaway (provided by the BIA Parade of Homes, no cash value, not for resale).  Drop me a comment about your favorite space in your home on my Instagram @kristin__taylor or Facebook Pink Lemons and follow me if you would like and you be entered.  This is not a sponsored post.  The contest ends at 10PM EST on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Winner will be announced Sunday, September 2, 2018 by 11 PM EST*

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*Official rules  “no purchase necessary” open to US residents 18 and older, there are no conditions to be entered, as only a comment is necessary for capturing names.  The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning. The winners will be selected through a random generation formula.  Entries will be collected from August 28, 2018 until Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 10 PM EST and the 4 winners will be announced Sunday, September 2, 2018 by 11 PM EST. Tickets will either be mailed or Picked up on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Void where prohibited by law.  These tickets have no cash value and cannot be resold.

 

 

 

Outdoor Reveal: Your Home extends Outside

Outdoor Reveal:  Your Home extends Outside

It’s interesting to me how life’s circumstances can do one of two things; make our outlook very grim or show us exactly how God is working in our life.KAT_2972f.jpg

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I would like to introduce myself by talking about something that happened very recently.

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We were in the process of building what would be our dream home and currently living on a beautiful 6 acre property that was getting to be too much work.  Long story short we found a builder that we liked and after about a nine month process of getting our plans just right we are ready to close. The very weekend before we are supposed to close we found out that our builder had skipped town. The Initial thought was absolute horror because he had taken with him our sizable down payment. “What did this mean?” “What was gonna happen?” We thought there no way we are going to get our dream home now.  Interestingly enough,  we were driving through the neighborhood after we found out and the one house that we said we would buy if it ever came on the market… had a FOR SALE sign.  We scrambled to call our Realtor, Kim to see the home.  It’s funny because even though I was anxious to get more space and less yard to deal with,  I was really sad about leaving the property that I had made my own through lots of landscaping and outdoor seating areas.  The previous homeowners had done quite a bit of landscaping at this house and that was one of the reasons why we loved it so much.KAT_2866f.jpg

We got the house and sold our property very fast! Life gave us Lemons and God painted them pink!

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We moved in just before the end of the fall and it was nice that this past fall we actually had very warm weather.  I was able to finish up some of the outdoor projects before winter hit and this spring I have added a few more plants.  Its really like a little oasis without all the work we had before.  Thank goodness for Pinterest because a lot of my ideas have come from there.  I really like layering textures and colors.  Hydrangea is my favorite but I use Knockout Roses, Arborvitae, Peonies, Clematis and many more.

I Love the Back of my Home!  I really liked having pool parties for the kids at my previous place so I’m glad we have the pool close to the house now.  The Lemon is such a cute float!  I actually found it at Sam’s Club, if you have a membership buy it here!

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TableDrink Stand, , Mason JarLemon PlatesPlace Mats
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Sofas and Chair Coffee TableLanternPB Classic Stripe Pillows

I Bought most of the Outdoor furniture at Pottery Barn but there are a couple of chairs from Pier One.  Straders Garden Center is my absolute favorite place to get flowers, plants and trees, Al is the Manager at the Grove City Location and is very helpful! (My landscaper is Justin Rogers of TopNotch Landscaping).  Feel free to contact me on any sources I can help with!