Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014's Parade of Homes in Central New York!

Every year, my mom and I go off for the day and attend Central New York's Parade of Homes. It is an annual event with a collection of newly built homes, all decked out and decorated by local interior designers. The event has been featuring about 8 homes in recent years, but this year, it has 12 homes! We loved that there was more to see. So, we put on our most comfortable shoes and went out for the afternoon to the Town of Clay, where the Parade is held this year. It did not disappoint! There is something so amazing about a brand new home. All of the finishes are custom, the paint colors and floors are all fresh and new. It's like opening a present on Christmas!! So without further adieu, let's take a look at my favorite highlights of the Parade...

The Ashfield by Miller Custom Homes

This home had a calm, serene color palette. And who doesn't fall in love with white kitchen cabinetry?!? I loved the lanterns above the kitchen island and the stenciled wall in one of the bedrooms. Stencils were seen throughout the homes in the Parade this year. Each very thoughtful and unique!

The Timbercrest by Sciuga Custom Builders

This home had me at hello with its soft, buttery yellow siding and the entire exterior design. I also loved the pebble stone fireplace surround in the living room. Such a chic, rustic touch. And then the custom banquette in the kitchen! How smart and creative is that built in bench?!? I loved that the interior designer took it one step further with the stripes down the center. Such a thoughtful touch. The bench also doubles as storage for additional kitchen towels and utensils. So smart!

The Madison by Mark Antony Homes

His homes never disappoint and are always the classic, chic homes of the Parade. I loved this great room vibe with the kitchen and family room. The designer used the same paint color in most of the first floor, keeping a continuous flow throughout the spaces. I loved the details on the dining chairs and the gray finish of the trellis table. The kitchen is huge and even features a custom window seat, which I loved! The fireplace is simple and elegant and I loved the deep hearth for baskets!

The Chardonnay by Pigliavento Builders

{This mirror is also a TV!! So cool!}

This home above was designed by my friend, Taylor. She did thoughtful, creative touches in the children's spaces. Love the vintage look in both of these kid bedrooms!

The Glenwyke by Smolen Homes

This was one of the smallest homes at the Parade at about 2400 square feet. But bigger doesn't always mean better and the builder and designer did a great job with thoughtful touches and precise details. The beams in the great room brought the spaces together and made this home shine! I loved the banquette that was tucked away in the kitchen. The cabinetry was beautiful and made this area so bright and energetic. I also loved the modern soaking tub with its sleek shape. And the boy's bedroom was so cool with a full map on one wall! That would be a fun space for any child to hang out! 

The Brittany by Signature Crest Builders

Lighting can make or break a room and I thought the pendants over the kitchen island were fabulous! I also loved the locker style system for the mud room. Sneakers and sports equipment can easily be tucked away in the bottom compartment!

So there you have it... my review and favorite moments of this year's Parade of Homes! If you haven't stopped in yet, not to worry! It will be running until June 22nd. To learn more about the Parade of Homes before you head out, visit HERE.

Thank you so much to this year's sponsors for gifting tickets for me and my mom to the Parade of Homes this year! We had a blast.


Calypso In The Country said...

I could spend days going through house tours and never get tired! Thank you for sharing these beautiful houses!

The 2 Seasons said...

Oh wow they look amazing. I can't wait to go check them out next week.

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