It’s one of those crisp and sunny mornings when it’s a joy to be alive and breathing. Waking up is easy to do when the smell of french toast coaxes you into the kitchen. The kids are already eating theirs when I grab my plate and pile on the whipped cream and drizzle syrup on top. It feels kind of like a morning out of a magazine, but maybe it’s just because today is special – Whitney’s mother has the day off from work and has offered to watch the kids while Whit and I take a mid-morning date.
Regular rush hour traffic has died down and the freeways are mostly clear of the usual congestion, making it easy to zip around looking for those large flags indicating that a model home tour is underway. Our first stop is a bust since the furnishings have already been moved out to get ready for the new homeowners that have recently purchased it. A quick U-turn puts us back on the road and it only takes about 20 minutes before we stumble on a Pardee sub-division.
We think up some creative way to get past the gate-keeper real estate agent but luck out when she doesn’t grill us about buying, but just simply invites us in to take a look. Don’t mind if we do.
The home opens up to a cozy living room right off the kitchen, with the dining room nearby.
Bright colors keep the mood cheerful and inviting so we press forward.
Whitney swoons over the ikat fabric on the pillows and the large bright blue bench while I check out the bedroom on the main floor.
The window is easily one of the coolest features of this room, especially with its bold stripes and electric blue rod.
By now we can see that the home’s running color theme seems to be based on reds, blues, and yellows, a refreshing scheme compared to the neutrals that blanket many model homes…and we want more.
Upstairs we’re impressed by the nursery, and it’s decal tree at the foot of the crib.
Seems like a clever way to hang framed photographs and we make a mental note that we should do something like this down the road.
Down the hall we reach the master bedroom and while the colors are no surprise, it’s the bathroom that’s got us intrigued.
It’s the sort of wallpaper that if we had seen on a roll, we’d have walked right past, but seeing it up is a completely different matter. Maybe not right for our house, but you gotta give it up for the decorator choosing something like that. So bold. So vivid. So red.
Our minds are buzzing with different decorating ideas running through them, after all, there are still many rooms in our own house that will need to be completed in the future, and this will serve as some of the inspiration. Now it’s just up to us to narrow down which project will follow the beachy master bedroom and peacock kid’s bathroom. But we’ll leave the final decision up for another day, we’re just satisfied that today has been a success, and it’s only 11:30 am.
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