Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homearama Pictures

Last Saturday Hubby and I had a nice and relaxing day. We started the day by touring six new homes all decorated by different designers.  I recognized a lot of the furniture and accessories from Pottery Barn and Ballards.  It was a beautiful day and they had a band playing light jazz, a winery serving samples and different vendors set up with home improvement ideas.  I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the pictures I took of the homes.



All of the designers used grain and coffee sacks in the homes.

Recognize the shelf from Pottery Barn?  The tag on the wall would be an easy knock-off!














Every house had at least one room painted green. That's good news for me since I have several green rooms.

Love the colors and this desk! This was such a beautiful bedroom.


This is just a small sample of the eighty or so pictures I took!  Why so many?  You see the Homearama ends on October 3rd and the next day all the furniture and accessories go on sale to the public!  Remember I said there are lots of things from Pottery Barn and Ballards?   My pictures are of items I am interested in and  which house they are located.  I already talked one of the builder's wife into letting me see the price list and I could see things were very discounted.  I can't wait until October 4Th!

Thanks for taking this tour with me.
xoxo,
Sherry
  

42 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Great pictures Sherry of beautiful homes! I hope you get to purchase everything you want, and I can't wait to see how you incorporate them into your lovely home!

Kat :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love all the pictures and I love the grain sack chair~ LOVE, LOVE IT !!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Great tour! I enjoyed it!

Jane
Flora Doora

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I love going on those home tours. We use to have two here every year. One was the Street of Dreams and then there was another one. Since the economy slump and the construction stopped I guess there was no need for these extravegant homes. I hope they start having them again. I love all these rooms you shot. Love the banquette in the kitchen and that bedroom you liked I like, too. Good luck getting the items you want.

Vanessa said...

What great eye candy! Those last few pics were my favorite and that soaking tub is to die for! Thanks for sharing this great inspiration with us!
Vanessa

Debbie said...

I enjoyed those homes very much. Love the wood piece with the sticks coming out.

Courtney said...

oooooo, that sounds like SO much fun!

AntiqueChase said...

What are you eyeing girlie??? I love it all!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Wow! What an opportunity! There were several amazing items just in these few pictures! Such a smart idea taking all those pictures to remember what you were interested in!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a fun day! I love the grain sack decor. Thank you for stopping by, I love Destin, I don't think I could ever leave if I lived there!

Carol

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I had just put down the Ballard catalogue that came in the mail yesterday, before logging on this morning and thinking, "I want something in grain sacks ..." and there you mention their use! I love house tours and the ones you visited look very classy, what a nice afternoon. I'm envious of your upcoming shopping spree...
Susan

Traci said...

Oohh, I love to look at these kind of pictures...gives me such inspiration. I LOVE that huge wood piece over the bed and that tag is adorable! You will have to let us know what you get!!

Pat said...

Gorgeous photos, Sherry! We haven't had Homearama in STL in years. I always enjoyed touring.

I love these rooms and see lots of ideas.

Victoria at Party Puff said...

Thanks for the post Sherry! Now that I know about this I'm going to try and get down there this weekend (I'm up in Arlington).

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What great rooms! You are going to have fun shopping!!
Hugs,
Penny

The Pennington Point said...

It took me a few minutes to recover from reading your post before I could leave a comment. I was hyperventilating at the thought of you being able to buy any of that gorgeous stuff. But I'm OK now, I found an old grain sack to breather into.

So, I'll let you know what time to pick me up at the airport so I can go to the sale with you. Thanks. Lisa~

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

How fun! I love going through model homes. My husband hates it though so I always have to go with a girlfriend instead. Great photos!

Mikey said...

What are the details of this home tour? I'd love to go!

Tamra said...

Love that desk!! Not only gorgeous but very practical.

beautiful homes.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I went on a home tour last weekend too but not new homes....very very old homes out in the country. I will be doing a blog post very soon about it. It will be fun to meet up for lunch and a treasure hunt. We could meet at your mall or anywhere that is convenient for you. Do you ever come over the river? :)

Mari said...

HELLO SHERRY....
OMG!!! WHAT AMAZING HOMES!!! I WOULD NEVER WANT TO LEAVE...LOL
THANK YOU FOR THE NICE COMMENT ON MY DAUGHTER, ABOUT HER EYES PEOPLE TEND TO ALWAYS ASK HER IF THEY ARE HER REAL COLOR....AND SHE REPLY'S YEAP ALL MINE...LOL I TELL HER WRONG THERE MINE....HEEHEE!!!

XOX~MARI

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love those showcases houses.....until I get to my house and notice how bad it looks in comparison. If I were you, I'd be wanting everything in those homes and would have a hard time deciding what to attempt to buy. Good luck on getting what you wanted.

I have given you the Versatile Blogger Award and would love for you to come by and pick it up when you have time.

Here is the direct link:
http://cozyhomescenes.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-award.html

Fleur de Bee said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE that chair!! And the Tub on the platform! I did that for a client and want to do it in my own home now. SO FAB! Thanks for the fun tour! I also LOVE Green and have a ton of it in my home. It is the BEST neutral in my opinion as a designer :) xo -Molly

The Swedish Room said...

Hi Sherry, I LOVE the chair too. What a great look. I love all the pics, what a great way to spend an afternoon. Have a good week and weekend.
The Swedish Room

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Wow, Sherry!
I had to copy/save some of those pictures to my idea file!
That vanity/desk--whoa!
And the gift wrapping station! Sweet!
Thank you for all the wonderful pictures!
I know you were thinking of me when you took them ;)
Hugs,
~me

dogsmom said...

Often when I go through designer homes I have difficulty actually imagining people living in them. Some of these pictures are to dream about living there. Now be honest, did you not post a few pics of your best finds so no one else tries to buy your favorites?
Love the tub but I still think I'd be nervous about being RIGHT IN the window.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

$700?? You are kidding. The most I gave has been $79 plus $25 for shipping. Glad to know I am getting good deals.

Moxie Maley said...

Beautiful photos! Glad to be a new follower!

Teri said...

Thank you for the kind words. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it! I've never been on a home tour before. Looks like a lot of fun.
Blessings,
Teri

A Toile Tale said...

Sherry --
I hope you are successful at the sale.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such kind commenets.
Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh such a beautiful home. It is so fun to go on the tours. I can't wait to find out if you get all the pieces you want. Everything is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

That grain sack chair is the coolest thing ever!!! Thank you for taking us on the tour with you Sherry. Every home is wonderful!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Deserae said...

Beautiful homes! I love,love,love that grainsack chair...gorgeous! Have a great weekend!
~Des

Carolyn said...

Hi Sherry,
I enjoyed the house tour-I hope you get what you want on the 4th.
I love the blue and white transferware in the prev. post.
Have a good weekend,

Carolyn

June said...

Wow Sherry this is awesome. I saw so many beautiful things in your pictures. I do hope you get your hands on that list. The chair in the first photo is a pretty thing.
I loved the shopping trip you took to the antique mall. So many gorgeous things in one place! Your pictures are so lovely.
hugs

Lindy said...

Sherry, Home tours are one of my favorite things to do! Thanks for taking us on such a lovely tour...

Sherry said...

That looks fabulous! I would love to see those. That is awesome you are getting some goodies at a great discount! Show us your great buys. Beautiful homes!
Sherry

cityfarmer said...

now this is my kind of housewalk ...

I have a brother who is ASID
he did a house like this in Grand Rapids 20 years ago ... with these elements ...he was ahead of his time.

I'm crushing over here ...
I always love it when you visit ...

Fabulously french said...

Merci beaucoup for the fabulous house tours.

Leeann x

Chrissie said...

Whoa! There are a lot of ideas in these photos. Thanks for sharing them. How lucky you were to go on such a tour!

NYCLQ said...

I see your trigger happy shooting away with your camera too! lol It's a "good thing"... Thanks for sharing the tour and good luck with getting the items your eyes are on!

:D Lynda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Thank you for taking me on the home tours with you...I had a wonderful time! I LOVE going to home tours and stealing ideas and I'm really lucky that Mr.CC is a real estate broker and I get to see lots of neat homes! Good luck on getting the pieces that you want...looking forward to the pics!

Blessings,
Linda