One of my favorite luxury home tours

October 04, 2019

Hello there! It's that time again -- time to share some beautiful houses at our local Home-A-Rama in Indy. I finally got to the show yesterday (it's going through this weekend) and the homes did not disappoint! 

As always, I'm sharing some of my favorite spaces in the homes with you. There were five houses in the tour and I'm sharing the first two today. One of my favorites was in this group, and another favorite I'll share next week. 

I noticed a few trends overall in the decor and design worth noting (for my fellow decor nuts): 
  • Black windows were definitely the trend and I loved it. I always love the look! All but one home had black trimmed windows. 
  • The color gray is not going anywhere in design! It was everywhere and I really loved it. Doors, walls, cabinets -- you name it! LOTS of gray bedrooms. I know many are tired of the gray trend, but I still really love the warm, cozy vibe of gray walls in a room. 
  • Wallpaper was everywhere and I LOVE that too! I've used wallpaper a few times in our home -- it is back in a BIG way! It was used often as an accent wall behind beds, in bathrooms, mud rooms...all over!
  • Most of the kitchens did not have white cabinets. Out of the five kitchens only one had white and it was my least favorite. Most were wood or deeper colors, especially in basement kitchenettes, bars and bathrooms. LOTS of gray and dark blue with brass hardware -- love!
Let's take a tour, shall we? The first home was one of my top two favorites!: 

Modern exterior black windows
Built by: Wedgewood Building Company 

What I loved about this home:

  • The gray/wood cabinets throughout as well as the darker cabinets in the basement 
  • The pretty, large scale peony wallpaper in a bathroom
  • The master bathroom with it's lovely tile wall and beautiful symmetry 
  • The pretty wood kitchen cabinets and the cut out area for the stovetop -- just gorgeous! 
  • The glass wine closet in the kitchen...hello. Yes. 
  • Brick tile in the mud room 
Basement kitchen dark cabinets brass hardware

Metal cane sheeting on cabinets

It's hard to tell it here, but that metal sheeting in the cabinets looks like bamboo -- it was SO SO pretty and I'm obsessed with it. 

Basement bar with wood and blue cabinets

Modern geometric trim on accent wall

Large peony pink and black wallpaper

Light wood cabinets black mirror bathroom

Dark stand alone tub with tile accent wall

Gray cabinets brick floor mud room

Cut out for built in oven wood cabinets

Light gray wood cabinets kitchen

Double round chandelier modern dining

Built in wine cellar kitchen

wood cabinets kitchen white counters

Beautiful right? The staircase was awesome too -- you can see a bit of it in the photo above. (Similar design as my fireplace reveal this week -- thanks for your kind comments!) 

The second home on the tour had a pretty Cape Cod feel on the exterior: 
Light gray house aqua accents
Built by: Viewegh and Associates

This one had some funkier touches here and there and I wasn't a big fan of the kitchen, but there were many spaces that I really loved! 

My favorites in this home: 
  • The pitched wood ceiling in a bedroom with birch wallpaper (again, love the symmetry)'
  • The gorgeous master bathroom with wood beams 
  • Gray grasscloth wallpaper in the master -- the whole room had a very romantic feel 
  • The dark blue/gray cabinets in the basement kitchen. So similar to the Cyberspace color I've used in our home. (Do I dare keep in going in our basement?) ;) 

Birch tree wallpaper kids room

Romantic bathroom clawfoot tub gray tile

Wood beams in master bathroom dark cabinets

Pitched ceiling with grasscloth master bedroom

Small kitchenette in master bedroom

Dark blue stacked tile in shower

Dark blue gray basement bar cabinets

What do you think? What was your favorite space in these two homes? I can't wait to show you my other favorite!

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  1. Simply gorgeous ! Love that kitchen.


  2. I live for showhouse tours! What beautiful many pretty details like the wall behind the tub in the first house. Can't wait to see the rest of the houses!

  3. oh my goodness, this home is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing, major inspiration here!

  4. My daughter and I went on Sunday! We loved house #1, the apartment space in it was so unexpected but we thought it was unique. I wasn't a fan of the second house because I felt that the inside didn't match the outside if you know what I mean?? I loved all the en suite bathrooms but I'm just not a fan of the Jack and Jill ones...too many doors. Thanks for sharing!

  5. There wasn't much I liked on the second house but adored the outdoor/3-season eating area in the first one!

  6. In the last kitchen photo I was intrigued with the the handles on the fridge and dishwasher. So elegant. Also, the details on the cabinet trim made such a difference, a step up from the plain shaker look that would have not been enough in this kitchen. The door knobs and pulls in brushed gold really add some richness overall. I'm on the fence with the bold choice of stone for the counter but admire the bravery of adding it to make an exciting new look. Overall, I think warmth is missing in the show houses these days, maybe it's fabric or more pattern and color in rugs. Not sure. I think they did a good job but a little something is missing for that wow factor. There are a lot of really neat ideas such as the small fridge in the bath vanity, great! The beautiful tile and mesh screening in kitchen 1 photo, the wine glass compartment, tile floor to ceiling etc. but it is like a lot of gimmicky things instead of a cohesive flow and one trend after another. But I loved a lot of all of that and when someone moves in they will add the warm elements that make it a home. I so appreciate your view and comments. It's fun to keep up with what's new and appealing. Black windows are popping up in my neighborhood. I like the steel windows that are almost black but they are so cost prohibitive that it's fun to see how people are getting the look for less. I enjoyed your post about how you did the aluminum clad. We are getting new windows from Marvin and had to stick with white for now since we have so many and they are big windows. It was those simulated divided light with spacer bar grids that threw us into sticker shock! Thank you so much for the fun show house tour! Looking forward to seeing the rest.


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