The 2019 Parade of Homes (and Chefs on Parade) has come to an end, and it was a wonderful showcase of our local builders! (And our local chefs, in the case of Chefs on Parade!)
Black and white was everywhere this year — and lots of gray, too. It feels like a return to simplicity in home design and decor, which includes minimal color and minimal design flourishes. With the exception of one beautiful brick house, everything we saw was pretty clean and simple. “Updated farmhouse” feels like the style of the day.
I’m sure you found a few favorites as you walked through this year’s Parade of Homes — I did, too! And here are the homes and features that really grabbed my eye.
Brick Inside & Out
Brick is definitely in! Quite a lot of brick was used this year — we saw it on walls, floors, fireplaces, and exteriors. Here are a few of my fave brick looks. I really like the look of that white/grey brick fireplace in the third photo.
Fireplace & Mantle
I loved this fireplace and mantle, which looks like it could be in an early California hacienda!
I love the built-ins! I love them on either side of the mantle, as a window seat, in the nook entering a master bedroom, and as book/display cases. We saw built-ins everywhere we went, and here are three of my favorites.
“X” Marks a Great Front Door
I LOVE these front doors!! They’re so different, and a perfect fit for this style house. They really make a statement. Here are photos from both outside and inside.
I loved the herringbone-patterned tile in this bathroom. Done correctly, this looks so cool, I think!
What were YOUR favorites from this year’s Parade? Let me know in the comments below. And for more from the 2019 Parade of Homes and Chefs on Parade, watch our recap video: