Home Tours & Open House Party in Richmond

by Sherry
The annual Richmond Homearama is being held in our neighborhood
this year with eight decorated homes to tour.  Seven of the new homes sold
before the Homearama opened to the public and we were told they went
under contract for the full asking price.   Hopefully,  the housing market
is coming out of its slump…keeping our fingers crossed!
Enjoy the tour…..
House #1
Dark wall colors seemed to be the trend in many of these homes.
House #2
Our son and DIL have these chairs from World Market in their breakfast room.
Several of the designers used these same chairs in the homes.
The coffer ceiling and walls painted the same color makes the room
appear larger.
This is a close up picture of coffee tables I liked at $625 each.  I am
thinking building with pallets for the same look.
Check back for Part II of the tour.
** The Open House Party will be back starting on the evening of May 2nd. **
 I have missed seeing all your wonderful
links and hope to see you there.
Hugs,  Sherry

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NanaDiana April 23, 2012 - 7:26 pm

Beautiful homes/rooms! We see a lot of the darker wall colors here, too. As a matter of fact I painted our media room a nice cocoa brown. I LOVE those coffee tables and I can see you building one yourself. xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions April 23, 2012 - 8:25 pm

I love both of them, Sherry! I really like the color schemes used in both. Love that clock on the dining room table in the first house.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life April 23, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Hi Sherry,

Thanks for the tour. I loved the dark walls in the first house and the style of the home. The second house I loved the coffee table.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting April 23, 2012 - 8:40 pm

These homes are gorgeous Sherry, inside and out!! Looking forward to seeing more!

The Old Farm Bell April 23, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Hi! Sherry,

The tour was great! I love the design of both homes & interior decor. Beautiful!

I am partial to the first estate with the brick. Love it!

Super idea! using pallets for the tables.

Thanks! for sharing this inspiring post.

Have a sunny week!

Blessings & Hugs,

sissie April 23, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Hi Sherry,
Thanks for the tour of these lovely homes. I love those World Market chairs.


Calypso In The Country April 23, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Beautiful homes and I love those chairs! It's funny how the model homes are showing darker walls these days yet bloggers seem to be lightening up. Thanks for showing the house tours!

Susan April 23, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Sherry, I can't wait to see your table made from pallets! I just know it will be as good or not better than the 650 dollar one in the photo.
I have noticed that gray or gray blues walls seem to be a trend. I think it looks very pretty. I think I would grow tired of it pretty fast though.

Sarah April 23, 2012 - 10:37 pm

Beautiful homes, Sherry. Thanks for the tour.

The enchanted home April 23, 2012 - 10:52 pm

Very pretty and charming…love the coffee tables in the last picture!

Sweet Chaos April 23, 2012 - 10:56 pm

I love seeing the Home-a-Rama houses! I just saw that headboard bird fabric earlier today. Not sure it's something I'd use, but it was an interesting choice.

Kelly April 23, 2012 - 11:22 pm

I love looking at home tour pics. Those homes looked great! I love the colors they used. Looks like taupe, grey and blue were popular. Thanks for sharing these.

Rose H (UK) April 24, 2012 - 12:01 am

What simply stunning homes Sherry!
Best wishes
Rose H

Traci April 24, 2012 - 12:16 am

I am hooked now and can't wait to see part two.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR April 24, 2012 - 1:16 am

Sherry, these homes are beautiful! You know I love the deep, rich colors that they are using. They feel so warm and inviting. Can't wait to see more!

Rooms by Ann April 24, 2012 - 1:31 am

Sherry , great post I love red brick houses, This one is gorgeous,Thanks for sharing.

Blue Creek Home April 24, 2012 - 2:10 am

Hi Sherry,
Sure hope you are right about the housing market!
The dark colors on the walls is a nice change from all of the white everywhere.
I like the dining rooms – not all formal but still lovely.
Have a great week

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) April 24, 2012 - 2:29 am

Great homes. I love the beautiful colors and the ceiling is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Karena April 24, 2012 - 2:41 am

Hi Sherry a wonderful tour!! I adore that headboard with the Pelicans!

I am featuring Friend, Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera from Castle Crowns and Cottages on my site! She is amazing!

Art by Karena

Bliss April 24, 2012 - 3:06 am

I think I am liking that brown and blue sun porch. And I'm with you, I hope to God that the slump is O.V.E.R.!


Entertaining Women April 24, 2012 - 3:30 am

Thanks for the tour. Our Symphony Showhouse will be open for viewing next month. Always such fun. Cherry Kay

The Decorative Dreamer April 24, 2012 - 11:02 am

I love home tours. How nice to have one in your own neighborhood. I love the details in house no.2 but like the outside of house no.1. Both are so pretty!

Kim @ La Belle Époque April 24, 2012 - 11:48 am

I love home tours and try to attend any that I can. Thanks for sharing.

Kellie Collis April 24, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Marvelous home! That tub is just divine! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

[email protected] The Vintage Nest April 24, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Wow….7 of them sold!!!??? that's good! I am a party pooper here. Not sure about all the darkness in these rooms. Wonder how it works on a gloomy day? And I like a little gray but not a whole room in gray. And your house is decorated better than any of those! 🙂 xo

The Pennington Point April 24, 2012 - 12:48 pm

You're back! Hooray! Thanks for the home tour….you know I went straight for that monogrammed pillow on the screened in porch in house #1. Gorgeous! Lisa~

[email protected] Designs April 24, 2012 - 10:51 pm

I loved the patio in home #1…I really love the outdoor furniture from Summer Classics…one of my favorite stores!

FABBY'S LIVING April 25, 2012 - 2:42 am

Beautiful homes, I specially love the first one, wow! Love the coffee tables, great choise to copy-cat. Thank you so much for your kind visit.

Miss Charming April 25, 2012 - 8:49 pm

While the first home was beautiful, the second home definitely had more character. Looking forward to the rest of the tour.

Donna, The Decorated House April 26, 2012 - 11:46 pm

Thanks for sharing your photos!

I had to do a double take when I saw my Bee Art design on that gray pillow. But I see that I did sell the digital art file for personal use only. I guess that was personal.


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