Don’t you love those houses that make you want to get home and start working on yours immediately? Last week, I toured the Traditional Home/Junior League of High Point (NC) show house, and got all kinds of good ideas. Quick back story on this house: it’s over 100 years old and belonged to the same family until recently. When the oldest son passed away, he left it to his Golden Retrievers(!) who continued to live there—with a dog nanny—up until last year. After the dogs died, it went to the city and is now up for sale. Around town, it’s known as “the million dollar dog house.” Interesting…
For the show house, each room was done by a different designer. I only wish I had taken my good camera! Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the (grainy) pictures and some notes about what caught my eye:
A fun gingham pattern on the floor in a tiny entryway:
Layers of blue and white feel so fresh to me. I just stood in the middle of this room and spun around in circles trying to take it all in. :) I also like how they styled the console with one tall topiary in the middle.
Two rooms with a lot of dark wood that didn’t feel a bit gloom: .chinoiserie wallpaper in the dining room and a modern, brass pendant in the study (which also had back-to-back sofas).
Dark walls throughout the main hallways of the house. If I chose the right finish and type of paint, this could be the answer to all those dirty fingerprints going up and down our halls now. . .
A whimsical wallpaper and a bold ceiling are a fun surprise in a little powder room. And, I always like the look of the trim and door painted a color that’s in the pattern.
A black, white and brass kitchen. I liked a lot of the modern touches they used in this update: subway tile up to the ceiling, brass wall sconces and hardware, and a fun geometric pattern on the ceiling.
This little mudroom proves that a small space can pack a big punch, thanks to a fun wallpaper, bold prints and glossy black paint. Notice how narrow the little bench is, too. Just enough room to sit and tie your shoes.
This upstairs art room was one of my favorites. I love the art hanging around the daybed, and the bar cart for art supplies is a fun idea.
Happy colors in the girl’s bedroom/guest room. (And a sweet little dressing room attached.) I love the impact of one huge piece of artwork over the desk.
This neutral hangout was pretty mesmerizing. Great textures and layering.
There was also a carriage house, where everything was a little bit bolder:
(I think this gets my “favorite vignette award.” That mirror!)
And, I thought these tall arched mirrors on the patio were a great way to open up the space.
More info and a complete list of the designers available here.
Christine fm lifeinprogress15.com says
Such a beautiful and quirky show house. The great thing about show homes is you can decorate everything all at once. Love the photos.
Oh my gosh!! I would move across the country to live in this house! I guess having that kind of money would help.. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, so much inspiration.
Kerry Steele says
Your photos are nice but it would be really nice to credit each designer for their work. That is why they do these houses.
Emily Clark says
Kerry–the show house link I included has all of the info, but I just added another link at the bottom that gives all of the info on each of the designers.
Love this! I wish I could have gone this year. That spotted entry with he bamboo mirror HAS to be a Parker Kennedy space…those lampshades give it away! Love it all. Thanks for the tour!
Laurie Jones says
I think I pinned every photo, they probably would have had to kicked me out because it took me so long to get through the house, it’s beautiful! The designers did a beautiful job!!!
Been spotting gingham everywhere and glad to see this fresh pattern is making a comeback in spaces other than country or farmhouse (even though they are my favorite styles)
Betsy Baker says
Just WOW!!!! Especially loved the idea of using a mirror… outside? Don’t think I’ve seen that one before. The details and the creativity blow me completely away. And was that an iPhone you used?! Incredible. Thanks so much for sharing. :))
Wow thank you for the eye candy! I am loving it all! Also noticed the reflection of the beautiful abstract watercolor behind you in the first pic, the gorgeous coffee table in the second photo (couldn’t this be done with an Ikea Lack hack??), the huge sunburst mirror, striped curtains…I can go on and on:) Gorgeous!
Holly Irwin says
Beautiful post today! A feast for an artist’s eyes!
Rita Crane says
Pure eye candy! Thanks for sharing! :))
Of course you must have loved the sunburst mirror! Loved the butterfly room!
Do you know you manufactured the range hood? Hope you had a grand time at the tour!
Emily Clark says
I have no idea, but the space was designed by Lisa Mende Design (Charlotte).
Thank you for taking the time to capture a gorgeous showhouse most of us across the country would never have been able to experience. Great post.
erin @ whaling city cottage says
This house is bananas!!! Thank you for sharing!
Gwen, The Makerista says
Thanks for taking me back…this was one of my favorite things in High Point and seeing it with you was even better. ;)
Emily Clark says
Such a fun day–and I have a candle and a necklace to remember it by ;)