I love a good showhouse, they’re always a great source for ideas to use in decorating our own homes and they’re also a wonderful way to connect with designers and homebuilders who can help you reach the goals you have for your home. Recently on Facebook, I saw a designer I follow, Scot Meacham Wood, had shared an article from Traditional Home on the recent showhouse in Raleigh, NC. The first thing that caught my attention was the outside of the house, I loved the whole look from the high pitched roof to the black and white color scheme and copper guttering and bright blue door, which you can see above. I checked out the TH article and the showhouse myself and knew I had to share it with you. The house is very colorful and vibrant with a wonderful use of patterns throughout the house in the use of wallpaper, rugs, tile, and fabric and I see several things I would love to do in my own home or incorporate into projects for client’s homes. Join me for a tour of the Raleigh Designer Showhouse, where all the ticket proceeds are going to Boys and Girls Clubs and is open through this coming Sunday, April 9th. Enjoy!!!
In the home’s Entryway, you are greeted with a wonderful riot of clue in blues and yellows.
The Family Room is also awash in color with yellow and pink playing off the patterned back wall in a neutral gray.
The Garden Room is covered in a hand-painted trellis pattern in a lovely soft green. Notice the painted floor as well.
The Kitchen is done in blue and white with brass accents, notice the gorgeous tile wall treatment on the stove wall.
The Breakfast Room is filled with light from all the windows, the perfect place to begin your day.
Color is the name of the game in the Study with the bright Saffron colored drapes and Magenta colored walls.
I love the Master Bedroom all done in blue but incorporating lots of patterns and shades of the hue.
One of several Upstairs Bedrooms.
Another Upstairs Bedroom done mostly in blue, but also bringing in reds and pinks.
This Back Hall and Mudroom are done in another great shade of green. I love how they committed to the color, going so far as to paint the baseboards and crown molding in the same green.
A look at the back patio of this gorgeous home.
Words are my own.
Images are courtesy of
Traditional Home Magazine.com