Model Home Monday {The House of Blue}

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Hey all! Super excited about this model home, not because of the decor, but the layout of this house was amazing ...and the master oh my :) Plus, this house was huge and had some beautiful features. But, as for the decor...if you like blue, you'll like this house :)

Here's the entry way. The curved balcony and the curved wall below is so beautiful, don't you think?
entry way ideas
 The coffered ceilings in this front room are just amazing.
Blue/white/brown living room with coffered ceilings
 Here's the dining room. It's actually pretty interesting that in a lot of the model homes that I went through, few had actual dedicated dining rooms so this was nice to see :)
blue dining room decor ideas
 These kitchen cabinets make me question if I should stain mine instead of painting them. The only problem is that I have black granite, so I'm not so sure how that would look. I would die to have this light granite in my kitchen. Love it.
dark brown cabinets with light granite countertops in kitchen
 Here's the eat in little dining room/nook. Not sure about those chairs lol
dining room decor ideas
 I love this living room, mainly the built in bookcases and the fireplace.
living room decor ideas with blue accents
 And who wouldn't love this bathroom? I need to find out where to get this wallpaper!!
pretty half bath with wallpaper
 Okay. So, the master suite. It is seriously like 800 square feet total. It is huge and amazing. Here's the bedroom portion...loving this headboard.
master bedroom decor ideas
 and the sitting room. To the right of that fireplace is a walk through to the bedroom, so that fireplace is double sided. This is like a small little room all on it's own. Would work great for a nursery too :)
sitting room decor ideas
 And the master bathroom. This is only like half of the bathroom, it's that big. Don't you love the wallpaper?
bathroom decor ideas with trellis wallpaper
 Okay. So, let's start the oddness of the decor, shall we? :) This room decor has potential, but then add in the painters tape lines?? hmm.
bedroom decor ideas with blue accents
 And for this bedroom, they did the same idea as the above room, but decided to change it, it's a little bit more manageable, but still...
bedroom decor ideas with blue accents
 This room actually works for me, the painters tape is now horizontal, and not such a statement like the other rooms.
bedroom decor ideas with blue accents
 Now for the study/office. Nothing big here, I'm just showing you this because I need to find the curtains. I love them! I'm on the search for something similar....I may just need to make them :)
office decor ideas with blue accents
 And the basement. It has this huge game room and family area, along with a kitchenette, another bedroom and bathroom....along with the nice blue stripes too of course.
family room and game room decor ideas
So, what did you think? Fan of all the blue?... like seriously no other accent color but blue. And the stripes on the walls? Love em or leave em?

I'm excited for the next few Model Home Mondays! The hubs bought me some Parade of Homes tickets for Mother's Day and we went this past week and saw sooo many amazing houses. Like seriously, some will blow your mind. So, hopefully starting next week, you'll get to see how the other half live :)

Richmond American Homes: The Harlow Model


  1. Curtains and bed linens are beautiful but I could do without the stripes :)

  2. Hi, Alicia! I agree that the stripes must go, and blue is great--in moderation. All of the interior walls seem to be too dark for my taste-- why have all that wonderful space and then make it seem smaller with color? Also, your black granite countertops would probably be stunning with cabinets painted a light grey-blue color! Thank you for sharing these homes with us. Can't wait to see what you found in the Parade of Homes. When my children were little I worked part time as hostess in new homes for a couple of builders and the Home Show weeks were always a lot of fun. Have a great week!

  3. I like the striped walls in the basement, but not the bedrooms. I like stripes, but something just doesn't work with how they did the bedrooms.

  4. no to the stripes in any room...I am SO glad wallpaper is making a comeback I love it! Ask who decorated it for them ~ there is NEVER going to be anything better than white cabinets ever...ever...EVER!!

  5. I'm not a big blue fan (except that!) but like the way this decorator used blue elements while leaving the
    "bones" of the house fairly neutral for a buyer. Still not loving wallpaper. Thanks for's always fun to see other homes and how they are accessorized.

  6. The stripes of blue are terrible, do not like AT ALL. I also don't understand why EVERY room is blue?? There are many other lovely shades out there too. I loved the kitchen.


happy DIYing! Alicia