There are so many places to get great ideas to decorate our homes.  I have many subscriptions to home decorating magazines that give me lots of inspiration (as I’m sure many of you do too).  The internet is another great place.  But, one of my favorite places to get inspiration, which is a little off the beaten path,  is to tour a model home.  I am a real estate attorney and have had the opportunity to close on many homes in new developments (often in a new development the closing actually takes place in the model home).  Here are some pictures I took of a model home that give such great ideas.

First of all I absolutely love the color scheme – ivory, mocha and robin’s egg blue – this may have been where I first fell in love with this color scheme.  How awesome is this two story great room.  I love how the window treatments go all the way up to the two story ceiling.  I also love how the space above the fireplace and the top of the drapes are the same color.  How soft and beautiful.

Hey, doesn’t that look like my wall unit in my great room??  Look at all of the areas where the designer has placed art work higher to draw your eye up.

This is a great idea even if you don’t have a two story family room.  That’s just moulding with two pictures hung inside of it.  Simple but elegant.

How about that for a great idea – framing moulding and painting the coordinating color.  Then hanging art inside of it.

I loved how the color scheme continued into the dining room.  When you continue colors from room to room, your home becomes very cohesive feeling.

There’s not as many around as there was a few years ago, but model homes still do exist.  You can tour them and take pictures.  It makes for a fun day.  Let me know what you think.

-Judy
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