Hi friends! One of the things that The Mr. and I enjoy doing each Autumn is visiting homes that are part of the Asheville Parade of Homes. This is held each October on the first and second weekends and the homes we visited have all been lovely. I have snippets to share with you and there is even a bit of fashion involved! Many thanks to The Mr. for his photographic skills with these pics. The pic above features blue and gray against gorgeous hardwood floors. I love the color combination!
I'm always partial to blue and white kitchens. In our first house we painted the kitchen cabinets blue and I thought they were so pretty. This style looks crisp and clean doesn't it?
In past years, the homes we toured featured walls that would open up. This year the focus seemed to be super tall windows and doors that almost reached the ceilings. It made for lots of light and views but I think they would be challenging to keep clean!
The Mr. and I both really liked this wallpaper. The fixtures look great next to the wallpaper in this guest bathroom.
This house was so interesting. Part of it looked like a log cabin. And on the inside there was an eclectic mix of chandeliers and pot bellied stoves! So fun.
There were many interesting decks and porches. This interesting outdoor fireplace caught our eye. Very unique compared to other outdoor fireplaces we saw.
And, oh, the huge walk-in closets we saw! With lots of room for shoes and hanging clothes and lots of drawers. No dressers or bureaus in the bedroom would be needed with these big closets! It certainly creates more floor space in the bedrooms.
We toured homes on more than one day so that is why you see me in two different outfits in these pics. The flowered top and ruffled blue jean skirt in one of the above pics was a bust fashion-wise. I'm definitely going to need to work on that outfit because I don't find it figure flattering at all. But, I did want to share this houndstooth jacket with you. I bought it off Poshmark a few months ago and this is my first time actually wearing it and I really like this look! The jacket has a velvet collar which I like. To me, this jacket is a little retro. I remember having a couple outfits with velvet collars in the 80's and I liked them very much. So, this outfit is a winner in my book. The cut of the jacket is slimming compared to the ruffled blue jean skirt and top. I like outfits that look structured and I feel I look better in them. I think it may be time to do another overhaul of my closet looking for more structured tops.
What do you think? Are you a fan of structured tops like me? How about taking home tours? It's fun to see what is new and different with each year's homes being built! I hope you are having a beautiful Autumn season. Be sure to talk to me in the comments! Love hearing from you.
Until Next Time,