Let me just start out by saying that I totally respect the builders and designers that contributed to this home, but it's just not my style. So I hope you won't be offended by my own little side comments and opinions. They are just that--my opinions--and should not be taken to mean that I think this house doesn't deserve to be in the Parade of Homes (it definitely does) or that I wouldn't recommend the craftsmanship. This house appeared to be a quality home, it impressed me and inspired me in many ways, but it just wasn't my style for an entire home. That being said, let's go enjoy the house! ...starting with the entrance to the driveway...
*Note: I am now onto my second day of writing this post. These posts take forever to write! So much good stuff to write about! But perhaps I'll have to scale back on my captions. So anyway, I hope you all appreciate the time this is taking me. I'm sure my 5 or 10 years from now self is saying "Thanks!" But my right now self is wondering what I got myself into saying I'd review all the homes we saw. Sheesh! Anyway, on with the rest of wonderful House #6...
Here's my personal opinion on wall murals: bad idea. They won't last! Sure, the paint will last, but the child will not. They'll grow up. And then they probably won't want fish everywhere anymore. And, heck, even if the kid likes fish right now they might not in a year. Or a week. I'm all for decorating and everything, but, in my opinion, murals are high cost, take a lot of time, are very likely to turn out looking amateur/tacky, and you'll likely paint over them in a few years. So I say, hang a picture on the wall. Or if you must, put up one of those tacky wallpaper boarders. But don't do murals. It's like the whole shabby-chic frayed edges thing: you'll soon regret it.
But please don't take this as a big diss on this particular house. This home is certainly not the first or only house in the Parade of Homes that has huge painted murals and I'm sure it won't be the last. We've already seen them in other homes. It's a trend right now. I'm just not a fan of the trend. But I still think everyone did an awesome job on this house. Are we clear on that?
Well, I hope you enjoyed House #6! We certainly did.
Here are the links for this house:
See website HERE.
See website HERE.