One of my favorite activities is touring homes looking for interior design inspiration. I love finding the best interior design ideas and it’s even better when you can see them in person. Indianapolis has a small home show each year, but the Louisville Homearama is so awesome and does not disappoint! I follow Artisan Signature Homes on Instagram and they were the reason I wanted to go to the homearama last year. I was sad that they didn’t participate this year, but I’m so glad we are making this an annual tradition.
Drew and I got a night away from the kids (thanks to my mom!) and we spent the day exploring the city. We started by getting lunch at a restaurant called The Goat and I’d highly recommend it! It is outside of downtown on the way to the home show, but the drinks were fabulous and food was great. Last year when we came to Homearama they had around 15 houses as part of the tour. This year there were only 7 houses, which still felt like enough of a tour to make it worth it.
Luckily the rain held off and we had a great time exploring. Below are my favorite rooms from each house and I’d highly recommend a trip to Louisville if you live close.
House #1: This exterior was great and I loved the stained shutter and columns. The wall that was right off the entry was awesome! I’m thinking about doing this treatment in my office. The chevron was perfect. This dining room wallpaper was a little too busy for me, but I loved the light fixture over the table. The living room built-ins were very unique and didn’t have the typical shelf set up. I love the dark gray color!
House #2: This house was probably my least favorite. It was really over designed, with too much pattern and color. I didn’t get many pictures of the house because I was really overwhelmed walking through the space but below are a few rooms that I did like. The saddle as decor was a cute idea and of course the swinging bed seat on the porch.
House #3: I really enjoyed this house and the kitchen was great! I have noticed the new trend in kitchens is a statement hood over the oven. We won’t have a hood in our new house since our cook top will be in the island but I do love seeing all the fun ideas people are doing with hoods. The bathroom tile had a cool wood plank in a chevron which gave it a rustic feel.
House #4: This house had some really fun touches! I loved the exterior and the front doors were amazing. The guest room wallpaper looked like real built ins with books and of course the classic farmhouse inspired bathroom with subway tile and cement floors.
House #5: My favorite exterior by far was this house. Classic modern farmhouse with board and batten and the porch was amazing! Shiplap everywhere and great interior design. The sliding barn doors to the office where a great touch and I had Drew take note so he can build something similar for our home office.
House #6: This house was deceiving from the outside. It had so much natural light coming from the side and back of the house and you wouldn’t be able to tell from the front. The interior design of this house was just as good as house #5 but I think the best interior design ideas were in house #6. I am a sucker for horse art and the photo in the office of the horse was amazing! The kitchen had so many fun elements and used the space so well. We will have a hidden coffee area in our kitchen and I liked how this drawer flipped up from the counter. Also, the hidden plugs were cool, but from a functional standpoint I’d run into the drawer opening if I was actually using the plug. I could see hip bruises happening regularly! Not all ideas have practical execution…haha!
The bunk bed kids room was adorable and I love the guest room comforter pattern. To top it off the basement bar was so cool! The set up and color were great and I’m excited to see how our basement comes together.
House #7: The basement in this house was my favorite! The living room fireplace was neat and of course I loved the horse art. Overall this house wasn’t anything special and I was still thinking about all the cool decor in house #6!
After we toured the houses we went back to our hotel and then explored downtown. We had a drink at Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen (best margarita ever!) and then ate dinner at a BBQ restaurant called Doc Crows. Overall we had such a fun trip and I love finding the best interior design ideas. I can’t wait to go again next year!