2012 Utah Valley Parade of Homes #7

Utah > Cory Turner and Jeremy Ackley, Millhaven HomesLindy Allen, Interior Designer, Four Chairs Furniture / Benjamin Blackwelder Cabinetry 


You may remember the SNEAK PEEK we gave you last month of this fun space.  To those of you who have been waiting patiently, we now happily present you with the entire gorgeous home, in full technicolor! :)  We couldn’t narrow it down any more than this, so you’re getting to see a lot of beautiful shots of this amazing house  by Millhaven Homes, designed by the fabulous Lindy Allen of Four Chairs Furniture!  Also, we are thrilled that our photography was featured today on the wildly popular national design blog House of Turquoise.   We love Erin over there!  We’re so excited about this post that it almost makes us giddy!  We hope you love it, too, you guys!  If you have any questions about the design features or details, please feel free to contact Lindy or one of her team members at info@4-chairs.com or if you want to build your dream home, talk to the guys at Millhaven for sure!  info@millhavenhomes.com.


 Isn’t the Craftsman exterior dreamy?


 I absolutely love the combination of sleek modern touches with traditional. This home is classic and timeless.


 The floor plan of this home is fantastic – very open and flowing.  And really welcoming right when you walk in.  It’s also extremely bright with plenty of windows and great, light colors.


 The office was designed in such a way that it feels masculine, but is not too dark and heavy.  It’s perfect!


 The builder, Jeremy built this home for his family.  They are very much “lake people” and into boating.  We loved the “time zones” clocks that they did with lakes instead of cities.  Very clever and custom to the family, don’t you think?


 These sliding barn doors with the blue glass by Glass Images leading into the home office were really popular during the Parade of Homes.  If you have questions about them, you’ll have to ask the builder.  I think he said he custom built them.  Aren’t they AMAZING?!!


 Across from the office is the “piano room.”  In traditional floor plans this might be considered a formal living room or maybe a formal dining room.  But it works perfectly for this family to put their piano.  And it’s beautiful!


This slipcovered bird chair is almost too much for me – it’s soooooo cute!!! :)


As I said, the floor plan in this home is fantastic.  It’s really open, as you can see in the great room here – with the bright and airy family room leading right into the dining area and kitchen.  It’s all one continuous space.


The bright colors really make this fun room “pop.”  Keeps it from being too formal for a young and fun family.


It really is all in the details.  And these details are stunning!


The dining chairs were another HUGELY popular feature during the Parade of Homes!  Aren’t they great?! And perhaps the best part – you can wipe them down.  Perfect for spaghetti spills with kids!


Designer Lindy had this fun apple pie graphic custom made for the homeowners.


One word: KITCHEN!!!


The combinations of blues in this space are a coastal lover’s dream come true!


I love a great pot filler on a fantastic back splash!


Right off the kitchen is what the homeowners call a “project room.”  It’s a place for the kids to do art projects and homework.  I think it’s brilliant.  And close to the main family area – what a great location!  And a super fun space – complete with a little utility sink for washing art brushes.  They thought of everything!


You can’t see it, but immediately to the left of the cork/pin board there is also a white board wall.  Like I said – they thought of everything!


The nursery and adjoining nursery bath are darling!


I love a big, spacious laundry room.  One of my favorite features here is the floor – it’s actually ceramic tiles that are made to look like hardwood.  Genius!


Absolutely fantastic reading nook upstairs! I mean – why not?


These colorful blown glass plates on the wall were another huge “hit” with parade goers.


The kids are really into reading.  So this is such a fun spot to have tucked away by a window upstairs.  I can imagine reading a book there and being transported to another place!


A serene master retreat


I am kind of in love with their stand alone tub.

The rest of the home is so colorful that it’s really nice to have this calming master suite to “escape” to and relax.


I’d say the most “popular” space in the home – at least with the little ones – (and okay, with the big kids, too) is the slide.  It runs all the way from the play area upstairs to the mud room on the main floor.  GENIUS!  So if the kids are playing, and you need to go get in the car in the garage, you can just have them “slide on down!”  Also, the mud room is right next to the kitchen, so if you need to call them down for dinner, BAM!  Who thinks of these things?!  Jeremy the builder (and homeowner) is a big kid at heart, I tell ya!  So smart! (It was only plexi-glassed off like this during the Parade of Homes.  We’ve all been down it and it’s FUN-ER-OO!)


Oh! And aren’t the wooden shingles and stone such a cute idea for the inside play area?  Makes it look like a little “house” for the kids.  It’s right outside their bedrooms upstairs.  Super fun for them. Here you can see where the slide comes out in the mudroom.


I love the chevron shower curtain and the gray, white and mustard combo of the kids bathroom.


Their little girls room almost made me cry when I walked in it for the first time because 1) the color combo is to DIE for 2) I’m just a little girl in a grown woman’s body and 3) I thought, “I need a daughter!” (Currently I have two boys.) :)  Isn’t this every little girl’s dream room?  Fit for a princess!


LOVE the eiffel tower magnet board. Adorable!


Light fixtures are one of my favorite things.  I always tell people – think of them as “jewelry” for your home.


Their 7 year old son is an amazing artist and they wanted to feature his artwork around his bedroom.  So they came up with the idea of putting a stripe of cork board around the room to hang his paintings.  Isn’t that great?!  I also LOVE his closet.  It’s a “hidden bookshelf” in the top right corner. SO fun for a little boy!


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