Home and decorating lovers, this is your lucky day (or your lucky few days, actually, as that will probably be how long it will take me to get these all posted!). For the past two weeks, the annual Utah Valley Parade of Homes has been going on. I was asked by the UVHBA (Home Builders Association) to be the official photographer for the parade this year. Woo hoo! What an honor! I will eventually get around to posting photos from many of the parade homes. But first, I want to bring you this beauty that Jessi and I were asked to photograph for Millhaven Homes a couple of weeks ago. This is their parade entry. It’s #19 for those of you locals who are reading this and would like to pop on by before the parade ends (But hurry! The last day is today! Open from noon until 9:00 pm. Go to uvparade.com for more info.). There are so many beautiful pictures of this GORGEOUS home that I am going to break it into parts. The style-saavy homeowners Brett and Julie Haskins teamed up with the brilliant Caitlin Creer and Alice Lane Home Collection to create their dream. And you will be able to tell from the pictures that they didn’t miss a single detail. Millhaven Homes does such quality work. You can see the craftsmanship in everything they do. (Okay: 4:00 am interjection from me right here. Man oh man, you guys. I am TIRED! I have been editing non stop for hours – for DAYS! – and the words I’m typing are swimming around on the screen and in my head. Did the last 20 sentences I wrote even make sense? What happened to being able to pull all-nighters like I did back in college? I’m not as young as I used to be! Sheesh!)
BUT … back to the task at hand. And what a beautiful task it is!
THE FIRST THING WE WILL BE SHOWING YOU ARE THE BOYS ROOMS UPSTAIRS.
When I first walked into this room, I think my heart skipped a beat. That wallpaper! The reclaimed wood on the ceilings! And just wait until you see some of the other details!
I love all of the textures. Fantastic for a little boy.
Isn’t the teepee darling? What little boy wouldn’t want a teepee in his room?
Really. The wallpaper. I DIE! And I absolutely CAN NOT get enough of that reclaimed wood ceiling! SO genius!!
NEXT WE MOVE ON TO THE SHARED BATHROOM FOR THE TWO BOYS BEDROOMS. IT IS A PIRATE/NAUTICAL THEME, WHICH IS SO CUTE!
Okay – I REALLY want to know where they got the ship-themed vanity mirrors. Don’t you love them?! They pull open like medicine cabinets. I fell in love.
The pirate wallpaper is perfect.
THE LAST ROOM ON THE FIRST PART OF THE TOUR IS THE SECOND BOYS ROOM UPSTAIRS.
I absolutely love the nautical/beachy decor!
Just too too cute!
Ahhh. There’s something so refreshing about starting a brand new month (and a brand new photo a day list). Especially when it’s one of my very FAVORITE months of the entire year. I have always loved May.
Here is the list for this month. For those of you new to this, here’s how it works: Each day there will be a new theme. Interpret the word or theme however you’d like. You don’t have to have a fancy camera to do this project. I use my iphone. It’s just a chance to get everyone out taking pictures and thinking creatively.
You can post and share your image wherever you’d like – your Facebook page, your blog, Twitter, Instagram, etc. (Many of our participants keep them for themselves and print them to a photo book. I print my photo a day images straight from instagram to a photo book each month. It’s like a photo journal. Super fun!) If you do post them to Instagram, be sure to tag them #hiyapapayaphotoaday. That way others can go look and see your creative take on the theme! Don’t stress if you miss a day or two (or ten) – the point of this is to have FUN! Just try and jump back in as soon as you can. A brand new month is always a great time to start again!
I can’t wait to see your images for the month of May!