Interior decor is on display during the Parade of Homes

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The kitchen in the Copper Creek Builders home has white cabinetry and stainless steel with a gray backsplash and countertop, giving it a very clean, modern look.



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The kitchen in the Copper Creek Builders home has white cabinetry and stainless steel with a gray backsplash and countertop, giving it a very clean, modern look.

The Porter Homes house in Summerhill has quite a few upgraded interior amenities, like this gorgeous fireplace and wet bar.



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The Porter Homes house in Summerhill has quite a few upgraded interior amenities, like this gorgeous fireplace and wet bar.

Although most of the cabinetry in this Signature Homes kitchen is white, this blue island provides a nice contrasting color.



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Although most of the cabinetry in this Signature Homes kitchen is white, this blue island provides a nice contrasting color.

The homeowners in the BOA Builders home in Palisade made this chandelier themselves out of galvanized pipe materials, which adds an industrial look to the home.



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The homeowners in the BOA Builders home in Palisade made this chandelier themselves out of galvanized pipe materials, which adds an industrial look to the home.

The BOA Builders home is a modern farmhouse, out in the orchards in Palisade. While it has some interior touches made famous by fixer-uppers in other parts of the country, this view from the back deck is pure Palisade.



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The BOA Builders home is a modern farmhouse, out in the orchards in Palisade. While it has some interior touches made famous by fixer-uppers in other parts of the country, this view from the back deck is pure Palisade.

Because we live in Western Colorado, a deer trophy is always appropriate, whether your chosen decor is traditional, modern farmhouse, industrial or contemporary. You’ll find this tropy and this room in the Maves Construction home on J 1/2 Road.



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Because we live in Western Colorado, a deer trophy is always appropriate, whether your chosen decor is traditional, modern farmhouse, industrial or contemporary. You’ll find this tropy and this room in the Maves Construction home on J 1/2 Road.

The 2017 Parade of Homes starts in less than a week, and those who tour the homes will get an opportunity to experience the modern farmhouse style in many of the homes. They’ll also see some craftsman finishes, some traditional looks, a few industrial elements and one home done with beach decor. There’s also a home designed to evoke images of an Italian villa, with a floor-to-ceiling brick oven hood in the kitchen of the G.J. Gardner Home on Lookout Lane.
“It was spur-of-the-moment,” said Jonathan Sexton, who did the interior design for the home. “I saw a picture and showed it to the customer who bought the house.”
According to Sexton, the other interior selections were chosen to complement the brick in the kitchen.
“We have hand-made tile in the kitchen backsplash,” said Sexton, adding that the fireplace is also a focal point. “The stone fireplace set the stage for everything else; everything else flowed from that.”
The Griffin Concepts home in Fruita also has brick on the backsplash in the kitchen, which is used to give it a rustic craftsman feel.
“You’ll see more of that (brick as an accent) this year,” said Sherry Hanlon, owner of Highline Interior Design, which did the design for the Griffin Concepts home. “It’s reinventing the exposed brick look.”
Most of the homes on the parade have an open floor plan, with lots of bright and light, which gives them a contemporary feel.
The BOA Builders home in Palisade has an eclectic mix of contemporary, industrial and modern farmhouse finishes, with rusted metal on the outside of the home, along with stucco and stone. The home also features unique towel holders and a chandelier made out of galvanized steel pipe that were made by the owners of the home.
“It was done to bring in an older, farm feel,” said Wendy Gechter with BOA Builders. The home also has heavily grained wood accent pieces, gray tones and a subway tile backsplash in the kitchen, which all add to the farmhouse style.
Farmhouse sinks, lighter cabinetry, lots of whites, grays and blues are also evident in many of this year’s parade houses, which are all part of the modern farmhouse look.
“You want a balance of fresh, clean and white with a balance of rustic pieces,” said Tia Gray, owner of New Market Design and Staging, which staged the JCI Construction home, the Copper Creek Builders home and the BOA Builders home in Palisade. The company also staged last year’s winner for interior design, which was the Copper Creek Builders home.
The Copper Creek Builders home in this year’s parade has many modern farmhouse features, including lighter colors, open cabinetry in the kitchen with glass doors, and industrial-looking, reclaimed coffee table and blue accent colors.
The Maves Construction home on J 1/2 Road has several modern farmhouse finishes, like exposed barn wood door in the dining area and crystal, wood and metal lighting pendants.
“We had to throw a little Colorado in there,” said Cindy McMurray with CP Designs. “We put three-inch metal strips with grommets on the side of the fireplace to add a little texture to it.”
While it can be very trendy to repurpose or reclaim old furnishings and turn them into something new, it’s also good to remember that in spite of what you see on Pinterest, old wooden pallets really shouldn’t be used in the shower, and a cheese grater turned into a wall sconce may not illuminate as much as one that’s designed specifically for that purpose.
As always, the parade is a great place to see new colors, new designs and new finishes, so make your plans to attend the 2017 Parade of Homes on October 6 - 8 or October 13 - 15. For more details, look for the Parade of Homes magazine that will be in your newspaper on Friday, October 6.





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