I am so excited to share with you guys today the 2018 Utah Valley Parade of Homes recap that I attended last week. I have been so inspired from afar (I live in Texas) by several of the builders and designers who I knew were participating in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes that I decided to go out to Utah and walk through the homes myself and take lots of pictures to share with you guys. By the way, this is just “Part 1” of the tour recap and you can find “Part 2” here.
I only had 2.5 days to do the tour, so I was only able to go through about 9 of the 33 homes on the tour. The Salt Lake/Utah Valley area is experiencing a huge building boom and one of the top areas in the country for new home construction, which makes it a great place to look for new home construction trends and design inspiration. Over the next few weeks, I will be highlighting several of the homes more in depth and share trend insights from the builders/designers that I met with.
One of the first homes that I toured was the “Fox Hollow Farmhouse” custom built home by Millhaven Homes.
The design work for this home was by Four Chairs Furniture and Design.
I have been a huge fan of Millhaven Homes for several years because they do such amazingly detailed custom designed homes. In my opinion, Millhaven is really a standout among builders, especially when it comes to modern farmhouse design and custom details. Their work has inspired me for years and the first place I look for new home design inspiration!
The Millhaven home has one of the prettiest kitchens I have ever seen! The combination wood and white cabinetry mixed with marble was absolutely stunning in person!
The master bedroom took my breath away when I walked into the space! Isn’t it amazing?!
There is so much amazing-ness with this home and if you want to see more of this home, you can find that post here.
You can see more Millhaven Homes projects on their website here.
The next home that I toured was home #30 built by Shelby Homes and designed by Gatehouse No. 1., which is a gorgeous classic French estate architecture.
The floor plan, details and design work in this home was such an inspiration for me! Just beautifully done!
One of the things I noticed throughout all of the Utah Valley Parade of Homes this year was how many builders are really getting detailed and incorporating smart built-in features that are similar to furniture. This is a trend I have been seeing more and more and if you’re going to build a home, it’s such a smart idea to save room and have furniture pieces built-in like this one below.
If there was any question if wallpaper is really back in style, there isn’t anymore as every home that I saw on the tour this year had multiple rooms with beautiful wallpapers!
The open living room, kitchen and dining room in the Shelby Homes house was one of my favorite spaces that I saw during the tour!
You can see more of Shelby Homes work and homes on their website here.
The next home that I toured was a breathtaking 10,643 European contemporary design home built by Raykon Construction
The home was designed by White and Gold Design.
This home was absolutely magnificent and I will also be featuring more from this home in the next couple of weeks on the blog because it was such an inspiration! For now, here are just a couple of the highlights!
I have never seen a copper tub in person and this one in this beautiful master bathroom took my breath away!
The kitchen was so beautiful and I loved the ceiling beams.
The Raykon home was filled with so many fantastic details and also a very smart floor plan. These company is really doing such brilliant work in Utah and I am so excited to see more of their projects.
One of my favorite spaces in the Raykon home was the combination office/laundry room that was huge but so well thought out! I can’t wait to share more of this space with you in the next couple of weeks!
Right outside of the office/laundry room is the mudroom with a beautiful drinking fountain.
You can see more of Raykon Constructions work on their website here.
I really was so overwhelmed by all the amazing projects that these talented builders shared this year during the parade. It’s such a joy for me to spend time talking trends with builders and designers in these beautiful homes. To see “Part 2” of my recap, you can find that here.
Also, if you missed the recap from last year’s Salt Lake City Parade of Homes, be sure and check that out as the homes were absolutely amazing! So many incredible ideas! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today!
I am so glad you are covering this. I actually live in Utah Valley, but I was out of town during the Parade of Homes. Now I can see some of the highlights. Thanks 🙂
Do you have the details of that kitchen table set up? I love the entire thing
Hello! These are amazing homes, thanks for sharing and I look forward to your upcoming posts highlighting them. If possible, could you include tips on choosing a rug for a master bath? The one in the Raykon home is gorgeous, but how practical is it for everyday use? Thanks so much!
Beautiful homes and so glad you can share with us. What is the most popular flooring you have seen so far?
For sure engineered hardwoods are what I am seeing the most. Wide plank white oak also seems to be the biggest trend right now. In fact, several of the homes used floors by Villa Blanca. I hope that helps! 🙂
Julie Clites says
I love the kitchen cabinets in the Fox Hollow. Do you know the maker/line or color? This is a beautiful home.
They are really amazing! They were custom built in-house by Millhaven. That’s all the info that they could give me.
Where is the dining room table and chairs from? Beautiful ❤️
Just reading this in 2021. Would like manufacturer/style of lively dining room table and chairs to buy if still available? Noted request for info also left by another in Nov 2019. Please advise. Thank you!