I just returned from a week in Salt Lake and I’m so excited to share a recap of the 2018 Salt Lake City Parade of Homes. Some of you may remember that I went out to Salt Lake last year to meet with builders/designers and also do the parade and shared all the great homes, design trends and inspiration here.
Unfortunately, this year’s parade was a lot smaller than last year’s. Even though there were less builder’s participating, we loved the homes and still found plenty of beautiful design ideas and inspiration to share with you. We also met with builders to identify trends and also see newly constructed homes/model homes that we’ll be sharing with you guys over the next few weeks! By the way, this post is “Part 1” of the SLC Parade recap and you can find “Part 2” here.
The exterior design on this home was incredible!
This home had so many beautiful details and one of my favorite spaces in the home was right as you walk in the door! The deep rich blue cabinetry was perfection!
I also loved the beautiful angled ceiling and windows in the master bedroom of the Bradshaw home! The design work beautifully complemented the space.
The kitchen in the Bradshaw home was also one of my favorite kitchens on the tour. I especially loved the layout and the beautiful oak floors.
The basement was completely finished and had a stunning bar/kitchenette painted in the same rich blue cabinetry color as the office. I am still trying to confirm this color but I’m pretty sure it’s Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.
One of the biggest trends we noticed during the SLC and the UV Parade this year was navy tile. We saw so much of it and loved it!
Another one of my favorite homes was the Lafferty Homes home that has some beautiful use of colors and design ideas. I also loved the Lafferty kitchen so much! The cabinetry color is Benjamin Moore Shale. Just look at that stunning color mixed with the patterned cement tile backsplash.
The master bedroom in the Lafferty Homes home had a beautiful modern trimmed grid wall painted in the prettiest shade of gray/green. I’m still trying to confirm this paint color and will add it here as soon as I find out.
They also did the same wall treatment in the office but painted it more of a true gray.
In the landing den area, they used a modern farmhouse board and batten type wall treatment and I loved it mixed with this beautiful painting.
Unique accent wall treatments were another big trend we saw throughout the parade. Many of these walls were either modern trim grid patterns, board and batten (like above) or darkly painted shiplap accent walls like the one I saw in the Wright Homes house below.
This trend is such a beautiful and fairly easy way to add drama to a space without having to tackle a whole room.
Many of you may remember that we started seeing this dark rich painted shiplap accent wall trend last year during the 2017 SLC Parade and I even wrote a post here sharing more of this trends and paint colors. Last year I fell in love with the JCraft Homes painted shiplap accent wall that was painted with Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal below:
The Wright Homes parade house was also a stunning modern farmhouse that was beautifully designed. I really loved the main great room and kitchen in this home. Such a well laid out home.
Also another trend still going strong that we saw in most of the parade homes are sliding barn doors. I don’t see this trend ending anytime soon because it’s so beautiful and functional.
Another favorite home was The Brinton Home built by Ivory Homes. This home was incredible inside and out!
The kitchen in The Brinton was really unique and (again) we see navy tile.
We didn’t see a lot of open shelving in many of the kitchens of the parade homes but the Brinton home had combination open and closed shelving. It was very interesting that most of the kitchens this year had total enclosed cabinet kitchens and we saw very little open kitchen shelving. I personally like to see a combination in a kitchen but it was just an observation that the total open kitchen shelving trend may be moving back to closed.
The office in this home was painted a dreamy shade of gray/blue/green.
The master bedroom in the Brinton home was one of our favorites! Absolutely beautifully designed and such a serene space. Notice again, we see a beautiful painted wall treatment.
Isn’t that bedroom amazing?!
We have so much more for you on Friday for “Part 2” of our 2018 Salt Lake City Parade of Homes recap. We also have a lot of inspiration coming up in the coming weeks from new construction projects, model homes and interviews (and video walk-thru’s) that we did while we were in SLC, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, if you missed my recap a few weeks ago from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes, you’ll for sure want to check that out because there was so much inspiration.
If you have any questions about any of the trends we saw or that you would like to see and know, let me know in the comment section below and I would love to know more about what you would like to see in the next few weeks as far as trends that we saw at both Parade of Homes.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!