Sneak Peek of the 2015 BIA Parade of Homes

Our Central Ohio BIA Parade of Homes show takes place this Saturday September 19th thru October 4th. I look forward to going every year and this year I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek tour.

Of course I brought along my trusty camera so I could share some of the design inspiration with you all!

So without further ado–


Here is a beautiful kitchen and those flowers–wow, gorgeous!



I’m loving this floor to ceiling stone fireplace.

Stone Fireplace

I really like this rug!  If it was mine I would bring out more of the powdery blue tones in the décor because I love me some blue.:-)

Beautiful Rug

I like these upholstered dining chairs.  I think the space is missing a pop of color though.  I toured the homes a couple of weeks early so maybe some of the homes weren’t  done putting on their final touches.

Dining Room

A pretty color scheme for a girls’ bedroom.  Aqua would look great with these colors too.

Pretty Plum Bedroom

Plum Bedroom

Such a pretty mini secretary desk!

Mini Secretary Desk

I’m not a big fan of the wall color or the flooring but I do love this style of sink.


I thought this was a pretty room.  The gray, blue, rust, and gold combo is so very rich and cozy.

Fall Bedroom - Copy

The next home had a definite rustic industrial vibe.

Industrial Rustic Powder Bathroom

Rustic-style Family Room

Rustic Dining Room

Rustic Office

Industrial Dining Room

This is definitely not your builder basic hallway.

Stone and Brick Hallway


I really like these gray “sweater” pillows.

Bed Close Up

A sweet girls’ bedroom– loving the wall treatment!

Girls Bedroom - Copy

Girls Hollywood Bedroom - Copy

Girls Decor - Copy

This is the Kids’ Bathroom.

Rustic Style Kids Bathroom

This is the Master Bathroom.

Rustic Glam Bathroom

Many of the homes boasted a large shower like the one below.


If you live in a cold part of the world wouldn’t this placement of the fireplace be oh so lovely?

Fireplace next to Bath - Copy

Out of all of the 6 homes (yep only 6 in the past there have been more like 9-12 homes participating) this was my favorite exterior.  It has a (large) cottage feel to it.

Exterior Photo - Copy

You guys know how much I love navy and white paired together.  I love this bathroom!  The walls look like wallpaper but they are actually painted!  This is the main floor powder bathroom and I really like how the toilet is in a different room then the vanity–this set up could really come in handy at our home.

Flower Stencil Powder Bathroom - Copy

The first floor master bedroom– loved the color and pattern play, wood trim, high ceilings with beams, the light fixture, etc.

Navy and White Master Bedroom

I would love a shoe rack in my closet like the one below.  There were decorators in the closet at the time or I would have shown you more.

Closet Shoe Organizer

Beautiful Navy and White Master Bedroom

Pretty, eh?  I was wondering if a man would feel comfortable in this space having the pink accents and all but the navy in the room really does balance it out quite a bit.

This home was created with the “retired couple” in mind.  It was all one level except for a one room loft on the upper level.  Here is the loft which was definitely designed for a grandkid(s) sleepover.

Unique Bunk Bed

I enjoyed seeing the homes although not a lot of it was exactly my decorating style.  I would love a chance to be part the designing process for a BIA Parade of Homes home one day!  A girl can dream, right?:-)

If you are interested you can view last year’s Parade of Homes Here and Here!

Did you enjoy the sneak peek?  What space did you like the best?  Thanks for coming along with me on this tour and have a Fabulous Friday!!:-)


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6 thoughts on “Sneak Peek of the 2015 BIA Parade of Homes

  1. Linda

    Hi Tamara,
    Thanks for the tour! Loved the white kitchen and its backsplash. The large rug with light blue accent would fit perfect in my home. The eye-catcher for me was the elegant hall stone wall; absolutely unexpected and unique. Great inspirational pics! 🙂

  2. Jennifer@decoratingdelirium

    How exciting to get a sneak peek! It is hard to select just one, but I think the first floor master is my favorite. I like the settee at the end of the bed and the light fixture!

    1. Tamara Post author

      Hi, Connie, that’s a great question! I think as long as you are okay with your master feeling a little cozier then I think it would definitely work in a small master. The navy and white combo will bring so much character to the room and if you accent it with some other lighter or brighter colors (like they did in this room) you won’t have to worry about the dark color creating a cave like feeling to the room. I say go for it! Enjoy the Parade of Homes!!:-)

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