Hello friends! If you love touring beautiful homes, I have a special treat for you today!
Those of you who follow me on Instragram, might have caught some of my stories this weekend as we toured 4 stunning homes in Westfield, New Jersey. Don’t worry if you missed the videos because I took tons of pictures and I am going to share them with you!
First, let me ask you a question… What is the most dreaded phrase you hear when you take a home tour? “No photos allowed” – Am I right? Well….we lucked out on this tour because one of the homes allowed interior photographs! Hooray!
Beautiful Homes of Westfield:
This weekend was the 36th Annual Tour of Notable Homes tour and the first time I have ever attended. Where have I been these past 36 years?!! Believe me, I am putting this on my calendar for next year because this home tour is definitely a must-see event! The tour was presented by the Friends of New Jersey Festival Orchestra and showcased 4 beautiful homes in Westfield, New Jersey. All proceeds from the tour are to benefit the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.
Since we visited the homes out of order, we had no idea that the last home we toured would allow interior photos.
We began the tour with a newer environmentally friendly home. (For some reason I didn’t take a photo of the outside). From the recycled materials and reclaimed lumber to a stunning staircase, the home was a sight to see!
From there, we headed to the stately brick home you see below…
Just the front lawn and the mature trees alone would have been enough for me to move right in! From the outside, I expected the interior to be dark with decor to reflect the age of the home. Thankfully, that was not the case! Inside, the home decor was completely updated for a family who loves to entertain. With my love of navy, the interior was a dream for me! Luckily, I was able to snap a photo on the back patio for you…
From there, we headed to a new build for a family who relocated from California. This modern home was a showstopper with its glass staircase and modern art throughout. As we walked in, the builder greeted us and was available for questions about the home. The home was truly a work of art!
Husband and Wife – Contractor and Interior Designer:
Like I said, we visited the homes out of order. As you would imagine, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that the last beautiful home on the neighborhood tour allowed photos inside!…
Since the home was built by husband and wife team – Michael Robert Construction and Ellie Mroz Design, they allowed photos inside to showcase their work. In fact, they encouraged visitors to use the hashtag – #shadowlawndrive. And you know they didn’t need to tell me twice!
Beautiful Home Tour – Main Floor:
As we approached the home, the first thing that caught our eyes were the two porch swings in front of a fireplace.
When we stepped into the foyer, we knew this home was something special!
To the left was this luxurious sitting room where I could imagine lounging after a long day.
And remember that porch fireplace? This is the other side of it! Love this idea!
On the other side of the foyer we found this relaxing guest bedroom.
Attached to the bedroom was this modern bathroom with a floating vanity.
Around the corner was the perfect living room/wine bar seating area. Why would you ever have to go out?
All the furniture was neutral and looked so inviting.
And these bamboo chairs are just my style!
When you turn around, this is the view into the kitchen.
The marble backsplash is so eye catching and those stools look so comfortable.
Don’t you love the coffee bar tucked away in that cabinet?
As expected, the pantry was amazing. Notice those mosaic floors – wow!
The floors continued around the corner to this classic mudroom.
A guest bathroom..
On the other side of the kitchen overlooking the side yard sits the dining table. Take a notice at all the textures in this home.
And who wouldn’t love a surfboard in the family room? The family definitely carried their love of the west coast to this east coast home.
Tons of texture in here as well along with a shiplap ceiling.
Home Tour – Upstairs:
Now let’s head upstairs to the master bedroom…
Neutrals and textures were continued in the master bedroom. For some reason I didn’t take a photo of the bathroom. Sorry about that! Check out the ceiling, though!
Since I am a boy-mom, I was excited to see the kids’ rooms…
Is this wall the cutest or what?!!..
A perfect bathroom for boys…
And another bathroom with blowfish wallpaper. I totally love this!
Obviously, the designer is not afraid of bold wallpaper….
Look at the size of that laundry room! I could learn to love doing laundry in there!
Home Tour – Attic Space:
Let me tell you…my attic does not look like this! Definitely a creative use of the space! (check out those floor lights!)
There is even enough room for a guest bedroom and bath up there!
Home Tour – Lower Level:
There is no way you can call this space a “basement”!
I cannot even show my boys these photos because they will be so envious!
Not only is there a regular TV viewing area but a theater room as well!
And of course another bathroom. Black and white is perfect for this entertaining area!
Although we didn’t want to leave, we ended the tour on the back patio. I think I would be happy to just live out there!
Oh yes, there is more…this side patio off the kitchen. Love the grass pattern.
And because they thought of everything, they even added a pair of porch swings to the back patio…
So much inspiration! Thanks for joining me on the home tour!
Now you see why I am already planning for next year’s Tour of Notable Homes! If you are still looking for more house tour inspiration, visit my Tour of the Hampton Designer Showhouse from last summer.
What is your favorite photo from the home tour?
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