It’s been a quick several months preparing for the Parade of Homes this year, in Clay, NY. Our builder got in to the Parade late, so he hit the ground running in March to have the 3,100 sq.ft home finished by June 5th. After strange weather, and having to re-varnish the red oak floors twice due to humidity changes, which pushed back the furniture delivery, I had just a mere week to furnish the whole house…but did it with a little time to spare.
I had an intern helping me from a local College, plus the builders wife for a day helping to hang wall art etc. So glad I had them!
The Realtors wanted interior photos the day the furniture arrived, so I managed to delay them a day while we rushed to make at least the major rooms photo ready….whew!
The house colors were inspired by a pillow, and I based the outside siding, stone, and interior colors with that pillow so everything felt connected in a way.
The kids rooms I always individualize, for kids all have their own personalities, so this year I did a nursery,
A sports themed teen room, with handmade sports equipment headboard and pallet bed
Of all the rooms this year, the hit was the boys Jungle Room.
That room has had everyone giggle, and leave with a smile on their face. It was also the most fun and easiest room to complete. My husband even burned the song, “The lion sleeps tonight” on a cd for me to play continuously as background music in the room.
The ceiling fan makes the giant Ikea leaves sway up and down to the beat of the music. So fun! The arbor was made with old ladders and planks for the top. Raffia table skirting for bed skirt and around window panels.
Plush animals with velcro feet hold up the curtains while hanging on the curtain rod.
Hand painted dresser using animal print in lettering on drawers by 1829 Farmhouse/Inspired.
A reading nook with handmade coffee bag cushions, an electric lantern and netted tent in the corner, brings a safari feel while sharing a story with a friendly tiger. To receive posts via email click HERE Subscribe in a reader or sign up in subscription box in sidebar.