Sunday, June 14, 2009

More Home Show Houses

I'm a little out of things but what is new right? There always seems to be a new drama or challenge in my life. I spent a lot of time this week with Creed Ford; a man I grew to love as I tried to help him be able to stay in his home for the last 3+ years. He came home from the hospital Tuesday on Hospice. I had him all to myself on Wednesday and spent an enjoyable day talking to him, singing to him, massaging a body sore from spending so much time in bed, until his grandchildren could be with him Wednesday evening. Creed was able to visit with them and passed away in his sleep at 3 am Thursday morning.

There is a big hole in my heart. It was so nice to be truly needed and be able to give service freely. We spent a lot of time together. I will miss him. Creed D. Ford born July 24, 1921. He died June 18, 2009. Services are tomorrow.

Here are some more home show pictures that I downloaded last week. I loved this house. It looked small but I think was 7000 square feet. Very french country.
The floors are quarter sawn oak. They were from a wine barrel making company. They couldn't use them because they had too many knots. It gave the appearance of an antique floor. Coffered ceilings, thick mouldings, and other details were found throughout.
Reclaimed beams in the entry hall.
The kitchen had some great details with lots of cabinetry.
Loved this basket of watch faces and pictures. It made for a cute vinette.
Here is the study. Beautiful wood.
The master bathroom.

Nice garden paths off of the kitchen.
More kitchen details.
This was the butler's pantry made with antique cupboards built in.
The family room. The downstairs was more modern and contained a home theatre. This house is listed for 1.75 million. I think.
This is from another house. There were lots of black cabinetry. I was surprised how many there were. How soon will these be outdated?
A huge craft room with wrapping center, granite countertops, a nice bathroom, children's play area, etc.
Not my favorite design but this room is about the same size as our addition plans so I included this picture for my husband to see.
There were tons of beds with many layers of bedding and pillows, pillows, and more pillows.

I like how they made use of unusual ceiling heights.
This painting was done directly on the wall. The artist was there and said this would cost between $1500-$2000 to do something similar in your home. He was really good.
Here is the rest of the room.

I have more home show pictures. Is anyone interested in seeing more or have you had enough. Let me know.


Anita said... home pics are always fun to see. Thanks for doing all the visiting and posting of the pictures...some really good ideas. I love the basked with the photos and clock faces too...what a creative idea. Never would have thought of it. My condolences on the loss of your friend, what a blessing that you were to him.

Beth said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I would LOVE to see more pics of the home show! Thanks for taking the time to post the one's you did. Fantastic :).