Are you thinking about building a new home, or doing a major remodel, but have no idea where to start? You’re not alone! The idea of starting a project from scratch can be very overwhelming and stress-inducing. Many of us would rather put off a project for months, or even years, rather than tackle it head-on.
Don’t be afraid to look to others for inspiration. We all do! For example, Monet was primarily inspired by nature, and Picasso had a muse… there are no completely original ideas! However, there are ways to take old ideas and make them new.
That’s where architects and interior designers come into play. The 2015 MBA Parade of Homes runs through September 7, and gives Milwaukee and Waukesha homeowners a chance to peek into other people’s imaginations, and be inspired. People can walk through 25 brand new homes built by 21 of Southeastern Wisconsin’s top home builders. The homes are spread across three subdivisions in Delafield, Pewaukee, and Menomonee Falls. It’s a great event for people looking to build or buy a new home, to remodel, or to simply get some ideas for future DIY projects.
Steinhafels “Decorating Solutions” Designer Dawn Adamec has been involved with the Parade of Homes for years. In this blog, we chronicle the process as she stages a home prior to the Parade, which began on August 15.
Dawn uses her expertise to pick everything from the perfect paint colors, to coordinating furniture, and of course… accessories!
As you can see in this home, which is featured in the Woodleaf Reserve in Pewaukee, Dawn went for a more rustic, nature-inspired motif. You can find many of the items featured at your local Steinhafels location!
It’s true most of us don’t live in an immaculate model home like this one. Even if you live in a smaller or older home, you can make bold statements with furniture and accessories. And don’t forget sometimes less is more–you don’t want to overdo it.
The Parade of Homes began in the 1940’s, and features premier homes. While you may not be looking to transform your house into a model home, Dawn and the other Decorating Solutions designers at Steinhafels stores across the area will be happy to help you create the home of your dreams–both big and small!