We just finished a weekend of showcasing our Parade of Homes and 621 people came today and 300 yesterday.  The weather in Winston-Salem Thursday brought down trees and power lines and impeded the traffic pattern to this home.    We were fortunate that the public sought us out and found a way to get there.  The power was off on Saturday but came back on Sunday.   Either way, folks were so pleasant and wanted to see what Don Hamrick and June DeLugas had created this year.  Buena Vista is a well-known historical section of Winston-Salem and people desire to live in the neighborhoods.  It is a close community of about 1200-1400 people.  The area is central to both the major hospitals and the downtown restaurants.  For a doctor to travel to work, it would only take ten minutes to either hospital.  There are close elementary schools and the mall is a hop, skip and a jump away.  Living in the community has benefits that a lot of people seek.

Our home this year features integrative up-to-date light fixtures, great tile, quartz countertops and hardwood floors throughout the house.   The heating and air is guaranteed to be only $59/month!  We designed on CAD the space for the kitchen and the keeping room.  A sectional sofa and recliner chair is all you need for a keeping room that connects to the kitchen.  There is one big living space for the family to hang out, eat, and do homework.  We designed an entertainment unit in the center of a wall between two windows.  The entertainment unit has barn doors made from antique heart pine.  Off from kitchen, the pantry has the same barn door made from antique heart pine, as well.  The pantry has painted cabinets below heart pine shelving that is painted Jamestown Blue by Benjamin Moore.  Most of the public have commented on the lighting, dining room wallpaper, the kitchen/keeping room, and the pantry.  They pantry is as nice as the kitchen.   Mixing old and new is our specialty.  It is so much fun!  We start with the fabrics and build from the colors found in the fabrics.  For instance, I came up with the color of the TV cabinet to coordinate with the fabrics selected, along with the furniture fabric, pillows, and upholstery.  I found 4 antique, sequentially numbered botanical prints at the summer antique show and had them framed for a focal wall in the keeping room.  The colors in the botanicals are what drew me in.   The feel is light and modern, but also historical.  You must see the home to understand that you can mix both styles and create a warm and welcoming home.  It is “Luxury Living”, but comfortable and inviting!