When your local paper features a story on a new model home with a two story master closet, you go. Thus my lazy Saturday style adventure began. After you choose and purchase your new home, there seems little reason to continue looking at model homes. But this is actually the most beneficial time to go to model homes. As I mentioned in my previous post Model Home Mirages, model homes set a pretty unrealistic expectation of what your home is going to look like. They have all the bells and whistles and are decorated so fine, that you feel like you’re in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

And that is EXACTLY how you should see it. Now that I’ve already chosen my home, I am using this opportunity to walk through model homes only focusing on the amazing interior design. Instead of buying magazines for $10 a pop, I can simply drive to a few local model homes and experience the designs first hand; walk through the living exhibit, touch it, live it, and figure out what I want in my own home. Therefore price doesn’t matter and of course I chose to walk through a $2.4 million dollar, 5000 sq ft monstrosity.

One of the decor challenges I foresee for my own house is the giant 70 sq ft island that sits in the middle of my kitchen. As my husband likes to point out, the entire middle of the island is too far away from the edge to even be used. Therefore, it is the perfect place for some kind of centerpiece or decoration. This beautiful model kitchen had an elegant answer for this utilizing a decorative tiered cake stand and succulents.



Also, I couldn’t ignore the built in Jenn-Air espresso machine. I have to add that to my wishlist.


Next stop for inspiration was the master bath. As this one already had the same tile and pattern that we chose for our bathroom, it was good to get a confirmation of its beauty. Also note the gorgeous freestanding tub and the dramatic chandelier over the tub.


And finally, this has no practical use and really just served as one of those rare moments in life that just makes you gasp in amazement. I give you, the two story master closet: