BACK TO THE SUNDAY HOME TOUR...
I did see some wonderful home ideas, one of which was a wonderful kitchen/nook that was as large as my kitchen, dining room and living room together. If you like to cook and if that's where the all the home action happens, it is the perfect kitchen. I can dream... Some other interesting ideas were this powder room ceiling which made you feel as if you were under water. One of the comments about this ceiling was "It's like a mini Bellagio."
I personally enjoyed some of the landscape details, especially since we will need to think about a major landscaping project of our own in the near future, and I found these two completely different water fountains intriguing. First, this very traditional fountain that was strategicly placed int the front yard of a Craftsman style home
...then this Oriental style koi pond/water fountain in the front of another, more conteporary home.
I'm not sure how I would feel about having 400 people walking through my home in one afternoon, but these owners were very proud of their homes and more than happy to show them off. By the way, we were all required to wear surgical booties over our shoes before entering any of the homes on the tour.
I did come away with several creative home remodeling and decorating ideas. It's as if we physically walked through home decorating or architectural magazines.