I Toured a Design House with my Mom

May 4th, 2012

This house…

I insisted on pausing to admire the urns.

My mom and I both loved the curtains in the dining room.

The plates and bowls were from TJ Maxx.

This living room…

I loved this living room…

Everything about it.

‘Tis perfection to me.

And once again, we both loved the curtains.

I tried to take a photo of the bathroom without getting my reflection.

However, I seemed to be unable to accomplish this simple task.
So then I remembered that I had just gotten my hair cut, colored and highlighted…

And I embraced the reflection photo.

A K-State student designed one of the guest bedrooms.

I thought she did a spectacular job.

And once again…

The curtains.  Loved them.

Fun dragonfly chair.

The master bed and bath was a mite funky…

But the master bath had the best accessories in the entire house.

This painting.

My fingers longed to rip it from the wall and take it home with me.

Yet another picture of the painting I left behind.

Same artist – different painting.

Great vintage glass containers on the marble counter-tops.

The kid’s room.

The designer in this room re-purposed the old kitchen cabinets for the kid’s bathroom.

Poor quality photo of the designer kitchen…

Upon leaving the house, we ventured around the neighborhood.

Most of the homes were built in the 1920′s.  A great era for American architecture.

And then I drove home.


  • Kelley:

    Lovely photos! Was this one of the designer homes here in KC?

  • Catherine:

    What is a designer home? Is it to showcase interior designers? Is it for sale?

    • Catherine:

      Sorry, I meant a design house. Really like the architecture and what they did inside.

      • Rechelle:

        I love the era of the house and really felt like the designers worked with the bones of the house so well.

    • Rechelle:

      The house is not for sale. A design house is usually an older home that the owners allow a group of designers to re-decorate for charitable purposes as well as an opportunity to showcase the work of various area designers. I think the designers have to submit sketches of what they would do to the rooms and go through a selection process. That is why it is so neat that a K-State student got one of the rooms. Tickets are then sold for tours of the home and the proceeds go to a charitable organization. Touring design homes is one of my favorite ways to “giving back”. Ha ha.

  • Thanks for the tour Rechelle. Lovely homes.

  • Erin:

    Cool – thanks for the pics! I saw the preview pics in a KC magazine my parents had – nice to see more!

  • jill:

    The painting in the bathroom – my very first thought when I saw it “that is the Missouri riverwalk in Parkville!” then I realized it is a painting, but it could just as easily be a photo. go walk the river in Parkville some fall day and you’ll have it.

    lovely home, the warm colors speak to me.

    • Rechelle:

      The artist is a local girl, so it is entirely possible that she did paint it in Parkville.