Homearama 2015 just ended last week here in Louisville, Kentucky. It was hosted at the newly built neighborhood community of Spring Farm Lake and showcased 11 beautifully designed and decorated homes. We at Builders Surplus took a little field trip to tour some of the homes, snap some photos, and gain insight on some new home trends & building materials; but that doesn’t mean that we were completely objective – although we do try. We were excited to pick out some of our own favorites in terms of spaces & materials to share with you! In fact, we even made a little video to showcase our top 10 favorite interiors from Homearama this year!

Check out our Top 10 Favorites Video!


10) Rustic Bathroom Design.

Our favorite part about this bathroom was the bourbon barrel and copper sink! This room was beautifully overwhelming with texture from the wood, stone floor, and stuccoed walls I was half expecting bourbon to start flowing into the sink. A DIY liquor bottle soap dispenser would have been the perfect finishing touch.

9) Unique Wood Look Tile Flooring.

This wood look tile flooring was in a laundry room, and frankly we just couldn’t get enough of the contrasting colors within it! The browns and oranges tied in very nicely with the rest of the colors in the room and the blue planks cooled down the small space without being too overwhelming. This may have been my favorite homearama flooring over all. What a stunner!

8) Sliding Barn Door.

This door ties back nicely with one of our recent homearama blog posts about the modern rustic trend, found here. It’s a dark stained sliding closet door. It fit the trend of the room, being country chic and added a uniqueness to the room. It was a nice little surprise considering it was the only door like that in the house – an honor usually grated only to the front door.

7) Contrasting Kitchen Countertops

These kitchen counters took our breath away. The dark island stood out against the many lighter colors of the room and gave the whole space a more elegant look. We also loved how the island was black with a white granite top and the rest of the cabinets were white with a black granite top! We also have a blog about how to design your own contrasting island, here.

6) Classic Bath Design + Clawfoot Tub

Truly, it was just the bathtub that had us gawking. The contrasting white with dark claws and hardware were beautiful – like claw tubs and freestanding tubs always are. The towel storage above it was also a popular trend that we saw  throughout the tour. These can be ordered in our Wellborn or Waypoint cabinet lines in store.

5) Stone Backsplash.

Homearama 2015 sported a lot of tile and glass backsplashes, both in the kitchen and the bath. This one stood out as a classic tumbled travertine stone with the silver accent tile as a simple touch that exuded understated rustic elegance. The metallic boarder paired with the matte stone contrasted perfectly with the dark wood cabinets. The color of these cabinets are very in style right now, with the grey toned brown adding another rustic touch.

4)  Shelf Storage.

Maybe we’re just suckers for dark cabinetry, but we also loved how open these espresso cabinets made the room feel. A great way to display your wine glasses!

3) Incredible Wine Cellar

We’re starting to see a trend amongst ourselves. Dark, grey toned cabinets, angled cabinetry shelving, and liquor of course. This was a beautiful sealed off space, next to the kitchen in the basement. Its a perfect adult getaway. It was actually the same room that sported some of our favorite cabinetry seen at number 4 favorite. The wine cellar came complete with a small tasting table and, frankly, looking from the outside, the room felt like a work of art.

2) Modern Rustic Bath.

We just did a blog post earlier this week about the insanely popular trend. The modern tub contrasted against the largely classic decor, however, the hardware and stand alone wood table brought it all together beautifully. It’d be a tough decision whether to take a bath or shower that day, but once you go in one you wouldn’t really want to leave anyway.

1) Open Shower and Desk.

We’re not sure if that’s a working desk or a makeup vanity, I suppose it could be both, either way the unique, open layout of this bath is what engrossed us. Multiple people could easily take a shower at once and it certainly is a much more beautiful and elegant open shower than the one your high school locker room had. This room is easily our number one because of it’s unique layout and modern style, even if we can’t entirely agree on what the desk/vanity is really used for.
We really enjoyed this years Homarama and can’t wait for next year! If you’re looking to remodel your home feel free to stop by either of our two locations in Louisville or Newport, Kentucky and ask one of our designers how you can get the Homarama look for your home – at an affordable price! Please, share, tweet, or reblog this article if you enjoyed it or found it helpful in any way! Also be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss out on great promotions!