Interior Inspiration from the Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes
It’s no secret I have a soft spot for mountain homes and rustic modern interiors that utilize materials that feel rich in texture and history. Last fall, Eric and I bought tickets to the Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes, a three day event where attendees have the opportunity to self-tour million dollar homes nestled in the North Georgia mountains. Tickets were only $25/person and proceeds were donated to scholarships for local students.
I realized I never shared the photos here on the blog – just a few in our newsletter – so today I’m doing a bit of a photo dump of my favorite photos. We only went one day and it was pretty busy, so I didn’t get photos of all the spaces since there were people everywhere, and unfortunately, some of the homes I was looking forward to seeing were removed from the tour at the last minute.
Even so, it was really fun and I recommend looking into Parade of Homes events in your area, which are generally held a couple times a year. And if you live in or around north Georgia, I highly recommend checking out the Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes for the next event. These homes were stunning!
“With numerous homes on display from several different builders, the Parade of Homes provides attendees an opportunity to view a wide variety of homes across North Georgia’s stunning landscape including, mountains, streams, lakes, and other breathtaking locations. The participating builders represent some of the best craftsmen throughout the North Georgia region, each with their own distinct signature and style, making each home visit in the parade a truly unique and rewarding experience. Whether a fan of rustic, farmhouse, industrial, craftsman, modern, or anything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.” – Blue Ridge Parade of Homes
While these events can be super helpful for someone looking to build or buy a home, you don’t need to be in the market to attend. To be honest, I’ve never been too excited about other Parade of Homes events, but the fact that this one focused solely on mountain homes made it right up my alley. We went for the views and inspiration. I was especially interested in finding some inspo/motivation for our RV reno. The homes were a good mix of styles, but I personally prefer interiors than lean more rustic vs. too contemporary or ultra modern. I want to feel like I’m in a mountain home. I don’t like anything too dark or ornate, but a good mix of rustic and modern.
The photos below are from different homes, and you can click the link below each image or on hover to learn more about the home/builder from the official Blue Ridge Parade of Homes website. Just fyi, these were taken on my phone and all of the homes had the lights on, so they’re not the best quality, but they still give you the overall vibe. And you’ll probably notice there aren’t any photos of the exterior or kitchens/common rooms mainly because it was challenging to take photos without people in those spaces.
I hope you feel inspired by these mountain homes. I’ll start with my favorite bedroom below, which had a really interesting bark textured accent wall that I was obsessed with. It was also found in other areas throughout the home. It was so cozy, I just wanted to stay in there and hang out.