The 2016 Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour was this past weekend and it featured six of Dallas’ most fabulous early 20th Century homes. This year’s lineup showcased three Classic Prairie Foursquare homes, a Tudor Revival home, a Dutch Colonial home, and a Spanish Mission Revival home.
Year after year, homes and styles are all different and this year, the homes open to the public, did not disappoint! Several homes celebrated their 100th birthday this year and it’s really interesting to see items that were with the homes from the very beginning, still incorporated in the home to this day. Every home was impressive in their own way! Here’s a peek at some of my favorite things from this tour.
For the Love of Black and White
I love color but these black and white areas, flooring and accessories made me appreciate black and white with its cleanliness and sleek look!
How About Some Wallpaper?
These wallpapers gave these historic homes such a fun and modern look! These wallpapers sure made an impact in these rooms.
Making It Your Own
Each and every home definitely had great furniture, lighting and accessories! Whether they were original, antiques or modern, the mix of it all was great! Each home had their own unique style.
Keeping the Old
I love that a lot of the original architecturals are still kept in mint condition and still considered timeless. Stairs, leaded glass and stained glass, all original! My favorites were the stairs in her closet that lead to the attic which also served to reach shoes and offers extra seating in the closet. And who can forget the telephone niche??
This was one of my favorite ways to repurpose items from the original house. I loved that the walls are covered in the original wood floors that were removed. The bar front and the ceiling fur down detail are all made up of old doors. So clever!
I can’t wait for next year’s Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour!!
I hope to see you there!