Monday, July 20, 2015

HomeArama Opens In Charlotte

 HomeArama is Now Open!

The Home Builders Association of Charlotte HomeArama returns with the latest innovations in home design and d√©cor.  Located in the exquisite Cheval community in historic Mint Hill.  Don't miss this exciting tour of homes which runs through August 2, 2015.

HomeArama homes encompass the latest styles and materials for living areas, kitchen and bath design using cutting-edge, energy-efficient products.

Expect the HomeArama 2015 to be more impressive than ever before.  Visit the four innovative homes build by Arcadia Homes, The Ullman Group and New Old Custom Homes.

 My studio partner, Traci Zeller is a participating as a designer of the house built by Arcadia Homes.  I went to see the house last week, and I fell in love with the house and obviously I wasn't the only one.  The Arcadia home, designed by Traci Zeller won for "Best Overall Home".  Congrats to Traci and Arcadia for a job well done!  If you live in the Charlotte area, I urge you to go visit HomeArama to see the latest and greatest in home design.

Here are some sneak peeks of the house Traci designed:
Photography by Dustin Peck

Traci and Arcadia used so many interesting design ideas and materials in this house.  I have shared some sneak peeks of the house on my instagram feed.  Make sure you check out the doggy shower on my feed.  It is so dang adorable with Thibaut "Best of Show" wallpaper.  Traci has also shared several pictures of the house on her instagram feed.  You may also check out #CLThomearama to see more pictures of this year's participating home builders and their designer's work.  

HomeArama is sponsoring a contest too. If you visit and take a "selfie" or "usie" in one of the homes and #CLTHomearama on your picture you can be entered in a contest to win an ipad!

Designing a HomeArama home is no small fete for any designer.  There were great partners in the house Traci designed, which helped make her design work come together.  Ethan Allen, Dash and Albert, The FirePlace Store, LampsPlus, Stanton Carpet, Pine Cone Hill, Thibaut,  and more!  

 Traci commissioned Virginia artist and friend, Lesli DeVito, known for her animal portraits, to paint a series of original paintings of horses, which is in keeping with the equestrian community's theme.  Lesli puts her spin on the subject with fabulous color and composition.  If you are interested in any of these paintings, you better move fast!  I think they will sell fast!
If you are not in Charlotte but interested in the paintings visit Leslie's site to see the collection and pricing here.

Lancelot, which hangs in the family room, is one of my favorites.  This painting has interesting soft colors and an alluring mystique about it. 

All of the paintings are for sale.  As a matter of fact.....

An exciting fact you may not know is that the furnishings are for sale!  Yes, that is right!  If you visit HomeArama, make sure you check out Traci's house for some amazing values on beautiful furnishings. The designer sale slated for August 3, 2015, will be fabulous, but if you visit the house and see something you want, buy it early and pick it up on the 3rd so you don't miss out on these incredible deals.

HomeArama 2015 Dates and Event Details
July 18 – August 2, 2015
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday-Sunday (CLOSED Mondays)
Gate closes at 6 pm ~ Homes remain open until 7 pm

Here are some of the scheduled events:

Monday, July 20 – Realtor Day*

9 am-1 pm

*Special exclusive preview for licensed real estate agents only. Reservations required to

Wednesday, July 22 – Designer Day

11 am-2 pm

Interior Designers will be in the homes.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the designers and ask questions.

Wednesday, July 29 – Chef’s Day

11 am-1 pm

Presented by Piedmont Natural Gas. Area chefs will be on hand to share samplings of their specialties and a favorite recipe with show visitors.

Sunday, August 2 – Closing Day

10 am – 6 pm

Last chance to tour the homes!

Monday, August 3 – After the Show Designer Sale
Many of the decorative accessories, artwork, and furniture may be available for purchase. If visitors are interested, ask the designer about items.  If it is available, visitors can return August 3 to pick up their items.

You’ll enjoy fun, food and festivities at every turn.  Start planning now to meet your friends at the 2015 HomeArama and see what all the excitement is about at Cheval.
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  1. Lisa you always know about the best events; of course this one especially with Traci's involvement!!
    Wish I could be there!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. When I was an active Realtor and specialized in new construction years ago in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, I never missed the annual Homerama! The ideas and new products we were introduced to were fantastic. The builders I worked for were usually represented and it was so rewarding being a part of this fabulous event.

  3. Gorgeous! Love Traci's work and Leslie Devito's too!! (And yours... duh.) Thanks for sharing this fabulous event!!! xo Kristy


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