Last week, we had an amazing opportunity to share Debra’s personal home as well as the Debra Toney product with nearly 2,000 community members as part of the Park Hill Home Tour. On a hot September Sunday, seven homeowners opened their doors to the community, and Debra was one of them. Though her home was by far the smallest home on the tour, we think it packed the most punch.
The newly remodeled bungalow is a model for urban living. Debra gutted nearly all the interior walls during the redesign, and the result is an open floor plan perfect for the way we live. The Home Tour’s brochure cited the space’s rich color combinations that create a retro ambiance, the flow and space provided by the layout, and the kitchen-centric design suited for modern living as highlights of the home.
When a home is built with the homeowner’s use in mind, the result can be a highly functional, beautiful space, just like the one Debra created for herself and her family. The front porch with comfortable lounge seating invites regular Sunday guests and the warm whites in the kitchen provide an ideal backdrop for culinary adventures with grandkids. One major plus of this home: the ‘walkability’ of the neighborhood.
It’s just a few blocks from a wine store and a local coffee shop, and the neighborhood is always hosting community-oriented events like the Home Tour, street fairs and block parties.
In order to prepare for the tour, Debra was forced to complete a few final touches on the space, one of which included forgoing the existing traditional blinds on the glass front door in favor of a privacy-creating, but very charming, decal featuring aspen trees and birds.