Colorful laundry room part of Heritage Hills Home & Garden Tour

Money raised from the tour goes into preserving Heritage Hills' green spaces, which the neighborhood maintains on its own, as well as neighborhood enhancements such as new light poles and projects benefiting nearby Wilson Elementary.
BY DYRINDA TYSON dyrinda@gmail.com Published: September 22, 2012
Advertisement
;

Suzette Hatfield is firm on one subject.

“I think the only color for a laundry room — for a wall color — is purple, because it's my happy color,” she said.

The laundry room upstairs in her Heritage Hills home fits the bill. Purple walls, accented with brightly painted wooden creatures from Oaxaca, Mexico, and other locales, turns what could be a tiny utilitarian room into a light, happy space. It's almost easy to overlook the washer and dryer.

“I spend a lot of time in here ironing in my cute little laundry room,” Hatfield said in her home, one of several on the 46th annual Heritage Hills Homes & Gardens Tour noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6-7.

Tour stops

Among the stops this year is St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15, as well as the nearby Hefner Mansion, 201 NW 14. The church bought the mansion and renovated to serve as office and Sunday school space, said Amy Curran, the tour's public relations chair.

“But downstairs still feels like a home,” she said.

The Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15, will serve as tour central, and guests on the tour are urged to start out at the mansion, Curran said. Ingrid's Kitchen will operate the cafe there this year, serving sandwiches, “bratdogs” and other favorites from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both tour days.

Money raised from the tour goes into preserving Heritage Hills' green spaces, which the neighborhood maintains on its own, as well as neighborhood enhancements such as new light poles and projects benefiting nearby Wilson Elementary.

Classic air

Except for the happy laundry room, the rest of Suzette and Kim Hatfields' home at 833 NW 15 has a classic air, their art and glass collections offering bright notes along the way.

A timpani-turned-stained-glass-art anchors one corner of the dining room. In the living room, almost an entire wall glitters with the glass collection in a display case — the result of about 15 years of collecting mostly contemporary glass, Hatfield said.

One section of the case, dubbed the museum section, is off limits to guests, she said. “Otherwise, we open the cabinet and say, ‘Pick your glass.'”

The Hatfields' home was built in 1922, and several families moved in and out in the early years, Suzette Hatfield said. Then Logan and Launa Carey settled in — Launa Carey outlived her husband, remaining there 62 years until she died in 1994 at age 100, Hatfield said.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Angels won't cap former OU pitcher Garrett Richards' innings
  2. 2
    McDonald's Allegedly Fires Mom Whose Daughter Played Outside While She Worked
  3. 3
    Verizon: We track you, you get free stuff
  4. 4
    Is this Apple's new iWatch?
  5. 5
    Survey: Users unhappy with Facebook
+ show more