We’ve showcased a lot of spectacular rooms in our magazine during the past year, and in each of our issues, expansive home features anchored the pages with inspiring design and spectacular must-see spaces. From light-filled living rooms to boldly imagined kitchens, fearless architecture to lush landscapes, masterful design and savvy solutions factored prominently in every story. These thirteen photos capture the talent and design that define many of this year’s celebrated Utah homes and determined their place as one of the best of the best in 2020.

Utah home, Lounge, Midway Utah, Chris Luker, Ashton Klomp Interiors
Photo by Chris Luker; Interiors by Ashton Klomp Interiors

Daringly dark walls and timeless decorative details define a cozy lounge in a new Midway home.

Spiral staircase, Park City Utah, Interior architecture, Scot Zimmerman, Upwall Design Architects, Marian Rockwood
Photo by Scot Zimmerman; Architecture by Upwall Design Architects; Interiors by Marian Rockwood

A stunning spiral staircase is just one of many dynamic architectural statements in a Park City home that wraps around jaw-dropping mountain views.

Utah home, Two-sided fireplace, Master bathroom, Salt Lake City, Scot Zimmerman, Anne-Marie Barton
Photo by Scot Zimmerman; Design by Anne-Marie Barton

A two-sided fireplace warms a stunning, spa-like bathroom in a remarkably remodeled home perched above Salt Lake City.

Rachel Parcell, Hand-painted wallpaper, Master bedroom, Rebekah Westover, Alice Lane Interior Design
Photo by Rebekah Westover; Design by Alice Lane Interior Design

Custom hand-painted wallpaper creates a magnificent backdrop for Rachel Parcell’s dreamy master bedroom. See her beautiful family home in Ode to Beauty, published in our Spring 2020 issue.

Utah home, Scandi-inspired architecture, Architecture, Lehi Utah, Meagan Larsen, Ezra Lee Design + Build
Photo by Meagan Larsen; Design by Ezra Lee Design + Build

Large cutouts punctuate the bold geometric form of a Lehi home’s Scandi-inspired architecture.

Black mirrors, Pendant light, Dining room, Salt Lake City, Melissa Kelsey, Kara DiOrio
Photo by Melissa Kelsey; Design by Kara DiOrio

Black mirrors reflect the modern decor and cloud-like pendant light in designer Kara DiOrio’s renewed dining room. Click here to see the remodeled SLC home.

Utah home, Thundershack, Holladay Utah, Landscape design, Joshua Caldwell, Northland Design Group, Clayton Vance Architecture, Jackson & Leroy, Alice Lane Interior Design
Photo by Joshua Caldwell; Landscape design by Northland Design Group; Architecture by Clayton Vance Architecture; Contractor: Jackson & LeRoy; Interior Design by Alice Lane Interior Design

A stylized thundershack creates a fanciful shelter that’s part of a storybook retreat located on a charming property in the heart of Holladay.

Photo by Nathan Schroder; Interiors by Hillary Taylor Interiors

Breathtaking desert views and refreshing design infuses the lux-yet-livable interiors of designer Hillary Taylor’s light-filled St. George vacation home.

Utah home, Deck, Woodland Hills Utah, Rebekah Westover, Rob McQuay Architects, Split Rock Custom Homes, Becki Owens
Photo by Rebekah Westover; Architecture by Rob McQuay Architects; Contractor: Split Rock Custom Homes; Interiors by Becki Owens

A magnificent mountain setting inspired the bold architecture and laid-back interiors of an inviting, intriguing hilltop retreat in Woodland Hills.

Photo by Alan Wilbur; Architecture by Rowland + Broughton; Landscape design by Landform Design Group

A dramatic landscape overhaul and home remodel create a family’s dream dwelling perched on a Park City lakefront property.

Utah home, European farmhouse, Kitchen, Heber Valley, Rebekah Westover, Caitlin Creer
Photo by Rebekah Westover; Interiors by Caitlin Creer

European farmhouse details infuse a Heber Valley kitchen, as well as the entire home, with duck egg-inspired colors, enduring style and charming design elements. See the welcoming décor in Charmed Life, fall 2020.

Great room, Fireplace, Stained cedar, Globe pendant lights, Meagan Larsen, Ezra Lee Design + Build
Photo by Meagan Larsen; Design by Ezra Lee Design + Build

In a dynamic modern Park City home, steel panels clad a great room’s towering fireplace rising to a soaring ceiling detailed with stained cedar and multiple globe pendant lights.

Utah home, Deer Valley, Staircase, Home remodel, Joshua Caldwell, Jackson & Leroy, Denton House
Photo by Joshua Caldwell; Contractor: Jackson & LeRoy; Interior Design by Denton House

A talented team of pros transformed an outdated Deer Valley home into an imaginatively remodeled statement of fresh style and ultra-livable spaces. Among these is a reimagined four-story staircase they took from bulky and drab to crisp and bright.

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.