Alpine scenery and sweeping landscapes abound, Park City sets the perfect stage for designers and builders to flex their creative muscles. In the 2022 Park City Showcase of Homes, the state’s industry leaders put their own spin on mountain living. From farmhouse fresh to modern edge, each home inspired a different interpretation. As we traveled through the Swiss-like hills of Midway and the lakeside communities in Heber City (you should always take the scenic route after all) we spotted more than a few trends popping up. Take a look at some of our favorites from the home showcase:

FIREPLACE FLAIR

Fireplaces are a staple in mountain homes, especially when half the year is spent hunkering down during winter storms. The interior monoliths also act as anchors for airy living spaces and light-filled grand rooms. In the 2022 showcase, designer added an extra dose of flair to the flickering wall. Bold floor-to-ceiling marble or shimmering moody tile—take your pick.

2022 Park City Showcase of Homes
Home #5. Build by Mayflower Luxury Homes. Photo by Utah Valley Videos
2022 Park City Showcase of Homes
Home #6. Build by H2 Homes, Design by Olsen Home Design. Photo by Utah Valley Videos

A TOUCH OF TIMBER

What better way to bring a piece of the alpine outdoors inside than with wood accents? The natural texture introduces warmth to bedrooms and can be displayed in a variety of exciting ways. Vertical walnut planks act as a frame for lux beds, or shaped into geometric forms to visually separate a room.

Home #1. Build by Killowen Construction. Design by Kimberly Parker Design. Photo by Utah Valley Videos
2022 Park City Showcase of Homes
Special Repeat Feature. Build and Design by Ezra Lee Design + Build.
2022 Park City Showcase of Homes
Home #1. Build by Killowen Construction. Design by Kimberly Parker Design. Photo by Utah Valley Videos

MOODY BATHROOMS

In sleek modern homes, one can almost certainly expect a surprise when it comes to powder rooms with panache. Dark, saturated hues give the modest spaces personality. Wall-to-wall tile certainly accomplishes a moody tone, or brightly-patterned wallpaper to encase the room in whimsy.

Home #3. Build and Design by Greenlaw Construction. Photo by Utah Valley Videos
2022 Park City Showcase of Homes
Home #9. Build by Elements Custom Homes. Design by Inspirations Design Studio. Photo by Utah Valley Videos
Home #6. Build by H2 Homes, Design by Olsen Home Design. Photo by Utah Valley Videos.

STAY SHARP

To contrast shapely furniture and soft textures, designers and builders are certainly playing the angles. Framing windows with sharp corners follow sloping rooflines. In kitchens, triangle islands create a natural flow for preparing and enjoying meals

2022 Park City Showcase of Homes
Home #4. Build by JC Luxury Homes. Photo by Utah Valley Videos.
Special Repeat Feature. Build and Design by Ezra Lee Design + Build. Photo by Utah Valley Videos.
2022 Park City Showcase of Homes
Home #3. Build and Design by Greenlaw Construction. Photo by Utah Valley Videos.

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Avrey Evans
Avrey is the Digital Editor for Utah Style and Design, and our affiliate magazine Utah Bride and Groom. She enjoys keeping a pulse on upcoming design trends, propagating green thumb inspiration and indulging her affinity for alliteration.