Photo Friday

In just a week, most of our lives have changed dramatically as we seek to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from the contagion of COVID-19 by voluntary self-isolation. Today, I’m celebrating staying in and staying close and the spaces in homes that make it easier...
I really appreciate it when creative people take a new direction or try something different and succeed pulling it off, like a comedian taking on a serious role or Tony Bennett singing duets with Lady Gaga. Featured today is a home built in...
A recent assignment to photograph Okland Construction’s Salt Lake headquarters building demonstrated to me how an office space can be vital, energized, and focused on the daily experiences of those who work there. Okland Construction, of course, built the space (designed by WRNS Studios, San Francisco) and...
I’m often asked about trends that I am seeing, and one is how design professionals are now approaching the master suite to serve more functions than just as a bedroom. This makes sense, especially in luxury second homes built for hosting and entertaining. With a home full...
This week, I’m checking in on how everyone is doing meeting their New Year’s resolutions, particularly, “This year, I’m going to exercise more.”  Before we begin, I will agree that it can be hard, really hard, but a resolution is a promise to the self, and after...
I have come close, but have never actually been present for a home reveal—that magic moment when a family opens the door and steps into their new home surrounded by the somewhat anxious team of designers, builders and crafts people who have done their all to make...
Park City is just quieting down now that the visitors in trendy fashions and sometimes impractical shoes have gone home with memories of their Sundance experience just in time for the Oscar awards this weekend. With so much attention on films, my sharing this week is on films and the...
People talk about their holiday plans as an intention to really have time to gather together with family and friends and to connect. I have to say I agree. Not only are our dear ones more dispersed geographically, but demands on everyone’s time has grown and no...
It’s a sign that I have had too much winter when I start reminiscing about summer time and nostalgically remembering my trip to the lakeside enclave in the Northwoods just below Lake Superior. Architect Hank Louis (Gigaplex, Park City) designed this summer home...
This marks a long holiday weekend preceded by a new layer of fresh snow. Thinking about a long weekend, I would enjoy spending three days in this recently completed home in Promontory, and it would take that much time to fully explore and appreciate its thoughtful detailing,...