Rooms

Design-savvy details and smart storage solutions to deliver function and flair to your kitchen design.  1. Hidden Appliances Custom door panels camouflage the refrigerator and freezer units, helping to maintain the room’s fluid design and uncluttered décor. The shelves, drawer chest and upper cubbies combine to create the look of a...
In Pleasant Grove, a team of pros cooks up a family-friendly kitchen loaded with smart design and Belgian-inspired decorative details.  Design inspiration comes from countless places, and for the owners of this Pleasant Grove home, the influential source was time spent in Belgium and the Netherlands. “We borrowed from the...
A mix of bold patterns, lively colors and contrasting textures can coexist beautifully—really! Designer Jeff Landry used luxurious materials and refined design details to make this home’s eye-catching elements appear to be made for each other. In a Deer Valley ski home, designer Jeff Landry brings a masterful makeover by...
There must be something about before-and-after pictures that allows us to see possibilities. Last week I spoke of kitchen envy and featured a kitchen transformation by Design Plus, Inc., of Salt Lake City (Kaye Christiansen Englert, FASID, NCIDQ, CAPS), and due to the enthusiastic response I am featuring another...
I live in an old home. In fact, in 2020 it will turn a respectable 140 years old. So, I am one of the first to find older homes interesting and livable. But I also suffer a certain degree of kitchen envy when I photograph homes, which is something...

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In Draper, designer Meagan Macievic transforms a previously unremarkable living room into one filled with luminous light, timeless style and uplifting details. Her strategy, dissected:  COLOR “I like to add...
Homeowner Rafael Alvarado, principal of Vecchio Design, delivers streamlined design and large living to his 525-square-foot condo in Salt Lake City. Here are 6 small-living inspirations from his space, to help maximize your small space. 1. Tile Textures In the bathroom, the custom vanity features an Agape sink; a...
This spring, punch up your cooking palette with colorful kitchen gadgets and goods. 1. Food Huggers, Sur La Table, Murray Ditch your plastic bags and go green! These Food Huggers not only save the Earth but they are an attractive addition...
Call it fate. Just when lifestyle influencer Cara Loren was on the hunt for a designer to help transform her young family’s unfinished basement into something unique and stylish, designer Andrea West approached Loren with the idea of collaborating on a project for her portfolio. Loren—whose many followers look to...
In nearly every design article, you read the phrase “Classic design with a modern twist.” That look is what every client seems to be gunning for. Certainly no homeowner wants a room that will be out of style in a season, but how do you attain that balance? That’s where...