Can’t get enough of designer Hillary Taylor‘s spectacular St. George home? We’re with you on that. Fortunately, we have more shots of this inspiring retreat featured in our summer cover story—more of its breathtaking desert backdrop, more of its light-filled spaces and lots more of its chic, upbeat design.
Built by Split Rock Custom Homes into a field of ancient lava, the Entrada community home overlooks breathtaking desert scenery. “In St. George, everything is about the views,” says Hillary Taylor, interior designer and homeowner. The architectural design is by Kim Talbot.
Butted glass windows expand the living space and desert views in the great room. A custom tufted sectional, dressed in O. Henry House ice blue linen, pairs with RH swivel chairs and a daybed by Stellarworks. Layered rugs foster the room’s lux, comfort-forward style.
The fireplace’s cerused oak panels conceal a TV cabinet in the great room. The feature was crafted by Premier Woodwork and Vision Electronics. A horizontal ribbon fire element adds a modern touch to the chic décor. Art by William McLure.
A clean-lined plaster hood and cerused cabinets by Joe Pinegar help shape the kitchen’s light, natural style. Light fixtures by Julie Neill.
Hand-formed tiles from Inside Out Architecturals dress the kitchen walls in grids of shimmering, irregular squares. Open shelves provide a fresh alternative to heavy upper cabinets and are an eye-catching place to stow and display everyday dinnerware. “Open shelving is great for vacation homes, where you don’t have as much stuff to store,” Taylor says.
Taylor describes this floating bench “a moment in the home.” She dressed the inset space with an Oliver Street Designs sconce, pillows covered in collected fabrics and small pieces of art.
Taylor dressed each of the three kids’ rooms in a different color story and unique style. In the blue room, a fresh blue-and-white palette gets a whimsical bump with pillows covered in a delightful bunny print.
“This room is perky,” says Taylor, who chose a lively green palette for this bedroom. “I used clear-hued greens for the freshest take possible.” The designer favors green as a “foil for the black lava and red Navajo sandstone outside.”
Bright light and fresh colors define the lower level, where Taylor cleverly paired a striped blue-and-white ping-pong table with art by Karen Smidth.
No heavy wood tones or bulky bunks for this space. Instead, Taylor chose an open, light-filled vibe for the welcoming bunkroom.
Fields of black lava create a raw and wild backdrop for patios furnished in clean-lined outdoor furnishings. “This portion of the landscape cannot be touched, landscaped or built upon,” Taylor explains.