Everyone, it seems, dreams about that perfect home, but not all of us create it. In our feature story “In Grand Style,” John and Marissa Pope envision, design and build their family’s forever home in Salem in collaboration with Davies Design Build. The following photos take us beyond those shared in the printed story, showcasing even more of the Popes’ dream-it, build-it domain. 

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Classic soapstone tops custom painted cabinets crafted by Anvil Companies. Rocky Mountain brass hardware dresses the built-in buffet backed with shimmering Clé tile. 

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Light floods through a series of windows above the kitchen. Gleaming tile completely clads the window alcove, drawing the eye to views of Utah Valley and Mt Timpanogos beyond. 

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Located off the grand entry, the spacious dining room is dressed in timeless Lewis & Wood wallpaper and exquisite trim work that details the ceiling with elegant curves. Walnut floors boast a bordered diamond pattern.

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A spiral staircase connects all levels of the home to supplement the entry’s main staircase.

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A woodland patterned wallpaper dresses the master bedroom’s tray ceiling. Layered rugs, plush velvets and a serene color palette deliver comfort and tranquility to the space.

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A gallery art wall, wood-beaded chandelier and cane chairs infuse the breakfast nook with a charming cafe vibe.

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Black doors add high contrast to the laid-back family room. A stained-glass transom window crowns double doors leading to the garden room. “I like to create intrigue from space to space,” says homeowner and designer Marissa Pope.  

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In the office, a wall-mounted TV screen all but disappears against near-black grasscloth wallpaper. Intricately laid wood flooring and a ceiling clad in reclaimed oak adds warmth and contrast to the room’s dark walls, painted with Sherwin-Williams‘ Iron Ore. 

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The entry’s stately staircase leads to a light-filled landing where built-in book shelves and a reading area invite family members to enjoy some quiet time. Dripping in crystals, the tiered black chandelier tops the two-story staircase with a dazzling display.