Stacy Andersen and Joey Johnson focus on subtle details and clever techniques to conjure the great room’s inviting, timeless style.  

Stacy Andersen and Joey Johnson of Remedy Home Design. Photo by Rebekah Westover.

In the great room’s spacious and light-filled space, furniture and rugs delineate the gathering and entry areas, while the warm white walls and ceiling serve as a soothing backdrop for striking architectural details and a curated combination of fabrics, furnishings and fixtures. 

Mix it Up

Photo by Rebekah Westover

A mix of fully upholstered sofas and skirted chairs anchor the sitting area with transitional and traditional styles while contemporary open-framed tables deliver lighter, airier forms. Curves soften the décor while streamlined linear elements lend an uncluttered modern edge. Textiles and leather deliver a mix of dark and light, patterned and solid, smooth and richly textured. 

Add Age

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A classic fireplace surround gleams on a limestone wall deliberately aged with mortar spread across its surface before being partially wiped away. “It feels old and a little monochromatic,” Andersen says. The designers rejected built-in cabinets and shelves for the wall in an effort to accentuate the stone surface and the room’s open, spacious feel. 

Make an entry 

Photo by Rebekah Westover

Andersen and Johnson use a table and rug, rather than walls, to define the home’s entry space. The table aligns with a door leading to the covered patio outdoors. “The table is a welcoming, sculpture-like piece,” Johnson explains. 

Stray from Symmetry

Photo by Rebekah Westover

To relax the décor and ease the formality of the great room’s balanced architecture and furniture placement, the designers layered framed art on the fireplace mantle in an asymmetric style.

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Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.