Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after story? There’s something irresistible about seeing design pros transform blah to ahhh, just like a talented team did in our recent feature about a family’s boldly remodeled Deer Valley home. Interior designer McKenzie Dickson, designer with Denton House Design Studio, teamed with contractors Jackson & LeRoy to turn an outdated mountain house into a modern, family-focused retreat. And while we couldn’t fit it all in our pages, we have plenty of room for must-see outtakes here. 

Deer Valley home, Staircase, Daybed, Lounge
Photo by Joshua Caldwell

Noisy pinball machines once occupied a nook beneath the staircase, but now a custom daybed topped with pillows fills the cozy spot, creating a charming out-of-the-way place to lounge and relax. 

Deer Valley home, Built-in bunks, Queen bunk beds, Camel and grey ottoman
Photo by Joshua Caldwell

Built-in bunks not only increase the number of guests this bedroom can sleep, they also increase the the space’s style and fun-factor. The custom bunks feature two queen and two full beds, suitable for kids and adults alike. Making the beds is easy, thanks to the top bunks’ fold-down railing. A chic palette of camel and gray tones promotes the room’s decidedly grown-up décor. 

Deer Valley home, Master bedroom, Built-ins, Stone fireplace, White paint, Lounge chair, Bookshelf, Side table
Photo by Joshua Caldwell

New built-ins provide storage and display space between the master bedroom’s windows and stone fireplace. White paint refreshes the previously orange-stained wood doors and trim. 

Deer Valley home, stairs
Photo by Joshua Caldwell

A completely overhauled staircase connects the home’s multiple levels spaces as well as all of the homes multiple levels. Previously bulky and all-wood, the four-level staircase now features white-painted newel posts, thin metal balusters, refined handrails and open treads of white oak. “It unifies the interior,” Dickson says. 

Deer Valley home, Family room, Wood beams, Stone fireplace, Hearth
Photo by Joshua Caldwell

In the lower-level family room, new beams hide structural supports along the raised ceiling. The team overhauled the bulky old fireplace with a more modern version featuring stone showcased elsewhere in the home. They also reduced the depth of the hearth to make more room for furnishings in the narrow space. 

Deer Valley home, Bedroom, Kids' bedroom, White and grey palette, Custom bunk beds, Hanging chair
Photo by Joshua Caldwell

Tired furnishings and orange-toned woods once defined this spacious-yet-outdated bedroom. Today, a white-and-gray palette, custom bunks and a hanging chair fashion the airy room’s fun, fresh décor. 

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