Bloghttp:// the ScenesDecorating IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn the GardenIn The MagazineMark Your CalendarsOn the TablePartiesPhoto FridayRecipesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomTablescapesTravelUncategorizedMon, 29 Sep 2014 11:51:35 +0000Which Cover Would You Choose: Fall 2014http://<p>The Fall issue arrives on newsstands this Wed. Some of you may have seen the issue because subscribers received a copy last week. Here is our usual roundup of covers that we had to choose from. Which cover would you choose?</p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdfa14altcovers2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdfa14altcovers3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdfa14altcovers4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdaltcover4.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 29 Sep 2014 11:51:35 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaSmashing Pantries: Beyond the Cupboardhttp://<p>This time of year is synonymous with fresh starts, clean slates and organization. With the very best intentions we push against the unraveling that happens over time. I find my mind is clear and content when organized. And take great pleasure in pursuing order and perusing others’ efforts. Sometimes much more of the latter…</p> <p>Whether you are a storage phenom or a spectator peeking into the pantry to see how other people really live, these are examples of going beyond the cupboard and creating smashing pantries.</p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Round House Pantries and Larders</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="713" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry2.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Designsponge Emersonmade</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry3.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Decorpad</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="371" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry4.jpg" width="490"><br>Via Besthomedecorators</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry5.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Uncovet</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="596" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry6.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Terracotta Properties</a></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:36 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Face-lift Any Backyard Fiascohttp://<p>If your backyard suffers from a list of shortcomings—awkward slopes, scrappy shrubs, distracting decks or any other imperfection—the time has come to transform it from dated to dynamic. Create a landscape that compliments the uniqueness of your living quarters by addressing all of its flaws and implementing a host of innovative ideas.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/boost2.jpg" width="490">  </p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Transformed a difficult-to-maintain back corner with stylized, easy-care plantings</li> <li>Installed steep retaining walls to support a new, slightly sloped landscape</li> <li>Created a bold focal point using a steep orb planter staged on a bed of rock</li> <li>Removed multiple utility poles</li> </ul> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>After:</div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/boost.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group, LFDG</a></p>webinternMon, 29 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & RenovatecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: 2nd Annual Brew + Qhttp://<p><a href="" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a> is haing a good ole end-of-summer party tonight!</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/beers.jpg" width="500"></em></p> <p><em>Besides being a helluva party, the 2nd annual Brew + ‘Q is one never-quite-big-enough hat tip to all their supporters, clients [both past and present], and fellow banner-wavers for the city of salt. It’s the place you come to grab a hug, sip a brew, eat some ‘Q, and let us get all grateful on ya’.</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Our friends from Squatters</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Even Stevens</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">By Proxy Co.</a>, Beer Bar, <a href="" target="_blank">Maison Confiserie et Boutique</a>, DJs Concise Kilgore and Chaseone2, <a href="" target="_blank">Blooms &amp; Co.</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Pago</a>/<a href="" target="_blank">Finca</a> pastry chef Courtney McDowell, Jonny Bonner, and <a href="" target="_blank">Saturday’s Waffle</a> will all be there to help cityhomeCOLLECTIVE wave adieu to summer. </p> <p>From churros, local brews, wine, and even cotton candy this party shouldn't dissapoint. <a href="" target="_blank">For the party details go here.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/details-image.001.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoFri, 26 Sep 2014 13:48:10 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: At Home in the Panhandlehttp://<p>This past week brought me to a new part of Florida that I have never experienced, the Panhandle. The white sugary beaches are just what any mountain guy like me dreams of experiencing.</p> <p><span style="">The purpose of the trip was to photograph a home on Alys Beach. My friend and mentor, <a href="">Arthur Dyson</a> designed the home, and the home’s scale, finishes and the enthusiasm of the clients combine to make it one of his landmark projects.</span></p> <p><span style="">Dyson studied with Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff and William Gray Purcell, a great lineage of American architecture, but Dyson’s architecture is distinctly his own. It’s essentially a glass house, but it can withstand not just rocks, but hurricane-force winds and rain. Consistent with organic architecture, the home is specific to this particular site on a cliff above the beach overlooking a grand expanse of Gulf waters.</span></p> <p><span style="">While we were there, the owners hosted 150 people easily in the outdoor entertainment spaces, and I enjoyed seeing how well the home and outdoor living functioned.</span></p> <p><span style="">A personal highlight for this parrot head was a first visit to a Margaritaville Café, where I enjoyed a cheeseburger in paradise with Jimmy Buffett singing in the background. Perfect.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-8.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-9.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="262" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-11.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-12.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-13.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-14.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-15.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 26 Sep 2014 13:24:47 +0000http:// FridayFavorite Product Spotlight: Shimmer Glass from Arizona Tilehttp://<p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/1-por_8607.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Since the tile line called “Shimmer Glass” was first introduced by Arizona Tile, I’ve been able to specify it in several project proposals.  It’s the perfect tile for those looking for a little extra shine in their bathroom or kitchen.  And at the price point (under $ 16.00 / sheet), it’s a great option for budget-conscious clients who want something that will stand out.  It’s available in several colors, and 2 different sizes (1x4 linear, or 9/16” square).</p> <p>A couple <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a> projects using the Shimmer tile:</p> <p><strong>Shimmer Abalone 9/16x9/16</strong>:</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/2-img_2628.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/3-img_2636.jpg" width="490"><br><br><br><strong>Shimmer Peridot 1x4</strong>:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/4-img_0240.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/5-por_8556.jpg" width="490"><br><br>See more colors &amp; images at <a href="" target="_blank">Arizona Tile</a>.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 25 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Give Your Back Patio a Boosthttp://<p>Is your back patio in need of a boost?  Brainstorm with us to create the most charming rendition you've ever laid eyes on.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before/During:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>New double doors open from the master bedroom to a new backyard patio</li> <li>Vintage-style outdoor sconces frame the doorway</li> <li>Flower pots add fresh color and charm</li> <li>Cushioned wicker chairs provide comfortable seating for entertainment and relaxation</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Gordon Wood and <a href="" target="_blank">Robert McArthur</a></p>webinternMon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Sego Lily Spahttp://<p>As life gets more demanding and hectic, people are finding respite and rejuvenation in spas. My photo assignment reinforced to me how calming the environment can be.</p> <p><span style="">The morning I drove to Bountiful to photograph the <a href="">Sego Lily Spa,</a> I drove into a wall of torrential rain where the streets flowed like a river with over 18 inches of water. I dashed out of the car, protecting my equipment, and entered the spa loaded with tension induced by that kind of morning.</span></p> <p><span style="">Inside, it was another world where everything was quiet still and comfortable. It's difficult to photograph tranquility, but I attempted to capture it with the lighting and composition.</span></p> <p><span style="">Surprisingly, months ago the building was a fast food restaurant. Niki Strebel Volle of Lisman Studio designed the transformation of the interior. The design is executed with the repetition of round and curved forms, muted colors, supple upholstery and subtle shifts in texture. The design assures that sounds are muted, spaces are private and a sense of calm is maintained throughout.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="305" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="721" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-9.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-15.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-18.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:38:18 +0000http:// FridayRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Stylish Sideyardhttp://<p>Why use your side yards to store firewood and wheelbarrows when it can serve as a stylish passageway linking the front and back yards of your home?  The sideyard can be a stylish sanctuary where outdoors meets design.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="461" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A walkway of concrete squares runs down the entire side of the home</li> <li>Plantings soften the passage and a custom metal gate and fence add privacy while visually uniting the enclosure with the architecture</li> <li>A solid concrete strip runs beneath the walkway's concrete squares, preventing them from sinking precariously into the ground</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateKNOCKOUTS! Black Kitchen?http://<p><strong>KNOCKOUTS! Black Kitchen?</strong></p> <p>Oh yes. If these kitchens could travel they would be at Fashion Week. These powerful spaces are stunning. Making no apologies for their sleek silhouettes and striking stature. Black kitchens. This is happening.</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk1.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>Via <a href="" target="_blank">World of Architecture</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="378" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Via Atetier AM, <a href="" target="_blank">Architectural Digest</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Workstead</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk4.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Kobenhavns Mobbelsnedkeri Design</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">World of Architecture</a></p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Rustic Mountain Livinghttp://<p><a href="">The Park City Area Showcase of Homes</a> is one of Park City’s annual traditions in the late summer. It highlights the diversity of mountain living and the skills of builders, architects, interior designers and landscape specialists.</p> <p>A home in Promontory features a spacious mountain transitional design with a rustic log cabin guest home. I loved the juxtaposition of a contemporary mountain lifestyle with the cabin and the similarities they share. Both feature comfortable living spaces and deep balconies for outdoor mountain living with a fantastic view of the Wasatch and a closer view to a knoll of open space where herds of elk and deer meander.</p> <p>The home is filled with surprises and unique spaces with large outdoor living areas. The Showcase visitors were especially taken with the kid-scaled children’s area. <span>Park City architect Bill Mammen, AIA, of </span><a href="">Mammen Associates Architecture, Inc.</a><span> designed the home in collaboration with his clients, and Mammen Associates completed the interior design in a partnership with Morning Sky Design. Utah Home Builders is credited with construction.</span></p> <p><span>While the big rains early this month complicated the photos, it also made for some incredible skies.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="776" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-14.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-17.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-20.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-22.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-46.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-52.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-53.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="284" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-56.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-64.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 12 Sep 2014 10:02:31 +0000http:// FridaySo you&#39;ve hired an interior designer . . .http://<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/1-craftsman-bath.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>So, you've decided to hire an interior designer. Congrats! That's a smart decision and not everyone gets that far.<br><br>To make the most of that decision, here are a few things you should know:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>We are not out to take control of you and your home. This is YOUR project, your home. We are here to guide you and to help create YOUR vision. The trick is that you don't always know your vision (or what you think you need may not actually be what you really need), but by listening carefully and going through our design process, we can create your ultimate vision. It may be a little different than what you originally thought, which leads me to the next part . . .</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/2-modern-kitchen.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span>Trust us. You hired us because you like our work. And because we know what we're doing. We've got years of experience behind us, and we've done several projects like yours. You're going to get the best result when you can let go a little and trust us to do what we've been doing for years. There's a reason you like our work—remember that.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/3-sitting-room.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span>We can save you time and stress, if you let us. We are YOUR representative. Our job is to work with you to develop the plan you want, and then to implement it. This means we will communicate with all parties involved, and we will provide the information needed to make it all happen. While we understand that you're excited about the project and you want to be involved, please remember you don't need to take on the stress of it all—turn that part over to us and let us deal with it. It's what we do. You can just sit back and enjoy the ride.</span></p> <p><span>We recently received an email from a client that said: "(We) are sitting here relaxing and loving the new space. It turned out beautiful! I can finally envision it." This was a bit of an inside joke, as we proposed a very unique element to their kitchen layout, and because it was so different, they told us many times they were having a hard time envisioning it, but they trusted us. And in the end, they understand exactly why we proposed what we did, and they love it.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/4-modern-bath.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><em>All photos in this post by Enzy Design</em><br><br><em><span><span><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a>,</em></span></span></em><em><span><span><em> </em></span></span></em><em><a href=""><span><span><em>Google</em></span></span></a></em><em><span><span><em> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  </em></span></span></em><em><a href="" target="_blank"><span><span><em></em></span></span></a></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 11 Sep 2014 13:45:46 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Backyard Boosthttp://<p>Time to boost up your backyard by stripping it of obsolete features and renewing it with a host of inspired elements. If you think it, you can do it by addressing your needs, wants and about whatever else tickles your out-of-doors fancy.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/backyardbravado.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Dramatically decreased the backyard's downward sloping grade</li> <li>Replaced old fence with contemporary cedar and steel post version</li> <li>Integrated a large lawn area for the owners' dogs</li> <li>Restuccoed the back of the house, added new doors and repainted the deck's fascia and poles</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/backyardbravado1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group, LFDG</a></p>webinternMon, 08 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & RenovatecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Common Listing Mythshttp://<p><img alt="" height="252" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/personaltouches2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>I’ve been in the real estate game for nearly 14 years now. I’ve worked solo, I’ve worked with big box real estate agencies, and I’ve started my own out-of-the-big-box firm (handsomely parked right down on South Temple). In my years of buying/selling/finding people their spacial soul mates, I’ve found that a lot of folks have some ideas on “selling a home” that are a bit...wonky. Somewhere along the line, selling and buying homes became more about square footage and bed-to-bath ratios than what it’s really about: matching the perfect buyer with the perfect space (that is to say: they’re a perfect match, not that they’re individually free of flaw). I’ve spoken with plenty of well-educated folks looking to put their home on the market that have simply been given some bad advice. So, for your perusing pleasure (and listing benefit), I’ve compiled some of the worst--and most common--offenders. Enjoy.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/personaltouches.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong>1. Depersonalize your home to appeal to more buyers</strong><br>I think the whole “make your home as boring as possible to ensure no one finds it off-putting” thing was a vicious rumor started by a beige paint manufacturer. If you cover up everything that makes your home special, how can you expect anyone to buy it for all the reasons you’ve loved living there? How is the “perfect buyer” supposed to find their dream home under all that oatmeal carpet? Your crazy taxidermy room may be just the thing to help a fellow fur aficionado envision their life in your space. And, as long as your personal photos and knick knacks are consciously curated and displayed, almost anything can be made to look fantastic. Don’t know the difference? That’s where we come in. Call us up...but never make your home feel “not lived-in”. For any reason.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/renovations.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>2. Make your home perfect (updates, new flooring, staging) before you list</strong><br>Okay, this is sort of true, but not in the way most people think. Yes, you should do necessary updates. Yes, you should splurge on amazing new tile. Yes, you should set up that extra bedroom to be a meditation nook. Yes, you should get your house looking exactly the way you’ve always wanted before you list. But here’s the mistake: people wait to do this until they list. I say, don’t put it off. Why wait at all when you can make the updates you want and begin transforming your home into your sanctuary the minute you buy it? That way, instead of spending two weeks in the house you’ve always wanted, you get to spend years there. Bonus: you’re going to end up selling it way faster when you do decide to sell...without any of the stress that comes with last-minute changes.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/smallspace.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong>3. Value is directly proportionate to square footage</strong><br>This is perhaps the worst of the listing myths I’ve heard. In all the homes that I’ve been drawn to (and we’ll touch more on those in next month’s blog), square footage pales in comparison to the architecture, design, personalized touches, and all around bangin’ uniqueness of the space. The idolization of square footage is a notion that needs to be boxed up and left in the days of lead-based paint and asbestos. Awe- some local organizations like Salt Lake Modern are helping Utahns wake up to the value of architecturally-significant homes. We’ve got Dreiers and Sugdens, but we’ve also got Sparano + Mooney and Imbue. Don’t miss out on the good because you’re busy looking for the plenty.</p> <p><em>*Cody Derrick is the founder of cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, a real-estate and design boutique focused on connecting interesting people with unique spaces. With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra “love where you live,“ and a holistic approach to client needs, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe. Read more at <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 08 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// the ScenesGreat IdeaYou Say Tomato, I Say Tomato http://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="265" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/tomatosandwhichdays.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">On Sept. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., bring your friends and family to experience the scrumptious taste of organically grown tomatoes prepared in various forms. <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a> is providing tomato and pesto sandwiches for all attendees to feast on. </p> <p class="p1">For entertainment, you can expect to hear the smooth melody of Jazz music from <a href="" target="_blank">Daniel Day Trio</a>, and not to worry, there will be activities provided to keep the kids occupied as well.</p> <p class="p1">The best part? It’s free! </p> <p class="p1">The event will be held at Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S. 600 East, Salt Lake City)</p>webinternThu, 04 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsOn the TablePin of the Week: All Lit Uphttp://<p><img alt="" height="337" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/backyard3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Dump A Day</a></p> <p>Make the most out of those lights that are sitting all tangled up in your garage and have become set aside for holiday season only. Whether you have a patio or spacious deck, these moody DIY light fixtures will transform your backyard living space into an area for relaxation and entertaining. Get inventive and create your own ambience from a mason jar and candle, hanging them where you wish.</p> <p><img alt="" height="648" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/backyard1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">1Kindesign</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/backyard2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Southern State of Mind</a></p> <p>Check out this <a href="" target="_blank">blog post</a> on how to acheive this look in your backyard. </p> <p>For more great tips: Follow <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>webinternWed, 03 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaign Part 3http://<p>Our Fall issue hits newsstands October 1st and if you are a subscriber it should be in your mailbox in the next two weeks. In this issue you will see this beautiful campaign from <em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em>. This is the third in a series of campaigns, you may remember the first campaign that premiered in the <a href="" target="_blank">Spring issue</a> and the second campaign that premiered in the<a href="" target="_blank"> Summer issue</a>. As with the first two campaigns<a href="" target="_blank"> <em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a> was nice enough to <a href="" target="_blank">share behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-featured.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This time the subject is Mark Anthony and his magical space in the Maryland building. Full of world treasures that leave one with a sense of wonder, we really love everything about this campaign. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-39.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-49.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>To see more photos and a video of this incredible space visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Cynthia YeoTue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Dynamic Outside Entry Elementshttp://<p>Are you in need of a dynamic ouside entry?  Choose the most effective and distinct materials—your yard is sure to stand out.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="442" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>An over-reaching concrete driveway slab and a curved, stacked-stone wall were replaced with large planter boxed constructed with quarter-inch reinforced steel</li> <li>A new path and steps formed of crushed rock border separate planters containing Japanese blood grass and sweet potato vines, providing a mix of water-wise and lush plants</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 01 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRound Up: Equine Beautieshttp://<p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Clockwise: <a href="" target="_blank">Roberto Dutesco</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Trowbridge</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Leftbank</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Eye for Poetry</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Trowbridge</a></em></p> <p>Even though we do everything from the ground up at <a href="" target="_blank">K.Rocke Design</a>, it is often the finishing touches that have the most impact. I have placed blue chip art pieces but there is a lot of compelling work that is available for any budget. The investment return is tenfold in a space. I have been particularly fond of horses as the art subject. They exhibit so much strength, character and an intimate vulnerability.</p> <p>Enjoy these spectacular beauties in today’s round up of art featuring equine regality.</p> <p><img alt="" height="324" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photographer Roberto Dutesco</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse3.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Leftbank</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse4.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Trowbridge<br><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse5.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="483" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse6.png" width="490"></p> <p><em>Eye For Poetry</em></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:50 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Signs of Autumnhttp://<p>I’m from a generation when school started the day after Labor Day, and in my mind this week continues to be the end of summer and the beginning of fall.</p> <p>Here in the Wasatch Back, the leaves have started to turn to remind those who dare to look up at the trees that the change in season has begun. Autumn is a spectacular time for photos. I include a shot for a travel piece in North Carolina and a number of residences where the photos are enlivened by the color.</p> <p>I hope this is an inspiration for my readers to take their cameras outside and capture this wonderful time of year.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/a-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="308" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/d-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="408" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/m-31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/m-33.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/wf-17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:27:54 +0000http:// FridayLooking for Inspiration: Modern Fireplaces with TV Abovehttp://<p>We’ve seen hints that Summer is coming to an end, so now may be a good time to start thinking about how wonderful it feels to sit by a warm fire during the upcoming cold Winter months.  <br><br>One of our current projects will have a modern linear fireplace with a TV mounted above.  We've been searching around for examples of this application to share with the client, and there are some beautiful projects that seemed worth sharing.  <br><br><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/1nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br> <br>by Masterpiece Interiors, Inc. via <a href="" target="_blank">Wayfair</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/2nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br><br>via <a href="" target="_blank">Roomfu</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/3nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br>by Claudio Leccacorvi via<a href="" target="_blank"> Trendir</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="703" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/4nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="" target="_blank">Spark Modern Fires</a><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/5nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="" target="_blank">Jennifer Bertrand</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 28 Aug 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Cooked-in and Current Kitchenhttp://<p>Has your kitchen been hit with a hearth-quake?  If so, take it from drab to deluxe by using clean lines and fresh colors.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live13.jpg" width="490"><span> <br></span><span style="">Changes Made:</span></p> <ul> <li>The original cabinetry was re-stained in a lighter hue adding warmth</li> <li>A clean-lined light fixture replaced a vine-and-leaf-motif iron lamp, updating the space instantly</li> <li>The room's shelves were decluttered and replaced with eye-catching accessories</li> </ul> <p>After: </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternMon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomSneak Peek: Nick Rimando Photo Shoothttp://<p>Editor Brad Mee shares a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot of Nick Rimando's Salt Lake home. Look for this in the Spring 2015 issue of Utah Style &amp; Design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick3.jpg" width="500"></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 22 Aug 2014 15:07:23 +0000http:// the ScenesPhoto Friday: Architect&#39;s Ownhttp://<p>An architect building a home for his own use is the subject of <em>The Most Beautiful House in the World </em>by Witold Rybczynski, an architect, educator, prolific writer and one of my favorite authors. When Rybczynski started to design his own lakeside vacation home, he began a broad rambling journey that led him to question the role of architects and even the field of architecture. The choices of what and how to build had endless answers when the architect was also the client.</p> <p><span>Architect Will Connolly took on a design for his family for a Charleston getaway home with facilities for horses and riding. How did he work with the dilemma of being both architect and client? “Easy, I made my wife Melissa the client. I created her vision, and she made the decisions.”</span></p> <p><span>The result of their collaboration is a single level home configured to views of Mt. Timpanogos with a clerestory for wonderful light. The home angles toward the compatibly designed barn to form a cohesive compound. The two buildings share barn red detailing and timber-frame construction that further enhances the openness of the space. Melissa Connolly completed the interiors with lace and durable furnishings for a pleasing“schoolmarm gone West” look.  </span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="243" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 22 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Reinvigorating a Garden Oasishttp://<p>Reinvigorate a garden oasis by adding blocks of color, texture and height. Integrating any pop of livened color will create a solid and balanced statement for all landscapes.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/101_1289.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Installed mass linear plantings of low-maintenance grasses and select shrubs</li> <li>Replaced old hot tub deck with broad patio areas</li> <li>Angled gardens and hardscape to create contemporary lines and strong interest</li> <li>Buried utility lines</li> <li>Finished the new fence to complement the color of the house</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/img_2105.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group (LFDG)</a></p>webinternMon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & Renovate Color Blush, Roséhttp://<p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockeblush.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>As summer stretches into the horizon the blush of the season beckons even more. The new pastels, including Rosé feel very current and fresh. It lacks the brown quality of  decades old mauve. For some pink is reviled and intolerable. It is a token of a bygone era and symbol of conforming to oppressive ideas. To me it is absolute sunshine.  Choosing to embrace it today for the same reason many of my older colleagues previously rejected it. We are seeking modern and opening new worlds. What we want to see is something different, something imbued with the character of life itself.</p> <p>The fashion world has wholly accepted these palette and it's rapidly showing up in interiors. I love rosé with hemlock, nudes, whites and even blacks. Here's how I used it recently.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockrose1.jpg" width="490"><br>K. Rocke Design and Jaffa Group</p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockerose2.jpg" width="490"><br>K. Rocke Design, Artist Gail McCarthy in Palm Beach<br><br><strong>Color Crush Favorites</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="275" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockerose3.jpg" width="490"><br>Clockwise: <a href="" target="_blank">Ruth Burts</a> Interiors, Rosie Lamp-<a href="" target="_blank">CB2</a>, Cushions-<a href="" target="_blank">Etsy,</a> Ristorante D’Autore-<a href="" target="_blank">Elee Décor Italia</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Fawn Galli</a> Interiors, Michelle Smith-<a href="" target="_blank">Etsy</a>,  <a href="" target="_blank">Capellini</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Mette Helena Rasmussen</a></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 18 Aug 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsPhoto Friday: Modern Familyhttp://<p><img alt="" height="329" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Contemporary and modern design appeals to many younger families, and it can create a dynamic living environment for a family with young children. This recently completed Draper home features interiors designed by Kristina Weaver of <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio Interior Design</a>. It combines clean lines, lustrous finishes, and vibrant splashes of color in a serene setting where an active family adds the extra vitality.</p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 15 Aug 2014 20:40:10 +0000http:// FridayRenovating Tips: Finding A Good Dealhttp://<p><strong>Renovating Tips:  Finding a Good Deal</strong><br><br>Whether you're redecorating, remodeling, or building a new home, if you're one of those people who likes to get a good deal, here are some tips:<br>
<br><strong>Allow yourself plenty of time to do the project.</strong>  This gives you more time to shop for good opportunities, and it also means your options won't be limited based on what's available at the time you need it.<br>
<br><strong>Ask local showrooms about discontinued or scratch &amp; dent items</strong>.  Some showrooms have a bunch of these items stashed in their warehouse.  Example:  Did you know <a href="" target="_blank">Mountain Land Design</a> has a big annual sale to clear out their warehouse - you can find appliances, sinks, faucets, and plumbing fixtures for an incredible price. <br>
<br><strong>Look for overstock materials</strong>.  Example:  Both <a href="" target="_blank">Contempo Tile</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Bedrosians</a> have overstock items that you can purchase at a greatly discounted price - a great option for a small space.<br>
<br><strong>Shop the sales</strong>.  Local retailers will have plenty of sales, especially during holiday seasons.  Planning far enough in advance will give you enough time to take advantage of some of these sales.<br>
</p> <p><img alt="" height="439" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nicoledeals.jpg" width="490"><br><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Use local craftsman</strong>.  We have an amazing group of talented artists here in Utah.  And their prices are often a fraction of what you'd pay for the same level of quality elsewhere.   For example, <a href="" target="_blank">this chair</a> made by Thos. Moser is $ 1,450 + shipping, while a somewhat <a href="" target="_blank">similar style chair </a>is made locally by <a href="" target="_blank">Ivory Bill Furniture</a> for $ 1,000 (and it's local so you can avoid freight fees and pick it up at the shop, while meeting the incredible craftsman, Clayton Thompson, at the same time).  Both pieces are handmade, unique, beautiful, and incredibly comfortable, yet shopping local makes a big difference in the price.  Don't get me wrong here, Thos. Moser is a quality brand that deserves a ton of respect for their dedication to craftsmanship and style.<br>
<br><strong>Reuse / recycle</strong>.  One man's trash is another man's treasure, right?  Shop KSL classified, consignment shops, etc.  Even just sharing your project with friends and neighbors may lead to great opportunities (I just inherited 2 great industrial pendants from a friend who knew I was remodeling my own kitchen.)</p> <p>
<strong>Allow at least 1 "Splurge" item</strong>.  It's about balance.  A whole house of <a href="|ps|branded|MST_BR_Core|go|IKEA" target="_blank">Ikea</a> looks like an Ikea showroom.  But a few Ikea items may save you money that you can then put towards that sofa or table or kitchen appliance that you really really wanted. (Disclaimer:  there are many things I wouldn't recommend Ikea for, based on quality and durability, but there is often a place for a little bit of Ikea in a project.)<br>
</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nicoledeals2.jpg" width="490"><br>This great space is a perfect example.  The Ikea Expedit bookshelf (no longer available) is mixed with an Eames lounge chair and custom artwork.  By <a href="" target="_blank">Design Manifest</a>.</p> <p><strong>Hire a designer</strong>! Despite what you think, a qualified interior designer can actually save you money! Designers can help you maximize your budget to get the best bang for your buck. AND we have connections and resources that you've never even heard of. AND we get great pricing so you often pay less than retail for furniture and accessories.<br><br>In the end, remember that the most expensive mistake you can make is regret. Don’t buy something just because it’s a good deal, if it means you won’t get what you really wanted.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomAll Things Tomato Dayshttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="372" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/mediterranean-346997_1280.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Check out the many events going on during Tomato Days. Here are all of the ways to celebrate directly from <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a>:</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Now–Sept. 6: Tomato Haiku Contest</strong></p> <p class="p1">Write a tomato-themed haiku using the standard 5-7-5 style. Enter your haiku(s) on the <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens' Facebook page</a>, Twitter <a href="" target="_blank">@outreachWCG</a>, and Instagram @wasatchcommunitygardens using the hashtag #wasatchcommunitygardens. Each time you enter a haiku, you will be entered into an opportunity drawing with the chance to win wonderful tomato-themed prizes.</p> <p class="p1">Enter your haikus now through midnight on Sept. 5 or in person at the Tomato Sandwich Party (see below). A drawing for all the prizes will be held at 1 p.m. at the Tomato Sandwich Party. You will need to be present to claim your prize. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Sept. 1–30: Tomato Days Dine-Around Instagram Contest</strong></p> <div class="rteindent1">Visit a participating Tomato Days Dine-Around Restaurant and Instagram @wasatchcommunitygardens a picture of your tomato-inspired dish. Write a description of your photo with #wasatchcommunitygardens and a hashtag for the name of the restaurant you visited. <p>Each time you Instagram a photo, you will be entered in an opportunity drawing. Each week, Wasatch Community Gardens will pick a winner for wonderful prizes. Only one entry per person per visit will be entered into the opportunity drawing.</p> <p>Weekly drawing deadlines will be Sundays at midnight. Photos entered after that time will be considered in the next week’s drawing.  Weekly drawings will take place each Monday after the Sunday deadlines. A grand prize winner for all entries (even weekly winners) will be determined on Oct. 6.</p> </div> <p class="p1"><strong>Sept. 1–30: Tomato Days Dine-Around</strong></p> <p class="p1">Wasatch Community Gardens is teaming up with local restaurants and growers by providing a special, tomato-themed menu item at select restaurants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wasatch Community Gardens and their community and education programs. </p> <p class="p1">The following restaurants will be participating: Avenues Bistro, The Copper Onion, Finca, Caffe Niche, Pago, The Tin Angel Cafe, and The Annex by Epic Brewing. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>Sept. 6: Tomato Sandwich Party</strong></p> <p class="p1">From 11 a.m.–2 p.m., enjoy an afternoon sampling the fruits of an heirloom tomato harvest at the Grateful Tomato Garden. You can taste different varieties of heirloom tomatoes grown in the Youth Gardens, with pesto made from homegrown basil, and locally made bread—for free.</p> <p class="p2">Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S. 600 E. Salt Lake City <em><br></em></p> <p><strong>Sept. 6–13: Eat Local Week<br></strong><br>Keep up with Eat Local Week's exciting news and events, take the pledge to eat local, and find local eating resources, recipes and more by checking out the <a href="" target="_blank">Eat Local Week Utah Facebook page</a> or on Instagram and Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank">@eatlocalutah</a>. </p> <p class="p2"><em>For more information, visit <a href="" target="_blank"> </a></em></p> <p class="p2"><em>This post originally appeared on <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br></em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 12 Aug 2014 10:38:13 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsOn the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Spiffed-Up Sitting Roomhttp://<p>Do you think the closest you'll ever get to a room makeover is by tuning into HGTV?  Such doesn't have to be the case.  By uprooting one tired, cluttered room and transforming it to fit the needs of a different function, you can change <em>any </em>worn-out space into something cozy, upbeat and contemporary.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>What once was a dining room has now become a new sitting room</li> <li>Old windows are dressed with new draperies</li> <li>An existing mirror now backs a large art piece</li> <li>Modern furniture complement the large, sleek rug and dark walls</li> <li>Old, falling plants are no where to be seen, but fresh flowers are the centerpiece of an updated glass and bronze table</li> <li>Colored and textured pillows add an upbeat feel to the space</li> <li>A fun lamp adds function and decoration</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="744" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 11 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Kitchen Designhttp://<p>The kitchen is the room that determines the functionality, efficiency, and ultimately, the enjoyment of a home. <a href="">Bedrock Quartz</a> supplies the stone materials for high-end kitchens, and they hired me to photograph a variety of installations.</p> <p><span style="">What is unique about this assignment is the involvement of the homeowners in the designs. One is a remodel of an older home to create a dream kitchen that is surprisingly not as expensive as one might guess because of the owners' clever ideas to meet design needs in unconventional ways; another is a new kitchen for a professional chef with a young family who loves to have friends over for cooking demonstrations and tastings; and the third updates and brightens a great kitchen for a large extended family with new color and countertops. </span></p> <p><span style="">All these kitchens are stunning and innovative. I look forward to seeing more.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-2-copy.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="341" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-3-copy.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-11.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/z-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/z-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/z-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 08 Aug 2014 10:23:59 +0000http:// the TablePhoto FridayCliff May Home Tour http://<p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/106-675x421.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p>Revival. If this word means anything to you, check out <a href="">The Muve Group</a>’s latest project and stop by this Cliff May restoration from 6-9pm tonight.</p> <p><span>The <a href="">before and after photos speak</a> for themselves. Cliff May (1909-1989) was a California architect many called “the father of the California Ranch House," a term used to describe post-war suburb homes. Lucky for Salt Lake, he built 14 homes in the Olympus Cove neighborhood from 1954 to 1955.</span></p> <p><span>Cliff May homes are noted for their connection to the outdoor space. Floor-ceiling windows and open-floor plans give way to bright spaces all situated on one level. </span></p> <p><span>Cody Chamberlain and Matt Sneyd of The Muve Group gave me a tour of the house while it was under construction and I’ve been <a href="">following the progress</a> ever since. Before hearing about their renovation, I read about <a href="">this nook of Cliff May homes in a Trib article</a>.</span></p> <p><span>Upon noticing other midcentury renovations completed in Olympus Cove by The Muve Group, Stephen Smith (one of the 14 Cliff May homeowners mentioned <a href="">in the article</a>) reached out to them to see if they were interested in renovating the property.</span></p> <p><span>Seeing an opportunity to salvage a home that might otherwise be torn down, Chamberlain and Sneyd worked tirelessly to give it modern look while keeping the integrity of the home.</span></p> <p><span>Whether you’re looking to buy or looking to snoop, stop by the open house.</span></p> <p><span>Cliff May Revival Home Tour</span></p> <p>August 7<sup>th</sup>, 6-9pm</p> <p>Appetizers and light refreshments will be served</p> <p>3450 East Ranch View Drive (4235 South)</p> <p>Salt Lake City</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/164-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/174-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/75-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/86-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="432" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/05ccb1d6-2cf9-4c76-9f99-dff3c018a663.jpg" width="490"></a></p>Val RasmussenThu, 07 Aug 2014 09:58:25 +0000http:// IdeaTour Park City&#39;s Luxury Homeshttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/luxhometour1.jpg" width="379"></p> <p class="p1">Spend your Saturday among Park City's most beautiful homes on the 23rd annual<a href=""> Luxury Home Tour of Park City</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Thanks to volunteers from the Park City Board of Realtors, the tour features new luxury homes from renowned architects, designers and builders, set in The Colony at White Pine Cayon. Six homes will be shown. Proceeds from the tour will help support local non-profits organizations. </p> <p class="p1">Tours take place Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m.– 6 p.m. at The Colony at White Pine Canyon. Check in from 8 a.m.– 3 p.m. Buses run from the parking lot to The Colony at White Pine from 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m., and homes are open until 6 p.m. </p> <p class="p1">Tickets are $60 in advance and can be purchased <a href="">here</a>, or purchased at the door for $65. Tickets include transportation, lunch, live music and the tour. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/luxhometour3.jpg" width="491"></p> <p class="p1">The Colony at White Pine Canyon is located at 2455 White Pine Canyon Rd., Park City.  For more info, visit the tour's <a href="">website</a>. </p>webinternThu, 07 Aug 2014 09:56:26 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Pep Up Your Patiohttp://<p>Need to pep up your patio?  Take your lead from Jayson King who removed, disguised and repositioned undesirable elements to transform the property.  </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/101_1223.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Removed existing hot tub, surrounding deck and old shrubs</li> <li>Added a mix of dropped patio spaces and angled broad steps from the house</li> <li>Created a strong focal point from a raised, concrete fire pit filled with accent glass</li> <li>Integrated existing scrub oak into the scheme of new strategic planting</li> <li>Updated outdoor living with modern patio furniture</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/img_2088.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group, LFDG</a></p>webinternWed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateMaking Arrangements: Small Pleasureshttp://<p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="531" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpleasures-main.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Editor's Pick</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Small pots add big style and charm to any summertime table.</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="228" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot1.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Concrete cube, $10, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Cactus &amp; Tropicals,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot2.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Seafoam cachepot, $18, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Bloomingsales,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="271" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot3.jpg" width="250"></p> <p class="p1">Tufted pot, $11, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="259" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot4.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Carnivale mini planter, $6, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Crate &amp; Barrel,</strong></a> Murray</p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot5.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Taupe petal vase, $13, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Orchid Dynasty,</strong></a> SLC</p>Brad MeeTue, 05 Aug 2014 11:13:37 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineCeramic Lightinghttp://<p>Ceramic lighting has an organic enveloping warmth. I have designed a few pieces and have found many others who have embraced the material with incredible results. Once you have seen it, you will crave it.</p> <p><img alt="" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting1.jpg" width="490"><br> <br>LE Trulle by<a href="" target="_blank"> Edmondo Testasuzza</a><br><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting2.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Kawa Pendant by Souda</a> Photo by Courtney Reagor<br><img alt="" height="264" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting3.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Patrick Hartog</a><br><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting4.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Lesley Anton</a><br><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting5.jpg" width="490"><br>Pleat Box Hande Akcayli Murat Kocyigit by Mashallah<br><img alt="" height="416" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting6.jpg" width="490"><br>Scotchclub Blanco by <a href="" target="_blank">Mashallah</a><br><br><br><em>Kristin Rocke established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 04 Aug 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: A Case for the Courthousehttp://<p>This week, I offer new photos of the Federal Courthouse, a recent and very modern addition to the Salt Lake skyline. My Salt Lake client, <a href="">Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects,</a> worked in collaboration with Thomas Phifer and Partners of New York City on the design.</p> <p>I have been overhearing conversations indicating the new courthouse is somewhat of a controversial building. However, even if one doesn’t find the building appealing, the modern materials and careful detailing can be appreciated by taking the time to walk around the building and looking at it closely.</p> <p>The play of light fascinated me, and I had a beautiful sky the day I made the photographs. The metal, reflection pools, and glass made the building alive and ever changing, chameleon-like, in the mountain light and passing clouds.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="566" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-35.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="727" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-41.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:40:37 +0000http:// FridayFun Facts About The Evolution of Dishwashershttp://<p><strong>Fun Facts about the Evolution of Dishwashers</strong><br><br>I'm currently at the <a href="" target="_blank">GE Monogram Experience</a> Center, in Louisville, Kentucky.  We had a session today about how dishwashers have evolved over time, specifically comparing a REALLY old model to one available today.<br><br><strong>The Older Model</strong>:<br><img alt="" height="688" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/1dishwasher.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="687" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/2dishwasher.jpg" width="490"><br><br><strong>The Newer Model (by GE Monogram)</strong>:<br><img alt="" height="687" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/3dishwasher.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="685" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/4dishwasher.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Aside from the obvious difference in style &amp; finish materials, here are some fun facts about the evolution of dishwashers:<br><br> 1.    Racks are more flexible / adjustable.  This is partly due to this fascinating fact:  The average plate size in the U.S. has grown by 44% since the 1990's!  This was determined during an obesity study by NIH, and may be a contributor to the current problem with obesity.<br> 2.    The interior tub size is bigger, so dishwashers have a larger capacity.  This is due to technology and innovation allowing for smaller machine components.<br> 3.    The water doesn't need to be as hot in order for the machine to be effective, which saves energy.<br> 4.    Dishwashers use less water than ever. Today's dishwashers are 7 times more efficient than handwashing.<br>And a useful tip:  Before you complain that your dishwasher doesn't work, check your detergent.  Detergent manufacturers put more of their development &amp; research efforts into the pods that you now see on the market.  So, for the best washing power, try pods like Finish Powerball or Cascade Platinum.  You may notice a big difference.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 31 Jul 2014 15:23:46 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomWhat the Pros Know: Outdoor Fabricshttp://<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/546548913216846.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Just because a fabric says "outdoor" doesn't mean it won't degrade in the sunlight or deteriorate with water. Select 100-percent solution dyed acrylic, which holds up better and is more expensive to make. If you're selecting a pattern, choose a woven rather than a printed fabric.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazinePin of the Week: Floral Couchhttp://<p>You can find vintage inspiration almost anywhere today—the latest trend is floral accents. Add a floral couch to accent your living room, or you can ease into the trend by starting with a chair. Don't be afraid to mix patterns and textures. Some of you may remember <a href="/blog/2013/05/15/pattern-play/" target="_blank">Pattern Play</a>, let your creativity run wild.</p> <p><img alt="" height="722" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/5067d9273a8633c473d7bd989490f98d.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Photo Credit</a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="583" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/812c034beb3bd18c04276ef3bceed9b3.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Photo Credit</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="581" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/f9369541348479c95ebfc3c937f76bd7.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="">Photo Credit</a></p> <p>For more great tips: Follow <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYHow to Fix a Floathttp://<p><strong><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pink-mimosa.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p>Last week we <a href="/blog/2014/07/23/spirited-floats-recipes/" target="_blank">shared recipes for a more grown-up take</a> on the root beer float. Rich, refreshing and a classic summertime favorite, here are more tips and tricks to making this classic summer time treat.</p> <p><strong>How to Fix a Float</strong></p> <p><em>Cool It</em>: Chill the galssware you're going to use. Make certain the beer, wine or soda is well-chilled, too.</p> <p><em>Scoop ahead</em>: Scoop your ice cream or sorbet in the morning, or the day before. Put the scoops on plastic wrap and freeze until time to serve. This not only saves time serving, but ensures the ice cream will be firmer and last longer in the glass.</p> <p><em>Pour first</em>: Pour the beverage in first and only fill the glass 3/4 full. Then add the ice cream to minimize foaming and top off with more of the liquid.</p> <p><em>Size it up</em>: Choose glassware that suits the spirit and style of the float—flutes for champagne, stems for wines and mugs for beer. Select the right ice cream scoops appropriately sized for the opening and shape of each glass. Have a variety of scoops to choose from, so the ice cream fits the glass.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="891" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/usdgettingscooped.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p>Scoops from Sur La Table, SLC, <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 30 Jul 2014 11:01:43 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineOn the TableOn the Market: Huntsvillehttp://<p>A northern Utah mountain hideaway, Huntsville blends small town charm, luxury living and all-season outdoor adventure.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/46540.1546123.jpg" width="490"><br>Hot property for sale—With sweeping views of Pineview Reservoir and Snowbasin Resort, this frontier modern home—located in the gated Legends at Hawkins Creek Community— is the ultimate in luxury living. Architect Greg Steffensen seamlessly melds indoor and outdoor living with expansive, view-framing windows and porch access from each of the five bedrooms. Built for entertaining, from lavish gatherings to intimate get-togethers, the home boasts a custom wood- and stainless steel-adorned kitchen, great room, wine room and theater room. It also accommodates an active lifestyle, featuring an indoor basketball court, gym and sauna.</p> <p>6639 Chaparral Road</p> <p>9738 Square Feet</p> <p>Listing Price: $2,900,000</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:18:48 +0000http:// IdeaIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: House Exterior Enhancementhttp://<p>Is your home's exterior in need of a makeover?  By integrating modern materials and unique design features, any home can be made into a safe haven housing savvy style and snug success.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/remodel1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Rough-sawn cedar ceilings and walls complement the exposed steel beams</li> <li>A dramatic exterior glass wall features accordian-style doors that fold open, blurring the line between indoors and out</li> <li>A three-quarter wraparound deck is a treasure, adding height and variation to the basic box shape of the home</li> <li>An extended fireplace (featured both in and outside the home) brings with it a rustic feel to an outdoors landscape</li> <li>Exposed steel beams and reclaimed barn wood walls add a contemporary edge and Earth-friendly flair</li> </ul> <p><em><br></em></p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/remodel.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Steve and Kathy Stanton</p>webinternMon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Avenues Properhttp://<p>Local architect Will Connelly asked me to take photographs of one his recent designs, <a href="">Avenues Proper</a>, a craft brewery and restaurant on 8<sup>th</sup> Avenue, between D and E Streets, in Salt Lake City’s Avenues district.</p> <p>The project repurposed a portion of a grocery and meat market with the intent of creating a neighborhood pub environment where friends could meet up and hang out. The redesign seamlessly combines spaces for a bar, brewery, kitchen, and indoor and outdoor seating. The result is open with natural materials and exposed pipes and conduits—the elements all come together for an easy flow of wait staff and customers.</p> <p>A second generation of Connellys, two of Will’s sons, ensures the quality of the craft brews made on site and made-from-scratch cuisine. </p> <p><span style="">The challenges were to show the space and the interactions of people in the space, so I made photos with and without customers and staff.  </span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-13.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-18.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-21.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-20.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:56:02 +0000http:// FridayHit the Showershttp://<p class="p3">If showers have a moment, we are in it. High-style showers have been rising in popularity during the last few years and, in 2014, are cited among the top must-haves in homes across Utah and the country.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/i-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><em>Frameless glass and classic marble enclose a spacious steam shower in a Heber home's master bathroom. Designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Harman-Wilde Interior Design</a>. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><br></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/elemental_spa_gallery_01-9.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Barrier-free showers are integrated into spacious bathrooms fostering an airy, strikingly modern vibe. Elemental Spa design by <a href="" target="_blank">Dornbracht</a>. Photo courtesy of Dornbracht.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><br></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/u-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Located along a path leading from a pool into the home, architect <a href="" target="_blank">Michael Upwall</a> created this outdoor shower to provide a private spot for an exhilarating rinse. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/hit-the-showers/" target="_blank">here</a></em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 24 Jul 2014 10:52:52 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Recycled Palletshttp://<p>This week take those old pallets you've been staring aimlessly at lying in your garage, and up-cycle them into something fun! A tree swing creates the perfect sanctuary to lie down, read a book, and enjoy those lazy summer days.  Be creative and decorate them how you would like. Whether you stain the wood, or add a cushion and pillows. </p> <p><img alt="" height="510" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/807e84741d230adda67169344426803a.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Photo Credit</a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/a0d96b1d36bbccd3178e3cd2a1fe6d3e.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Photo Credit</a></p> <p>For more inspiring ideas follow: <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest</a></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaSpirited Floats Recipeshttp://<p>Rich, refreshing and a classic summertime favorite, the ice cream float loses its innocence. No one's knocking root beet floats, but you've probably been away from summer camp long enough to crave a more grown-up take on the classic concoction. This season let the kids chase the ice cream truck while you serve easy-to-make spiked floats as the perfect ending to your summertime get-togethers.</p> <p><strong>Limoncello Dream<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/limoncello-dream.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Pour one ounce of limoncello and 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier into a tall glass. Fill the glass with champagne or soda and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a lemon slice.</p> <p><strong>Melba Float<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/melba-float.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a glass with cold semi-sweet Riesling and add a scoop of raspberry sorbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint.</p> <p><strong>Carmael Stout<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/caramel-stout.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a mug 3/4 full with stout and plop in a scoop of Ben &amp; Jerry's Triple Carmel Chunk ice cream.</p> <p><strong>Frozen Pink Mimosa<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pink-mimosa.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Use a melon scooper to make tiny balls of blood orange sorbet to float in pink champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange peel fan.</p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:57:51 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineOn the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Boring Bedroom No Morehttp://<p>It's the twenty-first century, and while most anything is possible, one thing is for sure the new staple—small bedrooms with big impact.  By pairing contemporary design with cozy furnishings, you'll not only be dreaming big, you'll be dreaming in style. Utilizing your sleeping space has never felt so easy <em>or good</em>.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Built-in beds, shelves and storage expand once-furniture-clogged rooms and add much-needed space</li> <li>A rug breaks up the boringness of the wood floor</li> <li>The glass, floral-shaped chandelier becomes the "wow" factor and draws people to the room</li> <li>Modern design mixed with personal belongings adds a stylish flair</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Designing Comforthttp://<p>Recently, I photographed a home for a designer who splits time between Park City and a beach town in Southern California, Stephanie Hunt. This lifestyle choice suggests someone who knows how to enhance her enjoyment of life, and this quality comes through in her designs.</p> <p><span style="">Interesting art, vintage and new fine comfortable furniture, and connecting with the outdoor spaces are hallmarks of her design. Also, she has an eye for creating unpretentious spaces where people feel comfortable. For the photographs, I relied on natural light and sought freshness where the viewer might sense breezes through the open doors. I resisted formal composition for the same reason.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-29.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:51 +0000http:// FridayCeilings: The 5th Wallhttp://<p><strong>Ceilings:  The 5th Wall</strong><br><br>Ceilings often get ignored, or simply just painted "ceiling white", but as these images show, they can have a very dramatic impact. Something as simple as paint can make all the difference in the world.<br> <br><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/1-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>from <a href="" target="_blank">Design Sponge</a><br><br><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/2-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="" target="_blank">Erika Ward Interiors</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/3-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="" target="_blank">RSVP Design Services</a> <br> <br><img alt="" height="651" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/4-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="" target="_blank">Tara Seawright Interior Design</a><br><br>As eye-popping as paint can be, take a look at these PATTERNS!<br><br><img alt="" height="658" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/5-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="" target="_blank">Mendelson Group</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="611" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/6-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>Jenna Lyon's Nursery via <a href="" target="_blank">Apartment Therapy</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomThe Perfect Watermelon http://<p>Watermelon is perhaps the perfect healthy summer treat. From cocktails, to salsa to entrees there are countless ways to serve up this tasty melon. Here are 4 quick tips on how to pick <a href="" target="_blank">the perfect watermelon</a>.</p> <p>1. Choose a watermelon that feels heavy for its size.</p> <p>2. Look for a vibrant medium-green color and a symmetrical shape.</p> <p>3. There should be a creamy yellow spot on the bottom, not white.</p> <p>4. The green stripes should be broken and disconnected in places.</p> <p>Here is our <a href="/blog/2013/07/02/watermelon-madness/" target="_blank">watermelon roundup of recipes</a> from the<a href="/blog/2012/07/03/watermelon-on-the-4th-get-your-carving-knife-ready/" target="_blank"> past two summers</a>, but for an endless supply of recipes to do with this tasty treat we love <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <p>Our favorites for this summer so far are:</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/watermeloncaipirhina.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Watermelon Caipirinha</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients<br><br></strong>1 lime<br>
2 teaspoons sugar<br>
5 slices quarter-sized ginger<br>
6 large tarragon leaves
<br>2 ounces watermelon puree<br>
2 ounces cachaca
<br>1 ounce grenadine<strong></strong></p> <p><strong><br>Instructions<br><br></strong>Muddle lime, ginger, sugar and tarragon. Add watermelon puree and cachaca. Shake with ice and pour into glass.</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/watermelonrindslaw.jpg" width="490"><br><strong>Watermelon Rind, Carrot &amp; Pineapple Slaw</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients<br><br>Dressing<br></strong>1/4 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt<br>1/4 cup low-fat sour cream<br>1 1 /2 Tablespoons stone-ground mustard<br>1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar<br>4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice<br>1 Tablespoon sugar<br>1 teaspoon poppy seeds<br>2 teaspoons olive oil<br>salt and pepper to taste<strong><br><br>Slaw<br></strong>4 cups grated watermelon rind with fruit and green peel removed<br>1 cup grated carrot<br>1 1 /2 cup diced fresh pineapple<strong><br><br>Instructions<br><br></strong>1. In a small bowl, blend dressing thoroughly Set aside.<br>2. Place watermelon rind on several layers of paper towels to soak up excess fluid.<br>3. In a medium-sized bowl, Place dressing, rind, carrot, and pineapple and toss to thoroughly coat. Serve.<strong><br><br>Servings<br><br></strong>Makes 4 one-cup servings.</p> <p><em>And just because we couldn't resist:</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/icecreamconesundae.jpg" width="490"><br><strong>Watermelon Ice Cream Cone</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients</strong><br><br>8 ice cream cones of choice<br>8 tablespoons pineapple cream cheese frosting<br>1/2 cup dried craisins<br>1/2 cup vanilla yogurt<br>8 scoops seedless watermelon (use an ice cream scooper)<br><br><strong>Instructions</strong><br><br>Pipe a tablespoon of the frosting into the bottom of each cone. Divide the craisins over the frosting. Top the craisins with the yogurt. Place an ice cream scoop of watermelon on top of each cone and serve. You can choose to add additional toppings of your choice: sprinkles, pineapple chunks, chocolate chips or coconut flakes!<br><br><strong>Servings</strong><br><br>Serves 8</p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoWed, 16 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePin of the Week: Entrer, S&#39;il Vous Plaithttp://<p>The interior of your house says a lot about you; why let the rest of your home be silent? Make a statement with a unique front door. Whether your personal style is bold or subtle, traditional or modern, tell guests or passers-by who you are by making the entrance to your home say something about you-without words. </p> <p><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from:<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="816" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from:<a href=";utm_medium=pinterest&amp;utm_campaign=digs_image_share" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door9.jpg"></p> <p>Image from: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p>For more inspiring ideas follow: <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest</a></p>webinternTue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaStyle File: Shower Powerhttp://<p>Trick out your shower witht the latest accessories.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/zab29792_rgb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Moxie showerhead with wireless speaker, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/" target="_blank">Kohler</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/totoaimes_ecopower_led_rain_shower_lighting_system_water.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Aimes ceiling-mount showerhead with LED lighting, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/" target="_blank">Toto</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/mr._steam_bench_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Wall-mounted foulding teak seat, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/" target="_blank">Mr. Steam</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="274" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_11.02.07_am.png" width="490"></p> <p>StyleDrain, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/" target="_blank">California Faucets</a></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 15 Jul 2014 10:54:34 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Lofty Livinghttp://<p>If living bold is your latest motto then the contemporary loft is just for you. Industrial interiors make for interesting spaces and are bound to fulfill your desire for urban living.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A soaring ceiling clad in corrugated metal replaces low ceilings while adding the volume characteristic of urban lofts</li> <li>Concrete floors run throughout, creating continuity while adding to the interior's spacious feel</li> <li>Skylights create a sense of order indoors, a detail that makes all the difference</li> <li>A fresh wall color complements the corrugated metal ceiling</li> <li>Contemporary furniture coupled with traditional, used furnishings keep the room looking fresh while also playing to the functionality of the space</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ann Robinson of <a href="" target="_blank">Renovation Design Group</a> and Jerry Brown</p>webinternMon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: From the Tophttp://<p>Recently, I returned to the Park City transportation garage for exteriors of the employee housing complex. For these shots, I used my aerial tripod extended to 30 feet, which allowed the camera to capture the solar panels on the roof, an important feature to my client.</p> <p><span style="">Like others, I am watching the controversy around quad-copter drones for aerial photography and how it will play out. Helicopter shots with a GoPro make for a great effect. </span><span style="">The aerial tripod is outside of this controversy, so regardless of how the drone rules may play out, I can continue to use it. Also, I like the tall tripod for architecture; I can use my wide-angle lenses and control the settings for less distortion and exposure problems. </span></p> <p><span style="">However, it’s not as fun as flying a helicopter.  </span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="410" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-8.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-9.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 11 Jul 2014 12:05:36 +0000http:// FridayMint 101http://<p>There are more than 20 species of the mint plant and hundreds of hybridized varieties. The most popular mints used in cooking include:</p> <p><strong>Spearmint</strong>—has a dark green pointed leaf and is the most widely used culinary mint in savory dishes, especially with lamb.</p> <p><img alt="" height="565" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.09.06_pm.png" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Chocolate Mint</strong>—has a surprising aroma of chocolate so it's a surprising addition to chocolate desserts and is also delicious used in fresh mint tea.</p> <p><img alt="" height="473" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.08.32_pm.png" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Peppermint</strong>—has a rounded, kellygreen leaf and is used especially in sweets and drinks.</p> <p><img alt="" height="503" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.08.50_pm.png" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Lemon Mint</strong>—attracts bees and suits lighter meats like shellfish and chicken. It contains citronella making it somewhat useful as a mosquito repellant.</p> <p><img alt="" height="486" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.08.00_pm.png" width="490"></p>webinternThu, 10 Jul 2014 11:05:31 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TableShow Us Your Style: Living Room and Sunroom http://<p><a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank">Utah Style and Design</a> asked for Show Us Your Style submissions. Susan Thompson, lead designer at <a href="" target="_blank">The Design House Interior Design</a>, opened up the space and made a seamless transition from living room to sunroom with her recent remodel of an Alpine residence.</p> <p><strong>How she did it</strong>: The windows seperating the living room from the sunroom were removed and replaced by four columns with a center section that has a floating flat screen tv on the sunroom side and hanging portaits on the living room side. The effect opens up the space and makes a seamless transition between the two spaces.</p> <p><strong>Before:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/dscn5491.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/dscn5503.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/dscn5504.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/sunroom-2-before.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/sunrm-before.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>After:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter3.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter4.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter8.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter2.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter6.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter5.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spot, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank"></a>.</p>webinternWed, 09 Jul 2014 10:25:08 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateShake It Up Salad Stylehttp://<p><em>Utah Style and Design</em> received these tips on how to jazz up an ordinary salad from Emily Lavin of <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="378" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ut_sd_72014.jpg" width="480"></p> <p class="p1">This summer, shake it up salad style with a salad shaker. This new-and-improved take on the classic chopped salad is an easy way to entertain your guests with a customized, healthy meal. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>How it works:</strong></p> <p class="p1">Set up a buffet-style work station with enough space for several bowls (for all of your mixings) and area to “shake it” on the end.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>The Base</strong></p> <p class="p3">The base of your salad shaker will be the lettuce. Try all kinds of lettuces from romaine to arugula to baby spinach. To add a little fun flavor, throw in some unique options such as dandelion greens, endives and kale.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Toppings</strong></p> <p class="p3">Have fun with the toppings and try something new. If it sounds good to you, add it to the mix. Toppings can range from additional veggies (heirloom carrots, tomatoes, grilled artichoke hearts, marinated olives, etc.) to grilled fruits, cheese and proteins. We love using grilled strawberries, Beehive Cheese Barely Buzzed, grilled shrimp, chicken, and flank steak. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>Dressings</strong></p> <p class="p3">Pre-make all dressings. We like to offer classics in addition to unique options. For example, have your ranch and Caesar available with your blueberry-ginger vinaigrette.</p> <p class="p3">Add your base, toppings and dressing into a shaker, and shake it up. Pour into individual white ceramic bowls for a fantastic summer dinner that your guests will love.</p> <p class="p3">The best part? You can switch it all up again the next time. </p> <p class="p3"><em>Emily Lavin is <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a>' marketing director and a contributor to </em></p>webinternWed, 09 Jul 2014 10:12:21 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TableFireplace Surroundshttp://<p>You may remember our Fall 2013 cover, which featured this beautiful fireplace.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/fireplace---.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>It was done by<a href="" target="_blank"> Stone Mountain Casting</a><a href="">, </a>and here's why we love them: One, they are very personalized. They create focal points that will emphasize the architectural beauty of your home, as well as add style and a personal touch that reflects the your look and style. Two, they know how to keep lines clean and simple, yet each still adds dramatic effect. Fireplaces have a way of capturing attention. You want it to be interesting to see, but not too distracting from the rest of the room. And third, they produce their own materials! They are lightweight yet very durable, causing each fireplace to look as if it was hand-carved from stone. Check out more of their custom designs <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. </p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/fireplace------.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesCraft Lake City DIY Festivalhttp://<p><span><img alt="" height="757" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fest_2014_generalfestival_web.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span>The </span><span><a href="" target="_blank">Craft Lake City DIY Festival</a> is an outdoor event featuring over 200 local vendors and exhibitors who specialize in handcrafted art in a variety of mediums, including silk-screened posters, progressive crafts, reconstructed clothing, jewelry, letter-pressed books, up-cycled vintage goods, craft food and drink, handmade furniture and more.</span></p> <p><span>This year marks the third year for the science and technology element of the festival, which highlights local DIY engineers. They will be showcasing items handmade and programmed using electronic tools and computers, including: speaker systems, 3D printers, robotics, LED lighting displays, video games and other techy inventions.   </span></p> <p><span>Over 50 local performers will provide entertainment during the festival on the Main Stage and the 90.9FM KRCL Stage. Entertainment includes bands, solo acts, modern dance groups, belly dance groups and street performers.</span></p> <p>The 2014 festival will take place on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 9 from noon to 10 p.m. at the Gallivan Center.</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 07 Jul 2014 14:07:23 +0000http:// Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Bolstered Up Backyard Patiohttp://<p>Let your private back living area feature contemporary architecture and design that's as unique as your are.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>By connecting the patio to the interior through large garage door openings, both areas look and feel larger</li> <li>Concrete flooring flows from one space to the other seamlessly</li> <li>The back patio architecture differs from the neighborhood's typical bungalow style</li> <li>Overhead shade leaves the patio feeling like an extra room</li> <li>Plants allow the space to feel more open and give it a natural, fresh feel</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ann Robinson of <a href="" target="_blank">Renovation Design Group</a> and Jerry Brown</p>webinternMon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePond Plantshttp://<p>The <a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/" target="_blank">summer issue</a> is on newsstands now. With stories like <a href="/blog/2014/06/02/outsider-information/" target="_blank">Outsider Information</a> and <a href="/blog/2014/06/11/dive-right-in/" target="_blank">Dive Right In</a> the focus is on landscapes and outdoor living. But when you get that amazing water feature in your yard, what do you plant in it? And where can you find these plants?</p> <p>Your two best options to purchase water plants are <a href="" target="_blank">Desert Water Gardens</a> (which even has biologists, botanists, horticulturalists, urban planners, landscape architects, and engineers on staff) and <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Shadows Nursery</a>.</p> <p>There are several things to consider when deciding which plants to put in your pond. The first thing to know is that pond plants can be divided into three main categories: floating plants, shallow-water marsh plants, and submerged plants.</p> <p><strong>Floating Plants</strong></p> <p>This type of plant floats on the surface while its roots hang down into the water. The foliage helps provide shade (reflecting and absorbing direct sunlight which buffers the water temperature) and the roots provide filteration to the pond, reducing algae growth. They are reletively easy to care for although they do require harvesting. Mosquito problems can develop if not regularly harvested. They often grow/multiply extremely fast. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/58fbb192e4508fba687c52c5981eb847.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Duck Weed - Can live under any water condition and an ideal way to export excess nutrients. If allowed it can provide shade for the life below, although in excess can deplete oxygyn. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/8e83c861e786a4fbee69a2b72ef4dac7.jpg" width="347"></p> <p>Lotus- The lotus is one of the oldest cultivated aquatic plants and make a great addition to any koi pond.  Their leaves are typically very large, and provide great shade. The lotus flower is very fragerent. With such a large growth rate they are best planted in larger koi ponds.</p> <p><img alt="" height="393" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/white-snowflake.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>White Snowflake- This plant produces an abundance of small white flowers. It has bronze and green mottled lily pad-like leaves. Should be planted in about 12" of water.</p> <p><strong>Shallow Water Marsh Plants</strong></p> <p>These plants are live with only their roots under water but the rest of the plant above the surface. They are typically planted on the edge of your pond because they do best in the shallow water. They are very lush and full plants.</p> <p><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/65d658f24c7796d3d7c30b05c611b9ca.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Pickerelweed- These plants often grow 3-4 feet tall. They are recognized by the beautiful large clusters of violet flowers. The nectar of Pickerelweed attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ogon_sweet_flag.jpg" width="326"></p> <p>Golden Variegated Sweet Flag- This plant arches gracefully across a stream or waterfall and can help to soften the edges of cool, hard rocks. You can enjoy this plant in the landscape, too!</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/horsetail.jpg" width="367"></p> <p>Horsetail- This plant needs to be viewed up close to truly appreciate the delicate details of this plant. Use Horsetail to add architecture to the expanse of your pond.</p> <p><strong>Submerged Plants</strong></p> <p>These types of plants typically live completely under water. Sometimes the leaves or flowers will grow to the surface. They are typically planted 1-2 feet below the surface, and can create oxygen for the fish that live in the pond. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/fanwort.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Fanwort- This plant is a great oxygenator but requires a lot of light. These plants can grow up to an inch per day and can be propagated using cuttings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ce856ffda7beb024194dad16c4bf31d2.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Water Lily- This flower makes a statement. The vibrant flower pops against the large lily pad. It will add the perfect touch of pretty to your pond. You can see why Monet and every other artist, writer and photographer has been inspired since.</p>webinternMon, 07 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenPhoto Friday: DesignBuildBLUFFhttp://<p>Every year, I look forward to traveling south to photograph the most recent project the talented architectural students have designed and built for a selected family on the Navajo Nation as part of the DesignBuildBLUFF program, now a part of the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning and under the new leadership of architect José Galarza. This project, SolRose, is extraordinary and a promise of wonderful things to come.</p> <p>Sustainability is a driving force to the design. I tried to show in the minimal available resources and isolation of the site while capturing the extravagant beauty in these photos. With the front and rear doors open, there is a perfectly framed view through the home to faraway Monument Valley. The partial rammed earth walls stabilize the temperatures inside, while a highly efficient stove retains maximum heat from burning wood. The home is built for wheelchair accessibility with carefully considered drawers and counter space.</p> <p>While taking the panorama photo, a shimmering golden stallion galloped upon me and my camera and tripod, veering only a yard from where I stood, making for an unreal magical experience.</p> <p>The students strive to use material from the site and to repurpose discards. However, there are many more volunteer efforts besides my minor role, including the donation of building materials, plumbing and cabinet hardware, the efficient fan, insulation, light fixtures and the heater components, as well as expertise.</p> <p>The website <a href=""></a> acknowledges these contributions and explains more about the program and how to offer support.</p> <p><img alt="" height="157" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/panorama1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="421" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 04 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayTrend Alert: Go West!http://<p>We're seeing western motifs, furnishings and design everywhere. So much better than the 80's version - there's no mauve or sea foam in sight!  Vignette at <a href="" target="_blank">Details, SLC.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/photo-(2).jpg" width="490"></p>Brad MeeThu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsPin of the Week: Summer Snackinghttp://<p>Looking for the perfect appetizers for your party this weekend? This ricotta crustini bar is sure to please everyone's palate and get their creative juices flowing.</p> <p><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/crostini.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank">HonestlyYum</a> to see what ingredients they chose to showcase on their ricotta crostini. </p> <p>For more great tips follow: <a href="" target="_blank">utahstyledesign</a> on Pinterest</p>webinternWed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesRecipesRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Palette of Plantshttp://<p>Time to jazz up the garden with plants, plants and—you guessed it—more plants.  A limited palette of plants suit most any home, creating a somewhat monochromatic garden which requires limited maintenance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Curved gardens, replete with fresh soil, replace the mature hedges with new plantings</li> <li>New plantings create a solid mass that is taller at the outside corners of the home and shorter as they approach the door</li> <li>Varying colors add depth to the entire landscape </li> </ul> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Dean Anesi, <a href="" target="_blank">Urban Garden Company</a>, and Willie Eschenfelder, <a href="" target="_blank">Eschenfelder Landscaping</a></p>webinternMon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaign Part 2http://<p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/cityhome1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Our Summer issue hits newsstands tomorrow and if you are a subscriber it should already be in your mailbox. In this issue you will see this beautiful campaign from<em> <a href="" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>.</em> This is the second in a series of campaigns, you may remember the first campaign that premiered in the <a href="/blog/2014/03/27/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign/" target="_blank">Spring issue</a>. As with the first campaign <a href="" target="_blank"><em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a> was nice enough to <a href="" target="_blank">share behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot.</a> This campaign keeps getting better and better, we can't wait to see what is next. </p> <p><img alt="" height="346" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-34.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="252" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-group3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-group4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="733" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Photographer Kerri Fukui<br>To see more photos and behind the scenes commentary of the shoot go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 30 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaWhich Cover Would You Choose: Summer Stylehttp://<p>The summer issue hits newsstands on July 1st. Which cover would you choose?</p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/usd1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/usd2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/usd3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoFri, 27 Jun 2014 21:55:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazinePhoto Friday: Parade Homeshttp://<p class="p1">It’s time for that Utah summer tradition: <a href="">The Parade of Homes.</a> Every year we see the latest designs from the very talented architects, builders, interior designers and craftsmen. I’m always impressed at the variety and quality of the work I see. These homes are a few from past Parades I’ve made photos of and I’m sure this year we’ll be as impressed as always.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/j-48.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="278" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jh-17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="351" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/rpe-16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/t-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/t-14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 27 Jun 2014 09:51:19 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Garden Accentshttp://<p>Add a little extra detail to your garden this year with a fun surprise accent nobody will be expecting. A few little trinkets will take your yard up a notch. Be creative! You can go out and buy a few additions, or use what you have and turn it into something new.</p> <p><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/662b8bb22670b0e4170308b2053635bb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>These whimsical pottery mushrooms provide a unique pop of color and interest in shady flower beds.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ddccd154c1bb28a27d3d15b68330f58a.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Turn old shuttlecocks into a light garland.</p> <p><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/1945db8992f48769abee3b2569ea00fc.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Add a bird house or two.. Have the kids make or just paint them then to hang.</p> <p>Local garden shops to check out: <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Millcreek Gardens</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Shadows Nursery</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenShow Us Your Style: Bookshelveshttp://<p>Utah Style &amp; Design asked for submissions of your bookshelves. Emily Olliver from Pleasant Grove submitted hers. She turns her bookshelves into focal points by adding galleries above them.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/eoshelves.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/eoshelves2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spot, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternThu, 26 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYMadison McCord Interiors Tent Salehttp://<div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Madison McCord Interiors</a> prices are hard to beat, but on June 28th, 10 a.m. until 4, sales will better than ever. In order to make room for new merchandise, tents will be set up in the parking lot where everything will be 50-75% off. Rugs for $250 and up, all accent lamps $125, mirrors $125 and up, beds $750 and up, sofas 895 and up, dining chairs $140 and up, Art $75 and up, and pillows $35 and up. </p>   <p>Here are just a few of the items that will be on sale.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison6.jpg" width="490"></p> </div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>  </p> <p> </p> <p>  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>webinternWed, 25 Jun 2014 11:55:12 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsWasatch Community Gardenhttp://<p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/chickens.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Are you an aspiring urban farmer, a seasoned veteran who grows virtually all of your own food in your yard and forages for the rest, or somewhere in between? No matter what level your food production skills, the Urban Garden &amp; Farm Week offers opportunities to learn and connect with other local food and gardening enthusiasts. I know I love to gawk at someone else's garden and get tips on great varieties of peppers, what's thriving in the garden this year and what might be struggling a bit... it's that community building part of gardening that we sometimes forget about when we're deep in weeding and harvesting mode...</p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/beehive.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/berries.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This year's Urban Garden &amp; Farm Tour still sports coops galore from our Tour de Coops days of yore, but you can also see backyard beehives, rainwater harvesting, aquaponics, creative uses of really small spaces, and just really marvelous urban gardens. Aside from the tour, they're hosting a <a href=";qid=611701" target="_blank">workshop on chicken keeping</a> and partnering with Brewvies once again for food film, Urban Roots. Check out the complete list of events and take a break from your own garden to join us sometime during <a href=";qid=611701" target="_blank">Urban Garden &amp; Farm Week</a> from June 22 - 28.</p> <p><img alt="" height="203" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wasatch.jpg" width="490"></p>webinternTue, 24 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenRefresh, Renew, Remodel: High Style Dininghttp://<p>Raise your hand if your dining room is feeling ho-hum and passé. No need to fret.  Even the smallest pop of color or change in fabric can take your room from snooze to style.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A modern custom-made light fixture replaces a rustic iron chandelier </li> <li>Colorful, vertically striped drapes add needed depth and color</li> <li>A round table with suede-upholstered dining chairs stand in for the older, plainer table and chairs</li> <li>Contemporary accesories add flair, leaving eaters dining in style</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="753" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternMon, 23 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Contest Entrieshttp://<p>A specialty within the field of architectural photography is contest entries. It's a specialty assignment that deserves a great deal of care. After all, the designers are submitting what they feel are their best and most complete designs for a public competition, and recognition through an award is an important motivator to continue to expand and grow.<span> </span></p> <p>A panel of judges renders decisions on the best designs largely based on the photographs, although some may take the time to tour projects. For a branch of the AIA in California, the chapter asked me to drive the judges to projects within a reasonable distance. In doing this over several years, I had the opportunity to listen to the judges’ discussions about how designs work within the context of the site, the appropriateness of the selected materials, and, of course, function.</p> <p>As with anything we do, there is always an objective, and for contest entries, the objective of the photographs is to highlight the work of the architect or designer. While it is important to do the best work I can, the judgment is not on making the most technical and flashy photograph but on creating a true understanding of the work of the professional whom I am representing.</p> <p><span>These are some photographs of projects for which architects have received recognition from their peers.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="738" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ch-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ch-20.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="266" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/do-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/g-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/g-16.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/g-18.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/hw-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/lw-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="235" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mv8.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="247" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mv27.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="225" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/na-12.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="628" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/na-22.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/oct-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/oct-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/oct-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/we-30.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 20 Jun 2014 14:29:48 +0000http:// FridayMartha Stewart on American Food and Summer Entertaininghttp://<p>On her first visit to Utah, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">Martha Stewart</a> climbed (or crawled the last few feet, as she recalls) Angel’s Landing at <a href="">Zion National Park</a> with her daughter, Alexis. This time, she addressed bloggers as <a href="">Altitude Summit’s</a> keynote speaker, then hustled over to City Creek <a href="">Macy’s</a> where she greeted customers and signed copies of her book, <a href="">Martha’s American Food</a>.</p> <p>It’s all in a day’s work for the business magnate whose namesake brand spans everything from kitchenware and cookbooks to pet supplies and vitamins. And if you’re wondering, her favorite food indulgence isn’t chocolate or ice cream or peanut butter. It’s spinach, parsley and mint for her daily green juice, along with tomatoes and root vegetables, all of which she grows in her greenhouse year-round.</p> <p><a href="">Her book</a> follows that love of fresh food with recipes collected from regions all over the U.S.</p> <p>“Since we started the magazine 20 years ago, we’ve loved all kinds of melting pot recipes that you find in America,” Martha says. “This was a good way to compile them all into one place, tell the back stories and celebrate the ethnic groups that make this delicious food we all eat.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/marthabookcover.jpg" width="403"></p> <p>As a seasoned hostess and entertaining expert, she shared a few tips on summer entertaining that you won’t find in the book, but are just as tried and true. For 4<sup>th</sup> of July festivities, she prefers serving fried chicken for picnic-style gatherings. Also on her list of favorites are grilled steak, shish kabobs, salads and a variety of foods served buffet style.</p> <p>When it comes to entertaining children, Martha suggests setting a theme most kids would be familiar with. She recently entertained 50 children and their parents at her New York offices for a <a href=""><em>Chicka Chicka Boom Boom</em> themed birthday party</a> for her grandchildren, Jude and Truman.</p> <p>At the end of the day, whether she’s traveled, gardened or heard the expression “that’s so Martha” for the millionth time, she’s proud of the positive influence her brand has had. “We’ve made an impact on the way people think about entertaining at home, keeping a home, decorating a home, and that’s what I’ve tried to do,” she says. “I’ve tried to make people understand that homemaking can be much nicer than once thought, and elevating homemaking to a higher level is nice. It shouldn’t be a drudgery, it should be something of pleasure.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/marthamacysjessicaadams.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Utah Style's Jessica Adams and Martha Stewart at her <a href="">Macy's</a> book signing of Martha's American Food</em></p>Jessica AdamsFri, 20 Jun 2014 09:27:26 +0000http:// IdeasDIYGreat IdeaPartiesRecipesAn Outdoor Fabric With indoor Appealhttp://<p><strong>An Outdoor Fabric with Indoor Appeal</strong><br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/1-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"><br>Sunbrella / Kincaid.  Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Sunbrella’s Facebook page</a><br><br>You may have heard of <a href=";submit=gallerySearch" target="_blank">Sunbrella fabrics</a>.  Originally introduced in 1961 for outdoor awnings, the line has grown over the years, expanding into marine-safe fabrics, then outdoor furniture.  In the last decade or so, the line became more available for residential and interior use.  In the past, the fabric was a little stiff and scratchy, so despite the durability and maintenance benefits, indoor use wasn't always ideal.  But modern technology has changed the feel of the fabric, and it's now more common than ever to see the fabrics used indoors.  <br><br>While still suitable for outdoor use, every year Sunbrella releases great new colors and designs in softer finishes that are perfect for interior upholstery applications.<br><br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/2-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"><br>Sunbrella / Klaussner.  Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Sunbrella’s Facebook page</a><br><br>Would you believe that you can use BLEACH on this fabric?  For tough stains, they actually recommend mixing bleach, mild soap, and water, and then scrubbing with a soft bristle brush.  Not many upholstery fabrics are going to allow you to do that!  And this is why the fabric is perfect for dining chairs, sofas, and anywhere else that may be exposed to spills.  <br><br>Just a few of my favorite palettes from their <a href="" target="_blank">2014-2015 brochure</a>:<br><br><img alt="" height="159" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/3-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="159" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/4-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="165" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/5-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 19 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsRoom To RoomBehind The Scenes: Photo Shoot For Fall Stylehttp://<p>This week we teamed with designer Anne-Marie Barton and Scot Zimmerman to photograph one of Barton's recent projects. It's amazing!  More to come in the upcoming fall 2014 issue.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/bradinstagram3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Scot Zimmerman shooting the beautiful back yard. </p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/bradinstagram2.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Adam Finkle photographing Anne-Marie Barton in the swank dining area.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/bradinstagram.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Uber cool staircase connecting the home's three floors.</p>Brad MeeWed, 18 Jun 2014 15:03:04 +0000http:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesRoom To RoomGreat Idea: Soft Goodshttp://<p>There's nothing sweet about cooking with hardened brown sugar. The solution: add a moistened ceramic sugar saver to the mix, and what was hard becomes soft and easy.</p> <p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/592576_01.jpg" width="320"></p> <p><em>Brown Sugar Saver $4, <a href="" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</em></p>webinternWed, 18 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsOn the TableShow Us Your Style: Master Bathroomhttp://<p><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/" target="_blank"></a> asked for Show Us Your Style submissions. Susan Thompson, lead designer for <a href="" target="_blank">The Design House Interior Design</a>, recently designed this remodel of a master bathroom. She updated it from a '90s feel to a more traditional look and gave her clients more storage space by adding a new shelving unit and taller cabinets.</p> <p><strong>Before:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/3-before.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/6-before.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/12-before.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>After:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/2-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"We gave the clients all new materials, finishes and fixtures, with a relaxing and enchanting light blue and golden color scheme to create this beautiful, traditional master bathroom."   </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/4-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/7-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"In this bathroom, we changed the layout to help give the clients more storage and make the small 10x10 space feel more spacious. We enlarged the space visually by designing features that went floor to ceiling and wall to wall; polished nickel and mirrored surfaces finishes were used to bounce the light around and give the appearance of a more spacious bathroom."</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/8-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/10-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/13-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"In the previous layout the toilet was next to the bathtub and was the first thing you saw when walking in. The shower was fully enclosed in drywall just to the right of the entrance and really took up a lot of unnecessary space. We swapped the toilet and shower locations and designed a custom divider cabinet to add storage and give more privacy to the toilet area."</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/15-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/16-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spots, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternTue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasGreat IdeaRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Stylish Stairwellhttp://<p>Is your stairwell suffering from obvious fatigue?  Let it be easily smitten with materials both modern and marvelous.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A glass and steel railing encloses the stairwell leading to the lower level</li> <li>New walls lined with sliding wood doors eliminate the space needed for swinging and add a modern touch</li> <li>A tiled floor extends beyond the hallway and into both the living room and bathroom, bridging the gap and making the space flow from one room to the next</li> <li>New furnishings add a touch of personalization and make the room feel more homey</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ron Henriksen, Scott Henriksen of <a href="" target="_blank">GSBS Architects</a>, Justin Jacobs and David Brems</p>webinternMon, 16 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateSWATCH WATCH: Singing the Blueshttp://<p>Blue, the most classic of colors, enlivens and enriches solid and patterned fabrics in shades ranging from the most saturated cerulean to the most tranquil pastel powder.</p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/photo_(4).jpg" width="418"></p> <p> </p> <p>Clockwise from upper left: Frangipani in Cobalt by Mokum, Bloody Mary in Pavone by Rubelli, Maya in Evening Blue by Lulu DK, Sun Bear in Cina by Rubelli, Imperial in Prussian by Weitzner, Eliza in Blue by Donghia, Modern Art in Lapislazzulo by Rubelli, Coquina in Marine by Jasper Michael S Smith, Vintage in Ming Blue by Mokum*</p> <p>*Fabrics to the trade through <a href="">John Brooks Inc.</a></p> <p> </p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 16:15:02 +0000http:// FindsSmall Pleasureshttp://<p><img alt="" height="532" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpleasures-main.jpg" width="491"></p> <p class="p1">You may not consider your kitchen garden competition for the local flower store, but during the dog days of summer, easy-to-pick herbs provide as much style and scent as shop-sourced buds and blooms. Take your lead from <a href="">Le Fleur</a> in Salt Lake: For your next party, snip a mix of fragrant herbs and gather them in small pots placed randomly on your patio table. When the evening draws to an end, guests can take an arrangement home to remind them of the lovely evening out.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Small pots add big style and charm to any summertime table.</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="228" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot1.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Concrete cube, $10, <a href=""><strong>Cactus &amp; Tropicals,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot2.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Seafoam cachepot, $18, <a href=""><strong>Bloomingsales,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="271" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot3.jpg" width="250"></p> <p class="p1">Tufted pot, $11, <a href=""><strong>Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="259" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot4.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Carnivale mini planter, $6, <a href=""><strong>Crate &amp; Barrel,</strong></a> Murray</p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot5.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Taupe petal vase, $13, <a href=""><strong>Orchid Dynasty,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p2"><strong><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></strong></p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 16:10:53 +0000http:// The MagazineAl Fresco Entertaining: Recipeshttp://<p>Victoria Topham of <a href="" target="_blank">Petite Feast</a> shares a few of her favorite outdoor summer recipes. She served grilled salmon and eggplant caponata on a table topped with small pots of herbs and glasses of chilled raspberry ginger lemonade refresh guests.</p> <p><strong>Raspberry Ginger Lemonade</strong></p> <p>Serves 12</p> <p>6 C water</p> <p>2 C sugar</p> <p>1 C fresh ginger, grated</p> <p>1 pint fresh raspberries</p> <p>3 C fresh squeezed lemon juice</p> <p>Lemon and raspberries for garnish</p> <p>Place water, sugar and ginger in medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and allow mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid and discard the solids. Add fresh lemon juice. Refrigerate mixture until well chilled. Puree raspberries in a food processor and strain into the sweetened lemon water. Serve over ice garnished with raspberries and lemon slices.</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/cake.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Grilled Salmon Fillet with Savory Herbs and Eggplant Caponata</strong></p> <p>Serves 8</p> <p>3 lb. salmon fillet, skin intact or have your fishmonger remove it for you</p> <p>Salt and freshly ground black pepper</p> <p>3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil</p> <p>3 cup eggplant caponata (see recipe)</p> <p>To prepare salmon fillet, place the salmon skin side down on work surface. With the blade of a sharp thin knife, angled toward the skin, start to slice the skin away from the flesh. I find it easiest to tug back slightly on the skin while pushing forward with my knife. If you would prefer, you can ask your fishmonger or butcher to do this for you. Next, butterfly the fillet lengthwise, being careful not to cut completely through the flesh at the end. You want to be able to open the fillet like a book. Season the salmon generously with salt and pepper. Set aside.</p> <p>Preheat grill to medium high. Sprinkle salt and pepper lightly over salmon fillet. With the salmon placed horizontally on counter, spread prepared caponata on top of fillet and pat down lightly leaving a 1” border along the top portion. This will allow for easier rolling and cooking. Carefully roll salmon fillet (like a jelly roll) starting at the long end to form a semi-tight cylinder. Be sure to end with the seam side down. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut the roulade into 8 equal pieces, each about 2” thick, leaving the foil intact.  </p> <p>Clean grill grates well and lightly oil with a piece of paper toweling dipped in cooking oil. Carefully place salmon on grill, taking care not to crowd the fish. Flip salmon over after 4 minutes using a wide spatula. Grill another 4 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the slices and how well done you like your salmon. The traditional rule for cooking fish is 9-10 minutes per inch of thickness, but I prefer to cook it not more than 8 minutes per inch.</p> <p>To serve:  Remove foil and plate salmon. Serve with remaining caponata on the side. </p> <p> <img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/main-course.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Eggplant Caponata</strong></p> <p>This recipe is a component of the Salmon Roulade. It also makes an excellent crostini topping and is equally good served over chicken or pork. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, so it’s nice to make a large batch to have some on hand. If you have it on hand, tossed with some cooked pasta–it makes for a super fast weeknight dinner.</p> <p>3 Tbsp. high-quality olive oil</p> <p>1/2 onion, minced</p> <p>2 Tbsp. garlic, minced</p> <p>1 large eggplant, unpeeled &amp; diced</p> <p>4 ribs celery, diced</p> <p>1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced</p> <p>1 large tomato, diced</p> <p>1 small zucchini, diced</p> <p>1 small yellow squash, diced</p> <p>2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar</p> <p>1/2 tsp. granulated sugar</p> <p>1 Tbsp. capers, rinsed</p> <p>2 Tbsp. raisins</p> <p>1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped</p> <p>Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste</p> <p>In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Saute onions, garlic and eggplant until onions and garlic are fragrant and eggplant is slightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add diced celery, red pepper and tomato, vinegar and sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes, until eggplant is tender but still has some texture. Remove from heat and stir in zucchini, yellow squash, capers and raisins. Cool to room temperature and stir in chopped basil. Taste and adjust using salt and pepper.</p> <p><strong>Heirloom Tomato and Fava Bean Salad</strong></p> <p><strong>Salad Ingredients:</strong><br>1 pound grape or small heirloom tomatoes, halved<br>1 pound fava beans, shelled, blanched and peeled (or you can substitute 1 14oz package lima beans, blanched and refreshed under cold water) <br>1 tsp kosher salt<br>½ tsp freshly ground black pepper<br>4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese torn into bite size pieces        <br>¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped   <br><br><strong>Vinaigrette Ingredients:</strong> <br>1 tsp garlic, minced      <br>2 Tbsp ea parsley and basil, minced       <br>3 Tbso shallot, minced         <br>1 cup olive oil       <br>1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar      <br>1 tsp salt         <br>1 tsp pepper <br>       <br><strong>Method:</strong><br>Simply whisk all ingredients together and chill before using. To prepare salad: combine salad ingredients and toss with 1/4 cup vinaigrette. Adjust salt and pepper, extra vinaigrette may be kept refrigerated for up to 1 week. <br>Serves 4-6</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/heirloomsalad.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><strong>Lemon Coconut Cake with Meringue Icing:</strong></p> <p>1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour</p> <p>1 1/2 tsp. baking powder</p> <p>1/2 tsp. table salt</p> <p>1 cup granulated sugar</p> <p>2 eggs</p> <p>1 cup butter</p> <p>2 Tbsp. minced lemon zest</p> <p>2 tsp. coconut extract</p> <p>2/3 + 2 Tbsp. whole milk </p> <p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour an 8” cake pan. Set aside. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together using a mixer set on high speed until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. With mixer running, add eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated and no clumps of butter remain. Add lemon zest and coconut extract. Then, alternately beat dry mixture and milk into creamed mixture, starting and ending with dry mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack before icing with meringue icing.</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/cake---.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Meringue Icing:</strong></p> <p>1 cup powdered sugar</p> <p>5 egg whites</p> <p>1 pinch cream of tartar</p> <p>1 tsp. fresh lemon juice </p> <p>3 cup grated coconut</p> <p>In a small mixing bowl, combine egg whites, powdered sugar and lemon juice. Mix to combine. Place a saucepan with 2" of water on stove top. Place mixing bowl with icing ingredients over saucepan of water and bring up to a simmer. Make sure bottom of mixing bowl does not touch simmering water. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Transfer mixture to work bowl of a stand mixer and whip on high speed until meringue holds stiff, glossy peaks. Ice cake using prepared icing, pressing coconut to sides of iced cake. Do not refrigerate iced cake. Cake is best eaten within 2 days of baking.</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 11 Jun 2014 14:32:02 +0000http:// The MagazineOn the TableRecipesAl Fresco Entertaininghttp://<p><strong>Al Fresco Entertaining</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/victoria.jpg" width="490"><br>Victoria Topham | Petite Feast<br></strong></p> <p>"I like to start at the market and develop a menu from there," says <a href="" target="_blank">Petite Feast's</a> Victoria Topham discussing the summer fare she stylishly creates at home and for her in-home clients alike. With similar flair, Topham catered a delicious summer meal in <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child's</a> garden and provided expert tips and recipes for cooking and entertaining outdoors.</p> <p>During summer, <strong>I like grilling and incorporating bold, assertive flavors</strong> inclduing cilantro, jalapeno, and citrus that suit the season. Involve guests who have fun helping to grill hors d'oeuvres like skewered meats, pizzas or flatbreads.</p> <p><strong>Serve courses when dining in a garden.</strong> Serve each one in a different part of the yard and allow time for guests to mingle between them. This is especially smart with large parties, so guests aren't restricted to visiting with only those sitting by them at a single sitting.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/wardchild.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For groups of 15 or more, <strong>I suggest a buffet or family-style dining</strong>. For a single host, it's too difficult to plate that many meals well. It's also more casual, making it ideal for summer entertaining.</p> <p><strong>Prepare as much as possible beforehand</strong> so you can enjoy time with your guests. Consider incorporating take-out food to supplement your menue, or prepare the entree and hire a caterer or chef to do the rest. Don't be so ambitious that you miss the party.</p> <p><strong>Have a loose schedule and don't rush the evening</strong>. Setting up lawn games like corn-toss that can be enjoyed during cocktails and hors d'oeuvres can help establish the laid back agenda.</p> <p>Depending on the event, <strong>I'll incorporate paper and plastic in my tableware</strong>. However, I always use linen table napkins, real cutlery and glassware, and paper cocktail napkins.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/lemoncake.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>It's not what's on the table</strong>, but who's around the table that really counts.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2014/06/11/al-fresco-entertaining-recipes/" target="_blank"><strong>Click here for the recipes.</strong></a></p> <p>Victoria Topham, Petite Feast, SLC 801.755.6644 | <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineOn the TableRecipesPin of the Week: Spice Up Your Couchhttp://<p>Amp up your couch with a little pop of color. Be creative and have fun painting the legs of your couch to instantly spice up your livingroom.</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="518" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/evy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="207" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/skarp.bil2_.rad2_-1.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="210" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/skarp.bild_.2.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>All images found on<a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p> <p><em><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></em></p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaSummer&#39;s Tastemakers Minthttp://<p><span>We know you may limit your use of mint to juleps and lamb jelly, but let’s put a stop to that right now. No other herb brightens summer cuisine with such range and refreshing flavor. Think beyond chocolate and verdant garnish—there are so many more ways to use mint to add unexpected zing to your summer cooking. Sweet? Of course. Savory? You bet. Mint works with dishes of countless kinds and global origins. Remembering that mint and basil are relatives may help spark your imagination.</span></p> <p><strong>Corn, Zucchini and Mint Salad</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="348" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mint-corn-zucchini.jpg" width="491"></p> <p><span>The mix is in. Mint, corn and zucchini come together in a salad that will become your go-to side dish for picnics and barbecues all summer long.</span></p> <p><span>Corn, Zucchini and Mint Salad</span></p> <p><span>Part of the beauty of this dish comes from dicing everything about the size of a corn kernel—a little extra knife work, but worth it.</span></p> <ul> <li> <p><span>1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 a large sweet purple onion, diced small</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1 tsp. kosher salt </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1-1/4 cups small-diced zucchini (about 6 oz. or 1 medium-small zucchini)</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 red bell pepper, diced small</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>2 slightly heaping cups fresh corn kernels  (Okay, you can use frozen.)</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>2 tsp. minced garlic</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 tsp. ground cumin</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 tsp. ground coriander</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>4 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>Juice of one-quarter lemon</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>Cracked black pepper to taste</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span>Quickly sauté the corn, onion, pepper and garlic in the olive oil, until onion is barely translucent. Stir in salt, coriander and cumin and let cool to room temperature. Squeeze lemon juice over and mix in mint leaves. Serve warm or at room temperature. (Leftovers make a great pasta dish—shave plenty of parmesan over it.)</span></p> <p><strong>Worldly Ways to Use Fresh Mint</strong></p> <p><span>Mint is a global culinary favorite. Combined with certain other flavors, it often forms the taste signature of a cuisine. </span></p> <p><span><strong>Lebanon:</strong> Chop finely equal amounts of mint leaves and green scallions and add to lemon-olive oil vinaigrette with tomatoes and romaine. </span></p> <p><span><strong>India:</strong> Chop finely an equal amount of mint leaves and green scallions, add to yogurt, and mix with seeded, diced cucumbers for a raita dip with vegetables.  </span></p> <p><span><strong>Vietnam:</strong> Mint, cilantro and lemongrass are the classic riad of Vietnamese seasoning—mix them with a little olive oil and some vermicelli noodles for a fast remake of leftover steak.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Thailand:</strong> The combination of mint, Thai basil and galangal or ginger is great as a flavoring for grilled meats and fish.</span></p> <p><span><strong>England:</strong> Sweet mint sauce is traditional and mint does complement lamb, but we prefer Italian-inspired mint pesto</span><span>: 3 cups mint leaves, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/2 cup EVOO and salt to taste. Grind leaves and nuts in a food processor, then add the oil in a thin stream with the processor running and salt to taste.  </span></p> <p><strong>Summer’s Sip: The Mojito</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c2364.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span>Muddle a handful of mint leaves (10-12) with a wedge of lime in the bottom of a glass. Add a couple more lime wedges and a tablespoon of white sugar (or more, to taste) and muddle again to release the mint oils and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, pour 1 1/2 ounces of white rum over the ice, and then fill the glass with sparkling water. Garnish with lime wheels and more mint. Serves one, so make another.</span></p> <p><strong>Cultivating (and Controlling) Mint </strong></p> <p><span>Growing mint in your garden is rarely difficult—it can grow in most settings (zones 3-8) and needs little care beyond adequate water and sufficient amounts of shade and sun. Controlling the mint in your garden is another question—it spreads rampantly via underground stems called stolons and can pop up a yard from the mother plant, invading flowerbeds and every place you don't want it to grow. One way to avoid constant mint-pulling is to plant it in bottomless containers with sides at least 15 inches deep. Sink the containers into the ground leaving an inch or two of rim above the surrounding soil surface. Or plant mint in tubs and containers, although in Utah you'll have to water it more frequently in a container. Or make lots of mojitos!</span></p> <p><strong>The Myth of Mint</strong></p> <p class="p1">According to Roman mythology, a young nymph named Minthe caught the eye of Pluto, lord of the underworld. Pluto’s affection for Minthe enraged his wife Proserpina, so she changed Minthe into a lowly plant that can be easily be stepped on. Pluto couldn’t undo the curse, but gave the poor nymph a wonderful fragrance, especially pungent when she is trampled on.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Mint on the Menu</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mintonthemenu.jpg" width="491"><br><em><span>Fresh and flavorful, Layla’s tabouleh makes a perfect summer dish.</span></em></p> <p><strong><a href="">Bombay House</a></strong><span> </span></p> <p class="p2">Everything comes with mint chutney and mint chutney can go on everything, from your appetizer pappadoms to your lamb curry.</p> <p class="p3"><em>2731 Parleys Way, SLC, 801-581-0222, other locations in Provo and West Jordan</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="">Mazza Cafe</a></strong></p> <p class="p2">Ful mudammas—you could call it bean dip, but that’s an understatement. Here, the fava and garbanzo beans are seasoned with garlic, lemon, tahini, olive oil and some mint.<span> </span></p> <p class="p3"><em>912 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-521-4572 and 1500 E. 1500 South, SLC., 801-484-9259</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="">Layla</a></strong></p> <p class="p2">Classic tabouleh, made of finely chopped parsley, tomato, spring onion, plenty of mint and cracked wheat, is dressed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.<span> </span></p> <p class="p3"><em>4751 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay, 801-272-9111</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="">Eva</a></strong></p> <p class="p2">The usual melon and prosciutto combination is expanded with cucumber, mint and a honey-lime vinaigrette.</p> <p class="p3"><em>317 S. Main St., SLC, 801-359-8447</em></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Note: </strong><span>Not all these dishes are always available.</span></p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>Mint 101</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">There are more than 20 species of the mint plant and hundreds of hybridized varieties. The most popular mints used in cooking include:</p> <p class="p1">Spearmint<strong><br> </strong>Has a dark green, pointed leaf and is the most widely used culinary mint in savory dishes, especially with lamb.</p> <p class="p1">Chocolate Mint<strong><br></strong><span>Has a surprising aroma of chocolate, so it’s a surprising addition to chocolate desserts and is also delicious used in fresh mint tea.</span></p> <p class="p1">Peppermint<br> Has a rounded, kelly-green leaf and is used especially in sweets and drinks.</p> <p class="p1">Lemon Mint<br> It attracts bees and suits lighter meats like shellfish and chicken. It contains citronella, making it somewhat useful as a mosquito repellant.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pour it On</strong></p> <p class="p2">Fixing a fragrant cup of fresh mint tea couldn’t be easier—or more refreshing.</p> <p class="p3">Just clip enough leaves to half-fill your teacup. Of course, wash them thoroughly. Then pour boiling water over the leaves and let them steep 5-7 minutes. Strain out the leaves and sip.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Mary MaloufWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:44:03 +0000http:// The MagazineDive Right Inhttp://<p>Cool water features make a big splash in landscapes across Utah.</p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Topiary junipers surround a large sparkling pool surrounded by the tailored landscape of a 1938 Holladay estate.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-9.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>In St. George, water flows from a glass-tiled wall, over a series of steps into a sparkling reflecting pool below. Behind the wall, a hot tub enjoys privacy and desert views. Landscape designers Kent Bylund and Josh Hellewell teamed with <a href="">McQuay Architects and Assoc.</a>, Sunset Pools and Split Rock Inc. to create the multi-level water feature.</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/landformwall_3793.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Falling from weirs integrated into a 3-foot-high masonry stone wall, water flows through grates into a nearby pool while also providing a safe and splashy play area for small children. Designed by <a href="">Landform Design Group</a> for a Springville residence, the feature wall is illuminated at night by flush, ground level lights.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/burton-home-b-52.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Purchased in France for an Orem home’s elegant landscape, this town square fountain is surrounded by French Limestone and features bronze spouts spilling water into a serene koi pond. Designer Don Brady and Aaron Inouye teamed to create this and other striking features integrated into the chateau’s property.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/eschenfelder.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Measuring only 12-feet by 22-feet, this “spool” or combined spa and pool overlooks the valley from an Avenues residence. The spool boasts a negative edge design, hydrotheraphy jets and color changing LED lights. Eschenfelder Landscaping teamed with Omega Pools to create the feature and framed it with coping made from honed Park City gold sandstone from Brown’s Canyon.</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/landform-bridge-img_4956.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>In Farmington, <a href="">Landform Design Group</a> created a lawn-covered bridge that spans 18 feet and links grass areas on opposite sides of the large property’s natural stream.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-pool-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Looking like a plane of water suspended over Ivan’s desert landscape, a three-sided infinity pool spills into a contemporary pond 12 feet below. <span><span>The pool was designed slightly narrower at the end most distant from the main house to create the illusion that the pool is longer than it actually is</span></span>. Landscape designer Kent Bylund worked with <a href="">McQuay Architects and Assoc.</a>, Sunset Pools and Split Rock Inc. to create the spectacular water feature.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/c-52.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>For the outdoor living area of a historic Pioneer-style home in Riverton, <a href="">Northland Design Group</a> created a lighted splash pad that, when not operating, doubles as dining patio furnished with easy-to-move table and chairs. Exposed aggregate concrete provides a non-slip surface for the family-friendly feature.</p> <p><em>View more photos <a href="/galleries/dive-right-in/">here</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:17:55 +0000http:// The MagazineCircles of Lifehttp://<p>You’re not hanging hoops of dried eucalyptus or grapevine around your house anymore, right? Good. Don’t get us wrong, we love wreaths, but if it’s dead and catching dust, it has no place in the home. Here’s a fresh thought: Go live. Floral designer Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson did exactly that when she created her new book, <a href=""><em>Living Wreaths</em></a> (Gibb Smith).</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pg-43-hr.jpg" width="327"> </p> <p>“Everybody loves wreaths and everybody loves plants and flowers, so I just combine them,” says Bernhisel-Robinson. Her published creations are vibrant, verdant rings that reach far beyond, but include, lush circles covered in fresh ivies and mosses. Imagine wreaths planted with blooming impatiens and alyssum, lavender and even culinary lettuces, herbs, strawberries and tomato plants. “I love setting a lettuce or herb wreath at the center of a table and providing dinner guests with small snippers used to clip greens to top their salads,<!-- Soooo, pretentious and goofy. -->” Bernhisel-Robinson says.<span> </span></p> <p>The designer also uses succulents and cacti to transform simple wire frames into living art. “”I’m obsessed with succulents, their colors, shapes and textures,” Bernhisel-Robinson says. Pulling them straight from her yard and occasionally from a garden store, the designer favors them as much for their low-maintenance, easy-care personalities as their sculptural beauty. “If you don’t want to baby-sit your wreath, consider succulents,” she says.</p> <p>Granted, grapevine wreaths make no demands on their owners, but nurturing a living version with occasional watering and suitable light doesn’t involve hard labor either. “They may be a little more work, but they are so spectacular and really fun to watch grow,” Bernhisel-Robinson says. Thanks to the talented designer’s new book—filled with beautiful photographs and step-by-step instructions—anyone can reap the rewards of creating and growing a live wreath.</p> <p><strong>How to: Sculpt with Succulents</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wreath.jpg" width="359"></p> <p>1. Start with a damp moss-covered wreath base and assorted succulents.</p> <p>2. Make a hole through the moss into the wreaths core using a screwdriver or skewer. Using forceps, insert a succulent cutting or plant roots into the hole.</p> <p>3. If necessary, use a U-shaped pin to help keep the succulent in place. Support the plant, but don’t puncture it.</p> <p>4. Lay the wreath flat for five to six weeks to allow the roots to take hold.</p> <p><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wreath-final-succulent.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><em>Photos Susan Barnson Hayward, from Living Wreaths by Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson, reprinted with permission of Gibbs Smith.</em></p> <p><em>View the complete photo album <a href="/galleries/circles-of-life/">here</a></em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:07:45 +0000http:// The MagazineClose-knit Communityhttp://<p><span>If there’s one trend that has been embraced by high fashion and home décor with equal fervor lately, it’s knitting. Intertwining yarns hooked into pattern-rich loops, rounded knots and serpentine channels create a style equal parts homespun and freshly modern. The combination proves irresistible to countless design devotees who choose knit-embellished furnishings, accessories and even wall coverings for spaces of all styles. But the design-driven aren’t the only ones charmed by this stitchery. In Salt Lake City, a diverse and growing group of avid loopers and purlers frequent <a href="">Blazing Needles</a>—a bungalow-turned-knitting shop—to practice the art form and the celebrate the community it creates.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/knit-house.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Trees wrapped in brightly colored yarns to shade Blazing Needles' front patio.</em></p> <p><span style="">From the outside, there’s no mistaking the purpose and passion behind Blazing Needle’s business. Rising from the cottage-style gardens, a sculpture designed by Fred Conlon forms an enormous metal ball of yarn accompanied by two needles</span><span style=""> that sway whatever-which-way the wind carries them—creating the illusion of knitting needles at work. Beyond the art piece, colorfully “yarn-bombed” tree trunks and porch pillars charm passers-by. But it's what's inside that causes visitors to become truly hooked to this place. Once past the front door, guests are greeted by a collection of small, light-filled rooms lined with cubbies stocked with colorful yarns so boldly hued they could make a rainbow blush.</span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/knit.jpg" width="327"><br><em>Bright, natural light fills the bungalow's idea packed front room.</em></span></span></p> <p><span><span>From room to room, skeins, balls and hanks of luxurious yarns inspire and entice at every turn. Owner Cynthia Mills opted to keep the bungalow’s segmented floor plan intact rather than opening it up to perform like a typical retail space. "I always wanted people to gather in here, sit together and visit . . . just as if it's a big family room," she says of the interior that previously was a doctor’s office. </span></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0290-copy.jpg" width="490"><br><em>As part of a larger knitting community, Blazing Needles offers "Ravelry" name pins to guests of every age and gender to encourage lasting friendships.</em></p> <p><span><span>Not surprisingly, what makes Blazing Needles so engaging and successful has less to do with architecture details, yarn skeins or knitting needles and more to do with the passion Mills has for connecting and welcoming all persons and creating friendships through the art of knitting. "Cynthia cares about everyone," says Kate Wilson, a </span></span><span><span>pepper-haired grandmother who lives within walking distance of the bungalow. "She knows us all." Sitting elbow-to-elbow around a restored, blue-legged farmhouse table that stretches across the length of the great room and acts as the hub of the house, a group of knitters—men and women, young and old—praise the safe haven Blazing Needles has come to be. Among them is Leo Tyler, a buff, thirty-something who defies the stereotype of an avid knitter. “The first time I came in, I left with a hug,” Leo says as his hands busily needle yarn into a soon-to-be afghan with self-striping yarn. Kate and Leo's fellow knitters nod in agreement, eager to discuss how accepted they feel in a business that prizes relationships over revenue. "Knitting isn't what drives me," says Cynthia. "It's the community. These really are my family members."</span></span></p> <p><em>Photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><em>View complete photo gallery <a href="/galleries/close-knit-community/">here</a></em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 09:54:07 +0000http:// The MagazineSpirited Floatshttp://<p>No one's knocking root beet floats, but you've probably been away from summer camp long enough to crave a more grown-up take on the classic concoction. This season let the kids chase the ice cream truck while you serve easy-to-make spiked floats as the perfect ending to your summertime get-togethers.</p> <p><strong>Limoncello Dream<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/limoncello-dream.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Pour one ounce of limoncello and 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier into a tall glass. Fill the glass with champagne or soda and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. garnish with a lemon slice.</p> <p><strong>Melba Float<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/melba-float.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a glass with cold semi-sweet Riesling and add a scoop of raspberry sorbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint.</p> <p><strong>Carmel Stout<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/caramel-stout.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a mug 3/4 full with stout and plop in a scoop of Ben &amp; Jerry's Triple Carmel Chunk ice cream.</p> <p><strong>Frozen Pink Mimosa<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pink-mimosa.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Use a melon scooper to make tiny balls of blood orange sorbet to float in pink champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange peel fan.</p> <p><strong>How to Fix a Float</strong></p> <p>Cool It: Chill the galssware you're going ot use. Make certain the beer, wine or soda is well-chilled, too.</p> <p>Scoop ahead: Scoop your ice cream or sorbet in the morning, or the day before. Put the scoops on plastic wrap and freeze until time to serve. This not only saves time serving, but ensures the ice cream will be firmer and last longer in the glass.</p> <p>Pour first: Pour the beverage in the first and only fill the glass 3/4 full. Then add the ice cream to minimize foaming and top off with more of the liquid.</p> <p>Size it up: Choose glassware that suits the spirit and style of the float—flutes for champagne, stems for wines and mugs for beer. Select the right ice cream scoops appropriately sized for the opening and shape of each glass. Have a variety of scoops to choose from, so the ice cream fits the glass.</p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Mary MaloufWed, 11 Jun 2014 09:34:53 +0000http:// The MagazineBrown thumb? There&#39;s an App for that.http://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/edyn1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><br><br>Ever wondered how to achieve the perfect garden? Now there's an app for that. <a href="" target="_blank">Edyn</a>, the brain child of Princeton-educated ecologist and evolutionary biologist Jason Aramburu, is a garden sensor that monitors the elements to help you produce the perfect crops. Once inserted in the soil, the Edyn Garden Sensor will gage the sunlight, water, and nutrients in the soil and alert you via the app when your garden is not in proper balance. The information that the garden sensor collects is then used by the Edyn Water Valve, which you attach to your watering system, to water your plants as needed. Because Edyn uses a sensor to monitor the conditions of your garden, it will never be over or under watered.<br><br>Edyn even collects the information from your garden, including temperature, light, humidity, moisture, and soil nutrition, and cross references it with information in the Edyn Cloud for the optimal conditions for your region so you will know which plants will thrive best.<br><br>Edyn works by sending an electric wave through the soil and measures how it is altered by water, fertilizer, lime or compost. It then compares this information with other Edyn users so it can recommend to you the optimal course of action for your garden.<br><br>Edyn is currently on <a href="" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> and units are available for their product backers.<img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/edyn2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenStyle File: Treasured Chesthttp://<p>We love Bernhardt's Chevron drawer cabinet. With its bold chevron pattern of inlaid bone, this versatile piece makes a great addition to any space benefiting from a little extra storage and a lot of stunning style.</p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/opener_344-114.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Chevron drawer cabinet, $2,208 Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC</em></a></p>webinternTue, 10 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaSalt Lake Modern Home Tourhttp://<p><img alt="" height="169" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/modern_category.jpg" width="200"></p> <p>On Saturday, June 14 from 10am to 4pm, four mid-century homes in the Northcrest/North Hills neighborhood will open their doors for the<a href="" target="_blank"> Salt Lake Modern Home Tour</a>. The homes will be located in the Northcrest/North Hills neighborhoods in the Avenues.</p> <p>The Northcrest neighborhood began in 1949 with the purchase of the first twenty five lots. By 1950, eleven lots were sold for $25,000 to $30,000 to local physicians. The neighborhood encompasses the area from 13th Avenue to the foothills and I and R streets.</p> <p><img alt="" height="270" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/northcrestnorthhills.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>None of the addresses of the featured homes will be revealed until the morning of the tour and names of building owners will not be revealed. The tour will take approximately two hours and walking is encouraged. Attendees may park on the street at tour headquarters located at Northcrest Swim Club, 839 N Hilltop Rd. Follow this link for directions.</p> <p>Tickets are available for $20 in advance and for members of the Utah Heritage Foundation or for $25 on the day of the event. You can purchase tickets<a href="" target="_blank"> here</a> or by calling (801) 533-0858 ext. 107.</p> <p>Attendees will be required to wear shoe covers or wear only socks at all times while touring the homes. Photography will be permitted of the exterior of the homes, but not of the interior. All animals, including service dogs, will not be permitted.  </p> <p>The tour is organized by the Salt Lake Modern Committee of the Utah Heritage Foundation and sponsors include Big D Construction, city homeCOLLECTIVE, Forsey’s Furniture Galleries, MUVE Real Estate, and the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Fund.</p>webinternMon, 09 Jun 2014 15:20:53 +0000http:// Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Contemporary Corner Officehttp://<p>Are you waiting to remodel until there is more to be done?  Don't.  Even a simple, quick fix can do wonders.  You may not need an entire home (or even room) makeover, but by keeping your furniture up-to-date and mod, your office will be the perfect place to carry out work and feel good doing it.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Lightened walls not only open up the space, but allow the sun to shine brighter</li> <li>By replacing outdated furniture with stylish and comfortable furnishing, the room receives an immediate facelift</li> <li>Fun, upbeat plants take the place of old, tired ones</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Illuminated Designhttp://<p>Design continues to explore the potential of modernism. Niki Strebel Volle of <a href="">Lisman Studio</a> updated this bedroom suite in a mid-century modern home in Salt Lake’s Upper Avenues. To create the sized bathroom preferred today, she removed the closet and created wardrobe cabinetry with space for a television.</p> <p><span style="">The photos sought to maintain the clean design lines through composition and to capture the textures. Because of the color shift, poplar gray tones and artificial light mingled with daylight can be technically difficult. An emerging interior photo style is to turn off sources of artificial light, and the benefit is truer color and even light. Watch for this in publications. For theses photos, I felt the lighting was important to the design, so I made it work with illumination.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-12.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 06 Jun 2014 16:59:50 +0000http:// FridayRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Great Room Reduxhttp://<p>A contemporary decor and finessed floor plan bring fresh style and livability to a Park City townhouse.</p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/greatroom-redux1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="730" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/image_1.jpg.gif" width="490"></p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Lowered seat back to be flush with the window bottom</li> <li>Upholstered existing beadboard back with hardwearing chenille fabric and added matching seat cushions</li> <li>Painted the built-in benches to match the walls and to make the new table, chairs and upholstery stand out</li> <li>Replaced iron chandelier with modern Restoration Harware fixture</li> <li>Hung a vintage print to reflect the homeowner's cycling passion</li> </ul> <div>After:</div> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/image_2.jpg.gif" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="1234" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/groom1.jpg" width="250"></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaRemodel & RenovatePin of the Week: Peculiar Plantershttp://<p>Dress up your go-to spring plants with something your garden never saw coming: peculiar planters. The shapes may seem far-out, but we promise they'll take your outside spaces from plain ordinary to (you guessed it!<em>)</em> <em>extraordinary</em>.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/moc2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/moc1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></p>webinternThu, 05 Jun 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsIn the GardenBringing The Inside Out &amp; The Outside Inhttp://<p><strong>Bringing the Inside Out and the Outside In</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/1-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire.  Design by Shawn Freeman.  Photo by Brenda Liu.</a><br><br>These days the lines between interior and exterior can become pretty blurred.  Whether we're bringing plants, light, and natural materials into the home, or putting a kitchen or living room outdoors...  this desire to mix inside and outside has created a whole new realm of products (especially doors and windows) and therefore new design possibilities.<br><br>A few examples from a favorite blog, <a href="" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a>:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/2-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">See more images here.</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/3-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire.  Design by Wolveridge Architects.</a><br><br><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/4-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">more images here</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/5-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">more images here</a><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/6-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">more images here</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/7-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">more images here</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 05 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasIn the GardenRoom To RoomSupercharged Shortcakes http://<p>Easy-to-make shortcake plays one of a plate’s best supporting roles. Whether it’s topped with savory or sweet, shortcake soaks up juices and amplifies flavors.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Easy-as-Pie </strong><strong>Shortcake Recipe</strong></p> <p class="p2">2 cups flour<br>4 tsp. baking powder<br>3/4 tsp. salt<br>1 Tbsp. sugar<br>2 Tbsp. butter, cut in chunks<br>2 Tbsp. shortening, chilled<br>3/4 cup half and half</p> <p class="p2">Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a food processor. Pulse a few seconds until mixed. Add butter and shortening and pulse until mixture looks like cornmeal. Dump it in a mixing bowl and stir in the cream until a ball forms. Pat dough out 1/2” thick and cut with large biscuit cutter, or drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet, and then pat into shape. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown.</p> <p class="p2">Now, scroll down to add some flavor to your shortcake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Classic Strawberry </strong><strong>Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake1.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Slice strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Let sit several hours. Add a touch of balsamic vinegar to enrich the flavor of early-season berries, spoon between shortbread layers and then on top. Finish with whipped cream.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Garden Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake2.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Sauté roughly chopped red and yellow peppers, sliced zucchini and yellow squash, tomatoes and choice of herbs until vegetables are tender. Serve over shortcake and sprinkle with shredded parmesan or not.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tropical Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Sauté pineapple chunks in butter with brown sugar until fruit is tender. Add a shot of dark rum if you like, and a dash of vanilla. Serve on shortcake and garnish with toasted coconut.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tuscan Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Cook chopped onions slowly in butter and olive oil until caramelized. Add quartered mushrooms and cook until tender. Deglaze with a little balsamic vinegar and season with crushed rosemary. Serve on shortcake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>TIPS:</strong></p> <p class="p2">Never overwork the dough. Don’t knead it, pat it. Best to drop it on the baking sheet by spoonfuls, and then coax it gently into shape.</p> <p class="p2">Wait until shortcake is cool before splitting it. Otherwise, it’s apt to crumble.</p> <p class="p2">Use two forks to split a shortbread, instead of a knife.</p> <p class="p2">Let your imagination run wild with toppings—the only requirement is that your topping has enough juice for the shortbread to soak up.</p> <p class="p2">Serve immediately after topping.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>What do you mean, “short?"<br><em><br></em></strong>Shortcake’s “short” dough is one that’s crumbly or mealy, the opposite of a “long” dough, meaning flaky, like pie crust. Both depend on solid fat—shortening or butter. For a short dough, cut the fat into the flour until it has a cornmeal-like texture. For a long dough, leave the butter lumps as large as peas.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><br></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><br></strong></p>Mary MaloufWed, 04 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableOutsider Informationhttp://<p class="p1">Behind the charming <a href="">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a> in SLC, there is an Eden-like plot where garden design flourishes and locals turn for ideas, advice and enchanted escape. “We wanted to inspire people and let them see the possibilities, even on a central city abandoned lot,” says Rob McFarland who, along with Jerry Stanger, owns Ward &amp; Child and designed this petite piece of paradise. Over the two decades since the store opened and its garden was created, outdoor living has grown into an obsession in Utah. So naturally, when we went looking for advice on creating ultra livable and stylish outdoor spaces, we turned to these pros. With their captivating garden as an inspiring backdrop, the duo teamed with<a href=""> Petit Feast’s</a> Victoria Topham to provide invaluable advice on creating, furnishing and even entertaining in spectacular outdoor spaces.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0299.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Creating a respite along a garden path, a classic bench is dressed with colorful pillows, accessories and an aqua garden stool serving as a shapely side table. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>USD: How has outdoor living evolved over the last decade?</strong></p> <p class="p1">W&amp;C: People are realizing that creating and furnishing an outdoor space requires a strong commitment—both from a design and investment standpoint—and they’re willing to make it. Homeowners are installing pergolas, decks and terraces to create the architectural framework that’s so important to many outdoor living spaces. They’re also investing in higher quality, longer-lasting furniture.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any tips on locating and sizing an outdoor room?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Outdoor spaces can be anywhere and almost any size, but they do need to be defined. For a space intended for lounging and dining, a 16-by-20 foot area is a good starting point. A common mistake is making spaces like decks or terraces that are extensions of the house too small. Ever heard someone say, “I wish my deck were smaller”?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What about smaller garden spaces?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: It’s key to have one major outdoor living area, but intimate spaces are important, too. If there’s a garden spot you’re drawn to, create a sitting area, a comfortable place to pause. Consider building a pergola or some other overhead structure to shade and extend the time the space can be enjoyed. And, of course, create a space for dining.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0465.jpg" width="490"><br><em>"Every spot in the garden should be special," says McFarland. He and Stanger boosted the style of their side entry with a bright green door, a basket-topped pillar and a shapely red chair. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: You say dining with conviction.</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Absolutely. Notice how outdoor dining spaces are always full at restaurants? People love to eat outside. If you don’t have room for both lounging and dining, have a nice table and quality, interesting folding chairs to bring out. Have a small bistro size table that’s always set up and available for a spur-of-themoment al fresco.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any other advice for selecting furniture?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Think quality. People are tired of replacing cheap outdoor furnishings from big box stores. They don’t have the quality standards to endure outdoor exposure. Take teak, for example. If it’s grown at a low elevation it grows much quicker, leading to higher yields making it less expensive. It also lacks the hardness, strength and high oil content of high-elevation teak, which can last for decades outside. This type grows much more slowly, is denser and has the high oil content that makes teak a great choice for exterior furniture and accessories.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What about wicker?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: All-weather wicker is a very strong trend right now, but it has quality issues as well. If the vinyl that is used to make the resin for the wicker is diluted to make it go further, the price goes down, but the material becomes brittle over time. High quality, allweather wicker stays supple for years, doesn’t fade and is virtually maintenance-free.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0380.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A patterned outdoor rug anchors a charming faux bois table paired with durable outdoor wicker chairs and a metal side table. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Are there any new products that excite you?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: We’re carrying a loom product made from wood fibers that are saturated with an architectural resin then spun into small rope-like threads woven into many shapes. It’s then painted with an automotive finish. Clients get the look of all-weather wicker with the ability to choose from dozens of colors.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any pointers on designing outdoor living spaces?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Furnishing outdoor spaces can be daunting because of their openness and the scale of nature itself. Main living areas require larger, more serious pieces. Look at the main living areas inside your home. The scale of the pieces you place outside should be similar in both scale and color especially if the outdoor space can be seen from inside the home. This makes the transition from indoors to out seamless and gracious.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Are there particular pieces you suggest using outdoors?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Outdoor spaces need a good sofa, chairs, end tables, consoles and lighting, much like an interior space does. Everything doesn’t need to match, however. While an eclectic, mixed look can be difficult to pull off outdoors, it creates an interesting look.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What’s the secret to successfully mixing outdoor materials?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Mixing a dining set can be easy. Pair woven chairs with a wood table for example, or metal chairs that are a different color than their metal table counterpart. It’s also okay to mix a wicker sofa with teak or metal chairs. Pairing different woods or wickers, however, can be tricky. To use assorted wickers, remember to change the color and the size of the actual wicker threads from piece to piece. A fine dark wicker on a chair could work with a larger, lighter wicker sofa, for example.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0558.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Contrasting materials, colors and even styles—from a classic wicker sofa to modern upholstered cube stools—come together to create a vibrant, inviting outdoor living area staged beneath a shade tree. A patterned outdoor rug grounds the casual setting while bright hues warm the cool garden. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Is there a specific style that outrivals others outdoors?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Because nature is so stimulating, simpler furnishings often work best. Look for simpler, cleaner and straighter lines. Don’t think traditional or contemporary, think classic.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any tricks for choosing colors?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Repeat interior colors outside to link indoors and out. Also, choose a neutral for big pieces like a sofa, and remember that neutrals needn’t be beige. Grays, browns, taupes and creams come in endless shades and variations. Add pops of bright colors using ottomans and pillows to change the look of a neutrally toned big piece. Small fabric-covered pieces are the easiest and least costly way to get a fix of your favorite color that may change in a year or two.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What other outdoor accents do you suggest?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Outdoor rugs are indispensable. They create a refined finished look for outside spaces and hide any flaws of existing surfaces underfoot. Planted containers add architectural interest and color, and remember, bigger is better. Also, invest in a few big trays that allow you set up and entertain without constantly running inside and out. And don’t forget outdoor lighting—it’s essential.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What advice do you have for choosing and placing lights?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Plan lighting from inside the home looking out as well as from within the garden areas. Because a glow is aesthetically the most pleasing, use a higher quantity of fixtures with lower watt bulbs rather than a few fixtures putting out huge amounts of light. Light architectural features, statues, fountains and important plants with a strong framework. Unless it’s a statement piece—a chandelier, lantern or an outdoor lamp—outdoor fixtures shouldn’t be too decorative. Bear in mind, outdoor lighting is a serious but very rewarding investment, so work it into the budget early.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Having previously photographed and spent time inyour home’s amazing garden spaces, I know you truly live in your outdoor rooms.</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: We really do. We spend mornings on the balcony becausethe sun is so nice then. During the day and for predinner drinks and nibbles, we’re on the covered porch. We actually dine in the garden. With the glow of the landscapelighting and candles, the sound of moving water, and good food and wine, it really doesn’t get better than that.</p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/outsider-information/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeMon, 02 Jun 2014 16:23:57 +0000http:// The MagazineHerbs are the Word—Have You Heard?http://<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/herb-bundle.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>Nothing makes food come to life more than using fresh herbs. From sweet to savory, there are a multitude of ways to use herbs in creating unique, delicious, and memorable dishes. Below are our top four herbs that will take any meal from ordinary to extraordinary.</p> <p><em><strong>Basil</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong></strong></em><span style="">There are two types of basil commonly used in the culinary world: Sweet basil and Asian basil. Basil has an anise or clove like flavor and is often used in Mediterranean or Italian cuisine as well as Asian cuisine. It has also been known to calm nerves and provides a good source of fiber.</span></p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: <span style="">Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil pesto over homemade noodles</span></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong>Rosemary</strong></em></p> <p>This aromatic herb packs a punch. Rosemary is best used sparingly so as not to overpower the dish. Rosemary is delicious used in marinades, especially with game meats. It also may help improve memory.</p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: R<span style="">oasted red potatoes with rosemary elk with rosemary roasted pears</span></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong>Dill</strong></em></p> <p>Traditionally used for pickling, this flavorful herb also pairs perfectly with seafood. It is the perfect compliment to delicately flavored dishes. Old wives tales note that dill can cure hiccups by mixing the leaves in boiling water, straining out the leaves, and slowly drinking the liquid.</p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: <span style="">Grilled salmon with cucumber dill sauce, lemon-dill chicken</span></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong>Mint</strong></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong></strong></em><span style="">While often associated with sweets, many flavor profiles of mint lend themselves to savory dishes. The cooling properties of mint make it the perfect pairing for spicy foods. Mint also has been known to relieve nausea.</span></p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: <span style="">Watermelon, feta and mint salad, lamb loins with mint pesto</span></em></p> <p><span style="">Plant your own indoor herb garden today and enjoy these must have flavoring agents on a year round basis.</span></p> <p><em>Emily Lavin is <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a>' marketing director and a contributor to </em></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:45:06 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenHit the Showershttp://<p class="p1">If showers have a moment, we are in it. High-style showers have been rising in popularity during the last few years and, in 2014, are cited among the top must-haves in homes across Utah and the country. In fact, showers have replaced bathtubs as the preferred spot to rinse and relax. As a result, they are being doused with refined functional features, increased square footage and head-turning design. The following shower variations are among today’s most-wanted and offer spectacular options for any bathroom, including yours.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>1. Steam Showers</strong></p> <p class="p3">Unless you insist on rinse-and-run ablutions, a steam shower may be the most pleasurable feature you can add to your home. “Almost all of our master bathrooms include a steam shower,” says Jeremy Jackson, a principal of <a href="">Jackson and LeRoy Remodeling</a> in SLC. He notes that the feature has replaced the jetted tub as a must-have in today’s spa-style bath. Designer Nicole Zeigler of <a href="">Enzy Design</a> agrees. “Clients are more likely to spend on a luxury shower than a luxury tub, and steam is favored over body sprays in showers today,” she says. Steam showers require professional design and installation; they must be completely enclosed to operate properly and be entirely waterproofed to thwart steam from escaping into the bathroom. Movable transoms often perform as glass vents to regulate moisture and heat.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/i-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><em>Frameless glass and classic marble enclose a spacious steam shower in a Heber home's master bathroom. Designed by Harman-Wilde Interior Design. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>2. Frameless Glass</strong></p> <p class="p2">No one’s knocking shower curtains (well, maybe a little), but glass is clearly a superior solution to splash-proofing a shower with style. Do it without a frame and you’ve got a leading shower trend that continues to be hot and shows no signs of cooling. “Most showers are now being done with a frameless type of glass,” says Jackson. More expensive than its framed counterpart and certainly more costly than shower curtains, it positively affects the style of a bathroom. “Frameless glass not only looks great, it also makes a bathroom feel more spacious,” says Zeigler. She explains that while frameless glass has been popular for a number of years, its hardware continues to evolve stylistically. “From handles to hinges, we’re seeing many more options beyond simple chrome,” she says. Fresh profiles, assorted finishes, a range of styles and even sliding barn door tracks provide homeowners beautiful ways to incorporate frameless glass into their customized bathroom designs.</p> <p class="p3"><em><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/lo-22-copy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p3"><em>A linear drain, double showerheads and walls of frameless glass shape the modern style that appeal of a Salt Lake City home's spacious shower. Design by Liz O. Design. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p3"><em><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/m-27.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p3"><em>A curved wall of frameless glass enclose a uniquely designed shower. Design by Gary MacGlaughlin. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>3. Curbless Showers</strong></p> <p class="p1">A solid step toward to creating a truly accessible shower, curbless designs remove the curb at the base of the shower enclosure allowing flooring to run unobstructed from the bathroom into the shower space. This less-is-more approach appeals to modern aesthetes as well as those best served by roll-in showers devoid of physical obstacles on the floor. "I absolutely love them and would put them in every bathroom if we could," says Zeigler. The challenge is engineering a sloped floor for drainage. "This is easier to accomplish in new-builds but often requires modifying existing floor joists in remodeled bathrooms," Jackson says. "Building up the floor or adding a small lip at the shower's entrance provides alternatives," says Zeigler, stating that many clients want a curbless entry but don't really understand the construction required to create it. When designed with a linear drain, curbless showers also provide the opportunity to use larger floor tiles that can flow uninterrupted from the room into the shower. "The single slope and linear drains provide more design flexibility," Jackson says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="747" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A curbless entry provides easy access to a modern bathroom's glass-walled shower. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>4. Walk in Enclosures</strong></p> <p class="p1">Prefer a little more privacy than a glass-enclosed or open shower will provide? If you have the space, consider the walk-in shower. Basically a room-within-a-room, walk-ins are enclosed by tiled walls—often shapely and curved—that create water and visual barriers from the rest of the bathroom. When inspired by the universal design, the boast curbless, doorless entries and spacious interiors equipped with seats and grab bars to serve the disabled. "They're less popular in remodels than in new builds because the require a lot of space," Zeigler says. The walk-in is often ruled out because it can be too cold, according to Jackson. "They don't trap the warmth and steam like enclosed showers do," he says. To lessen this problem, his team often runs heated floors into walk-in shower spaces.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="755" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/sr-17-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Created by Split Rock Inc. in St. George, curved walls shaped the entry and cavity of a desert home's walk-in shower.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>5. Barrier-free Showers</strong></p> <p class="p2">Devoid of enclosures or obstructions, this ultra-hip, easily accessible shower fosters a spacious, airy feel for the bathroom. Be warned: If you suffer splash-phobia, barrier-free design is not for you. These showers guarantee water splatter. Jackson's team has installed barrier-free showers foremost in homes in which access and space are musts. "Wheelchairs need more room in a shower and barrier-free showers can provide it," he says. Often, barrier-free showers are part of a wet room in which the shower, tub and sometimes even a sink share the same waterproofed area of a bathroom. "More people are considering wet rooms, but it really depend on the amount of space you have to work with," Zeigler explains. "Wet rooms fit better at the end of long narrower bathrooms rather than in the center of square spaces."</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/elemental_spa_gallery_01-9.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Barrier-free showers are integrated into spacious bathrooms fostering an airy, strikingly modern vibe. Elemental Spa design by Dornbracht. Photo courtesy of Dornbracht.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>6. Outdoor Showers</strong></p> <p class="p2">Today's growing obsession with outdoor living has led to increased interest in outdoor showers. No longer just for resorts, beach homes and pooled properties, they are popping up everywhere, refreshing everyone from grimy gardeners and overheated athletes to little leaguers, pet owners and others who simply relish invigorating, open-air clean-ups. "I love outdoor showers, and it seems we are creating them more often,'' Jackson says. "Most often they serve a nearby hot tub or pool." Obviously, plumbing, site selection, drainage, privacy and material selection all play a part in creating the perfect alfresco shower for the home.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/u-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Located along a path leading from a pool into the home, architect Michael Upwall created this outdoor shower to provide a private spot for an exhilarating rinse. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/hit-the-showers/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:43:47 +0000http:// The MagazineAll Dressed Uphttp://<p class="p1">From day one designer <a href="">Michele Dunker</a> realized this Providence remodel would extend beyond the basement-level redo the homeowners Roger and Mary Jo Dahle had initially considered for their family. “Projects naturally evolve,” says Dunker who ended up gutting the entire 6,300-square-foot Tudor-style house down to the studs. <span style="">The renovation included everything from reinforced floor joists and updated electrical to an altered floor plan and reconfigured rooms. “Once you start, you just know you’ll keep moving further into the house,” Dunker explains. And, of course, the décor was transformed. Working closely with her clients, Dunker replaced the home’s traditional Tudor-style elements with others befitting the homeowners’ refined tastes and desire for something lighter and more spirited.</span></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="225" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-9.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Set on a hillside in Providence, the Tudor-style home enjoys a lush landscape and broad views of Cache Valley. </em></p> <p class="p1">“Mary Jo and I were on the same page from the start,” says Dunker who describes her client as casual and glamorous. “We both like Gucci, Chanel and Tom Ford; we relate on a fashion level.” With her client’s level of taste established, Dunker directed the focus to interior icons, familiarizing Mary Jo with the likes of designers Donghia, Christian Liaigre, Thomas Pheasant and Barbara Barry. “This allowed me to zero in on exactly what appealed to her and use this information to create the home she wanted,” says Dunker, who was intent on delivering a spectacular, couture interior.</p> <p class="p1">Walking through the front doors, one is met by a commanding entry Dunker considers the most difficult part of the project. “I pondered this space every time I walked into the home,” she says. “It had to be stunning, entirely new and yet maintain an element of authenticity.” She achieved this by dressing the entry with a paneled ceiling treatment, gleaming shadowboxed walls and a magnificent staircase framed by handcrafted walnut banisters and newel posts. Just steps away in the music room, a dazzling ivory piano appears to glow against a backdrop of imported English windows and dark walnut walls paying homage to the home’s Tudor style.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-34.jpg" width="490"><br><em>In the entry hall, Dunker adorned the walls with shadowbox moldings. Donghia's Hemp wallcovering adds dimension to the ceiling and upper walls above the stunning walnut staircase designed by Dunker.</em></p> <p class="p1">Directly across the foyer, a spacious drawing room does just that—draws one into the room with garden views, elegant furnishings and multiple conversation areas. The space is light-filled and serene, taking its palette from the gardens. “All of the furniture has a celadon cast to it because I wanted to complement the evergreen outside,” Dunker explains. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a deep-toned ceiling visually elevate the room’s 8-foot height while shadowboxed walls—painted in Benjamin Moore’s Tapestry Beige—provide timeless detail and dimension. “I used this color as the thread that links the home’s rooms,” says Dunker, who also repeated subtle accents of gold to help foster continuity throughout the interior.</p> <p class="p1">As if dusted with gold, the dining room’s hand-blown Venetian glass chandelier from Donghia performs like luminescent art hanging above a Dessin Fournir table. A graphic ceiling treatment, patterned area rug and Zimmer + Rohde draperies provide the room with subtle statements of color and pattern. “I wanted them to be special without detracting from the chandelier,” Dunker says.</p> <p class="p1">In the nearby kitchen, Dunker created an inviting sitting area from an existing breakfast nook and framed it with vaulted ceilings, wood beams and garden windows. “It creates a cozy place to sit and read the paper while still being connected to the kitchen,” she says. Dunker expanded the original galley kitchen by pulling space from the adjacent drawing room. To infuse the space with comfortable scale and chic style she lowered the ceiling and added traditional architectural details that layer the room with classic detail. Double islands—one for cooking and the other for seating—optimize the kitchen’s functionality while a Walker Zanger backsplash and Holly Hunt sconces imbue the room with unmistakable glamour. “I never imagined our old galley kitchen could become a beautiful space we enjoy using and spending time in,” Mary Jo says.</p> <p class="p1">Upstairs, Dunker continued the transformation, creating a number of spectacular bedroom spaces that include the busy couple’s luxurious master suite. “Roger is an international businessman who travels frequently,” says Dunker explaining the need for serene quarters. To create it, the designer dressed the bedroom in hushed tones and understated architecture and expanded its sitting area with French doors that open to a new veranda overlooking the gardens. In the master bathroom, the designer paired Carrara marble and walnut cabinetry, and then added accents of Walker Zanger tile and Urban Electric bronze light fixtures. “It’s a feminine-meets-masculine style that creates the room’s glamour.” Dunker credits the room’s success as well as that of the overall project to the faith her clients had in her. “When clients trust me completely, I naturally want to create the very best for them.” </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="718" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-48.jpg" width="490"><br><em>In the master bathroom, walnut cabinets frame an alcove in which an elegant dressing table sits.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>All photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View complete photo album <a href="/galleries/all-dressed-up/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:08:20 +0000http:// The MagazineModern Leaningshttp://<p class="p1">If God had a ski-in, ski-out home, this would be it,” says architect Michael Upwall, who designed this remarkable modern mountain home located in <a href="">The Colony at White Pine Canyon.</a> Razor sharp geometric lines, breezeways formed by leaning glass walls, and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that capture stunning mountain views create drama inside and out.</p> <p class="p2">“The owner selected this six-acre property because it features a meadow surrounded by trees,” says Upwall, founder and owner of <a href="">Upwall Design.</a> “The home is like a winding origami. Instead of building the home right in the middle of the meadow, each room is tucked into open spaces along the tree line, essentially surrounding and embracing the meadow, and the volume of each room is defined by those spaces.” These architecturally unique areas are separated by two breezeways that connect either side of the home, creating the sense that each structure is placed by itself in the forest.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-4.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A reaching roofline pays homage to the mountain peaks above it while the open, covered entry welcomes guests. Steel beams, two-story, floor-to-floor ceiling windows, and a railing with horizontal orientation add modern aesthetics, while cedar siding and soffits, indigenous stone, and copper fascia, roof and garage doors ground the home with warm, organic elements. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">The reaching roofline mimics the angles of the mountain peak. “I designed the home to stretch up and pay homage to the setting and to invite the view into the space,” Upwall says. Every aspect of the home embraces nature, breaking down barriers between the interior and exterior. Designed around the meadow, the driveway follows a path through the forest and then crosses a stream before arriving at an entry built around a 50-foot fir tree. <span>To mirror the spectacular mountain setting, Upwall shaped the dynamic architecture with sharp angles. “Using leaning walls and glass windows makes it seem like you’ve captured a moment,” he says. “It’s as if you caught something mid-flight.” The breezeway from the main house to the master suite, encased in glass to provide expansive views of the forested landscape, serves as a dynamic natural bridge rather than a static transitional space.</span></p> <p class="p1">A second breezeway located on the opposite end of the home leads from the garage to a ski room. “This creates a unique architectural element and a feeling of separation from the main area of the home,” explains designer Rion Locke with <a href="">LMK Interior Design.</a> “It’s similar to the pod design of the mid-century modern era. When paired with the right furnishings, it accomplishes a nod to the ‘60s without being overpowering.”</p> <p class="p1">“The architecture is so progressive,” says Mark Kizerian, also with LMK Interior Design. “This house really pushes the edge of mountain modern design, there’s nothing else like it in Park City.” At the center of the home is a breathtaking staircase made of solid walnut treads that cantilever off a central tube steel I-beam spine and appear to float in front of a window wall. “The glass allows you to see through the treads to maximize the experience of the great room below,” Upwall says. “It celebrates the ascension of life.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="655" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-21.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Solid walnut treads that cantilever off a central tube steel I-beam spine appear to float in front of a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The open treads allow interior and exterior views to flow through the staircase. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">To make the large house—totaling 9,000 square feet with nine bathrooms and six bedrooms—feel cozy, Upwall created sunk-in, multi-level living spaces including the family room which is connected to the great room by a two-sided fireplace, built on an angle. Transitioning materials used on the exterior, like the indigenous stone on the fireplace, into the interior creates a cohesive design that thrives through carefully edited finishes. The LMK design team, for example, masterfully paired dark woods with light, textured fabrics. “We used a neutral color palette and then created drama with contrast,” says Kizerian. “Gray and beige or ‘greige,’ is accented with dark espresso, bronze or rust colors that relate to the flooring and add warmth and richness.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-22.jpg" width="490"><br><em>To complement the scale of the massive great room's living area, two cocktail tables—referencing the '60s—serve as the focal point of the furniture grouping featuring a 12-foot Thomas O'Brien sofa and two chaises with tuxedo-style arms. A heavily textured sisal rug framed with a rich cream leather border grounds the sitting area. Pillows featuring a bold pattern reminiscent of Native American design add pop. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">A modern aesthetic thrives room-to-room, including in the kitchen where the cabinets’ quarter-sawn walnut, cut on the horizontal, foster the keen, contemporary design prevalent throughout. “The warm color and texture in the natural wood grain balances the clean architectural lines but also makes sense in a mountain environment,” explains designer Richard Miller, of LMK Interior Design.</p> <p class="p1">In the end, the talented team’s goal was realized. Dynamic architecture and brilliantly executed interiors create a home that not only embraces its spectacular mountain setting, but also becomes part of it.</p> <p class="p2"><em>All photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p2"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/modern-leanings/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p2"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 14:37:26 +0000http:// The MagazineHaven in the Hillshttp://<p class="p1">The last thing Tyler Myers wanted to create was a lodge-like residence weighed down by rough textures and bulky architecture. "We wanted to incorporate a rustic warmth, but still give off a contemporary vibe overall," says Myers, describing the home he and his team at Lane Myers Construction built in <a href="">Park City's Glenwild Community. </a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-45.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Located in Park City's Glenwild community, the home is surrounded by rolling hills, natural landscapes and the Tom Fazio golf course.</em></p> <p class="p1">The new home is far from the stereotypical traditional mountain dwelling. Not a single wall is made from logs, nor any of the furniture, and there's not a mounted hunting trophy in sight. While it's a mountain home, nestled in a pastoral setting neighboring Glenwild's Tom Fazio golf course, its earthy locale doesn't bully the dwelling's interior style.</p> <p class="p1">Working with interior designer Heather Osmond, Myers filled the expansive 5,500-square-foot abode with many well-thought-out features and treatments. The floor plan is open and flowing, but still manages to feel cohesive and cozy. Handsome wood elements throughout the main living area, kitchens and bathrooms are created from stained quartersawn oak and beech, which boast fewer knots and promote a warm, modem look. In the living room, tongue-and-groove wood paneling clads the high vaulted ceiling. "We used the tongue-and-groove not so much to visually lower the ceiling height, but to give the room a comfortable feel and still incorporate the mountain home environment," Myers says.</p> <p class="p1">Soft gray walls and concrete-colored porcelain floor tiles run throughout the main floor to balance the darkness of the wood and provide an overall sense of unity without feeling sterile or cold. "The uninterrupted flooring creates a good flow through the main floor," Myers says. "It also contributes to the contemporary feeling we wanted to create." Numerous sleek fireplaces with stylized surrounds add to the modem mountain vibe and provide physical warmth and comfort without the bulk of their lodge-like counterparts. One in particular— located in the dining area—has a striking silhouette and appears to be floating on a unique wood accent wall that’s a work of art itself. “It was carved on a machine and looks like it has texture, but when you touch it, you find that it’s actually smooth,” Myers says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-9.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The dining room's fireplace floats on an accent wall made of wood cut on a computer-controlled machine.</em></p> <p class="p1">When it came to furnishings, Osmond went with a tranquil palette of creams, greens and blues to foster serenity and a spa-like calmness. “I wanted the home to feel like a relaxing, inviting retreat,” she says. In the main living area, for example, a pair of studded wing chairs and a tufted Chesterfield sofa introduce traditional silhouettes generously scaled to suit the voluminous space. Their luxurious, unpatterned fabrics accentuate their shapely frames without distracting from the room’s quiet décor. A high-pile area rug grounds the seating area with bold texture and a contemporary pattern. Aquatoned accessories brighten the space and link to similarly colored fabrics, tableware and rugs showcased elsewhere in the home to unify the cozy rooms throughout. One of the most notable is the master suite.</p> <p class="p1">A custom wood-and-glass barn door separates the master bedroom from the main level living area, and with its private deck and suite-like feel, it feels more like a separate casita than a bedroom. "This room is the ultimate escape," Myers points out. In the inviting master bathroom, a shapely tub performs like a modern sculpture set among dark grained woods, silver beige honed limestone countertops, sleek light fixtures and generous views of the wooded property. "Although I imagined that the homeowners would use the whole house as a place to retreat and gather with family, we really wanted the master to be a refuge in itself," Myers says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-22.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The luxurious master bath features a shapely modern tub and views from a private deck.</em></p> <p class="p1">The intent behind the home's design was to seamlessly marry the spectacular mountain setting with a haven that's equal parts comforting and contemporary. Through thoughtful choices and memorable design elements, the team accomplished this in an inspiring way.</p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo album <a href="/galleries/haven-in-the-hills/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 13:45:45 +0000http:// The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Backyard Retreathttp://<p>Is your backyard fit for entertainment?  Now is the time to change things up because summer is the prime time to invite guests over for outdoors fun.  And they're coming...</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A large patio replete with dining and living areas conquer the previous weed-covered plot</li> <li>Fire features and hot tub blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living</li> <li>Steps of crushed stone and steel risers lead from the large patio to the lawn area, breaking the property's natural grade</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Staying Neutralhttp://<p>It's not news that neutrals play well with everything, so if you're feeling gun-shy when it comes to color committment, select your most important pieces in neutral tones and then accessorize in pops of color.</p> <p>This not only rings true for interiors, but for wardrobe selection, too. Neutral pieces in white, gray, black and camel pair well with just about anything and can be dressed for all sorts of occasions.</p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/rr-neutrals.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Tulip Leather Chair, <a href=";cm_src=living-room-chairs||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Vargyllen Cushion Cover, <a href="">IKEA</a></p> <p>Studio Rug, <a href="">Bassett</a></p> <p>Vernon Throw, <a href="">Lulu &amp; Georgia</a></p> <p>Gustav Sofa, <a href="">Jayson Home</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Michael Kors Resort 2015 collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 02 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Quirky Homeshttp://<p>I stumbled on an article on unusual homes posted on a website I frequent, and it caused me to reflect on creative, original and delightful homes I have photographed over the years. One of the adages I hear from architects is that difficult building sites, a client with definite preferences and tight budgets bring out the best creative designs. For each of these homes, there is a story. Perhaps it’s the stories behind the designs that make them so interesting and endears them to me as some of my favorites.</p> <p>I am presenting them without the backstories and leaving it to imaginations to fill in the inspirations.</p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/lencioni4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="397" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/burnette2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/db1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/do11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="562" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/johnson1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/n9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/stein2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/wh1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="347" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ww1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 30 May 2014 09:41:01 +0000http:// FridayFLOATING LANDSCAPEShttp://<p>Want to give your patios and porches a stylishlift? Think hanging baskets. Easy to create and maintain, these suspended container gardens put showy flowers and foliage at eye-level, creating floating focal points that brighten outdoor spaces all summer long.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl8.jpg" width="450"></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>1. Set the site</strong></p> <p class="p1">Hanging baskets allow you to garden on a small scale with very big results. Determining the location of your hanging baskets helps you choose the proper container and plants as well. Consider the light, heat, sun, shade, wind and space the considered spot will provide before making a decision that will enable you to predict the amount of maintenance and watering that the planted basket will require.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>2. Choose the container</strong></p> <p class="p1">Hanging baskets come in an assortment of styles and sizes as well as materials ranging from wood and plastic to metal frames lined in moss or coco-fiber. "Wood can be heavy, making it a good choice for windy locations," says Mary Jo Hartmann, Nursery Specialist at <a href="" target="_blank">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a> in Salt Lake City. Plastic, which is typically lighter, retains moisture well, requiring less watering. Hartmann adds, "Moss and fiber have a great natural look, but because they are more permeable and breathable, they dry out faster so they need more frequent watering." The same is true of smaller and shallower containers.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl9.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>3. Prepare the soil</strong></p> <p class="p1">Garden soil is a no-no. Hartmann suggests good quality potting soil augmented with water-retaining materials like peat moss as well as a slow-release fertilizer prior to planting. The fertilizer provides nutrients up to four months. "Late in the season and into fall, feed baskets with water-soluble fertilizer on a regular schedule to keep them going strong," she advises.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>4. Select the plants</strong></p> <p class="p2">Be careful to choose plants that thrive in the specific location and complement your outdoor decor. Also consider each plant's color, texture, size and shape. ''A basket of a single variety like bright impatiens or calibrachoa makes a strong focal point," says Hartmann, who also likes using the foliage of plants like coleus, creeping jenny and assorted potato vines to add dazzling, non-blooming color. For nontraditional containers, herbs and succulents also provide interesting options, and fragrant bloomers like sweet alyssum are heady choices for hanging planters. Hartmann's personal favorite? Hanging tuberous begonias. "I love their deep colors and unique foliage," she says. Her least favorites include standard petunias—trailing petunias are better suited for baskets, she says—and Margarita potato vines. "Margaritas get too large and their tubers take too much room." Whatever your choice, be adventurous. "Think beyond the obvious choices and have fun with it," says Hartmann. "There are so many unexpected plants that can flourish in baskets."</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>5. Hang wisely</strong></p> <p class="p2">Determine the full weight of your planted, watered container when choosing the right hook and structure from which to hang it. Also consider accessibility to the container, as you will need to water it frequently and maintain the plants regularly.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>6. Water, water, water</strong></p> <p class="p2">If there's a con to hanging containers, it's the frequent watering required, especially during Utah's dog days of summer. "Hanging baskets dry out quickly, and once they mature and become somewhat root-bound late in the summer, they have difficulty staying wet," Hartmann says. She suggests watering during the mornings or evenings to lessen evaporation and to water regularly and thoroughly, making certain the soil is fully saturated. Use the basket's weight as a watering gauge. "Lift the basket slightly before and after watering to enable you to predict when it needs to be watered."</p> <p class="p2">For more tips pick up our Spring 2014 issue or visit the <a href="/blog/2014/03/01/floating-landscapes/" target="_blank"><em>Utah Style</em> In The Mag section here.</a></p> <p> </p> <p class="p4"><em><br></em></p> <p class="p4"><em><br></em></p>webinternThu, 29 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenPin of the Week: Plate Wallhttp://<p>You've probably seen or tried the picture frame wall, but have you tried a plate wall? Hang an assortment of decorative plates in any room to add some color and create an eye catching focal point. Half the fun will happen as you stumble across the plates.</p> <p><img alt="" height="648" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/7412c88fa9144ac024c203e60f414fa1.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><em></em></a></p> <p><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></p>webinternWed, 28 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// IdeaStyle File: Digging Draperhttp://<p>A family-friendly burg, Draper is rich in history, outdoor activities and beautiful homes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>ON THE MARKET</strong></p> <p>14723 S. Draper View Cove - 8,542 square feet - Listing Price: $1,250,000</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Located in the prestigious Draper Heights community, this former Parade of Homes abode is stunning inside and out. If the French doors, vaulted ceilings and granite countertops of the five-bedroom, six-bath home aren't enough to catch your eye, gaze upon the beautiful landscape boasting mature trees, a waterfall and stream. In your leisure, relax in the yard's hot tub or steam room, enjoy a movie in the theater room, or dine on the large patio. A security system with cameras and alarm helps keep all of it safe and sound.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Listed by <a href="" target="_blank">Influence Real Estate</a>, 801-214-9944</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>SHOP TALK: Draper caters to green thumbs and do-it-yourself decorators alike.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Cactus &amp; Tropicals</em></a>: 12252 S. Draper Gate Drive, 801-676-0935</p> <p>Cactus &amp; Tropicals, which also has an SLC location, is the go-to place to find indoor and outdoor plants, along with the expert advice to care for them. You can also enlist the store's horticultural pros to visit your plants at home for some TLC. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="264" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Ikea</em></a>: 76 W. Ikea Way, 888-888-4532</p> <p>Amazingly, this is Utah's only IKEA store. Browse the showrooms of casual, stylish furniture before making your purchase and assembling at home. If you'll be shopping for a while, drop the kids off at Smaland play area.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 27 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Art of Cooking Kitchenhttp://<p>Are you ready to redesign your kitchen around the art of cooking? By ensuring you have reason and room for every item in your room, your space will become full of function and flavor.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>The corner pullout rack uses the kitchen corner space in a creative way, foregoing the traditional lazy Susan or foldout cabinet options</li> <li>Custom-made, rift-sawn white oak cabinets with gray steel feature the Aventos bi-fold lift system by Blum.  They open easily, remain in any desired position and close silently</li> <li>Ample under-counter storage accomodates the tableware and serving pieces</li> <li>A large stainless undermount sink with a modern Kohler Karbon faucet replaces a timeworn corner fixture</li> <li>The large window provides abundant natural light, which shows off the clean, back-painted glass backsplash</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Warren Lloyd of <a href="" target="_blank">Lloyd Architects</a></p>webinternMon, 26 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway to Room: Bejeweledhttp://<p>Jewels, beads, crystals and studs all lend a little texture and shimmer to pieces for the home and the runway.</p> <p>If you're looking to stand out from the crowd, here's your ticket.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/rr-bejeweled.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Beaded Water Lily Pillow, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Metallic Studded Placemat, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Mid Century Crystal Chandelier, <a href="">1stDibs</a></p> <p>Peacock Beaded Hand Mirror, <a href=",default,pd.html?cgid=jeweled_beaded">Pier 1</a></p> <p>Vidalia Accent Mirror, <a href="">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Marc Jacobs F/W 2014 Collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 26 May 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Classic Villahttp://<p>This week, my blog travels to a home in Woodside, California, located on the San Francisco Peninsula. <a href="">Markay Johnson Construction</a> built this new graceful classic villa on a hillside lot with sweeping views of the bay north all the way to San Francisco.</p> <p>In keeping with its Mediterranean inspiration and the perfect climate of its California setting, balconies, terraces and patios connect the living spaces to the outdoors, and breezes fill the home. While I couldn’t capture the fragrance of the breeze, I tried to show in the photographs the outdoor/indoor nature of the home’s design.</p> <p>The challenges of the photo shoot were to capture the full volume of the spacious home, and make the home look like its owner had moved in. This was difficult because we photographed it before the final construction and landscape had been completed, and it was not yet furnished and occupied. What made the shoot possible are the efforts of Rochelle and Chad Broadhead of Markay Johnson Construction, who arranged for temporary furniture and accessories and spent the day moving things room to room for my shots.</p> <p><img alt="" height="295" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-36.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-43.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-47.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-52.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-61.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>webinternFri, 23 May 2014 11:12:52 +0000http:// FridayShow Us Your Style: Bookcasehttp://<div> <div><a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank"></a> asked for submissions to see your style. Emily Elizabeth of Emily Designs submitted a bookshelf that was designed by her and constructed by her husband Josh.</div> <div> </div> <div>She originally used it for display at her booth at the Downtown Farmers Market, now it sits proudly in the living room of their Midvale home. To see more of her desings and repurposed furniture visit her pinterest board: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</div> </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" border="0" height="723" src="/site_media/uploads/RepurposedBookShelf.jpg" width="500"></div> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spot, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank"></a></p>Cynthia YeoThu, 22 May 2014 15:24:50 +0000http:// IdeasDIYA Luxury Shower Experiencehttp://<p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This past weekend I had the unique opportunity to go to Alpharetta, Georgia to visit the Hansgrohe manufacturing facility.  The tour included the "Shower World" experience, an interactive shower area showcasing most of the shower systems offered by the line.  This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to try out many of the luxury products I specify, and I have to say for me the hands-down winner was the <a href=";pageid=e8715959-54d2-4025-9e39-5ebe29c5854b&amp;q=" target="_blank">Raindance Rainfall 240 AIR</a>.  This is a massive overhead shower head - almost 2' deep.  It consists of 3 functions:  <br><br><strong>RainAir</strong><br><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall2.jpg" width="490"><br> <br><strong>Rainflow Waterfall</strong><br><img alt="" height="519" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall3.jpg" width="490"><br><br><strong>WhirlAir</strong><br><img alt="" height="469" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall4.jpg" width="490"><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Hansgrohe</a> is known for this AIR technology, which, as you might guess, uses air to enhance the water.  Droplets are made of 3 parts air and 1 part water, which makes it feel like you're using much more water than you actually are – you’re only using 2.5 gallons per minute!  And, because of the air, when the droplets hit your skin they don't bounce off as solid water might.<br><br>The real gem of this showerhead is the Rainflow Waterfall feature.  I've never felt anything like it in a shower, and it really was pure luxury.  <br><br>At a whopping $ 3,173.00 list price, this isn't a showerhead for everyone. But for someone seeking a truly luxurious shower experience, this is a great place to start.</p> <p><br><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 22 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomMade in Utah: Natural Selectionhttp://<p>From posing sculptural skulls to framing colorful insects, Jean-Michel Arrigona passionately makes art from some of nature's most arresting creatures.</p> <p><img alt="" height="697" src="/site_media/uploads/ns5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For Utah Artisan Jean-Michel Arrigona, converting insects and countless creatures into art is not a dramatic change from his 23-year former profession of making furniture.  "Furniture had beauty, and this is a natural beauty," he says.  Arrigona started posing bugs 13 years ago after buying one while traveling, and today he sells his fascinating art creations from his Midvale showroom Natur.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="606" src="/site_media/uploads/ns2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Arrigona obtains the subjects from across the globe.  From Jewel Beetles from Thailand to Giant Blue Morpho butterflies from Peru, all insects are obtained legally, often from sustainable bug-rich preserves.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/ns4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Butterflies in acrylic boxes, bats in glass domes, bird-sized beetles in frames- Arrigona sells displayed pieces and also customizes clients' creations.  Got a net?  You can even bring in your own bugs.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="518" src="/site_media/uploads/ns6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>From selecting and rehydrating insects, to staging them in real-life positions, Arrigona loves the posing process most.  "It's not just about selling a bug, but about presenting it as art," he says.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/ns1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"There is a bug for everyone," says Arrigona, who focuses on the form, color and texture of each piece- even the creepiest crawler-to elevate it as art.  He also shares their stories.  Creations range from $7 to $1,800 each.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/ns3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Jean-Michel Arrigona in his showroom <a href="" target="_blank">Natur</a>.</p> <p>Take a Field Trip: The Natural History Museum of Utah woos bug buffs</p> <p>Big on bugs?  Head to the Natural History Museum of Utah to see its Entomology collection or attend the "<a href="" target="_blank">Bug Brigade</a>," where you'll learn about, observe and even handle live insects. </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 22 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// the ScenesDecorating IdeasPin of the Week: Mason Jar Herb Gardenhttp://<p>Thought you had seen every possibility for the Mason Jar? Show off your green thumb with these DIY wall planters. The added bonus? You'll always have fresh herbs on hand!</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="685" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/HerbGarden.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for the complete how-to!</p> <p><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></p>webinternWed, 21 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenStyle is Brewing at the New Publik Coffee Roasters in SLChttp://<p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik1.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>These days, it's not enough to get a great cup of Joe. For most of us, the setting is as important as what's in the cup. Matt Bourgeois and Missy Greis understand this. As the owners of <a href="">Publik Coffee Roasters</a>, they created a new location in Salt Lake City that satisfies our cravings for really tasty style. </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik10.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Pastries and an assortment of toasts are among Publik's offerings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik2.jpg" width="478"></p> <p> A mix of raw, industrial and sleek materials shape the interior's cool, comfortable vibe.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik7.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Wire cage pendants hang above the boardroom table. </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik8.jpg" width="478"></p> <p> Stools overlook the stairway connecting the interior's two levels.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik6.jpg" width="478"></p> <p> A Big Ass Fan from Kentucky measures 14 feet across and hangs above the open interior.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Faux boxwood clads the wall opening to the restrooms.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik3.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Recycled materials include snow fence from Wyoming, stem pipe from Duchesne County oil fields and metal doors from an old downtown warehouse.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Vintage fixtures elevate the interiors industrial, warehouse design. Publik (derived from Publiek meaning community or public in Dutch) defines the type of welcoming gathering place Matt and Missy wanted to create.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik9.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Chris Nielson of <a href="">Evergreene</a> Construction and architect Warren Lloyd of <a href="">Lloyd Architects</a> (photographed with Missy and Matt) tranformed the former printing press warehouse into Publik Coffee Roasters' new location on 975 S. West Temple. Whether you love great coffee or stirring architecture, you'll love this new addition to Salt Lake City.</p>Brad MeeWed, 21 May 2014 09:32:27 +0000http:// Now: LMK Interior Designhttp://<p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lmk3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>In the current issue of <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> you may have noticed this beautiful space in the Stylemakers section.</p> <p>We asked the talented team at <a href="" target="_blank">LMK Interior Design</a> what's trending now. The answer: <em>contemporary aesthetics</em>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="263" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lmk2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Whether you lean toward traditional, classic or mountain style<em>—</em>the look is all about a cleaner line in a more casual environment. "The days of dressy design are over and replaced by sophisticated casual," says partner Richard Miller. "We create this by mixing clean lines with natural/organic furniture, fabrics and accessories. </p> <p><img alt="" height="576" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lmk1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>For more spectacular spaces featuring LMK's dynamic design see: <a href="/galleries/a-fresh-approach/" target="_blank">here</a>, <a href="/galleries/kitchen-contemporary-kitchen/" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="/galleries/elevated-living/" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p>LMK Interior Design<br>4626 Highland Drive., Salt Lake City | 801-272-9121 </p> <p> </p>webinternTue, 20 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineStyle File: Name Droppinghttp://<p>Notice the deluge of designer-dubbed books flooding the market? These page-turners provide a sumptuous way to top your coffee tables and fill your shelves with inspiration.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="632" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration</em></p> <p>Page after page of lavishly layered, richly decorated rooms join insightful anecdotes to chronicle the career and works of decorating legend Mario Buatta, from his start in the 1950s to creating opulent interiors for today's A-listers. $75, Rizzoli</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="522" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Aero: Beginning to Now</em></p> <p>Thomas O'Brien gives entree and insight into the 20-year evolution of his SoHo studio and store. Thought-provoking images of the boutique, its unique refurbished furnishings and assorted O'Brien-enriched interiors capture the designer's distinctive modern style. $50, Abrams</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="487" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Simply Serene</em></p> <p>Thomas Pheasant majestically combines contemporary and traditional design elements in timeless spaces defined by hushed tones, orderly elements and intriguiging, yet understated, details. $60, Rizzoli</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="542" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Decorating in Detail</em></p> <p>Designer Alexa Hampton leads readers through eight unique homes, sharing her step-by-step process to transform them into lovely, livable abodes. $50, Potter Style</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="549" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Timeless Style</em></p> <p>Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler is known for creating classic, comfortable spaces washed in lovely tones and clever details. She delights fans with image after image of inviting spaces showcasing design that is elegant and engaging. $55, Rizzoli</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 20 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Masterfully Redo Your Master Bedroomhttp://<p>Spruce up your master bedroom by combining clean lines and earth tones with bright, vibrant colors.  By doing so, you'll constantly wake up to remember "there's no place like home."</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>New custom furnishings add a feeling of modernity</li> <li>Warm wall color complemets the white ceiling, window casings, molding and baseboards</li> <li>The warm hues of red mixed with the cold purple add a nice juxtaposition and keep the room looking vibrant and savvy</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomKids&#39; Spaces: Shared Spacehttp://<p>Creating a shared space for kids can be tricky, especially if it's shared by a boy and a girl.</p> <p>Bunk beds are an ideal option for older kids of any gender, but if a newborn is involved, you might find yourself running a little short on space. Consider opting for a smaller crib or bassinet rather than a standard size crib that takes up more room.</p> <p>Keep the overall space gender neutal with a neutral color palette, then bring in pops of color and designate each child's space with pillows or small accessories. </p> <p>A low, long dresser can accomodate clothing, linen and diaper storage for both children, and also double as a changing station for baby. Place a small changing pad on top, and you'll still have room for other necessities like wipes and a lamp.</p> <p>Anchor the space with a rug and incorporate simple storage solutions like baskets and bins.</p> <p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ks-sharedspace.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Seagrass Closed Toy Basket, <a href=";categoryId=rhbc_cat363014">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Hudson 6-Drawer Dresser, <a href=";cm_src=dressers-nightstands||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Hampshire Toddler Bed, <a href="">Land of Nod</a></p> <p>New School Toddler Bedding, <a href="">Land of Nod</a></p> <p>Dawson Rug, <a href=";">Pottery Barn Kids</a></p> <p>Masala Fishy Reversible Quilt, <a href=""></a></p> <p>Stokke Sleepi Mini Crib, <a href=""></a></p> <p>For more kids space ideas, <a href="/blog/tag/kids-spaces/">click here</a> or visit our <a href="">Kids Rooms board on Pinterest</a>.</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 19 May 2014 10:24:42 +0000http:// IdeasA New Season, A New Designhttp://<p>The set of local morning show, <a href="" target="_blank">Good Things Utah</a>, just underwent a huge facelife. Designer Marsha Holfeltz of Madison McCord Interiors shares her inspiration for the new set.</p> <p class="font_8">Marsha went for a modern glam style by adding luxurious furs and patterns to the set. Marsha says, "I wanted to implement a lot of color and condense the set and make it more simple." </p> <p class="font_8">She started with the focal points in each room and added from there. The dining table, a personal favorite, "has such an interesting base and it comes in 10 different finishes." according to Marsha. While it appears rather industrial, it is completely made of wood!</p> <p class="font_8">Take Marsha's advice, bring life to any space by adding a fun statement piece, mixing patterns and textures, or adding some color in your home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/channel4set.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/chairsonset.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/new_set.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/sittingareaonset.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Everything on the new set can be found at <a href="" target="_blank">Madison McCord Interiors</a> as well as on their <a href="">Facebook page.</a></p> <p> </p>webinternMon, 19 May 2014 09:37:01 +0000http:// the ScenesRemodel & RenovateSummer Cooking Essentialshttp://<p>Summer is here and the living is easy. Shouldn't the cooking be easy too? This weeks Style File had you<a href="/blog/2014/05/14/style-file-guess-the-gadget/" target="_blank"> guessing the kitchen gadget</a>. Here are a few more kitchen tools and gadgets that will help you enjoy the fresh flavors of the season while enhancing and simplifying your cooking experiences. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">IMUSA</a> Citrus Juicer</p> <p><img alt="" height="205" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/juicer.jpg" width="205"></p> <p>Unlike electric juicers this has an easy to use lever system and is made of stainless steel and enameled cast metal which makes it easier to clean. This juicer is available at Bed, Bath &amp; Beyond and Kohls. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Cookina</a> Reusable Grilling Sheets</p> <p><img alt="" height="99" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/grilling_sheets.png" width="346"></p> <p>The Cookina Reusable Grilling Sheet is a thin fabric that is a great alternative to aluminum foil. It is PTFE coated which makes it completely non-stick. It's thin enough that you will still get grill lines on your veggies and meat. The best feature about this product is the easy clean up. Simply place the sheet in warm, soapy water and scrub it with the cleaning pad that comes with it. This grilling sheet is available at Home Depot.  </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">IMUSA</a> 8 Piece Espresso Set</p> <p><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/espresso_set.jpg" width="207"></p> <p>This fun espresso set is stylish and functional. Each cup handle is made of silicone which stays cool to the touch. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">IMUSA</a> Lava Rock Molcajete</p> <p><img alt="" height="242" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/molcajete.jpg" width="205"></p> <p>Lava rock holds on to the flavors of whatever has been previously grinded in it, making it possible to make the perfect batch of guacamole or pesto every time you use it. </p>webinternFri, 16 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsOn the TablePhoto Friday: SLC Courthousehttp://<p>The completed federal courthouse now graces the Salt Lake City skyline. The architecture is fresh and innovative. With the architect’s encouragement, I have been experimenting with different photographic techniques to encourage the viewer to look more deeply into the architecture to see the context, materials, and construction, and to observe the subtleties of the design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch-19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch23.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch37.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch43.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 16 May 2014 09:46:52 +0000http:// FridayThe Natural History Museum of Utah and Craft Lake City: Artist Workshop Serieshttp://<p>Get excited! <a href="" target="_blank">The Natural History Museum of Utah</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Craft Lake City</a> have partnered up and are presenting, <a href="" target="_blank">The Artist Workshop Series.</a></p> <p>There will be three more workshops within the series, so there is still time to prepare.</p> <p>Up next, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:00pm, local jewelry maker, Zell Lee will be teaching <a href="" target="_blank">Insect Wing Jewelry</a>. Create your own pair of earrings or necklace with beetle or butterfly wings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="580" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ws_2014__umnh_zelllee_butterflynecklace_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <div class="region region-node-content clearfix"> <div class="clearfix block block-system block-style-frameless first last odd" id="block-system-main"> <div class="content"> <div class="node node-event view-mode-full clearfix" id="node-15650"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-dates-times field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="" target="_blank">Bone Wreaths</a> will be presented Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm. Local artist and storyteller Marcee Blackerby will be teaching how to make your own wreath using animal bones and seedpods, just in time for Halloween!</div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/bonewreathtile.jpg" width="490"></div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> <div class="field-item even">The last event of the series, <a href="" target="_blank">Felt Dinosaurs</a>, will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm. Felting expert Stacie Van Arsdale will be teaching everything you need to know about felting, as well as helping you create a felt dinosaur of your own.</div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/feltdinos.jpg" width="490"></div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> <div class="field-item even">Don't waste time, tickets are going fast! Reserve your spot <a href="" target="_blank">here.</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>webinternThu, 15 May 2014 10:35:04 +0000http:// the ScenesDIYGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsAmazing Gracehttp://<p>In West Jordan, the new Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church features inspired design and simple materials that honor the parish's rich mining and construction history. </p> <p><img alt="Amazing-Grace/USD" height="725" src="/site_media/uploads/sjw_14b_sm_sparano-_-mooney.jpg" title="Amazing-Grace/USD" width="490"></p> <p>A skylight adorned with flat seam copper delivers natural light into the serene, fir-clad interior of the day chapel. </p> <p><img alt="Amazing-Grace/USD" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/sjw_02_sparano-_-mooney.jpg" title="Amazing-Grace/USD" width="490"></p> <p>Replacing the orignial modest church built in 1965, the new church features copper, board-formed concrete, cedar, steel and other fundamental elements referencing the parish's constructions and mining history. Sustainable aspects of the building, its materials and construction allow the design to qualify for a LEED Silver certification. </p> <p><img alt="Amazing-Grace/USD" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/sjw_08_sparano-_-mooney.jpg" title="Amazing-Grace/USD" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Sparano and Mooney</a> designed two offset ellipses to create the illusion of thick solid walls enclosing the sanctuary. Into the poche or wall mass, the duo "carved" intimate chapels and deep inset windows uniquely tinted to fill the interior with changing colors throughout the day. </p> <p>More of this church renovation in the <a class="external" href="/galleries/amazing-grace/" target="_blank" title="Amazing Grace/USD Galleries">Amazing Grace gallery</a>.</p> <p>Time lapse video of the construction from <a href="" target="_blank">Sparano and Mooney</a> </p> <p><iframe height="368" src="" width="490"></iframe></p> <p><em>Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church - Time Lapse | Architects: Anne Mooney and John Sparano, principals Sparano &amp; Mooney Architecture</em></p>Logan MarshallThu, 15 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineStyle File: Guess the Gadgethttp://<p>Warn your kitchen—there are countless gadgets trying to get into its drawers. Some are indispensable and others just silly. You make the call. But before you do, which ingredient goes with which gadget? Here's to helping your tool IQ skyrocket. </p> <p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Reversible Meat Tenderizer, $30, <a href="" target="_blank">Williams-Sonoma</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg9.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Rolling Garlic Chopper, $15, <a href="" target="_blank">Williams-Sonoma</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="487" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Whiskey Rocks, $20 set of 9, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/Spoons%20'N%20Spice" target="_blank">Spoons 'N Spice</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg8.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg10.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Yolk Out Egg Separator, $7, <a href="" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="786" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Banana Slicer, $10, <a href="" target="_blank">Spoons 'N Spice</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p>TOOL TALK:</p> <p><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg13.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Lesli Sommerdorf has grappled with more than her share of kitchen gadgets. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, former food editor, writer and restaurant reviewer for <em>The Salt Lake Tribune</em> and now resident chef at <a href="" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a> in SLC, she has chopped, peeled, diced and prepped using countless tools. Some she adores, others she abhors. Her fave: The Stem-Gem by Chef'n. "It is my go-to for hulling and de-stemming strawberries and tomatoes," she says. She also likes the 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer by OXO. "It does it all." Sommerdorf gives nutmeg mills the thumbs down. "Most people use only one nutmeg in a year's time, so why let a bunch of them go stale sitting in a grinder? One nutmeg and a microplane work just fine for me," she says.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg11.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>OXO Avocado Slicer, $10</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg12.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Chef'n StemGem, $8</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn The MagazineOn the TablePin of the Week: New Flooring http://<p>Tired of the same standardized flooring? Mix it up with modern mosaics that will complete any bath, bar or kitchen. Simply changing the floor pattern will leave any space feeling fresh and new. </p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/bathroom-tile-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/288441551103891433_kd6quxe0_c.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/floor-tiles.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em><a href=""><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/0c55979bb24d2a8e17fc3fce845aa96c.jpg" width="490"></a></em></p> <p><em>Photos all from: <a href="" target="_blank">Talya Collection</a></em></p>webinternWed, 14 May 2014 10:34:41 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsStyle File: Second Seatinghttp://<p>Designer <a href="" target="_blank">Christa Pirl</a> restores and reimagines antique seating, giving old pieces new life, modern flair and a special place in her clients' homes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Antique lovers and recyclers alike adore Christa Pirl Furniture, the designer's business specializing in restoring old chairs, sofas, settees and stools. "I do only seating pieces; there is something special about their designs and the interplay between frames and fabrics," says Pirl, who hand selects and revises antique and vintage pieces prized for their quality and character or, when it comes to family heirlooms, for their sentimentality. A fresh finish, new fabric and the designer's special touch give each piece a stylish second chance.</p> <p> </p> <p>From this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="793" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>To this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="796" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>A dark finish and bold fabric update a simple side chair</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>From this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>To this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="522" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>A stained finish and new upholstery revives an outdated, painted arm chair</p> <p> </p> <p>From this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="365" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>To this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>An 1840s American Empire settee boasts a Greek key pattern fabric</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 13 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Layered Landscapinghttp://<p>Time to whip your shrubbery into shape. With layered landscaping your yard will be transformed from a drag to a dream.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Located at the front end of the sidewalk, curved brick walls invite visitors into the property, add depth to the yard and link the brick house to the landscape</li> <li>Planted behind walls, cascading plantings soften the structures and Redbud trees add vertical height without blocking the house</li> <li>The walls' aggregate caps match the windowsills and provide a level spot for planters, pumpkins or seated guests</li> <li>Inconspicuous metal edging replaces unsightly, ineffective concrete curbing that detracts from the plantings</li> <li>The revised grade makes the yard more level, an ideal foundation for a new sidewalk with a short series of steps</li> <li>Tiles were removed from the steps to create a more appropriate look for the house</li> <li>Curved short walls, adjoining plantings and curved gardens that replaced the straight-lined beds across the foundation, increases the perceived depth of the property</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Dean Anesi, <a href="" target="_blank">Urban Garden Company</a>, and Willie Eschenfelder, <a href="" target="_blank">Eschenfelder Landscaping</a></p>webinternMon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Stripes on Stripeshttp://<p>You know you're an expert in pattern mixing when you can combine stripes with florals with polka dots with ikat, but mix stripes with stripes successfully, and there's a whole new level of expertise.</p> <p>Just as mixing any two patterns together, layering stripes on stripes requires a good eye for scale. But when it's good, it's really good.</p> <p><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/rrstripes.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Celena Midnight Stripe Pillow, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Cabana Stripe Towel, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Tan-Striped Accent Chair, <a href=";searchType=MAIN&amp;rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D4294957625%2526_requestid%253D21735%2526Ntt%253Dstriped&amp;eItemId=cprod106620014&amp;cmCat=search">Horchow</a></p> <p>Canopy Stripe McKenzie Ottoman, <a href=";from=Search">World Market</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Altuzarra S/S '14 Collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 12 May 2014 09:48:58 +0000http:// IdeasA Simple Tub Optionhttp://<p><strong>A Simple Tub Option that Opens Up Possibilities</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/1-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>These days my favorite tub is the <a href="" target="_blank">Lacey from Hydro Systems</a>.  Its simple lines fit well with any style, and it's available in many sizes. But the best part is that Hydro Systems made a brilliant decision to offer the Lacey with options for integrated front and side panels, in a seamless application.  This opens up possibilities to use the tub in a corner application - not many modern acrylic tubs offer this (I haven't seen any others to date).<br><br>I've already had the opportunity to use this feature in 2 bathroom projects.  Both of these were small bath remodels with few options for reconfiguration.<br><br>Here's the "Before" of a bathroom in the Avenues:<br><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/2-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>And the "After":  <br><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/3-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>We kept the charm of the home, with the simplicity of the deeper, more modern, Lacey tub.  (Note that the glass bath screen hadn't been installed yet when I took this photo.)<br><br>I've also used the Lacey tub in a modern bathroom remodel:<br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/4-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/5-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>For more images of this bathroom <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 08 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomArtist Workshop: Cake Decorating with Megan Whittakerhttp://<p>Presented by <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="West Elm">West Elm</a> and <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City DIY ">Craft Lake City</a>, Megan Whittaker of <a href="">Noisette</a> will be instructing cake decorating at a DIY Workshop Series. She makes fancy fresh treats from scratch like macaroons, creamy caramels and marshmallows. And, as a seasoned cake decorator, she's ready to show you the tricks of the trade. </p> <p>West Elm in Salt Lake City<br><span>May 8, 2014 from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. </span></p> <p>There's no time to waste, pre-register <a class="external" href=";utm_campaign=teacher-referral&amp;utm_source=ShortUrl&amp;utm_medium=teacher-referral" target="_blank" title="West Elm &amp; Craft Lake City/register">here</a>. </p> <p><img alt="West-Elm&amp;Craft-Lake-City/cake-decorating" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/cake-decorating.jpg" title="West-Elm&amp;Craft-Lake-City/cake-decorating" width="319"></p>webinternTue, 06 May 2014 16:54:34 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsStyle File: Sheer Beautyhttp://<p>Looking for the latest look in window dressings? Think sheers. From shimmering silks and embroidered linens to wool voiles and burn-out blends, today's see-through textiles illuminate interiors with fresh style and fabulously filtered light.</p> <p><img alt="" height="385" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/sb1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>1. Eden by <a href="" target="_blank">Elitis</a></p> <p>2. Ulf Moritz by <a href="" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>3. Porcelaine by <a href="" target="_blank">Elitis</a></p> <p>4. Melissa by <a href="" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>5. Perlino by <a href="" target="_blank">C&amp;C Milano</a></p> <p>6. Aerie by <a href="" target="_blank">Weitzner</a></p> <p>7. Fairytale by <a href="" target="_blank">Weitzner</a></p> <p>8. Sonata by <a href="" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>9. Luana by <a href="" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>10. Leander by <a href="" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 06 May 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Study Anewhttp://<p>Study anew in a renewed space balancing modern style and basic comfort. Reflecting both past and present lifestyles, a remodeled study is the perfect area to foster new ideas while mixing a variety of old furnishings.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before/During:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Staged around an original fireplace, vintage photographs and collectibles complement modern furnishings and fixtures</li> <li>Window casings and pocket doors go well with neutral-colored walls</li> <li>Contemporary Furniture—lounge chair, glass table, and rug—make traditional interiors look current</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Gordon Wood and <a href="" target="_blank">Robert McArthur</a></p>webinternMon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateThe “Ringing In” of Springhttp://<p><img alt="" height="451" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ut-style-1.jpeg" width="451"><br><em>Photo courtesy of Cuisine Unlimited</em></p> <p>May is the doorway to flower season. Ouryards start to spring into life, trees enter full bloom and leaves jump out to dance in the soft breeze. Flowerbeds glow with color and my creative energy flows. This time of year fills me with much excitement and life.</p> <p><span>This is the perfect time of year to bring the fresh growth of the yard into your house. Use your yard's colors, shapes and textures to add life into each room. These humble snips and trimmings are perfect for entry tables, buffets, sideboards, nightstands and counter tops.</span></p> <p><span>Don’t limit yourself to flowers; use branches, water plants around the pond, rocks and moss. Look for unusual containers such as teacups or pots, mason jars, wood boxes, old hats and even your trusty old watering can. For a more traditional look, use glass vases in abundant shapes and sizes.</span></p> <p><span>You’ll find my cloves and pruners on the back counter ready for an unexpected whim to swoop up and pluck something delightful out of the yard. If you have guests staying with you, put a small vase of flowers on the bed side table to make them feel completely loved and appreciated.</span></p> <p><span>So, I would encourage you to step outside.</span></p> <p>Close your eyes. Take a deep breath of fresh air.</p> <p>Now, pause and slowly exhale.</p> <p><span>Open your eyes and capture your new, creative view of opportunities that are in your own backyard.</span></p> <p><span><em>Bruce Frazier is the event designer of </em><em><a href="">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a>.</em></span></p>webinternFri, 02 May 2014 12:05:38 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Frank Lloyd Wright Designshttp://<p>I have always loved photographing buildings, and one of my career highlights has been the opportunity to photograph the homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. These Arizona homes demonstrate Wright’s sensitivity to solar access and climate and his pivotal role as a pioneer in sustainable design. Considering that with one exception, these homes were built before his death in 1959, the way he advanced design is even more remarkable. His use of overhangs, designing the landscaping to work with the home and solar exposure, the interior play of light and shadows, and use of experimental materials in these desert homes are a joy to photograph. I was able to digitally process these film images for use by the <a href="">Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy</a>, and I am pleased to be part of the Conservancy’s important work.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/b-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/c-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="365" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/carlson-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="316" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dw-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="652" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/l-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/p-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/p-5.jpg" width="490'"></p> <p><img alt="" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/p-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 02 May 2014 11:04:45 +0000http:// FridayMake it Modern http://<p>A passion for precision and clean-lined living drives the design of a Deer Valley kitchen. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-9-removeswitch.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>Surrounded by spectacular vies, a chicly furnished nook performs as a luxe lounge just steps from the kitchen's cooking area. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-11.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>Broad beams soar above the spacious kitchen designed to foster relaxed living, gourmet cooking and casual entertaining. Dark wood floors anchor the space defined by modern design and clean-lined simplicity. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="329" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-5.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>HIdden behind vertically grained panels, extractable pantry units allow homeowners to easily see all contents inside open shelves. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-1fixedvents.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>White surfaces dress the kitchen's cooking and prep area. "I love the white," says Elke. "My previous kitchen had dark cabinets, and I never knew if they were clean or not. These are beautiful and so east to keep spotless." </p> <p>Check out the rest of this kitchen's beautiful simplicity and details in our <a class="external" href="/galleries/make-it-modern/" target="_blank" title="Make It Modern/USD Galleries">gallery</a>. </p>Logan MarshallThu, 01 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineLiving Wreaths Book Signinghttp://<p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/livingwreaths.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>One of our favorite florists Natalie Bernhisel Robinson from <a href="" target="_blank">La Fleur</a> will be signing her new book <a href="" target="_blank">Living Wreaths</a> at the <a href="" target="_blank">Sugarhouse Barnes &amp; Noble</a> this Saturday May 3rd. </p> <p>You may remember Natalie's work from our Fall 2013 <a href="/blog/2013/09/16/behind-the-scenes-insert-flower-tablescape-title/" target="_blank">Ode To Autumn</a> feature. Works from her new book will be featured in the summer issue of Utah Style. For a sneak peak pick up the book and while your at it get it signed. </p> <p>Natalie will be at the <a href="" target="_blank">Sugarhouse Barnes &amp; Noble</a> from 12:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday May 3rd. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lafleurwreath.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoWed, 30 Apr 2014 15:09:23 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Revamped Railinghttp://<p>Is your home in need of a front yard facelift?  Take a cue from our book in order to help transform it—by way of revamped railing—from a nondescript property into an inviting landscape.  </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Replaced long, porch-to-sidewalk railing with a shorter version linking the porch to the base of the adjoining steps</li> <li>The new railing's bottom posts mimic the porch's round columns, liking the two elements</li> <li>Large maples were removed from in front of the columns, bringing the porch's architecture to the forefront</li> <li>Strategically placed landscaping chops up the bland blocking of ordinary bushes</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Dean Anesi, <a href="" target="_blank">Urban Garden Company</a>, and Wille Eschenfelder, <a href="" target="_blank">Eschenfelder Landscaping</a></p>webinternTue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Whiteouthttp://<p>Whiteouts aren't just for winter anymore. Chic outdoor furniture looks fresh and crisp in shades of white for summertime, and with the ever-popular white-on-white trend still going strong, you can carry it out on more than just your wardrobe and walls.</p> <p><img alt="" height="259" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/rrwhiteout.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>White Filigree indoor/outdoor lanterns, <a href="">Terrain</a></p> <p>Casual Chic Melamine Plates, <a href=";cm_src=outdoor-tabletop||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">Williams-Sonoma</a></p> <p>Jardine Folding Bistro Collection, <a href=";cm_src=all-outdoor||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>6' Round Sunbrella, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Festive Small White Planters, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p><em>Runway image from <a href="">Chloe</a> 2014 Resort Collection</em></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 28 Apr 2014 09:50:56 +0000http:// IdeasGreat Room Reduxhttp://<p>A contemporary decor and finessed floor plan bring fresh style and livability to a Park City townhouse. </p> <p><img alt="Great-Room-Redux" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/pc-19.jpg" title="Great-Room-Redux" width="490"></p> <p>Changes made: Replaced heavy, stained molding with simple white baseboards and casing that don't detract from the views. Replaced damaged engineered wood floors with 7-inch wide white oak planks. Painted yellow-tinted walls with Benjamin Moore's fresh Dove White. Created unobstructed passageway down the room's center for improved traffic flow. Selected modestly sized furniture that doesn't obstruct mountain views of the room's openness.</p> <p><img alt="Great-Room-Redux" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/pc-22.jpg" title="Great-Room-Redux" width="490"></p> <p>Changes Made: Lowered seat back to be flush with the window bottom. Upholstered existing beadboard back with hardwearing chenille fabric and added matching seat cushions. Painted the built-in benches to match the new table, chairs and upholstery stand out. Replaced iron chandelier with modern Restoration Hardware fixture. Hung a vintage print to reflect the homeowner's cycling passion.</p> <p><img alt="Great-Room-Redux" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/pc-23.jpg" title="Great-Room-Redux" width="490"></p> <p>Changes Made: Replaced the sculpted plaster range hood with a clean-lined stainless hood. Replaced fussy trim piece near the ceiling with a flat molding featuring a mitered edge. Placed doors over upper cabinet boxes that previously served as plate racks. Swapped out old arched upper cabinet doors with square paneled versions that match the existing bottom cabinet doors. Substituted simply styled under-counter corbels for the island's heavily carved pieces. Removed ornate chandelier and installed Harmon pendants from Restoration Hardware. Refinished yellow-glazed cabinets with a deep gray Farrow &amp; Ball paint.</p> <p>It didn't always look this preety! Go check out what this space used to look like before the renovation in our <a href="/galleries/great-room-redux/" target="_blank" title="Great Room Redux/USD Galleries">gallery.</a> </p>Logan MarshallThu, 24 Apr 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateClassic White Kitchen With A Few Twistshttp://<p><strong>Classic White Kitchen with a Few Twists</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/1-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>At first glance, this looks like another white kitchen.  Though white is classic and timeless, it can tend toward a little boring, especially considering how many white kitchens (with marble tops and white subway tile) we're seeing these days.  There are a few things here that make you want to give this particular white kitchen a double-take:<br><br>1.  <strong>Bold brass pendants.</strong>  These are the first thing you see when you walk in the door, and their large size makes them stand out even more.  Notice how the finish contrasts with the stainless steel and polished nickel used everywhere else.  But guess what?  That's okay!  Mixing metals is actually a big trend right now, and it works here because it adds interest - the pendants stand out rather than blending in.<br>  <br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/2-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>2.  <strong>Custom Range Hood</strong>.  Extra detail went into designing a hood that added a little more of an industrial flair, without overkill.  <br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/3-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>3.  <strong>Stylish faucet</strong>.  This pull-down faucet from <a href="" target="_blank">Waterstone</a> is a piece of art in itself!<br><br><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/4-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>4.  <strong>Painted Ceiling</strong>.  We went a shade darker on the ceiling - an escape from the usual white.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/5-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>5.  <strong>Sitting Area in Kitchen</strong>.  This is a trend that's been slowly developing.  The kitchen has often been called the "heart of the home", so why not embrace this concept and add a comfortable sitting area in this space?  We reconfigured the kitchen layout, making it more functional, while at the same time eliminating the old dining table by creating a dining space as an extension of the island.  This allowed extra room to add a sitting area by the fireplace (and a window seat).  <br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/6-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Photography <a href="" target="_blank">by hiya papaya</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a>, CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomThis Week At O.C. Tanner: John Hardy Trunk Showhttp://<p>Palm trees? Beaches? Thatched-roofed huts? Let <a href="" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner</a> itch your inner island fever with a <a href="" target="_blank">John Hardy</a> Trunk Show launching their spring collection. Journey the Indonesian Archipelego and experience the art of tassology with tea leaf readings—all within reach by a short drive downtown.</p> <p><img alt="" height="129" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/johnhardytrunkshow.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>What does the future have in store for you? Find out this Thursday night.</p> <p>When: Thursday, April 24th, 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>Where: <a href="" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner Jewelers</a>, 15 South State Street, SLC</p> <p>RSVP: This is a semi-private event. Call (801) 532-3222 to your reserve your spot.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octannerjohnhardy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner1.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner2.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>And with Earth Day just behind us, <a href="" target="_blank">John Hardy</a> leaves the message that Mother Earth is a resource to be protected. Not only are their lines "inspired by the essense of the earth," the team at <a href="" target="_blank">John Hardy</a> continually promotes and lives an environmentally-conscous philosophy at their compound in Bali.</p> <p><img alt="" height="683" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner4.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><em>This post originally appeared on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Val RasmussenTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:42:54 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Why Not Rework Your Wall?http://<p>Is your wall feeling neglected?  Simply add a pop of color to liven it up and your new (and improved!) wall will thank you for it.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A series of green, custom-made 3form pieces are sculpture-esque, provide color and add a contemporary touch</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternTue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateStyle File: Host With The Mosthttp://<p>Bored with the basics? Punch up your dining room with standout host chairs. Pairing side chairs with contrasting counterparts punctuates the table ends--and the space--with comfort adn surprising style. </p> <p><img alt="Joey-Johnson/Chanelle-Anderson" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/gatehouse-6.jpg" title="Joey-Johnson/Chanelle-Anderson" width="490"></p> <p>Design by Joey Johnson and Chanelle Anderson, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Gatehouse no. 1">Gatehouse no. 1</a>, Orem</p> <p><img alt="Vanguard-Park-Chair" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/vanguardpark315-ch_c.jpg" title="Vanguard-Park-Chair" width="386"></p> <p>Vanguard Park Chair, starting at $1,740, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Guild Hall">Guild Hall, SLC</a></p> <p><img alt="Lee-upholstered-armchair" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/lee-chair-3915_41front_0607_ad.jpg" title="Lee-upholstered-armchair" width="351"></p> <p>Lee upholstered armchair, $1,285, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Gatehouse no. 1">Gatehouse no. 1</a>, Orem</p> <p><img alt="Bernhardt-Selby-chair" height="453" src="/site_media/uploads/bernhardt-n3003_2532021_front.jpg" title="Bernhardt-Selby-chair" width="490"></p> <p>Bernhardt Selby chair, $1,365, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Alice Lane Home Collection">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, SLC/Orem</p> <p><img alt="Metal-framed-wing-chair" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/hamilton-park-chair-a_005.jpg" title="Metal-framed-wing-chair" width="420"></p> <p>Metal Framed wing chair, starting at $873, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Hamilton Park Interiors">Hamilton Park Interiors</a>, Murray</p> <p><img alt="Belfort-leather-wing-back" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/orkney-island-chair.jpg" title="Belfort-leather-wing-back" width="345"></p> <p>Belfort leather wing back dining chair, starting at $1,279, Restoration Hardware, SLC, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Restoration Hardware"></a></p> <p><img alt="Bolier-Classics" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/bolier-chair.jpg" title="Bolier-Classics" width="401"></p> <p>Bolier Classics arm chair, $2,355, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="LMK Interior Design ">LMK Interior Design</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="Mimi-London-Orkney-Island" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/belfort-wingback-leather-dining-chair_silo_.jpg" title="Mimi-London-Orkney-Island" width="490"></p> <p>Mimi London Orkeny Island chair, to the trade, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Mimi London Inc."></a></p> <p> </p>webinternTue, 22 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsRoom To RoomRunway to Room: Not-So-Heavy Metalhttp://<p>Although metal may be known to have natural physical - and even visual - weight, it's current use in the design world seems to be on the lighter, more friendly side of heavy.</p> <p>Gold in an almost flaky, foil form and brass that's made a huge comeback are both becoming cheery staples for any room, including the kitchen.</p> <p><img alt="" height="294" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/rr-metal.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>World of Gold Canvas Print, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Martha Stewart Cabinet Pull and Matchbox Catch, <a href="">The Home Depot</a></p> <p>Emory 95" Bench Seat Sofa, <a href="">Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams</a></p> <p>Metallic Chevron Pillow Cover, <a href="">West Elm</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">DVF Spring 2014 collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 21 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasWindermere&#39;s New Lookhttp://<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <div class="post-content"> <div class="editable-original"> <p><a href="">Windermere Real Estate</a> moved to the Redman building in Sugar House. And it's worth checking them out just to see their office.</p> <p>On April 17, Windermere invited industry professionals to check out their new digs. Along with chic industrial furnishings and numerous balconies, their office has Ms. Pac-Man and spiral staircases.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>The view from Windermere's SE balcony.</em></p> <p>One of Windermere's top priorities is helping clients get the most bang for their buck.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Chad Rawlins, realtor at Windermere</em></p> <p>One of their realtors, Chad Rawlins, recently helped a client sell their home for $20,000 more than expected. After he helped them with some new paint and floor finish, there was an offer within the day.</p> <p>"Things aren't staying on the market for more than a few days," Rawlins says. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Windermere's laid back, yet chic office space tells clients what the company is all about. They want their clients to feel comfortable, while still conveying their experience in the industry.</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Marvin Jensen, Premier Director at Windermere</em></p> <p>They're serious about selling your home, but they'll also make it a good time.</p> </div> </div>webinternSun, 20 Apr 2014 09:24:06 +0000http:// the ScenesPhoto Friday: Wolf Creek Cabinhttp://<div>I was up in <a href="">Wolf Creek Ranch</a> this week making these photos for <a href="">Robert Kelly Home</a> in Park City.</div> <div> </div> <div>I always love assignments up there. It's high in the Unitas, and its still winter in the high country. This project is a guest cabin that really has that mountain cabin feeling. I usually try to make these kind of photos in the evening as the cabin<span> will mostly be used at that time and early evening light really brings out the rich finishes and colors.</span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-1.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="310" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-7.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-19.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-20.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-21.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-22.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-23.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 18 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayTHE HOT LIST: TAKEAWAY TRENDS FROM FALL 2014 HIGH POINT MARKET http://<p>Last week, over 75,000 designers and home furnishing professionals descended upon High Point, North Carolina to attend the week-long High Point Market previewing product and home fashions in over 11.5 million square feet of showroom space. That’s a lot to take in. Fortunately, Jessica Bennett—ultra-talented design principal of <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a> in SLC and Orem—was up to the challenge. We caught up with Jessica to get her quick take on this Market’s hottest looks and loot along with a forecast on what’s destined to be hitting high-style Utah homes this fall.   </p> <p>  </p> <p>WOOD</p> <p>I was excited to see a resurgence back to more refined, better-finished wood products. I didn't see as much of the deconstructed, un-finished, reclaimed story as we've seen in markets past. There is still attention paid to hardware and industrial metal elements, however. Wood grains were a focus in many of our favorite showrooms. Lots of lovely burl wood. Also, patterns made of straight grains, such as herringbone and chevron patterns coming together. Cerused ash and oak species showcased hang-up techniques with which a white glaze ‘hangs up’ in the grain.</p> <p> </p> <p>LUCITE</p> <p>OH, Lucite! Or virgin acrylic, as some Vendors called it, is back and used in case goods as legs, waterfall sides, and end panels.</p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/al2.jpg" width="450"><br> MGBW showroom. I'm really stoked about these stools/ottomans. I saw Kelly Wearstler use a pair like this in brass and black leather in a project!</p> <p> </p> <p>PATTERN</p> <p>Plaids in a variety of scales were in every showroom —simple pastel bright plaids to serious jewel-toned plaids in wools and wovens. In a couple of our top-end vendors’ showrooms, we saw bright, chunky wovens used as new upholstery fabrics resembling women's vintage Chanel Suits with contrast welts and buttons. Chic! We also saw Chinoiserie prints available as upholstery fabric in some of our upper-end lines. They used it in multiple settings in all the color ways.</p> <p>FRAMES<br> Chippendale fret, open-frame chair motifs are available on occasional chairs. The look is international and sophisticated. All begging to be blended in with traditional and transitional pieces!</p> <p> </p> <p>LIGHTING<br> In two words: Aerin Lauder. Just watch what she's doing. Her collection from Visual Comfort stole the show for me again this market. One piece in particular—a floor lamp that looks like it could be a piece out of MoMA. It has a 70's inspiration, small in scale with a leather wrapped pole at thatching to a thin brass triangular bent shield face/shade. In a very abstract way, it reminds me of an alligator. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/al3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Opening scene in the Aerin wing of Visual Comforts’ new showroom.</p> <p><br> LAQUER<br> Laquer pieces flourished in bold colors. Any color! Several of our upholstery lines offer to do any chair/sofa frame or case good in any Benjamin Moore color for a small fee.</p> <p>COLOR<br> We saw lots of color, but no sign of the "color of the year" Radiant Orchid. This market, navy blue/indigo was all the rage! I didn't enter a showroom where they weren't featuring at least one navy sofa as a hero. Truly, navy is the new black—in art, upholstery, and rugs, and even lamps. </p> <p>Jewel tones are also at large. Traditional designer Alexa Hampton had a huge showing in her rooms at Hickory Chair and it was decadent! Mitchell Gold Bob Williams had a deep dark purple setting that lured us in. Another of their settings with emerald, blacks and golds was fantastic, and one of my personal favorites was a navy blue Chester sofa called the "Barrymore" that will debut this fall.</p> <p>LEATHER<br> We saw a new type of leather: Water Buffalo was featured in two different showrooms. We first saw it as a glossy navy blue. I wouldn't have known the difference, but as it was pointed out, you can see the voids where the hair follicle creates a beautiful simple texture. It has a super glossy sheen. Not as glossy as patent leather. Super sophisticated!</p> <p>JEWELRY PIECES<br> We saw a lot of "jewelry pieces" of furniture at Bernhardt. One new collection called Jet Set is tagged as glamorous transitional: stripy deep wood tones paired with brass hardware. All very dressy and sophisticated.<br> Bernhardt featured a metal four-poster bed in a brushed gold finish that commanded a lot of attention. An Hermes-inspired desk with interlocking oval links on the side panels-wow.  Classic-inspired motifs like Greek key detail the bases of cocktail tables. All gold, riveted and heavy bold bases—very fashionable and nothing casual about it!</p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/al1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Love this Bernhardt ottoman! Gold metal base and ivory leather.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/al5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Wow! Brass four poster bed.</em></p> <p> </p> <p>JESSICA’S FAVORITE FIND</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/al4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>My favorite has to be the brass Campaign chair! They also come in a polished silver finish and look great in black leather, too. So excited about these! I can hardly wait for my favorite piece to arrive: a brass campaign chair upholstered in off-white Mongolian Lamb by Mitchell Gold Bob Williams.</p> <p><img alt="" height="777" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/alicelane.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Jessica Bennett, Design Principal, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC and Orem,</p>Brad MeeThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:52 +0000http:// House, New Trickshttp://<p>In, Salt Lake City, a classic mid-century modern home catches a big break when its hands-on owners team with talented pros to give it a magnificent makeover. </p> <p><img alt="Diningroom-saberbefore" height="199" src="/site_media/uploads/din1-2-desat.jpg" title="Diningroom-saberbefore" width="300"><img alt="Saberhome-diningafter" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/s-7-withslmag.jpg" title="Saberhome-diningafter" width="300"></p> <p>Anchored by a new kitchen, a series of living spaces are united by streamlined, custom cabinetry, wood floors and a series of broad windows opening to the backyard. </p> <p><img alt="Saberhome-kitchenbefore" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/kit-2-desat.jpg" title="Saberhome-kitchenbefore" width="300"><img alt="Saberhome-kitchenafter" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/s-11.jpg" title="Saberhome-kitchenafter" width="300"></p> <p>The kitchen boasts long, horizontal furniture-looking cabinetry, layered lighting and broad views of the home's lush landscape. </p> <p>To view more of this beautiful home renovation see our gallery <a class="external" href="/galleries/old-house-new-tricks/" target="_blank" title="Old House, New Tricks/USD Galleries">here</a>. </p>Logan MarshallThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:49:16 +0000http:// IdeasIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Recipe for a Successful Kitchenhttp://<p>As the heart of any home, determining how the kitchen will be used for cooking, relaxation and family get-togethers is essential to its success.  Combine comfort with style and select timeless elements that will contribute to your kitchen's authentic, lived-in ambiance.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Natural light floods the room from a wall of steel-framed windows</li> <li>A galley-style space featuring an island replaces a less user-friendly peninsula-anchored floor plan</li> <li>Artwork and lighted niches elevate the style and experience of the kitchen</li> <li>Venetian plaster adds depth and a timeless finish to the walls</li> <li>A waist-high firebox adds farmhouse charm and enables flames to be seen over the dining table</li> <li>Ceiling-mounted Belgian light fixtures replace recessed can lights providing stylish, strategically positioned illumination throughout the room</li> <li>A farmhouse sink adds timeless flair and high function</li> <li>Raised ceilings, detailed with reclaimed beams add volume to the cooking and dining spaces</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Transformed by <a href="">Warren Lloyd</a>, SLC Architect</p>webinternTue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomStyle File: Pretty, Please http://<p>This season, soft pastels turn down the color meter a generous notch. So chic! </p> <p><img alt="Zac-Posen-SpringCollection2014" height="690" src="/site_media/uploads/lilaczac-posen-12.jpg" title="Zac-Posen-SpringCollection2014" width="460"></p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Zac Posen Spring 2014">Zac Posen Spring 2014 Collection</a></p> <p><img alt="Details,SLC-embroideredpillow" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c7335.jpg" title="Details,SLC-embroideredpillow" width="490"></p> <p>Large square embroidered pillow, $110,<a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Details, SLC"> Details, SLC</a></p> <p><img alt="Votive-vases/Ward&amp;Child" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c7170.jpg" title="Votive-vases/Ward&amp;Child" width="490"></p> <p>Votive vases, $8-$10 each, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Ward &amp; Child- The Garden Store">Ward &amp; Child--The Garden Store, SLC</a></p> <p><img alt="Heather-ceiling-light/CircaLighting" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/circalightarn5106hab.jpg" title="Heather-ceiling-light/CircaLighting" width="230"></p> <p>Heather ceiling light, $4,192, Circa Lighting, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Circa Lighting"></a></p> <p><img alt="TPS-pink-file-cabinet/CB2" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/tpsfilecabpink3qs14.jpg" title="TPS-pink-file-cabinet/CB2" width="327"></p> <p>TPS pink file cabinet, $159, CB2, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="CB2"></a></p> <p><img alt="Alegre beverage glasses/crate&amp;barrel" height="477" src="/site_media/uploads/alegrebeveragess14.jpg" title="Alegre beverage glasses/crate&amp;barrel" width="490"></p> <p>Alegre beverage glasses, $10 each <a href="" target="_blank" title="Crate &amp; Barrel">Crate &amp; Barrel,</a> Murray</p> <p><img alt="Vanguard-Laurel-armless-chair/Forsey'sFurnitureGalleries" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/3352_a.jpg" title="Vanguard-Laurel-armless-chair/Forsey'sFurnitureGalleries" width="412"></p> <p>Vanguared Laurel armless chair, starting at $1,006, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Forsey's Furniture Galleries">Forsey's Furniture Galleries, SLC</a></p> <p><img alt="Simmered-glass-knob/Anthropologie" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/simmered-glass-knob.jpg" title="Simmered-glass-knob/Anthropologie" width="327"></p> <p>Simmered glass knob, $6-$12, <a class="external" href=";utm_medium=ppc" target="_blank" title="Anthropologie">Anthropologie, SLC</a></p> <p><img alt="Blue-agate-table/MatthewStudios" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/blueagate-table.jpg" title="Blue-agate-table/MatthewStudios" width="432"></p> <p>Blue agate table, price upon request, Matthew Studios, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Matthew Studios"></a></p> <p><img alt="River-bloom-bath-mat/Anthropologie" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/river-bloom-bathmat.jpg" title="River-bloom-bath-mat/Anthropologie" width="327"></p> <p>River bloom bath mat, $58, <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Anthropologie">Anthropologie, SLC </a></p>webinternTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsStyle File: Spring Feverhttp://<p>The season's obsessions: vibrant flowers, fresh scents and lively colors. Why not pick some of your own?</p> <div class="post-content"> <div class="editable-original"> <p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/sf5.jpg" width="450"><br><em>Spring flower arrangements by <a href="" target="_blank">Ella Bella Floral</a></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="228" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever1.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Pink Grapefruit, $20, Wiliams-Sonoma, Salt Lake City</p> <p><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever2.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Madrigal Water Lily, $44, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabula Rasa</a>, Salt Lake City</p> <p><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever3.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Michael Aram, Black Orchid, $60, <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child<em>—</em>The Garden Store</a>, Salt Lake City</p> <p><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever4.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Hobnail Glass Grapefruit, $35, <a href="" target="_blank">Details</a>, Salt Lake City</p> <p><img alt="" height="87" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/paint1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p> </p> </div> </div>Utah Style & DesignMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn The MagazineRunway to Room: Tribalhttp://<p>Take a taste of ethnicity with a textured tribal print. It's a look reminiscent of the popular aztec trend, but perhaps a bit more on the authentic side. </p> <p>Thick, blanket-like material or bold graphic patterns played out in intricate weaving or embroidery is what tribal pieces are all about.</p> <p>It gives a custom look that instantly brings to mind the phrase "world traveler."</p> <p><img alt="" height="370" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/rr-tribal.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Magical Thinking Southwest Geo Duvet Cover, <a href=";parentid=A_DEC_BEDDING">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Tie Dye FP Blanket, <a href="">Free People</a></p> <p>Tribal Carved Chair, <a href=";from=fn">World Market</a></p> <p>Thai Embroidered Two-Tone Pillow, <a href=";cm_src=pillows||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Valentino ready to wear Spring/Summer 2014</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Outdoor Livinghttp://<p>I spied the first forsythia blossom today, so it is officially spring in the Wasatch Back. That means it's time to be in the glorious outdoors. Today, I feature some beautiful designs for outdoor living. In these new designs, barriers between the inside and outside of the home disappear; the architectural lines of the home extend into the hardscape and the plantings; and amenities for comfort like heaters, firepits, and well-considered lighting extend the enjoyment of the space earlier and later in the year and later into the evening. With exception of durability, the furnishings are equivalent to those used inside the home in style and luxury. Then there’s pools and fountains: last one in the pool gets dunked. I’m ready to be outside.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/h-40.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/jh-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/jt-16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="273" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/jt-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ms-45.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/o-17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/u-30.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/w-43.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>webinternFri, 11 Apr 2014 15:38:38 +0000http:// FridayClassic Comebackhttp://<p>In Ogden, designer <a href="" target="_blank">Cody Beal</a> elevates the look and livability of a dated mid-century modern home for his forward-thinking clients. </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="masterbedroom-bealhome" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/p1050050-desat.jpg" title="masterbedroom-bealhome" width="490"></p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="Bealhome-masterbedroomafter" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/o-23.jpg" title="Bealhome-masterbedroomafter" width="490"></p> <p>Floor-to-ceiling draperies and an upholstered Mitchell Gold bed add softness to the restful master bedroom. Custom closests designed with built-in nightstand niches and adjustable shaded sconces fame the headboard. A mirrored Caracole console anchors a framed TV positioned above. Original art finishes the space. </p> <p><img alt="Bealhome-Kitchenafter" height="746" src="/site_media/uploads/o-36.jpg" title="Bealhome-Kitchenafter" width="490"></p> <p>Fashioned to replicate a Parson's table, the sleek kitchen island performs as a prep station and buffet complete with a small sink. </p> <p><img alt="Bealhome-livingroomafter" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/o-38fixedthespeakers.jpg" title="Bealhome-livingroomafter" width="490"></p> <p>The orignial suspended hearth, fireplace and horizontal window provide bold backdrops for the lower level family room's asymmetric sectional and modern furnishings. </p> <p>Jaw dropped and dying to see the rest of the Beal home before and after shots? Visit our gallery <a class="external" href="/galleries/classic-comeback/" target="_blank" title="Classic Comeback/UtahStyle&amp;Design">here</a>. </p>webinternThu, 10 Apr 2014 16:24:09 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRemodeling: Cost Vs. Valuehttp://<p><img alt="" height="151" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/cvv-logo.jpg" width="250"></p> <p>If you're thinking about remodeling and are curious what to budget, or what's going to give you the best return of investment, the Remodeling 2014<a href="" target="_blank"> Cost vs. Value Report</a> is a great resource that few consumers know about.  <br>
<br>For years, <a href="" target="_blank">Remodeling Magazine</a> has produced this annual report that breaks down average costs and returns of investment.  Categorized nationally, regionally, and by project, the study indicates average costs compared to average resale values, to produce a cost-value ratio.<br><br>What can you do with this information?  Each project is different and unique, so you can't base everything on these numbers. However, you can use them as a guideline to help get your project(s) started.  Read the descriptions carefully (note that a Major Kitchen Remodel in the Midrange category includes laminate countertops and resilient - i.e. vinyl – flooring).  Think about your goals, and whether resale value is important to you or not.  Use this as a tool, and then contact the appropriate professionals to determine exactly what your project requires.<br><br>Take a look at the data for the <a href="" target="_blank">Mountain Region</a> and see what you think.</p> <p><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 10 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomJordan River Parkway Projecthttp://<p>What comes to mind when you think of the Jordan River Parkway? Graffiti? Vandalism? Pollution? If so, the time has come to think negative no more. Thanks to a team of river enthusiasts and their weekly projects, the Jordan River Parkway is being transformed from a route of graffitti and pollution to one of glorious rejuvenation. </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/jpw2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>As a part of the Westside Leadership Institute, Van Hoover began implementing change in his community by connecting with something that runs through most of our backyards: the Jordan River. Not only did he see the potential it had to become a place of destination for water activities, he saw the river as an inspiring opportunity for us to connect with our community and make a big change in a small way.</p> <p><img alt="" height="245" src="/site_media/uploads/jpw.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Van's daily commute along the river inspired him to create a <a href="" target="_blank">Jordan River Parkway Facebook page</a> that highlighted the good, the bad and the ugly of our backdoor waterway.  He figured that by posting photos and involving the public, the perception of the river could change.  <em>And change it has</em>.  Not only is his team pairing up with local youth groups for clean-up projects and bird monitoring, they're inviting volunteers young and old to join with them and take part in changing the river into one of Salt Lake City's grandest features. </p> <p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/jpw3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="310" src="/site_media/uploads/jpw1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Interested in taking part? Head on over to the <a href="" target="_blank">Jordan River Parkway Facebook page</a> for regular updates on service projects and volunteer opportunities. </p> <p> </p>webinternWed, 09 Apr 2014 12:33:03 +0000http:// IdeaPin of the Week: Style Stumped?http://<p>Though spring is often all about florals, florals, florals, Mother Nature provides loads of other stylish elements that will spruce up any inside space. If your stumped when it comes to spring decor, look no further than tree stumps. Whether tall or short, wide or slim, chic stumps will give your home the breath of fresh air it's been waiting for all winter. </p> <p><img alt="" height="448" src="/site_media/uploads/stump3.jpg" width="299"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="398" src="/site_media/uploads/stump2.jpg" width="299"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="449" src="/site_media/uploads/stump1.jpg" width="299"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternWed, 09 Apr 2014 11:34:11 +0000http:// IdeasDIYCraft Lake City DIY 6th Annual Festival: Volunteers and Entries Wantedhttp://<p>Raise your hand if you've just been itching to sign up for the <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City DIY/6th annual Festival">6th Annual DIY Festival</a>. Well, scratch no more artists, crafters, DIY engineers, commercial vendors, craft food vendors, commercial food vendors, vintage vendors, performers and buskers, because applications are now being accepted through May 5, 2014. The festival will be held on August 8, 2014 at the Gallivan Center from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and August 9, 2014 from Noon to 10 p.m. Read more about what the festival is about and the application process <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City/applications">here</a>. </p> <p>Who me? Yes you! <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City ">Craft Lake City</a> wants you and everyone else you know to come and volunteer for them year-round, or for the 6th Annual DIY Festival presented by Harmons. Cause when your doing good, your feeling good so help them out folks. </p> <p>Sign up to volunteer for them <a href="" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City DIY/volunteers">here.</a> </p> <p>Submit your application entry form <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City/applications">here</a>. </p> <p><img alt="Craft-Lake-City/volunteers" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/volunteers-clc.jpg" title="Craft-Lake-City/volunteers" width="317"><img alt="Craft-Lake-City-DIY/entries" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/entries-clc.jpg" title="Craft-Lake-City-DIY/entries" width="320"></p>webinternTue, 08 Apr 2014 14:00:02 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Style Fire Refueledhttp://<p>Are you a redo-ready homeowner? Jump aboard the remodeling trend—combining living room and kitchen areas into more relaxed great rooms—in order to guarantee a successful and stylish outcome. </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/redo4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A new mantel enlarges the fireplace and gives the room more of a stylish feel</li> <li>Substantially sized trim visually enhances the mantel while unifying it with adjoining shelves and nearby walls</li> <li>Lighter-hued paint opens up the room and makes it appear more spacious</li> <li>Three windows allow natural light to flood in and add more dimension to an otherwise box-shaped room</li> <li>Simple paintings replace the cluttered mantelpiece, leaving the room more open</li> <li>An enormous woven rug breaks up the hardwood and complements the neutral wall color</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/redo1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by <a href="" target="_blank">Jackson and Leroy Remodeling</a>, SLC</p>webinternTue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomCraft Lake City: Crafting a Community Seminarhttp://<p>Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen,<a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City DIY"> Craft Lake City Presents</a>: Crafting a Community, a conference for entrepreneurs at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. </p> <p>You won't want to miss these amazing alumni speak at this seminar on April 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to Noon.</p> <p>Come and learn from the experienced Beaux Ellis Underwood of <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="St. Boheme/Facebook">St. Bohéme</a>, Sarah Longoria of <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Municipal Ballet">Municipal Ballet</a>, Levi Rogers of <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Charming Beard Coffee">Charming Beard Coffee</a> and Susan Petersen of <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Freshly Picked">Freshly Picked Moccasins</a>. These outstanding four Craft Lake City DIY alumni will be highlighted and are delighted to share their experiences and stories about their businesses, and how participating in Craft Lake City DIY changed and shaped them as business owners and artists. </p> <p>So what are you waiting for? Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased <a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="24 Tix/Craft Lake City">here</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Craft-Lake-City/Seminar" height="605" src="/site_media/uploads/craft-lake-city.jpg" title="Craft-Lake-City/Seminar" width="490"></p>webinternMon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRunway to Room: Stroke of Geniushttp://<p>There's a regular overlapping in the world of fashion and interior design, and often their intersection is art. </p> <p>Brush strokes and a hand-painted look are making an appearane on more than just wall art. Even bedding is taking its turn as the artist's canvas.</p> <p><img alt="" height="339" src="/site_media/uploads/April/rr-painted.jpg" width="500">  </p> <p>Plum &amp; Bow Painted Hills Duvet Cover, <a href=";parentid=A_DEC_BEDDING">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Painted Rings Silk Pillow Cover, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules">West Elm</a></p> <p>Love Force Field print, <a href="">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Printed Nic Garment Hook Rug, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Runway image of Preen Spring 2014 RTW c/o <a href="">NY Times</a> and <a href=""></a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:29 +0000http:// IdeasOld House, New Trickshttp://<p><img alt="" height="229" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/oh1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>The facade received a facelift with a two-car garage, floor-to-ceiling windows in the entry and a spacious walled courtyard featuring an ipe wood rain screen. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">It all started with a knock. Standing on a dusty stoop 10 years ago, young attorney Lee Saber waited patiently for the door to open. He and his wife Hadley had recently left a small yellow cottage in Austin to return to their hometown of Salt Lake City, and behind that door they hoped to find the beginning of the next chapter of their life together.</p> <p class="p1">The couple stumbled upon the run-down rambler while on a walk in the <a href="">Salt Lake Country Club</a> neighborhood. “The house was completely concealed with trees, ivy and vines,” Lee says. But it showcased a key feature they coveted: a flat roofline. “Fifteen years ago, mid-century modern design was booming in Austin and we really liked it,” Hadley says. As luck would have it, the 85-year-old homeowner was interested in selling. “We knew it was jewel in the rough,” she says. “We were in our late 20s at the time and the thought of renovating appealed to us.” And with that, the couple purchased the property and began to transform it.</p> <p class="p1">“Our first priority was the landscaping when we moved in,” says Hadley, who with Lee, excavated the yard and designed its new features. Dumpsters were filled with uprooted shrubs, ivy and trees. The pool was updated, and overgrown vines were stripped from a tall fence enclosing the property to reveal views of the golf course’s 6th hole adjoining the yard.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/oh2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Anchored by a new kitchen, a series of living spaces are united by streamlined, custom cabinetry, wood floors and a series of broad windows opening to the backyard. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">Today, Lee and Hadley—along with 9-year-old son Jack, and 7-year-old daughter Beau—flourish in the hip home that took 10 years of thoughtful planning and six solid months of major renovation to create. With the help of <a href="">architect Monte Still of Still Thorum Architecture</a> and <a href="">builder Brady Sherman of Sherman Homes</a>, the Sabers transformed the 3,545-square-foot ranch—originally designed by architect Ed Dreier—into headquarters for their family. “Ultimately, we tried to update the house in the way Ed would have,” Lee says. “With the invaluable help of our architect, Monte Still, we remodeled the house without sacrificing its original character.”</p> <p class="p1">Upon arrival, guests pass through an extra-wide, glass pivoting door that opens to a view of the backyard and, to the left, a glimpse into an office enriched with eye-catching custom cabinetry designed by <a href="">Bill Cordray, space designer for Teerlink Cabinet</a>, whom Still enlisted to engineer the look and flow of custom cabinets. Just as the office serves as an initial visual treat for guests, the mudroom/pantry area performs similarly for the homeowners. “Many design projects don’t consider how the homeowner enters the house,” says Cordray. “We wanted them to walk into a mudroom that looks nice and functional.” Inspired by mid-century modern furniture, walnut was Cordray’s “obvious” material choice here and throughout the house.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/oh3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Book-matched in the center of the island, the grain of the walnut cabinet doors runs horizontally emphasizing the lines of the mid-century architecture. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">Featuring walnut on every cabinet face wasn’t the only savvy design choice Cordray made. By varying colors of cabinet frames and doors in each area, the spaces link without excessive duplication. This is most apparent in the kitchen where walls were removed to open it to the adjoining living and dining areas. “The interplay of the two-tone treatment gives it much more of a custom look,” says Cordray. “And it lightens it up a bit, especially around the refrigerator and oven which can look heavy on the same wall.”</p> <p class="p1">Calacatta gold marble topping the kitchen’s 12-foot island also lightens the space. Beyond the island, the eye moves to the most striking feature of the renovation: thirty feet of floor-toceiling sliding windows that meet at the great room’s corner. There, the Sabers enclosed a roofed outdoor patio, providing an extra 275 square feet of year-round living without adding to the footprint. “We were really inspired by California design with the open walls of windows that bring the outdoors in,” says Hadley. “And the windows are their own pieces of artwork.”</p> <p class="p1">A work of art, indeed. Focusing on views and an open floor plan allowed the Sabers to preserve the era of the home while adding modern-day functionality and contemporary custom finishes. “We envisioned the end result for a decade before we actually embarked upon the remodel,” Lee says. “We knew exactly what we wanted from the remodel process and it has been rewarding to have our patience pay off—especially after living in the home’s original condition for 10 years.” All this beginning with a simple knock on the door.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>Val RasmussenFri, 04 Apr 2014 19:42:02 +0000http:// The MagazinePhoto Friday: Rustic Finisheshttp://<p>Rustic finishes seem to never be outdated for mountain living, but clean horizontal design lines, on-trend fabrics, and a sleek uncluttered overall impression bring touches of contemporary to this <a href="">Stein Eriksen Lodge</a> home designed by Park City’s <a href="">Juxtapose Design</a>.</p> <p><span>The challenge in capturing images of the space is to gain enough detail to show the handcrafted furnishings and finishes without losing the subtle shift to contemporary for the overall space. The colors are in subtle hues with cool tones in some of the fabric that easily become distorted by artificial light sources.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="756" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="1000" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-9.jpg" width="480"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-11.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 04 Apr 2014 12:25:40 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Spring Greeninghttp://<p>Slip into your gardening clogs and grab some gloves: spring greening is just around the corner. A good way to begin restoring vitality and freshness to your outside sanctuary is by combining any-and-all of violet's chicest shades.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/blue1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Delphinium Arrangement</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/blue2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Lavender</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="355" src="/site_media/uploads/blue4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Spanish Bluebells</a></p>webinternFri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenParadise Foundhttp://<p>Architect Michael Upwall and his wife Tammy transform an abandoned Marmalade home into a next-door urban retreat. </p> <p><img alt="MichaelUwall&amp;Tammy" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/u-38.jpg" title="MichaelUwall&amp;Tammy" width="490"></p> <p>Michael Upwall, founder and owner of <a href="" target="_blank">Upwall Design Architects</a>, and his wife Tammy Taylor, owner of <a href="" target="_blank">Got Beauty</a>, relax in their rooftop garden. </p> <p><img alt="UpwallHome" height="260" src="/site_media/uploads/u-1.jpg" title="UpwallHome" width="490"></p> <p>The remodeled two-story pioneer home feature original adobe bircks, repaired and retooled. To maintain the street front integrity of the marmalade District neighborhood, Michael Upwall stripped the porch down to its bones, exposing the beams and adding rhythm and interest to the home. Hand-split cedar shake shingles, a cobblestoen driveway, and a cast iron fountain hearken to an older era while elaborate landscaping adds visual interest. </p> <p><img alt="Drawing-studio" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/u-52.jpg" title="Drawing-studio" width="490"></p> <p>LED up-lighting illuminates the second story's vaulted celing crafted from reclaimed cedar fencing and exposed roof beams. </p> <p><img alt="RooftopGarden" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/mu-1.jpg" title="RooftopGarden" width="490"></p> <p>Teh rooftop tomato garden occupies a back deck with views of the valley.</p> <p>Beautiful right? Well, it didnt always look like this and I'm sure your dying to see the before photos.  Check out the whole remodel of the Upwall retreat in our photo gallery <a class="external" href="/galleries/paradise-found/" target="_blank" title="Utah Style &amp; Design/Galleries">here</a>. </p>Logan MarshallThu, 03 Apr 2014 17:51:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRemodel & RenovateStyle File: Home Buildinghttp://<p>Want to take part in today's rising home building trend? Start small. This 3D decorative birdhouse tests your construction skills as you erect the easy-to-assemble, wall-mounted art piece. Pop-out pieces are embellished with colorful, lively patterns adn are made from eco-friendly materials and non-toxic coloring. No building permit required. </p> <p><img alt="Ware&amp;child-Birdhouse" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c9433.jpg" title="Ware&amp;child-Birdhouse" width="327"></p> <p>Build-it birdhouse wall art, $50</p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank" title="Ward &amp; Child-The Garden Store, SLC">Ward &amp; Child-The Garden Store, SLC</a></p>webinternThu, 03 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYFrom Our Pages3form: Earth Day Reformhttp://<p><em>Do unto the earth as you would have the earth do unto you </em></p> <p><img alt="" height="275" src="/site_media/uploads/April/ed4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p> </p> <p>With Earth Day just around the corner, the time to apply the golden rule to your geographical home has come. <a href="" target="_blank">3form</a>, a Salt Lake City-based materials company, is not only aiming to ensure our precious planet is well-taken care of, they're taking it a step further and rewarding those who are willing to hop aboard and support their sustainable initiative. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="340" src="/site_media/uploads/April/ed3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p> </p> <p><em>What exactly is 3form?</em> 3form is a leading manufacturer of award-winning, sustainable building materials and architectural hardware solutions for the Architecture + Design industry.</p> <p>With a new program, <a href="" target="_blank">REFORM</a>, 3form is giving its second-quality materials a new purpose. Are you an artist? up-cycling genius? craft crusader? or other creative innovator? This program is just for you. 3form is offering you access to newly available materials at affordable prices on their website. While your support will help reduce carbon emissions, cost of waster transportation and disposal, it'll increase your creativity and expand your ingenuity to earth-shattering heights. </p>webinternWed, 02 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Out-Do Yourself with a New Outdoor Patiohttp://<p>It's almost time for outdoor living—get a head start on transforming your backyard into a party central.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A large dining area and raised steel firepit offer a perfect place to entertain</li> <li>An lluminated wall fountain spilling into a ground-level hot tub creates an oasis just steps from the back door</li> <li>Water flows from a llinear spout implanted in the concrete-finished wall and contemporary sconces add pools of light</li> <li>Concrete firebox sparkles with flames rising above recycled glass</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternTue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRecipe: The Reconstructed Egghttp://<p><img alt="" height="710" src="/site_media/uploads/April/reconstructedegg-main.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>Every season, <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited</a>'s chefs seek menu inspiration from upcoming holidays, seasonal products and the desires of customers. This April, they have been truly inspired by none other than the “Incredible, Edible Egg.” How do you make this culinary staple something new and exciting? The chefs have decided to de-construct and re-construct the components of the egg into a mouth-watering dessert.</p> <p><strong><span>Ingredients</span></strong><span> </span></p> <p>¼ c. Granulated sugar<br><span>3 ea. Whole lemons<br></span><span>3 Tbs. Unsalted butter<br></span><span>4 oz. Lemon juice<br></span><span>½ c. Granulated Sugar<br></span><span>12 ea. Large eggs, grade AA</span></p> <p><span><strong>Directions</strong></span></p> <p>“<strong>De-Constructing” the Egg:</strong></p> <p>Using an eggshell cutter, cut the tops off each egg one third of the way down the egg. Carefully separate the yolks and whites of the egg into separate bowls.</p> <p><img alt="" height="164" src="/site_media/uploads/April/deconstruct-1.jpeg" width="240"><img alt="" height="164" src="/site_media/uploads/April/deconstruct-2.jpeg" width="214"></p> <p>Rinse eggshells &amp; carefully place in large pot. Cover eggshells with cold water. Put on medium heat &amp; stand by to watch temperature rise. Do not exceed 150 degrees. This is the point right before bubbles begin to form. Hold eggs in water for 3-5 minutes. Carefully remove from water and place upside down on dry paper towels until completely dry.</p> <p><strong>Lemon Curd:</strong></p> <p><span>Using a peeler, remove zest of 3 lemons, being careful to avoid the white pith. Put zest in a food processor fitted with steel blade. Add sugar and pulse until the zest is finely minced into the sugar.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="422" src="/site_media/uploads/April/lemoncurd.jpeg" width="480"></p> <p><span>In separate mixing bowl, cream butter and beat in the sugar &amp; lemon mixture. Add eggs yolks, 1 at a time; then add lemon juice and salt. Mix until combined.</span></p> <p><span>Pour the mixture into a 2 quart saucepan and cook over low heat until thickened (about 10 minutes), stirring constantly. The lemon curd will thicken at 170 degrees or just below simmer. Remove from the heat and cover with saran wrap directly on lemon curd. Refrigerate until completely chilled.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Meringue: </strong></span></p> <p><span>Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add ½ cup sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.</span></p> <p><span>“<strong>Re-Constructing” the Egg:</strong></span></p> <p><span>Use egg carton to stand clean eggshells upright. Spoon or pipe ¼ cup of lemon curd into clean eggshell, then pipe dollop of meringue on top of lemon curd. Using a butane torch; brown top of meringue or place in a 500 degree oven for 3–5 minutes until meringue tops are golden brown. Display in egg-holder or in a rectangular dish filled with sugar.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="126" src="/site_media/uploads/April/reconstructing-egg1.jpeg" width="150"><img alt="" height="139" src="/site_media/uploads/April/reconstructing-egg2.jpeg" width="150"><img alt="" height="100" src="/site_media/uploads/April/reconstructing-egg3.jpeg" width="150"></p> <p>Try this simple but stunning dessert at home for your Easter brunch. Some may call it “egg-ceptional!”  </p> <p><em>Emily Lavin is Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events' marketing director and a contributor to </em></p> <p><em>All photos by Dave Hyams</em></p>webinternTue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TableRecipesRunway to Room: All Yellowhttp://<p>Take a hint from daffodils and sunshine and cheer up with a little yellow. Its lemony freshness is sure to brighten up your spaces (or your wardrobe) and your attitude. </p> <p>Whether bright and bold or buttery, any shade can add a sense of freshness and light.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/rryellow.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Bucato Yellow Rug, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Forsythia Wreath, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Feature_Recipe_Rule">Williams-Sonoma</a></p> <p>Peridot Nomad Coverlet + Shams, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules">West Elm</a></p> <p>Accent Chair, <a href="">Madison McCord Interiors</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Christian Siriano S/S 2014 Collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 31 Mar 2014 12:04:24 +0000http:// IdeasPin of the Week: Enlivened Interiorhttp://<p>A fresh, new season calls for a fresh, new space.  Spring is nearly here, so now's the time to breath new<em>—</em>and stylish<em>—</em>life into your tired, old-fashioned interiors.  </p> <p> </p> <p>BEFORE</p> <p><img alt="" height="313" src="/site_media/uploads/re1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>AFTER</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/re2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternFri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasDIYRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Sans Peoplehttp://<p>This week, I present the case for architectural photographs without people, contradicting <a href="/blog/2014/03/21/photo-friday-people-pics/">my blog last week</a> that argued for architectural photographs with people.</p> <p>First of all, there is a greater calm and stillness in photographs without people. People add energy, and we are drawn to people as the focal point of the photograph. Incidentally, that’s why I position people in the natural focal point of the composition.</p> <p>Without people, the viewer is drawn to view the design elements. I use composition and lighting to direct the viewer’s eye.</p> <p>Technically, people are difficult to incorporate into night shots and low light because of long exposures. Sometimes a blurred image of movement is interesting, but I believe this can easily be overused.</p> <p>Finally, people place photographs within a time and place by dress and grooming. While this can be useful, as I mentioned last week, photographs without people are ageless and express the enduring qualities of the building’s design.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="314" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/c-28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/g-2-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/lm-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/lo-19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="241" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/na-11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/p20.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/p23.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/tp-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/vf-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/we-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/we-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/we-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 28 Mar 2014 10:23:33 +0000http:// FridaySpring Cleaning at C.G. Sparkshttp://<p>It's that time of year again!</p> <p>Not only is <a href="" target="_blank">C.G. Sparks</a> rounding up the overstocked, returned and damaged items in their mammoth warehouse, they are tossing in some floor models, cutting their prices by up to a whopping 70% and inviting you to rummage through them all for three straight days. </p> <p><img alt="" height="451" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/cg.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Don't miss your chance to be a part of this event full of scrambling, shopping, styling and saving. Make sure to stop in (454 S. 500 W. in Salt Lake City) any time from March 27 to March 29<em>—</em>you're bound to find something that'll buoy up your favorite space for spring. </p>webinternThu, 27 Mar 2014 14:27:21 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarscityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaignhttp://<p>Our Spring issue hits newsstands next week and if you are a subscriber it should already be in your mailbox. In this issue you will see this beautiful campaign from <a href="" target="_blank"><em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/cityhome_ad_final_0022.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE was nice enough to share <a href="" target="_blank">behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot. </a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/chcspringad_074.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/chcspringad_129.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>We pretty much love everything about this campaign. Cheers to a job well done.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/chcspringad_166.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Behind the scenes Photographer <a href="" target="_blank">Renalta Stone</a><br>Ad Campaign Photographer George Oakley<br>To see more photos and behind the scenes commentary of the shoot go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoThu, 27 Mar 2014 11:26:56 +0000http:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineDekton – The New Miracle Countertophttp://<p><strong>Dekton – the New Miracle Countertop</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="286" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/nicoledekton-dekton-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Have you heard about the latest advancement in countertop technology?  We've seen an explosion of quartz surfaces in the market over the last few years.  And rightfully so - quartz is durable, low-maintenance, scratch-resistant, and is available in hundreds of color options to fit any style.<br><br><img alt="" height="286" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/nicoledekton-keranium-encimera2.jpg" width="490"><br><br>But now there's something else.... Cosentino (maker of Silestone) has released their new surface, called <a href="" target="_blank">Dekton</a>.  The technology behind Dekton produces an ultra-compact material that has several benefits:<br> 1.    It's the most scratch-resistant surface on the market.<br> 2.    The level of compaction makes the material completely non-porous.<br> 3.    The level of compaction &amp; thinness also allow for larger slabs.  The slabs are 126" x 56"!<br> 4.    It's stain-PROOF (not just stain-resistant).<br> 5.    It's Thermal Shock Proof (meaning suitable for exteriors, but it also means you could put a hot pan on the cold countertop surface with no problems).<br> 6.    It has high Flexural Strength, which means the thinner material can span greater distances without extra support (this affects countertop overhangs for seating).<br>Take a minute to watch this video demonstrating the amazing performance of Dekton:</p> <p><iframe height="270" src="" width="480"></iframe><br><br>While the color options aren't as numerous as granite or quartz, the colors that are available are very neutral and versatile.<br><br>Now available in Salt Lake City, though <a href="" target="_blank">Klein's Countertops</a>.  We'll be installing it soon in the new RC Willey Draper showroom (opening this Spring), so you can see it for yourselves!  <br><br>Note that Dekton is so much more than just countertops - it can be used for exterior cladding, flooring, and much more!</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em><br><br><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 27 Mar 2014 09:53:33 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomSmoke in the Cityhttp://<p>Chefs around town are firing up their menus, using smoke to pump up the flavor in many of their traditional dishes. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="380" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/smoke1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>House Smoked Rainbow Trout</strong></p> <p>Tin Angel's kitchen guru Jerry Liedtke uses a Little Chief aluminum box electric smoker loaded with a mix of apple and hickory to smoke Utah trout, which he brines first.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Tin Angel Cafe</a></p> <p>365 West 400 South, SLC</p> <p>801-328-4155</p> <p><strong>Smoked Meatloaf</strong></p> <p>Pat's BBQ smokes meatloaf, along with more traditional brisket, pork and ribs, transforming every mom's favorite dish into a beer-worthy feast.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Pat's BBQ</a></p> <p>115 West Commonwealth Av., SLC</p> <p>801-484-5963</p> <p><strong><img alt="Gnocchi" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c4744.jpg" title="Gnocchi" width="333"></strong></p> <p><strong>Smoked Tomato Nage</strong></p> <p>Pago Chef Phelix Gardner smokes trays of ripe tomatoes, then makes a nage for poaching gnocchi which he serves in the liquid, thickened lightly with cream. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Pago</a></p> <p>878 South 900 East, SLC</p> <p>801-532-0777</p> <p><strong>House Smoked Salmon</strong></p> <p>Smoked salmon is a standby, but the house smoked salmon at Caffe Niche is different because it's hot-smoked  in-house, so it cooks while it smokes and comes out moist and flaky. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Caffe Niche</a></p> <p>779 East Broadway, SLC</p> <p>801-433-3380</p> <h2> </h2> <h2>Get it Here: </h2> <p><img alt="SanSimon" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c0981.jpg" title="SanSimon" width="333"></p> <p>Even if you don't have time to smoke your own, there are lots of products you can purchase that will add that inimitable flavor and fragrance to your food. </p> <p>San Simon smoked cow's milk cheese from Spain available at <a href="" target="_blank">Caputo's</a>, is jsut one (though one of the best) of the many smoked cheeses. Others include smoked Gouda, smoked mozzarella, smoked Cheddar, Bruder Basil, Rouge Creamery Smoked Blue Cheese and local Apple Walnut Smoked Beehive Cheddar. </p> <p>Smoked shellfish--oysters, clams and mussels--are available at gourmet markets like <a href="" target="_blank">Liberty Heights Fresh</a>. </p> <p>Coarse or sea salt smoked over wood is a great way to add a final fillip of flavor. Several loccal stores carry smoked salts, including <a href="" target="_blank">Harmons</a>.</p> <p>Chipotles are just smoked jalapeno peppers. A teaspoon or more of them, chopped, adds extra flavor to baked goods, meats, salads, casseroles and just about anything. </p>Mary MaloufWed, 26 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// The MagazineOn the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Sleep in Stylehttp://<p>Why not sleep in style?  Enliven your master bedroom's decor with fabrics featuring assorted patterns and color.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Painted one wall with Aztec Brick (<a href="" target="_blank">Benjamin Moore</a>) making the room feel richer</li> <li>Added a colorful art wall and a striped rug in similar shades, which gives the space more of a personality</li> <li>A new four-post bed and modern white accessories add to the room's updated look</li> <li>Replaced the doors with a sliding-door feature, allowing the outside to flow naturally in and flood the area with natural light</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternTue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomSnap, Save, Shinehttp://<p>Your chance to hop on board and support one of design's latest innovations is here. <a href="" target="_blank">SnapRays Guidelight</a> is the design world's dernier cri and thanks to <a href="" target="_blank">KICKSTARTER</a>, you still have one week to back something that will change the efficiency of your space without changing the weight of your wallet. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/snaplight.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>What exactly is a SnapRays Guidelight?</p> <p>Designed to look like and replace the standard outlet cover plate, SnapRays Guidelight is a plug-and-play night light. Equipped with light emitting diodes (LEDs) to provide illumination in the dark, SnapRays Guidelight keeps both outlets available for use at all times. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. And for those who are energy-aficianados at heart, the Guidelight includes a light sensor that automatically turns the LEDs on in the dark and off in the light.</p> <p><img alt="" height="147" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/snaplight1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Head on over to <a href="" target="_blank">KICKSTARTER</a> before April 3rd to invest in something that is sure to take the world of hearth and home by storm.</p>webinternTue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsSpring It On and Knithttp://<p><a href="" target="_blank">Blazing Needles</a>, one of the cosiest spots in Salt Lake, has done us all a favor and paired up with spring's brightest colors. Not only will a visit there give you a chance to stitch and sew, it'll leave you with a spring in your step for the whole season long. </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/blaze.jpg" width="450"></p> <p> </p> <p>Eager to learn the ins-and-outs of looping a needle? Stop by any Saturday for a FREE class:</p> <p><em>Beginning Knitting</em>: 10:30am</p> <p><em>Beginning Crochet</em>: 2:00pm</p>webinternTue, 25 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsKids Spaces: Outdoor Playhttp://<p>The weather is just warm enough to cure a bad case of Spring Fever, and the kids are ready to get outside every chance they get. </p> <p>Whether your outdoor space is big or small, a couple pieces like these can create an play area that will keep kids of all ages entertained all spring and summer long.</p> <p>Even if you don't have a outdoor space of your own, portable items like a ride-on toys and a roll-up hopscotch pad can easily be taken to the park.</p> <p><img alt="" height="407" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/ks-outdoor.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Badger Basket Convertible Sandbox, <a href="">Wayfair</a></p> <p>Hopscotch Mat, <a href=";utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_source=Pinterest">CoolSpacesForKids on Etsy</a></p> <p>Adirondack Chair, <a href=";">Pottery Barn Kids</a></p> <p>Boxcart Ride On, <a href="">Land of Nod</a></p> <p>Sun Smarties Picnic Table, <a href=";code=furniture&amp;medium=inhaus&amp;link=104308&amp;cm_mmc=google-_-PLA_Campaign-_-furniture-_-104308&amp;CAWELAID=120127260000052081&amp;catargetid=120127260000004147&amp;cadevice=c&amp;%22cagpspn=pla%22&amp;gclid=CPGNg43Sq70CFTBgMgodhDUAuA">One Step Ahead</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 24 Mar 2014 11:35:02 +0000http:// IdeasPin of the Week: Wall-decored Gardenshttp://<p>It's spring and though flowers are blooming outside, there's no reason they can't be indoors as well. Instead of being garden shy about the fresh fun of florals, give your most favorite space a spring make-over with a spot of intrinsically romantic wallpaper. </p> <p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/wall.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/wall1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="440" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/wall2.jpg" width="440"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternFri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: People Picshttp://<p>Are architectural photographs better with or without people? I am frequently asked this question. Classic architectural photographs appear both ways, and this week I will present the case for including people and sometimes pets in shots.</p> <p>In an upcoming blog, I will make the case for photographs without people.</p> <p>First, people add life to the space and the photograph. This is especially true for commercial offices and schools. For contemporary offices, designers plan areas for collaboration and interaction, and people demonstrate the successful use of the space.</p> <p>This leads me to my second point: Architecture is designed for function and to accommodate people. A space like a commercial kitchen only comes to life with food and people working. Workspaces like those in the Upwall home featured in the most recent <em>Utah Style </em>demonstrate functionality and the inspirational qualities best with people.</p> <p>Third, people in the photographs place the architecture in both time and a space, like the contemporary Florida designer in a Moorish-style home. Without contemporary dress, this could be anywhere or any time. One of my favorite <a href="">Julius Schulman</a> shots has a woman on a terrace looking out to the evening lights, and her dress and hairstyle immediately inform it is taken mid-twentieth century.</p> <p>Fourth, people provide a scale to the space. The observer searches for clues in the photograph for scale: doorways, the size of the room, and height of the ceilings. Having people in the space instantly provides this information, like the child by the kitchen counter. In my role of chronicling design, transmitting scale is important to perceiving the architect’s or designer’s work.</p> <p>The answer is yes, I include people, but not always, as I will discuss soon.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/aw-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/er-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/gd-15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/ginabender-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/hh-95.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/ps-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/s-19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="766" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/sl-39.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/sn16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="347" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/t-29.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/u-41.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/u-64.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/w-11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/w-52.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 21 Mar 2014 10:09:47 +0000http:// FridayRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Roomy Bathroomhttp://<p>Reconfigure your bathroom by replacing and repositioning its fixtures to create a more open, functional and soothing area. Whether you shower or bathe, every bathroom should be a sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/bathroom.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A small soaking tub (30 by 60- inch) replaces an oversized and underused Whirlpool tub</li> <li>Frameless glass walls enclose a room shower illuminated with a new, high-set window</li> <li>A revised flow, new doorways and reallocated space improve flexibility and functionality</li> <li>Contemporary pendant lights illuminate the vanity without puncturing the wall's glass tile work</li> <li>A thick Cambria quartz countertop adds visual weight to the expansive double vanity</li> <li>Strategically placed dark floating shelves take up little space while providing ample room for personalized decor</li> <li>Window shades replace outdated curtains and allow natural light to flood indoors</li> <li>Uninterrupted tile connects the tub's deck to the shower bench, uniting the rooms key elements</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="340" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/bathroom2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by <a href="" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a>, SLC Interior Designer</p>webinternTue, 18 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomTesting Soil 101http://<p>Have you caught spring fever yet? We certainly have. Here are some soil testing tips from <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a>. We join with them and urge you to use this time of year to prepare for summer's harvest.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><em><img alt="" height="268" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/soil_sample.jpg" width="490"></em></a></p> <p><em>Why is soil testing important?</em> </p> <p>Farming, gardening and landscaping rely on healthy soil.  A soil test will tell you whether or not your plant nutrients are deficient. If deficiency is the case, the soil test will also target what is needed for optimum growth. </p> <p><em>When should you test your soil?</em></p> <p><em></em>Early spring or late fall are the best times to test your soil. March is the perfect time though, so get testing! </p> <p><em>How can you test your soil?</em></p> <p><em></em>You can test your soil through USU's Cooperative Extension Program. <a href=";qid=563934" target="_blank">Click here</a> to get more fresh tips on testing.</p> <p> </p> <p>And remember, when in doubt<em>—</em>test it out. Healthy soil leaves you with a healthy harvest from the ground up, literally.</p>webinternTue, 18 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenA New Draw for Sugar House Park http://<p>Runners, bikers, walkers, commuters, park goers, city dwellers and shoppers: get ready for Sugar House's upcoming triumph.</p> <p>Parley’s Trail—t<a href="'s_Trail.html">he 8-mile multi-purpose path under construction</a> connecting the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to the Jordan River Pathway—opens the first phase of the trail’s crowning achievement, The Draw, on June 6<sup>th</sup>. Last Thursday, <a href="" target="_blank">artist Patricia Johanson</a> hosted a behind-the-scenes tour of the much anticipated site. </p> <p>The Draw describes the underpass below 1300 East connecting Sugar House Park to<a href=""> Hidden Hollows Nature Area</a> and hopes to become a "draw" for locals and tourists alike.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_6.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Including Johanson's 200-foot-wide, 30-foot-tall Sego Lily sculpture inside Sugar House Park, The Draw will be a work of art, history lesson and water control project all tied into one.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_2.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Renowned <a href="">environmental artist Patricia Johanson</a>, winner of the National Endowment for the Arts design competition for The Draw, describes here the Sego Lily "as a story of immigrants coming to Salt Lake." </p> <p> <img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_8.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="" height="237" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/100413_lily_model.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Sugar House Park acts a basin for flood waters. In the event of a flood, Johanson says, "the Sego Lily becomes a safety netting" directing waters back to Parley's Creek. </p> <p><img alt="" height="324" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/aerial_view_from_the_park2.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Salt Lake County Project Manager Walt Gilmore says, "[The Draw] will enhance people's experience in Sugar House...It really is the centerpiece of Parley's Trail."</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/aerial_view_from_the_park1.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Facing east looking at 1300 East. Trees lining the tops of these walls will kill the view of the buildings. Concrete walls will become red rock slot canyon walls with plant pockets, much like those in Echo Canyon or Bryce Canyon. Forty foot spires will act as landmarks for the <a href="">Hidden Hollow Nature Area</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_5.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Tunnel below 1300 East. Traffic lanes will not increase, but a middle lane "breathing hole" will pass light through the bridge. </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_10.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Facing west on west side of 1300 East. Path will connect to <a href="">Hidden Hollow</a> leading to Sugar House retail area. The trail will eventually run parallel to the <a href="">Sugar House street car</a>. </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_3.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><a href="">Juan Arce-Larreta, Chair of Parley’s Rails, Trails and Tunnels</a>; <a href="'s_Trail.html">Walt Gilmore, Salt Lake County Project Manager for Parley's Trail construction</a>; and <a href="">Patricia Johanson</a>, designer of The Draw.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_7.jpg" width="480"> </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_1.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Sugar_House_Draw_9.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>The County has already secured the $3 million budget for the project opening on June 6th. They are now raising $1.5 million+ for the Sego Lily portion to be open at a later time. </p>Val RasmussenTue, 18 Mar 2014 11:00:32 +0000http:// the ScenesRunway to Room: Graphic Black and Whitehttp://<p>Black and white might not seem fitting as a popular trend for springtime, but on the contrary. Bold and striking graphic prints in the highly contrasted hues are especially popular right now.</p> <p>You'll find it in stripes, chevrons, crosses, aztec, ikat and everything in between.</p> <p><img alt="" height="348" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/rr-bandw.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Lappljung Ruta Cushion Cover, <a href="">IKEA</a></p> <p>Cross Rug, <a href="">C.G Sparks</a></p> <p>DwellStudio Chevron Cocktail Table, <a href="">Zinc Door</a></p> <p>Donegal Chair, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Image of <a href="">Edun</a> S/S 14 collection, ImaxTree</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 17 Mar 2014 12:31:20 +0000http:// IdeasBeginning Organic Gardening Workshophttp://<p>This workshop is an introduction to the basics of organic gardening. Come and get the low-down on healthy soil, crop rotation, compost basics, natural pest control, crop diversity, companion planting, and when and what to plant. </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="324" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/organic-gardening.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><em><br></em></p> <p><em>When</em>: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-workshop-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <div class="field-label"><em>Where</em>: Salt Lake City Main Library (210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City)</div> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-workshop-cost"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"><em>Cost</em>: $10.00</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-workshop-instructor"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"><a href=";reset=1" target="_blank">Registration required</a><em>—</em>don't delay!</div> </div> </div>webinternMon, 17 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsTwo Utah cities named most givinghttp://<p dir="ltr"><img alt="" height="231" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/provo.jpg" width="420"></p> <p dir="ltr">We think we’re pretty giving here in Utah, but it’s nice to have some confirmation.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="">LivingSocial</a>, a Groupon competitor, has made it official: Utahns are thoughtful. Well, at least those of us in Provo and Ogden.</p> <p dir="ltr">LivingSocial features deals in fitness, fashion, and basically anything coupon-worthy. Of the over 4.5 million LivingSocial deals that were gifted last year, Provo came out on top, with Ogden taking a close third. More than a quarter (25.94%) of the LivingSocial deals purchased in Provo were gifts. Ogden was only slightly less thoughtful, with one-fifth (20.72%) of their purchases for others.</p> <p dir="ltr">What are some of the cities on the <a href=";utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=what-are-the-nicest-cities-in-the-us">list</a> that we beat? Wichita, Kansas is almost as thoughtful as Provo, coming in second with 21.24%. Fort Wayne, Indiana came in only .30% below Ogden, barely beating Salem, Oregon.</p> <p>Utah, Oregon and North Carolina, each with two cities in the top 10, are most prone to giving gifts via LivingSocial.</p>webinternFri, 14 Mar 2014 12:38:11 +0000http:// Friday: St. Paddy&#39;s Greenhttp://<p>I’m celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a pinch of green. Whether a commercial project, a home or garden, green makes a project pop. <span style="">There are many shades of green in this photo collection, but all the shades go harmoniously together. It is yet another reason to look forward to all the greens of spring.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/e28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/1040-13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="797" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/dc14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="694" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/gh27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/h19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/i24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="716" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/i30.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/k9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/mjp13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="369" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/s-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="442" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/uis-15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 14 Mar 2014 09:52:43 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Free-Wheelin&#39; Freesiahttp://<p>Not only does this month's color pack a punch, it packs a personality. Update your spring surroundings with this bright, stylish splash and you'll be bound to wake up every day feeling more chipper than the last.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="408" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/free2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/free3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href=",,20791996_30111189,00.html" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/free1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternFri, 14 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYRemodel & RenovateA Simple Change to a Dining Chairhttp://<p><strong>A Simple Change to a Dining Chair</strong><br><br>A couple recent projects have involved giving new life to older chairs as a part of the ovearall project.  It's amazing how much difference a new seat fabric will make, and how inexpensive it is to do.<br><strong>
<br>Before:</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="686" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/nicolechairbefore.jpg" width="490"><br>In this eat-in kitchen remodel project, the old chairs looked dated and didn't match the new style of the space, so we simply just reupholstered the seats, using Floral Array in Bluebell, <a href="" target="_blank">by Robert Allen</a>.  <br> <br><strong>After:</strong>  <br><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/nicolechairafter.jpg" width="490"><br>(Note these are 2 different chairs from the same set, though we reupholstered the entire set)<br><br>Note how the curve of the pattern mimics the curve of the chair.   Such a refreshing change.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 13 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomHerbal Syrups &amp; Sodas Workshophttp://<div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first">Herbal syrups and sodas provide a convenient way to administer herbal remedies and preparations.  In this workshop you will learn how to make five different herbal syrups, discover fun ways of incorporating them into your life, and go back in time to uncover the original ‘Root Beer’ recipe.</div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="434" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/herbs.jpg" width="490"></a></div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first">You can be a part of the gardening party this Saturday, March 15.  Come learn about sustainable food from 1:00 - 3:00pm at <a href="" target="_blank">Grateful Tomato Garden</a> (800 S. 600 E., Salt Lake City). For a cheap $20 <a href=";reset=1" target="_blank">registration</a>, you can learn the ins-and-outs of herbs.</div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first">There will be recipes, samples and fun for all involved.</div> </div> </div> </div>webinternWed, 12 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsSnap &amp; Ship: Instantly Framed Launch Partyhttp://<p>Have you ever wanted to take a photo from your iPhone camera roll, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and have it printed, framed and shipped to you within 3 short days? Here's your chance.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="308" src="/site_media/uploads/if2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Salt Lake City's <a href="" target="_blank">INSTANTLY FRAMED</a> is having a launch party and you're invited. Stop by <a href="" target="_blank">Alpine Art and Frame</a> (430 E. South Temple) on Friday March 21 anywhere from 6-9pm, and you can see first-hand what all the hype is about.  Who knows, maybe it'll be such a grand time you'll end up printing and framing a photo you snap there.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/if3.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternWed, 12 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsFruit Tree Pruning How-tohttp://<div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <p>Are you ready to get hands-on with your garden? Join <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Tree Utah</a> for a lesson on fruit tree care. Not only will you learn how to use your pruning tools, you'll learn all about pruning and caring for every fruit tree in your yard.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pruning.jpg" width="490"></a></p> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first">When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm</div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first">Where: Day-Riverside Library - Tree Utah's Eco Garden (1575 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City)</div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first">Cost: $15.00</div> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> </div> <div class="field-label-inline-first"><a href=";reset=1" target="_blank">Registering</a> is as easy as 1, 2, 3.</div> </div> </div>webinternTue, 11 Mar 2014 18:24:55 +0000http://, Renew, Remodel: Contemporary Kitchenhttp://<p>With the focus on efficiency, let your kitchen be the place where you pair food with functionality.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>The large island features the only space-consuming countertop in the room</li> <li>The island is expertly topped with a concrete countertop (by Mike Lookinland) creating a decidedly contemporary statement</li> <li>A wall of black cabinets custom built by Jerry Brown lines the room's south wall, offering abundant storage and a hidden coffee bar that opens for easy access</li> <li>Elimination of unnecessary walls make way for replaced glass garage doors that open the kitchen to a large backyard patio</li> <li>By removing a back-of-the-house stairway and integrating a new U-shaped staircase into the center, the kitchen is allowed to flow to the patio without obstruction</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ann Robinson of <a href="" target="_blank">Renovation Design Group</a> and Jerry Brown</p>webinternTue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomMow No Morehttp://<p>Tired of mowing, watering and trimming?  Maybe it's time to consider whether or not a (fake) lawn by any other name would look as neat.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/lawn2.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p> </p> <p>Artificial lawns are becoming the go-to accessory for many gardening enthusiasts who are ready to ditch the time spent watering and save the gas guzzled mowing.  Not only does synthetic grass trim down your water bill and reduce your carbon footprint, it gives your lawn a perpetually pruned feeling. Don't wait until autumn hits and the world looks as if it's behind dull-colored glasses to consider giving your yard this year-round treat.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="307" src="/site_media/uploads/lawn3.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p> </p> <p>THE UPSIDES:</p> <ul> <li>Stunning, ever-green grass</li> <li>Decrease water consumption (millions of gallons of water are drained into lawns every year)</li> <li>Cleaner Air (running a lawn mower for an hour contributes 11X the pollution that a car does)</li> <li>No need to mow, water, reseed, weed or fertilize<em>—ever again.</em></li> <li>Countless options: think putting-green, summertime, early spring or anywhere in between.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/lawn1.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p> </p> <p>THE DOWNSIDES:</p> <ul> <li>Expense (the price tag for synthetic grass can get pricey, but considering you'll never have to dish out dimes to maintain home-grown turn, fake lawns might just be the cheaper option)</li> <li>Backlash (believe it or not, neighbors, friends and family might not be onboard with you're synthetic change)</li> <li>The "plastic rustle" (some fake lawns make a plastic-like sound unless watered down, defeating the purpose of water preservation)</li> </ul> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="139" src="/site_media/uploads/lawn4.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p>UPKEEP:  While you wont need to mow it, here is a list of tools you will need to keep your synthetic lawn looking good.</p> <ul> <li>Leaf Blower- best way to remove leaves.</li> <li>Vacuum Cleaner- It is similar to an indoor carpet, you will need to vacuum to get rid of dirt, soil, and small dangerous objects.</li> <li>Rake- Best to removes branches and larger objects.</li> <li>Stiff Bristle Push Broom- Helps fluff up the grass, especially in high traffic areas.</li> <li>Garden Hose- You wont need to water your lawn, but you will still need to hose off soil, mud, food and drink spills, and pet droppings.</li> <li>Weed Killers- You will still need this for the edges.</li> <li>Turf Sanitizers- can be purchased in local garden supply shops and are ideal to inhibit growth of bacteria and fungi. <br>For more info <a href="" target="_blank">click here.</a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>WHERE TO BUY?</p> <p><a href=";skwcid&amp;kwd=&amp;ci_sku=202336716&amp;ci_kw=&amp;ci_gpa=pla&amp;ci_src=17588969" target="_blank">Home Depot</a>: $348+ (7.5 ft. x 13 ft.)</p> <p><a href=";Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&amp;pl=1&amp;currentURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar%7C1&amp;facetInfo=" target="_blank">Lowes</a>: $149+ (5 ft. x 7.5 ft.)</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Purchase Green</a>:$1.99 - $3.75 (per square foot)</p>webinternTue, 11 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenRunway to Room: Orange You Glad?http://<p>It's back. Although, it really never left. Meet tangerine's sophisticated older sister, Blood Orange. The two are close enough in appearance that one could quite possibly be mistaken for the other, but this one has just a hint more red in it. And, just like tangerine was in 2012, it's ultra hot for spring, summer most likely fall.</p> <p><img alt="" height="347" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/rrorange.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left: </p> <p>Cotton Rug, <a href="">H&amp;M</a></p> <p>Tribal Band Pillow, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Daydream Wallpaper, <a href="">Hygge &amp; West</a></p> <p>Orange Flowerpot Desk Lamp by Verner Panton, <a href="">1stdibs</a></p> <p>Parlour Atomic Orange Chair, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 2014</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 10 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasStore Tour: Alice Lane has a new home in SLChttp://<p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9342.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For five years, Orem had something Salt Lake design divas wanted: Alice Lane. And now the coveted traditional-meets-modern style house has opened their second location in Salt Lake's Trolley Square (in the old Restoration Hardware space, to be exact).</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9344.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Doors are officially open to the public as well as to the trade and currently they are offering 20% off. Hello darling, is right.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9311.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The locally-owned boutique "leans toward a transitional style," says Alice Lane Director of Marketing Holly Okubo, "which is a mix of traditional and contemporary."</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home__img_9356.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9307.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9348.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This season's palette? Cream, gray, white or brown with hints of black or navy. "We recommend going with neutrals for bigger items," Holly says, "and start [a room] with the rug." Shoppers can bring in measurement and the design-savvy staff helps them build their dream room.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9345.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Unlike big box stores, most upholstered items at Alice Lane have over 100 different fabric options. </p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9316.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9343.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>A little piece from their Visial Lighting Comfort Gallery.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9317.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9338.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9354web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9323.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9326.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9346.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>And if all this eye-candy isn't enough to lure you in, the customer service for the littlest visitors will. Within minutes of walking in with my "assistant," they offered him a toy, a juice and an iPad to play with while I meandered.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_home_lane_img_9350.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Talk about kid-friendly. If more stores treated parents like this, mom and dad would get out more. I never thought this city girl would say this, but "Thank you, Utah County."</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9355.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9321.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Alice Lane Home" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/Alice_Lane_Home/alice_lane_home_img_9352.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Store hours: Monday thru Saturday 10-9 (yes, 9!)</p>Val RasmussenSat, 08 Mar 2014 17:11:50 +0000http:// the ScenesGreat IdeaPhoto Friday: Color, Scale and Detailhttp://<p>Color, scale, custom shelving and detailing make this Midway home a delight to photograph. <a href="">Jake Jorgenson Builders</a> constructed it and built the custom carpentry. I particularly like the library shelves in the dining room and the open kitchen. Finishes like the ceiling tiles used in the back splash create a charm and nostalgia appropriate for the homeowners’ antiques.</p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-15.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-17.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-18.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-19.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y-22.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/y4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 07 Mar 2014 14:28:46 +0000http:// FridayIn Good Taste: Mixer of the Moment, Beerhttp://<p>Crave a cocktail but love your brew?  No problem.  Beer-based hoptails are all the rage, quenching thirsts with their surprising twist.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/drink.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>The parallel trends of craft beer and artisanal cocktails have crossed streams: "Hoptails," cocktails using beer as a mixer, are the latest twist on libations.  Combining the personality of a cocktail with the food-friendliness of beer results in a beverage that's eminitely drinkable.  Proof of popularity: The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America presented their first-ever hoptail competition at their convention this past spring.  The winner, called the "Delightful Deception," was an unlikely combination of lambic beer, Bols yogurt liqueur, grapefruit juice an jalepeno.  Make no mistake; this type of concoction is on the rise.  As craft beers continue to rise in popularity, bartenders are increasingly concocting beer cocktails in Utah and nationwide.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>MICHELADA</strong></p> <p>This hoptail is famous as a summer quaffer, but it's also the perfect winter brunch beverage.  Here's our version of the Michelada, a Mexican beer and tomato cocktail.</p> <p><em><br></em></p> <p><em>INGREDIENTS</em></p> <p>Juice of 1/2 medium lime</p> <p>Ice</p> <p>Mexican beer, such as Corona</p> <p>1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce</p> <p>2 Tbsp. tomato juice</p> <p>1 tsp. hot sauce, such as Tabasco</p> <p>1/2 tsp. Maggi or soy sauce</p> <p>Freshly ground black pepper</p> <p>Smoked salt, for rimming the glasses</p> <p>Green onion brush, lime wheel and cherry tomato for garnish.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>INSTRUCTIONS</em></p> <p>Mix lime juice, Worcestershire and hot sauce together.  Rub the rim of a glass with cut lime, then dip in smoked salt.  Fill glass with ice, pour in tomato mixture and fill glass with beer.  Garnish.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="225" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pig-and-a-jelly-jar.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><strong>THE PBR BAR</strong></p> <p>Pig and a Jelly Jar, Salt Lake's from-scratch comfort-food restaurant specializing in breakfast, has a surprising cocktail list based on good ol' Pabst Blue Ribbon---PBR to aficionados.</p> <p>PBR-Sunrise: OJ and a splash of grenadine</p> <p>PBR-Mary: House bloody mary mix, celery, lime, olive</p> <p>PBR-Tini: Olive juice, bleu cheese-stuffed olives, bacon, Cajun-salted rim</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Pig and a Jelly Jar</a></p> <p>401 East 900 South</p> <p>Salt Lake City</p> <p>385-202-7366</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 06 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableRecipesPark City is the Place to Behttp://<p>Lace up your skates, lock in your skis and wax slick your snowboard—it's time to acknowledge that Park City's style and stature blows its competition out of the water, or more appropriately, out of the "best snow on earth."</p> <p>Sochi may be the place where the world just met, cheered and medaled, but let's not forget when our Beehive State hosted the 2002 games. Full of fierce competition and fearless athletes, the Winter Olympics gives us reason to shout as we shiver and cheer despite cold.  But, other olympic competitive sites don't come close when compared to our mountainous Park City. No matter if it's Park City's style, real estate or ski resorts, the place is not only top-rated, it's actually considered an award winning world-class destination.  </p> <p> </p> <p><em>Top Ten Reasons Park City is the Place to live, work and play:</em></p> <p> </p> <p>1. Breathtaking vistas and close proximity to three world-class resorts </p> <p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pc2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="177" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pc6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>2. Hiking &amp; biking trails</p> <p><img alt="" height="179" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pc1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>3. A magnificent mix of homes and hideaways gives you a change to snuggle up to the slopes or leaves you just a walk-a-way from town</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/pc10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pc3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>4. Sundance Film Festival</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pc5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>5. Real estate investments can be rented out during the time you are not using it, meaning more money in your wallet. </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/pc7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Has your curiosity peaked and left you interested in exploring and investing in Park City?  Contact <a href="" target="_blank">Karen Gage</a> and let the games begin!</p>webinternWed, 05 Mar 2014 15:59:01 +0000http:// IdeaTravelLove the Look: Tiled Cabinet Interiorshttp://<p>We've seen wallpaper, beadboard and even windows backing the interiors of cabinets, but never tile ... that is until now. John Ford of <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">John Ford Construction</a> worked with <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">architect Scott Cornelius</a> to pull off the look in a remodeled Utah home. How do you like it?</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/johnfordopen.jpg"></p> <p>The cabinet's open door frames the treatment. The tile appears to run seamlessly from the countertop to the ceiling.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/johnfordclosed.jpg"></p> <p>The tiled wall adds depth to the cabinet's interior.</p>Brad MeeWed, 05 Mar 2014 09:35:03 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Bold Front Landscapehttp://<p>Are you eager for your front yard to not only complement your home's style, but also enhance it? Look no further. By using clean lines and bold elements, your front yard will look fresh and fit for spring.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Replaced the expressionless yard's sloped site and curved walls with straight-lined design</li> <li>Bold structural plantings and hardscape elements turned the ho-hum incline into something eye-catching</li> <li>The series of strong-angled walkways, planters and steps complement the linear architecture of the home</li> <li>Steel edging delineates the grass, graveled and garden areas</li> <li>Large planters retain the property's grade and add architectural strength while balancing the expanse of the lawn</li> </ul> <div> </div> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternTue, 04 Mar 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn the GardenRemodel & RenovatePin of the Week: A Clean, Well-Lighted Spacehttp://<p>If less is more, the style of white speaks volumes. Don't be afraid to reduce, restrain or remove when it comes to decorating. White space is bright space, so let yours shine.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/white4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="560" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/white3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="365" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/white1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/white5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternTue, 04 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomStacked In Your Favorhttp://<p>How do you determine what plates to use for your event?</p> <p>Whether entertaining at your home or planning a gala for 500 guests, determining what plates should be used for what function can be a daunting task. However, with a little “know-how”and advanced planning, you will quickly be on your way to becoming a plate pundit.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/img_3587.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Size</strong></p> <p><span style="">The most important factor in determining what plate to use is size. The last thing you want is to encumber your guests with a 12” plate during a standing cocktail party. Below are a few suggestions when determining plate size:</span></p> <ul> <li> <p>5”–6” Plates</p> </li> </ul> <p>These plates are ideal for bread and butter plates or for hors d'oeuvres buffets. They allow you to portion control your food when hosting a buffet-style event.</p> <ul> <li> <p>7”–8” Plates</p> </li> </ul> <p>The best use for these plates are for the salad and dessert courses during a formal served meal. They also work nicely for a light lunch buffet event.</p> <ul> <li> <p>10”–12”Plates</p> </li> </ul> <p>These will be your entrée or main course plates for either a formal served meal or a dinner buffet. The larger plates for these functions should accommodate the 6-8 oz. entrée, 3oz. starch &amp; 4 oz. vegetable that compose your entrée. When plating an entrée, you also want to ensure your plate is large enough to accommodate “white space” around the rim of the plate.</p> <p><strong style="">Color</strong></p> <p><span style="">Our favorite color of plate is white. White allows the bright colors of the food to pop and offers the best overall presentation. If you are dying to include the color of the year into your table scape, the best way to do that is through a charger for formal served dinners or your linens and floral arrangements for buffet events.</span></p> <p><strong style="">Style</strong></p> <p><span style="">There are ever-more styles of plates available to you. Don’t feel like you have to stick to the standard circle. Feel free to unleash your creative side and show a little personality with the style of plate you’re using. We love using three-compartment plates for a trio of salads or large teardrop shaped plates for our entrees. Use the geometric plate shapes to your advantage by alternating square and triangle plates at the table.</span></p> <p><span style="">As always, don’t forget to enjoy the process and explore your options to create an event that is uniquely yours.</span></p> <p><em style=""><span style=""><span style="">Emily Lavin is marketing director for Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events and a contributor to <a href="/"></a>.</span></span></em></p>webinternMon, 03 Mar 2014 10:35:36 +0000http:// the TableSpring Calendar Events at Red Butte Gardenhttp://<p><span><span>Are you ready for Spring yet? <br></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Over 400,000 Spring bulbs and blooms including 224,233 daffodils are planted at Red Butte Garden. The best time to view the daffodils is April 12-26. <br></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Below is a list of activities that are Free with Garden Membership and are included with the price of admission for the General Public. Because space is limited, registration is required for some activities. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="redbutte" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/red-butte.jpg" title="redbutte" width="500"></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><strong><strong>Bonsai Show</strong> </strong></strong><br>March 28 – 30 <br>Friday-Sunday<br>9 a.m. – 5 p.m.<br>Explore the millennia-old art form of Bonsai at Red Butte Garden. Bonsai Club of Utah members will display trees from their collections, answer questions and demonstrate different bonsai techniques. Trees and supplies will be available for purchase. <br><br><strong>Orchid Show</strong><br>April 5 – 6<br>Saturday and Sunday<br>10 a.m. – 5 p.m.<br>Fascinating and exotic orchids will be on display in the Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie. Members of the Utah Orchid Society will offer advice about growing and caring for orchids. There will also be a large selection of beautiful orchids for sale at prices for any budget.  <br><strong><br>Spring Garden Walk</strong><br>April 10  Noon – 1:30 p.m.<br>April 19  10 a.m. – Noon<br>Take a guided tour of the Garden to find once-dormant plants coming back to life such as Lenten roses, Daffodils, Crocus, Anemones, Witch Hazel, Pussy Willow, Magnolia, and other spring beauties.<br>REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 581-8454  <br>Online at <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><strong>Spring bulb show and competition</strong><br>April 19 – 20<br>Saturday and Sunday<br>9 a.m. – 5 p.m.<br>Join the fun and bring in the most beautiful blooms from your flowering bulbs and submit them for display and judging in this competition that is open to everyone. Categories include: Narcissi, Hyacinths, Tulips, and minor bulbs such as Galanthus, Crocus, Muscari, Iris reticulata, and more. <br>Competition entries accpeted on Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.<br>Competition judging on Saturday, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.<br> <br><strong>Birding</strong><br>April &amp; May  (Dates TBD) <br>Wednessdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.<br>Saturdays 9 a.m. - NOON<br>Bring your binoculars and take a morning walk when the garden is full of wildlife activity. Bullock’s Oriole, Western Tanager, Downy Woodpecker, and American Gold Finch are just a few of the feathered friends you are likely to see. Class is intended primarily for adults.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><br>Arline Sant, Naturalist Volunteer<br>REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 801-581-8454  <br>Online at <a href="" target="_blank"></a></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Volunteer training for garden guides, School programs and other gardent activities.  Register with Meghan Eames at <a target="_blank">801-585-5688</a>.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>Garden Guides</strong><br>Wednesday, March 12 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.<br>Sat. March 15th 10 a.m. To noon<br><br><strong>School Programs</strong><br>March 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.<br>March 27 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><br></span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="redbutte" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/red-butte2.jpg" title="redbutte" width="500"></span></span></p> <p><span><span><br></span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="redbutte" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/red-butte-4.jpg" title="redbutte" width="500"></span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="redbutte" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/red-butte-3.jpg" title="redbutte" width="332"></span></span></p>webinternMon, 03 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsRed Carpet to Room: Classic Nudehttp://<p>Many of Hollywood's leading ladies showed up as stunning as ever at last night's Academy Awards in a mixture of neutral and nude gowns. Best Actress winner, Cate Blanchett, was among the best dressed of the bunch in a beautiful Armani Prive piece that was a flowing mixture of nude and delicate white accents.</p> <p>Since they're two of the friendliest colors when it comes to pairing them with... well just about anything, neutral beige (i.e. nude) and white can also translate beautifully into your own space at home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/rr-oscredcarpet.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Alessandra 5-Light Chandelier, <a href=";cm_mmc=Google-_-2012-_-NBPS-_-PLA&amp;mr:trackingCode=B33B2921-B98F-E111-AF97-001B2163195C&amp;mr:referralID=NA&amp;mr:device=c&amp;mr:adType=pla&amp;mr:ad=30211621225&amp;mr:keyword=&amp;mr:match=&amp;mr:filter=58929067585&amp;origin=pla&amp;gclid=CJ6vyubj9bwCFVBffgodE5sAaQ">Ballard Designs</a></p> <p>Frosted Flowers, <a href="">ZGallerie</a></p> <p>Pine Cone Hill Ruched Linen Window Panel, <a href="">Layla Grayce</a></p> <p>Astrid Settee, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Image of Cate Blanchett by Kevin Mazur/Wire Image</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 03 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasGreat Room Reduxhttp://<div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="column"><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/greatroom-redux1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photo by Scot Zimmerman</em></div> <div class="column"> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"><span>When homeowner and avid mountain biker Tom Stoltman purchased a two-story townhouse in Park City’s Trout Creek community, he was understandably hot on the nearby Spring Creek trailhead and the preserved wetlands adjoining the property. The home’s ornate Mediterranean style décor, however, left him cold. He imagined something more modern for the compact, 1,600 square-foot interior. Enter designer Jenny Samuelson who worked with Stoltman to transform the home with clean-lined style and a floor plan making the small interior live very big.</span></div> <div class="column"> </div> <div class="column"><img alt="" height="362" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/greatroom-before1.jpg" width="243"><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/greatroom-after1.jpg" width="242"><br><em><strong>Changes made: </strong>Replaced multi-tiered iron chandelier<span> with simple Arteriors fixture; r</span>eplaced heavy, <span>dark wall cap and molding</span><span> with white streamlined versions; d</span>isguised large vent <span>while creating a game </span><span>table zone using customized furnishings from Room &amp; Board. Photo by Scot Zimmerman</span></em></div> <div class="column"> </div> <div class="column"><span>"We talked a lot about style and narrowed down Tom's aesthetic to contemporary with a mid-century edge," Samuelson says. "Over and over again, it came back to simple lines and a masculine vibe." To create these, the designer ditched existing Old World elements including gilded detailing, faux finishes, arched door carvings and a medallion in the warped wood flooring. "It was over the top and didn't feel right for Park City," she says. While the heavy details dated the entire interior, Samuelson concentrated much of her efforts on the upper level great room where Stoltman spends much of his time relaxing and entertaining friends. While transforming the open great room, Samuelson focused on creating a stylish space that felt comfortable and lived-in. "Even though Tom was buying his furniture all at once, we didn't want it to appear that way," she says. The designer and client scoured spots including Restoration Hardware and Salt Lake's Mod a-go-go as well as sites like One Kings Lane and Room &amp; Board to find the perfect complementary but unmatched pieces.</span></div> <div class="column"> </div> <div class="column"><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/greatroom-before2.jpg" width="244"><img alt="" height="362" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/greatroom-after2.jpg" width="241"><br><em><strong><strong>Changes made:</strong></strong> Lowered seat back <span>to be flush with the window bottom; u</span>pholstered existing beadboard <span>back with hardwearing chenille fabric and added matching seat cushions; p</span>ainted the built-in benches <span>to match the walls and to make the new table, chairs and upholstery stand out; r</span>eplaced iron chandelier <span>with modern Restoration Hardware fixture; h</span>ung a vintage print <span>to </span><span>reflect the homeowner’s cycling passion. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</span></em></div> <div class="column"> </div> <div class="column">The duo also enlisted designer Steve Norr of Peppertree Kitchen &amp; Bath to swap out the kitchen's outdated, arched upper cabinet doors with square-paneled replacements. "Changing upper doors is great way to make a big impact on a limited budget," says Norr, noting the approach also avoids disturbing existing countertops. A deep gray cabinet finish, white Caesarstone countertops, glass tile backsplash, contemporary lighting and a stainless hood are among the new elements used to update the kitchen and integrate it into the great room's modern design. Samuelson didn't stop with the finishes and furnishings; she reworked the room's flow as well. "The room is really narrow, so I created an imaginary line running from the top of the stairs to the window at the end of the space. No furniture could cross the line and become an obstacle," says the designer, who also divided the open space into defined living zones that flow seamlessly into one another. By choosing modestly scaled furniture, creating a calm palette, and keeping the design cohesive and uncluttered throughout, Samuelson not only gave the great room a big style change, but also made it look and live much larger than it actually is.</div> </div> <div class="column"> </div> <div class="column"><em>To see more images of this remodel, read the print edition of our Spring 2014 issue.</em></div> </div> <div class="column"> </div> <div class="column"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</div>Brad MeeSat, 01 Mar 2014 16:34:16 +0000http:// The MagazineParadise Foundhttp://<p><img alt="" height="239" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/pf2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>The remodeled two-story pioneer home features original adobe bricks, repaired and retooled. To maintain the street front integrity of the Marmalade District neighborhood, Michael Upwall stripped the porch down to its bones, exposing the beams and adding rhythm and interest to the home. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="">Architect Michael Upwall</a> has worked his magic designing some of Utah’s most distinctive homes from Salt Lake to Park City, but it may be the 131 year-old Capitol Hill-area abode that he recently remodeled with his wife Tammy that best demonstrates his creative wizardry. Located next door to the couple’s 1905 Victorian home nestled in the Marmalade District, the once decrepit haunted house now serves as the couple’s urban retreat.</p> <p class="p1">One of the first dwellings to be built in the historic neighborhood, this abandoned home was originally constructed in 1883 by LDS prophet John Taylor for his wife Sarah, and was a simple two-story rectangular structure, positioned lengthwise to the street. In 1906, an addition extended the original footprint to the back adding a kitchen and bedroom. When the Upwalls moved into their Victorian home next door in 2008, the run-down structure had been vacant for almost 20 years.</p> <p class="p1">“I was in love with the old house,” Tammy says. Soon after moving into their home, they discovered the vacant property next door was scheduled for auction. Michael attended the auction with no intention of bidding. But when he overheard potential buyers discussing plans to tear down what was left of the structure and put up apartments, he made an offer, won the bid and gave the old house to Tammy for her birthday.</p> <p class="p1">“Although it was the best birthday present ever, we were initially unsure what to do with it,” says Tammy, owner of <a href="">Got Beauty</a> shop and salon in Sugar House. “We needed a garage, not more living space,” Michael explains. After considering many possibilities, they decided to design a space dedicated to creativity. “My wife is an amazing photographer and does the promotional imagery for her store and website, and I really needed a private studio for my work,” says Michael. “Now, when inspiration strikes at odd hours, I am only a few steps away from my drawing table.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="581" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/pf3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>The airy second floor serves as Mike's drawing studio, awash in natural light that accentuates the rift and quarter-sawn white oak floors. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">Over the course of 18 months, the house went through a major transformation. The internal space was entirely gutted and the addition, which was structurally unsound, was removed and replaced by a smartly finished garage, complete with a stamped tin ceiling and broad, glass doors. Michael created an easement, which allowed for a driveway between the two homes and access to the garage.</p> <p class="p1">“I wanted to preserve the street-front integrity of the original pioneer home,” he says. The garage is separated from the historic structure by a glass stair tower. This obvious change in materials from brick to glass is recessed in from the outside corner, helping to maintain the distinct geometry of the structure.</p> <p class="p1">Extraordinary staircases are among the celebrated architectural elements that differentiate Michael’s award-winning designs. “I believe stairways are the perfect opportunity to create sculpture within a home,” he says. His studio reflects this idea. Inside the glass stair tower, solid white oak treads cantilever off a central steel I-beam spine and appear to float in front of a floor-to-ceiling window wall. This stairway leads to Michael’s upper-level studio and provides access to the rooftop deck and garden above the garage.</p> <p class="p1">Bricks carefully salvaged from the old addition now adorn the two-car garage inside and out. The corners of the garage extend upward to brick planter boxes housing four Japanese maple trees that help shade the rooftop deck. A raised vegetable garden completes the deck’s urban landscape.</p> <p class="p1">The couple worked with several landscape companies to source and import mature trees from Oregon. Michael, who jokes that he has a healthy but expensive addiction to trees, didn’t want to wait for young trees to grow, so he had two 50-foot high Lebanese cedar trees transported on semi trucks and strategically installed to create privacy while concealing an existing power pole and transformer. A series of 30-foot high Hornbeam poplars border the southern edge of the yard, aligning the two-story brick rear wall of the Salt Lake Acting Company. A large tiered fountain fosters a European courtyard look and feel.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="590" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/pf1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>The swim-jet pool is designed to match the curve of an existing path and narrows to increase perspective. Iridescent inlaid glass tiles shimmer in the sun. Whimsical spiral trees wrap around the pool area while visually screening it from the Upwall's primary home. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">The Upwalls connected the backyards of their Victorian home and remodeled oasis to form one large private retreat. “We removed the old cedar fence that used to separate the two homes and then repurposed it as exterior siding,” says Michael. Then they added a luxe  swim-jet pool. “The iridescent tiles look like a mermaid’s fin. They shimmer and change color with the sun,” Tammy says. Swimmers rinse off in an outdoor shower before and after they take the plunge.</p> <p class="p1">The couple furnished the new pad with some favorite vintage and old family pieces. “We’re surrounded by the things we love—photographs, books, pencils, art and music,” Michael says. “The only downside is that we rarely vacation nowadays.” Instead, they stay home and enjoy the urban oasis they created.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>webinternSat, 01 Mar 2014 13:15:36 +0000http:// The MagazineClassic Comebackhttp://<p>In Ogden, designer Cody Beal elevates the look and livability of a dated mid-century modern home for his forward-thinking clients.</p> <p><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/cc1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>A newly refinished front door opens to the remodeled foyer illuminated by a modern, Global Views chandeleier. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">It’s a testament to Peggy Ambrey’s patience and perseverance that she and her husband Tim live in their stunning mid-century modern home in the heart of South Ogden. It’s also evidence of her keen sense of style.</p> <p class="p1">Smitten by the home from the moment she saw it, Peggy lost the house to another buyer during its sale by the original owner in 1993. “I was devastated,” she says. She moved into a home just a couple blocks away from the classic dwelling. Eighteen months later, Peggy learned the house was back on the market and arranged to see it that very same day. “I knew I would know what to do when I walked through the door,” she says. Won over once again, Peggy placed an offer on the house just hours later. Flash forward 17 years and Peggy’s determination and design eye were once again rewarded with a savvy remodel that brought the 1964 home stylishly into the 21st century.</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/cc3.jpg" width="450"></em></p> <p><em>Original floor-to-ceiling windows and concrete block walls enclose the chic, sunken living room. A shapely Roche Bobois sectional and novelty hide-covered Thayer Coggins chair provide luxe seating and style to the retreat-like room. Sheer draperies fill the space with soft, natural light.</em></p> <p class="p1">“It was a designer’s dream,” says interior designer <a href="">Cody Beal</a> who was hired by the Ambreys to remodel the 60-year-old house. “It was in its original condition, well cared for and absolutely ready for a redo.” The home’s clean horizontal lines, staggered planes of concrete block and floor-to-ceiling glass added to its appeal.</p> <p class="p1">Initially, the Ambreys were focused on the kitchen and master bedroom, recalls Beal. As the designer wandered the 3,200 square-foot home, he recognized potential reaching far beyond those two rooms. “It’s an open floor plan, so if you touch one space you have to consider everything else nearby,” he says. With his clients’ blessing, he brainstormed and proposed ideas for an extensive overhaul. “Cody’s excitement and confidence were infectious,” Peggy says. “From the start, he had a vision that included everything from the interior to the landscaping.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="317" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/cc2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Floor-to ceiling draperies and an upholstered Mitchell Gold bed add softness to the restful master bedroom. Custom closets designed with built-in nightstand niches and adjustable shaded sconces frame the headboard. A mirrored Caracole console anchors a framed TV positioned above. Original art finishes the space. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">Today, the evidence of transformation begins at the curb, where a sweeping lawn and rhythmic plantings replaced a cherry tree-topped berm and a messy mix of overgrown junipers and shrubs. “We wanted a more contemporary look that accentuated the home’s architecture and the original slab steps leading to the front door,” says Beal, who collaborated with Peggy and landscaper Brook Hansen to modernize the property. In the covered entry, graphic beds of smooth stones and chartreuse groundcover perform like patterned carpets below sentry-like planters topped with agaves. The simple yet striking design provides a clue of the dynamic interior waiting behind the slate-gray door.</p> <p class="p1">Beneath a shimmering chandelier, the foyer welcomes visitors with keenly edited elements that create a sense of entry and introduces the home’s renewed style. “It’s modern, not contemporary,” insists Beal, characterizing the former as warmer and more welcoming. The designer fashioned boxed glass railing to replace the original walnut block-and-post bannister. “It was too dominant and disrupted the home’s horizontal lines,” he says. Original clerestory windows brighten the space, while a new coat closet adds storage and links the entry to what was the most needy of the home’s outdated spaces, the kitchen.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/cc4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A large, single basin sink serves both the kitchen and the adjacent patio, where a built-in barbecue resides. Open-tread striped stairs lead to a vestibule, where double doors open into the new master suite created from two smaller bedrooms. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">Dark and divided best describes the original cooking space. While its closed-off layout was stylish in its day, it was the opposite of what people want and need today, according to Beal. “In the '60s, the dialogue of an open kitchen hadn’t started,” he says. “Today, people want an open, livable space where they can cook and entertain.” Beal removed blockades of high-end walnut cabinets and brought in kitchen and bath design expert Nicole Zeigler to fine-tune his layout and work with the Ambreys on specific storage and cabinetry needs. The new layout opens the room to natural light and views of outdoor spaces and neighboring rooms. Skylights brighten the space while Wenge wood cabinet and planes of thick white Caesarstone provide eye-catching contrast. An intricate interplay of matte and iridescent tiles dresses backsplashes and an accent wall anchoring the dining area’s built-in desk. “The natural colors, organic materials and high contrast create a warm, livable statement of modernity,” says Beal. Similarly dynamic treatments define a modern bathroom, part of a luxurious suite the designer shaped from the space of two small bedrooms and a small bathroom original to the house. Elsewhere, a chic, light-filled living room, lower-level family room and broad, shaded patio are among other inviting spaces renewed by Beal’s expertly executed design.</p> <p class="p1">“From the beginning, we wanted a modern, sophisticated and comfortable design that stayed true to the bones and spirit of the home,” says Peggy. “That’s exactly what Cody created, and we couldn’t be happier.”</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Mar 2014 12:55:43 +0000http:// The MagazineMake it Modernhttp://<p class="p1">A passion for precision and clean-lined living drives the design of a Deer Valley kitchen.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/mim2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Broad beams soar above the spacious kitchen designed to foster relaxed living, gourmet cooking and casual entertaining. Dark wood floors anchor the space defined by modern design and clean-lined simplicity. Photo by Scot Zimmerman. </em></p> <p class="p1">Dennis and Elke Levine love living in Deer Valley’s scenic mountains, but they have no desire to reside in a dark, lodge-style hilltop home. Instead, they opt for light, bright and modern. The couple has a passion for streamlined, European style, and it runs throughout their interior into the hub of the home, their spacious kitchen.</p> <p class="p1">“We wanted a clean look but one that fits a mountain home,” says Elke who drove the design process with a clear vision of the kitchen space. Working with the home’s architect, Jack Thomas (who is also Park City’s mayor) and kitchen designer Brent Jespersen, that is exactly what she and Dennis created.</p> <p class="p1">Giving a nod to the mountain’s rustic setting, the Levines selected 22-foot reclaimed beams from the Ogden Defense Depot to soar above their open kitchen. Remnants of old paint and iron hardware enhance the beams’ raw character, a must-have for the Levines who consulted with designer Rion Locke to fine tune the scale and finishes of the overhead feature. “The beams help warm the room,” says Elke, who selected oil-rubbed, 10-inch wide planked oak flooring to do the same. A keenly curated mix of textures and sleek cabinetry of contrasting colors also contributes to the room’s comfortable, contemporary feel.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/mim.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>White surfaces dress the kitchen’s cooking and prep area. ”I love the white,” says Elke. “My previous kitchen had dark cabinets, and I never knew if they were clean or not. These are beautiful and so easy to keep spotless.” Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">Throughout the room, planes of matte white lacquer and dark acacia wood define the décor as they enclose storage, dress walls and form open shelves. “I wanted cabinetry that looks like furniture and insisted on a manufactured kitchen with pieces that precisely fit to the millimeter,” Elke says. Working with Jespersen, owner of Poliform SLC, Elke and Dennis selected Italian-made Poliform cabinets and wall systems to create a room that flaunts both functionality and flair.</p> <p class="p1">Anchoring the room, a white island gleams atop the dark wood floor. A single basin sink punctuates the white quartz countertop. “I don’t like double sinks. A single is much easier to use and clean,” Elke says. Overlapping the Caesarstone, a plane of acacia extends into the room to form a counter-height table surrounded by plush, armchair-like stools. “We wanted a counter where people sit across from one another rather than lining up in a row,” Dennis says. Behind the table, an oven, steam oven and warming drawer reside in a broad wall housing the kitchen’s refrigeration systems and extractable pantry units hidden behind wood panels. “The vertically grained wood columns amplify the furniture look,” Jespersen says. Additional storage discreetly extends on each side hidden behind white door panels.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="687" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/mim1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Surrounded by spectacular views, a chicly furnished nook performs as a luxe lounge just steps from the kitchen’s cooking area. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">At the kitchen’s west end, a cozy, window-framed nook sits surrounded by spectacular views and houses a second seating area furnished with custom high-back settees and a small coffee table. “Jack Thomas insisted on this space,” Elke says. “At night you can see the lights of Park City and in the morning you can see the mountains.” Across the room, a wall system of storage cabinets and illuminated cantilevered shelves perform like art. “The mix of alternating sizes of upper wall cabinets creates interesting geometry,” Jespersen says.</p> <p class="p1">Throughout the kitchen, the cabinetry, furnishings and finishes unite to create a fresh, modern style for mountain living. “It’s simple and to the point, open and clean feeling,” says Elke. “I’ve had every kind of kitchen and this is by far the most modern and my favorite.”</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Mar 2014 12:45:08 +0000http:// The MagazineSpring Feverhttp://<p>The season's obsessions: vibrant flowers, fresh scents and lively colors. Why not pick some of your own?</p> <p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/sf5.jpg" width="450"><br><em style="">Spring flower arrangements by <a href="" target="_blank">Ella Bella Floral</a></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="228" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever1.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Pink Grapefruit, $20, Wiliams-Sonoma, Salt Lake City</p> <p><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever2.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Madrigal Water Lily, $44, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabula Rasa</a>, Salt Lake City</p> <p><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever3.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Michael Aram, Black Orchid, $60, <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child<em>—</em>The Garden Store</a>, Salt Lake City</p> <p><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/springfever4.jpg" width="251"></p> <p>Hobnail Glass Grapefruit, $35, <a href="" target="_blank">Details</a>, Salt Lake City</p> <p><em>See this article in our print issue for paint colors to match the season.</em></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignSat, 01 Mar 2014 12:30:35 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineEgging On: Part 2http://<p>The following is the continuation of our story <em>Egging On</em>. Click <a href="/blog/2014/03/01/egging-on/">here</a> for part 1 of this story.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/eo1.jpg" width="450"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>EGG HUNT</strong></p> <p class="p2">For the freshest, best eggs, your own backyard is the best bet. <span style="">That's why chicken-mania has swept the nation in the last few years, with coops becoming standard backyard furniture. Here in Salt Lake City, where the trend has leveled off, there are still lots of residential chickens. Kestrel Liedtke has kept a small flock for years. Although she can't use them in the kitchen at </span><a href="" style="">Tin Angel</a><span style="">, the restaurant she co-owns with her husband Jerry and Robin Fairchild, fresh eggs from her hens are a family staple.</span></p> <p class="p2">For those of us who don't have a trace of aggie DNA, here are two helpful words: Julie Clifford. Julie and Rich Clifford—with the help of <a href="">Clifford Family Farm</a>—raise eggs, meat, honey, raspberries and other seasonal produce, but it's the eggs that have become a celebrity at local restaurants, from Frida Bistro to Trio to Talisker on Main. Because of the increased cost of paperwork, Clifford is no longer certified organic, but they still operate organically.</p> <p class="p2">Last fall, Utah egg-lovers were up in arms: The Utah Department of Agriculture was on the brink of prohibiting Clifford Family Farm's sale of eggs to restaurants. The problem: Clifford only has 1,700 birds and to be federally inspected, an operation must have 3,000 birds. Without federal inspection, third party sales are illegal. <span style="">The issue has been resolved, but it was a close call.</span></p> <p class="p2">Find Clifford Family Farm eggs at the Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays, at Caputo's Deli &amp; Market and at liberty Heights Fresh.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>PASS ON THE PROP</strong><em>EGG</em><strong>ANDA</strong></p> <p class="p2">There's a lot of egg talk out there, but don't believe it all. For years, we were warned about the dietary dangers of eggs and a decade and a half later, many people still don't know that eggs are good for you.</p> <p class="p2">Beginning in 2000, the American Heart Association's dietary guidelines started allowing an egg a day. Still, people buy Egg Beaters and egg white omelets, because the most delicious part of the egg, the golden yolk, holds most of the cholesterol—about 213 mg. But, dietary cholesterol is no longer believed to contribute significantly to blood cholesterol. And that was the big egg bugaboo. One egg has just 75 calories and seven grams of high-quality protein, five grams of fat and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, which is the bad guy. A plate of grilled or roasted vegetables topped with a fried or poached egg is one of the best choices you can make for lunch or supper.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="362" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/eo8.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>EGG TOPPERS AROUND TOWN</strong></p> <p class="p2"><em>Suateed Mushrooms: </em><a href="" target="_blank">The Copper Onion</a> serves a simple dish that makes a small supper: a stack of fried potato sticks piled with sauteed mushrooms and topped with an egg from Clifford Family Farm. <em>111 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City, 801-355-3282</em></p> <p class="p2"><em>Breakfast Pizza: </em><a href="" target="_blank">SLABPizza</a>'s breakfast pizza is spread with red sauce and layered with potatoes, bacon, sausage, green chile and red pepper, then crowned with a fried egg. <em>671 E. 800 N., Provo, 801-377-3883</em></p> <p class="p2"><em>Sunny Side Up Egg Sandwich: </em><a href="" target="_blank">Oh Mai</a>, known for its banh mi, serves a Sunny Side Up egg sandwich with caramelized onions, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, soy sauce and jalepeno. Yes, and an egg. <em>3425 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, 801-467-6882</em></p> <p class="p2"><em>The Beny: </em><a href="" target="_blank">Saturday's Waffle</a>, the food truck with the waffle-based menu, offers The Beny, a tender-crisp waffle topped with bacon, a poached egg and lemony Hollandaise sauce. <em>Find the truck by going to <a href=""></a></em></p> <p class="p2"><em>Hearth Burger: </em><a href="" target="_blank">Hearth on 25th</a>, the reinvented Jasoh! in Ogden, lavishes its bison patties with extra toppings: SeaHive cheddar cheese, wild mushrooms, caramelized onion, bacon and a fried egg. <em>195 Historic 25th Street, Ogden, 801-399-0088</em></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2014/03/01/egging-on/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read part 1 of <em>Egging On</em></a>.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Mar 2014 12:08:46 +0000http:// The MagazineEgging Onhttp://<p><img alt="" height="364" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/eo2.jpg" style="" width="450"></p> <p class="p1">One look at today’s most mouth-watering menus and it’s clear chefs are cracking a lot more eggs.</p> <p class="p1">This sunny-faced food seems to be topping almost every dish leaving the kitchen. A hamburger, a plate of asparagus, a stack of pancakes and even a pile of pasta—they are all being lifted a notch when topped with a simple fried egg. And they’re not alone. More and more dishes are enjoying the emulsified texture of a runny yolk as it becomes a sauce, enriching and complementing pretty much everything beneath.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>EGG FRY 101</strong></p> <p class="p2">Fernand Point's Perfect Fried Egg</p> <p class="p3">Chef Fernand Point (1897–1955) is often called the father of modern French cuisine. Like all famous French chefs, he had fanatically strong opinions about how to perform the seemingly simplest kitchen tasks, like frying an egg. "Place a lump of fresh butter in a pan or egg dish and let it melt—that is, just enough for it to spread, and never, of course, to crackle or sit; open a very fresh egg onto a small plate or saucer and slide it carefully into the pan; cook it on heat so low that the white barely turns creamy, and the yolk becomes hot but remains liquid; in a separate saucepan, melt another lump of fresh butter; remove the egg onto a lightly heated serving plate; salt it and pepper it, then very gently pour this fresh, warm butter over it."—Fernand Point</p> <p class="p1"><strong>WISECRACKING</strong></p> <p class="p3">Much is made of whether an egg is fresh or stale, because the fresher the egg, the better the taste and, some say, the higher the nutritional value. <em>Note: We're not talking about rotten eggs here, just relative freshness.</em> Traditionally, eggs were inspected by "candling;" the egg was held up to a candle for a glimpse of what was inside the shell. Now hand-packed eggs may be inspected by holding them in front of an intense light.</p> <p class="p5">So what do egg inspectors look for?</p> <ul> <li>A small, stable air space between the white and the shell. This space shrinks as the egg ages.</li> <li>A thick, cloudy white that can obscure the yolk. The egg white thins and clears as it ages.</li> <li>A fresh egg doesn't rattle when it's shaken gently; the white is thick and cushions the yolk.</li> <li>There should be no blood spots.</li> </ul> <p class="p1">So what are the benefits of farm-fresh eggs?</p> <ul> <li>Farm-fresh eggs are more flavorful.</li> <li>Farm-fresh egg yolks are generally deeper yellow than factory egg yolks.</li> <li>Farm-fresh egg yolks are generally fuller and feature more pronounced mounds.</li> <li>Farm-fresh egg whites are clearer, less watery and mount higher when whipped.</li> <li>Farm-fresh egg yolks are less likely to break when cracked.</li> <li>Farm-fresh eggs are nutritionally superior, says a study done by Mother Earth News in 2007.</li> </ul> <p><strong style="">GADGET GUIDE</strong></p> <p class="p2">Egg lovers rejoice. Today's selection of cooking tools extends far beyond the spatula.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/egg-gadget1.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p3">Single egg poacher, $7, Williams-Sonoma, SLC</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/egg-gadget2-nw2.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p3">Poach Pods, $10/set of 2, <a href="" target="_blank">Spoons 'n Spice</a>, SLC</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="240" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/egg-gadget3.jpg" width="256"></p> <p class="p3">Egg Fry Rings, $15/set of 4, Williams-Sonoma, SLC</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="279" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/egg-gadget4.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p3">Egg rings, $5, <a href="" target="_blank">Spoons 'n Spice</a>, SLC</p> <p class="p3"><a href="/blog/2014/03/01/egging-on-part-ii/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Read about egg toppers around town and Utah's backyard chicken coops</a>.</p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Mar 2014 12:07:43 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineFloating Landscapeshttp://<p class="p1">Want to give your patios and porches a stylishlift? Think hanging baskets. Easy to create and maintain, these suspended container gardens put showy flowers and foliage at eye-level, creating floating focal points that brighten outdoor spaces all summer long.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/fl8.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>1. Set the site</strong></p> <p class="p1">Hanging baskets allow you to garden on a small scale with very big results. Determining the location of your hanging baskets helps you choose the proper container and plants as well. Consider the light, heat, sun, shade, wind and space the considered spot will provide before making a decision that will enable you to predict the amount of maintenance and watering that the planted basket will require.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/fl7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>2. Choose the container</strong></p> <p class="p1">Hanging baskets come in an assortment of styles and sizes as well as materials ranging from wood and plastic to metal frames lined in moss or coco-fiber. "Wood can be heavy, making it a good choice for windy locations," says Mary Jo Hartmann, Nursery Specialist at <a href="">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a> in Salt Lake City. Plastic, which is typically lighter, retains moisture well, requiring less watering. Hartmann adds, "Moss and fiber have a great natural look, but because they are more permeable and breathable, they dry out faster so they need more frequent watering." The same is true of smaller and shallower containers.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/fl9.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>3. Prepare the soil</strong></p> <p class="p1">Garden soil is a no-no. Hartmann suggests good quality potting soil augmented with water-retaining materials like peat moss as well as a slow-release fertilizer prior to planting. The fertilizer provides nutrients up to four months. "Late in the season and into fall, feed baskets with water-soluble fertilizer on a regular schedule to keep them going strong," she advises.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/fl2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>4. Select the plants</strong></p> <p class="p2">Be careful to choose plants that thrive in the specific location and complement your outdoor decor. Also consider each plant's color, texture, size and shape. ''A basket of a single variety like bright impatiens or calibrachoa makes a strong focal point," says Hartmann, who also likes using the foliage of plants like coleus, creeping jenny and assorted potato vines to add dazzling, non-blooming color. For nontraditional containers, herbs and succulents also provide interesting options, and fragrant bloomers like sweet alyssum are heady choices for hanging planters. Hartmann's personal favorite? Hanging tuberous begonias. "I love their deep colors and unique foliage," she says. Her least favorites include standard petunias—trailing petunias are better suited for baskets, she says—and Margarita potato vines. "Margaritas get too large and their tubers take too much room." Whatever your choice, be adventurous. "Think beyond the obvious choices and have fun with it," says Hartmann. "There are so many unexpected plants that can flourish in baskets."</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/fl3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>5. Hang wisely</strong></p> <p class="p2">Determine the full weight of your planted, watered container when choosing the right hook and structure from which to hang it. Also consider accessibility to the container, as you will need to water it frequently and maintain the plants regularly.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/fl6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>6. Water, water, water</strong></p> <p class="p2">If there's a con to hanging containers, it's the frequent watering required, especially during Utah's dog days of summer. "Hanging baskets dry out quickly, and once they mature and become somewhat root-bound late in the summer, they have difficulty staying wet," Hartmann says. She suggests watering during the mornings or evenings to lessen evaporation and to water regularly and thoroughly, making certain the soil is fully saturated. Use the basket's weight as a watering gauge. "Lift the basket slightly before and after watering to enable you to predict when it needs to be watered."</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/fl4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>PLANTING POINTERS</strong></p> <p class="p2">Nursery specialist Mary Jo Hartmann's tips for creating and maintaining beautiful hanging baskets.</p> <ul> <li>May 15th is typically the last frost date for Salt Lake City and first safe date to leave summer baskets hanging unprotected outdoors. Be prepared to bring them indoors if temperatures drop.</li> <li>Place taller plants in the center and trailing plants around the edge when planting baskets with mixed flowers and foliage.</li> <li>Establish soil edge a full inch below the edge of the water to enable thorough and deep watering.</li> <li>Planting densely creates instant drama but requires a keen eye on water needs as plants become root bound by mid-summer.</li> <li>Plant brighter plants in shaded baskets as darker colors and foliage fade into a dim backdrop.</li> <li>Give baskets a light shearing in August. The late summer clean up gives baskets a boost for early autumn beauty. Swap out tired plants with fresh replacements if necessary.</li> <li>Let the experts do the work. Select a new basket or bring yours in and <a href=""><em>Cactus &amp; Tropicals</em></a> will plant your container after discussing your wants and needs.</li> </ul> <p class="p4"><em>Cactus &amp; Tropicals, SLC and Draper, </em><em>801-485-2542; 801-676-0935</em></p> <p class="p4"><em>Photos in this article by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p4"><em><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</em></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Mar 2014 11:19:27 +0000http:// The MagazineSupercharged Shortcakeshttp://<p>Easy-to-make shortcake plays one of a plate’s best supporting roles. Whether it’s topped with savory or sweet, shortcake soaks up juices and amplifies flavors.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Easy-as-Pie </strong><strong>Shortcake Recipe</strong></p> <p class="p2">2 cups flour<br><span>4 tsp. baking powder<br></span><span>3/4 tsp. salt<br></span><span>1 Tbsp. sugar<br></span><span>2 Tbsp. butter, cut in chunks<br></span><span>2 Tbsp. shortening, chilled<br></span><span>3/4 cup half and half</span></p> <p class="p2">Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a food processor. Pulse a few seconds until mixed. Add butter and shortening and pulse until mixture looks like cornmeal. Dump it in a mixing bowl and stir in the cream until a ball forms. Pat dough out 1/2” thick and cut with large biscuit cutter, or drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet, and then pat into shape. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown.</p> <p class="p2">Now, scroll down to add some flavor to your shortcake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Classic Strawberry </strong><strong>Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong></strong><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/shortcake1.jpg" width="491"></p> <p class="p2">Slice strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Let sit several hours. Add a touch of balsamic vinegar to enrich the flavor of early-season berries, spoon between shortbread layers and then on top. Finish with whipped cream.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Garden Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/shortcake2.jpg" width="491"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Sauté roughly chopped red and yellow peppers, sliced zucchini and yellow squash, tomatoes and choice of herbs until vegetables are tender. Serve over shortcake and sprinkle with shredded parmesan or not.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tropical Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/shortcake4.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Sauté pineapple chunks in butter with brown sugar until fruit is tender. Add a shot of dark rum if you like, and a dash of vanilla. Serve on shortcake and garnish with toasted coconut.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tuscan Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/shortcake3.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Cook chopped onions slowly in butter and olive oil until caramelized. Add quartered mushrooms and cook until tender. Deglaze with a little balsamic vinegar and season with crushed rosemary. Serve on shortcake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>TIPS:</strong></p> <p class="p2">Never overwork the dough. Don’t knead it, pat it. Best to drop it on the baking sheet by spoonfuls, and then coax it gently into shape.</p> <p class="p2">Wait until shortcake is cool before splitting it. Otherwise, it’s apt to crumble.</p> <p class="p2">Use two forks to split a shortbread, instead of a knife.</p> <p class="p2">Let your imagination run wild with toppings—the only requirement is that your topping has enough juice for the shortbread to soak up.</p> <p class="p2">Serve immediately after topping.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>What do you mean, “short?"<br><em><br></em></strong>Shortcake’s “short” dough is one that’s crumbly or mealy, the opposite of a “long” dough, meaning flaky, like pie crust. Both depend on solid fat—shortening or butter. For a short dough, cut the fat into the flour until it has a cornmeal-like texture. For a long dough, leave the butter lumps as large as peas.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Mar 2014 11:15:09 +0000http:// The MagazineAmazing Gracehttp://<p><img alt="" height="666" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/ag4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>A skylight adorned with flat seam copper delivers natural light into the serene, fir-clad interior of the day chapel; photo by Dana Sohm.</em></p> <p class="p1">For an architect, each commission presents a distinct set of challenges, expectations and opportunities. This is certainly true when designing a church in which its spirit is as important as its structure. “While any space should have meaning, a religious space’s meaning is more apparent,” says John Sparano, who, along with Anne Mooney, designed the new <a href="">Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church</a> in West Jordan.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="260" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/ag7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Replacing the original modest church built in 1965, the new church features copper, board-formed concrete, cedar, steel and other fundamental elements referencing the parish’s construction and mining history. Sustainable aspects of the building, its materials and construction allow the design to qualify for a LEED Silver certification; photo by Dana Sohm.</em></p> <p class="p1">Sparano and Mooney, principals of <a href="">Sparano + Mooney Architecture</a> in SLC, looked to the history of the church’s congregation for inspiration as they designed a replacement for the demolished 1965 building. Named for the patron saint of laborers, the Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is located in a bluecollar neighborhood near the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine on the same site as the original built by the congregation’s craftsmen. “This was our guide,” says Mooney. “We wanted to honor the workers and the mining community.” With skill and artistry, the architects created a palette of raw materials and compelling structures to accomplish this objective.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/ag6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Sparano and Mooney designed two offset ellipses to create the illusion of thick solid walls enclosing the sanctuary. Into the poché or wall mass, the duo “carved” intimate chapels and deep inset windows uniquely tinted to fill the interior with changing colors throughout the day; photo by Dana Sohm.</em></p> <p class="p1">The new church is constructed from simple materials converted into extraordinary architectural elements. Rain screens of horizontal, milled cedar boards and textured walls of cast-in-place, board-formed concrete define large portions of the shapely buildings. “Saw marks and knots embedded in the concrete reflect the hand of the craftsman transforming the material,” Mooney says. Throughout the project, copper panels, vertical grain fir boards, handcrafted wood elements and uniquely glazed glass—some with colored inlays—create memorable details. “In many places, we referenced sacred architecture like stained glass windows but reinterpreted it with a modern vocabulary,” Sparano says. The result is an intriguing representation of the traditional old formed by the innovative new, and it begins from the moment one enters the project.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="758" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/ag5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Open shelves provide views into the sanctuary designed to seat 800 parishioners, photo by Dana Sohm.</em></p> <p class="p1">The church welcomes visitors from its landscaped parking lot into a circular courtyard, gracefully transporting them from the secular world into the peaceful, outdoor space. “It’s a matter of transition. We didn’t want guests to directly enter the church through a door,” Sparano says. From the courtyard, a large entry and gathering area welcomes parishioners with a roomy, low-ceilinged area that opens dramatically to the grand volume of the adjoining sanctuary. The architects enclosed this vast space with two offset ellipses—an inner and outer oval—that create the illusion of poché or solid wall mass characteristic of historic sacred architecture. “Architecture should reflect traditions reinforced in modern ways,” Sparano says. The duo penetrated the curved walls with small, intimate chapels and high, deep-set colored apertures that accentuate the structure’s visually thick shell. As the sun moves across the sky, these colored windows fill the sanctuary with ever-changing, tinted light that creates “wow moments” throughout the day, says Mooney.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="391" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/ag3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Flat seam copper panels clad the day chapel’s exterior, photo by Thomas Lane.</em></p> <p class="p1">Across the courtyard from the 800-seat sanctuary, the day chapel provides a smaller yet equally compelling space. Clad in wood, the intimate chapel features a skylight framing views of clouds as they float above the altar and stark interior. “We’re very attracted to simplicity,” says Sparano. “Here, it speaks to the infinite nature of this sacred space.” The vast project finishes with a wing housing administrative offices and a conference space.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="348" src="/site_media/uploads/Spring%202014/ag2.jpg" width="450"> </p> <p class="p1"><em>Sparano and Mooney’s model of the project as seen from above, image by SMA.</em></p> <p class="p1">“The new church provides a place of stability and worship, a place for marriages, baptisms and funerals,” says Mooney. “It’s like designing a house for 1,000 families.” By marrying enlightened design to historical precedent, the architects created an extraordinary structure its parishioners will consider a spiritual home for many years to come.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other articles from our Spring 2014 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Mar 2014 10:52:41 +0000http:// The MagazinePhoto Friday: Deer Valley Treasurehttp://<p>Today, I share photos of a ski home in the <a href="">Deer Valley</a> area that draws connections to the drama of the building site, durability and emphasis on open spaces for easy interaction one expects in a mountain home. </p> <p><span style="">The aesthetics of the owners and finishes that complement the art and collectible furnishings are also quite amazing. </span></p> <p><span style=""><a href="">Germania Construction</a>, based in Park City, expertly executed the detailed designs of <a href="">Cody Beal Interior Design</a> and the architectural design of <a href="">Horn and Partners</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="">It was a pleasure to work in a space where I could see a beautiful photo in any direction, but I had to be ultra-careful about where I swung my tripod or pulled a cord. Too many treasured art pieces were at risk!</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="279" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/f-3.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/f-7.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/f-9.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/f-25.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/f-26.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/f-30.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/f-33.jpg" width="500"></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 28 Feb 2014 13:18:15 +0000http:// FridayLori Weitzner Wrap-Uphttp://<p>This past Wednesday evening, the Utah designer community was treated to renowned fabric designer <a href="" target="_blank">Lori Weitzner’s</a> presentation of her latest collection of textiles, wall coverings and trim. We also enjoyed a narrated journey of all that inspires her creations. Top takeaway from the event: Weitzner is as charming as her fabrics are beautiful.</p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/bradlori.jpg" width="500"><br>Editor Brad Mee | Designer Lori Weitzner</p> <p>Her inspiring message included:</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner6.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Weitzner on pin boards:</strong></p> <p>“Everyone should have a pin board to display those things that inspire them. If you stash them in a drawer you lose track of them.”</p> <p> <img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Weitzner on travel:</strong></p> <p>“Travel is a big part of what inspires my designs. If you can’t go there, the next best thing is a book. I love bookstores.”</p> <p> <img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Weitzner on flowers:</strong></p> <p>“I buy fresh flowers at the market every week. When you have fresh flowers, study them for a solid minute without any distractions. You won’t believe the forms, colors and textures – they’re remarkable.”</p> <p> <img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Weitzner on walking:</strong></p> <p>“Treat yourself to a zig-zag day. You won’t believe what you’ll discover during a long walk when you don’t have to be somewhere.”</p> <p> <img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Weitzner on purpose:</strong></p> <p>“Go for what you want, not what you think is possible.”</p> <p> <img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Weitzner on fabrics:</strong></p> <p>“Textiles are the solid of a space. You touch them and they touch you emotionally.”</p> <p> <img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner10.jpg" width="500"><br>Photo credit: Chelsea Folkerts</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/weitzner9.jpg" width="500"><br>Marvin Wilkinson (<a href="" target="_blank">John Brooks Inc.,)</a> Lori Weitzner (<a href="" target="_blank">Weitzner Limited</a>), Brad Mee (<a href="/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design</a>) <br>Photo credit: Chelsea Folkerts</p> <p> </p> <p>Lori Weitzner event presented by <a href="" target="_blank">John Brooks Inc.</a> and sponsored by Utah Style &amp; Design magazine.</p> <p> </p>Brad MeeFri, 28 Feb 2014 12:33:46 +0000http:// the ScenesGreat IdeaRoom To RoomHow to Design with Outletshttp://<p>Outlets are a necessity in the function of a home, especially a kitchen.  But they can also be unsightly when no thought is given to the appearance.  Take this photo, for an example.  The white outlet on the black island stands out like a sore thumb!<br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/1-nicoleoutletkitchenisland.jpg" width="500"><br><br>There are several ways to incorporate outlets into the design.  It can be easily done with a little advanced-planning.<br><br>1.  Color-matching.  <br><img alt="" height="702" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/2-nicoleoutlet.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>photo by <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="584" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/3-nicolelutronislandoutlet.jpg" width="500"><br>photo by <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Lutron</a> offers several different colors and finishes for outlets and switches.  Choose something that blends with the background color to make the outlet seem to disappear.<br><br>2.  Hide the Outlets using plugmold, either tucked under a wall cabinet, or tucked under the overhang of a countertop.<br><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/4-nicoleoutlet.jpg" width="500"><br>photo by <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a><br><br><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/5-nicoleoutlet.jpg" width="500"><br><br>3.  Make the outlets a part of the design.  <br><a href="" target="_blank">Adorne</a> by legrand has a collection of outlets in stylish shapes, colors, patterns, and finishes.  These could be coordinated with the tile as a part of the backsplash design.<br><br><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/6-nicoleoutlet.jpg"></p> <p><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/7-nicoleoutlet.jpg" width="500"><br><br>custom plate designed by <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/8.nicoleoutlet.jpg" width="500"><br><br><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 27 Feb 2014 21:09:56 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomWatch &amp; Learn: The Latest from Anne-Marie Barton&#39;s Gracious Living Series http://<p>Designer <a href="" target="_blank">Anne-Marie Barton</a> offers another inspiring video from her <a href="" target="_blank">Gracious Living series on</a> The Design Network. In 'Raising Your Bar', this time she welcomes us inside her own home proving every space matters and offering simple tips for elevating the style and livability of your home.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-UtahInteriorDesigner" height="460" src="/site_media/uploads/openerscreen-shot-2014-02-18-at-5.02.jpg" title="Barton-UtahInteriorDesigner" width="500"></p> <p>"Every room in the house deserves a surprise for the eye," Barton says. For proof, she shares some her home's special spaces.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-ceilingwallpaper" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/2screen-shot-2014-02-18-at-4.51.jpg" title="Barton-ceilingwallpaper" width="500"></p> <p>A "signature place inside her home", Barton's powder bath features a ceiling dressed in a lovely wall covering.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-laundryroom" height="455" src="/site_media/uploads/3screen-shot-2014-02-18-at-4.56.jpg" title="Barton-laundryroom" width="500"></p> <p>"Think to thank," suggests Barton who transformed her laundry room into a lively space. "I inspire myself the minute I walk in the room with ideas that help me be ready to thank others and live in a more gracious way," she says.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-customribbon" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/4screen-shot-2014-02-18-at-4.55.jpg" title="Barton-customribbon" width="500"></p> <p>Beautiful collected ribbons at-the-ready. Personalized ribbon makes any gift more special.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-giftwrapping" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/6screen-shot-2014-02-18-at-4.57.jpg" title="Barton-giftwrapping" width="400"></p> <p>"We all give gifts constantly," says Barton who designed her laundry room with storage and displays to foster the act of gift-giving.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-hooks" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/7screen-shot-2014-02-18-at-4.57.jpg" title="Barton-hooks" width="500"></p> <p>Basic hooks and wooden dowels create easy-to-make rods for hanging and displaying sheets of wrapping paper.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-books" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/8screen-shot-2014-02-18-at-5.00.jpg" title="Barton-books" width="500"></p> <p>Declutter and Destress. "There's no better place to start than your shelving," Barton says. Beautifully stacked books perform as art pieces in her keenly edited displays.</p> <p><img alt="Barton-pillows" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/9screen-shot-2014-02-18-at-5.01.jpg" title="Barton-pillows" width="500"></p> <p>Why smash beautiful pillows in the corners of sofas or stacked on the floor? Barton stores them on open shelves where they are easy to access on admire.</p> <p>The key point: Simplify. "Decluttering gives you a sense of peace," Barton says. For more "Raising Your Bar" ideas and other design inspiration, check out Barton's Gracious Living series on The Design Network.</p>Brad MeeTue, 25 Feb 2014 17:20:20 +0000http:// IdeasRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Living in Stylehttp://<p>Are you craving color and a clean, contemporary look for you dwelling?  Time to accessorize with different shades and a variety of textures.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Ditched the deer head over the stone fireplace, replacing it with framed artwork</li> <li>Added vivid pillows, drapes, accessories and a rug in shades of red, orange and green</li> <li>Used a variety of textures (fabrics, stone fireplace, wood) in order to add a depthness to the room</li> <li>Added contemporary furnishings to modernize the look</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternTue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateStyleFile: Love for Leatherhttp://<p> <img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/dereklam51054118770.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Derek Lam Resort</a> 2014 Collection</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/hardgraft-tiltipadcase-heritage-fixedshadows.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Tilt iPad case and stand</strong>, <a href="" target="_blank">Hard Graft</a>, $95</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="604" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/wt0c0956.jpg" width="805"></p> <p><strong>Weitzner leather-look wall coverings</strong>, to the trade, <a href="" target="_blank">John Brooks Inc.</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/wt0c0887.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Hammer flask</strong>, $284, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabula Rasa</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/crate-&amp;-barrel-zunilthrpoufcaribbean3qf13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Zuni leather pouf</strong>, $499, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate and Barrel</a>, Murray</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="458" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/lofgrensoptionmilescamqv.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Miles leather chair</strong>, $939, <a href="" target="_blank">Lofgren's</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="310" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/jaysonhomehg000449.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Cora Pendant</strong>, $495, <a href="" target="_blank">Jayson Home</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/bernhardtn1832ll_234033.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Bernhardt Salon Corner chair</strong>, $1,713, <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, Orem</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/wt0c0919.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Wine rack</strong>, $150, <a href="" target="_blank">Williams-Sonoma</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/rocky-mountain-e118_e116_l130_bb-copy.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Rocky Mountain Hardware mortise lock entry set</strong>, $1,435, <a href="" target="_blank">Mountain Land Design</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p>As a classic that never falls out of style, leather is constantly reimagined and reinvented on runways and in rooms alike.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 25 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRunway to Room: Mirroredhttp://<p>Mirrors aren't just for hanging on the wall and admiring yourself anymore. They've gained a whole new level of glitz as they reflect the light of the runway, and they're also adorning everything in the home from dressers to bathroom accessories. </p> <p>A mirror's light reflective surface is not only good for adding some fabulous sparkle to a space, but also dimension and brightness.</p> <p><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/rrmirrored.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Mirrored Accessories, <a href=";categoryId=search">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Janice Minor Three-Tiered Chandelier, <a href=";ecid=NMALRJ84DHJLQkR4&amp;CS_003=5630585">Neiman Marcus</a></p> <p>Park Mirrored Dresser, <a href=";sku=3860285&amp;bnrid=3318529&amp;cm_ven=Google_PLA&amp;cm_cat=Furniture&amp;cm_pla=Bedside_Tables_&amp;_Dressers&amp;cm_ite=Park_Mirrored_Dresser%2C_Champagne_finish&amp;srccode=cii_17588969&amp;cpncode=26-306196924-2">Pottery Barn</a></p> <p>French Link Tray, <a href="">Ballard Designs</a></p> <p>Britta Two-Tier Table, <a href="">Grandin Road</a></p> <p>Image of Fendi S/S 2014 runway from Imaxtree</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 24 Feb 2014 09:50:13 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: The Driver&#39;s Seathttp://<p>Like a lot of people, I worked to get to where I am now: work meaning I took on a lot of hourly wage jobs in Park City. However, at the time I was working for wages to support my family and my habit and dreams of photography, housing prices in Park City, Salt Lake, and Heber weren’t the large percentage of income that they are today.</p> <p>It pleases me to see solutions for worker housing that honor the dignity of the hard-working people who provide important services. Today, I share photos of a project for temporary bus-driver housing in Park City that is beautifully designed by <a href="">CRSA Architects</a>.</p> <p>As a ski town that has hills and valleys of seasonal guests and also hosts important big events like the Sundance Film Festival, Park City sees surges in demand for bus transportation. To meet this demand, Park City hires qualified temporary drivers and has built studio apartments adjacent to the Service Center for them.</p> <p>I appreciate the care that was taken to make these temporary apartments inviting, functional, and cheerful. Well done!</p> <p><img alt="" height="361" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pc-bus-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pc-bus-18.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pc-bus-19.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pc-bus-21.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="572" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pc-bus-22.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pc-bus-34.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pcbc-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pcbc-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pcbc-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/pcbc-8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 21 Feb 2014 10:28:29 +0000http:// Friday11 Reasons Why We Love Weitznerhttp://<p>With her innovative textiles, wall coverings, trims and rugs, designer <a href="">Lori Weitzner</a> delivers irresistible textures and tones to sophisticated, highly livable spaces in Utah and across the globe. Check out the following 11 wonders from Weitzner – so chic!</p> <p><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznermeshpaper.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong></strong>1. Handmade wall coverings made by contemporary artisans from across the world.</p> <p><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznersplashimage_trim.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>2. Innovative design turns trim into art by incorporating stones, wooden beads, hammered metal, leather and more.</p> <p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznercolorpaintthread.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>3. An ever-evolving palette of fresh, ultra-livable colors</p> <p><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznerchair.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>4. Timeless weaves and pattern that enhance furnishings of all styles, from contemporary to traditional.</p> <p><img alt="" height="313" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznershinypaper.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong></strong>5. Special materials, finishes and constructions incorporated into performance wall coverings that are as durable as they are dynamic.</p> <p><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitzneroutdoorfabrics.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>6. An offering of fresh patterns, colors and weaves for today's best-dressed outdoor spaces.</p> <p><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznerdrawings.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>7. Designs inspired by nature's textures, †ones and motifs.</p> <p><img alt="" height="286" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznerluxury.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>8. Luxurious fabrics that engage the senses and touch people on an emotional level.</p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznerbark.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>9. Oh-so-natural wall covering handcrafted from the bark from a fig tree.  It can also be used to cover windows. Stunning!</p> <p><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznerinspiration.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>10. Inspired creativity transformed into collections that are darlings of designers.</p> <p><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/Weitzner/weitznerweaves.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>11. Simply beautiful.</p>Brad MeeThu, 20 Feb 2014 23:42:25 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsPin of the Week: Cemented Stylehttp://<p>The latest concrete way to utilize a hard texture in a homey way is by adding bits of cement throughout your home. Though understated in its style, let concrete break up any too-smooth of surface with its natural quality and rough edges.  </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="671" src="/site_media/uploads/cemented2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="700" src="/site_media/uploads/cemented4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="957" src="/site_media/uploads/cemented1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/cement1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternWed, 19 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Open Living Roomhttp://<p>Is your kitchen outdated?  The time for simple, crisp, minimal remodeling has come.  Let your home's refreshed, refined interior serve as the perfect backdrop for your personal living.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>The fireplace wall, sidewall and entry wall were removed to open the home's floor plan</li> <li>Rift-sawn white oak floors replace tile while accenting the gray-stained kitchen cabinets and central island</li> <li>Bright skylights and a large glass door drench the space in sunshine</li> <li>Painted gray cabinets with glass tile showcase bright handmade ceramics</li> <li>The massive kitchen island (which offers generous counter seating) serves as the hearth of the home</li> <li>Neutral colors were refreshed with funky, modern color blocking</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="282" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Warren Lloyd of <a href="" target="_blank">Lloyd Architects</a></p>webinternTue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateMaking Arrangements: The Trend is Clearhttp://<p><em><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/tillandsia.jpg" width="500"></em><br><em>Photo Source <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p> <p>While your back was turned, bromeliads have uprooted fussy flowers and leafy greens in arrangements with wondrous results. Surprised? Don't be. Not only do these compelling plants offer bold symmetrical style, but they also require very little care. Some don't even need soil, including Tillandsia<a href="" target="_blank">.</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Orchid Dynasty's</a> Clint Lewis teamed their spiky forms with lichen and pumice rocks in a long glass trough. Also called air plants, <a href="" target="_blank">Tillandsia</a> absorb nutrients through their foliage and, with regular misting, continue to captivate. </p> <p><img alt="makingarrangements" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/l-2.jpg" title="makingarrangements" width="333"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 18 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasIn the GardenIn The MagazinePin of the Week: Wall Innovationhttp://<p>Just can't figure out what to put on those white walls? Save yourself the trip to home depot for all the painting supplies, this decor is no mess or stress. Trendy geometric shapes and patterns add the perfect splash to your room, while keeping it clean and modern, and can be easily done with vinyl.</p> <p><img alt="Wall Decals" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/wall-art2.jpg" title="Wall Decals" width="500"><br>Image Source <a href="" target="_blank">WallsNeedLove</a></p> <p><img alt="Wall Decals" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/wall-art.jpg" title="Wall Decals" width="344"><br>Image Source <a href="" target="_blank">GirlLovesGlam</a></p> <p><img alt="wall decals" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/wall-art3.jpg" title="wall decals" width="500"><br>Image Source <a href="" target="_blank">CraftGawker</a></p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank"><span>Utah Style and Design Pinterest</span></a></p>Logan MarshallMon, 17 Feb 2014 17:31:08 +0000http:// IdeasDIYRunway to Room: Blushhttp://<p>No matter the shade or saturation, pink is undoubtedly the girliest color. A subtle, nearly desaturated shade of blush pink is a classic represantation of softness that's so feminine it's practically graceful. Take ballet slippers as the perfect example.</p> <p>Employing blush with its powdery, pastel finish is a quick and easy way to amp up the femininity in any interior space, no matter the scale. </p> <p><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/rrblush.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Bed of Roses Bath Mat, <a href=";parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Blush Pink Quatrefoil, <a href=";18=126">Society6</a></p> <p>19th Century Amoire, <a href="">1stDibs</a></p> <p>Baker Square Ottoman, <a href="">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p><a href="">Benjamin Moore</a> paint swatch in 'Fruit Shake'</p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Mercedes-Benz fashion week F/W, Reem Acra</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 17 Feb 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Deer Valley Remodelhttp://<p>Change comes fast to resort towns like Park City. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I photographed new log homes in the Bald Eagle development of Deer Valley. Recently, I revisited one of these log homes along the ski run in Bald Eagle that had been remodeled by the <a href="">Jaffa Group</a>. Remodel is a term that doesn’t fully capture the architectural redesign and new sleek finishes.</p> <p>In the spirit of how people like to live now, the kitchen, great room and dining are connected and all enjoy mountain views. Striking details are everywhere, and I particularly enjoyed the designer’s innovative light fixture choices. The elevation of home design over a short period of 20 years is striking, and the ability of the people in the construction crafts to execute this demanding level of precision is equally remarkable.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-21.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="800" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-28.jpg" width="477"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-34.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="800" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-39.jpg" width="424"></p> <p><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-44.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-48.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-51.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-53.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-56.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/w-58.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 14 Feb 2014 12:38:28 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: X Marks the Spothttp://<p>Providing graphic relief form straight lines and curvy forms, X marks the spot under some of today's most arresting tables. Give any room a modern sleek look with these coffee tables, end tables or dining tables tables that have X bases.  </p> <p><img alt="x-table" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/xtable.jpg" title="x-table" width="373"></p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank">Pinterest</a></p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank"><img alt="xtable" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/x-table.jpg" title="xtable" width="500"></a></p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank">Charles Edwards</a></p> <p><img alt="x table" height="467" src="/site_media/uploads/x-table-2.jpg" title="x table" width="500"></p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank">Pinterest</a></p> <p><img alt="x coffee table" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/table.jpg" title="x coffee table" width="300"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a class="external" href="" target="_blank">Rypen</a></p>webinternFri, 14 Feb 2014 12:33:46 +0000http:// IdeasIn The MagazineEverything&#39;s In The Kitchen Sinkhttp://<p><strong>Everything's in the Kitchen Sink</strong><br><br>Last week we attended <a href="" target="_blank">KBIS</a> (the Kitchen &amp; Bath Industry Show) in Las Vegas.  This is a huge show full of eye-catching products and trends.  <br><br>One noticeable trend in particular (rather, and continuation of an ongoing trend) is the function of the kitchen sink.  The sink is no longer just a hole in the countertop with a drain.  It's an entire multi-purpose area designed to be adjustable and flexible to accommodate the many tasks that happen at the sink.  These tasks include:  waste disposal, washing / drying dishes, clean-up, cutting/chopping, rinsing &amp; draining of vegetables, and more.  <br><br>Several brands showcased their ever-growing sink accessory lines, though as usual, the accessories from <a href="" target="_blank">Kohler</a> really stood out.<br><br>Convenient ways to store sponges and brushes:<br><img alt="" height="700" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/1nicolekbiskitchen.jpg" width="500"><br> <br>The new dishwasher-safe Reset line of accessories includes the Brush Caddy and the Wet &amp; Dry Sweep shown here.  A removable cutting board and sponge rack are also shown.</p> <p><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/2nicolekbiskitchen.jpg" width="500"><br><br>"Stages" is the ultimate prep sink, which includes a cutting board and prep bowls, along with storage for these items beneath the sink.<br><img alt="" height="701" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/3nicolekbiskitchen.jpg" width="500"> <br>A great option for drying wine glasses:<br><img alt="" height="702" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/4nicolekbiskitchen.jpg" width="500"><br>Another sink that caught our eye is The Galley Sink, which turns the sink space into an entire workstation.  See it in action <a href="" target="_blank">on their website</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="700" src="/site_media/uploads/February%202014/5nicolekbiskitchen.jpg" width="500"><br>See more KBIS trends on enzy design’s blog: <a href="" target="_blank">enzy living</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 13 Feb 2014 10:34:41 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomWasatch Community Garden 25-Year Celebrationhttp://<p>Does the mention of fresh garden-variety greens leave your tastebuds a-swoonin'?  If so, get ready for some mouth-watering food and fun with the 25th Wasatch Community Garden celebration.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/garden1.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p>It may be cold out, but that doesn't mean we have to miss out on the warm-weathered garden vegetables.  In order to stay connected and excited about growing, eating and swooning over healthy, organic, local-grown food, Wasatch Community Gardens is offering a line-up of workshops, summer camps and an anniverary celebration that will leave you wondering why it isn't spring all year round.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/garden2.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p>Want some hands-on guidance with your garden?  Try any number of this years <a href="" target="_blank">workshops</a>. And if you're really in the market for a "fresh" set of skills, don't miss the chance to be a part of the <a href="" target="_blank">Gardner to Garden series</a>.  Even if you're a novice when it comes to planting, weeding and watering, this series will not only boost <em>your</em> confidence, it'll boost your garden's.  Promising that you'll "discover your green thumb," this series has five separate sessions running March through June. The price isn't something you'll need to sweat over ($349 for the entire series) because 100% of the proceeds will go to support Wasatch Community Gardens' programs in the community. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/garden3.jpg" width="500"> </p> <p>Are you eager for your kids to put their gardening skills to the test?  Start them young and see them grow right along with their green thumb.  Children's <a href="" target="_blank">summer camps</a> give any child aged 4-12 a reason to be outdoors and active.  </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="539" src="/site_media/uploads/garden4.jpg" width="200"></p> <p>Even if workshops and camps aren't your thing, still make room in your schedule for the <a href="" target="_blank">garden party</a> of the year.  Seeing as how it's celebrating it's 25th anniversary, Wasatch Community Gardens is planning an event that'll knock your gardening clogs off. Don't forget to come and join with us in celebrating (and consuming) fresh, local and all-too-scrumptious food.</p>webinternThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsPin of the Week: Seeing Greenhttp://<p>Are you ready to couple a fresh of breath air with an eye-full of green? Adorn your walls with something that never goes out of style: Nature.  Inside plants are all the rage.  It's up to you to box them, hang them, pot them or shelve them. But whatever-which-way they end up in your home, just make sure they do.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="443" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/plant3.jpg" width="300"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="447" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/plant4.jpg" width="300"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="469" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/plant2.jpg" width="300"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="410" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/plant1.jpg" width="300"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternWed, 12 Feb 2014 23:13:39 +0000http:// IdeasDIYGreat IdeaLog Onhttp://<p>Want the modern-meets-rustic look of stacked log ends for your walls? Put down the chainsaw. <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">Andrew Martin</a>'s trompe l'oeil Lumberjack wallpaper delivers a log pile look without a trace of sawdust. For inspiration, check out this luxurious bedroom designed by <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">Dressed Inc</a>.'s Beth Ann Shepherd at the <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">Montage Residences</a> in Deer Valley.</p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/w14montagelogh.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/w14andrewmartinlogs.jpg" width="234"></p>Brad MeeWed, 12 Feb 2014 09:54:23 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsIn The MagazineRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: New-Fashioned Front Househttp://<p>Are you armed with vision and a desire for bold living? Here's to transforming any cozy home into something open and contemporary—and maybe even entirely different.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="278" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>The add-on patio adds depth to the exterior of the house</li> <li>Fresh landscaping brightens the entire front yard, serving as a welcome to visitors </li> <li>Potted plants and a new railing combine industrial and natural features, a nice juxtaposition for passerby to take notice of</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by architect Ann Robinson of <a href="" target="_blank">Renovation Design Group</a>, and builder Jerry Brown</p>webinternTue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateStyle File: Don&#39;t Make Us Blushhttp://<p>By the time you stock up on all things pink, you'll be left blushing for Valentines Day. </p> <p><br><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/blush2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Curtains, glasses, pillows<em>—</em>oh my! Here's to a Valentines Day chock-full of affection.  Sprinkle this blushing color around your house to let everyone know you're not intimidated by the season of romance.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/blush1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Mulberry</a> Runway ready-to-wear 2014 </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/blush6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/blush4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/blush3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/blush5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/blush7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternTue, 11 Feb 2014 09:10:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYValentine Flower Rounduphttp://<p>Bring on the love. There is nothing more romantic than being surprised on Valentine's Day with a fresh, fragrant bounty of flowers. Florists are ramping up for the big day and we have a roundup of what our favorite local designers are offering up this week.</p> <p><strong>Native Flower Company</strong></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: Valentine's Day flowers, Native Flower Company " height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/1656269_614283015293434_1177431538_n.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p>Don’t know the first thing about ordering flowers? Let’s start with advice from <a href="">Pamela Olson of Native Flower Company</a>, who will deliver her goodies to your guy or gal anywhere in the Salt Lake Valley, Davis County, Utah County and to Park City.</p> <p>Olson says:</p> <p><em>1.       DO NOT ORDER FROM 1-800-FLOWERS OR PROFLOWERS. They are now notorious for delivering substandard, half-dead flowers late, even DAYS and WEEKS after Valentine’s Day. If you do a google search for “1-800 Flowers complaints” you will see what I am talking about. Flowers from these big companies are packed in warehouses by untrained handlers.</em></p> <p><em>2.       Find a local florist by searching by zip code, or on Yelp or Facebook. Give your florist a budget and then trust that florist to deliver what their designers feel is the best choice of the day. KNOW that flowers ARE more expensive during Valentine’s Day because prices rise from the growers to the wholesalers on up. That said, if you send fresh, gorgeous flowers from a local, premium florist, your gift will be appreciated and remembered for a long time! They will not be a disappointment!</em></p> <p><em>3.       Order early. Sometimes you can take advantage of “order by” free delivery promotions, etc.</em></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design magazine: " height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/1795519_614283051960097_375697085_n.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Every Blooming Thing</strong></p> <p>Iconic Salt Lake flower shop, <a href="" target="_blank">Every Blooming Thing</a>, has everything you need for Valentine's Day (except the Valentine). Check out their <a href="" target="_blank">words of wisdom from Good Things Utah</a>. </p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="889" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/1511622_10152221228488606_368557080_n.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="889" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/1506478_10152221229423606_1565195088_n.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Roots at Cactus &amp; Tropicals</strong></p> <p>Another well-known flower shop, <a href="" target="_blank">Roots</a>, has taken...uh, hem....<em>root</em> inside Salt Lake's happily humid greenhouse, <a href="">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a>. With spring right around the corner, don't you think these <a href="">ranunculas and tulips</a> set a fun tone? Or how about this funky bunch of succulents for a mellow, moody vibe? </p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="403" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/1795538_10152440231122262_186177094_n.jpg" width="403"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="403" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/1897009_10152435518087262_1706336813_n.jpg" width="403"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tinge Floral</strong></p> <p>Young sproutlet, <a href="" target="_blank">Tinge Floral</a>, is hosting a <a href="">flower pop up shop</a> at the Rose Establishment this year. Owner, Ashley Beyer (who contributed to <a href="">this photo shoot</a>) says: </p> <p><em>I will be selling fresh flower bouquets for either $25 or $45 and single stem garden roses for $5. The Rose Establishment has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake not just for their delicious drink and food menu but for the atmosphere. I became friends with Erica O'Brien (the owner) after doing the flowers for her wedding last year, and knew the Rose would be the perfect place for a pop up. I will be available selling flowers on Thursday Feb. 13 from noon-close, and on Valentines Day from open-close (or until sold out). </em></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="540" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/1656181_749081971770132_311866399_n.jpg" width="397"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="486" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/999299_746633998681596_1515527916_n.jpg" width="403"></a></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>La Fleur</strong></p> <p>Designer, Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson, can be seen in many of the pages of <a href="">Utah Bride &amp; Groom magazine</a> and <a href="/blog/2013/09/01/ode-to-autumn/">Utah Style &amp; Design magazine</a>. If you want her magic delivered to your honey, <a href="">head over here</a>. She says:</p> <p><em>Guys, Valentine's Day is Friday! Call, text or email me your orders. Arrangements &amp; wraps starting at $35.00. I promise she will be happy. Don't even think about going to the grocery store for flowers. 801-673-8758 or</em></p> <p><img alt="Utah Bride &amp; Groom magazine" height="684" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/tuscan5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><span>Seeing red? Check out these </span><a href="" target="_blank">red hot local items</a><span>.</span></p> <p> </p>Val RasmussenMon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsRunway to Room: Romantic Rougehttp://<p><a href="">Fall Fashion Week</a> is in full force, and if you've been following the collections, chances are you've spotted scads of red. It seems pretty fitting with the romantic festivities this week.</p> <p>It's a color that's the boldest of bold, and one you'll probably want to consider using in moderation, but nothing gives an outfit or a room a bold kick like red.</p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/rrred.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Elements Chandelier, <a href=";CategoryID=57499&amp;swatchColor=Red#fn=LAMP_TYPE%3DChandeliers%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D67%26ruleId%3D65%26slotId%3D1">Macy's</a></p> <p>Dior Paris wall art, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Exquisite Rugs "Madras" Dyed Rug, <a href=";index=7&amp;cmCat=rvi">Horchow</a></p> <p>Mason Quilted Pillow, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Red Sofa, <a href="">Madison McCord Interiors</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Vivienne Tam FW13 Collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 10 Feb 2014 10:24:49 +0000http:// IdeasMayor&#39;s Symposium 2014http://<p>Attend this year's <a href="" target="_blank">Mayor's Symposium</a>, "Mountain Urbanism, Mountain Modernism." The event is free and being held on Thursday, Feb 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Leonardo. See you there. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="1098" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/cmp_mayors_symposium_2014.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p>See our story on <a href="/blog/2013/06/01/mountain-modern/">this modern mountain home here</a>. </p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/06/01/mountain-modern/"><img alt="Jaffa Group, Utah Style &amp; Design magazine, modern mountain home design, modern mountain architecture" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/jaffahouse60.jpg" width="500"></a></p>Val RasmussenMon, 10 Feb 2014 10:01:57 +0000http:// IdeaOn the Market: Desert Dwellinghttp://<p>Located in Ivins, this Southwest-style home borders the Tortoise Preserve at Snow Canyon State Park.  Built in 2006 on an elevated lot, the four-bed, six-bath abode offers privacy in an elite gated community and panoramic views through walls of windows.  Relax with a book on the covered patio or near one of the five fireplaces.  When guests arrive, entertain with a screening in the home's theater room or cool off with a dip in the spa or large pool surrounded by beautiful landscaping.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/dd3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>On the Market:</p> <p>1500 Splitrock #118, Ivins</p> <p>8,561 square feet</p> <p>Listing Price: $2,350,000</p> <p> </p> <p>While you come check out these desert digs, don't forget to stop by the <a href="" target="_blank">2014 St. Geo</a><a href="" target="_blank">rge Area Parade of Homes</a>.   Running February 14 – 23, this year's southern Parade of Homes will provide you will a unique opportunity to see the raw red rock landscape and breathtaking blue sky serve as a dazzling backdrop to 28 beautiful homes.</p> <p>Remember, homes are open 10 am to 7 pm daily (closes at 5 pm on Feb. 23rd). Tickets can be purchased <a href="" target="_blank">online</a>, at Red Cliffs Mall (center court) or Lin's Markets.  </p> <p>Eager to know what's in store? By downloading the St. George Area Parade of Homes app you'll be able to preview homes on your mobile device before you even step foot in the door. Happy house hunting!</p>webinternMon, 10 Feb 2014 08:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsPhoto Friday: Award Winnerhttp://<p class="p1">Design contests are serious business for my clients and an important part of an architectural photographer’s business. Award contests require photos, and the impression these photos make can affect how the judges perceive the project’s function, relationships, materials and design solutions. </p> <p class="p1">Last weekend, the <a href="">California AIA San Joaquin Chapter</a> recognized the Bishop residence in St. George with a design award for my friend and photography mentor, Fresno architect Arthur Dyson. As a teen, Dyson studied and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright—Wright’s youngest apprentice. Dyson, in turn, taught me what Wright expected in architectural photographs and how the photographs can show an understanding of and appreciation for the architect’s creation. </p> <p class="p1">The San Joaquin Chapter’s architectural awards program received an endowment from the late architectural photographer, Hanna Barsam, and in acknowledgement, the chapter has instituted an award for the finest architectural photography submitted for the design competition. Last week, they awarded me the Hanna Barsam excellence in architectural photography award for the Bishop residence. The thrill of an award from my peers makes me better appreciate how important the design awards are for my clients.</p> <p class="p1">Here are some of my best photos from the Bishop residence:</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="424" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="226" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-12.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-18.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-19.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="660" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-21.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="753" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-23.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="292" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/b-28.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href=""></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 07 Feb 2014 09:36:25 +0000http:// FridayLive Painting Eventhttp://<p>If you've ever wanted to see art in action, head on over to <a href="" target="_blank">Mountain Trails Gallery</a> for a live painting session by Troy Collins. Come by the gallery February 7th, 8th or 9th to catch Troy in his artistic element. As a seasoned impressionist, Troy's artwork has a life of its own—each canvas he produces is sure to leave you in awe.</p> <p><img alt="" height="498" src="/site_media/uploads/art3.jpg" width="500"> </p> <p><img alt="" height="243" src="/site_media/uploads/art2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="682" src="/site_media/uploads/art1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Images Courtesy of: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternThu, 06 Feb 2014 12:22:24 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRock Star Spa Treatmenthttp://<p>Although Salt Lake's <a href="" target="_blank">Grand America Hotel</a> is renown for tradition design enriched by dark stately woods, polished marble floors and elegant woven tapestries, designer Frank Nicholson took a different tack when designing the 5-star hotel's newly-expanded and remodeled spa which has just been named to the prestigious <a href="" target="_blank">2014 Conde Nast Traveler's Reader Poll,</a> Best Spas in the World, as the 16th Best Hotel Spa in the U.S.</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/spa1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>A swoon-worthy palette of textured fabrics, honey-hued woods and mixed stone surfaces shape the light-toned, modern decor. The look is understated but definitely not boring, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of stunning Rain-forest Brown Serpentine from India.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/spa2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>"It's large-scale veining has big movement and makes it really dramatic," says <a href="" target="_blank">Italia Granite's</a> Cory Ellsworth, who sourced countless slabs of the deep brown material for flooring insets, gleaming accent walls, spacious showers and elements enriching the 20,000-square-foot spa.  "The concept was to combine a contemporary sophisticated residential warmth with dramatic textural materials that connect the new facilities specifically to the experience of being in Salt Lake," says Nicholson, who created a space that reflects the natural beauty of the West.  "The monumental scale placement of the Rainforest stone provides unexpected drama and a sense of being in a special place."</p>Brad MeeThu, 06 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineTravelPin Of The Week: Wreaths of Romancehttp://<p>February brings with it one special thing: Declarations—and decorations—of love. By adorning your door with a wreath of romance (twigs, flora and frill of any rose-colored hue wrapped around a heart-shaped wire), all who visit will see that your style meets passion in the most lovely of ways.</p> <p> <img alt="" height="752" src="/site_media/uploads/floral3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="544" src="/site_media/uploads/floral4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href=";share_id=22364943&amp;utm_medium=PageTools&amp;hmac=42a67c6219d03acbde05d25829afea17a9e56804&amp;utm_source=Pinterest" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="643" src="/site_media/uploads/floral5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternWed, 05 Feb 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYStyle File: Romancing the Stonehttp://<p>Romance is in the air, so don't neglect one gem that'll last the test of time: marble. Whether your style is set in stone or not, this brightly hued rock adds a touch of gleam and a certain sparkle to any house and home.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/marble1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">3.1 Phillip Lim</a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/marble4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="745" src="/site_media/uploads/marble3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/marble2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="718" src="/site_media/uploads/tumblr_mze5fohdxj1qm2kg4o3_500.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternTue, 04 Feb 2014 16:18:34 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Built-Again Bedroomhttp://<p>Dramatically expand any bedroom through quick, unique reorganization. By adding a few cabinets or subtracting unneeded walls, your room will not only look bigger, it will<em> feel</em> bigger.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>  </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li> Glass doors separate the master bedroom from the main living areas</li> <li>A glass garage door rises to open the bedroom space to the adjacent patio area, dramatically expanding the room with the flip of a switch</li> <li>Black, built-in cabintry provides storage without adding visual bulk</li> <li>The bedroom's east wall was bumped out for additional floor space and is the one spot where the home's footprint was expanded</li> <li>New, vibrant colors add life to the room and sit nice against the dark cabinet backdrop</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ann Robinson of <a href="" target="_blank">Renovation Design Group</a> and Jerry Brown</p>webinternTue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Florals Galorehttp://<p>With January officially behind us, it’s about time to start looking forward to spring. And what better way to do that than with a little, maybe a lot, of floral.</p> <p>No matter the scale of the print or if it’s live or silk sprays that adorn your space, flowers are the perfect way to invite a little sunshine inside.</p> <p>This year, just as in springtimes past, this will be the cheerful trend to beat.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/r2rfloral.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Antique Rose Bouquet Beadspread, <a href="">Cath Kidston</a></p> <p>2014 Scandinavian Floral Calendar, <a href="">HouseThatLarsBuilt shop on Etsy</a></p> <p>Warm Floral Embroidered Lumbar Pillow, <a href=";from=Search">World Market</a></p> <p>Regency Bergere Chair, <a href="">Moissonnier</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2014 Collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 03 Feb 2014 11:00:29 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Refine Designhttp://<div>One of the many good things about my job is finding talented new designers. This week, Eve Davis and Shaneen Cockrell of Refine Design called and asked if I could make some images of a remodel they've completed. The home was a nice, but dated, Park City home. Additionally, it had an odd floor plan which the team completely changed. The home is now fresh and more suited to the young family that lives there. I'm betting we see lots more of this des<span>ign team.</span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-6.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-15.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="346" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-19.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="370" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-25.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-27.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-32.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-34.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-35.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="429" src="/site_media/uploads/February2014/ed-37.jpg" width="500"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></span></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 31 Jan 2014 17:23:07 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Hang Loosehttp://<p>Sit tight: you're bound to feel cool while you're hanging loose with the "swingest" thing to hit your home.  These über-hip hanging chairs will leave you finding any reason to be seated.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="758" src="/site_media/uploads/hang3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/hang2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/hang4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/hang5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>webinternThu, 30 Jan 2014 10:10:46 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomIn the Garden: Rock Your Worldhttp://<p>Landscaping with stone requires some heavy design strategies.  Pro <strong>Rick Meinzer</strong> offers tips for integrating it into your design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/rock5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>As the owner of Platinum Landscape, Rick Meinzer is a big fan of stone.  It's a key element in his designs, injecting style, scale and substance to projects throughout Utah and across the Mountain-west.  We asked Meinzer to share some rock-solid strategies for choosing and using stone in a memorable landscape.  Can you guess the biggest mistake most of us make?</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/rock6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Selecting understized stones is the most common error</strong> people make when landscaping with rock.  Outdoor scale is so expansive that it's better to err by choosing stones that are too big rather than too small.</p> <p><strong>Select landscape stone to complement the home's style</strong> and current stone elements.  If existing stone is attractive, match it.  If it's not, complement it but don't repeat it.  To ensure continuity, avoid pairing strongly contrasting stones like chunky sandstone and rounded river rock in the same project.</p> <p>To get the biggest bang for the buck when using stone, <strong>choose a feature piece with strong character</strong> (color, lichens, shape) and position it as a focal point.  It will make a big impact and cost much less than installing a stone wall or walkway.</p> <p>To foster a natural look with stone, <strong>bury one-third of large rocks below ground level</strong>.  Create outcroppings or groups of rock rather than peppering individual boulders across a property.</p> <p>When adding a retaining wall, remember it is <strong>less costly to install a stone wall than a concrete wall</strong> faced in stone.</p> <p><strong>Create a subsurface for flagstone paths</strong> to provide stability, level ground and longevity.  Choose quartzite instead of sandstone for walkways.  It resists fatigue and flaking.</p> <p><strong>Use stone on multiple elevations</strong> in the landscape-underfoot, on walls, posts and in planting beds to create dimension.  As with all elements, be mindful not to overuse stone or you can diminish its design impact.</p> <p><strong>Wash rather than spot light</strong> a stone wall to showcase the rocks' texture and design at night.</p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/rock4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Undulating stone walls enhance a Park City home's landscape</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="566" src="/site_media/uploads/rock1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Stone steps lead to a crushed stone path</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/rock3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Set into the earth, large boulders surround an in-the-ground gas fire feature</p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/rock2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Complementing the home's exterior, stone clads low walls, floors and a hot tub.</p> <p> </p> <p>Designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Platinum Landscape</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 29 Jan 2014 09:15:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Updated Officehttp://<p>Take your office area from tired to inspired. By using a lively color on the walls, this vital space will feel fresh, modern and ready for business.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>In place of a bulky brown work station, a sleek black desk and chair add a contemporary flair</li> <li>A coat of <a href="" target="_blank">Benjamin Moore's</a> Brookside Moss paint add color</li> <li>A green-patterned rug adds a liveliness to the room while maintaining the masculine look and feel</li> <li>Light curtains don't distract from the outside landscape and instead accentuate the light</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateCourting Color: Feeling Bluehttp://<p>As depicted by artist Carol O'Malia, winter perfectly captures blue's brilliance and breadth.  From silvery snow and clear skies to dark shadows and shimmering ice, nature's coolest palette invigorates scenes indoors and out.</p> <p> <img alt="" height="498" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/omalia_cat's-cradle_48x48.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>"Cat's Cradle" by Carol O'Malia, 48 x 48 inch oil on canvas.  Represented by Julie Nester Gallery, Park City.</p> <p><img alt="" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/cccolorofyear.jpg" width="300"></p> <p><strong>BREATH OF FRESH AIR</strong>: Benjamin Moore's 2014 Color of the Year</p> <p>"We've begun to see a shift away from gray tints of blues, greens, lavenders and pinks.  Pastels, softened and filtered, to lift the spirit but not shout too loud...colors that can make a room happy, flatter your possessions and your art.  We call these the new neutrals." -Ellen O'Neill, Creative Director, Benjamin Moore and Co.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="270" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ccblackblue.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>BLACK AND BLUE</p> <p>95</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Farrow and Ball</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="285" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ccatmospheric.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>ATMOSPHERIC</p> <p>6505</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Sherwin-Williams</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ccskyhigh.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>SKY HIGH</p> <p>6504</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Sherwin-Williams</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="308" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ccpolaris.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>POLARIS</p> <p>RLUL216</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Ralph Lauren</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ccvandeusenblue.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>VAN DEUSEN BLUE</p> <p>HC-156</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Benjamin Moore</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="295" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ccchi.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>CHI</p> <p>RLVM284</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Ralph Lauren</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ccsecureblue.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>SECURE BLUE</p> <p>6508</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Sherwin-Williams</a></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 27 Jan 2014 22:52:49 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesKids Spaces: A Space to Playhttp://<p>A great play space for kids requires only a few basic things: A place to pretend, a place to create and a place for storage.</p> <p>Every child loves a good fort. Create a cozy hideaway with a canvas teepee (suitable for indoor or outdoor use), a soft rug and a few throw pillows.</p> <p>Cube storage bins work well for storing everything from stuffed toys to trucks to coloring books, and they fit perfectly inside most bookshelves.</p> <p>Add a few splashes of whimsical color on the walls and your space is complete for children of any age.</p> <p><img alt="" height="451" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/playspace.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="">Dexton Kids Great Plains Teepee</a> | <a href="">Lappljung Ruta Cushion Cover</a> | <a href="">Tejn Faux Sheep Skin Rug</a> | <a href=";from=fn">Fabric Chicks Hanger</a> | <a href=";from=fn">Fabric Elephants Hanger</a> | <a href="">Stripes Around the Cube Bin</a> | <a href=";cm_src=bookcases-storage-shelves%7C%7CNoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-&amp;group=1&amp;sku=331744">3x2 Rolling Storage Shelf</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Jessica AdamsMon, 27 Jan 2014 11:11:15 +0000http:// IdeasAND THE WINNER IS... Jackson &amp; Leroyhttp://<p>And the winner is... (drum roll please)... Jackson &amp; LeRoy Remodeling.</p> <p><img alt="" height="180" src="/site_media/uploads/hba-of-utah.jpg" width="500"> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>What a win!  <a href="">Jackson &amp; LeRoy</a> had the honor of taking home four (count 'em, <em>four</em>) Best of State trophies from the <a href="">Home Builders Association of Utah</a> awards. January 21st was a night of well-deserved recognition and reward for this premier custom home building and remodeling company that has been serving (and styling) the Wasatch Front for nearly two decades.  Coupling quality with integrity, this phenomenal team has made numerous and memorable contributions to our local<em>—</em>and lucky<em>—</em>landscape.  Along with the Utah Remodeler of the Year, Jackson &amp; LeRoy Remodeling was awarded the Utah Remodel Home of the Year, Utah Remodel Kitchen Design and Utah Remodel Home Exterior Design awards.</p> <p> <img alt="" height="664" src="/site_media/uploads/web.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>By puting their clients first, Jackson &amp; LeRoy Remodeling has found a reward that far exceeds any other: Appreciation.  Brandon LeRoy, partner at Jackson &amp; LeRoy sums up his gratitude nicely, "We love what we do, and we love our clients!  It is a privilege to be honored for our work by a great organization like the Home Builders Association of Utah." Hats off to this amazing duo, it is a privilege to work with such an appreciative, devoted and talented organization as yours. We can't wait to see what you've got in store...</p> <p> </p>webinternMon, 27 Jan 2014 09:35:03 +0000http:// the ScenesRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: The Tracy Househttp://<div>I've been in Park City this week making photos of a very cool temporary building for <a href="">CRSA</a> architects at the Sundance Film Festival that I really wanted to show you. However,<span style=""> the Hollywood lawyers intervened and nope! I can't share those photos. What I do have is a set of Frank Lloyd Wright photos I made several years ago of the <a href="">Tracy House</a> that will be used in a new exhibit in Seattle.  </span></div> <p><img alt="" height="391" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/tracy-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/tracy-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/tracy-9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/tracy-10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/tracy-11.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/tracy-15.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 24 Jan 2014 14:32:59 +0000http:// FridayAppliance Technology In 2014http://<p>Appliance trends are on my mind.  The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) recently showcased the hottest new technology across the board, including many advances in kitchen appliances and home automation.  While there are some game-changing prototypes and gadgets anticipated to be released over the next several years, I'd like to focus on appliances currently available, or scheduled to be released shortly. <br><br>I'll show you the top 5 that have caught my attention.<br><br><strong>1.  <a href="" target="_blank">Gaggenau CX 491 Full Surface Induction Cooktop</a></strong><br><img alt="" height="221" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/1-gaggenau-cx-491.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Not only is this cooktop sleek &amp; beautiful, it was also the first full surface induction cooktop on the market.  Cookware of various shapes can be used (up to 4 pots &amp; pans), and the surface will sense where the pan is placed and heat only that area.  <br><br><strong>2.  <a href="" target="_blank">Dacor Discovery iQ 48" Dual-Fuel Range</a></strong><br><img alt="" height="458" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/2-discoveryiq48inchdualfuelrangesideview.jpg" width="500"><br>Winner of "Best of CES 2014 - Home" award<br><br>Features an integrated, wireless Android tablet.  From the website:"With the release of the new Dacor Remote iQ Cooking Application, home chefs can control the range via any smart phone or tablet, from anywhere they are connected.  The Dacor iQ Cooking Application is the perfect tool for busy, connected home chefs - enabling them to watch cooking tutorials, download favorite recipes, and access expert cooking advice, right from the range.  The pre-programmed Dacor Guide eliminates the guesswork in preparing a wide range of dishes; and when the meal is complete, the range automatically switches to a warming mode and informs the user by text message."<br><br><strong>3.  <a href="" target="_blank">Samsung Refrigerator with SodaStream in-door sparkling water dispenser</a></strong><br><img alt="" height="719" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/3-samsungwithsodastream.jpg" width="500"><br><br>While there's nothing connected here, I see more and more people drinking sparkling water, and I think this is an ingenious option to integrate into a refrigerator.<br><br><strong>4.  <a href="" target="_blank">Whirlpool Smart Appliances</a></strong><br><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/4-whirlpoolsmartappliances.jpg" width="500"><br><br>From their website:  "Whirlpool® Smart Appliances with 6th Sense Live™ Technology make it easy to know that everything is running smoothly at home, manage your appliances’ energy usage from anywhere and even control key features remotely. You’re always connected. So you can take care of home with peace of mind–whenever, wherever."<br><br>The collection currently includes a dishwasher, refrigerator, washer, and dryer, all of which can be controlled by a simple app.<br><br><strong>5.  <a href="" target="_blank">Samsung Chef Collection Dishwasher</a></strong> <br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/5-samsungchefcollectiondishwasher.jpg" width="500"><br>Winner of "Best of CES 2014 - Home" award<br><br>While it doesn't have the coolness factor of the "connected" appliances, Samsung has redesigned the way that water is sprayed, calling it a WaterWall, where a wall of water runs back &amp; forth during the cycle, distributing it more evenly than the traditional method.  <a href="" target="_blank">More info.</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 23 Jan 2014 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomUp in Smokehttp://<p><strong>Fire-infused flavor burns hot as one of 2014's top food trends. </strong>No wonder the flavor of fire was named one of the top food trends of the year. Americans are eating more smoked seafood and meat than ever. They're also eating smoked corn, smoked cauliflower, smoked chocolate gelato. They're sipping smoked vodka and ,yes, even smoked water. Tempted to take up smoking? We're here to help you get started. </p> <h1><strong>Top Tools: How to smoke at home</strong></h1> <p><img alt="upinsmoke" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c1005.jpg" title="upinsmoke" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="smokinggun" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/surlatable1038272_s.jpg" title="smokinggun" width="500"></p> <p>The battery-operated smoking gun allows you to smoke virtualy everything. Load it with your combustible of choice, point and shoot cool smoke flavor into anything. Because it's cool, you can smoke anything from salad to meringue. If you want to. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="stovetop" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/surlatable14831_01_s.jpg" title="stovetop" width="500"></p> <p>A stove-top smoker is a more authentic way to get that irresistable aroma. About the size of a brownie pan, the smoker has a rack, a perforated pan and a sealable top, as well as assorted wood chips. </p> <p><img alt="liquidsmoke" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/1.jpg" title="liquidsmoke" width="500"></p> <p>Liquid Smoke, that '50s favorite, is actually made from real smoke. Who knew? The smoke from wood chips is condensed into solids or liquids, then dissolved in water by a process called destructive distillation. </p> <p> </p> <h2>Into the Wood: Fashioning Your Fire Flavor</h2> <p>                                      </p> <p><strong>Cherry and Apple</strong>: Slightly sweet and fruity; mild, so good for poultry and ham</p> <p><strong>Hickory: </strong>Popular and pungent, so use it on heavy bee<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Oak: </strong>A strong but not especially pungent smoke; good for beef</p> <p><strong>Alser: </strong>Is great with fish, especially salmon                                                       </p> <p><strong>Maple</strong>: A lighter, sweeter hardwood good with pork</p> <p><strong>Pecan:</strong> Use on large cuts of meat</p> <p><strong>TIP: </strong>Spice up your smoke by adding one or more of these ingredietns to flavor your wood: tea, fresh orange or grapefruit peel, jasmine rice, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise pods and rosemary branches. </p>Mary MaloufWed, 22 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// The MagazineOn the TableBehind The Scenes: At Easehttp://<p><img alt="" height="621" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>A behind the scenes video look af the <a href="/blog/2013/12/06/at-ease/" target="_blank">At Ease entertainment</a> feature in the winter edition of Utah Style.</p> <p>At Ease: A team of party pros offers a fresh, stress-free appraoch to throwing a serene winter soiree.</p> <p><iframe height="276" src="" width="490"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Entertaining With Ease- Utah Style</strong></p> <p>Quick Tips: <br>Set The Scene<br>Prepare Ahead Of Time<br>Man The Bar<br>Invite Friends To Help<br>Serve Small Plates From A Buffet<br>Mingle With Guests<br>Dine Casually</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Entertaining With Ease- Utah Style</strong></p> <p>Filmed &amp; Edited: Amanda Pratt<br>Catering: <a href="" target="_blank">The Blended Table</a><br>Decor &amp; Flowers: <a href="" target="_blank">Decorations Inc.</a> <br>Guests: Friends of <a href="" target="_blank">City Home Collective</a><br>Mixologist: Ryan Manning<br>Thanks to: Emery Lortsher, Colour Maisch, Stacey Jo Rabiger, Gary Vlasic, Cody Derrick, Ruby Claire Johnson, Ryan Manning, Mark Seely, Amanda Hansen, Brad Mee &amp; Val Rasmussen</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 22 Jan 2014 08:00:00 +0000http:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TablePartiesMeet Up: Keep It Small And Savvyhttp://<p>When it comes to meetings these days, few are actually taking place in the designated conference room. Designers are moving from big spaces to more available, quaint, and efficient "collaboration stations." With technologically savvy advances such as conference calls, Skype meetings and cell phones becoming a staple in the workspace, Anne-Marie with AMB Design is focusing on putting technology at the forefront of meeting space design. </p> <p>Integrating technology into petite workspaces is no easy feat; but for <a href="" target="_blank">AMB Design</a> it's a fun challenge. </p> <p>A few tips from Anne-Marie:</p> <p><strong>Plan ahead:</strong> What technology do you want in your workspace now, and what will you want in it next year? Plan your design for both possibilities, not just for the moment. </p> <p><img alt="" height="722" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/annmarie1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Create comfort—but not too much</strong>: Make sure your space is acoustically sound. Hard surfaces generate exhaustion. Spaces that are chic and cozy with sound efficiency in mind are best for quick collaborations. </p> <p><img alt="" height="601" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/annmarie2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Keep it clean</strong>: Clean surfaces are key. Conference tables should be free of everything—even technology! Create small storage beneath the table for computer, charger and device storing. </p> <p><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/annmarie3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Go the extra mile</strong>: Making quick fixes to accomodate your technology in a conference is tempting—but technology in meetings is here to stay. Make customized design solutions, they are worth it!</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 21 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Clean Kitchen Spacehttp://<p>Rework your space to improve the functionality of your kitchen.  While modern additions will invite visitors in, they'll also provide culinary-grade cooking capabilities and ample counter space, leaving everyone eager to eat up.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A wall was removed and the layout completely reworked to improve functionality and open space</li> <li>Outfitted with eco-friendly cabintry and countertops as well as Energy Star-rated appliances leave the kitchen looking modern</li> <li>A long colored rug catches any artist's attention and elongates the room while adding flair</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ron Henriksen, Scott Henriksen of <a href="" target="_blank">GSBS Architects</a>, Justin Jacobs and David Brems</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Radiant Orchidhttp://<p>The <a href="">Pantone 2014 Color of the Year</a> is a shade that looks great in both <a href="">fashion</a> and home decor. The punchy purple-pink hue known as Radiant Orchid is a perfect excuse for looking forward to spring and brining a sense of happiness to your home and your life in general.</p> <p>For more inspiration on home and fashion design in this color, visit my <a href="">Radiant Orchid board on Pinterest</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/radiantorchid.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p><a href="">Benjamin Moore</a> paint swatches in 'Pre-Dawn Sky' 'Crushed Berries' 'Vintage Claret' and 'Hot Lips'</p> <p>Juliette Tufted Headboard: <a href=";afid=109823&amp;clkid=820280609&amp;lnm=1-6759">Target</a></p> <p>Safavieh Paradise Purple Viscose Rug: <a href=";kid=9553000357392&amp;track=pspla&amp;ef_id=UhMKRwAAAJ8pIa6W:20131205181451:s">Overstock</a></p> <p>Allegory Chair: <a href=";publisherId=109823&amp;clickId=820280949">Lulu &amp; Georgia</a></p> <p>Fringed Mohair Throw: <a href="">Zara Home</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Temperley London</a> S/S 14 Collection</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 20 Jan 2014 10:51:06 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Hot Propertieshttp://<p>Last week, I showed some of my favorite commercial project photos from last year. This week, its residential projects. All of these residences are very well done and were a pleasure to photograph.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/1349-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/b-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/b-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/c-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="693" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/dbb3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/e-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="235" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/f-15.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/f-26.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="284" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/jh-17.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/jt-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/lm-52.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/n-9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 17 Jan 2014 15:56:59 +0000http:// FridayThe Case for Cauliflowerhttp://<p>Topping today's trends lists, cauliflower proves itself in many mouth-watering ways. </p> <p><img alt="CauliflowerCover" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c1066.jpg" title="CauliflowerCover" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="Warmsalad" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c1127.jpg" title="Warmsalad" width="500"> </p> <p><strong>Warm Cauliflower Salad                                                             </strong></p> <p>Steam small cauliflower florets until just tender. Toss with      </p> <p>cooked, diced bacon, sautéed chopped onion, balsamic </p> <p>vinegar, a pinch of mustard, salt, a teaspoon or so of honey,</p> <p>pepper and chopped parsley. Serve warm. </p> <p><img alt="couscous" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c1079.jpg" title="couscous" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Cauliflower "Couscous"</strong></p> <p>Wash cauliflower florets and pulse in the processor until they</p> <p>resemble couscous. Sauté cauliflower kernels in olive oil with</p> <p>garlic clove until al dente. Season and top with mixed </p> <p>roasted vegetables and pine nuts. </p> <p><img alt="roasted" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c1101.jpg" title="roasted" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Roasted Cauliflower</strong></p> <p>Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil and place in an ovenproof</p> <p>pan with mashed garlic. Roast at 500 degrees for about 15 </p> <p>minutes, turning frequently so cauliflower browns lightly. </p> <p>Squeeze lemon juice over the florets and sprinkle with freshly</p> <p>grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.</p> <p><img alt="mash" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c1157.jpg" title="mash" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Cauliflower Mash</strong></p> <p>Boil cauliflower florets until tender; drain thoroughly and pat</p> <p>dry. Do not let cool. Put florets in food processor with 2 Tbsp.</p> <p>cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. salted butter, 1 clove minced garlic and</p> <p>pulse until smooth. Thin with chicken or vegetable stock, if </p> <p>necessary. Season liberally with pepper. Garnish with chopped</p> <p>chives. </p> <p> </p> <h1><strong>Prep Pointers</strong></h1> <p><strong>Choose </strong>firm heads with no brown spots. </p> <p><strong>Buy</strong> cauliflower whole, and break it into florets to get the freshest flavor.</p> <p><strong>Store</strong> cauliflower stem side down in the fridge.</p> <p><strong>Break</strong> cauliflower into florets before cooking to ensure more even cooking.</p> <p><strong>Know</strong> that purple cauliflower cooks faster than white. </p> <p><strong>Use</strong> broccoflower--the chartreuese cross between cauliflower and broccoli-- as you would cauliflower.</p> <p><strong>Experiment</strong> with cauliflower as a low-carb starch or potato substitute. </p>Mary MaloufWed, 15 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableRecipesStyle File: The X Factorhttp://<p>Providing graphic relief from straight lines and curvy forms, X marks the spot under some of today's most arresting tables.</p> <p><img alt="" height="716" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/n9987_2247002rs.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Bernhardt Irving bunching table, $627, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Alice Lane Home Collection</strong></a>, Orem</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/hickorychair1578_10_12.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Montpelier side table by Hickory Chair, $3,210 as shown, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Foresy's Furniture Galleries</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/madisonmccordct6498-900x900.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Leather-topped cocktail table, $1,595, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Madison McCord Interiors</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/modshopdsc_6926.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Rosewood X-leg coffee table, $1,295, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Mod Shop</strong></a>,</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/schnadig-end-table.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Cross Your Legs end table, $1,020, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Hamilton Park Interiors</strong></a>, Murray</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="492" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/bolier63053h.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Bolier Domicile cocktail table, $3,900, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>LMK Interior Design</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/cg-sparksfreighttruck_coffeetable.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Freight truck coffee table, $710, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>C.G. Sparks</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="208" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/restorationhardwaretimber-trestle-door-table-p_silo.jpg" width="500"> </p> <p>Timber Trestle door table, $1,995-$2,195, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Restoration Hardware</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 14 Jan 2014 12:35:49 +0000http:// IdeasRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Charming Renovationhttp://<p>Do you see value in old things but also have the passion, patience and determination to nurture a home renovation project? Here's to renovating any style cottage while retaining its old-fashioned charm.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before/During:</p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Simple whitewashed woodwork complement this historic Queen Anne cottage's original, locally harvested sandstone brick</li> <li>Fresh landscaping adds a depth to the yard and home</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Gordon Wood and <a href="" target="_blank">Robert McArthur</a></p>webinternMon, 13 Jan 2014 12:00:02 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Best Shots of 2013http://<p class="p1">Here are some of my favorite projects I worked on last year. These are all wonderful examples of just how good architecture is in Utah. I spent some time with one of the best American architects of our era, John Lautner, who told me "those architects up there in Utah, now they know how to do it right." I agree.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="351" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/casper-9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="284" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/do-13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/e-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/ff2-16.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/g-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/hi-west-ext1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="237" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/mv9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="262" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/mv18.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="246" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/na-11.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/pc-bus-21.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/vf-25.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/w-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 10 Jan 2014 10:47:07 +0000http:// Friday2014 Brings A Fun Mix Of Materialshttp://<p><img alt="" height="556" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/1-enzycollage.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><span><span>collage of materials for a current enzy design project</span></span></p> <p><span><span>To bring in the new year, we'll be doing a series of Kitchen Design trends for 2014 over the next few posts, starting with this one:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>Mixed Materials, Finishes, and Metals</strong><br><br>We've already seen a wide variety of finishes being used in kitchens, but we expect it to continue for several reasons: <br> 1.    Continued interest in developing materials from salvaged / reclaimed items.<br> 2.    Improved technology means new materials are being designed and introduced, ready to be used in creative ways.<br> 3.    Ongoing trend of kitchens being being thought of as "rooms" with the look of coordinating furniture pieces and colors (rather than the traditional kitchen where all the cabinets are the same color and style)<br>The mixing of textures, finishes, and design styles allows for endless possibilities.  This trend opens the door for great design, and really bad design too if it's not implemented properly.  <br><br>Here are some examples of mixed finishes, colors, materials, and textures, all which transform these kitchens into unique spaces with loads of personality.  Note that this applies to all sorts of design styles.<br><br>The mix of modern and rustic/farmhouse, along with the character of the artwork, create a lot of personality in this kitchen.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/3-mixedmaterials.jpg" width="500"><br><br>The shiny brass hood and range accents are the conversation points in this kitchen, which also mixes in glossy black, white, marble, stainless steel, and rattan.<br><br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/2-cococozyneworleanskitchen.jpg" width="500"><br>Image source:  <a href="" target="_blank">cococozy</a><br> <br>These next 2 images demonstrate the effect of using more than 2 paint colors in the cabinetry.  <br><br><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/4-mixedmaterials.jpg" width="500"><br>Image source:  <a href="!" target="_blank">enzy design</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/5-fornerlavoymixedcabinetryfinishes.jpg" width="500"><br>Image source:  <a href="" target="_blank">fornerlavoy</a></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Rough wall textures contrast nicely with smooth modern finishes.<br><img alt="" height="230" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/6-loftinteriordesignmixedmaterial.jpg" width="500"><br>Image source: <a href="" target="_blank">archinspire</a></span></span></p> <p><span><span>This kitchen uses 2 different cabinet finishes and 2 different countertop finishes. The result is anything but boring.<br><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/7-mixedmaterialskitchentiles.jpg" width="500"><br>Image source: <a href="" target="_blank">house to home</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/8-bettalivingphoenixplumaubergine.jpg" width="500"><br>Image source: <a href="" target="_blank">house to home</a></span></span></p> <p><span><span>The addition of the rough wood at the island adds a unique touch.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/9-mixedmaterials.jpg" width="500"><br>Image source: <a href="" target="_blank">marcus design inc</a></span></span></p> <p><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling. <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPin of the Week: A Space Odysseyhttp://<p>Open up any room with the space saver that packs a punch – the wall-mounted desk. Whether it folds down, pops open or swings out, the wall-mounted desk is bound to be the niftiest accessory your wall will meet this year.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/Pins/decorame.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/Pins/rollouttumblr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Pins/californiahomedesign.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/Pins/spacesaver.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">acro desk box</a>, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, <a href=""></a></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 08 Jan 2014 12:33:46 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsRoom To RoomStyle File: Sun Worshippinghttp://<p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/sunworshipping.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Sunflower sunburst mirror, $492, <a href="" target="_blank">Details</a>, SLC</p> <p>The sunburst mirror has shone brightly throughout the annals of design for centuries.  France's Sun King, Louis XIV inspired the rage and Hollywood Regency style devotees are counted among its most fervent fans.  Add us to the list of sunburst admirers.  We love how the radiant piece, fashioned in infinite forms, can dazzle most any decor---including yours.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 07 Jan 2014 20:57:50 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Revamped Vanityhttp://<p>If your master bathroom suite suffers from frustrated features, raise your hand. Now is the time to make your vanity wall the focal point by coupling savvy and shimmering finishes with high-style fixtures.  As you design everything to coordinate with the eye-catching backdrop of your vanity wall, your bathroom will marry function and form brilliantly to create a space both sexy and spectacular.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="668" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/vanity.jpg" width="500"> </p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Elevated 3form inset windows punctuate the 10-foot vanity wall providing natural light for the closet</li> <li>Floor-to-ceiling <a href="" target="_blank">Walker Zanger</a> tile clads an eye-catching vanity wall replete with flush-mounted mirrors</li> <li>Wall-hung bamboo cabinets are underlit with LED lights to create the illusion that they float</li> <li>Contemporary pendant lights illuminate the vanity without puncturing the wall's glass tile work</li> <li>A thick Cambria quartz countertop adds visual weight to the expansive double vanity</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="762" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/vanity2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by <a href="" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a>, SLC Interior Designer</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 06 Jan 2014 12:39:46 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway to Room: Polished Pastelhttp://<p>The holidays are just behind us, so is it too early to start thinking about spring? Of course it's not in the fashion world where spring trends bloomed on the runways months ago. Then why not get an early start on letting a little spring inside your home?</p> <p>While we're wishing for a taste of warmer weather, nothing says freshness and springtime like pastels. The creamy colors add a lively touch to any space.</p> <p><img alt="" height="263" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/pastelrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>From left:</p> <p>Kontiki Groove Rug, <a href="|eb2ac401-6f57-4ab8-8cb9-8e3a0757889a_kontiki%20groove|344f1c4c-6e24-48b3-abdc-e50cfc958e9b">Holland &amp; Sherry</a></p> <p>Alice Porcelain Dish, <a href="">Muhs Home</a></p> <p>Zagazoo Pillow, <a href="">Osborne &amp; Little</a></p> <p>Diamante Wallpaper, <a href="">Hygge &amp; West</a></p> <p>Welsh Honeycomb Heirloom Throw, <a href="">Terrain</a></p> <p>Image of Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 Runway by Thomas Concordia/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 06 Jan 2014 11:45:07 +0000http:// IdeasRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Rekindled Kitchenhttp://<p>Rekindle the timeless ideal that the kitchen is the heart of any home. As you focus on integrating functionality and style appropriate for cooking, you're kitchen is bound to be the gathering place for comfort and cuisine.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before/During:</p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Vintage bare bulb pendant lights and and exposed ceiling rafters juxtapose old and new design</li> <li>Unfinished walls create a crisp contrast with the distressed cabintry island</li> <li>White cabintry reflects a style typical of the Queen Anne revival period</li> <li>A farmhouse sink melds traditional feel with modern functionality</li> <li>Concrete countertops bridge the stylistic generational gap</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="712" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Gordon Wood and <a href="" target="_blank">Robert McArthur</a></p>webinternWed, 01 Jan 2014 12:55:59 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Close-Knit and Comfortable Family Roomhttp://<p>The goal of any family room is a combination of what you want it to look like and <em>feel</em> like. Refashion your family room to become a renewed sanctuary capable of stylishly serving your family for many years to come. </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Picked a softer hued wood to accompany and harmonize the muted walls</li> <li>Added handcrafted furnishings to make the room more comfortable</li> <li>Expanded existing small skylights into a large beamed overhead opening, flooding the space with sunlight</li> <li>Replaced an ordinary single door with an arched double doorway leading to a revamped living room</li> <li>Personalized the room with paintings, vases and rugs</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by <a href="" target="_blank">Warren Lloyd</a>, SLC Architect</p>webinternWed, 01 Jan 2014 12:47:52 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateHoliday Cheershttp://<p>‘Tis the season for celebrations. Champagne cocktails offer a festive way to toast each and every one.</p> <p><strong>IN VOGUE…AGAIN</strong><br>The champagne cocktail proves the classics never go out of style. Good sparkling wine can make a celebration out of any occasion. The current vogue for cocktails has revived interest in the champagne cocktail, and new versions of this classic are on bar menus all over Utah.</p> <p><img alt="" height="562" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/holidaycheers.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>The Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe</strong>:</p> <p>3 oz. champagne or <br>sparkling wine <br>1/3 oz. cognac<br>2 dashes Angostura bitters <br>1 sugar cube <br><br>Place the sugar cube in a champagne glass. Saturate with Angostura bitters. Add champagne and cognac. Enjoy.</p> <p><strong>BUDGET BUBBLIES</strong><br>Three wallet-friendly bubblies when concocting a champagne cocktail.<br>1. Gruet Winery in New Mexico makes several styles of sparkling wine, but the flagship is the Gruet Brut, NV, a crisp but complex, classic wine; food-friendly, but great alone and a deal at $14.99.<br>2.  Simonnet-Febvre produces several made in the methode champenoise but called Cremant de Bourgogne. One of my faves is the 100% pinot noir, with a food-friendly sturdiness sometimes lacking in less expensive bubblies. $18.99<br>3.  Gloria Ferrer’s newish sparkler, Va de Vi Ultra Cuvee, is slightly sweet at first sip, but the sugar fades immediately to a tart fruit flavor with a toasty backbone. $17.99</p>Mary MaloufMon, 30 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesPhoto Friday: Best Shots of Winterhttp://<p>Another year has zoomed by. Mine's been filled with great projects, wonderful clients, some good adventures and, unfortunately, a few losses—I'll miss them. My hope to everyone is for a fine holiday season with lots of love and kindness. Here are some of my favorite winter shots from the last year.</p> <p><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/7copy.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/a22.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/cabin4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/chris-ext-6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/pc-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="717" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/pc2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/pc3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/pc4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/pc5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/pc6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/wc-53-8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/z1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 27 Dec 2013 21:36:40 +0000http:// FridayToastmaster&#39;s Tipshttp://<p><strong><img alt="" height="1000" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/champagne.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Here's to 2014....</strong></p> <p>The holiday's have arrived, here are our tips for the perfect toast:</p> <p>1- Provide a variety of drinks for taostings. Champagne, sparkling cider, and even club soda offer plenty of bubbles and accomodate adults, abstainers, and under-agers alike.</p> <p>2- Experts suggest hosts toast their guests once everyone is seated at the table or just before dessert is served.</p> <p>3- When making a toast, keep it short. Two or three sentences are about right.</p> <p>4- When clinking fragile flutes during a toast, tilt the glasses sideways and make contact gently at the bodies of the glasses. Tapping near the mouth of the pieces can cause them to break or chip and put excess pressure on the stems.</p> <p>5- In large get-togethers, don't attempt to clink glasses with everyone during a toast. Clink with those nearby and simply raise your glass in the air while nodding to others out of reach.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/champagnecork.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Preparing to Pour</strong></p> <p>Chill a bottle of champagne at least three hours in a refrigerator or 30 minutes on ice (add water to the ice to accelerate the chilling process). After removing the foil and wire basket from the bottle's top, slightly tilt the bottle in one hand and grasp the cork in the other. Hold the cork still and turn the bottle. The cork should release with a "sigh" not a "pop". This technique helps retain the champagne's bubbles, as does pouring the sparkling wine gently into the mouth of a tilted glass.</p> <p>Cheers!</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 26 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesHoliday Pin: Surname Decorhttp://<p>Radiant red holly berries and hunter green burlap ribbon create the perfect combination for this holiday letter display.</p> <p><img alt="" height="517" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/gwreath.jpg" width="376"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">DIY Pinterest idea</a></p>webinternTue, 24 Dec 2013 15:12:15 +0000http:// IdeaWhich Cover Would You Choose? | Utah Style Winter Issuehttp://<p>It's that time again, the new issue hits newsstands January 1st. Let us know which cover you would have picked by leaving a comment below for a chance to win <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Room Recipes, A Creative &amp; Stylish Guide To Interior Design</em></a> by local designer <a href="" target="_blank">Tonya Olsen.</a> Winner will be chosen Monday January 6, 2013.</p> <p><img alt="" height="604" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/usdw14altcovers-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="604" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/usdw14altcovers-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="604" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/usdw14altcovers-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Tonya Olsen shares ownership of <a href="" target="_blank">LIV Showroom</a>, a full service interior design firm and retail showroom in Bountiful Utah. She holds a masters degree in interior design and has over twenty years of professional design experience. <a href=";qid=1378819076&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=room+recipes" target="_blank">Room Recipes, A Creative &amp; Stylish Guide To Interior Design</a> was released at the end of 2013.</em></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 23 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000http:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaPhoto Friday: Accept the Challengehttp://<p>My friend and photography mentor, architect <a href="">Arthur Dyson</a>, told me that one of the tests of an architect’s creativity is a difficult lot. This week, I share photographs of a Park Meadows home designed by Scott Jaffa, AIA, and built by the <a href="">Jaffa Group</a>.</p> <p>The homeowners selected a long, narrow remnant lot on the bench with homes already built on each side, and they wanted a design that maximized the views. The resulting home accomplishes 180-degree views of the mountains, yet Scott Jaffa preserves privacy from the built homes. The open floor plan allows for seeing the views across the space and fills the space with beautiful daytime light. The highly contemporary interior is dazzling, but the design still directs the eye outside. Hopefully, my photos show that it is a challenging job well done.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h-43.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="800" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h2-9.jpg" width="471"></p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h2-16.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="746" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h2-23.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h2-25.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h2-28.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h2-30.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="435" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/h2-32.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 20 Dec 2013 12:17:04 +0000http:// FridayRunway to Room: All That Glittershttp://<p>The New Year's holiday is all about things that sparkle. We toast at midnight with a sip of sparkling cider or champagne and we deck ourselves and our home in glitter and sequins.</p> <p>If you're entertaining this holiday, here are a few pieces of sparkle to outfit both yourself and your home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/glitterrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Mosaic Glass Vase, <a href=";cm_src=candles-candleholders||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Leeber Candle Holders, <a href="">Macy's</a></p> <p>Sequined Placemats, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>'Sequin Spill' Pillow, <a href=";cm_ite=nordstrom_at_home_'sequin_spill'_pillow:682916&amp;cm_pla=home:accent_pillows&amp;cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&amp;mr:referralID=bc63f03e-6998-11e3-9104-001b2166c62d">Nordstrom</a></p> <p>Starry String Lights, <a href=";categoryId=cat2210113">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Ruched Front Sequin Evening Gown, <a href="">Badgley Mischka</a></p>Jessica AdamsFri, 20 Dec 2013 10:35:22 +0000http:// IdeasJust Days Before Christmas and All Through the Greenhousehttp://<p>Cold, inversions and hustle-and-bustle shopping — who needs them? One trip to <a href="">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a> reminds me of why this hot spot is among my favorite places to holiday shop and spend time. Check out the amazing amaryllises, wreaths and arrangements. And while there, welcome Rachel Howells and her team at Roots. She recently set up shop inside the greenhouse, and her studio and work area are fantastic!</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/statues.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/wreathwall.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/berrywreath.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="562" src="/site_media/uploads/wagon.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/wreathwall.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/ball.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/amarylisct.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> <img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/rootss.jpg"></p>Brad MeeThu, 19 Dec 2013 16:33:55 +0000http:// FindsIn the GardenEasy Tutorial To Upgrade Your Showerheadhttp://<p><strong>A Surprisingly Easy Update to Make Your Holiday Houseguests More Comfortable</strong><br><br>Are you expecting inlaws or other houseguests over the holidays?  I am.  <br><br>There are usual things to do in order to make their stay more comfortable, such as providing comfortable bedding, stocking the pantry with foods they like, and putting holiday scented candles in the guest room.<br><br>But if you really want to make your guests comfortable, here's a quick and easy little DIY project:  Upgrade the shower head.  A new shower head can create a completely different showering experience.  And it's so easy to do!  To prove it, I had a girlfriend come by last night and we changed out our guest bath showerhead.  It took just 20 minutes and a couple glasses of wine.  <br><br>Here's a simple step-by-step.<br><br>Step 1:  Buy the new shower head.  <a href="" target="_blank">Brizo</a> supplied me with their <a href="" target="_blank">Hydrati 2|1 shower head</a> to try out.  The unique design gives us a handshower option without reworking the plumbing - a perfect retrofit solution.  And their Hydrati technology maximizes water flow, using large droplets that retain heat and create a luxurious spray.</p> <p><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/01-86275-pc-b1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/02-img_0116.jpg" width="500"><br> <br>Step 2:  Read instructions.</p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/03-img_0118.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Step 3:  Using pipe wrench (we used vice grips since they were nearby), unscrew old shower head from arm.  You may need to hold arm in place to keep it from turning with the head (which could cause damage behind the tile).</p> <p><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/04-img_0122.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Step 4:  This wasn't noted in instructions, but we decided it would be a good idea.  Wrap teflon tape around threads.  2 or 3 layers should be fine.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/05-img_0128.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Step 5:  Screw new shower head in place.  Our instructions said to only tighten by hand.  If you need to use a wrench, wrap the shower head in a towel or rag first to protect the finish.</p> <p><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/06-img_0129.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/07-img_0130.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Step 6 &amp; 7:  These only apply to this specific shower head.  Screw hose and handshower in place (we used more teflon tape here).<br><br><img alt="" height="232" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/08-brizohydratiinstalled.jpg" width="500"><br>Step 8:  Test the shower head to ensure there are no leaks (test all the functions if applicable).<br> <br>And that's it! (Disclaimer: Please don't judge the existing tile. The remodeling of the guest bath is on the 2014 to-do list!)</p> <p><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 19 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Twine Pearshttp://<p>Before you throw the burnt bulb away, why not turn it into a fun piece to add to a table centerpiece or basket? Wrap twine around old light bulbs to create these upscale pear-shaped decorations perfect for any season.</p> <p><img alt="" height="707" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/pears.gif" width="500"></p>webinternWed, 18 Dec 2013 18:07:09 +0000http:// IdeasDIYHoliday Pin: Pinecone Decorhttp://<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year. Spruce everything up from gifts and packages to windows and hearths with simple strands of pinecones and ribbon. </p> <p><img alt="" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/pinecones.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">DIY Pinterest idea</a></p>webinternMon, 16 Dec 2013 18:15:58 +0000http:// IdeaPhoto Friday: Beyond the Unexpectedhttp://<p>I love design surprises, especially when they are executed well. Maybe because so many of Park City’s early luxury homes were built from logs that by nature necessitate straight lines, but curves on the mountain surprise and delight me. They also challenge me to look deeper for the best shots by exploring the view or living advantage intended by the design.</p> <p><span style="">This Deer Crest home is an example of moving beyond the unexpected. The architecture is by <a href="">Upwall Design</a>, it is built by <a href="">Germania Construction</a> (Craig Mogul), and <a href="">Paula Berg Design Associates</a> executed the interiors.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/dc-19-2.jpg" width="500"><br><br><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/dc-19-8.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/dc-19-9.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/dc-19-10.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/dc-19-11.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="800" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/dc-19-13.jpg" width="484"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/dc-19-16.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 13 Dec 2013 16:53:10 +0000http:// FridayDiscover The Powder Ice Lounge At The Waldorf Astoriahttp://<p>Yes the weather outside is frightful, but without the cold temperatures you wouldn't have the delightful winter wonderland style of the <a href="" target="_blank">Waldorf Astoria Powder Ice Lounge</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/wapc_powder_ice_lounge_bar.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Schedule of events at the Powder Ice Lounge</strong>:</p> <p><strong>Opening of the Powder Ice Lounge</strong><br>December 20<br>Celebrate Après Ski in style with Powder’s outdoor Ice Lounge, made up of a 14-foot bar made fully of carved ice adorned with sculpted ice furniture. Full service bar and lounge on the Powder Terrace, open for the winter season.<br><br><strong>Breakfast with Santa at Powder</strong><br>December 21, 9 am – noon<br>Bring your Christmas wish lists and enjoy a Buttermilk Pancake Bar and the Cookie Decoration Station alongside Santa in the Presidential Suite. Pictures will be taken and small gifts from Santa will be passed out. The cost is $24 per adult, $15 per child. Reservations can be made directly through Powder at 435.647.5566 or through <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br><br><strong>Christmas Eve and Day Dinner</strong><br>December 24 &amp; 25, 5 pm – 10 pm<br>Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Powder with your family and loved ones and enjoy a 4-course Prix Fixe menu featuring Elk Carpaccio, Porcini Mushroom Tortellini and Seared Filet Mignon. The cost is $72 per adult, $35 per child and reservations can be made directly through Powder at 435.647.5566 or through <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/wapc_powder_ice_lounge_champagne.jpg" width="500"><br><br><strong>New Year’s Eve Dinner</strong><br>December 31, 5 pm – 10 pm<br>Toast to the New Year in Powder with our Prix Fixe menu featuring a Crispy Calamari Salad, Surf and Turf and a collection of decadent dessert. The cost is $130 per person, children’s menu available.<br><br><strong>New Year’s Eve Celebration</strong><br>December 31, 10 pm – 1 am<br>Ring in 2014 at Waldorf Astoria Park City with an exclusive New Year’s Eve after party.  The hotel will be hosting live entertainment with an open bar, hors d’ oeuvres, champagne toast, and balloon drop at midnight. The cost is $130 for dinner, $150 for the after party or $250 for both the dinner and after party; must be 21 years of age to attend. Reservations for both events can be made directly through Powder at 435.647.5566 or through <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p>Cynthia YeoThu, 12 Dec 2013 11:37:04 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TableInto the Mountains and Through the Woodshttp://<p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/intothemountains1.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Nestled in the woods, Eldridge's Brighton Estates cabin awaits the evening's dinner party. Photo by Darryl Dobson.</em></p> <p class="p1">Picture the inside of a vintage snow globe. Feathery flakes swirl around an A-frame cabin and a warm glow emanates from the windows as smoke curls from the chimney. Inside, a table laden with wine bottles and gleaming glasses sits at the ready. </p> <p class="p2">But look closer and the nostalgic scene gives way to a thoroughly modern sense of comfort and fun. All set for a party, a foot-high dinner table surrounded by big satiny pillows beckons guests to get comfortable on the floor. In the background, a talented tattooed chef is hard at work in the open kitchen.</p> <p class="p2">That was the scene at Katie Eldridge’s lovingly renovated cabin in <a href="">Brighton Estates</a> on a blustery night last March. Owner of <a href="">Panic Button Media</a> in Park City, Eldridge is a part-time resident of this remote neighborhood located about two miles from Guardsman Pass. There, winter means the only modes of transportation are snowcats and snowmobiles, and watchful neighbors are the most precious commodity. All were employed for the dinner Eldridge hosted as a fundraiser for the <a href="">National Ability Center (NAC)</a>—a Park City nonprofit known globally for supporting and enabling the dreams of people with disabilities and making it possible for them to engage in all kinds of sports. Most NAC benefit dinners (there are several, all on the same evening) are staged in palatial settings around Park City. This one, geared to the more adventurous NAC donors, unfolded in a 900-square-foot space. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="651" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/intothemountains2.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The party's set-up crew hikes into Brighton Estates, located in the mountains above Park City, Brighton and Midway. Photo by Darryl Dobson.</em></p> <p class="p2">Snow flurries flying, guests convened just off Guardsman. Some climbed into a compact snowcat, others hopped onto snowmobiles. About 25 minutes later, they all piled out into knee-deep snow and stomped into the cozy cabin. Vintners Jason and Suzanne McConnell of Rivino Winery were already settled in, ready to pour their  wines, all donated to the cause. Rivino, a boutique winery in Mendocino, produces only about 2,000 cases a year. </p> <p class="p2">After treating guests to fat, juicy strawberries sprinkled with cinnamon (surprisingly compatible with Rivino’s chardonnay), chef Asi Yoked of Park City’s Reef’s Restaurant served a gorgeous red snapper ceviche with mango, shallots, grape tomatoes and fresh ginger. Next up, white shrimp with watermelon and Bulgarian feta; filet mignon with a mild tomato “stew” and a fresh quail egg. Hot whiskey Malabi (a rich milk pudding) fortified each diner for the ride back to the Pass.  </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/intothemountains3.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Guests dine at a low-sitting table that Eldridge's neighbor built using aspen trunks for legs. Photo by Darryl Dobson.</em></p> <p class="p2">Bellies full, guests reluctantly headed back out into the night, back into the snowcat, back on the snowmobiles, back to a world made a little better through generosity and gracious entertaining.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/into-the-mountains-and-through-the-woods/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Gallery with more photos from Eldridge's cabin dinner party</a>.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>webinternWed, 11 Dec 2013 19:38:07 +0000http:// The MagazineThe Case for Cauliflowerhttp://<p><img alt="" height="404" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/caseforcauliflower1.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1">Step <span style="">aside kale and brussels sprouts, cauliflower is taking the title as the latest unlikely star of the kitchen. More than a cloud-white head of bland, cauliflower surprises with hues of orange, purple and chartreuse as well as unexpected preparation possibilities. Look beyond the usual rocky (or mushy) side dish of buttered florets. Forget cauliflower’s modest role as an inevitable part of a crudités platter. Instead, take inspiration from innovative chefs who are crumbling, creaming and roasting it for a delicious reveal on the plate.</span></p> <p class="p1"><em>All recipe photos by Adam Finkle, plates from Williams-Sonoma, SLC.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><span style="">Warm Cauliflower Salad</span></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><span style=""><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/warm-cauliflower-salad.jpg" width="400"></span></strong></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">Steam small cauliflower florets until just tender. Toss with cooked, diced bacon, sautéed chopped onion, balsamic vinegar, a pinch of mustard, salt, a teaspoon or so of honey, pepper and chopped parsley. Serve warm.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cauliflower "Couscous"</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><span style=""><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/cauliflower-couscous.jpg" width="400"></span></strong></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">Wash cauliflower florets and pulse in the processor until they resemble couscous. Sauté cauliflower kernels in olive oil with a garlic clove until al dente. Season and top with mixed roasted vegetables and pine nuts.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cauliflower Mash</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><span style=""><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/cauliflower-mash.jpg" width="400"></span></strong></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">Boil cauliflower florets until tender; drain thoroughly and pat dry. Do not let cool. Put florets in food processor with 2 Tbsp. cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. salted butter, 1 clove minced garlic and pulse until smooth. Thin with chicken or vegetable stock, if necessary. Season liberally with pepper. Garnish with chopped chives.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Roasted Cauliflower</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/roasted-cauliflower.jpg" width="400"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil and place in an ovenproof pan with mashed garlic. Roast at 500 degrees for about 15 minutes, turning frequently so cauliflower browns lightly. Squeeze lemon juice over the florets and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Prep Pointers</strong></p> <p class="p1">Choose <span style="">firm heads with no brown spots.</span></p> <p class="p1">Buy <span style="">cauliflower whole, and break it into florets to get the freshest flavor.</span></p> <p class="p1">Store <span style="">cauliflower stem side down in the fridge. </span></p> <p class="p1">Break <span style="">cauliflower into florets before cooking to ensure more even cooking. </span></p> <p class="p1">Know <span style="">that purple cauliflower cooks faster than white.</span></p> <p class="p1">Use <span style="">broccoflower—the chartreuse cross between cauliflower and broccoli—as you would cauliflower. </span></p> <p class="p1">Experiment <span style="">with cauliflower as a low-carb starch or potato substitute.</span></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>Mary MaloufWed, 11 Dec 2013 17:58:18 +0000http:// The MagazineOn the TableUp in Smokehttp://<p><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/upinsmoke2.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1">No wonder the flavor of fire was named one of the top food trends of the year. Americans are eating more smoked seafood and meat than ever. They’re also eating smoked corn, smoked cauliflower, smoked chocolate gelato. They’re sipping smoked vodka and, yes, even smoked water. Weird. How about smoked ice cubes? <em>Forbes</em> reports that Ian Tulk, lead bartender at Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, Colo., “puts ice cubes in the kitchen’s meat smokers; after the cubes melt, he pours the water back into ice cube trays and freezes them.” Tempted to take up smoking? We’re here to help you get started.</p> <p><strong>Lighting Up</strong></p> <p class="p1">It was one of those wedding gifts.</p> <p class="p2">Between us, we had accumulated three ex-spouses and had set up households in five different states before we settled together in a small house in Salt Lake City. In short, we had amassed more small appliances—blenders, toasters, juicers, salad spinners, mandolin slicers, hydraulic cork extractors, wine snorkels—than we could use and had no space to store them.</p> <p class="p2">And this <a href="">Cameron</a> smoker, a gift from a foodie friend, seemed like just another kitchen gadget—that year’s bread mixer, pasta machine or panini maker. So, the smoker stayed shiny and untouched in its box, next to a forlorn earth-toned crock pot, for two years. Then one day, as we loaded it in the car with the other detritus of life destined for Deseret Industries, my unreconstructed packrat of a husband said, “Look, it even comes with wood chips! Let’s at least try it once before we dump it.”</p> <p class="p2">So we bought a piece of salmon and followed the instructions, sealing it in the pan and placing it over low heat on our gas stove, just to see. Takeout Chinese was always an option.</p> <p class="p2">Fifteen minutes later, we considered ourselves smoking geniuses. The fish was moist and rosy, just tinged with the taste of the alderwood. We added a tiny squeeze of lemon.</p> <p class="p2">And the house was not, as we had feared, filled with choking fumes.</p> <p class="p2">We’re chain smokers now.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Top Tools</strong></p> <p class="p1">Traditionally, the art of smoking was limited to trained professionals because of the size of the equipment and the overpowering odor of smoke that accompanied the process, but modern tools put smoking within reach of home cooks. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/upinsmoke-tool1.jpg" width="400"></p> <p class="p1">A <a href="">stove-top smoker</a> is a more authentic way to get that irresistible aroma. About the size of a brownie pan, the smoker has a rack, a perforated pan and a sealable top, as well as assorted wood chips. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="305" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/upinsmoke-tool2.jpg" width="400"></p> <p class="p1">The battery-operated <a href="">smoking gun</a> allows you to smoke virtually everything. Load it with your combustible of choice, point and shoot cool smoke flavor into anything. Because it’s cool, you can smoke anything from salad to meringue. If you want to.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/upinsmoke-tool3.jpg" width="400"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="">Liquid Smoke</a>, that ‘50s favorite, is actually made from real smoke. Who knew? The smoke from wood chips is condensed into solids or liquids, then dissolved in water by a process called destructive distillation. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Into the Woods</strong></p> <p class="p1">Woods from fruit- or nut-bearing wood are generally good for smoking, however, avoid woods with too much resin or sap. Mesquite smoke is strong and can overwhelm more delicate foods if you use too much.</p> <p class="p2">Cherry and Apple: Slightly sweet and fruity; mild, so good for poultry and ham</p> <p class="p2">Hickory: Popular and pungent, so use it on heavy beef</p> <p class="p2">Oak: A strong but not especially pungent smoke; good for beef</p> <p class="p2">Alder: Is great with fish, especially salmon</p> <p class="p2">Maple: A lighter, sweeter hardwood good with pork </p> <p class="p2">Pecan: Use on large cuts of meat.</p> <p class="p3">Tip: Spice up your smoke by adding one or more of these ingredients to flavor your wood: tea, fresh orange or grapefruit peel, jasmine rice, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise pods and rosemary branches. </p> <p class="p3"><strong>Smoking Section</strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="404" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/viet-upinsmoke.jpg" width="400"><br></strong><em>Viet Pham</em></p> <p class="p1">Here in Utah, all the buzz is about Viet Pham’s new restaurant in Park City, Ember &amp; Ash. Back in September, Pham’s foodie friends received a photo on Facebook: “a sea of mussels smoking gently over blue spruce.” Wow. The very idea makes one’s mouth water. </p> <p class="p2">“I think it’s a primal thing,” Pham says. “The smell of smoke is the essence of cooked food, part of the basic human relationship between humans and food.” </p> <p class="p2">That said, Pham offers some cautions to would-be smokers: “Less is more. Smoke is a strong aroma and can easily overpower other flavors. It’s best when used subtly–an elusive hint of smoke is often best."</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Get It Here</strong></p> <p class="p1">Even if you don’t have time to smoke your own, there are lots of products you can purchase that will add that inimitable flavor and fragrance to your food.</p> <p class="p1">San Simon smoked cow’s milk cheese from Spain, available at <a href="">Caputo’s</a>, is just one (though one of the best) of the many smoked cheeses. Others include smoked Gouda, smoked mozzarella, smoked Cheddar, Bruder Basil, Rogue Creamery Smoked Blue Cheese and local Apple Walnut Smoked Beehive Cheddar.  </p> <p class="p2">Smoked shellfish—oysters, clams and mussels—are available at gourmet markets like <a href="">Liberty Heights Fresh</a>.</p> <p class="p2">Coarse or sea salt smoked over wood is a great way to add a final fillip of flavor. Several local stores carry smoked salts, including <a href="">Harmons</a>.</p> <p class="p2">Chipotles are just smoked jalapeno peppers. A teaspoon or more of them, chopped, adds extra flavor to baked goods, meats, salads, casseroles and just about anything.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Smoke in the City</strong></p> <p class="p1">Chefs around town are firing up their menus, using smoke to pump up the flavor in many of their traditional dishes.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="316" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/upinsmoke-gnocchi.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Gnocchi with smoked tomato nage from Pago, photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1">House Smoked Rainbow Trout</p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Tin Angel</a>’s kitchen guru Jerry Liedtke uses a Little Chief aluminum box electric smoker loaded with a mix of apple and hickory to smoke Utah trout, which he brines first. <em style="">365 W. 400 South, SLC, </em><em style="">801-328-4155 </em></p> <p class="p1">Smoked Meatloaf</p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Pat’s BBQ</a> smokes meatloaf, along with more traditional brisket, pork and ribs, transforming every mom’s favorite dish into a beer-worthy feast. <em style="">1</em><em style="">55 W. Commonwealth </em><em style="">Ave., SLC, </em><em style="">801-484-5963 </em></p> <p class="p1">Smoked Tomato Nage</p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Pago</a> Chef Phelix Gardner smokes trays of ripe tomatoes, then makes a nage for poaching gnocchi which he serves in the liquid, thickened lightly with cream. <em style="">878 S. 900 East, SLC, </em><em style="">801-532-0777</em></p> <p class="p1">House Smoked Salmon</p> <p class="p2">Smoked salmon is a standby, but the house-smoked salmon at <a href="">Caffe Niche</a> is different because it’s hot-smoked in-house, so it cooks while it smokes and comes out moist and flaky. <em style="">779 E. Broadway, SLC, </em><em style="">801-433-3380</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>Mary MaloufWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:27:00 +0000http:// The MagazineOn the TablePin of the Week: Wouldn&#39;t it be Nicehttp://<p><img alt="" height="963" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/woodpin.jpg" width="498"></p> <p> </p> <p><em>Wouldn't It Be Nice? </em>Slabs of wood make for great centerpieces and focal points for dinner parties and decorations. Add a rustic touch to any occasion by using wood pieces as a central table feature. </p> <p> </p> <p>1.<a href="" target="_blank"> Pinterest idea</a></p> <p>2. <a href="" target="_blank">Amber Interior Designs</a></p> <p>3. <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Style Pinterest idea</a></p>webinternWed, 11 Dec 2013 13:58:03 +0000http:// IdeasDIYRunway to Room: Sweater Knithttp://<p>Nothing says cozy in winter like a comfy, warm, chunky knit sweater. But cable knit isn't just reserved for wearing, anymore. Cozy sweater-like blankets and pillows lend warmth to a home, and even lampshades are getting yarn bombed.</p> <p><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/knitrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top teft:</p> <p>Threshold Sweater Knit Blanket, <a href=";term=sweater">Target</a></p> <p>Cable Knit Lampshade, <a href="">Etsy</a></p> <p>Cable Knit Stool, <a href="">Claire-Anne O'Brien</a></p> <p>Sculpted Origami Pillow Cover, <a href=";bnrid=3918508&amp;cm_ven=Google_PLA&amp;cm_cat=Decor_+_Pillows&amp;cm_pla=Pillows&amp;cm_ite=West_Elm_Sculpted_Origami_Pillow_Cover%2C_20%22sq%2E%2C_Heather_Gray&amp;srccode=cii_17588969&amp;cpncode=35-139373311-2">West Elm</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">The Row</a> fall 2013 runway collection</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 09 Dec 2013 10:23:51 +0000http:// IdeasRock Stars: Fixtures and Accentshttp://<p><em>The following is continued from our story Rock Stars. Click <a href="/blog/2013/12/08/rock-stars/">here</a> for Part 1 of this feature.</em></p> <p><strong>Getting Stoned</strong></p> <p>Polished fixtures and sparkling accents douse today's bathrooms with the natural beauty and timeless essence of stone.</p> <p><img alt="" height="216" src="/site_media/uploads/stoned1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Stone Forest amber onyx drop-in vessel sink, $1,550, <a href="">Ferguson</a>, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="244" src="/site_media/uploads/stoned2.jpg" width="500"><br>Limestone soap dish,<span> $26, Jayson Home, <a href=""></a></span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><span><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/stoned3.jpg" width="370"><br><br></span></em></p> <p class="p1">Waterworks Beekman marble two leg single washstand, $6,440, <a href="">Mountain Land Design</a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/stoned4.jpg" width="386"><br><em>Baker alabaster swirl accent lamp, $527, <a href="">LMK Interior Design</a>, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/stoned5.jpg" width="481"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Custom Smokey Quartz Cluster Knob,<span> $390, Matthew Studios, <a href=""></a></span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><span><img alt="" height="476" src="/site_media/uploads/stoned6.jpg" width="500"><br>Crosshatch agate stone mosaic,<span> $140 per sq. ft., <a href="">Inside Out Architecturals</a>, SLC</span></span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><span><span><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/stoned-7.jpg" width="184"><br>Green calcite Veronica sconce,<span> $2,100, Matthew Studios, <a href=""></a></span></span></span></em></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong><span><span>Onyx 101<br></span></span></strong><span>The pros and cons of the bath’s most stunning stone.</span></p> <p class="p1">Pros:</p> <p class="p1">Onyx is a unique and rare standout choice for the bathroom. Each piece is a one of a kind. </p> <p class="p2">Onyx is available in a broad selection of colors and features, distinctive patterns and veining that create bold visual statements.  </p> <p class="p2">Think light. Onyx’s translucent quality allows you to accentuate its beauty with backlighting.</p> <p class="p2">Cons:</p> <p class="p1">Onyx is soft and scratches and stains easily. Avoid acidic liquids and any objects that will scrape the surface.</p> <p class="p2">Seal onyx after installation and clean with stone cleaner on a regular basis to help prevent scratching and staining.</p> <p class="p2">Check your wallet. Onyx is one of the most expensive natural stone options and not a top choice for those on a tight budget.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Spa Treatment</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/rock-spatreatment1.jpg" width="500"><br></strong><em>Photo by Justin Grant</em></p> <p class="p1">Eye-catching granite imparts earthy elegance and modern luxury to The Grand America’s newly renovated spa.</p> <p class="p1">Although Salt Lake’s <a href="">Grand America Hotel</a> is renown for traditional design enriched by dark stately woods, polished marble floors and elegant woven tapestries, designer Frank Nicholson took a different tack when designing the 5-star hotel’s newly-expanded and remodeled spa. A swoon-worthy palette of textured fabrics, honey-hued woods and mixed stone surfaces shape the light-toned, modern décor. The look is understated but definitely not boring, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of stunning <strong>Rainforest Brown serpentine</strong> from India. “Its large-scale veining has big movement and makes it really dramatic,” says Italia Granite’s Cory Ellsworth, who sourced countless slabs of the deep brown material for flooring insets, gleaming accent walls, spacious showers and elements enriching the 20,000-square-foot spa. “The concept was to combine a contemporary sophisticated residential warmth with dramatic textural materials that connect the new facilities specifically to the experience of being in Salt Lake,” says Nicholson, who created a space that reflects the natural beauty of the West. “The monumental scale placement of the Rainforest stone provides unexpected drama and a sense of being in a special place.”</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/galleries/rock-stars/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for a photo gallery of stone features in bathrooms</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/12/08/rock-stars/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for Part 1 of Rock Stars</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"> </p>Brad MeeSun, 08 Dec 2013 14:22:18 +0000http:// The MagazineRock Starshttp://<p><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/rockstars-main1.jpg" width="500"><br><em><span>Subtle patterns in CaesarStone’s white quartz animate this cutting-edge modern bathroom. Backlighting the translucent quartz walls and floors accentuates the material’s luminosity and shadowy white tones.</span></em></p> <p class="p1">A solid choice for bathrooms throughout time, stone is making a splash today in some very showy, very surprising ways.</p> <p class="p1">Click <a href="/galleries/rock-stars/">here</a> for our gallery of beautiful stone bathroom features.</p> <p class="p1">Click <a href="/blog/2013/12/08/rock-stars-fixtures-and-accents/">here</a> for our post on polished fixtures and sparkling accents for the bathroom, the pros and cons of onyx and The Grand America's eye-catching granite features in their newely renovated spa.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 08 Dec 2013 14:08:29 +0000http:// The MagazineAt Ease Part 2http://<p><em>The following is continued from our story At Ease, about a serene winter soirée thrown by party pros. Click <a href="/blog/2013/12/06/at-ease/">here</a> for part 1 of this story.</em></p> <p class="p1">From cocktail parties to casual get-togethers and intimate sit-down dinners, entertaining at home is all the rage. Party-planning pros Emery Lortsher and Colour Maisch of <a href="">The Blended Table</a> offer tips for making the most of your at-home soirée.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Order out </strong></p> <p class="p1">You don’t have to make every dish yourself. Incorporate take-out from your favorite restaurants into your menu, reducing the pressure of extensive shopping and cooking. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>Pour with a Pro</strong></p> <p class="p1">Signature cocktails and specialty drinks elevate the élan of most any party. Enlisting the help of a professional bartender who can pour with precision and chat with guests takes the pressure off the host. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease2-1.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Bento boxes fostered the party's casual Asian style and allowed guests to easily partake in dishes including grilled kabocha squash, green papaya salad and steamed dumplings. Photo by Britt Chudleigh</em></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Invite involvement </strong></p> <p class="p1">Plan your menu and encourage guests to bring a dish. Different from a potluck approach, this focuses on specific fare and requires coordination to avoid duplication of foods. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>Mix it up</strong></p> <p class="p1">Today’s casual get-togethers often involve guests cooking, prepping and serving foods together, making for fun and memorable moments. But be careful, warns Maisch. “Interactive parties work for small groups but not well for large gatherings. Too many people and it can become a free-for-all.” </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease2-2.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The night's mixologist, Ryan Manning. Photo by Britt Chudleigh.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>MAN THE BAR</strong></p> <p class="p2">What’s a party without a signature cocktail? Mixologist Ryan Manning served up the evening’s simmering sip, the Yuzu Toddy.<span> </span></p> <p class="p4"><strong>Ingredients:</strong></p> <p class="p5">2 oz. Yamazaki 12 yr. Whisky</p> <p class="p5">1 oz. yuzu juice*</p> <p class="p6">3/4 oz. simple syrup made from unrefined sugar**</p> <p class="p6">3 oz. boiling water, plus enough to preheat mug</p> <p class="p7"><strong>Instructions:</strong></p> <p class="p8">Prepare a 10 oz. mug by filling it with boiling water. Empty the mug then fill with whisky, yuzu juice and simple syrup, and then top with 3 oz. boiling water. Garnish with clove studded orange segment or lemon peel. Stir and serve.</p> <p class="p9">*Bottled yuzu juice can be found at most Asian markets that carry Japanese products.</p> <p class="p9">**Bring equal parts water and sugar to a simmer over medium heat until sugar fully dissolves to make simple syrup. Can store in refrigerater up to one week (longer if fortified with a little vodka). Using unrefined sugar lends a richer, more complex flavor that complements fine spirits.</p> <p class="p9"><img alt="" height="680" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease2-3.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Dumplings from Takashi added to the list of mouth-watering appetizers served. Photo by Britt Chudleigh.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>THE MENU</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Signature Cocktail </strong></p> <p class="p2">Yuzu Toddy</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Appetizers</strong></p> <p class="p4">Salt block seared sea scallops</p> <p class="p4">Fresh vegetable spring rolls</p> <p class="p4">Edamame</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Salad and Main Course</strong></p> <p class="p2">Salt-crusted baked sea bass</p> <p class="p2">Grilled kabocha squash</p> <p class="p2">Green papaya salad from Plum Alley</p> <p class="p2">Steamed dumplings from Takashi</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Tea</strong></p> <p class="p2">Rose green tea</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Dessert</strong></p> <p class="p2">Quince gelee served with matcha tea cookies from Carlucci’s</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/12/06/at-ease/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read Part 1 of At Ease</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeFri, 06 Dec 2013 18:42:25 +0000http:// The MagazineAt Easehttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="621" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease1-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Floral designer Amanda Hansen paired Coral Charm peonies with magnolia branches in a resin vase resembling marble. Photo by Britt Chudleigh.</em></p> <p class="p1">Forget late-night feasts, overdressed décors and harried hosts indulging guests in holiday excess. That was so last season. The calendar has turned, and this winter we crave light and bright, calm and comforting. With that in mind, we invited a team of catering, event-planning and floral design pros to pool their talents while hosting a dinner party in downtown Salt Lake City. After all, who better than the experts to show us how to entertain with style and ease? The result was a relaxed get-together that was as modern and fresh as the chic loft in which it was held.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>THE PLAN </strong></p> <p class="p1"><a href="">The Blended Table</a>’s Emery Lortsher and Colour Maisch are well known for planning and catering memorable events throughout Utah, so when asked to help stage a winter soirée with fellow pros, they were good to go. Inspired by a recent trip to the Northwest, they decided on an Asian-influenced menu and envisioned a chic, contemporary setting and décor that would complement the cuisine. Enter event planner Gary Vlasic who turned to <a href="">cityhomeCollective</a>’s Cody Derrick for a spectacular on-the-market loft owned by one of Derrick’s clients. <a href="">Decoration Inc.</a>’s Amanda Hansen fashioned the party’s flowers, mixologist Ryan Manning poured drinks and a few associates and friends rounded out the short guest list.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="431" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease1-2.jpg" width="500"> <br><em>Seated guests (clockwise from left): Emery Lortsher, Stacey Jo Rabiger, Gary Vlasic, Cody Derrick, Ruby Claire Johnson and Colour Maisch. Standing gue</em><em>sts:<span> Ryan Manning, Mark Seely, and Amanda Hansen.</span></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>THE MENU </strong></p> <p class="p2">“There was a time when the hostess had to do everything, but the whole kinfolk, gather-around approach has changed things,” Lortsher says. Today, guests often contribute, easing the work, cost and stress of throwing a party. Hired help also lightens the load. Maisch and Lortsher decided on a casual gathering with guests participating and supplementing the spread with agreed-upon dishes and take-out fare. “You have to manage the offerings to avoid redundancy and people bringing similar things,” Maisch says. Partygoers ordered drinks from Manning, made spring rolls together, plated bento boxes buffet-style and dined informally throughout the evening. “It’s not potluck. It’s planned participation where friends naturally want to take part,” Lortsher says. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease1-3.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Tea and quince gelee served matcha tea cookies ended the evening's light meal perfectly. Photo by Britt Chudleigh.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>THE SCENE</strong></p> <p class="p2">Open spaces, modern furnishings and soft light flowing through floor-to-ceiling windows made the 3,300-square-foot Broadway Loft the ideal spot to host the early evening get-together. “During winter, it’s nice avoiding cold and dark when going out,” says Lortsher. An open kitchen’s island served as a high-style prep and serving station for the fare while a nearby counter performed as the bar. The loft’s open floor plan ideally suited the small group allowing guests to wander, socialize and nosh at their leisure. Some drank and dined in the hip seating area while others gathered at the dining table where flickering candles, flower arrangements and colorful linens elevated the loft’s <span>chic ambiance.</span></p> <p class="p1"><strong>THE FLOWERS</strong></p> <p class="p2">“I began with containers that could perform as decorative objects and stand on their own,” says floral designer Amanda Hansen who passed on “obligatory glass” for a mix of gold bowls and vases as well as boxy marble-looking resin vessels. Large, ruffled peonies, in shades ranging from pale coral to deep red, made eye-catching statements throughout the loft. Single blooms floated in small bowls while multiple stems mingled with splaying magnolia branches in large vessels and still others mixed with deep blue thistle in various vases running down the dining table. “Grouped arrangements look less structured and forced than a large single centerpiece,” says Hansen, who kept the table’s informal florals compact and low allowing seated guests to see over and around them.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="684" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/atease1-4.jpg" width="500"><br><em><span>Shimmering votive holders and an assortment of gold vases overflowing with Red Charm peonies and blue thistle dress the dining table. Photo by Britt Chudleigh.</span></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>FINESSE THE FLOOR PLAN</strong></p> <p class="p2">Plan the flow and furnishing placement to comfortably accommodate guests. Move furniture that will be in the way and position the bar away from the food. <span> </span></p> <p class="p1"><strong>THINK SMALL </strong></p> <p class="p2">The best appetizers are most often small bites or contained foods that allows guests to nosh with one hand while holding a drink or napkin in the other. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>HIRE HELP </strong></p> <p class="p2">Let professionals ease the stress of throwing a party. “Our mission is to discover what our clients want and what makes them happy,” says Lortsher, who, along with Maisch, incorporates clients’ favorite family recipes and entertaining ideas into events, large and small.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe height="276" src="" width="490"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/12/06/at-ease-part-2/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;At Ease Part 2: A closer look at the menu and the man at the bar</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeFri, 06 Dec 2013 17:57:03 +0000http:// The MagazinePeriod Pophttp://<p><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/periodpop1.jpg" width="500"><br><em><span>The home’s butterfly roof allows the cedar slatted ceiling to slope upward, drawing the eye up and out through floor-to-ceiling windows. New ceiling insulation, solar panels, bamboo floors and energy-efficient windows are among the renovation’s eco-friendly additions. Boldly furnished sitting areas animate the large, open great room. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</span></em></p> <p class="p1">Uttering the words “good bones” to describe a house is akin to using “sweet personality” to sell a blind date. The expressions sound warning bells. But when architect Ann Robinson used the former phrase to explain the original condition of a mid-century modern home that she, designers Belle Kurudzija and <a href="">LaMar Lisman</a>, and contractor Matt Russell recently remodeled, it was pure flattery. </p> <p class="p2">“We knew this house was great from the beginning,” says Robinson of the dynamic Salt Lake dwelling that dates back to the 1960s. “Our goal from the start was to remodel it, while respecting its unique style every step of the way.”</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="364" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/periodpop2.jpg" width="500"><br><em><span>The interior ceiling plane extends outside, expanding the sense of space and connection to the landscape. A colorful rug visually links the dining space to the adjoining living area. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</span></em></p> <p class="p2">Nestled in a quiet Cottonwood neighborhood, the 3,000-square-foot, single-level dwelling has what few homes can claim: authenticity. Its flat architectural planes, big windows, wide-open rooms and strong connection to the outdoors are archetypal of classic mid-century modern design. Fortunately, the owners’ commitment to maintaining the original style remained steadfast throughout the renovation process. “Preserving the architectural integrity of the home was extremely important,” Lisman says.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="632" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/periodpop3.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The shimmering riveted brass fireplace treatment was added early in the home's life. The designers added clear glass firebox doors. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p2">For the sort who appreciate and live in homes of this kind, there is little waffling when it comes to remodeling decisions. They remove imprudent alterations made over the years and lovingly restore damaged and timeworn elements. The home’s owners took this route, while also adding modern conveniences and sustainable features to their must-have list. Following their clients’ lead, the pros transformed the dwelling into an improved version of its original self, complete with a few surprising twists. </p> <p class="p2">The fun begins at the step-down entry, where a new glass wall and modern glass-paned door draw light into a foyer completely clad in cedar planks. Its once-cherry wood floor is now ceramic tile, a modern solution that’s more functional, says senior project designer Kurudzija. The small foyer steps up into an impressively large great room walled by expanses of new energy-efficient windows linking indoors and out. This split-level transition from a private entry into an open, light-filled interior is a hallmark of mid-century modern design and one the team resolutely retained. “We spent a lot of time choosing replacement windows with frames that don’t impose on the views or the architecture,” Russell says. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/periodpop4.jpg" width="500"><br><em><span>The designers’ daring use of color and shapely furnishings infuse the great room. Overhead beams and a solid white wall define a visual break in the space where Kurudzija and Lisman staged low-profile, high-style furniture that allows light and views to flow freely throughout the inviting sitting area. Photos by Scot Zimmerman.</span></em></p> <p class="p2">Many additional features define the great room’s distinctive design. Overhead, a cedar-slat ceiling follows the lines of the unique V-shaped butterfly roof while unifying the open living, dining, kitchen and entry areas. “The ceilings make the whole space,” Kurudzija says. A brick wall extends from the great room out onto the patio, visually linking indoors with out. Lisman and Kurudzija strategically painted this and other walls chalk white. “White creates a gallery look that allows the architecture to stand out,” Lisman says. It also provided the ideal backdrop for a bold mix of bright colors and shapely forms introduced by large-scale furnishings, eye-catching art and select accessories.</p> <p class="p2">“We used color and function to divide the large living room,” says Lisman, who worked with Kurudzija methodically to form conversation and reading areas devoid of structural barriers. Beginning with intensely colored rugs placed atop new bamboo floors, the duo formed three high-style groupings. For the first, they clustered four zebra-patterned wingchairs that break the room’s low horizontal lines and add a highly unexpected pop of pattern. A second grouping pairs a low-profile tufted orange sofa with an iconic Eames chair. For the third, they placed a navy womb chair and round nesting tables in front of the stunning riveted brass fireplace. While individually impressive, the room’s furnishings were teamed to fill the space with statement-making style. “This is all about the look, not the separate pieces,” Lisman says. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="444" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/periodpop6.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Completely gutted, the master bathroom boasts new clearstory windows and a glass-walled shower. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p2">To transform the dark, outdated kitchen into a light-filled, functional space, the team enlarged an existing window, reconfigured the room and installed a new breakfast bar to replace a solid wall sep<span>arating the kitchen from the adjacent dining area. Kurudzija and Lisman swapped the kitchen’s laminate countertops with quartz, and installed beech wood cabinets distinctly designed with matching horizontal grain that runs continuously across the doors and drawers. Rod-like hardware dresses the cabinets, while “quirky” geometric patterned glass tile animates the backsplash.</span></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/periodpop5.jpg" width="500"><br><em><span>A new breakfast bar replaced a wall that blocked the kitchen from the open great room. New quartz counter tops and beech wood cabinets perfectly suit the mid-century home’s style and pedigree. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</span></em><span style=""> </span></p> <p class="p2">“I had the most fun on this project,” Kurudzija says. The same holds true for all of the professionals. From the start, each had a special fondness for the 50-year-old house, good bones and all.</p> <p><span><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</span></p>Brad MeeFri, 06 Dec 2013 13:41:48 +0000http:// The MagazinePhoto Friday: Design at Montagehttp://<div>Beth Ann Shepherd of <a href="">Dressed Design</a> knocked another one out of the park with this project at the <a href="">Montage</a> in Park City. I have made images for her up there for sever<span style="">al years now and each one seems to raise the bar for design. It's a beautiful hotel, and these spaces she creates make it even nicer.<br> </span></div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/1162-4.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/1162-2.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/1162-5.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/1162-20.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/1162-28.jpg" width="500"></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 06 Dec 2013 12:57:10 +0000http:// FridaySerene Sanctuaryhttp://<p><img alt="" height="455" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/serene1.jpg" width="500"><br><em>A Thomas O'Brien rug anchors the great room's muted sitting area. A canvas from Pryor Fine Art visually softens the rugged stone fireplace wall. Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.</em></p> <p class="p1">When an interior designer and a homeowner meet for the first time, their conversation often covers a laundry list of must-haves and talk of personal style. Throw in a few inspirational photos and the design project is good to go. It’s not often, however, that a client presents her preferences through a meticulously prepared PowerPoint, but when she is an executive software engineer, that scenario doesn’t come as a surprise.</p> <p class="p2">This Highland home is a serene, clutter-free retreat providing a reprieve from its owner’s logic-based occupation. Suited for the jet-setting fashionista, the interior is peppered with personal effects of Hermès scarves and Valentino pumps, reflecting its lived-in luxury. While working with this client, designers Jessica Bennett and Suzanne Hall of <a href="">Alice Lane Home Collection</a> strove to cultivate the home’s cocoon-like, comforting ambiance. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="556" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/serene2.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Branches of cherry blossoms add a pop of pink and freshness to the subtly-toned living room. Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.</em></p> <p class="p2">“She didn’t want anything too exact because she deals with that all day long,” Bennett says. “Understanding who she was as a person made it easy to work with the house.”</p> <p class="p2">The home boasts a fresh, clean-lined interior, warmed with a neutral color palette, perfect for its always-on-the-go owner. In the main living areas, Bennett and Hall incorporated natural elements using living plants and framed crystals. The owner’s collection of paintings and sculptures from all around the world are prominently displayed nodding to her love of travel while enriching the décor. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/serene4.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The master bedroom features a spectacular custom plasterwork mural by artist Tyler Huntzinger. Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.</em></p> <p class="p2">In order to further personalize each space, Bennett and Hall called in local visual artist and designer Tyler Huntzinger, best known for his inspiring plasterwork. Among his memorable creations is a ceiling detailed with 3-D chrysanthemums mimicking artwork originally drawn by the owner’s late grandfather. Huntzinger presented his interpretation of the drawing to the homeowner as a reminder that her grandfather is always watching over her. Bennett and Hall completed the celestial effect with a chandelier that appears to cascade from the plaster foliage, replacing what was once rugged beams.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/serene5.jpg" width="500"><br><em>A striking gold ceiling detail and delicate glass pendant foster the master suite's luxurious style. Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.</em></p> <p class="p2">“When we first came to this house, it was heavy with rustic detail, featuring  dark, hammered beams extending across the ceiling,” Hall points out. “It threw your eye so you didn’t know where to focus, and it felt nervous.” The team removed the beams, dropped the ceiling and floated a large circle that diffuses the ceiling’s harsh angles, relaxes the room and showcases Huntzinger’s artistry. Below, a large painted canvas rests above the fireplace and serves as the great room’s finishing touch. It not only tones down the rustic feel of the original rock, but also adds an ethereal aura to the room. “It looks like heaven ruffled its feathers,” Hall says. “When I first saw it, that’s what came to mind and I thought it was absolutely perfect.”</p> <p class="p2">The kitchen is another flawless representation of function meets fashion with impeccable Calacatta Marble countertops and sophisticated dove gray backsplash. Embroidered white linen roman shades give the room texture and delicate luxury, and pendant fixtures above the island and dining table perform as jewels that polish it all off. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="372" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/serene3.jpg" width="500"><br><em>A fresh, uncluttered kitchen features Calacatta marble countertops, understated backsplash, luxurious window treatments and simple pendant lights over the island. Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.</em></p> <p class="p2">The master suite features more of Huntzinger’s spectacular plasterwork brought to life with a large mural that spans each wall and creates the look and serenity of a muted woodland. The room’s adjoining sitting area is similarly cozy and charming. Near the window, a crisp white daybed is dressed with lush pillows and flanked by a tailored armchair, an unspoken invitation to settle in and stay awhile.</p> <p class="p2">“When I walk in after a long day or a long trip, it is a sanctuary, and it is a very beautiful, calming space without being boring,” the owner says. “It’s functional and it reflects aspects of my travels. I love that Alice Lane provided a canvas for that.”</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/serene6.jpg" width="500"><br><em>A cozy sitting area, complete with a daybed and tailored chair, offers an unspoken invitation to sit and relax. Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.</em></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>Jessica AdamsFri, 06 Dec 2013 11:18:05 +0000http:// The MagazineHigh Dramahttp://<p><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/highdrama1.jpg" width="500"><br><em>In the texture-rich living room, a '70s-inspired glass-topped cocktail table pairs with a wool rug imported from New Zealand. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">It’s not surprising the owners of this <a href="">Montage Deer Valley</a> residence turned to designer Beth Ann Shepherd to elevate the elegance of their mountain getaway. Shepherd specializes in chic. </p> <p class="p2">“Our client asked for decadent diva design,” says Shepherd, owner of the L.A.-based firm <a href="">Dressed Design</a>. “I told her, ‘You want glam? We are glam.’” And in just a few short weeks, Shepherd transformed the five-star condo’s granite-laden and dark wood-clad interior into what Shepherd affectionately refers to as the Ice Castle. “Think of it as a reflection of the morning after a winter storm with everything sparkling like sun on new-fallen snow,” she says.  </p> <p class="p2">To accomplish a winter wonderland effect, Shepherd adorned the residence with rich textures, polished metals mixed with steel and chrome, and dazzling statements. “I love drama,” she says. “I try to get it into every room.” In the guest bedroom suite, for example, she covered one wall with kindling stack wallpaper imported from Europe. Espresso, ebony and bark colors enrich the other walls melding natural elements with contemporary design. Shepherd layered the space with tactile delights—furs, textured surfaces and suede—to elevate the effect.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/highdrama2.jpg" width="500"><br><em style="">Mohair-covered chairs flank a custom-designed oak table; a pewter and bronze light fixture mimics sparkling twigs. The adjoining living room features built-in bookcases detailed with antiqued mirrors and Italian mohair door panels. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p2">The homeowners wanted their luxurious residence bejeweled throughout. In the master bedroom suite, Shepherd and team responded by designing around a chrome and steel chandelier that dangles like a piece of Harry Winston jewelry. They then added a European white-oak paneled ceiling. “My goal was to create a modern, clean and elegant palette for a family who was used to a very traditional mountain home,” explains Shepherd. “Mixed metals juxtaposed with the hand-scraped white oak ceiling are a fabulous, unpredictable visual delight. It takes the room to a whole new level.” Layering furs, an alligator-stamped bench and a chenille sofa adds textures, creating a sexy, chic and luxurious space.</p> <p class="p2">The entire interior is adorned with elements inspired by a Studio 54 mix of glamour and decadence. “We replaced the outdated staircase banister with one based on 1970’s design,” says Shepherd. “It was one of the smallest changes that made the biggest impact.” The new link-design banister and an adjacent wall’s polished nickel steer head infuses instant glamour. Similarly stunning, big brushed-brass handles on the nightstands in the master bedroom suite perform like jewelry. “I love Halston fashion and the ‘70s simple, sophisticated styles,” says Shepherd. “This leather-paneled nightstand is like that with simple lines set off by bold handles that remind me of earrings.”</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/highdrama3.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The chrome-and-steel chandelier, set off by a European white-oak paneled ceiling, shimmers like jewelry in this master bedroom suite. An alligator-stamp bench and faux bois rug lend subtle pattern to the texture-dominant décor. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p2">The designer balanced opulent details with practicality. Every inch of the residence had to be multifunctional. For example, a small viewless alcove in the living room did not seem to have a specific function. So Shepherd created a luxurious camp getaway for children. This “game room” features three-dimensional chocolate velvet-on-gold wallpaper teamed with double chocolate hideout drapes and plush shag carpet. The thick fabrics muffle sound, so kids can hide away to watch movies or just hang out without disturbing others in the home. A surprising light fixture features cutouts in its bottom; turn on the light and the walls shine with what appear to be shimmering stars. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="424" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/highdrama4.jpg" width="500"><br><em>A 1970s-inspired banister sets off a polished nickel steer head. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p2">In the master bedroom suite, a built-in niche transformed into an office maximizes space without sacrificing glamour. Its walls boast Brazilian albino cowhide cut into large squares applied in a memorable, patchwork design. “It’s a new way to use classic materials for unexpected results,” says Shepherd. The designer also enhanced and lightened the living room’s traditional dark cabinetry by adding Italian ivory mohair panels and inserting antiqued mirrors behind the built-in bookcases. Similar dynamic treatments flourish throughout. “We wanted to create spaces in which every corner excites and entices,” the designer says. To her client’s delight, Shepherd and her team did just that.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/highdrama5.jpg" width="500"><br><em>A commissioned, crushed gold-foil art piece floats in an espresso frame above the living room fireplace. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</p>webinternFri, 06 Dec 2013 11:01:07 +0000http:// The MagazineEscape Artistshttp://<p>Some people believe in second chances, and homeowners Amy Holmwood and Ed Leisher are among them. The duo recently bestowed a new beginning on their newly acquired, once-derelict vacation home in Park City. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/artists2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/artists3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="664" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/artists1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>For more images, visit <a href="/galleries/escape-artists/" target="_blank">our gallery</a>.</p>Brad MeeThu, 05 Dec 2013 15:10:28 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHoliday Pin: Initial Wreathshttp://<p>For a more natural look, accent your front door with over-sized letters displayed in a frame of garland and twigs.</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/wreath.jpg" width="351"></p>webinternWed, 04 Dec 2013 12:28:52 +0000http:// IdeaThe Trend is Clearhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/makingarrangments-main.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Photo by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p1">Wh<span>ile your back was turned, bromeliads have uprooted fussy flowers and leafy greens in arrangements with wondrous results. Surprised? Don’t be. Not only do these compelling plants offer bold symmetrical style, but they also require very little care. Some don’t even need soil, including Tillandsias.<a href=""> Orchid Dynasty</a>’s Clint Lewis teamed their spiky forms with lichen and pumice rocks in a long glass trough. Also called air plants, Tillandsias absorb nutrients through their foliage and, with regular misting, continue to captivate.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Winter 2014 issue</a>.</span></p>Brad MeeTue, 03 Dec 2013 17:26:48 +0000http:// IdeaIn The MagazineRed Butte Garden: Winter Activitieshttp://<p>Don't let the chill and cold keep you from being outside and enjoying nature this winter. <a href="" target="_blank">Red Butte Garden</a> has a plethora of fun activities and events to keep you entertained all season!</p> <p><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/redbutte1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>PLANT &amp; ART EXHIBITS</strong></p> <p><strong>Glass Art Show:</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>When: Nov. 8-Dec. 8</p> <p>Come see a beautiful collection of blown glass and kiln work produced by the Glass Art Guild of Utah. From decoractive boxes and garden art to detailed jewelry pieces, puruse the colorful display of artwork and start your Christmas shopping early. All items displayed will be for sale. Meet the artist Nov. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. </p> <p><img alt="" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/glassredbutte.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>13th Annual Holiday Open House &amp; Art Fair:</strong> </p> <p>When: Dec. 7-8</p> <p>Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. </p> <p>Come explore the beautiful gardens while sipping steaming hot chocolate and cider and enjoy an array of handmade crafts and gifts. The Orangerie will be filled with local artists selling a variety of items. Garden admission is free, thanks to Zoo, Arts &amp; Parks (ZAP).</p> <p>Garden Gift Shop purchases will be 10 percent off. Garden members will receive an additional 10 percent off purchases.</p> <p><strong>114th Annual Natinal Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count:</strong></p> <p>When: Dec. 14 </p> <p>Time: 9 a.m to noon</p> <p>Are you interested in preserving and restoring natural bird habitats for the betterment of society? Red Butte Garden will host the annual Christmas Bird Count, providing the National Audubon Society with critical data about bird population trends. Adults sign up for the longest-running citizen-science survey in the world! </p> <p>Register at www. or call 801-581-8454</p> <p><img alt="" height="626" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/redbuttebirds.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>CLASSES &amp; WORKSHOPS</strong></p> <p><strong>Holiday Wreath-Making Workshops</strong></p> <p><em>Round Wreaths:</em> Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon</p> <p><em>Square Wreaths</em>: Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. </p> <p>Create a decorative wreath to start of the holiday season! Choose among fresh greens, cones, fruits, ribbons and assorted decorations to make the perfect square or round wreath for your front door. Bring your own decorations to add along with gloves, scissors, hand pruners and a basket. </p> <p>Register at or call 801-581-8454</p> <p><strong>FOR THE FAMILY</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong>Winter Solstice Celebration</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>When: Dec. 21</p> <p>Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.</p> <p>Come celebrate the return of sunlight after enduring the shortest, darkest days of the year at the Winter Solstice celebration. Enjoy hot chocolate, craft head-wreaths and winter candles and make a New Year's wish at the Yule-log.</p> <p><strong>GENERAL GARDEN WINTER ACTIVITIES</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Open 9 a.m. to 5 pm. </p> <p>Explore the beautiful gardens at Red Butte all winter long by following quail and hare tracks left in the snow. Snowshoe unpaved trails or stroll through the paved walkways in the formal gardens. </p> <p>Half-price admission Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 </p> <p> </p> <p><strong></strong> </p>webinternTue, 03 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRunway to Room: Good As Goldhttp://<p>Nothing adds a touch of high class like gilding. Gold everything isn't just a trend that's still going strong since who-knows-when, but it's currently triumphing over the competition.</p> <p>The perfect metallic touch to your holiday decor, or for any day in between, gold is in a class all it's own that still manages to complement anything and everything it's paired with.</p> <p><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/December2013/goldrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Kendra Coffee Table, <a href=";utm_campaign=Coffee%20%26%20Cocktail%20Tables&amp;utm_content=pla&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_source=google_shopping&amp;utm_term=29028_1033822&amp;adwords_producttargetid=52444060635&amp;device=c&amp;keyword=&amp;gclid=COSDt7WPkrsCFawRMwodDxQAGA">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Pacific Coast Rodeo Drive table lamp, <a href=";cm_mmc=Google_PLA_Home_Lighting-_-Lighting+%26+Lamps+-+Table+Lamps+-+PLA-_-43843603529_adc_pg_305_11123_52842f21e4b07be3716b1719_43843603529_{device}-_-_mkwid_736101614760USA|d{device}_43843603529%7C-%7C736101614760USA">Macy's</a></p> <p>Rey Mirror, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Gilded Cable Pillow, <a href=";bnrid=3918508&amp;cm_ven=Google_PLA&amp;cm_cat=Decor_+_Pillows&amp;cm_pla=Pillows&amp;cm_ite=West_Elm_Gilded_Cable_Pillow_Cover%2C_18%22X18%22%2C_Oatmeal/Gold_-_Beige&amp;srccode=cii_17588969&amp;cpncode=34-82848718-2">West Elm</a></p> <p><a href=";start=1&amp;category=Case%20Goods&amp;subcategory=Chests%2C%20Dressers%20%26%20Nightstands">Belle Meade</a> Corinne French Occasional Chest, <a href="!product/prd1/1162275161/corinne-">Madison McCord Interiors</a></p> <p>Gold Jewelry Box, <a href="">Zara Home</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">Marchesa Spring 2013 collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 02 Dec 2013 11:26:38 +0000http:// IdeasHoliday Pin: Glittering Leaveshttp://<p>Glitter leaves mimic sunlight sparkling off the changing autumn trees. Take paper or wood leaf cut-outs and adorn them with multi-colored glitter to create a beautfiul fall home decoration. </p> <p><img alt="" height="632" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/leaves.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Pinterest idea</a></p>webinternFri, 29 Nov 2013 12:22:24 +0000http:// IdeaDesign a Holiday Stocking, Helping Kids With Cancerhttp://<p>The holidays are a time for loving and giving. Each year, <a href="" target="_blank">Helping Kids with Cancer</a> hosts a fundraiser and auction to provide present-filled stockings to children with cancer. Professionals in the commercial design industry, along with family and friends, design, decorate and donate custom-built stockings for the event. The stockings are displayed for an evening, then delivered to children in the oncology unit the following day. </p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/hkwc.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Three Ways to Donate:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Design &amp; Create a Stocking: Design a stocking and stuff it with toys and games to help children pass the time during treatment. The most creative stocking designer will be featured online at Utah Style &amp; Design and<a href="" target="_blank"> Salt Lake Magazine.</a> Stocking submissions are due Dec. 2 by 5:00 pm. at Architectural Nexus.</li> <li>Attend the Silent Auction: Donate or bid on items and services ranging from jewelry to vacations.</li> <li>Give Monetary Donations: All money goes directly to patients and families to help meet their acute needs.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Attend the Event: </strong></p> <p>When: Thursday Dec. 5</p> <p>Time: Auction 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.</p> <p>Program: 6:00 p.m.</p> <p>Where: Architectural Nexus 2505 E. Parleys Way</p> <p><img alt="" height="1093" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/hwkc.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternWed, 27 Nov 2013 17:24:49 +0000http:// Your CalendarsCheesecake 101http://<p><strong><img alt="" height="251" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/cheesecake6.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Tips on how to make the perfect cheesecake.</strong></p> <p>There are lots of cheesecake recipes and most of them are good. They all call for cream cheese, sugar and eggs- cheesecake is basically a super-rich custard. Keeping that in mind when you cook it will help you turn out a flawless cheesecake. For stability, lots of recipes call for cornstarch or even flour in the mixture, but you can keep it pure and still get a gorgeous cheesecake by uysing a few tricks.</p> <p>Custards need gentle heat: Bake your cheesecake at 325 degrees or so, no higher.</p> <p>Custard needs even heat: To keep the outside edges from cooking faster than the middle- which can cause cracking and puffing- bake your cheesecake in a bain-marie or a water bath.</p> <p>Custards need thorough cooling: Eggs have to set. So don't rush to unlatch the sides of your springform pan. Let the cake cool completely, then refridgerate for several hours before unmolding it.</p> <p><strong>Get it here:</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="704" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/cheesecake1.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p>One of the beauties of cheesecake is tht there are a number of good ones available for you to purchase and customize. your favorite bakery probably makes one. You can buy whole cheesecakes in many flavors from <a href="" target="_blank">Cheesecake Factory's</a> two SLC locations: 65 Regent St. (City Creek), SLC, 801-521-1732; 6223 S. State St. (Fashion Place Mall), Murray, 801-266-9100</p> <p>Or you can order from <a href="" target="_blank">Trader Joe's</a>, like the cheesecakes featured in our Fall issue of Utah Style, 634 E. 400 S., SLC, 801-359-2462.</p> <p>You can also order Junior's famous cheesecakes shipped from Brooklyn: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Mary MaloufWed, 27 Nov 2013 14:31:46 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableRecipesHoliday Pin: Thanksgiving Noteshttp://<p>Give your Thanksgiving guests a chance to jot down what they are truly thankful for. Place tiny cards next to each place setting and let people reflect on their many blessings. </p> <p><img alt="" height="690" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/thanksgiving.jpg" width="442"></p>webinternWed, 27 Nov 2013 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaKing&#39;s Gallery Galahttp://<p>With the holidays fast approaching, tis the season to start searching for that unique and creative gift that will be remembered year after year. The King's Gallery, a local antique and collectibles store, will host their first annual holiday gala giving visitors the chance to view a variety of antiques, art and collectibles from around the world. Featured artists Shari Lynn Acevedo and Ted Remington will be scultping and painting throughout the event, allowing guests to see the art creation process live. </p> <p>When: Saturday Dec. 14</p> <p>Time: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.</p> <p>Where: 3419 South State Street</p> <p>Bring your friends and family to the <a href="" target="_blank">King's Gallery 1st Annual Holiday Gala</a> for an afternoon of art, culture and refreshments.</p> <p><img alt="" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/sculpture.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Shari Lynn Acevedo</a> is a versatile sculptor and artist whose work has been displayed around the United States and Canada. Ms. Acevedo is known for her beautiful historical sculptures and has won several awards locally and nationally. </p> <p><img alt="" height="373" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/paint2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Ted Remington</a>, a self-taught artist, is known for his vibrant pastels and oil paintings of the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Zion National Park, the Colorado River and the Pueblo culture. Mr. Remington's work has been featured in galleries in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Wyoming. </p> <p> </p>webinternMon, 25 Nov 2013 16:22:29 +0000http:// to Room: Mad for Plaidhttp://<p>Cozy plaid is a signature pattern for the holidays and winter, whether it's displayed in red and green or black and white. Though it has often been used to lend a rustic, woodland feel, it's one of those always-in prints that can also take a turn towards classically modern.</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/plaidrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Black &amp; White plaid fabric, <a href="|4dfdb78e-c7c2-4fe6-9d43-94a31c18754e">Holland &amp; Sherry</a></p> <p>Buffalo Plaid Wishes Card, <a href="">Rocket Ink</a></p> <p>Plaid Lunch Box, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>4040 Locust Winter Plaid Pillow, <a href=";color=060&amp;cm_mmc=SEM-_-Google-_-PLA-_-55041991744adwords_labelsA_DEC_PILLOWS&amp;device=c&amp;network=g&amp;matchtype=&amp;gclid=CNjJzOm1gLsCFZaUfgodPnsAMA">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Tartan Mugs, <a href="">Pendleton</a></p> <p>Image from <a href="">Celine 2013</a> Winter Ready to Wear collection</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 25 Nov 2013 10:19:04 +0000http:// IdeasExclusive Plum: Color of the Year 2014http://<p>Sherwin-Williams just announced the 2014 color of the year: <a href="" target="_blank">Exclusive Plum.</a> This deep, rich color is versatile and can create a variety of moods for any decor or setting. </p> <p><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/plum1.png" width="500"></p> <p>Color expert Jackie Jordan said, “This dusky, filtered violet is refined without being stuffy, elegant yet easy, and layered with romantic potential. It has an amazing quality and can be adapted for nearly any space, whether used as an accent or for an entire room."</p> <p><img alt="" height="546" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/coloroftheyearslides.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="1185" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/coloroftheyearideas.jpg" width="500"><br><img alt="" height="75" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/colorbanner.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternFri, 22 Nov 2013 20:57:38 +0000http:// Architects awarded for local parking structurehttp://<p><span><span><a href="">Axis Architects</a> recently won its third AIA Merit Award for its honorary George E. Wahlen V.A. Medical Center parking structure in Salt Lake City. This award recognizes excellent architectural design that makes a significant impact on the built environment. </span></span></p> <p><span>“<span><span>Every building makes an impact. It is seen by the public and cannot be hidden. The innovative use of metal for exterior cladding, coupled with the careful attention to site placement and organization makes this facility aesthetically pleasing and highly functional,” says architect Pierre Langue. "The structure represents another step towards design excellence." </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The structure adds an additional 350 parking stalls for the medical center, while </span></span></span><span>considering safety. The pattern that covers the structure represents microscopic bone marrow as a reference to the medical nature of the campus. </span></p> <p><span>"</span><span>Axis Architects developed a no-maintentance, weathering perforated steel panel system for the exterior cladding which also solved the light pollution problem facing the architect," Langue says.</span></p> <p>Langue accepted the award on behalf of Axis Architects. “It is a great honor to be recognized as an award-winning architect by a jury comprised of peers that have won national awards in architecture."</p> <p><img alt="" height="1315" src="/site_media/uploads/va.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternFri, 22 Nov 2013 16:05:27 +0000http:// Friday: Neil Armstrong Academyhttp://<p>Another fabulous school by <a href="">Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects</a> this week—this one's the <a href="">Neil Armstrong Academy</a> in West Valley. I'm so impressed with these projects and its great see how much the kids love them.</p> <p><img alt="" height="251" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="246" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-11.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="272" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-19.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-20.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-27.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-28.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/na-38.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 22 Nov 2013 10:23:12 +0000http:// FridayPatterned Sofas - Too Bold or the Next Trend?http://<p><strong>Patterned Sofas - Too Bold or the Next Trend?</strong><br><img alt="" height="257" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/1-pc1.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Mitchell Gold &amp; Bob Williams</em></a><br><br>We hear talk of bold patterns on sofas making a big comeback.  While I'd love the chance to specify a big bold sofa in a client's home, I'm not sure how many people will be willing to take that risk.  So I thought I'd post a few sofas here to get some feedback.<br><br><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/2-pc2.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><em>image source</em></a><br> <br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/3-pc3.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><em>image source</em></a><br> <br><img alt="" height="477" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/4-pc4.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Dwell Studio</em></a><br> <br><img alt="" height="378" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/5-pc5.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><em>image source</em></a><br><br>And a couple pieces seen locally at <a href="" target="_blank">Lake City Loft</a>:<br><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/6-pc6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/7-pc7.jpg" width="500"><br><br>What do you think?  Could you do it in your home?</p> <p><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 21 Nov 2013 13:11:01 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomKid-Friendly Christmashttp://<p>Decorating in general can be tricky with kids, but when it comes to a holiday that's all about pine trees, string lights, candles and glass ornaments it's even more challenging - especially if a curious toddler is involved. (Raise your hand if you've ever decorated only the top half of the tree.)</p> <p>Just because you have kids doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style, whether you're decorating for the holidays or any other day of the year. These days, there are plenty of fun and whimsical holiday decorations that still have a touch of sophistication <em>and </em>kid-friendliness.</p> <p>Think soft, plush, and virtually indestructable. Felt garlands and ornaments look great on the tree, and an advent calendar of any kind not only brings the excitement of the Christmas spirit, but also helps get kids involved with decorating. </p> <p><img alt="" height="379" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/kidschristmas.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Woodland Stocking (Doves): <a href=";">Pottery Barn Kids</a></p> <p>Red-Nosed Reindeer Ornament: <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Felt Garland: <a href=";">West Elm</a></p> <p>Advent Garland: <a href="">Terrain</a></p> <p>Trim the Tree Throw Pillow: <a href="">The Land of Nod</a></p> <p>Felted Poms Wrapping Paper: <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p>Jessica AdamsThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:43:11 +0000http:// IdeasPin of the Week: Printed Pageshttp://<p><img alt="" height="562" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/art.gif" width="500"></p> <p>Tired of plain paper backgrounds? Print or stencil art onto old newspaper articles, magazine clippings or book pages. The text adds an additional element of depth and design to each piece. </p>webinternWed, 20 Nov 2013 18:03:06 +0000http:// Toppingshttp://<p>For a stress-free side dish that doesn't involve mashing or marshmallows, transform your sweet potatoes with any of these tasty toppings.</p> <p>To begin, choose four similarly-sized sweet potaatoes and wash them thoroughly. Poke a few holes in the skin with a fork. Rub skins lightly with vegetable oil, wrap in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, or until tender. Split each potato lengthwise to show off its graceful shap and spoon any of our features toppings over the flesh.</p> <p><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/potatp1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Spiced Pecans</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Cook 1/2 cup pecan halves in 1/4 cup butter and 3 Tbps. maplesugar in a skillit until sugar dissolves. Stir in 1/4 tsp. allspice.</p> <p><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/potato4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Rich Ricotta</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Mix 1/4 cup ricotta cheese with 1/4 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. sugar. Put a scoop on top of each potato. Garnish with orange peel.</p> <p><img alt="" height="230" src="/site_media/uploads/potato3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Scallions</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Grate 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger and slice the green part of four scallions. Saute the ginger quickly in 1 tsp. peanut oil, then mash it into the potao and sprinkle the top with scallions.</p> <p><img alt="" height="224" src="/site_media/uploads/potato2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Sweet Bacon</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Fry 4 bacon strips until crisp; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. brown sugar while in pan. Remove, drain and crumble over potatoes.</p>Mary MaloufWed, 20 Nov 2013 15:04:47 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TableRecipesDesign Matters film serieshttp://<p>As part of the 2013 Design Matters film series, join <a href="">Salt Lake Modern</a> and the <a href="">Utah Film Center</a> for a free screening of architecture documentary <em><a href="">Coast Modern</a></em> tonight at 7pm at The City Library.</p> <p>The film features interviews with the architects who pioneered West Coast Modernist Architecture and tours of the homes that were built in this style. See <a href="">the trailer</a>, then get there early as the event is first come, first serve. See you there.</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Film Center, Salt Lake Modern, Design Matters, Coast Modern" height="250" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/coastmodern_stills_020.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="xUtah Film Center, Salt Lake Modern, Design Matters, Coast Modern" height="888" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/2013_11_19_coastmodern_flyer_reception.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Val RasmussenTue, 19 Nov 2013 11:16:05 +0000http:// to Autumnhttp://<p>Albert Camus said, "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Floral designer <a href="" target="_blank">Natalie Bernhisel- Robinson</a> build on that idea, incorporating fall's colorful bounty into arrangements for the table.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/odetoautumn.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>From left:</p> <p><strong>Create A Cluster</strong></p> <p>A defined bouquet of dark orange mini calla lilies arcs asymmetrically from the side of a pitcher filled with feathery black agonis. "Clustering flowers creates a more modern look," floral desigener Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson says. A few tall birch twigs add heigh without bulk.</p> <p>TIP: Gently bend the lil stems by hand to accentuate their arc.</p> <p><strong>Make It Monochromatic</strong></p> <p>Dark, yes. Somber, no. Bernhisel-Robinson caombines plums, black grapes and purple hydrangea, melding their related hues for maximum impact. "The hydrangea's lighter shade adds depth to the fruits' overall darkness," she says.</p> <p>TIP: Allow fruit to spill from the side of the arrangement onto the table to expand its size and play up its causal vibe.</p> <p><strong>Go Flowerless</strong></p> <p>Millet, twigs, scapiosa pods and feathers capture autumn's texture and natural beauty- without a flower in sight. "While on walks in my garden, I'm always on the lookout for natural elements that I can harvest for fall arrangements," says Bernhisel-Robnson.</p> <p>TIP: To prevent a hodgepodge look, limit this natural arrangement's elements to four or five.</p> <p><strong>Form A Group</strong></p> <p>When it comes to small arrangements, there's power in numbers. "A vignette of small clustered containers makes a big impact and is easy to create," says Bernhisel-Robinson, suggesting a simple, single variety compostions for each vessel. Here, cinnamon roses, hydrangea and dahlias flourish in brass and pottery containers.</p> <p>TIP: Group containers in odd numbers 3, 5 ot 7 for engaging collections.</p> <p><strong>Embrace Texture</strong></p> <p>A loosley organized mix of petalles sunflowers, lacy agonis, scapiosa pods and soft cinnamon and quicksand roses form a boldly contrasting and texture-rich arangement. An equal ratio of elements makes the composition easy to create.</p> <p>TIP: Don't be afraid to shorten long stems. Large flowers like spider moms and sunflowers look great displayed low.</p>Brad MeeTue, 19 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesPartiesRunway to Room: Fur For Allhttp://<p>Utah winters may begin a little earlier than many others, and by March we're sure they've lasted longer than most, too. That's why it's the perfect time to celebrate the season's never-ending trend: Fur.</p> <p>This year as you're decking the halls, cozy the place up even more by incorporating a little fur into the decor. Many major stores are stocking fuzzy holiday decor along with the stuff that's more fit for everyday.</p> <p><img alt="" height="388" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/furrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Lambskin, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Velvet Mongolian Fur Stocking, <a href=";cm_src=christmas-stockings||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Luxe Faux Fur Tree Skirt, <a href=";categoryId=search">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Luxe Fur Stool, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Grand Luxe Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair, <a href=";categoryId=search">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Image of Altuzarra Fall 2013 runway from ImaxTree</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 18 Nov 2013 18:22:26 +0000http:// IdeasPumpkin &amp; Squash Extravaganzahttp://<p>From carving to cooking to centerpiece decor, pumpkin and squash are versatile veggies that can be used in a variety of ways to spice up the autumn season. Check out these great ideas ranging from a pumpkin extravaganza decorating the steps of this Orem residence, to table decorations to delicious pumpkin and squash recipes. </p> <p><img alt="" height="670" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/pumpkins.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/11/13/pumpkins-squash-fall-feasts-and-decor/" target="_blank">FOUR SQUASH RECIPES&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/11/13/pumpkin-squash-extravaganza-pumpkin-recipes/" target="_blank">PUMPKIN RECIPES&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p>webinternMon, 18 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasOn the TableRecipesPhoto Friday: Frank Lloyd Wright Revisitedhttp://<p class="p1">Another author called me this week for some of my <a href="">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> images for a new book he's working on. I love to go through my files and send these photos because it always reminds me of how good Mr. Wright's work is. This project will be published by <a href="">Gibbs Smith</a>, so I'm certain it will be another high quality project from them. I look forward to seeing it.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="401" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/ec3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/ennis-brown-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="339" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/fawcett-ex-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/fawcett-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/mathews-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="402" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/fawcettlr-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="409" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/pearce-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="441" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/mathews-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 15 Nov 2013 10:47:48 +0000http:// FridayLisman Studio Wins ASID Award Of Excellence!http://<p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/cc8lamar.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>This just in— this beautiful home that will be featured in our upcoming Winter Issue just won the Award of Excellence at the <a href="" target="_blank">ASID Western States 2013 competition</a>. Photos of this fun beautiful home will be featured in the 2014 Winter issue of Utah Style and Design and online at <a href="/galleries/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>Cottonwood Residence</strong><br><a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a></p> <p>Designers:<br>Belle Kurudzija <br>LaMar Lisman</p>Cynthia YeoThu, 14 Nov 2013 13:54:24 +0000http:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesCelebrate with Cheesecakehttp://<p>Cheesecake is the ultimate luxury dessert. Of course, there's huge variation, from ethereal pure unripened cream cheese lightened with cream, to sturdier versions made with ricotta and quark. Most commonly used in the U.S. is Philadelphia cream cheese, a pasteurized block. Many are baked, others are jelled and chilled, and some like more like a pie. They can be excellent and worthy of the name, but just forget about any "low-fat" cheescake. It's a contradiction in terms not worth talking about. Fat is the point. Cheesecake is a special occasion dessert- save it for those times and let yourself indulge all the way.</p> <p><img alt="" height="704" src="/site_media/uploads/cheesecake01.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>A shimmering caramelized orange topping and a garnish of lemon leaves and kumquates transform a plain cheescake into an edible work of art. <strong>Photo by Adam Finkle</strong></em></p> <p><strong>A Forever Favorite</strong></p> <p>Wonder why cheesecake is a menu mainstay? Visit any one of these four Utah restaurants and you'll know why. </p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Frida Bistro</a>- 545 W 700 S, SLC, 801-983-6692<br></strong>Pastry chef Peter Korth mixes a sweet corn puree into his Torta de Queso y Elote to give this cheesecake an Aztec heft. <strong><em></em></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Ruth's Chris</a>- 275 S West Temple, SLC, 801-363-2000<br></strong>Yes, this is a chain, and the dessert is called simply "cheesecake," but ignore that. The prime steaks here are supreme and the cheesecake is a worthy bookend.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Goldener Hirsch</a>- 7570 Royal St., Park City, 435-649-7770<br></strong>The Triple Layer Cheese Cake stacks up hazlenut, chocolate, and vanilla layers, topped with fresh strawberries.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Log Haven</a>- 6451 E Milcreek Canyon Rd, SLC, 801-272-8255<br></strong>Drake Farms Goat Cheese Cale brings the tang of fresh goat cheese to the mix, topping it with the sweetness of Meyer lemon curd (milder than regular lemons) and the crunch of pistachios.</p> <p><strong><em><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/cheesecake9.jpg" width="500"><br>Ruth's Chris' cheesecake is simply garnished with a touch of raspberry. <br></em></strong></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p>Mary MaloufWed, 13 Nov 2013 13:54:43 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TablePartiesA Natural Fithttp://<p>Even inside the grandest homes<strong>,</strong> it’s often the smaller, more intimate spaces—a breakfast nook, window seat, sunroom or library—that tend to draw people in.  This same notion applies to White Pine Lakes, a cozy pocket of homes within The Colony, a 4,600-acre luxury home development overlapping Park City’s <a href="" target="_blank">Canyons Resort</a> where 40-acre lots are the norm. Secluded and serene, The Colony's White Pine Lakes proves the ideal setting for a modern mountain home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/natural4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/natural2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/natural3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/natural1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>For more images, vist <a href="" target="_blank">our gallery</a>.</p>Brad MeeTue, 12 Nov 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesPhoto Friday: 1950s Resurgencehttp://<p class="p1">In the 1950s, Salt Lakers embraced modern architectural designs in areas like the <a href="">Salt Lake Country Club</a>, Indian Hills, and Olympus Cove. Now, homeowners are embarking on reviving these homes with updates that honor the design while making them highly livable by including the amenities we expect today. <a href="">Sherman Homes</a> recently completed the improvements on this Salt Lake Country Club gem. Isn’t it beautiful?</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s--6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s--7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="254" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s--8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s--10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s--25.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s-14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s-15.jpg" width="333"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s-20.jpg" width="349"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/s-22.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 08 Nov 2013 13:23:40 +0000http:// FridayHave You Heard of Stikwood Yet?http://<p><strong>Have You Heard of Stikwood Yet?</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/1-stikwood.jpg" width="500"><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Stikwood</a> is popping up everywhere, from basements to bedrooms to restaurants.  It's a great DIY product, but also a good tool for designers and specifiers.  I first saw it this summer at dwell on design, and have been looking for opportunities to use it ever since.  <br><br>It's literally a peel-and-stick wood product.  It's easy, affordable, and it's REAL WOOD!  <br><br>Here you see it being applied:<br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/2-stikwood.jpg" width="500"><br><br>I think it's perfect for the back of a kitchen bar:<br><br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/3-stikwood.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Or behind a bed: <br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/4-stikwood.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Or to spice up a TV/entertainment center area:<br><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/5-stikwood.jpg" width="500"><br><br>The possibilities are pretty much endless!<br><br>All images above from the <a href="" target="_blank">Stikwood facebook page</a>.</p> <p><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYRoom To RoomLa Fleur Wreath Classhttp://<p>The Holidays are fast approaching, get a head start by making your own beautiful wreath for yourself or to give as a gift.</p> <p>What: <a href="" target="_blank">La Fleur</a> Wreath Making Class</p> <p>When: Monday, December 2nd @ 6:00pm</p> <p>Cost:$40.00</p> <p>Deadline: Need to register by November 24th. (Spots are filling up quickly)</p> <p>To Register: Call for Details 801-673-8758 or email <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>To see more of Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson's work in the current issue of Utah Style and Design <a href="/blog/2013/09/01/ode-to-autumn/" target="_blank">click here.</a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/lafleurwreath3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="508" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/lafleurwreath2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="506" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/lafleurwreathclass1.jpg" width="500"></p>Cynthia YeoThu, 07 Nov 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYPin of the Week: Leather Vasehttp://<p>Make use of that old belt that's been sitting unused for years in your closet. Securely wrap it around a jar to create this trendy leather vase that will accent any entry way or room. </p> <p><img alt="" height="754" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/leathercraft.gif" width="500"></p>webinternWed, 06 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaRunway to Room: Suedehttp://<p><a href="">Leather</a>, in all it's forms and finishes, is one of 2014's hottest trends - even for spring.</p> <p>It's softest side in suede has been dealt a touch of elegance and femininity as it's mixed with metallics or displayed in candied, pastel hues.</p> <p><img alt="" height="370" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/suederr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Natural Suede table lamp shade, <a href=";from=Search">World Market</a></p> <p>Abbyson Living Marquis Suede Chair, <a href="">Wayfair</a></p> <p>Suede Topstitch Lumbar Pillow Cover, <a href=";categoryId=search">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Metallic Suede Hemp Rug, <a href="">Serena &amp; Lily</a></p> <p>Image from <a href="">Celine</a> 2014 Spring Ready-to-Wear Collection</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 04 Nov 2013 12:03:16 +0000http:// IdeasNutmeg Pumpkin Madeleineshttp://<p><strong>NUTMEG PUMPKIN MADELEINES</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/madeleines.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">2 <strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>4</strong> cups all-purpose flour</p> <p class="p1">2 teaspoons baking powder</p> <p class="p1">1 teaspoon ground cinnamon</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> <br> teaspoon nutmeg, freshly <br> grated</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>8</strong> teaspoon ground cloves</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>4</strong> teaspoon baking soda</p> <p class="p1">1 <strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>4</strong> cup turbinado sugar</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> cup butter, softened</p> <p class="p1">2 eggs</p> <p class="p1">1 cup solid-pack (canned) pumpkin </p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> teaspoon vanilla extract</p> <p class="p1">Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour madeleine mold (or use a nonstick or silicone madeleine pan and spray with baking spray).</p> <p class="p2">Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and baking soda and set aside.</p> <p class="p2">In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar and butter until blended well. Add eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla, and blend well. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until evenly blended.</p> <p class="p2">Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into each mold (mold should be about 3⁄4 full). Bake madeleines for 15–20 minutes, until center of madeleine springs back when gently pressed. Loosen madeleines with small rubber spatula, turn them out of pans and place on wire rack to cool completely. Store in tightly covered container for up to 4 days. Makes 24–32 madeleines (depending on mold size).</p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 01 Nov 2013 19:40:50 +0000http:// the TableRecipesPumpkin &amp; Squash Extravaganza: Pumpkin Recipeshttp://<p>Pumpkins can be used for more than just the traditional pie. Treat your tastebuds with these fantastic pumpkin-inspired recipes.</p> <p><strong>PUMPKIN SAGE RISOTTO WITH WILD MUSHROOMS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/risotto.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">1 <br> small pie pumpkin (also known as <br> sugar pumpkin)</p> <p class="p1">4 cups chicken stock</p> <p class="p1">2 tablespoons butter</p> <p class="p1">2 tablespoon olive oil</p> <p class="p1">1 shallot, finely chopped</p> <p class="p1">1 cup Arborio rice</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> <br> cup dry white wine plus 1 <br> tablespoon for mushrooms</p> <p class="p1">1 scallion, thinly sliced</p> <p class="p1">1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>4</strong> <br> cup Parmesan cheese, <br> freshly grated</p> <p class="p1">Salt and ground pepper to taste</p> <p class="p1">8 ounces wild mushrooms, sliced</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Garnish</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong></strong>3 </p> <p class="p1">tablespoons toasted pumpkin <br> seeds</p> <p class="p1">Parmesan shavings</p> <p class="p2">Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut pumpkin in half, scrape out seeds and place cut-side down on baking sheet lined with lightly oiled parchment paper. Bake until soft, about 30 minutes. Allow pumpkin to cool. Scrape pumpkin from skin, mash pumpkin and discard the skin. Set pumpkin aside.</p> <p class="p3">Heat chicken stock in saucepan until barely simmering. In a large saute pan, melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add shallot and sauté until soft. Add rice, increase heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute. Add 1⁄2 cup wine and cook, stirring, until wine is nearly absorbed. Add chicken stock, about 1⁄2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring after each addition until stock is nearly absorbed. When 2 cups of stock has been added, add pumpkin (you should have about 1-–1 1⁄2 cups mashed pumpkin). Add remaining stock 1⁄2 cup at a time (you may not need it all) until rice is creamy but still al dente (total cooking time is about 20 minutes). Stir in scallion, sage and Parmesan.</p> <p class="p3">While risotto is cooking, melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil in small sauté  pan over medium-high heat. When butter is bubbling, add mushrooms. Sauté, stirring until they are soft. Add 1 tablespoon wine and cook until all wine has evaporated. Remove from heat.</p> <p class="p3">Spoon mushrooms over risotto, top with pumpkin seeds and Parmesan curls; serve immediately. Serves 4.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="/blog/2013/11/13/pumpkin-orange-swirl-tart/" target="_blank">PUMPKIN ORANGE SWIRL TART&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 01 Nov 2013 19:33:19 +0000http:// the TablePartiesRecipesPumpkin &amp; Squash Extravaganza: Veggie Vaseshttp://<p>Let the harvest inspire your vase choice this season. Use a squash, gourd or pumpkin base to dress up your dinner table this fall. </p> <p>Simply hollow out the center of your preferred pieces of produce, fit with blocks of water-soaked floral foam, and insert the stems of autumn-toned blooms. Large or samll, these veggie vases promise a crop of unforgettable containers perfect for your holiday table, buffet or season displays. </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/veggievase.jpg" width="500"></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 01 Nov 2013 18:32:08 +0000http:// IdeasDIYPumpkin &amp; Squash Extravanganza: Four Squash Recipeshttp://<p>Satisfy your cravings with four festive squash recipes while styling up your table with veggie vase decor! </p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/11/13/fall-feasts-and-decor-veggie-vases/" target="_blank">Veggie Vases&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="516" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/squash.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Choose squash that are suitable for an individual serving size. Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, stuff and brush the exposed flesh with oil or butter to prevent it from drying out. Pre-cook the squash cut-side down on a greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour. Cover pan with foil for the first 35 minutes to prevent the skins from drying and cracking. </p> <p><strong>1. FRUIT AND NUT STUFF SQUASH</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 onion, chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span>1 celery stalk, chopped</span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 clove garlic, minced</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 tart apple, chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>2Tbsp. butter</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 cup bread crumbs or</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>cooked brown rice</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1/2 cup dried apricots,</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 cup pecans, chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1/2 cup assorted dried fruits</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1/2 tsp. salt</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1/4 tsp. each dried thyme,</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>sage, oregano and</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>ground black pepper</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Saute the onion, celery, garlic</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>and apple in the butter. Stir in</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>remaining ingredients and seasonings.</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span><span><span>If </span></span><span><span>mixture seems dry,</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>moisten it with chicken stock</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>or water. Stuff the squash and</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>bake 20 minutes or until tender.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>2.LEBANESE-STYLE STUFFED SQUASH</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1/2 lb. ground lamb</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>11/2 to 2 cups cooked rice</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 onion, chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 garlic clove, minced</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 Tbsp. olive oil</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Allspice, salt and pepper</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>to taste</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 cup pine nuts</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>2 Tbsp. butter</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Greek yogurt for garnish</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Preheat oven to 350. Cook the</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>onion and garlic in the olive</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>oil until translucent. Add the</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>lamb and cook until done,</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>like you would for taco meat.</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Stir in allspice, salt and pepper.</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Mix in rice. Heat butter</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>in a small skillet and saute</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>the pine nuts, stirring often</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>to prevent burning. When</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>toasted, mix half the pine nuts</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>into the lamb mixture; set the</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>rest aside. Fill the pre-cooked</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>squash and bake them about</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>20 minutes or until tender.</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Garnish with a dollop of Greek</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>yogurt and reserved pine nuts.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>3. SOUTHWEST STUFFED SQUASH</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>2Tbsp. olive oil</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 small onion, chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>115-oz. can black beans</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>2 small ripe jalapenos,</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>seeded and chopped,</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>or 1/2 red bell pepper,</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>seeded and chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>2 cups frozen corn</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1 tsp. cumin</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Salt and pepper to taste</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Cilantro for garnish</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Saute the onion in the olive</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>oil until translucent. Mix</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>with the beans, corn, peppers,</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>cumin and seasonings.</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Stuff pre-cooked squash. Bake</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>about 20 minutes or until</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>tender. Garnish with cilantro.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span>4. CRANBERRY STUFFED SQUASH</span></span></strong></p> <p> <span>11/2 cups cranberries,</span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>chopped</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>11/2 cups quarterinch</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>apple cubes</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1/4 cup packed brown sugar</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>3 Tbsp. melted butter</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>1/2 tsp. fresh grated</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>orange peel</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Salt and pepper to taste</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>Mix all ingredients and stuff</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>squash. Cover with foil and</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>bake at 350 degrees for 20</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><span>minutes until tender. Garnish</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>with orange zest.</span></span></span></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 01 Nov 2013 14:24:33 +0000http:// IdeasGreat IdeaOn the TableRecipesPumpkin Orange Swirl Tarthttp://<p><strong>PUMPKIN ORANGE SWIRL TART</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="441" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/pumpkinpie.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">8 ounces cream cheese, softened<br> <strong>3</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>4</strong> cup turbinado sugar<br> 2 eggs</p> <p class="p1">1 <br> cup solid pack (canned) pumpkin</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> teaspoon cinnamon</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>4</strong> teaspoon allspice</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>4</strong> teaspoon ground clove</p> <p class="p1">1 teaspoon orange zest</p> <p class="p1">1 <br> prepared ginger shortbread crust <br> (recipe follows)</p> <p class="p2">Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large mixing bowl until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Remove 1⁄2 cup of cream cheese mixture to smaller bowl. Stir pumpkin and spices into remaining cream cheese batter in large bowl. Pour into crust. Stir orange zest into reserved cream cheese batter and pour over pumpkin batter in crust. Swirl gently with spoon. </p> <p class="p3">Bake for 40–50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Chill until firm. Remove tart ring, place on platter and serve. Serves 8–12.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Ginger Shortbread Crust<br> </strong>1 large egg yolk<br> 1 tablespoon whipping cream<br> <strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> teaspoon orange extract<br> 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour</p> <p class="p1">3 tablespoons brown sugar</p> <p class="p1"><strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> teaspoon table salt<br> <strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> <br> cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into <br> 1/2-inch dice</p> <p class="p1">6 <br> whole ginger snaps, broken into<br> quarters (about <strong>1</strong><strong>⁄</strong><strong>2</strong> cup)</p> <p class="p2">Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put all ingredients in food processor and pulse until mixture is a coarse meal or resembles small peas.</p> <p class="p3">Pour into a 9-1⁄2-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Evenly press mixture along bottom of pan and up sides. Work to make crust as even as possible. Put pan in freezer for 10 minutes and then bake for 10–15 minutes until edges are slightly brown. Remove from oven, and, while still hot, smooth out crust with back of a tablespoon. Let cool completely.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="/blog/2013/11/13/baked-pumpkin-ginger-soup/" target="_blank">BAKED PUMPKIN GINGER SOUP&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 01 Nov 2013 14:23:48 +0000http:// the TableRecipesBaked Pumpkin Ginger Souphttp://<p><strong>BAKED PUMPKIN GINGER SOUP</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/November2013/pumpkinsoup.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">1 4-pound pumpkin</p> <p class="p1">1 large onion, thinly sliced</p> <p class="p1">2 <br> tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled <br> and minced</p> <p class="p1">2 whole cloves garlic, peeled</p> <p class="p1">2 tablespoons butter</p> <p class="p1">1 teaspoon dry mustard</p> <p class="p1">1 teaspoon ground ginger</p> <p class="p1">6 cups chicken stock</p> <p class="p1">1 bay leaf</p> <p class="p1">Salt and pepper to taste</p> <p class="p1">2 tablespoons crème fraîche </p> <p class="p1">cilantro for garnish</p> <p class="p2">Heat oven to 375 degrees. Slice pumpkin into quarters. Scoop out seeds and place cut-side up in roasting pan. Scatter sliced onions, fresh ginger and garlic cloves around pumpkin. Drop 1⁄2 tablespoon of butter into each pumpkin quarter. Sprinkle all with dry mustard and ground ginger. Pour about 1 cup of stock into pan. Cover pan tightly with foil and bake for about 45 minutes, until pumpkin is soft.</p> <p class="p3">Remove pan from oven and allow to cool slightly. Pour stock-moistened vegetables (with stock) into stockpot on top of stove. Scoop pumpkin from shell into pot and add remaining 5 cups of stock and bay leaf. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Use a stick blender to blend all ingredients into smooth soup. (You can also use a blender or food processor.) Cook for 5 minutes. To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish with about 1 teaspoon of crème fraîche and chopped cilantro. Serves 6. </p> <p class="p3"><a href="/blog/2013/11/13/nutmeg-pumpkin-madeleines/" target="_blank">NUTMEG PUMPKIN MADELEINES&gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 01 Nov 2013 14:21:29 +0000http:// the TableRecipesPhoto Friday: Beautiful Park City homehttp://<p>It's a real treat for me to run across new people with great design skills. This week, Jullie Tuttle in Park City called me to ask if I would make some photos of her own home as "she had just added a deck." As you can see in the photos it turned out to be a bit more than that! Jullie and her husband have transformed their home into something quite special.</p> <p><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/jt23.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/jt20.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/jt14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/jt3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/jt15.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/jt10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 01 Nov 2013 12:53:41 +0000http:// FridayForsey&#39;s celebrates 60 years of Thayer Cogginhttp://<p class="p1"><a href="">Forsey's Furniture Galleries</a> celebrated 60 years of <a href="">Thayer Coggin</a>'s modern furniture on Wednesday night. </p> <p class="p1">Reproduced furniture, covering all six decades, was on display, and Phil Miller, Vice President of Marketing for Thayer Coggin, told the story behind manufacturer J. Thayer Coggin and designer Milo Baughman's relationship—business and personal.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/thayer1.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Guests take a seat in Thayer Coggin furniture to hear Miller tell the story behind Coggin and Baughman's relationship.</em></p> <p class="p1">Both men were born in the early '20s, both men lived through the Great Depression, and both men served in the military during World War II. And giving credit to the term "greatest generation," their word was their bond.  "They had a handshake agreement for 50 years," Miller says.</p> <p class="p1">In 1953, they unveiled their first line of products together. When designs came out, just as much attention was given to every part of each furniture piece. "They went from zero sales in 1953 to $35 million sales in 1973," Miller says.</p> <p class="p1">The event was part of a country-wide tour. "We have 13 more of these," Miller says. "I cannot tell you how grateful I am."</p> <p class="p1">Bob Forsey, owner of Forsey's, says his store has had a "long-time association with Thayer Coggin." He also announced that all of the Thayer Coggin furniture shown at the event would remain 40-percent off through most of November.</p> <p class="p1">One of Forsey's favorite furniture pieces at the event was the 1965 Draper Chair, which has a solid walnut frame.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/thayer2.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Draper Chairs, W 29 D 28 H 30 in.</em></p> <p class="p1">Here are some of the other reproduced pieces that caught our eye at the event:</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/thayer3.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Eggshell Chair, W 30 D 32 H 34 in.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/thayer4.jpg" width="500"><br>Boldido Chair, W 29 D 28 H 30 in.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/thayer5.jpg" width="500"><br>Circle Sofa, W 121 D 50 H 25 in.</em></p>Jaime WinstonThu, 31 Oct 2013 17:42:30 +0000http:// IdeasPartiesStacked In Your Favorhttp://<p>When it comes to style, few furnishings cause more eye-rolling than bunk beds. Recently, however, bunks have broken free from their bad rap and are furnishing fashion-forward bedrooms throughout Utah. Today's versions step it up, pairing practicality with big personality. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/bunkbed2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/bunbed3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/bunkbed1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>For more images, visit <a href="" target="_blank">our gallery</a>.</p>Brad MeeThu, 31 Oct 2013 12:47:08 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Salty Centerpieceshttp://<p>Winter need not be a season of fallen twigs. Take those barren branches and turn them into a simple and elegant centerpieces. Make a series of centerpieces by filling vases with varying amounts of salt. Then, artfully arrange each twig into place. The result will be a tasteful display perfect for any winter dinner party. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/saltcenterpieces.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternWed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaStyle File: On-Hand Hospitalityhttp://<p><strong>'Tis the season for unexpected company, so don't wait for a knock on the door. Plan now with fare that keeps in the pantry or fridge, and you'll be ready to entertain at a moment's notice.</strong></p> <p>CHEESE: Now isn't the time to show off your chees geekery; stinky is not a good choice. But you do want cheese with talking points, and Beehive Cheese Co's flavor-rubbed options offer just that. You want two cheese on a board, so also keep a log of Drake's goat cheese in the fridge—you can even freeze it. Drizzle it with good olive oil.</p> <p>OLIVES: Keep a selectin from your local olive bar in the fridge. Remember, olives are preserved, so you can keep them a very long time as long as they are store in brine. Roll them in chopped thyme to punch up their flavor.</p> <p>MEATS: Creminelli air-cured salami keeps a couple of months in or out of the fridge. To serve, score and peel away the casing and cut meat into quarter-thick slices. Store extra in the original paper.</p> <p>PRESERVES: A sweet accent for the cheese or salami. Try locally made <a href="" target="_blank">Amore jams</a> and marmalades. Available at <a href="" target="_blank">Liberty Heights Fresh</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Caputo's</a>.</p> <p>NUTS: How easy are they? Almonds, for example, store for up to a year in the fridge. Freshen them up by tossing them in a hot skillet for about 3 minutes.</p> <p>DRIED FRUIT: Yes, apricots, but also apples, cranberries and pears. When you can't get season fresh fruit, dried is the perfect alternative.</p> <p>CRACKERS: Keep several boxes of thin, plain crackers in your pantry.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/ingoodtaste.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>HOUSE WINES</strong></p> <p>This season, settle on a couple of versatile, inexpensive bottles to keep on hand. Tracey Thompson, director of <a href="" target="_blank">VineLore</a>, recommends:</p> <p><em>M. Chapoutier Bila Haut Roussillon Rouge</em>, a lovely blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, and its "sister wine," <em>M. Chapoutier Bila Haut Roussillon Blanc</em>, a blend of Grenahce Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeu. Of remarkable French pedigree, this is the same Michel Chapoutier of Tain l'Hermitage in the Rhone whose famed Hermitage wines wow the press and can put quite a dent in the monthly wine budget. This wine is from the Lnaguedoc in the south of France. Grapes are hand harvested and farmed biodynamically. $12.99 a bottle at the DABC wine store. </p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 30 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineOn the TableStyle File: Bold Strokeshttp://<p><strong>Not every interior redo involves remodeling. To update this Mediterranean-style great room, interior designer Kristina Weaver suffused the space with vivid color, contemporary character and savvy style. </strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="406" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/boldstrokes.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>1.Timeless, streamlined frames and solid fabrics</strong> give the sectional and lounge chairs long-lasting appeal, making them a smart investment.</p> <p><strong>2. The contemporary rug's large-scale pattern</strong> enlivens the space while its neutral colors prevent it from overwhelming the room's design. </p> <p><strong>3. A custome, three-shaded light fixture</strong> links the dining space with the living area's contemporary style and provides ideal scale for the large room.</p> <p><strong>4. The paisley lampshade</strong> serves as an easy-to-change accent that adds eye-catching color and pattern.</p> <p><strong>5. Dark wood tones</strong> anchor the room. The color of the owner's existing cocktail table inspired that of the new end table and shelves framing the fireplace. </p> <p><img alt="" height="762" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/kristina-weaver-6926-edit.gif" width="500"><br>Kristina Weaver, <a href="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>DRAPERIES</strong></p> <p>Wide draperies soften the large windows' edges, visually broaden the openings and, while stationary, appear substantial enough to cover the windows. Weaver used two fabrics on each panel, the top solid and the bottom striped. "All stripes would have been too much for my clients," she says. "These provide a punch of personality without screaming 'Look at me!'" Weaver used a one-third to two-thirds ratio of fabrics. "Don't go half and half," she advises. "Thirds are more classic and comfortable." </p> <p><img alt="" height="588" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/draperies.gif" width="500"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRunway to Room: Fabulous Fringehttp://<p>Since the roaring twenties seem to be the trend to beat these days, pieces in fringe on the runways have a sense of flapper girl that's really going strong.</p> <p>In pieces for the home, fringe in materials of silk, wool or leather lend a sense of elegance or earthiness to a space.</p> <p><img alt="" height="394" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/fringerr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Fratini '597' table lamp, <a href="">1stdibs</a></p> <p>Buffalo Plaid Fringed Throw, <a href="">Schoolhouse Electric Supply &amp; Co.</a></p> <p>Suede Fringe Throw Pillow, <a href=";pg=2&amp;designer=1e">Provide</a></p> <p>Burlap Fringe Wreath, <a href="">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Marisa Vanity Chair, <a href="">Frontgate</a></p> <p>Image of Missoni Spring 2014 runway c/o Imaxtree</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 28 Oct 2013 10:43:26 +0000http:// IdeasStyle File: Into The Woodshttp://<p>It may be age-old, but wood is so right now. Everywhere you look, it's elevating the élan of rooms of all styles with its mixed tones, gorgeous grains and organic allure. So when we spied these shapely vases, we were smitten. Marvelously modern, quite sculptural and altogether captivating, they reflect what we love most about wood: It's a natural for any well-designed space.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/intothewoods.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Imbuya wood and figured Spanish cedar vases, $1,790 each, <a href="" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner</a>, SLC</p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 25 Oct 2013 16:28:42 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesNailhead Trim For Kitchen &amp; Bathhttp://<p><strong>How to Bring Nailhead Trim into the Kitchen &amp; Bath</strong><br><br>Have you noticed that nailheads and studs are EVERYWHERE these days?  From fashion to interiors, you can't avoid them.<br><br>Below are some ideas for integrating this trend into your kitchen or bathroom design:<br><br><strong>Bathrooms</strong><br>Luxe Axel Vanity Base</p> <p><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/1-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>image via <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><strong>Mirror Frame:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/2-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">renewredo</a> (This one's a DIY project)</p> <p><strong>Kitchens</strong><br><strong>Bar Stools:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/3-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>image via <a href="" target="_blank">victoriadreste</a><br><br><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/4-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>image via <a href="" target="_blank">abodelove</a><br><br><img alt="" height="569" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/5-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>design by <a href="" target="_blank">Samantha Farjo</a><br><br><strong>Range Hoods:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="648" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/6-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>image from <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a><br><br><strong>Cabinetry Details:</strong> <br><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/7-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>image via <a href="" target="_blank">abodelove</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/8-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>image via <a href="" target="_blank">abodelove</a><br><br><strong>Built-in Bulletin Board:</strong> <br><img alt="" height="658" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/9-nailhead.jpg" width="500"><br>image via <a href="" target="_blank">highstreetmarket</a></p> <p><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 24 Oct 2013 14:00:18 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Holiday Gourdshttp://<p><img alt="" height="394" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jenibee2.gif" width="500"></p> <p>Decorate your home for fall with these ecclectic holiday gourds by <a href="" target="_blank">Jeni Bee Creations</a> that add a splash of fun and color to any room.</p>webinternWed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasLocal Business Spotlight: Details Comforts for the Homehttp://<p><img alt="" height="487" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/details.jpg" width="350"></p> <p>Walking into <a href="">Details</a> is like taking a breath of fresh air. The surrounding furniture, accents and accessories are clean and simple, yet fashionable.</p> <p>Unique chairs with oversized nail heads rest beside a rustic coffee table made of thin, industrial steel and rough woods. Chandeliers hang delicately from the ceiling. A bedroom set gives you new ideas for your home. </p> <p>These scenes occupy only a small portion of the 6,000-square-foot location.</p> <p>Becky Hatch, owner of Details, says her products are a fine blend of "eclectic and European country." She travels nationally, sometimes internationally, to collect one-of-a-kind pieces for her store in Sugar House. "We're different," she says. "I really try to get unusual things you can't get just anywhere and combine them in different ways. We want to keep Details fresh and up-to-date, but also timeless."</p> <p>Details also carries more bedding lines than any store in Utah. "The bedroom feeds your soul. You spend more time in the bedroom than anywhere else," Hatch says. "It's a space where the most intimate moments occur. It's where people go to pray to their God, where they go when they're sick or ill; it's where people go when seeking comfort, and I believe that room should give back."</p> <p>Details is located at 1987 S 1100 East, SLC. Click <a href="">here</a> for more info.</p>webinternTue, 22 Oct 2013 16:18:28 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomStyle File: Blue Blazeshttp://<p>Feeling a little blue? You're not alone. This season, deep captivating shades from indigo to cobalt are setting the mood on runways and in fashion-forward spaces of all styles.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>From Chloe Fall/Winter 2013 Collection</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Optic cake stand, by Martha Stewart, $48, <a href="" target="_blank">Macy's</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Orb aqua ice bucket, $50, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="407" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Montegrappa Espressions rollerball pen, $256,<a href="" target="_blank"> Tabula Rasa</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="291" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Arietta chair, $999,<a href="" target="_blank"> Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>La Cornue Grand Palais 180 range with brass trim, $47,300 plus freight,<a href="" target="_blank"> Mountain Land Design</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="212" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Lunada Bay mosaic tile, $35/ Sq. Ft., <a href="" target="_blank">Contempo Tile</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="487" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Table Urn, $408, <a href="" target="_blank">deCondes</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/stylefile-blue7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Spot marine night table, $149, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Murray</p>webinternTue, 22 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRunway to Room: Delicate Whitehttp://<p>The white trends that are hot in fashion for Spring 2014 almost have a bridal quality to them, but without all the wedding hubbub. Sheer and lace, cutuouts and crochets all in shades of white give a feeling of delicacy to any material they come in contact with.</p> <p><img alt="" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/delicaterr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Mallorca Grey and White chair, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Magenta 'Bohemian Lace' Salad Plates, <a href=";contextualcategoryid=0&amp;fashionColor=&amp;resultback=6507">Nordstrom</a></p> <p>Crochet Table, <a href="">Moooi</a></p> <p>Ace Hurricane, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Lacy Cushion Cover, <a href="">H&amp;M</a></p> <p>Image of Oscar De La Renta MBFW Spring14 runway by Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images Collection/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 21 Oct 2013 10:55:50 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Design by deConde&#39;shttp://<p class="p1">This week, I got to go back to <a href="">deConde's</a> to make fresh photos for them. I really enjoy working with them and have for almost 20 years. Boy, where does the time go? They always have amazing things to see and are truly nice people. I know I've probably said this before, but if you haven't been by lately to see their showroom, it's a must do in Salt Lake.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/dc-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="341" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/dc-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/dc-8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/dc-9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="506" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/dc-11.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="680" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/dc-16.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 18 Oct 2013 09:26:02 +0000http:// FridayMan Uphttp://<p>Looking for a simple way to punch up the style of your décor? In two words: Man up. Steeped in tradition, yet suited for today, menswear patterns infuse many of Utah's best-dressed rooms with smart, sartorial style.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/manup4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="575" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/manup2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/manup1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>To see more photos, visit <a href="" target="_blank">our gallery</a>. </p>Brad MeeThu, 17 Oct 2013 14:47:45 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Shuttershttp://<p>Be creative, decorative and organized. Take an old window shutter, paint it a vibrant color and use the slats as a way to keep your counters clutter free.</p> <p><img alt="" height="712" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/shutters.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternWed, 16 Oct 2013 18:44:32 +0000http:// IdeaBig on Berryhttp://<p>Looking or a way to punch up your gray decor? Add berry. Here, seasonal berry tones keep it fresh and fall-like. This display is at <a href="">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a> and illustrates a colorway that is really flaunting its stuff.</p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mauve.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p>Brad MeeWed, 16 Oct 2013 16:22:33 +0000http:// IdeasPerk Up Your Patiohttp://<p>How to revive your planters in the fall.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/makingarrangments.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Let's face it, summer can be hard on patio planters. By the time autumn arrives, most flowering fillers are past their prime. Why not replace them with cold-loving faves including kale, pansies and ornamental cabbages? Not only will they instantly revive your tired pots, but given fall's mild days, they'll also require less water and care from you. To create a mature-looking arrangement instantly, choose large plants and pack them in tightly. Unlike their predecessors, these late bloomers don't have the luxury of a long summer to grow up and fill out.</p>Brad MeeTue, 15 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesKids Spaces: A Space to Studyhttp://<p>We've reached a point in the school year that students are neck deep in homework and projects. A designated study space at home is a smart and easy way for students of all ages to stay organized and focused. Whether it's incorporated in a bedroom or common area, as long as it's away from major distractions like the TV and internet (anymore, the latter is practically inevitable, I know) you might see more positive results on the report card.</p> <p><img alt="" height="406" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/studyspace.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>DESK: Create a space big enough to make room for all those books and such, but not so big that it collects unnecessary clutter. <a href="">Ansel Teak Desk, The Land of Nod</a></p> <p>CHAIR: A comfortable chair that promotes good posture might also promote endless hours of learning. Who knows? <a href="">Coup Office Chair, CB2</a></p> <p>TASK LAMP: Avoid eye strain by shedding a little light on the situation at all times. <a href="">TISDAG LED Work Lamp, IKEA</a></p> <p>CALENDAR: Keep track of due dates, events and holidays with a desk or wall calendar. Not only will it help keep your student organized and on time, but listing holidays and fun events will also give them something to look forward to. <a href="">2014 Academic Great Big Wall Calendar, Paper Source</a></p> <p>DESK ACCESSORIES: Cleanliness promotes clear minds, so throw in a few whimsical organizational accessories like these <a href="">dachsund bookends</a> and a <a href="">patterned pencil cup</a>. The more kid-oriented they are, the more chance you might have that they'll actually use them. <a href="">Jonathan Adler Dachsund Bookends, Barnes &amp; Noble</a> | <a href="">Nate Berkus for Target Pencil Holder, Target</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 14 Oct 2013 12:11:40 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Stepping Out of the Ordinaryhttp://<p class="p1">Creativity is demanding. I find that I can’t keep doing the same thing without a nagging voice that says to step out and try something a little different. What comes natural to me is expansive overall photos, so I have been pressing myself to find the details. Also, with modernism, I like playing with eliminating the non-essential, and in one of these photos, it was color.</p> <p class="p1">I end this blog encouraging others to answer the call of the nagging voice of creativity. For me, it keeps me fresh and welcoming every assignment. And if the experiment fails, the client never has to see it.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/1040-14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/h-20.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/h-29.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/hilton-19.jpg" width="263"></p> <p><img alt="" height="686" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/jh24.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/lm-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="784" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/lm-28.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/tp-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/tp-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/we-30.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/"></a>. Visit his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 11 Oct 2013 14:31:39 +0000http:// FridayFabric &amp; Design Trends from Norwalk Furniturehttp://<p><strong>Fabric &amp; Design Trends from Norwalk Furniture</strong></p> <p>Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Norwalk Furniture (in Norwalk, Ohio) for a Pre-Market product &amp; trend presentation. Caroline Hipple and Dixon Bartlett of HB2 gave a textiles &amp; trends presentation with 5 themes for fabric &amp; design trends:<br><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/1-2013-10-02_09.23.21.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/2-2013-10-02_09.25.44.jpg" width="500"><br><br><strong>Black is Back</strong><br>"After 3 years of homage to all things grey, its more intense cousin, black is back with full intensity.  Combined most effectively with bright white, and exploring the drama of line and graphic outline, black and white pairings dominated the fashion runways in 2012/2013.  At home this chic combination provides a neutral background for a pop of incandescent hot positive color.  We like to make that color pop close to a neon hue -- think acid green, passion pink, or electric blue for a sleek modern decor that is sure to energize."<br><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/3-2013-10-02_09.35.13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/4-2013-10-02_09.38.16.jpg" width="500"><br><strong>Luxury Neutrals</strong><br>"For every action/trend there is a polar opposite reaction.  In stark contrast to Norwalk's black and white Urban Studio, our Luxury Neutrals collection offers an understated, restful, and reserved palette of sophisticated base and accent fabrics.  Natural linen and platinum toned fabrics are distinguished by the use of complex yarns and weaving techniques, yet remain restrained in pattern.  Luscious velvets, metallic fibers, and chintzed finishes add a sparkle and polished luster to this chic yet serene decorative approach."</p> <p><img alt="" height="164" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/5-2013-10-02_09.43.54.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/6-2013-10-02_09.45.04.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/7-2013-10-02_09.46.29.jpg" width="500"><br>
<strong>Drum Beat</strong><br>"From the great American southwest to the plains of central Africa, the echo of ethnic tribal patterns and themes has never been more prominent.  Animal skin layouts remain at an all-time high in popularity, while mud and kuba clothes, indigenous rug designs, sophisticated quilting and matelasse texturing with dense natural fibers all add a rich touch to this motif.  Deep chocolates and mineral greys ground this decidedly earth toned palette, while native clay and dusty Prussian blue add a restful complement to this timely decorative theme."<br><br><img alt="" height="164" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/8-2013-10-02_09.53.11.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/9-2013-10-02_09.54.56.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/10-2013-10-02_09.58.29.jpg" width="500"><br><strong>
Tongue-In-Cheek Chic</strong><br>"With a slightly naughty-but-nice edginess, this couture-inspired theme celebrates the forward thinking work of Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Robert Cavalli, and Kean Etro.  The fashion runways from New York to Milan were full of studs, grommets, rivets, and metal accents this season.  Shades of blue/green from jade to mint provide the perfect soothing complement to the ashen toned base cloths.  While cosmopolitan images of skulls, Buddha, and dolled-up dogs provide the whimsy and swank that energize this restful palette." <br><br><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/11-2013-10-02_10.06.40.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/12-2013-10-02_10.04.01.jpg" width="500"><br><strong>Greenbrier</strong><br>The Alleghany Mountains of West Virginia are home to one of American's grandest traditional resorts, The Greenbrier at White Sulpher Springs.  Founded over 150 years ago and renowned for its exuberant Dorothy Draper decorated interiors, this relaxed and elegant playground welcomes both kings and commoners to its legendary 10,000 acres.  Norwalk takes on this preppy aesthetic with its homage to this grand resort.  With greens ranging from moss to emerald, blues with a decidedly turquoise hue, and purples in shades of violet, these upbeat color combinations are equally at home in your living room, sunroom, or upbeat bedroom."</p> <p><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 10 Oct 2013 18:34:32 +0000http:// IdeaPin of the Week: Gurgle Potshttp://<p><img alt="" height="535" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/webgurgle_r4_c2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/gurglepot1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Eat, Drink, Entertain &amp; Enjoy. The gurgle pot is a perfect trifecta of fun. Use it as a pitcher, entertain guests as it gurgles while pouring back and forth or decorate with it and use it as a vase for fresh-picked flowers.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Ward and Child The Garden Store</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Paisley Pomegranate </a></p> <p> </p>webinternWed, 09 Oct 2013 18:28:45 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsStyle File: YES, SIRhttp://<p>From plaid to paisley, we're seeing a pattern here.</p> <p>Plaid books, $17 each, <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3521-small.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Philippe collage chiar, $1,795 as shown, <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Adler</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jadlerphillipe_camelman.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Large paisley pillow, $535 <a href="" target="_blank">deConde's</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pillow.jpg" width="391"></p> <p>Vanguard Michael Weiss chair, starting at $1,985, <a href="" target="_blank">Guild Hall</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="591" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/guild-hall-w194-ch_a.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Marit ottoman, $595, <a href="" target="_blank">Jayson Home</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/marit-ottoman-small.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Herringbone frame, $45, <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store,</a> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3533-small.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Mahogany herringbone, $38 sq. ft., <a href="" target="_blank">Contempo Tile</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="203" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/tiles.jpg" width="208"></p> <p>Vinyl placemat, $7, <a href="" target="_blank">Hip &amp; Humble,</a> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/plate.jpg" width="357"></p> <p>Houndstooth pillow, $85, <a href="" target="_blank">Madison McCord</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="460" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/madison-pillow-price-from-noelle-storymm-2052-st.-regis-44.jpg" width="500"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 08 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom O