Bloghttp:// the ScenesDecorating IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn the GardenIn The MagazineMark Your CalendarsOn the TablePartiesPhoto FridayRecipesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomTablescapesTravelUncategorizedSun, 20 Apr 2014 09:24:06 +0000Windermere&#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>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://, 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>webinternFri, 11 Apr 2014 15:38:38 +0000http:// FridayRemodeling: 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 style="">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 style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="756" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="1000" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-9.jpg" width="480"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-11.jpg" width="490"></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 GardenStyle 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>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 CalendarsCity Home Collective: 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">CityHome Collective</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/March2014/cityhome_ad_final_0022.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>CityHome Collective 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>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:// FridayPark 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 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 Our PagesIn The MagazineDos &amp; Don’ts from Cuisine Unlimited http://<p><em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> received these dining dos and don'ts from Maxine Turner of <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/pastasaladphoto.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Perfect Pasta</strong></p> <p>Do—If faced with overcooked pasta, drain the pasta well and lightly toss in olive oil or cooled melted butter. Be gentle to not tear the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.</p> <p>Don’t—Boil pasta in a small pot or not enough water. Gummy pasta will surely result.</p> <p>Do—Add a little olive oil to the boiling water. It will help to keep the noodles from sticking together.</p> <p>Don’t—Rinse in cold water. All the nutrition will go right down the drain.</p> <p>Do—To prevent dried out pasta, coat the entire pasta with sauce, brown butter or olive oil.</p> <p>Don’t—Season pasta while boiling.</p> <p><strong>Testing for Aged Eggs</strong></p> <p>Do—Place egg in a bowl of water. If it floats, the egg is too old to use. If it stays submerged, it is fresh.</p> <p>Don’t—Use eggs that are too old. The taste will be awful.</p> <p><strong>Baking Tips</strong></p> <p>Do—Baking is a precise science. Measure accurately and combine ingredients in the order indicated in the recipe. </p> <p>Do—Bring milk, eggs and butter to room temperature before using for batters such as cakes.</p> <p>Don’t—Don’t mix on high speed until all ingredients in a batter are well mixed. Start low and increase speed as ingredients are blended.</p> <p>Do—Use cold water and butter when making pie crust for a flaky result.</p> <p>Don’t—Use a cold oven for baked items. Always preheat to the correct temperature. </p> <p><em>Maxine Turner is the president of Cuisine Unlimited and contributes monthly blogs about food, catering, trends and more to <a href=""></a>.</em></p>webinternMon, 07 Oct 2013 11:03:35 +0000http:// the TableRunway to Room: Paintedhttp://<p>Whether delicate creations of watercolor or bolder brushstrokes on simple white canvases, the handpainted look is hot right now. It seems like everyone is embracing the imperfection of asymmetric lines and uneven strokes, and that's a good thing. </p> <p><img alt="" height="323" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/paintedrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Organic Painted Swirl Duvet, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Paint Stripe Napkin, <a href=";cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Painted Expression Pillow, <a href="">Society6</a></p> <p>Half Moon (Mint) Wallpaper, <a href="">Ferm Living</a></p> <p>"Horizon" linen Tea Towel, <a href="">Leah Duncan</a></p> <p>Image of Celine runway, PFW S 14, courtesy of ImaxTree</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 07 Oct 2013 10:37:23 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Inspired by Wrighthttp://<p>I had another call from a publication this week for images from my <a href="">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> books. This one is the <a href="">Marin County Civic Center</a> in San Raphael, Calif. It's another example of Mr. Wright's amazing work.</p> <p><img alt="" height="618" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="623" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="293" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="627" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/mccc-10.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, 04 Oct 2013 09:45:08 +0000http:// FridayHow Swede It Ishttp://<p>If the interior of this Heber home is any indication, mountain style has ditched its dark side. Designers Sue Harman and Jason Wilde infuse a Heber Home with the comfort and character of spirited Swedish style.</p> <p><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/swede4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/swede1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2013/swede2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>To see more images, visit <a href="" target="_blank">our gallery.</a></p>Brad MeeThu, 03 Oct 2013 14:53:22 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesSend Rover on Overhttp://<p>In Utah and throughout the country, high-end hotels are welcoming a whole new breed of guest—the four-legged kind. In downtown Salt Lake City, pet-friendly Hotel Monaco pampers pooches, beginning with a plush doggie bed. Other amenities include a welcome note, food bowls, treats and toys, and if Rover is feeling lonely, a goldfish is provided to keep him company. Wondering if any other pets have checked in? Look over the lobby's bone-shaped chalkboard listing the names of other visiting canines—and feline too.</p> <p> <img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/rover.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>HOUNDS IN THE HILLS—UTAH RESORTS PUT THE WELCOME MAT OUT FOR PETS</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">SUNDANCE RESORT</a></p> <p>8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Provo</p> <p>Treats await your pooch at check-in before long hiks on Sundance's many trails.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">THE MONTAGE</a></p> <p>9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City</p> <p>Monty, The Montage's friendly Bernese Mountain dog, will welcome your pup as will a deluxe dog bed, dog toy and delicious all natural, wheat gluten-free jerky.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">SORREL RIVER RANCH</a></p> <p>Highway 128, Moab</p> <p>Give Sorrel River Ranch's staff a heads-up and your dog will find a treat waiting for him, along with a plush bed and bowls following a day of exploring Moab.</p> <p><a href="‎" target="_blank">ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY</a></p> <p>2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City</p> <p>Spot can snooze on a St. Regis dog bed and share your room service as he gobbles it from the dog bowls awaiting him.</p> <p><strong>FOR PET'S SAKE</strong></p> <p><strong>Cycle Bottle Opener Dog Leash,</strong> $25, <a href="‎" target="_blank">The Dog's Meow,</a> SLC<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="297" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/cycleleash.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Beaded Leather Collar</strong>, $40,<a href="‎" target="_blank"> The Dog's Meow</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>Choco Bear Collar</strong>, $86, <a href="‎" target="_blank">The Dog's Meow,</a> SLC</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="243" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/coloredleashes.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Dog Bone Frame</strong>, $42, <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="508" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/frame.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Dog Tarot Card Deck</strong>, $15, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabula Rasa</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>Quotable Dogs Book</strong> (Milly Brown, Summersdale) $10, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabula Rasa,</a> SLC</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="503" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/books.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Petrageous Designs Water Bowl</strong>, $16,<a href="" target="_blank"> Ma and Paws Bakery</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="485" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/waterbowl.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 02 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineTravelPin of the Week: Colored Doorhttp://<p>Let your color be your guide.</p> <p><img alt="" height="758" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/coloreddoor.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Add a splash of color to any room in your house by painting one door a bright, signature color. it's an easy fix and you'll have fun matching accessories likes rugs, plants or art to compliment or contrast with it. </p>webinternWed, 02 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Silo to Home Sweet Homehttp://<p>As my dad became quite ill this last week and I needed to drop everything to be with him, I've pulled some of my older images from my files for this week's post. This cool alternative home is in Weber Canyon and is another great project by Hank Louis in Park City. It is indeed a silo and shows just how creative you can be with a home when you combine a talented architect and a client who wants something different.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/int2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/int4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/int7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/stein2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/stein4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/stein8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/stein10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/stein11.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 Sep 2013 12:44:01 +0000http:// FridayModern Chair Showdown At Mod A Go-Gohttp://<p>Nicole Zeigler shares a behind the scenes look at the Modern Chair Showdown last weekend at Mod A Go-Go.</p> <p><strong>Modern Chair Showdown at Mod A-Go-Go</strong><br><img alt="" height="754" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/1-showdown5cfinalweb.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of being a jury member for the Modern Chair Showdown, a chair design competition at <a href="" target="_blank">Mod A-Go-Go</a>, an art &amp; furniture shop filled with a mix of mid-century goodies and pieces by emerging local artists. <br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/2-1000960_158662890996441_1539787972_n.jpg" width="500"><br><br>Competitors had to design, build, and submit a chair that was then judged based on these categories:  Innovation, Function, Craftsmanship, Aesthetics, and Materials.   If you ever thought there was a lack of creativity or craftsmanship in Salt Lake City, this should convince you otherwise.  There were 22 chairs submitted, all of which were incredible in their own way!  I'd like to showcase some of the chairs and artists here:<br><br><img alt="" height="678" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/3-1-folded_crane.jpg" width="500"><br>"Folded Crane" by Nikos Sawyer, <a href="" target="_blank">Ten Ten Woodworking &amp; Design</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/3-2-flat_stanley_6-bridge_22-draper_park.jpg" width="500"><br>Front:  "Flat Stanley Origami Chair" by Brett Mellor<br>Middle:  "Bridge Arm Chair" by Clayton Thomson &amp; Jerry Weixler, <a href="" target="_blank">Ivory Bill Furniture</a><br>Back: "Draper Park Chair" by Tyler Tuft &amp; Stefan Walger, Walger &amp; Millard<br> <br><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/4-5-oxbow.jpg" width="500"><br>FIRST PLACE WINNER! <br>"Oxbow Chair" by Clayton Thompson, <a href="" target="_blank">Ivory Bill Furniture</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="673" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/5-7-arbor_lounge.jpg" width="500"><br>"Arbor Lounge Chair" by Clayton Thompson, <a href="" target="_blank">Ivory Bill Furniture</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="795" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/6-9-super_curly_potato_chip.jpg" width="500"><br>"Super Curly Potato Chip Back Cherry Chair" by Michael Begue<br> <br><img alt="" height="720" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/7-11-.walnut_w_leather.jpg" width="500"><br>"Walnut with Leather Cushion" by Dave Chamberlain, <a href="" target="_blank">Chamberlain Cabinetry</a><br><br><img alt="" height="632" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/8-12-lounge_chair_8-bicycle_stool_15-naked.jpg" width="500"><br>Front:  "Lounge Chair Re-Visited" by Chris Gleason, <a href="" target="_blank">Gleason Woodworking Studio</a><br>Middle:  "Bicycle Stool" by Clayton Thompson, <a href="" target="_blank">Ivory Bill Furniture</a><br>Back:  "Naked" by Troy Leininger<br> <br><img alt="" height="760" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/9-13-suspended_sunrise.jpg" width="500"><br>"Suspended Sunrise:  An Exploration of Steam-bent Walnut" by Jered Gatone, <a href="" target="_blank">B-side Designs</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/10-.jpg" width="500"><br>"Kinetic" by Heather Ackley, <a href="" target="_blank">Ackley Designs</a><br><br> <br><img alt="" height="634" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/11-.jpg" width="500"><br>"Sunset Swing" by Chad Parkinson, <a href="" target="_blank">The Furniture Joint</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/12-19-rocker.jpg" width="500"><br>"Rocker" by Chad Parkinson, <a href="" target="_blank">The Furniture Joint</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/13-20-vic_lounge.jpg" width="500"><br>2ND PLACE WINNER + PEOPLE’S CHOICE!<br>"V.I.C. Lounge" by Chad Parkinson, <a href="" target="_blank">The Furniture Joint</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="775" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/14-21-hubert_chair.jpg" width="500"><br>"Hubert Chair" by Stefan Walger &amp; Tyler Tuft, Walger &amp; Millard<br><br>Not Shown:<br>"Orchard Chair" by Joey Thompson, <a href="" target="_blank">The Furniture Joint</a><br>"Frank Chair" by Casey Loter, <a href="" target="_blank">Loci Designs</a><br>"Crooked Ladder" by Michael Begue<br>"Concrete Chair" by Won shim, Stefan Longren, and Jessica Batty, University of Utah Architecture Students<br>"Chip Stool" by Chad Parkinson, <a href="" target="_blank">The Furniture Joint</a><br><br>All the chairs will be on display at <a href="" target="_blank">Mod A-Go-Go</a> through November 1st.  Go check it out for yourselves!</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, 26 Sep 2013 18:41:39 +0000http:// the ScenesDecorating IdeasRoom To RoomA Fresh Outlookhttp://<p>In Salt Lake City, decorator Noelle Wright injects spirited style into a newly remodeled Yalecrest home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/fresh-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/fresh-3.jpg"></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/fresh-4.jpg"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/fresh-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>For more photos of this remodeled, Salt Lake City home, visit <a href="/galleries/a-fresh-outlook/" target="_blank">our gallery</a>.</p>Jessica AdamsThu, 26 Sep 2013 15:40:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateUMOCA &amp; Neighborhood House Art Exhibithttp://<p><img alt="" height="177" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/umoca.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Take a leap into the imaginative world of children as local artists create eight murals based on children's drawings and paintings. Stroll through this free art exhibit and appreciate modern art that adds color and culture to the west side of Salt Lake City. </p> <p>The <a href="‎" target="_blank">Utah Museum of Contemporary Art</a> partnered with local non-profit organization <a href="" target="_blank">Neighborhood House</a> to create the free art exhibit "<a href="" target="_blank">Urban Gallery V1: Drawn Together."</a> Eight paintings were chosen from Bad Dog Arts, Discovery Gateway and Neighborhood House children's submissions. Local artists then transformed each creative vision into grand-scale masterpieces on the garage doors in the Neighborhood House parking lot. </p> <p>Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that provides quality and affordable day care service to families throughout Utah. This exhibit emphasizes the importance of art and its ability to beautify Salt Lake. Neighborhood House strives to create opportunities to bring art to the community that has limited access to quality art programs. </p> <p>This garage-door mural enables people to experience and appreciate art on a daily basis. </p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/icecream_butterfly.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/books_and_bats.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternTue, 24 Sep 2013 12:54:33 +0000http:// the ScenesGreat IdeaHave A Ball http://<p><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/ob5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Have A Ball</strong></p> <p>Val Rasmussen's easy steps to creating a sphere of mums:</p> <p>Soak a 4-inch oasis ball in water until saturated (about 30 minutes).</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/ob8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>After cutting the flower stems to a short length, create a band of buds around the sphere to create a line to guide your work from. Prepare pomander 8 hours prior to display.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/ob9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/ob11.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Once the sphere is completely covered, stage on top of a candlestick. Remove sphere every other day and water thoroughly before placing it back on the candlestick.</p> <p><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/ob4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Val RasmussenTue, 24 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYPartiesRunway to Room: All That Shimmershttp://<p>Nothing says luxe like something that shimmers. Whether fashioned from materials of crystal, glass, beads or jewels, it all comes together to make a high-end statement for sure. </p> <p>It's been catching the eye on ballgowns and brides since the beginning of time, and it's equally as attention grabbing on pieces for the home. </p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/shimmerrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from left:</p> <p>Spencer Chandelier (large), <a href=";categoryId=cat1701013">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Radiant Mirror, <a href="">ZGallerie</a></p> <p>Clear Floral Glass Knobs, <a href=";from=fn">World Market</a></p> <p>Crystal Stud Box, <a href="">ZGallerie</a></p> <p>Tiffany Sierra square platter, <a href=";sku=18008688&amp;mcat=148207&amp;cid=288215&amp;search_params=s+5-p+55-c+288215-r+-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+">Tiffany &amp; Co.</a></p> <p>Image from <a href="">Badgley Mischka</a> Spring 2014 collection</p>Jessica AdamsTue, 24 Sep 2013 09:53:44 +0000http:// IdeasPin of the Week: Twigshttp://<p><img alt="" height="250" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/twigs.jpg" width="250"></p> <p>As the leaves fall off the trees exposing bare branches, put those naked twigs to use by collecting and using them as decoration for this autumn candle holder.  </p>webinternMon, 23 Sep 2013 12:47:56 +0000http:// IdeasDIYSmall Wonderhttp://<p>in Park City, savvy design gives a small home a big edge.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/smallwonder-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="646" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/smallwonder-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/smallwonder-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/smallwonder-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/smallwonder-6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>To view more images of this Park City home, visit<a href="/galleries/small-wonder-1/"> our gallery</a>.</p>Brad MeeFri, 20 Sep 2013 15:31:02 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazinePhoto Friday: Park City Ski Homehttp://<p>Park City keeps growing and changing, and it is really maturing in home design. I've seen it go from logs and timber to these very modern ski homes. This one is another great home by <a href="">Scott Jaffa</a>, and it's beautiful.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jaffaskihome-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="704" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jaffaskihome-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jaffaskihome-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jaffaskihome-4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jaffaskihome-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jaffaskihome-6.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 Sep 2013 09:49:56 +0000http:// FridayStyle File: Stripe it Richhttp://<p>Classic or ultra contemporary, stylish spaces of all kinds line up to show off their well earned stripes.</p> <p><strong>MAKE STRIPES WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR WALLS</strong></p> <p><strong>Stripes create order</strong> from chaos, taming cluttered spaces and busy patterns. They add instant structure to a space</p> <p><strong>Applied vertically</strong>, stripes can create the illusion of height.</p> <p><strong>Horizontal stripes</strong> create a somewhat quirky, hip look, visually widening walls while making the ceiling abolve appear lower.</p> <p><strong>Narrow Stripes</strong> perform as patterned neutrals, creating depth without distraction.</p> <p><strong>A pattern of assorted widths and tones</strong> of stripes create a casual, lighthearted look. For a more formal feel, favor evenly spaced stripes of medium thickness that are limited to two colors. </p> <p><img alt="" height="370" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/vp757-01_001-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Elitis</a> wallpaper</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/eo-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/photo-12-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Apt. 202 Boutique</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/b-19.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/jacob-spring-09-9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="756" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/capri-stripe-final.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="‎" target="_blank">Schumacher's Capri Stripe </a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>webinternThu, 19 Sep 2013 11:48:07 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineMaking Arrangements: Hand It Over http://<p><strong>HAND IT OVER</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/floral1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Sure, you want your dinner guests to leave with happy memories of the evening, but why not send them home with more? Here's a fresh hand-picked idea to help you do just that: Fashion an intriguing floral arrangement from multiple, individually bound bouquets that become party favors as your company departs. "Put them in a large glass vessel, so the separate bouquets are visible," says floral designer Brenna Quan. "Then suprise your guests by giving them each a part of the centerpiece they have enjoyed all night. It's the perect way to let the part live on."</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/floral2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Hand-tied bouquets of tulips, zinnias, stock and Billy Balls are b ound with satin ribbon and aluminum wire wrap. Designed by Brenna Quan, <a href="" target="_blank">Cuisne Unlimited Catering and Special Events</a>, SLC. </p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 18 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesPartiesTop Crop: Tomatoeshttp://<p>Utah chefs get inventive with summer tomatoes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="290" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_54_image_0006.jpg" width="250"></p> <p><strong>HOW TO "WATER" A TOMATO</strong></p> <p>A four-star phenomnon in th nineties, tomato water has all the flavor of a fresh tomato in a near-clear liquid. Chefs use it to poach fish, make sorbet and drizzle over pasta. You can use it fot that, and also as a base for a novelty Bloody Mary, a surprise palate cleanser with a sprig of basil and a case for aspic. Here's the recipe.</p> <p><strong>INGREDIENTS:</strong></p> <p>4 lbs. vine ripened red tomatoes (about 10 medium)</p> <p>1 Tbsp. salt</p> <p>2 18-inch square pieces of cheesecloth</p> <p><strong>INSTRUCTIONS:</strong></p> <p>Rinse tomatoes and cut into quarters. In a food processor, puree tomatoes with salt until smooth. Line a large sieve set over a tall non-reactive pot with cheesecloth. Carefully pour tomatoe puree into cheesecloth. Gather sides of cheesecloth up over puree to form a large sack and gather together upper thirds of cheesecloth to form a neck. Carefully tie neck securely with kitchen string. Tie sack to a wooden spoon longer than diameter of pote and remove sieve. Put spoon across top of pot, suspending sack inside kettle. Be sure to leave enough room underneath so sack will not sit in tomato water as it accumlates. Let sack hang in refrigerator at least 8 hours. Discard sack and its contents, transfer tomatoe water to a jar. Tomato water keeps, covered and chilled, 4 days.</p> <p><strong>Four tomato dishes about town that you wont want to miss:</strong></p> <p><strong>Tomato Water Apertif</strong></p> <p>Tomato essence and fresh herbs. <a href="‎" target="_blank">Caterina's</a>, 2155 S. Highland Drive, SLC, 801-819-7555</p> <p><strong>Caprese Sandwich</strong></p> <p>Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, greens and balsamic vinaigrette on focaccia bread. <a href="‎" target="_blank">Cucina Deli</a>, 1026 E. 2nd Ave, SLC,</p> <p>801-322-3055</p> <p><strong>Stuffed Roasted Tomato</strong></p> <p>A large tomato stuffed with basil couscous, fresh mozzarella and field greens. <a href="‎" target="_blank">Wild Grape Bistro</a>, 481 E. South Temple, SLC, </p> <p>801-746-5565</p> <p><strong>Oasis' Red and Green Gazpacho</strong></p> <p>Two colors of tomato and a pair of grilled shrimp. <a href="‎" target="_blank">Oasis Cafe</a>, 151 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-322-0404</p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/oasisgreenredgazpacho.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p>Mary MaloufTue, 17 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// The MagazineOn the TableRecipesFarewell to Cover Dog Moseyhttp://<p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/moseyclose.jpg" width="382"></p> <p>There are many reasons people visit Salt Lake’s <a href="">Ward &amp; Child —The Garden Store</a>. Mosey, the tail-wagging <em>Portuguese Water Dog</em> has been one of them during the past eight years. We loved her so much that we put her on the cover of our summer 2007 issue. Today we sadly learned that Mosey passed away this weekend. She’ll be missed.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/moseymagazine.jpg" width="415"></p>Brad MeeMon, 16 Sep 2013 18:20:49 +0000http:// the GardenRunway to Room: Velvethttp://<p>Ever since the new Hollywood remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald's <em>The Great Gatsby</em>, the roaring twenties seem to be coming back in full force, inspiring even well known retailers like <a href=",default,sc.html">Brooks Brothers</a> and <a href="">Tiffany&amp;Co.</a> to produce collections reminiscent of the era. Runway collections for fall 2013 boast sihlouettes in fabrics that appear to be straight out of the Jazz Age, and velvet is definitely one of them. </p> <p>That same inspiration is taking off again in home decor, too. It's not uncommon these days to catch sight of silks, velvets and other pieces that signify fashionable luxury.</p> <p><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/velvetrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Velvet Decorative Quilt, <a href="">Zara Home</a></p> <p>Chloe Velvet Metro Chair, <a href=";CategoryID=29391&amp;LinkType=#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D12%26kws%3Dvelvet%26slotId%3D3">Macy's</a></p> <p>Velvet Runner, <a href="">ZGallerie</a></p> <p>Velvet Grommet Drape, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">Pottery Barn</a></p> <p>Worn Velvet Jewelry Box, <a href="">1stdibs</a></p> <p>Image of Ralph Lauren Fall13 MBFW runway by Edward James/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 16 Sep 2013 09:12:08 +0000http:// IdeasPumpkinfesthttp://<p>Celebrate the new harvest and get ready for Autumn at the <a href="" target="_blank">Sandy Community Garden 7th annual Pumpkinfest</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pumpkin.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>When: Saturday, September 21</p> <p>Time: 2-6 p.m.</p> <p>Photo opportunities in the pumpkin patch are available Sept. 19-20.</p> <p>Where: Historic Sandy Garden 500 E. Locust Street (8880 S.) Sandy, UT 84070</p> <p>Admission is free!</p> <p>This is the perfect opportunity to snap family photos, play in the gardens, and find the perfect carving pumpkin. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with kid's activities and pro tips in buying a wide variety of winter squash and large, ripe pumpkins.</p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/pumpkinfest3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a> strives to build a sense of community by creating garden space, improving green space and educating the public about healthy lifestyle choices. The Sandy Community Garden has 23 privately rented plots and two plots that are tended by the Giving Committee. They donate produce to the Copperview Community Center’s emergency food pantry.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/pumpkinfest2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p>webinternMon, 16 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: Park City Townhousehttp://<p>Last week, Park City designer <a href="">Jenny Samuelson</a> had me make these photos of a great remodel she just finished. This is a small townhouse that she completely transformed and freshened.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pc-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="717" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pc2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pc3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pc4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pc5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pc6.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, 13 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// FridayA New Style of Downdraft Ventilationhttp://<p><strong>A New Style of Downdraft Ventilation</strong><br><br>I'm heading to the World of Whirlpool in Chicago this week for some Jenn-Air training, and there's one thing in particular I'm excited to see in person.<br><br>Downdraft ventilation was often a last resort, or it was used in a situation where aesthetics trumped function, like when an island range hood would block the view between the kitchen and adjoining spaces.  <br><br>The downdraft concept traditionally hasn't worked great because heat rises.  And heat coming from the top of a tall pot rises even further away than a fan located at countertop level.  So the chances of that fan sucking all the heat in are not very likely.  Telescopic downdraft systems rose straight up out of the countertop to take the fan closer to the top of the pots, but you'd still end up with a bit of distance between the pot and the downdraft vent.<br><br><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/1jennair.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Photo via Jenn-Air</a><br> <br>Enter the <a href="" target="_blank">Jenn-Air Accolade</a>.  This telescopic hood not only raises up, but it also curves in, so it gets closer than ever to the top of the pots.  Which means that the heat (and grease and smells) escaping from the pot is much more likely to be captured by the ventilation system, rather than spattered throughout the house.<br><br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/2jennair.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Photo via Jenn-Air</a><br><br> <br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/3jennair.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Photo via Jenn-Air</a><br><br>When not in use, it retracts neatly back into the countertop.  <br><br><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/4jennair.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Photo via Jenn-Air</a><br><br>In the past I've always been hesitant to specify downdraft hoods, and I've always warned clients that they're sacrificing function when they choose this option.  I'm hoping I won't have to use that warning anymore.</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, 12 Sep 2013 13:44:28 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomCaprese Salad Comboshttp://<p>American chefs met this Italian tradition—sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil—and multiplied it into an infinite number of delicious variations.  Get creative with your own tomato crop and see what you come up with.</p> <p><img alt="" height="182" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0002.jpg" width="140"><img alt="" height="117" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0007.jpg" width="134"><img alt="" height="189" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0006.jpg" width="198"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="172" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0012.jpg" width="173"></p> <p>Sliced hothouse tomatoes + basil leaves + olivve oil + burrata </p> <p><strong>SLICE</strong> tomatoes and arrange on a plate. Carefully cut burrata into slices or wedges, being sure to get shell and filling, and place on plate. Garnish with fresh washed basil and drizzle with olive oil. </p> <p><img alt="" height="305" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0003.jpg" width="226"><img alt="" height="141" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0011.jpg" width="106"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="170" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0008.jpg" width="176"></p> <p>Grape tomatoes + bocconcini + olives + arugula + balsamic vinegar + olive oil</p> <p><strong>PLACE</strong> equal amounts of grape tomatoes, pitted kalamata olives and bocconcini in a bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and toss gently.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0001.jpg" width="250"><img alt="" height="137" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0004.jpg" width="143"><img alt="" height="108" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0005.jpg" width="111"></p> <p><img alt="" height="173" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0009.jpg" width="183"></p> <p>Half a yellow tomato + a scoop of goat cheese + prepared pesto</p> <p><strong>CUT</strong> tomato in half. Cut a tiny slice from the bottom so tomato sits securely on a plate. Using a small oiled ice cream disher, scoop goat cheese onto tomato. Criss-cross with pesto drizzle. </p> <p><strong>CHOICE CHEESE</strong></p> <p>Imported buffalo, burrata and hand-pulled mozzarella from apple-to pea-size balls, are increasingly available. Check <a href="‎" target="_blank">Caputo's,</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Liberty Heights Fresh</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Harmon's</a> in Salt Lake City. </p>Mary MaloufWed, 11 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableRestaurant Design: The Resthttp://<p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegashop.jpg" width="373"></p> <p>Boasting a mix of tobacco, tavern and tacos, <a href="">Bodega</a> on Salt Lake City's Main Street offers plenty to indulge style-seekers. After perusing a tiny convenience store stocked with kitchy groceries and vintage charm, you can simply turn and enter one of the city’s tiniest taverns. Enjoy a cool brew, watch the street crowd and then head for The Rest—a cellar-level eatery with a hip, speakeasy vibe.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegastairs.jpg" width="373"></p> <p>Given directions and a key to hand off to the downstairs hostess, you head through a hall, down an steep staircase and to a locked basement door where you present your key. What, no secret password?</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegarestaurant.jpg" width="384"></p> <p>The hostess welcomes you inside the dark restaurant and bar. Take your time soaking it all in. The dark and moody space is rich with rustic wood and brick, industrial lighting, taxidermy, old photos and worn leather. Before you head for your table, take a seat at the bar or plop into a club chair located in the library area toward the back of the room. There are countless details to digest.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegaphotowall.jpg" width="369"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegataxidermy.jpg" width="439"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegalibrary.jpg" width="373"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegarecordplayer.jpg" width="373"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/bodegadetail.jpg" width="373"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/botegabank.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Bodega, 331 S. Main Street, SLC, 801-532-4042</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Brad MeeTue, 10 Sep 2013 22:24:36 +0000http:// FindsOn the TableMod-a-go-go Conducts A Contemporary Chair Competitonhttp://<p>Have a thing for the modern look? <a href="" target="_blank">Mod-a-go-go</a>, a new store featuring art and modern furniture on 242 E and South Temple, is hosting a modern chair competition Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Take a stroll downtown and look at contemporary chairs designed by local designers, or if you've got a knack for creating furniture, submit an entry form to Mod-a-go-go by Sept. 14. The winning pieces will be held on display at the store until Nov 1.</p> <p>Here's a few cool and current chairs that are hot right now.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/img43c.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> Victor Armchair, $649, <a href="" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="355" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/fillmore_c_ci_2_685x487.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Fillmore chair, $849, <a href="" target="_blank">Thrive Home Furnishings</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/6663_sphoto_5_1377548030.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Ro Lounge Chair, $3,148, <a href="" target="_blank">Hive</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>webinternTue, 10 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRunway to Room: Still Stripedhttp://<p>Stripes are so popular these days, there's about a hundred variations on the pattern, although it might seem impossible for a pattern so simplistic. From perfectly straight lines to those that appear hand-drawn in ink, it's a pattern trend that's taking us into yet another season. </p> <p>It's timelessness is apparent as it continuously pops up on everything in home decor, from armchairs to throw blankets to lampshades, and it's still well-known as one that plays well with every other pattern in the sandbox.</p> <p><img alt="" height="322" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/striperr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Fireside Throw, <a href="">Terrain</a></p> <p>Dunham Down-Filled Armchair, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Concord Stripe Rug, <a href="">Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams</a></p> <p>Jasper Stripe Lampshade, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Nyponros Duvet Cover and Pillowcase, <a href="">IKEA</a></p> <p>Image of Miu Miu Fall 2013 PFW Runway, source: Imaxtree</p>Jessica AdamsTue, 10 Sep 2013 09:15:04 +0000http:// IdeasStyle File: Enlightened design http://<p>When it comes to chandeliers, simple means anything but plain. Today's contemporary, open-frame fixtures are as head-turning as their ornate, crystal-draped counterparts.</p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13lightinglivingroom.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>1. Dark Bronze Oldham Pendant, $350,<a href="" target="_blank"><strong> Jayson Home</strong></a></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="144" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_22_image_0006.jpg" width="128"></strong></p> <p>2. Fitzjames Square by Currey &amp; Company, $879, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Hamilton Park Interiors</strong></a></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="150" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_22_image_0005.jpg" width="112"></strong></p> <p>3. Murray Pavilion, starting at $4955, <strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Urban Electric Co</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="151" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_22_image_0008.jpg" width="125"></strong></p> <p>4. Nickel and seeded glass chandelier by <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Hammerton</strong></a></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="137" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_22_image_0007.jpg" width="150"></strong></p> <p>5. Longhope Rectangular Chandelier by Currey &amp; Company, $950, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Forsey's Furniture Galleries</strong></a></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="121" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_22_image_0004.jpg" width="220"></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>6. SLC; Rope Filament Chandelier, $1395,<a href="" target="_blank"><strong> Restoration Hardware</strong></a></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="139" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_22_image_0002.jpg" width="227"></strong></p> <p>7. SLC; Darlana Linear Pendant, $1260, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Circa Lighting</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="114" src="/site_media/uploads/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_22_image_0003.jpg" width="228"> </p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 09 Sep 2013 11:25:48 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesCurb Appeal: A Simple and Sensational Entry Gardenhttp://<p>Forget tired tams or overgrown ivy. A home's entry gardens deserve much more. While photographing an Ogden home with design by <a href="">Cody Beal</a>, I couldn't help but admire the simple yet sensational landscape leading to the front door. A pattern play of black rock and charteuse groundcover creates easily maintained, modern gardens that frame the sidewalk.Tall concrete planters accentuate the contemporary style.</p> <p><img alt="" height="432" src="/site_media/uploads/codypatiobig.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/codypatioright.jpg" width="373"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/codypatioleft.jpg" width="373"></p>Brad MeeFri, 06 Sep 2013 12:17:22 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenPhoto Friday: Stunning Parade Homehttp://<p class="p1">I'm always busy photographing Parade Homes this time of year. This last week, I made these photos of a castle for <a href="">Lane Myers Construction</a> in Riverton. I also made photos of another contemporary home they built in Park City, but I'm saving those photos till another time.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/rp2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="752" src="/site_media/uploads/rp4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/rp5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/rp7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/rp9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/rp14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="358" src="/site_media/uploads/rpe16.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/rpe2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/rpe11.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, 06 Sep 2013 11:59:17 +0000http:// FridayMarket to Menu: Romina&#39;s Peach Galettehttp://<p>In tribute to <a href="" target="_blank">Brigham City's Peach Days</a>, going on every day from Sept. 4 through Sept. 7. we would like to share Romina Rasmussen of <a href="" target="_blank">Les Madeleines</a> Peach Galette Recipe. Go get some fresh peaches and enjoy.</p> <p><strong><em><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/peach-days-(proofs)-6.jpg" width="500"></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Peach Galette</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Recipe</strong></p> <p>1/2 sheet pre-made frozen puff pastry</p> <p>1/3 cup almond cream*</p> <p>5-6 peaches (not too ripe) cut into thin slices</p> <p>Melted butter for brushing</p> <p>Vanilla sugar** for sprinkling</p> <p>1 egg beaten</p> <p> </p> <p>* ALMOND CREAM</p> <p>6 Tbsp. butter</p> <p>5.5 oz almond paste</p> <p>1 egg</p> <p>2 Tbsp. cornstarch</p> <p>1 tsp. rum</p> <p>Cream butter and almond paste. Add eggs one at a time to mixture, and then add cornstarch and rum (if using). Wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.</p> <p> </p> <p>**VANILLA SUGAR</p> <p>2 cups sugar</p> <p>1 new vanilla bean or two used beans</p> <p>Slice the new bean down the center lengthwise. Using the back of the knife, scrape the seeds out and mix into the sugar. Place the sugar and the bean into an airtight container for at least a week. The sugar will absorb the oils in the bean.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Instructions</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="133" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_37_image_0002.jpg" width="113">   </strong></p> <p>Roll the puff pastry into a circle 1/8" thick. Work quickly to keep it from getting warm.</p> <p><img alt="" height="133" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_37_image_0003.jpg" width="114">     </p> <p>Spread almond cream from center out to 1 1/2" from the edge of the cirlce.</p> <p><img alt="" height="133" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_37_image_0004.jpg" width="113"> </p> <p>Starting from the outside working in, slightly overlap the slices in a spiral toward the center.</p> <p><img alt="" height="133" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_37_image_0007.jpg" width="114">   </p> <p>Fold the eges over ther peaches, crimping as you go.</p> <p><img alt="" height="133" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_37_image_0006.jpg" width="113">   </p> <p>Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle vanilla sugar.</p> <p><img alt="" height="130" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_37_image_0005.jpg" width="112"></p> <p>Bake at 375 degrees fahrenheit for 35-45 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is caramelized.</p> <p> </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 05 Sep 2013 15:06:45 +0000http:// Your CalendarsOn the TableRecipesGround Breakinghttp://<p>In Park City, <a href="" target="_blank">Northland Design Group</a> transforms a home's steep, overgrown site into a spectacular landscape luxed out for mountain living.</p> <p><img alt="" height="213" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/groundbreaking-blueprint.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="406" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/groundbreaking-driveway.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="316" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/groundbreaking-jacuzzi.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/groundbreaking-patio_firepits.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>For more photos of this miraculous transfromation and impeccable design, visit <a href="/galleries/ground-breaking/" target="_blank">our gallery</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 05 Sep 2013 15:06:43 +0000http:// the GardenRemodel & RenovateCelebrate with Cheesecake: Cheesecake 101http://<p class="p1">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 stabiIity, 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 using a few tricks.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Custards need gentle heat:</strong> Bake your cheesecake at 325° or so, no higher.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Custards need even heat:</strong> 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 water bath.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Custards need thorough cooling:</strong> Eggs have to set. So don't rush to unlatch the sides of your springform pan. Let the cake cool completely, then refrigerate for several hours before unmolding it.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>A FOREVER FAVORITE</strong></p> <p class="p1">Wonder why cheesecake is a menu mainstay? Visit any one of these four Utah restaurants and you'll know why.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="273" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/ruthchris.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="">Frida Bistro</a><br></strong>545 W. 700 South, SLC, 801-983-6692<br>Pastry chef Peter Korth mixes a sweet corn puree into his Torta de Queso y Elote to give this cheesecake an Aztec heft.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><a href="">Ruth's Chris</a><br></strong>275 S. WestTemple, SLC, 801-363-2000<br>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 class="p1"><strong><a href="">Goldener Hirsch</a><br></strong>7570 Royal St., Park City, 435-649-7770<br>The Triple Layer Cheese Cake stacks up hazelnut, chocolate and vanilla layers, topped with fresh strawberries.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="">Log Haven</a><br></strong>6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd., SLC, 801-272-8255<br>Drake Farms Goat's Cheese Cake brings the tang of fresh goat cheese to the mix, topping it with the sweetness of Meyer lemon curd (milder than regularlemons) and the crunch of pistachios.</p> <p class="p4"><strong>GET IT HERE</strong></p> <p class="p2">One of the beauties of cheesecake is that 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:</p> <p class="p3"><a href=""><strong>Cheesecake Factory's </strong></a>two SLC locations:<br>65 Regent St. (City Creek), SLC, 801-521-1732; 6223 S. State St. (Fashion Place Mall), Murray, 801-266-9100</p> <p class="p2"><a href=""><strong>Trader </strong></a><strong><a href="">Joe's</a>, </strong>634 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-359-2462.</p> <p class="p2">Or order <a href=""><strong>Junior's </strong></a>famous cheesecakes shipped from Brooklyn at</p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/celebrate-with-cheesecake/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Toppings for Cheesecakes</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Mary MaloufSun, 01 Sep 2013 17:19:44 +0000http:// The MagazineHow Swede It Ishttp://<p>If the interior of this Heber home is any indication, mountain style has ditched its dark side. Credit this casting-off to its designers Sue Harman and Jason Wilde, who drew inspiration from century-old paintings by Swedish artist Carl Larsson. </p> <p>At the request of their Heber clients, Harman and Wilde shunned the bulky forms, dim colors and rustic finishes typical in many of Utah’s hillside homes. Instead, brightly painted surfaces, colorful treatments and refined woodwork define the home’s light-filled interior. While the look is fresh, it’s anything but new. It was, in fact, inspired by the work of renowned artist Carl Larsson, whose paintings the homeowners admire. More than a hundred years ago, Larsson used watercolors to capture the delightful spaces he and his wife Karin decorated inside their family’s countryside cottage in Sundborn, Sweden. Larsson’s images epitomize the informal, livable side of Swedish design and, in spirit and style, characterize many of today’s most charming family homes, including this Heber retreat. </p> <p>“Our clients wanted to create a gathering place for their family—their kids and their grandchildren,” Harman says. The weekend home, located in Heber’s Red Ledges community, boasts 6,000 square-feet, five bedrooms and, at its core, a commanding great room comprised of a kitchen, living room and a sizable dining area. “The husband wanted a dining table that could comfortably seat 16 people,” Wilde says. He and Harman designed a 12-foot-long, trestle-style table and commissioned local furniture maker Ty Loyola to craft it. The duo surrounded the table with custom wingchairs and covered them in a patterned Rose Tarlow fabric. “We designed the wings to resemble the end of a Swedish bench turned upside down,” Wilde says. The chairs’ whimsical profiles, contrasting welt and back-mounted door knockers exemplify the level of detail that Harman and Wilde bestowed upon the interior at every turn. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/i-12.jpg" width="500"><br><em>An 11-by-18-foot rug from Regency Royale anchors a 12-foot table crafted by Ty Loyola. Farrow and Ball’s Blue Gray paint gives the room’s doors and trim architectural presence, while white tongue-and-groove paneling dresses the walls.</em></p> <p>Room to room, finished carpentry and custom woodwork including paneling, moldings, wainscot and friezes are painted much like they would have been in Larsson’s Swedish home. “The painted finishes temper the expansive use of wood throughout the home,” Harmon says. Notable exceptions include stained furnishings that help prevent the interior from looking “too sweet,” and several poplar ceilings the designers treated with a transparent gray finish to help ground the overhead surfaces and link their rooms to the house’s mountain locale. “We still needed the interior to feel a touch rustic,” Harman says. The widespread painted elements also provided a soft backdrop for the designers’ masterful mix of pattern and color throughout. </p> <p>In the great room, Harman and Wilde animated the linen draperies with a wide border created from a colorful S. Harris embroidered fabric. “The large room needed this oversized detail,” says Wilde. In the nearby study, a solid gold mohair-covered sofa counters the room’s lively patterned rug, draper-ies and pillows. Bolder visual statements thrive in the casual lower level where a custom honeycomb rug anchors the family room’s mix of plaid, striped and herringbone upholstered seating pieces staged below a green paneled ceiling. “It’s a fun, whimsical look and the green ceiling makes the space feel cozier,” says Harman. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/i-19.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Harman and Wilde painted the family room ceiling green to make the casual space more whimsical and cozy. A custom honeycomb-patterned rug with unmatched seating pieces and fabrics give the room a collected look that fosters its timeless style.</em></p> <p>The theater room surprises with a riotous mix of patterns in beige, bright greens and blues. “Our client told us she did not want the ubiquitous red theater room, and we were like ‘Hallelujah!’” says Wilde with a laugh. An assortment of outdoor fabrics promotes carefree use while unfussy trims and tapes, as well as fine tailoring, avert a juvenile look for the space. “When you use more whimsical colors, you need to dress them up to make them feel more grown up,” he says.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/i-24.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Bright colors and a bold mix of patterned fabrics give the theater room undeniable panache. Schumacher’s Luberon Plaid upholsters the walls.</em></p> <p>In the end, the interior boasts a charming décor that reflects the talents of its designers and the spirit of the art that inspired them. “We had so much fun working on this project and with our clients,” says Harman. Wilde agrees. But what the duo finds most rewarding is that this family retreat is one its owners love and enjoy.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more stories from our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 16:43:18 +0000http:// The MagazineYes, Sir: Using manly patterns at homehttp://<p>As a side to our feature story on manly patterns (see links below), here are nine ways to use manly patterns in the home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3521-small.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Plaid books, $17 each, <strong><a href="">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a>,</strong> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/jadlerphillipe_camelman.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Philippe collage chair, $1,795 as shown, <a href=""><strong>Jonathan Adler</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/pillow.jpg" width="391"></p> <p>Large Paisley Pillow, $535, <strong><a href="">deCondes</a></strong>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="591" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/guild-hall-w194-ch_a-small.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Vanguard Michael Weiss chair, starting at $1,985.00, <strong><a href="">Guild Hall</a>,</strong> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/marit-ottoman-small.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Marit ottoman, $595, <a href=""><strong>Jayson Home</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3533-small.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Herringbone frame, $45, <strong><a href="">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a>,</strong> SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="203" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/tiles.jpg" width="208"></p> <p>Mahogany herringbone, $38 sq. ft., <strong><a href="">Contempo Tile</a>,</strong> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/plate.jpg" width="357"></p> <p>Vinyl placemat, $7, <strong><a href="">Hip &amp; Humble</a>,</strong> 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> <p> </p> <p>Houndstooth pillow, $85, <a href=""><strong>Madison McCord</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/man-up/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read our feature story on manly patterns for the home</a>.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories from our Fall 2013 issue</a>. </p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 16:11:56 +0000http:// The MagazineSartorial Say-Sohttp://<p><strong><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c5988.jpg" width="500"><br></strong><em>Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p>B.J. Stringham plays with patterns for a living. As a fifth generation co-owner of <a href="">Utah Woolen Mills</a> in SLC, he attires many males, moving them from solid black to color-packed patterns. His mix-it-up strategies not only deliver character to even the most conservative closets, but also resemble those used by many design pros doing the same to enliven their clients’ homes.  </p> <p><strong>Mixing patterns is all the rage.</strong></p> <p>Larger patterns, particularly plaids, are fashionable right now. Choose a large pattern and then build the look by pairing with smaller, dissimilar patterns.</p> <p><strong>Contrast style and size.</strong></p> <p>Matching is a no-no. For example, if you have a small plaid in your shirt, your tie should either be a solid or a larger, dissimilar pattern to prevent the pieces from clashing. Paisleys pair well with stripes, while check-patterns complement geometric shapes of a larger or smaller size. </p> <p><strong>Combine unlike colors.</strong></p> <p>Warm tones compliment cool tones and vice versa. Begin with a main piece like a dark blue Prince of Wales plaid jacket. Then choose a cool toned (but not matching) secondary piece, like a light-blue striped shirt. Finally, add a contrasting warm color for the tie or handkerchief in a third pattern, perhaps a gold paisley. Watch for subtle undertones in pattern details that can be repeated from piece to piece to create continuity throughout the outfit. </p> <p><strong>You don’t want look like you’re trying too hard.</strong></p> <p>Use patterns to express your personality, but show some discretion; there’s a fine line between looking genteel and garish. Turn to the pros for help.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/man-up/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read our feature story on manly patterns for the home</a>.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories from our Fall 2013 issue</a>. </p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 16:01:52 +0000http:// The MagazineSky-High Style: Why it Workshttp://<p class="p1">Lynsey Humphrey of <a href="">Alder &amp; Tweed</a> renewed <a href="">The Sky Lodge</a> lobby and restaurant with savvy design that could update most any decor, maybe even yours. </p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/lynsey-humphrey-6011-edit.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Squared motifs</strong> and chevron patterns replace outdated circular, geometric designs.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Humphrey used marble</strong> rather than granite in the serving and kitchen areas. “Granite can look dated,” she says. Marble has flowing veins rather than pocking like granite.”</p> <p class="p1"><strong>A gray-based palette</strong> replaces one of outdated rust and mixed oranges.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pieces that appear aged</strong>, including trestle wood coffee tables, were added to foster a comfortable, put-your-feet-up vibe.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Travertine was removed </strong>to reveal concrete floors, which were finished and left bare.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Oversized pieces</strong> like the host desk’s 4-foot tall lamps add an element of surprise. “You need to take a few design risks,” says Humphrey.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>A bench suits</strong> a conversation area where ingress and egress can be difficult. Low seating allows guests to view art without visual obstacles.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Big 26-inch square pillows </strong>add large scale and a sense of comfort to the room.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Carefully selected</strong>, commercial-grade fabrics provide carefree beauty. “I use industrial-grade in residences much of the time,” Humphrey says.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/sky-high-syle/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read all about The Sky Lodge's redesign</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more stories in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 15:45:26 +0000http:// The MagazineMan Up: Manly Patterns for the Homehttp://<p>Looking for a simple way to punch up the style of your décor? In two words: Man up.</p> <p>Menswear patterns can transform most any room from drab to dapper, and in many cases, even daring. If you’re envisioning stuffy parlors, Scottish castles or hunting lodges, think again. While plaids and herringbones have garbed their share of stodgy spaces, today’s versions and savvy uses give them and their kind a swagger and sophistication that make most any room, not just a man cave, chic and charismatic. As illustrated by the following interiors, even the most conservative stripe can be fresh and fashion-forward when used in the right way. </p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/hyland-park-bed_1.jpg" width="500"><br><em><a href="">Barclay Butera’s</a> paisley duvet cover and boldly-striped pillows deliver sophistication and timeless style to a masculine bedroom.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="337" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/montage-1040---master-bedroom-copy.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Pattern can deliver a visual pop to an understated, monochromatic space. In this <a href="">Montage Deer Valley</a> residence designed by Adam Hunter, the drapery panels’ oversized houndstooth pattern provides a timeless, graphic punch. </em></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/w-6.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Designer <a href="">Kristina Weaver</a> chose this bedroom’s gray-on-gray houndstooth wallcovering to perform as a restrained yet stylish backdrop for the pillows’ bolder patterns.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="575" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/tfh_rs_91.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Pinstriped panels give a <a href="">Vanguard</a> chest an unexpected punch of pattern.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="666" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/elitisly761-36lb113_45_003.jpg" width="500"><br><em><a href="">Elitis’</a> boldly overscaled plaid transforms simple drapery panels into a graphic focal point.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/menswear-look.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Linear plaids and stripes add structure to a mix of busy patterns. Here, the black-and-white plaid armchair by <a href="">CR Laine</a> adds visual order to a room animated by a bold contemporary rug and playful polo-print upholstered wing chair.</em></p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/sartorial-say-so/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Tips from B.J. Stringham, co-owner of Woolen Mills</a></p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/yes-sir/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Nine manly patterns for your home</a></p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/six-room-ready-patterns/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Six Room-Ready Patterns</a></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories from our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 15:39:00 +0000http:// The MagazineStacked In Your Favorhttp://<p>When it comes to style, few furnishings cause more eye-rolling than bunk beds. Army barracks, camp cabins and prison cells don’t help their cause. Recently, however, bunks have broken free from their bad rap and are furnishing fashion-forward bedrooms throughout Utah. Make no mistake, creating a bunkroom that’s both functional and fetching can be tricky. How do you load a space with stacked beds without emptying it of style? The short answer: Turn to the pros. Frequently hired to deliver high-occupancy to sleeping quarters, designers are crafting bunks in countless ultra-creative ways. For proof, we present a few of Utah’s best bunkrooms as well as ideas and inspiration for creating one of your own.</p> <p>Cramped, juvenile and as wobbly as a backyard swing set describe the bunk beds most of us shared with siblings. But like us, bunks have grown up. Today’s custom built-ins are as solid in structure as they are in style. And they’re in big demand. “The concept is exploding,” says designer Bill Cordray of <a href="">Teerlink Cabinet</a> in Salt Lake. “Nearly all of our clients consider bunks for their new or remodeled homes.” And why not? Built-in bunks not only maximize the space of tight sleeping quarters, but can transform larger bedrooms into dynamic, high-occupancy guest quarters as well. “A well-designed bunkroom can perform as well or better than two conventional guest rooms,” Cordray says.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/_montage_1062-bunk-beds_adam-hunter_doug-smart-.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Contemporary styling, clean-lined panels and a blue painted finish make this Montage Deer Valley residence bunkroom fresh and inviting. Stairs make accessing the top bunks easy and safe. Design by Adam Hunter and Doug Smart of Smart Millworks.</em></p> <p><strong>Space planning</strong></p> <p>Bunks are powerful tools for capitalizing on the vertical space of most any room regardless of its shape. End-to-end bunks frequently furnish long, narrow spaces on one or both of the room’s longer walls. L-shaped configurations—where the lower bunk extends perpendicularly from the upper bunk—serve squarer bedrooms well. “There are so many ways to creatively configure bunks, from twin-sized to even queen,” says Cordray, who advises clients to be mindful of a room’s windows, ceiling height, light fixtures and vents. “You don’t want to block views and need ceilings to be high enough to allow guests to sit upright in both the bottom and top bunks. It’s also important that overhead lights, vents, smoke detectors and fans aren’t positioned directly above a bed.” Cordray also cautions homeowners to be mindful of a room’s traffic flow so new bunks don’t constrain movement within the space.</p> <p><strong>Amenities</strong></p> <p>Unique bunk features provide both function and flair. Among these are bookcases, reading lights, cubbies and even TV screens built into each bunk compartment. Savvy storage is a must, often provided by inconspicuous drawers located beneath bunks surprisingly within the structure of staircases that sometimes replace conventional ladders accessing upper bunks. Designers also incorporate lockers, benches, desks and even trundle beds into their built-ins. Of course, unique design elements ranging from chic hardware and stately paneling to industrial-style railings and rustic, raw timber poles boost a room’s personality. “Bunk rooms are fun spaces and naturally call for something a little over-the-top,” says Beth Hadlock of Hadlock Design in St. George. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/img_8018.jpg" width="500"> <br><em>Builder Ron Jensen and designer Beth Hadlock created loft-like platforms in a St. George bunkroom. Lower bunks house storage bins and a trundle bed, keeping floor space open for play. Galvanized pipe railings, reclaimed pine bunks and walls, and vintage fixtures shape the room’s industrial style. </em></p> <p><strong>Accommodations</strong></p> <p>Kids-only rules no longer reign in the bunkroom. In the <a href="">Montage Deer Valley</a>, where stunning bunkrooms occupy many of the high-end residences, design and configuration focus on family and multi-generational use. There, sophisticated styling, spacious compartments and luxurious bedding help make bunks as appealing to grown-ups as to the kids. Pros across Utah employ the same adult-accommodating strategies in their designs, eliminating the need for redundant guest bedrooms. In St. George, where Hadlock chose extra-long twin bunks for a room designed for her client’s visiting college-age son and friends, planning is key. “You need to know who you’re building the bunkroom for—adults, children, overnight or long-term guests,” she says. “The proper type of bunks, furnishings and storage hinges on this information.” Not surprisingly, bunkrooms also require a grown-up budget. “While there’s a broad price range depending on the style and scope of a project, custom built-in bunks generally run $14,000 to $18,000,” says Cordray. Given the bunk bed’s growing popularity as a space saver, statement maker and crowd pleaser, it’s money many of today’s homeowners consider well spent. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/512480_high.jpg" width="500"><br><em>By incorporating bunks into these gracious guest quarters, designer Lynsey Humphrey saved space for a built-in entertainment center and comfortable sitting area nearby. Large under-bunk drawers provide storage while refined millwork and elegant finishes give the room a decidedly sophisticated style.</em></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 15:20:43 +0000http:// The MagazineSix Room-Ready Patternshttp://<p>You're forgiven if you can't discern hopsack from herringbone, but if you want your room on the best-dressed list, it's time to learn. Here are six room-ready manly patterns for your home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="372" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3494-small.jpg" width="400"><br>HOPSACK</p> <p>Use as an understated pattern on large seating pieces, draperies and walls needing texture, but not strong graphics.</p> <p><strong>Regent hopsack by <a href="">Holland &amp; Sherry</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3489-small.jpg" width="400"><br>PINSTRIPE</p> <p>Perfect for subtle, tailored treatments on walls and furnishings. Cut on the bias for a daring diagonal detail.</p> <p><strong>Marble Arch pinstripe by <a href="">Holland &amp; Sherry</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="339" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3485-small.jpg" width="400"><br>HOUNDSTOOTH</p> <p>Makes a bold statement on pillows, armchairs and accent walls. Think large scale for big impact, but don’t overdo it.</p> <p><strong>Red/Cream houndstooth by <a href="">C &amp; C Milano</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3481-small.jpg" width="400"><br>PLAID</p> <p>Pairs perfectly with leather and coordinates well with contrasting patterns from within the same color palette.</p> <p><strong>County tweed plaid by <a href="">Holland &amp; Sherry</a></strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3497-small.jpg" width="400"><br>HERRINGBONE</p> <p>Creates a dynamic pattern for wood floors as well as unique tile treatments in kitchens and bathrooms.</p> <p><strong>Wishbone harringbone by <a href="">Donghia</a></strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="369" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/wt0c3501-small.jpg" width="400"><br>PAISLEY</p> <p>Ideally used as accent treatments where floral patterns are deemed too fussy of feminine. </p> <p><strong>Astella paisley by <a href="">Clarencehouse</a></strong></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/man-up/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read our feature story on manly patterns for the home</a>.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories from our Fall 2013 issue</a>. </p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 14:35:07 +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. “We wanted to feel like we were traveling to a fabulous mountain chalet with a sexy, edgy flair,” says Holmwood describing their vision for the diamond-in-the-rough retreat.</p> <p><img alt="" height="664" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/ah-2.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Birch-pattern wallpaper mimics the home’s forested landscape in the guest master bedroom.</em></p> <p>The duo had owned a home in Park City’s Park Meadows neighborhood since the 1990s, but, as one who dabbles in design (Holmwood owns ALE Opportunity Fund, a company that buys properties in Bethesda, Md. for redevelopment purposes), she was always searching the ski town for their next perfect property. “I love Thayne’s Canyon,” she explains. “It’s cozy and insulated and right next to a golf course. So I drove there often to scout it out.” Her persistence paid off.</p> <p>“When I first told my Realtor which house I wanted, she started laughing,” says Holmwood. “It was so ugly.” The 3,500-square-foot home was in complete shambles. The previous owner was French actress Lilyan Chauvin, who played parts in more than 50 movies including <em>Catch Me if You Can</em>, <em>The Man Who Wasn’t There</em>, and <em>Silent Night, Deadly Night</em>, as well as several TV series. After Chauvin died, the estate languished as a rental property for ski bums. “When we bought it, it was disgusting. There were dead mice in the walls and a foul odor,” recalls Holmwood. “But it was this cool 1970s contemporary post-and-beam house. We knew we had to start from scratch with a full remodel, but the structure was sound.” And the view was fantastic. The backside oversees Rotary Park’s hiking trails and aspen forest with Deer Valley and the Park City mountains beyond; the front side overlooks a pasture. “It’s not a big lot, but glass walls on the home’s south-facing elevations provide expansive views,” she says.</p> <p>Aside from original posts and beams and white oak tongue-and-groove floors, almost everything else was removed, replaced or reused. For example, the exterior’s cedar siding now adorns the bunkroom’s walls and rescued Victorian mantels now hang over rebuilt fireplaces. Throughout the process, Holmwood maintained a very clear vision: She wanted a chic, mountain house that was nothing short of fabulous. </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/ah-27.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Hide-covered chairs add a contemporary edge to a great room sitting area. The room’s lime-washed white pine floors are original to the home. Covered in gold mohair, the kitchen’s barstools echo the tones of the room’s faucetry, bronze pulls and cargo pendant lights.</em></p> <p>“Our main residence in Bethesda has similar elements to this one, but we figured out what felt right for a second home and our lifestyle,” explains Holmwood. “For the limited time we can spend here, we want to escape from real life into a fantasy world filled with quaking aspen trees, quiet snow, fabulous textures, beautiful aromas and cozy luxury.” Her eclectic design delivered textured elements to the home, like glass and fur, and merged styles including antique and transitional. Treasured pieces include Argentine cowhides, as well as mementos collected from their travels and Holmwood’s previous renovation projects. “I like nice things, so we filled the home with objects we love,” she says. “It’s comfortable and soothing.” </p> <p>To ramp up its interior’s wow factor, Holmwood chose unexpected wall coverings including riveted metal sheets, poplar bark and bold papers. “I stopped using wallpaper 15 years ago, but I saw <em>Sex and the City 2</em>, and was so inspired by Carrie and Big’s wallpaper in their New York apartment,” she says.  “I wanted our bedroom to be grown-up and sexy like the best hotel room I’ve ever visited.” </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/ah-1.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The teardrop-design matte linen wallpaper with a metallic finish adds a touch of glamour to the master bedroom.</em></p> <p>Creativity didn’t start and stop with finishes. Because the two story dwelling is an “upside down house”—meaning the kitchen and living areas occupy the top floor—Holmwood had to be innovative with space and light. She separated the master bedroom and bathroom with a headboard. “It maximizes the area,” Holmwood says. “If we had added a wall, we would have lost a lot of natural light. Now we have windows in three directions.” She also divided the bunkroom’s bathroom into separate basin, toilet and shower areas so grandkids and guests can have access to the spaces they need simultaneously. To make the most of limited space, the remodel features a great room composed of the dining room, living room, sitting area and kitchen. “We created multiple living areas because we have a big family,” Holmwood says. The house comfortably sleeps 13 people and provides privacy both indoors and out with multiple patios and balconies.</p> <p>In many ways, Holmwood and Leisher gave their second home more than a second chance; they gave it a new purpose. With doses of detail that could overwhelm a primary residence, the house serves as a high-style retreat that dazzles and delights all who visit, just as its new owners intended.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more stories in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>webinternSun, 01 Sep 2013 13:55:12 +0000http:// The MagazineA 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="">Canyons Resort</a> where 40-acre lots are the norm.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/p12-9.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The The citron green wingback chairs and low-slung furnishings from Salt Lake’s Guild Hall draw the eye through the home’s airy great room to the main attraction: the pristine mountain landscape located just outside the 18-foot-tall sliding glass doors.</em></p> <p>“White Pine Lakes is a master planned neighborhood within a master planned community,” explains Walt Brett, founder and management team leader for <a href="">Iron Mountain Associates</a>, developer of The Colony. And not only are White Pine Lakes’ lots smaller—typically measuring an acre or two—the homes located there are a more manageable size as well—approximately 6,000 square feet versus the grand 10,000 to 12,000 square-foot homes located elsewhere in The Colony. Tucked amid old-growth Ponderosa pine trees and leafy aspens, a striking White Pine Lakes home not only makes a case for bigger not necessarily being better, but is a fresh rustic-meets-modern riff on mountain living as well.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/p12-14.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Located on a large meadow within The Colony development known as White Pine Lakes, this Park City home enjoys Canyons Resort ski-in access, Mid Mountain Trail access, mountain and canyon views and three private lakes.</em></p> <p>“I visited the site several times at different times of the year, and it became obvious early on that an open floor plan with cleaner, more modern, less heavy lines would be the best way to take advantage of the site’s incredible natural assets,” architect Mark Radford says. Indeed, the exterior’s contemporary style is subtle but striking: Soffit, roof and pillar lines are clean and unfussy, yet locally-harvested stone and warmly-stained wood details add rustic texture and flair. And with its slightly smaller stature, this dwelling appears organic and unobtrusive on its lush alpine landscape. Inside the home, subtlety is abandoned for the interior’s main feature: two enormous, retractable glass walls that frame the corner-situated fireplace and forested views making boundaries between indoors and out virtually non-existent.</p> <p>“As soon as I saw the architectural plans, with the large windows and open concept, I knew the interior design would need to be a combination of rustic and modern with an artistic undertone,” says interior designer Valerie Paoli. She established this vernacular beginning at the entrance where the lightly-stained alder door pairs with a sensuously-curved sidelight. On the right side of the foyer, translucent form panels inset with grass reeds create an organic barrier between the foyer and formal dining area. This feature distracts visitors only momentarily before their attention is drawn into the great room where twin wing back chairs, upholstered in citron green, lead the eye through the great room to its aforementioned view-framing windows. Keenly edited, low profile furnishings foster outdoor sightlines while creating a texture-rich, luxurious counterpoint for the forested landscape beyond the windows.</p> <p>Unique surface treatments also flourish throughout the décor. “Interior finishes are like bone structure in a face. If you get it right you don’t need makeup, or in the case of interiors, lots of furniture and accessories,” Paoli says. Her recurring creative treatments not only intrigue, but also provide visual continuity and budget efficiency. Eco-friendly Chilewich floor tiles cover the boot room floor as well as insets in both the dining room cabinetry and great room truss work. Metal nail heads repeat in the sofa trim, fireplace surround and coffee table echoing the metal stairwell and railing’s distinctly industrial feel. “I designed the stairwell railing mesh with woven copper wire to complement the Michelangelo granite on the dining buffet, which has rust deposits that add warmth to the steel,” Paoli says.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/p12-31.jpg" width="500"><br><em>As with the rest of the home, the master bedroom’s textural, modern finishes and furnishings complement the stunning landscape.</em></p> <p>The main floor hallway is one of the home’s standout artistic features. The designer transformed the plain passageway by mounting a collection of hand-thrown ceramic bowls along a paneled channel running up the wall and down the length of the ceiling. “The hallway begged for visual interest,” Paoli says. Creative detailing flows into the adjoining powder room, where an agate crosshatch treatment adorns the backsplash.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/p12-5.jpg" width="500"><br><em>The main hallway boasts a floor-through-ceiling wood insert adorned with colorful bowls.</em></p> <p>Throughout the dwelling, similar contemporary design details flourish. But beyond its modern mountain flair, what makes the abode even more captivating is that in both size and style, the home seems the perfect fit for its serene mountain setting.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>webinternSun, 01 Sep 2013 13:27:15 +0000http:// The MagazineOde to Autumnhttp://<p class="p1">Albert Camus said "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."</p> <p class="p1">Floral designer Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson builds on that idea, incorporating fall's colorful bounty into arrangements for the table. Below are some of her arragnments and tips on how to create your own.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="242" src="/site_media/uploads/odetoautumn.jpg" width="500"><br></strong><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>The following tips correspond to the arrangements pictured, from left to right.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Create a cluster</strong></p> <p class="p1">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 designer Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson says. A few tall birch twigs add height without bulk.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>TIP:</strong> Gently bend the lily stems by hand to accentuate their arc.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Make it monochromatic</strong></p> <p class="p2">Dark, yes. Somber, no. Bernhisel-Robinson combines 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 class="p2"><strong>TIP:</strong> Allow fruit to spill from the side of the arrangement and onto the table to expand its size and play up its casual vibe.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Go flowerless</strong></p> <p class="p2">Millet, twigs, scapiosa pods and feathers capture autumn’s texture and natural beauty—without a flower in sight. “While on walks and in my garden, I’m always on the lookout for natural elements that I can harvest for fall arrangements,” says Bernhisel-Robinson.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>TIP</strong>: To prevent a hodgepodge look, limit this natural arrangement’s elements to four or five.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Form a group</strong></p> <p class="p2">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 composition for each vessel. Here, cinnamon roses, hydrangea and dahlias flourish in brass and pottery containers.<strong></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>TIP:</strong> Group containers in odd numbers 3, 5 or 7 for engaging collections.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Embrace texture</strong></p> <p class="p2">A loosely organized mix of petalless sunflowers, lacy agonis, scapiosa pods and soft cinnamon and quicksand roses form a boldly contrasting and texture-rich arrangement. An equal ratio of elements makes the composition easy to create.<strong></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>TIP</strong>: Don’t be afraid to shorten long stems. Large flowers like spider mums and sunflowers look great displayed low.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><br></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>BRASS IS BACK</strong></p> <p class="p2">When you're looking for a container, keep in mind that brass is back.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/pinchbowlsbrassf13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>“Look around your house for unusual containers. Brass vessels add the perfect touch of bling,” says Bernhisel-Robinson.</p> <p>This floral designer isn’t the only one singing the praises of brass. Designers everywhere are using it to add a warm glow throughout their clients’ homes, from modern light fixtures to high-end faucets, heavy hardware to shimmering accents.</p> <p> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>FRESH THINKING</strong></p> <p class="p1">When <a href="">La Fleur’s</a> Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson isn’t creating arrangements for weddings, corporate events and everyday celebrations, she’s gathering posies for her own pad. “They just make my rooms feel more special,” she says. She offers the following tips for doing the same for your home:</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Feel free to manipulate flowers.</strong> Blow into tight rosebuds to open their petals, wire orchid flowers on manzanita branches, float stemless dahlia blooms in water and remove the outer ring of petals from largefaced sunflowers.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Determine the placement</strong> of an arrangement before you create it. Dining table centerpieces are best built low to allow diners to see and converse over them. Conversely, high-ceilinged living spaces call for tall versions.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Check the produce section</strong> for color inspiration as well as unexpected elements to enhance your arrangements. Plums, cabbage, miniature pumpkins, apples and grapes are among the bounty of seasonal options. An all-produce arrangement accented with moss can be stunning.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Strip the leaves from stems</strong> that will be underwater to slow bacteria from forming due to decaying foliage. The exception: wrapping the inside of a clear vase with a large, two-toned flax leaf for a modern look.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Think texture.</strong> Many people only consider the colors of their arrangements and overlook the depth and interest texture creates. Beyond blooms, consider seedpods, berries, rose hips, grasses and even feathers.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other articles in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 12:36:26 +0000http:// The MagazineTuber Toppingshttp://<p class="p1">A key part of fall feasts, yams and sweet potatoes are all-American. Why we eat them primarily during holiday meals is a mystery: A baked sweet potato makes a great side to any meat and it's also delicious grilled.</p> <p class="p1">And even though this tuber is most likely a tradition at your holiday table, that doesn't mean its toppings have to be so traditional. This season, ditch the marshmallows and put a surprising spin on your sweet potatoes.</p> <p class="p1">Simplify by garnishing them with any one of these unexpected, easy-to-make recipes. </p> <p class="p1">But first, choose four similarly-sized sweet potatoes and wash them thoroughly. Poke a few holes in the skin with a fork. Rub skins lightly with vegetable oil, wrap each with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, or until tender. Split each potato lengthwise to show off its graceful shape and spoon any of our featured toppings over the flesh.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>SPICED PECANS</strong></p> <p class="p2">Cook 1/2 cup pecan halves in 1/4 cup butter and 3 Tbsp. maple sugar in a skillet until sugar dissolves. Stir in 1/4 tsp. allspice.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="438" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/tuber1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p2"><strong>RICH RICOTTA</strong></p> <p class="p1">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 class="p1"><img alt="" height="501" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/tuber3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>SCALLIONS</strong></p> <p class="p1">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 potato and sprinkle the top with scallions.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/tuber2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>SWEET BACON</strong></p> <p class="p2">Fry 4 bacon strips until crisp; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. brown sugar while in pan. Remove, drain and crumble over potatoes.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="501" src="/site_media/uploads/tuber4.jpg" width="500"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>YAM OR SWEET POTATO?</strong></p> <p class="p2">Almost every recipe calls for either/or, but despite their flavor similarities, yams and sweet potatoes aren't botanically related. In the U.S., what we commonly call yams are most often sweet potatoes, which are moister and less starchy.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other articles in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Mary MaloufSun, 01 Sep 2013 12:35:29 +0000http:// The MagazinePerk Up Your Patiohttp://<p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/makingarrangements.jpg" width="500"><br><br>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 and fill out. </p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignSun, 01 Sep 2013 11:32:31 +0000http:// The MagazineCelebrate with Cheesecakehttp://<p class="p1">Cheesecake is the ultimate luxury dessert. The fat, the mouthfeel, the creaminess—there's really nothing that touches it. 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 look more like a pie. They can all be excellent and worthy of the name, but just forget about any “low-fat” cheesecake. 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 class="p1"><img alt="" height="341" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/cheesecake.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Although famous cheesecakes like the ones made at Junior's in Brooklyn or Lindy's in Manhattan (see <em>Guys and Dolls</em>) are gloriously served plain, cheesecake's simplicity means it begs for toppings. This is also a way to put your personal stamp on a purchased cheesecake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Chocolate Nut Lace: </strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong></strong>Arrange a layer of mixed unsalted nuts on top of cheesecake. Melt 1 cup dark chocolate chips with 1 tsp. shortening in microwave. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Stir until smooth and drizzle over nuts. Let set until firm.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Caramelized Orange:</strong></p> <p class="p2">Slice orange into thin rounds (about1/8" thick). Discard ends and seeds. In a deep 10-inch pan over medium-high heat, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water and 2 tsp. lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Add orange slices and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer gently, turn1ng occasionally, until they're slightly translucent and liquid has consistency of thin syrup, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes. (You can do this a day ahead.) Arrange over cheesecake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Raspberry Marbling:</strong></p> <p class="p2">Cream 3 oz. cream cheese with 1 Tbsp. of heavy cream until as spreadable as cake icing. Spread a thin layer over the cheesecake. Use raspberry syrup to decorate the topping with a marbled effect.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>MARBLEZING MADE EASY</strong></p> <p class="p1">Blend 3 oz. cream cheese with cream until as spreadable as cake icing. Spread a thin layer over the cheesecake. Fill a squeeze bottle with raspberry syrup. Squeeze stripes over cheesecake, spacing them as evenly as possible. With the edge of a knife, draw evenly spaced lines across the stripes, alternating the direction of the lines.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/celebrate-with-cheesecake-cont/" target="_blank">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Cheesecake 101<br><br></a><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2013 issue</a>. </p>Mary MaloufSun, 01 Sep 2013 10:06:55 +0000http:// The MagazineSky-High Stylehttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="297" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/sky_lodge_fireplace_orig-2191.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Side-by-side coffee tables made from Salt Lake trestle wood anchor the lobby's main sitting area. A low chrome-based Italian sectional in gray leather adds a cutting-edge design element while a Ralph Lauren chandelier contributes rustic chic style.</em></p> <p class="p1">Time was when Park City's Old Town haunts offered little beyond predictable log and antlerstyle decors. Over the last few years, though, a spirited approach to mountain style has hit Main Street's hotels and restaurants, giving the ski town bragging rights that extend beyond its slopes. Local haute spots that include Washington School House, Talisker on Main and Silver have all contributed to a high-style vibe in the historic mining town. And now, <a href="">The Sky Lodge's</a> newly renovated lobby and restaurant join their ranks.</p> <p class="p1">From the start, the objective of the boutique hotel's 2012 redesign was to transform the existing loft -style interior into one resembling an inviting mountain home. Owner Ken Abdalla recruited interior designer Lynsey Humphrey of <a href="">Alder and Tweed</a> to realize this goal. "In the early 2000s, boutique hotels were all about edgy, over-the-top decors that intimidated people. Now, guests just want to feel like they belong,” says Humphrey. “Today’s look is more recycled and reused, a look that’s welcoming and calm.”</p> <p class="p1">Located on Main Street and rubbing elbows with neighboring Victorian buildings, The Sky Lodge boasts decidedly rustic-meets-modern architecture that pervades the lobby and adjoining restaurant, Table One. Original board-formed concrete walls, trestle wood-beamed ceilings and metal-framed windows served as the backdrop for Humphrey’s redesign. To create a comfortable hotel experience, the designer began by removing the existing desks, sideboard and sofa-based sitting area. “It felt more like an office building than a hotel," she says. To shape a new conversation area in front of the fireplace, Humphrey designed a low-profile gray leather sectional and bench surrounding two side-by-side coffee tables crafted from beams salvaged from a railroad trestle across the Great Salt Lake. "Sectionals are more intimate and invite people to gather and interact. And the tables encourage guests to put their feet up." Nearby, built-in shelves and an armless sofa define a casual library area while paired chairs along the perimeter provide seating for couples seeking more privacy.</p> <p class="p1">Humphrey stripped the floors of travertine exposing the concrete surface beneath, which she finished and left bare. To add warmth, she clad the host desk area with trestle wood arranged in eye-catching linear patterns. Similar design elements enrich Table One where a 20-foot-long communal table anchors the dining area. Throughout the project's interior, equestrian art by Josee Nadeau, space-expanding mirrors and an edited palette of colors and materials meld the design. "Continuity and repetition of elements is important," Humphrey says. "If you have too many materials or finishes, it's not calming."</p> <p class="p1">While the Sky Lodge's renewed interior is dynamic, the one word that best describes it is composed. "I didn't design the space to dazzle visitors," Humphrey says. "I designed it to comfort them." And even with all its stirring features, that's exactly what it does.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/sky_lodge_lobby_dlc_4473.jpg" width="500"><br><em>An armless sofa is built into the library shelves. Books and board games entice guests to relax in the lobby area.</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/long-table-(wide).jpg" width="500"> <br><em>Bleached wood floors warm Table One, where a 20-foot-long communal table welcomes guests to socialize and dine in style. </em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/September2013/final_ext_sky_lodge_3845.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Architect Craig Elliot incorporated concrete, timber, glass, stell l-beams and horizontal siding to define The Sky Lodge's exterior.</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/09/01/sky-high-style-cont/" target="_blank">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Design elements at The Sky Lodge</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2013 issue</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 01 Sep 2013 09:39:44 +0000http:// The MagazineWire-Brushed Cabinet Finish adds Texture and Depthhttp://<p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/1-dscf3317.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>I attended the Park City Showcase of Homes last weekend and noticed how popular the wire-brushed cabinet finish has become. And rightfully so, as it's a perfect fit for that "mountain modern" style, as well as contemporary and rustic and everything in between.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/2-dscf3314.jpg" width="500"><br>This finish adds texture and depth to a plain door slab, while maintaining an overall simple aesthetic.  It's modern yet warm, and therefore perfect in so many applications.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/3-img_1696.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="520" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/4-por_8402.jpg" width="500"><br>All the images above show a wire-brushed finish by <a href="" target="_blank">Hallmark Custom Cabinets</a> in Salt Lake City.</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 ZeiglerFri, 30 Aug 2013 15:23:38 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Refreshingly Modernhttp://<p>Check out this home in Park City by <a href="">Michael Upwall Design</a> and <a href="">LMK Interiors</a>. I'm seeing more of these refreshingly modern designs in the mountains and it's a big change from the log look. </p> <p><img alt="" height="310" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="681" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-16.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-22.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-36.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-37.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-42.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-55.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="329" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/f-56.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, 30 Aug 2013 14:45:46 +0000http:// FridayStyle File: Just Peachy http://<p>Luscious, juicy and ripe for the picking, Utah peaches are a summertime fave. Now is the time to indulge.</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/_mg_0144-2-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Peach Mojito (makes 4)</strong></p> <p>2 ripe peaches</p> <p>16-20 mint leaves</p> <p>Juice of 2 limes</p> <p>4 tsp. sugar</p> <p>8 oz. light run</p> <p>8 oz. club soda</p> <p>Extra peach slices and lime wedges for garnish</p> <p>Peel and chop the peaches, then puree in a food processor or blender. Strain, if desired. Place 4-5 mint leaves in the bottom of each glass along with the juice of half a lime and 1 tsp. sugar. Muddle with the back of a spoon. Add ice to the top of the glass. Pour in 1/4 cup peach puree, 2 ounces of run and 2 ounces of club soda (or enough soda to fill the glass). Garnish with additional peach slices, lime wedges and mint leaves.</p> <p><strong>Make it a mockail:</strong></p> <p>To create a non-alcoholic mocktail replace the sugar with the juice of 3 limes, and add 8 ounces of peach nectar in lieu of the rum. </p> <p>Rum-based recipe by Eileen Dunn, Done to Your Taste Catering, Park City</p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/peach-days-(proofs)-6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>BRIGHAM CITY'S BY-THE-BUSHEL FESTIVAL</strong></p> <p>Brigham City first held Peach Days in 1904 to celebrate Utah's premier peaches. More than a century later, the festival is still in full swing. This year, head north on September 4-7 and join over 50,000 people as they experience the full-blown parades and activities, shop Brigham City's downtown fruit displays and admire summer roses in the flower show. Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for a full schedule. </p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/peach-days-(proofs)-19.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternWed, 28 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TableRecipesRunway to Room: Tweedhttp://<p>Say the word "tweed" and you might picture something like a vintage menswear jacket, complete with felt or leather elbow patches and paired with a smoking pipe. It's a textile that's the epitome of masculinity, yet it works so well in decorating even if you're after a modern touch of class.</p> <p>In fashion, it finds its place on men's and women's suits alike, and whether it's chunky or finely woven, tweed creates a warmth that really fits the bill if you're looking to change up your wardrobe (or your decor) to welcome in fall.</p> <p><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/tweedrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Anichini Tweed Napkins, set of 2, <a href="">Elements Chicago</a></p> <p>Tonal Tweed-Jet fabric, <a href="">Dwell Studio</a></p> <p>Parlour Tweed Chair, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Tweed Stripe Wool Woven Rug, <a href="">Dash &amp; Albert</a></p> <p>Nate Berkus Mesh and Tweed Toss Pillow, <a href="">Target</a></p> <p>Image of Dolce &amp; Gabbana F13 Runway, ImaxTree</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 26 Aug 2013 20:24:39 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: From Ward House To Homehttp://<div>I know I say this a lot but I really do love my job! Check out this incredible project by Jeremy Fillmore and his team at <a href="" target="_blank">Northland Design.</a> The home was originally one of the first ward houses in Riverton but the current owners have certainly taken it a few steps beyond a pioneer home.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c1.jpg" width="500"><br><br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c3.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="772" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c4.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c12.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c24.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c28.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c33.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c36.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c43.jpg" width="500"><br><br></div> <div><img alt="" height="271" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/c47.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><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></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 23 Aug 2013 12:03:26 +0000http:// FridayMountain Modernhttp://<p>Intent on creating the perfect Park City dwelling for their young family, architect Scott Jaffa and real estate pro Shane Herbert designed and built a home that's as sustainable as it is spectacular.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/mountainmod-wholeview.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/mountainmod-masterbed.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="323" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/mountainmod-kitchen.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="409" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/mountainmod-familyroom.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/mountainmod-bathroom.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>To see more photos of this modern abode, visit <a href="/galleries/mountain-modern/" target="_blank">our gallery</a>.</p>webinternThu, 22 Aug 2013 15:21:13 +0000http:// Our PagesTomato Timehttp://<p>Whether picked from your garden or a farmers market bin, Utah's vine ripened tomatoes are at their seasonal peak. With so many options, the challenge is deciding how to enjoy them.</p> <p><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_82_image_0001.jpg" width="250"><br>You've suffered for months consuming insipid red orbs barely passing as tomatoes. Now it's the end of summer and time to make up for your forbearance of these bland, off season stand ins. Across Utah, bushels of sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes abundantly await you and your pent up cravings. Whether you're dining in or on the town, set your culinary sights on fresh, flavor-packed tomatoes while they're ripe for the picking.</p> <p><img alt="" height="455" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_81_image_0002.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Meditrina's</a> Tomato and Watermelon Salad</strong></p> <p>Juicy, sweet and savory at the same time, this salad is perfect for a grilled menu.</p> <p><strong>Ingredients:</strong></p> <p>8 cups watermelon cubes<br>6 cups tomato chunks (about 3 lbs. tomatoes)<br>5 cups washed arugula<br>6 oz. feta cheese, broken into chunks</p> <p><em><strong>Meditrina Maple Champagne Vinaigrette</strong></em></p> <p>1/4 cup champagne vinegar<br>14 cup white wine vinegar<br>1/2 cup maple syrup<br>2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme<br>2 tsp. salt<br>1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper<br>3/4 cup to 1 cup canola oil</p> <p><strong>Instructions:</strong></p> <p>For the dressing, whisk all of the ingredients except the oil together until the salt dissolves. Add the oil gradually. Vinegars will vary, so add more maple syrup to the recipe if desired.</p> <p>Toss gently with arugula leaves, watermelon, tomato chunks and feta cheese. Serves 5 to 8.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="290" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usds13_colorbookbmrvw_page_54_image_0006.jpg" width="250"><br>September is fast approaching which means Tomato Days are here. Tomato Days is a series of events presented by <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a> from September 1 - September 30, 2013</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="177" src="" width="200"></p> <h3><a href="" target="_blank">Tomato Days Dine-Around - September 1-30, 2013</a></h3> <p>Help support Wasatch Community Gardens and local restaurants and growers by enjoying fresh, delicious heirloom tomato dishes. Each participating restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from their Tomato Days dish to Wasatch Community Gardens.</p> <p>The list of partcipating restaurants continues to grow and currently includes: Avenues Bistro, The Copper Onion, Faustina, Finca, Les Madeleines, Meditrina, Caffe Molise, Caffe Niche, Pago, Pallet, Plum Alley, Sage's Cafe, The Tin Angel Cafe, The Wild Grape Bistro, and Zy. </p> <h3><a href="" target="_blank">Tomato Sandwich Party - Saturday, September 7</a></h3> <p>Taste your first heirloom tomato or discover a new favorite at Wasatch Community Garden's harvest celebration. The event features live music, activities for kids, the Eat Local Challenge kick-off, local food samples, and, of course, delicious heirloom tomato sandwiches - all for FREE.</p> <h3><a href="" target="_blank">Fall Plant Sale - Saturday, September 7</a></h3> <p>This is one of very few opportunities in the valley to purchase vegetable starts and seeds that can produce crops into the early winter months. Be the only one in your neighborhood harvesting from your garden after the frost. Wastach Community Gardens will be featuring organically grown, heirloom veggie seedlings from Kenyon Organics - perfect for planting this fall.</p>Mary MaloufThu, 22 Aug 2013 12:45:10 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TableRecipesGo Greek: Room Servicehttp://<p>Love the classic motifs, sunny colors and pared down design of Greek Style? Here are a few products to help bring it home.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/greek-key-stripe-cropped.jpg"></p> <p>Greek Key Stripe wallpaper, <a href="" target="_blank">Schumacher</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/np_footstool_greek.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Greek needlepoint stool $325, <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Adler</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/greek_servebowl.jpg"></p> <p>Santorini Persephone Bowl, $110, <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Adler</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/jh-greek-key-pillows.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Greek Key pillows, starting at $495, <a href="" target="_blank">Jayson Home</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wt0c8663.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Photo Frame, $45,<a href="" target="_blank"> Ward &amp; Child</a> - The Garden Store, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/del-mar-knob,-tentacle.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Del Mar knob, $14, <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/ah3024nb-np.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Kate table lamp, $420, <a href=";pcrid=32965102414&amp;keyword=circa%20lighting&amp;pmt=e&amp;pdv=c" target="_blank">Circa Lighting</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wt0c8612.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Olivewood salt container, $50, <a href="" target="_blank">Williams-Sonoma</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/1133073_silo.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Fish salad plate, $13, <a href="" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</p>webinternThu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineTravelStyle File: Cutting-Edge Contrasthttp://<p> The most classic of combinations, black and white, goes high-style with contrasting patterns and prints.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/mj-ss13-(40).jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Graphic black and white steals the show in Marc Jacob's 2013 collection.</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/icatinbox_spire.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Geometric tin boxes by Ferm Living</a>, $30 per pair, <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="732" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/ma_1233219_a.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Mother of Pearl nightstand, $995, ABC Carpet &amp; Home,<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/we-s-572081-outdoor-piano-pillow-slate-20x20-sum-13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Outdoor Piano pillow, <a href="" target="_blank">West Elm</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="271" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/nw.cb-lasramblasbowlsmbws13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Las Rablas bowl, $7, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Muray</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/monochrome-tapa-crewelwork-rug.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Monochrome Tapa Crewelwork Rug, starting at $78, Anthropologie, <a href=";device=c&amp;network=g&amp;matchtype=e&amp;creative=28805480484&amp;utm_medium=ppc&amp;gclid=CIXJ2578-rgCFZA-MgodMmQAKg" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wt0c8689.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Wall Tiles, $94 each, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabula Rasa</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="554" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/photo-10-for-tip.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Mastering the Mix</strong></p> <p>Love the black and white pattern-play but fear it's a bit wild on its own? No problem. Simply add a solid statement of black or white and you'll instantly calm the contrast.</p>webinternTue, 20 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineDorm Room Readyhttp://<p>Whether you're a first, second or seventh year college student, creating a functional and comfortable dorm room is imperative for getting all that sleeping, socializing and (hopefully) studying done.</p> <p>Organization can be a student's best friend, and a giant wall calendar serves that very function while still acting as pretty fabulous wall art. Since you'll most likely be hoarding the dirty laundry to bring home to mom, a sturdy laundry bag comes in handy, especially one that includes detailed instructions to "clean the lint filter after every use." You know, just in case you should feel so inclined to hit up the laudromat instead.</p> <p>A designated space for study and one for relaxation is a must, and some cozy and colorful bedding will provide for endless hours of day or nighttime snoozing.</p> <p><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/dormroom.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise, from left:</p> <p>Izola Cotton Laundry Bags, <a href=";cm_src=laundry-storage-organization||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Chalk Calendar Wall Decal (39"x25"), <a href=";">Pottery Barn Dorm</a></p> <p>Oval Leather Chair, <a href="">Heath Ceramics</a></p> <p>Share &amp; Study Two-Headed Desk Lamp, <a href=";">Pottery Barn Dorm</a></p> <p>Crazy Talk Bed Linens, <a href="">CB2</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 19 Aug 2013 10:10:34 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Sleek and Modernhttp://<p>Another great project from <a href="">Lisman Studio</a> this week. This time, it's a modern home designed by Belle Kurudzija. As we live in a Victorian farm house, I love to make images of these sleek modern designs. They are such a change from my house and always make me pretty envious.</p> <p><img alt="" height="316" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/lm7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="310" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/lm14.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/lm20.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/lm32.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/lm33.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/lm50.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/lm52.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, 16 Aug 2013 09:38:05 +0000http:// FridayRecessed Tile Niche&#39;s As A Design Elementhttp://<p><span><span><span><span><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> of <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy design</a> shares her expert tips on the proper way to use recessed tile niches as a design element rather than as an afterthought.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/1nicoletile.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a></em><br></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Frankly, I'm tired of seeing bathrooms with borders that are added simply for the sake of adding accent tile. I understand that accent tile is a way to add some personality to a bathroom space without blowing the overall tile budget. And there are some instances where borders really do work (when emphasizing horizontal lines as part of the overall space). But too often border tile is used in a tub or shower surround when it shouldn't be. If you want to add that accent tile, there are other options, one of which is a recessed niche.   <br><br>Often niches are seen as an afterthought, and sometimes they need to be, as in a remodeling situation when you won't know what's behind the existing walls until you tear into them. And sometimes things like existing studs, ductwork, and plumbing will dictate where you have room for a recessed niche (especially if budget is an issue). But in many situations, new tub or shower walls are being framed. If planned in advance, niches can be framed in a way that they become an integral part of the overall bathroom design.<br><br>If you're willing to reframe a wall, or if you're building a new wall, you have the option to frame for a wider niche, or maybe even 2.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/2nicoletile.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a></em><br></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/3nicoletile.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a></em><br></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>If you're remodeling an older home, and you don't have the flexibility (or budget) for reframing, the niche width will be limited to the space in between studs.   You can still make this work as part of the design.<br><img alt="" height="889" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/4nicoletile.jpg" width="500"><br>One example is a recessed niche with a coordinating "picture-frame" look- <em>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a></em></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em></em><br><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/6nicoletile.jpg" width="500"><br>You can do a single tall niche with a built-in shelf (and notice that the accent tile here is a vertical stripe)- <em>image via <a href="" target="_blank">Xstyles bath + more</a></em><br></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="" height="800" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/5nicoletile.jpg" width="500"><br>You can stack multiple niches vertically-<em>image via <a href="" target="_blank">KTARCH</a></em></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/7nicoletile.jpg" width="500"><br>You can also create multiple smaller niches in a random pattern (see 2nd &amp; 3rd niches in the mirror reflection)-<em>image via <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design  </a></em> <br></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>In summary:<br>1.   Don't add a border just for the sake of having a border.<br>2.   A recessed niche can also be a (functional) design element.</span></span></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> <p><span><span><span><span><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></span></span></span></span></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 15 Aug 2013 19:22:56 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomA Peachy Twist on Capresehttp://<p>This juicy <span><span>appetizer </span></span>is a great start to any end of the summer al fresco celebration with friends or family.</p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/peachcaprese1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Peach Caprese Recipe </strong></p> <p> 1 bunch chopped basil</p> <p>1/2 cup chopped marcona almonds</p> <p>1 cup bocconcini (mini fresh mozzarella balls</p> <p>2 cups sliced ripe peaches</p> <p>2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar</p> <p>1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil</p> <p>½ Teaspoon Fleur de Sel</p> <p> </p> <p>Directions: Combine all. Dress with olive oil, white balsamic and sea salt.</p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/peachcapresecloseup.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>This recipe came from the musings of <a href="" target="_blank">SIMI</a> executive chef Kolin Vazzoler who suggests pairing SIMI Chardonay to make the most of the crisp, fresh tastes. </p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/simi_chard_new_bottle_(standard_final_jpg)_[ca-ecm2095108_revision-2]_(1).jpg" width="165"></p> <p>What creative twists on caprese have you been inspired by this summer?</p>webinternWed, 14 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TableRecipesLine Itemshttp://<p>Clean, classic and colorful, this season's lineup of striped fabrics is as head turning as ever.</p> <p><img alt="" height="201" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wt0c8722.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Left to right: Strata by <a href="" target="_blank">Zoffany</a>, Remi Stripe by <a href="" target="_blank">Harlequin</a>, Beachcomber Stripe by <a href="" target="_blank">Perennials</a>, Pier Stripe by <a href="" target="_blank">Mokum</a>, Tatonic Ticking by <a href="" target="_blank">Twill Textiles</a>, Jake Stripe by <a href="" target="_blank">Perennials</a>, Witty by <a href="" target="_blank">Donghia</a>, Ripples by <a href="" target="_blank">Perennials</a></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 13 Aug 2013 12:22:48 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesKids&#39; Spaces: Color It Inhttp://<p>A kids' space isn't a kids' space without a little (or a lot) of color. But adding color to a child's room without cheapening it can be tricky. A simple way to do it is to keep the walls neutral and bring in pops of color through furniture and accessories. Artwork, rugs and other small accessories can be changed out easily if the room's style ever changes, but furniture requires a bit more committment. Regardless of whether you're splurging on a piece that's fire engine red or neutral gray, if you're not in love with it, don't buy it.</p> <p>If you dare, make a statement with a bold rocking chair or a colored crib. The best thing about kids' spaces is that they allow the decorator to enjoy themselves as much as the kids. Feel free to play with a mixture of colors, patterns and textures, because this is the one room in the house where it's not only acceptable to let your creative juices flow, it's encouraged.</p> <p><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/kscolor.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top left:</p> <p>Kipling glider and ottoman, <a href="">Copenhagen West</a></p> <p>Tela Flags, <a href="">Zara Home Kids</a></p> <p>Papier-Mache Bird, <a href=";cm_src=home-accessories-sale||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>French Countryside Archival Print, <a href="">Lisa Congdon on Etsy</a></p> <p>Hopscotch Rug, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>ducduc for Nod Oslo Crib, <a href="">Land of Nod</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 12 Aug 2013 09:37:49 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Wheeler&#39;s Remodelhttp://<p>I always enjoy working with <a href="">Lisman Studio Interior Design</a>. Their work is always great and this week is another example. LaMar Lisman and Kristina Weaver just finished a major remodel of the <a href="">Wheeler Machinery</a> offices in West Valley, and it's beautiful.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wheeler-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wheeler-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wheeler-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="337" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wheeler-4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="318" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/wheeler-5.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, 09 Aug 2013 09:37:23 +0000http:// FridayWork Your Wallshttp://<p>The trend of tiles that look like wood has been gaining momentum, and now there are more styles and looks to choose from then ever before.<strong></strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/usdbarnwoodtile.jpg" width="150">Porcelain Mosaic Moretto Dimensional Barnwood Tile</strong></p> <p>Time was when choosing between the depths of stacked stone, the rusticity of barnwood and the easy maintenance of porcelain tile required some heavy decision making. Not any more. This dimensional barnwood tile offers the beneftist of all three.</p> <p>Porcelain Mosaic Moretto Dimensional Barnwood Tile, $23.50 square-foot, <a href="" target="_blank">Contemepo Tile</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/houzzbarnwoodtile.jpg"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Houzz - Top Tile Trends From The Coverings 2013 Show- The Wood Look</em></a></p> <p><em><strong>Mixed wood-look tiles.</strong> The great thing about all the different styles and colors is that you can mix and match them in unique ways that would be next to impossible with reclaimed wood.- Becky Harris Houzz contributor</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/houzz2.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Houzz</a></em></p> <p>The possibilities really are endless.</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="317" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/houzz3.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Houzz</a><br></em></p> <p><em><br></em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 08 Aug 2013 15:13:07 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomGiveaway: 2 Tickets to the Luxury Home Tour of Park Cityhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="2013 Luxury Home Tour of Park City" height="411" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/park-city-luxury-home-tour.jpg" title="2013 Luxury Home Tour of Park City" width="600"></p> <p class="p1">Thirty-foot ceilings, stone staircases and the most stunning views of Northern Utah landscapes are just a few features included at this year's <a href="">Luxury Home Tour of Park City</a>.</p> <p class="p2"><em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> wants to send you with a plus one to marvel at the architectural and interior design of the most opulent homes in Utah. Just answer this question: What luxurious amenity would you most like to have in your home and why? </p> <p class="p2">Leave a comment below with your answer for a chance to win 2 tickets to the tour, which takes place Saturday Aug. 10 at Deer Valley's prestigious Deer Crest development. We'll choose one winner on Thursday, August 8. Make sure to leave your email in the designated field when you leave your comment, or in the comment itself, so we can get a hold of you. </p> <p class="p2">Click <a href="">here</a> to read more about the homes and to see pictures of previous years.</p>webinternMon, 05 Aug 2013 15:54:17 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRunway to Room: Leopardhttp://<p>Spots are all the rage as we head into fall. In the world of fashion, <a href="">polka dots</a> have the corner on the market, while in design, animal prints like leopard spots are still going strong alongside their tiger striped crounterparts and other prints from the animal kingdom.</p> <p><img alt="" height="409" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/leopardrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right: </p> <p>Blue Leopard Print Mid Century Style Dining Chair, <a href="">Mecox</a></p> <p>Snow Leopard Pattern Pillow, <a href="">Zazzle</a></p> <p>Golden Leopard Rug, <a href=";searchType=MAIN&amp;rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Dleopard%2526_requestid%253D17369&amp;eItemId=cprod97410003&amp;cmCat=search">Horchow</a></p> <p>Aragon Clouded Leopard wallpaper by Ralph Lauren, <a href="">Fabric &amp; Textiles</a></p> <p>Magical Thinking Falling Leopard Print Curtain, <a href=";parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Image of Thakoon Fall 2013 runway by Thomas Concordia/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 05 Aug 2013 11:12:35 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Design at the Montage Deer Valleyhttp://<p>People are always saying to me "You have the best job, travelling around and photographing beautiful homes for a living". You know what? They're right, I do! Check out these very cool new projects at the Montage in Park City by Beth Ann Shepherd of <a href="">Dressed Design</a> in LA.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/950-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/950-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/950-13.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/1040-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/1040-6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="800" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/1040-9.jpg" width="499"></p> <p><img alt="" height="746" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/1040-18.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="660" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/1040-19.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, 02 Aug 2013 10:46:17 +0000http:// Friday&quot;Gen Now&quot; Bathroomshttp://<p>The Millennial generation, sometimes referred to as "Gen Now", ranges from age 18-34.  They are the next generation of homeowners, and a lot of attention is being given to them because they will dictate future trends.<br><br>Studies have found that Gen Now wants high-tech in the bathroom (91% use their phones in the bathroom!).  They want smaller spaces that are well-organized.  They don't have time for baths but want to be able to enjoy their showers.  They care about conserving water but don't think it should cost more.  (source:  <a href="" target="_blank"></a>)<br><br>A few items perfect for a Gen Now bathroom:<br><br>1.  <a href="" target="_blank">Kohler Moxie showerhead</a>.  This showerhead incorporates a (removable) wireless speaker that pairs with your device via bluetooth.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="198" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/1.kohlermoxie.jpg" width="500"><br><br><br>2.  <a href="" target="_blank">Stanford Mirror TV by Electric Mirror</a>.  A TV built into the mirror.  Allows you to keep up on news and current events while going through your morning routine.</p> <p><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/2.stanford-tv-01.jpg" width="500"><br><br>3.  <a href="" target="_blank">Brizo Odin H20Kinetic showerhead</a>.  Clean lines and modern style hide the sophisticated guts of this showerhead.  Brizo has developed their H20Kinetic technology, which "uses larger water droplets, which not only retain heat better, but also create a warmer, more luxurious spray that blankets the body."  And, it qualifies for the WaterSense label, using only 2.0 gallons of water per minute (industry standard is 2.5)</p> <p><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/3.brizoodin_h20kinetic.jpg" width="500"><br><br>4.  <a href=";line=compact" target="_blank">Robern Compact Vanity</a>.  These wall-hung vanities work great in a small space, while the pull-out drawer offers an easy way to keep things organized.</p> <p><img alt="" height="361" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/4.robernvanity.jpg" width="500"></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><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 01 Aug 2013 11:18:49 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomQuick Wine Chilling Tipshttp://<p dir="ltr"><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/red-wine_997536c222.jpg" width="460"></p> <p dir="ltr">Many times catering is about thinking on our feet and being able to adapt to situations quickly. Recently, we were catering an event at a client’s home. Several guests brought wine they wanted served immediately. Our bartenders are well trained and quickly assessed each type of wine and what temperature is required for each. All sparkling wine, Pinot Grigio and Reislings should be chilled to 45 degrees. Medium-bodied reds like Cabernets are served at about 65 degrees and the light-bodied reds like Merlot and Pinot Noir are served at 60 degrees.</p> <p dir="ltr">With no time to refrigerate for an hour or two, our bartenders quickly added the white wines to a container of ice, filled partially with water and then sprinkled salt to the top of the ice. This method using salt will lower the temperature of the ice melting point and make the water colder faster. The wine was ready to serve in 20 minutes.</p> <p>For home use, a terrific way to quickly chill is by using a corkcicle. This is nothing more than a cork attached to a gel-filled icicle. You just need to freeze for about three hours and replace the cork or screw lid with the corkcicle. Because it is chilling the wine from the inside, it will be ready to serve in 15–20 minutes. Corkcicles are available online or at your local Bed, Bath &amp; Beyond.</p> <p><em>Maxine Turner is the president of <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited</a> and contributes monthly blogs about food, catering, trends and more to <a href="/"></a>.</em></p>webinternThu, 01 Aug 2013 10:44:12 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesThe Art Truck is headed to the mountains! http://<p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Museum of Contemporary Art</a> is excited to bring the work of <a href="" target="_blank">Carlos Rosales-Silva</a> to the Wasatch Front. Silva is a contemporary artist from Austin, Texas whose self-described "brightly colored, humorous work" of amplified tales of cowboys and indians and pop cultural stereotypes of Mexicans, are "representative of the larger cultural and social structures Americans occupy." </p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/umoca_art_truck.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/tumblr_l2yetmqbgq1qalexko1_1280.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/tumblr_l2yff8l1fx1qalexko1_1280.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Adults and kid's will love engaging in learning about the Art Truck installation while also enjoying music, Utah artisan tasting, kid’s area activities and more.</p> <p>Here is when to go:</p> <p>Friday August 2<sup>nd</sup>- 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday August 3<sup>rd</sup>- 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p> <p>Sunday August 4<sup>th</sup>- 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.</p> <p>For more information or to request a visit by the Art Truck, contact Jared Steffensen at <a href=""></a> or call 801-328-4201 x122.</p>webinternMon, 29 Jul 2013 15:24:21 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsRunway to Room: Indigohttp://<p>Bold blues are really hitting the scene this season, both on and off the runway, and when paired with any assorment of patterns, indigo really makes a statement. From watercolor prints, to lines, to a look that's almost tie-dye, the once so delicate blue and white combo just got rocked by a new magnitude on the richter.</p> <p><img alt="" height="413" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/indigorr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Mariko Indigo Linen Napkin, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Striped Pillow, <a href="">Zara Home</a></p> <p>Organic Indigo Ikat Stripe Duvet Cover, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Dot and Dash Dinner Plate, <a href="">Oscar de la Renta</a></p> <p>Chicken Feather Lamp, <a href="">Bunny Williams Home</a></p> <p>Image of Tory Burch Spring 2013 Runway by Edward James/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 29 Jul 2013 10:02:13 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: New Granger High Schoolhttp://<p>This week, I was out in West Valley City making photos with Ross Wentworth of <a href="">NWL Architects</a>. The project is the brand new Granger High and it's really nice. These photos are of the sports complex, and I assure you my high school didn't look anything like this.</p> <p><img alt="" height="216" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/g-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/g-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="286" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/g-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/g-4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/g-8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/g-10.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, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// FridayIn the Mag: One Beautiful Meal: Step by Stephttp://<p>No plumbing. No electricity. No gas. No fire place. It sounds like the downfall of a dinner party, a setting so daunting most hosts would skip it. This <a href="/blog/2013/06/01/one-beautiful-meal/" target="_blank">story</a> in the current issue of <em>Utah Style and Design</em> shares the start of Clinton Felsted's big dreams for his farm,<a href="" target="_blank"> La Nay Ferme</a>. "I want a boutique hotel with a restaurant supplied by the farm. This dinner came about because I wanted people to be there on my farm to eat. I want it to be a destination." The event (planned by<a href="" target="_blank"> SLCMixer</a> with Viet Pham and Bowman Brown, chef-owners of Utah's cutting edge resaurant <a href="" target="_blank">Forage</a>, in charge of the "kitchen") brought together a group of talented and passionate people, committed to Utah. </p> <p><img alt="" height="413" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>1. Le Nay grows a lot of greens—kale, chard, arugula, spinach and mixed greens.</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>2.The chefs toured the farm, pulling, picking and tasting shoots and roots.</p> <p><img alt="" height="619" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>3.  Guests were greeted with a beet cocktail invented by Evan Lewandowski, Founder/Winemaker at Ruth Lewandowski Wines and sommelier at Pago. They then sipped on "Liberty Well" mead made with Clifford Farms honey, herbs and water drawn from the Liberty Heights well.</p> <p><img alt="" height="628" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>4. Freshly dug beets, ready for roasting.</p> <p><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>5. Kale was roasted over the cooler coals.</p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>6. Golden cherry tomatoes, one of many varieties grown on the farm.</p> <p><img alt="" height="588" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>7. Josh flattened old spoons and stamped them with the guests' names as place cards and souvenirs.</p> <p><img alt="" height="391" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/8.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>8. All the dishes were dreamed up on the spot, with ingredients growing on La Nay Ferme.</p> <p>The meal was such a beautiful success, <a href="" target="_blank">SLCFoodie</a> is hosting another beutiful meal at La Ney Ferme on <strong>July 26</strong>. A few seats are open to the general public. To purchase tickets <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Event Details:</strong></p> <p><strong>atly + SLC Foodie present: One Beautiful Meal, $125<br>Celebrating Utah's Creatives<br>La Nay Ferme, July 26 at 6 p.m., $125</strong></p> <p><em>Utah Style &amp; Design is going to La Nay Ferme again this year to celebrate Utah's creatives. If you've been following SLC Mixers for any length of time, you know it's our pleasure to show off the great things about Utah. For the most part, those in attendance at this event will be the creative-types we're celebrating, but they're<strong> opening a few seats for the general public to come and dine.</strong></em></p>webinternTue, 23 Jul 2013 15:17:31 +0000http:// the GardenIn The MagazineOn the TablePartiesRunway to Room: The Military Stylehttp://<p>If it's rustic chic you're into, then a military fashion trend might be right up your alley. And if you're looking to add a sophisticated sense of raw masculinity to a space, army green and khaki are two suitable neutrals to use. Go for a literal translation with a throw blanket, army style, or keep it a little more subtle with a olive green lamp or two. But camo? Let's reserve that for our soldiers, shall we?</p> <p><img alt="" height="340" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/army.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top:</p> <p>Vintage Pendant, <a href="">Jayson Home</a></p> <p>Vintage Toledo Barstool, Antiqued Green, <a href=";categoryId=search">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>French Traveling Trunk, <a href="">1stdibs</a></p> <p>Military Chalkboard World Map, <a href=";categoryId=search">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Faribault Army Medic Blanket, <a href=";color=030&amp;cm_mmc=SEM-_-Google-_-PLA-_-55041992824adwords_labelsA_FURN_BEDDING_THROWS&amp;device=c&amp;network=g&amp;matchtype=">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Image of Salvatore Ferragamo Milan Fashion Week S/S13 runway by Pier Marco Tacca/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 22 Jul 2013 14:18:37 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Markay Johnson home in Bay Areahttp://<p class="p1">Last week, we were out in the San Francisco Bay area for <a href="">Markay Johnson Construction</a> and it was a great time. Nice weather (we stayed at the beach in Half Moon Bay—50 degrees, foggy and cool), good seafood and a beautiful new home to photograph.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-11.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-17.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-18.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="758" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-27.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-33.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-34.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/t-43.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, 19 Jul 2013 09:45:20 +0000http:// FridayYou snooze, you lose! http://<p><img alt="" height="826" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/sfdesign1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>This Saturday, July 27 at <a href="">San Francisco Design</a> enjoy breakfast and a sale from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They are offering an extra 10% off already reduced prices including current mark-downs of up to 50%.</p> <p>We love a good excuse for updating furniture, and this is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. </p> <p><img alt="" height="120" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/sfdesign2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="190" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/sfdesign3.jpg" width="500"></p>webinternThu, 18 Jul 2013 14:32:00 +0000http:// FindsMark Your CalendarsRoom To RoomWhite Appliances Still Making A Comebackhttp://<p><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> of <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a> raves about the Brilliant White Plus limited edition appliances from Miele that were recently showcased at Dwell on Design in LA.</p> <p><strong>White Appliances Still Making a Comeback</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/miele1.jpg" width="500"><br><br>I had the opportunity to attend <a href="" target="_blank">Dwell on Design in LA</a> a few weeks ago. One of the items that really caught my attention was the Brilliant White Plus limited edition appliances from <a href="" target="_blank">Miele</a>.  </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/miele2.jpg" width="500"><br><br>from <a href="" target="_blank">mieleusa</a><br><img alt="" height="552" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/miele3.jpg" width="500"><br>from <a href="" target="_blank">mieleusa</a><br><br>Available in a convection oven, steam oven, wall oven, coffee system, and plate/cup warming drawer, the color, style, and lines of this series is beautiful.   Part of the reason it stands out so much is because of the fact that it blends in so well.   <br><br>After last year's introduction of the  <a href="" target="_blank">Whirlpool Ice Collection</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">see my blog post here</a>)  and now Miele's jump into the world of stylish white appliances, I look forward to seeing what the future holds for more white.</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><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 18 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomStyle File: Fascinated with Fortunyhttp://<p>Is it possible that when Mariano Fortuny designed and produced exquisite textiles in the early 1900's, he could imagine the legendary fabrics would become key to creating some of the best-dressed decors a century later? In large and small, today's designers rely on his textiles to lend artistry and antiquity to interiors of all styles.</p> <h2><em><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2013-07-09_at_9.52.29_am.png" width="500"></em></h2> <h2>"Fortuny is a staple for key designers around the world"</h2> <p>—Marvin Wilkinson</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/pg_30.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>"<a href="" target="_blank">Fortuny fabrics</a> have mystique, a beautiful elegance that transcends contemporary or <span><span>traditional </span></span>design," says Marvin Wilkinson, whose company <a href="" target="_blank">John Brooks Inc.</a> represents the famous fabric house in Utah and across the mountain west. "Because it is expensive, some designers may only do a pillow, but they know their clients must have it, he says. "These fabrics make rooms sparkle." From the luxe weaves and painterly printing to the stunning array of patterns and colors, Fortuny fascinates. </p> <p><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2013-07-09_at_10.05.28_am.png" width="500"></p> <p>In <a href="" target="_blank">Fortuny Interiors</a> ($75, Gibbs-Smith), author Brian D. Coleman traces the rich history of Fortuny. He and photographer Erik Kvalsvik bring the brilliant fabrics to life through page after page of engaging descriptions and colorful images of Fortuny-enriched decors. </p>webinternWed, 17 Jul 2013 09:41:50 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineMarket Reporthttp://<p><strong><img alt="" height="382" src="/site_media/uploads/shoppingpge35.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p>A well-executed trip to the farmers market can yield high returns. Romina Rasmussen of <a href="" target="_blank">Les Madeleines</a> offers these expert tips.</p> <p><strong>Pack light.</strong> Bring reusable totes and lightweight plastic containers.</p> <div class="post-content"> <p class="p1"><strong>Don’t be shy.</strong> Vendors are happy to answer questions or offer helpful tips.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Go early for best </strong><strong>selection.</strong> Go late for best deals.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Go with a plan.</strong> Check the Downtown Farmers Market website (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>) for what is in season.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Be bold.</strong> If you see something that inspires you, buy it and try it.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Avoid weekend mobs. </strong>Tuesday evening markets feature fewer vendors and smaller crowds.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Use your smart phone. </strong>Rasmussen uses the <a href="" target="_blank">Epicurious app</a> to find recipes on-the-fly, along with the <a href="" target="_blank">Eat Local App</a> to see what’s in season at all the local markets.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="492" src="/site_media/uploads/chilespage35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmer's Market Summer Schedule</strong></p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Saturdays</strong></em></p> <p class="p1">June–October 8 a.m.–2 p.m.</p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Tuesday nights</strong></em></p> <p class="p1">August–October 5 p.m.–dusk</p> <p class="p1">For what’s available at the market this week, go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p class="p1">To read more of the Market To Menu story from Utah Style &amp; Design's 2013 Summer Issue <a href="/blog/2013/06/01/market-to-menu/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> </div>webinternTue, 16 Jul 2013 15:01:40 +0000http:// IdeaIn The MagazineOn the TableRunway to Room: Color Blockhttp://<p>Color blocking has been around for a while now, but lately it seems to be taking a turn towards graphic. Not only are we still mixing and matching bright colors the way we've been doing for months (going on years), but we're incorporating them into bold patterns that can't help but make them stand out just a little more. Whether blocks, curves or zig-zags, it seems there's no wrong way to rock this trend.</p> <p><img alt="" height="396" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/cbrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Thomas Wold Block Party Bookcase, <a href="">Design Public</a></p> <p>Hanne Chevron Armchair, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Stained Glass Runner, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Char-Bea by Ashley G Circles Pillow, <a href=";color=095&amp;parentid=MORE%20IDEAS">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Colorblock square platter, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Image of Louise Goldin Fall 2013 runway by Joe Kohen/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 15 Jul 2013 10:02:47 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Refit Rooms at Stein Eriksenhttp://<p>Park City in the summer is really nice, and I'm fortunate to get plenty of assignments up there. Last week, I was working with <a href="">Juxtapose Design</a> on their refitting of rooms at <a href="">Stein Eriksen Lodge</a>. While the lodge is still wonderful, it was built in the '80s and its time to upgrade it a bit. Jane and Shannon are doing a fine job of freshening the rooms in this Park City icon. When we were there making images they were getting ready for the Western Governors meeting—I wonder which one got to stay in this beautiful room.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/219-4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/219-7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/219-10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/219-16.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/219-20.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/219-21.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, 12 Jul 2013 10:04:29 +0000http:// FridayStyle File: Patio Palettehttp://<h2>Bright Ideas</h2> <p>Allie Kesler of <a href="">Scenemakers</a>—an event design and production firm—offers tips for staging your own color-punched patio</p> <p><img alt="" height="525" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2013-07-09_at_10.23.57_am.png" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>- Push smaller tables together to create a simple, long farm table.</p> <p>- Position runners across the table rather than down the center to perform as placemats</p> <p>- Mix unmatched colorful chairs, cushions, linens and flowers to create a festive, casual vibe. Use white plates or clear glassware to calm any visual chaos. </p> <p>- Inject warmth with amber-tone votives, flatware and goblets.</p> <p>- Drape women's chairs with soft pashminas to warm cool evenings.</p> <p>- Create runners from simple fabric yardage. Brush solid napkins with irregular stripes of bleach to give them a casual summertime pattern.</p> <p>- Strategize floral arrangements. "You either want an arrangement so low that you can easily talk over it or so tall that you can talk under it," says Kesler. </p>webinternThu, 11 Jul 2013 10:19:32 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesCraft Lake City DIY Workshop Serieshttp://<p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/clcweb3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">West Elm</a> is all about helping customers discover personal style in their home and with <a href="" target="_blank">Craft Lake City's</a> mission to inspire local artisans while elevating Utah's creative culture; their partnership is designed to encourage participants of all skillsets to indulge in their creative sides. June's workshop featured Katy Willis of America's Sign Kitchen and taught the basics of brush lettering, a 'casual' lettering technique in sign painting. Participants were able to create their own hand-painted "EAT" sign.</p> <p>Check out the West Elm event schedule listed below.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/clcweb2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/clcweb1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>For upcoming West Elm events, follow <strong>westelmslc</strong> on Instagram. Want to register for an upcoming event listed below? <a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a>.</p> <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4836">These are all from 7 to 9 p.m. at West Elm (51 South Main Street) </div> <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4838"><strong id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4842">July 17: </strong>No Cook Fruit Salsa with Liz of Butcher's Bunches</div> <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4844"><strong>August 28: </strong>Soap carving and painting with Subin Doegenes </div> <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4847"><strong id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4846">September 19: TBA</strong></div> <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4850"><strong>October 17: TBA</strong></div> <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4852"><strong>November 14: </strong>Cross Stitch with Nicole Choules of Elsa Bags</div> <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1373250726931_4854"><strong>December 12: </strong>DIY Fabric Bows with Shantel of The Pink Raffy</div> <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank">Craft Lake City</a> for more information on their <a href="" target="_blank">DIY Workshop Series</a> and information about their 2013 2-Day <a href="" target="_blank">DIY Festival</a> August 9th and 10th at the Gallivan Center.</p>webinternWed, 10 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsDon&#39;t miss out on this summer&#39;s Garden Tourhttp://<p>Need a Saturday activity? On July 13th from 9 am-3 pm head to North Ogden's Garden Tour (presented by The Ardent Gardener Landscape Design) and explore 9 different residential gardens. Each Garden has a unique approach:from minimal and sustainable, to wild and overgrown, to plush and colorful, these is something for every taste and style.</p> <p>Tickets are $15 for Ogden Nature Center members and $20 for non-members, with all proceeds benefiting the Ogden Nature Center. Purchase your tickets and find more information <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="287" src="/site_media/uploads/4theweiskopfgardenmountainmeadow.jpg" width="432"></p> <p>One of the Gardens we are especially looking forward to is The Chamberlin Garden in Pleasant View. Owned by architect Jim Chamberlin and his wife Lucille, this garden was created by their daughter, Jayne Mulford, who graduated from Utah State's Landscape Architecture program. “We are outside in our garden every minute we can be," say the lucky owners of their park-like backyard, featuring a beautiful water feature from our favorite garden store, Ward and Child. </p> <p><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/4thechamberlingardendrycreekandbridge.jpg" width="288"></p> <p><span><span><span>Another Garden that has got us excited is the Barker Garden, in North Ogden. Designed by Laurie Van Zandt, this garden is the epitome of true Xeriscape and a great example of how a beautiful garden can also be low maintenance and limit the use of precious water. Most the plants used are drought tolerant and native to Utah.<br></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="287" src="/site_media/uploads/4thebarkergardentruexeriscape.jpg" width="432"></p> <p>Begin at any garden as you enjoy the art, music and treats along the way.</p>webinternTue, 09 Jul 2013 12:27:23 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & RenovateFinding Just the Right Barbecue http://<p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/barbecue223.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Recently I had to replace my favorite and very old barbecue. I was overwhelmed with all the selections between traditional charcoal grills, smokers or gas grills. Choosing this barbecue is as important as my kitchen stove because we use it year-round. I wanted to be sure I had what I really wanted in this important piece of cooking equipment. My top criteria included taste with an authentic barbecue flavor. It also had to be hassle free, low maintenance and one that had temperature control so I can prepare several items at the same time.</p> <p>Here is what I found: My old charcoal barbecue, although not convenient or hassle free, gave everything I grilled that great outdoor barbecue flavor. I certainly had to think more about timing since I couldn’t regulate temperature and I had to commit to cleaning the grill. So, of my three criteria, the real barbecue flavor took precedence over anything else. I couldn’t part with the traditional barbecue so I’ll continue to scrub the grill and buy the charcoal… but all the while, I’ll love every morsel created.</p> <p><em>Maxine Turner is the president of <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited</a> and contributes monthly blogs about food, catering, trends and more to <a href="/"></a>.</em></p>webinternTue, 09 Jul 2013 09:56:28 +0000http:// the TableRunway to Room: White + Goldhttp://<p>One of fashion and design's latest and greatest most wanted also happens to be the progeny of two other hot-for-all-seasons trends: white on white and gold on gold. The two combined create a timeless gold/white combo that gives a classic, clean and modern feel that'll surely stand the test of time.</p> <p><img alt="" height="426" src="/site_media/uploads/goldwhite.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Petal Pusher Wallpaper, <a href="">Hygge &amp; West</a></p> <p>Waylande Gregory Porcelain &amp; Gold Vanity Accessories, <a href=";searchType=MAIN&amp;rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Dwhite%252Band%252Bgold%2526_requestid%253D33440&amp;eItemId=cprod90760001&amp;cmCat=search">Horchow</a></p> <p>Worlds Away Jared White Lacquer Desk on Gold Leafed Base, <a href="">Matthew Izzo</a></p> <p>angelo:HOME Hudson Park Old Gold/Winter White Rug, <a href="">Wayfair</a></p> <p>Monumental White &amp; Gold Leaf Table Lamp, <a href="">1stdibs</a></p> <p>Photo of Giambattista Valli S/S 13 runway by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 08 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasLet&#39;s Do Lunchhttp://<p><img alt="" height="362" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp132.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Warm days and greening gardens—it's time to head outdoors and celebrate the season. Marguerite Henderson agrees. This Brooklyn-bred Sicilian cooking instructor has brought sass and class to her students' kitchens around the Beehive State for over 30 years. In our Spring Issue she invited us to her Salt Lake City garden where she shared her party-throwing know-how with a group of eager-to-learn lunch guests. As many of you will have backyard parties this holiday weekend we wanted to share her top tips.</p> <p><strong>THE MENU</strong></p> <p>DRINK</p> <p><em>Chilled Prosecco</em></p> <p>APPETIZER</p> <p><em>Grilled jumbo shrimp picatta style</em></p> <p>ENTRÉE</p> <p><em>Composed salad of grilled herbed chicken, grilled asparagus, grilled baby potatoes, grilled campari tomatoes on green beans</em></p> <p>DESSERT</p> <p><em>Rhubarb and strawberry crisp with vanilla gelato</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="318" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp131.jpg" width="429"></p> <p><strong>Bring the Indoors Out</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp136.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p>Orange ribbon dresses up a simple vase of flowers.<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Linger</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="419" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp134.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p>Laurel Price receives cooking instructions while enjoying some of Henderson's culinary creations with other guests.<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Set the Scene</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="377" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp137.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p>Potted herbs adorn the patio and supply favor for seasonal dishes.<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Move it Around</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp133.jpg" width="429"></strong></p> <p>An appetizer station lures guests into the far corner of the garden.<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Take It Easy</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="451" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp1311.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p>Henderson plans ahead by staging a food cart from which she works while grilling items for her outdoor feast.</p> <p><strong>Serve with Strategy</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="295" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp1310.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="355" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp139.jpg" width="300"><br></strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="445" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp138.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp1314.jpg" width="300"><br></strong></p> <p>Fired up fare is served family style, including grilled baby potatoes and jumbo shrimp, as well as tomatoes being enjoyed by guest Patty Brimley.<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Sip on Something Light</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp135.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p>A pretty display of drinks in a stainless steel tub stands in for the more typical pop cans in a cheap cooler.<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Make Some Shade</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="409" src="/site_media/uploads/usdsp1313.jpg" width="300"></strong></p> <p>Henderson provides a selection of snazzy sun hats for overheated guests.</p> <p><strong>CLASS ACT</strong></p> <p>Every year, countless aspiring chefs flock to the classes Marguerite Henderson hosts in her own home. Her warm weather sessions are underway. Want to get in the mix? Grab a friend or join solo, and be prepared to laugh while you learn. And register early: Small classes fill up quickly. For openings, visit <em><a href="" target="_blank"></a></em>.</p> <p>For recipes and the rest of the Springtime article:</p> <p><em><a href="/blog/2013/03/28/lets-do-lunch-recipe-and-interview-with-marguerite-henderson/" target="_blank">An interview with Marguerite Henderson, and a recipe</a></em></p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/03/28/lets-do-lunch-chef-and-author-marguerite-henderson/" target="_blank"><em>Let's Do Lunch full article</em></a><em></em><em></em></p>Val RasmussenWed, 03 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineOn the TablePartiesSophie&#39;s Place: Music Changes Everythinghttp://<p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/s3.jpeg" width="500"></p> <p>Last Friday, June 28th was the grand opening of Sohpie's Place, a state of the art facility to provide Music Therapy for children at Primary Children's Hospital. It was established by the Forever Young Foundation, in memory of local songwriter and signer Sophie Barton who loved to vounteer and sing to sick children becasue she believed the power of music to heal. <img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/s27.jpeg" width="500"></p> <p>Although they lost their beautiful sister at seventeen, Sophie lives on in the Barton families heart, especially through music. Barton syblings Tessa, Luke and Chas, as well as friend Tony Farley make up the band Luna Lune, which Sophie was orginally a part of. On the band's <a href="">blog</a>, it is clear how much of an impact Sophie is still a huge part of their music, "Though she is no longer here, she left her mark. You couldn't ask for a more uplifting, smiling, angelic, inspiring, driven, carefree, or careless person to exist." </p> <p><img alt="" height="445" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2013-07-02_at_12.33.11_pm.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Linkn Park and Stone Temple Pilots helped open Sophie's place with a special performance on Friday.</p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/s28.jpeg" width="500"></p> <p>The first music therapy room to be built in any hospital in the country, it includes a recording studio, performance area, practice room and listening area. </p>webinternTue, 02 Jul 2013 12:03:00 +0000http:// the ScenesMountain Land Design&#39;s Living Kitchenhttp://<p><a href="" target="_blank">Mountain Land Design</a> partnered with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Roth Distributing to bring the Living Kitchen concept to life. The functional space features eight kitchen vignettes designed by local companies Mountain Cabinetry, Peppertree Kitchen &amp; Bath and Swirl Woodcraft.</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/20130627_172525.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>The Living Kitchen space was remodeled by Boardwalk Remodeling and features countertops by European Marble and Granite, tile from Waterworks, lighting by Elume and accessories and styling by Hamilton Park. All audio/visual systems can be run from a single Apple device.</p> <p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/20130627_172430.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/20130627_172455.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/20130627_172413.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Mountain Land Design</a> invites anyone to come explore and use the hands on test kitchens. The Living Kitchen is located at 2345 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City. For appointments call 801-466-0990 or visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoTue, 02 Jul 2013 10:37:44 +0000http:// the ScenesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomWatermelon Madnesshttp://<p><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/watermelon4thweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Everyones favorite summer fruit is the perfect juicy treat for your 4th and 24th of July barbeques, adding a festive splash of color! Think outside of the box this summer and use watermelon in creative and unexpected ways while entertaining. Check out our favorite below, Watermelon Mint Salsa!</p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/watermelonsalsaweb.png" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Watermelon Mint Salsa:</strong></p> <p>1 cup diced watermelon (seeds removed)<br>3/4 cup diced strawberries<br>1/4 cup diced red onion<br>2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves<br>2 tablespoons diced seeded jalapeno chile<br>1 tablespoon lime juice<br>1 teaspoon sugar (optional, to taste)</p> <p>-Gently stir together all ingredients in bowl. Let stand to blend flavors, about 1 hour. For a dynamite combination,</p> <p>serve salsa with Caribbean or jerk seasoned grilled items, or with pretzels.</p> <p> </p> <p>For the kids: Watermelon Popsicles. (Try freezing for a chilly, refreshing treat)</p> <p><img alt="" height="668" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/watermelonpopweb.png" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">Try Watermelon Lemonade! A 4th of July twist on the classic summer beverage </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="668" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/watermelonlemonadeweb.png" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Watermelon Lemonade:</strong></p> <p>2 cups water<br>1/3 cup (or to taste) raw sugar<br>2 cups seedless watermelon puree<br>1 fresh lemon, sliced thinly<br>1/4 cup lemon juice<br>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>2 cups chopped seedless watermelon flesh (optional for the "chunky" element)</p> <p class="p1">In a half-gallon pitcher with lid, mix 1 cup of the water with the sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir</p> <p class="p1">in the rest of the water, watermelon puree, sliced lemon, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Stir to mix well and chill</p> <p class="p1">For the chunky watermelon lemonade, stir in the 2 cups of chopped watermelon at the end.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">Throw it on the grill!</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/watermelongrillweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"> For more watermelon recipes and tips, visit <a href=""></a></p>webinternTue, 02 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesRecipesMaison Confiserie et Boutique: Charming Open Househttp://<p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/001erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Maison Confiserie et Boutique</a> knows how to throw an open house. The boutique celebrated their first year in business by showing off their humble and electic collection of goods and we want to say Bon Anniversaire! Maison, french for 'home', is famous for their charming assortment of furniture, home goods, custom table linens and stamps and candy assortment. They have a line of personal care items including body butter, bath and shower gel, and sugar scrub made specially for the store. Also noteworthy is the <a href="" target="_blank">Murchison-Hume</a> non-toxic housecleaning line.</p> <p>Find Maison Confiserie et Boutique next to <a href="" target="_blank">Finca</a> on 11th East 13th South in Salt Lake; and a big thank you to <a href="" target="_blank">Erin Kate Photography</a> for these amazing photos.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/037erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Maison keeps it simple. They added their own touch of frill and fun with a neutral party palette and french inspired decor, and called in the professionals for help (Allison Baddley-flowers and decor, and <a href="" target="_blank">Erin Kate Photography</a>),  to make their product the main focus. </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/088erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"> </p> <p>Cakes by <a href="" target="_blank">Cakes de Fleur</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/081erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/033erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/020erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/091erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Cool idea for a ceiling pendant.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/092erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/046erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/095erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/064erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Maison Confiserie et Boutique also offers custom linens available in a variety of fabrics that customers can custom order. </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/043erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/006erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>In addition to great home products, Maison has an oldfashioned candy buffet. Be sure to try their malted milk balls(pictured)... they are legendary.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/047erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/059erinkatephoto_maisonweb.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p>webinternMon, 01 Jul 2013 08:30:30 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsRunway to Room: The Sixtieshttp://<p>Before Bieber Fever and even a bit before The Brady Bunch there was an era known as The Sixties. With its bright colors, bell bottoms and peace-loving people, it brought with it a fashion statement never to be forgotten and eventually revived. The style we now refer to as "retro" mimicks the decade flawlessly, making the younger generation wish mom and dad would've hung on to a few things from their hippie days - wardrobes and dishware included.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/60srr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Splugen Brau Pendant Lamp, <a href=";catalog=filter&amp;menuCatalog=room&amp;menuSubcategory=259661">Room &amp; Board</a></p> <p>Flex Orange Sleeper Sofa, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Naxos Dining Table, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Unikko Plate, <a href="">Marimekko</a></p> <p>Orange Slice Chair, <a href="">Hive Modern</a></p> <p>Image of Moschino S/S13 Runway by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 01 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Slick New Officehttp://<div>Another great project from the talented designers at <a href="">Lisman Studio</a> this week. Kristina Weaver created this office remodel expansion for C7 Data in Bluffdale. She always impresses me with her work—color, texture and rhythm are all there. The client loves it (I know because I asked). I wish my office looked this good.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="284" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/c7-3.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/c7-4.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="615" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/c7-5.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="313" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/c7-6.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/c7-7.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="317" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/c7-9.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><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></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 28 Jun 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayShop Truck &amp; Stroll At 9th &amp; 9thhttp://<p>Shop Truck &amp; Stroll for fashion, food and fun this Thursday at one of our favorite little pockets in Salt Lake, 9th &amp; 9th.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/shoptruckstroll.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Check out Katie Waltman Jewelry's new digs.</p> <p><img alt="" height="752" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/katieubg.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Utah Bride &amp; Groom | Photo via <a href="" target="_blank">Heather Nan</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/orchiddynasty.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Orchid Dynasty</a> is offering 20% off everything in their store and (newish) greenhouse the whole day 10-8. Stop in for a "Summer Thyme" drink on their patio from 6-8.</p> <p><em>This post originaly appeared on our sister publication <a href="" target="_blank">UtahBride&amp;</a>.</em></p>Val RasmussenTue, 25 Jun 2013 21:58:36 +0000http:// IdeaRunway to Room: Moroccanhttp://<p>The trend that took its inspiration from the Moroccan culture isn't exactly a new one, but it's surely one that's still going strong, whether it's inspiring graphic prints, earth toned colors, rich textures or intricate cutouts in antiqued metallic pieces.</p> <p>Without a second glance, it's tastefully luxurious and translates effortlessly in a state of high class whether on the runway or in a room. </p> <p><img alt="" height="401" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/moroccanrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Grace Mirror, <a href="">One King's Lane</a></p> <p>Apadana Moroccan Ivory Rug, <a href="">Wayfair</a></p> <p>DL Rein Moroccan Tile Embroidered Pillow, <a href=";gclid=CMT0-OGJ_LcCFeh_QgodnSUA_A">Zinc Door</a></p> <p>Atlas Stripe lumbar pillow cover, <a href=";categoryId=search">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Pair of Brass Moroccan Lanters, <a href="">1stdibs</a></p> <p>Photo of Diane con Furstenberg Spring 2013 Runway by Yannis Vlamos/</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 24 Jun 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Latest from Design Build Bluffhttp://<div>We were off to Bluff, Utah again last week to make images of the latest project the students at <a href="">Design Build Bluff</a> have finished. We get to go to the "Rez" (as the the Dine' call it) and make these photos every year, and I love doing it.</div> <div> </div> <div>The homes are designed and built from donated, scavenged and recycled materials for the most needy on the reservation. They are always creative and constructed under the hardest of conditions (i.e. most have no power or water and it's often over 100 degrees that far south). The students do a great job for wonderful people in need and are truly to be congratulated.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="323" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/re-3.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/re-5.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/re-4.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/re-8.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/re-9.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/re-10.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/re-15.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><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></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 21 Jun 2013 10:14:38 +0000http:// FridayMust Have Bathroom Accessorieshttp://<p><strong>Unique but Helpful Bathroom Accessories</strong><br><br>When updating a bathroom, it’s common to get new towel bars, robe hooks, and toilet paper holders.   But there are other accessory options you may have never heard of.<br><br><strong>For example:</strong></p> <p>Simple hooks  make your towel bar great for more than towels.</p> <p><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/1-moentowelbar.jpg" width="500"><br><a href=";search_terms=moen+towel+bar+with+hooks" target="_blank">Moen</a><br><br>A shaving ledge in the shower makes sense, especially if it's a small space.<br><br><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/2-shavingledge.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Frontgate</a><br><br>A stylish way to store a hairdryer in a convenient place.<br><img alt="" height="703" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/3-moenhairdryer.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Moen</a><br><br>A soap dispenser is typically found in a kitchen, but can be useful in a bathroom too.<br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/4-venutosoap.jpg" width="500"><br><a href=";type=type-kitacc-soaplotiondispenser&amp;function=kitchen-accessories#.UcHfaOv7A5g" target="_blank">Brizo</a><br><br>Did you know grab bars don't always have to look institutional?   They can be decorative too.<br><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/5-moengrabbar.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Moen</a><br><br>A door sign could be a better way than a loud knock to determine whether the space is vacant or occupied.<br><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/6-moenweymouth.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Moen</a><br><br>Get your outfit ready to wear with a valet hanger.<br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/7-kohlermargaux.jpg" width="500"><br><a href=";skuId=398543&amp;categoryId=430419&amp;hash=id%3Dfilters%26startIndex%3D20%26scrollTop%3D0" target="_blank">Kohler</a><br><br>Which of these is suddenly a "must have" on your 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><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></p> <p><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 20 Jun 2013 09:35:15 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomWhich Cover Would You Choose? Utah Style Summer Editionhttp://<p>The Summer Issue of Utah Style &amp; Design arrives at newsstands on July 1st. Here are a few of our cover options that we had to choose from. Which cover would you choose?</p> <p><img alt="" height="604" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/usdu13altcovers-1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="604" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/usdsu13altcovers-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="604" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/usdsu13altcovers-3.jpg" width="500"></p>Cynthia YeoTue, 18 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaStyle File: Shine a Little Lighthttp://<p class="p1">When it comes to decorative lighting, size does matter. Sure, soaring chandeliers and tall torchières make a big impact on a room, but it's their undersized counterparts that truly finish the décor, illuminating the most unexpected and shadowy spots- from powder rooms and kitchen nooks to niches, mantels and shelves.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/websfshine.jpg" width="478"></p> <p class="p1">Small lamps: stone, $154; metal, $290; acrylic, $295; from <em><a href="" target="_blank">Ward and Child-The Garden Store</a>, </em>SLC</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 18 Jun 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRunway to Room: Chunky Knithttp://<p>We may have only just gotten started with summer, but in the fashion world, fall is in full force and ready to make its appearance as soon as the temps settle down. Knit is in, whether it's a lighter crocheted version or the chunky cable variety. The soft, cozy texture of cable knit can warm up any space, so don't be left without it come winter.</p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/knitrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Austin Throw, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">Pottery Barn</a></p> <p>Ivory Knit Emma Baskets, <a href=";device=c&amp;network=g&amp;matchtype=&amp;gclid=CKDR1efo67cCFUJlMgodgHsAMw">World Market</a></p> <p>Issey Knitted Pouf, <a href=";utm_campaign=Ottomans&amp;utm_content=pla&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_source=google_shopping&amp;utm_term=22956_714411&amp;adwords_producttargetid=48382435702&amp;device=c&amp;keyword=&amp;account=new&amp;gclid=CJ3PqKDm67cCFUVyQgodv2cAmQ">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Chunky Knit Pillow Covers, <a href="">The Company Store</a></p> <p>Cardigan Pendant Lampshade, <a href="">The Land of Nod</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 17 Jun 2013 11:12:29 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Sherman Homes Remodelshttp://<div>We get to work with a variety of builders, and I'm often impressed by the quality I see. This last week, <a href="">Sherman Homes</a> called and asked us to make images of some of their remodels and these projects are really nice. One of them I'd photographed before and it was great to see how the landscaping had grown in.</div> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/1349-2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/1349-3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="361" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/1349-5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/1349-9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/f1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="273" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/f3.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 Jun 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayDining In &amp; Out: Chop Chop http://<p><strong>RULE OF THREE</strong></p> <p><span><span><span>It takes at least three types of greens to make a great green side salad. You need a little crunch, a little sweet and a little bitter. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong>BITTER, TART, or PEPPERY</strong></p> <p><em><span><span><span><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c2507_silo.jpg" width="500"></span></span></span></em></p> <p><span><span><span>radicchio, Belgian endive, arugula, dandelion greens, baby bok choy, watercress</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>CRISP</strong></p> <p><em><span><span><span><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c2519_silo.jpg" width="500"></span></span></span></em></p> <p><span><span><span>Romaine, frisee, iceberg lettuce, cabbage, napa cabbage</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><em>MILD</em></strong></p> <p><em><span><span><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c2511_silo.jpg" width="500"></span></span></em></p> <p><span><span><span>Red leaf, butter or Boston Bibb lettuce, baby spinach, escarole, kale</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER SHRIMP MIXED SALAD</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="493" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c2609-mod-02.jpg" width="500"><br><br></p> <p><strong>INGREDIENTS</strong></p> <p><span><span><span>1 pound shrimp, peeled, sauteed or grilled</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1/2 tsp. ground cumin</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1 tsp. ground chili</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>5 Tbsp. lime juice</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1 garlic clove, minced</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1/4 tsp. sugar</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1/2 red onion, cut in strips</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1/2 sweet red pepper, chopped</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>3 cups mixed salad greens</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1 avocado, cubed</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1 can (8 ounces) finely shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1  cup cooked corn </span></span></span></p> <p><strong>INSTUCTIONS</strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Toss the cooked shrimp with 3 Tbsp., olive oil, cumin, chili powder, minced garlic, sugar and salt to taste. Let marinate 30-45 minutes while you prepare the rest of the salad. M</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Make vinaigrette by whisking 1/2 cup olive oil with lime juice. Adjust acidity as necessary.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Combine in a bowl tomatoes, beans, corn, onion, pepper, cheese, cilantro, lettuce and shrimp.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Pour dressing over and toss very gently. garnish with tortilla strips and jalapenos, if desired. </span></span></span></p> <p><br><img alt="" height="561" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c2328.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><span><span>Salads are not exclusively a spring and summer thing. We love them all year long. And why not? No dish is more versatile or capable of showcasing the market-fresh produce and distinct seasonal flavors we savor throughout the year. <a href="" target="_blank">William-Sonoma's Salad of the Day</a> (Weldon Owen, $35) makes it easy to satisfy salad cravings by offering a collection of 365 recipes, one for each day of the year. Simple instructions, countless tips and vibrant photography of many of the salads will help inspire you to get tossing today. </span></span></p> <p><br><br></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 12 Jun 2013 12:32:53 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableRecipesStyle File: Orchid Maniahttp://<p>First cultivated in China, blooming orchids are the obsession of countless admirers. To grow your own passion for these exotic plants, Clint Lewis suggests starting with two orchids: </p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/orchid-dynasty-7398.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>"PHALAENOPSIS is the work horse of orchids. It's easy to care for and has long-lasting flowers."</p> <p><img alt="" height="355" src="/site_media/uploads/orchid-dynasty-7270.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>"CATTLEYAS reward with fragrant, 'old-time corsage' blooms. They help teach basic orchid care to beginners."</p> <p><img alt="" height="387" src="/site_media/uploads/orchid-dynasty-7242.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>THE RIGHT PLANT FOR RIGHT NOW</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/orchid-dynasty-7292.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>"An orchid is like a detox for one's home and soul," says Shelly Huynh. Her advice for choosing and using blooming orchids includes:</p> <p>PURCHASE ORCHIDS only where premium plants are sold and frequently restocked. Top-quality potted orchids last as long as six to eight weeks</p> <p>CHOOSE AN ORCHID with two or three open blooms and the remainder of buds closed. Bright, diffused light promotes bud opening and extends a plant's blooming period. However, if the orchid will be placed in a darker setting select one with lots of open blooms.</p> <p>AVOID PLANTS with unhealthy leaves that are yellowing, droopy or soft.</p> <p>SIMPLY FLUSH a plant with water. Do not let it sit in water and avoid getting water in the plant's crown. </p> <p>CONSIDER FRESH CUT blooming stems for unique arrangements lasting for as long as two weeks</p> <p>BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER into <a href="" target="_blank">Orchid Dynasty</a> and the designers will plant it with your choice of blooming orchids</p> <p>TRENDING NOW: orchids arranged with succulents inside a terrarium. "It's a modern take on a nostalgic look," says Huynh. </p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/orchid_dynasty-7229.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>In Salt Lake City, like-minded orchid lovers unite to promote and celebrate these unique plants. The Utah Orchid Society boasts a range of members, from specialists to windowsill beginnners. Interested in joining? </p> <p>Check out <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 11 Jun 2013 11:45:37 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRunway to Room: Geometryhttp://<p>If words like quadrilateral, hypotenuse and Pythagorean theorem make your head spin, don't worry. Today's geometric trend in design isn't about finding the acute angle measurements of a pentagon, but rather simply enjoying its bold aesthetic.  </p> <p>From octagons to triangles to cross printed patterns, geometry is at last enjoyable, and it's even OK to mix it in with other bold patterns like stripes. </p> <p><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/georr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Zen Embroidered Flower Pillow, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Greek-Key Mirror, <a href=";index=0&amp;seoDesigner=&amp;cmCat=cat000000cat000089cat000092cat14150732cat14150734">Horchow</a></p> <p>Trina Turk Residential rug, <a href="">Wayfair</a></p> <p>'Between a Rock and a Lamp Base' lamp, <a href="">Land of Nod</a></p> <p>Geo Sphere, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Image of Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 MBFW by Peter Michael Dills/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 10 Jun 2013 08:28:11 +0000http:// IdeasLED Wallpaperhttp://<p><strong>LED Wallpaper</strong><br><br>Design bloggers everywhere are raving about the LED Wallpaper by Meystyle at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) a couple weeks ago in New York City. And you can’t blame them for noticing.<br><br><img alt="" height="670" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/1-ledwallpaper2.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>    <br><img alt="" height="722" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/2-qualia_insitu_meystyle.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">Modenus</a>  <br>  <br><img alt="" height="378" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/3-meystyle-led-wallpaper-2.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank">inhabitat</a> </p> <p>We’ve seen LED’s popping up everywhere in the design world lately, so it was only a matter of time before it was introduced in something as thin as wallpaper.  <br><br><img alt="" height="341" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/4-night-curtain-close-up.jpg" width="500"><br>photo via <a href="" target="_blank">Meystyle</a><br>    <br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/5-north-london,-uk.jpg" width="500"><br>photo via <a href="" target="_blank">Meystyle</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="377" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/6-london-residential-1.jpg" width="500"><br>Photo via <a href="" target="_blank">Meystyle</a><br><br>The innovative technology plus the beautiful style of Meystyle’s paper patterns make this a dream element for any home or business.</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><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerFri, 07 Jun 2013 12:24:51 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Alternative Styleshttp://<p>As part of my job, I really do get to see and photograph incredible homes. Most are spectacular in design and execution with big budgets, but then I also get to see some that certainly qualify as alternative living. Check out these as an example:</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/cant15.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/db1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="468" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/hg1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="233" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/lencioni6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="364" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/sonoma8.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 Jun 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayCultivating Salt Lake City with Urban Garden and Farm Weekhttp://<p class="p1">Many of our city's apartment dwellers and home owners with limited space have learned to work around obstacles, producing fresh foods in their own backyards and small urban lots—a great accomplishment in a state with a relatively short growing season.</p> <p class="p1">And if you're looking to get on trend, come and learn to do it yourself during<a href="">Wasatch Community Gardens</a>' first Urban Garden and Farm Week, June 16–22. Events include a screening of <em>Edible City: Grow the Revolution </em>at Brewvies Cinema Pub, workshops on backyard chicken keeping, a food poetry slam and a reading by Utah author Gretchen Anderson from her book<em>The Backyard Chicken Fight </em>at The King's English Bookshop.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="" width="333"><br><em>Jael Malenke</em></p> <p class="p2">On Saturday June 22, enjoy the Early Bird Brunch fundraiser at Squatter's Pub, 9–11:00 a.m., featuring breakfast burritos made from locally-raised eggs and register for a self-guided tour of local urban farms and gardens. Tour hours are 10 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and feature 18 stops that make the most of their small spaces: housing small livestock, displaying vertical gardening techniques and thriving urban farms and restaurant gardens, as well as many other features.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="333" src="" width="500"><br><em>Jonathan Krausert and his Sun Oven.</em></p> <p class="p2">Organizers aim to show anyone can grow fresh garden edibles. "Even apartment residents have the ability to put a few containers out on a South or West facing balcony and enjoy a little bit of homegrown food," says local urban homesteader Jonathan Krausert. "If your apartment doesn't have a balcony, try connecting with a community garden in your neighborhood."</p> <p class="p2">"This week offers residents the chance to connect with each other and share tips about everything: from which tomatoes taste the best in homemade salsa to how to harvest honey from a backyard beehive," says Carly Gillespie, Community Educator for Wasatch Community Gardens. She says interest in gardening and farming in urban areas of Salt Lake County continues to grow with people from all backgrounds.</p> <p class="p2">For a complete listing of events, visit <a href=";qid=417590"></a>.</p> <p class="p2"><em>Photos courtesy Jennifer Leahy</em></p> <p class="p2"><em>This post was originally posted on <a href=""></a>.</em></p>webinternThu, 06 Jun 2013 11:31:03 +0000http:// the GardenMark Your CalendarsOverwhelmed by Camping? Try Family Glamping!http://<p>Ah, family camping! Although a summer tradition among many in Utah's outdoor mecca, all of the planning and packing for varied conditions can be overwhelming to the point of trip abandonment. As an alternative, <a href="">Moab Under Canvas</a> invites you to experience a weekend in the wilderness without sacrificing sanity—or your slippers.</p> <p>Glamping, or glamourous camping, allows vacationers to stay in the wild while having all of the luxury of a hotel. This glamping destination offers breakfast and coffee delivered right to your tent flaps, whether it be the Deluxe, the Safari, or tipi-style quarters you inhabit. Smaller tipis can be moved next to the larger suites to create a structure with multiple rooms.</p> <p>Seven miles north of Moab, with camp landscape views of Arches National Park, Moab Under Canvas provides full private bathrooms, king-sized beds and private patios, 4-person tents with mattress-padded cots and sleeping bags. No matter where you choose to rest your head, the linens are provided—no need to air out and re-stuff gear bags before setting out to recharge.</p> <p><img alt="" height="227" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/glamping4545.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Picnic lunches are available by order, as well as an Arches guided sunset experience, complete with beverage and hors d'oeuvres. Dogs are happily welcomed as guests at an added pet fee of $25 for up to two well-attended canines.</p> <p>While you're there, take part in activities like hot air balloon rides, rafting down the Colorado river, rock climbing, guided hiking or mountain biking, and Hummer tours or Jeep rentals. <a href="">Moab Adventure Center</a> provides the guides and activities provided for campers, but the surrounding public land allows for guests to hike or bike right from the camp.</p> <p>"It was not a tough choice to bring Under Canvas to Moab, with stunning rock formations, and a gorgeous desert setting and opportunities for outdoor adventure galore," says Sarah Dusek, who co-owns the Under Canvas franchise, including a luxury camp in Yellowstone, with husband Jake Dusek. "We couldn't wait to develop a desert glamping experience!"</p> <p>Opening for it's first summer season on June 21, Moab Under Canvas is a great destination for those who want the camping trip without "roughing it."</p> <p>Contact Moab Under Canvas for reservations or more information by visiting <a href=""></a>, or call 801-895-3213.</p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href=""></a>.</em></p>webinternTue, 04 Jun 2013 13:08:58 +0000http:// IdeaRunway to Room: Tangerinehttp://<p>This year it's <a href="">emerald</a>. Last year it was Tangerine Tango, but that punchy, saturated and happy hue is still going strong. And the forecast for fall looks bright for the 2012 Pantone color of the year, too, so it's not going anywhere anytime soon.</p> <p>Use it for accessorizing or to make a bold statement in a room. The good thing about this color is it plays well with others. Pair it up with greens or blues and really liven up a space.</p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/tangerinerr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Square Orange Wall Clock, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>SMEG Refrigerator, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Pom Pom Place Card Holders, <a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Mimosa Throw, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Guiding Spotlight Desk Lamp, <a href="">ModCloth</a></p> <p>Parlour Atomic Orange Chair, <a href="">CB2</a></p> <p>Image of Chadwick Bell Fall 2013 Runway courtesy of <a href="">Chadwick Bell</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 03 Jun 2013 10:49:05 +0000http:// IdeasMarket to Menu Sidebarshttp://<p class="p1"><strong>THE MENU</strong></p> <p class="p2"><em>Drink: </em>Sangria with cava</p> <p class="p2"><em>Appetizer: </em>Traditional gazpacho</p> <p class="p2"><em>Salad: </em>Beet and chèvre salad</p> <p class="p2"><em>Entrée: </em>Paella with octopus, halibut, shrimp, mussels and clams</p> <p class="p2"><em>Dessert: </em>Peach galette</p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Romina’s Peach Galette<br></strong><strong>(See page 92 in the magazine for complete recipe)</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Roll</strong> the puff pastry into a circle 1/8" thick. Work quickly to keep it from getting warm.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/rollpage35.jpg" width="325"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Spread</strong> almond cream from the center out to 1 1/2” from the edge of the circle.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="580" src="/site_media/uploads/spreadpage35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Starting</strong> from the outside working in, slightly overlap the slices in a spiral toward the center.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="559" src="/site_media/uploads/startingpage35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Fold</strong> the edges over the peaches, crimping as you go.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="437" src="/site_media/uploads/foldpage35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Brush</strong> the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with vanilla sugar.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="479" src="/site_media/uploads/brushpage35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Bake</strong> at 375°F for 35-45 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the fruit has caramelized.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="493" src="/site_media/uploads/bakepage35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Market Report</strong></p> <p class="p2"><em><strong>A well-executed trip to the farmers market can yield high returns. Romina Rasmussen offers these tips:</strong></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pack light.</strong> Bring reusable totes and lightweight plastic containers.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Don’t be shy.</strong> Vendors are happy to answer questions or offer helpful tips.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Go early for best </strong><strong>selection.</strong> Go late for best deals.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Go with a plan.</strong> Check the Downtown Farmers Market website ( for what is in season.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Be bold.</strong> If you see something that inspires you, buy it and try it.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Avoid weekend mobs. </strong>Tuesday evening markets feature fewer vendors and smaller crowds.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Use your smart phone. </strong>Rasmussen uses the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Epicurious App">Epicurious app</a> to find recipes on-the-fly, along with the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Eat Local App">Eat Local app</a> to see what’s in season at all the local markets.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Salt Lake City’s <a href="" target="_blank" title="Downtown Farmers Market">Downtown Farmers Market</a> Summer Schedule</strong></p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Saturdays</strong></em></p> <p class="p1">June–October 8 a.m.–2 p.m.</p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Tuesday nights</strong></em></p> <p class="p1">August–October 5 p.m.–dusk</p> <p class="p1">For what’s available at the market this week, go to <a href="" target="_blank" title="Downtown Farmer's Market"></a></p> <p class="p2"><strong><br></strong></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/market-to-menu/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Market to Menu</a></p>Val RasmussenSat, 01 Jun 2013 16:24:11 +0000http:// The MagazineMarket to Menuhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/smellingberriespage35.jpg" width="329"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Berries from Weeks Berry Farms and peaches from Mr. Wilson's are among Rasmussen's favorites at the Downtown Farmer's Market.</em></p> <p class="p1">It's Salt Lake’s favorite celebration of summer. Foodies, friends and families gather at Pioneer Park Saturdays and Tuesday evenings to socialize, savor the weather and, of course, load up on fresh produce at the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Downtown Farmer's Market">Downtown Farmers Market</a>. Among these locavores are some of Utah’s top chefs, including <a href="" target="_blank" title="Les Madeline's">Les Madeleines’</a> pastry pro, Romina Rasmussen.</p> <p class="p1">Rasmussen hits the market focused and with a shopping list. “I actually prefer the Tuesday evening market in the late summer,” she says. “I’m usually in a hurry and like to avoid Saturday’s Labrador-and-latte crowds.” On this particular evening, Rasmussen is taking a break from the bustle of her downtown bakery and is market- ing with a mission. She’s planning a small party, so as she chats with her favorite vendors, she caresses glossy tomatoes, breathes in the sweetness of fuzzy Utah peaches and scans bins for shiny, plump berries in preparation for her summertime menu.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="382" src="/site_media/uploads/shoppingpge35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Rasmussen carries reusable totes when shopping at the market.</em></p> <p class="p1">Rasmussen heads home with a box of peaches and tote bags overflowing with fresh-picked loot. Rolling up her sleeves, she begins preparing “a loosely-inspired Spanish menu” built around sangria cocktails and seafood paella.</p> <p class="p1">After hours of chopping, blending, sautéing and baking, Rasmussen greets her guests with a tray of sangrias. Behind her, a table set with fresh blooms and tableware from the hostess’ world travels invites guests to gather around. After toasting her friends, Rasmussen dishes up her traditional gazpacho. Next up, a beet  and chèvre salad—her “go-to” summer salad—followed by a spectacular seafood paella. “I like to plan my menu with one wow-factor dish and everything else becomes the supporting actors,” Rasmussen says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="492" src="/site_media/uploads/chilespage35.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Hot summers call for chilled soup. Rasmussen chooses plump local tomatoes to create her gazpacho. </em></p> <p class="p1">Toward the evening’s end, Rasmussen presents the grand finale: a straight-from-the-oven galette. Encircled by a browned crust, the free-formed tart oozes local fruit—fresh-picked peaches that only a short while before she bought at the Market. For Rasmussen, that makes it more than just a dessert. That makes it a taste of summer. USD</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/market-to-menu-sidebars/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Sidebars</a></p>Val RasmussenSat, 01 Jun 2013 16:19:40 +0000http:// The MagazineMountain Modern: The 411 on LEEDhttp://<p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/jaffahouse60.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Scott Jaffa and Shane Herbert's sophisticated modern home is one of just four LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified residences in the Park City area. LEED homes have a greater resale value, are up to 60 percent more energy efficient and are healthier for the people who live in them. Rather than sacrificing square footage or luxury details like cathedral ceilings and fireplaces to achieve coveted LEED certification, Jaffa (a certified green builder) carefully combined the latest technology with architectural best pract1ces to create a home that's not only easy on the earth but also aesthetically innovative. Notable features include:</p> <p class="p3">Non-toxic and water-based finishes</p> <p class="p3">Superior insulation, tripleglazed windows and the absence of wood burning fireplaces reduce warm and cool air leakage to less than 2 percent</p> <p class="p3">24 voltaic rooftop solar panels provide a 6 kW supply of electricity</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/jaffawindow60.jpg" width="317"></p> <p class="p3"><em>This gradually recessed window well makes the most of the sun's light and radiant heat</em></p> <p class="p3">Solar tubes passively heat water for culinary use and radiantly heated floors</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/jaffaawning60.jpg" width="324"></p> <p class="p3"><em>Shuttered awnings allow for passive solar heating in the winter while providing shade in the summer</em></p> <p class="p3">Attic fans circulate air throughout the home</p> <p class="p3">A thermostatically controlled fan cools the home in the summer</p> <p class="p3"><a href="/blog/2013/06/01/mountain-modern/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Mountain Modern</a></p>webinternSat, 01 Jun 2013 16:11:09 +0000http:// The MagazineGo Greek: Room Servicehttp://<p>Love the classic motifs, sunny colors and pared down design of Greek style? Here are a few products to help bring it home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="267" src="/site_media/uploads/santorinibowlpg41.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Santorini Persephone Bowl, $110, <a href="" target="_blank" title="jonathan adler"><strong>Jonathan Adler</strong></a>,</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="510" src="/site_media/uploads/olivewoodcontainerpg41.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Olivewood salt container, $50, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Williams Sonoma"><strong>Williams-Sonoma</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/stripedrugpg41.jpg" width="323"></p> <p class="p1">Small striped rug, $30, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Cactus and Tropicals"><strong>Cactus &amp; Tropicals</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/greekkeypillowspg41.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Greek Key pillows, starting at $495, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Jayson Home"><strong>Jayson Home</strong></a>,</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/greekkeystripepg41.jpg" width="331"></p> <p class="p1">Greek Key Stripe wallpaper, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Schumacher"><strong>Schumacher</strong></a>,</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/greekstoolpg41.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Greek needlepoint stool, $325, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Jonathan Adler"><strong>Jonathan Adler</strong></a>,</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/photoframepg41.jpg" width="430"></p> <p class="p1">Photo Frame, $45, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Ward and Child The Garden Store"><strong>Ward &amp; Child-The Garden Store</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="546" src="/site_media/uploads/delmarknobpg41.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Del Mar knob, $14, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Anthropologie"><strong>Anthropologie</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/fishplatepg41.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Fish salad plate, $13, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Sur La Table"><strong>Sur La Table</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/katetablelamppg41.jpg" width="387"></p> <p class="p1">Kate table lamp, $420, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Circa Lighting"><strong>Circa Lighting</strong></a>,</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/go-greek-island-hopping/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Island Hopping</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000http:// The MagazineMountain Modernhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="588" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/jaffapeople57.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Scott Jaffa and Shane Herbert with their twin daughters Sophie and Sadie. Jaffa, CEO of the <a href="" target="_blank" title="The Jaffa Group">Jaffa Group</a>, is an award-winning architect; realtor Herbert is with <a href="" target="_blank" title="Summit Southeby's Realty">Summit Sotheby's International Realty</a>.</em></p> <p class="p1">Scott Jaffa and Shane Herbert know what makes a house a home. Jaffa is a renowned Park City architect, and Herbert is one of the area’s most successful real estate brokers. So it comes as little surprise that when the couple set out to design and build a home for themselves and their twin daughters, their wish list was extensive and well considered. Family friendly, LEED certified, highly suitable for entertaining, architecturally innovative and relevant for the long-term market were just a few of their objectives. The stunning new dwelling not only answers every requirement on their list but also presents a fresh blueprint for mountain living.</p> <p class="p1">“Finding this lot was a coup,” Jaffa says of the abode’s flat, acre-and-a-quarter lot nestled in the heart of Park City’s bucolic Park Meadows neighborhood. <a href="" target="_blank">The Marc</a> (Park City’s municipal recreation center), parks, bike paths and the girls’ school are all within a short walk. The couple’s offices and Park City’s Main Street are just minutes away. Having lived previously in Old Town and in Glenwild, Jaffa and Herbert believe Park Meadows represents the best of all worlds. “We’re very close to work and the girls at all times but still feel like we live in a rural area,” Herbert says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/jaffa59.jpg" width="474"></p> <p class="p1"><em>While the cutom upholstered pieces' unusual profiles radiate haute style, their soft yet durable textiles can withstand red wine spills and the girls' penchant to build cushion forts on Saturday afternoons.</em></p> <p class="p1">The duo looked beyond a Park City-typical timber frame or Tudor style. Instead, Jaffa conceived an entirely original modern design characterized by steel, glass and stone, both outside and in. “Everyone is looking for clean lines. We wanted to achieve  that without going ultra modern,” Herbert says. The dwelling’s striking exterior profile is softened by locally harvested stone at the base and taupe concrete siding reaching to the eaves. A dramatically angled roofline mimics the surrounding mountain silhouettes, and corrugated steel window awnings are homage to the area’s mining past. The effect is sophisticated yet relaxed and completely organic to its surroundings.</p> <p class="p1">At the home’s literal and figurative center, a great hall makes a dramatic first impression. Linen-like white walls juxtapose with overhead steel beams, dark floors and an unrefined, striking steel staircase. Family heirloom art pieces and a Steinway piano lend an almost museum-like ambiance. Angular furniture adds an element of edginess while richly stained, 8-inch-plank oak flooring provides warmth. Jaffa balanced the room’s impressive volume on one side with a long kitchen island topped with honed Calacatta Paonazzo marble. On the other side, a fireplace surround was formed from the same stone featured on the home’s exterior. The space is open and engaging. “We wanted to create a format with emphasis on the common areas and that encourages us to be together,” Jaffa says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/jaffa56.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>The stars of the home's dramatic great hall are the retractable glass Nano doors, leading to the enormous back lawn.</em></p> <p class="p1">One of great hall’s most defining elements is an expanse of floor-to-ceiling glass Nano doors separating it from the landscape. To perfectly frame views of nearby Iron Mountain, the home is canted seven degrees off the property lines. The glass doors were set into an unfinished steel frame accentuating their status as the room’s star attraction. The panes are completely retractable, eliminating a barrier between the great hall and the property’s patios and expansive back lawn.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/jaffakitchen58.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Created by <a href="" target="_blank" title="Peppertree Kitchen and Bath">Peppertree Kitchen and Bath</a>, the kitchen's mahogany cabinetry features a subtle grain, and the richly striated marble countertops from European Marble &amp; Granite help to naturally hide fingerprints. Knoll's shapely Bertoia Barstools pull up to the island.</em></p> <p class="p1">One look at this spectacular interior space and an obvious question arises: How does it hold up to day-to-day family mayhem, not to mention Jaffa and Herbert’s penchant for large-scale entertaining? “Every surface and finish is indestructible and easy to clean,” Jaffa says. The color palette— shades of charcoal grey punctuated by intermittent splashes of color—is inherently durable, and most of the materials are stain resistant. “The idea of having spaces in a home you use only once or twice a year is silly to us,” Herbert says. Echoed Jaffa: “We designed every inch to be used every day, which is exactly what we do.”</p> <p class="p1">Though the its first impression may be one of sophisticated, adults-only modernity, Jaffa and Herbert’s new home lives far beyond this notion. The dynamic mountain dwelling proves that high style and family friendliness can coexist in stunning harmony. USD</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/01/mountain-modern-the-411-on-leed/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;The 411 on LEED</a></p>webinternSat, 01 Jun 2013 15:59:26 +0000http:// The MagazineGo Greek: Island Hoppinghttp://<p class="p1">You know what you're looking for in paradise, and the Cyclades offer something for everybody. You connect the dots.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>MYKONOS</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/windmillspg40.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p class="p2"><em><strong>Where to Stay</strong></em></p> <p class="p3">The accommodations on party island Mykonos range from traditional to jet-set luxurious. <a href="" target="_blank" title="porto mykonos hotel">Porto Mykonos Hotel</a> is a good choice for the former and is convenient to the ferry port and town. For swankier digs, choose <a href="" target="_blank" title="Cavo Tagoo Hotel">CavoTagoo</a>, located on a quiet seaside hill just far enough away from the town center for a little peace and quiet, or <a href="" target="_blank" title="mykonos theoxenia">Theoxenia</a>, a gem of hip 1960s architecture that's nearer the thick of things.</p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Where to Eat</strong></em></p> <p class="p2">Niko's Taverna, just off the harbor and an island favorite, is moderately priced and serves Greek classics and seafood. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Interni Restaurant">lnterni</a>, with its cool, highgloss white courtyard setting, offers chic Mediterranean fusion. For exquisite people watching, dine late, but be sure to reserve a table.</p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Don't Miss</strong></em></p> <p class="p2">Mykonos is most famous for its beaches and the hip, sand-floored beach bars and tavernas. Spend a day at Paradise Beach, the partier's choice, or Panormos Bay Beach, a more laid-back alternative. Boats leave Mykonos for day trips to the ancient island of Delos, an outdoor museum of amazingly accessible sacred ruins. Or strike out to the center of the island to visit its last unspoiled village that surrounds the 16th century Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Visit Mykonos' iconic windmills built by the Venetians in the 16th century and take in the view of "Little Venice," formerly seaside homes built in the same era.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>SANTORINI</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="387" src="/site_media/uploads/domepg40.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p class="p2"><em><strong>Where to Stay</strong></em></p> <p class="p3">From cliff hugging luxury villas to casual beachside digs, Santorini has it all. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Mystique">Mystique Resort</a> is a stylish property built into the caves of the famous cliffs of Oia, dazzling with water views. If the limited rooms at Mystique are booked, <a href="" target="_blank" title="katikies hotel">Katikies</a> is equally alluring. For the flip-flop set, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Black Rose Suites">Black Rose Suites</a> on the black sand beach of Perivolos is an oceanside hot spot, day and night.</p> <p class="p2"><em><strong>Where to Eat</strong></em></p> <p class="p3">Don't let the unpretentious atmosphere and tables of visitors lead you to think Oia's Thalami is a tourist trap-the masses are there for great, reasonably priced Greek fare. More upscale is <a href="" target="_blank" title="Kandouni Restaurant">Kandouni</a>, an ideal place in Oia for a long, relaxed meal. Hike down the ancient stairs at the end of the island to <a href="" target="_blank" title="sunset ammoudi">Sunset Taverna</a> in Ammoudi for seafood that could have just been pulled from the water. Perissa's Yazz Beach Bar offers a Greek-styled, hip beach experience.</p> <p class="p2"><em><strong>Don't Miss</strong></em></p> <p class="p3">Oia, Greece's most photographed village, holds that position for a reason, so carry your camera. Walk down the twisting stone steps at the end of town to the charming fishing village of Ammoudi and its rocky beach. For a more challenging trek and dizzying vistas, hike from Oia on the 7-mile ancient cliffside path to Fira, the island's bustling main town. Akrotiri, an archaeological site further south, showcases a 4,000-year-old Minoan village perfectly preserved by volcanic ash.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>FOLEGANDROS</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/folegandrospg40.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Where to Stay</strong></em></p> <p class="p2">One of only a handful of hotels on the island, <a href="" target="_blank" title="ARIA Hotel">ARIA Boutique Hotel</a> is ideally situated near the picturesque village of Chora with views of fig and olive trees to the sea beyond. If you prefer more independent lodging, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Folegandros Apartments">Folegandros Apartments</a> offers nightly to long-term rentals within a short stroll of the town's main squares.</p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Where to Eat</strong></em></p> <p class="p2">In the main squares of Chora, you'll find scores of simple tavernas with outdoor tables dishing up divinely simple Greek classics. Rather than walking lock-step to a recommended eatery, stroll through the squares, check the evening's menus and decide which one offers what you'd enjoy that night. Try something new-the island's specialty, matsata, is made with pasta and rabbit or chicken.</p> <p class="p1"><em><strong>Don't Miss</strong></em></p> <p class="p2">Folegandros isn't a destination for those looking for much more than amazing beaches and remote, ancient hiking trails. But its Chora is one of the most picturesque Greek island towns, with slate-paved streets, quaint squares filled with locals and whitewashed buildings decorated with colorful flowers. The town has been built partially into the Kastro, a medieval castle, and the narrow streets transport visitors to another time. The Church of Panagia and its views from high above town make the trek up its winding staircase worth every step. One ofthe most scenic hiking trails in the Cyclades is the ancient path from Chora to the beach at Angali, parts of which are paved with marble from ancient Greek temples. USD</p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/go-greek-room-service/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Room Service</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/go-greek-2/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Go Greek</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 15:50:12 +0000http:// The MagazineGo Greekhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/boatspg39.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Below the village of Oia, Ammoudi harbor is accessed by ancient steps scaling the Santorini cliffs.</em></p> <p class="p1">For some, it’s the Aegean Sea’s shimmering blue waters; for others, the dazzling white architecture clinging to rugged volcanic cliffs. For still more, it’s the intriguing culture, rustic cuisine and the sense of stepping back in time while exploring ancient ruins and age-old trails through olive groves en route to remote beaches. Whatever inspires your adventure, Greece’s Cyclades islands promise pure paradise.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/hikepg39.jpg" width="373"></p> <p class="p1"><em>An ancient donkey trail traverses the island of Folegandros.</em></p> <p class="p1">You know those photos of Greek islands, the ones with sun-stroked buildings clinging to cliffs above brilliant blue water. They're too perfect; they must be Photoshopped, right? Wrong. The Cyclades are perfection. They're the Greek isles of everyone's imagination, flaunting azure Aegean water, rocky beaches and tiny towns formed by clusters of rustic tavernas and whitewashed abodes. A stylish, cosmopolitan archipelago within easy reach of Athens by plane or ferry, the Cyclades lie on the southern part of the Aegean Sea and include 33 islands, each offering a unique, unforgettable Greek experience. The close proximity of the islands and a regular ferry schedule make the Cyclades a perfect opportunity for island hopping, allowing visitors to enjoy the individual charm and character of several stops. The most renowned include the partygoers' paradise of Mykonos and the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Despite the seasonal throngs ofinternational visitors on these more popular islands, the Cyclades remain unmistakably Greek, particularly on less-traveled islands like Folegandros, accessible only by a handful of boats each week.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="373" src="/site_media/uploads/octopusglasspg39.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Grilled octopus served at <a href="" target="_blank" title="mykonos panormos villas">Mykonos' Panormos Taverna and Beach Bar</a>.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><br></em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/go-greek-island-hopping/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Island Hopping</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 15:40:09 +0000http:// The MagazineOne Beautiful Meal: Step By Stephttp://<p>1. <a href="" target="_blank">Le Nay</a> grows a lot of greens-kale, chard, arugula, spinach and mixed greens.</p> <p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealgreens52.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>2. The chefs toured the farm, pulling, picking and tasting shoots and roots.</p> <p><img alt="" height="275" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealbigtomatoes52.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>3. Guests were greeted with a beet cocktail invented by Evan Lewandowski, Founder/Winemaker at Ruth Lewandowski Wines and sommelier at Pago. They then sipped on "Liberty Well" mead made with Clifford Farms honey, herbs and water drawn from the Liberty Heights well.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealcocktail52.jpg" width="481"></p> <p>4. Freshly dug beets, ready for roasting.</p> <p><img alt="" height="668" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealbeets52.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>5. Kale was roasted over the cooler coals.</p> <p>6. Golden cherry tomatoes, one of many varieties grown on the farm.</p> <p>7. Josh flattened old spoons and stamped them with the guests' names as flace cards and souvenirs.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealspoons52.jpg" width="473"></p> <p>8. All the dishes were dreamed up on the spot, with ingredients growing on La Nay Ferme.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealredbowl52.jpg" width="460"></p> <p>Back&gt;&gt;&gt;<a href="/blog/2013/06/01/one-beautiful-meal-continued/" title="One Beautiful Meal Step by Step">One Beautiful Meal Continued</a></p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Jun 2013 15:17:07 +0000http:// The MagazineOne Beautiful Meal Continuedhttp://<p class="p1"><strong>The Food</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="307" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealpost51.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>The chefs constructed the fire pit and grill on which they cooked the entire meal</em></p> <p class="p2">“All we brought with us was oil, salt, pepper, fish sauce and our knives,” says Pham. “<a href="" target="_blank" title="Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery">Snowy Mountain Creamery</a> provided the lamb and the rest of the menu we gleaned from the farm.” Everything was cooked in a fire pit the chefs built on-site using cinder blocks. “We made a simple vinaigrette to marinate the meat and slow-roasted it over the embers. We made a salad of greens and flowers. We roasted beets and onions in the coals and made a pound cake and buried it in the embers.”</p> <p class="p1"><strong>The guests</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealtent53.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>View through the hoop house a the sun sets</em></p> <p class="p2">“Every guest brought their own special gift or talent to the gathering,” says Becky Rosenthal. They even brought their own plates, which worked as conversation starters among the guests. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Asher Seevinck">Asher Seevinck</a>, an Indie musician whose recent album with <a href="" target="_blank" title="Loud Harp">Loud Harp</a> sold more than 12,000 copies, played music. His wife, Halen, works for <a href="" target="_blank" title="Goal Zero">Goal Zero</a>—a company providing affordable solar energy used in the Congo and in the U.S. for personal electronics—which provided power for the event. Evan Lewandowski, manager at <a href="" target="_blank" title="Pago">Pago</a>, provided liquid refreshments. Pedro Gomez and Craig Ruksznis, formerly project managers and developers for <a href="" target="_blank" title="We Like Small">WeLikeSmall</a>, whose credits include the Academy Awards website, helped with invitations. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Michael Friberg">Michael Friberg</a>, photographer for national publications, took the photos.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>The memory</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealcooking51.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>Bowman Brown, Luke Fowles and Viet Pham in working their al fresco "kitchen"</em></p> <p class="p2">Guest Evan Lewandowski recalls, “It was such a varied and multifaceted evening, not just about wine or food.</p> <p class="p2">It was a beautiful balance of many truly good things— the music, the sunset casting pink hues on everyone’s face, watching the insects last trip of the day to the farm.</p> <p class="p2">It was a transformative experience.</p> <p class="p2">We all came in clumps and clusters of our own friends and by the end of the night we were all clinking glasses with people we never would have met anywhere else—all talented, passionate and committed to Utah.” USD</p> <p class="p2">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;<a href="/blog/2013/06/01/one-beautiful-meal-step-by-step/">Step By Step</a></p> <p class="p2">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;<a href="/blog/2013/06/01/one-beautiful-meal/" title="One Beautiful Meal">One Beautiful Meal</a></p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Jun 2013 15:12:56 +0000http:// The MagazineOne Beautiful Mealhttp://<p class="p1"><strong>The Land</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealman50.jpg" width="384"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>Clifton Felsted, owner of Lay Nay Ferme</em></p> <p class="p2">“I’m not a real farmer.”</p> <p class="p2">Those are the first words out of Clinton Felsted’s mouth when asked about his small Utah County farm, <a href="" target="_blank" title="La Nay Ferme">La Nay Ferme</a>.</p> <p class="p2">“But I do love food,” he adds.</p> <p class="p2">Felsted studied computer science at BYU and started a software company the day he graduated. After a few years, he retired and turned his attention to his passion.</p> <p class="p2">“I started by volunteering at a farm in Orem. I gained confidence that I could do it.” In the summer of 2011, Felsted found the land. He started La Nay on April 12 of last year.</p> <p class="p2">Right now, La Nay is a mere five acres. Felsted says he plans to focus on the small plot until it’s perfect. “Then I have access to another seven acres.” His dreams are bigger than his acreage: He planted 60 fruit trees last year and started a CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) group that works by selling customers shares of a farm’s produce.</p> <p class="p2">His goal is to support 200 shares; right now he has 50 shareholders, but he dreams big. “I want a boutique hotel with a restaurant supplied by the farm. “This dinner came about because I wanted people to be there on my farm to eat. I want it to be a destination. “</p> <p class="p1"><strong>The Big Idea</strong></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="436" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealblock50.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Chefs built the fire pit themselves from cinder blocks</em></p> <p class="p2">Clinton Felsted had no specific ideas in mind when he asked Josh and Becky Rosenthal to plan an event at his farm, La Nay Ferme. “I just wanted to share my dream with others,” he says. Impressed by Felsted’s story of leaving the business world to concentrate on Utah farming, Josh and Becky conceived a gathering of similarly inspired people. “All these immensely talented people, who could live anywhere they liked, chose to live in Utah because they love it,” says Josh. He and his wife Becky have also chosen a life in Utah and have made it their business to celebrate the bounty of the Beehive via Becky’s food blog, Vintage Mixer, and their event company SLCMixers</p> <p class="p1"><strong>The Gathering</strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/July2013/mealpeople50.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p2"><em>Guests sipped homemade mead and toured the farm and greenhouses before sitting down to dinner</em></p> <p class="p2">No plumbing. No electricity. No gas. No fireplace. It sounds like the downfall of a dinner party, a setting so daunting most hosts would skip it. Instead, party-givers rented a trailer to haul in 16 cinder blocks for the fire pit, bags of charcoal briquettes, a table that could seat 20, plus chairs, kerosene, lanterns and candles. Viet Pham and Bowman Brown—virtuoso chef-owners of Utah's most cutting-edge restaurant, Forage—and the chef de cuisine, Luke Fowles, were invited to cook. “We didn't have to bring in plates,” says Becky, “because we asked each guest to bring their own, preferably one with a story behind it.”</p> <p class="p2">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;<a href="/blog/2013/06/01/one-beautiful-meal-continued/" title="One Beautiful Meal Continued">One Beautiful Meal Continued</a></p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Jun 2013 15:05:12 +0000http:// The MagazineGroundbreaking: Lessons Learnedhttp://<p class="p1">The same elements and treatments that <a href="" target="_blank" title="Northland Design Group">Northland Design Group</a> used to transform this mountain setting can enhance landscapes of most any style and size, perhaps even yours.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/landscapedeck46.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A turn-around at the top of the driveway leads into the first patio. Massive bouldes were set in by crane along the long drive.</em></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Design from the inside out</strong> and study views from interior spaces, Fillmore advises. “Our clients spend a lot of time looking through the south- and west-facing windows, so we were careful to not block the view with new trees or other design elements,” he says.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>The overall scale of the site needs to be </strong><strong>appropriate to the scale of the home.</strong> “We tend not to go further out from the house in a distance more than its height when incorporating adjacent hardscape spaces,” Fillmore says.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Take inventory and analyze the site.</strong> Wind patterns, shadows, sun exposure and other climate elements should all be considered when designing a landscape. Fillmore’s team strategically positioned groups of trees to block winds without obstructing views.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Use lighting to influence movement.</strong> Northland Design Group positioned lanterns and lamp posts as visual “termini” that draw people up stairs and into patio areas. Referred to as “way finding,” using focal points and a series of evenly spaced wall lights create repetition that paces passage across the patios and walkways.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Position and prioritize focal points</strong> to add rhythm to landscapes. Determine your most important focal points, like this project’s illuminated cauldron sculpture and stone enclosed hot tub, and design others like potted trees and small fire features to play supporting roles. “When your eye bounces around too much and can’t rest on anything, you have too many primary focal points,” Fillmore says.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="346" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/landscapepool44.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p2"><em>Fillmore integrated the clients' hot tub into the patio by framing it with stone.</em></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Limit your material palette</strong> to create a cohesive design. Here, the home was the existing element, so Fillmore’s team selected a stone that matched that of existing posts and used it throughout the project. Similarly, new iron railing replicates the house’s existing handrails.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Create outdoor spaces that inspire you</strong>, not just accommodate you or your uses. We too often take the path of least resistance when designing outdoor spaces. With a little thought and preplanning, outdoor spaces can be inspiring for the homeowners.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>EXPERT TIP: Playing with Fire</strong></p> <p class="p2">Before you invest in a built-in fireplace, fire pit or mod flickering trough, Jeremy Fillmore suggests taking a test run with a less permanent, less costly option. “Buy a fire bowl from a home store and position it where you want it to be,” he says. “If the bowl gets frequent use in that spot, then you’ll know that is how you want the space to be used. Otherwise, move the bowl around until you find the perfect location.” Distance from the home, winds, views, street noise and the quality and quantity of space surrounding a fire feature can affect the desirability of its location.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/06/27/groundbreaking-landscape-details/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Landscape Details</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 14:14:54 +0000http:// The MagazineGroundbreaking: Landscape Detailshttp://<p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/landscape45.jpg" width="403"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Strategic Stonework</strong></p> <p class="p1">The home’s existing stone pillars inspired the use of similarly toned Heber Red stone for the vertical surfaces of new walls and columns. Providing interest and contrast, Park City Gold stone pairs with Heber Red on horizontal surfaces, including the patios’ boldly patterned floors.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Focal Point</strong></p> <p class="p1">An 8-foot-tall steel and copper sculpture greets guests in an entry patio and lures them into the home’s procession of outdoor living areas. Fillmore designed the sculpture’s illuminated cauldron with legs to make it appear to be floating in the dark.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Mixed Lighting</strong></p> <p class="p1">From hood lamps topping stone columns to puck lights shining on stair treads and wall-washing cast lighting emanating from below wall caps, a well-considered mix of lights illuminates steps, plantings and patio spaces. They create visual intrigue and foster safe passage at night.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Built-in Benches</strong></p> <p class="p1">Benches built into the patio walls provide abundant seating for large and small groups and offer front-row views of the surrounding mountains. The fixed seating prevents the need for excessive patio furniture that can be blown around by strong winds.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/27/groundbreaking-lessons-learned/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Lessons Learned</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/27/groundbreaking/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Groundbreaking</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 14:11:02 +0000http:// The MagazineSmall Wonder: Photos and Descriptionshttp://<p class="p1">1. Bronze metal banding and a sculpted basin shape the powder room’s style.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/1page68.jpg" width="410"></p> <p class="p1">2. Cabinet doors’ woven leather panels, espresso-finished wood and sculpted hardware exemplify the interior’s material and color palette.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/2page68.jpg" width="329"></p> <p class="p1">3. The living room’s area rug provides a rare statement of pattern in an interior dominated by solid, textured finishes and fabrics.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="520" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/3page68.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">4. A striking mix of materials and contemporary fixtures animate the master bathroom’s double vanity.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/4page68.jpg" width="375"></p> <p class="p1">5. A space-saving barn door separates the guest bathroom and sleeping area.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/5page68.jpg" width="390"></p> <p class="p1">6. A unique combination of contrasting tiles clads the master bathroom’s spacious shower.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/6page68.jpg" width="362"></p> <p class="p1">7. A cozy home theater adds to the luxurious amenities.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/7page68.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/18/small-wonder/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Small Wonder</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 14:06:34 +0000http:// The MagazineGroundbreakinghttp://<p class="p1">Landscape architects have a knack for seeing possibility where others see pandemonium. Jeremy Fillmore is no exception. He and his team recently transformed a steep, overgrown Park City property into a landscape as magnificent as the mountains that surround it.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="371" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/landscapenightdeck44.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Views of Park City Mountain Resort as seen from a small swath of lawn overlooking the upper patio.</em></p> <p class="p1">"When I first saw the home, it was completely engulfed by wild scrub oak," says Fillmore, principal of <a href="" target="_blank" title="Northland Design Group">Northland Design Group</a> in Pleasant Grove. A single deck served as the only outdoor living space. Given the dwelling's impressive three-acre site overlooking Old Town, its owners desired more from the property and hired Fillmore's team to create it. "The owners are here mostly during the ski season but wanted outdoor areas they could enjoy any time of the year," says Fillmore, who was asked to design entertaining spaces that could accommodate large groups of guests but that were also comfortable for more intimate gatherings. But before these could be developed, his team had to address the homesite’s steep slope.</p> <p class="p1">From the bottom of the property to the house perched on the hill above, the slope climbs 50 feet. Responding to the precipitous incline, Fillmore and his group designed and integrated stairways and retaining walls of stone, terraces planted with new vegetation and trees and a series of radiant-heated patios that extend out from the home onto the hillside. It was a bold undertaking. “The clients were so encouraging and really open to creative ideas,” says Fillmore.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/landscapestairs46.jpg" width="373"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Positioned lighting iluminates the stone stairway and fosters movement up the steps. A lighted lantern at the top draws the eye into the space above.</em></p> <p class="p1">The project’s dynamic design elements are many and memorable. Wide steps and inviting walkways provide more than ways to get from here to there—they also captivate with uniquely patterned floors, as do the walled patios they connect. “We used Park City Gold and Heber Red stones to form designs inspired by Native American art,” Fillmore says. Light-topped stone columns and large, shapely pots repeat across the landscape, fostering a sense of continuity and cohesive design. Meanwhile, bold focal points—including an illuminated cauldron-based sculpture and the owners’ bronze fairy statue—attract the eye, enticing onlookers to pause, admire and reflect. “Creating an experience for people as they move from space to space is very important,” Fillmore says. Multiple fire features, patio views and outdoor lighting contribute to this effect.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="398" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/landscapefire47.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Located just steps from the interior's kitchen and dining areas, an intimate round patio boasts built-in benches surrounding a raised fire feature and star-shaped paving pattern. An outdoor dining area, fire garden and views of Old Town draw the eye further into the patio area.</em></p> <p class="p1">Outside the patio walls, the team took the design’s drama down a notch or two. Instead, they overhauled the overgrown hillside with an understated random-looking placement of indigenous plantings and local stone. “You want your eyes to have a place to rest, and natural-looking elements don’t distract,” Fillmore says.</p> <p class="p1">While the plantings may be low-key, the project as a whole turns heads, as intended. “The owner jokingly told us she wanted the landscape to be so eye-catching that it caused people to drive off the road,” says Fillmore with a chuckle. To date, there have been no accidents to report, but the relandscaped property has fascinated many who have seen and experienced its dynamic design. USD</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/27/groundbreaking-landscape-details/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Landscape Details</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 13:58:08 +0000http:// The MagazineSmall Wonderhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/imagepage63.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>The master bedroom opens to a plus patio furnished with Gloster and McGuire furniture. Rusted corrugated metal clads the outdoor fireplace.</em></p> <p class="p1">The pros at <a href="" target="_blank" title="LMK Interior Design">LMK Interior Design</a> know their way around a mountain home. They’ve been turning Park City-area resort houses into chic, ultra-comfortable retreats for more than 11 years. Frequently, these dwellings are as massive as they are magnificent. A notable exception is the team’s recent project, a 2,100-square-foot home overlooking Main Street in Old Town. While it may be modest in size, it lives large and flaunts huge style. And that’s exactly what its designers intended.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="431" src="/site_media/uploads/mainpicpg64.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">A weekend retreat for its owners, this newly built dwelling was constructed on the foundation of a razed, mining-era home. Like most Old Town abodes, this house lacks the sprawl, vast spaces and mansion-like status that distinguish many mountain-resort dwellings. But though its owners were limited on space, they wouldn’t be shorted on livability or luxury. “Our clients wanted nearly the same amenities the area’s much larger homes have,” says designer Rion Locke who—along with fellow firm principals Richard Miller and Mark Kizerian and senior designer Aly Jackson—was hired to develop the spaces and style of the home.</p> <p class="p1">The designers were challenged by their clients’ extensive list of must-haves but were anything but baffled when devising the design of the small home. They used many of the same dynamic treatments, elements and tactics on this home as they employ to elevate the style and functionality of much larger projects. “The difference was fitting it all in,” says Miller. “The owners wanted something special around every corner.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="396" src="/site_media/uploads/page66.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A subtly-curved island adds dimension to the rectanglarly-shaped kitchen. Macassar ebony base cabinets contrast with speckled Caesar stone countertops. The light fixtures are by Hammerton. </em></p> <p class="p1">To begin, the pros employed countless space-expanding strategies. They designed an open, boldly architectural staircase that unites the home’s three levels with strong lines but no visual barriers. Barn-style doors and woven shades function fashionably while consuming minimal space. A space-saving banquette stands in for a large dining table, a game table doubles as a desk and a narrow bench/coat rack substitutes for a boxy entry closet. Strategically placed lighting illuminates and visually enlarges the interior. In the living room, hidden LED ceiling lights draw the eye upward, making the handsomely beamed overhead surface appear higher. The lack of a hanging fixture advances this effect. Light-toned paints brighten the walls and ceiling, adding to the spacious feeling. “There is so much design in the home that we just needed a soft neutral backdrop,” says Miller.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/stoolspg67.jpg" width="360"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A built-in banquette comfortably seats eight.</em></p> <p class="p1">Striking design treatments suffuse the interior, but their power lies not in their quantity but in the team’s shrewd use of restraint and repetition when incorporating them. The designers devised a narrow color palette based on the clients’ love of autumn tones and repeated select shades that unite the interior’s materials, from woods and metals to textiles and tile. “We used color to create continuity from space to space,” says Kizerian. A dark espresso tone enriches the staircase treads, as well as trim, plank floors, beams, cabinetry, doors and furnishings. A deep bronze similarly recurs in fixtures and furnishings, and decorative horizontal banding boldly adorns the powder room, theater and living room, where the treatment dresses the stacked-stone fireplace wall with a decidedly hip edge. “The banding runs throughout the project to help maintain its consistent mountain contemporary design,” says Locke.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="465" src="/site_media/uploads/imagepg69.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>The team positioned a fireplace midway on the wall. "Placing it off the floor saves space and eliminates the need for a hearth," says Locke. "Plus, you can see it over the bed."</em></p> <p class="p1">Perhaps nowhere is the team's aptitude for creating continuity within complexity more apparent than in the home's tiled spaces. "There wasn't one tile repeated in the home's four bathrooms, kitchen or bar area," says Miller. Each of these areas displays strikingly distinctive tilework, but the team's steadfast commitment to modem lines and select colors thwarts any jarring effects between them. AB in every space, unique treatments wow the eye without distracting from the overall design.</p> <p class="p1">"There is a lot shoe-horned into this home, but the palette makes it work," says Kizerian. Once again, he and the IMK team proved that savvy design-not square-footage-drives the flair and livability of any home. USD</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/18/small-wonder-descriptions-of-details/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Photos and Descriptions</a></p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 13:56:27 +0000http:// The MagazineA Fresh Outlook: Get the Lookhttp://<p>Paulina Reyes silk bird pillow, $39, <a href="" target="_blank" title="West Elm"><strong>West Elm</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="464" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/silkpillow.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Hickory Chair Malbec sofa, starting at $5,500, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Forsey's Furniture Galleries"><strong>Forsey's Furniture Galleries</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="239" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/couchpage76.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Faux zebra hide, $795, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Jayson Home"><strong>Jayson Home</strong></a>,</p> <p><img alt="" height="422" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/fauxzebra.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Angles &amp; Orbs mirror, $648, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Anthropologie House and Home"><strong>Anthropologie</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="247" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/anglesandorbspage76.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Horn Table, starting at $495, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Jayson Home"><strong>Jayson Home</strong></a>,</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/horntables.jpg" width="419"></p> <p>Upholstered Kasiabed, queen starting at $1,995, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Madison McCord Interiors"><strong>Madison McCord</strong></a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="346" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/kasiabed.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Lare Ripple vase, $98, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Jonathan Adler"><strong>Jonathan Adler</strong></a>,</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/ripplevase.jpg" width="288"> </p> <p>Get the Look</p> <p>Struggling to find ways to perk up your room's personality? Take decorator Noelle Wright's lead and add a mix of dissimilar patterns, textures and styles. The surprising juxtaposition will infuse the space with colorful character.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2013/06/20/a-fresh-outlook/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;A fresh outlook</a></p>Jessica AdamsSat, 01 Jun 2013 13:12:02 +0000http:// The MagazineA Fresh Outlookhttp://<p><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/imagepage71.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>A stylish mix of patterns makes a bold statement in the living room. Suspended above the stately fireplace, a mirror visually enlarges the room by reflecting light into the space. </em></p> <p>Ask any decorator to describe the ideal project, and you’re likely to hear phrases like “free rein” and “blank canvas,” depicting an empty space with few limitations. Offer a canvas that begins with a naturally beautiful and newly renovated Yalecrest home, and the excitement of boundless decorating possibilities kicks up a notch. When decorator <a href="" target="_blank" title="Noelle Wright Decor">Noelle Wright</a> began working with Jeremy and Kristin Andrus to renovate their Salt Lake City home, the main floor’s existing furniture had been moved into the basement, and—with the exception of a new beige wall color and a couple of coffee tables—she started from scratch. “What I originally thought I wanted from the house was a muted, neutral look, but then I thought it would be fun to do something different,” Kristin says. “We knew that Noelle would be able to translate her taste into something personal for us.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/imagepage72.jpg" width="402"></p> <p><em>Juxtaposed with a traditional chiar, a horn-legged table reflects the homeowners' love of exotic travel.</em></p> <p class="p1">From the beginning, Wright’s main goal was to incorporate the family’s hip style and their love of travel into the décor while making the entire space comfortably accommodating for entertaining as well as the young family of five. “We wanted to create a flow so the whole main floor could be used for entertaining and so people could walk through and feel the continuity of the space,” Wright says. “We had to make it fun, but also child-friendly.” In the living room, Wright’s design inspiration stemmed from Kristin’s first must-have item: a striking zebra-patterned hide rug. Layered atop a large black area rug, it acts as the room’s visual anchor and complements the gold fireplace with white marble surround. A sleekly tailored caramel-colored sofa balances a bold, houndstooth-patterned chair, wooden armchair and horn-legged accent table. Wright used kid-friendly textiles on the upholstery and placed a number of uniquely styled drink tables throughout the room. Her spirited style also influenced the interior’s palette. “Jeremy and Kristin have a fun vibe to them, so that’s why I felt a lot of colors should come into play,” Wright says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/couchpage74.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A graffiti print covers the family room ottoman, delivering a shot of the unexpected to the space.</em></p> <p class="p1">She incorporated punchy magenta and rich gold accessories by including pattern-mixed throw pillows and cushions, giving the interior splashes of color and pops of personality. “The living room is so eclectic,” Kristin says. “At first, I couldn’t exactly see Noelle’s vision. I usually like everything to match, but I trusted her. Her incorporation of so many different colors and textures made it feel like us and made it comfortable for our kids and our lifestyle.”</p> <p class="p1">The relaxed formality and eclecticism of the living room flows effortlessly into an all-white modern kitchen and adjoining family room. Wright accented the kitchen with edited shots of color that enliven the space without diluting its freshness. In the family room, a bold yellow, orange and turquoise painting serves as inspiration for colors repeated by accessories throughout the room. Wright chose neutral shades for the furniture, including a custom-made ottoman upholstered with a muted graffiti print that complements a nearby gray sectional and gives the style edge the homeowners were looking for. “The graffiti is different, and Kristin immediately fell in love with it,” Wright says.</p> <p class="p1"> <img alt="" height="624" src="/site_media/uploads/June2013/bednoelle.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A tall, custom headboard adds visual height and chic style to the master bedroom.</em></p> <p class="p1">The master suite boasts Wright’s rich detailing, including a tall, tufted headboard. The  relaxing gray and gold tones complement the adjoining white bathroom, creating a seamless flow between the spaces.</p> <p class="p1">“It’s almost like living in an expensive hotel,” Kristin says. “We held an open house after it was complete, and people said, ‘This is so you.’” For her family, there could be no higher praise. USD</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/20/a-fresh-outlook-get-the-look/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Get the look</a></p>Jessica AdamsSat, 01 Jun 2013 13:01:41 +0000http:// The MagazineTomato Time: Top Crophttp://<p class="p1"><strong>HOW TO </strong><strong>"WATER" A TOMATO</strong></p> <p class="p2">A four-star phenomenon in the nineties, tomato water has all the flavor of a fresh tomato in a nearclear liquid. Chefs use it to poach fish, make sorbet and drizzle over pasta. You can use it for that, and also as a base for a novelty Bloody Mary, a surprise palate cleanser with a sprig of basil and a base for aspic. Here's the recipe.</p> <p class="p5"><strong>INGREDIENTS:</strong></p> <p class="p4">4 lbs. vine ripened red tomatoes (about 10 medium)<br>1 Tbsp. salt<br>218-inch square pieces of cheesecloth</p> <p class="p5"><strong>INSTRUCTIONS:</strong></p> <p class="p3">Rinse tomatoes and cut into quarters. In a food processor, puree tomatoes with salt until smooth. Line a large sieve set over a tall non-reactive pot with cheesecloth. Carefully pour tomato puree into cheesecloth. Gather sides of cheesecloth up over puree to form a large sack and gather together upper thirds of cheesecloth to form a neck. Carefully tie neck securely with kitchen string. Tie sack to a wooden spoon longer than diameter of pot and remove sieve. Put spoon across top of pot, suspending sack inside kettle. Be sure to leave enough room underneath so sack will not sit in tomato water as it accumulates. Let sack hang in refrigerator at least 8 hours. Discard sack and its contents; transfer tomato water to a jar. Tomato water keeps, covered and chilled, 4 days.</p> <p class="p6"><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/oasisgreenredgazpacho.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Oasis' Red and Green Gazpacho in SLC.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tomato Water Aperitif</strong></p> <p class="p2">Tomato essence and fresh herbs.</p> <p class="p3"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Caterina's">Caterina's</a>, 2155 S. Highland </strong><strong>Drive, SLC, 801-819-7555</strong></p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p3"><strong>Caprese Sandwich</strong></p> <p class="p3">Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, greens and balsamic vinaigrette on focaccia bread</p> <p class="p3"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Cucina Deli">Cucina Deli</a>, 1026 E. 2nd </strong><strong>Ave, SLC, 801-322-3055</strong></p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p3"><strong>Stuffed Roasted Tomato</strong></p> <p class="p3">A large tomato stuffed with basil couscous, fresh mozzarella and field greens.</p> <p class="p3"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Wild Grape Bistro">Wild Grape Bistro</a>, </strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong>481 E. South Temple, SLC, 801-746-5565</strong></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Oasis' Red and Green Gazpacho</strong></p> <p class="p2">Two colors of tomato and a pair of grilled shrimp.</p> <p class="p5"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Oasis Cafe">Oasis Cafe</a>, 151 S . 500 </strong><strong>East, SLC, 801-322-0404</strong></p> <p class="p5"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>MEDITRINA'S TOMATO AND WATERMELON SALAD</strong></p> <p class="p2">Juicy, sweet and savory at the same time, this salad is perfect for a grilled menu.</p> <p class="p4"><strong>INGREDIENTS:</strong></p> <p class="p5">8 cups watermelon cubes<br>6 cups tomato chunks (about 3 lbs. tomatoes)<br>5 cups washed arugula<br>6 oz. feta cheese, broken into chunks</p> <p class="p6"><em><strong>Meditrina Maple Champagne Vinaigrette</strong></em></p> <p class="p3">1/4 cup champagne vinegar<br>1/4 cup white wine vinegar<br>1/2 cup maple syrup<br>2 tsp. chopped fresh t hyme<br>2 tsp. salt<br>1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper<br>3/4 to 1 cup canol a oi I</p> <p class="p4"><strong>INSTRUCTIONS:</strong></p> <p class="p5">For the dressing, whisk all of the ingredients except the oil together unt il the salt dissolves.<br>Add the oil gradually.<br>Vinegars will vary, so add more maple syrup to the recipe if desired.<br>Toss gently with arugula leaves, watermelon, tomato chunks and feta cheese.<br>Serves 5 to 8.</p> <p class="p5"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>SAVE THE DATE</strong></p> <p class="p2">Wasatch Garden's Tomato Sandwich Party<br>Sept. 7, 2013<br>Find more info at <a href="" target="_blank" title="Wasatch Gardens"></a>.</p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/tomato-time-caprese-salad-combos/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Caprese Salad Combos</a></p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Jun 2013 12:40:22 +0000http:// The MagazineTomato Time: Caprese Salad Comboshttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="473" src="/site_media/uploads/tomatosalad1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Sliced hothouse tomatoes</p> <p class="p2">+</p> <p class="p1">Basil leaves<br>Olive oil<br>Burrata</p> <p class="p1"><strong>SLICE</strong> tomatoes and<br>arrange on a plate. Carefully<br>cut burrata into slices<br>or wedges, being sure to<br>get shell and filling, and<br>place on plate. Garnish<br>with fresh washed basil<br>and drizzle with olive oil.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="492" src="/site_media/uploads/tomatosalad2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Grape tomatoes</p> <p class="p2">+</p> <p class="p1">Bocconcini<br>Olives<br>Arugula<br>Balsamic vinegar<br>and olive oil</p> <p class="p1"><strong>PLACE</strong> equal amounts<br>of grape tomatoes, pitted<br>kalamata olives and<br>bocconcini in a bowl. Drizzle<br>with balsamic vinegar and<br>olive oil, and toss gently.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="476" src="/site_media/uploads/tomatosalad3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">Half a yellow tomato</p> <p class="p2">+</p> <p class="p1">A scoop of goat cheese<br>Prepared pesto</p> <p class="p1"><strong>CUT</strong> tomato in half. Cut a<br>tiny slice from the bottom<br>so tomato sits securely on<br>a plate. Using a small oiled<br>ice cream disher, scoop goat<br>cheese onto tomato. Crisscross<br>with pesto drizzle.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">CHOICE CHEESE</p> <p class="p2">Imported buffalo, burrata and hand-pulled mozzarella from apple- to pea-size balls, are increasingly<br>available. Check <a href="" target="_blank" title="Caputos">Caputo's</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Liberty Heights Fresh">Liberty Heights Fresh</a> and <a href="" target="_blank" title="Harmons">Harmons</a> in Salt Lake City.</p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/tomato-time-top-crop/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Top Crop</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/tomato-time/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Tomato Time</a></p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Jun 2013 12:35:04 +0000http:// The MagazineTomato Timehttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="507" src="/site_media/uploads/tomatofront.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A tomato and watermelon salad like that served at <a href="" target="_blank" title="Meditrina Salt Lake">Meditrina</a> in Salt Lake City showcases a surprising combination of juicy, sweet and savory. Enjoy it as a main dish or as the perfect accompaniment to a simple grill menu. Recipe on page 81.</em></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">You've suffered for months consuming insipid red orbs barely passing as tomatoes. Now, it's summer and time to make up for your forbearance of these bland, off-season stand-ins. Across Utah, bushels of sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes abundantly await you and your pent -up cravings. Whether you're dining in or on the town, set your culinary sights on fresh, flavor-packed tomatoes while they're ripe for the picking.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2013/06/14/tomato-time-caprese-salad-combos/">Next&gt;&gt;&gt;Caprese Salad Combos</a></p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Jun 2013 12:19:47 +0000http:// The MagazineFresh Pickedhttp://<p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/freshpicked.jpg" width="333"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>L</strong>ook, fruit is a summertime favorite for areason. It’s fresh, flavor-packed and beautiful. And in Utah, we grow plenty of it. Why not showcase it in your outdoor centerpieces? That’s what <a href="" target="_blank" title="Scenemakers">Scenemaker’s</a> Allie Kesler did when she teamed local plums, peaches and cherries with exotic dragon fruit, halved citrus and vibrant anemones. “It’s perfect for the outdoor, farm-to-table thing,” she says. And here’s another Kesler tip: Place your colorful arrangement in a stylish footed bowl to elevate its impact.</p>Brad MeeSat, 01 Jun 2013 12:11:32 +0000http:// The MagazineMelon Maniahttp://<p>Few things capture the flavor of summer like refreshing, sweet cantaloupe. Its fragrance alone creates a heady experience. What's more: It's really good for you. Besides being low fat, low calorie and full of antioxidant flavinoids, melons are also full of water-a super-necessary but often underemphasized nutrition consideration in the mountain west. Need another reason to indulge in this fruity fave? The following easy-to-prepare recipes provide four.</p> <p><br><strong>A: CANTALOUPE WITH</strong> <strong>PROSCIUTTO AND BASIL</strong><br>Peel, seed and cut melon into 8 crescents. Wrap each one with two slices of very thinly cut prosciutto and garnish with basil sprigs.</p> <p><img alt="" height="249" src="/site_media/uploads/melonprosciutto.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>B: CANTALOUPE WITH</strong> <strong>CHILl AND LIME SALT</strong><br>Peel, seed and cut melon into 8 crescents. Process zest and juice of one lime with one Tbsp. kosher salt in processor. Sprinkle melon slices with pure ground chile (not a chili powder blend)-about 1 Tbsp. per whole melon. Sprinkle melon wedges with lime salt and garnish with lime wedges.</p> <p><img alt="" height="232" src="/site_media/uploads/melonchili.jpg" width="500"><br><strong>C: CANTALOUPE WITH</strong> <strong>STRAWBERRY GELATO,</strong> <strong>COARSE SALT AND</strong> <strong>BLACK PEPPER</strong><br>Peel, seed and cut melon into 8 crescents. Using a melon-bailer, place scoops of strawberry gelato on each melon wedge. Top wedge with a grind of black pepper and a pinch of sea salt.</p> <p><img alt="" height="233" src="/site_media/uploads/melonstrawberry.jpg" width="500"><br><strong>D: CANTALOUPE WITH</strong> <strong>HONEYED BLUEBERRIES</strong><br>Peel, seed and cut melon into 8 crescents. Mix 1 Tbsp. lemon juice with 2Tbsp. honey and a pinch of cinnamon. Gently toss dressing with blueberries and spoon mixture over each melon wedge. Sprinkle with chopped mint.</p> <p><img alt="" height="249" src="/site_media/uploads/melonhoneyed.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>CANTALOUPE</strong> <strong>PICKING POINTERS</strong><br>To select ripe cantaloupes, give them the sniff test. No fragrance signals little flavor. Avoid melons that slosh when you shake them and favor those with a slight green tinge. While melons don't ripen more once they are picked, they do soften. Once cut, store chilled in an airtight container for up to three days.</p> <p>Rectangular platters, $25 each,<br><a href="" target="_blank" title="Williams Sonoma">Williams-Sonoma</a>, SLC</p>Mary MaloufSat, 01 Jun 2013 11:38:37 +0000http:// The MagazineRecipe: Fruit and Vegetable Smoothiehttp://<p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/trio_of_smoothies.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Photo provided by David Hungate</em></p> <p>Without a doubt, the best way to get good nutrition is though the food we eat and the very popular smoothie, with the right choice of ingredients, offers a proven, delicious way to get in all the nutrition we need.</p> <p>Like most people, my mornings are hectic, so a smoothie helps me get a quick, on-the-run start to the day. And I’ve been told that having a nutritious breakfast slows down the aging process. That in itself, is reason enough for me to take time each morning. Not only can smoothies be filled with fiber and vitamins from raw vegetables and fruits, but they also help to keep me hydrated. As a busy caterer on the run, I don’t drink enough water, so smoothies really help.</p> <p>First, I start with frozen fruits and vegetables. It means I need less ice and I love the thickness. I always include blueberries and an occasional banana so I don’t have to sweeten with an artificial substitute. I add cinnamon to some smoothies for taste and because cinnamon has so many health benefits, including lowering of LDL cholesterol levels and it helps with the pain of arthritis.</p> <p>Here is my three-morning-a-week beverage:</p> <p>Ingredients:</p> <ul> <li>2 cups of skim milk (or almond or soy milk also work great)</li> <li>1 full scoop of vanilla protein powder (1/8 cup)—available in the health food section of most grocery stores</li> <li>1 kiwi with skin (great fiber in that skin, just wash well)</li> <li>1/2 cup grapes (these freeze well so buy plenty when in-season)</li> <li>1 cup blueberries (preferably frozen)</li> <li>4 strawberries (preferably frozen)</li> <li>1 cup raw spinach (I only use organic, but wash even if it is pre-washed)</li> <li>1 apple with peal, cored and cut into small pieces</li> <li>4 cubes of ice (if you have enough frozen fruit, you don't need ice)</li> </ul> <p>Instructions:</p> <p>Add all ingredients to the blender in order of the listed ingredients. Blend until desired consistency is achieved.</p> <p><em>Maxine Turner is the president of Cuisine Unlimited and contributes monthly blogs about food, catering, trends and more to </em><em><a href=""></a>.</em></p>webinternSat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000http:// the TableRecipesChef Tips On How To Keep Produce Freshhttp://<p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/caprese_salad_copy.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Photo Provided by David Hungate </em></p> <p>I have had so many problems keeping produce fresh in my home refrigerator, I turned to my chef for tips on how he keeps our produce at <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited</a> so fresh. Here is what he advised:</p> <p>(1) Some fruits and vegetables produce a gas called ethylene. This can prematurely ripen some fruits and vegetables, so they should be stored away from each other. For example, avocados, bananas, cantaloupes, kiwis and mangos, as well as tomatoes should be stored away from apples, broccoli, carrots and leafy greens. This explains why he has two separate areas in our cooler for different fruits and vegetables.</p> <p>(2) Our kitchen always coats our guacamole with cooking spray and covers it with a tight layer of Syran Wrap. The oil in the cooking spray becomes an air barrier to keep the avocado mixture from turning brown.</p> <p>(3) I wondered why our chef keeps brown bags in the cooler. Now, I know it is for storing mushrooms.</p> <p>(4) Unless using right away, extra celery is wrapped in aluminum foil and refrigerated.</p> <p>(5) We go through dry onions rather quickly, but he did share a tip from his grandmother regarding dry onions. Using clean panty hose, place a dry onion into the hose and tie a knot. Continue with the balance of the onion. He said it would keep onions fresh for as long as eight months.</p> <p>(6) Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.</p> <p>(7) Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap to prolong freshness and do not refrigerate.</p> <p>(8) I think the best tip our chef shared with me is about how to purchase. He encouraged me to shop for fruits and vegetables two to three times a week rather than stocking for an entire week. He said he maintains an inventory of long-time products such as onions, carrots, squash and apples and orders fruits and vegetables with a medium shelf life early in the week. And he buys items with a very short shelf life, such as peppers, cauliflower, lemons, oranges and highly-perishable items like asparagus, broccoli, green beans, mushrooms and berries only the day before they're needed.</p> <p><em>Maxine Turner is the president of Cuisine Unlimited and contributes monthly blogs about food, catering, trends and more to </em><em><a href=""></a>.</em></p>webinternSat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenOn the TableSalt Lake Modern Home Tour Heads to Olympus Covehttp://<p> <img alt="" height="279" src="/site_media/uploads/cliffmayy.jpg" width="450"><br><em>(Image: Cliff May architecture)</em></p> <p><a href="">Salt Lake Modern</a> is hosting an exclusive tour of four privately-owned homes in Olympus Cove on Saturday, June 8 from 10–3 p.m. This is your chance to peek into the past while maintaining your position in the modern era. </p> <p>These homes are located just above Wasatch Drive, in a development started in the early 1950s when new construction technology allowed expansion along the east bench. All of the homes are reflective of the era and have eclectic decor and contemporary architecture.</p> <p>One home on the tour is by prominent Utah architect Ron Molen, known for his mid-century work. The tour also includes a pre-fabricated home by renowned architect Cliff May, developer of the California Ranch style home. </p> <p>The exact location of the homes on the tour is kept a secret until the tour begins, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance for $15 or $20 on the day of the event. For tickets, visit <a href="">Salt Lake Modern</a> or call 801-533-0858 ext. 101; day-of tickets are available at the Adonis LDS Chapel, 4176 S Adonis Dr.</p> <p>With consideration for the residents of these homes, tours will only be available from 10–3 p.m. on June 8, and attendees will be provided shoe covers or are allowed to visit in their socks (no bare feet). The tour is approximately two hours to visit all the homes, and walking to all houses should only be done by those willing and able to navigate steep terrain.</p> <p>Salt Lake Modern: Olympus Cove is sponsored by a committee of <a href="">Utah Heritage Foundation</a>, dedicated to raising public awareness of mid-century modern architecture in the Salt Lake region.</p>webinternFri, 31 May 2013 10:18:51 +0000http:// Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: Night Shotshttp://<p>Night shots—I get asked for them often and I love doing them.</p> <p>They can make an average building look good and a great one spectacular. The trick (in addition to composition) is timing. You only get a couple of minutes when the light is just right, and then it's gone.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/b2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="268" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/bc4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="351" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/casper9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/cwc10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="254" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/e6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/e7.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/littlebell9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="253" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/lw3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/n9.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/rt2.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, 31 May 2013 09:22:35 +0000http:// FridayTastemakers 101http://<h2><strong><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/tastemakers_logo.jpg" width="500"></strong></h2> <h2><strong>Tastemakers 2013 is finally here! Below is everything you will need to know and more about our 2-day progressive food and wine event.</strong></h2> <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday May 30 Friday May 31</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong> 5–10 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Location:</strong> Gallivan Avenue - 239 South Main Street (just south and down the stairs from Gallivan Plaza, right next to KUTV)</p> <p><strong>Important info:</strong></p> <p>Pass is good for both nights, and entitles you to one taste per restaurant.</p> <p>The event is a go rain or shine.</p> <p>This is A LOT of food. You will want to split it up and attend both nights.</p> <p>A popular strategy is to go to the stroll restaurants one night and the pavilion restaurants the next night.</p> <p>No substitutions, the tasting will be exactly as it is listed on the passport.</p> <p>Ticket price: $30 regular pass, $75 VIP exclusive pass.</p> <p>Tickets do sell out, so buy early.</p> <p>As long as we have them, tickets will be for sale at the door.</p> <p>We take credit cards, cash and checks at the door.</p> <p>There will be ATM's in the Pavilion.</p> <p>Parking is available underneith the Gallivan, or just south in the large parking garage. Limited street part is also available.</p> <p>Yes, you can upgrade your pass to a VIP pass by paying the difference.</p> <p>There is a very limited quantity of VIP passes. When they are gone, they are gone.</p> <p>If you want to drink wine, you must have your ID.</p> <p>Non-alcoholic drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Kristin Regale Sparkling Fruit Juice) are available for purchase in the pavilion.</p> <p>Water is available for free.</p> <p>Wine and beer is $5 a glass, non-alcoholic beverages are $2 a glass.</p> <p>A portion of proceeds benefits Salt Lake Head Start.</p> <p>Bring your print-at-home tickets to the gate to exchange for your tasting pass.</p> <p><strong>New this year:</strong></p> <p>To purchase print-at-home tickets, go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> or <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Live Music by <a href="" target="_blank">Conn Curran &amp; The Rob Bennion Band</a> in the Pavilion.</p> <p>New location: Gallivan Avenue (right next to Gallivan Center)</p> <p>VIP Pass! Includes: VIP Lounge Access, Exclusive VIP Tastings, 5 Drinks, 2-Day Tastemakers Passport</p> <h3 class="western">VIP Only Pavillion Restaurants</h3> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Roots Cafe</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Saffron Valley</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Frida Bistro</a> |<a href="" target="_blank"> Aristos</a></strong></p> <h3 class="western">Tastemaker Pavilion Restaurants</h3> <h4 class="western"><a href="" target="_blank">Aristos</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Garden Cafe</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">La Caille</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Gracies</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">MacCool's</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Joffees Coffee</a> |<a href="" target="_blank"> Silver</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Oh Mai</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Caffe Niche</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Les Madelaines</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Texas de Brazil</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Grilla Bites</a> |<a href="" target="_blank">From Scratch</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Front Farmers Market</a></h4> <h3 class="western">Tastemaker Stroll Restaurants</h3> <h4 class="western"><a href="" target="_blank">Benihana</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Cafe Molise</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">J.Wongs</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Naked Fish</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Ruth's Chris</a> |<a href="" target="_blank">Squatters/Wasatch Brewing</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Market Street</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">New Yorker</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Texas de Brazil</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Zy</a></h4> <h2><strong>Vegetarian Options</strong></h2> <p><strong>VIP Exclusive:</strong><br>Saffron Valley, Aristos</p> <p><br><strong>Non Exclusive Pavilion Restaurants:</strong></p> <p>Aristos<br>Wasatch Farmers Market<br>Caffe Niche<br>Les Madeleines<br>From Scratch<br>Grilla Bites (vegan and gluten free)</p>Cynthia YeoThu, 30 May 2013 09:47:53 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TableStyle File: Making Arrangementshttp://<p class="p1">Here's an idea: Give your local flower shop the day off. It's springtime, after all, and every garden in Utah seems to be in bloom. Step into yours and start picking.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/websfmakingarrangements.jpg" width="497"></p> <p class="p1">That's what local floral designer <a href="" target="_blank">Sarah Winward</a> from Honey of a Thousand Flowers did, cutting an assortment of tulips, lilacs, poppies, spirea and cherry blossoms and loosely arranging them in a footed vase. "I couldn't say no to their full blooms and sweet smells," she says.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 28 May 2013 11:25:11 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRunway to Room: Forever in Plaidhttp://<p>Whether we like it or not, society categorizes nearly everything by gender - colors, patterns and textiles included. Lace and floral, for example, are predominately feminine, while tweed and flannel err more on the masculine side. Plaid, though, has found a comfortable place between both worlds, and this androgyny lands it right in gender neutral territory in the design world.</p> <p>Depending on the color palette used in the always-popular pattern, plaid can go either way, masculine or feminine. Perhaps that's why it's so easy to come by in any era.</p> <p><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/plaidrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Plaid Fringed Blanket, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">Pottery Barn</a></p> <p>Boconi 'Tyler Tumbled' Snap Tray, <a href=";contextualcategoryid=60138968&amp;fashionColor=&amp;resultback=0&amp;cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_2_A">Nordstrom</a></p> <p>Stripes and Plaid Dish Towel Set, <a href="">Zara Home</a></p> <p>Plaid Metal Picnic Basket, <a href=";from=Search">World Market</a></p> <p>Brushed Plaid Wallcovering, <a href="">Schumacher</a></p> <p>Photo of Stella McCartney PFW F/W 13 by Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 27 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasTrend Alert: iPhone 5 Stylehttp://<p>The sleek design of the iPhone makes it the trendsetter when it comes to style for smart phones. It's no surprise then that the accessories for the device are as much about style as function. Here are new accessories for the iPhone 5 that have us drooling. </p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank"> Byrd &amp; Belle</a> iPhone Wallet</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="292" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/iphonewallet2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>This sleek case made of felt has leather pockets on either side to hold credit cards and cash.</p> <p><img alt="" height="292" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/iphonewallet1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="292" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/iphonecase.jpg" width="500"><br>This <a href="" target="_blank">Byrd &amp; Belle</a> felt case while not a wallet has a leather snap that is pefect for holding ear buds.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>The Optrix iPhone Adventure Suit</strong></a></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/optrixiphone2.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p>The Optrix can protect your phone from a 15 foot fall and a 15 foot watery plunge.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/optrixiphone1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Each suit comes with two industrial strength adhesive rail mounts that can be attached to anything from bike helmets to handlebars. The case is slim enough that the buttons and touchscreen are fully functional under water.</p>Cynthia YeoFri, 24 May 2013 16:00:18 +0000http:// IdeaHot Finds6970: Finalists Announcedhttp://<p><a href="/blog/tag/6970/" target="_blank">SixtyNine Seventy</a>, The spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation spaces and passages of two blocks in downtown Salt Lake City.</p> <p>The six finalists have been announced for the People's Choice Award. The following six design ideas have received the highest vote totals as of 11:59pm, May 20. The People's Choice Award winner and two Jury Award winners will be announced June 4, 2013. Each award winner will receive a $40,000 prize.</p> <p>YOU can decide what's on the blocks and shape a new vision for our Capital City.  VOTE once a day from May 10 to 31. <a href="" target="_blank">To vote click here.</a></p> <p><strong>The Finalists:</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Finalist "N"</a><br></strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/6970finalistn.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Finalist "L"</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/6970finalistl.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Finalist "D"</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/6970finalistd.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Finalist "F"</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/6970finalistf.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Finalist "C"</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/6970finalistc.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Finalist "E"</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/6870finaliste.jpg" width="500"></p> <div><strong><br></strong></div> <div><strong><strong><em>SixtyNine Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition</em></strong></strong> <div> <div>organizers include the<em><strong> AIA Utah Young Architects Forum</strong></em>, the <em><strong>Downtown Alliance</strong></em>, and many other passionate thinkers who have a common vision for our city's evolution. The competition is sponsored by the <strong><em>LDS Church Foundation</em></strong>, <em><strong>Zions Bank,</strong></em> and is funded in part by the <em><strong>Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City</strong></em>. For additional information please visit <a href="" target="_blank"><em><strong></strong></em></a></div> </div> </div>Cynthia YeoThu, 23 May 2013 13:36:28 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsGreat Gatsby Inspired Bathroom Finisheshttp://<p><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-ziegler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> from <a href="" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a>, gleans inspiration from the Great Gatsby film to share the latest trends in art deco bathroom design.</p> <p><strong>Great Gatsby Inspired Bathroom Finishes</strong><br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/the-great-gatsby-poster1.jpg" width="250"><br><br>With all the recent hype of the new Great Gatsby film, I couldn't resist thinking of an art deco bathroom design inspired by the scenes of the movie.   <br><br><strong>Elements of this bathroom would include:</strong><br><br><strong>Faucets</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="225" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/1-greatgatsby.jpg" width="500"><br>Defined lines, polished nickel or bronze finishes</p> <p><br><strong>Other Plumbing</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="241" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/2-greatgatsby1.jpg" width="500"><br>Black &amp; white, crisp lines</p> <p><br><strong>Tile</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="226" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/3-greatgatsby2.jpg" width="500"><br>Geometric layout, antique mirror or marble, subway tile, texture</p> <p><strong>Mirrors &amp; Lighting</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="545" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/4-greatgatsby3.jpg" width="500"><br>Polished finishes, geometric lines</p> <p><strong>Other Accessories</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="241" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/5-greatgatsby4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Wallpaper</strong> (if a powder room or bathroom with good moisture control)</p> <p><img alt="" height="236" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/6-greatgatsby5.jpg" width="500"><br>Deep, dark color, geometric pattern</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><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></p> <p><em><em><em><br></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 23 May 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPick Up Stickshttp://<p><strong>Springtime opens the door to easy entertaining, fresh foods and full-on flavor combinations. All you need are skewers and a venturesome palate to create the season’s go-to appetizer.</strong></p> <p>Artichoke hearts, thyme and goat cheese? You bet. Melon, mint and prosciutto or shrimp teamed with basil and tomatoes? Absolutely. There’s a reason creatively curated bites on skewers are the season’s must-try appetizers. They’re simple to make, easy to eat and a breeze to serve at a springtime soirée. Savor the mix of flavors, colors and textures of our tasty combinations or concoct some of your own. Simply thread the bites on slender bamboo skewers, artfully arrange the sticks on a tray or easy-to-pass platter, and let the party begin.</p> <p><img alt="" height="478" src="/site_media/uploads/pickupsticks1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>From left to right:</strong> Strawberry, chocolate truffle, mint leaf; Red bell pepper, feta cheese, pickled onion, blue cheese; Creminelli salame slice, red bell pepper, green olive; Strawberry, mint leaf, melon, tangerine section; Cucumber slice, grape tomato, basil leaf, black olive; Green olive, portobello mushroom, marinated artichoke heart; Boiled shrimp, grape tomato, basil leaf; Grape, blue cheese.</p> <p><img alt="" height="471" src="/site_media/uploads/pickupsticks2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>From left to right:</strong> Grape, blue cheese, dried fig; Watermelon chunk, boiled shrimp; Basil leaf, black olive, Creminelli salame; Grape tomato, basil leaf, bocconcini; Apple chunks, ham cube; Prosciutto, canteloupe; Bocconcini, black olive, basil leaf, bacon; Clementine sections, chocolate truffle.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/spring-2013/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other articles from our Spring 2013 issue</a>.</p>Mary MaloufWed, 22 May 2013 16:03:58 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineOn the TableStyle File: Metal Mixologyhttp://<p>Your choice: Worn on your wrist or layered throughout your rooms, <strong>$22,050</strong> worth of mixed metals creates a cutting-edge statement of style.</p> <p><img alt="" height="541" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0003.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$22,050</strong></p> <p>Designer Lyndsay Caleo's diamond studded bangle bracelets of 18k yellow gold $6,250; 18k white gold, $6,350; 18k rose gold, $6,350; sterling silver, $1,550; blackened sterling silver, $1,550 all from <a href="" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>=</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="562" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0001.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$1,699</strong> Thassos stool by Baker | <a href="" target="_blank">LMK Interior Design</a>, SLC <br><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="454" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0002.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$34</strong> Studded bowl |<a href="" target="_blank"> Ward &amp; Child</a>— The Garden Store, SLC</p> <p><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0005.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$150</strong> Decorative bowl and urchins | <a href="" target="_blank">Details</a>, SLC<br><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="702" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0004.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$38</strong> Five-piece flatware | <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0006.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$1,176</strong> Metal pedestal dining table, <a href="" target="_blank">Hamiliton Park</a>, Murray</p> <p><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="517" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0008.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$599</strong> Libations cart | <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Murray</p> <p><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="337" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0011.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$10,669</strong> Celestial chest by Baker | <a href="" target="_blank">Eldredge Furniture</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="388" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/usdsfmm0010.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$3,455</strong> Waterworks faucet | <a href="" target="_blank">Mountain Land Design</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>+</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="394" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/metalmixology.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>$2,015</strong> 101 square feet of Fucina metallic glazed tile | <a href="" target="_blank">Conetmpo Tile</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>$1,845</strong> Perlini mirror by Hickory Chair, <a href="" target="_blank">Forsey's Furniture Galleries</a>, SLC</p> <p><strong>$370</strong> Three rolls of metallic wallpaper by Cole &amp; Son, Schumacher and Thibaut Walls | <a href="" target="_blank">The Colour Store</a>, SLC</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 21 May 2013 21:58:36 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRunway to Room: For Frillshttp://<p>Nothing screams femininity like frills. No matter how you spin a ruffle, it can't help but say, "a lady lives here." In a room fit for a little princess or a grown up queen, layers upon flowing layers add a delicate touch no matter what color they come in. Even blue and gray take on a girly role when ruffles are thrown in the mix.</p> <p><img alt="" height="410" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/frillsrr.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Clockwise from top right:</p> <p>Waterfall Ruffle Shower Curtain, <a href=";parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Ruffle Throw, <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-">Pottery Barn Teen</a></p> <p>Ruffled and Ready Table Shade, <a href="">The Land of Nod</a></p> <p>Xhilaration Jersey Ruffle Pillow, <a href="">Target</a></p> <p>Waterfall Ruffle Duvet Cover, <a href=";parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS">Urban Outfitters</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 20 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: In the Wasatch Backhttp://<p class="p1">We're in Southern California this week photographing another amazing home for <a href="">Karen Butera Design</a>. I can't tell you who the client is but I'm absolutely certain you know her movies as they're huge box office hits. Maybe in the next couple of weeks, I can show the home. In the meantime, here's something local. I photographed these for <a href="">Montana Timber Products</a> this week in Park City and Heber. The company specializes in barn wood sawn siding and its pretty cool.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/mt1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/mt6.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/mt17.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="252" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/mt21.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="226" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/mt22.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/mt25.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 check out more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 17 May 2013 09:35:07 +0000http:// FridayYour own kitchen gardenhttp://<p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/kitchengarden.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>I discovered a new word for my gardener’s vocabulary. This French word is potagere and means a small kitchen garden with herbs or vegetables. I became familiar with creating a kitchen garden years ago and recently read <em>Designing the New Kitchen Garden</em> by Jennifer Bartley. I just finished refreshing the herb boxes that I made last year and enjoyed all winter. I love my “internal” landscape and the amazing smell of fresh mint and basil that fills my kitchen.</p> <p>From this book, I learned helpful tips. One was not to use outdoor soil for indoor planting because it may contain insect eggs. I also read that wooden planter boxes made of untreated redwood will keep my herbs organic by nature of the wood and that the redwood will last for many years.</p> <p>Hope these tips are helpful in creating your kitchen garden.</p> <p><em>Maxine Turner is the president of <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited</a> and contributes monthly blogs about food, catering, trends and more to <a href="/"></a>.</em></p>webinternThu, 16 May 2013 15:11:45 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenBackyard Bravadohttp://<p>The backyard of Roy and Mary Lou Gandolfi's home had all the makings of a landscape desperatlely in need of an overhaul. Average sized and oddly shaped, the Millcreek property suffered from a list of shortcomings including an awkward slope, scrappy shrubs and an old hot tub and deck that detracted from the design and livability of the modern angular home. To transform their yard from dated to dynamic, the couple turned to Jayson King, landscape designer and principal of <a href="" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/april2013/backyardbravado4.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Changes made: Transformed a difficult-to-maintain back corner with stylized, easy care plantings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="380" src="/site_media/uploads/april2013/backyardbravado3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Installed steel retaining walls to support a new, slightly sloped landscape.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/april2013/backyardbravado2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Created a bold focal point using a steel orb planter shaped on a bed of rock.</p> <p>Removed multiple utility poles.</p> <p><img alt="" height="818" src="/site_media/uploads/april2013/backyardbravado1.jpg" width="500"><br>Jayson King, landscape designer and principal of Landform Design Group</p> <p>For more photos visit our <a href="/galleries/backyard-bravado/" target="_blank">Backyard Bravado</a> gallery, for the full story check out the Spring issue on newstands now.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 16 May 2013 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenStyle File: Pattern Playhttp://<p>Designers' passion for mixing patterns continues to thrive in 2013, infusing everything from fashion to furnishings with surprising pairings and chaotic, eye-catching combinations.</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/1mixed-patterns.jpg" width="500"><br><em>Mixed patterns take center stage in Marc Jacobs’ 2013 resort collection.</em></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/bowlandplatter88.jpg" width="500"></strong></p> <p><strong>Bowl and platter, </strong>$68 and $124, <a href="">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/marimekko-kurpitsa20.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Marimekko Kurpitsa 20” pillow, </strong>$73, <a href=""></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/metaldrawerorganizer.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Metal drawer organizer, </strong>$45, <a href="">Details</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/embracechangepillow.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>“Embrace Change” pillow, </strong>$50, <a href="">Details</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/hullrug3.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>Hull Rug No. 3, $7,990, </strong><a href="">Anthropologie</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/May2013/calendar-franklloyd2013.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>2013 Frank Lloyd Wright Designs for Textiles mini </strong><strong>wall calendar, </strong>$8, MoMA, <a href="">