Bloghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/feeds/rss/BlogenArchitectureBehind the ScenesDecorating IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn the GardenIn The MagazineMark Your CalendarsOn the TablePartiesPhoto FridayRecipesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomTablescapesTravelUncategorizedFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:22:00 +0000Photo Friday: Modern, Eclectic, Timelesshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/27/photo-friday-modern-eclectic-timeless/<p>This week took me to a new home in Park City’s White Pine Canyon. Designed by interior designer Jenny Samuelson of J Squared Design, it is home for her own lively young family. The site is set in the trees adjacent to a ski lift, and the open design and ample windows invite in the views and connect the home to its natural setting, while still harboring a strong sense of shelter and home.</p> <p>The more time I spent photographing this home, the more I saw to the design. It is modern in its airy simple lines and in the gray color palette. However, Jenny Samuelson sees gray as an opportunity to play with accent colors and patterns for different effects. She includes vintage and timeless pieces for an eclectic sense, while keeping the design uncluttered and without very much that is extraneous to the function of the home. She consciously made design choices that will not pinpoint the home in time with trendy forms and furniture for a modern classic timelessness.</p> <p>Then there’s the art: As an enthusiast who has worked in the field of art and is serving as a board member at the Kimball, Samuelson has over time gathered some incredible pieces and knowledgeably collected many new ones for the home.</p> <p>Photographically, the problem was choosing just one shot of the space to show it and the design integration with the rest of the home. As a result, I am Photoshopping close to a hundred images and paying computer time for my sin of indecision.</p> <p><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-34.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-46.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-51.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-53.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-57.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-60.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-67.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-68.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/j-69.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on utahstyleanddesign.com. Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:22:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/27/photo-friday-modern-eclectic-timeless/Photo FridayWinter 2015 Web Extras http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/26/winter-2015/<p>Check out the extra content we couldn't fit in our winter issue. </p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/usd_w15_cover-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Utah Style and Design Fall 2014 Web Extras:</p> <h4>In the Black (and White)</h4> <p>In our Runways and Rooms article, <a href="/blog/2015/01/19/style-file-in-the-black-and-white/" target="_blank">In the Black (and White)</a>, we featured furniture and fashion in this compelling color combination, but we're not done yet.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/in-the-black-and-white/" target="_blank">Click here for the products we couldn't fit in print.</a></p> <h4>Stretch Out</h4> <p>Check out our featured <a href="/blog/2015/03/10/style-file-stretch-out/" target="_blank">selection of sectionals</a> for the high-style, high-occupancy living spaces, and then check out five more options for sitting in style.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/web-extra-stretch-out/" target="_blank">Click here for the gallery.</a></p> <h4>Bed Heads</h4> <p>In our Winter 2015 issue, we featured 9 <a href="/blog/2015/02/03/bed-heads/" target="_blank">stunning headboards</a> that do more than keep your pillows from sliding off the bed. </p> <p><a href="/galleries/bed-heads/" target="_blank">Click here to see more gorgeous headboards that intrigue to any bedroom.</a></p> <h4>Navy, Now and Forever</h4> <p>Designer Jessica Bennett of Alice Lane Home Design gave us her <a href="/blog/2015/02/05/enlisting-navy/" target="_blank">best tips for incorporating navy</a> into your home in the Winter 2015 issue, and we have more true blue inspiration for you.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/navy-now-and-forever/" target="_blank">Click here to see more of our favorte navy finds.</a></p> <h4>Modern Machine</h4> <p>We featured a <a href="/blog/2015/02/05/modern-machine-2/" target="_blank">Park City kitchen</a> that perfectly melds industrial and modern design in the magazine, but there's more to show of this function-forward space designed by Cody Beal. </p> <p><a href="/galleries/modern-machines/" target="_blank">Click here for the gallery.</a></p> <h4>Take the Plunge</h4> <p>In the print edition we showed you how to <a href="/blog/2015/02/03/take-the-plunge-1/" target="_blank">transform your bathroom into a style-soaked sanctuary</a> with a freestanding tub, and our online gallery features more photos of fabulous freestanding tubs for to inspire your next remodel project. </p> <p><a href="/galleries/take-the-plunge/" target="_blank">Click here to view our picks.</a></p>webinternThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/26/winter-2015/In The MagazinePin of the Week: Simple Bar Stool Inspirationhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/26/pin-of-the-week-simple-kitchen-inspiration/<p>Barstools can be a tricky thing to shop for. Whether you are going for the wooden or industrial look, you want something that will personalize your kitchen. This pinspiration is a copper bar chair with a crossback design from <a href="http://cgsparks.com/Dine/Dine_Seating/Jabalpur-Bar-Chair-Copper.html" target="_blank">CG Sparks</a> that can be incorporated into any kitchen decor. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/simplekitchen2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For more Pinterest inspiration visit the <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/kitchens/">USD Pinterest page</a>. </p>webinternThu, 26 Feb 2015 13:37:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/26/pin-of-the-week-simple-kitchen-inspiration/Decorating IdeasDIYClearing the Air in Your Homehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/26/clearing-the-air-in-your-home/<p><img alt="" height="337" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/los-angeles-smog-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>If you suffer from asthma or seasonal allergies, the biggest culprit may be in your own home.</p> <p>Utahns are all-too familiar with poor air quality. Nearly every winter, dust and exhaust from our heaters and vehicles gets trapped in the valleys, creating an inversion. Many Utahns do everything they can to avoid going outside or adding to the pollution on especially bad air days, but they often forget about the polluted air they breathe every day in their homes and offices.</p> <p>According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the indoor air may be 100 times more polluted than outside air.</p> <p>Considering Americans spend an estimated 90 percent of their time inside and more than 25 million people have been diagnosed with asthma, making sure the air in your house is free of pollutants is crucial for good respiratory health. </p> <p>You spend countless hours making sure your home is clean and safe for your family, but the tiniest pollutants can cause big problems. In just one cubic foot of inside air, there can be more than 30 million pollutants, in addition to about 40,000 dust mites living in one ounce of dust on your furniture. To put that into perspective, 85 percent of children with asthmatic symptons are actually allergic to dust mites.</p> <p>Fortunately, there's a local sollution to polluted indoor air.</p> <p><a href="http://www.aprilaire.com/" target="_blank">Aprilaire</a> whole-home air purifiers clean the air every time you run your heating system. Aprilaire filters are sensitive enough to trap particles as small as one micron, ridding your home of pet dander, skin cells, volatile organic chemicals, viruses, bacteria and other particles that can cause health problems. </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/aprilaire.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>"The smog buildup in Utah can wreak havock for those suffering from asthma or allergies, so the last thing you want to do is bring those pollutants into your home" says Tom Ruse, Marketing Communications Manager at Aprilaire. "Aprilaire systems are designed to run every time you run your heating and cooling system or you can run it anytime to control the pollutants in your home."</p> <p>Aprilaire systems are installed by your local HVAC expert and employ filters that are six times larger than the filter in your standard furnace filter, trapping up to 99 percent of particulates, Ruse said. </p> <p>Aprilaire indoor filtration systems can be special ordered depending on your needs and price range.</p> <p>For more information or to order an Aprilaire home filtration system, visit their <a href="http://www.aprilaire.com/" target="_blank">website</a>. </p>webinternThu, 26 Feb 2015 10:40:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/26/clearing-the-air-in-your-home/Great IdeaPruning your Petals for Spring http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/25/pruning-your-petals-for-spring/<p class="p1">Spring is just around the corner and now's the time to start thinking about pruning your plants to ensure beautiful blooms this year.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="539" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/pruning1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">It can be confusing to remember which plants need to be pruned in the spring and which need to be pruned in the fall. There are a variety of options and methods for pruning, but <a href="http://www.redbuttegarden.org/pruning_101">Red Butte Garden</a> at the University of Utah offers great tips for beginners who wants to start sprucing up their plants. </p> <p class="p1">If you like the foliage of grasses and perennial seedheads in your winter garden, spring is the time to prune your perennials and ornamental grasses. Prune these plants to a couple of inches above the ground level in February or early March before your plants bloom so this year's new growth won't be damaged. Many herbs, including chives, sorrel, rue and fennel are considered perennials and can also be pruned at this time. </p> <p class="p1">Partially woody herbs should be pruned in the spring after the threat of hard frost is over. Plants can be damaged by frost if the seedheads are removed too early. </p> <p class="p1">Roses, especially hybrid varieties, can be vulnerable to fungus and need to be pruned to allow air movement. For hybrid tea roses, select the three to five best canes and remove all of the other diseased canes to allow your best ones to floursh. Prune the best canes below any winter dieback or disease and to a bud that will grow outside the bush to minimize fungus. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="387" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/pruning2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Avoid pruning trees in the spring when the buds are enlarged because the tree's energy reserves will be at their lowest point during this critical growth time. </p> <p class="p1">Want to learn more about why some plants are pruned in the fall and some in the spring? Sign up for the Botany for Gardeners class at Red Butte Garden. You'll also learn about plant identification and watering practices. </p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://continue.utah.edu/lifelong/class/llhg_488_botany_for_gardeners%20" target="_blank">Botany for Gardeners</a><br>February 26—March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.<br>$67 for members, $74 for general public</p> <p class="p1">Looking to learn the basics of pruning but don't have a lot of cash? Conservation Garden Park offers free workshops:</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://conservationgardenpark.org/events/752/tree-and-shrub-pruning-workshop/" target="_blank">Tree and Shrub Pruning workshop</a><br>Saturday, February 21, 9:00—10:30 a.m.<br>Conservation Garden Park Education Center, West Jordan  </p> <p class="p1">If you're interested in learning how to prune fruit trees, Utah State University Botanical Center offers classes in three locations:</p> <p class="p1">March 14, 9 a.m.—12 p.m.<br><a href="http://usubotanicalcenter.org/htm/classes-events/eventID=32742&amp;#calendarTop" target="_blank">USUBC Home Orchard Demonstration, Kaysville </a></p> <p class="p1">March 21, 9 a.m.—12 p.m.<br><a href="http://usubotanicalcenter.org/htm/classes-events/eventID=31850&amp;#calendarTop" target="_blank">Ogden Botanical Gardens, Ogden</a>  <br><a href="http://usubotanicalcenter.org/htm/classes-events/eventID=32748&amp;#calendarTop" target="_blank">Boyd Hansen's Orchard, West Point</a></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">images via <a href="http://www.redbuttegarden.org/" target="_blank">Red Butte Garden</a></p>webinternWed, 25 Feb 2015 10:59:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/25/pruning-your-petals-for-spring/Great IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsRunway To Room: Spring Ahead With 100% Organic http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/25/runway-to-room-spring-ahead-with-100-organic/<p>As far as trends go, none is more important than using fair-trade, organic products in our fashion wear and home décor. Quality materials are catching on to this trend, and one such brand is Coyuchi. According to them:</p> <p><a href="http://www.coyuchi.com/">Coyuchi</a><strong>,</strong> the first company to bring 100% organic cotton bedding to the U.S., is excited to unveil its Spring 2015 collection, including the <strong><em>first-ever</em> Fair Trade Certified Bath Towels sold in the U.S.</strong>, new organic cotton bedding, robes and loungewear, nursery and more. This collection features beautiful new colorways and perfectly imperfect patterns, capturing Coyuchi designers’ hand-painted artwork.</p> <p><img alt="" height="224" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/towels.jpg" width="300"></p> <p><a href="http://www.coyuchi.com/organic-cotton-air-weight-towels.html" target="_blank">First-Ever Fair Trade Certified™ Bath Towel Collection </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="197" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/sheets.jpg" width="260"></p> <p><img alt="" height="227" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/sheets2.jpg" width="300"></p> <p><a href="http://www.coyuchi.com/organic-bedding/organic-sheets.html" target="_blank">Sheet Sets: Printed and Relaxed Linen Sheeting</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="197" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/robes.jpg" width="260"></p> <p><a href="http://www.coyuchi.com/organic-robes-pajamas/organic-cotton-robes.html" target="_blank">Unisex Slub Jersey Robe </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="197" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/tablelinen.jpg" width="260"></p> <p><a href="http://www.coyuchi.com/table/tablecloths.html" target="_blank">Table Linen</a></p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 25 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/25/runway-to-room-spring-ahead-with-100-organic/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomFurniture Fetishhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/24/furniture-fetish/<p><strong>Furniture Fetish</strong><br> <br>There is a long list of movies with inspiring interiors but in 50 Shades of Grey the furniture stole the scenes. I found myself drooling over sconces and heart racing over sumptuous upholstery. Although the spare living area was better suited to a dance party the individual pieces were stunning. I found my favorites from Koket design. <a href="http://www.bykoket.com/home.php" target="_blank">http://www.bykoket.com/home.php</a><br> <br> <br>This dreamy upholstery is in Anastasia’s bedroom. A tease for the next movie might be to see this room redecorated. If there was ever an argument for reupholstery this is it. This piece by Koket is aptly named Desire.<br><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/50shades1.jpg" width="490"><br><br><br><br>It’s lounge chair counterpart shown in grey and silver.<br><br><img alt="" height="622" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/50shades2.jpg" width="490"><br><br><br>The sconce that stole my breath is named Cloe.<br><br><img alt="" height="507" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/50shades3.jpg" width="382"><br><br><br>The mirror is an edgy composition of points. Cheekily named Guilt.<br><br><img alt="" height="444" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/50shades4.jpg" width="490"><br><br><br>And although it doesn’t appear in the film it should. I am smitten with the bands of steel in contrast finish and smoke glass. Koket titled the piece Intuition.</p> <p><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/50shades5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em><br><br></p>Kristin RockeTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:08:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/24/furniture-fetish/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Why We Should Stage Everything (&amp; Why We Shouldn&#39;t Call It Staging) http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/23/cityhomecollective-why-we-should-stage-everything-why-we-shouldnt-call-it-staging/<p>Most folks don’t know that there is a connection between real estate and design, but those familiar with <a href="/blog/tag/cityhomecollective/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a> know that we don’t just know it--it’s our damn philosophy. For me, the idea of creating a real estate brokerage that also focused on design came about simply due to my desire to make a career out of combining the things I love: real estate, design, architecture, and amazing people.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-2.jpg" width="490"><br>It’s a little-known fact that real estate and design go hand-in-hand, in much the same way that design correlates directly with our senses. When people walk into a home--whether it’s for sale or not--most times they just innately want to touch things. This is something I’ve witnessed time and again while showing houses to buyers--they want to look with their eyes, their ears, and their hands. We’re tactile. We want to know what things are made of, how they feel. As a realtor, the idea of staging my listings started as something I did for fun (and for free) for my clients. I could give you the whole spiel about how a good staging affects all five senses, but I’ll give you the abridged version--what’s important is that you create a space with which people can visually and emotionally connect. I knew that making these little tweaks could vastly affect the way that people felt in the space, and that that feeling could greatly affect how quickly that home was sold. <br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-3.jpg" width="490"><br>Over the years, the art of staging spaces has evolved for me. At <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>, we have an entire department dedicated to staging. We use new pieces and pieces wrought with history from vintage shops (and, as always, support local whenever we can). We help folks create comfortable, intriguing, stellar spaces in their homes, and we aim to inspire the people that come through it to live their own lives with as much intention (and we love when we get calls asking where we got a lamp or what a certain shade of paint is called). Think of it like a sensory pop-up shop. Whether people spend 10 minutes or two hours inside one of our staged homes, they’re going to be blown away the whole time. <br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-5.jpg" width="490"><br>I actually can’t stand the term “staging”--it makes it seem like we’re creating an illusion here. We’re not tricking people; we’re simply creating a space for them to be aware of their own senses, and that’s 100% authentic. I’ve expressed in past blogs that I believe people should live in a home that they think is perfect even before they are ready to sell, but for some reason, people love to wait until they’re moving out to make their home what they want. Don’t wait until you’re ready to sell to stage your space. (Tip: style your home like you’re expecting a few close friends over for drinks--candles, music, a bottle of wine chilling.)<br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-7.jpg" width="490"><br>This isn’t staging. It’s simply living better. If you don’t think there are any pieces warranting a second look or touch in your home, call us up and we’ll find some for you. A staged breakfast or dinner party or moment isn’t synthetic if you’re actually living it, right? Life is filled with big moments (births, weddings, etc), but the little moments matter just as much--they’re what fills the time between the big stuff--so they might as well be amazing, too. I have breakfast with candles and music and my favorite flatware every morning, and not because I’m expecting company. I do it for myself (and partly because most mornings I’m up before the sun). So there’s no fanfare or crowd or Instagram posts about it (#putdownthephone)...it’s still a valid and fantastic memory. Every moment of your life is valid enough to live fabulously. So let’s stage it (and let’s come up with a better word than “stage”).  </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/codystaging12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cody-staging-story-20.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>*Cody Derrick is the founder of <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>, a real-estate and design boutique focused on connecting interesting people with unique spaces. With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra “love where you live,“ and a holistic approach to client needs, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe. Read more at www.cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.com.</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 23 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/23/cityhomecollective-why-we-should-stage-everything-why-we-shouldnt-call-it-staging/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: The High Lifehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/20/photo-friday-the-high-life/<p><a href="http://www.barclaybutera.com/">Barclay Butera Design</a> furnished, accessorized and put the dazzle in a 19th floor condominium model at <a href="http://citycreekliving.com/the-regent/">The Regent,</a> a 20-story residential high rise attached to City Creek Center in the bustling urban neighborhood of theaters, restaurants and shopping. Designers from the Barclay Butera Park City office completed the work and were there to accessorize and add florals.</p> <p>The design maintained clean, uncluttered lines that complemented the focus on views to the surrounding cityscape and mountains. Warm colors and rich woods accentuated a neutral palette, and there were a variety of rich contrasting textures, which I associate with Barclay Butera designs.</p> <p>One photo challenge was the huge cranes working on projects across the street that seemed to have an uncanny sense of moving whenever I was set to take a shot that framed them out of the picture. The other was the artwork: Several of the pieces were executed to be blurred and out of focus, and I didn’t want that to appear to be an error in the photography. Silly, I know.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/r-28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/r-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="733" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/r-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/r-15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/r-22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/r-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on utahstyleanddesign.com. Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 20 Feb 2015 15:11:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/20/photo-friday-the-high-life/Photo FridaySt. George Area Parade of Homes–Final Four Dayshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/19/2015-st-george-area-parade-of-homes-1/<p>The <a href="/blog/2015/02/13/2015-st-george-area-parade-of-homes/">St. George Area Parade of Homes</a> is scheduled to end Feb. 22. It's not too late to go see beautiful houses for inspiration for your current home or if you are building a new one. Tickets are available online at <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/paradehomes.com">paradehomes.com</a> for $15. Homes will be open each day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. </p> <p>Here are a few snaps of homes we loved last weekend. Which were your favorites?</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/housek.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://paradehomes.com/parade-home/terra-caelo-earth-and-heaven/">House #15</a>  J2 Construction/Gulch Design Group, Inc.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/housed.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>House with cool slide from upper deck. </p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/housec.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://paradehomes.com/parade-home/?hm=51">House #4</a> Markay Johnson Construction/McQuay Architects</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/housee.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://paradehomes.com/parade-home/?hm=43">House #26</a>  K H Traveller Development</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/houseg.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://paradehomes.com/parade-home/?hm=51">House #4</a>  Markay Johnson Construction/McQuay Architects</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/bubs.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://paradehomes.com/parade-home/?hm=51">House #4</a>  Markay Johnson Construction/McQuay Architects</p>webinternThu, 19 Feb 2015 09:47:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/19/2015-st-george-area-parade-of-homes-1/ArchitectureMark Your CalendarsRemodel & RenovateRunway To Room: All Things Pastelhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/18/runway-to-room-all-things-pastel/<p>In previous posts we’ve talked about blush, so here we take that a little further with pastels. Runway shows have been using more and more pastels. They offer a more subtle touch of color that can just as easily brighten up a room as it does an outfit. Here are some examples: </p> <p><img alt="" height="566" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/winterpastels.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Style.com</p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/blushcouch.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Sofa One | <a href="http://www.anothercountry.com/collections/sofas-day-beds/products/sofa-one" target="_blank">Another Country</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/pastel6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Charles Eames Style Peppermint DSW Chair| <a href="http://www.cultfurniture.com/furniture-c10/chairs-c3/style-peppermint-dsw-chair-p1602" target="_blank">Cult Furniture </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/pastel3.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Pinterest</p> <p><img alt="" height="518" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/pastel.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Pinterest </p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/pastel4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>  Couch | <a href="http://www.artnau.com/2014/09/cc-tapis/" target="_blank">Artnau </a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 18 Feb 2015 06:21:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/18/runway-to-room-all-things-pastel/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomRed, White and Brasshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/17/red-white-and-brass/<p>I’d want to share this client’s kitchen with you any day, but especially today because I’m writing this on Valentine’s Day, and it’s the perfect Valentine’s Kitchen.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/bertazzoni2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>More photos will be featured soon on <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com/" target="_blank">enzydesign.com</a>, but this sneak peek is enough to show off the show-stopping red <a href="http://us.bertazzoni.com/" target="_blank">Bertazzoni</a> range that is the focal point of this room. Mixed with the crisp white cabinets and brass accents, it’s a clean refreshing space with just the right amount of personality.</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/bertazzoni3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>If you’re looking to add a pop of color and style to your kitchen, think about doing it with one of these sculptural pieces from Bertazzoni.</p> <p><img alt="" height="419" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/ranges.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>By the way, this year at <a href="http://www.kbis.com/" target="_blank">KBIS</a> (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), Bertazzoni introduced a 30” induction range to their already fantastic line!</p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/bertazzoni1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>See more of Bertazzoni's appliances on their <a href="http://us.bertazzoni.com/" target="_blank">website</a>. </p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 17 Feb 2015 10:38:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/17/red-white-and-brass/ArchitectureDecorating IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Realty Studioshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/13/photo-friday-realty-studios/<p>One of the certainties of the uncertain work of freelance architectural photography is that it is always interesting. This week took me to Murray for interior designer Kristine Weaver of <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/">Lisman Studio.</a> The assignment was photographing Realty Studios, the new video studio for online real estate distance education at the Stringham School. I understand it is the vanguard of distance education for real estate professionals.</p> <p>The studio consists of a stage set with chairs for easy conversations and a presenter’s desk. For visual interest, the production staff can change the graphics above both areas and project presentation notes. Also, there are LED lights with reflective panels and the colors can be changed for interest. The photos I am showing here emphasize the blue setting, but we changed those under the presenter’s desk for one shot to orange to emphasize the logo identity.</p> <p>The equipment was the newest and best. They shoot with DSL cameras and a Black Magic production camera from Australia. For lighting, soft boxes set on LED lights reduce shadows and keep the temperatures cool on the set. For a gear head like me, it was truly a fun experience.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/s-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/s-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/s-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/s-11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/utahstyleanddesign.com">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/scotzimmermanphotography.com">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 13 Feb 2015 14:11:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/13/photo-friday-realty-studios/Photo Friday2015 St. George Area Parade of Homes http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/13/2015-st-george-area-parade-of-homes/<p>Recognized as one of the most organized, innovative and quality focused home shows in the country, the St. George Area Parade of Homes will continue its 25 year tradition of establishing fresh trends in home building and introducing attendees to new residential areas. </p> <p><img alt="" height="290" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/1951-md.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The St. George Area Parade of Homes is an annual event produced by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association—a trade association representing more than 600 building industry professionals. SUHBA’s mission is to support the home building industry and benefit its members, partners and communities through education, relationships, advocacy and service. </p> <p>During its 25 years, the St. George Area Parade of Homes has constructed more than 600 homes in Washington County, hosted more than 550,000 visitors and created thousands of jobs.</p> <p><img alt="" height="290" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/parade.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The self-guided home tour takes place February 13-22. It will showcase 28 recently constructed homes in the cities of Hurricane, Ivins, Santa Clara, St. George and Washington. Many of the homes are located in up-and-coming residential communities, including a brand new area off of Southern Parkway near the city’s new airport.</p> <p>The theme for this year is “Frame Your Future,” which will encourage attendees to gather ideas for improving their current home or for building a new home. Parade-goers will be able to speak with industry professionals at more than 130 exhibitor booths located in the garages of the homes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="290" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/2013-md.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Tickets are only $15 and are available online at <a href="http://www.paradehomes.com/" target="_blank">www.paradehomes.com</a>. Homes will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day of the parade.</p> <p>A portion of each ticket sale is given back to the community through the Southern Utah Home Builders Care Foundation, which contributes to local charities and education scholarships.</p>webinternFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:19:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/13/2015-st-george-area-parade-of-homes/ArchitectureGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsSurprise! It&#39;s a #heartbomb.http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/12/salt-lake-heartbomb-pop-up-tour/<p>What's a #heartbomb, you ask?</p> <p>Inspired by what some young <a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2013/02/heart-bombs-young-preservationists-spreading-the-love.html" target="_blank">preservation activists did in Buffalo</a>, The Utah Heritage Foundation is spreading the love—with cut-out hearts and messages—all over one Salt Lake City building that exemplifies architectural presevation at its best.</p> <p><a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2013/02/heart-bombs-young-preservationists-spreading-the-love.html"><img alt="" height="498" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/heartbombs8.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2013/02/heart-bombs-young-preservationists-spreading-the-love.html"><img alt="" height="505" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/heartbombs9.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p>You could shower your love this Valentine's Day with chocolate, flowers or diamonds, but if you're significant other is a design-aholic, architecture junkie or history buff (like many of our readers here), give them something unique.</p> <p>Kidnap them—or come solo—<strong>today from 5 to 6 p.m.</strong> for a free-to-the-public (finally, something for free this Valentine's Day) Pop-Up Tour of this mid-century modern property on South Temple.</p> <p><strong><em>Salt Lake's first #heartbomb</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Thursday, February 12</em></strong><br><strong><em>5:00-6:00 p.m.</em></strong><br><strong><em>Tour is free</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em><em>780 E. South Temple</em></em></strong></p> <p>Before getting heart bombed.</p> <p><strong><em><em><img alt="" height="499" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/screen_shot_2015-02-12_at_8.52.40_am.png" width="500"></em></em></strong></p> <p>After being heart bombed.</p> <p><strong><em><em><a href="http://instagram.com/p/y94lzEoAwa/" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="497" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/screen_shot_2015-02-12_at_8.49.17_am.png" width="500"></a></em></em></strong></p> <p><em>Utah Heritage Foundation is excited to launch its first #heartbomb. Heart bombing is an opportunity to show appreciation for our communities’ historic places, whether it’s your favorite retail shop, local restaurant, theater, or a residence. In 2015, the Salt Lake Modern Committee will shower the mid-century modern property at 780 E. South Temple with Valentines created by volunteers and staff. We’ll gather to celebrate the #heartbomb with a <strong>pop-up tour on February 12th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.</strong> The public is invited to this free event to see the recently completed rehabilitation.</em></p> <p><em>We’ll be using #heartbomb to connect those who want to engage with this effort across Utah and throughout the country. We hope you’ll take part!</em></p> <p>See more at and get involved at <a href="http://www.slmodern.org/2015/02/09/pop-up-tour-and-heartbomb-780-e-south-temple/#sthash.ziy1gUoR.dpuf">Salt Lake Modern</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://instagram.com/p/y94lzEoAwa/" target="_blank"> </a></p>Val RasmussenThu, 12 Feb 2015 08:21:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/12/salt-lake-heartbomb-pop-up-tour/ArchitectureMark Your CalendarsRunway To Room: Denim Accents http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/11/runway-to-room-denim-accents/<p>We all know that denim has been one of the staple fabrics for years, and it seems to only be gaining popularity and expanding its applications. Inspiration for your home can be achieved by simply looking toward runway looks. Today we were inspired by this somewhat retro, head to toe denim ensemble from Chloe’s runway look. We have seen denim as a home décor foundation in the past, and it appears to be making a comeback. So here are some examples of this dual application for denim. </p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/denimrunwaytoroom.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Chloe </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/bluedenim.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>ANTIQUE OVERDYED ROYAL BLUE RUG 8'11" X 7'6" | <a href="http://cgsparks.com/Rugs_Main/Overdyed/Antique-Overdyed-Royal-Blue-Rug-811-x-76.html" target="_blank">C.G. Sparks</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/denimc.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>ENGLISH CHESTERFIELD SOFA | <a href="http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/collection/rlh_collection/furniture/item.aspx?haid=7&amp;collId=181&amp;shaid=&amp;sort=&amp;itemId=30431&amp;phaid" target="_blank">Ralph Lauren Home</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/denimbench.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>Tufted Linen Bench, Denim | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/48282/2906533" target="_blank">One Kings Lane </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/blueseating.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>New Standard 78" Sofa | <a href="http://www.bludot.com/the-new-standard-78-sofa.html" target="_blank">Blu Dot</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 11 Feb 2015 07:24:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/11/runway-to-room-denim-accents/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomTune In: A Love Affair With Chairshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/10/tune-in-a-love-affair-with-chairs/<p>“Designers of all stripes have this love affair with chairs.” – Avery Trufelman</p> <p>In the 139th installment of <a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/edge-of-your-seat/" target="_blank">99% Invisible</a>, the always-affable Roman Mars has chairs on his mind. Mars embarks on a 20-minute mission to understand the long-standing feelings of reverence, triumph, and heartbreak innovators have toward chairs.<br>Before you take a seat and listen, ask yourself how much you know about chairs.</p> <p>Did you know . . .<br>     The hilarious satire site <a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-confirms-no-need-to-make-new-chairs-for-the,36470/" target="_blank">The Onion has a web article</a> that dismisses the need for more chairs.<br>     There’s a recent influx of “healthy chairs” available on the market, including medicine ball chairs and treadmill (read as: chair-less) desks?<br>     One author and designer-extraordinaire believes that chairs are killing people?</p> <p>Whether you prefer bikini chairs, egg chairs, or tête-à-tête chairs, it’s time to grab the chair closest to you, sit back, relax, and tune into <a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/edge-of-your-seat/" target="_blank">Edge of Your Seat</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="626" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/chair1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/81/96/1a/81961af2fa39c3ddeeea1510f632937d.jpg" target="_blank">Image Source<br></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/chair2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://blog.kfla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/wdydwyd_galen_cranz_700px.png" target="_blank">Image Source</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="323" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/chair3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://cargocollective.com/evanjolley/Cardboard-Seating-Project" target="_blank">Evan Jolley Cardboard Seating Project</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="665" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/chair4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393319555/" target="_blank">The Chair Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design</a></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 10 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/10/tune-in-a-love-affair-with-chairs/Great IdeaHot FindsElume Shines at 26th Annual ARTS Awards http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/10/elume-shines-at-26th-annual-arts-awards/<p>Park City lighting boutique <a href="http://elumepc.com/" target="_blank">Elume</a> took home the honor for Best Showroom in the Western Region at the 26th Annual ARTS Awards at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on January 16. </p> <p><a href="https://www.accessoriesresourceteam.org/arts-awards/" target="_blank">The ARTS Awards</a> is an annual event during the Dallas Total Home &amp; Gift Market and honors the best in home industry, including designers, manufacturers, retailers and sales representatives. Utah-born singer, actor and dancer Donny Osmond served as master of ceremonies.</p> <p>Elume began as Prospector Lighting on Prospect Avenue in Park City in 2006. By 2011 the company had rebranded as Elume and moved to Quarry Village where it is known for showing unique and contemporary features. Jennifer Brassey and Joe Ardovino lead a dynamic team of lighting consultants who have more experience than any other team in the area. </p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/elume-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Jennifer Brassey and Joe Ardovino of Elume</p> <p>“Congratulations to all the winners of the 26th annual ARTS Awards,” said <a href="http://dallasmarketcenter.com/" target="_blank">Dallas Market Center</a> President and CEO Bill Winsor. “It’s an honor to celebrate your achievements in retail, manufacturing, design and representation, and we look forward to your continued success in the industry.”</p>webinternTue, 10 Feb 2015 09:43:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/10/elume-shines-at-26th-annual-arts-awards/Behind the ScenesAwarding Utah&#39;s Heritage http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/09/awarding-utah-heritage/<p>Put it on your calendars now. <a href="http://utahheritagefoundation.org/tours-and-events/preservation-conference/itemlist/category/187-preservation-conference-2015" target="_blank">The Utah Heritage Awards</a> are being announced during the Utah Preservation Conference March 12 and 13. Every spring, architecture, design and history buffs from around the state gather to honor homeowners, architects, developers and organizations that excel in the preservation of historically-significant architecture. </p> <p>One such nomination is this one I wrote for Stewardship on behalf of <a href="http://www.slmodern.org">Salt Lake Modern</a>. What do you think? Will she win? Join The Utah Heritage Foundation at the <a href="http://utahheritagefoundation.org/tours-and-events/preservation-conference/itemlist/category/187-preservation-conference-2015">Utah Preservation Conference</a> to find out. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/img_3022_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>I nominate D’Ann Andersen (above) to receive the 2015 Heritage Award for Stewardship. The committee sought out her 1,700 square foot residence to showcase in the 2014 Salt Lake Modern Home Tour because little has been altered in 58 years and according to the Home Tour description, “credit for that has to go to the house remaining in ownership of one family.”</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/fullsizerender-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>D’Ann Andersen (age 82) and her now-late husband John obtained the 2-story, flat-roofed Avenues residence in 1984 from D’Ann’s in-laws, Waldo and Lucy Andersen, who built the mid-century modern home in 1956. And while meticulously maintained in 2014, the structure, landscaping and interior has not been altered in 58 years.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/fullsizerender.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>D’Ann and John raised most of their children in Sugar House before moving to the Avenues. She was a registered nurse and for 50 years, was married to John, a 32-year employee of Beneficial Life Insurance Company.</p> <p>Ralph A. Edwards (1925-1995) designed the Andersen home on an empty lot that used to be on a dead end street. “He grew up two houses east of this house,” says D’Ann. “When he came back to Salt Lake after school in California, my in-laws asked him to design this house.” This Utah native architect attended University of California in Berkeley architecture school and worked under prominent California architect John Reid, “a pioneer in contemporary design.”<strong>[1]</strong> Edwards co-founded Salt Lake’s Edwards &amp; Daniels Architects in 1955 where the firm became a “driving force behind dozens of public and private schools, libraries and hospitals to many rural communities, as well as changing the skyline of urban areas.”1 Edwards &amp; Daniels designed award-winning buildings—including Salt Palace Convention Center, Park City High School, Governor’s Plaza, Carbon High School, Cottonwood High School, the former Salt Lake City Public Library (now The Leonardo) and University of Utah’s Fine Arts &amp; Architecture Building—and served as president of Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architect.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/fullsizerender-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Andersen’s home flaunts several interior architectural elements typical to modern homes of this era. Exposed beams and wood ceiling contain original bleached wood stain. Both mahogany and “possibly” (according to D’Ann) cypress woods make up the walls. Apart from a newer sliding door to upstairs deck, the main floor doors and windows are original.</p> <p>The original kitchen is intact with boomerang-patterned Formica countertops, plain-front mahogany cabinets, globe lighting, a double-sided milk drop that still opens from both sides, a garbage chute to basement incinerator (unused, of course), a built-in fold-down desk, and an exposed laundry area. Like the kitchen, the dining room has an original globe pendant. Entering the living room where all woodwork is original, a floating terrazzo fireplace takes center stage until the floor-to-ceiling wall of windows reveals a view of the entire Salt Lake Valley. The study off the living room employs bleached wood wall, built-in shelves and mahogany clerestory-high closets.</p> <p>Bedrooms contain mahogany closets, working built-ins, clerestory windows and clerestory-height closets. Bathrooms maintain most of their original features minus the flooring and tile inside the upstairs powder room.</p> <p>(Images below via Amanda Moore Photography)</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/sparebed.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/spare.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/master.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/builtin.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Beside the main entrance is a small indoor garden area where floating steps lead downstairs to the open-concept, walk-out basement. Stair railing is original, although clear glass panels have been added for children’s safety. A floating fireplace divides the basement great room into two open areas. Another bedroom and bathroom live in this lower level and apart from a portion of one newer fiberglass window and carpet in the bedroom, both rooms are original.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/img_3001.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>True to mid-century modernism, the outdoors serves as the focal point. Without a doubt, this home’s exterior highlights this. Deep roof overhangs emphasize the horizontal lines that focus on the home’s main feature: an expansive 180-degree valley view—from the Great Salt Lake on the west to the Wasatch Front Mountains on the east. A south-facing upstairs deck (railing was recently replaced to code with a steel and cable system) spans the entire length of the home and wraps around the west side, while the downstairs walks out to grass and pruned shrubs.</p> <p>When asked what she loved most about the home, D’Ann responded, “The big balcony.” In addition to the sensational view of the Salt Lake Valley, the balcony provides prime viewing of backyard visitors like the herd of deer living on the Avenues hillside and who visit D’Ann regularly.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/westside.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/theview.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>To the architect’s dismay, an open breezeway was enclosed by a sunroom sometime in the 1960’s, but D’Ann states her in-law’s felt the mountainside winds left this space overly windy to use comfortably.</p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/outsunroom.tif" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/sunroom.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The Andersen family has meticulously maintained this structure from 1956 to today. Updates include: installing a new furnace, A/C and water heater; re-bricking the once coal-burning chimney to be wood burning; keeping electrical—like the push-button light switches—current; and replacing the outdoor wood railing with steel and cable. Landscaping is green and pruned, while the interior and exterior are clean and undamaged. All this proves D’Ann Andersen is a true steward of home preservation. Thank you for your consideration.</p> <div><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/sink.jpg" width="490"> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/nutone.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/living.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/frontporch.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/frontdoorlight.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/fireup2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/dining.jpg"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/d'sroom.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/cabinet.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/basementbed.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/basement.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/backyardview.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/backhouse.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Utah Heritage Awards, Stewardship Award, Avenues neighborhood, mid-century modern architecture, Ralph A. Edwards architect" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/Utah%20Heritage%20Awards/backcorner.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <hr align="left" size="1" width="33%"> <div> <p><strong>[1] </strong>Deseret News, January 3, 1996, “Ralph A. Edwards – Master Utah Architect” obituary</p> </div> </div>Val RasmussenMon, 09 Feb 2015 12:50:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/09/awarding-utah-heritage/ArchitectureMark Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: At Least 50 Shades of Grayhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/06/photo-friday-at-least-50-shades-of-gray/<p><a href="http://www.dresseddesign.com/">Designer Beth-Ann Shepherd</a> recently completed a home in the Empire Pass area of Park City. Her design inspiration was the many shades, at least 50, of gray. While playing with the color gray, she introduced variations with textural differences, metal and glass.</p> <p>My challenge was the recurrent one for architectural photographers: to not allow the light sources to distort the color. Gray is the most challenging wall color, as any introduced color changes it.</p> <p>It was exciting to experience and photograph the home, and I was particularly fascinated with the art selections. And no, I didn’t photograph it in black and white, although I can see where someone might think that!</p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/g-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/g-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="797" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/g-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/g-18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/g-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/g-31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/utahstyleanddesign.com">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/scotzimmermanphotography.com">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 06 Feb 2015 15:06:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/06/photo-friday-at-least-50-shades-of-gray/Photo FridayThe Color You Need Now: Navyhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/05/the-color-you-need-now-navy/<p><img alt="" height="544" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/navy-product1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Baccarat Vase, $1,300, <a href="http://www.octannerstore.com/">O.C. Tanner</a>, SLC</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="453" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/navy-product2.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Melange 3-drawer chest, $1,420, <a href="http://www.hamiltonparkut.com/" target="_blank">Hamilton Park Interiors</a>, Murrary</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/navy-product3.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Nested oval trays, $38 and $38, <a href="http://detailscomforts.com/" target="_blank">Details</a>, SLC</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="187" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/navy-product4.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Arper indigo saari sofa, $5,082, <a href="http://www.abchome.com/" target="_blank">ABC Home</a></em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="423" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/navy-product5.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Shibori linen pillow, $121, <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, SLC and Orem</em></p> <h3>Bennett's Paint Picks</h3> <p>Jessica Bennett of Alice Lane Home Design shares her top navy hues. </p> <p><img alt="" height="119" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/hague-blue.png" width="127"><img alt="" height="112" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/hale-navy.png" width="126"><img alt="" height="116" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/gentlemans-gray.png" width="124"></p> <p>From left: </p> <p>Hague Blue<br>No. 30<br>Farrow &amp; Ball<br>"A go-to straight-forward navy blue."</p> <p>Hale Navy<br>HC-154<br>Benjamin Moore<br>"A trusted man-in-uniform navy."</p> <p>Gentleman's Gray<br>2062-20<br>Benjamin Moore<br>"Fashion-forward with a dot of green in it."  </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 05 Feb 2015 10:15:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/05/the-color-you-need-now-navy/Decorating IdeasHot FindsEnlisting Navyhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/05/enlisting-navy/<p><img alt="" height="533" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/jessica-bennett.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Jessica Bennett, designer and principal of Alice Lane Home Collection</em></p> <h3>Quantity</h3> <p>Unlike many trendy hues, navy can be more than an accent color. Navy also performs as a neutral, Bennett explains, so it can be a room’s “main event.” She often uses navy to color the walls of an entire room, to upholster large furniture pieces and to cover a floor’s expanse with a beautiful, deep blue rug.</p> <h3 class="p1">Pairings</h3> <p class="p1">“Like black, navy goes with everything,” Bennett says. It’s a classic with white and teams spectacularly with warm tones. “A yellow gold, an Hermès orange—so striking!” The designer fancies navy with rich cognac in mountain settings and warns against choosing predictable jewel tones. “Colors like tangy persimmon are younger and vamp up the pairings,” she says. She also loves navy with pink, with light or bright blues and with absolutely any metallic. “It’s also fantastic with black.” </p> <h3 class="p2">Spaces</h3> <p class="p1">Navy’s versatility makes it a go-to color for most any space. It’s dazzling in a powder bath where it creates a jewel box effect, but is less suited for other windowless spaces like guest bathrooms or corridors. She has featured it in countless ways including on the walls of dramatic living rooms and her own home office as well as on lower kitchen cabinets. “We painted the upper cabinets white and added beautiful gold knobs throughout; it was stunning,” she says. </p> <h3 class="p1">Finishes</h3> <p class="p1">A high-gloss navy is absolutely spectacular, but requires expert application and will show any surface’s imperfections, Bennett warns. “A lower sheen can be more contemporary and less glamazon.” she says. In a mountain setting, she often favors a duller, earthier finish and, depending on the look, leans toward a more casual version of the color like indigo or denim. “They naturally feel a little looser,” she explains.</p>webinternThu, 05 Feb 2015 09:56:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/05/enlisting-navy/From Our PagesGreat IdeaPin of the Week: Moroccan Lampshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/04/pin-of-the-week-moroccan-lamps/<p>Moroccan design is a steady favorite for interesting details and conversation starter pieces, and now it's easier than ever to incorporate into your home. These Moroccan lamps upgrade the lighting in any room with a touch of flair. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/lamp3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>via <a href="http://www.handbag.com/life/i590191-1/12-things-to-buy-now-for-a-summer-wedding-in-the-night-garden.html#a501458" target="_blank">Handbag</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/lamp1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>via <a href="http://afflante.com/16596-palmilla-restaurant-at-hermosa-beach-california-gdesign/" target="_blank">Afflante</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/lamp2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>via <a href="http://www.mycraftwork.com/" target="_blank">MyCraftWork</a></p> <p>For more lighting inspiration, follow Utah Style &amp; Design on <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>! </p>webinternWed, 04 Feb 2015 12:26:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/04/pin-of-the-week-moroccan-lamps/Great IdeaHot FindsBed Headshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/03/bed-heads/<p>Look, headboards do more than prevent pillows from sliding behind the bed. As talented Utah pros prove, the most novel treatments go way beyond mattress-hugging furniture. Creatively designed, they perform as bold focal points that bestow surprising form, scale and luxurious texture to feature walls of bedrooms of all styles. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/bedhead1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A white, slightly winged headboard provides a visual break from this chic bedroom’s patterned wallpaper. Design by Beth Ann Shepherd.</p> <p><img alt="" height="670" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/bedhead2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Who needs art above the bed when tall yellow headboards will do? Anything but dull and timid, these pieces boast exaggerated scale that ideally suits the size of this guest bedroom in a Montage Residence. Design by Dressed Design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/bedhead3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Created as a single element, the unified headboard, bed frame and bedside table makes a unique statement in this St. George master suite. Strong angles and clean horizontal lines compliment the modern home designed by Arthur Dyson.</p> <p>For more headboard inspiration, check out the <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/galleries/bed-heads/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>webinternTue, 03 Feb 2015 11:08:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/03/bed-heads/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineStyle File: Vintage Vibehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/03/style-file-vintage-vibe/<p>It's hard to work up excitement for a cocktail served in a juice glass. Thankfully, vintage glassware makes it a thrill to swill. Whether you are a fan of Mad Men, or you're simply smitten with the iconic style, this Mid-Century set gratifies with bold colors, a graphic pattern and check out that rack. Sure, it may require a hunt to find a set as pristine as this, but when guests ask, as they inevitably will, "Hey, where'd you find these glasses?" you'll have a story to share over drinks. </p> <p><img alt="" height="561" src="/site_media/uploads/vintage-vibe.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Eight-piece vintage set with rack, <a href="http://www.modagogo.com/" target="_blank">MOD a-go-go</a>, SLC </p>webinternTue, 03 Feb 2015 10:20:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/03/style-file-vintage-vibe/From Our PagesGreat IdeaSofa-Art Pairingshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/02/sofa-art-pairings/<p>In the following images I selected art pairings for these sofas with the combined composition in mind. In this first selection a midcentury tailored sofa was relaxed by a salon-style or gallery wall hanging. The neutral sofa is fabulous to play against. It’s neutrality was invigorated by kick-ed up orange and complimentary blues and greens. It is further punched up the graphic qualities of Wendy Chidester’s Trike painting. The contemporary qualities of Michelle Condrat’s pixelated landscapes paired with Blake Luther’s more bucolic landscape show how easy it is to place differently styled pieces together. The change in subjects of each of the pieces, for instance a figure by Trent Call, still life, landscapes and an abstract, demonstrate how interest is created by diverse elements. And likewise they are also all framed differently.<br> <br>The sofa does not match the paintings but the pillows pick up on some of the colors. This creates a thread of harmony throughout the arrangement. I like to start hanging with a cloth-line across the top and let them fall out along the bottom. Other great options would be to keep interior spacing consistent or to hang them edge to edge.<br> <br>The sofas are from Crate &amp; Barrel and all art work is available at 15th Street Gallery.</p> <p><img alt="" height="421" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/krocke1.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.15thstreetgallery.com/" target="_blank">15th Street Gallery</a> Artists curated by the auspicious direction of Lucy Heller. | Photo K Rocke Design</p> <p>Sofas and pillows available at <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/rochelle-sofa/s236254" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>.</p> <p>Local Utah artists include Trent Call – Woman in Kitchen, Wendy Chidester – Trike, Blake Luther – Landscape, Anne Wolfer – Still Lifes Bottles/Pears, Michelle Condrat – Contemporary Landscapes, Llyod Tabing – Abstract<br><br></p> <p><img alt="" height="378" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/krocke2.jpg" width="490"><br>Photo K Rocke Design</p> <p>This arrangement doesn’t fall short of energy but has an embracing scale to it. I think the bigger the better. In the past the general sizing was approximately 36 by 48 but today that sizing doesn’t hold a room. Floating of furniture and modern shapes in a upholstery were largely brought about by the introduction of the abstract expressionist art movement. Sofas were secondary to a Jackson Pollack (or similarly scaled work) and being able to appreciate the entire piece. This abstract from Darryl Blaine Erdmann has engaging movement and is restfully pleasant. The brown of the rug company pillows speaks to the umber and grounds the grey midcentury sofa. The cream in the pillows advance the depth of the sofa for light contrast. The ikat also loosens up the composition bringing in a bohemian element.</p> <p>Sofa <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/petrie-sofa/s270907" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a> | Pillows <a href="http://www.therugcompany.com/us/" target="_blank">The Rug Company</a> | Local Artist Darryl Blaine Erdmann <a href="http://www.15thstreetgallery.com/" target="_blank">15th Street Gallery</a> </p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 02 Feb 2015 15:53:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/02/sofa-art-pairings/Great IdeaRoom To RoomValentine&#39;s Day Cooking Classeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/02/valentines-day-cooking-classes/<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/vday.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Are you not sure what to do this Valentine's Day? The Salt Lake Culinary Center is hosting romantic themed cooking classes for couples to learn to cook together and share their special made plates. </p> <p>Here are the list of classes that The Salt Lake Culinary Center will provide. </p> <p><strong>Valentine's Sweets and Treats</strong><br>February 10<br>6:00 to 9:00 PM<br>Attendees will enjoy this <a href="http://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/valentine-sweets-and-treats/" target="_blank">sweets-inspired workshop</a> creating<br>scrumptious treats perfect for sharing with the one you love. <br><br><strong>Junior Chefs Valentine Treats For Your Sweetie</strong><br>February 12<br>4:30 to 7:30 PM<br>Our <a href="http://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/junior-chefs-valentine-treats-for-your-sweetie/" target="_blank">youngest chefs</a> will spend the afternoon learning to make<br>classic Valentine sweet treats to enjoy with a special friend or family members.<br><br><strong>French Macrons</strong><br>February 13<br>6:00 to 9:00 PM<br>Join Chef Amy Christensen for this sweet-filled class.<br>Participants will take home their gorgeous French <a href="http://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/french-macarons/" target="_blank">cookie creations</a>.<br><br><strong>Fondue and Wine</strong><br>February 13<br>6:00 to 9:00 PM<br>In this class, Chef Mollie Snider and students will prepare and share a variety of<a href="http://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/fondue-and-wine-party/" target="_blank">fondue classics</a> from cheese to chocolate and everything in between.<br>Each fondue course will be paired with a different wine.<br>(21 years of age or older only)<br><br><strong>Date Night: Turn Up The Heat</strong><br>February 13<br>6:00 to 9:00 PM<br>Just in time for Cupid to launch his arrow of amore,<br>Chef Sara Shakula introduces our <a href="http://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/date-night-turn-up-the-heat/" target="_blank">newest Date Night class</a>. <br>Couples will be delighted by the extensive full-flavored menu.<br><br><strong>Pasta Amore: Valentine Luncheon for Two</strong><br>February 14<br>10:00 AM to 1:00 PM<br>A perfect day date for you and your special someone. <br>Couples will enjoy making a <a href="http://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/pasta-amore-a-valentine-luncheon-for-two/" target="_blank">delectable lunch together</a> that<br>includes a class crafted appetizer, homemade pasta and sauce and tiramisu for dessert. <br><br><strong>Playing with Fire</strong><br>February 14<br>6:00 to 9:00 PM<br>Spend <a href="http://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/playing-with-fire/" target="_blank">Valentine's Day</a> evening celebrating with<br>your best gal or guy in our kitchens.<br>With a menu to die for, couples are promised<br>a special night out that will not soon be forgotten.<br><br>Valentine's Day classes sell-out quickly so be sure to make your reservations early.<br>All Salt Lake Culinary Center classes are available for<br>review and registration on <a href="https://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/classes/calendar/" target="_blank">The Salt Lake Culinary Center website</a>. </p>webinternMon, 02 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/02/02/valentines-day-cooking-classes/Mark Your CalendarsOn the TablePhoto Friday: Workfront&#39;s Designhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/30/photo-friday-workfronts-design/<p>On my list of things of designs that have made startling advances are offices. Case in point is the new Thanksgiving Point office space designed by Niki Strebel Volle of <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/">Lisman Studio</a> for <a href="http://www.workfront.com/try-workfront?o=70160000000MtRiAAK&amp;mkwid=sAwa3TaUn_dc&amp;pcrid=61181747660&amp;pmt=p&amp;pkw=work%20front%20utah&amp;gclid=CM7H77TivMMCFQkuaQodekwAag">Workfront,</a> formerly AtTask, a project management software company.</p> <p>I have photographed offices earlier in my career, and many were so dismal and uninspiring they reminded me of jails for the educated and well-behaved. The colors were often variations of beige, and they particularly fell down in the break rooms where stained carpet and mismatched chairs discouraged any time away from the desk, and dented vending machines stood ignored in the corner with stale goods.</p> <p>The contrasting approach for Workfront is startling. The reception space introduces the lively colors, and the sleek reception desk offers wheelchair accessibility. Next I noticed the noise attenuation and the accompanying reduction in tension. Chat and collaboration areas take various forms, which is a remarkable contrast to the past style of offices where any interactions between employees were discouraged unless sanctioned and attended by higher ups. In Workfront’s offices, conference spaces for more formal meetings subtly suggest to depart from tried and true thinking with non-linear design and asymmetry.</p> <p>Returning to the subject of break rooms, Workfront offers employees table tennis, TVs, a pool table, elastic chairs to flop and stretch the kinks, and free refreshments. Hmm, I wonder if they have an opening or a middle-aged guy with a camera?</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wf-27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/utahstyleanddesign.com">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/scotzimmermanphotography.com">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:39:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/30/photo-friday-workfronts-design/Photo FridayA Class for Every Cookhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/29/a-class-for-every-cook/<p><img alt="" height="211" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/bread.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Looking for a creative weekend date night or just want to step up your game in the kitchen? Local cooking classes will give you the hands-on instruction you need to master your culinary goal, whether it's homemade pasta or French pastries. </p> <h3>Harmon's</h3> <p><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/%20https:/www.harmonsgrocery.com/classes/know-your-spices" target="_blank">Know Your Spices</a><br>Harmon's City Creek<br>February 3<br>6:30—8:30 p.m.<br>Remember that spice rack your mother-in-law gave you for your wedding that you haven't touched since? It's hard to know which spices to use for each dish, so let Chef Aaron Ballard show you the best ways to spice up your meals and desserts. </p> <p><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/%20https:/www.harmonsgrocery.com/classes/sushi-101-lets-get-rolling" target="_blank">Sushi 101: Let's Get Rolling</a><br>Harmon's Bangerter Crossing<br>February 10<br>7:00—8:30 p.m. <br>Whether you're a frequent flyer to the sushi bar or you're just feeling adventurous, come hungry and learn to roll like the master chefs. Beverage pairings are available for $7 to guests 21 and older.</p> <p><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/%20https:/www.harmonsgrocery.com/classes/date-night-romantic-french-dinner" target="_blank">Date Night: Romantic French Dinner </a><br>Harmon's Station Park <br>March 6<br>6:30—8:30 p.m.<br>Looking to add a little romance to your date night? Learn the culinary secrets of the City of Love and indulge with your sweetie when your masterpiece is finished. </p> <p>To register or view a full list of upcoming classes, visit <a href="https://www.harmonsgrocery.com/classes" target="_blank">Harmon's Cooking School</a>. </p> <p><img alt="" height="215" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/sushi_.jpg" width="500"></p> <h3>Sur La Table</h3> <p><a href="http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1926617/Girls+Night+Out%3A+Cooking+for+Someone+Special" target="_blank">Girls Night Out: Cooking for Someone Special </a><br>February 6 <br>6:30—8:30 p.m.<br>Impress your Valentine by learning to make a romantic and decadent meal for date night. Work step-by-step with the chef to learn to make a variety of dishes, including pan seared beef and chocolate fondue. </p> <p><a href="http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1926500/Artisan+Bread+Basics" target="_blank">Artisan Bread Basics</a><br>February 16<br>11 a.m.—2 p.m.<br>Learn the secrets to making perfect bread every time with this hands-on workshop. Learn to make a variety of artisan favorites and enjoy the smell of fresh-baked bread throughout the class.  </p> <p><a href="http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1926492/Best+of+New+Orleans" target="_blank">The Best of New Orleans</a><br>February 28<br>2:30—4:30 p.m.<br>Let the aromas of Creole and Cajun cooking take you on a trip to the Deep South with this fun class. Learn to make Southern-style remoulade, gumbo and other Southern favorites as you work hands-on in the kitchen with your chef instructor.  </p> <p>To register or view a full list of upcoming classes, visit <a href="http://www.surlatable.com/browse/storeCalendar.jsp?storeId=026" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>. </p> <h3><img alt="" height="211" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/valentines_.jpg" width="490"></h3> <h3>Williams Sonoma </h3> <p>Valentine's Day Baking<br>February 1<br>11:00 a.m.<br>Learn to prepare sweet treats from scratch as well as some handy shortcuts for your own kitchen in this free class, just in time for Valentine's Day.</p> <p>Asian Cooking: Dumplings and Noodles<br>February 8<br>11:00 a.m.<br>This class will give you the skills you need to throw a memorable party for the Lunar New Year this month. Wow your friends with homemade noodles and dumplings and learn steaming and panfry techniques. </p> <p>Asian Cooking: Stir-Fry<br>February 15<br>11:00 a.m.<br>Stir fry is a delicious and healthy option for busy weeknights or a dinner party. Learn the basics of stir frying, as well as which seasonings and ingredients make the best stir-fry.</p> <p>Cooking with Cast Iron <br>February 22<br>11:00 a.m.<br>Not sure how to use your cast-iron cookware? This class will show you how to make slow-cooked meals for lazy sundays, or how to warm hearty soups for your family.</p> <p>All Williams Sonoma <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/pages/store-events/store-events/technique-classes.html" target="_blank">technique classes</a> are free. Sign up by calling Williams Sonoma Trolley Square at 801-359-0459.</p>webinternThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:32:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/29/a-class-for-every-cook/Great IdeaOn the TableRunway To Room: Wall Décor http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/28/runway-to-room-wall-d%C3%A9cor/<p>Popping up in the home fashion scene are macramé, or wall rugs. Intended to add a touch of style and a more comfortable look, these little pieces are becoming quite the hot addition to living rooms and other areas of the home where leisure takes priority. </p> <p><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wallrugs5.jpg" width="432"></p> <p>Image via Pinterest</p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wallrugs1.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Handwoven Arrow Tapestry, Large| <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-wall-mirrors/33128265.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wallrugs3.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Naativ Studios x UO Woven Wall Hanging | <a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=33364027&amp;parentid=A_FURN_WALL#/" target="_blank">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wallrugs2.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Handwoven Arrow Tapestry, Small  | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-wall-mirrors/33127937.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 28 Jan 2015 09:41:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/28/runway-to-room-wall-d%C3%A9cor/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomStyle File: What&#39;s Hot Nowhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/27/style-file-whats-hot-now/<p>Want to know what the best-dressed rooms will be wearing in 2015? Marvin Wilkinson, purveyor of some of the world's finest interior fabrics, forecasts some of the hottest textile trends for the coming year. </p> <p><strong>Shimmer</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="563" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/shimmer.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Front to back: Cat's Meow by <a href="http://www.donghia.com/" target="_blank">Donghia</a>; Alexandra by <a href="http://www.luludk.com/">Lulu DK</a>; Glaze by <a href="http://www.weitznerlimited.com/products/51-en-fabrics">Weitzner</a></p> <p><strong>Animals</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="458" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/animals.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Front to back: Dogs Socializing by <a href="http://www.chelseatextiles.com/us/fabrics.html" target="_blank">Chelsea Editions</a>; Richelieu by <a href="http://fortuny.com/">Fortuny</a>; Paloma by <a href="http://www.rosetarlow.com/" target="_blank">Rose Tarlow</a></p> <p><strong>Fur</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/fur.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Front to back: Mouton by <a href="http://www.davidsutherlandshowroom.com/manufacturers/detail/1525" target="_blank">The Ranch Collection</a>; Lux by <a href="http://www.sahco.de/products/" target="_blank">Sahco</a>; Leo by <a href="http://www.sahco.de/products/" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p><strong>Velvet</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/velvet.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Front to back: Hana by <a href="http://www.weitznerlimited.com/products/51-en-fabrics" target="_blank">Weitzner</a>; Lily by <a href="http://jamesdunloptextiles.com/brands/mokum/" target="_blank">Mokum</a>; Ritzy by <a href="http://www.donghia.com/" target="_blank">Dognhia</a></p> <p><strong>Plaid</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/plaid.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Front to back: Stout Dandy Mayfair by <a href="http://hollandsherry.com/">Holland &amp; Sherry</a>; Houndstooth by <a href="http://www.townsendleather.com/">Townsend Leather</a>; Wilde Pony by <a href="http://hollandsherry.com/">Holland &amp; Sherry</a></p> <p>For more design inspiration, check out our <a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/" target="_blank">Winter 2015</a> issue.</p>webinternTue, 27 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/27/style-file-whats-hot-now/From Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsPhoto Friday: Summer Cottagehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/23/photo-friday-summer-cottage/<p>As the January winter doldrums set in, I am thinking of some of the great summer projects we got to shoot this year.</p> <p>This project is another great cottage from a book Ann and I are working on. I love the scale and color in this cottage and especially the painted floors. It brings back great memories of being at the beach, where it's located, those warm summer days. </p> <p><img alt="" height="670" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="703" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/r_21.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/utahstyleanddesign.com">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/scotzimmermanphotography.com">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 23 Jan 2015 15:01:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/23/photo-friday-summer-cottage/Photo FridayCaitlin Wilson Trunk Showhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/22/caitlin-wilson-trunk-show/<p>Need some fresh design inspiration for the new year? Mark your calendar for the <a href="http://caitlinwilson.com/save-the-date/" target="_blank">Caitlin Wilson Trunk Show</a> hosted by <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>. </p> <p>International interior designer <a href="http://caitlinwilson.com/" target="_blank">Caitlin Wilson</a> will be showing in Salt Lake City on January 24.</p> <p><img alt="" height="707" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/caitlin-wilson.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Details on the trunk show:</p> <p>January 24, 2015<br>10 a.m.—9 p.m.<br>602 E. 500 South<br>Salt Lake City </p>webinternThu, 22 Jan 2015 14:51:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/22/caitlin-wilson-trunk-show/Decorating IdeasMark Your CalendarsRunway To Room: Leafy Accents http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/21/runway-to-room-leafy-accents/<p>Runway fashion shows have been looking leafy, bold, and very fresh. This Kate Spade sundress can be the perfect bold inspiration for your home décor. The key for achieving this leafy combination is simple, but it is important that you don’t over do it. Adding a pillow or another small, leafy accessory can achieve a fresh and on trend look.</p> <p><img alt="" height="518" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/runwayroomgreen.jpg" width="690"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The Original Martinique Wallpaper - Beverly Hills Wallpaper | <a href="http://designerwallcoverings.com/WallpaperStore/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;products_id=1#sthash.dmo0GkjG.dpuf%20http://designerwallcoverings.com/WallpaperStore/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;products_id=1" target="_blank">Designer Wall Coverings </a></p> <p>Printed Harper Sofa |<a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/32010407.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/" target="_blank"> Anthropologie </a></p> <p>Botanical + Birch Wall Art – Stencil Leaf | <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/botanical-birch-wall-art-stencil-leaf-w850/?pkey=e%7Cbotanical%2B%252B%2Bbirch%2Bwall%2Bart%25C2%25A0%25E2%2580%2593%25C2%25A0stencil%2Bleaf%7C1%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&amp;cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p> <p>Green Floral Decorative Pillow | <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/119661735/green-floral-decorative-designer-lumbar?ref=shop_home_feat_2" target="_blank">Whitlock and Co </a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 21 Jan 2015 07:20:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/21/runway-to-room-leafy-accents/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomLibretti &amp; Libations: The Pearl Fisherhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/20/libretti-libations-the-pearl-fisher/<p class="p2">For the second time this season, art influences life with Utah Opera’s “Libretti &amp; Libations,” a partnership with Salt Lake City’s top mixologists to create craft cocktails inspired by the current opera production.</p> <p class="p2">During January, nine social sippers—Bambara, Bar-X, BTG Wine Bar, Caffe Molise, Martine, Rye, Finca, Takashi and Pallet— offer the second installment of opera-based libations with “The Pearl Fishers”-inspired craft cocktails as a way of creating an intersection between food and drink, and opera.</p> <p class="p2">Visit <a href="http://www.utahopera.org/libations">www.utahopera.org/libations</a> for more information. </p> <p class="p2">Libretto refers to the spoken word portion of the opera. As patrons enjoy their libations at the participating “Libretti &amp; Libations” restaurants, they have the chance to read a portion of libretto from the current opera.</p> <p class="p2">People can also enter a social media contest sponsored by Salt Lake Magazine to win a pair of tickets by sharing photos of their libations on Twitter or Instagram prior to Wednesday, Jan. 21 and tagging <strong>#UtahOperaSips</strong>.</p> <p class="p2">This month’s winner will attend the Friday, Jan. 23 evening performance of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at Capitol Theatre. </p> <p class="p2">Talk about culture! Take a look at some of the entries: </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/takashi1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2">TAKASHI: Bar Director Jonny Bonner and General Manager Richard Romney created “Temple Saint” using the primary flavors of Ceylon, the island where “The Pearl Fishers” is set (modern-day Sri Lanka), including Pusser’s Navy Rum to represent the fishermen, Amaro Nonio and Luxardo. “Utilizing the primary favors of the island, Ceylon cinnamon and black tea, we aimed to develop a bitter sweet cocktail inspired by the final act.” <strong>Pallet Bistro</strong> also uses the fiery final act as their inspiration for “The Lovers’ Escape” with Old Tom Gin, Crème de Yvette, Qi smoked black tea liqueur and a flamed zest that finishes the bittersweet flavors. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/btg_caffemolise2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/pallet3.jpg" width="338"></p> <p class="p2">PALLET: Bijan Ghiai crafts a cocktail from Gin, Genepy de Alps. Crème de Yvette, chamomile bitters, Qi smoked black tea liqueur, finished with flamed zest inspired by the final fiery act: “The Lovers’ Escape” </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/finca4.jpg" width="338"></p> <p class="p2">FINCA:  “The Friendship Duet,” is inspired by the popular duet "Au fond du temple saint," sung by Zurga and Nadir, cementing their friendship with lyrics “Let nothing part us. No, nothing. Let us swear to remain friends.” “The Friendship Duet, is composed of different fruits native to Western Asia, sloe berries and figs,” says Mixologist Davy Bartlett. “It uses Pachará which is a Spanish liqueur created from sloe berries.” </p> <p class="p2">Below: </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Rye Dinner &amp; Drinks </strong>will also present a spicy, warm cocktail with Allspice , cinnamon and coconut milk, which uses only ingredients native to Ceylon at the time of “The Pearl Fishers” tale. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/rye.jpg" width="338"></p> <p class="p1"><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/01/16/libretti-libations-the-pearl-fisher/">saltlakemagazine.com</a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/20/libretti-libations-the-pearl-fisher/On the TableOrange is the new kalehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/20/orange-is-the-new-kale/<p><img alt="" height="475" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/orangeisthenewkale.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Tyler Stokes</em></p> <p class="p1">As I pointed out <a href="http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/06/handle-a-brillian-new-addition/">once before</a> regarding Handle’s move into Jean-Louis’s old space, it’s tremendously hard to open a new restaurant in another restaurant’s longtime location. Greg Neville’s Lugano set the bar for Italian in this town for a long time—the dark, woody, country Italian look had apparently settled in the space permanently. It was a brilliant stroke for Tyler Stokes, in designing his new restaurant, <a href="http://www.slcprovisions.com/">Provisions,</a> to choose bold orange and bright white for the dominant colors. It’s the first thing you notice as you enter and a definite signal that Things Have Changed. </p> <p class="p2">And they have. Paint out any lingering taste memories that go with the location. </p> <p class="p2">Stokes is calling this an American restaurant with a craft kitchen. Here’s the gist, as he put it: “Everything homemade, sourced locally if possible, always cooking with the seasons, the menu will change every season, every month, every day. We will be a casual fine dining restaurant, very formal service but relaxed at the same time, very non-pretentious. We want to be accessible to everyone. We will be serving adventurous food as well as comfort food, all plated beautifully and very thoughtfully.”</p> <p class="p2">Can kale be comfort food? Of course it’s on the menu, along with all the other requisite ingredients of the day: shishito peppers, kimchi, beets, brussels sprouts–you know the list. At Provision, yes, kale is comfort food. It’s given the hearty flavors of traditional Caesar with lots of white anchovies and the addition of Utah’s favorite salad ingredient, candied nuts. And it stars on a wood-fired pizza alongside Beehive cheese—an unorthodox combination that works beautifully. Some of you may remember the spinach pizzas so popular in the ‘80s; this is like that, only the kale crisps a little. I love to see quail on a menu, even though eating it makes me feel like a T. Rex. Here the tiny things are semi-boned, grilled and served as one of the small plates. Provision offers a list of those, a list of pizza, some salads and a select few full plates including fried chicken—what a comeback that comfort food has made!—and Korean ribs (with less than stellar kimchi) plus a terrific duck ragu over pappardelle. For dessert, a seasonal apple crisp topped with the old New Orleans classic, cream cheese ice cream. You’ll recognize some of the servers from the old Lugano, smooth, professional and friendly, and see some fresh faces who seem more interested in chatting among themselves than keeping an eye on the dining room. But we visited when Provision was very new, and considering the newness, this colorful new restaurant has what it takes to achieve the longevity of its predecessor. Orange you glad? </p> <p class="p3"><em>3364 S. 2300 East, SLC, 801-410-4046</em></p> <p class="p3"><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/01/06/orange-is-the-new-kale/">saltlakemagazine.com </a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 20 Jan 2015 13:46:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/20/orange-is-the-new-kale/On the TableLunch Meet: Mikel Trapp at Caffe Nichehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/20/lunch-meet-mikel-trapp-at-caffe-niche/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/lunchmeet2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Mikel Trapp was just out of high school when he started working as a cook at the Park Café in the mid-80s. It was this job slinging breakfast in a fast-paced environment that sparked his love for the restaurant industry. </p> <p>It’s a humble beginning for a guy who now owns five restaurants scattered throughout the Salt Lake Valley including <a href="http://www.frescoitaliancafe.com/">Fresco Italian,</a> both <a href="http://www.triodining.com/">Trios,</a> <a href="http://lunablancataco.com/">Luna Blanca</a> and his most recent venture with his business partner, Joel LaSalle, Current Fish and Oyster.</p> <p>In between checking up on his restaurants and his ritual afternoon hike, I had a chance to meet up with Trapp for lunch at <a href="http://www.caffeniche.com/">Caffe Niche.</a> He ordered the roasted heirloom carrots and smoked salmon to start and the spinach and chicken salad as an entrée. Both Trapp and our server insisted that I tried the turkey dip.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/lunchmeet1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Spinach and chicken salad</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/heirloom-carrots.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Heirloom carrots and smoked salmon</em></p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> Why did you choose Caffe Niche?</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> I don’t go out much, but I love to go to Takashi. I go there at least twice a month. And then I’ll come here. My kids love to come here. They love the brunch. They’re big foodies. Ethan [Lappé] has done such a great job. It’s always solid.</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> Let’s talk about Current. Why bring a seafood restaurant to a landlocked state?</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> I love seafood. So does Joel. We just think Salt Lake is ready for a different type of seafood restaurant. I lived in Maine for a number of years and worked with fishermen directly and that whole scene. Seafood is all about working with a purveyor who’s going to have super fresh products. We want consistent, reliable, sustainable seafood. There are numerous places on the West Coast where you can get that. You place an order at 4 today and it’ll be here tomorrow morning. The freshness is not an issue at all.</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> What’s the ambiance you’re going for at Current?</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> It’s going to be comfortable. It’s definitely not going to be on the fine dining end. It’s an old [Ford] Model T dealership with barrel roofs. There’s a lot of wood, a lot of glass — kind of a warehouse type feel. It’s a beautiful building. No linen. Wood tables. It’s going to be a comfortable spot.</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> How do you like to dine? Are you a fine dining person?</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> I’ve traveled a lot and there are great restaurants all over the place. I don’t particularly like fine dining. I used to — I’ve eaten at Charlie Trotter, Joel Robuchon, you know, all the big places. I still enjoy that, but it’s not my go-to because it’s usually two to three hours for dinner. I just like spots like this — it’s casual, good food, local and a good wine list like, Caffe Niche and Pago. I think that’s what everybody’s gravitating towards.</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> What’s your typical workday?</p> <p>MT: I check every single restaurant every day. I usually do a walk through. I’ll look at reservations to see who’s coming in that night. I try to work in the kitchen — there are times I have to do that. I’ll do production and prep. I like to do it. I like to be involved with the food. I’m still heavily involved with menu planning. </p> <p>I’m very very hands-on, which can be good or bad if you ask my employees. I have a couple who’ve worked for me a long time that’ll tell me, “You need to go home.”</p> <p>I’ll get to work by 6:30. I try to work until lunchtime then I try to get in a three to four mile hike. Then I’ll go back. Then I go home and everyone asks, “What’s for dinner?”</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> So you cook at home every night?</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> I’m usually in charge of preparing the nightly meal. I tell my kids that they kind of live with a personal chef because whatever they want, I’ll usually make for them. But I tell them that’ll change when they move out of the house.</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> What are some family favorites that you make at home?</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> It’s seasonal. In the fall, they like a beef brisket. They like chicken pot pie. They usually get that on the first snowfall of the year. That’s a big favorite. Also, clam chowder in the wintertime. In the summer, we do a lot of grilled fish.</p> <p>We spent a lot of time in Charleston last spring just eating a lot of Southern food and seeing the city, the history. They loved places that would do shrimp and grits. We’ve been playing with a lot with white cheddar grits — maybe something for the new restaurant.</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> A lot of chefs and cooks I know don’t like to cook at home because they do it all day.</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> When I was working the line every day, six days a week, I was probably that way. After a long day of what I do now, it’s kind of theraputic to have a glass of wine and make a nice dinner for the family.</p> <p><strong>BY:</strong> You have five restaurants now. Do you see yourself expanding more in the future?</p> <p><strong>MT:</strong> I think if the opportunity is right. At some point, I’d like to do a bakery. Over at Trio and Fresco, we bake a lot of our stuff already. It’s just so much better. We do all of our own pastries and it seems natural to have a bakery to supply our restaurants and the general public. That’s something I’d love to do. As long as we’re having fun, we’ll keep going.</p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/01/16/lunch-meet-mikel-trapp-at-caffe-niche/">saltlakemagazine.com</a></em></p>webinternTue, 20 Jan 2015 13:40:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/20/lunch-meet-mikel-trapp-at-caffe-niche/On the TableStyle File: In the Black (and White)http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/19/style-file-in-the-black-and-white/<p>"Black has it all. White too," Coco Chanel once said. "Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony." Her words describe the power of this compelling color combination, one captured by some of today's most eye-catching fashions and furnishings. </p> <p><img alt="" height="317" src="/site_media/uploads/bracelet.jpg" width="384"></p> <p>Roberto Coin sapphire and diamond bracelet, $1,800, <a href="http://www.octanner.com/" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/chanel.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fashion/collections/show-spring-summer-2015.html" target="_blank">Chanel</a> Ready-To-Wear Spring 2015</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/circa-lighting.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Metal Banded large pendant, $1,680, <a href="http://www.circalighting.com/">Circa Lighting</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/jaysonhoneycomb_chest.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Honeycomb Chest, $2,995, <a href="http://www.jaysonhome.com/" target="_blank">Jayson Home</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="420" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/mitchellgoldfrida-chair.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Frida arm chair with Tibetan lamb seat by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, $1,048, <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, SLC and Orem </p> <p> <img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/sundance-pillow.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Knit Zurich pillow, $125, <a href="http://www.sundancecatalog.com/" target="_blank">Sundance Outlet Store</a>, SLC </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/manhattan-trays.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Chilewich Manhattan trays, $85 each, <a href="http://www.surlatable.com/" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/hide-pillow.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Hide Pillow, $115, Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/woven-rug.jpg"> </p> <p>Woven rope rug, $88, <a href="http://detailscomforts.com/" target="_blank">Details</a>, SLC </p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/round-box.jpg"></p> <p>Suri round box, $175, <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, SLC and Orem </p> <p>For more black and white inspiration, check out the Web Extras <a href="/galleries/in-the-black-and-white/" target="_blank">gallery</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 19 Jan 2015 10:37:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/19/style-file-in-the-black-and-white/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsPhoto Friday: Desert Architecturehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/16/photo-friday-desert-architecture/<p>I have long been intrigued by desert architecture. The harsh climate of the desert drives orientation, windows, overhangs, and materials. Out of necessity has come innovation and originality. I am of the opinion that the roots of much of the current sustainable design movement originate from the great desert designers. They abandoned traditional forms and materials and experimented and reevaluated modernism because of the design freedom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mjconstruction.com/">Ashley and Markay Johnson</a> designed and built their own home in St. George that will be featured during this February’s St. George Parade of Homes. I was expecting something great, but was overwhelmed. Markay Johnson builds extremely high quality homes along the Wasatch Front and in the Atherton/Woodside area of Silicon Valley. Ashley Johnson is the visionary behind many of his homes, and she works closely with architects and interior designers to ensure a singularity of inspiration.</p> <p>The result is a home they call The Nest, strikingly modern with soft organic touches. While the size is less than 5,000 square feet, it is a home that could easily entertain a hundred or more. True to its nest inspiration, it seems rooted and grows skyward.</p> <p>While the current demand for architectural photos is daytime shots, this home called to be photographed at sunset. This is partially because desert homes are by nature homes that come alive in the evening when temperatures even out and outdoor living becomes pleasant. Also, more particularly for this home, lighting plays an important role in the accents both inside and out.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="341" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/j-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/j-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/j-14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/j-18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/j-19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="362" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/j-23.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 16 Jan 2015 12:46:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/16/photo-friday-desert-architecture/ArchitecturePhoto FridayPin of the Week: Building the Perfect Cheese Platehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/15/pin-of-the-week-building-the-perfect-cheese-plate/<p class="p1">The holiday season may be over, but the party doesn't have to be. This guide for putting together the perfect cheese plate will upgrade all your entertaining, whether it's a dinner party or a family gathering. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="772" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/cheese-plate.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/series-stories/top-tips-cheese-plate" target="_blank">Cupcakes and Cashmere</a></p> <p class="p1">Emily Schuman of <a href="http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/" target="_blank">Cupcakes and Cashmere</a> gives great tips on how to design a well-balanced cheese plate with a variety of textures, flavors and colors. </p> <p class="p1">Check out the wide selection of cheeses at <a href="https://www.harmonsgrocery.com/" target="_blank">Harmons</a> or <a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/">Whole Foods</a> and ask the cheese counter for more tips on which cheeses to pick for your party.</p> <p class="p1">For more great tips: Follow <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design</a> on Pinterest. </p>webinternThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:26:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/15/pin-of-the-week-building-the-perfect-cheese-plate/Great IdeaOn the TablePartiesRecipesAlternatives To Stainless Steel Applianceshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/15/alternatives-to-stainless-steel-appliances/<p><strong>What’s New in Alternatives to Stainless Steel Appliances</strong></p> <p><br>We’ve talked before about the reinvention of white appliances <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2013/07/18/white-appliances-still-making-a-comeback/" target="_blank">(see it here)</a> as good-looking alternatives to stainless steel.  That was a couple years ago, and though all the other brands haven’t exactly been lining up to jump on the non-stainless appliance bandwagon, there have been a couple new options presented in the last year or so.  I thought 2 concepts from GE were especially worth highlighting:<br><br><a href="http://www.geappliances.com/products/artistry/" target="_blank"><strong>GE Artistry Series</strong></a><br>This is an affordable line of white (and black) appliances with a playful retro/vintage flair:<br><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/1-ge-artistry-retro-appliances.jpg" width="490"><br><img alt="" height="511" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/2-dispatcher.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photos from GE Appliances</em><br><br><br><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/3-14391462231_85e95be967_z.jpg" width="490"><br><em><a href="http://www.gohausgo.com/2014/06/kitchen-chapter-six-final-reveal/" target="_blank">Photo from Go Haus Go</a></em><br><br>Note: There are rumors of additional fun refrigerator colors being introduced in this series!</p> <p><a href="http://www.geappliances.com/design_center/slate-appliances/" target="_blank"><strong>Slate Finish from GE</strong></a><br>GE introduced a finish called Slate.  GE put a lot of research into developing a new finish that would blend perfectly with today’s most popular kitchen materials and finishes.  It’s a warm neutral tone that adds a touch of sophistication to the kitchen palette.  <br><br><img alt="" height="379" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/4-ge-slate-package.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="272" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/5-148684.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photos from GE Appliances</em><br><br><img alt="" height="205" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/6-f_529-7pdsl-ge-room2_(1).jpg" width="490"><br><em><a href="http://www.pfisterfaucets.com/innovations/slate.aspx" target="_blank">Photo from Pfister Faucets</a>, who has created their Slate faucet finish in collaboration with GE Appliances.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.kbis.com/" target="_blank">The Kitchen &amp; Bath Industry Show (KBIS)</a> is next week in Las Vegas, and we’re looking forward to seeing what new finishes may be unveiled then!</p> <p><em><em><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 15 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/15/alternatives-to-stainless-steel-appliances/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway To Room: Gingham http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/14/runway-to-room-gingham/<p>Many fashion shows are highlighting prints that include gingham. It’s a great way to add a little pop and some fun to just about any room. Gingham is a fashionable and lightly sophisticated way to bring some life back into your home décor. Here are some runway trends turned home fashion: </p> <p><img alt="" height="525" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/ginghamrunwaytoroom.001.jpg" width="700"></p> <p> </p> <p>Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2015 </p> <p>Jack Chair - Windowpane Plaid | <a href="http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/jack-chair-windowpane-plaid.html" target="_blank">School House Electric &amp; Supply Co.</a></p> <p>Lost and found Striped Gingham Throw | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/32618878.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p>Vintage Check Towels  |<a href="http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/vintage-check-towels-red.html" target="_blank"> School House Electric &amp; Supply Co.</a></p> <p>Lenox Bench - Windowpane Plaid | <a href="http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/furniture/all-furniture/lenox-bench-windowpane-plaid.html" target="_blank">School House Electric &amp; Supply Co.</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 14 Jan 2015 09:16:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/14/runway-to-room-gingham/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomCelebrating a Fresh Year at Wasatch Community Gardens http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/13/celebrating-a-fresh-year-at-wasatch-community-gardens/<p class="p1">We may be in the middle of a gray Utah winter, but that doesn't mean you should let your green thumb get rusty. Start off the year by reaffirming your commitment to buying, eating and serving only the best fresh, locally grown produce by digging into workshops, community gatherings and tasty recipes from Wasatch Community Gardens.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="203" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/wasatch-community-logo.jpeg" width="490"></p> <h4 class="p1">Jan. 24: Seed Swap</h4> <p class="p1">Don't miss your chance to win hundreds of free heirloom and hybrid seeds at the 9th West Farmers Market <a href="http://9thwestfarmersmarket.org/about-us/market-calendar/seed-swap" target="_blank">Annual Seed Swap</a>! Stop by the <a href="http://sorensonunitycenter.com/default.htm" target="_blank">Sorensen Unity Center</a> with seeds to trade and kick your gardening season off with locally produced seeds adapted to the Utah climate. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="469" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/seed-swap.jpg" width="490"></p> <h4 class="p1">Feb. 7: Starting Seeds Indoors </h4> <p class="p1">Looking for a way to break out of your winter blues and add some green to your home? Spend the afternoon at <a href="https://wasatchgardens.org/node/100" target="_blank">Grateful Tomato Garden Greenhouse</a> and learn how you can start your seeds indoors this year. Get tips on starting healthy and flavorful heirloom vegetables in pots and soil blocks. Your sprouts will have you ready to dive into spring by the time the frost melts off your outdoor beds. For more information, click <a href="https://wasatchgardens.org/highlighted-project/workshops" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="199" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/seedlings.jpg" width="300"></p> <h4 class="p1">Upcoming: Garden Planning and Design </h4> <p class="p1">Whether you're new to planting or just looking for a way to up your garden's game, there is a lot to know when it comes to designing a successful crop. Learn the basics of vegetable garden planting and design and get tips on when, where and what to plant this year to get the most out of your harvest. </p> <h4 class="p1">Upcoming: Basic Organic Gardening </h4> <p class="p1">Growing your own organic produce takes the stress out of planning a balanced diet on a budget. Stop by the Basic Organic Gardening workshop to get expert tips on how to make your entry into organic growing and eating as smooth as possible. Learn which plants will grow best in your garden, how to cultivate your soil and the best way to ward off insects and disease in your crops. </p> <p class="p1">Can't wait to taste the fruits of your hard work? This Sea Salt and Rosemary Beet Chip recipe will have you savoring the flavor of winter roots while you wait for the ground to thaw.  </p> <h3 class="p3">Sea Salt and Rosemary Beet Chips</h3> <h3 class="p3"><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/beet-chips-1.jpg" width="436"></h3> <p class="p3">Photo and recipe by Emily Armstrong</p> <h3 class="p3">Ingredients:</h3> <p class="p3">2-3 medium sized red beets<br> 1 Tbsp. olive oil <br> Sea salt<br> Fresh rosemary </p> <p class="p3">1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.</p> <p class="p3">2. Wash and scrub beets (or peel), slice them really thin with a mandolin or sharp knife.  They should curl a little after you slice them.</p> <p class="p3">3. Place slices in a large bowl and lightly drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle sea salt and fresh rosemary sprigs on top.  Use hands to coat evenly.</p> <p class="p3">4. Spread beet slices on 2 baking sheets evenly.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they start to blacken and crisp.  Be careful not to let them burn! </p> <p class="p3">5. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.</p> <p class="p3">6. Enjoy!  They taste delicious with hummus or guacamole.  Store in an airtight container after cooling completely.</p> <p class="p3">For more information on upcoming workshops and registration information, check back frequently at <a href="https://wasatchgardens.org/workshops" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a>.</p> <p class="p3">Photos courtesy Wasatch Community Gardens.</p>webinternTue, 13 Jan 2015 11:02:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/13/celebrating-a-fresh-year-at-wasatch-community-gardens/Great IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsOn the TableRecipesStyle File: From Fried to Foamhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/12/style-file-from-fried-to-foam/<h4 class="p1"> <img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/mary-brown-malouf.jpg" width="490"></h4> <p>Eminent food editor Mary Brown Malouf dishes up 2015's culinary Ins and Outs. What will be on your plate this year?</p> <h4 class="p1">Doughnuts are Toast</h4> <p class="p1">For years, Americans ate white toast for breakfast. Then came croissants, bad bagels, bran muffins and wacky doughnuts. Now it's toast again, and it's <a href="http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/01/05/toast-masters/" target="_blank">better than ever</a>. </p> <h4 class="p1">No Fear of Frying</h4> <p class="p1">Talisker on Main, Rye, Handle, Barley &amp; Bird, Provision—almost all Utah's newest cutting edge restaurants are dredging out the deep fat and unabashedly frying. Thank the lard. </p> <h4 class="p1">Ta ta, Truffle Oil</h4> <p class="p1">I may just be begging for this one. This stinky stuff overwhelms most dishes it's dripped over. I don't care that there aren't any truffles in it. It's just that it's used to glamorize food that is lovelier left simple: Properly fried potatoes don't need anything but salt. If you want to get fancy, stick with black pepper or herbs. </p> <h4 class="p1">The Whole Hog Continues</h4> <p class="p1">We're going to see more whole roasting—Greek taverna-style lamb on a spit and Mexican cabrito. There's more to a pig than it's belly, after all. </p> <h4 class="p1">Deeper Roots</h4> <p class="p1">The beet goes on, but chefs have rediscovered that indispensable vegetable without which nothing much savory can be cooked. It's time for the humble carrot's 15 minutes to begin and it's not playing a supporting role anymore, it's the star. Defying seasons, providing a shot of color in a recipe of brown and—to put it delicately—a dependably budget-priced item, carrots are the chef's new BFF. </p> <h4 class="p1">The Blowout Burger</h4> <p class="p1">Americans will always find a reason to eat hamburgers. Blame it on the kids, blame it on the cheap fast food chains if you will, but we eat an incredible number of hamburgers, high to low. Gourmets who eschew fast food are happily paying $20 and up for a burger made with locally grown beed, house made buns, foie gras stuffing, farmstead cheese, organic bacon…whatever. It's still a burger and it will never not be cool. </p> <h4 class="p1">Where's the Meat?</h4> <p class="p1">The size of the protein portion on our plates is diminishing and that's a good thing. Chef-god Alain Ducasse took it entirely off his menus this year, and although it's lousy economics, trickle-down does happen in the kitchen. </p> <h4 class="p1">The Rise of Ramen</h4> <p class="p1">This trend has been bubbling along for a while, but the opening of Tosh's Ramen marker the moment when Salt Lake city seriously caught up with the world again. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/ramen.jpg" width="490"><br>Photo Adam Finkle | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KobeJapaneseRestaurant" target="_blank">Kobe Sushi</a></p> <h4 class="p1">Water sans Ice</h4> <p class="p1">It's blasphemy to some ice-crunching Americans, a relief to those of use who prefer not to numb our tastebuds with every quench. More and more restaurants are pouring water—thank you, Rye‚ without any cubes. And not, we're pleased to say, in a jelly jar. They're as over as salted caramel and sriracha. </p> <h4 class="p1">Fear no Worm</h4> <p class="p1">There's more to Mexican liquor than margaritas. Our quest for exotic and authentic alcohols reaches its apex in mescal, that smoky, potent cousin of tequila, which is trickling towards a glass near you. Check out the menu at Frida's Bistro.</p> <h4 class="p1">Farewell Foam</h4> <p class="p1">Okay, I was never a foam fan. To my taste, it had no mouthfeel, faded flavors and looked like pond scum. So i'm pleased to see fewer precious garnishes—replaced by homier sauces and a brave embrace of the notion that plain food is beautiful, lumps and all. </p> <h4 class="p1">Poutine, Really? Yes, Really</h4> <p class="p1">This Canadian outrageousness, the kind of dish you eat on a dare, is being gentrified by American chefs. Locally, The Copper Onion and New Yorker both have versions. Eat at your own risk.</p> <h4 class="p1">Drumstick Roll, Please</h4> <p class="p1">Americans are losing their squeamishness about animal anatomy and chefs are serving identifiable cuts. That means the bones are back in chicken breasts and we're rediscovering a taste for dark meat. </p>webinternMon, 12 Jan 2015 10:58:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/12/style-file-from-fried-to-foam/On the TablePhoto Friday: Modern and Relaxedhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/09/photo-friday-modern-and-relaxed/<p>I have often heard people say that while they find modern architecture and interiors interesting and attractive, they could never live in a modern environment because it isn’t homey, comfortable and relaxed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.jennysamuelsondesigns.com/">Jenny Samuelson</a> and design partner Julie Cahine, both of Park City, make the point with this Deer Valley home that modern design can indeed be very livable and also very personal spaces. There isn’t anything formidable about the furnishings, as washable slipcovers invite cozying up with a snack without fears of spillage. There is softness about the design that is supported by ample fabrics and subdued natural colors with brighter colored accents and accessories that can be changed out for a different mood or effect.</p> <p>I felt that abundant natural light best captures the space, true to modern design, and in keeping, the views are key. I kept the photos’ composition less formal, as well, to support the casual comfort experienced in the home.</p> <p>As design eases toward the modern, it’s pleasing to see variations that adapt to the Park City lifestyle.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_23.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="722" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_29.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_43.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/m_45.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 09 Jan 2015 08:42:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/09/photo-friday-modern-and-relaxed/Photo FridaycityhomeCOLLECTIVE: THE SANCTUARY LIST | BE RESOLUTEhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/08/cityhomecollective-the-sanctuary-list-be-resolute/<p><strong>THE SANCTUARY LIST | BE RESOLUTE</strong></p> <p>The ball has dropped, the poppers have popped, and we “Auld Lang Syne”-d our lungs out. Twenty-fourteen is officially so last year and I’m actually dizzy with excitement for what the next 12 months have in store. In terms of cityhomeCOLLECTIVE business, last year was definitely one for the record books. Lucky for us, we’re pretty sure 2015 is shaping up to be more of the same. With that in mind, I’d like to share one of my own New Year’s resolutions with you (with the hope that it will benefit you, as well). Last year I resolved to “create my sanctuary.” However, as we all tend to do, I went slightly off course somewhere between 1/1 and 12/31...so I’m picking up where I left off! I’ve found that the best way to create your sanctuary is to start with a list; things you’d like to add or take away from your space in order to make it more purposeful...more you. I’m dedicating 2015 to knocking items off my Sanctuary List, and I’m going to tell you how you can, too (and why you should). <br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/sanctuary1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>1.) Your home affects you, both inside and out.</strong> <br>I’m a firm believer that where we live is a reflection of who we are, but I think that our relationships with our spaces are a bit more complicated than that. What you put into your home, your home puts into you, and so on and so forth. We create our spaces and our spaces create us, and this is why we at cityhomeCOLLECTIVE are so true-blue about matching folks with their spatial soulmates. So for 2015, let’s put down our phones, turn off our ‘tubes, and ask ourselves, “Who am I? Who do I want to be?” Let’s get real--this is huge! Let’s decide who we want to be and then create a space that will nurture that person.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/sanctuary2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>2.) The things that aren’t necessary actually totally are.</strong><br>Your Sanctuary List should be comprised of the things you want your home to be, but make it separate from your “Honey-Do” list. These are necessary adjustments, but not in the same way that cleaning out the rain gutters and dusting the fan blades are, and this looks different for everybody. For me, keeping my bar stocked for entertaining and splurging on a whole drawer full of amazing teas for friends are high on my list of home priorities. Getting centered and turning my sunroom into a meditation room was high on my Sanctuary List for 2014 [check and check], but for you this may be finally clearing out enough space in your living room to do yoga every morning. Want to learn a new language? Buy a bunch of cool, vintage, foreign language dictionaries for your coffee table. Want to dance more? Get that old record player fixed. Want to stop and smell the roses? Go buy some! It’s decor that acts as a reminder to yourself to be the person you want to be. Totally. Necessary.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/sanctuary3.jpg" width="490"><br><br><strong>3.) Make time to create (or purchase) something for your home.</strong><br>Don’t hesitate to buy when the urge strikes you. A home isn’t just filled with things you need, it’s filled with things you love. One of my rules of thumb: always splurge on something you don’t think you can live without (even if you can’t think of an immediate reason to or spot for it--you’ll find the perfect place if you truly can’t live without it). Whether you’re traveling abroad or strolling around SLC on a Saturday, if you see something that speaks to your present and future self, get it! And if you can support local artisans, crafters, and furniture makers in the process, all the better.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/sanctuary4.jpg" width="490"><br><br><strong>4.) Live with intention. Purge the excess.</strong> <br>A few years ago, I made the commitment to live without a television in my home. Not to get all preachy, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while--and it has everything to do with living with intention. Make no mistake, I still find ways to watch Downton Abbey and Mad Men (thanks to a projector that can be easily hidden), but not having a television does wonders for making you be spatially present in your home. No more mindless sitting. Try mindful sitting. You know the lightened feeling you get when you donate a ton of old clothes and you suddenly have so much space in your closet and drawers? Imagine how good that will feel when it’s in every room in your house. Try taking one thing out of every space in your home to donate. Let go. Eliminate clutter. Let’s make this the year of no superfluous thoughts or things. <br><br><br>We work so hard to get our space feeling just right, but so rarely do we take the time to enjoy the fruits of our labors. After all is said and done, get beyond the list and just BE. Whether that means having a cup of tea every morning while looking out whichever of your windows has the prettiest view, or kicking off your shoes Mr. Rogers-style and unwinding with a glass of red after work every night--you’ve got to have a “thing”. You’ve taken the time to figure out who you want to be, now let’s take the steps toward getting there. Setting aside time to create your sanctuary is a priority. And while you have your day planner out, block off a chunk of time to unplug. Tap in. Be home. <br><br><br>*Cody Derrick is the founder of <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>, a real-estate and design boutique focused on connecting interesting people with unique spaces. With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra “love where you live,“ and a holistic approach to client needs, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe. Read more at www.cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.com</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 08 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/08/cityhomecollective-the-sanctuary-list-be-resolute/Great IdeaRunway to Room: Black And White http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/07/runway-to-room-black-and-white/<p>Nothing says stylish, classic and sophisticated like the dichotomy of blacks and whites. This year’s fashion trends are once again calling on blacks and whites to carry much of the load. The same can be said of adding a little black and white to your personal space. These are truly a classic and timeless color combination, so don’t be afraid to take on a few pieces this season. </p> <p><img alt="" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/blackandwhiterunway.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Street Style Inspiration | Style.com</p> <p><img alt="" height="525" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/blackandwhite.001.jpg" width="700"></p> <p>STOCKHOLM<strong> </strong>Cushion, black, white |<a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60103236/" target="_blank"> Ikea</a></p> <p>Bryce 51" Settee, White/Black | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/48790/3399041" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Bone Inlay Side Table | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/32621633.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p>Aurora Flat-Weave Rug, Black/Ivory | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/48624/2317176" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 07 Jan 2015 09:48:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/07/runway-to-room-black-and-white/Decorating IdeasRoom To Room3 Resolutions for Your Home in 2015http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/06/3-resolutions-for-your-home-in-2015/<p><strong>3 Resolutions for Your Home in 2015</strong><br> <br>It’s new year and great things are happening all around us. There has been a deluge of work and an abundance of inspiration. A resulting consequence of good fortune is that the late nights working, holiday parties and travel had left me in a state of survival maintenance at home. For some taking down holiday décor leaves them a bit sad with empty homes. But I relish and delight in how clean and open my rooms become.</p> <p>After whipping my house back into order I feel particularly committed to the following resolutions. Wonder what resolutions you might be inspired to make this year?<br> <br><strong>Resolution 1: Edit Often</strong><br>As time goes on we accumulate and placement becomes askew. And with time and exposure our perspectives and tastes shift. Moving accessories, storing, and/or donating enlivens a space. This also allows us to see our belongings in a new light. We crave novelty so this resolution is akin to the latest fad diet and makes your home feel like it lost 10 pounds.</p> <p><img alt="" height="291" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/skrockeresolution1.jpg" width="490"><br>Via Arte<br> <br><strong>Resolution 2: Frequent Updates</strong><br>Fresh flowers, new pillows or a vibrant new plant makes our interiors fresh. It’s surprising how a few tweaks energize a room. It’s like a good workout for your home.<br><br><img alt="" height="504" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/skrockeresolution2.jpg" width="490"><br>Via K. Rocke Design, Photo Jerry Rabinowitz<br> <br><strong>Resolution 3: Make Bed Daily</strong> <br>For many of us this is a habit worth maintaining as outer order produces inner calm. According to Gretchen Rubin author of The Happiness Project making your bed boosts happiness. This easy task appeals to our desire to be better or generally do better.</p> <p><img alt="" height="351" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/skrockeresolution3.jpg" width="490"><br>Via Tamizo Architects Mateusz Stolarski</p> <p><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeTue, 06 Jan 2015 15:57:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/06/3-resolutions-for-your-home-in-2015/Great IdeaRoom To RoomNew Mountainhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/02/new-mountain/<p class="p1">Every year around this time, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-lovers head to <a href="http://www.deervalley.com/">Deer Valley Resort,</a> where on any given day, the acclaimed snow, finely groomed slopes and first-class amenities provide an unrivaled alpine experience. Sojourns outside of the ski season are equally rewarding. While most visitors are temporary guests, a fortunate few call the renowned setting home and stay as long as they wish. Among them are the new owners of this Stein Eriksen home, one of 14 uniquely modern, nature-based hubs located in the heart of Park City’s world-famous resort.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/newmountain1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The team of Rebecca Buchan, founder and principal of Denton House Design, and Think Architecture's John C. Shirley and John M. Shirley created this Stein Eriksen Residence's contemporary mountain design. </em></p> <p class="p1">“We took a leap of faith,” says <a href="http://www.thinkaec.com/">Think Architecture’s</a> John C. Shirley about the home’s surprisingly modern architectural design. He and Rebecca Buchan, founder and principal of <a href="http://www.dentonhouse.com/">Denton House Design Studio,</a> collaborated to create a mountain contemporary aesthetic that strongly differentiates the architecture of this and the other Stein Eriksen residences from the area’s prevalent lodge-like dwellings dotting Park City’s mountainsides. “We went a little bit out on a limb,” Buchan says. “We wanted to create an edgier, classic mountain-modern design that sets these homes apart and appeals to everyone, including today’s younger buyers.” Traditionally, these second-home buyers have largely been grandparents whose kids and their families would come visit for the holidays, according to Shirley. “Now, a younger buyer with children at home joins this older demographic, and all are very excited about this fresh design,” he says.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/newmountain2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Sub Zero and Wolf appliances equip this small, open kitchen furnished with custom cabinets of rift-sawn white oak. A 10-foot island, topped with Calacatta Gold marble, is ideally sized for serving and entertaining large groups.</em></p> <p class="p1">This fresh design is defined by what Shirley calls “extroverted” architecture. “The home is clean and simple on the inside; it’s all about looking out onto the environment, at the unparalleled views,” he says, describing this outward-focused approach. While the home’s exterior reflects its modern-leaning interior, it retains enough “middle-ground” design-wise to blend beautifully into its alpine mountain setting. There’s nothing too stark or sleek here. Instead, imported stone and recycled barnwood siding brings a rustic touch to the dwelling’s expansive windows and contemporary lines. “People in vacation spots want simple surroundings in which to decompress away from the complexities of everyday life,” says Buchan of the house’s clean lines. The same holds true indoors. “People no longer have an interest in complicated trims, varied finishes, heavy wall textures, massive beams and bulky furniture. They just want to have simple, inviting and livable spaces,” she says. This home provides exactly that for its owners.</p> <p class="p1">Inside, living areas are spacious and bright. “We opened the interior as much as possible,” Buchan explains. She chose linear fireplaces with marble surrounds instead of massive versions with huge stone chimney stacks. She selected subtle indirect lighting rather than the typical “cans all over the ceiling,” and installed exposed steel beams that allowed the team to avoid the use of heavy wood beams and support columns. “Removing the rustic structural elements opens up the interior dramatically,” Buchan explains. Flat ceilings won out over soaring vaulted versions and their heights were kept at a less-than-lofty level. “You don’t want ceilings too high or you lose a room’s cozy comfort,” she says. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/newmountain3.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Modern luxury defines the master bathroom, where a Waterworks freestanding tub serves as a sculpture in front of floor-to-ceiling windows. The bottom panels are frosted glass to provide privacy for bathers. Cabinetry built by Magleby Construction is topped with Calacatta Gold marble.</em></p> <p class="p1">Throughout the home’s 5,500 square feet, large windows—many floor-to-ceiling—fill the interior with abundant light, amplified by gray-white walls and pops of neutral colors. “The look instantly lifts one’s spirit,” Buchan says. To prevent the spaces from becoming too contemporary and cold, the designer covered the clean-lined furnishing in light-toned, natural materials like cotton chenille. She used rift-sawn white oak, marble and other imported stone in assorted treatments and varied uses. “The trick is limiting the number of materials, but reinterpreting them throughout the home in modern ways,” she explains.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="371" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/newmountain4.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The dining room opens to the living room and kitchen on the home's main level. Layered lighting helps create the comforting, serene ambiance.</em></p> <p class="p1">Show-stopping features are found throughout the house, including a steel floating staircase, the stairwell’s custom cascading chandelier, the master bath’s luxe freestanding tub and an outdoor fire feature that burns just outside the living room’s sitting area, separating it from the passing ski trail and breathtaking views beyond. “The entire design was based on the mountain location of the home and to take advantage of the views,” Buchan says. It accomplishes that in a very memorable and modern way.</p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/new-mountain/">here </a>for our gallery of photos from this home.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Alan Blakely</em></p>Brad MeeFri, 02 Jan 2015 15:25:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/02/new-mountain/In The MagazineRepeat Performancehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/02/repeat-performance/<p class="p1">If there’s one thing designers know, it’s that one great project often leads to another. Such was the case for <a href="http://www.karenbutera.com/">Karen Butera</a> who was recently asked to work her magic on a client’s Southern California home after having done the same to the Utah native’s Salt Lake City condo five years ago. And just like the Utah abode—featured in <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> magazine in 2010—the spectacularly decorated SoCal residence reflects the chic style of its owner flawlessly. </p> <p class="p1">“My clients are my inspiration,” Butera says. She used her patron’s fashion-forward flair and desire for comfort to guide the home’s inspiring decor. From its newly refined interior architecture to the custom furnishings and dazzling details, the interior captivates while, at the same time, makes family and friends feel entirely at ease. </p> <p class="p1">Butera’s signature mix of surprising treatments, layered lighting and rich materials sets the tone for the entire interior from the moment one enters the three-level home. In the entry, the designer used bands of Swarovski crystal to divide horizontal planes of walnut that sheath the wall. Fostering continuity while boosting the home’s wow factor, Butera suspended a two-story Swarovski crystal chandelier inside the stairwell and wove the recurring crystal into a rug anchoring a glamorous living room that opens to an equally striking dining room. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/repeatperformance4.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Horizontal bands of walnut and upholstered panels wrap the home theater's walls. A small stage hosts performances by family and friends. </em></p> <p class="p1">“Even though the dining and living rooms are distinct, I wanted their open space to read as one,” Butera says. To achieve this, she painted their walls a soft gray and trimmed them in white—a backdrop that flows seamlessly throughout the main level. Matching draperies dress both rooms’ windows and above, ceilings flaunt identical, uniquely patterned molding treatments and LED-illuminated perimeter drop-crown moldings. “The LED technology creates an overall level of light that warms and fully illuminates the spaces without the use of utilitarian can lighting,” the designer explains. Sparkling Swarovski crystal and iron chandeliers finish both rooms with a jewelry-like effect. <span style=""> </span></p> <p class="p1"><span style=""><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/repeatperformance1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The living room's patterned ceiling glows courtesy of the LED-illuminated perimeter drop-crown molding treatment. A rug woven with crystal accents shimmers below a mix of shapely furnishings while flames dance in the modern, open fireplace.</em></span></p> <p class="p1">Nearby, the bright kitchen and adjoining family room combine the designer’s high-style treatments with the comfort and practicality demanded by the owner. Performing as the hub of the home, the presentation kitchen enthralls with white lacquer and Macassar ebony cabinetry, Ann Sacks glass tile, sculpture-like artichoke pendant lights and integrated appliances. The function-forward floor plan includes a separate pantry, dining space, central island and generous counter seating that combine to create the perfect gathering and entertaining space. “This kitchen is like a social magnet,” Butera explains. Its orange accents, exotic wood and illuminated drop-crown ceiling segue seamlessly into the family room where they join a fireplace feature wall and feet-up furnishings to saturate the space in absolute comfort and style.  </p> <p class="p2"><span style=""><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/repeatperformance2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A Macassar ebony island anchors the modern kitchen where white lacquer cabinets by Modulnova work in concert with black Absolute granite countertops and shimmering Ann Sacks glass tile backsplashes. The illuminated ceiling treatment flows into the adjoining family room, as does the orange accent color. </em></span></p> <p class="p1">In the upstairs bedrooms, Butera strayed from the unified design of the main level’s gathering spaces. The children’s rooms, for instance, pulsate with bright colors and bold graphics while the master suite calms with aqua accents and serene, natural light. Maya Romanoff beaded crystal wallpaper, whimsical sconces and a mirrored bed add a dose of glam to the dialed-down adult retreat. Water hues flow into the master bath where separate vanities and an interconnected spa tub and steam shower belie the room’s tight quarters. Glass shower walls, large vanity mirrors and a generous use of white make the space look and feel larger than it is. “It’s like ten pounds of design poured into a five pound bag,” Butera jests. </p> <p class="p1">The lower level flaunts a similar degree of bold design. Framed in horizontal bands of walnut and upholstered panels, the home theater performs as a cinema, stage and kids’ playroom. A sleek, white-tiled bathroom serves a mirrored fitness room and a relaxed game room opens to an astonishing two-story water wall. “When you deal with clients who want uniqueness, you need to give them the unexpected,” says Butera who succeeded, once again, to make her client feel at home in very special, very personalized spaces. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="606" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/repeatperformance3.jpg" width="490"><br><em>In the lower level powder room, a white onyx vanity glows courtesy of integrated LED lighting. White ceramic tile details the back wall.</em></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/repeat-performance/">here </a>for our gallery of photos from this home.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p> <p><em>Photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></p>Brad MeeFri, 02 Jan 2015 14:34:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/02/repeat-performance/In The MagazinePhoto Friday: Odyssey Elementary Schoolhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/02/photo-friday-odyssey-elementary-school/<p>Schools are not what they used to be, and an assignment I had last week from <a href="http://www.vcbo.com/">VCBO </a><span style=""><a href="http://www.vcbo.com/">Architecture</a> to photograph the new <a href="http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Domain/8175">Odyssey Elementary School</a> in North Salt Lake certainly makes that point.</span></p> <p>True to its name, the Odyssey school follows a theme of movement that is reinforced throughout the interior and by the scales on the exterior. For this reason, in the photographs I caught students on the move. The grades are clustered in four wings (or houses) titled Run, Jump, Swim and Fly. Between the classrooms in these wings are extra wide hallways with modular furniture for collaboration, small groups and tutorials.</p> <p>This school is remarkable in another way: It may well meet certification for LEED Gold, which I understand will be the first school in the state to do so. Driving this certification is a net zero energy consumption. The interior spaces were comfortable and well illuminated, and the project demonstrates how much performance can be built into a school. Now, if someone could help me capture a building’s performance in photographs...  </p> <p><img alt="" height="236" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="238" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/o-40.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 02 Jan 2015 10:48:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/01/02/photo-friday-odyssey-elementary-school/Photo FridayModern Machinehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/31/modern-machine-1/<p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/modernmachine.jpg" width="490"><br></strong><em>Photo by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p1">The kitchen, by nature of its function, hosts a whole range of chaotic activities, according to <a href="http://www.dunkerbeal.com/">designer Cody Beal.</a> “I like to simplify and organize it as much as possible,” he says. A Park City client’s request for a turn-of-the-century industrial style kitchen was the perfect opportunity to apply his philosophy. “Our design challenge was to have this room function like a commercial/industrial kitchen and have it look and feel modern and warm but not sterile or contemporary,” Beal explains. By pairing professional appliances, stainless steel countertops and carefully selected textures and materials throughout the room’s defined work zones, he created a kitchen that looks and works like a finely tuned machine. And while Beal’s design focuses on functionality, his innovative details endow the room with cutting-edge character.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/galleries/modern-machines/">Click here for our photo gallery of this high-style kitchen designed by Cody Beal.</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p>Brad MeeWed, 31 Dec 2014 15:21:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/31/modern-machine-1/In The MagazineTake the Plungehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/31/modern-machine/<p class="p1">You’ve got a walk-in shower, underlit vanities and heated towel racks. Nice job. Now for the next big splurge: a freestanding tub. Unlike its pedestrian built-in brethren, this off-the-wall piece soaks any space in spectacular style. </p> <p class="p1">When interior designer Kristen Brooksby considered a tub for her master bath in St. George, she selected a shapely double-ended freestanding model that sits like sculpture in her master bathroom’s sunlit alcove. It draws the eye like art. “Freestanding tubs are the new focal point in today’s bathroom,” says Brooksby who explains that more and more, they are replacing ordinary drop-in models in newly built and renovated bathrooms alike. </p> <p class="p1">“Five years ago, drop-in tubs represented the majority of those we sold,” says Jessica Roberts, plumbing specialist at <a href="http://www.mountainlanddesign.com/">Mountain Land Design</a> in SLC. “Today, half or more of the tubs our clients choose are freestanding models.” Like Roberts, designers and contractors throughout Utah have seen stand-alone tubs become one of the hottest trends in bathroom design and recognize many reasons for their surging popularity. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="443" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/taketheplunge1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A mosaic tile "rug" not only performs as a stage for this shapely tub, but its grout provides traction creating a non-slip surface that surrounds the feature. Design by Anne-Marie Barton. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">“They are more sophisticated and elegant than drop-ins and require less space visually and physically,” Brooksby says. Centered in an open space, the freestanding tub allows light to flow around it making the room feel larger. “We’ve moved away from heavy decorating and these tubs are the perfect way to foster an open, bright and clean-lined design,” she says. And because stand-alone tubs aren’t built into a corner or against a wall, they are easier to access and clean, adding to their appeal. What’s more, the majority are soakers, meaning they simply and serenely hold water. They don’t noisily bubble or require the maintenance of jetted tubs. </p> <p class="p1">Given the increased demand for freestanding tubs, it follows that manufacturers are making them in a larger assortment of styles, sizes and materials. From traditional ball-and-claw footed tubs to ultra modern egg-shaped models and everything in between, there is an off-the-wall tub to suit most any décor and room size. And unlike basic built-ins, stylized freestanders can drive the design tone for the entire space. For most of these showy soakers, material is key to their design. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/taketheplunge2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A bold fireplace feature wall creates a dramatic backdrop for the Chelsea tub by Hastings. The team at LMK Interior Design created strong horizontal lines that accentuate the tub's shape and paired dark wood shelves, veined stone and stainless mosaic stripes and large wall tiles to form the striking design of this Holladay home's bathroom. Photo courtesy of LMK Interior Design.</em></p> <p class="p1">“Acrylic represents the broadest segment,” Roberts says. “It runs the gamut price-wise and offers both traditional and contemporary styles.” Because acrylic is the most dominant and flexible of the materials, it allows manufacturers to create a variety of sizes and styles. A two-piece acrylic model may cost around $2,500 while a seamless, double-walled version goes for $8,000 to $10,000, Roberts says. In comparison, a traditional cast iron tub ranges from $2,600 to $6,000, solid stone tubs run $13,000 to $31,000 and a copper soaker—at the peak of its popularity in Park City about six years ago—costs upward of $15,000 and more. </p> <p class="p1">Of all the material options, Roberts sees the brightest future for composite—a stone and resin combination. “It’s heavy duty and because the edges need only be about 1-inch wide rather that the typical 4-inches for acrylic, you get more volume and depth inside the same sized tub,” she explains. What’s more, composite is chip-resistant, easy to clean, malleable and available in a variety of finishes and colors. Composite tubs typically cost $4,000 to $8,000, says Roberts. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="649" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/taketheplunge3.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The sleek Amalfi slipper tub by Victoria + Albert appears to float on a luminous floor of chevron patterned stone. Design by Kristen Brooksby.</em></p> <p class="p1">Regardless of the material chosen, a freestanding tub is going to be more costly than a comparable built-in model—typically 2-3 times more expensive. And because the faucetry of most freestanding tubs is exposed rather than hidden inside a wall, it requires some serious coin to buy the showy stuff. “It’s worth it,” Brooksby says. “It’s the jewelry of the tub.” Roberts agrees. “A freestanding tub is like an art piece and faucetry is the finishing touch,” she says. Then there are the other elements often used to increase a freestander’s fantasy-factor—a chandelier hanging above, a tile rug shimmering below or a cushy bench set beside. Together they evoke a sense of unbridled luxury, a guilty pleasure. </p> <p class="p1">“Freestanding tubs have always been romanticized, but they are now a reality for more and more people,” Brooksby says. Should one worry that these dreamy tubs are a soon-to-fade fad? “Absolutely not,” she insists. “While today they are on trend, they are not at all trendy. Freestanding tubs are classic and will always have a place in a beautiful bathroom.” For those seduced by serene soaks and stylish sanctuaries, that’s very good news.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make A Splash</strong></p> <p class="p1">Freestanding tubs offer styles, shapes and sizes that can bathe any bath in luxury.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Waterworks .25 acrylic and fiberglass tub, $12,654, <a href="http://www.waterworks.com/">waterworks.com,</a> available through Mountain Land Design, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="255" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash2.jpg" width="490"><br><span>Kohler Stargaze acrylic tub with fluted shroud, $3,167, <a href="http://www.us.kohler.com/us/">us.kohler.com,</a> available through Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, SLC</span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><span><img alt="" height="228" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash3.jpg" width="490"></span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em></em><em>MTI Elise 4, solid surface tub, $6,655, <a href="http://mtibaths.com/">mtibaths.com,</a> available through Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="318" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash4.jpg" width="490"><br><br></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Cheviot Regal cast iron footed tub, $3,120, <a href="http://cheviotproducts.com/">cheviotproducts.com</a>, available through Mountain Land Design, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash5-1.jpg"><br><br></p> <p class="p1"><em>Waterworks Margaux vintage tub with hand-burnished exterior, $16,640, <a href="http://www.waterworks.com/">waterworks.com,</a> available through Mountain Land Design, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash6.jpg" width="490"><br></em><em>Neptune Amaze acrylic tub, $2,200, <a href="http://produitsneptune.com/fr/">produitsneptune.com,</a> available through Mountain Land Design, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash7.jpg"><br><em>Kohler Vintage Bath cast iron tub with base, $8,512, <a href="http://www.us.kohler.com/us/">us.kohler.com</a>, available through Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/makeasplash8.jpg" width="490"><br>Stone Forest Sienna Tazza stone tub, starting at $25,700, <a href="https://www.stoneforest.com/">stoneforest.com,</a> available through Mountain Land Design, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/galleries/take-the-plunge/" style="" target="_blank">Click here for our Take the Plunge photo gallery (including tubs not found in print)</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p>Brad MeeWed, 31 Dec 2014 10:23:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/31/modern-machine/In The MagazineRunway To Room: Dotshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/31/runway-to-room-dots/<p>Classic, fun, and refreshing, polka dots are back. But this time, they’re expanding their territory, occupying both fashion apparel and home décor. So liven up your living room or your bedroom with an eye catching polka dot pattern or two. Here are some ideas to het your started: </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="518" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/dotshome.001.jpg" width="690"></p> <p>Ralph Lauren Runway  </p> <p>Cushion Cover Dot Blocks | <a href="http://www.stevenalan.com/ALL_NA_VA_KBH1811.html?dwvar_ALL__NA__VA__KBH1811_color=1742&amp;t=linkshare&amp;utm_source=LS&amp;utm_medium=affiliateUS&amp;utm_campaign=Hy3bqNL2jtQ&amp;siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-Qo5lBjTOrqKPenLnJyEcxQ" target="_blank">Steven Alan</a></p> <p>Strata Mosaic Stones Area Rug |<a href="http://www.allmodern.com/Mohawk-Home-Strata-Mosaic-Stones-Area-Rug-MOH2207.html" target="_blank"> All Modern</a></p> <p>Dots Wallpaper | <a href="http://www.allmodern.com/York-Wallcoverings-Dots-Wallpaper-AB216-WHW2043.html" target="_blank">All Modern+</a></p> <p>Kira Chair, White/Cobalt Dots| <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/45286/2201930" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Dots Pillow By Begin Brand Specifics End Brand Specifics <a href="http://www.2modern.com/collections/k-studio">K Studio</a> | <a href="http://www.2modern.com/products/dots-pillow?utm_campaign=cj_affiliate_sale&amp;utm_medium=affiliate&amp;utm_source=cj_affiliate&amp;utm_content=2205077&amp;utm_term=11048464" target="_blank">2 Modern</a></p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 31 Dec 2014 09:45:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/31/runway-to-room-dots/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomAbove It Allhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/30/above-it-all-1/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/aboveitall1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Architect Kathryn Anderson designed this minimalist penthouse as well as Salt Lake's Sequel Salon and the renovated O.C. Tanner flagship store.</em></p> <p class="p1">According to the painter Hans Hoffman, the ability to simplify means eliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. In this 20th floor penthouse at The Regent in downtown Salt Lake City, architect Kathryn Anderson transformed two units into one spectacular penthouse that drives minimalist design sky-high and gives voice only to what is  necessary.</p> <p class="p1">“Minimalism is a term for a style that reduces architecture to its essential components,” Anderson says. “It is closely related to Mies van der Rohe’s aesthetic, less is more.” In this case, less means electrical outlets lacking faceplates and recessed lights with trim mudded flush with the ceilings. Throughout, doors are engineered without frames or casings causing them to appear as though they hover within the walls. A 3/16-inch gap between every wall and ceiling plane in the entire apartment gives the illusion that the ceiling is soaring. And reveals along the floor make it appear as though even the walls are gliding. The dynamic space feels as though it is floating above the city it overlooks. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/aboveitall3.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The striking kitchen is outfitted with Poliform cabinets, Calacatta Borghini countertops, a Gaggenau stove and oven, and a Kohler sink with Dornbracht fittings.</em></p> <p class="p1">It’s an architectural feat that requires vision. “On the surface, minimalism appears outwardly effortless,” Anderson says. “The irony is that the very details which make something appear so simple are the same details that take the most work. It’s easier to add than subtract and minimalism is all about subtraction.” </p> <p class="p1">Because everything is exposed, it takes an extremely high level of craftsmanship to execute this level of detail. Anderson’s team members were up to the task: One used lasers to install tiles and another wore white gloves to work on electrical components. “There is no decoration to cover up sub-par workmanship,” Anderson says. “Having talented subcontractors makes all the difference.” </p> <p class="p1">That, and the ability to envision the end before the project begins. “You have to recognize when a detail will not achieve the desired look,” says contractor Nathan Marsala, partner at Marsala &amp; Company. “For example, the glass panels in the bathrooms: the walls, ceilings, and floors were all constructed with specific width and depth channels built into each of them so the glass truly bisects the plane of the walls, floors, and ceilings with no visible trim or method of attachment.”  While the painstaking project took nearly two years to complete, the 4,700-square-foot penthouse now boasts breathtaking open space, high ceilings and glass walls. A 137-foot terrace on the east side and a 23-foot balcony on the penthouse’s south side offer panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains and the downtown cityscape. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/aboveitall2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Gallotti &amp; Radice polished stainless steel and glass tables, a Maxalto table, Lange Production stainless steel and leather chairs and Werner Weixler mohair sofas join the owners' baby grand piano in the spacious living room.</em></p> <p class="p1">“I enjoy the challenge of editing architecture down to the point where it is half a click above art,” Anderson says. To ensure the fine balance between art and function, Anderson designed many pieces in the house. A crisp white bespoke entertainment cabinet, suspended from the wall in the guest suite, holds all the usual suspects but serves as a sculptural form. LED edge-lit glass shelves in the living room attach deep into the wall to accommodate the cantilever needed to support heavy crystal collectibles. In the kitchen, stainless steel bars recessed across the length of the marble countertop create not only linear interest, but also function as a cooling rack.   </p> <p class="p1">The dwelling’s glass, metal, wood and white walls produce an elegant expansiveness, and Anderson’s powerful restraint resonates throughout.  “My intent with the design of this space was for it to be a beautifully detailed neutral backdrop for anything important,” she says. “I purposely kept the material and color palette to a minimum so as not to distract from the experience of the space itself.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/aboveitall4.jpg" width="490"><br><em>East Indian rosewood and brushed nickel dining table, red leather B&amp;B Italia chairs, and neon, gas-filled tube lighting design from Paul Cocksedge Studio furnish the dining room.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><em>Photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></em></p> <p class="p1">Click <a href="/galleries/above-it-all-1/">here</a> for our gallery of photos from this home.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p>webinternTue, 30 Dec 2014 14:53:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/30/above-it-all-1/In The MagazineToast Mastershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/30/toast-masters/<p class="p1">Trust us: It isn’t just a sidekick for bacon and eggs anymore. Toast now enjoys status as a stand-alone, crisped-up base for toppings of all types.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="422" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/peanutbutter-banana.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Peanut butter, banana chips and toasted almonds on wheat toast</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/goatcheese-proscuitto.jpg" width="490"><br>Goat cheese, proscuitto and halved kalamata olives on wheat toast</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="428" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/creamcheese-strawberries.jpg" width="490"><br>Sweetened cream cheese, sliced strawberries and honey drizzle on white toast</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/peanutbutter-apples.jpg" width="490"><br>Peanut butter, sliced apples and honey drizzle on raisin-cinnamon toast</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="418" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/goatcheese-cherrytom.jpg" width="490"><br>Goat cheese, cherry tomatoes and pesto on white toast</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Other toast toppings to try</strong></p> <p class="p1">From the basic white toast of the 1950s, through successive Pop-Tart, croissant, bagel and muffin phases, we’ve come back to toast. Turns out, toast is not so basic anymore. Today’s toast is made from artisanal, not factory, bread and is topped with ingredients from a global pantry. </p> <p class="p1">Spread with butter; top with thinly sliced radishes; sprinkle with sea salt.</p> <p class="p1">Spread with ricotta; top with sliced tomatoes.</p> <p class="p1">Whip together butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; spread on toast and place under broiler till the sugar barely bubbles. </p> <p class="p1">Spread with ricotta; top with paper-thin sliced Vidalia onions; sprinkle heavily with cracked black pepper.</p> <p class="p1">Spread with soft goat cheese; top with <br> sliced olives.</p> <p class="p1">Spread with strawberry jam; sprinkle with bits of blue cheese.</p> <p class="p1">Spread with butter; top with thinly sliced peaches/strawberries; sprinkle with cinnamon.</p> <p class="p1">Spread pesto; top with thin slices of prosciutto.</p> <p class="p1">Spread with hummus; top with toasted pine nuts and zaatar.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Adam Finkle, toast provided by Publik Coffee Roasters, Inc.</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p>Mary MaloufTue, 30 Dec 2014 13:31:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/30/toast-masters/In The MagazineNavy, Now and Foreverhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/30/navy-now-and-forever/<p><img alt="" height="598" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/navy-1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Like a color card featuring gradients rising from dark navy to light blue, this décor begins with a dark overdyed indigo rug at its base and rises to deep navy furnishings then to a soothing painting by Tyler Huntzinger. Gold accents warm the blue-based décor. Design by Jessica Bennett, Alice Lane Home Collection.</em></p> <p class="p1">Conventional wisdom has it that navy is for boys’ rooms, beach houses and blazer-wearing chaps named Chip, but as today’s high-style rooms prove, conventional wisdom is bunk. Currently, navy and variations from indigo to dark denim are all the rage. Thoroughly modern in city and mountain homes, navy enriches spaces from kitchens to baths and, these days, has women swooning over the so-called “guys” color. “Navy is one of the best tools a designer has in her bag,” says designer Jessica Bennett, principal of Alice Lane Home Collection. When it comes to her love of the versatile color, Bennett is true-blue. Her front door is painted a teal-tinted navy, her favorite 15-year-old sofa is covered in the classic shade and her showrooms can’t keep the color from flying out the doors. To fully appreciate navy’s allure, we present the following inspiring spaces, furnishings and paint picks, as well as expert tips from Bennett. Her first pointer: “Don’t consider navy a gutsy choice; it really isn’t,” she says. “It works with everything and never goes out of style.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="503" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/navy-2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A graphic flock of indigo and black birds animates a simple white bathroom, courtesy of designer Kristin Rocke.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Enlisting Navy</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="533" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/jessica-bennett.jpg" width="490"><br></strong><em>Jessica Bennett, photo provided by Alice Lane Home Collection</em></p> <p class="p1">Jessica Bennett's tips for choosing and using the au courant color</p> <p class="p1">Quantity</p> <p class="p1">Unlike many trendy hues, navy can be more than an accent color. Navy also performs as a neutral, Bennett explains, so it can be a room’s “main event.” She often uses navy to color the walls of an entire room, to upholster large furniture pieces and to cover a floor’s expanse with a beautiful, deep blue rug. </p> <p class="p1">Pairings</p> <p class="p1">“Like black, navy goes with everything,” Bennett says. It’s a classic with white and teams spectacularly with warm tones. “A yellow gold, an Hermès orange—so striking!” The designer fancies navy with rich cognac in mountain settings and warns against choosing predictable jewel tones. “Colors like tangy persimmon are younger and vamp up the pairings,” she says. She also loves navy with pink, with light or bright blues and with absolutely any metallic. “It’s also fantastic with black.” </p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Spaces</span></p> <p class="p1">Navy’s versatility makes it a go-to color for most any space. It’s dazzling in a powder bath where it creates a jewel box effect, but is less suited for other windowless spaces like guest bathrooms or corridors. She has featured it in countless ways including on the walls of dramatic living rooms and her own home office as well as on lower kitchen cabinets. “We painted the upper cabinets white and added beautiful gold knobs throughout; it was stunning,” she says.<span style=""> </span></p> <p class="p1">Finishes</p> <p class="p1">A high-gloss navy is absolutely spectacular, but requires expert application and will show any surface’s imperfections, Bennett warns. “A lower sheen can be more contemporary and less glamazon.” she says. In a mountain setting, she often favors a duller, earthier finish and, depending on the look, leans toward a more casual version of the color like indigo or denim. “They naturally feel a little looser,” she explains.  </p> <p class="p1"><strong>The Color You Need Now: Navy</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="544" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/navy-product1.jpg" width="490"><br></strong><em>Baccarat vase, $1,300, <a href="http://www.octannerjewelers.com/">O.C. Tanner,</a> SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="453" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/navy-product2.jpg" width="490"><br>Melange 3-drawer chest, $1,420, <a href="http://www.hamiltonparkinteriors.com/">Hamilton Park Interiors,</a> Murray</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/navy-product3.jpg" width="490"><br>Nested oval trays, $38 and $38, <a href="http://detailscomforts.com/">Details,</a> SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="187" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/navy-product4.jpg" width="490"><br>Arper indigo saari sofa, $5,082, <a href="http://www.abchome.com/">ABC Home</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="423" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/navy-product5.jpg" width="490"><br>Velvet pillow, $158, <a href="http://detailscomforts.com/">Details,</a> SLC; Shibori linen pillow, $121, <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/">Alice Lane Home Collection,</a> SLC and Orem</em></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p>Brad MeeTue, 30 Dec 2014 10:37:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/30/navy-now-and-forever/In The MagazineWhich Cover Would You Choose: Winter 2015 Stylehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/which-cover-would-you-choose-winter-2015-style/<p>Were so excited, the new issue of <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> hits newsstands on January 1st! You can pick up a copy <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/where-to-find-utah-style-and-design/" target="_blank">at any of these locations</a>. Here are a few of the covers we had to choose between. Which cover would you choose? </p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/usdw14altcovers.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/usdw14altcovers2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/usdw14altcover4x300rgb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Were also excited to share the debut of our new logo. Sharing equal billing with the word Style, "Design" lives large, just as it does in so many homes throughout Utah. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="141" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/usd_2015_logo_black.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 29 Dec 2014 16:27:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/which-cover-would-you-choose-winter-2015-style/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineCinderella Carrotshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/cinderella-carrots/<p class="p1">Beets, kale, and cauliflower—each of these humble vegetables has had its turn on the culinary stage over the last few years, their earthy, peasant origins gilded in butter and presented in the finest restaurants. The latest vegetable to get the Cinderella treatment: the carrot.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span style="">A Colorful History</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"><span style=""><br></span><img alt="" height="423" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/acolorfulhistory.jpg" width="490"><br><em><span style="">Carrots may be synonymous with bright orange, but they were originally white. And Purple.</span></em></p> <p class="p1">The wild plant originally found 1,000 years ago in Afghanistan, was a small, white bitter tap root. Over years of human cultivation, as the carrot spread to Europe via Spain, it developed into a large, sweet, yellow or purple root. The Dutch fiddled around with these to come up with the orange carrot, then the French fiddled around with those to come up with the iconic modern sweet orange carrot favored by Bugs Bunny. But a few countries preserved original strains, which have been bred back into the vegetable to produce multi-colored carrots for novelty-loving chefs.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span style="">Four fresh ways to enjoy an old favorite:</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">1. Cut them in sticks, roll them in oil with a little salt and chili powder, space them out on a baking sheet and bake until browned. Eat like French fries.</span></p> <p class="p1">2. Cook carrots until soft. Mash them with a potato ricer and a little cream and honey.</p> <p class="p1">3. Shred carrots, mix them with an egg, some black pepper and thyme and fry them like latkes, or potato pancakes, until crisp and brown.</p> <p class="p1">4. Cut carrots in coins. Put in a jar with several sprigs of dill. Pour hot water and vinegar over them and chill. Serve like pickles.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span style="">Main Dish Carrots</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="513" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/maindishcarrots.jpg" width="490"><br><em style="">Serve this version of a Moroccan tagine over rice or by itself with a green salad</em></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Ingredients</span></p> <p class="p1">1 onion, sliced <br><span style="">4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed <br></span><span style="">3 Tbsp. olive oil <br></span><span style="">1 1/4 tsp. salt <br></span><span style="">1 tsp. ginger <br></span><span style="">1 tsp. turmeric <br></span><span style="">1/4 tsp. cinnamon <br></span><span style="">1 tsp. black pepper <br></span><span style="">1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper <br></span><span style="">1 tsp. cumin<br></span><span style="">1 Tbsp. thyme leaves<br></span><span style="">4 or 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4” thick sticks <br></span><span style="">1 cup water (half vegetable or chicken broth, if desired) <br></span><span style="">1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, drained <br></span><span style="">1 cup slivered almonds, toasted</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Instructions</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Cook the carrots in the olive oil over fairly high heat until they brown a little. Add the onions and garlic and sauté over low heat for several minutes. Add the salt, spices, herbs, and the water. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until the carrots are tender–about 25 minutes. When the carrots are tender, add the chickpeas. Continue simmering until the chickpeas are heated through and the sauce is reduced and thick. Stir in 1/2 cup almonds. Taste, adjust seasoning, sprinkle the remainder of the almonds over the top. Garnish with a sprig of thyme. </span></p> <p class="p2"><strong style="">Carrot Counsel</strong></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Carrots don’t make your hair curly, as many children with stick-straight hair were told. But they do have some other, less cosmetic, benefits.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Improved Vision</span></p> <p class="p1">Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision. Beta-carotene may protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. </p> <p class="p1">Healthier Skin </p> <p class="p1">Vitamin A and antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. Grated carrots may be mixed with honey for an inexpensive facial mask.</p> <p class="p1">Healthy Teeth and Gums</p> <p class="p1">Raw carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste. </p> <p class="p1">Cleanse </p> <p class="p1">Good source of fiber. Enough said.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span style="">Carrot Toque</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="461" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/carrot-toque.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Probably the epitome of carrot invention in Salt Lake is the Carrot Tasting served by Phelix Gardner at Pago. The veritable orange landscape on a salad plate presents raw carrots with tops, carrot confit and a base of creamy carrot-mascarpone mash.</em></p> <p class="p1">How did Chef Phelix Gardner dream up Pago’s glamorous carrot makeover? “This dish actually started from my eating the carrots out of the strained vegetables while I was making demi-glace. They were so rich and tender,” Gardner says. “It made me think of all the other ways that I liked carrots.” This inspired the chef to develop ways to highlight carrots—an ingredient that he can get locally almost all year round. He decided that instead of thinking about what pairs with carrots, he would focus on all of the different ways there are to enhance their natural flavors. “The next component of building the dish was making it texturally diverse. That is what led us to keeping the pickles crisp and working in a confit that is really tender as well,” he explains.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>On the Town</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="532" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/onthetown-carrots.jpg" width="490"><br></strong><em>Seasonal fennel and carrot soup from Liberty Heights Fresh</em></p> <p class="p1">Formerly performing as a regular on the relish tray circuit and playing a supporting role in stews and soups, the carrot has become a headliner on many of Utah’s menus. </p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.log-haven.com/"><span style="">Log Haven</span></a></p> <p class="p1">Chef Dave Jones roasts heirloom carrots in sherry, and then adds creamy mouthfeel with burrata cheese, contrasting color with carrot tops and piquance with walnut pesto and pickled onions. </p> <p class="p1">6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd, SLC, 801-272-8255</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://libertyheightsfresh.com/"><span style="">Liberty Heights Fresh </span></a></p> <p class="p1">Is anyone weary of butternut squash soup yet? Try different roots. Liberty Heights Fresh mixes fennel and carrot in a seasonal soup sans squash.</p> <p class="p1">1290 S. 1100 East, SLC, 801-467-2434</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.sagescafe.com/"><span style="">Sage’s Cafe</span></a></p> <p class="p1">Bread spreads can be an issue if you’re eschewing animal fats, but you may not miss the butter when you order the carrot butter crostini at Sage’s Cafe. The butter is made like a pesto with vegetable oil and nuts. </p> <p class="p1">234 W. 900 South, SLC, 801-322-3790</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.fincaslc.com/"><span style="">Finca</span></a></p> <p class="p1">A wood fire brings out the best in most foods, carrots especially because their natural sugars caramelize. At Finca, they’re drizzled with cumin honey and saffron butter. </p> <p class="p1">327 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-487-0699</p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/" style="">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p>Mary MaloufMon, 29 Dec 2014 12:46:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/cinderella-carrots/In The MagazineLift Offhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/lift-off/<p class="p1"><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/lift-off.jpg" width="490"><br>Photo by Scot Zimmerman</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>“U</span><span>nique vessels always make simple arrangements more interesting,” says floral designer Jessica St. Thomas. Consider a stemmed compote, for example. It doesn’t only have to hold nuts and candy. Take St. Thomas’ lead and fill yours with an edited mix of flowers, say peach roses, pincushion protea and green hanging amaranthus. “When using a tall, footed container like this, include cascading foliage to draw the eye down,” she says. And when choosing flowers for this type of vintage container, give it a stylish lift. “Pairing traditional blooms like roses with </span><span>tropical flowers makes for a fresh, more modern look.” </span><em>Visit <a href="http://stthomasfloraldesign.com/">stthomasfloraldesign.com</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/winter-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read more from our Winter 2015 issue.</a></p>Brad MeeMon, 29 Dec 2014 12:44:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/lift-off/In The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Give Your Living Room a Lifthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/refresh-renew-remodel-give-your-living-room-a-lift/<p>Give your living room a lift by coupling the old with the new.  Instead of desert your original design, simply liven it up with efficient and functional features.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A centrally located fireplace surrounded by awkward mirrors divided the old living room.  By moving it, the space opens up making the new fireplace more efficient</li> <li>A sleek black surround grounds the fire firmly in its modern setting</li> <li>The open windows and transparent drapes leave the room light-fitted and inviting</li> <li>Sleek furnishings aren't too heavy and let the fire remain the focus</li> <li>A large rug extends along the floor adding warm color and livening up the space </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid2.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ron Henriksen, Scott Henriksen of <a href="http://www.gsbsarchitects.com/" target="_blank">GSBS Architects</a>, Justin Jacobs and David Brems</p>webinternMon, 29 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/29/refresh-renew-remodel-give-your-living-room-a-lift/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Bountiful Bench Remodelhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/26/photo-friday-bountiful-bench-remodel/<p>Possibly because I live with a person who deeply believes in the importance of reusing and fixing things (part of the reduce/reuse/recycle ethic of a waste manager), I enjoy showing projects that illustrate the potential of remodels, especially when they result in everything a family could wish for in a new home.</p> <p><span style="">Interior designer Belle Kurudzija of <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/">Lisman Studio in Salt Lake City</a> updated this Bountiful bench home. She executed the remodel with color, compatible patterns, and attention to scale to create an appealing and attractive home that appears to function extremely well for a young active family.</span></p> <p><span style="">Particularly, I liked the transitions to spaces, and I emphasized the flow in my photos. Because of the columns, archways, and wide doorways, it is not an open floor plan in the truest sense, but the rooms are visually connected while still having a defined identity. The existing columns also called for a traditional design tie-in, but Belle’s choices stopped short of too much formality. I also liked (especially after seeing the before photos of the river rock fireplace) the fireplace surround and cabinetry in the family room. The kitchen also deserves to be called out because of its function for a young family—storage, workspace, and seating area.</span></p> <p><span style="">Finally, I enjoyed capturing the color. This is more color than I have seen lately, and it establishes an instant cheeriness to the home.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="308" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/i_13.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/i_3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/i_7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="657" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/i_12.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="297" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/i_15.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="323" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/i_19.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="688" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/i_21.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 26 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/26/photo-friday-bountiful-bench-remodel/Photo FridayMerry Winter, Happy Whitehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/25/merry-winter-happy-white/<p>Our long beautiful fall has given us the opportunity to wish for snow and just in time this season. At this point the halls have been decked or not as we slip into the holiday. And enjoy the beauty, togetherness and contentment Christmas brings.<br>Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!  <br><br><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter1.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/k-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a><br><br><img alt="" height="760" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter2.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://christmas4u.tumblr.com/post/38623218868" target="_blank">http://christmas4u.tumblr.com/post/38623218868</a><br><br><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter3.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://eslamoda.com/arboles-de-navidad-que-te-haran-sentir-realmente-ordinario" target="_blank">http://eslamoda.com/arboles-de-navidad-que-te-haran-sentir-realmente-ordinario</a><br><br><img alt="" height="746" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter4.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://aquieterstorm.tumblr.com" target="_blank">http://aquieterstorm.tumblr.com/</a><br><br><img alt="" height="706" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter5.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://theinspiredroom.net/2013/11/21/simple-christmas-decorating/" target="_blank">http://theinspiredroom.net/2013/11/21/simple-christmas-decorating/</a></p> <p><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeThu, 25 Dec 2014 08:06:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/25/merry-winter-happy-white/Decorating IdeasRunway To Room: All Things Neutral http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/24/runway-to-room-all-things-neutral/<p>One thing we know is that home trends are changing all of the time. But most of us simply cannot update our homes each time a new trend pops up. So neutrals are a great compromise between keeping up with the latest trend and maintaining a timeless, classic look. With that in mind we can take a lesson from Bibhu Mahapatra Spring 2015 resort wear, and create a simple, beautiful living space. </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/rtrwhite.jpg" width="200"></p> <p>Bibhu Mahapatra  Spring 2015 resort wear</p> <p><img alt="" height="615" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/neutralrug.jpeg" width="410"></p> <p> </p> <p>Whipstitch Rug |<a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-rugs/33035668.jsp#/" target="_blank"> Anthropologie </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/white.jpg" width="400"></p> <p> </p> <p>Globe Pendant - Milk Finish | <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/globe-pendant-milk-finish-w1047/?pkey=call-lighting&amp;cm_src=all-lighting||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/marbleframe.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Scalloped Marble Frame | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/33653502.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="197" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/neutralroom.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Belgian Track Arm Sofa | <a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/category/products.jsp?link=BelgianTrackArm&amp;categoryId=cat80012" target="_blank">Restoration Hardware</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 24 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/24/runway-to-room-all-things-neutral/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Holiday Cheershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/24/holiday-prep-holiday-cheer/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 24 is all about champagne cocktails.</p> <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></p> <p>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="551" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/holidaycheers1212.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>The Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe</strong>:</p> <p>3 oz. champagne or 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></p> <p>Three wallet-friendly bubblies when concocting a champagne cocktail.<br><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><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><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>Utah Style & DesignWed, 24 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/24/holiday-prep-holiday-cheer/Great IdeaOn the TablePartiesHoliday Prep: Where To Eat For Christmas &amp; New Yearshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/22/holiday-prep-where-to-eat-for-christmas-new-years/<p class="p1">The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 22 is all about dining out.</p> <p class="p1">You’ve wrapped the gifts, sent the cards, decorated the house, put up the tree and taken the kids to meet Santa. You’re done. Let someone else handle the cooking. Here’s a roundup of our favorite places for Christmas and New Year’s dining this year:</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="339" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/holiday_table_setting_cuisine_unlimited.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/" target="_blank">Cuisine Unlimited</a></p> <p class="p1">Call with your ideas for a stress-free holiday dinner or family party with Cuisine’s Christmas Dinner to Go. Pricing is a la carte and orders must be placed by Monday, Dec. 22 and prepaid. Pick up or delivery on Christmas Eve is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Delivery in the Salt Lake Valley is $40 and delivery to Park City is $55.</p> <p class="p1">Main courses include herb roasted turkey with cranberry-orange chutney, cinnamon pork tenderloin with dried cherry vinaigrette; brown sugar and clove spiral ham; and prime rib with horseradish cream and au jus.</p> <p class="p1">For Salt Lake Valley orders call 801-268-2332, and for Park City orders call 435-647-0010.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Wasatch Front</strong></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.caffeniche.com/" target="_blank">Caffe Niche</a> </p> <p class="p1">On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, Niche will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. </p> <p class="p1">On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a special four-course dinner, beginning at 5 p.m. Main courses include Morgan Valley lamb osso buco with creamy polenta and haricots verts green beans; sautéed scallops with green pea croquette, jumbo lump crab, bacon and lemon caper agrodolce; and house made pumpkin and ricotta filled ravioli, citrus brown butter beurre blanc, sage, roasted pumpkin seeds, house pickled jalapeños and roasted butternut squash.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.oasiscafeslc.com/" target="_blank">Oasis Cafe</a> </p> <p class="p1">Three-course dinners, featuring poached escolar over Brussels sprouts and carrot risotto, with peach and coconut strudel for dessert, will be served Dec. 22 to 28 for $25 per person. If you make it to Oasis before Dec. 22, the three course dinner will be sautéed lobster meat over capellini pasta with balsamic reduction and saffron infused pear with a soybean sauce.</p> <p class="p1">On New Year’s Eve, a special four-course prix fixe menu will be served starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $40, not including wine pairings. Main courses include grilled salmon over Yukon gold mashed potatoes with roasted fennel, dill hollandaise sauce with balsamic reduction; truffle beef wellington with roasted red potatoes, baby carrots and port wine demi-glace; and stuffed chicken breast with bacon, feta cheese, roasted red peppers and spinach over soft polenta with hickory tomato sauce.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.bambara-slc.com/" target="_blank">Bambara</a></p> <p class="p2">On Christmas Eve, enjoy breakfast at Bambara from 7 to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. From Friday, Dec. 26 to Sunday Dec. 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bambara will serve Chef Powers’ weekend brunch, along with dinner each evening starting at 5:30 p.m. Brunch items include Croque Madame, grilled chicken club sandwich, grilled king salmon salad and an all new brunch entree that’s to be revealed.</p> <p class="p2">On New Year’s Eve, Bambara will be open for breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Special offerings include short ribs or veal cheeks with dungeness crab and truffles; kumamoto oysters from Washington with champagne mignonette; endive, stilton and blood orange salad; and buckwheat blinis with caviar.   </p> <p class="p1">Bambara will be open for brunch on New Year’s Day, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.faustinaslc.com/" target="_blank">Faustina</a></p> <p class="p1">On Christmas Eve, Faustina will serve lunch, followed by dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. </p> <p class="p2">On New Year’s Eve, join Faustina for a four-course menu of traditional American favorites starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person with $20 wine pairings. The third course, paired with Hob Nob Pinot Noir, includes your choice of herb crusted prime rib with wild mushroom au gratin, applewood bacon wrapped asparagus and port wine demi glace; pan seared Arctic char and butter poached lobster with roasted fennel and tarragon risotto and braised Swiss chard; and pork tenderloin roulade stuffed with spinach, caramelized onions and bacon, braised root vegetables and peppercorn demi glace.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Wasatch Back </strong></p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.parkcitywaldorfastoria.com/park-city-utah-dining-en.html" target="_blank">Powder at Waldorf Astoria</a></p> <p class="p1">This year, Powder is offering a special four-course Christmas Eve dinner on Dec. 24 from 5 to 10 p.m. The price is $69 for adults, and a children’s menu is available. </p> <p class="p2">On Christmas Day, join Powder for brunch, including breakfast favorites, soups, salads, seafood, hot and cold entrees and dessert, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children. Santa will be at the Waldorf Astoria Park City greeting kids on Saturday, Dec. 20, 3 to 5 p.m.</p> <p class="p2">On New Year’s Eve, Powder will serve a six course dinner and champagne, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. $95 per person.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.ciseros.com/" target="_blank">Cisero’s</a></p> <p class="p1">Enjoy a prix fixe Italian dinner, including a house salad, Tuscan bean soup or broccoli cheddar soup, three-cheese ravioli, butternut squash ravioli, chicken parmigiana or penne pollo, on Christmas. The meal is $45 and $5 for desserts, including tiramisu, lady fingers, coffee, Kahlua and whipped cream or lemon cream cannoli. Kids meals run $18 and include a house salad or broccoli cheddar soup and roast turkey or three-cheese macaroni and cheese. </p> <p class="p1">On New Year’s Eve, Cisero’s three course prix-fixe menu includes choices like Carpaccio with Niman Ranch top sirloin and Agnolotti en Brodo with Niman Ranch beef. For dessert, choose between honey-ricotta cheesecake or apple cobbler with Bee’s Knees vanilla ice cream. $45 prix fixe, $5 dessert.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.deervalley.com/Dining/WhereToEat/TheBrassTag" target="_blank">The Brass Tag at Deer Valley</a></p> <p class="p1">The Brass Tag’s delicious holiday cuisine includes steamed mussels and a brick-oven shrimp skillet with curry chorizo, saffron-roasted red pepper and fresh tarragon parmesan, oven-roasted fresh fish and a local Chop of the Day. </p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.deervalley.com/Dining/WhereToEat/GroceryCafe" target="_blank">Deer Valley Gorcery Cafe</a></p> <p class="p2">Get your holiday meal to go, from $9.75 to $14 per four-person item. Options include lemon thyme turkey gravy, huckleberry chutney, Deer Valley roasted garlic mashers, roasted beet salad, green bean au gratin, roasted baby carrots and homemade Struan stuffing.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.grubsteakrestaurant.com/home.html" target="_blank">Grub Steak</a></p> <p class="p2">On Christmas, enjoy Grub Steak’s prix fixe menu for $41.75. Start with a choice between the salad bar, wild-rice-and-mushroom soup or hearts of romaine salad. Then enjoy a special entrée of grilled elk sirloin with dried cherry and gala apple chutney. For dessert, enjoy Christmas log cake with mocha cream ice cream.</p> <p class="p2">Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Grub Steak, and enjoy the prix fixe menu for $63.75. Start with the salad bar, wild-rice-and-mushroom soup or Caesar salad. Follow it up with surf-and-turf with slow-roasted prime rib of beef with béarnaise sauce and cold-water lobster, along with a side of potatoes au gratin and roasted butternut squash. Finish your meal with chocolate lava cake with a side of creamy Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream. </p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.deervalley.com/dining/wheretoeat/mariposa" target="_blank">The Mariposa at Deer Valley</a></p> <p class="p2">On New Year’s Eve, The Mariposa will serve a special four-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person with an optional $50 wine pairing. Reservations begin at 5:45 p.m., and the last reservation can be made for 9 p.m.</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.montagehotels.com/deervalley/dining/" target="_blank">Montage Deer Valley</a></p> <p class="p1">Enjoy a four-course prix fixe Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each day, at Apex for $125. A $45 kids menu will be available for ages 5 to 12. </p> <p class="p1">On New Year’s Eve, Apex will serve a five-course prix fixe menu, $195 for adults, $65 for children. </p> <p class="p1">Make reservations for New Year’s Eve at Yama Sushi, and enjoy a selection of a la carte options.</p> <p class="p2">Kick off 2015 with a dinner buffet, featuring live entertainment, mouth-watering food stations, dancing and a midnight balloon drop in the Vista Lounge. The celebration runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and costs $175 per person. </p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.steinlodge.com/dining-in-deer-valley/" target="_blank">Stein Eriksen Lodge</a> </p> <p class="p1">On Christmas Eve, there will be two seatings for a special prix fixe menu in the Glitretind. The first seating is between 5:30 and 6 p.m., running until about 7 p.m., $140 adults, $30 kids. The second seating is between 7:30 and 8 p.m., $155 adults, $30 kids. Musicians will perform from 6 to 9 p.m.</p> <p class="p2">On Christmas Day, Glitretind will serve its traditional Christmas Buffet, $75 adults, $30 kids.</p> <p class="p2">On Christmas Night, Stein Eriksen will hold its Christmas Night buffet, starting at 5 p.m., $80 adults, $35 kids.</p> <p class="p2">On New Year’s Eve, Glitretind will serve a prix fixe menu and hold two seatings. The first will be at 6 p.m., $175 per person, and feature a four-course menu and a special kids menu for $50. The second seating will include a five-course menu for $225 per person. A kid’s menu will not be served for the second seating.</p> <p class="p2">And on New Year’s Day, enjoy Stein Eriksen’s Sunday Brunch, $50 adults, $25 kids.</p> <p class="p2"><em>This post originally appeared on <a href="http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/" target="_blank">saltlakemagazine.com</a></em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:51:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/22/holiday-prep-where-to-eat-for-christmas-new-years/Great IdeaOn the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Dine in Stylehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/22/refresh-renew-remodel-dine-in-style/<p>The time has come to dine in style.  Ditch the modern electronics (e.g. television as center-point of room<em>—</em>we know we're not the <em>only</em> ones guilty of it) and go for old-school dining in a new-styled space.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>By converting the television room back to a formal dining space, there is a newfound area to entertain guests the traditional way</li> <li>A new dining table and chairs add a rich, high-style to the cozy room</li> <li>Window treatments bring in color and stylish flair</li> <li>An area rug adds texture and complements the new <a href="http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/etruscan" target="_blank">Etruscan</a> walls</li> <li>A bold painting by <a href="http://hyunmeelee.com/" target="_blank">Hyunmee Lee</a> defines the dynamic space</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="664" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/22/refresh-renew-remodel-dine-in-style/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Holiday Cheerhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/19/photo-friday-holiday-cheer/<p>Every job has its upsides and downsides, mine included. Seeing so many beautiful homes is inspiring, but they also set an impossibly high standard. The best reaction is to just fully appreciate the design and execution of something that is, well, perfect.</p> <p><span style="">This is the case with holiday décor. Several years ago <a href="http://donbradydesign.com/">Don Brady,</a> a well-known Salt Lake interior designer, invited me to photograph his own home decked out for Christmas. The entire open floor plan and all the holiday trim followed a theme of pale robin’s egg blue and antique white. He styled it with specialty Finnish food items prepared by his wife Sinnikka that were as delicious as they were beautiful.</span></p> <p><span style="">The only addition I could make is to play B.B. King’s “Blue, Blue Christmas” in the background.</span></p> <p><span style="">Happy holidays! May we all be inspired by the artful but satisfied by our own attempts at creating holiday cheer.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bradyusd9.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas14.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas19.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas21.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas24.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/christmas25.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:51:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/19/photo-friday-holiday-cheer/Photo FridayHoliday Prep: Handmade Holidays Pop-Up Shophttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/18/holiday-prep-handmade-holidays-pop-up-shop/<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Some of you may have heard of <a href="http://bigcartel.com/" target="_blank">Big Cartel</a> (shopping cart for artists to sell their products online). In addition to creating their annual hand selected online gift giving list that you <a href="http://shopindie.bigcartel.com/#popup" target="_blank">can find here</a>, for the month of December they have a <a href="http://shopindie.bigcartel.com/#popup" target="_blank">brick and mortar pop up shop</a> in downtown Salt Lake City. Need that perfect last minute indie gift, they have you covered with recommendations for him, her, the kids, white elephant, and just because.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Hours:</strong> Wednesday - Friday 
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM<br><strong>Location:</strong> 163 S. Main Street 
Salt Lake City, Utah<br><strong>Follow:</strong> <a href="https://twitter.com/bigcartel" target="_blank">@bigcartel</a> for addtional open hours and more info.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-35.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-48.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-52.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bigcartel-76.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/18/holiday-prep-handmade-holidays-pop-up-shop/Great IdeaHot FindsBefore &amp; After: Historic Home Attic Renovationhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/18/before-after-historic-home-attic-renovation/<p><strong>Before and After – Historic Home Attic Renovation</strong><br><br>We were fortunate to be invited to design the complete renovation of this attic space.  Our clients wanted to move their Master Bedroom upstairs to the attic, creating a functional Master Suite that tied into the original style of the home.  <br><br>While the attic had previously been finished, the design didn’t suit the needs of the client, so we worked some space-planning magic that gave them an airy bedroom, larger master bath, spacious closet, incredible his/hers office, and plenty of built-in storage.  We also redesigned the small balcony, creating a larger balcony with french doors that is much better proportioned with the home.<br><br>Before and After photos show much more than words, so here are some images for you:</p> <p>BEFORE:<br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/1-before.jpg" width="490"><br><br>AFTER:<br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/2-after.jpg" width="490"><br><br>BEFORE:<br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/3-before.jpg" width="490"><br><br>AFTER:<br><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/4-after.jpg" width="490"><br><br>BEFORE:<br><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/5-before.jpg" width="490"><br><br>AFTER:<br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/6-after.jpg" width="490"><br><br>BEFORE:<br><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/7-before.jpg" width="490"><br><br>AFTER:<br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/8-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/9-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/10-after.jpg" width="490"><br><br>BEFORE:<br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/11-before.jpg" width="490"><br><br>AFTER:<br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/12-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/13-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/14-after.jpg" width="490"><br><br>BEFORE:<br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/15-before.jpg" width="490"><br><br>AFTER:<br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/16-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>BEFORE:<br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/17-before.jpg" width="490"><br><br>AFTER:<br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/18-after.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Design:  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com/" target="_blank">enzy design</a><br>General Contractor:  <a href="http://hometechincorporated.com/" target="_blank">Home-Tech, Inc.</a><br>Photography:  <a href="http://hiyapapaya.com/blog/" target="_blank">Hiya Papaya</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:30:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/18/before-after-historic-home-attic-renovation/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Winter Wreathshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/17/holiday-prep-winter-wreaths/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 17 is all about wreaths.</p> <p>The right wreath can provide the perfect decor all winter long. You can make your own <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/01/holiday-prep-wreath-making/" target="_blank">as we suggested here</a> or you can visit your local garden shop to choose a wreath that fits your decor.</p> <p>These wreaths were made by <a href="http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/" target="_blank">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a>. For more wreath ideas visit our <a href="/galleries/wreath-frenzy/" target="_blank">wreath gallery</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/wreath1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/wreath2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/wreath3.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoWed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/17/holiday-prep-winter-wreaths/Great IdeaIn the GardenRunway To Room: Last Minute Decorating Ideas http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/17/runway-to-room-last-minute-decorating-ideas/<p>Christmas day is almost here and some of us still have some last minute shopping and decorating to do. Today we can be inspired by the Viktor &amp; Rolf runway show (The models were dressed as holiday gifts). So here are some simple décor ideas to help finalize your home for the holidays. And if you want to dress yourself or someone you love like a giant present, here’s some of that too. \</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/runwayroomgift.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Viktor &amp; Rolf / Fall 2014</p> <p><img alt="" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/bottlebrushrunwayroom.jpeg" width="200"></p> <p>Gold Bottle Brush Tabletop Christmas Tree | T<a href="http://www.target.com/p/threshold-red-bottle-brush-tabletop-christmas-tree-18/-/A-15658787#prodSlot=medium_1_4&amp;term=tree+brushes" target="_blank">arget</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/redcandlerunroom.jpeg" width="300"></p> <p>Red Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder | <a href="http://www.target.com/p/threshold-red-mercury-glass-pillar-candle-holder-12/-/A-15648013#prodSlot=_1_54" target="_blank">Target</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="523" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/tabledecorrunwayroom.jpeg" width="349"></p> <p>Nochebuena Garland | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-holiday-trim/33254780.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/garlandrunroom.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Cedar Garland |<a href="http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-15-ft-Cedar-Garland-In-Store-Only-10021/205513766" target="_blank"> The Home Depot</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/burlaprunner.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Burlap Table Runner | <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/%20http:/www.cvlinens.com/burlap-13x108-table-runner-natural-p-4866.html?gclid=CI7d3-C5zcICFepAMgodkXgAZA&amp;amp;currency=USD" target="_blank">CV Linens </a></p> <p> </p> <p>Don’t Forget The Wreath!</p> <p><img alt="" height="238" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/wreathrunwayroom.jpeg" width="350"></p> <p>Bitter Sweat Fall Wreath | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/43790/880130" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 17 Dec 2014 09:29:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/17/runway-to-room-last-minute-decorating-ideas/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Amaryllis &amp; Paperwhiteshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/16/holiday-prep-amaryllis-paperwhites/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 16 is all about amaryllis &amp; paper-whites.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/amaryllis3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>In the dullness that can be winter the vibrancy of a beautiful amaryllis can be just the thing to bring cheer to ones decor. And while not as colorful, the intoxicating aroma of paperwhites is just the thing while waiting for spring. This time of year <a href="http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/" target="_blank">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a> has quite the selction and if you need a last minute hosting gift this will do quite nicely.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/amaryllis1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/amarylis2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/paperwhites.jpg" width="490"><br>Paperwhites</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cactus&amp;tropicals.jpg" width="490"><br>Cactus &amp; Tropicals also carries poinsettas another Holiday Favorite. </p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoTue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/16/holiday-prep-amaryllis-paperwhites/Great IdeaIn the GardenRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Family-Style Family Roomhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/15/refresh-renew-remodel-family-style-family-room/<p>Shouldn't the family room be your families favorite place?  Stick with casual furnishings and upbeat colors<em>—</em>its bound to be <em>the</em> spot for family entertainment.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Featuring cool furnishings, zebra-patterned carbet and vibrant green walls, this room can be a perfect spot for family fun</li> <li>Crisp, white crown molding, baseboards, window casings and ceilings nicely frame the space</li> <li>Funky design, whether in pillows, cushions or carpet, give the room a feeling of youth and vibrancy</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/15/refresh-renew-remodel-family-style-family-room/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Holiday&#39;s at OC Tannerhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/15/holiday-prep-holidays-at-oc-tanner/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 15 is all about holiday decor at OC Tanner. </p> <p class="p1">While you’re out and about shopping for that perfect diamond ring, take a glimpse of <a href="http://www.octannerjewelers.com/">OC Tanner’s</a> holiday decor on display.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/octanner5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Detailed nutcrackers greet you as you enter.</p> <p><img alt="" height="501" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/octanner.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/octanner4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The staircase is lined with life-size nutcracker dolls and a decked out tree to bring customers holiday spirit. </p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/octanner3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Purchase a glittery Santa to cheer up your home this holiday season.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/octanner2.jpg" width="490"></p>webinternMon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/15/holiday-prep-holidays-at-oc-tanner/Hot FindsHoliday Prep: Ginger Snap Aquavit Recipehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/14/holiday-prep-ginger-snap-aquavit-recipe/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 14 is all about drinks. </p> <p class="p1">The holidays can be stressful, so take a break, sit back and sip on this easy-to-make ginger snap aquavit from <a href="http://online.wsj.com/home-page" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/vodkarecipe1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Ginger Snap Aquavit Recipe </p> <p class="p1">Ingredients: </p> <ul> <li>1 thumb size piece of ginger</li> <li>5 cinnamon sticks</li> <li>30 cloves</li> <li>zest of ½ orange</li> <li>750 ml vodka</li> </ul> <p class="p1">Intstructions:</p> <ol> <li>Scrub ginger, then slice into coins.</li> <li>Add sliced ginger to a glass jar or bottle along with cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange zest, and vodka.</li> <li>Seal and store in a cool place, out of direct light, for 5-7 days. </li> <li>Strain before enjoying.</li> </ol> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/vodkarecipe2.jpg" width="490"></p>webinternSun, 14 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/14/holiday-prep-ginger-snap-aquavit-recipe/On the TablePartiesRecipesHoliday Prep: Last Minute Gifthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/13/holiday-prep-last-minute-gifts/<p class="p1">The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 13 is all about last minute gift giving. </p> <p class="p1">Give your friends and family the gift of a Utah Style &amp; Design or Salt Lake Magazine subscription this holiday. This is the gift that keeps on giving year round.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/usd.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://slc.actionfulfillment.com/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design options:</a></p> <p class="p1">1 year (4 issues) for $12.95</p> <p class="p1">2 years (8 issues) for $17.95</p> <p class="p1">3 years (12 issues) for $24.95</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/slm2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://slc.actionfulfillment.com/" target="_blank"><em>Salt Lake</em> magazine options:</a></p> <p class="p1">1 years (6 issues) for $17.95</p> <p class="p1">2 years (12 issues) for $24.95</p> <p class="p1">3 years (18 issues) for $33.95</p> <p class="p1">*Or choose both subscriptions for one year in a combo offer for $25.00</p> <p class="p1">Click <a href="https://slc.actionfulfillment.com/" target="_blank">here</a> for more details on how to subscribe. </p>webinternSat, 13 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/13/holiday-prep-last-minute-gifts/Great IdeaHot FindscityhomeCOLLECTIVE REAL ESTATE VALUES | A REPORThttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/12/cityhomecollective-real-estate-values-a-report/<p><a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/cityhomecollective/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a> REAL ESTATE VALUES | A REPORT</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/photo1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>As a realtor, I’m privy to countless questions from unsure buyers and sellers. Among them, however, are two of the most common: “How’s the real-estate market doing? Is now a good time for me to buy/sell?” They’re good questions. Necessary ones, even. Nobody wants to walk into a disaster when they decide it’s time to make a move. But my answer to these question rarely wavers. Having done this for 12+ years, my opinion is humble, but well-informed: I think it’s almost always a good time for both. Salt Lake City is a real-estate powerhouse; every market sees ups and downs, be they seasonal or situational, but I’m always busy. My COLLECTIVE real-estate plate is full during every time of year, and now is no exception. And maybe that’s just me...but there is some pretty solid evidence to back me up here:</p> <p>1.) <strong>Numbers don’t lie, and neither do I.</strong><br>Let’s break down the basics first, shall we? When we’re talking real estate, there’s a simple definition of the term value: it’s what a ready, willing, and able buyer agrees to pay for a property. And when we’re talking current values in Salt Lake City, there’s one simple truth: they’re on the rise. According to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors [a gang worth paying attention to], “in the third quarter of 2014, the median Salt Lake single-family home price increased to $257,000, a 1% rise compared to a median price of $255,000 in the third quarter of 2013. Many zip codes in the Salt Lake area continued to see modest home price increases.” In addition, the same wise board of folks claims that, “the median condo price in Salt Lake County climbed to $176,000, up 4% compared to a median price of $169,000 last year.” This is, quite simply, good news in the form of numbers.</p> <p><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/photo2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>2.) <strong>Everyone else sees our value, too.</strong><br>As the owner of a company whose website regularly brags about the surge in creativity and growth our fantastic city is experiencing, it’s no surprise that I might see the increasing value of Salt Lake. But city- homeCOLLECTIVE isn’t alone in the praise of our salty state; it seems as though each time I flip through a well-known, nationally-circulated magazine, I’m reading more and more about SLC and Utah, in gen- eral. In 2012, Forbes Magazine ranked Utah the “#1 Best State for Business”, the same year that MSN Money called us the “#1 Most Livable Future State”. We came in first place when National Geographic ranked the best hiking cities in the U.S. in May of 2012. And The Advocate ranked us 6th in their assess- ment of the “Gayest Cities in America” in January of 2013. Folks, the perks of living here are officially public, and people the world over are starting to take notice. That’s nothing but good news for our real- estate market.</p> <p><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/photo3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>3.) <strong>We can continue to raise the value. All of us. Every day.</strong><br>We’ve all seen missed opportunities at some point. Perhaps you were offered a shot at some investment in a different market--a Williamsburg brownstone, or a place in Portland, Austin, Silverlake--and you passed it up. The explosion that is Brooklyn snuck up on you, simply because you weren’t there to see first-hand what was happening. You couldn’t foresee what those areas were bound to become. But we’re here for this one, and we can have a direct impact on the turn that our property values take. Every new restaurant, every creative venture, each well-done remodel or update--it’s all contributing to a city on the rise. My advice? Get in while you can. Invest in what you know. Be a financial backer of your own city. Work with others to increase the value yourself. If you don’t, others will...but it’s happening, either way.</p> <p><strong>Here’s the bottom line</strong>: facts are facts. Real estate statistics are on the up and up, but we’ve got more than numbers telling us what to do here. We’ve got a burgeoning creative mecca, a slice of outdoor heaven, and a sturdy economic status. The growing wonder that is Salt Lake City is no longer a kept secret, and if others have become aware of our value, we should pay closer attention ourselves. Every neighborhood goes at its on pace. Every street has its special perks. Every structure/building will head north at its own time, but one thing is certain: Utah is on the rise. And there’s no better place to bet on than your own beautiful backyard.</p> <p>*Cody Derrick is the founder of <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>, a real-estate and design boutique focused on connecting interesting people with unique spaces. With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra “love where you live,“ and a holistic approach to client needs, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe. Read more at <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">www.cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.com.</a><br><br></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 12 Dec 2014 11:02:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/12/cityhomecollective-real-estate-values-a-report/Great IdeaHot FindsHoliday Prep: Cocktailshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/12/holiday-prep-cocktails/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 12 is all about cocktails. </p> <p>To mix great drinks, start with great ingredients, many of which you can make yourself.</p> <p>How to make liqueurs </p> <p><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cocktail1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Start with a high-proof, mild to no-flavored alcohol. For a 750 ml. bottle of limoncello, you’ll need the peel of 7 or 8 lemons. Just the zest—none of the white part. Put the peel in the alcohol in a glass bottle and close tightly. Set it aside in a dark place for 5 or 6 days. If you want it stronger, let it steep longer. When the alcohol is lemony enough, add some simple syrup (sugar and water boiled to the syrup stage), about 1 part syrup to 3 parts alcohol. Strain it through a sieve, strain it again through a coffee filter, and store it.</p> <p>How to make flavor pearls </p> <p><img alt="" height="396" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cocktail2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Mix 1 teaspooon sodium alginate with 1 cup desired liquid (we used Campari). Stir vigorously until dissolved. Mix 2 teaspoons calcium chloride with 2 cups of distilled water. Chill thoroughly. Using a squeeze bottle or plastic syringe, push drops of the flavored liquid into the calcium water. Let set a few minutes, then strain off liquid and rinse gently. Float on a drink. Impress everyone.</p> <p>How to make bitters</p> <p><img alt="" height="560" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cocktail3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Bitters are essential to mixology. Keep a bottle of Angostura on hand, but try making your own—<a href="http://fridabistro.com/">Frida</a>’s Stephanie Hatfield makes chocolate-chipotle bitters. Here’s a simple recipe—but the fun is experimenting. Place 8 oz. citrus zest in a mason jar. Add a teaspoon each of whole cardamom and coriander, some star anise or caraway. Cover with 2 cups of high-proof white alcohol, seal the jar and let stand in a cool, dark place for two weeks. Strain through cheesecloth and use. </p>Mary MaloufFri, 12 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/12/holiday-prep-cocktails/Great IdeaOn the TablePartiesEntries , Foyers, Hallways and Stairs Oh Myhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/11/entries-foyers-hallways-and-stairs-oh-my/<p><strong>Entries , Foyers, Hallways and Stairs Oh My</strong><br> <br>What to do with entries, foyers, hallways and stairways? And what do they all have in common?<br> <br>These areas are transitional spaces and lend incredible opportunities. For foyers and stairs I like to go for big impact with a statement light fixture, bold gesture rug, or compelling art piece. I like to make these areas dynamic and compelling. For hallways I like to create rhythm with art installations that run the length of the hall and expand the space. Photo galleries and salon style hangings are perfect and create a lot of energy and interest. Above all favoring a clean aesthetic and I pick of colors and subjects from the destination rooms and follow that thread throughout these transition areas. The designs below by K. Rocke Design.</p> <p>Statement Custom Furniture with Rhythmic Fixtures<br><img alt="" height="608" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke1.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Statement Custom Furniture and Mirror | Door Jaffa Group<br><img alt="" height="695" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke2.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Photo 40 foot high custom light fixture in Park City home<br><img alt="" height="741" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke3.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Foyer to this space, Graphic, Simple but Impactful<br><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke4.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Foyer with Statement Art Piece with Tom Dixon Chairs and Madeline Weinrib Fabric<br><img alt="" height="526" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke5.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Gallery Cloth-lines Paintings<br><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke6.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Antique Chandelier<br><img alt="" height="706" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke7.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Statement Rug and Photo Walls in Repeating Blue Lacquer Frames<br><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/krocke8.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Photography from William Waldron (1), Jerry Rabinowitz (1,5), Scot Zimmerman (2), Phillip Erikson (3,4), ), Jerry Rabinowitz (5), Scot Zimmerman (6), William Waldron (7,8)<br> <br><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em><br><br><br></p>Kristin RockeThu, 11 Dec 2014 11:27:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/11/entries-foyers-hallways-and-stairs-oh-my/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: DIY Snow Globeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/11/holiday-prep-diy-snow-globes/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 11 is all about DIY snow globes. </p> <p>Use these snow globes from Heather at <a href="http://whipperberry.com/2011/12/anthro-inspired-snow-globes-tutorial.html" target="_blank">WhipperBerry</a> as a centerpiece for a holiday gathering, or pop on a gift tag and let your friends and family enjoy your creation.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/snowglobes1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>What You Need</p> <ul> <li>Jars (a good shape and size for your trees)</li> <li>Bottle Brush Trees (she bought hers at Big Lots)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B00113XD54?tag=betteraddons-20">Buffalo Snow</a> or any type of faux snow that you can find</li> <li>Glue Dots (Heather likes <a href="http://www.elmers.com/product/detail/E4002">Elmer's Glue Spots</a>) or hot glue</li> </ul> <p>Check out Heather's <a href="http://whipperberry.com/2011/12/anthro-inspired-snow-globes-tutorial.html" target="_blank">blog</a> for step-by-step instructions on how to create your own snow globes.</p>webinternThu, 11 Dec 2014 09:03:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/11/holiday-prep-diy-snow-globes/Decorating IdeasDIYPartiesHoliday Prep: Dreidel Cookieshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/10/holiday-prep-dreidel-cookies/<p class="p1">The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 10 is all about dreidel cookies. </p> <p class="p1">With Hanukkah right around the corner, these surprise dreidel cookies from Beth at <a href="http://www.hungryhappenings.com/" target="_blank">Hungry Happenings</a> will make a great party favor. Each bite is filled with a special candy surprise that is sure to impress your guests!</p> <p class="p1">See the recipe and instructions below to make your own dreidel cookies.</p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/dreidelcookies2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Beth's recipe on <a href="http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/dreidel-cookies-filled-with-candy/1b528050-152e-442a-9ab0-3e1945f465bf?nicam4=SocialMedia&amp;nichn4=Pinterest&amp;niseg4=Tablespoon&amp;nicreatID4=Post" target="_blank">Tablespoon</a>. </p> <p class="p1">Ingredients</p> <ul> <li>4 1/4 cups all purpose flour, plus more to dust work surface</li> <li>3/4 teaspoon salt</li> <li>3/4 teaspoon baking powder</li> <li>1 cup butter</li> <li>1 1/2 cups sugar</li> <li>2 large eggs</li> <li>1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract</li> <li>3/4 teaspoon almond extract</li> <li>1 cup Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Vanilla Frosting</li> <li>blue food coloring</li> </ul> <p class="p3">Directions</p> <ol> <li>Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Set aside.</li> <li>Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Mix until well combined.</li> <li>Add dry ingredients and stir just to combine.</li> <li>Allow cookies to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving, so the frosting has time to harden and the cookie layers will stay together. You can store the dreidel cookies in an airtight container for up to five days.</li> </ol>webinternWed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/10/holiday-prep-dreidel-cookies/DIYPartiesRunway To Room: The Ultimate Gift For The Hosthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/10/runway-to-room-the-ultimate-gift-for-the-host/<p>Holiday parties are quickly filling up our calendars, and we will surely need a gift for the host. For such occasions we are fans of home ware, because nothing says thank you better than a well thought out blanket or candle picked out for the host. Today we have collected and complied a few of our favorite gifts that will help express your gratitude.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="572" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/waffleblanket.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Turkish Waffle Blanket | <a href="http://bohem.co/collections/blankets/products/turkish-waffle-blanket" target="_blank">Bohem </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/candelset.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Electric Mini Candle Gift Set | <a href="http://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/tom_dixon/london-orientalist-and-royalty-scented-candle-set/392792?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-TnL5HPStwNw-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&amp;siteID=TnL5HPStwNw-JFNw89SeOkpr8NOpRMAGCg" target="_blank">Tom Dixon</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="523" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/hostgift.jpeg" width="349"></p> <p>Magnetic Kitchen Timer | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shopgifts-hostess/770397.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="572" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/hostblanket.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Log Cabin Throws | <a href="http://bohem.co/collections/blankets/products/log-cabin-throws" target="_blank">Bohem</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="272" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/servingtrygift.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Rustic Round Serving Board | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/43758/2170623" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/10/runway-to-room-the-ultimate-gift-for-the-host/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaign Part 4http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/09/cityhomecollective-find-your-space-campaign-part-4/<p>Our Winter issue hits newsstands January 1st and if you are a subscriber it should be in your mailbox in the next two weeks. In this issue you will see this beautiful campaign from <em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em>. This is the fourth in a series of campaigns, you may remember the first campaign that premiered in the <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/03/27/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign/" target="_blank">Spring issue</a>, the second campaign that premiered in the<a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/30/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign-part-2/" target="_blank"> Summer issue</a>, or the third campaign that premiered in the <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/02/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign-part-3/" target="_blank">Fall issue</a>. As with the first three campaigns<a href="http://cityhomecollective.com" target="_blank"> <em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a> was nice enough to <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-four/" target="_blank">share behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cityhome1.jpg" width="490"><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cityhome2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cityhome3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cityhome4.jpg" width="490"><br>From the wooden chandelier, clean lines, custom walnut cabinetry, and playful cat (her name is Susie); this beautiful Marmalade home, family, and campaign are magical.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cityhome5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cityhomewinter.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoTue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/09/cityhomecollective-find-your-space-campaign-part-4/Behind the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaHoliday Prep: Cheese Ballshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/09/holiday-prep-cheese-balls/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 9 is all about cheese balls. </p> <p class="p1">The holidays are all about getting together and enjoying the company of your friends and family. Feast on these scrumptious cheese balls at your next gathering!</p> <p class="p1">To get started, see these easy-to-make recipes we have provided below. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cheeseball2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Mediterranean Cheese Ball</strong></p> <ul> <li>4 oz. goat cheese, softened </li> <li>4 oz. cream cheese, softened</li> <li>2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves</li> <li>1 tsp. cracked black pepper</li> <li>Coating: 3/4 cup toasted pine nuts</li> </ul> <p class="p1">Serve with toasted pita chips.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Spicy Cheese Ball</strong></p> <ul> <li>8 oz. shredded pepper jack cheese</li> <li>3 oz. cream cheese, softened</li> <li>pinch of salt</li> <li>1 clove garlic, mashed</li> <li>1/2 small jalapeño, seeded and diced</li> <li>Coating: 3 Tbsp. pure chile powder, 2 tsp. cumin and 1 cup tostados, pulverized in a food processor</li> </ul> <p class="p1">Serve with sturdy tostados.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Blue Cheese Ball</strong></p> <ul> <li>8 oz. cream cheese, softened</li> <li>3 oz. crumbled blue cheese</li> <li>4  Tbsp. chopped dried cherries</li> <li>Coating: 3/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts</li> </ul> <p class="p1">Serve with cocktail toasts or water crackers and a nip of port.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cheeseball1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Lemon Cheesecake Ball</strong></p> <ul> <li>8 oz. cream cheese, softened</li> <li>2 1/2 Tbsp. sugar (superfine is great)</li> <li>Zest of one large lemon</li> <li>1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice</li> <li>1/8 tsp. vanilla extract</li> <li>Coating: 3/4 cup crushed fresh gingersnaps</li> </ul> <p class="p1">Serve with thin Moravian-style gingersnaps.</p>webinternTue, 09 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/09/holiday-prep-cheese-balls/Great IdeaIn The MagazinePartiesHoliday Prep: Stocking Stuffershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/08/holiday-prep-stocking-stuffers/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 8 is all about stocking stuffers.</p> <p>Many shops have great stocking stuffers- national stores such as The Container Store, Restoration Hardware, and Pottery Barn have entire lines this time of year of items labeled as stocking stuffers.</p> <p>Local spots such as Ward &amp; Child Garden Store, Bloomingsales, Alice Lane Home Collection, and Hip &amp; Humble are perfect to get that extra little gift.</p> <p>Here are a few of our faves this season:</p> <p><img alt="" height="514" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/alicelanesaltcellar.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://alicelanehome.com/" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>- Salt Cellars add a touch of history and sophistication to any table.</p> <p><img alt="" height="478" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/mastermixologisttoolset.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/category/products.jsp?link=StockingStufferCollection&amp;categoryId=cat3870140" target="_blank">Restoration Hardware</a>- <a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod4640192&amp;categoryId=cat3870140" target="_blank">Master Mixologist Tool</a> set $49 includes seven essentials for mixing, muddling, and measuring your way to the perfect cocktail. </p> <p><img alt="" height="444" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/tictactoe.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/shop/gifts/gifts-stocking-stuffers/" target="_blank">Pottery Barn</a>- <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/wood-tic-tac-toe-game/?pkey=cgifts-stocking-stuffers&amp;" target="_blank">Tic Tac Toe Game</a> $24.50 A classic take on a classic game.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/inbagorganizer.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.containerstore.com/welcome.htm" target="_blank">The Container Store</a>- <a href="http://www.containerstore.com/shop/giftWrapWonderland/greatGifts/her?productId=10028925&amp;N=90064" target="_blank">in.bag Handbag Organizer</a> $, with seven interior compartments two side pockets and integrated handles you can switch handbags with ease.</p> <p><img alt="" height="484" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/holidaysoap.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://shopbloomingsales.com/" target="_blank">Bloomingsales</a>- <a href="http://shopbloomingsales.com/collections/shop-baby-and-child/products/holiday-wrapped-shea-butter-bar-of-soap" target="_blank">Holiday Wrapped Shea Butter Bar Of Soap</a> $12.95 Beautifully wrapped shea butter soap from England comes in five different fragances- candy cane, joyous christmas, mistletoe and holly, nutcracker sweet, and christmas wonderland.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/ladybugcontact.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="664" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/hiptote.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.hipandhumble.com/" target="_blank">Hip &amp; Humble</a>- <a href="http://www.hipandhumble.com/collections/frontpage/products/ladybug-contact-lens-case" target="_blank">Ladybug Contact Lens Case</a> $5.95 is adorable and while not really a stocking stuffer per se this <a href="http://www.hipandhumble.com/collections/frontpage/products/pretty-bird-tote" target="_blank">Pretty Bird Tote</a> $17.95 is too cute not to have. <br><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/wardandchild.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.visitsaltlake.com/listings/Ward-Child-The-Garden-Store-Gardens/54632/?regionid=0" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child</a> The Garden Store- Little owls &amp; mice and everything nice. This shop really knows how to get in the holiday spirit, from nutcrackers to felt ornaments if you are looking for a special holiday gift this is the place to visit.</p>Cynthia YeoMon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/08/holiday-prep-stocking-stuffers/Great IdeaHot FindsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: A Living Room to Live Forhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/08/refresh-renew-remodel-a-living-room-to-live-for/<p>Feeling cramped in your living room?  Open up space with furniture in sleeker styles and lighter fabric.  Feeling bored? Punch up the volume in bold colors with drapes, pillows and fresh florals. </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/interiors4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Vibrant oranges, natural greens and robin's egg blue add color to this once dark and bland space</li> <li>Bright pillows, patterned upholstery and an oversized rug add flair to the warm yet neutral walls and furniture</li> <li>A sleeker style sofa in a lighter fabric alleviate the cramped feel</li> <li>An end table and two new lounge chairs (mirrored on both sides of the arch) allow guests to easily converse with others</li> <li>Vibrant orange drapes (hanging from the ceiling to the floor in both rooms) add visual height</li> <li>The walls, painted a warmer tone, provide neutral backdrop, allowing the textiles and accessories to make the color statement</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/interiors.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Kristina Weaver, senior designer at <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a>, SLC</p>webinternMon, 08 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/08/refresh-renew-remodel-a-living-room-to-live-for/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Blazing Needle Knitting Kitshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/07/holiday-prep-blazing-needle-knitting-kits/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 7 is all about Blazing Needle Knitting Kits.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/blazingneedlekits.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You may remember our story on <a href="http://www.blazing-needles.com/" target="_blank">Blazing Needles</a> in <a href="/blog/2014/06/11/close-knit-community/" target="_blank">our Summer issue</a>. Ever wanted to learn how to knit, or do you know a knitter and want to give them something but don't know where to start? Blazing Needles comes to the resuce with their knitting kits- each wrapped kit is filled with ready-to-go projects—the yarn and pattern are included. The first kits are focused on winter accessories that are as fun to wear as they are to knit. Each one is available in a variety of colors, so <a href="http://store.blazing-needles.com/collections/kits" target="_blank">go here</a> to pick out your favorites.</p>Cynthia YeoSun, 07 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/07/holiday-prep-blazing-needle-knitting-kits/Great IdeaHot FindsHoliday Prep: Red Hot Candied Appleshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/06/holiday-prep-red-hot-candied-apples/<p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 6 is all about candied apples.</p> <p>Some of you may remember this Making Arrangements story that appeared in our print magazine a few years ago. Bring pops of color to life by having treats and dishes that match your centerpiece. The tone-on-tone pairing is both sophisticated and playful, and guests can take a bite out of your arrangement at the end of the evening.</p> <p><img alt="" height="582" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/cuisinecandiedapples.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Apples don’t have to bob in barrels or get slathered with gooey caramel. There is a more elegant way to present this season’s star crop. Caterer extraordinaire Maxine Turner of <a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com" target="_blank">Cuisine Unlimited</a> proves it with her red candied apples. And guess what? They taste as good as they look!</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/candiedapple2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>RED HOT CANDY APPLES</strong></p> <p>Makes 8:</p> <p>8 wooden skewers</p> <p>2 cups granulated sugar</p> <p>1 cup light corn syrup</p> <p>1/2 cup hot water</p> <p>1/2 cup red cinnamon candies, like Red Hots</p> <p>Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.</p> <p>Wash and dry apples, remove the stems and stick skewers firmly in the stem ends.</p> <p>Combine the water, corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then continue to cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250 degrees, using a candy thermometer. Wash down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush occasionally to prevent crystallization.</p> <p>Once the candy reaches 250 degrees, add the cinnamon candies and stir briefly to incorporate. Continue to cook, washing down the sides, until mixture reaches 285 degrees.</p> <p>Remove from the heat and stir the candy so that it is smooth and even. Hold an apple by the skewer and dip it in the candy, tilting the pan at an angle and rotating the apple to cover completely with a smooth, even layer. Pull the coated apple out of the saucepan and twirl to remove excess. Set on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples.</p> <p>Allow apples to cool at room temperature. Candy apples are best enjoyed within 24 hours.</p>Cynthia YeoSat, 06 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/06/holiday-prep-red-hot-candied-apples/Great IdeaOn the TableHoliday Prep: Hot Cocoahttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/05/holiday-prep-hot-cocoa/<p class="p1">The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 5 is all about hot cocoa. </p> <p class="p1">This will make the perfect gift for teachers or even your neighbor. Not only is this hot cocoa gift easy to make, but delicious too! See Liz Fourez's recipe on her blog <a href="http://lovegrowswild.com/2013/11/5-fun-mason-jar-gift-ideas/" target="_blank">Love Grows Wild</a> below to create your own hot cocoa mix in a jar.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/day3-hotcocoa1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Ingredients:</p> <ul> <li>¾ cup non-fat dry milk powder</li> <li>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder</li> <li>¾ cup powdered sugar</li> <li>mini chocolate chips, for garnish</li> <li>crushed candy canes, for garnish</li> <li>mini marshmallows, for garnish</li> </ul> <p class="p3">Directions: </p> <ol> <li> Layer the ingredients in order in a 32 ounce quart size wide mouth mason jar.</li> <li> When ready to use, mix ingredients well.</li> <li> For a single serving, add 8 ounces freshly-boiled water to ½ cup hot chocolate mix in a heat-proof mug.</li> <li> Stir until completely dissolved and enjoy!</li> </ol>webinternFri, 05 Dec 2014 09:04:54 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/05/holiday-prep-hot-cocoa/DIYGreat IdeaHoliday Prep: Christmas Cardshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/04/holiday-prep-christmas-cards/<p class="p1">The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 4 is all about Christmas Cards.</p> <p class="p1">Beat the rush and get those Christmas cards sent out early! We kept this one high on our list to help all you procrastinators out there. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="322" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/day2-christmascard.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.welcometowillowlane.com/2013/12/06/my-favourite-time-of-the-year/" target="_blank">Willow Lane</a></p> <p class="p3">This could be a fun activity for the entire family. From signing, addressing, stamping and sealing the envelopes, everyone is sure to have an important role in helping those cards get sent out before the big rush.</p> <p class="p3">Websites like <a href="http://www.targetphoto.com/" target="_blank">Target</a>, <a href="http://photos.walmart.com/walmart/welcome" target="_blank">Walmart</a> and <a href="http://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/welcome" target="_blank">Snapfish</a> are even offering huge discounts on holiday cards right now. </p> <p class="p3">If you prefer to have everything done in one clean sweep, check out the sites below that take care of everything for you. You enter in the addresses, choose a card from their selection, write something sweet, and they take care of the rest! Your personalized holiday cards will be mailed directly to your friends and family. </p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://www.postable.com/" target="_blank">Postable</a></p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://www.heyeverybody.co/" target="_blank">Hey Everybody</a></p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://sendoutcards.com/" target="_blank">Send Out Cards</a></p>webinternThu, 04 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/04/holiday-prep-christmas-cards/Great IdeaRunway To Room: Holiday Décor http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/03/runway-to-room-holiday-d%C3%A9cor/<p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="548" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/runwaytoroomchristmasjpg.jpg" width="365"></p> <p>Escada Fall 2014</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>It’s that time of the year when we get to decorate our space for the holidays. But using the same old decorations can get stale and can feel uncreative. So this year, add some color inspired by the runway and freshen up your holiday space. </p> <p><img alt="" height="523" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/runwayroomtrees.jpeg" width="349"></p> <p>Decorative Sisal Tree | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-holiday-trim/33239708.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="486" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/runwayroombells.jpg" width="340"></p> <p>Cute and Tiny Chimes | <a href="http://bohem.co/collections/bells-chimes/products/cute-and-tiny-chimes" target="_blank">Bohem</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/runwayroompillow.jpg" width="336"></p> <p>Royal Pillow in Dusty Rose | <a href="http://bohem.co/collections/pillows/products/velvet-oh-so-pretty" target="_blank">Bohem</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="238" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/runwayroomthrow.jpeg" width="350"></p> <p>Herringbone Throw | <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/%20https:/www.onekingslane.com/product/47192/1280276" target="_blank">One Kings Lane </a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 03 Dec 2014 15:26:08 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/03/runway-to-room-holiday-d%C3%A9cor/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Advent Calendarshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/03/holiday-prep-advent-calendars/<p class="p1">The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 3 is all about DIY advent calendars.</p> <p class="p1">The countdown has begun, each day open a new window until Christmas. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="515" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/day1-advent1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.yellowblissroad.com/free-printable-advent-calendar-treat-bag-kit/" target="_blank">Yellow Bliss Road</a></p> <p class="p1">This DIY envelope calendar from <a href="http://www.yellowblissroad.com/free-printable-advent-calendar-treat-bag-kit/" target="_blank">Yellow Bliss Road</a> is a great way to get the kids involved in your community. For each day, fill the envelope with an activity where they can serve others, help decorate around the house, or go on a simple family outing. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/day1-advent2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://laurenmakes.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/countdown-chain-freebie/" target="_blank">Lauren Makes</a></p> <p class="p1">Not so crafty, but still want to involve the whole family? Perfect! An easier alternative advent calendar is the good old chain calendar. Attach red and green paper links to each other and number them 1 through 25. Undo a link each day. </p> <p class="p1">Chocolate advent calendars can also be found at your local Smith's or Walgreens. </p> <p class="p1">Continue to check back with us everyday until Christmas to see what DIY projects and events we have for you!</p>webinternWed, 03 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/03/holiday-prep-advent-calendars/DIYGreat IdeaHoliday Prep: DIY Cinnamon Ornamentshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/02/holiday-prep-diy-cinnamon-ornaments/<p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/cinnamon_ornament.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 2 is all about DIY ornament making.</p> <p>Browsing through pinterest I stumbled onto these cinnamon ornaments from the blog <a href="http://www.completelydelicious.com/2012/11/homemade-cinnamon-ornaments.html" target="_blank">Completely Delicious</a>. They would be great as a finishing touch to tie onto presents.</p> <p>They were fairly simple to make, the hardest part is getting the consistency right to roll them out. Once you get that, you are home free.</p> <p><img alt="" height="385" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/gingerbreadmen.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>The recipe:</strong></p> <p><em>Yield: 20-40 ornaments (depending on their size)</em><br><br><strong>Ingredients</strong><br>        1 cup applesauce<br>        1-1 1/4 cup (130 grams) ground cinnamon<br>        1 tablespoon ground cloves (optional)<br><strong>Instructions</strong><br>    1.    Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.<br>    2.    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the applesauce, cinnamon, and cloves (if using). It may take a few minutes for the mixture to come together. You want the dough to be able to form a ball without being too sticky. Add additional applesauce or cinnamon if needed. You can mix the dough by hand, it may just take longer.<br>    3.    Sprinkle a clean surface with cinnamon (like you would with flour while rolling out pie dough). Place the dough on the surface and sprinkle with more cinnamon. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick, sprinkling with more cinnamon to keep from sticking.<br>    4.    Cut out into desired shapes and place on the prepared sheet pan so that they aren't touching. Use a skewer to poke a hole into each ornament (to attach string). Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until rock hard.<br>    5.    Loop a decorative string through the ornament and hang on your tree.</p> <p><strong>Notes</strong>: Ornaments may also be dried at room temperature over several days.<br>Ornaments are not extremely fragile, but they can break. Handle with care.<br><strong>Do not eat.</strong></p>Cynthia YeoTue, 02 Dec 2014 12:17:51 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/02/holiday-prep-diy-cinnamon-ornaments/DIYGreat IdeaHoliday Prep: Wreath Makinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/01/holiday-prep-wreath-making/<p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/wreath1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The holidays are here, the decorating has begun. Leading up to December 25 we will be sharing daily tips to get you through the season with ease. Day 1 is all about wreath making.</p> <p>Some of you may have read my wreath making tips from Natalie of La Fleur's Fall Wreath Class, if <a href="/blog/2014/10/02/la-fleur-fall-wreath-making-101/" target="_blank">you didn't take a look</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/wreath3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Like the Fall class the process was simple: Start at the top and layer on your leaves and flowers in small chunks. She calls it the wrap and drop method. You wrap the wire around the stems and outside of the frame and then drop it into the center of the wreath, then pull around tight and repeat.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/wreath2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Before starting I put all of the greenery into groups and cut them into smaller pieces. Greenery used here was: pepperberry, juniper, magnolia leaf, bay leaf, gumdrop eucalyptus, and mistle toe.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/wreath4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>I love the combination of textures and the fragance is amazing. Natalie does multiple classes throughout the year. Space is limited and her classes fill up fast so be sure to follow her on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/natalie.bernhiselrobinson?fref=ts" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="http://instagram.com/nkbernhisel" target="_blank">Instagram</a> to find out the full details.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/wreath5.jpg" width="490"><br><br></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 01 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/01/holiday-prep-wreath-making/DIYGreat IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Dining Room Redohttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/01/refresh-renew-remodel-dining-room-redo/<p>Who says you need power tools and a contractor to transform a room and make a statement? All you need to revive a bland and crowded space is vibrant color, rich texture, interesting patterns and a little furniture shuffle.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/interiors5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Bright orange drapery creates a cohesive link between the living and dining rooms</li> <li>A feeling of openness is created as both rooms flow seamlessly into each other and turn the oversall space into an inviting environment for entertaining and mingling</li> <li>High backed host and hostess chairs add dramatic flair to a new dining table</li> <li>A mixture of soft, bright, and dark colors blend the room together in a wildly welcoming way</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/interiors1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Kristina Weaver, senior designer at <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a>, SLC</p>webinternMon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/01/refresh-renew-remodel-dining-room-redo/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Sugar House&#39;s Vuehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/28/photo-friday-sugar-houses-vue/<p>I had a “where am I?” experience last week taking pictures of the Vue, a new high-rise apartment building in Sugar House for <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/">Lisman Studio Interior Design.</a> Smartly dressed women in high heels walked through the lobby to walk perky puppies—it could have been a scene in New York or Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thevueatsugarhousecrossing.com/">The Vue</a> certainly highlights the possibilities for urban living in Salt Lake, and the metamorphosing Sugar House neighborhood offers plenty of restaurants, stores and destinations for an upscale “get out and enjoy yourself” lifestyle.</p> <p>Lisman’s glamorous designs for the lobby, common spaces and model apartment highlight the mood and add that special something-something.</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/v-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/v-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="635" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/v-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/v-11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/v-12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/28/photo-friday-sugar-houses-vue/Photo FridayCulinary Crafts Holiday Cooking Experienceshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/26/culinary-crafts-cooking-experiences/<p class="p1">To celebrate 30 years of fabulous food (they have been in business since 1984) and their new 19,000 square foot catering location in Pleasant Grove, Culinary Crafts is offering different classes and seminars open to the community. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/culinarycrafts.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photo Courtesy of <a href="http://www.culinarycrafts.com/" target="_blank">Culinary Crafts</a></em></p> <p class="p1">Tues. Dec. 2nd 6:30pm<br><strong>Homemade Gift Giving</strong>: Make your own Caramel Pecan Logs plus tons of ideas for handmade gifts with Meagan Crafts-Price.</p> <p class="p1">Tues. Dec. 9th 6:30pm<br><strong>Family Food Tradiotions</strong>: Making Sugar Cookies like a pro with Mary Crafts-Homer.</p> <p class="p1">Tues. Dec 18th 6:30pm<br><strong>From Italy with Love</strong>: Italian themed gifts from your kitchen with Chef Aubrey Niccoli.</p> <p class="p1">Tues. Jan 6th 6:30pm<br><strong>Super Bowl Party Fun</strong> with Mary Crafts-Homer</p> <p class="p1">Tues. Jan 22nd 6:30pm<br><strong>Cooking for a Lifestyle Change</strong> with Chef Aubrey Niccoli</p> <p class="p1">All classes included instruction, recipes and dining.</p> <p class="p1">For more info and to register visit <a href="http://www.culinarycrafts.com/" target="_blank">culinarycrafts.com</a> or call (801) 225-6576. </p>webinternWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:50:43 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/26/culinary-crafts-cooking-experiences/Mark Your CalendarsOn the TableRunway To Room: Shimmer and Shinehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/26/runway-to-room-shimmer-and-shine/<p>During the holiday season it is always fun to add a little shimmer and a little shine to your room décor. Runway fashion has included some inspirational colors, styles and accessories that can be translated into beautiful home holiday accents. <span> </span></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/sparkleandshine.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture collection </p> <p><img alt="" height="523" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/redaccentp.jpeg" width="349"></p> <p>Luxe Fur Pillow | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-room/25941873.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="523" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/roomaccents2.jpeg" width="349"></p> <p>Plaited Metallics Pillow | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-room/31270952.jsp#/">Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/redaccents.jpg" width="336"></p> <p>Butterfly Blanket | <a href="http://bohem.co/collections/blankets/products/butterfly-blankets" target="_blank">Bohem </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/roomshineaccents3.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Frosted Deco Mercury Hurricanes | <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/frosted-deco-mercury-hurricanes-d2407/?pkey=choliday-candles-votives&amp;" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/26/runway-to-room-shimmer-and-shine/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomCity Home Collective Holiday Donation Drivehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/25/city-home-collective-holiday-donation-drive/<p class="p1"><a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a> is launching their Love Where You Give campaign, a holiday donation drive that will benefit the woman and children of the YWCA. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/cityhomecollective.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The <a href="http://www.ywca.org/site/c.cuIRJ7NTKrLaG/b.7515807/k.2737/YWCA__Eliminating_Racism_Empowering_Women.htm" target="_blank">YWCA</a> is a locally funded organization that is “home” to up to 300 woman and children that have been victims of domestic violence. A few necessities YWCA is kindly requesting include clothing, new blankets, news twin sheets and towels, hygiene kits, coats, gloves and scarves.  </p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/holidaydonationdrive/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a> is going a step further and asking for any toys and art supplies for these children. If you would like to donate money, a check can be made out to the YWCA Utah and dropped off at the CHC Headquarters.</p> <p class="p1">There have been 15 drop-off locations set up and a few listed are <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/disco-ball-vegetarian/" target="_blank">Zest</a>, <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/mandate-press-old-school-cool/" target="_blank">Mandate Press</a>, <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/vive-juicery-health/" target="_blank">Vive Juicery</a> and <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/aves-bistro-third/" target="_blank">Avenues Bistro</a>. </p> <p class="p1">An added bonus for all you donators? Most of the locations are offering an incentive for any donations. Donations are being accepted at the COLLECTIVE Headquarters as well where you can also receive these incentives. </p> <p class="p1">Black donation boxes have been set up outside of each location and will remain there until Dec. 15.</p> <p class="p1">As another added bonus, anyone looking to buy or sell a home, if you partner up with COLLECTIVE agent, Monica Draper to buy or sell by the end of the year, she’ll donate 5% of her commission to the YWCA in your name. How awesome?!</p> <p class="p3">Contact Monica Draper for additional details at (435) 313-7905 or visit the <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.com</a> for a complete list of items needed as well as drop-off location addresses. </p>webinternTue, 25 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/25/city-home-collective-holiday-donation-drive/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsReinvent Your Thanksgiving Tablescapehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/24/reinvent-your-thanksgiving-tablescape/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Leading up to Thanksgiving every year I gather magazines and images. Weeks of late night reading, zeroing in on new recipes and watching celebrity chefs brine, carve, and produce luscious gravy. I think and plan and bone up on others’ techniques. I also reinvent the tablescape in the process. Imagining this flower with that and crystal versus glass. It is a holiday of abundance and I enjoy indulging in the details. We make excessive side dishes and our pie to person ratio is beyond ridiculous. I also try to keep everyone’s favorites somewhat recognizable without too much tweaking.</p> <p><img alt="" height="426" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke2.jpg" width="490"><br>This year I am inspired by the color of the naked scrub oak that lines our hillsides in Utah. It is a greyed lavender with a woodsy character. I also thought it would be interesting to incorporate Pantone’s 2015 color forecast in a table scape this year. Andrea Matlin of Bloesem Flower lab creating stunning and unexpected flower arrangements using Ilex which are the orange berries, Cool Water roses and Eucalyptus. The table linens are from the consummate fabric house <a href="http://www.romo.com/" target="_blank">THE ROMO GROUP</a> in Melia Verbena. The mushrooms are vintage. And the serving and cutting boards are from Small Goods. The table and chairs are from Hamilton Park.<br><br><img alt="" height="279" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke1.jpg" width="490"><br>Pantone Winter Forecast 2014-2015</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke4.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.bloesemslc.com/home/" target="_blank">http://www.bloesemslc.com/home/</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="645" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke5.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/SmallGoodsReclaim?ref=shop_sugg" target="_blank">Small Goods</a> cutting boards<br><br>If this table were a room these vases from Lazy Susan would be right at home. And we could certainly add one or two pieces from Aerin Lauder’s new collection. The following rug from The Rug Company would complete the look.</p> <p><img alt="" height="513" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke6.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.lazysusanusa.com/set-of-5-hakura-sand-vases.html" target="_blank">Lazy Susan USA</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="314" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke7.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.aerin.com/Maurice-Geo-Bowl-Set/2305214040023,default,pd.html#start=1" target="_blank">Maurice-Geo-Bowl</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke8.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.therugcompany.com/us/ember" target="_blank">The Rug Company</a></p> <p><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 24 Nov 2014 23:33:36 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/24/reinvent-your-thanksgiving-tablescape/Decorating IdeasOn the TablePartiesRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Great Expectations for your Great Roomhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/24/refresh-renew-remodel-great-expectations-for-your-great-room/<p>Do you have great expectations for your great room?  Use creative design and courageous changes to transform your main living area and leave it exceeding every small and great expectation.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Guests can now enjoy full views of the open living room and busy kitchen after the removal of space-dividing walls</li> <li>Bold colors and harmonious seating compositions help to delineate the united spaces</li> <li>New furnishings add color and depth</li> <li>Added windows let natural light flood through and brighten the area</li> <li>Indoor plants are placed strategically throughout, adding green freshness to the open room</li> <li>A splash of color on the opposite wall paired with a painting of equal vivacity adds just enough brilliance to the otherwise muted color combo</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Warren Lloyd of <a href="http://www.lloyd-arch.com/" target="_blank">Lloyd Architects</a></p>webinternMon, 24 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/24/refresh-renew-remodel-great-expectations-for-your-great-room/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Ski Home Colorhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/21/photo-friday-ski-home-color/<p class="p1">The best interior color for ski homes in Park City is a subject that generates a lot of opinions and discussions. As an architectural photographer, my big concern is to get the color in the photos true to the subject, which can be a challenge with different lighting sources. However, I do appreciate fresh approaches to design and color. </p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.instudiodesign.com/"><strong>In Studio Design</strong></a> (Sheri Russell and Annie Layton) of Park City recently commissioned photos of a multi-level home in Old Town, Park City. The upper floors had gray walls and crisp white woodwork with splashes of vivid orange, turquoise, red and lime. Some of the fabrics and artwork featured geometric patterns with strong color. <strong>In Studio</strong> created custom metal frames for collections of black and white photographs of early miners and Park City mines that I found interesting.</p> <p class="p1">On the lower levels, color reigns. The walls of the home theater are a vivid marina blue with bright accent color from throw pillows. The bathroom off the theater explodes in what I call “no doubt about it red.” Similarly, one downstairs bedroom has deeply saturated blue-green wall colors, and red reappears in the bunkroom. The lower one goes away from natural light and views, the more color there is to experience. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="623" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="679" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o21.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/o25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:35:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/21/photo-friday-ski-home-color/Photo FridayRunway To Room: Room Accessorieshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/20/runway-to-room-room-accessories/<p>Filling a room with little trinkets, especially candles, is a great way to personalize your space. During the holiday season something as simple as a candle can create a warm, nostalgic environment, and can also be the perfect gift. Here are a few of our favorite candles that are sure to deliver holiday cheer.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/candle1.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Valuspa Goji Berry | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-candle/23921851.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="266" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/candle2.jpg" width="400"></p> <p><a href="http://www.pfcandleco.com/shop/" target="_blank">Pommes Frites Candle Co. </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/candle3.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Voluspa Cinnamon Ceylon &amp; Copal Maison |<a href="https://www.gotbeauty.com/index.php?product=2231VLSP" target="_blank"> Got Beauty</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/candle4.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Capri Blue | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/B19851559.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/" target="_blank">Anthroplogie </a></p>Emi ClarkeThu, 20 Nov 2014 09:07:01 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/20/runway-to-room-room-accessories/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomThe Holidays at The Grand America Hotelhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/19/the-holidays-at-the-grand-america-hotel/<p class="p1">With the holidays quickly approaching, <a href="http://holidays.grandamerica.com/" target="_blank">The Grand America Hotel</a> is the place to go to get in the holiday spirit. </p> <p class="p1">The Christmas tree in the courtyard lights up the whole sky with its extravagant size and lights on every branch.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/grandamerica7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/grandamerica6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The gingerbread house display is made with 40 lbs of rice crispies, 300 lbs of sugar and 1,440 hours of labor. The best part? It’s all edible.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/grandamerica5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/grandamerica4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Spend the day having tea with Santa or filling up at their holiday brunch. </p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/grandamerica3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Don’t forget to take a look at the window displays that are now complete and perfected with great detail. </p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/grandamerica1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/grandamerica2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">With all the events The Grand America Hotel has to offer, you are bound to keep yourself busy this holiday season. </p> <p class="p1">Transportation is one less thing you need to worry about with the TRAX conveniently dropping you off in front of the hotel. </p>webinternWed, 19 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/19/the-holidays-at-the-grand-america-hotel/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsDecorating: Bring on the holidayshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/decorate/<p><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2610.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>It's time to eat, drink and be merry.</p> <p>There are few places more exciting and educational than sitting front row for a cooking presentation by <a href="/blog/2014/11/17/on-the-table-thanksgiving-recipes-from-petite-feast/">Victoria Topham of Petite Feast</a>. Lucky for me, <a href="http://www.rcwilley.com/draper/">RC Willey</a> recently hosted the local chef in their new Thermador Living Kitchen, a nook within the mega-store that houses the latest—and shiniest—high-tech appliances.</p> <p>Before <a href="/blog/2014/11/17/on-the-table-thanksgiving-recipes-from-petite-feast/">Victoria showcased her culinary skills</a>, I toured their newest location. As the temperatures dip, its not a bad time to prep for indoor winter relief and this new side of the ol' furniture staple was a bit refreshing.</p> <p>Yes, RC Willey is an 80-year-old big box supplier of over-sized furnishings—think recliners and endless sectionals—yet its mini boutiques of contempory items might raise an eyebrow or two. Industrial furnishings made with reclaimed wood, stag-head wall decor, tufted and faux-croc headboards, and pop culture-inspired bedrooms for the youngsters breathe new life into a shop where grandmothers and newlyweds can shop together in harmony. </p> <p>What do you think?</p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2632.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2634.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2630.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2631.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2622.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2617-1.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2613.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2616-1.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2615.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2618.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>And because we all have the holidays on our mind, chief decorator Jennifer Dix pointed out some decorating ideas.</p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2589.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Instead of using holiday-specific decor, use items in traditional holiday hues that can be used in a home year-round.</p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2619.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Red accessories pull in the holidays without going overboard with santas, snowmen and snowflakes. </p> <p><img alt="RC Willey Draper opening" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2633.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>Get Victoria's Thanksgiving dinner recipes right <a href="/blog/2014/11/17/on-the-table-thanksgiving-recipes-from-petite-feast/">here</a>. </p>Val RasmussenMon, 17 Nov 2014 13:23:08 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/decorate/Decorating IdeasDIYRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Inviting Front Entryhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/refresh-renew-remodel-inviting-front-entry/<p>Ready, set, energize.  Spiff up any boring palette with vivid hues and design à la mode.  Capture your own personality, incorporate it throughout your living space and have it be the ultimate backdrop for when you invite visitors in for any sort of entertainment.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Swapped the entry's antler chandelier for a more contemporary design</li> <li>Finished the space with a large rug</li> <li>A sleek cabinet topped with colorful accessories add a liveliness to the room</li> <li>Fresh plants add green and merge the outside with the inside</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/Design_Team.html" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternMon, 17 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/refresh-renew-remodel-inviting-front-entry/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePetite Feast&#39;s Turkey Dinner for Twohttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/on-the-table-thanksgiving-recipes-from-petite-feast/<p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2610.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>Looking for Thanksgiving cuisine without the big-bird labor and expense? Look to <a href="http://petitefeastutah.com">Victoria Topham of Petite Feast</a> for ideas. Here I am sitting front row taking notes from the local chef in <a href="http://www.rcwilley.com/draper/">RC Willey Draper</a>'s new Thermador Living Kitchen.  </p> <p>You may recognize Victoria from her years behind the counter at Salt Lake's Pinon Market. Since selling the market last year, Vic has scaled back her food production to focus on smaller parties and in-home personal catering.  </p> <p>And thankfully today, she's lending us her Thanksgiving dinner recipes for a small party of our own. Enjoy!</p> <p><img alt="" height="657" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2629.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>STUFFED TURKEY TENDERLOIN</p> <p>Ingredients:</p> <p>24 oz. turkey breast tenderloin</p> <p>1/4 lb. prosciutto, very thinly sliced</p> <p>1 T. flour</p> <p>1/4 c. shallots, minced</p> <p>1/4 c. white wine</p> <p>3 T. half and half</p> <p>1 bunch spinach, washed </p> <p>2 T. olive oil</p> <p>Salt and pepper</p> <p>2 T. garlic, minced</p> <p>2 c. low sodium chicken broth</p> <p>2 t. fresh thyme, minced</p> <p>2 t. sage leaves, minced</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2597.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Butterfly tenderloin. Lay the tenderloin vertically on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, begin cutting the tenderloin in a horizontal motion about ¾ “ thick. Slice almost all the way to the opposite side of the tenderloin. Push back the portion of top and repeat the cutting motion again. Imagine you are unrolling a roll of paper towels or gift-wrap. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.</p> <p>Blanch the spinach. Lay the blanched spinach on top of watch prepared tenderloin. Top with prosciutto. Roll the tenderloin and secure with kitchen twine. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and ½ minced herbs and flour.</p> <p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large ovenproof sauté pan over medium high heat. Place the tenderloins in the pan seam side down and brown well on all sides. Remove tenderloin from pan.</p> <p>Add shallots and sauté briefly. Add garlic and sauté 2 minute longer. Add white wine to deglaze, taking care to scrape browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce until almost all liquid has evaporated. Add broth along with half and half. Return tenderloins to pan and place in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees.</p> <p> </p> <p>CORN SUCCOTASH</p> <p>Ingredients:</p> <p>1 T. olive oil</p> <p>1 c. yellow onion, chopped fine</p> <p>¼ c. red bell pepper, chopped</p> <p>½ t. cayenne pepper</p> <p>2 c. frozen shelled edamame</p> <p>1 bunch scallions, minced</p> <p>1 lb. spicy smoked sausage, chopped</p> <p>2 t. garlic, minced</p> <p>¼ c. green bell pepper, chopped</p> <p>2 c. frozen white sweet corn, thawed</p> <p>1 c. grape tomatoes, halved</p> <p>¼ c. Italian parsley, minced</p> <p>METHOD:</p> <p>Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Sauté chopped sausage until crispy and browned. Add onions and cook until softened, add garlic, cayenne, corn and edamame. Sauté until flavors are combined and fragrant. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 2-4 with leftovers.</p> <p>For dessert, treat guest to a mini-portion of hot apple and berry pies. Served a la mode, of course. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/img_2609.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Need more recipe ideas? Head over to <a href="http://petitefeastutah.com">Petite Feast</a>.</p> <p>Want to see more of the fun shop at <a href="http://www.rcwilley.com/draper/">RC Willey</a>'s new Draper store? <a href="/blog/2014/11/06/decorate/">See my tour here</a>. </p>Val RasmussenMon, 17 Nov 2014 11:35:55 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/on-the-table-thanksgiving-recipes-from-petite-feast/On the TableTrend: Dark Backsplasheshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/trend-dark-backsplashes/<p><strong>Trend:  Dark Backsplashes</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="466" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/1-700_aareganbakergraytilebacksplashnew.jpg" width="490"><br>Image from <a href="http://reganbakerdesign.com/portfolio/noe-valley-rustic-industrial-modern/" target="_blank">Regan Baker Design</a></p> <p>We’ve been seeing a trend lately toward darker backsplashes.  Maybe it’s a reaction to the white subway tile that’s been so popular over the last few years.  Whether large or small tile, matte or glossy, we’re loving it.  And we’re especially loving it with a color-matched countertop.</p> <p>The backsplash isn’t the focal point in this image from Dwell, but we still had to share it because it’s the perfect look of dark tops with light and natural elements, showing that this look doesn’t have to be dark and dreary.</p> <p><img alt="" height="609" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/2-beck-house-kitchen.jpg" width="490"><br>Image from <a href="http://www.dwell.com/my-house/slideshow/light-box#2" target="_blank">Dwell</a><br><br>Dark tile with light grout adds an interesting pattern to an otherwise simple space:</p> <p><img alt="" height="639" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/3-christine-chang-hanway-london-kitchen-renovation-remodelista-03.jpg" width="490"><br>Image from <a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/rehab-diary-sleuthing-for-space-in-my-kitchen" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p>Dark tile reflects light differently and more dramatically than lighter tile:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/4-album_69_sized_img_5941.jpg" width="490"><br>Image from<a href="http://www.micasa.be/nl-be/album/keuken" target="_blank"> Mi Casa</a></p> <p>Or a slab backsplash of the same material of the countertop gives the space a simple, minimalist look:</p> <p><img alt="" height="641" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/5-henrybuilt1.jpg" width="490"><br>Image from <a href="http://henrybuilt.com/main.php?jumpTo=showroom" target="_blank">Henrybuilt</a><br><br>Darker tile can also add more sophistication to an otherwise casual space:</p> <p><img alt="" height="712" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/6-2_bh.jpg" width="490"><br>Image from <a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2011/04/sneak-peek-raymond-biesinger-and-elizabeth-hudson.html" target="_blank">Design Sponge</a></p> <p>Look for more of this trend in the future – it’s only just beginning!</p> <p><br><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerMon, 17 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/17/trend-dark-backsplashes/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Shingle Style Homehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/14/photo-friday-shingle-style-home/<p>I am reminded again how well traditional design can complement contemporary family living with this gracious home in the Shingle style recently completed on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. The home fits well into the existing neighborhood with its roof pitch, but it is distinctive in its Arts and Crafts era Shingle style: some horizontal design elements, an arching entrance over the front entry, porches, round windows and crisp white trim.</p> <p>Similar elements repeat in the interior with radius curves in the woodwork and white trim. The hardwood floors and varnished woodwork warm up the space. There is an open floor plan for the kitchen and great room, which works so well for families and entertaining, but there is also a traditional living room that doubles as a music room. One of the most vivid memories of photographing the home is how beautifully the homeowners’ daughter played her piano exercises.</p> <p>James Carroll, AIA, of <a href="http://www.jamescarrollassociates.com/">James L. Carroll and Associates</a> in Salt Lake City was the architect who recreated the Shingle style so well; <a href="http://grayhawkllc.com/">Gray Hawk Construction, LLC,</a> served as general contractor and executed the fine detail work; and Shannon Mock of Salt Lake’s Moss Rock Arts and Design served as interior designer. Shannon’s take on the beautiful blue bathroom reveals his talent at bringing out the unexpected while remaining true to traditional design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="348" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-20.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="265" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="582" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-33.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/l-34.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> <em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 14 Nov 2014 09:20:43 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/14/photo-friday-shingle-style-home/Photo FridayHoliday Feasting at Log Havenhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/13/holiday-feasting-at-log-haven/<p class="p1">Fall will soon come to an end, and dining at <a href="http://www.log-haven.com/" target="_blank">Log Haven</a> during the holidays is not something you’ll want to miss out on. Enjoy a meal off their new fall menu like Tuna Tartare as you gaze out from this romantic log mansion.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/loghaven1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Founder Margo Provost, Chef Dave Jones, General Manager Ian Campbell, and Banquet Manager Faith Scheffler, have been working together for 20 years to provide guests with award-winning cuisine. </p> <p class="p1">Other dishes on the fall menu include Cider Brined Duroc Pork Chop and the featured entree, Shiro Miso Koosharem Trout served in japanese mushroom consommé with crisp carrots and seaweed butter. </p>webinternThu, 13 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/13/holiday-feasting-at-log-haven/Mark Your CalendarsOn the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Bring Your Living Space Back to Lifehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/12/refresh-renew-remodel-bring-your-living-space-back-to-life/<p>The time has come to add some life to your living room.  Incorporate warmth and richness throughout with deep colors and modern design.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>New plank rift oak flooring add a lightness to the rich room</li> <li>White molding around an updated fireplace melds old and new</li> <li>New walls provide a bold, updated backdrop for sleek new furnishings and a custom hide rug</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternWed, 12 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/12/refresh-renew-remodel-bring-your-living-space-back-to-life/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway To Room: Velvethttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/12/runway-to-room-velvet-1/<p>The velvet trend has hit both the fashion world and our home furnishings this year. The warmth and comfort that velvet can create is unbeatable, and it will transfer nicely from cooler months, without a doubt. Here are a few inspirational runway trends and home furnishings to spark your creatively velvet side: </p> <p><img alt="" height="313" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/runwayvelvet.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>3.1 Phillip Lim, Diane Von Furstenberg , Christopher Kane</p> <p><img alt="" height="194" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/velvet1.jpeg" width="340"></p> <p>Velvet Tufted Chaise |<a href="http://www.target.com/p/skyline-furniture-button-tufted-chaise-settee-velvet-aubergine/-/A-14088628#prodSlot=medium_1_1&amp;term=velvet+tufted+chaise" target="_blank"> Target </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="615" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/velvet2.jpeg" width="410"></p> <p>Velvet Grand Lyre Chesterfield Sofa | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/33999368.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/" target="_blank">Anthroplogie </a></p> <p> <img alt="" height="240" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/velvet3.jpg" width="240"></p> <p>Studded Velvet Pillow | <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/studded-velvet-pillow-cover-blue-stone-t1477/?pkey=e%7Cvelvet%7C208%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C7&amp;cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="204" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/velvet5.jpeg" width="300"></p> <p>Maurice Vevet Side Chair | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/44832/2336591" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="170" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/velvet4.jpeg" width="250"></p> <p>Arrow 20x20 Velvet Pillow in Seafoam | <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/6540/%20https:/www.onekingslane.com/product/46022/2293172" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 12 Nov 2014 07:22:28 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/12/runway-to-room-velvet-1/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomSeated In Satisfactionhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/11/seated-in-satisfaction/<p><strong>Seated In Satisfaction</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/smkrockechairs1.jpg" width="490"><br>Sometimes we need touchstones to remind ourselves that there is room in the world for every creative voice. Us “creatives” need the work and the world needs to experience what we have to give it. That’s why designing and seeing this chair realized provides such smoldering satisfaction. My intention for this chair is placing them on the front deck of the soon to be completed surf shack and restaurant on a secluded beach in Rancho Santana, Nicaragua.  A resort project I am continuing to work on.<br> <br>My inspiration was one of my favorite clients and dear friends. A disarmingly laid back, cool couple who know how to find delight in their own pleasure of life. A skill perhaps only the most actualized develop.</p> <p><img alt="" height="258" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/smkrockechairs2.jpg" width="490"><br>The rocking chair captures the tranquility, fantasy and the adventure of its place of origin. It encapsulates the grace and vision of the resort’s founders when they rode in for miles on horseback and decided to chance on the beauty. The chair is my offering and I am bringing them into the US.<br> <br>Here’s to inspiration and knowing there’s room for everyone to be seated at the creative table.</p> <p><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em><br><br></p>Kristin RockeTue, 11 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/11/seated-in-satisfaction/Decorating IdeasEating Healthy for the Holidayshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/10/eating-healthy-for-the-holidays/<p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/thanksgiving-dinner.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>It’s that time of year again—we’re pulling out the “stretchy” pants and making room for the weight we know we are about to gain in the next couple months. <span style="">What if it didn’t have to be like that? What if you could eat anything on the buffet, no restrictions? Below are some tips on how to avoid those holiday pounds without being on a diet.</span></p> <p><strong>Eat During the Day</strong></p> <p>When you deprive your body of the calories it needs your body goes into “starvation mode.” Instead, eat small, nutrient-dense meals to keep your metabolism on track. By the time you arrive at your party, you will naturally eat less.</p> <p><strong>Premeditate on Your Favorites</strong></p> <p><span style="">Think about items that are nostalgic and get you excited to eat them. These are foods that make you happy and take you back to special moments in your life. Leave the items that you can have anytime during the year. The holidays are about comfort and joy, so get into that mood, starting with food.</span><span style=""> </span></p> <p><strong>Be a Food Snob</strong></p> <p>Seriously, if it is not the most amazing thing you have ever eaten…don’t eat it. One of the biggest problems during the holidays is that we are constantly surrounded by food and think we HAVE TO EAT IT. Stick to the items that are worthwhile.</p> <p><strong>Only Take Three Items at a Time</strong></p> <p>Don’t try to balance rolls on top of each other or squish all your food together to fit more on your plate. Take three items initially and eat them. If you are still hungry afterward go back and get two more items.</p> <p><strong>Don’t Forget to Eat Dessert</strong></p> <p>It’s the holidays; we should all eat dessert. In order to stay under control but still indulge, start by cutting the portions in half. The next step is to half the whipped cream (or skip it all together). If you are eating pie, avoid the super high sugar fillings and stick with traditional pumpkin pie. Eat only the filling, leaving the crust, and a huge portion of the calories behind.</p> <p>With all the family and food, the holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t worry about the next couple months. With these simple steps, I guarantee a happy, stress-free season.</p> <p><em>Shea Ivie is the chef at <a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a> and a contributor to <a href="/">utahstyleanddesign.com.</a></em></p>webinternMon, 10 Nov 2014 09:30:59 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/10/eating-healthy-for-the-holidays/Great IdeaOn the TablecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Rethink Your Neighborhoodhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/07/cityhomecollective-rethink-your-neighborhood/<p><strong>RETHINK YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD</strong><br><br><a href="/blog/2014/10/07/cityhomecollective-picking-your-space/" target="_blank">In my last blog</a>, I let you in on what I look for when purchasing a home, and this month we’re going to take that concept and run a mile with it (eh...a few blocks) because we’re going to be talking about the philosophy of neighborhoods. Most people think that a neighborhood is just a row of houses with a common surname, but the idea of “neighborhood” is so much more expansive than that. The fact is, the thing that makes a neighborhood great is specific to you, but here are a few things to keep in mind:</p> <p><img alt="" height="346" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/1yourhood.jpg" width="490"><br><br><strong>1.) Not everyone’s definition of “neighborhood” is the same.</strong><br>You want to live in a place that supports your life and helps you to prosper, so what does that place look like? Everyone has the right to live in an area that allows them the opportunity to create, to connect with others, and to express their authenticity. So where is yours? Is it a place where you can walk you dog? A safe place for your kids? Is it close to public transportation? It doesn’t matter what your prerogative is, just make sure you have one. At my home in the Maryland, my neighbors are the people I say “hi” to in the halls, or the people I walk past on South Temple on my way to work, but when I lived in a mid-century modern in Olympus Cove, it was other mid-mod enthusiasts throughout the valley. If you want to live in nature, that’s fantastic, but how are you going to connect to others? Surround yourself with people that are passionate about the same things that you are. How can you create “neighborhood” where one doesn’t otherwise exist? Neighborhoods don’t have to be limited to your street--and yes, you can have more than one.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/2arlingtondr.jpg" width="490"><br><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>2.) You’re a character. Look for a neighborhood with one.</strong><br>One of my favorite neighborhood aspects is also one of the most rare: tree-lined streets and sidewalks--you’d be surprised at how unique that combination is. Add lampposts to that and you have a full-blown anomaly. Front yards without fences are another beautifully-communal characteristic to me, and one street that’s doing a phenomenal job of this right now is Arlington Drive in Federal Heights (<a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/salty-streets-arlington/" target="_blank">check out its spotlight feature at cityhomecollective.com</a> for the full scoop), but that’s just the thing--these traits are specific to me. What does your neighborhood offer you outside of your house? Where are the gathering places, the coffee shops, the parks? Is there room for you to grow, improve, and express yourself? (Side note: I think this is why people love Salt Lake City--because there’s so much room to create and expand.) Just like picking a unique home is incredibly valuable to me (both monetarily and otherwise), uniqueness is crucial in a neighborhood as well. The more “one-off” the better, in my book. Diversity of both housing and architecture tends to lend itself to a diverse group of people, and I think that’s priceless. One of downtown’s best examples of this: South Temple (and it’s not just because that’s where our cityhomeCOLLECTIVE office is located--with the Masonic Temple and the Governor’s Mansion as neighbors, we happen to be in unbelievably good company).</p> <p><img alt="" height="223" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/3mountains.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>3.) Walkability doesn’t mean what you think.</strong> <br>To me, whether or not a neighborhood is “walkable” is defined by this: can you get where you want to go without a car? If you want to hike and meditate in the mountains everyday, downtown’s most walkable neighborhood is suddenly not very walkable anymore. When I lived in Olympus Cove, my neighborhood was extremely walkable, because it was close to the mountains and far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Every morning I ran up Millcreek Canyon with my pup, Pearl (come by the office and meether sometime) from my front door, and that made it perfectly walkable. I never walked to restaurants or bars, but every morning I ran somewhere that I wanted to go. And that, to me, is walkability at its finest.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/4olympuscove.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Look for a neighborhood that’s authentic--not just another “one of many”. Let’s create amazing things that are an expression of ourselves in our neighborhoods, and let’s support local places that are doing the same. Let’s find our ‘hoods, whatever they may be. There’s no right or wrong, but I encourage people to move beyond the notion of what’s “cool” or “trendy.” Let’s focus on what works for you. Let’s challenge the concept of what makes a neighborhood a neighborhood. <br><br><br><em>*Cody Derrick is the founder of <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>, a real-estate and design boutique focused on connecting interesting people with unique spaces. With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra “love where you live,“ and a holistic approach to client needs, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe. Read more at www.cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.com.</em></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 07 Nov 2014 21:41:25 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/07/cityhomecollective-rethink-your-neighborhood/Behind the ScenesGreat IdeaPhoto Friday: At Home in Holladayhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/07/photo-friday-at-home-in-holladay/<p>The Salt Lake area has some wonderful hidden neighborhoods and captivating country lanes. I recently photographed a home on one of these winding shady streets at the edge of Holladay built by <a href="http://www.russellandcobuilders.com/">Russell &amp; Company Construction.</a> I was initially struck by how well the new home suited the neighborhood of modest 1940s-era homes. A similar home was removed from this lot, and the street presence of the new house keeps the scale of its neighbors, and the porch mimics the charm of the era. The driveway is understated and leads to large but unseen garages at the back of the home to further keep it harmonious with the other homes.<span style=""> </span></p> <p>The home takes full advantage of the large lot and it is a surprising 8,000-square-feet in size. It combines the best of contemporary design’s open-floor plan with large doors to the outside living spaces with traditional style, like the beautifully designed and crafted white woodwork with a traditional Swedish design influence. Every inch of the home appears to be enjoyed, and the family has incorporated their stories throughout the home. One favorite is the fireplace surround, which features artifacts from family members that the contractor arranged and finished as a permanent mosaic.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_33.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="699" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/g_38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 07 Nov 2014 18:39:29 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/07/photo-friday-at-home-in-holladay/Photo FridayRunway To Room: Fur And Floral Accentshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/05/runway-to-room-fur-and-floral-accents/<p>The weather outside is surely going to be gloomy, cold and at times downright uncomfortable over the next few months. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t warm things up in our homes and in our wardrobe. The recent A.W.A.K.E. fall fashion show highlighted a very florally and texture inspired style. These trends will make even subfreezing temperatures bearable. That’s not to say that it’s literally meant to keep you warm, but that the style is intended to project another kind of warmth, both to you and those around you. So cozy up and settle in, but don’t forget to do so in style. <img alt="" height="690" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/room.jpg" width="460"></p> <p>A.W.A.K.E. Fall 2014 </p> <p><img alt="" height="523" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/pillow1.jpeg" width="349"></p> <p>Lux Fur Pillow | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-room/25941873.jsp#/" target="_blank">Athoropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="420" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/floralchair2.jpg" width="336"></p> <p>Sky Rose Chair | <a href="http://www.horchow.com/Massoud-Sky-Rose-Chair-Accent-Chairs/cprod95340003_cat18080738__/p.prod" target="_blank">Horchow</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="238" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/floralpillow4.jpeg" width="350"></p> <p>Kate 20x20 Cotton Pillow | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/46022/2295443?cat=76" target="_blank">One Kings Lane </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="170" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/graypillow.jpeg" width="250"></p> <p>Mongolia 12x20 Lamb Pillow | <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/42854/1978226" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 05 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/05/runway-to-room-fur-and-floral-accents/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomWhite Noise Event Photoshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/04/white-noise-event-photos/<p class="p1">White Noise is the first set of a 3 part series exploring art and creativity in floral forms. This first part focuses on music and flowers. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="275" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="813" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise3.jpg"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise4.jpg"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="741" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="827" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise9.jpg"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise10.jpg"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/whitenoise11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Shelly Huynh, the designer for White Noise, explains where her inspiration came from for this series.</p> <p class="p1">Music and its influence can move us in so many emotional ways- I wanted to explore how sound and rhythm can influence shape and form and make us see design from a different perspective. </p> <p class="p1">I found inspiration in a song called “Weathervane” by the band “Coral Bones”. I listened to that song for months, dissecting it and noticed burst of sound and detailed layers within the rhythm. There was also a driving beat throughout the whole song interlaced with many random beats. I loved it! </p> <p class="p1">I chose to work with white, which is actually the absence of color, because even without color there are many shades, hues, pigments, and levels of saturation. I created lines within my “walking sculptures” using repetition and vertical alignment. My circular shapes were very random but fluid. Although these sculptures were shown on models they were not dresses. </p> <p class="p1">Photographer: <a href="http://chandaphotography.com/" target="_blank">Chanda Chuon</a></p> <p class="p1">Florist: <a href="http://www.shellyhuynh.com/" target="_blank">Shelly Huynh</a> of Orchid Dynasty</p> <p class="p1">Floral Sponsor: <a href="http://www.ensignfloral.com/" target="_blank">Ensign Wholesale</a></p> <p class="p1">Flower Lounge for VIP: Spencer Flowers of <a href="http://www.espritsaltlake.com/" target="_blank">Espirit Raw Flowers </a></p> <p class="p1">Band: <a href="http://www.coralbones.com/" target="_blank">Coral Bones </a></p> <p class="p1">Hair: <a href="http://www.landissalon.com/" target="_blank">Landis Salon</a>- Seth Bullough, Magdalena Langdon</p> <p class="p1">Makeup: Amber Dawn Powell</p> <p class="p1">Models: Chevalier Chevalier,Alfreda Tsai, Poonam Kumar, Jeanine Ly Chhim,Traci Ho, Hanifa Aadil, Anita Sayasith</p>webinternTue, 04 Nov 2014 14:40:53 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/04/white-noise-event-photos/PartiesRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Living Largehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/03/refresh-renew-remodel-living-large/<p>Though sleek and chic are key, the revived recipe for living large in style is: color, pattern and texture. Such a combination is paramount to any textile mix and are bound to leave you living large.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/interiors3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A bold pattern-light brown with flashes of coordinating orange and blue-covers one of the two lounge chairs</li> <li>The walls, painted in a warmer tone, provide neutral backdrop</li> <li>A large mirror reflects the color statement made by bold textiles and accessories</li> <li>Brown and white accents, the trim and ceiling, add contrast</li> <li>Potted plants bring natural color</li> <li>A more modern, round pendant fixture replaces the dated chandelier</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/interiors2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Kristina Weaver, senior designer at <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a>, SLC</p>webinternMon, 03 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/11/03/refresh-renew-remodel-living-large/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomMadison McCord Interiors settles in to new locationhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/30/madison-mccord-interiors-settles-in-to-new-location/<p><a href="http://madisonmccord.com/">Madison McCord Interiors</a> didn't have to move far to get a shiny new showroom. The former 3232 S. Highland Dr. residents, they now call 3960 S. home.</p> <p>On Saturday, Oct. 25, owner Marsha Holfeltz unveiled her new location, with plenty of room to display designer furnishings and an entire basement-turned-art-gallery, at a private event. Guests were welcomed with light refreshments and a first look at some of the popular pieces that have been posted on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MadisonMcCordInteriors">Madison McCord's Facebook page</a>.</p> <p>Madison McCord Interiors sells designer furnishings, samples and overstock items, allowing shoppers to save up to 70 percent on high-quality pieces. The design staff consults their customers on fabric, furniture, window treatments and accessories to help create new spaces or remodel old ones.</p> <p>If you visit the new location and don't find something you love, the design staff suggests trying again the following week. New selections come in regularly. Have a look at some of the photos <em>Salt Lake</em> magazine captured at Saturday's event.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonblog1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonblog2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonblog3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonblog4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonblog5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Click <a href="http://saltlakemagazine.com/galleries/madison-mccord-interiors-private-grand-re-opening/">here</a> to view the full photo gallery.</p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/madison-mccord-interiors-settles-in-to-new-location/">saltlakemagazine.com.</a></em></p>webinternThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:18 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/30/madison-mccord-interiors-settles-in-to-new-location/Behind the ScenesDecorating IdeasStatement Lighting Pieceshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/30/statement-lighting-pieces/<p>Daylight saving time is just aroung the corner (that's Nov. 2!), and we're while we’re glad to get an added hour of sleep, we can't help but grumble about the darkness that will start earlier on at night.</p> <p>Brighten up with these statement lighting pieces. Not only will they bring light to your days, they’ll add character to your home too.</p> <p><img alt="" height="401" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/lighting.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>1. For the bedroom:</strong> <em>Janabek’s <a href="http://janabek.com/the-shop/hand-painted-brushstroke-lamp-wedgewood-blue">Brushstroke Lamp</a>, $395</em></p> <p>Your side table can’t get artsier than this. Hand poured and hand painted  in the U.S., this lamp is both minimal and chic. Pictured in Wedgewood blue.</p> <p><strong>2. For the kitchen:</strong> <em>Troy Lighting’s <a href="http://www.troylightinglights.com/product/troy-lighting-brunswick-island-lighting-f3798.html?page=1">Brunswick Pot Rack</a>, $2,085</em></p> <p>This Brunswick pot rack lighting fixture is a utilitarian piece of art. The caged and bottled bulbs hang from a metal rack with hooks attached, so your pots and pans are in clear sight.</p> <p><strong>3. For the bathroom: </strong><em>Corbett Lighting’s <a href="http://www.corbettlighting.com/contents/listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?idCategory=77">Englightened</a>, starts at $738</em></p> <p>Take your pick between three (<em>pictured) </em>or four tiers of enlightenment. This Corbett Lighting piece features frosted glass Buddha heads lit with LED lights, resting on a Bhutanese bronze framework.</p> <p><strong>4. </strong><strong>For the living/dining room:</strong> <em>Currey &amp; Co’s <a href="http://www.curreycodealers.com/p-5637-crystal-bud-chandelier-medium.aspx">Crystal Bud Chandelier</a>, $2,240</em></p> <p>Bronze stems weave around this traditional chandelier, adorning the fixture with crystal buds that soften the metallic look.</p> <p><strong>5. </strong><strong>For the entrance:</strong> <em>West Elm’s <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/atrium-chandelier-w1141/">Atrium Chandelier</a>, $899</em></p> <p>Wow your guests with this Art Deco-inspired piece. This chandelier is made with hand-blown glass and adjustable brass poles, so you can keep it at the desired length based on your ceiling height.</p>Stefanie CaintoThu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/30/statement-lighting-pieces/Decorating IdeasWicked Cool Wallpaper, The Dark Side of the Wallhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/29/wicked-cool-wallpaper-the-dark-side-of-the-wall/<p>It’s the season of longer evenings and deep, rich saturated color. Wallpaper with dark fields or subjects add depth and contrast to a space. It also gives muscle to subjects that might be considered overly feminine.</p> <p>Recently in a Holladay home I selected an over scale floral wallpaper that initially reads like photography and on closer inspection reads like a painting. It’s painterly brushstrokes has visitors scratching their heads. This fantastic illusion is unexpected and impactful.</p> <p><img alt="" height="811" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wickedwallpaper1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This wallpaper was for a client who had an edgier aesthetic. It is black on white but could have just as easily been realized in reverse. The flowers are made up of pixelated black widows. They say their guests delight in discovering the spiders.<br><img alt="" height="717" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wickedwallpaper2.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Here are a few other wallpapers from the dark side of the wall.<br><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wickedwallpaper3.jpg" width="490"><br>Pechanga Moths from Ecuador via<a href="http://www.art.com/?Aff=CONF&amp;RFID=054402&amp;TKID=0&amp;domain=com&amp;KWID=1852784277&amp;gclid=CIjKhe-o0MECFYtAMgodJHUAxw&amp;CTID=46580003" target="_blank"> art.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wickedwallpaper4.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://en.smallable.com/posters/13082-wild-wall-paper-black-noir.html" target="_blank">Wild Wall Via Domestic’s</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="733" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wickedwallpaper5.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.sydneyharbourpaints.com/wallpapers/shpcs-collection/beetle" target="_blank">Christmas Beetle via Sydney Harbor</a></p>Kristin RockeWed, 29 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/29/wicked-cool-wallpaper-the-dark-side-of-the-wall/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway To Room: Blankets and Throws http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/29/runway-to-room-blankets-and-throws/<p>The recent Barbra Bui fashion show was all about those oversized, knitted, and comfortable pieces. With ease we can transfer this look into our own homes, employing just a simple throw or blanket. So, cozy up with a good book, your fashionable oversized blanket and settle into winter.</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/runwaytoroom.jpg" width="400"></p> <p><a href="http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashion-shows/fall-2014-ready-to-wear/barbara-bui/collection/1" target="_blank"> Barbra Bui </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="449" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blanket1.jpeg" width="300"></p> <p>Temple Bells Throw | <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-bedding-blankets/32922478.jsp#/" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blanket2.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Faux Mongolian Lamb Throw | <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/faux-monoglian-lamb-throw-ivory-b1510/?pkey=cthrow-blankets&amp;cm_src=throw-blankets||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blankets3.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Chunky Tassel Throw |<a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/chunky-tassel-throw-r786/" target="_blank"> West Elm</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/29/runway-to-room-blankets-and-throws/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomGourmet Ingredients from Hatcheryhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/28/gourmet-ingredients-through-boca-based-hatchery/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/hatchery1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Imagine having gourmet ingredients delivered to your door every month. Now add to that the fact that these ingredients are all made by hand in the USA with no GMOs. We’re talking products like blueberry extract, blood orange olive oil and dark chocolate malted fudge. Are you hooked? Cause we definitely are. This gourmet ingredient service exists, and it’s provided by Boca Raton-based <strong><a href="http://hatchery.co" target="_blank">Hatchery</a>, </strong>a monthly subscription service for chef curated items like the ones listed above.</p> <p class="p1">For $25 a month, or $20 a month if you sign up for a full year, you receive five to six (large) sample sizes of hand-selected artisan ingredients. They could range from jellies and jams to seasonings and spices. They’re individually wrapped and packaged using completely biodegradable materials — no plastic or bubble wrap here — and come with a booklet that tells you a little bit about each maker and his, her or their ingredient.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/hatchery2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">“We’re not just trying to sell products,” founder <strong>Max Friedman</strong>, 26, says. “We’re trying to tell a story.”</p> <p class="p1">A more detailed version of their backgrounds live on the Hatchery website, under “The Guide” tab. The Guide also includes a series of recipe ideas and catchy 15-second how-to videos. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/hatchery3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">And if you decide you really love a particular ingredient, you can buy the full-sized version online. Shipping is free for the featured items of the month. For all other items, shipping is $4.95 or free for orders of more than $35.</p> <p class="p1">The process involves Friedman, his five-person team and a set of chefs located all over the country. The items are first selected based on preliminary qualifications mentioned earlier: they can’t be available on a mass level or contain any GMOs, and they must be made in the U.S. The product is then sent over to the Boca office, where it is tested — first by itself, then with an item, then with an original recipe. Friedman says roughly one out of every 10 ingredients make the final cut.</p> <p class="p1">Though Hatchery just launched in December, it already has a large online presence: nearly 8,000 Twitter followers, more than 20,000 Facebook likes and more than 20,000 Instagram followers. Friedman can’t reveal the number of his subscribers just yet, since the company is still in its beginning stages and seeking investors — but the future of Hatchery looks bright. He downplays these impressive social media  numbers, saying they still have a long way to go, but his passion and enthusiasm are uncontainable.</p> <p class="p1">“We’re in the beginning of something really great,” he says.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Originally published on <a href="http://bocamag.com" target="_blank">bocamag.com</a>.</em></p>Stefanie CaintoTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:49:09 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/28/gourmet-ingredients-through-boca-based-hatchery/On the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Adding Character to a Front Entryhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/27/refresh-renew-remodel-adding-character-to-a-front-entry/<p>Create an impressive main entrance by swapping outdated features with modern, bold accents.  Even the most minute changes add character to any front entry.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Accentuated the new doorway by crowning it with a new gable and framing it with brick-stacked bluestone</li> <li>Swapped out a nearby bay window with a new front door</li> <li>Replaced the side door with a window</li> <li>Designed a spacious, walled terrace that expands the entry's exterior area</li> <li>Added modern light fixtures that have both a modern and traditional feel</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by <a href="http://www.lloyd-arch.com/" target="_blank">Warren Lloyd</a>, SLC Architect</p>webinternMon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/27/refresh-renew-remodel-adding-character-to-a-front-entry/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Transparency meets mountain livinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/24/photo-friday-transparency-meets-mountain-living/<p>A recently completed home designed by architect James Carroll, and built by Murray Gardner with interiors by Felicity Gardner demonstrates how well the transparency of modern design works with mountain living.</p> <p>With the exterior photographs of this Park City home, I emphasized the outdoor living spaces and the transparency. To achieve some of the photos, I used my aerial tripod. The interiors were flushed with natural light, and I wanted my interior photos to reflect this and accurately show the color selections.</p> <p>With every assignment, I am seeing design and construction reaching higher levels. Not only is home construction back in Utah, it is better than ever.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g_46.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g_55.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g_58.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g_60.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="323" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g-14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="525" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g-19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g-20.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/g-32.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:38:35 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/24/photo-friday-transparency-meets-mountain-living/Photo FridayPin of the Week: Framed Wall Calendarshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/23/pin-of-the-week-1/<p class="p1">Keep your family organized with this simple DIY calendar that you can personalize to match your home. This is a creative way to prepare for the upcoming week and be sure to get everyone’s activities accounted for. </p> <p><img alt="" height="700" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/scrapbookcalendar1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.jenthousandwords.com/2011/08/this-week-next-week.html" target="_blank">A Thousand Words</a></p> <p class="p1">Have fun with this project, be creative! Follow the steps shown on Jen's blog, <a href="http://www.jenthousandwords.com/2011/08/this-week-next-week.html" target="_blank">A Thousand Words</a>, to accomplish your own framed calendar. </p> <p class="p1">Scoop up your favorite frame from <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/decoration/10757/" target="_blank">Ikea</a>, <a href="http://www.target.com/c/frames-display-boxes-home-decor/-/N-5xttn#?lnk=L1L2_HomeD_100_0_X0Y2W4_25_8_2014|X0Y2W4|T:Template%20B-DVM|C:CMS&amp;intc=2022552|null" target="_blank">Target</a>, or <a href="http://shop.hobbylobby.com/home-decor-and-framing/frames/" target="_blank">Hobby Lobby</a> and find all other craft supplies at your local craft store. </p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/scrapbookcalendar2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/203041641/weekly-dry-erase-organizer-board-weekly?ref=unav_listing-other" target="_blank">Uptown Flair Home</a></p> <p class="p1">Not so into DIY projects? Not to worry! <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/UptownFlairHome?section_id=14689040&amp;ref=shopsection_leftnav_1" target="_blank">Uptown Flair Home</a> Etsy store has a selection of custom designed calendars for you to pick and choose from.</p> <p class="p1">This can also be used to keep track of your weekly cleaning schedule. </p> <p>For more great tips: Follow <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>webinternThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:49:13 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/23/pin-of-the-week-1/DIYGreat IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Elevate Your Living Room to Stylish Heightshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/20/refresh-renew-remodel-elevate-your-living-room-to-stylish-heights/<p>Is your living room to die for?  If not, now is the time to transform any little-used living room into a richly decorated and lively space fit for entertaining and enjoyment.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>New wood paneling adds a rich feel and elevates the room to more stylish heights</li> <li>Black metal-framed windows and a carved stone fireplace transform the room</li> <li>Refinished floors add light and contrast will the dark furnishings</li> <li>Bold red curtains, paintings and select decor add a pop of coveted color</li> <li>A cushioned window seat utilizes space and provides a reading sanctuary</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="322" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/home3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by <a href="http://www.lloyd-arch.com/" target="_blank">Warren Lloyd</a>, SLC Architect</p>webinternMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/20/refresh-renew-remodel-elevate-your-living-room-to-stylish-heights/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: East Coast Cottageshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/17/photo-friday-east-coast-cottages/<p>Cottages are among my favorite things to photograph. When asked what it is about these small homes that fascinates and endears me to them, it is hard for me to put it into words. However, a Carmel cottage owner put it well when she said, “Cottages are the art of living small and well.”</p> <p>Last week, my pursuit of cottages took me to Manasquan, New Jersey, a new part of the world for me. Two years ago, Manasquan was in the news because of the devastation of Sandy, the horrific storm that hit the East Coast. There are still signs of Sandy; some homes are still boarded up, while others are being renovated or cleared and rebuilt.</p> <p>Our host for the week in Manasquan was Tom Bateman, president of <a href="http://imagineeredhomes.com/">Imagineered Homes</a>. There is a clue in the name of the company as to his past executive experience with an iconic American company and ability to design, build and furnish homes that resonate with happiness.</p> <p>The homes speak for themselves with their well considered efficient space and celebration of the pleasure of the shore: broad golden beaches, soft light, surfing, swimming and relaxing time with friends.</p> <p>There are many more photos to this collection, and while I am not specifically saying where I am going with these photos, I think they would beautifully grace the pages of a new book.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/c-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/c-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/c-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/c-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="620" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/c-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="681" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/c-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/ml1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/tb_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 17 Oct 2014 13:43:23 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/17/photo-friday-east-coast-cottages/Photo FridayLet’s Talk About Recessed Niches…. Againhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/16/lets-talk-about-recessed-niches-again/<p><strong>Let’s Talk About Recessed Niches…. Again</strong></p> <p><br>You may recall that I’m obsessed with using recessed niches as design elements in the shower.  (See previous post <a href="/blog/2013/08/15/recessed-tile-niches-as-a-design-element/" target="_blank">here.</a>)  I thought I’d share the design for a niche I’m currently planning in my own bathroom remodel:  </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/showerremodel.jpg" width="490"><br><br>This tall, narrow niche accomplishes several things:<br><br> 1.    It fits between standard stud spacing.<br> 2.    The tall height allows for a lot of shelf space.<br> 3.    The lower ledge also serves double duty as a shaving ledge.<br> 4.    It adds a great design element to an otherwise simple shower stall.</p> <p><br>This is just another example of how a little advanced planning can make a huge difference in the design and function of a space.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:19:44 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/16/lets-talk-about-recessed-niches-again/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway To Room: A Touch Of Blush http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/15/runway-to-room-a-touch-of-blush/<p>Sometimes it can be a challenge to find the right accent pieces or colors for a particular room in your home, but with a little help from the runway fashion shows you really can become inspired. You wouldn’t think that runway fashion had such an influence on home color and décor, but it certainly does.<br><br>You may remember this post on Utah Style in <a href="/blog/2014/08/18/color-blush-ros%C3%A9/" target="_blank">August by Kristen Rocke.</a> For the past couple of months, home interiors have been experiencing a new trend inspired by the color blush, which is a very pale pink. It’s all over in recent fashion trends, and is popping up in small doses to give any room a warm, updated look.<br>Here are a couple of pieces that depict this blush trend:<br><br><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/hbz-pink-002-miu-miu-ss14-37-lg.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/top-spring-2014-runway-trends#slide-54" target="_blank">Harpersbazaar</a> <br><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blush1.jpeg" width="490"><br><br><a href="http://www.foundrentals.com/collection/item/974/" target="_blank">Jamie Blush Settee| Inspiration</a> <br><br><br><img alt="" height="615" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blush2.jpeg" width="410"><br><br><a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-furniture/30429906.jsp#/" target="_blank">Dhurrie Occasional Chair | Anthropologie</a> <br><br><img alt="" height="960" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blush3.jpg" width="430"><br><br><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=blush%20furniture&amp;rs=ac&amp;len=11&amp;term_meta[]=blush|autocomplete|0&amp;term_meta[]=furniture|autocomplete|0" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> <br><br><img alt="" height="272" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blush4.jpeg" width="400"><br><a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/44073/2284980" target="_blank">Piped 22x22 Linen- Blend Pillow, Blush | One Kings Lane</a><br><br><br></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 15 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/15/runway-to-room-a-touch-of-blush/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomFall Trend Forecasthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/14/fall-trend-forecast/<p><strong>Fall Trend Forecast</strong><br><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall1.jpg" width="500"><br>Fall is a the time of year that ushers in new ideas for home. A couple of strong trends are emerging. I am seeing copper reappear in modern forms. It is showing up paired with perennial favorites of gold and silver.  All that glitters is good and copper is the new <strong>IT</strong> metal. Copper is always complimentary to the inky indigos that we are all loving.  I am also seeing textile wall hangings make a claim for the <strong>NOW</strong> statement piece. These examples go beyond macramé and are textural art forms. It a natural progression from our obsession with knit. Fall trends are rooted in organic materials.   <br><br>I love these fabulous Park Place stools with the rosy copper by Yabu Pushelberg.<br><br>Via<a href="http://avenue-road.com/" target="_blank"> Avenue Road</a><br><img alt="" height="863" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall2.jpg" width="500"><br> <br><br>This floor lamp explores mixing elements in an evolutionary mash up for Bonjour Milan 2014.<br><br><img alt="" height="678" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall3.jpg" width="500"><br>Via <a href="http://biagetti.net/" target="_blank">Atelier Biagetti</a><br><br>The habibi side table in copper is great with its gold and silver counterparts.<br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall4.jpg" width="500"><br>Via <a href="http://nestdesignco.com/" target="_blank">Nest Design Company Inc.</a> <br><br>These accessory art objects are amazing stacking vessels.<br><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall5.jpg" width="500"><br>Via <a href="http://www.piadesign.eu/piadesign.eu/Stacking_Vessel.html" target="_blank">Stacking Vessels by Pai Design</a><br><br>I love the blurred boundaries of artist Anan Teresa Barboza’s piece.<br><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall6.jpg" width="500"><br><a href="http://anateresabarboza.blogspot.com/p/suspen.html" target="_blank">Suspension Via Ana Teresa Barboza</a><br><br>And an airy composition by artist Nike Schroeder could win over anyone who thinks it might not be for them.<br><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall7.jpg" width="500"><br>Via <a href="http://www.nikeschroeder.com/NIKE_SCHROEDER.html" target="_blank">Nike Schroeder</a><br><br>The delightful handiwork of artist Natalie Miller’s wall hangings are enough to catalyze a craze.<br><img alt="" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/krfall8.jpg" width="500"><br>Via <a href="http://www.nataliemillerdesign.com/" target="_blank">Natalie Miller</a></p> <p><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em><br><br></p>Kristin RockeTue, 14 Oct 2014 15:28:35 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/14/fall-trend-forecast/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomGet Flooredhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/14/get-floored/<p>Fall is here, and if you haven't already it's time to start thinking about your seasonal decor. If you want to see the latest trend that will be covering homes through the winter months, look down.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/kilim1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/kilim5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Kilim, or kelim, a style of woven design that originated in Turkey and has been around for centuries, has graced the halls of ancient palaces, humble huts and is now resurfacing in modern-day homes. </p> <p>Kilim is a flatweave which means it is woven on a loom and not tufted like most rugs. What does that mean? The pattern is reversable and is the same on front as it is on back. Kilim is also know for its rich, ultra-saturated colors and intricate patterns. </p> <p><img alt="" height="153" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/kilim_symbols.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>These patterns are no accident. Each motif is incredibly symbolic. Historically, the weaver-usually a female-would pick their motif based on desires they were trying to express or wished for others. Some of the most popular include fertility; protection of families, marriages, homes, possessions, land or crops; and eternal life and families.</p> <p>An authentic kilim will also be a mirror image, meaning if you fold it in half each side would be a reflection of the other. Anthropologists believe that weavers did this in order to remember their weaving pattern, since patterns were not recorded. Instead, they were passed down from mother to daughter. No two kilims are exactly alike!</p> <p>You can purchase kilim rugs or throw pillows at these retailers:</p> <p><a href="https://www.kilim.com/" target="_blank">kilim.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/" target="_blank">onekingslane.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.westelm.com/" target="_blank">West Elm</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/" target="_blank">Restoration Hardware</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/index.jsp" target="_blank">Urban Outfitters</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/" target="_blank">Pottery Barn</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="http://www.pendleton-usa.com/section/Home-Blankets/1816.uts" target="_blank">pendleton-usa.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/saltlakerugco" target="_blank">Salt Lake Rug Company</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="http://www.foothillorientalrugs.com/" target="_blank">Foothill Oriental Rug<span>s</span></a>, SLC</p>webinternTue, 14 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/14/get-floored/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Rework Your Kitchenhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/13/refresh-renew-remodel-rework-your-kitchen/<p>Reworking your kitchen will not only update its design and improve its function—it's bound to brighten your smile and add a spring to your kitchen's stylish step.</p> <p><span>Before:</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span>Changes Made:</span></p> <ul> <li>The wall between the kitchen and living room was removed, creating a seamless transition</li> <li>A dinette was replaced with a marble-topped countertop island with casual barstool seating</li> <li>Sleek, stained-wood cabinetry from Mountainland Design helps shape the completely gutted kitchen's new look and feel</li> <li>Replaced the hardwood flooring with lighter tile </li> <li>Shiny new stainless-steel appliances instantly modernize the entire space</li> </ul> <p><span>After:</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="725" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of </span><a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/13/refresh-renew-remodel-rework-your-kitchen/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Maximizing Spacehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/10/photo-friday-maximizing-space/<p>I moved to Park City in 1968, and at that time I could never have predicted Old Town, with its miners’ shacks and narrow steep lots, would be one of the city's most desirable areas.</p> <p><span style="">This project demonstrates how contractor John Ford (<a href="http://jfordhomes.com/index2.php#/home/">J. Ford Construction,</a> Salt Lake City), architect Bill Mammen, AIA (<a href="http://www.mammenassociates.com/">Mammen Associates Architecture,</a> Park City), and Elizabeth Wixom (<a href="http://www.elizabethkimberlydesign.com/">Elizabeth Kimberly Design,</a> Salt Lake) collaborated on a new home to address the narrow lot to maximize the living space and light. Light and airy, its perfect location means one can stand on the balcony and see what’s happening downtown.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="676" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-20.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-26.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-28.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="800" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-30.jpg" width="484"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="322" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-32.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="668" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/505-36.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 10 Oct 2014 09:22:53 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/10/photo-friday-maximizing-space/Photo FridayTurtle Abode &amp; Winter Pond Maintenancehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/10/turtle-abode-winter-pond-maintenance/<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/turtle3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You may remember <a href="/blog/2014/07/07/pond-plants/" target="_blank">this post</a> where we tell you the best plants to put in your pond. Some of you may know that I have a pond. It is a lot of work but we love it, especially in the summer when we can hear running water outside of our window.</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/turtle2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This summer the neighbors dog found an aquatic red eared slider turtle. Where he came from none of us know, there is no water in the area but our pond. The kids brought him over and it was one lucky happy turtle day.</p> <p><img alt="" height="437" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/turtle1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>At this point our pond had to go through some changes, luckily we already have a large frog with a UV light inside that filters the water. We also already had water lily's and water iris's for him to hide in. We had to buy water lettuce and water hyacinth for our turtle to eat. After more research we also supplement his diet with floating turtle food.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/waterlettuce.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>However with the dropping temperatures, and Fall being here more research needed to be done. What do you do with a turtle in the winter? What if your pond has Koi?</p> <p><strong>Here is the full scoop:</strong> if you have a smaller pond, and live in the valley you can heat it and keep the water running all winter. Sadly with the size of our pond (it's actually two ponds with two streams connecting them with pumps) this just isn't feasible. If you don't live in the benches and you don't want to keep your pond running in the winter you can let your turtles hibernate. If you have koi you have to heat the water and keep it oxygenated. (Some people move their koi to smaller galvinized tubs in a shed or garage and heat that). If you live on the benches the frost goes too deep so your hibernating turtles can still freeze. In the end we had to get a 40 gallon aquarium.</p> <p><img alt="" height="379" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/turtle7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Luckily we could bring the water hyacinth and water lettuce into his aquarium for him to eat and hide in.</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/turtle5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Here is Pele's winter digs. Luckily Petco is having their anniversary sale so it was very economical to get his winter setup. There are many other things you have to do with a turtle in an indoor aquarium verses an outdoor pond. I wont bore you with the details but <a href="http://www.hartz.com/Reptiles/Getting_Started/how_to_care_for_aquatic_turtles.aspx" target="_blank">this link</a> has great information and<a href="http://www.desertwatergardens.com/" target="_blank"> this store here</a> is also a great resource.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/turtle6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/turtle4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>There are many ways to decorate with moss balls that help to keep the water clean, to terra cotta pots that act as a turtle house. It's going to be a long winter but at least he is warm, alive, and happy.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoFri, 10 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/10/turtle-abode-winter-pond-maintenance/Great IdeaIn the GardenWhite Wallshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/09/white-walls/<div>Anne Marie Barton of<a href="http://annemariebarton.com/" target="_blank"> AMB Design</a> shares her insights and tips on how to use whites in a room.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>The color white, my favorite mantra!</em></div> <div> </div> <div><em>The use of white paint provides modern, minimalist space with sharp edges and sophistication. Sheeps Wool color 857 from Benjamin Moore was one of 10 whites sampled and pondered throughout various lights of day before choosing.  I was looking for the subtle nuances between whites, seeking one with a tinge of gray tones and less yellow undertones but never sterile, brittle white which uneasy to live with.</em></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/98456321564863200=.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><em>I turn to white more and more these days with the rush to tranquility, modern and minimalism. </em></div> <div><em>Above all in this expansive space, I wanted a sense of pure, pristine and chic.  By using "white", I have provided a light atmosphere that magnifies the use of rich woods and rich tonal textures.</em></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen-shot-2014-08-04-at-12.14.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><em>I wanted a sense of "gallery" to fill the expansive home.  We turn to the warm tones in fabrics throughout.  Off setting the layers of texture is the simplicity of white which I believe allows for more serene and sanctuary style living.  </em></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen-shot-2014-08-04-at-12.12.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><em>It's important to realize the power of white as a stand alone color choice throughout a home.  Whether its modern, vintage, traditional, the color white delivers impact as a backdrop to serene living.</em></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/9874349879431987+.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><em>All images from <a href="http://annemariebarton.com/" target="_blank">AMB Design</a></em></div>Utah Style & DesignThu, 09 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/09/white-walls/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Dresser Designhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/08/pin-of-the-week-designer-dressers/<p>Spruce up your antique dresser or bookcase with decorative wallpaper, giving you a vast amount of choices to choose from, sure to provide your home with a more personal touch. </p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/8M7ugTeZgiwwKT-n2kbZJ_fT5q0wpekcgr61qumEghFoFVzUdQW0pq2aPRRvTUL6DGjk4l3ZZH6XjWJYgtsNQyXMDBz8zfeNH-6ezA0ZKaZcxZwYJTlVF3tmENU=s0-d-e1-ft#http://utahstyleanddesign.com/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/dresser5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/52763856@N06/7393896904/in/photostream/" target="_blank">Eiane Rodrigues</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/yw2-UBiLUDys8pFxzVbqbCKl9wH8X6p8r06nGosrtWXRRM4U5X3zs4j-LnAepKV7wpy8-S5IB95AxD_U5c8y3sa0JXI0CoElO3SOS5u7k8fQvU46rsPkHCugr3w=s0-d-e1-ft#http://utahstyleanddesign.com/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/dresser1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://indulgy.com/post/4B1bTwxv82/repaint-an-old-dresser-by-laying-lace-over-th" target="_blank">Indulgy</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/eo_o5wkGhu-DKmzO-dyRkKeQVjqh0mxYYLLqMCbuyT30jRbusVyzqCa6t7RZrFVOZiBjnpxPRkmOMr5cdrbm0nP0jhod3MxmSkdVC_7z097FocQcofcuGqT1yB8=s0-d-e1-ft#http://utahstyleanddesign.com/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/dresser2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://domesticconcierge.tumblr.com/page/6" target="_blank">Domestic Concierge</a></p> <p class="p1">Adding a colorful background to the back of your bookcase creates dimension and adds character to the room. Not only will you have a refurbished piece of furniture, but one that is sure to make a statement as well. </p> <p>For more great tips: Follow <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>webinternWed, 08 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/08/pin-of-the-week-designer-dressers/Decorating IdeasDIYcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Finding the right space for youhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/07/cityhomecollective-picking-your-space/<p><img alt="" height="214" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/cityhome-2-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span><span><span>Since I bought my first place in Holladay at 21, I’ve lived in a pretty diverse array of homes. I’ve lived in a mid-century modern in the Cove, a converted warehouse loft downtown, and a turn-of-the-century condo on South Temple. The spaces I’ve chosen to live in have all differed greatly, but they’ve all been unequivocally “me”—that, and they’ve all adhered to my tried ‘n’ true checklist for purchasing a home. Want to love your next home as much as I’ve loved all of mine? Peruse this page of tips and tidbits, and then call me up. We’ll find the space that will love you back. </span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/cityhome-2-2.jpg" width="490"> <br><strong>1. Pick something unique</strong></p> <p><span>This seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how often this first rule is ignored. I’ve shown thousands of homes to thousands of people, and at the end of a long day, it’s the unique properties that my clients and I remember. “I really liked the house with the ________” (and then fill in the blank: creek running through the backyard; solid view of Mt. Olympus; red door). Another important facet that goes along with this: supply and demand. The building I live in now (the aforementioned turn-of-the-century condo called The Maryland) only houses 27 units. They’re like collector’s items—there’s always going to be a demand to live there because they’re so rare. *Additional tip: Sometimes it’s not the structure itself that makes your future home so rad. Things like neighborhood and street can have a huge impact on the value (both monetary and otherwise) of the space. But we’ll dig deeper into that in next month’s blog.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/cityhome-2-3.jpg" width="490"> <br><strong>2. Look for spaces that fit where you are in life (but will also help you get where you want to go)</strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Listen: A smart investment is a smart investment, but part of what makes it a smart investment is the way it supports your life. Take my mid-mod on Apollo for example. When I purchased that home, I was pulling my hair out building cityhomeCOLLECTIVE from the ground up and working 60-plus hour work weeks. I needed a refuge. I needed to be close to the mountains. I needed a clean, zen space—an escape. I needed a pool [yes, </span></span></span><span><span><span><em>pool</em></span></span></span><span><span><span>]. The house on Apollo was over my budget when I was looking, but it ended up being totally worth it in terms of personal growth. I knew where I wanted to be in life, and this house helped me get there. Where do you want to be in a year? If you want to spend more time outdoors, buy a house in the mountains. If you want to be in your car less, buy a house close to work. If you want to paint more often, buy a house that has good light so you can have an at-home studio. There’s something very grounding about a house if it’s chosen right. As a property consultant, it’s my job to say, “Hold up. Where you going? Because the right house gets you there. And I want to help you find it.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/cityhome-2-4.jpg" width="490"><br><br>3. Quality over quantity. No exceptions.</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>There’s an old adage that says “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to,” and I’ve found that to be true with just about everything. When they converted my old Westgate space from it’s former life as a non-residential warehouse to the fabulously raw loft it is now, they had to do an insane amount of work to keep the integrity of the structure. There are guidelines that have to be adhered to, and the seismic upgrades necessary in Utah are, to put it mildly, crazy-town. It would have been cheaper to tear down the warehouse and start from scratch, but they kept it intact. They rebuilt the elevator shaft, they cleaned up the duct work. To maintain the exposed brick and concrete without sheet rocking over it was no small feat. There weren’t many frills in my loft, and it wasn’t huge, but quality-wise it was top-notch.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Generally, I don’t stay in my homes for more than two years; as a designer/dreamer/fixer-upper, I like to make something perfect and then move on to the next project. Even if you </span></span></span><span><span><span><em>think</em></span></span></span><span><span><span> you’re going to be in your next home for 10 years, life happens. Things change. I purchased each of my homes because I loved them and felt a personal connection to them, but I would never buy a place that I didn’t feel I could turn around and sell in a day. When you’re ready for the next stage in life, the right space will help you get there. Now, let’s go find it. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em><strong>Cody Derrick </strong></em></span></span></span><span><span><span><em>is the founder of cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, a real-estate and design boutique focused on connecting interesting people with unique spaces. With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra “love where you live,“ and a holistic approach to client needs, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe. Read more at </em></span></span></span><a href="http://www.cityhomecollective.com/"><span><span><span><em><span>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.com</span></em></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><em>.</em></span></span></span></p>webinternTue, 07 Oct 2014 10:25:35 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/07/cityhomecollective-picking-your-space/Great IdeaElume: 26th Annual Arts Awards Finalisthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/07/elume-26th-annual-arts-awards-finalist/<p class="p1">The ARTS Award is presented each January to the top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representative from across the world. </p> <p class="p1">Covering 27 different categories, the winners for the 26th annual ARTS award will be revealed during a gala event that will take place Friday, Jan. 16.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/elume.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.elumepc.com/index.html" target="_blank">Elume</a>, among other nominees, was nominated for its custom-designed lighting fixtures that are sure to create a unique accent in or outside of your home.</p> <p class="p1">Come support Elume as they have a chance to take home this distinguished award for showroom of the year. </p> <p class="p1">“We are so thrilled to get nominated for such a prestigious awards. Thanks to our team!”</p> <p class="p1">For more details about the gala event, visit the <a href="http://dallasmarketcenter.com/markets/artsawards/" target="_blank">ARTS Awards website</a>. </p>webinternTue, 07 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/07/elume-26th-annual-arts-awards-finalist/Behind the ScenesGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsRenew, Remodel: Brighten Your Bathroomhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/06/renew-remodel-brighten-your-bathroom/<p>Rather than tone down your original bathroom space, elevate the style and functionality in order to leave it brighter and better than before.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A warm palette of modern materials that includes a glass-topped vanity updates the light-filled master bathroom</li> <li>By tiling the space with a color that complements the cabinets, the bathroom looks more spacious and put-together</li> <li>Replaced the back mirrored-wall with a warm colored wall, high window and smaller mirror, creating the illusion of having more space while letting in natural light</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> Transformed by Ron Henriksen, Scott Henriksen of <a href="http://www.gsbsarchitects.com/" target="_blank">GSBS Architects</a>, Justin Jacobs and David Brems</p>webinternMon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/06/renew-remodel-brighten-your-bathroom/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomBest Westernhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/03/best-western/<p class="p1">From Navajo patterns to fringed suede and every shearling hide between, today’s runways and rooms strut a mountain style that’s equal parts rustic and refined. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>BURBERRY FALL/WINTER 2014 COLLECTION</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern2a.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Color Block pillow cover, $44, West Elm, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Men's David Yurman leather bracelets, $550 and $695, O.C. Tanner, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Bowls, $255 and $675, O.C. Tanner, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Old Teak Console, $2,595, Jayson Home, jaysonhome.com</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="163" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Berman Rosetti Cubist sofa, to the trade through John Brooks Inc., bermanrosetti.com</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Mario blue throw, $70, Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Mounted antlers, $62, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2014/09/23/style-file-best-western/">Web Extra: Even more Western accessories for your home</a></p>Jessica AdamsFri, 03 Oct 2014 17:50:38 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/03/best-western/In The MagazinePhoto Friday: Canyon Meadows Homehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/03/photo-friday-canyon-meadows-home/<p>I have long hoped for an assignment in Canyon Meadows, a development between Deer Creek Reservoir and the road to Sundance in beautiful Provo Canyon. The homes overlook a wildlife reserve against the silhouette of Mount Timpanogos.</p> <p>Kaye Christiansen Englert, ASID, owner of Design Plus in Salt Lake City, provided me the opportunity to photograph a new home in Canyon Meadows where she worked closely with the homeowners on lighting, colors, and display space for artwork collected from their world travels. Kaye created a rainbow effect in the stair risers and painted the dining room ceiling purple so it could be appreciated while coming up the stairs.</p> <p>The open floor plan and outdoor living are all directed toward the meadow. As a book lover, the home office is one of my favorite spaces with its views, clean lines, and floor to ceiling bookshelves.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/s7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/s21.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/s34.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/s41.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/s44.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/s50.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/s51.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 03 Oct 2014 09:14:01 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/03/photo-friday-canyon-meadows-home/Photo FridayLa Fleur Fall Wreath Making 101http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/02/la-fleur-fall-wreath-making-101/<p>You may remember Natalie from our Summer Issue in the <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/circles-of-life/" target="_blank">Circles of Life</a> spread which showcased amazing succulent wreaths. And if you haven't picked up her book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Living-Wreaths-Beautiful-Projects-Decor/dp/1423632648" target="_blank">Living Wreaths</a> you need to do so now. Last night I had the pleasure of taking her Fall wreath class.</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/fallwreath.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Her technique was beautifully simple and much nicer then methods I did in the past with my flower shop. This was such a fun process I can't wait to take her Winter Holiday wreath class that will be on either December 1st or 2nd. Space is limited and her classes fill up fast so be sure to follow her on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/natalie.bernhiselrobinson?fref=ts" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="http://instagram.com/nkbernhisel" target="_blank">Instagram</a> to find out the full details.</p> <p><img alt="" height="427" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/fallwreath6.jpg" width="490"><br>The class was $45 and included materials: (wire frame, a spool of wire, fall foliage and flowers).</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/fallwreath2.jpg" width="490"><br>The technique is very simple. Start at the top and layer on your leaves and flowers in small chunks. She calls it the wrap and drop method. You wrap the wire around the stems and outside of the frame and then drop it into the center of the wreath, then pull around tight and repeat. I like this technique better then what I used to do which is make several pre-wrapped bundles with wire and then wire those on. This cuts out an entire step!</p> <p><img alt="" height="421" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/fallwreath5.jpg" width="490"><br>I love the reds and oranges in the wreath I created.</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/fallwreath3.jpg" width="490"><br>I have a black door and adore how this stands out, even at night.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/fallwreath4.jpg" width="490"><br>We all start with the same materials, and yet the finished wreaths look completely different. The flowers in this wreath were stunning. Can't wait to see what we create in December.</p>Cynthia YeoThu, 02 Oct 2014 13:55:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/02/la-fleur-fall-wreath-making-101/Decorating IdeasDIYIn the GardenBook Release: ‘Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color’http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/02/book-release-annie-sloans-room-recipes-for-style-and-color/<p class="p1">Annie Sloan, decorative painting expert, has branched out and is releasing her latest book about interior design. <a href="http://www.anniesloan.com/" target="_blank">Annie</a> and her middle son, Felix Sloan, co-wrote the book together, each bringing news ideas to the table.</p> <p><img alt="" height="624" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/anniesloan1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">‘Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color’ covers nine popular styles: Bohemian, Neoclassical, Vintage Floral, French Elegance, Traditional Swedish, Coastal, Rustic Country, Modern Retro and Warehouse. Along with examples of each design, Annie will demonstrate how you can incorporate her style inspiration into your own home.  </p> <p class="p3">Annie Sloan says: “I chose interior design as the subject for my latest book because I frequently hear that people just can’t get things to look right in their own interiors. I believe this is because they need to really think about what their own personal style is, rather than be swayed by the latest trend. This style can range from anything: from Bohemian to Modern Retro, but importantly, realize that most tastes are a fusion of many styles.”  </p> <p class="p3">Pick up a hard copy of ‘Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color’ starting early November ($35). </p>webinternThu, 02 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/02/book-release-annie-sloans-room-recipes-for-style-and-color/Great IdeaHot FindsFall 2014 Web Extrashttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/01/fall-2014-web-extras/<p>Check out the extra content we couldn't fit in our fall issue. </p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdaltcover4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Utah Style and Design Fall 2014 Web Extras:</p> <p><strong>Best Western</strong></p> <p>In our Runways and Rooms article, <a href="/blog/2014/10/02/best-western/">Best Western,</a> we featured furniture and décor for a rustic and refined style, but there's more. </p> <p><a href="/blog/2014/09/23/style-file-best-western/">Click here for the products we couldn't fit in print.</a></p> <p><strong>Take a Shot</strong></p> <p>First, check out this <a href="/blog/2014/09/11/take-a-shot/">line up of shot glasses</a> from Cuisine Unlimited. Now, try this pumpkin pie shot glass recipe not found in print.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2014/09/23/pumpkin-pie-shot-glass-recipe/">Click here for the recipe.</a></p> <p><strong>Surefire Style</strong></p> <p>In our Fall 2014 issue, we featured <a href="/galleries/surefire-style/">10 stunning fireplaces.</a> Click the link below for the tools to keep the fire burning.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2014/09/23/surefire-style/">Click here for must-have fireplace tools.</a></p> <p><strong>Fun &amp; Games</strong></p> <p>Read our <a href="/blog/2014/09/09/fun-games/">story on The Shed,</a> a colorful clubhouse in Park City's Promontory community. Click the link below for The Shed photos we couldn't fit in the magazine.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/fun-games/">Click here for the gallery.</a></p> <p><strong>Light &amp; Bright</strong></p> <p>Designer Stephanie Holdaway revealed 10 ways to create a holiday décor that's as fresh as it is festive for our Fall 2014 issue. The online version of the article features five ideas not featured in print.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/light-bright/">Click here for the gallery.</a></p> <p><strong>Mad for Plaid</strong></p> <p>The online version of our Fall 2014 article Mad for Plaid includes a few ways to serve in plaid not found in the magazine.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2014/09/11/mad-for-plaid/">Click here to read more.</a></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:33:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/01/fall-2014-web-extras/In The MagazineThe Container Store Grand Openinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/01/the-container-store-grand-opening/<p><img alt="" height="26" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/22397.slc_grandopening960x50b.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.containerstore.com/locations/showStore.htm?store=SLC" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="128" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/21397_slc_grandopening960x250a.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.containerstore.com/locations/showStore.htm?store=SLC" target="_blank">The Container Store</a> grand opening is nearly here. Best known for its <a href="http://www.containerstore.com/elfa/index.htm" target="_blank">Elfa custom closet solutions</a> this store has everything from items you didn't know you needed like this dry cleaner stick...</p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/drycleanerstick_xl.jpg" width="350"></p> <p><a href="http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/clothingCare/accessories?productId=10011730" target="_blank">Janie Dry Cleaner Stick</a></p> <p>To items that you can't imagine living without like these lunch skins reusable snack bags.</p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/lunchskinssnackbag100607g_l.jpg" width="350"> </p> <p><a href="http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/lunchtimeEssentials/foodContainers?productId=10029084&amp;green=85DB805F-595E-5368-0803-ACAE58188DE2" target="_blank">Lunchskins Sandwich and Snack Bags</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.containerstore.com/locations/showStore.htm?store=SLC" target="_blank">The Grand Opening at Fashion Place Mall</a> is Saturday and Sunday October 18th and 19th. Giveaways and prizes will happen every hour and 10 percent of sales will go to <a href="https://www.balletwest.org/" target="_blank">Ballet West</a> that weekend. Enjoy.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>This post originally appeared on <a href="http://saltlakemagazine.com/" target="_blank">saltlakemagazine.com</a></em></p>Cynthia YeoWed, 01 Oct 2014 13:33:47 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/10/01/the-container-store-grand-opening/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsUtah Heritage Foundation Preserves Architecturehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/30/utah-heritage-foundation-preserves-architecture/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/saltlakemodern.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.modernmecca.com/index.php#mi=2&amp;pt=1&amp;pi=10000&amp;s=29&amp;p=7&amp;a=0&amp;at=0" target="_blank"><em>Modern Mecca</em></a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.utahheritagefoundation.com/index.php" target="_blank">Utah Heritage Foundation</a> is giving you the opportunity to be a part of one of their teams through <a href="http://www.slmodern.org/" target="_blank">Salt Lake Modern’s</a> Sub-Committee where you can help committee members preserve mid-century modern architecture and design here in Utah. </p> <p class="p1">Salt Lake Modern will be having an open call for all that are interested in the committee over the next month while cityhomeCOLLECTIVE will host a free event at their office (639 E South Temple). The event will be on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m.</p> <p class="p1">At this event, you will have a chance to learn more about Salt Lake Modern and what it takes to be on the committee. </p> <p class="p1">For an application and more information about Utah Heritage Foundation, please visit their <a href="http://www.utahheritagefoundation.org/salt-lake-modern-committee-application" target="_blank">website</a>. All applications must be submitted by October 15.  </p>webinternTue, 30 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/30/utah-heritage-foundation-preserves-architecture/Mark Your CalendarsWhich Cover Would You Choose: Fall 2014http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/29/which-cover-would-you-choose-fall-2014/<p>The Fall issue arrives on newsstands this Wed. Some of you may have seen the issue because subscribers received a copy last week. Here is our usual roundup of covers that we had to choose from. Which cover would you choose?</p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdfa14altcovers2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdfa14altcovers3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdfa14altcovers4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/usdaltcover4.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 29 Sep 2014 11:51:35 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/29/which-cover-would-you-choose-fall-2014/From Our PagesGreat IdeaSmashing Pantries: Beyond the Cupboardhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/29/smashing-pantries-beyond-the-cupboard/<p>This time of year is synonymous with fresh starts, clean slates and organization. With the very best intentions we push against the unraveling that happens over time. I find my mind is clear and content when organized. And take great pleasure in pursuing order and perusing others’ efforts. Sometimes much more of the latter…</p> <p>Whether you are a storage phenom or a spectator peeking into the pantry to see how other people really live, these are examples of going beyond the cupboard and creating smashing pantries.</p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Via <a href="http://www.houzz.com/photos/16627708/Roundhouse-pantries-and-larders-transitional-kitchen-london" target="_blank">Round House Pantries and Larders</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="713" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry2.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2010/03/sneak-peek-emersonmade-2.html" target="_blank">Designsponge Emersonmade</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry3.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="http://www.decorpad.com/index.htm" target="_blank">Decorpad</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="371" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry4.jpg" width="490"><br>Via Besthomedecorators</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry5.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="http://blog.uncovet.com/" target="_blank">Uncovet</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="596" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pantry6.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="http://terracottaproperties.com/" target="_blank">Terracotta Properties</a></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:36 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/29/smashing-pantries-beyond-the-cupboard/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Face-lift Any Backyard Fiascohttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/29/refresh-renew-remodel-face-lift-any-backyard-fiasco/<p>If your backyard suffers from a list of shortcomings—awkward slopes, scrappy shrubs, distracting decks or any other imperfection—the time has come to transform it from dated to dynamic. Create a landscape that compliments the uniqueness of your living quarters by addressing all of its flaws and implementing a host of innovative ideas.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/boost2.jpg" width="490">  </p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Transformed a difficult-to-maintain back corner with stylized, easy-care plantings</li> <li>Installed steep retaining walls to support a new, slightly sloped landscape</li> <li>Created a bold focal point using a steep orb planter staged on a bed of rock</li> <li>Removed multiple utility poles</li> </ul> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>After:</div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/boost.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group, LFDG</a></p>webinternMon, 29 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/29/refresh-renew-remodel-face-lift-any-backyard-fiasco/Great IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & RenovatecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: 2nd Annual Brew + Qhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/26/cityhomecollective-2nd-annual-brew-q/<p><a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a> is haing a good ole end-of-summer party tonight!</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/beers.jpg" width="500"></em></p> <p><em>Besides being a helluva party, the 2nd annual Brew + ‘Q is one never-quite-big-enough hat tip to all their supporters, clients [both past and present], and fellow banner-wavers for the city of salt. It’s the place you come to grab a hug, sip a brew, eat some ‘Q, and let us get all grateful on ya’.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.squatters.com/" target="_blank">Our friends from Squatters</a>, <a href="http://evenstevens.com" target="_blank">Even Stevens</a>, <a href="http://www.byproxyco.com" target="_blank">By Proxy Co.</a>, Beer Bar, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maison-Confiserie-et-Boutique/183199778411366" target="_blank">Maison Confiserie et Boutique</a>, DJs Concise Kilgore and Chaseone2, <a href="http://www.bloomsandco.com" target="_blank">Blooms &amp; Co.</a>, <a href="http://www.pagoslc.com/" target="_blank">Pago</a>/<a href="http://fincaslc.com/" target="_blank">Finca</a> pastry chef Courtney McDowell, Jonny Bonner, and <a href="http://saturdayswaffle.com/" target="_blank">Saturday’s Waffle</a> will all be there to help cityhomeCOLLECTIVE wave adieu to summer. </p> <p>From churros, local brews, wine, and even cotton candy this party shouldn't dissapoint. <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/brew-q-pt-deux-prepped/" target="_blank">For the party details go here.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/details-image.001.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoFri, 26 Sep 2014 13:48:10 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/26/cityhomecollective-2nd-annual-brew-q/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: At Home in the Panhandlehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/26/photo-friday-at-home-in-the-panhandle/<p>This past week brought me to a new part of Florida that I have never experienced, the Panhandle. The white sugary beaches are just what any mountain guy like me dreams of experiencing.</p> <p><span style="">The purpose of the trip was to photograph a home on Alys Beach. My friend and mentor, <a href="http://www.arthurdyson.com/home">Arthur Dyson</a> designed the home, and the home’s scale, finishes and the enthusiasm of the clients combine to make it one of his landmark projects.</span></p> <p><span style="">Dyson studied with Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff and William Gray Purcell, a great lineage of American architecture, but Dyson’s architecture is distinctly his own. It’s essentially a glass house, but it can withstand not just rocks, but hurricane-force winds and rain. Consistent with organic architecture, the home is specific to this particular site on a cliff above the beach overlooking a grand expanse of Gulf waters.</span></p> <p><span style="">While we were there, the owners hosted 150 people easily in the outdoor entertainment spaces, and I enjoyed seeing how well the home and outdoor living functioned.</span></p> <p><span style="">A personal highlight for this parrot head was a first visit to a Margaritaville Café, where I enjoyed a cheeseburger in paradise with Jimmy Buffett singing in the background. Perfect.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-8.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-9.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="262" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-11.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-12.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-13.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-14.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/h-15.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 26 Sep 2014 13:24:47 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/26/photo-friday-at-home-in-the-panhandle/Photo FridayFavorite Product Spotlight: Shimmer Glass from Arizona Tilehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/25/favorite-product-spotlight-shimmer-glass-from-arizona-tile/<p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/1-por_8607.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Since the tile line called “Shimmer Glass” was first introduced by Arizona Tile, I’ve been able to specify it in several project proposals.  It’s the perfect tile for those looking for a little extra shine in their bathroom or kitchen.  And at the price point (under $ 16.00 / sheet), it’s a great option for budget-conscious clients who want something that will stand out.  It’s available in several colors, and 2 different sizes (1x4 linear, or 9/16” square).</p> <p>A couple <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com/" target="_blank">Enzy Design</a> projects using the Shimmer tile:</p> <p><strong>Shimmer Abalone 9/16x9/16</strong>:</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/2-img_2628.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/3-img_2636.jpg" width="490"><br><br><br><strong>Shimmer Peridot 1x4</strong>:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/4-img_0240.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/5-por_8556.jpg" width="490"><br><br>See more colors &amp; images at <a href="http://www.arizonatile.com/SHIMMER-GLASS-P1030.aspx" target="_blank">Arizona Tile</a>.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 25 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/25/favorite-product-spotlight-shimmer-glass-from-arizona-tile/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomTake a Shot: Pumpkin Pie Shot Glass Recipehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/23/pumpkin-pie-shot-glass-recipe/<p>Shot glasses put bug flair and fabulous fare into tiny tumblers. First, read about <a href="/blog/2014/09/11/take-a-shot/">Cuisine Unlimited's shot glass ideas.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wt0c1032-cravings1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Then, read below for Cuisine's recipe for filling your shot glass with pumpkin pie.</p> <p><em>Serves 12</em></p> <p><strong>Ingredients</strong></p> <p>Pumpkin Custard<br><br><span style="">1 can 15 oz. pumpkin puree<br></span><span style="">2 Eggs<br></span><span style="">1 c. Cream<br></span><span style="">2/3 c. Packed brown sugar<br></span><span style="">1⁄2 tsp. Cinnamon<br></span><span style="">1⁄2 tsp. Ground cloves<br></span><span style="">1⁄4 tsp. All spice<br></span><span style="">Maple Syrup Swirl<br></span><span style="">2 c. 100% maple syrup</span></p> <p><span style="">Whipped Cream</span></p> <p>1 c. Cream<br><span style="">1⁄4 c. Granulated sugar<br></span><span style="">1⁄2 tsp. Vanilla extract<br></span><span style="">Tuille Chip<br></span><span style="">1/3 c. Flour<br></span><span style="">1⁄2 c. Granulated sugar<br></span><span style="">3 Egg whites<br></span><span style="">2 1⁄2 Tbsp. Melted butter</span></p> <p><span style="">Directions</span></p> <p>Pumpkin Custard: Combine all ingredients into large bowl &amp; beat until smooth. Pour into greased 9x9” baking <span style="">pan &amp; bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely.</span></p> <p>Whipped Cream: In mixer whip cream until soft peaks begin to form. Slowly add sugar &amp; vanilla and whip <span style="">until cream holds medium peaks. Set aside in refrigerator.</span></p> <p>Tuille Chips: Combine flour &amp; sugar into medium bowl. Add egg whited and melted butter &amp; whisk until <span style="">combined. Using off-set spatula, spread batter in thin layer on silpat or heavily greased parchment paper. </span><span style="">Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until the edges of the tuille are golden brown. Let cool and break into </span><span style="">shards.</span></p> <p><span style="">Assembly: Scoop pumpkin custard into pastry bag with a star tip. Layer pumpkin custard and maple syrup in </span><span style="">tequila or pilsner style shot glasses. Top with dollop of whipped cream and tuille shard. Enjoy!</span></p> <p><span style=""><a href="/blog/2014/09/11/take-a-shot/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;More of Cuisine Unlimited's shot glasses, featured in the mag</a></span></p> <p><span style=""><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></span></p>Mary MaloufTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:39:04 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/23/pumpkin-pie-shot-glass-recipe/In The MagazineOn the TablePartiesRecipesWeb Extra: Surefire Stylehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/23/surefire-style/<p>Design pros across Utah spark big style with ten fireplaces, featured in our Fall 2014 issue. See them <a href="/galleries/surefire-style/">here. </a></p> <p>And, below, find the fireplace tools you'll need to keep the fire burning.</p> <p><img alt="" height="235" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/surefire1-2.jpg" width="490"><br><span>Halle Screen, $1,350, Arteriors, <a href="http://www.arteriorshome.com/">arteriorshome.com</a></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/surefire211.jpg" width="481"></p> <p>Lexi Andirons, $690, Arteriors, <a href="http://www.arteriorshome.com/">arteriorshome.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="482" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/surefire3-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Paul Ferrante Anthony Andirons, to the trade, available through John Brooks Inc., <span><a href="http://johnbrooksinc.com/">johnbrooksinc.com</a>, <a href="http://www.paulferrante.com/">paulferrante.com</a></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/surefire4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Paul Ferrante Hammered Iron Fireplace Tools, to the trade, available through John <span>Brooks Inc., <a href="http://johnbrooksinc.com/">johnbrooksinc.com</a>, <a href="http://www.paulferrante.com/">paulferrante.com</a></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="559" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/surefire5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Rings Fireplace Screen, West Elm, $299, SLC, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/">westelm.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="709" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/surefire6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Rivet Hearth Tool Set, $295, Restoration Hardware, SLC, <a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/">restorationhardware.com</a></p> <p><a href="/galleries/surefire-style/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Ten fire places ranging from fresh traditional to cutting-edge modern</a></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>Brad MeeTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:24:49 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/23/surefire-style/Great IdeaHot FindsIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Best Westernhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/23/style-file-best-western/<p>From Navajo patterns to fringed suede and every shearling hide between, today's runways and rooms strut a mountain style that's equal parts rustic and refined. Here are the Wetern-style accessories we couldn't fit in the <a href="/blog/2014/10/02/best-western/">Best Western</a> article from our Fall 2014 issue.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/c&amp;btrevorlthrchcamel3qf13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Trevor Leather Chair, $2,199, <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/">Crate &amp; Barrel,</a> Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bestwestern.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Embroidered owl pillow, $83, <a href="http://www.gardenstoresaltlake.com/">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store,</a> SLC</p> <p>Embroidered arrow pillow, $95, Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/wt0c9679.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Antler magnifying glass, $124, <a href="http://www.tabularasastationers.com/">Tabula Rasa,</a> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="427" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/ikatpillow.jpg" width="475"></p> <p>IKAT pillow, $313, <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/">Alice Lane Home Collection,</a> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/wt0c9805.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Striped throw, $169, <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/">Alice Lane Home Collection,</a> SLC</p> <p><a href="/blog/2014/10/02/best-western/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;See more items from our article Best Western.</a></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>Jessica AdamsTue, 23 Sep 2014 14:43:48 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/23/style-file-best-western/Decorating IdeasIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Give Your Back Patio a Boosthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/22/refresh-renew-remodel-give-your-back-patio-a-boost/<p>Is your back patio in need of a boost?  Brainstorm with us to create the most charming rendition you've ever laid eyes on.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before/During:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>New double doors open from the master bedroom to a new backyard patio</li> <li>Vintage-style outdoor sconces frame the doorway</li> <li>Flower pots add fresh color and charm</li> <li>Cushioned wicker chairs provide comfortable seating for entertainment and relaxation</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Gordon Wood and <a href="http://www.robertgmcarthurstudios.com/" target="_blank">Robert McArthur</a></p>webinternMon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/22/refresh-renew-remodel-give-your-back-patio-a-boost/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Sego Lily Spahttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/19/photo-friday-sego-lily-spa/<p>As life gets more demanding and hectic, people are finding respite and rejuvenation in spas. My photo assignment reinforced to me how calming the environment can be.</p> <p><span style="">The morning I drove to Bountiful to photograph the <a href="http://www.segolilyspa.com/">Sego Lily Spa,</a> I drove into a wall of torrential rain where the streets flowed like a river with over 18 inches of water. I dashed out of the car, protecting my equipment, and entered the spa loaded with tension induced by that kind of morning.</span></p> <p><span style="">Inside, it was another world where everything was quiet still and comfortable. It's difficult to photograph tranquility, but I attempted to capture it with the lighting and composition.</span></p> <p><span style="">Surprisingly, months ago the building was a fast food restaurant. Niki Strebel Volle of Lisman Studio designed the transformation of the interior. The design is executed with the repetition of round and curved forms, muted colors, supple upholstery and subtle shifts in texture. The design assures that sounds are muted, spaces are private and a sense of calm is maintained throughout.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="305" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="721" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-9.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-15.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/slb-18.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:38:18 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/19/photo-friday-sego-lily-spa/Photo FridayRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Stylish Sideyardhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/15/refresh-renew-remodel-stylish-sideyard/<p>Why use your side yards to store firewood and wheelbarrows when it can serve as a stylish passageway linking the front and back yards of your home?  The sideyard can be a stylish sanctuary where outdoors meets design.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="461" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A walkway of concrete squares runs down the entire side of the home</li> <li>Plantings soften the passage and a custom metal gate and fence add privacy while visually uniting the enclosure with the architecture</li> <li>A solid concrete strip runs beneath the walkway's concrete squares, preventing them from sinking precariously into the ground</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/15/refresh-renew-remodel-stylish-sideyard/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateKNOCKOUTS! Black Kitchen?http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/15/knockouts-black-kitchen/<p><strong>KNOCKOUTS! Black Kitchen?</strong></p> <p>Oh yes. If these kitchens could travel they would be at Fashion Week. These powerful spaces are stunning. Making no apologies for their sleek silhouettes and striking stature. Black kitchens. This is happening.</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk1.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>Via <a href="http://www.worldofarchi.com/" target="_blank">World of Architecture</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="378" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Via Atetier AM, <a href="http://www.architecturaldigest.com/" target="_blank">Architectural Digest</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Via <a href="http://www.workstead.com/brooklyn-design-studio/" target="_blank">Workstead</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk4.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>Via <a href="http://www.kbhsnedkeri.dk/" target="_blank">Kobenhavns Mobbelsnedkeri Design</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/bk5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.worldofarchi.com/" target="_blank">World of Architecture</a></p> <p><em><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/15/knockouts-black-kitchen/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Rustic Mountain Livinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/12/photo-friday-rustic-mountain-living/<p><a href="http://www.pcshowcaseofhomes.com/">The Park City Area Showcase of Homes</a> is one of Park City’s annual traditions in the late summer. It highlights the diversity of mountain living and the skills of builders, architects, interior designers and landscape specialists.</p> <p>A home in Promontory features a spacious mountain transitional design with a rustic log cabin guest home. I loved the juxtaposition of a contemporary mountain lifestyle with the cabin and the similarities they share. Both feature comfortable living spaces and deep balconies for outdoor mountain living with a fantastic view of the Wasatch and a closer view to a knoll of open space where herds of elk and deer meander.</p> <p>The home is filled with surprises and unique spaces with large outdoor living areas. The Showcase visitors were especially taken with the kid-scaled children’s area. <span>Park City architect Bill Mammen, AIA, of </span><a href="http://mammenassociates.com/about_us.html">Mammen Associates Architecture, Inc.</a><span> designed the home in collaboration with his clients, and Mammen Associates completed the interior design in a partnership with Morning Sky Design. Utah Home Builders is credited with construction.</span></p> <p><span>While the big rains early this month complicated the photos, it also made for some incredible skies.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="776" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-14.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-17.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-20.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-22.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-46.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-52.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-53.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="284" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-56.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/ja-64.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 12 Sep 2014 10:02:31 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/12/photo-friday-rustic-mountain-living/Photo FridayTake a Shothttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/11/take-a-shot/<p class="p1">Parties have always been a big part of celebrating the season, and small bites continue to evolve as a portion-friendly way to serve guests with style, variety and ease. Enter shot glass entertaining. Cuisine Unlimited’s Emily Lavin along with Executive Chef Steve Ulibarri create and present fabulous holiday fare—from savory main-dish faves to sweet desserts and spirited sips— all in the confines of mini-serving shot glasses. For inspiration, they dished up this spectacular spread. Eat, drink, be merry…and by all means, help yourself to another. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wt0c1032-cravings.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>From left to right: </strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>1. Pepato Bread Pudding</strong></p> <p class="p1">Butternut squash, balsamic mousse and fried baby spinach</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>2. Beet Salad</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Diced red and golden beets layered with goat cheese</p> <p class="p1"><strong><span>3. Bangers &amp; Mash</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Lamb sausage with mashed potatoes, gravy and petite vegetables</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>4. Thanksgiving Dinner</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Shaved honey roasted turkey, cranberry stuffing and sage apple chutney garnished with a fried sage leaf</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>5. Cranberry-Pomegranate Shortbread</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Topped with vanilla whipped cream and dried cranberries</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>6. The Elvis</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Banana cream pie layered with peanut butter sauce and topped with brown sugar bacon chips</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>7. Apple-Brandy Mousse with Fried Doughnut</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Drizzled with cinnamon-caramel sauce</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>8. Deconstructed Pumpkin Pie</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Layered with maple syrup and crowned with a tuile chip</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>9. Pumpkin Old Fashioned</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">With spicy stir stick and candied orange rinds</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>10. Cranberry Spritzer</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Basil sugar rim and sugared fresh cranberries garnish</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>11. High West Whiskey</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Served straight up</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Shot Glass Strategies</strong></p> <p class="p1">Top tips from Cuisine Unlimited's Emily Lavin</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/emily-lavin1212.jpg" width="327"><br><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1">Use shot glasses for chilled or room-temperature foods only. Hot foods cool quickly and can be difficult to handle.<span> </span></p> <p class="p1">Use shot glasses when convenience is key. They are less cumbersome than plates to handle and they ease cleanup.</p> <p class="p1">Serve alongside cocktail napkins and demitasse forks and spoons.</p> <p class="p1">Use shot glasses when you are serving a broad tasting menu. They allow guests to sample many dishes without having to self-manage portions.</p> <p class="p1">Use a variety of shot glasses to stylize your presentation. Group like items together for a more modern presentation. </p> <p class="p1">Prepare shot glass fare ahead of time and store assembled in the refrigerator before serving.</p> <p class="p1">Layer ingredients to enhance visual interest and the tasting experience.</p> <p class="p1">Use creative garnishes to add complementary flavor, contrasting texture and height to shot glass fare.</p> <p class="p1">Freeze shot glasses ahead of time when serving iced desserts or palate cleansers like sorbets. </p> <p class="p1">Use pastry bags (with tip removed) to fill individual shot glasses with prepared ingredients. Small funnels perform well for beverages and soup courses.</p> <p class="p1">Choose chilled, stemmed glasses for foods that will quickly melt from the heat of hands holding the vessel.</p> <p class="p1">Limit each recipe to 2–3 ingredients crowned with a topping or garnish.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/blog/2014/09/23/pumpkin-pie-shot-glass-recipe/">Web Extra: Pumpkin Pie Shot Glass Recipe</a></p>Mary MaloufThu, 11 Sep 2014 14:29:40 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/11/take-a-shot/In The MagazinePartiesSo you&#39;ve hired an interior designer . . .http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/11/so-youve-hired-an-interior-designer/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/1-craftsman-bath.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>So, you've decided to hire an interior designer. Congrats! That's a smart decision and not everyone gets that far.<br><br>To make the most of that decision, here are a few things you should know:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>We are not out to take control of you and your home. This is YOUR project, your home. We are here to guide you and to help create YOUR vision. The trick is that you don't always know your vision (or what you think you need may not actually be what you really need), but by listening carefully and going through our design process, we can create your ultimate vision. It may be a little different than what you originally thought, which leads me to the next part . . .</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/2-modern-kitchen.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span>Trust us. You hired us because you like our work. And because we know what we're doing. We've got years of experience behind us, and we've done several projects like yours. You're going to get the best result when you can let go a little and trust us to do what we've been doing for years. There's a reason you like our work—remember that.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/3-sitting-room.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span>We can save you time and stress, if you let us. We are YOUR representative. Our job is to work with you to develop the plan you want, and then to implement it. This means we will communicate with all parties involved, and we will provide the information needed to make it all happen. While we understand that you're excited about the project and you want to be involved, please remember you don't need to take on the stress of it all—turn that part over to us and let us deal with it. It's what we do. You can just sit back and enjoy the ride.</span></p> <p><span>We recently received an email from a client that said: "(We) are sitting here relaxing and loving the new space. It turned out beautiful! I can finally envision it." This was a bit of an inside joke, as we proposed a very unique element to their kitchen layout, and because it was so different, they told us many times they were having a hard time envisioning it, but they trusted us. And in the end, they understand exactly why we proposed what we did, and they love it.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/4-modern-bath.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><em>All photos in this post by Enzy Design</em><br><br><em><span><span><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a>,</em></span></span></em><em><span><span><em> </em></span></span></em><em><a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author"><span><span><em>Google</em></span></span></a></em><em><span><span><em> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  </em></span></span></em><em><a href="http://www.enzydesign.com/" target="_blank"><span><span><em>www.enzydesign.com</em></span></span></a></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 11 Sep 2014 13:45:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/11/so-youve-hired-an-interior-designer/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateMad for Plaidhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/11/mad-for-plaid/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/madforplaid1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">“I love plaid,” says photographer and stylist <a href="http://www.benincosaweddings.com/">D’Arcy Benincosa,</a> who tops tables with the pattern using unconventional blankets, scarves and drapery fabrics that she finds more interesting than run-of-the-mill tablecloths. For this autumn table setting, she chose a Scottish sash with muted colors. “The warm and cool tones pull the landscape and the food together,” she says. To amp up the style of the ‘scape, Benincosa layered the sash over a neutral cloth and topped it with elegant silver candlestick holders. “The look is fun, but still highbrow.”</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Web Extra</strong></p> <p class="p1">Here are a few ways to serve in plaid:</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/madforplaid.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">plastic serving tray, $26</p> <p class="p1">table runner, $159</p> <p class="p1">dinner napkins, $22 each</p> <p class="p1">All from <a href="http://neworientation.com/">New Orientation,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 11 Sep 2014 13:35:52 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/11/mad-for-plaid/Decorating IdeasIn The MagazineTablescapesMushroom Maniahttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/mushroom-mania/<p class="p1">Neither plant nor animal, mushrooms have been part of mankind's pantry for thousands of years. Some cultures use them as medicines. In the West, we value them for flavor. Whether you forage them from the woods or the grocery store, mushrooms add a wild earthy quality to all kinds of dishes, raw and cooked.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>The Mushroom Man</strong></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="486" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroomman.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Mushroom expert Dan Potts</em></p> <p class="p1">Expert Dan Potts IDs eight edible 'shrooms novice foragers should seek out. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>1. Puffballs</strong></p> <p class="p1">There are no known poisonous puffballs, says Potts, though some don't taste great.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="459" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>2. Shaggy mane and other inky caps</strong></p> <p class="p1">The caps melt into inky black goo as they age, but they're good in soups.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="439" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>3. Meadow mushrooms</strong></p> <p class="p1">These look like commercial button mushrooms.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="442" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>4. Coral mushrooms</strong></p> <p class="p1">They taste a little like cauliflower; use sparingly because of the strong flavor. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="453" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>5. Oyster mushrooms</strong></p> <p class="p1">Grow on stumps of Fremont Cottonwoods</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="463" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>6. Boletus</strong></p> <p class="p1">Found mostly at higher elevations</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="440" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>7. Chanterelle</strong></p> <p class="p1">Rarer, but one of the most delicious local finds</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="448" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>8. Morels</strong></p> <p class="p1">The distinctive cone-shaped and pitted cap marks one of the best of all mushrooms. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="464" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Potts' final word of mushroom wisdom: Cook them in butter.</em></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Dining on Duxelles</strong></p> <p class="p1">A staple ingredient from classic French cuisine, the mixture called duxelles has a thousand uses in the kitchen: Stuff ravioli with duxelles, use it in pasta sauce, stuff it into beef Wellington or fold it into a pocket tart. The key is to reduce the liquid from the mushrooms so you have a concentrated mushroom flavor. The recipe was supposedly created by legendary 17th-century French chef La Varenne, so there has been plenty of time for the invention of countless variations.</p> <p class="p1">Basic recipe:</p> <p class="p1">Melt 2 to 3 Tbsp. butter, add 1 minced garlic clove and 2 minced shallots. Saute for a minute, until softened. Add 1-pound mushrooms, chopped small, and cook until mushrooms have softened and released their liquid. Then raise heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid evaporates. Season with salt and pepper. You can freeze it if you're not going to use it right away.</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Autumn Bruschetta</strong></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="631" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroommania1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Usually, bruschetta calls to mind the flavors of summer-grill smoke, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil. But bruschetta is a great cold weather nosh or appetizer, too. The secret is mushrooms.</p> <p class="p1">Ingredients</p> <p class="p1">1 baguette, sliced diagonally</p> <p class="p1">3 to 4 Tbsp. olive oil</p> <p class="p3">3 minced garlic cloves</p> <p class="p3">1 pound mixed mushrooms, sliced or <span style="">chopped into similar-sized pieces</span></p> <p class="p3">3 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves</p> <p class="p3">1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, <span style="">chopped</span></p> <p class="p1">Instructions</p> <p class="p3">Toast the bread slices. Gently sauté the garlic in the olive oil until it's soft, then add the mushrooms and turn up the heat. Cook 3 or 4 minutes, season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Stir in the parsley and thyme and spoon the mushrooms over the toast. You can spread the toast with soft goat cheese or ricotta before spooning on the mushrooms. You can add a couple of teaspoons of balsamic vinegar to the mushrooms while they cook. You can crumble blue cheese over the mushrooms. We could go on and on with variations, but you get the idea.</p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Mushrooms on the Menu</strong></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="539" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/mushroomsonthemenu.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Classic grilled steak with roasted potatoes and wild mushrooms served at <a href="http://www.theparis.net/" target="_blank">The Paris</a>. </em></p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.bambara-slc.com/index.php" target="_blank">Bambara</a></p> <p class="p4">Chef Nathan Powers makes flour from dried porcini, then uses the flour mixed with ricotta to make gnocchi that are tossed with pork belly conflt and pea sprouts in pea and fennel broth. As an appetizer, he grills sourdough bread, then tops it with frisee, a fried egg, mushrooms and a red wine marrow sauce.</p> <p class="p1">202 S. Main St., SLC, 801-363-5454</p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://fincaslc.com/" target="_blank">Finca</a></p> <p class="p4">Chef Phelix Gardner's Tosta de Setas layers mushrooms and pickled shallots with smoked ricotta on toast.</p> <p class="p1">1291 S. 1100 East, SLC, 801-487-0699 </p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.log-haven.com/" target="_blank">Log Haven</a></p> <p class="p4">Chef Dave Jones' "Alpine Nachos" start with house made chips, which are piled with speck, forest mushrooms and fontina cheese. An entree features pine-smoked duck with porcini pappardelle.</p> <p class="p1">6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd., SLC, 801-272-8255</p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.theparis.net/" target="_blank">The Paris</a></p> <p class="p4">The French, of course, are famous for fabulous mushroom dishes and The Paris serves many: Tartine aux Champignons de Bois (garlic, thyme and wild mushroom fricassee with black truffle on a croutons) and classic grilled steak with roasted fingerling potatoes and wild mushrooms to name two.</p> <p class="p1">1500 S. 1500 East, SLC, 801-486-5585</p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>Mary MaloufTue, 09 Sep 2014 16:32:50 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/mushroom-mania/In The MagazineRecipesFun &amp; Gameshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/fun-games/<p class="p1">‘‘Life is more fun if you play games,” penned novelist Roald Dahl. His observation could easily have inspired the <a href="http://www.promontoryclub.com/shed.php">The Shed,</a> a recently completed 16,000 square-foot, activity-rich clubhouse shared by residents of Promontory, a 7,500-acre community in Park City.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/funandgames3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Serving basketball and volleyball enthusiasts, the indoor court opens to The Shed’s amphitheater.</em></p> <p class="p1">From the start, architect John E. Sather of Scottsdale-based Swaback Partners looked to The Shed’s purpose for design direction. “My inspiration was not so much about an architectural inspiration, but more based on the experiences I wanted to see happen in The Shed,” he says. Those “experiences” are many and varied: bowling, basketball, pinball, dining, hanging at the soda bar or gathering around an open fireplace inside or on the view deck.</p> <p class="p1">Sather and designer Donna Vallone, along with her team, created a vision for the clubhouse from the very start, working closely while determining all of The Shed’s materials and design elements. The pros envisioned a contemporary interpretation of an old mining shed when designing the spirited building. With a pronounced nod to the rugged Utah site, Sather and Vallone developed a palette of materials that accentuates the structure’s mountain-meets-modern style and complements its picturesque setting. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/funandgames1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Retractable glass doors separate the pool and foosball table room from The Shed’s large patio. Exposed beams, ductwork and industrial lights shape the space’s unrefined, modern style.</em></p> <p class="p1">Outside, The Shed’s walls of rusted corrugated metal and board-formed concrete create a rustic backdrop for rugged timbers interplaying with enormous stone buttresses lined like sentries across the exterior’s west facade. Exposed structural steel columns jut out from angled planes of rusted corten steel roof panels crowning the expansive, single story structure. “The materials are more impactful as a combination then any one of them individually,” Sather says. “The mix of the rusted metal, wood boards and stone feels good together in Utah’s mountains and on the sage-covered hillsides.” On the structure’s southwest end, broad panes of glass artfully arranged in a modern grid pattern open the interior to spectacular views and a spacious deck enclosed by a raised fireplace that lines the perimeter with flames reflected in panels of a contemporary glass railing. “The dynamic architecture and organic materials make the building appear to rise from the earth,” says Rich Sonntag, Managing Director of Promontory. While the exterior is certainly striking, for many it’s the interior that elicits the most oohs and ahhs.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/funandgames2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>From the deck, members enjoy golf course views as well as those of Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley.</em></p> <p class="p4">A striking mix of contemporary design elements and rustic materials used in surprising ways enthrall visitors as they enter The Shed. In the main gathering space, for example, walls and ceilings clad in exposed wood lath wrap the casual room. “The treatment was loosely based on ranch sheds found throughout rural Utah where you can see light shining through the wallboards of the older buildings,” Sather says. Anchoring the room, an imposing fireplace opens on all four sides and is topped with a sky-reaching, riveted steel-paneled chimney. “We moved from a mountain ranch style seen in our other clubhouses to something more contemporary with modem elements," Sonntag explains.</p> <p class="p4">Whimsical motifs and crayola-bright colors reject any sense of seriousness; this is a place for play. Creating continuity throughout, vibrant colors pop on the gathering space's club chairs, the alley's bowling balls, the pool tables' tops, the ceiling rods in the art studio, whimsical upholstery on the movie theater's 50 seats and wall pads lining the indoor basketball court. The interior's backdrop of wood and steel ground the lively colors, preventing them from making the decor too juvenile or silly.</p> <p class="p1">“Our objective was to create an engaging, informal place where the entire family—multiple generations—can spend time together,” Sonntag says. The goal realized, The Shed performs as both a striking example of traditional ranch-meets-contemporary architecture as well as relaxed retreat where members come to play.</p> <p class="p4"><em>Photos courtesy of Promontory Club</em></p> <p class="p4"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p> <p class="p4"><a href="/galleries/fun-games/">Web Extra: The Shed photos we couldn't fit in print</a></p>Brad MeeTue, 09 Sep 2014 16:02:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/fun-games/In The MagazineModern Point of Viewhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/modern-point-of-view/<p>Call it love at first sight.<strong> </strong>When homeowners Dennis and Elke Levine initially visited the Deer Valley lot, they were instantly smitten and started envisioning their new home there. “We have a 270-degree view,” says Dennis of the house they built upon the land. “From our kitchen we can see Deer Valley, Park City, The Canyons and Red Stone. And because the home borders permanent open space, our view corridor cannot be blocked.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/modernpointofview1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The generous views inspired the home’s bold architecture: a dramatic roofline, pop-up windows wrapped in steel and leaning walls merge to shape the dynamic dwelling. The 5,000-square-foot home, designed by architect <a href="http://www.jtapc.com/">Jack Thomas</a>, boasts a series of rectangular forms joined at sharp geometric angles. “The site and the vistas around the property imply two axis in the house—one rotated from the other to maximize views,” Thomas says. “The architecture unfolds the views by working with the sun angles, weather patterns and adjacent properties.”</p> <p class="p1">Inside the home, geometric angles are clearly delineated with wide paths that facilitate movement and flow throughout. “These paths are the heart of the home,” Thomas says. A floating staircase framed with a sky-reaching window that extends the length of the staircase accentuates the home’s openness. “The floating staircase is part of the paths, and the large three story window has a way of dramatizing the circulation and knitting the levels of the house together,” he says. Throughout, floor-to-ceiling window walls capture the vast mountain vistas and help shape the home’s modern design as do clean lines and keenly edited architectural elements including tall, beveled baseboards, stringers that support the staircase and cantilevered walls that fascinate. “The leaning walls are a measure of form,” Thomas says. “They let the roof fold over the house, which breaks the elements in the façade to create interest.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="602" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/modernpointofview2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>An upstairs bridge crosses above the main living room and connects the two upper-level bedrooms.</em></p> <p class="p1">Throughout the interior, Elke directed design. “I chose a clean, simple, monochromatic color palette based on gray, white and black,” she says. She layered texture-rich reclaimed wood beams, 10-inch white oak plank flooring and pioneer sandstone to add visual intrigue while incorporating fabrics including felt, linen and wool to warm the modern spaces. Her minimalist approach is the foundation for both aesthetics and function. “There’s no clutter, it’s just calm and livable,” she says. Custom-designed and imported furniture from Italy accentuate the clean architectural lines. “I am passionate about Italian design,” Elke says. “They are so far ahead in terms of fabrics, textures— everything.” She selected Poliform cabinets, for example, to furnish the kitchen, bathroom and media room, adding quality, rich finishes and modular design. </p> <p class="p1">Dennis and Elke enlisted local artisans to create one-of- a-kind elements. “This area has great craftsman,” Elke says. “They get so excited about doing new things and are so proud of the finished product.” For example, RC Ornamental crafted the cold-rolled steel around the fireplaces as well as the metal work on the main fireplace that features a custom-designed steel door that hides the television when it is not in use. The Levines’ collaborative, creative vision for modern features brought harmony to the home, indoors and out.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="510" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/modernpointofview3.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>This five-tiered water feature with floating modular concrete steps, limestone boulders, and steel accents is the show-stopping focal point greeting visitors at the home’s entrance.</em></p> <p class="p1">“We love the Rocky Mountains, but we wanted to design our home with something eduring,” explains Elke of their decision to go modern. “Europeans do contemporary because it is always in style.” Elke’s attraction to modern European design comes naturally. Born and raised in Germany, she lived in London before moving, at age 19, to Venice Beach where she met Dennis who worked in the photography industry. They married, had children and lived on the East Coast before moving to Park City nearly a decade ago.</p> <p class="p1">“Park City is a year-round place,” Elke says. “Skiing, hiking, biking—there are just a couple months of bad weather, but the rest of the time it’s just perfect.” Now retired, Dennis teaches skiing to children at Park City Mountain Resort and volunteers at the National Ability Center. Meanwhile, Elke create raku pottery in her home studio. There, like elsewhere in the house, every square inch is utilized and enjoyed. “We wanted rooms we could use on a daily basis—no excess,” explains Dennis. “We use every room, every day.” It’s a modern approach to living that, appropriately enough, the couple passionately practices in a very modern home.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/modern-point-of-view/" target="_blank">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>webinternTue, 09 Sep 2014 14:53:36 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/modern-point-of-view/In The MagazineFrench Quartershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/french-quarters/<p class="p1">A chateau-style home may not seem au courant at a time when the fever for all things modern runs high, but a home of any style inspired by its owners’ passions and an appetite for authenticity has an appeal that prevails. Such is the case of a new Utah Valley residence created by a husband and wife with a love for travel and European design. They turned to designer Don Brady whose eye for and knowledge of antiques helped them mold their home into what could easily be mistaken for a centuries-old relic transplanted from the south of France.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="297" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/frenchquarters2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>From the home’s back courtyard, the authentic French architecture takes form in the intentionally slanted roofline over the porch, which gives it an aged look.</em></p> <p class="p1">The home’s exterior is the first indication of its Old World authenticity. “In France, all the homes have different roof textures because they’ve been added to over the centuries,” Brady explains. An assortment of antique terra cotta tiles featuring seven different textures cover different sections of the roof, giving the structure the appearance of being hundreds of years old.</p> <p class="p1">Inside, a grand entrance presents an impressive gallery of the homeowner’s own artwork, as well as a stunning view directly into the back courtyard where a large antique fountain imported from France sets a calming mood for the lush, outdoor space. The entry flows seamlessly into an open, symmetrically designed living area, which hosts two custom carved and antiqued 17-foot stone fireplaces. They flank each end of the room and are majestically scaled to hold their own against the room’s high 32-foot ceilings. An elegant sofa and chairs balance the grandeur of the fireplaces, while adding warmth, texture and subtle color against the limestone flooring and plastered walls.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/frenchquarters1.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>The pool house was designed after a French greenhouse. A large outdoor fireplace near the pool makes the space usable even in cooler weather.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/frenchquarters3.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>The homeowner designed the kitchen to be a space where guests could have plenty of room to move around. She also designed the custom stone piece hanging above the pizza oven.</em></p> <p class="p1">The kitchen is an entertainer’s dream and was designed by the homeowners to satisfy their penchant for hosting large crowds. Two separate islands maximize counter space making food prep and serving a breeze, and one even includes a marble section designed specifically for chocolate making. A custom limestone pizza oven adds an element of fun while the superbly equipped butlers pantry connects the kitchen and dining room. Five sets of French doors open wide from the formal dining room onto an outdoor courtyard designed to be large enough to host weddings and create the perfect indoor/outdoor space for year-round entertaining.</p> <p class="p1">The kitchen’s adjoining dining area acts as a rustically styled buffer between the kitchen and the family room and features custom wood planked ceilings and timeless plastered walls. The family room was designed entirely around the 600-year-old French fireplace, which stands as one of the room’s most memorable focal points. The other is a striking modern light fixture. “The homeowner and I wanted a fresher, more contemporary feel in this room, so I designed the chandelier and had it manufactured specifically for this space,” Brady says. The 8-foot round modern piece is a stark juxtaposition against a hand-painted 18th century armoire that also furnishes the family room.</p> <p class="p1">An intricately carved set of 19th century German doors adorn the entrance into the master bedroom and also act as a visual portrayal of the homeowners’ skills. One door features an artist’s palette and brushes to reflect the wife’s artistic talents, and construction tools on the opposite door reflect the husband’s trade as a contractor. “The craftsmanship and the original color of the wood doors is so beautiful, we didn’t even feel they needed to be stained,” Brady explains. In the end, the home reflects its owners’ passions as well as Brady’s enormous talent. With flourishes of aged surfaces, one-of-a-kind antiques and generous spaces, the home is indeed a piece of Old World France fervently fashioned in the heart of Utah County.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/french-quarters/" target="_blank">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>Jessica AdamsTue, 09 Sep 2014 14:25:23 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/french-quarters/In The MagazineNaturally Modernhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/naturally-modern/<p class="p1">For homeowners Rick and Amy White, the decision of whether to purchase a contemporary house in Holladay came down to one simple question: Can we make this home warm and comfortable? "Absolutely," Anne-Marie Barton responded without hesitation. As the principle of <a href="http://annemariebarton.com/">AMB Design</a> in Salt Lake City, she relished the challenge. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/naturallymodern2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Barton deftly created a cozy sitting area from the expansive step-down living room by anchoring it with walnut floors and a large-scale modern sectional that fills the space with abundant seating while allowing light and views to move freely across the space. Layered art on the asymmetric mantel draws the eye without detracting from garden views framed by broad windows. Photo by Brian Twede.</em></p> <p class="p1">When Barton first approached the property, she encountered a 16,775-square-foot home defined by horizontal lines, curved forms and glass block walls common to Streamlined Modeme architecture. Inside, she discovered few surprises. "It was the expected tour of glass, steel and shapes alluding to the future," she recalls. Her clients warmed to the structure, but the interiors left them cold. To remedy this, Barton conceived an organic take on modem design, for which she devised a keenly edited palette of soothing colors, natural materials, compelling treatments, and quality furnishings and fixtures. Her integration of these features into the expansive interior balanced its open space with striking focal points that simultaneously comfort and captivate. </p> <p class="p1">If a single space can be said to exemplify the designer's skill at balancing quiet space and eye-catching treatments, it is likely the entry. Once through the curved glass-and-steel front door, visitors step into the foyer where the serene, light-washed area is punctuated by key focal points-a stunning, tiered chandelier, a serene oil painting and a curved walnut and white bronze wall backing a modern sculpture. Negative space focuses the eye on the best things, Barton explains. "Every room deserves a 'moment' but not everything in it needs to speak." Memorable "moments" enrich the entire home, as do organic elements throughout.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="597" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/naturallymodern1.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>In the dining room, Barton hung an Ironies chandelier above a table and leather chairs by Baker. A custom Tai Ping rug adds subtle texture to the space, as does Maya Romanoff organic wall covering. Buffet by Ironies. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">"Relating modern design to living matter makes a home feel more comfortable," says Barton, who rejected overtly shiny and slick elements for those engendering a natural look and feel. On the floors, for example, honed greenstone pairs with natural walnut anchoring the step-down living room, Amy's office, the master suite and its round vestibule. Barton gray-stained, wire brushed and oiled the walnut and arranged it in herringbone, chevron and square patterns that accentuate its distinctive beauty. "The rhythm of the wood speaks quietly, while grounding the rooms with a tactile platform and organic warmth," Barton explains. The designer's textile palette furthers the effect. Pure wools, silks, cottons, linens and shagreen leathers dress room after room. "Natural fabrics raise the level of quality and richness."</p> <p class="p1">Barton succumbed to sheen only where she desired contrast between similarly colored elements. For example, she wrapped the kitchen's lacquered cabinets with white oak, adorned the office's studded leather doors with polished marble pulls and surrounded the powder bath's back wall of dimensional stone with sparkling glass tile. With each, the contrast reveals itself with shifts of light, contour and tonality. "I rely on texture rather than color to do the heavy lifting," Barton says. She painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Sheep's Wool to create a museum-like backdrop and introduced soft hues of aubergine, turquoise and warm gray using rugs, pillows and artwork that subtly tint the muted décor, while allowing the rooms to remain serene and calming. “Tonal isn’t monochromatic, it’s a soothing combination,” Barton explains.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/naturallymodern3.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Diagonal walnut flooring visually expands the master bedroom space. Porta Romana sconces illuminate a custom bed and nightstands by Bradshaw Design<strong>. </strong>Photo by Brian Twede.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><strong><img alt="" height="459" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/naturallymodern4.jpg" width="490"></strong></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Barton created a rug of mosaic tiles as a stage for the master bath’s freestanding tub and McEwen light fixture above. A spacious glass-enclosed shower and separate vanities backed with dimensional Ann Sacks tile foster the room’s spa-like allure. Photo by David Duncan/Livingston.</em></p> <p class="p4">In truth, much of the design’s success emanates from Barton’s reverence for simplicity, which she demonstrated through strong editing and restraint, as well as clean lines that flow throughout. “I count on less to make a bigger impact,” she says. This less-is-more approach by no means makes Barton a strident minimalist. “I love layers—they put people at ease,” she says. The main living room best proves her point. There, Barton warmed the contemporary architecture teaming carefully chosen pieces: a stunning silk rug lies beneath a clean-lined sectional accented with plush pillows that complement the hushed colors of overlapping art displayed on the asymmetric mantel. “The look is completely modern, approachable and livable,” she says. In the end, that’s exactly the result Barton intended for the home and one she masterfully delivered to clients now captivated by a sanctuary that’s as comfortable as it is contemporary.</p> <p class="p4"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/naturally-modern/" target="_blank">here</a></em></p> <p class="p4"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>Brad MeeTue, 09 Sep 2014 13:23:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/09/naturally-modern/In The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Backyard Boosthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/08/refresh-renew-remodel-backyard-boost/<p>Time to boost up your backyard by stripping it of obsolete features and renewing it with a host of inspired elements. If you think it, you can do it by addressing your needs, wants and about whatever else tickles your out-of-doors fancy.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/backyardbravado.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Dramatically decreased the backyard's downward sloping grade</li> <li>Replaced old fence with contemporary cedar and steel post version</li> <li>Integrated a large lawn area for the owners' dogs</li> <li>Restuccoed the back of the house, added new doors and repainted the deck's fascia and poles</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/backyardbravado1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group, LFDG</a></p>webinternMon, 08 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/08/refresh-renew-remodel-backyard-boost/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & RenovatecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Common Listing Mythshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/08/cityhomecollective-common-listing-myths/<p><img alt="" height="252" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/personaltouches2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>I’ve been in the real estate game for nearly 14 years now. I’ve worked solo, I’ve worked with big box real estate agencies, and I’ve started my own out-of-the-big-box firm (handsomely parked right down on South Temple). In my years of buying/selling/finding people their spacial soul mates, I’ve found that a lot of folks have some ideas on “selling a home” that are a bit...wonky. Somewhere along the line, selling and buying homes became more about square footage and bed-to-bath ratios than what it’s really about: matching the perfect buyer with the perfect space (that is to say: they’re a perfect match, not that they’re individually free of flaw). I’ve spoken with plenty of well-educated folks looking to put their home on the market that have simply been given some bad advice. So, for your perusing pleasure (and listing benefit), I’ve compiled some of the worst--and most common--offenders. Enjoy.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/personaltouches.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong>1. Depersonalize your home to appeal to more buyers</strong><br>I think the whole “make your home as boring as possible to ensure no one finds it off-putting” thing was a vicious rumor started by a beige paint manufacturer. If you cover up everything that makes your home special, how can you expect anyone to buy it for all the reasons you’ve loved living there? How is the “perfect buyer” supposed to find their dream home under all that oatmeal carpet? Your crazy taxidermy room may be just the thing to help a fellow fur aficionado envision their life in your space. And, as long as your personal photos and knick knacks are consciously curated and displayed, almost anything can be made to look fantastic. Don’t know the difference? That’s where we come in. Call us up...but never make your home feel “not lived-in”. For any reason.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/renovations.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>2. Make your home perfect (updates, new flooring, staging) before you list</strong><br>Okay, this is sort of true, but not in the way most people think. Yes, you should do necessary updates. Yes, you should splurge on amazing new tile. Yes, you should set up that extra bedroom to be a meditation nook. Yes, you should get your house looking exactly the way you’ve always wanted before you list. But here’s the mistake: people wait to do this until they list. I say, don’t put it off. Why wait at all when you can make the updates you want and begin transforming your home into your sanctuary the minute you buy it? That way, instead of spending two weeks in the house you’ve always wanted, you get to spend years there. Bonus: you’re going to end up selling it way faster when you do decide to sell...without any of the stress that comes with last-minute changes.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/smallspace.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong>3. Value is directly proportionate to square footage</strong><br>This is perhaps the worst of the listing myths I’ve heard. In all the homes that I’ve been drawn to (and we’ll touch more on those in next month’s blog), square footage pales in comparison to the architecture, design, personalized touches, and all around bangin’ uniqueness of the space. The idolization of square footage is a notion that needs to be boxed up and left in the days of lead-based paint and asbestos. Awe- some local organizations like Salt Lake Modern are helping Utahns wake up to the value of architecturally-significant homes. We’ve got Dreiers and Sugdens, but we’ve also got Sparano + Mooney and Imbue. Don’t miss out on the good because you’re busy looking for the plenty.</p> <p><em>*Cody Derrick is the founder of cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, a real-estate and design boutique focused on connecting interesting people with unique spaces. With a unique pairing model, which gives rise to the client mantra “love where you live,“ and a holistic approach to client needs, Cody is pioneering a cultural and social movement for realtors spanning the globe. Read more at <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/" target="_blank">www.cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.com.</a></em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 08 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/08/cityhomecollective-common-listing-myths/Behind the ScenesGreat IdeaPitch Perfecthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/05/pitch-perfect/<p>Make no mistake, Park City’s diverse artistic community is growing, and the recent addition of Grammy-nominated recording artist Skylar Grey proves just that. After three years spent looking for a way to escape the hectic pace of Los Angeles in favor of a more serene locale enveloped in nature, she and husband Todd Mandel purchased a rustic residence in the Promontory community and transformed it to make it their own.</p> <p><img alt="" height="718" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pitchperfect3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Rocke painted the music room’s original red brick floor white to help shape the “ethereal lyrical space.” The light-filled room houses Grey’s white lacquered piano beneath a white, crystal-adorned elk antler chandelier. Sliding glass doors separate the space from the media room.</em></p> <p class="p1">“We didn’t want to stick to the typical mountain lodge vibe, but we wanted to retain some of the elements interpreted in a more modern way,” Mandel says. To accomplish this, he and Grey hired interior designer <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/">Kristin Rocke</a> to help bring the young couple’s unique vision to life. “Our goal was to create a beautiful edgy home that feels expansive and comfortable,” says Rocke, who supplanted the traditional earth-toned décor with one energized by bold contrast, clean lines and a hint of wit and wicked. “It’s the perfect mix of our personalities,” says Mandel, characterizing his leanings as minimal and Grey’s as gothic and dark.</p> <p class="p1">From the beginning, Rocke looked to the structure for inspiration. “The sharp architectural lines and details are so impressive that we decided to use contrast to make them stand out,” she says. This approach intrigues nowhere more than in the main floor’s three adjoining spaces: the living room, media area and dining space, where walls painted Benjamin Moore’s White Dove establish a stark backdrop for ebony-darkened beams, window frames and hickory floors. “Pairing light and dark creates tension; that’s where the edginess originates,” Rocke explains. To prevent the look from being too jarring, the designer soothed the spaces with a range of gray tones expressed in silk rugs and solid, texture-rich fabrics ranging from velvets to suedes. “Solids feel more modern than patterns, and their strength balances the contrasting architectural features,” she says. Their simplicity also allows the interior’s dynamic points to captivate fully.</p> <p><img alt="" height="704" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pitchperfect1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>The dining room boasts a silk rug by Ralph Lauren that anchors a Restoration Hardware table paired with chairs covered in gray linen. The horizontal stone stripes repeat a similar treatment on the living room’s fireplace located at the other end of the open floor plan.</em></p> <p class="p1">“The dialogue between masculine and feminine elements adds to the room’s tension,” says Rocke, who carefully orchestrated eye-catchers and empty space throughout the home. “Space between objects makes them more important and gives them room to breathe,” she explains. </p> <p class="p1">No space better illustrates the designer’s power to integrate space and spectacle than does the three-story stairwell. There, a wraparound staircase encircles a custom chandelier crafted from patinated brass-plated chains and strands of crystal-like LED lights falling 45 feet from the ceiling. The magnificent fixture concludes in the first floor foyer where it drapes fluidly over a tree-stump entry table. “I wanted to create rock-and-roll edginess with a little regality,” says Rocke, who surpassed her clients’ expectations.</p> <p class="p1">“Kristin definitely went out of her way to find very special pieces but also managed to incorporate a lot of our personal lives into the house with existing materials,” Grey says. Shining examples include the musician’s lacquered white piano, family photos transformed into a gallery of meaningful art and a custom 144-inch projector screen integrated into an open media room where friends and family gather when visiting the couple.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/pitchperfect2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>As seen from the top of the three-story stairwell, a custom chandelier crafted from brass-plated chains and strands of crystal-like LED lights drapes 45 feet from the ceiling. “The uneven strands give it a rugged and raggedy glam, which is the kind of juxtaposition we like,” says Mandel, referring to the style as elegant slaughterhouse.</em></p> <p class="p1">The outcome is a dazzling home that references its mountain locale, while celebrating the modern passions and personalities of its owners, thanks in large part to the out-of- the-box thinking of the designer and clients. For her part, Rocke thoroughly enjoyed the process. “It was fun working with such dynamic, talented young people,” she says. “Design is a collaboration that can lead to beautiful results, and this project proves it.” </p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Phillip K. Erikson</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/pitch-perfect/" target="_blank">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/fall-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Fall 2014 issue.</a></p>Brad MeeFri, 05 Sep 2014 16:57:05 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/05/pitch-perfect/In The MagazineYou Say Tomato, I Say Tomato http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/04/you-say-tomato-i-say-tomato/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="265" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/tomatosandwhichdays.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">On Sept. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., bring your friends and family to experience the scrumptious taste of organically grown tomatoes prepared in various forms. <a href="http://wasatchgardens.org/events/tomato-days/tomato-sandwich-party" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a> is providing tomato and pesto sandwiches for all attendees to feast on. </p> <p class="p1">For entertainment, you can expect to hear the smooth melody of Jazz music from <a href="http://www.danielday.net/" target="_blank">Daniel Day Trio</a>, and not to worry, there will be activities provided to keep the kids occupied as well.</p> <p class="p1">The best part? It’s free! </p> <p class="p1">The event will be held at Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S. 600 East, Salt Lake City)</p>webinternThu, 04 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/04/you-say-tomato-i-say-tomato/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsOn the TablePin of the Week: All Lit Uphttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/03/pin-of-the-week-all-lit-up/<p><img alt="" height="337" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/backyard3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.dumpaday.com/genius-ideas-2/simple-ideas-that-are-borderline-crafty-30-pics-5/" target="_blank">Dump A Day</a></p> <p>Make the most out of those lights that are sitting all tangled up in your garage and have become set aside for holiday season only. Whether you have a patio or spacious deck, these moody DIY light fixtures will transform your backyard living space into an area for relaxation and entertaining. Get inventive and create your own ambience from a mason jar and candle, hanging them where you wish.</p> <p><img alt="" height="648" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/backyard1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.onekindesign.com/2013/12/20/52-spectacular-outdoor-string-lights-illuminate-patio/" target="_blank">1Kindesign</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/backyard2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://thesouthernstateofmind.blogspot.com/2013/05/our-back-porch-is-finally-ready-for.html" target="_blank">Southern State of Mind</a></p> <p>Check out this <a href="http://likeasaturday.com/2014/04/24/hang-patio-string-lights/" target="_blank">blog post</a> on how to acheive this look in your backyard. </p> <p>For more great tips: Follow <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>webinternWed, 03 Sep 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/03/pin-of-the-week-all-lit-up/Decorating IdeasDIYcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaign Part 3http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/02/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign-part-3/<p>Our Fall issue hits newsstands October 1st and if you are a subscriber it should be in your mailbox in the next two weeks. In this issue you will see this beautiful campaign from <em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em>. This is the third in a series of campaigns, you may remember the first campaign that premiered in the <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/03/27/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign/" target="_blank">Spring issue</a> and the second campaign that premiered in the<a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/30/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign-part-2/" target="_blank"> Summer issue</a>. As with the first two campaigns<a href="http://cityhomecollective.com" target="_blank"> <em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a> was nice enough to <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-three/" target="_blank">share behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-featured.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This time the subject is Mark Anthony and his magical space in the Maryland building. Full of world treasures that leave one with a sense of wonder, we really love everything about this campaign. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-39.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-49.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Sept2014/marc-anthony-behind-scenes-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>To see more photos and a video of this incredible space visit <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-three/" target="_blank">http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-three/</a></p>Cynthia YeoTue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/02/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign-part-3/Behind the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Dynamic Outside Entry Elementshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/01/refresh-renew-remodel-dynamic-outside-entry-elements/<p>Are you in need of a dynamic ouside entry?  Choose the most effective and distinct materials—your yard is sure to stand out.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="442" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>An over-reaching concrete driveway slab and a curved, stacked-stone wall were replaced with large planter boxed constructed with quarter-inch reinforced steel</li> <li>A new path and steps formed of crushed rock border separate planters containing Japanese blood grass and sweet potato vines, providing a mix of water-wise and lush plants</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 01 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/01/refresh-renew-remodel-dynamic-outside-entry-elements/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRound Up: Equine Beautieshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/01/round-up-equine-beauties/<p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Clockwise: <a href="http://www.dutesco.com" target="_blank">Roberto Dutesco</a>, <a href="http://www.trowbridgegallery.com/results.php?Keyword=horses" target="_blank">Trowbridge</a>, <a href="http://www.leftbankart.com/home.aspx" target="_blank">Leftbank</a>, <a href="http://www.eyepoetryshop.com" target="_blank">Eye for Poetry</a>, <a href="http://www.trowbridgegallery.com/results.php?Keyword=horses" target="_blank">Trowbridge</a></em></p> <p>Even though we do everything from the ground up at <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com" target="_blank">K.Rocke Design</a>, it is often the finishing touches that have the most impact. I have placed blue chip art pieces but there is a lot of compelling work that is available for any budget. The investment return is tenfold in a space. I have been particularly fond of horses as the art subject. They exhibit so much strength, character and an intimate vulnerability.</p> <p>Enjoy these spectacular beauties in today’s round up of art featuring equine regality.</p> <p><img alt="" height="324" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photographer Roberto Dutesco</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse3.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Leftbank</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse4.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Trowbridge<br><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse5.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="483" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockehorse6.png" width="490"></p> <p><em>Eye For Poetry</em></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:50 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/09/01/round-up-equine-beauties/Decorating IdeasPhoto Friday: Signs of Autumnhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/29/photo-friday-signs-of-autumn/<p>I’m from a generation when school started the day after Labor Day, and in my mind this week continues to be the end of summer and the beginning of fall.</p> <p>Here in the Wasatch Back, the leaves have started to turn to remind those who dare to look up at the trees that the change in season has begun. Autumn is a spectacular time for photos. I include a shot for a travel piece in North Carolina and a number of residences where the photos are enlivened by the color.</p> <p>I hope this is an inspiration for my readers to take their cameras outside and capture this wonderful time of year.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/a-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="308" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/d-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="408" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/m-31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/m-33.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/wf-17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:27:54 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/29/photo-friday-signs-of-autumn/Photo FridayLooking for Inspiration: Modern Fireplaces with TV Abovehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/28/looking-for-inspiration-modern-fireplaces-with-tv-above/<p>We’ve seen hints that Summer is coming to an end, so now may be a good time to start thinking about how wonderful it feels to sit by a warm fire during the upcoming cold Winter months.  <br><br>One of our current projects will have a modern linear fireplace with a TV mounted above.  We've been searching around for examples of this application to share with the client, and there are some beautiful projects that seemed worth sharing.  <br><br><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/1nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br> <br>by Masterpiece Interiors, Inc. via <a href="http://www.wayfair.com/shop-the-look/Photo/Modern-Gathering-Area-P10538" target="_blank">Wayfair</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/2nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br><br>via <a href="http://roomfu.com/tag/modern-home-tour/" target="_blank">Roomfu</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/3nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br>by Claudio Leccacorvi via<a href="http://www.trendir.com/interiors/ocean-view-home-embraces-earth---fire---air---water.html" target="_blank"> Trendir</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="703" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/4nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="http://www.sparkfires.com/blog/cedar-ridge-mountain-home/" target="_blank">Spark Modern Fires</a><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/5nicolefireplace.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="http://www.jenniferbertrand.com/#/alps/" target="_blank">Jennifer Bertrand</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 28 Aug 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/28/looking-for-inspiration-modern-fireplaces-with-tv-above/Great IdeaRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Cooked-in and Current Kitchenhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/25/refresh-renew-remodel-cooked-in-and-current-kitchen/<p>Has your kitchen been hit with a hearth-quake?  If so, take it from drab to deluxe by using clean lines and fresh colors.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live13.jpg" width="490"><span> <br></span><span style="">Changes Made:</span></p> <ul> <li>The original cabinetry was re-stained in a lighter hue adding warmth</li> <li>A clean-lined light fixture replaced a vine-and-leaf-motif iron lamp, updating the space instantly</li> <li>The room's shelves were decluttered and replaced with eye-catching accessories</li> </ul> <p>After: </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="749" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/Design_Team.html" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternMon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/25/refresh-renew-remodel-cooked-in-and-current-kitchen/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomSneak Peek: Nick Rimando Photo Shoothttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/22/sneak-peak-nick-rimando-photo-shoot/<p>Editor Brad Mee shares a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot of Nick Rimando's Salt Lake home. Look for this in the Spring 2015 issue of Utah Style &amp; Design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick3.jpg" width="500"></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 22 Aug 2014 15:07:23 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/22/sneak-peak-nick-rimando-photo-shoot/Behind the ScenesPhoto Friday: Architect&#39;s Ownhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/22/photo-friday-architects-own/<p>An architect building a home for his own use is the subject of <em>The Most Beautiful House in the World </em>by Witold Rybczynski, an architect, educator, prolific writer and one of my favorite authors. When Rybczynski started to design his own lakeside vacation home, he began a broad rambling journey that led him to question the role of architects and even the field of architecture. The choices of what and how to build had endless answers when the architect was also the client.</p> <p><span>Architect Will Connolly took on a design for his family for a Charleston getaway home with facilities for horses and riding. How did he work with the dilemma of being both architect and client? “Easy, I made my wife Melissa the client. I created her vision, and she made the decisions.”</span></p> <p><span>The result of their collaboration is a single level home configured to views of Mt. Timpanogos with a clerestory for wonderful light. The home angles toward the compatibly designed barn to form a cohesive compound. The two buildings share barn red detailing and timber-frame construction that further enhances the openness of the space. Melissa Connolly completed the interiors with lace and durable furnishings for a pleasing“schoolmarm gone West” look.  </span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="243" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/cr-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 22 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/22/photo-friday-architects-own/Photo FridayRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Reinvigorating a Garden Oasishttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/18/refresh-renew-remodel-reinvigorating-a-garden-oasis/<p>Reinvigorate a garden oasis by adding blocks of color, texture and height. Integrating any pop of livened color will create a solid and balanced statement for all landscapes.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/101_1289.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Installed mass linear plantings of low-maintenance grasses and select shrubs</li> <li>Replaced old hot tub deck with broad patio areas</li> <li>Angled gardens and hardscape to create contemporary lines and strong interest</li> <li>Buried utility lines</li> <li>Finished the new fence to complement the color of the house</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/img_2105.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group (LFDG)</a></p>webinternMon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/18/refresh-renew-remodel-reinvigorating-a-garden-oasis/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & Renovate Color Blush, Roséhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/18/color-blush-ros%C3%A9/<p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockeblush.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>As summer stretches into the horizon the blush of the season beckons even more. The new pastels, including Rosé feel very current and fresh. It lacks the brown quality of  decades old mauve. For some pink is reviled and intolerable. It is a token of a bygone era and symbol of conforming to oppressive ideas. To me it is absolute sunshine.  Choosing to embrace it today for the same reason many of my older colleagues previously rejected it. We are seeking modern and opening new worlds. What we want to see is something different, something imbued with the character of life itself.</p> <p>The fashion world has wholly accepted these palette and it's rapidly showing up in interiors. I love rosé with hemlock, nudes, whites and even blacks. Here's how I used it recently.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockrose1.jpg" width="490"><br>K. Rocke Design and Jaffa Group</p> <p><img alt="" height="312" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockerose2.jpg" width="490"><br>K. Rocke Design, Artist Gail McCarthy in Palm Beach<br><br><strong>Color Crush Favorites</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="275" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/krockerose3.jpg" width="490"><br>Clockwise: <a href="http://www.ruthburts.com/" target="_blank">Ruth Burts</a> Interiors, Rosie Lamp-<a href="http://www.cb2.com/" target="_blank">CB2</a>, Cushions-<a href="https://www.etsy.com/?ref=so_home" target="_blank">Etsy,</a> Ristorante D’Autore-<a href="http://www.elledecor.it/" target="_blank">Elee Décor Italia</a>, <a href="http://www.fawngalli.com/" target="_blank">Fawn Galli</a> Interiors, Michelle Smith-<a href="https://www.etsy.com/?ref=so_home" target="_blank">Etsy</a>,  <a href="http://cappellini.it/en" target="_blank">Capellini</a>, <a href="http://www.designattractor.com/2013/05/cozy-and-stylish-apartment-by-mette.html" target="_blank">Mette Helena Rasmussen</a></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 18 Aug 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/18/color-blush-ros%C3%A9/Decorating IdeasHot FindsPhoto Friday: Modern Familyhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/15/photo-friday-modern-family/<p><img alt="" height="329" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Contemporary and modern design appeals to many younger families, and it can create a dynamic living environment for a family with young children. This recently completed Draper home features interiors designed by Kristina Weaver of <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/" target="_blank">Lisman Studio Interior Design</a>. It combines clean lines, lustrous finishes, and vibrant splashes of color in a serene setting where an active family adds the extra vitality.</p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/draper6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 15 Aug 2014 20:40:10 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/15/photo-friday-modern-family/Photo FridayRenovating Tips: Finding A Good Dealhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/14/rennovating-tips-finding-a-good-deal/<p><strong>Renovating Tips:  Finding a Good Deal</strong><br><br>Whether you're redecorating, remodeling, or building a new home, if you're one of those people who likes to get a good deal, here are some tips:<br>
<br><strong>Allow yourself plenty of time to do the project.</strong>  This gives you more time to shop for good opportunities, and it also means your options won't be limited based on what's available at the time you need it.<br>
<br><strong>Ask local showrooms about discontinued or scratch &amp; dent items</strong>.  Some showrooms have a bunch of these items stashed in their warehouse.  Example:  Did you know <a href="http://www.mountainlanddesign.com/" target="_blank">Mountain Land Design</a> has a big annual sale to clear out their warehouse - you can find appliances, sinks, faucets, and plumbing fixtures for an incredible price. <br>
<br><strong>Look for overstock materials</strong>.  Example:  Both <a href="http://www.contempotile.com/" target="_blank">Contempo Tile</a> and <a href="http://www.saltlakecity.com/places/bedrosians-tile-and-marble" target="_blank">Bedrosians</a> have overstock items that you can purchase at a greatly discounted price - a great option for a small space.<br>
<br><strong>Shop the sales</strong>.  Local retailers will have plenty of sales, especially during holiday seasons.  Planning far enough in advance will give you enough time to take advantage of some of these sales.<br>
</p> <p><img alt="" height="439" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nicoledeals.jpg" width="490"><br><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Use local craftsman</strong>.  We have an amazing group of talented artists here in Utah.  And their prices are often a fraction of what you'd pay for the same level of quality elsewhere.   For example, <a href="http://www.thosmoser.com/category/dining_seating/product/53/american_bungalow_dining_chair/" target="_blank">this chair</a> made by Thos. Moser is $ 1,450 + shipping, while a somewhat <a href="http://ivorybillfurniture.com/shop/bridge-chair-2/" target="_blank">similar style chair </a>is made locally by <a href="http://ivorybillfurniture.com/" target="_blank">Ivory Bill Furniture</a> for $ 1,000 (and it's local so you can avoid freight fees and pick it up at the shop, while meeting the incredible craftsman, Clayton Thompson, at the same time).  Both pieces are handmade, unique, beautiful, and incredibly comfortable, yet shopping local makes a big difference in the price.  Don't get me wrong here, Thos. Moser is a quality brand that deserves a ton of respect for their dedication to craftsmanship and style.<br>
<br><strong>Reuse / recycle</strong>.  One man's trash is another man's treasure, right?  Shop KSL classified, consignment shops, etc.  Even just sharing your project with friends and neighbors may lead to great opportunities (I just inherited 2 great industrial pendants from a friend who knew I was remodeling my own kitchen.)</p> <p>
<strong>Allow at least 1 "Splurge" item</strong>.  It's about balance.  A whole house of <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/?cid=us|ps|branded|MST_BR_Core|go|IKEA" target="_blank">Ikea</a> looks like an Ikea showroom.  But a few Ikea items may save you money that you can then put towards that sofa or table or kitchen appliance that you really really wanted. (Disclaimer:  there are many things I wouldn't recommend Ikea for, based on quality and durability, but there is often a place for a little bit of Ikea in a project.)<br>
</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nicoledeals2.jpg" width="490"><br>This great space is a perfect example.  The Ikea Expedit bookshelf (no longer available) is mixed with an Eames lounge chair and custom artwork.  By <a href="http://www.designmanifest.com/portfolio/philadelphia-modern-bohemian/" target="_blank">Design Manifest</a>.</p> <p><strong>Hire a designer</strong>! Despite what you think, a qualified interior designer can actually save you money! Designers can help you maximize your budget to get the best bang for your buck. AND we have connections and resources that you've never even heard of. AND we get great pricing so you often pay less than retail for furniture and accessories.<br><br>In the end, remember that the most expensive mistake you can make is regret. Don’t buy something just because it’s a good deal, if it means you won’t get what you really wanted.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/14/rennovating-tips-finding-a-good-deal/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomAll Things Tomato Dayshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/12/all-things-tomato-days/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="372" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/mediterranean-346997_1280.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Check out the many events going on during Tomato Days. Here are all of the ways to celebrate directly from <a href="http://wasatchgardens.org/" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a>:</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Now–Sept. 6: Tomato Haiku Contest</strong></p> <p class="p1">Write a tomato-themed haiku using the standard 5-7-5 style. Enter your haiku(s) on the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wasatchgardens" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens' Facebook page</a>, Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/outreachWCG" target="_blank">@outreachWCG</a>, and Instagram @wasatchcommunitygardens using the hashtag #wasatchcommunitygardens. Each time you enter a haiku, you will be entered into an opportunity drawing with the chance to win wonderful tomato-themed prizes.</p> <p class="p1">Enter your haikus now through midnight on Sept. 5 or in person at the Tomato Sandwich Party (see below). A drawing for all the prizes will be held at 1 p.m. at the Tomato Sandwich Party. You will need to be present to claim your prize. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>Sept. 1–30: Tomato Days Dine-Around Instagram Contest</strong></p> <div class="rteindent1">Visit a participating Tomato Days Dine-Around Restaurant and Instagram @wasatchcommunitygardens a picture of your tomato-inspired dish. Write a description of your photo with #wasatchcommunitygardens and a hashtag for the name of the restaurant you visited. <p>Each time you Instagram a photo, you will be entered in an opportunity drawing. Each week, Wasatch Community Gardens will pick a winner for wonderful prizes. Only one entry per person per visit will be entered into the opportunity drawing.</p> <p>Weekly drawing deadlines will be Sundays at midnight. Photos entered after that time will be considered in the next week’s drawing.  Weekly drawings will take place each Monday after the Sunday deadlines. A grand prize winner for all entries (even weekly winners) will be determined on Oct. 6.</p> </div> <p class="p1"><strong>Sept. 1–30: Tomato Days Dine-Around</strong></p> <p class="p1">Wasatch Community Gardens is teaming up with local restaurants and growers by providing a special, tomato-themed menu item at select restaurants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wasatch Community Gardens and their community and education programs. </p> <p class="p1">The following restaurants will be participating: Avenues Bistro, The Copper Onion, Finca, Caffe Niche, Pago, The Tin Angel Cafe, and The Annex by Epic Brewing. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>Sept. 6: Tomato Sandwich Party</strong></p> <p class="p1">From 11 a.m.–2 p.m., enjoy an afternoon sampling the fruits of an heirloom tomato harvest at the Grateful Tomato Garden. You can taste different varieties of heirloom tomatoes grown in the Youth Gardens, with pesto made from homegrown basil, and locally made bread—for free.</p> <p class="p2">Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S. 600 E. Salt Lake City <em><br></em></p> <p><strong>Sept. 6–13: Eat Local Week<br></strong><br>Keep up with Eat Local Week's exciting news and events, take the pledge to eat local, and find local eating resources, recipes and more by checking out the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eatlocalweekutah" target="_blank">Eat Local Week Utah Facebook page</a> or on Instagram and Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/eatlocalutah" target="_blank">@eatlocalutah</a>. </p> <p class="p2"><em>For more information, visit <a href="http://wasatchgardens.org/highlighted-project/save-date-tomato-days" target="_blank">wasatchcommunitygardens.org. </a></em></p> <p class="p2"><em>This post originally appeared on <a href="http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/category/on-the-table/" target="_blank">saltlakemagazine.com</a><br></em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 12 Aug 2014 10:38:13 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/12/all-things-tomato-days/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsOn the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Spiffed-Up Sitting Roomhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/11/refresh-renew-remodel-spiffed-up-sitting-room/<p>Do you think the closest you'll ever get to a room makeover is by tuning into HGTV?  Such doesn't have to be the case.  By uprooting one tired, cluttered room and transforming it to fit the needs of a different function, you can change <em>any </em>worn-out space into something cozy, upbeat and contemporary.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>What once was a dining room has now become a new sitting room</li> <li>Old windows are dressed with new draperies</li> <li>An existing mirror now backs a large art piece</li> <li>Modern furniture complement the large, sleek rug and dark walls</li> <li>Old, falling plants are no where to be seen, but fresh flowers are the centerpiece of an updated glass and bronze table</li> <li>Colored and textured pillows add an upbeat feel to the space</li> <li>A fun lamp adds function and decoration</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="744" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 11 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/11/refresh-renew-remodel-spiffed-up-sitting-room/Decorating IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Kitchen Designhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/08/photo-friday-kitchen-design-1/<p>The kitchen is the room that determines the functionality, efficiency, and ultimately, the enjoyment of a home. <a href="http://www.bedrockquartz.com/">Bedrock Quartz</a> supplies the stone materials for high-end kitchens, and they hired me to photograph a variety of installations.</p> <p><span style="">What is unique about this assignment is the involvement of the homeowners in the designs. One is a remodel of an older home to create a dream kitchen that is surprisingly not as expensive as one might guess because of the owners' clever ideas to meet design needs in unconventional ways; another is a new kitchen for a professional chef with a young family who loves to have friends over for cooking demonstrations and tastings; and the third updates and brightens a great kitchen for a large extended family with new color and countertops. </span></p> <p><span style="">All these kitchens are stunning and innovative. I look forward to seeing more.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-2-copy.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="341" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-3-copy.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/s-11.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/z-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/z-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/z-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 08 Aug 2014 10:23:59 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/08/photo-friday-kitchen-design-1/On the TablePhoto FridayCliff May Home Tour http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/07/cliff-may-home-tour-tonight/<p><a href="http://themuvegroup.com/2014/07/cliff-may-before-and-afters/"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/106-675x421.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p>Revival. If this word means anything to you, check out <a href="http://themuvegroup.com">The Muve Group</a>’s latest project and stop by this Cliff May restoration from 6-9pm tonight.</p> <p><span>The <a href="http://themuvegroup.com/2014/07/cliff-may-before-and-afters/">before and after photos speak</a> for themselves. Cliff May (1909-1989) was a California architect many called “the father of the California Ranch House," a term used to describe post-war suburb homes. Lucky for Salt Lake, he built 14 homes in the Olympus Cove neighborhood from 1954 to 1955.</span></p> <p><span>Cliff May homes are noted for their connection to the outdoor space. Floor-ceiling windows and open-floor plans give way to bright spaces all situated on one level. </span></p> <p><span>Cody Chamberlain and Matt Sneyd of The Muve Group gave me a tour of the house while it was under construction and I’ve been <a href="http://instagram.com/themuvegroup">following the progress</a> ever since. Before hearing about their renovation, I read about <a href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobilemobileopinion/57665573-82/cliff-com-council-county.html.csp">this nook of Cliff May homes in a Trib article</a>.</span></p> <p><span>Upon noticing other midcentury renovations completed in Olympus Cove by The Muve Group, Stephen Smith (one of the 14 Cliff May homeowners mentioned <a href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobilemobileopinion/57665573-82/cliff-com-council-county.html.csp">in the article</a>) reached out to them to see if they were interested in renovating the property.</span></p> <p><span>Seeing an opportunity to salvage a home that might otherwise be torn down, Chamberlain and Sneyd worked tirelessly to give it modern look while keeping the integrity of the home.</span></p> <p><span>Whether you’re looking to buy or looking to snoop, stop by the open house.</span></p> <p><span>Cliff May Revival Home Tour</span></p> <p>August 7<sup>th</sup>, 6-9pm</p> <p>Appetizers and light refreshments will be served</p> <p>3450 East Ranch View Drive (4235 South)</p> <p>Salt Lake City</p> <p><a href="http://themuvegroup.com/2014/07/cliff-may-before-and-afters/"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/164-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="http://themuvegroup.com/2014/07/cliff-may-before-and-afters/"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/174-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="http://themuvegroup.com/2014/07/cliff-may-before-and-afters/"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/75-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="http://themuvegroup.com/2014/07/cliff-may-before-and-afters/"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/86-675x450.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://themuvegroup.com/2014/07/cliff-may-before-and-afters/"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design: Cliff May Revival by The Muve Group" height="432" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/05ccb1d6-2cf9-4c76-9f99-dff3c018a663.jpg" width="490"></a></p>Val RasmussenThu, 07 Aug 2014 09:58:25 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/07/cliff-may-home-tour-tonight/ArchitectureGreat IdeaTour Park City&#39;s Luxury Homeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/07/tour-park-citys-luxury-homes/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/luxhometour1.jpg" width="379"></p> <p class="p1">Spend your Saturday among Park City's most beautiful homes on the 23rd annual<a href="http://www.luxuryhometour.org/"> Luxury Home Tour of Park City</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Thanks to volunteers from the Park City Board of Realtors, the tour features new luxury homes from renowned architects, designers and builders, set in The Colony at White Pine Cayon. Six homes will be shown. Proceeds from the tour will help support local non-profits organizations. </p> <p class="p1">Tours take place Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m.– 6 p.m. at The Colony at White Pine Canyon. Check in from 8 a.m.– 3 p.m. Buses run from the parking lot to The Colony at White Pine from 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m., and homes are open until 6 p.m. </p> <p class="p1">Tickets are $60 in advance and can be purchased <a href="https://register.growtix.com/e/park_city_luxury_home_tour_2014">here</a>, or purchased at the door for $65. Tickets include transportation, lunch, live music and the tour. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/luxhometour3.jpg" width="491"></p> <p class="p1">The Colony at White Pine Canyon is located at 2455 White Pine Canyon Rd., Park City.  For more info, visit the tour's <a href="http://www.luxuryhometour.org/www.luxuryhometour.org/Important-Tour-Information">website</a>. </p>webinternThu, 07 Aug 2014 09:56:26 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/07/tour-park-citys-luxury-homes/ArchitectureGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Pep Up Your Patiohttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/06/refresh-renew-remodel-pep-up-your-patio/<p>Need to pep up your patio?  Take your lead from Jayson King who removed, disguised and repositioned undesirable elements to transform the property.  </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/101_1223.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Removed existing hot tub, surrounding deck and old shrubs</li> <li>Added a mix of dropped patio spaces and angled broad steps from the house</li> <li>Created a strong focal point from a raised, concrete fire pit filled with accent glass</li> <li>Integrated existing scrub oak into the scheme of new strategic planting</li> <li>Updated outdoor living with modern patio furniture</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/img_2088.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King, <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group, LFDG</a></p>webinternWed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/06/refresh-renew-remodel-pep-up-your-patio/DIYFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateMaking Arrangements: Small Pleasureshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/05/making-arrangements-small-pleasures/<p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="531" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpleasures-main.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Editor's Pick</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Small pots add big style and charm to any summertime table.</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="228" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot1.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Concrete cube, $10, <a href="http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Cactus &amp; Tropicals,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot2.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Seafoam cachepot, $18, <a href="http://www.bloomingsales.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Bloomingsales,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="271" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot3.jpg" width="250"></p> <p class="p1">Tufted pot, $11, <a href="http://www.gardenstoresaltlake.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="259" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot4.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Carnivale mini planter, $6, <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Crate &amp; Barrel,</strong></a> Murray</p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot5.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Taupe petal vase, $13, <a href="http://www.orchiddynasty.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Orchid Dynasty,</strong></a> SLC</p>Brad MeeTue, 05 Aug 2014 11:13:37 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/05/making-arrangements-small-pleasures/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineCeramic Lightinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/04/ceramic-lighting/<p>Ceramic lighting has an organic enveloping warmth. I have designed a few pieces and have found many others who have embraced the material with incredible results. Once you have seen it, you will crave it.</p> <p><img alt="" height="289" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting1.jpg" width="490"><br> <br>LE Trulle by<a href="http://www.karmanitalia.it/en/collezioni/le-trulle/" target="_blank"> Edmondo Testasuzza</a><br><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting2.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://soudasouda.com/lighting/kawa-pendant/" target="_blank">Kawa Pendant by Souda</a> Photo by Courtney Reagor<br><img alt="" height="264" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting3.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.patrickhartog.com/" target="_blank">Patrick Hartog</a><br><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting4.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.lesleyanton.com/" target="_blank">Lesley Anton</a><br><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting5.jpg" width="490"><br>Pleat Box Hande Akcayli Murat Kocyigit by Mashallah<br><img alt="" height="416" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ceramiclighting6.jpg" width="490"><br>Scotchclub Blanco by <a href="http://mashallah.nu/SCOTCH-CLUB" target="_blank">Mashallah</a><br><br><br><em>Kristin Rocke established <a href="http://www.krockedesign.com/" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 04 Aug 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/04/ceramic-lighting/Decorating IdeasPhoto Friday: A Case for the Courthousehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/01/photo-friday-a-case-for-the-courthouse/<p>This week, I offer new photos of the Federal Courthouse, a recent and very modern addition to the Salt Lake skyline. My Salt Lake client, <a href="http://www.nwlarchitects.com/">Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects,</a> worked in collaboration with Thomas Phifer and Partners of New York City on the design.</p> <p>I have been overhearing conversations indicating the new courthouse is somewhat of a controversial building. However, even if one doesn’t find the building appealing, the modern materials and careful detailing can be appreciated by taking the time to walk around the building and looking at it closely.</p> <p>The play of light fascinated me, and I had a beautiful sky the day I made the photographs. The metal, reflection pools, and glass made the building alive and ever changing, chameleon-like, in the mountain light and passing clouds.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="566" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-35.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="727" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fc-41.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:40:37 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/01/photo-friday-a-case-for-the-courthouse/Photo FridayFun Facts About The Evolution of Dishwashershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/31/fun-facts-about-the-evolution-of-dishwashers/<p><strong>Fun Facts about the Evolution of Dishwashers</strong><br><br>I'm currently at the <a href="http://www.monogram.com/cooking-appliances/" target="_blank">GE Monogram Experience</a> Center, in Louisville, Kentucky.  We had a session today about how dishwashers have evolved over time, specifically comparing a REALLY old model to one available today.<br><br><strong>The Older Model</strong>:<br><img alt="" height="688" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/1dishwasher.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="687" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/2dishwasher.jpg" width="490"><br><br><strong>The Newer Model (by GE Monogram)</strong>:<br><img alt="" height="687" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/3dishwasher.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="685" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/4dishwasher.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Aside from the obvious difference in style &amp; finish materials, here are some fun facts about the evolution of dishwashers:<br><br> 1.    Racks are more flexible / adjustable.  This is partly due to this fascinating fact:  The average plate size in the U.S. has grown by 44% since the 1990's!  This was determined during an obesity study by NIH, and may be a contributor to the current problem with obesity.<br> 2.    The interior tub size is bigger, so dishwashers have a larger capacity.  This is due to technology and innovation allowing for smaller machine components.<br> 3.    The water doesn't need to be as hot in order for the machine to be effective, which saves energy.<br> 4.    Dishwashers use less water than ever. Today's dishwashers are 7 times more efficient than handwashing.<br>And a useful tip:  Before you complain that your dishwasher doesn't work, check your detergent.  Detergent manufacturers put more of their development &amp; research efforts into the pods that you now see on the market.  So, for the best washing power, try pods like Finish Powerball or Cascade Platinum.  You may notice a big difference.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 31 Jul 2014 15:23:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/31/fun-facts-about-the-evolution-of-dishwashers/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomWhat the Pros Know: Outdoor Fabricshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/31/what-the-pros-know-outdoor-fabrics/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/546548913216846.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Just because a fabric says "outdoor" doesn't mean it won't degrade in the sunlight or deteriorate with water. Select 100-percent solution dyed acrylic, which holds up better and is more expensive to make. If you're selecting a pattern, choose a woven rather than a printed fabric.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/31/what-the-pros-know-outdoor-fabrics/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazinePin of the Week: Floral Couchhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/30/pin-of-the-week-floral-couch/<p>You can find vintage inspiration almost anywhere today—the latest trend is floral accents. Add a floral couch to accent your living room, or you can ease into the trend by starting with a chair. Don't be afraid to mix patterns and textures. Some of you may remember <a href="/blog/2013/05/15/pattern-play/" target="_blank">Pattern Play</a>, let your creativity run wild.</p> <p><img alt="" height="722" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/5067d9273a8633c473d7bd989490f98d.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.cakewalkstyleshop.com/pages/visit-our-shop">Photo Credit</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cakewalkstyleshop.com/pages/visit-our-shop"><img alt="" height="583" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/812c034beb3bd18c04276ef3bceed9b3.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/best-home-decor-resources-00000000018066/index.html" target="_blank">Photo Credit</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/best-home-decor-resources-00000000018066/index.html" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="581" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/f9369541348479c95ebfc3c937f76bd7.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/f9/36/95/f9369541348479c95ebfc3c937f76bd7.jpg">Photo Credit</a></p> <p>For more great tips: Follow <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/30/pin-of-the-week-floral-couch/Decorating IdeasDIYHow to Fix a Floathttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/30/how-to-fix-a-float/<p><strong><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pink-mimosa.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p>Last week we <a href="/blog/2014/07/23/spirited-floats-recipes/" target="_blank">shared recipes for a more grown-up take</a> on the root beer float. Rich, refreshing and a classic summertime favorite, here are more tips and tricks to making this classic summer time treat.</p> <p><strong>How to Fix a Float</strong></p> <p><em>Cool It</em>: Chill the galssware you're going to use. Make certain the beer, wine or soda is well-chilled, too.</p> <p><em>Scoop ahead</em>: Scoop your ice cream or sorbet in the morning, or the day before. Put the scoops on plastic wrap and freeze until time to serve. This not only saves time serving, but ensures the ice cream will be firmer and last longer in the glass.</p> <p><em>Pour first</em>: Pour the beverage in first and only fill the glass 3/4 full. Then add the ice cream to minimize foaming and top off with more of the liquid.</p> <p><em>Size it up</em>: Choose glassware that suits the spirit and style of the float—flutes for champagne, stems for wines and mugs for beer. Select the right ice cream scoops appropriately sized for the opening and shape of each glass. Have a variety of scoops to choose from, so the ice cream fits the glass.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="891" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/usdgettingscooped.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p>Scoops from Sur La Table, SLC, <a href="http://www.surlatable.com/" target="_blank">surlatable.com</a></p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 30 Jul 2014 11:01:43 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/30/how-to-fix-a-float/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineOn the TableOn the Market: Huntsvillehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/29/on-the-market-huntsville/<p>A northern Utah mountain hideaway, Huntsville blends small town charm, luxury living and all-season outdoor adventure.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/46540.1546123.jpg" width="490"><br>Hot property for sale—With sweeping views of Pineview Reservoir and Snowbasin Resort, this frontier modern home—located in the gated Legends at Hawkins Creek Community— is the ultimate in luxury living. Architect Greg Steffensen seamlessly melds indoor and outdoor living with expansive, view-framing windows and porch access from each of the five bedrooms. Built for entertaining, from lavish gatherings to intimate get-togethers, the home boasts a custom wood- and stainless steel-adorned kitchen, great room, wine room and theater room. It also accommodates an active lifestyle, featuring an indoor basketball court, gym and sauna.</p> <p>6639 Chaparral Road</p> <p>9738 Square Feet</p> <p>Listing Price: $2,900,000</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:18:48 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/29/on-the-market-huntsville/Great IdeaIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: House Exterior Enhancementhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/28/refresh-renew-remodel-house-exterior-enhancement/<p>Is your home's exterior in need of a makeover?  By integrating modern materials and unique design features, any home can be made into a safe haven housing savvy style and snug success.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/remodel1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Rough-sawn cedar ceilings and walls complement the exposed steel beams</li> <li>A dramatic exterior glass wall features accordian-style doors that fold open, blurring the line between indoors and out</li> <li>A three-quarter wraparound deck is a treasure, adding height and variation to the basic box shape of the home</li> <li>An extended fireplace (featured both in and outside the home) brings with it a rustic feel to an outdoors landscape</li> <li>Exposed steel beams and reclaimed barn wood walls add a contemporary edge and Earth-friendly flair</li> </ul> <p><em><br></em></p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/remodel.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Steve and Kathy Stanton</p>webinternMon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/28/refresh-renew-remodel-house-exterior-enhancement/ArchitectureDecorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Avenues Properhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/25/photo-friday-avenues-proper/<p>Local architect Will Connelly asked me to take photographs of one his recent designs, <a href="http://www.avenuesproper.com/">Avenues Proper</a>, a craft brewery and restaurant on 8<sup>th</sup> Avenue, between D and E Streets, in Salt Lake City’s Avenues district.</p> <p>The project repurposed a portion of a grocery and meat market with the intent of creating a neighborhood pub environment where friends could meet up and hang out. The redesign seamlessly combines spaces for a bar, brewery, kitchen, and indoor and outdoor seating. The result is open with natural materials and exposed pipes and conduits—the elements all come together for an easy flow of wait staff and customers.</p> <p>A second generation of Connellys, two of Will’s sons, ensures the quality of the craft brews made on site and made-from-scratch cuisine. </p> <p><span style="">The challenges were to show the space and the interactions of people in the space, so I made photos with and without customers and staff.  </span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-13.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-18.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-21.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ap-20.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:56:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/25/photo-friday-avenues-proper/Photo FridayHit the Showershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/24/hit-the-showers-1/<p class="p3">If showers have a moment, we are in it. High-style showers have been rising in popularity during the last few years and, in 2014, are cited among the top must-haves in homes across Utah and the country.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/i-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><em>Frameless glass and classic marble enclose a spacious steam shower in a Heber home's master bathroom. Designed by <a href="http://harmanwilde.com/" target="_blank">Harman-Wilde Interior Design</a>. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><br></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/elemental_spa_gallery_01-9.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Barrier-free showers are integrated into spacious bathrooms fostering an airy, strikingly modern vibe. Elemental Spa design by <a href="http://www.dornbracht.com/en-us/" target="_blank">Dornbracht</a>. Photo courtesy of Dornbracht.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><br></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/u-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Located along a path leading from a pool into the home, architect <a href="http://www.upwalldesign.com/" target="_blank">Michael Upwall</a> created this outdoor shower to provide a private spot for an exhilarating rinse. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/hit-the-showers/" target="_blank">here</a></em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 24 Jul 2014 10:52:52 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/24/hit-the-showers-1/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Recycled Palletshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/23/pin-of-the-week-recycled-pallets/<p>This week take those old pallets you've been staring aimlessly at lying in your garage, and up-cycle them into something fun! A tree swing creates the perfect sanctuary to lie down, read a book, and enjoy those lazy summer days.  Be creative and decorate them how you would like. Whether you stain the wood, or add a cushion and pillows. </p> <p><img alt="" height="510" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/807e84741d230adda67169344426803a.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.muyingenioso.com/cama-colgante-utilizando-pales/" target="_blank">Photo Credit</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.muyingenioso.com/cama-colgante-utilizando-pales/"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/a0d96b1d36bbccd3178e3cd2a1fe6d3e.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.homedit.com/diy-pallet-swing/" target="_blank">Photo Credit</a></p> <p>For more inspiring ideas follow: <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest</a></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/23/pin-of-the-week-recycled-pallets/DIYGreat IdeaSpirited Floats Recipeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/23/spirited-floats-recipes/<p>Rich, refreshing and a classic summertime favorite, the ice cream float loses its innocence. No one's knocking root beet floats, but you've probably been away from summer camp long enough to crave a more grown-up take on the classic concoction. This season let the kids chase the ice cream truck while you serve easy-to-make spiked floats as the perfect ending to your summertime get-togethers.</p> <p><strong>Limoncello Dream<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/limoncello-dream.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Pour one ounce of limoncello and 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier into a tall glass. Fill the glass with champagne or soda and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a lemon slice.</p> <p><strong>Melba Float<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/melba-float.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a glass with cold semi-sweet Riesling and add a scoop of raspberry sorbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint.</p> <p><strong>Carmael Stout<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/caramel-stout.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a mug 3/4 full with stout and plop in a scoop of Ben &amp; Jerry's Triple Carmel Chunk ice cream.</p> <p><strong>Frozen Pink Mimosa<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pink-mimosa.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Use a melon scooper to make tiny balls of blood orange sorbet to float in pink champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange peel fan.</p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:57:51 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/23/spirited-floats-recipes/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineOn the TableStyle File: Water Colorshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/22/style-file-water-colors/<p>Are your rooms looking a little parched? A shot of aqua can quench the thirst of any space needing a splash of summer cool.</p> <p>Caterina chandelier, $3,995,<a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/jaysonhome.com" target="_blank"> Jason Home</a><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/565.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Seeded Glass Lamp, $336, <a href="http://alicelanehome.com/" target="_blank">Alice Lane Collection</a>, SLC and Orem</p> <p><img alt="" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/goods_alicelane5-586-(silo).jpg" width="243"></p> <p>Cambria Votive, $8, <a href="http://www.zgallerie.com/" target="_blank">Z Gallerie,</a> SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Holly Hunt Lens table, To the Trade,<a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/johnbrooksinc.com" target="_blank"> John Brooks Inc. Scottsdale</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Aquatic vase, $100, <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel,</a> Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/2.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Sequin Stripe Pillow, $132, P<a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/patchnyc.com" target="_blank">atch NYC</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Fish Pinch Plates, $10/set of 6, <a href="http://www.surlatable.com/" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/66.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/22/style-file-water-colors/Decorating IdeasIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Boring Bedroom No Morehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/21/refresh-renew-remodel-boring-bedroom-no-more/<p>It's the twenty-first century, and while most anything is possible, one thing is for sure the new staple—small bedrooms with big impact.  By pairing contemporary design with cozy furnishings, you'll not only be dreaming big, you'll be dreaming in style. Utilizing your sleeping space has never felt so easy <em>or good</em>.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Built-in beds, shelves and storage expand once-furniture-clogged rooms and add much-needed space</li> <li>A rug breaks up the boringness of the wood floor</li> <li>The glass, floral-shaped chandelier becomes the "wow" factor and draws people to the room</li> <li>Modern design mixed with personal belongings adds a stylish flair</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/21/refresh-renew-remodel-boring-bedroom-no-more/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Designing Comforthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/18/photo-friday-designing-comfort/<p>Recently, I photographed a home for a designer who splits time between Park City and a beach town in Southern California, Stephanie Hunt. This lifestyle choice suggests someone who knows how to enhance her enjoyment of life, and this quality comes through in her designs.</p> <p><span style="">Interesting art, vintage and new fine comfortable furniture, and connecting with the outdoor spaces are hallmarks of her design. Also, she has an eye for creating unpretentious spaces where people feel comfortable. For the photographs, I relied on natural light and sought freshness where the viewer might sense breezes through the open doors. I resisted formal composition for the same reason.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/h-29.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:51 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/18/photo-friday-designing-comfort/Photo FridayCeilings: The 5th Wallhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/17/ceilings-the-5th-wall/<p><strong>Ceilings:  The 5th Wall</strong><br><br>Ceilings often get ignored, or simply just painted "ceiling white", but as these images show, they can have a very dramatic impact. Something as simple as paint can make all the difference in the world.<br> <br><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/1-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>from <a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2014/03/10-creative-ceilings.html#more-194359" target="_blank">Design Sponge</a><br><br><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/2-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="http://erikaward.com/portfolio/traditional-spin-on-dining/" target="_blank">Erika Ward Interiors</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/3-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="http://rsvpdesignservices.com/portfolio/newman-village-residence/gallery/portfolio/" target="_blank">RSVP Design Services</a> <br> <br><img alt="" height="651" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/4-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="http://www.taraseawright.com/projects26.html" target="_blank">Tara Seawright Interior Design</a><br><br>As eye-popping as paint can be, take a look at these PATTERNS!<br><br><img alt="" height="658" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/5-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>by <a href="http://www.mendelsongroupinc.com/purchase-ny" target="_blank">Mendelson Group</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="611" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/6-nicoleceiling.jpg" width="490"><br>Jenna Lyon's Nursery via <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/painted-ceilings-130929" target="_blank">Apartment Therapy</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/17/ceilings-the-5th-wall/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomJust Add Waterhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/16/just-add-water/<p>Cool water features make a big splash in landscapes across Utah.</p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Topiary junipers surround a large sparkling pool surrounded by the tailored landscape of a 1938 Holladay estate.</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/landform-bridge-img_4956.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>In Farmington, <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/">Landform Design Group</a> created a lawn-covered bridge that spans 18 feet and links grass areas on opposite sides of the large property’s natural stream.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/c-52.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>For the outdoor living area of a historic Pioneer-style home in Riverton, <a href="http://northland-design.com/">Northland Design Group</a> created a lighted splash pad that, when not operating, doubles as dining patio furnished with easy-to-move table and chairs. Exposed aggregate concrete provides a non-slip surface for the family-friendly feature.</p> <p><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/dive-right-in/">here</a>.</em></p>Brad MeeWed, 16 Jul 2014 11:08:41 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/16/just-add-water/From Our PagesIn The MagazineThe Perfect Watermelon http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/16/the-perfect-watermelon/<p>Watermelon is perhaps the perfect healthy summer treat. From cocktails, to salsa to entrees there are countless ways to serve up this tasty melon. Here are 4 quick tips on how to pick <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/388083692863086050/" target="_blank">the perfect watermelon</a>.</p> <p>1. Choose a watermelon that feels heavy for its size.</p> <p>2. Look for a vibrant medium-green color and a symmetrical shape.</p> <p>3. There should be a creamy yellow spot on the bottom, not white.</p> <p>4. The green stripes should be broken and disconnected in places.</p> <p>Here is our <a href="/blog/2013/07/02/watermelon-madness/" target="_blank">watermelon roundup of recipes</a> from the<a href="/blog/2012/07/03/watermelon-on-the-4th-get-your-carving-knife-ready/" target="_blank"> past two summers</a>, but for an endless supply of recipes to do with this tasty treat we love <a href="http://watermelon.org/" target="_blank">watermelon.org</a>.</p> <p>Our favorites for this summer so far are:</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/watermeloncaipirhina.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Watermelon Caipirinha</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients<br><br></strong>1 lime<br>
2 teaspoons sugar<br>
5 slices quarter-sized ginger<br>
6 large tarragon leaves
<br>2 ounces watermelon puree<br>
2 ounces cachaca
<br>1 ounce grenadine<strong></strong></p> <p><strong><br>Instructions<br><br></strong>Muddle lime, ginger, sugar and tarragon. Add watermelon puree and cachaca. Shake with ice and pour into glass.</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/watermelonrindslaw.jpg" width="490"><br><strong>Watermelon Rind, Carrot &amp; Pineapple Slaw</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients<br><br>Dressing<br></strong>1/4 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt<br>1/4 cup low-fat sour cream<br>1 1 /2 Tablespoons stone-ground mustard<br>1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar<br>4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice<br>1 Tablespoon sugar<br>1 teaspoon poppy seeds<br>2 teaspoons olive oil<br>salt and pepper to taste<strong><br><br>Slaw<br></strong>4 cups grated watermelon rind with fruit and green peel removed<br>1 cup grated carrot<br>1 1 /2 cup diced fresh pineapple<strong><br><br>Instructions<br><br></strong>1. In a small bowl, blend dressing thoroughly Set aside.<br>2. Place watermelon rind on several layers of paper towels to soak up excess fluid.<br>3. In a medium-sized bowl, Place dressing, rind, carrot, and pineapple and toss to thoroughly coat. Serve.<strong><br><br>Servings<br><br></strong>Makes 4 one-cup servings.</p> <p><em>And just because we couldn't resist:</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/icecreamconesundae.jpg" width="490"><br><strong>Watermelon Ice Cream Cone</strong></p> <p><strong>Ingredients</strong><br><br>8 ice cream cones of choice<br>8 tablespoons pineapple cream cheese frosting<br>1/2 cup dried craisins<br>1/2 cup vanilla yogurt<br>8 scoops seedless watermelon (use an ice cream scooper)<br><br><strong>Instructions</strong><br><br>Pipe a tablespoon of the frosting into the bottom of each cone. Divide the craisins over the frosting. Top the craisins with the yogurt. Place an ice cream scoop of watermelon on top of each cone and serve. You can choose to add additional toppings of your choice: sprinkles, pineapple chunks, chocolate chips or coconut flakes!<br><br><strong>Servings</strong><br><br>Serves 8</p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoWed, 16 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/16/the-perfect-watermelon/Great IdeaOn the TablePin of the Week: Entrer, S&#39;il Vous Plaithttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/15/pin-of-the-week-entrer-sil-vous-plait/<p>The interior of your house says a lot about you; why let the rest of your home be silent? Make a statement with a unique front door. Whether your personal style is bold or subtle, traditional or modern, tell guests or passers-by who you are by making the entrance to your home say something about you-without words. </p> <p><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from:<a href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5852336" target="_blank"> houzz.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="816" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from: <a href="http://www.metropolitanmusings.com/2013/09/colorful-front-doors.html" target="_blank">metropolitanmusings.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from: <a href="http://freshome.com/2012/08/29/30-inspiring-front-door-designs-hinting-towards-a-happy-home/" target="_blank">freshome.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image from:<a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/rustic-front-doors-5025349034/?utm_source=pinterest&amp;utm_medium=pinterest&amp;utm_campaign=digs_image_share" target="_blank"> zillow.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/front-door9.jpg"></p> <p>Image from: <a href="http://yourewelcomesavannah.com/homes-gardens-savannah/" target="_blank">yourewelcomesavannah.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>For more inspiring ideas follow: <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest</a></p>webinternTue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/15/pin-of-the-week-entrer-sil-vous-plait/Great IdeaStyle File: Shower Powerhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/15/style-file-shower-power/<p>Trick out your shower witht the latest accessories.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/zab29792_rgb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Moxie showerhead with wireless speaker, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/us.kohler.com" target="_blank">Kohler</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/totoaimes_ecopower_led_rain_shower_lighting_system_water.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Aimes ceiling-mount showerhead with LED lighting, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/totousa.com" target="_blank">Toto</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/mr._steam_bench_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Wall-mounted foulding teak seat, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/mrsteam.com" target="_blank">Mr. Steam</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="274" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_11.02.07_am.png" width="490"></p> <p>StyleDrain, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/calfaucets.com" target="_blank">California Faucets</a></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 15 Jul 2014 10:54:34 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/15/style-file-shower-power/Great IdeaHot FindsRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Lofty Livinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/14/refresh-renew-remodel-lofty-living/<p>If living bold is your latest motto then the contemporary loft is just for you. Industrial interiors make for interesting spaces and are bound to fulfill your desire for urban living.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft5.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A soaring ceiling clad in corrugated metal replaces low ceilings while adding the volume characteristic of urban lofts</li> <li>Concrete floors run throughout, creating continuity while adding to the interior's spacious feel</li> <li>Skylights create a sense of order indoors, a detail that makes all the difference</li> <li>A fresh wall color complements the corrugated metal ceiling</li> <li>Contemporary furniture coupled with traditional, used furnishings keep the room looking fresh while also playing to the functionality of the space</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft2.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ann Robinson of <a href="http://renovationdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Renovation Design Group</a> and Jerry Brown</p>webinternMon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/14/refresh-renew-remodel-lofty-living/ArchitectureDecorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: From the Tophttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/11/photo-friday-from-the-top/<p>Recently, I returned to the Park City transportation garage for exteriors of the employee housing complex. For these shots, I used my aerial tripod extended to 30 feet, which allowed the camera to capture the solar panels on the roof, an important feature to my client.</p> <p><span style="">Like others, I am watching the controversy around quad-copter drones for aerial photography and how it will play out. Helicopter shots with a GoPro make for a great effect. </span><span style="">The aerial tripod is outside of this controversy, so regardless of how the drone rules may play out, I can continue to use it. Also, I like the tall tripod for architecture; I can use my wide-angle lenses and control the settings for less distortion and exposure problems. </span></p> <p><span style="">However, it’s not as fun as flying a helicopter.  </span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="410" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-8.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-9.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/b-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 11 Jul 2014 12:05:36 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/11/photo-friday-from-the-top/Photo FridayMint 101http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/10/mint-101/<p>There are more than 20 species of the mint plant and hundreds of hybridized varieties. The most popular mints used in cooking include:</p> <p><strong>Spearmint</strong>—has a dark green pointed leaf and is the most widely used culinary mint in savory dishes, especially with lamb.</p> <p><img alt="" height="565" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.09.06_pm.png" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Chocolate Mint</strong>—has a surprising aroma of chocolate so it's a surprising addition to chocolate desserts and is also delicious used in fresh mint tea.</p> <p><img alt="" height="473" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.08.32_pm.png" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Peppermint</strong>—has a rounded, kellygreen leaf and is used especially in sweets and drinks.</p> <p><img alt="" height="503" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.08.50_pm.png" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Lemon Mint</strong>—attracts bees and suits lighter meats like shellfish and chicken. It contains citronella making it somewhat useful as a mosquito repellant.</p> <p><img alt="" height="486" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/screen_shot_2014-07-09_at_4.08.00_pm.png" width="490"></p>webinternThu, 10 Jul 2014 11:05:31 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/10/mint-101/From Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TableShow Us Your Style: Living Room and Sunroom http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/09/show-us-your-style-living-room-and-sunroom/<p><a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank">Utah Style and Design</a> asked for Show Us Your Style submissions. Susan Thompson, lead designer at <a href="http://tdhid.com/" target="_blank">The Design House Interior Design</a>, opened up the space and made a seamless transition from living room to sunroom with her recent remodel of an Alpine residence.</p> <p><strong>How she did it</strong>: The windows seperating the living room from the sunroom were removed and replaced by four columns with a center section that has a floating flat screen tv on the sunroom side and hanging portaits on the living room side. The effect opens up the space and makes a seamless transition between the two spaces.</p> <p><strong>Before:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/dscn5491.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/dscn5503.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/dscn5504.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/sunroom-2-before.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/sunrm-before.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>After:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter3.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter4.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter8.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter2.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter6.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter5.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/jpafter7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spot, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank">www.utahstyleanddesign.com/show-us-your-style</a>.</p>webinternWed, 09 Jul 2014 10:25:08 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/09/show-us-your-style-living-room-and-sunroom/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateShake It Up Salad Stylehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/09/shake-it-up-salad-style/<p><em>Utah Style and Design</em> received these tips on how to jazz up an ordinary salad from Emily Lavin of <a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/">Cuisine Unlimited</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="378" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/ut_sd_72014.jpg" width="480"></p> <p class="p1">This summer, shake it up salad style with a salad shaker. This new-and-improved take on the classic chopped salad is an easy way to entertain your guests with a customized, healthy meal. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>How it works:</strong></p> <p class="p1">Set up a buffet-style work station with enough space for several bowls (for all of your mixings) and area to “shake it” on the end.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>The Base</strong></p> <p class="p3">The base of your salad shaker will be the lettuce. Try all kinds of lettuces from romaine to arugula to baby spinach. To add a little fun flavor, throw in some unique options such as dandelion greens, endives and kale.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Toppings</strong></p> <p class="p3">Have fun with the toppings and try something new. If it sounds good to you, add it to the mix. Toppings can range from additional veggies (heirloom carrots, tomatoes, grilled artichoke hearts, marinated olives, etc.) to grilled fruits, cheese and proteins. We love using grilled strawberries, Beehive Cheese Barely Buzzed, grilled shrimp, chicken, and flank steak. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>Dressings</strong></p> <p class="p3">Pre-make all dressings. We like to offer classics in addition to unique options. For example, have your ranch and Caesar available with your blueberry-ginger vinaigrette.</p> <p class="p3">Add your base, toppings and dressing into a shaker, and shake it up. Pour into individual white ceramic bowls for a fantastic summer dinner that your guests will love.</p> <p class="p3">The best part? You can switch it all up again the next time. </p> <p class="p3"><em>Emily Lavin is <a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a>' marketing director and a contributor to utahstyleanddesign.com. </em></p>webinternWed, 09 Jul 2014 10:12:21 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/09/shake-it-up-salad-style/Great IdeaOn the TableFireplace Surroundshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/08/fireplace-surrounds/<p>You may remember our Fall 2013 cover, which featured this beautiful fireplace.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/fireplace---.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>It was done by<a href="http://stonemountaincastings.com/" target="_blank"> Stone Mountain Casting</a><a href="http://stonemountaincastings.com/">, </a>and here's why we love them: One, they are very personalized. They create focal points that will emphasize the architectural beauty of your home, as well as add style and a personal touch that reflects the your look and style. Two, they know how to keep lines clean and simple, yet each still adds dramatic effect. Fireplaces have a way of capturing attention. You want it to be interesting to see, but not too distracting from the rest of the room. And third, they produce their own materials! They are lightweight yet very durable, causing each fireplace to look as if it was hand-carved from stone. Check out more of their custom designs <a href="http://stonemountaincastings.com/" target="_blank">here</a>. </p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/fireplace------.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/08/fireplace-surrounds/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesCraft Lake City DIY Festivalhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/07/craft-lake-city-diy-festival/<p><span><img alt="" height="757" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/fest_2014_generalfestival_web.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span>The </span><span><a href="http://craftlakecity.com/" target="_blank">Craft Lake City DIY Festival</a> is an outdoor event featuring over 200 local vendors and exhibitors who specialize in handcrafted art in a variety of mediums, including silk-screened posters, progressive crafts, reconstructed clothing, jewelry, letter-pressed books, up-cycled vintage goods, craft food and drink, handmade furniture and more.</span></p> <p><span>This year marks the third year for the science and technology element of the festival, which highlights local DIY engineers. They will be showcasing items handmade and programmed using electronic tools and computers, including: speaker systems, 3D printers, robotics, LED lighting displays, video games and other techy inventions.   </span></p> <p><span>Over 50 local performers will provide entertainment during the festival on the Main Stage and the 90.9FM KRCL Stage. Entertainment includes bands, solo acts, modern dance groups, belly dance groups and street performers.</span></p> <p>The 2014 festival will take place on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 9 from noon to 10 p.m. at the Gallivan Center.</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 07 Jul 2014 14:07:23 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/07/craft-lake-city-diy-festival/DIYMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Bolstered Up Backyard Patiohttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/07/refresh-renew-remodel-bolstered-up-backyard-patio/<p>Let your private back living area feature contemporary architecture and design that's as unique as your are.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>By connecting the patio to the interior through large garage door openings, both areas look and feel larger</li> <li>Concrete flooring flows from one space to the other seamlessly</li> <li>The back patio architecture differs from the neighborhood's typical bungalow style</li> <li>Overhead shade leaves the patio feeling like an extra room</li> <li>Plants allow the space to feel more open and give it a natural, fresh feel</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/loft9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ann Robinson of <a href="http://renovationdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Renovation Design Group</a> and Jerry Brown</p>webinternMon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/07/refresh-renew-remodel-bolstered-up-backyard-patio/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePond Plantshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/07/pond-plants/<p>The <a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/" target="_blank">summer issue</a> is on newsstands now. With stories like <a href="/blog/2014/06/02/outsider-information/" target="_blank">Outsider Information</a> and <a href="/blog/2014/06/11/dive-right-in/" target="_blank">Dive Right In</a> the focus is on landscapes and outdoor living. But when you get that amazing water feature in your yard, what do you plant in it? And where can you find these plants?</p> <p>Your two best options to purchase water plants are <a href="http://www.desertwatergardens.com/" target="_blank">Desert Water Gardens</a> (which even has biologists, botanists, horticulturalists, urban planners, landscape architects, and engineers on staff) and <a href="http://wasatchshadows.com/" target="_blank">Wasatch Shadows Nursery</a>.</p> <p>There are several things to consider when deciding which plants to put in your pond. The first thing to know is that pond plants can be divided into three main categories: floating plants, shallow-water marsh plants, and submerged plants.</p> <p><strong>Floating Plants</strong></p> <p>This type of plant floats on the surface while its roots hang down into the water. The foliage helps provide shade (reflecting and absorbing direct sunlight which buffers the water temperature) and the roots provide filteration to the pond, reducing algae growth. They are reletively easy to care for although they do require harvesting. Mosquito problems can develop if not regularly harvested. They often grow/multiply extremely fast. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/58fbb192e4508fba687c52c5981eb847.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Duck Weed - Can live under any water condition and an ideal way to export excess nutrients. If allowed it can provide shade for the life below, although in excess can deplete oxygyn. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/8e83c861e786a4fbee69a2b72ef4dac7.jpg" width="347"></p> <p>Lotus- The lotus is one of the oldest cultivated aquatic plants and make a great addition to any koi pond.  Their leaves are typically very large, and provide great shade. The lotus flower is very fragerent. With such a large growth rate they are best planted in larger koi ponds.</p> <p><img alt="" height="393" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/white-snowflake.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>White Snowflake- This plant produces an abundance of small white flowers. It has bronze and green mottled lily pad-like leaves. Should be planted in about 12" of water.</p> <p><strong>Shallow Water Marsh Plants</strong></p> <p>These plants are live with only their roots under water but the rest of the plant above the surface. They are typically planted on the edge of your pond because they do best in the shallow water. They are very lush and full plants.</p> <p><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/65d658f24c7796d3d7c30b05c611b9ca.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Pickerelweed- These plants often grow 3-4 feet tall. They are recognized by the beautiful large clusters of violet flowers. The nectar of Pickerelweed attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ogon_sweet_flag.jpg" width="326"></p> <p>Golden Variegated Sweet Flag- This plant arches gracefully across a stream or waterfall and can help to soften the edges of cool, hard rocks. You can enjoy this plant in the landscape, too!</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/horsetail.jpg" width="367"></p> <p>Horsetail- This plant needs to be viewed up close to truly appreciate the delicate details of this plant. Use Horsetail to add architecture to the expanse of your pond.</p> <p><strong>Submerged Plants</strong></p> <p>These types of plants typically live completely under water. Sometimes the leaves or flowers will grow to the surface. They are typically planted 1-2 feet below the surface, and can create oxygen for the fish that live in the pond. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/fanwort.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Fanwort- This plant is a great oxygenator but requires a lot of light. These plants can grow up to an inch per day and can be propagated using cuttings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ce856ffda7beb024194dad16c4bf31d2.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Water Lily- This flower makes a statement. The vibrant flower pops against the large lily pad. It will add the perfect touch of pretty to your pond. You can see why Monet and every other artist, writer and photographer has been inspired since.</p>webinternMon, 07 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/07/pond-plants/Great IdeaIn the GardenPhoto Friday: DesignBuildBLUFFhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/04/photo-friday-designbuildbluff/<p>Every year, I look forward to traveling south to photograph the most recent project the talented architectural students have designed and built for a selected family on the Navajo Nation as part of the DesignBuildBLUFF program, now a part of the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning and under the new leadership of architect José Galarza. This project, SolRose, is extraordinary and a promise of wonderful things to come.</p> <p>Sustainability is a driving force to the design. I tried to show in the minimal available resources and isolation of the site while capturing the extravagant beauty in these photos. With the front and rear doors open, there is a perfectly framed view through the home to faraway Monument Valley. The partial rammed earth walls stabilize the temperatures inside, while a highly efficient stove retains maximum heat from burning wood. The home is built for wheelchair accessibility with carefully considered drawers and counter space.</p> <p>While taking the panorama photo, a shimmering golden stallion galloped upon me and my camera and tripod, veering only a yard from where I stood, making for an unreal magical experience.</p> <p>The students strive to use material from the site and to repurpose discards. However, there are many more volunteer efforts besides my minor role, including the donation of building materials, plumbing and cabinet hardware, the efficient fan, insulation, light fixtures and the heater components, as well as expertise.</p> <p>The website <a href="http://www.designbuildbluff.org">designbuildbluff.org</a> acknowledges these contributions and explains more about the program and how to offer support.</p> <p><img alt="" height="157" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/panorama1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="421" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/sr-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 04 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/04/photo-friday-designbuildbluff/Photo FridayTrend Alert: Go West!http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/03/trend-alert-go-west/<p>We're seeing western motifs, furnishings and design everywhere. So much better than the 80's version - there's no mauve or sea foam in sight!  Vignette at <a href="http://www.detailscomforts.com/" target="_blank">Details, SLC.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/photo-(2).jpg" width="490"></p>Brad MeeThu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/03/trend-alert-go-west/Decorating IdeasHot FindsPin of the Week: Summer Snackinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/02/pin-of-the-week-summer-snacking/<p>Looking for the perfect appetizers for your party this weekend? This ricotta crustini bar is sure to please everyone's palate and get their creative juices flowing.</p> <p><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/crostini.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Visit <a href="http://honestlyyum.com/455/ricotta-crostini-party/" target="_blank">HonestlyYum</a> to see what ingredients they chose to showcase on their ricotta crostini. </p> <p>For more great tips follow: <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">utahstyledesign</a> on Pinterest</p>webinternWed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/02/pin-of-the-week-summer-snacking/Great IdeaOn the TablePartiesRecipesRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Palette of Plantshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/30/refresh-renew-remodel-palette-of-plants/<p>Time to jazz up the garden with plants, plants and—you guessed it—more plants.  A limited palette of plants suit most any home, creating a somewhat monochromatic garden which requires limited maintenance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Curved gardens, replete with fresh soil, replace the mature hedges with new plantings</li> <li>New plantings create a solid mass that is taller at the outside corners of the home and shorter as they approach the door</li> <li>Varying colors add depth to the entire landscape </li> </ul> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Dean Anesi, <a href="http://www.urbangardencompany.com/" target="_blank">Urban Garden Company</a>, and Willie Eschenfelder, <a href="http://eschenfelderlandscaping.com/" target="_blank">Eschenfelder Landscaping</a></p>webinternMon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/30/refresh-renew-remodel-palette-of-plants/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaign Part 2http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/30/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign-part-2/<p><img alt="" height="299" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/cityhome1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Our Summer issue hits newsstands tomorrow and if you are a subscriber it should already be in your mailbox. In this issue you will see this beautiful campaign from<em> <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-two/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>.</em> This is the second in a series of campaigns, you may remember the first campaign that premiered in the <a href="/blog/2014/03/27/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign/" target="_blank">Spring issue</a>. As with the first campaign <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com" target="_blank"><em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a> was nice enough to <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-two/" target="_blank">share behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot.</a> This campaign keeps getting better and better, we can't wait to see what is next. </p> <p><img alt="" height="346" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-34.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="252" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-group3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-group4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="733" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jess-and-nata-behind-scenes-26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Photographer Kerri Fukui<br>To see more photos and behind the scenes commentary of the shoot go to <a href="http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-two/" target="_blank">http://cityhomecollective.com/find-space-vol-two/</a></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 30 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/30/city-home-collective-find-your-space-campaign-part-2/Behind the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaWhich Cover Would You Choose: Summer Stylehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/27/which-cover-would-you-choose-summer-style/<p>The summer issue hits newsstands on July 1st. Which cover would you choose?</p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/usd1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/usd2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/usd3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p>Cynthia YeoFri, 27 Jun 2014 21:55:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/27/which-cover-would-you-choose-summer-style/From Our PagesIn The MagazinePhoto Friday: Parade Homeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/27/photo-friday-parade-homes/<p class="p1">It’s time for that Utah summer tradition: <a href="http://www.utahparade.com/bf/mem/">The Parade of Homes.</a> Every year we see the latest designs from the very talented architects, builders, interior designers and craftsmen. I’m always impressed at the variety and quality of the work I see. These homes are a few from past Parades I’ve made photos of and I’m sure this year we’ll be as impressed as always.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/j-48.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="278" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/jh-17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="351" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/rpe-16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="304" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/t-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/t-14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 27 Jun 2014 09:51:19 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/27/photo-friday-parade-homes/Photo FridayPin of the Week: Garden Accentshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/26/pin-of-the-week-garden-accents/<p>Add a little extra detail to your garden this year with a fun surprise accent nobody will be expecting. A few little trinkets will take your yard up a notch. Be creative! You can go out and buy a few additions, or use what you have and turn it into something new.</p> <p><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/662b8bb22670b0e4170308b2053635bb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>These whimsical pottery mushrooms provide a unique pop of color and interest in shady flower beds.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ddccd154c1bb28a27d3d15b68330f58a.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Turn old shuttlecocks into a light garland.</p> <p><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/1945db8992f48769abee3b2569ea00fc.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Add a bird house or two.. Have the kids make or just paint them then to hang.</p> <p>Local garden shops to check out: <a href="http://www.gardenstoresaltlake.com/" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child</a>, <a href="http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/" target="_blank">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a>, <a href="http://www.millcreekgardens.com/" target="_blank">Millcreek Gardens</a>, and <a href="http://wasatchshadows.com/" target="_blank">Wasatch Shadows Nursery</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/26/pin-of-the-week-garden-accents/Great IdeaIn the GardenShow Us Your Style: Bookshelveshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/26/show-us-your-style-bookshelves/<p>Utah Style &amp; Design asked for submissions of your bookshelves. Emily Olliver from Pleasant Grove submitted hers. She turns her bookshelves into focal points by adding galleries above them.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/eoshelves.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/eoshelves2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spot, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank">www.utahstyleanddesign.com/show-us-your-style</a></p>webinternThu, 26 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/26/show-us-your-style-bookshelves/Decorating IdeasDIYMadison McCord Interiors Tent Salehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/25/madison-mccord-interiors-tent-sale/<div> <p><a href="http://madisonmccord.com" target="_blank">Madison McCord Interiors</a> prices are hard to beat, but on June 28th, 10 a.m. until 4, sales will better than ever. In order to make room for new merchandise, tents will be set up in the parking lot where everything will be 50-75% off. Rugs for $250 and up, all accent lamps $125, mirrors $125 and up, beds $750 and up, sofas 895 and up, dining chairs $140 and up, Art $75 and up, and pillows $35 and up. </p>   <p>Here are just a few of the items that will be on sale.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/madison6.jpg" width="490"></p> </div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>  </p> <p> </p> <p>  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>webinternWed, 25 Jun 2014 11:55:12 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/25/madison-mccord-interiors-tent-sale/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsWasatch Community Gardenhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/24/wasatch-community-garden/<p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/chickens.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Are you an aspiring urban farmer, a seasoned veteran who grows virtually all of your own food in your yard and forages for the rest, or somewhere in between? No matter what level your food production skills, the Urban Garden &amp; Farm Week offers opportunities to learn and connect with other local food and gardening enthusiasts. I know I love to gawk at someone else's garden and get tips on great varieties of peppers, what's thriving in the garden this year and what might be struggling a bit... it's that community building part of gardening that we sometimes forget about when we're deep in weeding and harvesting mode...</p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/beehive.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/berries.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This year's Urban Garden &amp; Farm Tour still sports coops galore from our Tour de Coops days of yore, but you can also see backyard beehives, rainwater harvesting, aquaponics, creative uses of really small spaces, and just really marvelous urban gardens. Aside from the tour, they're hosting a <a href="http://wasatchgardens.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2855&amp;qid=611701" target="_blank">workshop on chicken keeping</a> and partnering with Brewvies once again for food film, Urban Roots. Check out the complete list of events and take a break from your own garden to join us sometime during <a href="http://wasatchgardens.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2848&amp;qid=611701" target="_blank">Urban Garden &amp; Farm Week</a> from June 22 - 28.</p> <p><img alt="" height="203" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wasatch.jpg" width="490"></p>webinternTue, 24 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/24/wasatch-community-garden/Great IdeaIn the GardenRefresh, Renew, Remodel: High Style Dininghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/23/refresh-renew-remodel-high-style-dining/<p>Raise your hand if your dining room is feeling ho-hum and passé. No need to fret.  Even the smallest pop of color or change in fabric can take your room from snooze to style.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A modern custom-made light fixture replaces a rustic iron chandelier </li> <li>Colorful, vertically striped drapes add needed depth and color</li> <li>A round table with suede-upholstered dining chairs stand in for the older, plainer table and chairs</li> <li>Contemporary accesories add flair, leaving eaters dining in style</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="753" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/Design_Team.html" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternMon, 23 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/23/refresh-renew-remodel-high-style-dining/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Contest Entrieshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/20/photo-friday-contest-entries/<p>A specialty within the field of architectural photography is contest entries. It's a specialty assignment that deserves a great deal of care. After all, the designers are submitting what they feel are their best and most complete designs for a public competition, and recognition through an award is an important motivator to continue to expand and grow.<span> </span></p> <p>A panel of judges renders decisions on the best designs largely based on the photographs, although some may take the time to tour projects. For a branch of the AIA in California, the chapter asked me to drive the judges to projects within a reasonable distance. In doing this over several years, I had the opportunity to listen to the judges’ discussions about how designs work within the context of the site, the appropriateness of the selected materials, and, of course, function.</p> <p>As with anything we do, there is always an objective, and for contest entries, the objective of the photographs is to highlight the work of the architect or designer. While it is important to do the best work I can, the judgment is not on making the most technical and flashy photograph but on creating a true understanding of the work of the professional whom I am representing.</p> <p><span>These are some photographs of projects for which architects have received recognition from their peers.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="738" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ch-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/ch-20.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="266" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/do-1.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/g-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/g-16.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/g-18.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/hw-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/lw-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="235" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mv8.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="247" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mv27.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="225" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/na-12.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="628" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/na-22.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/oct-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/oct-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/oct-25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/we-30.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 20 Jun 2014 14:29:48 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/20/photo-friday-contest-entries/Photo FridayMartha Stewart on American Food and Summer Entertaininghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/20/martha-stewart-on-american-food-and-summer-entertaining/<p>On her first visit to Utah, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/marthastewart.com">Martha Stewart</a> climbed (or crawled the last few feet, as she recalls) Angel’s Landing at <a href="http://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm">Zion National Park</a> with her daughter, Alexis. This time, she addressed bloggers as <a href="http://altitudesummit.com/">Altitude Summit’s</a> keynote speaker, then hustled over to City Creek <a href="http://www.macys.com/">Macy’s</a> where she greeted customers and signed copies of her book, <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/marthas-american-food-martha-stewart/1110776461?ean=9780770432973">Martha’s American Food</a>.</p> <p>It’s all in a day’s work for the business magnate whose namesake brand spans everything from kitchenware and cookbooks to pet supplies and vitamins. And if you’re wondering, her favorite food indulgence isn’t chocolate or ice cream or peanut butter. It’s spinach, parsley and mint for her daily green juice, along with tomatoes and root vegetables, all of which she grows in her greenhouse year-round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/marthas-american-food-martha-stewart/1110776461?ean=9780770432973">Her book</a> follows that love of fresh food with recipes collected from regions all over the U.S.</p> <p>“Since we started the magazine 20 years ago, we’ve loved all kinds of melting pot recipes that you find in America,” Martha says. “This was a good way to compile them all into one place, tell the back stories and celebrate the ethnic groups that make this delicious food we all eat.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/marthabookcover.jpg" width="403"></p> <p>As a seasoned hostess and entertaining expert, she shared a few tips on summer entertaining that you won’t find in the book, but are just as tried and true. For 4<sup>th</sup> of July festivities, she prefers serving fried chicken for picnic-style gatherings. Also on her list of favorites are grilled steak, shish kabobs, salads and a variety of foods served buffet style.</p> <p>When it comes to entertaining children, Martha suggests setting a theme most kids would be familiar with. She recently entertained 50 children and their parents at her New York offices for a <a href="http://www.themarthablog.com/2014/05/a-chicka-chicka-boom-boom-party-for-my-grandchildren.html"><em>Chicka Chicka Boom Boom</em> themed birthday party</a> for her grandchildren, Jude and Truman.</p> <p>At the end of the day, whether she’s traveled, gardened or heard the expression “that’s so Martha” for the millionth time, she’s proud of the positive influence her brand has had. “We’ve made an impact on the way people think about entertaining at home, keeping a home, decorating a home, and that’s what I’ve tried to do,” she says. “I’ve tried to make people understand that homemaking can be much nicer than once thought, and elevating homemaking to a higher level is nice. It shouldn’t be a drudgery, it should be something of pleasure.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/marthamacysjessicaadams.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><em>Utah Style's Jessica Adams and Martha Stewart at her <a href="http://www.macys.com/">Macy's</a> book signing of Martha's American Food</em></p>Jessica AdamsFri, 20 Jun 2014 09:27:26 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/20/martha-stewart-on-american-food-and-summer-entertaining/Decorating IdeasDIYGreat IdeaPartiesRecipesAn Outdoor Fabric With indoor Appealhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/19/an-outdoor-fabric-with-indoor-appeal/<p><strong>An Outdoor Fabric with Indoor Appeal</strong><br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/1-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"><br>Sunbrella / Kincaid.  Image via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Sunbrella" target="_blank">Sunbrella’s Facebook page</a><br><br>You may have heard of <a href="http://www.sunbrella.com/inspiration/#screen=listing&amp;submit=gallerySearch" target="_blank">Sunbrella fabrics</a>.  Originally introduced in 1961 for outdoor awnings, the line has grown over the years, expanding into marine-safe fabrics, then outdoor furniture.  In the last decade or so, the line became more available for residential and interior use.  In the past, the fabric was a little stiff and scratchy, so despite the durability and maintenance benefits, indoor use wasn't always ideal.  But modern technology has changed the feel of the fabric, and it's now more common than ever to see the fabrics used indoors.  <br><br>While still suitable for outdoor use, every year Sunbrella releases great new colors and designs in softer finishes that are perfect for interior upholstery applications.<br><br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/2-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"><br>Sunbrella / Klaussner.  Image via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Sunbrella" target="_blank">Sunbrella’s Facebook page</a><br><br>Would you believe that you can use BLEACH on this fabric?  For tough stains, they actually recommend mixing bleach, mild soap, and water, and then scrubbing with a soft bristle brush.  Not many upholstery fabrics are going to allow you to do that!  And this is why the fabric is perfect for dining chairs, sofas, and anywhere else that may be exposed to spills.  <br><br>Just a few of my favorite palettes from their <a href="http://www.sunbrella.com/en_us/pdf/2014-2015-upholstery-fabrics.pdf" target="_blank">2014-2015 brochure</a>:<br><br><img alt="" height="159" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/3-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="159" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/4-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="165" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/5-sunbrella.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 19 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/19/an-outdoor-fabric-with-indoor-appeal/Decorating IdeasHot FindsRoom To RoomBehind The Scenes: Photo Shoot For Fall Stylehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/18/behind-the-scenes-photo-shoot-for-fall-style/<p>This week we teamed with designer Anne-Marie Barton and Scot Zimmerman to photograph one of Barton's recent projects. It's amazing!  More to come in the upcoming fall 2014 issue.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/bradinstagram3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Scot Zimmerman shooting the beautiful back yard. </p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/bradinstagram2.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Adam Finkle photographing Anne-Marie Barton in the swank dining area.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/bradinstagram.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Uber cool staircase connecting the home's three floors.</p>Brad MeeWed, 18 Jun 2014 15:03:04 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/18/behind-the-scenes-photo-shoot-for-fall-style/Behind the ScenesFrom Our PagesRoom To RoomGreat Idea: Soft Goodshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/18/great-idea-soft-goods/<p>There's nothing sweet about cooking with hardened brown sugar. The solution: add a moistened ceramic sugar saver to the mix, and what was hard becomes soft and easy.</p> <p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/592576_01.jpg" width="320"></p> <p><em>Brown Sugar Saver $4, <a href="http://www.surlatable.com" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</em></p>webinternWed, 18 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/18/great-idea-soft-goods/Great IdeaHot FindsOn the TableShow Us Your Style: Master Bathroomhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/17/show-us-your-style-master-bathroom/<p><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/utahstyleanddesign.com" target="_blank">Utahstyleanddesign.com</a> asked for Show Us Your Style submissions. Susan Thompson, lead designer for <a href="http://tdhid.com/" target="_blank">The Design House Interior Design</a>, recently designed this remodel of a master bathroom. She updated it from a '90s feel to a more traditional look and gave her clients more storage space by adding a new shelving unit and taller cabinets.</p> <p><strong>Before:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/3-before.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/6-before.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/12-before.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>After:</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/2-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"We gave the clients all new materials, finishes and fixtures, with a relaxing and enchanting light blue and golden color scheme to create this beautiful, traditional master bathroom."   </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/4-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/7-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"In this bathroom, we changed the layout to help give the clients more storage and make the small 10x10 space feel more spacious. We enlarged the space visually by designing features that went floor to ceiling and wall to wall; polished nickel and mirrored surfaces finishes were used to bounce the light around and give the appearance of a more spacious bathroom."</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/8-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="669" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/10-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/13-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"In the previous layout the toilet was next to the bathtub and was the first thing you saw when walking in. The shower was fully enclosed in drywall just to the right of the entrance and really took up a lot of unnecessary space. We swapped the toilet and shower locations and designed a custom divider cabinet to add storage and give more privacy to the toilet area."</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/15-after.jpg" width="490"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/16-after.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spots, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank">www.utahstyleanddesign.com/show-us-your-style/</a></p>webinternTue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/17/show-us-your-style-master-bathroom/Decorating IdeasGreat IdeaRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Stylish Stairwellhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/16/refresh-renew-remodel-stylish-stairwell/<p>Is your stairwell suffering from obvious fatigue?  Let it be easily smitten with materials both modern and marvelous.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A glass and steel railing encloses the stairwell leading to the lower level</li> <li>New walls lined with sliding wood doors eliminate the space needed for swinging and add a modern touch</li> <li>A tiled floor extends beyond the hallway and into both the living room and bathroom, bridging the gap and making the space flow from one room to the next</li> <li>New furnishings add a touch of personalization and make the room feel more homey</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/mid3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Ron Henriksen, Scott Henriksen of <a href="http://www.gsbsarchitects.com/" target="_blank">GSBS Architects</a>, Justin Jacobs and David Brems</p>webinternMon, 16 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/16/refresh-renew-remodel-stylish-stairwell/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateSWATCH WATCH: Singing the Blueshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/true-blue/<p>Blue, the most classic of colors, enlivens and enriches solid and patterned fabrics in shades ranging from the most saturated cerulean to the most tranquil pastel powder.</p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/photo_(4).jpg" width="418"></p> <p> </p> <p>Clockwise from upper left: Frangipani in Cobalt by Mokum, Bloody Mary in Pavone by Rubelli, Maya in Evening Blue by Lulu DK, Sun Bear in Cina by Rubelli, Imperial in Prussian by Weitzner, Eliza in Blue by Donghia, Modern Art in Lapislazzulo by Rubelli, Coquina in Marine by Jasper Michael S Smith, Vintage in Ming Blue by Mokum*</p> <p>*Fabrics to the trade through <a href="http://www.johnbrooksinc.com">John Brooks Inc.</a></p> <p> </p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 16:15:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/true-blue/Hot FindsSmall Pleasureshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/small-pleasures/<p><img alt="" height="532" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpleasures-main.jpg" width="491"></p> <p class="p1">You may not consider your kitchen garden competition for the local flower store, but during the dog days of summer, easy-to-pick herbs provide as much style and scent as shop-sourced buds and blooms. Take your lead from <a href="http://www.lafleurdesign.com/">Le Fleur</a> in Salt Lake: For your next party, snip a mix of fragrant herbs and gather them in small pots placed randomly on your patio table. When the evening draws to an end, guests can take an arrangement home to remind them of the lovely evening out.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Small pots add big style and charm to any summertime table.</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="228" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot1.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Concrete cube, $10, <a href="http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/"><strong>Cactus &amp; Tropicals,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot2.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Seafoam cachepot, $18, <a href="http://www.bloomingsales.blogspot.com/"><strong>Bloomingsales,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="271" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot3.jpg" width="250"></p> <p class="p1">Tufted pot, $11, <a href="http://www.gardenstoresaltlake.com/"><strong>Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="259" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot4.jpg" width="251"></p> <p class="p1">Carnivale mini planter, $6, <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/"><strong>Crate &amp; Barrel,</strong></a> Murray</p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/smallpot5.jpg" width="251"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Taupe petal vase, $13, <a href="http://www.orchiddynasty.com/"><strong>Orchid Dynasty,</strong></a> SLC</p> <p class="p2"><strong><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></strong></p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 16:10:53 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/small-pleasures/In The MagazineAl Fresco Entertaining: Recipeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/al-fresco-entertaining-recipes/<p>Victoria Topham of <a href="http://petitefeastutah.com/" target="_blank">Petite Feast</a> shares a few of her favorite outdoor summer recipes. She served grilled salmon and eggplant caponata on a table topped with small pots of herbs and glasses of chilled raspberry ginger lemonade refresh guests.</p> <p><strong>Raspberry Ginger Lemonade</strong></p> <p>Serves 12</p> <p>6 C water</p> <p>2 C sugar</p> <p>1 C fresh ginger, grated</p> <p>1 pint fresh raspberries</p> <p>3 C fresh squeezed lemon juice</p> <p>Lemon and raspberries for garnish</p> <p>Place water, sugar and ginger in medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and allow mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid and discard the solids. Add fresh lemon juice. Refrigerate mixture until well chilled. Puree raspberries in a food processor and strain into the sweetened lemon water. Serve over ice garnished with raspberries and lemon slices.</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/cake.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Grilled Salmon Fillet with Savory Herbs and Eggplant Caponata</strong></p> <p>Serves 8</p> <p>3 lb. salmon fillet, skin intact or have your fishmonger remove it for you</p> <p>Salt and freshly ground black pepper</p> <p>3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil</p> <p>3 cup eggplant caponata (see recipe)</p> <p>To prepare salmon fillet, place the salmon skin side down on work surface. With the blade of a sharp thin knife, angled toward the skin, start to slice the skin away from the flesh. I find it easiest to tug back slightly on the skin while pushing forward with my knife. If you would prefer, you can ask your fishmonger or butcher to do this for you. Next, butterfly the fillet lengthwise, being careful not to cut completely through the flesh at the end. You want to be able to open the fillet like a book. Season the salmon generously with salt and pepper. Set aside.</p> <p>Preheat grill to medium high. Sprinkle salt and pepper lightly over salmon fillet. With the salmon placed horizontally on counter, spread prepared caponata on top of fillet and pat down lightly leaving a 1” border along the top portion. This will allow for easier rolling and cooking. Carefully roll salmon fillet (like a jelly roll) starting at the long end to form a semi-tight cylinder. Be sure to end with the seam side down. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut the roulade into 8 equal pieces, each about 2” thick, leaving the foil intact.  </p> <p>Clean grill grates well and lightly oil with a piece of paper toweling dipped in cooking oil. Carefully place salmon on grill, taking care not to crowd the fish. Flip salmon over after 4 minutes using a wide spatula. Grill another 4 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the slices and how well done you like your salmon. The traditional rule for cooking fish is 9-10 minutes per inch of thickness, but I prefer to cook it not more than 8 minutes per inch.</p> <p>To serve:  Remove foil and plate salmon. Serve with remaining caponata on the side. </p> <p> <img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/main-course.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Eggplant Caponata</strong></p> <p>This recipe is a component of the Salmon Roulade. It also makes an excellent crostini topping and is equally good served over chicken or pork. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, so it’s nice to make a large batch to have some on hand. If you have it on hand, tossed with some cooked pasta–it makes for a super fast weeknight dinner.</p> <p>3 Tbsp. high-quality olive oil</p> <p>1/2 onion, minced</p> <p>2 Tbsp. garlic, minced</p> <p>1 large eggplant, unpeeled &amp; diced</p> <p>4 ribs celery, diced</p> <p>1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced</p> <p>1 large tomato, diced</p> <p>1 small zucchini, diced</p> <p>1 small yellow squash, diced</p> <p>2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar</p> <p>1/2 tsp. granulated sugar</p> <p>1 Tbsp. capers, rinsed</p> <p>2 Tbsp. raisins</p> <p>1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped</p> <p>Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste</p> <p>In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Saute onions, garlic and eggplant until onions and garlic are fragrant and eggplant is slightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add diced celery, red pepper and tomato, vinegar and sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes, until eggplant is tender but still has some texture. Remove from heat and stir in zucchini, yellow squash, capers and raisins. Cool to room temperature and stir in chopped basil. Taste and adjust using salt and pepper.</p> <p><strong>Heirloom Tomato and Fava Bean Salad</strong></p> <p><strong>Salad Ingredients:</strong><br>1 pound grape or small heirloom tomatoes, halved<br>1 pound fava beans, shelled, blanched and peeled (or you can substitute 1 14oz package lima beans, blanched and refreshed under cold water) <br>1 tsp kosher salt<br>½ tsp freshly ground black pepper<br>4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese torn into bite size pieces        <br>¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped   <br><br><strong>Vinaigrette Ingredients:</strong> <br>1 tsp garlic, minced      <br>2 Tbsp ea parsley and basil, minced       <br>3 Tbso shallot, minced         <br>1 cup olive oil       <br>1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar      <br>1 tsp salt         <br>1 tsp pepper <br>       <br><strong>Method:</strong><br>Simply whisk all ingredients together and chill before using. To prepare salad: combine salad ingredients and toss with 1/4 cup vinaigrette. Adjust salt and pepper, extra vinaigrette may be kept refrigerated for up to 1 week. <br>Serves 4-6</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/heirloomsalad.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><strong>Lemon Coconut Cake with Meringue Icing:</strong></p> <p>1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour</p> <p>1 1/2 tsp. baking powder</p> <p>1/2 tsp. table salt</p> <p>1 cup granulated sugar</p> <p>2 eggs</p> <p>1 cup butter</p> <p>2 Tbsp. minced lemon zest</p> <p>2 tsp. coconut extract</p> <p>2/3 + 2 Tbsp. whole milk </p> <p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour an 8” cake pan. Set aside. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together using a mixer set on high speed until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. With mixer running, add eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated and no clumps of butter remain. Add lemon zest and coconut extract. Then, alternately beat dry mixture and milk into creamed mixture, starting and ending with dry mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack before icing with meringue icing.</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/cake---.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Meringue Icing:</strong></p> <p>1 cup powdered sugar</p> <p>5 egg whites</p> <p>1 pinch cream of tartar</p> <p>1 tsp. fresh lemon juice </p> <p>3 cup grated coconut</p> <p>In a small mixing bowl, combine egg whites, powdered sugar and lemon juice. Mix to combine. Place a saucepan with 2" of water on stove top. Place mixing bowl with icing ingredients over saucepan of water and bring up to a simmer. Make sure bottom of mixing bowl does not touch simmering water. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Transfer mixture to work bowl of a stand mixer and whip on high speed until meringue holds stiff, glossy peaks. Ice cake using prepared icing, pressing coconut to sides of iced cake. Do not refrigerate iced cake. Cake is best eaten within 2 days of baking.</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 11 Jun 2014 14:32:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/al-fresco-entertaining-recipes/In The MagazineOn the TableRecipesAl Fresco Entertaininghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/al-fresco-entertaining/<p><strong>Al Fresco Entertaining</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/victoria.jpg" width="490"><br>Victoria Topham | Petite Feast<br></strong></p> <p>"I like to start at the market and develop a menu from there," says <a href="http://petitefeastutah.com/" target="_blank">Petite Feast's</a> Victoria Topham discussing the summer fare she stylishly creates at home and for her in-home clients alike. With similar flair, Topham catered a delicious summer meal in <a href="http://www.gardenstoresaltlake.com/" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child's</a> garden and provided expert tips and recipes for cooking and entertaining outdoors.</p> <p>During summer, <strong>I like grilling and incorporating bold, assertive flavors</strong> inclduing cilantro, jalapeno, and citrus that suit the season. Involve guests who have fun helping to grill hors d'oeuvres like skewered meats, pizzas or flatbreads.</p> <p><strong>Serve courses when dining in a garden.</strong> Serve each one in a different part of the yard and allow time for guests to mingle between them. This is especially smart with large parties, so guests aren't restricted to visiting with only those sitting by them at a single sitting.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/wardchild.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For groups of 15 or more, <strong>I suggest a buffet or family-style dining</strong>. For a single host, it's too difficult to plate that many meals well. It's also more casual, making it ideal for summer entertaining.</p> <p><strong>Prepare as much as possible beforehand</strong> so you can enjoy time with your guests. Consider incorporating take-out food to supplement your menue, or prepare the entree and hire a caterer or chef to do the rest. Don't be so ambitious that you miss the party.</p> <p><strong>Have a loose schedule and don't rush the evening</strong>. Setting up lawn games like corn-toss that can be enjoyed during cocktails and hors d'oeuvres can help establish the laid back agenda.</p> <p>Depending on the event, <strong>I'll incorporate paper and plastic in my tableware</strong>. However, I always use linen table napkins, real cutlery and glassware, and paper cocktail napkins.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/lemoncake.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>It's not what's on the table</strong>, but who's around the table that really counts.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2014/06/11/al-fresco-entertaining-recipes/" target="_blank"><strong>Click here for the recipes.</strong></a></p> <p>Victoria Topham, Petite Feast, SLC 801.755.6644 | <a href="http://petitefeastutah.com/" target="_blank">petitefeastutah.com</a></p> <p> </p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/al-fresco-entertaining/From Our PagesIn The MagazineOn the TableRecipesPin of the Week: Spice Up Your Couchhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/pin-of-the-week-spice-up-your-couch/<p>Amp up your couch with a little pop of color. Be creative and have fun painting the legs of your couch to instantly spice up your livingroom.</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="518" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/evy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="207" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/skarp.bil2_.rad2_-1.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="210" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/skarp.bild_.2.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>All images found on<a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2012/03/weekly-wrap-up-pretty-pegs.html" target="_blank">:designsponge.com</a></em></p> <p><em><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></em></p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/pin-of-the-week-spice-up-your-couch/DIYGreat IdeaSummer&#39;s Tastemakers Minthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/summers-tastemakers-mint/<p><span>We know you may limit your use of mint to juleps and lamb jelly, but let’s put a stop to that right now. No other herb brightens summer cuisine with such range and refreshing flavor. Think beyond chocolate and verdant garnish—there are so many more ways to use mint to add unexpected zing to your summer cooking. Sweet? Of course. Savory? You bet. Mint works with dishes of countless kinds and global origins. Remembering that mint and basil are relatives may help spark your imagination.</span></p> <p><strong>Corn, Zucchini and Mint Salad</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="348" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mint-corn-zucchini.jpg" width="491"></p> <p><span>The mix is in. Mint, corn and zucchini come together in a salad that will become your go-to side dish for picnics and barbecues all summer long.</span></p> <p><span>Corn, Zucchini and Mint Salad</span></p> <p><span>Part of the beauty of this dish comes from dicing everything about the size of a corn kernel—a little extra knife work, but worth it.</span></p> <ul> <li> <p><span>1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 a large sweet purple onion, diced small</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1 tsp. kosher salt </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1-1/4 cups small-diced zucchini (about 6 oz. or 1 medium-small zucchini)</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 red bell pepper, diced small</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>2 slightly heaping cups fresh corn kernels  (Okay, you can use frozen.)</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>2 tsp. minced garlic</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 tsp. ground cumin</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1/2 tsp. ground coriander</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>4 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>Juice of one-quarter lemon</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>Cracked black pepper to taste</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span>Quickly sauté the corn, onion, pepper and garlic in the olive oil, until onion is barely translucent. Stir in salt, coriander and cumin and let cool to room temperature. Squeeze lemon juice over and mix in mint leaves. Serve warm or at room temperature. (Leftovers make a great pasta dish—shave plenty of parmesan over it.)</span></p> <p><strong>Worldly Ways to Use Fresh Mint</strong></p> <p><span>Mint is a global culinary favorite. Combined with certain other flavors, it often forms the taste signature of a cuisine. </span></p> <p><span><strong>Lebanon:</strong> Chop finely equal amounts of mint leaves and green scallions and add to lemon-olive oil vinaigrette with tomatoes and romaine. </span></p> <p><span><strong>India:</strong> Chop finely an equal amount of mint leaves and green scallions, add to yogurt, and mix with seeded, diced cucumbers for a raita dip with vegetables.  </span></p> <p><span><strong>Vietnam:</strong> Mint, cilantro and lemongrass are the classic riad of Vietnamese seasoning—mix them with a little olive oil and some vermicelli noodles for a fast remake of leftover steak.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Thailand:</strong> The combination of mint, Thai basil and galangal or ginger is great as a flavoring for grilled meats and fish.</span></p> <p><span><strong>England:</strong> Sweet mint sauce is traditional and mint does complement lamb, but we prefer Italian-inspired mint pesto</span><span>: 3 cups mint leaves, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/2 cup EVOO and salt to taste. Grind leaves and nuts in a food processor, then add the oil in a thin stream with the processor running and salt to taste.  </span></p> <p><strong>Summer’s Sip: The Mojito</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c2364.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span>Muddle a handful of mint leaves (10-12) with a wedge of lime in the bottom of a glass. Add a couple more lime wedges and a tablespoon of white sugar (or more, to taste) and muddle again to release the mint oils and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, pour 1 1/2 ounces of white rum over the ice, and then fill the glass with sparkling water. Garnish with lime wheels and more mint. Serves one, so make another.</span></p> <p><strong>Cultivating (and Controlling) Mint </strong></p> <p><span>Growing mint in your garden is rarely difficult—it can grow in most settings (zones 3-8) and needs little care beyond adequate water and sufficient amounts of shade and sun. Controlling the mint in your garden is another question—it spreads rampantly via underground stems called stolons and can pop up a yard from the mother plant, invading flowerbeds and every place you don't want it to grow. One way to avoid constant mint-pulling is to plant it in bottomless containers with sides at least 15 inches deep. Sink the containers into the ground leaving an inch or two of rim above the surrounding soil surface. Or plant mint in tubs and containers, although in Utah you'll have to water it more frequently in a container. Or make lots of mojitos!</span></p> <p><strong>The Myth of Mint</strong></p> <p class="p1">According to Roman mythology, a young nymph named Minthe caught the eye of Pluto, lord of the underworld. Pluto’s affection for Minthe enraged his wife Proserpina, so she changed Minthe into a lowly plant that can be easily be stepped on. Pluto couldn’t undo the curse, but gave the poor nymph a wonderful fragrance, especially pungent when she is trampled on.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Mint on the Menu</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/mintonthemenu.jpg" width="491"><br><em><span>Fresh and flavorful, Layla’s tabouleh makes a perfect summer dish.</span></em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.bombayhouse.com/">Bombay House</a></strong><span> </span></p> <p class="p2">Everything comes with mint chutney and mint chutney can go on everything, from your appetizer pappadoms to your lamb curry.</p> <p class="p3"><em>2731 Parleys Way, SLC, 801-581-0222, other locations in Provo and West Jordan</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://mazzacafe.com/">Mazza Cafe</a></strong></p> <p class="p2">Ful mudammas—you could call it bean dip, but that’s an understatement. Here, the fava and garbanzo beans are seasoned with garlic, lemon, tahini, olive oil and some mint.<span> </span></p> <p class="p3"><em>912 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-521-4572 and 1500 E. 1500 South, SLC., 801-484-9259</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://www.laylagrill.com/">Layla</a></strong></p> <p class="p2">Classic tabouleh, made of finely chopped parsley, tomato, spring onion, plenty of mint and cracked wheat, is dressed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.<span> </span></p> <p class="p3"><em>4751 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay, 801-272-9111</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://evaslc.com/">Eva</a></strong></p> <p class="p2">The usual melon and prosciutto combination is expanded with cucumber, mint and a honey-lime vinaigrette.</p> <p class="p3"><em>317 S. Main St., SLC, 801-359-8447</em></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Note: </strong><span>Not all these dishes are always available.</span></p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>Mint 101</span></strong></p> <p class="p1">There are more than 20 species of the mint plant and hundreds of hybridized varieties. The most popular mints used in cooking include:</p> <p class="p1">Spearmint<strong><br> </strong>Has a dark green, pointed leaf and is the most widely used culinary mint in savory dishes, especially with lamb.</p> <p class="p1">Chocolate Mint<strong><br></strong><span>Has a surprising aroma of chocolate, so it’s a surprising addition to chocolate desserts and is also delicious used in fresh mint tea.</span></p> <p class="p1">Peppermint<br> Has a rounded, kelly-green leaf and is used especially in sweets and drinks.</p> <p class="p1">Lemon Mint<br> It attracts bees and suits lighter meats like shellfish and chicken. It contains citronella, making it somewhat useful as a mosquito repellant.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pour it On</strong></p> <p class="p2">Fixing a fragrant cup of fresh mint tea couldn’t be easier—or more refreshing.</p> <p class="p3">Just clip enough leaves to half-fill your teacup. Of course, wash them thoroughly. Then pour boiling water over the leaves and let them steep 5-7 minutes. Strain out the leaves and sip.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Mary MaloufWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:44:03 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/summers-tastemakers-mint/In The MagazineDive Right Inhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/dive-right-in/<p>Cool water features make a big splash in landscapes across Utah.</p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Topiary junipers surround a large sparkling pool surrounded by the tailored landscape of a 1938 Holladay estate.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-9.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>In St. George, water flows from a glass-tiled wall, over a series of steps into a sparkling reflecting pool below. Behind the wall, a hot tub enjoys privacy and desert views. Landscape designers Kent Bylund and Josh Hellewell teamed with <a href="http://www.mcquayarchitects.com/">McQuay Architects and Assoc.</a>, Sunset Pools and Split Rock Inc. to create the multi-level water feature.</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/landformwall_3793.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Falling from weirs integrated into a 3-foot-high masonry stone wall, water flows through grates into a nearby pool while also providing a safe and splashy play area for small children. Designed by <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/">Landform Design Group</a> for a Springville residence, the feature wall is illuminated at night by flush, ground level lights.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/burton-home-b-52.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Purchased in France for an Orem home’s elegant landscape, this town square fountain is surrounded by French Limestone and features bronze spouts spilling water into a serene koi pond. Designer Don Brady and Aaron Inouye teamed to create this and other striking features integrated into the chateau’s property.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/eschenfelder.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Measuring only 12-feet by 22-feet, this “spool” or combined spa and pool overlooks the valley from an Avenues residence. The spool boasts a negative edge design, hydrotheraphy jets and color changing LED lights. Eschenfelder Landscaping teamed with Omega Pools to create the feature and framed it with coping made from honed Park City gold sandstone from Brown’s Canyon.</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/landform-bridge-img_4956.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>In Farmington, <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/">Landform Design Group</a> created a lawn-covered bridge that spans 18 feet and links grass areas on opposite sides of the large property’s natural stream.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/er-pool-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Looking like a plane of water suspended over Ivan’s desert landscape, a three-sided infinity pool spills into a contemporary pond 12 feet below. <span><span>The pool was designed slightly narrower at the end most distant from the main house to create the illusion that the pool is longer than it actually is</span></span>. Landscape designer Kent Bylund worked with <a href="http://www.mcquayarchitects.com/">McQuay Architects and Assoc.</a>, Sunset Pools and Split Rock Inc. to create the spectacular water feature.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/c-52.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>For the outdoor living area of a historic Pioneer-style home in Riverton, <a href="http://northland-design.com/">Northland Design Group</a> created a lighted splash pad that, when not operating, doubles as dining patio furnished with easy-to-move table and chairs. Exposed aggregate concrete provides a non-slip surface for the family-friendly feature.</p> <p><em>View more photos <a href="/galleries/dive-right-in/">here</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:17:55 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/dive-right-in/In The MagazineCircles of Lifehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/circles-of-life/<p>You’re not hanging hoops of dried eucalyptus or grapevine around your house anymore, right? Good. Don’t get us wrong, we love wreaths, but if it’s dead and catching dust, it has no place in the home. Here’s a fresh thought: Go live. Floral designer Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson did exactly that when she created her new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Living-Wreaths-Beautiful-Projects-Decor/dp/1423632648"><em>Living Wreaths</em></a> (Gibb Smith).</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pg-43-hr.jpg" width="327"> </p> <p>“Everybody loves wreaths and everybody loves plants and flowers, so I just combine them,” says Bernhisel-Robinson. Her published creations are vibrant, verdant rings that reach far beyond, but include, lush circles covered in fresh ivies and mosses. Imagine wreaths planted with blooming impatiens and alyssum, lavender and even culinary lettuces, herbs, strawberries and tomato plants. “I love setting a lettuce or herb wreath at the center of a table and providing dinner guests with small snippers used to clip greens to top their salads,<!-- Soooo, pretentious and goofy. -->” Bernhisel-Robinson says.<span> </span></p> <p>The designer also uses succulents and cacti to transform simple wire frames into living art. “”I’m obsessed with succulents, their colors, shapes and textures,” Bernhisel-Robinson says. Pulling them straight from her yard and occasionally from a garden store, the designer favors them as much for their low-maintenance, easy-care personalities as their sculptural beauty. “If you don’t want to baby-sit your wreath, consider succulents,” she says.</p> <p>Granted, grapevine wreaths make no demands on their owners, but nurturing a living version with occasional watering and suitable light doesn’t involve hard labor either. “They may be a little more work, but they are so spectacular and really fun to watch grow,” Bernhisel-Robinson says. Thanks to the talented designer’s new book—filled with beautiful photographs and step-by-step instructions—anyone can reap the rewards of creating and growing a live wreath.</p> <p><strong>How to: Sculpt with Succulents</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wreath.jpg" width="359"></p> <p>1. Start with a damp moss-covered wreath base and assorted succulents.</p> <p>2. Make a hole through the moss into the wreaths core using a screwdriver or skewer. Using forceps, insert a succulent cutting or plant roots into the hole.</p> <p>3. If necessary, use a U-shaped pin to help keep the succulent in place. Support the plant, but don’t puncture it.</p> <p>4. Lay the wreath flat for five to six weeks to allow the roots to take hold.</p> <p><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wreath-final-succulent.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><em>Photos Susan Barnson Hayward, from Living Wreaths by Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson, reprinted with permission of Gibbs Smith.</em></p> <p><em>View the complete photo album <a href="/galleries/circles-of-life/">here</a></em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:07:45 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/circles-of-life/In The MagazineClose-knit Communityhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/close-knit-community/<p><span>If there’s one trend that has been embraced by high fashion and home décor with equal fervor lately, it’s knitting. Intertwining yarns hooked into pattern-rich loops, rounded knots and serpentine channels create a style equal parts homespun and freshly modern. The combination proves irresistible to countless design devotees who choose knit-embellished furnishings, accessories and even wall coverings for spaces of all styles. But the design-driven aren’t the only ones charmed by this stitchery. In Salt Lake City, a diverse and growing group of avid loopers and purlers frequent <a href="http://www.blazing-needles.com/">Blazing Needles</a>—a bungalow-turned-knitting shop—to practice the art form and the celebrate the community it creates.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/knit-house.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Trees wrapped in brightly colored yarns to shade Blazing Needles' front patio.</em></p> <p><span style="">From the outside, there’s no mistaking the purpose and passion behind Blazing Needle’s business. Rising from the cottage-style gardens, a sculpture designed by Fred Conlon forms an enormous metal ball of yarn accompanied by two needles</span><span style=""> that sway whatever-which-way the wind carries them—creating the illusion of knitting needles at work. Beyond the art piece, colorfully “yarn-bombed” tree trunks and porch pillars charm passers-by. But it's what's inside that causes visitors to become truly hooked to this place. Once past the front door, guests are greeted by a collection of small, light-filled rooms lined with cubbies stocked with colorful yarns so boldly hued they could make a rainbow blush.</span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/knit.jpg" width="327"><br><em>Bright, natural light fills the bungalow's idea packed front room.</em></span></span></p> <p><span><span>From room to room, skeins, balls and hanks of luxurious yarns inspire and entice at every turn. Owner Cynthia Mills opted to keep the bungalow’s segmented floor plan intact rather than opening it up to perform like a typical retail space. "I always wanted people to gather in here, sit together and visit . . . just as if it's a big family room," she says of the interior that previously was a doctor’s office. </span></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0290-copy.jpg" width="490"><br><em>As part of a larger knitting community, Blazing Needles offers "Ravelry" name pins to guests of every age and gender to encourage lasting friendships.</em></p> <p><span><span>Not surprisingly, what makes Blazing Needles so engaging and successful has less to do with architecture details, yarn skeins or knitting needles and more to do with the passion Mills has for connecting and welcoming all persons and creating friendships through the art of knitting. "Cynthia cares about everyone," says Kate Wilson, a </span></span><span><span>pepper-haired grandmother who lives within walking distance of the bungalow. "She knows us all." Sitting elbow-to-elbow around a restored, blue-legged farmhouse table that stretches across the length of the great room and acts as the hub of the house, a group of knitters—men and women, young and old—praise the safe haven Blazing Needles has come to be. Among them is Leo Tyler, a buff, thirty-something who defies the stereotype of an avid knitter. “The first time I came in, I left with a hug,” Leo says as his hands busily needle yarn into a soon-to-be afghan with self-striping yarn. Kate and Leo's fellow knitters nod in agreement, eager to discuss how accepted they feel in a business that prizes relationships over revenue. "Knitting isn't what drives me," says Cynthia. "It's the community. These really are my family members."</span></span></p> <p><em>Photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><em>View complete photo gallery <a href="/galleries/close-knit-community/">here</a></em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 09:54:07 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/close-knit-community/In The MagazineSpirited Floatshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/spirited-floats/<p>No one's knocking root beet floats, but you've probably been away from summer camp long enough to crave a more grown-up take on the classic concoction. This season let the kids chase the ice cream truck while you serve easy-to-make spiked floats as the perfect ending to your summertime get-togethers.</p> <p><strong>Limoncello Dream<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/limoncello-dream.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Pour one ounce of limoncello and 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier into a tall glass. Fill the glass with champagne or soda and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. garnish with a lemon slice.</p> <p><strong>Melba Float<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/melba-float.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a glass with cold semi-sweet Riesling and add a scoop of raspberry sorbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint.</p> <p><strong>Carmel Stout<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/caramel-stout.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Fill a mug 3/4 full with stout and plop in a scoop of Ben &amp; Jerry's Triple Carmel Chunk ice cream.</p> <p><strong>Frozen Pink Mimosa<br></strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/pink-mimosa.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>Use a melon scooper to make tiny balls of blood orange sorbet to float in pink champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange peel fan.</p> <p><strong>How to Fix a Float</strong></p> <p>Cool It: Chill the galssware you're going ot use. Make certain the beer, wine or soda is well-chilled, too.</p> <p>Scoop ahead: Scoop your ice cream or sorbet in the morning, or the day before. Put the scoops on plastic wrap and freeze until time to serve. This not only saves time serving, but ensures the ice cream will be firmer and last longer in the glass.</p> <p>Pour first: Pour the beverage in the first and only fill the glass 3/4 full. Then add the ice cream to minimize foaming and top off with more of the liquid.</p> <p>Size it up: Choose glassware that suits the spirit and style of the float—flutes for champagne, stems for wines and mugs for beer. Select the right ice cream scoops appropriately sized for the opening and shape of each glass. Have a variety of scoops to choose from, so the ice cream fits the glass.</p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Mary MaloufWed, 11 Jun 2014 09:34:53 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/spirited-floats/In The MagazineBrown thumb? There&#39;s an App for that.http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/brown-thumb-theres-an-app-for-that/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/edyn1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><br><br>Ever wondered how to achieve the perfect garden? Now there's an app for that. <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/edyn/edyn-welcome-to-the-connected-garden" target="_blank">Edyn</a>, the brain child of Princeton-educated ecologist and evolutionary biologist Jason Aramburu, is a garden sensor that monitors the elements to help you produce the perfect crops. Once inserted in the soil, the Edyn Garden Sensor will gage the sunlight, water, and nutrients in the soil and alert you via the app when your garden is not in proper balance. The information that the garden sensor collects is then used by the Edyn Water Valve, which you attach to your watering system, to water your plants as needed. Because Edyn uses a sensor to monitor the conditions of your garden, it will never be over or under watered.<br><br>Edyn even collects the information from your garden, including temperature, light, humidity, moisture, and soil nutrition, and cross references it with information in the Edyn Cloud for the optimal conditions for your region so you will know which plants will thrive best.<br><br>Edyn works by sending an electric wave through the soil and measures how it is altered by water, fertilizer, lime or compost. It then compares this information with other Edyn users so it can recommend to you the optimal course of action for your garden.<br><br>Edyn is currently on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/edyn/edyn-welcome-to-the-connected-garden" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> and units are available for their product backers.<img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/edyn2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p>webinternWed, 11 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/11/brown-thumb-theres-an-app-for-that/Great IdeaIn the GardenStyle File: Treasured Chesthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/10/style-file-treasured-chest/<p>We love Bernhardt's Chevron drawer cabinet. With its bold chevron pattern of inlaid bone, this versatile piece makes a great addition to any space benefiting from a little extra storage and a lot of stunning style.</p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/opener_344-114.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://alicelanehome.com" target="_blank"><em>Chevron drawer cabinet, $2,208 Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC</em></a></p>webinternTue, 10 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/10/style-file-treasured-chest/From Our PagesGreat IdeaSalt Lake Modern Home Tourhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/09/salt-lake-modern-home-tour/<p><img alt="" height="169" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/modern_category.jpg" width="200"></p> <p>On Saturday, June 14 from 10am to 4pm, four mid-century homes in the Northcrest/North Hills neighborhood will open their doors for the<a href="http://www.slmodern.org/2014/03/26/salt-lake-modern-tour-northcrestnorth-hills/" target="_blank"> Salt Lake Modern Home Tour</a>. The homes will be located in the Northcrest/North Hills neighborhoods in the Avenues.</p> <p>The Northcrest neighborhood began in 1949 with the purchase of the first twenty five lots. By 1950, eleven lots were sold for $25,000 to $30,000 to local physicians. The neighborhood encompasses the area from 13th Avenue to the foothills and I and R streets.</p> <p><img alt="" height="270" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/northcrestnorthhills.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>None of the addresses of the featured homes will be revealed until the morning of the tour and names of building owners will not be revealed. The tour will take approximately two hours and walking is encouraged. Attendees may park on the street at tour headquarters located at Northcrest Swim Club, 839 N Hilltop Rd. Follow this link for directions.</p> <p>Tickets are available for $20 in advance and for members of the Utah Heritage Foundation or for $25 on the day of the event. You can purchase tickets<a href="https://utahheritage.ejoinme.org/MyPages/SaltLakeModernTour/tabid/357220/Default.aspx" target="_blank"> here</a> or by calling (801) 533-0858 ext. 107.</p> <p>Attendees will be required to wear shoe covers or wear only socks at all times while touring the homes. Photography will be permitted of the exterior of the homes, but not of the interior. All animals, including service dogs, will not be permitted.  </p> <p>The tour is organized by the Salt Lake Modern Committee of the Utah Heritage Foundation and sponsors include Big D Construction, city homeCOLLECTIVE, Forsey’s Furniture Galleries, MUVE Real Estate, and the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Fund.</p>webinternMon, 09 Jun 2014 15:20:53 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/09/salt-lake-modern-home-tour/ArchitectureMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Contemporary Corner Officehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/09/refresh-renew-remodel-contemporary-corner-office/<p>Are you waiting to remodel until there is more to be done?  Don't.  Even a simple, quick fix can do wonders.  You may not need an entire home (or even room) makeover, but by keeping your furniture up-to-date and mod, your office will be the perfect place to carry out work and feel good doing it.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Lightened walls not only open up the space, but allow the sun to shine brighter</li> <li>By replacing outdated furniture with stylish and comfortable furnishing, the room receives an immediate facelift</li> <li>Fun, upbeat plants take the place of old, tired ones</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/09/refresh-renew-remodel-contemporary-corner-office/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Illuminated Designhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/06/photo-friday-illuminated-design/<p>Design continues to explore the potential of modernism. Niki Strebel Volle of <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/">Lisman Studio</a> updated this bedroom suite in a mid-century modern home in Salt Lake’s Upper Avenues. To create the sized bathroom preferred today, she removed the closet and created wardrobe cabinetry with space for a television.</p> <p><span style="">The photos sought to maintain the clean design lines through composition and to capture the textures. Because of the color shift, poplar gray tones and artificial light mingled with daylight can be technically difficult. An emerging interior photo style is to turn off sources of artificial light, and the benefit is truer color and even light. Watch for this in publications. For theses photos, I felt the lighting was important to the design, so I made it work with illumination.</span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="667" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-10.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/e-12.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span style=""><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 06 Jun 2014 16:59:50 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/06/photo-friday-illuminated-design/Photo FridayRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Great Room Reduxhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/05/refresh-renew-remodel-great-room-redux/<p>A contemporary decor and finessed floor plan bring fresh style and livability to a Park City townhouse.</p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/greatroom-redux1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="730" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/image_1.jpg.gif" width="490"></p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Lowered seat back to be flush with the window bottom</li> <li>Upholstered existing beadboard back with hardwearing chenille fabric and added matching seat cushions</li> <li>Painted the built-in benches to match the walls and to make the new table, chairs and upholstery stand out</li> <li>Replaced iron chandelier with modern Restoration Harware fixture</li> <li>Hung a vintage print to reflect the homeowner's cycling passion</li> </ul> <div>After:</div> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/image_2.jpg.gif" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="1234" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/groom1.jpg" width="250"></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/05/refresh-renew-remodel-great-room-redux/From Our PagesGreat IdeaRemodel & RenovatePin of the Week: Peculiar Plantershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/05/pin-of-the-week-peculiar-planters/<p>Dress up your go-to spring plants with something your garden never saw coming: peculiar planters. The shapes may seem far-out, but we promise they'll take your outside spaces from plain ordinary to (you guessed it!<em>)</em> <em>extraordinary</em>.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/moc2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/moc1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><a href="http://www.mociun.com" target="_blank">mociun.com</a></p> <p><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></p>webinternThu, 05 Jun 2014 10:10:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/05/pin-of-the-week-peculiar-planters/DIYGreat IdeaHot FindsIn the GardenBringing The Inside Out &amp; The Outside Inhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/05/bringing-the-inside-out-the-outside-in/<p><strong>Bringing the Inside Out and the Outside In</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/1-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2013/10/24/the-garden-pavilion.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire.  Design by Shawn Freeman.  Photo by Brenda Liu.</a><br><br>These days the lines between interior and exterior can become pretty blurred.  Whether we're bringing plants, light, and natural materials into the home, or putting a kitchen or living room outdoors...  this desire to mix inside and outside has created a whole new realm of products (especially doors and windows) and therefore new design possibilities.<br><br>A few examples from a favorite blog, <a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a>:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/2-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2014/3/11/stalking-1.html" target="_blank">See more images here.</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/3-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2014/3/26/shadow-play.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire.  Design by Wolveridge Architects.</a><br><br><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/4-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2011/2/15/villa-amanzi.html" target="_blank">more images here</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/5-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2011/2/15/villa-amanzi.html" target="_blank">more images here</a><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/6-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2013/1/17/a-converted-office-space.html" target="_blank">more images here</a><br> <br><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/7-nicoleoutsidein.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2011/2/15/villa-amanzi.html" target="_blank">more images here</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 05 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/05/bringing-the-inside-out-the-outside-in/Decorating IdeasIn the GardenRoom To RoomSupercharged Shortcakes http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/04/supercharged-shortcakes-1/<p>Easy-to-make shortcake plays one of a plate’s best supporting roles. Whether it’s topped with savory or sweet, shortcake soaks up juices and amplifies flavors.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Easy-as-Pie </strong><strong>Shortcake Recipe</strong></p> <p class="p2">2 cups flour<br>4 tsp. baking powder<br>3/4 tsp. salt<br>1 Tbsp. sugar<br>2 Tbsp. butter, cut in chunks<br>2 Tbsp. shortening, chilled<br>3/4 cup half and half</p> <p class="p2">Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a food processor. Pulse a few seconds until mixed. Add butter and shortening and pulse until mixture looks like cornmeal. Dump it in a mixing bowl and stir in the cream until a ball forms. Pat dough out 1/2” thick and cut with large biscuit cutter, or drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet, and then pat into shape. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown.</p> <p class="p2">Now, scroll down to add some flavor to your shortcake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Classic Strawberry </strong><strong>Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake1.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Slice strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Let sit several hours. Add a touch of balsamic vinegar to enrich the flavor of early-season berries, spoon between shortbread layers and then on top. Finish with whipped cream.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Garden Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake2.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Sauté roughly chopped red and yellow peppers, sliced zucchini and yellow squash, tomatoes and choice of herbs until vegetables are tender. Serve over shortcake and sprinkle with shredded parmesan or not.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tropical Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Sauté pineapple chunks in butter with brown sugar until fruit is tender. Add a shot of dark rum if you like, and a dash of vanilla. Serve on shortcake and garnish with toasted coconut.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tuscan Shortcake</strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/shortcake3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Cook chopped onions slowly in butter and olive oil until caramelized. Add quartered mushrooms and cook until tender. Deglaze with a little balsamic vinegar and season with crushed rosemary. Serve on shortcake.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>TIPS:</strong></p> <p class="p2">Never overwork the dough. Don’t knead it, pat it. Best to drop it on the baking sheet by spoonfuls, and then coax it gently into shape.</p> <p class="p2">Wait until shortcake is cool before splitting it. Otherwise, it’s apt to crumble.</p> <p class="p2">Use two forks to split a shortbread, instead of a knife.</p> <p class="p2">Let your imagination run wild with toppings—the only requirement is that your topping has enough juice for the shortbread to soak up.</p> <p class="p2">Serve immediately after topping.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>What do you mean, “short?"<br><em><br></em></strong>Shortcake’s “short” dough is one that’s crumbly or mealy, the opposite of a “long” dough, meaning flaky, like pie crust. Both depend on solid fat—shortening or butter. For a short dough, cut the fat into the flour until it has a cornmeal-like texture. For a long dough, leave the butter lumps as large as peas.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><br></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><br></strong></p>Mary MaloufWed, 04 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/04/supercharged-shortcakes-1/From Our PagesOn the TableOutsider Informationhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/outsider-information/<p class="p1">Behind the charming <a href="http://www.gardenstoresaltlake.com/">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a> in SLC, there is an Eden-like plot where garden design flourishes and locals turn for ideas, advice and enchanted escape. “We wanted to inspire people and let them see the possibilities, even on a central city abandoned lot,” says Rob McFarland who, along with Jerry Stanger, owns Ward &amp; Child and designed this petite piece of paradise. Over the two decades since the store opened and its garden was created, outdoor living has grown into an obsession in Utah. So naturally, when we went looking for advice on creating ultra livable and stylish outdoor spaces, we turned to these pros. With their captivating garden as an inspiring backdrop, the duo teamed with<a href="http://petitefeastutah.com/"> Petit Feast’s</a> Victoria Topham to provide invaluable advice on creating, furnishing and even entertaining in spectacular outdoor spaces.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0299.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Creating a respite along a garden path, a classic bench is dressed with colorful pillows, accessories and an aqua garden stool serving as a shapely side table. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>USD: How has outdoor living evolved over the last decade?</strong></p> <p class="p1">W&amp;C: People are realizing that creating and furnishing an outdoor space requires a strong commitment—both from a design and investment standpoint—and they’re willing to make it. Homeowners are installing pergolas, decks and terraces to create the architectural framework that’s so important to many outdoor living spaces. They’re also investing in higher quality, longer-lasting furniture.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any tips on locating and sizing an outdoor room?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Outdoor spaces can be anywhere and almost any size, but they do need to be defined. For a space intended for lounging and dining, a 16-by-20 foot area is a good starting point. A common mistake is making spaces like decks or terraces that are extensions of the house too small. Ever heard someone say, “I wish my deck were smaller”?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What about smaller garden spaces?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: It’s key to have one major outdoor living area, but intimate spaces are important, too. If there’s a garden spot you’re drawn to, create a sitting area, a comfortable place to pause. Consider building a pergola or some other overhead structure to shade and extend the time the space can be enjoyed. And, of course, create a space for dining.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0465.jpg" width="490"><br><em>"Every spot in the garden should be special," says McFarland. He and Stanger boosted the style of their side entry with a bright green door, a basket-topped pillar and a shapely red chair. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: You say dining with conviction.</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Absolutely. Notice how outdoor dining spaces are always full at restaurants? People love to eat outside. If you don’t have room for both lounging and dining, have a nice table and quality, interesting folding chairs to bring out. Have a small bistro size table that’s always set up and available for a spur-of-themoment al fresco.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any other advice for selecting furniture?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Think quality. People are tired of replacing cheap outdoor furnishings from big box stores. They don’t have the quality standards to endure outdoor exposure. Take teak, for example. If it’s grown at a low elevation it grows much quicker, leading to higher yields making it less expensive. It also lacks the hardness, strength and high oil content of high-elevation teak, which can last for decades outside. This type grows much more slowly, is denser and has the high oil content that makes teak a great choice for exterior furniture and accessories.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What about wicker?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: All-weather wicker is a very strong trend right now, but it has quality issues as well. If the vinyl that is used to make the resin for the wicker is diluted to make it go further, the price goes down, but the material becomes brittle over time. High quality, allweather wicker stays supple for years, doesn’t fade and is virtually maintenance-free.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0380.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A patterned outdoor rug anchors a charming faux bois table paired with durable outdoor wicker chairs and a metal side table. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Are there any new products that excite you?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: We’re carrying a loom product made from wood fibers that are saturated with an architectural resin then spun into small rope-like threads woven into many shapes. It’s then painted with an automotive finish. Clients get the look of all-weather wicker with the ability to choose from dozens of colors.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any pointers on designing outdoor living spaces?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Furnishing outdoor spaces can be daunting because of their openness and the scale of nature itself. Main living areas require larger, more serious pieces. Look at the main living areas inside your home. The scale of the pieces you place outside should be similar in both scale and color especially if the outdoor space can be seen from inside the home. This makes the transition from indoors to out seamless and gracious.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Are there particular pieces you suggest using outdoors?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Outdoor spaces need a good sofa, chairs, end tables, consoles and lighting, much like an interior space does. Everything doesn’t need to match, however. While an eclectic, mixed look can be difficult to pull off outdoors, it creates an interesting look.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What’s the secret to successfully mixing outdoor materials?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Mixing a dining set can be easy. Pair woven chairs with a wood table for example, or metal chairs that are a different color than their metal table counterpart. It’s also okay to mix a wicker sofa with teak or metal chairs. Pairing different woods or wickers, however, can be tricky. To use assorted wickers, remember to change the color and the size of the actual wicker threads from piece to piece. A fine dark wicker on a chair could work with a larger, lighter wicker sofa, for example.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/wt0c0558.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Contrasting materials, colors and even styles—from a classic wicker sofa to modern upholstered cube stools—come together to create a vibrant, inviting outdoor living area staged beneath a shade tree. A patterned outdoor rug grounds the casual setting while bright hues warm the cool garden. Photo by Adam Finkle.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Is there a specific style that outrivals others outdoors?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Because nature is so stimulating, simpler furnishings often work best. Look for simpler, cleaner and straighter lines. Don’t think traditional or contemporary, think classic.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Any tricks for choosing colors?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Repeat interior colors outside to link indoors and out. Also, choose a neutral for big pieces like a sofa, and remember that neutrals needn’t be beige. Grays, browns, taupes and creams come in endless shades and variations. Add pops of bright colors using ottomans and pillows to change the look of a neutrally toned big piece. Small fabric-covered pieces are the easiest and least costly way to get a fix of your favorite color that may change in a year or two.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What other outdoor accents do you suggest?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Outdoor rugs are indispensable. They create a refined finished look for outside spaces and hide any flaws of existing surfaces underfoot. Planted containers add architectural interest and color, and remember, bigger is better. Also, invest in a few big trays that allow you set up and entertain without constantly running inside and out. And don’t forget outdoor lighting—it’s essential.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: What advice do you have for choosing and placing lights?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: Plan lighting from inside the home looking out as well as from within the garden areas. Because a glow is aesthetically the most pleasing, use a higher quantity of fixtures with lower watt bulbs rather than a few fixtures putting out huge amounts of light. Light architectural features, statues, fountains and important plants with a strong framework. Unless it’s a statement piece—a chandelier, lantern or an outdoor lamp—outdoor fixtures shouldn’t be too decorative. Bear in mind, outdoor lighting is a serious but very rewarding investment, so work it into the budget early.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Q: Having previously photographed and spent time inyour home’s amazing garden spaces, I know you truly live in your outdoor rooms.</strong></p> <p class="p1">A: We really do. We spend mornings on the balcony becausethe sun is so nice then. During the day and for predinner drinks and nibbles, we’re on the covered porch. We actually dine in the garden. With the glow of the landscapelighting and candles, the sound of moving water, and good food and wine, it really doesn’t get better than that.</p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/outsider-information/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeMon, 02 Jun 2014 16:23:57 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/outsider-information/In The MagazineHerbs are the Word—Have You Heard?http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/herbs-are-the-wordhave-you-heard/<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/herb-bundle.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>Nothing makes food come to life more than using fresh herbs. From sweet to savory, there are a multitude of ways to use herbs in creating unique, delicious, and memorable dishes. Below are our top four herbs that will take any meal from ordinary to extraordinary.</p> <p><em><strong>Basil</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong></strong></em><span style="">There are two types of basil commonly used in the culinary world: Sweet basil and Asian basil. Basil has an anise or clove like flavor and is often used in Mediterranean or Italian cuisine as well as Asian cuisine. It has also been known to calm nerves and provides a good source of fiber.</span></p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: <span style="">Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil pesto over homemade noodles</span></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong>Rosemary</strong></em></p> <p>This aromatic herb packs a punch. Rosemary is best used sparingly so as not to overpower the dish. Rosemary is delicious used in marinades, especially with game meats. It also may help improve memory.</p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: R<span style="">oasted red potatoes with rosemary elk with rosemary roasted pears</span></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong>Dill</strong></em></p> <p>Traditionally used for pickling, this flavorful herb also pairs perfectly with seafood. It is the perfect compliment to delicately flavored dishes. Old wives tales note that dill can cure hiccups by mixing the leaves in boiling water, straining out the leaves, and slowly drinking the liquid.</p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: <span style="">Grilled salmon with cucumber dill sauce, lemon-dill chicken</span></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong>Mint</strong></em></p> <p><em style=""><strong></strong></em><span style="">While often associated with sweets, many flavor profiles of mint lend themselves to savory dishes. The cooling properties of mint make it the perfect pairing for spicy foods. Mint also has been known to relieve nausea.</span></p> <p><em>Suggested Uses: <span style="">Watermelon, feta and mint salad, lamb loins with mint pesto</span></em></p> <p><span style="">Plant your own indoor herb garden today and enjoy these must have flavoring agents on a year round basis.</span></p> <p><em>Emily Lavin is <a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a>' marketing director and a contributor to utahstyleanddesign.com. </em></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:45:06 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/herbs-are-the-wordhave-you-heard/Great IdeaIn the GardenHit the Showershttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/hit-the-showers/<p class="p1">If showers have a moment, we are in it. High-style showers have been rising in popularity during the last few years and, in 2014, are cited among the top must-haves in homes across Utah and the country. In fact, showers have replaced bathtubs as the preferred spot to rinse and relax. As a result, they are being doused with refined functional features, increased square footage and head-turning design. The following shower variations are among today’s most-wanted and offer spectacular options for any bathroom, including yours.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>1. Steam Showers</strong></p> <p class="p3">Unless you insist on rinse-and-run ablutions, a steam shower may be the most pleasurable feature you can add to your home. “Almost all of our master bathrooms include a steam shower,” says Jeremy Jackson, a principal of <a href="http://www.jacksonandleroy.com/">Jackson and LeRoy Remodeling</a> in SLC. He notes that the feature has replaced the jetted tub as a must-have in today’s spa-style bath. Designer Nicole Zeigler of <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com/">Enzy Design</a> agrees. “Clients are more likely to spend on a luxury shower than a luxury tub, and steam is favored over body sprays in showers today,” she says. Steam showers require professional design and installation; they must be completely enclosed to operate properly and be entirely waterproofed to thwart steam from escaping into the bathroom. Movable transoms often perform as glass vents to regulate moisture and heat.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/i-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><em>Frameless glass and classic marble enclose a spacious steam shower in a Heber home's master bathroom. Designed by Harman-Wilde Interior Design. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>2. Frameless Glass</strong></p> <p class="p2">No one’s knocking shower curtains (well, maybe a little), but glass is clearly a superior solution to splash-proofing a shower with style. Do it without a frame and you’ve got a leading shower trend that continues to be hot and shows no signs of cooling. “Most showers are now being done with a frameless type of glass,” says Jackson. More expensive than its framed counterpart and certainly more costly than shower curtains, it positively affects the style of a bathroom. “Frameless glass not only looks great, it also makes a bathroom feel more spacious,” says Zeigler. She explains that while frameless glass has been popular for a number of years, its hardware continues to evolve stylistically. “From handles to hinges, we’re seeing many more options beyond simple chrome,” she says. Fresh profiles, assorted finishes, a range of styles and even sliding barn door tracks provide homeowners beautiful ways to incorporate frameless glass into their customized bathroom designs.</p> <p class="p3"><em><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/lo-22-copy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p3"><em>A linear drain, double showerheads and walls of frameless glass shape the modern style that appeal of a Salt Lake City home's spacious shower. Design by Liz O. Design. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p3"><em><img alt="" height="344" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/m-27.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p3"><em>A curved wall of frameless glass enclose a uniquely designed shower. Design by Gary MacGlaughlin. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>3. Curbless Showers</strong></p> <p class="p1">A solid step toward to creating a truly accessible shower, curbless designs remove the curb at the base of the shower enclosure allowing flooring to run unobstructed from the bathroom into the shower space. This less-is-more approach appeals to modern aesthetes as well as those best served by roll-in showers devoid of physical obstacles on the floor. "I absolutely love them and would put them in every bathroom if we could," says Zeigler. The challenge is engineering a sloped floor for drainage. "This is easier to accomplish in new-builds but often requires modifying existing floor joists in remodeled bathrooms," Jackson says. "Building up the floor or adding a small lip at the shower's entrance provides alternatives," says Zeigler, stating that many clients want a curbless entry but don't really understand the construction required to create it. When designed with a linear drain, curbless showers also provide the opportunity to use larger floor tiles that can flow uninterrupted from the room into the shower. "The single slope and linear drains provide more design flexibility," Jackson says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="747" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>A curbless entry provides easy access to a modern bathroom's glass-walled shower. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>4. Walk in Enclosures</strong></p> <p class="p1">Prefer a little more privacy than a glass-enclosed or open shower will provide? If you have the space, consider the walk-in shower. Basically a room-within-a-room, walk-ins are enclosed by tiled walls—often shapely and curved—that create water and visual barriers from the rest of the bathroom. When inspired by the universal design, the boast curbless, doorless entries and spacious interiors equipped with seats and grab bars to serve the disabled. "They're less popular in remodels than in new builds because the require a lot of space," Zeigler says. The walk-in is often ruled out because it can be too cold, according to Jackson. "They don't trap the warmth and steam like enclosed showers do," he says. To lessen this problem, his team often runs heated floors into walk-in shower spaces.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="755" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/sr-17-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Created by Split Rock Inc. in St. George, curved walls shaped the entry and cavity of a desert home's walk-in shower.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>5. Barrier-free Showers</strong></p> <p class="p2">Devoid of enclosures or obstructions, this ultra-hip, easily accessible shower fosters a spacious, airy feel for the bathroom. Be warned: If you suffer splash-phobia, barrier-free design is not for you. These showers guarantee water splatter. Jackson's team has installed barrier-free showers foremost in homes in which access and space are musts. "Wheelchairs need more room in a shower and barrier-free showers can provide it," he says. Often, barrier-free showers are part of a wet room in which the shower, tub and sometimes even a sink share the same waterproofed area of a bathroom. "More people are considering wet rooms, but it really depend on the amount of space you have to work with," Zeigler explains. "Wet rooms fit better at the end of long narrower bathrooms rather than in the center of square spaces."</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/elemental_spa_gallery_01-9.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Barrier-free showers are integrated into spacious bathrooms fostering an airy, strikingly modern vibe. Elemental Spa design by Dornbracht. Photo courtesy of Dornbracht.</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>6. Outdoor Showers</strong></p> <p class="p2">Today's growing obsession with outdoor living has led to increased interest in outdoor showers. No longer just for resorts, beach homes and pooled properties, they are popping up everywhere, refreshing everyone from grimy gardeners and overheated athletes to little leaguers, pet owners and others who simply relish invigorating, open-air clean-ups. "I love outdoor showers, and it seems we are creating them more often,'' Jackson says. "Most often they serve a nearby hot tub or pool." Obviously, plumbing, site selection, drainage, privacy and material selection all play a part in creating the perfect alfresco shower for the home.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/u-16-copy.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Located along a path leading from a pool into the home, architect Michael Upwall created this outdoor shower to provide a private spot for an exhilarating rinse. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/hit-the-showers/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:43:47 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/hit-the-showers/In The MagazineAll Dressed Uphttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/all-dressed-up/<p class="p1">From day one designer <a href="http://www.micheledunkerinteriors.com/">Michele Dunker</a> realized this Providence remodel would extend beyond the basement-level redo the homeowners Roger and Mary Jo Dahle had initially considered for their family. “Projects naturally evolve,” says Dunker who ended up gutting the entire 6,300-square-foot Tudor-style house down to the studs. <span style="">The renovation included everything from reinforced floor joists and updated electrical to an altered floor plan and reconfigured rooms. “Once you start, you just know you’ll keep moving further into the house,” Dunker explains. And, of course, the décor was transformed. Working closely with her clients, Dunker replaced the home’s traditional Tudor-style elements with others befitting the homeowners’ refined tastes and desire for something lighter and more spirited.</span></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="225" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-9.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Set on a hillside in Providence, the Tudor-style home enjoys a lush landscape and broad views of Cache Valley. </em></p> <p class="p1">“Mary Jo and I were on the same page from the start,” says Dunker who describes her client as casual and glamorous. “We both like Gucci, Chanel and Tom Ford; we relate on a fashion level.” With her client’s level of taste established, Dunker directed the focus to interior icons, familiarizing Mary Jo with the likes of designers Donghia, Christian Liaigre, Thomas Pheasant and Barbara Barry. “This allowed me to zero in on exactly what appealed to her and use this information to create the home she wanted,” says Dunker, who was intent on delivering a spectacular, couture interior.</p> <p class="p1">Walking through the front doors, one is met by a commanding entry Dunker considers the most difficult part of the project. “I pondered this space every time I walked into the home,” she says. “It had to be stunning, entirely new and yet maintain an element of authenticity.” She achieved this by dressing the entry with a paneled ceiling treatment, gleaming shadowboxed walls and a magnificent staircase framed by handcrafted walnut banisters and newel posts. Just steps away in the music room, a dazzling ivory piano appears to glow against a backdrop of imported English windows and dark walnut walls paying homage to the home’s Tudor style.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-34.jpg" width="490"><br><em>In the entry hall, Dunker adorned the walls with shadowbox moldings. Donghia's Hemp wallcovering adds dimension to the ceiling and upper walls above the stunning walnut staircase designed by Dunker.</em></p> <p class="p1">Directly across the foyer, a spacious drawing room does just that—draws one into the room with garden views, elegant furnishings and multiple conversation areas. The space is light-filled and serene, taking its palette from the gardens. “All of the furniture has a celadon cast to it because I wanted to complement the evergreen outside,” Dunker explains. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a deep-toned ceiling visually elevate the room’s 8-foot height while shadowboxed walls—painted in Benjamin Moore’s Tapestry Beige—provide timeless detail and dimension. “I used this color as the thread that links the home’s rooms,” says Dunker, who also repeated subtle accents of gold to help foster continuity throughout the interior.</p> <p class="p1">As if dusted with gold, the dining room’s hand-blown Venetian glass chandelier from Donghia performs like luminescent art hanging above a Dessin Fournir table. A graphic ceiling treatment, patterned area rug and Zimmer + Rohde draperies provide the room with subtle statements of color and pattern. “I wanted them to be special without detracting from the chandelier,” Dunker says.</p> <p class="p1">In the nearby kitchen, Dunker created an inviting sitting area from an existing breakfast nook and framed it with vaulted ceilings, wood beams and garden windows. “It creates a cozy place to sit and read the paper while still being connected to the kitchen,” she says. Dunker expanded the original galley kitchen by pulling space from the adjacent drawing room. To infuse the space with comfortable scale and chic style she lowered the ceiling and added traditional architectural details that layer the room with classic detail. Double islands—one for cooking and the other for seating—optimize the kitchen’s functionality while a Walker Zanger backsplash and Holly Hunt sconces imbue the room with unmistakable glamour. “I never imagined our old galley kitchen could become a beautiful space we enjoy using and spending time in,” Mary Jo says.</p> <p class="p1">Upstairs, Dunker continued the transformation, creating a number of spectacular bedroom spaces that include the busy couple’s luxurious master suite. “Roger is an international businessman who travels frequently,” says Dunker explaining the need for serene quarters. To create it, the designer dressed the bedroom in hushed tones and understated architecture and expanded its sitting area with French doors that open to a new veranda overlooking the gardens. In the master bathroom, the designer paired Carrara marble and walnut cabinetry, and then added accents of Walker Zanger tile and Urban Electric bronze light fixtures. “It’s a feminine-meets-masculine style that creates the room’s glamour.” Dunker credits the room’s success as well as that of the overall project to the faith her clients had in her. “When clients trust me completely, I naturally want to create the very best for them.” </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="718" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/p-48.jpg" width="490"><br><em>In the master bathroom, walnut cabinets frame an alcove in which an elegant dressing table sits.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>All photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>View complete photo album <a href="/galleries/all-dressed-up/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>Brad MeeMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:08:20 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/all-dressed-up/In The MagazineModern Leaningshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/modern-leanings/<p class="p1">If God had a ski-in, ski-out home, this would be it,” says architect Michael Upwall, who designed this remarkable modern mountain home located in <a href="http://thecolonywpc.com/">The Colony at White Pine Canyon.</a> Razor sharp geometric lines, breezeways formed by leaning glass walls, and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that capture stunning mountain views create drama inside and out.</p> <p class="p2">“The owner selected this six-acre property because it features a meadow surrounded by trees,” says Upwall, founder and owner of <a href="http://www.upwalldesign.com/">Upwall Design.</a> “The home is like a winding origami. Instead of building the home right in the middle of the meadow, each room is tucked into open spaces along the tree line, essentially surrounding and embracing the meadow, and the volume of each room is defined by those spaces.” These architecturally unique areas are separated by two breezeways that connect either side of the home, creating the sense that each structure is placed by itself in the forest.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-4.jpg" width="490"><br><em>A reaching roofline pays homage to the mountain peaks above it while the open, covered entry welcomes guests. Steel beams, two-story, floor-to-floor ceiling windows, and a railing with horizontal orientation add modern aesthetics, while cedar siding and soffits, indigenous stone, and copper fascia, roof and garage doors ground the home with warm, organic elements. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">The reaching roofline mimics the angles of the mountain peak. “I designed the home to stretch up and pay homage to the setting and to invite the view into the space,” Upwall says. Every aspect of the home embraces nature, breaking down barriers between the interior and exterior. Designed around the meadow, the driveway follows a path through the forest and then crosses a stream before arriving at an entry built around a 50-foot fir tree. <span>To mirror the spectacular mountain setting, Upwall shaped the dynamic architecture with sharp angles. “Using leaning walls and glass windows makes it seem like you’ve captured a moment,” he says. “It’s as if you caught something mid-flight.” The breezeway from the main house to the master suite, encased in glass to provide expansive views of the forested landscape, serves as a dynamic natural bridge rather than a static transitional space.</span></p> <p class="p1">A second breezeway located on the opposite end of the home leads from the garage to a ski room. “This creates a unique architectural element and a feeling of separation from the main area of the home,” explains designer Rion Locke with <a href="http://www.lmkinteriordesign.com/">LMK Interior Design.</a> “It’s similar to the pod design of the mid-century modern era. When paired with the right furnishings, it accomplishes a nod to the ‘60s without being overpowering.”</p> <p class="p1">“The architecture is so progressive,” says Mark Kizerian, also with LMK Interior Design. “This house really pushes the edge of mountain modern design, there’s nothing else like it in Park City.” At the center of the home is a breathtaking staircase made of solid walnut treads that cantilever off a central tube steel I-beam spine and appear to float in front of a window wall. “The glass allows you to see through the treads to maximize the experience of the great room below,” Upwall says. “It celebrates the ascension of life.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="655" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-21.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Solid walnut treads that cantilever off a central tube steel I-beam spine appear to float in front of a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The open treads allow interior and exterior views to flow through the staircase. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">To make the large house—totaling 9,000 square feet with nine bathrooms and six bedrooms—feel cozy, Upwall created sunk-in, multi-level living spaces including the family room which is connected to the great room by a two-sided fireplace, built on an angle. Transitioning materials used on the exterior, like the indigenous stone on the fireplace, into the interior creates a cohesive design that thrives through carefully edited finishes. The LMK design team, for example, masterfully paired dark woods with light, textured fabrics. “We used a neutral color palette and then created drama with contrast,” says Kizerian. “Gray and beige or ‘greige,’ is accented with dark espresso, bronze or rust colors that relate to the flooring and add warmth and richness.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/f-22.jpg" width="490"><br><em>To complement the scale of the massive great room's living area, two cocktail tables—referencing the '60s—serve as the focal point of the furniture grouping featuring a 12-foot Thomas O'Brien sofa and two chaises with tuxedo-style arms. A heavily textured sisal rug framed with a rich cream leather border grounds the sitting area. Pillows featuring a bold pattern reminiscent of Native American design add pop. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.</em></p> <p class="p1">A modern aesthetic thrives room-to-room, including in the kitchen where the cabinets’ quarter-sawn walnut, cut on the horizontal, foster the keen, contemporary design prevalent throughout. “The warm color and texture in the natural wood grain balances the clean architectural lines but also makes sense in a mountain environment,” explains designer Richard Miller, of LMK Interior Design.</p> <p class="p1">In the end, the talented team’s goal was realized. Dynamic architecture and brilliantly executed interiors create a home that not only embraces its spectacular mountain setting, but also becomes part of it.</p> <p class="p2"><em>All photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></p> <p class="p2"><em>View full photo gallery <a href="/galleries/modern-leanings/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p2"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 14:37:26 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/modern-leanings/In The MagazineHaven in the Hillshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/haven-in-the-hills/<p class="p1">The last thing Tyler Myers wanted to create was a lodge-like residence weighed down by rough textures and bulky architecture. "We wanted to incorporate a rustic warmth, but still give off a contemporary vibe overall," says Myers, describing the home he and his team at Lane Myers Construction built in <a href="http://www.glenwild.com/">Park City's Glenwild Community. </a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-45.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Located in Park City's Glenwild community, the home is surrounded by rolling hills, natural landscapes and the Tom Fazio golf course.</em></p> <p class="p1">The new home is far from the stereotypical traditional mountain dwelling. Not a single wall is made from logs, nor any of the furniture, and there's not a mounted hunting trophy in sight. While it's a mountain home, nestled in a pastoral setting neighboring Glenwild's Tom Fazio golf course, its earthy locale doesn't bully the dwelling's interior style.</p> <p class="p1">Working with interior designer Heather Osmond, Myers filled the expansive 5,500-square-foot abode with many well-thought-out features and treatments. The floor plan is open and flowing, but still manages to feel cohesive and cozy. Handsome wood elements throughout the main living area, kitchens and bathrooms are created from stained quartersawn oak and beech, which boast fewer knots and promote a warm, modem look. In the living room, tongue-and-groove wood paneling clads the high vaulted ceiling. "We used the tongue-and-groove not so much to visually lower the ceiling height, but to give the room a comfortable feel and still incorporate the mountain home environment," Myers says.</p> <p class="p1">Soft gray walls and concrete-colored porcelain floor tiles run throughout the main floor to balance the darkness of the wood and provide an overall sense of unity without feeling sterile or cold. "The uninterrupted flooring creates a good flow through the main floor," Myers says. "It also contributes to the contemporary feeling we wanted to create." Numerous sleek fireplaces with stylized surrounds add to the modem mountain vibe and provide physical warmth and comfort without the bulk of their lodge-like counterparts. One in particular— located in the dining area—has a striking silhouette and appears to be floating on a unique wood accent wall that’s a work of art itself. “It was carved on a machine and looks like it has texture, but when you touch it, you find that it’s actually smooth,” Myers says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-9.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The dining room's fireplace floats on an accent wall made of wood cut on a computer-controlled machine.</em></p> <p class="p1">When it came to furnishings, Osmond went with a tranquil palette of creams, greens and blues to foster serenity and a spa-like calmness. “I wanted the home to feel like a relaxing, inviting retreat,” she says. In the main living area, for example, a pair of studded wing chairs and a tufted Chesterfield sofa introduce traditional silhouettes generously scaled to suit the voluminous space. Their luxurious, unpatterned fabrics accentuate their shapely frames without distracting from the room’s quiet décor. A high-pile area rug grounds the seating area with bold texture and a contemporary pattern. Aquatoned accessories brighten the space and link to similarly colored fabrics, tableware and rugs showcased elsewhere in the home to unify the cozy rooms throughout. One of the most notable is the master suite.</p> <p class="p1">A custom wood-and-glass barn door separates the master bedroom from the main level living area, and with its private deck and suite-like feel, it feels more like a separate casita than a bedroom. "This room is the ultimate escape," Myers points out. In the inviting master bathroom, a shapely tub performs like a modern sculpture set among dark grained woods, silver beige honed limestone countertops, sleek light fixtures and generous views of the wooded property. "Although I imagined that the homeowners would use the whole house as a place to retreat and gather with family, we really wanted the master to be a refuge in itself," Myers says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/gw-22.jpg" width="490"><br><em>The luxurious master bath features a shapely modern tub and views from a private deck.</em></p> <p class="p1">The intent behind the home's design was to seamlessly marry the spectacular mountain setting with a haven that's equal parts comforting and contemporary. Through thoughtful choices and memorable design elements, the team accomplished this in an inspiring way.</p> <p class="p1"><em>View full photo album <a href="/galleries/haven-in-the-hills/">here</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="/in-the-magazine/summer-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Summer 2014 issue.</a></strong></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 13:45:45 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/haven-in-the-hills/In The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Backyard Retreathttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/refresh-renew-remodel-backyard-retreat/<p>Is your backyard fit for entertainment?  Now is the time to change things up because summer is the prime time to invite guests over for outdoors fun.  And they're coming...</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A large patio replete with dining and living areas conquer the previous weed-covered plot</li> <li>Fire features and hot tub blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living</li> <li>Steps of crushed stone and steel risers lead from the large patio to the lawn area, breaking the property's natural grade</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/garden7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Jayson King and Brandon Reed, principals of <a href="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/refresh-renew-remodel-backyard-retreat/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Staying Neutralhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/runway-to-room-staying-neutral/<p>It's not news that neutrals play well with everything, so if you're feeling gun-shy when it comes to color committment, select your most important pieces in neutral tones and then accessorize in pops of color.</p> <p>This not only rings true for interiors, but for wardrobe selection, too. Neutral pieces in white, gray, black and camel pair well with just about anything and can be dressed for all sorts of occasions.</p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202014/rr-neutrals.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Tulip Leather Chair, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/tulip-leather-chair-f996/?pkey=cliving-room-chairs&amp;cm_src=living-room-chairs||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Vargyllen Cushion Cover, <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60260764/">IKEA</a></p> <p>Studio Rug, <a href="http://www.bassettfurniture.com/Studio-DZ17614.asp">Bassett</a></p> <p>Vernon Throw, <a href="https://www.luluandgeorgia.com/vernon-throw-cream-and-gray">Lulu &amp; Georgia</a></p> <p>Gustav Sofa, <a href="http://www.jaysonhome.com/furniture/sofas/gustav-sofa-2.html">Jayson Home</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="http://www.destinationkors.com/blog/resort-2015">Michael Kors Resort 2015 collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 02 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/06/02/runway-to-room-staying-neutral/Decorating IdeasPhoto Friday: Quirky Homeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/30/photo-friday-quirky-homes/<p>I stumbled on an article on unusual homes posted on a website I frequent, and it caused me to reflect on creative, original and delightful homes I have photographed over the years. One of the adages I hear from architects is that difficult building sites, a client with definite preferences and tight budgets bring out the best creative designs. For each of these homes, there is a story. Perhaps it’s the stories behind the designs that make them so interesting and endears them to me as some of my favorites.</p> <p>I am presenting them without the backstories and leaving it to imaginations to fill in the inspirations.</p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/lencioni4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="397" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/burnette2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/db1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/do11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="562" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/johnson1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/n9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/stein2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/wh1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="347" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ww1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 30 May 2014 09:41:01 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/30/photo-friday-quirky-homes/Photo FridayFLOATING LANDSCAPEShttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/29/floating-landscapes-1/<p>Want to give your patios and porches a stylishlift? Think hanging baskets. Easy to create and maintain, these suspended container gardens put showy flowers and foliage at eye-level, creating floating focal points that brighten outdoor spaces all summer long.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl8.jpg" width="450"></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>1. Set the site</strong></p> <p class="p1">Hanging baskets allow you to garden on a small scale with very big results. Determining the location of your hanging baskets helps you choose the proper container and plants as well. Consider the light, heat, sun, shade, wind and space the considered spot will provide before making a decision that will enable you to predict the amount of maintenance and watering that the planted basket will require.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>2. Choose the container</strong></p> <p class="p1">Hanging baskets come in an assortment of styles and sizes as well as materials ranging from wood and plastic to metal frames lined in moss or coco-fiber. "Wood can be heavy, making it a good choice for windy locations," says Mary Jo Hartmann, Nursery Specialist at <a href="http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/" target="_blank">Cactus &amp; Tropicals</a> in Salt Lake City. Plastic, which is typically lighter, retains moisture well, requiring less watering. Hartmann adds, "Moss and fiber have a great natural look, but because they are more permeable and breathable, they dry out faster so they need more frequent watering." The same is true of smaller and shallower containers.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl9.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>3. Prepare the soil</strong></p> <p class="p1">Garden soil is a no-no. Hartmann suggests good quality potting soil augmented with water-retaining materials like peat moss as well as a slow-release fertilizer prior to planting. The fertilizer provides nutrients up to four months. "Late in the season and into fall, feed baskets with water-soluble fertilizer on a regular schedule to keep them going strong," she advises.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>4. Select the plants</strong></p> <p class="p2">Be careful to choose plants that thrive in the specific location and complement your outdoor decor. Also consider each plant's color, texture, size and shape. ''A basket of a single variety like bright impatiens or calibrachoa makes a strong focal point," says Hartmann, who also likes using the foliage of plants like coleus, creeping jenny and assorted potato vines to add dazzling, non-blooming color. For nontraditional containers, herbs and succulents also provide interesting options, and fragrant bloomers like sweet alyssum are heady choices for hanging planters. Hartmann's personal favorite? Hanging tuberous begonias. "I love their deep colors and unique foliage," she says. Her least favorites include standard petunias—trailing petunias are better suited for baskets, she says—and Margarita potato vines. "Margaritas get too large and their tubers take too much room." Whatever your choice, be adventurous. "Think beyond the obvious choices and have fun with it," says Hartmann. "There are so many unexpected plants that can flourish in baskets."</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>5. Hang wisely</strong></p> <p class="p2">Determine the full weight of your planted, watered container when choosing the right hook and structure from which to hang it. Also consider accessibility to the container, as you will need to water it frequently and maintain the plants regularly.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/fl6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>6. Water, water, water</strong></p> <p class="p2">If there's a con to hanging containers, it's the frequent watering required, especially during Utah's dog days of summer. "Hanging baskets dry out quickly, and once they mature and become somewhat root-bound late in the summer, they have difficulty staying wet," Hartmann says. She suggests watering during the mornings or evenings to lessen evaporation and to water regularly and thoroughly, making certain the soil is fully saturated. Use the basket's weight as a watering gauge. "Lift the basket slightly before and after watering to enable you to predict when it needs to be watered."</p> <p class="p2">For more tips pick up our Spring 2014 issue or visit the <a href="/blog/2014/03/01/floating-landscapes/" target="_blank"><em>Utah Style</em> In The Mag section here.</a></p> <p> </p> <p class="p4"><em><br></em></p> <p class="p4"><em><br></em></p>webinternThu, 29 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/29/floating-landscapes-1/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenPin of the Week: Plate Wallhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/28/pin-of-the-week-plate-wall/<p>You've probably seen or tried the picture frame wall, but have you tried a plate wall? Hang an assortment of decorative plates in any room to add some color and create an eye catching focal point. Half the fun will happen as you stumble across the plates.</p> <p><img alt="" height="648" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/7412c88fa9144ac024c203e60f414fa1.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p><a href="http://www.designsponge.com/2011/10/sneak-peek-shelley-goldberg-tony-writer.html#more-116986" target="_blank"><em>designsponge.com</em></a></p> <p><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></p>webinternWed, 28 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/28/pin-of-the-week-plate-wall/DIYGreat IdeaStyle File: Digging Draperhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/27/style-file-digging-draper/<p>A family-friendly burg, Draper is rich in history, outdoor activities and beautiful homes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>ON THE MARKET</strong></p> <p>14723 S. Draper View Cove - 8,542 square feet - Listing Price: $1,250,000</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Located in the prestigious Draper Heights community, this former Parade of Homes abode is stunning inside and out. If the French doors, vaulted ceilings and granite countertops of the five-bedroom, six-bath home aren't enough to catch your eye, gaze upon the beautiful landscape boasting mature trees, a waterfall and stream. In your leisure, relax in the yard's hot tub or steam room, enjoy a movie in the theater room, or dine on the large patio. A security system with cameras and alarm helps keep all of it safe and sound.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Listed by <a href="http://influencerealestate.com" target="_blank">Influence Real Estate</a>, 801-214-9944</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>SHOP TALK: Draper caters to green thumbs and do-it-yourself decorators alike.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/" target="_blank"><em>Cactus &amp; Tropicals</em></a>: 12252 S. Draper Gate Drive, 801-676-0935</p> <p>Cactus &amp; Tropicals, which also has an SLC location, is the go-to place to find indoor and outdoor plants, along with the expert advice to care for them. You can also enlist the store's horticultural pros to visit your plants at home for some TLC. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="264" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dd4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/" target="_blank"><em>Ikea</em></a>: 76 W. Ikea Way, 888-888-4532</p> <p>Amazingly, this is Utah's only IKEA store. Browse the showrooms of casual, stylish furniture before making your purchase and assembling at home. If you'll be shopping for a while, drop the kids off at Smaland play area.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 27 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/27/style-file-digging-draper/From Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Art of Cooking Kitchenhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/26/r12-kitchen-refresh-renew-remodel-art-of-cooking-kitchen/<p>Are you ready to redesign your kitchen around the art of cooking? By ensuring you have reason and room for every item in your room, your space will become full of function and flavor.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>The corner pullout rack uses the kitchen corner space in a creative way, foregoing the traditional lazy Susan or foldout cabinet options</li> <li>Custom-made, rift-sawn white oak cabinets with gray steel feature the Aventos bi-fold lift system by Blum.  They open easily, remain in any desired position and close silently</li> <li>Ample under-counter storage accomodates the tableware and serving pieces</li> <li>A large stainless undermount sink with a modern Kohler Karbon faucet replaces a timeworn corner fixture</li> <li>The large window provides abundant natural light, which shows off the clean, back-painted glass backsplash</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/open2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Warren Lloyd of <a href="http://www.lloyd-arch.com/" target="_blank">Lloyd Architects</a></p>webinternMon, 26 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/26/r12-kitchen-refresh-renew-remodel-art-of-cooking-kitchen/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway to Room: Bejeweledhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/26/runway-to-room-bejeweled/<p>Jewels, beads, crystals and studs all lend a little texture and shimmer to pieces for the home and the runway.</p> <p>If you're looking to stand out from the crowd, here's your ticket.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/rr-bejeweled.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Beaded Water Lily Pillow, <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/28884286.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Metallic Studded Placemat, <a href="http://www.zgallerie.com/p-12645-metallic-studded-placemat-set-of-4.aspx">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Mid Century Crystal Chandelier, <a href="http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/chandeliers-pendant-lights/mid-century-crystal-chandelier/id-f_1162868/">1stDibs</a></p> <p>Peacock Beaded Hand Mirror, <a href="http://www.pier1.com/Peacock-Beaded-Hand-Mirror/2617788,default,pd.html?cgid=jeweled_beaded">Pier 1</a></p> <p>Vidalia Accent Mirror, <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/38234/2447549">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="http://www.marcjacobs.com/lookbooks/marc-jacobs-collection/womens-ready-to-wear/fall--winter-2014/178d8271-0fe5-4900-8402-8d2f1bf28af1/34--jamie">Marc Jacobs F/W 2014 Collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 26 May 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/26/runway-to-room-bejeweled/Decorating IdeasPhoto Friday: Classic Villahttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/23/photo-friday-classic-villa/<p>This week, my blog travels to a home in Woodside, California, located on the San Francisco Peninsula. <a href="http://www.mjconstruction.com/">Markay Johnson Construction</a> built this new graceful classic villa on a hillside lot with sweeping views of the bay north all the way to San Francisco.</p> <p>In keeping with its Mediterranean inspiration and the perfect climate of its California setting, balconies, terraces and patios connect the living spaces to the outdoors, and breezes fill the home. While I couldn’t capture the fragrance of the breeze, I tried to show in the photographs the outdoor/indoor nature of the home’s design.</p> <p>The challenges of the photo shoot were to capture the full volume of the spacious home, and make the home look like its owner had moved in. This was difficult because we photographed it before the final construction and landscape had been completed, and it was not yet furnished and occupied. What made the shoot possible are the efforts of Rochelle and Chad Broadhead of Markay Johnson Construction, who arranged for temporary furniture and accessories and spent the day moving things room to room for my shots.</p> <p><img alt="" height="295" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-36.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-43.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-47.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-52.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/w-61.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>webinternFri, 23 May 2014 11:12:52 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/23/photo-friday-classic-villa/Photo FridayShow Us Your Style: Bookcasehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/22/show-us-your-style-bookcase/<div> <div><a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank">Utahstyleanddesign.com</a> asked for submissions to see your style. Emily Elizabeth of Emily Designs submitted a bookshelf that was designed by her and constructed by her husband Josh.</div> <div> </div> <div>She originally used it for display at her booth at the Downtown Farmers Market, now it sits proudly in the living room of their Midvale home. To see more of her desings and repurposed furniture visit her pinterest board: <a href="http://pinterest.com/emilydesigns/" target="_blank">http://pinterest.com/emilydesigns/</a>.</div> </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" border="0" height="723" src="/site_media/uploads/RepurposedBookShelf.jpg" width="500"></div> <p>You’ve got style and we want to see it—and share it. Send us digital photographs of your stylish spaces, design tricks and favorite decorative treatments to potentially be featured on our website galleries and in the pages of Utah Style &amp; Design magazine. We are currently seeking photos related to: garden hot spot, collections, bookcases &amp; shelves. For more info go to <a href="/show-us-your-style/" target="_blank">www.utahstyleanddesign.com/show-us-your-style</a></p>Cynthia YeoThu, 22 May 2014 15:24:50 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/22/show-us-your-style-bookcase/Decorating IdeasDIYA Luxury Shower Experiencehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/22/a-luxury-shower-experience/<p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This past weekend I had the unique opportunity to go to Alpharetta, Georgia to visit the Hansgrohe manufacturing facility.  The tour included the "Shower World" experience, an interactive shower area showcasing most of the shower systems offered by the line.  This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to try out many of the luxury products I specify, and I have to say for me the hands-down winner was the <a href="http://www.hansgrohe-usa.com/articledetail-raindance-raindance-rainfall-air-240-showerhead-trim-28411001.html?fsid=0x00000033000074C9&amp;pageid=e8715959-54d2-4025-9e39-5ebe29c5854b&amp;q=" target="_blank">Raindance Rainfall 240 AIR</a>.  This is a massive overhead shower head - almost 2' deep.  It consists of 3 functions:  <br><br><strong>RainAir</strong><br><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall2.jpg" width="490"><br> <br><strong>Rainflow Waterfall</strong><br><img alt="" height="519" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall3.jpg" width="490"><br><br><strong>WhirlAir</strong><br><img alt="" height="469" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/nicolerainfall4.jpg" width="490"><br><br><a href="http://www.hansgrohe-usa.com/" target="_blank">Hansgrohe</a> is known for this AIR technology, which, as you might guess, uses air to enhance the water.  Droplets are made of 3 parts air and 1 part water, which makes it feel like you're using much more water than you actually are – you’re only using 2.5 gallons per minute!  And, because of the air, when the droplets hit your skin they don't bounce off as solid water might.<br><br>The real gem of this showerhead is the Rainflow Waterfall feature.  I've never felt anything like it in a shower, and it really was pure luxury.  <br><br>At a whopping $ 3,173.00 list price, this isn't a showerhead for everyone. But for someone seeking a truly luxurious shower experience, this is a great place to start.</p> <p><br><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 22 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/22/a-luxury-shower-experience/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomMade in Utah: Natural Selectionhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/22/style-file-natural-selection/<p>From posing sculptural skulls to framing colorful insects, Jean-Michel Arrigona passionately makes art from some of nature's most arresting creatures.</p> <p><img alt="" height="697" src="/site_media/uploads/ns5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For Utah Artisan Jean-Michel Arrigona, converting insects and countless creatures into art is not a dramatic change from his 23-year former profession of making furniture.  "Furniture had beauty, and this is a natural beauty," he says.  Arrigona started posing bugs 13 years ago after buying one while traveling, and today he sells his fascinating art creations from his Midvale showroom Natur.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="606" src="/site_media/uploads/ns2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Arrigona obtains the subjects from across the globe.  From Jewel Beetles from Thailand to Giant Blue Morpho butterflies from Peru, all insects are obtained legally, often from sustainable bug-rich preserves.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/ns4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Butterflies in acrylic boxes, bats in glass domes, bird-sized beetles in frames- Arrigona sells displayed pieces and also customizes clients' creations.  Got a net?  You can even bring in your own bugs.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="518" src="/site_media/uploads/ns6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>From selecting and rehydrating insects, to staging them in real-life positions, Arrigona loves the posing process most.  "It's not just about selling a bug, but about presenting it as art," he says.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/ns1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"There is a bug for everyone," says Arrigona, who focuses on the form, color and texture of each piece- even the creepiest crawler-to elevate it as art.  He also shares their stories.  Creations range from $7 to $1,800 each.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/ns3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Jean-Michel Arrigona in his showroom <a href="https://squareup.com/market/natur" target="_blank">Natur</a>.</p> <p>Take a Field Trip: The Natural History Museum of Utah woos bug buffs</p> <p>Big on bugs?  Head to the Natural History Museum of Utah to see its Entomology collection or attend the "<a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/bug-brigade" target="_blank">Bug Brigade</a>," where you'll learn about, observe and even handle live insects. </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 22 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/22/style-file-natural-selection/ArchitectureBehind the ScenesDecorating IdeasPin of the Week: Mason Jar Herb Gardenhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/21/pin-of-the-week-mason-jar-herb-garden/<p>Thought you had seen every possibility for the Mason Jar? Show off your green thumb with these DIY wall planters. The added bonus? You'll always have fresh herbs on hand!</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="685" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/HerbGarden.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2011/08/mason-jar-wall-planter.html" target="_blank">notjustahousewife.com</a> for the complete how-to!</p> <p><em>For more great tips follow: <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/" target="_blank">utahstyledesign on pinterest</a></em></p>webinternWed, 21 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/21/pin-of-the-week-mason-jar-herb-garden/DIYGreat IdeaIn the GardenStyle is Brewing at the New Publik Coffee Roasters in SLChttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/21/publik/<p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik1.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>These days, it's not enough to get a great cup of Joe. For most of us, the setting is as important as what's in the cup. Matt Bourgeois and Missy Greis understand this. As the owners of <a href="http://www.publikcoffee.com">Publik Coffee Roasters</a>, they created a new location in Salt Lake City that satisfies our cravings for really tasty style. </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik10.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Pastries and an assortment of toasts are among Publik's offerings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik2.jpg" width="478"></p> <p> A mix of raw, industrial and sleek materials shape the interior's cool, comfortable vibe.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik7.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Wire cage pendants hang above the boardroom table. </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik8.jpg" width="478"></p> <p> Stools overlook the stairway connecting the interior's two levels.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik6.jpg" width="478"></p> <p> A Big Ass Fan from Kentucky measures 14 feet across and hangs above the open interior.</p> <p><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Faux boxwood clads the wall opening to the restrooms.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik3.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Recycled materials include snow fence from Wyoming, stem pipe from Duchesne County oil fields and metal doors from an old downtown warehouse.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Vintage fixtures elevate the interiors industrial, warehouse design. Publik (derived from Publiek meaning community or public in Dutch) defines the type of welcoming gathering place Matt and Missy wanted to create.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/Publik/publik9.jpg" width="478"></p> <p>Chris Nielson of <a href="http://www.evergreeneconstruction.com">Evergreene</a> Construction and architect Warren Lloyd of <a href="http://www.lloyd-arch.com/">Lloyd Architects</a> (photographed with Missy and Matt) tranformed the former printing press warehouse into Publik Coffee Roasters' new location on 975 S. West Temple. Whether you love great coffee or stirring architecture, you'll love this new addition to Salt Lake City.</p>Brad MeeWed, 21 May 2014 09:32:27 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/21/publik/Trending Now: LMK Interior Designhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/20/trending-now-lmk-interior-design/<p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lmk3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>In the current issue of <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> you may have noticed this beautiful space in the Stylemakers section.</p> <p>We asked the talented team at <a href="http://www.lmkinteriordesign.com/" target="_blank">LMK Interior Design</a> what's trending now. The answer: <em>contemporary aesthetics</em>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="263" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lmk2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Whether you lean toward traditional, classic or mountain style<em>—</em>the look is all about a cleaner line in a more casual environment. "The days of dressy design are over and replaced by sophisticated casual," says partner Richard Miller. "We create this by mixing clean lines with natural/organic furniture, fabrics and accessories. </p> <p><img alt="" height="576" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lmk1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>For more spectacular spaces featuring LMK's dynamic design see: <a href="/galleries/a-fresh-approach/" target="_blank">here</a>, <a href="/galleries/kitchen-contemporary-kitchen/" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="/galleries/elevated-living/" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p>LMK Interior Design<br>4626 Highland Drive., Salt Lake City | 801-272-9121 </p> <p> </p>webinternTue, 20 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/20/trending-now-lmk-interior-design/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineStyle File: Name Droppinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/20/style-file-name-dropping/<p>Notice the deluge of designer-dubbed books flooding the market? These page-turners provide a sumptuous way to top your coffee tables and fill your shelves with inspiration.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="632" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration</em></p> <p>Page after page of lavishly layered, richly decorated rooms join insightful anecdotes to chronicle the career and works of decorating legend Mario Buatta, from his start in the 1950s to creating opulent interiors for today's A-listers. $75, Rizzoli</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="522" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Aero: Beginning to Now</em></p> <p>Thomas O'Brien gives entree and insight into the 20-year evolution of his SoHo studio and store. Thought-provoking images of the boutique, its unique refurbished furnishings and assorted O'Brien-enriched interiors capture the designer's distinctive modern style. $50, Abrams</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="487" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Simply Serene</em></p> <p>Thomas Pheasant majestically combines contemporary and traditional design elements in timeless spaces defined by hushed tones, orderly elements and intriguiging, yet understated, details. $60, Rizzoli</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="542" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Decorating in Detail</em></p> <p>Designer Alexa Hampton leads readers through eight unique homes, sharing her step-by-step process to transform them into lovely, livable abodes. $50, Potter Style</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="549" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/nd5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><em>Timeless Style</em></p> <p>Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler is known for creating classic, comfortable spaces washed in lovely tones and clever details. She delights fans with image after image of inviting spaces showcasing design that is elegant and engaging. $55, Rizzoli</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 20 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/20/style-file-name-dropping/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Masterfully Redo Your Master Bedroomhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/19/refresh-renew-remodel-masterfully-redo-your-master-bedroom/<p>Spruce up your master bedroom by combining clean lines and earth tones with bright, vibrant colors.  By doing so, you'll constantly wake up to remember "there's no place like home."</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>New custom furnishings add a feeling of modernity</li> <li>Warm wall color complemets the white ceiling, window casings, molding and baseboards</li> <li>The warm hues of red mixed with the cold purple add a nice juxtaposition and keep the room looking vibrant and savvy</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/snyder16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Carrie Snyder and Gabrielle Krakow, both of <a href="http://avatardesigngroup.net/" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/19/refresh-renew-remodel-masterfully-redo-your-master-bedroom/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomKids&#39; Spaces: Shared Spacehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/19/kids-spaces-shared-space/<p>Creating a shared space for kids can be tricky, especially if it's shared by a boy and a girl.</p> <p>Bunk beds are an ideal option for older kids of any gender, but if a newborn is involved, you might find yourself running a little short on space. Consider opting for a smaller crib or bassinet rather than a standard size crib that takes up more room.</p> <p>Keep the overall space gender neutal with a neutral color palette, then bring in pops of color and designate each child's space with pillows or small accessories. </p> <p>A low, long dresser can accomodate clothing, linen and diaper storage for both children, and also double as a changing station for baby. Place a small changing pad on top, and you'll still have room for other necessities like wipes and a lamp.</p> <p>Anchor the space with a rug and incorporate simple storage solutions like baskets and bins.</p> <p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ks-sharedspace.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Seagrass Closed Toy Basket, <a href="http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod419090&amp;categoryId=rhbc_cat363014">Restoration Hardware</a></p> <p>Hudson 6-Drawer Dresser, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/hudson-6-drawer-dresser-white-g918/?pkey=cdressers-nightstands&amp;cm_src=dressers-nightstands||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Hampshire Toddler Bed, <a href="http://www.landofnod.com/hampshire-toddler-bed-stone/f14195">Land of Nod</a></p> <p>New School Toddler Bedding, <a href="http://www.landofnod.com/new-school-toddler-bedding-widest-stripe/f12468">Land of Nod</a></p> <p>Dawson Rug, <a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/dawson-rug-gray/?pkey=call-rugs&amp;">Pottery Barn Kids</a></p> <p>Masala Fishy Reversible Quilt, <a href="http://www.diapers.com/p/masala-fishy-medallion-moksha-reversible-quilt-yellow-984396">Diapers.com</a></p> <p>Stokke Sleepi Mini Crib, <a href="http://www.diapers.com/p/stokke-sleepi-mini-bundle-with-mattress-drape-rod-walnut-1044651">Diapers.com</a></p> <p>For more kids space ideas, <a href="/blog/tag/kids-spaces/">click here</a> or visit our <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/utahstyledesign/kids-rooms/">Kids Rooms board on Pinterest</a>.</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 19 May 2014 10:24:42 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/19/kids-spaces-shared-space/Decorating IdeasA New Season, A New Designhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/19/a-new-season-a-new-design/<p>The set of local morning show, <a href="http://www.good4utah.com/gtu" target="_blank">Good Things Utah</a>, just underwent a huge facelife. Designer Marsha Holfeltz of Madison McCord Interiors shares her inspiration for the new set.</p> <p class="font_8">Marsha went for a modern glam style by adding luxurious furs and patterns to the set. Marsha says, "I wanted to implement a lot of color and condense the set and make it more simple." </p> <p class="font_8">She started with the focal points in each room and added from there. The dining table, a personal favorite, "has such an interesting base and it comes in 10 different finishes." according to Marsha. While it appears rather industrial, it is completely made of wood!</p> <p class="font_8">Take Marsha's advice, bring life to any space by adding a fun statement piece, mixing patterns and textures, or adding some color in your home.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/channel4set.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/chairsonset.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/new_set.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/sittingareaonset.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Everything on the new set can be found at <a href="http://www.madisonmccordinteriors.com" target="_blank">Madison McCord Interiors</a> as well as on their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MadisonMcCordInteriors">Facebook page.</a></p> <p> </p>webinternMon, 19 May 2014 09:37:01 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/19/a-new-season-a-new-design/Behind the ScenesRemodel & RenovateSummer Cooking Essentialshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/16/summer-cooking-essentials/<p>Summer is here and the living is easy. Shouldn't the cooking be easy too? This weeks Style File had you<a href="/blog/2014/05/14/style-file-guess-the-gadget/" target="_blank"> guessing the kitchen gadget</a>. Here are a few more kitchen tools and gadgets that will help you enjoy the fresh flavors of the season while enhancing and simplifying your cooking experiences. </p> <p><a href="http://www.imusausa.com/" target="_blank">IMUSA</a> Citrus Juicer</p> <p><img alt="" height="205" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/juicer.jpg" width="205"></p> <p>Unlike electric juicers this has an easy to use lever system and is made of stainless steel and enameled cast metal which makes it easier to clean. This juicer is available at Bed, Bath &amp; Beyond and Kohls. </p> <p><a href="http://www.cookina.co/homepage/" target="_blank">Cookina</a> Reusable Grilling Sheets</p> <p><img alt="" height="99" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/grilling_sheets.png" width="346"></p> <p>The Cookina Reusable Grilling Sheet is a thin fabric that is a great alternative to aluminum foil. It is PTFE coated which makes it completely non-stick. It's thin enough that you will still get grill lines on your veggies and meat. The best feature about this product is the easy clean up. Simply place the sheet in warm, soapy water and scrub it with the cleaning pad that comes with it. This grilling sheet is available at Home Depot.  </p> <p><a href="http://www.imusausa.com/" target="_blank">IMUSA</a> 8 Piece Espresso Set</p> <p><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/espresso_set.jpg" width="207"></p> <p>This fun espresso set is stylish and functional. Each cup handle is made of silicone which stays cool to the touch. </p> <p><a href="http://www.imusausa.com/" target="_blank">IMUSA</a> Lava Rock Molcajete</p> <p><img alt="" height="242" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/molcajete.jpg" width="205"></p> <p>Lava rock holds on to the flavors of whatever has been previously grinded in it, making it possible to make the perfect batch of guacamole or pesto every time you use it. </p>webinternFri, 16 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/16/summer-cooking-essentials/Great IdeaHot FindsOn the TablePhoto Friday: SLC Courthousehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/16/photo-friday-slc-courthouse/<p>The completed federal courthouse now graces the Salt Lake City skyline. The architecture is fresh and innovative. With the architect’s encouragement, I have been experimenting with different photographic techniques to encourage the viewer to look more deeply into the architecture to see the context, materials, and construction, and to observe the subtleties of the design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch-19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch23.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch37.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ch43.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 16 May 2014 09:46:52 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/16/photo-friday-slc-courthouse/Photo FridayThe Natural History Museum of Utah and Craft Lake City: Artist Workshop Serieshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/15/the-natural-history-museum-of-utah-and-craft-lake-city-artist-workshop-series/<p>Get excited! <a href="http://www.nhmu.utah.edu" target="_blank">The Natural History Museum of Utah</a> and <a href="http://craftlakecity.com" target="_blank">Craft Lake City</a> have partnered up and are presenting, <a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/craft" target="_blank">The Artist Workshop Series.</a></p> <p>There will be three more workshops within the series, so there is still time to prepare.</p> <p>Up next, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:00pm, local jewelry maker, Zell Lee will be teaching <a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/events/artist-workshop-series-insect-wing-jewelry" target="_blank">Insect Wing Jewelry</a>. Create your own pair of earrings or necklace with beetle or butterfly wings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="580" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/ws_2014__umnh_zelllee_butterflynecklace_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <div class="region region-node-content clearfix"> <div class="clearfix block block-system block-style-frameless first last odd" id="block-system-main"> <div class="content"> <div class="node node-event view-mode-full clearfix" id="node-15650"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-dates-times field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/events/artist-workshop-series-bone-wreaths" target="_blank">Bone Wreaths</a> will be presented Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm. Local artist and storyteller Marcee Blackerby will be teaching how to make your own wreath using animal bones and seedpods, just in time for Halloween!</div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"><img alt="" height="383" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/bonewreathtile.jpg" width="490"></div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> <div class="field-item even">The last event of the series, <a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/events/artist-workshop-series-felt-dinosaurs" target="_blank">Felt Dinosaurs</a>, will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm. Felting expert Stacie Van Arsdale will be teaching everything you need to know about felting, as well as helping you create a felt dinosaur of your own.</div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> </div> <div class="field-item even"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/feltdinos.jpg" width="490"></div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> <div class="field-item even">Don't waste time, tickets are going fast! Reserve your spot <a href="https://online.nhmu.utah.edu/artist-workshop-series-butterfly-necklaces" target="_blank">here.</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> <div class="field-item even"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>webinternThu, 15 May 2014 10:35:04 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/15/the-natural-history-museum-of-utah-and-craft-lake-city-artist-workshop-series/Behind the ScenesDIYGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsAmazing Gracehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/15/amazing-grace-1/<p>In West Jordan, the new Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church features inspired design and simple materials that honor the parish's rich mining and construction history. </p> <p><img alt="Amazing-Grace/USD" height="725" src="/site_media/uploads/sjw_14b_sm_sparano-_-mooney.jpg" title="Amazing-Grace/USD" width="490"></p> <p>A skylight adorned with flat seam copper delivers natural light into the serene, fir-clad interior of the day chapel. </p> <p><img alt="Amazing-Grace/USD" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/sjw_02_sparano-_-mooney.jpg" title="Amazing-Grace/USD" width="490"></p> <p>Replacing the orignial modest church built in 1965, the new church features copper, board-formed concrete, cedar, steel and other fundamental elements referencing the parish's constructions and mining history. Sustainable aspects of the building, its materials and construction allow the design to qualify for a LEED Silver certification. </p> <p><img alt="Amazing-Grace/USD" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/sjw_08_sparano-_-mooney.jpg" title="Amazing-Grace/USD" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.sparanomooney.com/" target="_blank">Sparano and Mooney</a> designed two offset ellipses to create the illusion of thick solid walls enclosing the sanctuary. Into the poche or wall mass, the duo "carved" intimate chapels and deep inset windows uniquely tinted to fill the interior with changing colors throughout the day. </p> <p>More of this church renovation in the <a class="external" href="/galleries/amazing-grace/" target="_blank" title="Amazing Grace/USD Galleries">Amazing Grace gallery</a>.</p> <p>Time lapse video of the construction from <a href="http://www.sparanomooney.com/" target="_blank">Sparano and Mooney</a> </p> <p><iframe height="368" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8-TPmkZ0s6I" width="490"></iframe></p> <p><em>Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church - Time Lapse | Architects: Anne Mooney and John Sparano, principals Sparano &amp; Mooney Architecture</em></p>Logan MarshallThu, 15 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/15/amazing-grace-1/ArchitectureFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineStyle File: Guess the Gadgethttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/14/style-file-guess-the-gadget/<p>Warn your kitchen—there are countless gadgets trying to get into its drawers. Some are indispensable and others just silly. You make the call. But before you do, which ingredient goes with which gadget? Here's to helping your tool IQ skyrocket. </p> <p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Reversible Meat Tenderizer, $30, <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com" target="_blank">Williams-Sonoma</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg9.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Rolling Garlic Chopper, $15, <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com" target="_blank">Williams-Sonoma</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="487" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Whiskey Rocks, $20 set of 9, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/Spoons%20'N%20Spice" target="_blank">Spoons 'N Spice</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg8.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg10.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Yolk Out Egg Separator, $7, <a href="http://www.surlatable.com" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="786" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Banana Slicer, $10, <a href="http://www.spoonsnspice.com" target="_blank">Spoons 'N Spice</a>, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p>TOOL TALK:</p> <p><img alt="" height="675" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg13.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Lesli Sommerdorf has grappled with more than her share of kitchen gadgets. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, former food editor, writer and restaurant reviewer for <em>The Salt Lake Tribune</em> and now resident chef at <a href="http://www.surlatable.com" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a> in SLC, she has chopped, peeled, diced and prepped using countless tools. Some she adores, others she abhors. Her fave: The Stem-Gem by Chef'n. "It is my go-to for hulling and de-stemming strawberries and tomatoes," she says. She also likes the 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer by OXO. "It does it all." Sommerdorf gives nutmeg mills the thumbs down. "Most people use only one nutmeg in a year's time, so why let a bunch of them go stale sitting in a grinder? One nutmeg and a microplane work just fine for me," she says.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg11.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>OXO Avocado Slicer, $10</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/gg12.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Chef'n StemGem, $8</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/14/style-file-guess-the-gadget/From Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn The MagazineOn the TablePin of the Week: New Flooring http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/14/pin-of-the-week-new-flooring/<p>Tired of the same standardized flooring? Mix it up with modern mosaics that will complete any bath, bar or kitchen. Simply changing the floor pattern will leave any space feeling fresh and new. </p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/bathroom-tile-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/288441551103891433_kd6quxe0_c.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/floor-tiles.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em><a href="http://maison21.blogspot.com%20%20"><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/0c55979bb24d2a8e17fc3fce845aa96c.jpg" width="490"></a></em></p> <p><em>Photos all from: <a href="http://www.theenglishroom.biz/2013/01/18/masterful-marble-mosaics/" target="_blank">Talya Collection</a></em></p>webinternWed, 14 May 2014 10:34:41 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/14/pin-of-the-week-new-flooring/Decorating IdeasHot FindsStyle File: Second Seatinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/13/style-file-second-seating/<p>Designer <a href="http://christapirlfurniture.com" target="_blank">Christa Pirl</a> restores and reimagines antique seating, giving old pieces new life, modern flair and a special place in her clients' homes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Antique lovers and recyclers alike adore Christa Pirl Furniture, the designer's business specializing in restoring old chairs, sofas, settees and stools. "I do only seating pieces; there is something special about their designs and the interplay between frames and fabrics," says Pirl, who hand selects and revises antique and vintage pieces prized for their quality and character or, when it comes to family heirlooms, for their sentimentality. A fresh finish, new fabric and the designer's special touch give each piece a stylish second chance.</p> <p> </p> <p>From this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="793" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss4.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>To this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="796" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss5.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>A dark finish and bold fabric update a simple side chair</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>From this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>To this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="522" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss3.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>A stained finish and new upholstery revives an outdated, painted arm chair</p> <p> </p> <p>From this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="365" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss6.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>To this:</p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ss7.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>An 1840s American Empire settee boasts a Greek key pattern fabric</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 13 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/13/style-file-second-seating/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Layered Landscapinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/12/refresh-renew-remodel-layered-landscaping/<p>Time to whip your shrubbery into shape. With layered landscaping your yard will be transformed from a drag to a dream.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Located at the front end of the sidewalk, curved brick walls invite visitors into the property, add depth to the yard and link the brick house to the landscape</li> <li>Planted behind walls, cascading plantings soften the structures and Redbud trees add vertical height without blocking the house</li> <li>The walls' aggregate caps match the windowsills and provide a level spot for planters, pumpkins or seated guests</li> <li>Inconspicuous metal edging replaces unsightly, ineffective concrete curbing that detracts from the plantings</li> <li>The revised grade makes the yard more level, an ideal foundation for a new sidewalk with a short series of steps</li> <li>Tiles were removed from the steps to create a more appropriate look for the house</li> <li>Curved short walls, adjoining plantings and curved gardens that replaced the straight-lined beds across the foundation, increases the perceived depth of the property</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Dean Anesi, <a href="http://www.urbangardencompany.com/" target="_blank">Urban Garden Company</a>, and Willie Eschenfelder, <a href="http://eschenfelderlandscaping.com/" target="_blank">Eschenfelder Landscaping</a></p>webinternMon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/12/refresh-renew-remodel-layered-landscaping/From Our PagesGreat IdeaIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Stripes on Stripeshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/12/runway-to-room-stripes-on-stripes/<p>You know you're an expert in pattern mixing when you can combine stripes with florals with polka dots with ikat, but mix stripes with stripes successfully, and there's a whole new level of expertise.</p> <p>Just as mixing any two patterns together, layering stripes on stripes requires a good eye for scale. But when it's good, it's really good.</p> <p><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/rrstripes.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Celena Midnight Stripe Pillow, <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/celena-midnight-stripe-23-pillow/f55252">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Cabana Stripe Towel, <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/31484199.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS#/">Anthropologie</a></p> <p>Tan-Striped Accent Chair, <a href="http://www.horchow.com/Tan-Striped-Accent-Chair-striped/cprod106620014___/p.prod?icid=&amp;searchType=MAIN&amp;rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D4294957625%2526_requestid%253D21735%2526Ntt%253Dstriped&amp;eItemId=cprod106620014&amp;cmCat=search">Horchow</a></p> <p>Canopy Stripe McKenzie Ottoman, <a href="http://www.worldmarket.com/product/canopy+stripe+mckenzie+ottoman.do?&amp;from=Search">World Market</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="http://altuzarra.com/en/collections/spring-summer-2014">Altuzarra S/S '14 Collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 12 May 2014 09:48:58 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/12/runway-to-room-stripes-on-stripes/Decorating IdeasA Simple Tub Optionhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/08/a-simple-tub-option/<p><strong>A Simple Tub Option that Opens Up Possibilities</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/1-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>These days my favorite tub is the <a href="http://hydrosystem.com/" target="_blank">Lacey from Hydro Systems</a>.  Its simple lines fit well with any style, and it's available in many sizes. But the best part is that Hydro Systems made a brilliant decision to offer the Lacey with options for integrated front and side panels, in a seamless application.  This opens up possibilities to use the tub in a corner application - not many modern acrylic tubs offer this (I haven't seen any others to date).<br><br>I've already had the opportunity to use this feature in 2 bathroom projects.  Both of these were small bath remodels with few options for reconfiguration.<br><br>Here's the "Before" of a bathroom in the Avenues:<br><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/2-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>And the "After":  <br><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/3-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>We kept the charm of the home, with the simplicity of the deeper, more modern, Lacey tub.  (Note that the glass bath screen hadn't been installed yet when I took this photo.)<br><br>I've also used the Lacey tub in a modern bathroom remodel:<br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/4-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202014/5-nicoletub.jpg" width="490"><br><br>For more images of this bathroom <a href="http://www.enzyliving.blogspot.com/2014/04/white-walnut-bathroom-remodel.html" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+NicoleZeigler-enzy?rel=author">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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 08 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/08/a-simple-tub-option/Decorating IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomArtist Workshop: Cake Decorating with Megan Whittakerhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/06/artist-workshop-cake-decorating-with-megan-whittaker/<p>Presented by <a class="external" href="http://www.westelm.com/shop/furniture/" target="_blank" title="West Elm">West Elm</a> and <a class="external" href="http://craftlakecity.com" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City DIY ">Craft Lake City</a>, Megan Whittaker of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eatnoisette">Noisette</a> will be instructing cake decorating at a DIY Workshop Series. She makes fancy fresh treats from scratch like macaroons, creamy caramels and marshmallows. And, as a seasoned cake decorator, she's ready to show you the tricks of the trade. </p> <p>West Elm in Salt Lake City<br><span>May 8, 2014 from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. </span></p> <p>There's no time to waste, pre-register <a class="external" href="http://www.skillshare.com/classes/food-and-drink/Cake-Decorating-With-Megan-Whittaker-of-Noisette/717382650/251492295?teacherRef=5966846&amp;utm_campaign=teacher-referral&amp;utm_source=ShortUrl&amp;utm_medium=teacher-referral" target="_blank" title="West Elm &amp; Craft Lake City/register">here</a>. </p> <p><img alt="West-Elm&amp;Craft-Lake-City/cake-decorating" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/cake-decorating.jpg" title="West-Elm&amp;Craft-Lake-City/cake-decorating" width="319"></p>webinternTue, 06 May 2014 16:54:34 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/06/artist-workshop-cake-decorating-with-megan-whittaker/DIYGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsStyle File: Sheer Beautyhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/06/style-file-sheer-beauty/<p>Looking for the latest look in window dressings? Think sheers. From shimmering silks and embroidered linens to wool voiles and burn-out blends, today's see-through textiles illuminate interiors with fresh style and fabulously filtered light.</p> <p><img alt="" height="385" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/sb1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>1. Eden by <a href="http://elitis-wallpapers.com" target="_blank">Elitis</a></p> <p>2. Ulf Moritz by <a href="http://www.sahco.com/de#/home" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>3. Porcelaine by <a href="http://elitis-wallpapers.com" target="_blank">Elitis</a></p> <p>4. Melissa by <a href="http://www.sahco.com/de#/home" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>5. Perlino by <a href="http://www.cec-milano.com/en/" target="_blank">C&amp;C Milano</a></p> <p>6. Aerie by <a href="http://www.weitznerlimited.com" target="_blank">Weitzner</a></p> <p>7. Fairytale by <a href="http://www.weitznerlimited.com" target="_blank">Weitzner</a></p> <p>8. Sonata by <a href="http://www.sahco.com/de#/home" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>9. Luana by <a href="http://www.sahco.com/de#/home" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p> <p>10. Leander by <a href="http://www.sahco.com/de#/home" target="_blank">Sahco</a></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 06 May 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/06/style-file-sheer-beauty/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsIn The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Study Anewhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/05/refresh-renew-remodel-study-anew/<p>Study anew in a renewed space balancing modern style and basic comfort. Reflecting both past and present lifestyles, a remodeled study is the perfect area to foster new ideas while mixing a variety of old furnishings.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before/During:</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Staged around an original fireplace, vintage photographs and collectibles complement modern furnishings and fixtures</li> <li>Window casings and pocket doors go well with neutral-colored walls</li> <li>Contemporary Furniture—lounge chair, glass table, and rug—make traditional interiors look current</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/renovate2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Transformed by Gordon Wood and <a href="http://www.robertgmcarthurstudios.com/" target="_blank">Robert McArthur</a></p>webinternMon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/05/refresh-renew-remodel-study-anew/ArchitectureDecorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateThe “Ringing In” of Springhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/02/theringing-inof-spring/<p><img alt="" height="451" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ut-style-1.jpeg" width="451"><br><em>Photo courtesy of Cuisine Unlimited</em></p> <p>May is the doorway to flower season. Ouryards start to spring into life, trees enter full bloom and leaves jump out to dance in the soft breeze. Flowerbeds glow with color and my creative energy flows. This time of year fills me with much excitement and life.</p> <p><span>This is the perfect time of year to bring the fresh growth of the yard into your house. Use your yard's colors, shapes and textures to add life into each room. These humble snips and trimmings are perfect for entry tables, buffets, sideboards, nightstands and counter tops.</span></p> <p><span>Don’t limit yourself to flowers; use branches, water plants around the pond, rocks and moss. Look for unusual containers such as teacups or pots, mason jars, wood boxes, old hats and even your trusty old watering can. For a more traditional look, use glass vases in abundant shapes and sizes.</span></p> <p><span>You’ll find my cloves and pruners on the back counter ready for an unexpected whim to swoop up and pluck something delightful out of the yard. If you have guests staying with you, put a small vase of flowers on the bed side table to make them feel completely loved and appreciated.</span></p> <p><span>So, I would encourage you to step outside.</span></p> <p>Close your eyes. Take a deep breath of fresh air.</p> <p>Now, pause and slowly exhale.</p> <p><span>Open your eyes and capture your new, creative view of opportunities that are in your own backyard.</span></p> <p><span><em>Bruce Frazier is the event designer of </em><em><a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a>.</em></span></p>webinternFri, 02 May 2014 12:05:38 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/02/theringing-inof-spring/Decorating IdeasPhoto Friday: Frank Lloyd Wright Designshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/02/photo-friday-frank-lloyd-wright-designs/<p>I have always loved photographing buildings, and one of my career highlights has been the opportunity to photograph the homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. These Arizona homes demonstrate Wright’s sensitivity to solar access and climate and his pivotal role as a pioneer in sustainable design. Considering that with one exception, these homes were built before his death in 1959, the way he advanced design is even more remarkable. His use of overhangs, designing the landscaping to work with the home and solar exposure, the interior play of light and shadows, and use of experimental materials in these desert homes are a joy to photograph. I was able to digitally process these film images for use by the <a href="https://www.savewright.org/">Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy</a>, and I am pleased to be part of the Conservancy’s important work.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/b-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/c-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="365" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/carlson-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="316" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/dw-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="652" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/l-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/p-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/p-5.jpg" width="490'"></p> <p><img alt="" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/p-7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 02 May 2014 11:04:45 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/02/photo-friday-frank-lloyd-wright-designs/Photo FridayMake it Modern http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/01/make-it-modern-1/<p>A passion for precision and clean-lined living drives the design of a Deer Valley kitchen. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-9-removeswitch.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>Surrounded by spectacular vies, a chicly furnished nook performs as a luxe lounge just steps from the kitchen's cooking area. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-11.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>Broad beams soar above the spacious kitchen designed to foster relaxed living, gourmet cooking and casual entertaining. Dark wood floors anchor the space defined by modern design and clean-lined simplicity. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="329" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-5.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>HIdden behind vertically grained panels, extractable pantry units allow homeowners to easily see all contents inside open shelves. </p> <p><img alt="Make-it-modern/USD" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/lk-1fixedvents.jpg" title="Make-it-modern/USD" width="490"></p> <p>White surfaces dress the kitchen's cooking and prep area. "I love the white," says Elke. "My previous kitchen had dark cabinets, and I never knew if they were clean or not. These are beautiful and so east to keep spotless." </p> <p>Check out the rest of this kitchen's beautiful simplicity and details in our <a class="external" href="/galleries/make-it-modern/" target="_blank" title="Make It Modern/USD Galleries">gallery</a>. </p>Logan MarshallThu, 01 May 2014 10:10:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/05/01/make-it-modern-1/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineLiving Wreaths Book Signinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/30/living-wreaths-book-signing/<p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/livingwreaths.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>One of our favorite florists Natalie Bernhisel Robinson from <a href="http://www.lafleurdesign.com/LaFleur_Design/Home.html" target="_blank">La Fleur</a> will be signing her new book <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/living-wreaths-natalie-bernhisel-robinson/1118619738?ean=9781423632641" target="_blank">Living Wreaths</a> at the <a href="http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2941" target="_blank">Sugarhouse Barnes &amp; Noble</a> this Saturday May 3rd. </p> <p>You may remember Natalie's work from our Fall 2013 <a href="/blog/2013/09/16/behind-the-scenes-insert-flower-tablescape-title/" target="_blank">Ode To Autumn</a> feature. Works from her new book will be featured in the summer issue of Utah Style. For a sneak peak pick up the book and while your at it get it signed. </p> <p>Natalie will be at the <a href="http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2941" target="_blank">Sugarhouse Barnes &amp; Noble</a> from 12:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday May 3rd. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/lafleurwreath.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoWed, 30 Apr 2014 15:09:23 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/30/living-wreaths-book-signing/DIYGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Revamped Railinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/29/refresh-renew-remodel-revamped-railing/<p>Is your home in need of a front yard facelift?  Take a cue from our book in order to help transform it—by way of revamped railing—from a nondescript property into an inviting landscape.  </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>Replaced long, porch-to-sidewalk railing with a shorter version linking the porch to the base of the adjoining steps</li> <li>The new railing's bottom posts mimic the porch's round columns, liking the two elements</li> <li>Large maples were removed from in front of the columns, bringing the porch's architecture to the forefront</li> <li>Strategically placed landscaping chops up the bland blocking of ordinary bushes</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/homefront4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Transformed by Dean Anesi, <a href="http://www.urbangardencompany.com/" target="_blank">Urban Garden Company</a>, and Wille Eschenfelder, <a href="http://eschenfelderlandscaping.com/" target="_blank">Eschenfelder Landscaping</a></p>webinternTue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/29/refresh-renew-remodel-revamped-railing/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRunway to Room: Whiteouthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/28/runway-to-room-whiteout/<p>Whiteouts aren't just for winter anymore. Chic outdoor furniture looks fresh and crisp in shades of white for summertime, and with the ever-popular white-on-white trend still going strong, you can carry it out on more than just your wardrobe and walls.</p> <p><img alt="" height="259" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/rrwhiteout.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>White Filigree indoor/outdoor lanterns, <a href="http://www.shopterrain.com/trending-light-dark/white-filigree-lanterns/productOptionIDs/5f63e4f8-60b3-4ee7-9cbc-15481ea61cb2">Terrain</a></p> <p>Casual Chic Melamine Plates, <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/casual-chic-melamine-dinner-plates/?pkey=coutdoor-tabletop&amp;cm_src=outdoor-tabletop||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">Williams-Sonoma</a></p> <p>Jardine Folding Bistro Collection, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/jardine-folding-bistro-table-white-h738/?pkey=call-outdoor&amp;cm_src=all-outdoor||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>6' Round Sunbrella, <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/6-round-sunbrella-white-sand-umbrella-with-tilt-black-frame/s621560">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p>Festive Small White Planters, <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/festive-small-white-planter/s105518">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p><em>Runway image from <a href="http://www.chloe.com/#/en">Chloe</a> 2014 Resort Collection</em></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 28 Apr 2014 09:50:56 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/28/runway-to-room-whiteout/Decorating IdeasGreat Room Reduxhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/24/great-room-redux-1/<p>A contemporary decor and finessed floor plan bring fresh style and livability to a Park City townhouse. </p> <p><img alt="Great-Room-Redux" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/pc-19.jpg" title="Great-Room-Redux" width="490"></p> <p>Changes made: Replaced heavy, stained molding with simple white baseboards and casing that don't detract from the views. Replaced damaged engineered wood floors with 7-inch wide white oak planks. Painted yellow-tinted walls with Benjamin Moore's fresh Dove White. Created unobstructed passageway down the room's center for improved traffic flow. Selected modestly sized furniture that doesn't obstruct mountain views of the room's openness.</p> <p><img alt="Great-Room-Redux" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/pc-22.jpg" title="Great-Room-Redux" width="490"></p> <p>Changes Made: Lowered seat back to be flush with the window bottom. Upholstered existing beadboard back with hardwearing chenille fabric and added matching seat cushions. Painted the built-in benches to match the new table, chairs and upholstery stand out. Replaced iron chandelier with modern Restoration Hardware fixture. Hung a vintage print to reflect the homeowner's cycling passion.</p> <p><img alt="Great-Room-Redux" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/pc-23.jpg" title="Great-Room-Redux" width="490"></p> <p>Changes Made: Replaced the sculpted plaster range hood with a clean-lined stainless hood. Replaced fussy trim piece near the ceiling with a flat molding featuring a mitered edge. Placed doors over upper cabinet boxes that previously served as plate racks. Swapped out old arched upper cabinet doors with square paneled versions that match the existing bottom cabinet doors. Substituted simply styled under-counter corbels for the island's heavily carved pieces. Removed ornate chandelier and installed Harmon pendants from Restoration Hardware. Refinished yellow-glazed cabinets with a deep gray Farrow &amp; Ball paint.</p> <p>It didn't always look this preety! Go check out what this space used to look like before the renovation in our <a href="/galleries/great-room-redux/" target="_blank" title="Great Room Redux/USD Galleries">gallery.</a> </p>Logan MarshallThu, 24 Apr 2014 10:10:46 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/24/great-room-redux-1/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateClassic White Kitchen With A Few Twistshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/24/classic-white-kitchen-with-a-few-twists/<p><strong>Classic White Kitchen with a Few Twists</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/1-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>At first glance, this looks like another white kitchen.  Though white is classic and timeless, it can tend toward a little boring, especially considering how many white kitchens (with marble tops and white subway tile) we're seeing these days.  There are a few things here that make you want to give this particular white kitchen a double-take:<br><br>1.  <strong>Bold brass pendants.</strong>  These are the first thing you see when you walk in the door, and their large size makes them stand out even more.  Notice how the finish contrasts with the stainless steel and polished nickel used everywhere else.  But guess what?  That's okay!  Mixing metals is actually a big trend right now, and it works here because it adds interest - the pendants stand out rather than blending in.<br>  <br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/2-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>2.  <strong>Custom Range Hood</strong>.  Extra detail went into designing a hood that added a little more of an industrial flair, without overkill.  <br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/3-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>3.  <strong>Stylish faucet</strong>.  This pull-down faucet from <a href="http://www.waterstoneco.com/" target="_blank">Waterstone</a> is a piece of art in itself!<br><br><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/4-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>4.  <strong>Painted Ceiling</strong>.  We went a shade darker on the ceiling - an escape from the usual white.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/5-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>5.  <strong>Sitting Area in Kitchen</strong>.  This is a trend that's been slowly developing.  The kitchen has often been called the "heart of the home", so why not embrace this concept and add a comfortable sitting area in this space?  We reconfigured the kitchen layout, making it more functional, while at the same time eliminating the old dining table by creating a dining space as an extension of the island.  This allowed extra room to add a sitting area by the fireplace (and a window seat).  <br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/6-nicolewhitekitchen.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Photography <a href="http://hiyapapaya.com/blog/" target="_blank">by hiya papaya</a></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a>, CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/24/classic-white-kitchen-with-a-few-twists/Decorating IdeasRoom To RoomThis Week At O.C. Tanner: John Hardy Trunk Showhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/22/this-week-at-oc-tanner-john-hardy-trunk-show/<p>Palm trees? Beaches? Thatched-roofed huts? Let <a href="http://www.octannerjewelers.com" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner</a> itch your inner island fever with a <a href="http://www.johnhardy.com" target="_blank">John Hardy</a> Trunk Show launching their spring collection. Journey the Indonesian Archipelego and experience the art of tassology with tea leaf readings—all within reach by a short drive downtown.</p> <p><img alt="" height="129" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/johnhardytrunkshow.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>What does the future have in store for you? Find out this Thursday night.</p> <p>When: Thursday, April 24th, 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>Where: <a href="http://www.octannerjewelers.com" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner Jewelers</a>, 15 South State Street, SLC</p> <p>RSVP: This is a semi-private event. Call (801) 532-3222 to your reserve your spot.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octannerjohnhardy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner1.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner2.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>And with Earth Day just behind us, <a href="http://www.johnhardy.com" target="_blank">John Hardy</a> leaves the message that Mother Earth is a resource to be protected. Not only are their lines "inspired by the essense of the earth," the team at <a href="http://www.johnhardy.com" target="_blank">John Hardy</a> continually promotes and lives an environmentally-conscous philosophy at their compound in Bali.</p> <p><img alt="" height="683" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/octanner4.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><em>This post originally appeared on <a href="http://utahbrideandgroom.com/blog/2014/04/22/this-week-at-oc-tanner-john-hardy-trunk-show/" target="_blank">Utahbrideandgroom.com</a></em></p>Val RasmussenTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:42:54 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/22/this-week-at-oc-tanner-john-hardy-trunk-show/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Why Not Rework Your Wall?http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/22/refresh-renew-remodel-why-not-rework-your-wall/<p>Is your wall feeling neglected?  Simply add a pop of color to liven it up and your new (and improved!) wall will thank you for it.</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="" height="375" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live10.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <p>Changes Made:</p> <ul> <li>A series of green, custom-made 3form pieces are sculpture-esque, provide color and add a contemporary touch</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="/site_media/uploads/Refresh-Renew-Remodel/live1.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Transformed by Jayna Seal, senior interior designer with <a href="http://www.lismanstudio.com/Design_Team.html" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternTue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/22/refresh-renew-remodel-why-not-rework-your-wall/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateStyle File: Host With The Mosthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/22/style-file-host-with-the-most/<p>Bored with the basics? Punch up your dining room with standout host chairs. Pairing side chairs with contrasting counterparts punctuates the table ends--and the space--with comfort adn surprising style. </p> <p><img alt="Joey-Johnson/Chanelle-Anderson" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/gatehouse-6.jpg" title="Joey-Johnson/Chanelle-Anderson" width="490"></p> <p>Design by Joey Johnson and Chanelle Anderson, <a class="external" href="http://evansgatehouse.com" target="_blank" title="Gatehouse no. 1">Gatehouse no. 1</a>, Orem</p> <p><img alt="Vanguard-Park-Chair" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/vanguardpark315-ch_c.jpg" title="Vanguard-Park-Chair" width="386"></p> <p>Vanguard Park Chair, starting at $1,740, <a class="external" href="http://www.utahguildhall.com" target="_blank" title="Guild Hall">Guild Hall, SLC</a></p> <p><img alt="Lee-upholstered-armchair" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/lee-chair-3915_41front_0607_ad.jpg" title="Lee-upholstered-armchair" width="351"></p> <p>Lee upholstered armchair, $1,285, <a class="external" href="http://evansgatehouse.com" target="_blank" title="Gatehouse no. 1">Gatehouse no. 1</a>, Orem</p> <p><img alt="Bernhardt-Selby-chair" height="453" src="/site_media/uploads/bernhardt-n3003_2532021_front.jpg" title="Bernhardt-Selby-chair" width="490"></p> <p>Bernhardt Selby chair, $1,365, <a class="external" href="http://alicelanehome.com" target="_blank" title="Alice Lane Home Collection">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, SLC/Orem</p> <p><img alt="Metal-framed-wing-chair" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/hamilton-park-chair-a_005.jpg" title="Metal-framed-wing-chair" width="420"></p> <p>Metal Framed wing chair, starting at $873, <a class="external" href="http://www.hamiltonparkinteriors.com" target="_blank" title="Hamilton Park Interiors">Hamilton Park Interiors</a>, Murray</p> <p><img alt="Belfort-leather-wing-back" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/orkney-island-chair.jpg" title="Belfort-leather-wing-back" width="345"></p> <p>Belfort leather wing back dining chair, starting at $1,279, Restoration Hardware, SLC, <a class="external" href="http://www.restorationhardware.com" target="_blank" title="Restoration Hardware">rh.com</a></p> <p><img alt="Bolier-Classics" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/bolier-chair.jpg" title="Bolier-Classics" width="401"></p> <p>Bolier Classics arm chair, $2,355, <a class="external" href="http://www.lmkinteriordesign.com" target="_blank" title="LMK Interior Design ">LMK Interior Design</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="Mimi-London-Orkney-Island" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/belfort-wingback-leather-dining-chair_silo_.jpg" title="Mimi-London-Orkney-Island" width="490"></p> <p>Mimi London Orkeny Island chair, to the trade, <a class="external" href="http://mimilondon.com" target="_blank" title="Mimi London Inc.">mimlondon.com</a></p> <p> </p>webinternTue, 22 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/22/style-file-host-with-the-most/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsRoom To RoomRunway to Room: Not-So-Heavy Metalhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/21/runway-to-room-not-so-heavy-metal/<p>Although metal may be known to have natural physical - and even visual - weight, it's current use in the design world seems to be on the lighter, more friendly side of heavy.</p> <p>Gold in an almost flaky, foil form and brass that's made a huge comeback are both becoming cheery staples for any room, including the kitchen.</p> <p><img alt="" height="294" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/rr-metal.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>World of Gold Canvas Print, <a href="http://www.zgallerie.com/p-14304-world-of-gold.aspx">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Martha Stewart Cabinet Pull and Matchbox Catch, <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-Bedford-3-in-Awning-Cup-Cabinet-Hardware-Pull-136254/202241367">The Home Depot</a></p> <p>Emory 95" Bench Seat Sofa, <a href="http://www.mgbwhome.com/EMORY-95-BENCH-SEAT-SOFA-P11169.aspx">Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams</a></p> <p>Metallic Chevron Pillow Cover, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/metallic-chevron-pillow-cover-gold-t1093/?cm_src=PIPRecentView">West Elm</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="http://www.dvf.com/runway-collections/spring-2014/">DVF Spring 2014 collection</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 21 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/21/runway-to-room-not-so-heavy-metal/Decorating IdeasWindermere&#39;s New Lookhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/20/windermeres-new-look/<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="http://www.winutah.com/">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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/20/windermeres-new-look/Behind the ScenesPhoto Friday: Wolf Creek Cabinhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/18/photo-friday-wolf-creek-cabin/<div>I was up in <a href="http://www.wolfcreekranch.net/">Wolf Creek Ranch</a> this week making these photos for <a href="http://www.robertkellygallery.com/">Robert Kelly Home</a> in Park City.</div> <div> </div> <div>I always love assignments up there. It's high in the Unitas, and its still winter in the high country. This project is a guest cabin that really has that mountain cabin feeling. I usually try to make these kind of photos in the evening as the cabin<span> will mostly be used at that time and early evening light really brings out the rich finishes and colors.</span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-1.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="310" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-7.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-19.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-20.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-21.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-22.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wc-23.jpg" width="490"></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 18 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/18/photo-friday-wolf-creek-cabin/Photo FridayTHE HOT LIST: TAKEAWAY TRENDS FROM FALL 2014 HIGH POINT MARKET http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/17/market-report-fall-2014-products-and-trends/<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="http://alicelanehome.com" 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, alicelanehome.com</p>Brad MeeThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:52 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/17/market-report-fall-2014-products-and-trends/Old House, New Trickshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/17/old-house-new-tricks-1/<p>In, Salt Lake City, a classic mid-century modern home catches a big break when its hands-on owners team with talented pros to give it a magnificent makeover. </p> <p><img alt="Diningroom-saberbefore" height="199" src="/site_media/uploads/din1-2-desat.jpg" title="Diningroom-saberbefore" width="300"><img alt="Saberhome-diningafter" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/s-7-withslmag.jpg" title="Saberhome-diningafter" width="300"></p> <p>Anchored by a new kitchen, a series of living spaces are united by streamlined, custom cabinetry, wood floors and a series of broad windows opening to the backyard. </p> <p><img alt="Saberhome-kitchenbefore" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/kit-2-desat.jpg" title="Saberhome-kitchenbefore" width="300"><img alt="Saberhome-kitchenafter" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/s-11.jpg" title="Saberhome-kitchenafter" width="300"></p> <p>The kitchen boasts long, horizontal furniture-looking cabinetry, layered lighting and broad views of the home's lush landscape. </p> <p>To view more of this beautiful home renovation see our gallery <a class="external" href="/galleries/old-house-new-tricks/" target="_blank" title="Old House, New Tricks/USD Galleries">here</a>. </p>Logan MarshallThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:49:16 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/17/old-house-new-tricks-1/Decorating IdeasIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Recipe for a Successful Kitchenhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/15/refresh-renew-remodel-recipe-for-a-successful-kitchen/<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="http://www.lloyd-arch.com/">Warren Lloyd</a>, SLC Architect</p>webinternTue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/15/refresh-renew-remodel-recipe-for-a-successful-kitchen/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomStyle File: Pretty, Please http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/15/style-file-pretty-please/<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="http://www.zacposen.com" 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="http://detailscomforts.com" 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="http://gardenstoresaltlake.com" 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="http://www.circalighting.com" target="_blank" title="Circa Lighting">circalighting.com</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="http://www.cb2.com" target="_blank" title="CB2">cb2.com</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="http://www.crateandbarrel.com" 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="http://www.forseys.com" 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="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp?cm_mmc=Bing-_-US+-+Brand-_-Brand+-+Anthropologie+-+Exact-_-anthropologie&amp;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="http://matthewstudiosny.com" target="_blank" title="Matthew Studios">matthewstudiosny.com</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="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp" target="_blank" title="Anthropologie">Anthropologie, SLC </a></p>webinternTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/15/style-file-pretty-please/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsStyle File: Spring Feverhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/14/style-file-spring-fever/<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="http://ellabellafloral.blogspot.com/" 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="http://www.tabularasastationers.com/" 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="http://www.gardenstoresaltlake.com/" 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="http://detailscomforts.com/" 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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/14/style-file-spring-fever/From Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn The MagazineRunway to Room: Tribalhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/14/runway-to-room-tribal/<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="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=30992796&amp;parentid=A_DEC_BEDDING">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Tie Dye FP Blanket, <a href="http://www.freepeople.com/accessories-home-gifts/tie-dye-fp-blanket/_/PRODUCTOPTIONIDS/07E81D1B-A61E-4777-9A28-EAC907DEEDC1/">Free People</a></p> <p>Tribal Carved Chair, <a href="http://www.worldmarket.com/product/tribal+carved+chair.do?&amp;from=fn">World Market</a></p> <p>Thai Embroidered Two-Tone Pillow, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/thai-embroidered-two-tone-pillow-cover-t698/?pkey=cpillows&amp;cm_src=pillows||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-">West Elm</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="http://www.valentino.com/en/collections/ready-to-wear/lines/spring-summer-2014">Valentino ready to wear Spring/Summer 2014</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/14/runway-to-room-tribal/Decorating IdeasPhoto Friday: Outdoor Livinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/11/photo-friday-outdoor-living/<p>I spied the first forsythia blossom today, so it is officially spring in the Wasatch Back. That means it's time to be in the glorious outdoors. Today, I feature some beautiful designs for outdoor living. In these new designs, barriers between the inside and outside of the home disappear; the architectural lines of the home extend into the hardscape and the plantings; and amenities for comfort like heaters, firepits, and well-considered lighting extend the enjoyment of the space earlier and later in the year and later into the evening. With exception of durability, the furnishings are equivalent to those used inside the home in style and luxury. Then there’s pools and fountains: last one in the pool gets dunked. I’m ready to be outside.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/h-40.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/jh-10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/jt-16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="273" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/jt-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/ms-45.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/o-17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/u-30.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/w-43.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>webinternFri, 11 Apr 2014 15:38:38 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/11/photo-friday-outdoor-living/Photo FridayClassic Comebackhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/10/classic-comeback-1/<p>In Ogden, designer <a href="http://codybealinteriordesign.com/" target="_blank">Cody Beal</a> elevates the look and livability of a dated mid-century modern home for his forward-thinking clients. </p> <p>Before:</p> <p><img alt="masterbedroom-bealhome" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/p1050050-desat.jpg" title="masterbedroom-bealhome" width="490"></p> <p>After:</p> <p><img alt="Bealhome-masterbedroomafter" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/o-23.jpg" title="Bealhome-masterbedroomafter" width="490"></p> <p>Floor-to-ceiling draperies and an upholstered Mitchell Gold bed add softness to the restful master bedroom. Custom closests designed with built-in nightstand niches and adjustable shaded sconces fame the headboard. A mirrored Caracole console anchors a framed TV positioned above. Original art finishes the space. </p> <p><img alt="Bealhome-Kitchenafter" height="746" src="/site_media/uploads/o-36.jpg" title="Bealhome-Kitchenafter" width="490"></p> <p>Fashioned to replicate a Parson's table, the sleek kitchen island performs as a prep station and buffet complete with a small sink. </p> <p><img alt="Bealhome-livingroomafter" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/o-38fixedthespeakers.jpg" title="Bealhome-livingroomafter" width="490"></p> <p>The orignial suspended hearth, fireplace and horizontal window provide bold backdrops for the lower level family room's asymmetric sectional and modern furnishings. </p> <p>Jaw dropped and dying to see the rest of the Beal home before and after shots? Visit our gallery <a class="external" href="/galleries/classic-comeback/" target="_blank" title="Classic Comeback/UtahStyle&amp;Design">here</a>. </p>webinternThu, 10 Apr 2014 16:24:09 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/10/classic-comeback-1/From Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRemodeling: Cost Vs. Valuehttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/10/remodeling-cost-vs-value/<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="http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/" target="_blank"> Cost vs. Value Report</a> is a great resource that few consumers know about.  <br>
<br>For years, <a href="http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/" 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="http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/mountain/" 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="http://www.enzydesign.com" target="_blank">www.enzydesign.com</a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 10 Apr 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/10/remodeling-cost-vs-value/Great IdeaRoom To RoomJordan River Parkway Projecthttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/09/jordan-river-parkway-project/<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="https://www.facebook.com/riverpeopleproject" 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="https://www.facebook.com/riverpeopleproject" 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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/09/jordan-river-parkway-project/Great IdeaPin of the Week: Style Stumped?http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/09/pin-of-the-week-stumped/<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="http://www.shelterness.com/21-more-creative-tree-stump-decorating-ideas/" target="_blank">shelterness.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="398" src="/site_media/uploads/stump2.jpg" width="299"></p> <p><a href="http://www.countryliving.com/homes/decor-ideas/old-grain-sack-pillow" target="_blank">countryliving.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="449" src="/site_media/uploads/stump1.jpg" width="299"></p> <p><a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/post/2780672/1576143777/" target="_blank">bloglovin.com</a></p>webinternWed, 09 Apr 2014 11:34:11 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/09/pin-of-the-week-stumped/Decorating IdeasDIYCraft Lake City DIY 6th Annual Festival: Volunteers and Entries Wantedhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/08/volunteer-and-entries-wanted-for-craft-lake-city-diy/<p>Raise your hand if you've just been itching to sign up for the <a class="external" href="http://craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/" 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="http://craftlakecity.com/application/" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City/applications">here</a>. </p> <p>Who me? Yes you! <a class="external" href="http://craftlakecity.com" 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="http://craftlakecity.com/volunteer/" target="_blank" title="Craft Lake City DIY/volunteers">here.</a> </p> <p>Submit your application entry form <a class="external" href="https://craftlakecity.com/apply/" 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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/08/volunteer-and-entries-wanted-for-craft-lake-city-diy/DIYGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Style Fire Refueledhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/08/refresh-renew-remodel-style-fire-refueled/<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="http://www.jacksonandleroy.com/" target="_blank">Jackson and Leroy Remodeling</a>, SLC</p>webinternTue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/08/refresh-renew-remodel-style-fire-refueled/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomCraft Lake City: Crafting a Community Seminarhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/07/craft-lake-city-crafting-a-community-seminar/<p>Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen,<a class="external" href="http://craftlakecity.com" 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="https://www.facebook.com/StBoheme" target="_blank" title="St. Boheme/Facebook">St. Bohéme</a>, Sarah Longoria of <a class="external" href="http://artistsofutah.org/15Bytes/index.php/municipal-ballet-co-s-sunset-district-and-other-dance-this-weekend/" target="_blank" title="Municipal Ballet">Municipal Ballet</a>, Levi Rogers of <a class="external" href="http://charmingbeard.com" target="_blank" title="Charming Beard Coffee">Charming Beard Coffee</a> and Susan Petersen of <a class="external" href="http://shop.freshly-picked.com" 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="http://www.24tix.com/event.html?show_id=KT3684492420368449242039" 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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/07/craft-lake-city-crafting-a-community-seminar/Great IdeaMark Your CalendarsRunway to Room: Stroke of Geniushttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/07/runway-to-room-stroke-of-genius/<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="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24855157&amp;parentid=A_DEC_BEDDING">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p>Painted Rings Silk Pillow Cover, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/painted-rings-silk-pillow-cover-t202/?pkey=e%7Cpainted%7C62%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C4&amp;cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules">West Elm</a></p> <p>Love Force Field print, <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/product/34500/1807766">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Printed Nic Garment Hook Rug, <a href="http://www.cb2.com/all-rugs/rugs/printed-nic-garment-hook-rug/f9414">CB2</a></p> <p>Runway image of Preen Spring 2014 RTW c/o <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/fashion/runway/preen/spring-2014-rtw/8">NY Times</a> and <a href="http://nowfashion.com/">nowfashion.com</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:29 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/07/runway-to-room-stroke-of-genius/Decorating IdeasOld House, New Trickshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/04/old-house-new-tricks/<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="http://www.saltlakecountryclub.com/">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="http://www.stillthorum.com/">architect Monte Still of Still Thorum Architecture</a> and <a href="http://www.shermanhomes.net">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="http://www.teerlinkcabinet.com/">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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/04/old-house-new-tricks/In The MagazinePhoto Friday: Rustic Finisheshttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/04/photo-friday-rustic-finishes/<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="http://www.steinlodge.com/">Stein Eriksen Lodge</a> home designed by Park City’s <a href="http://juxtaposedesign.com/">Juxtapose Design</a>.</p> <p><span>The challenge in capturing images of the space is to gain enough detail to show the handcrafted furnishings and finishes without losing the subtle shift to contemporary for the overall space. The colors are in subtle hues with cool tones in some of the fabric that easily become distorted by artificial light sources.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-3.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-4.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-5.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="756" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-6.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-7.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="1000" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-9.jpg" width="480"></span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="353" src="/site_media/uploads/April/se-11.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on <a href="http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>. Visit his website, <a href="http://scotzimmermanphotography.com/">scotzimmermanphotography.com</a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 04 Apr 2014 12:25:40 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/04/photo-friday-rustic-finishes/Photo FridayPin of the Week: Spring Greeninghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/04/pin-of-the-week-spring-greening/<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="http://www.marthastewart.com/275126/everyday-flower-arrangements/@center/350556/decorating-nature#271008" target="_blank">Delphinium Arrangement</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/blue2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/gardeners-guide-to-lavender/" target="_blank">Lavender</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="355" src="/site_media/uploads/blue4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.canadaplants.ca/display.php?id=1210" target="_blank">Spanish Bluebells</a></p>webinternFri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/04/pin-of-the-week-spring-greening/DIYGreat IdeaIn the GardenParadise Foundhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/03/paradise-found-1/<p>Architect Michael Upwall and his wife Tammy transform an abandoned Marmalade home into a next-door urban retreat. </p> <p><img alt="MichaelUwall&amp;Tammy" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/u-38.jpg" title="MichaelUwall&amp;Tammy" width="490"></p> <p>Michael Upwall, founder and owner of <a href="http://www.upwalldesign.com/" target="_blank">Upwall Design Architects</a>, and his wife Tammy Taylor, owner of <a href="https://www.gotbeauty.com/" target="_blank">Got Beauty</a>, relax in their rooftop garden. </p> <p><img alt="UpwallHome" height="260" src="/site_media/uploads/u-1.jpg" title="UpwallHome" width="490"></p> <p>The remodeled two-story pioneer home feature original adobe bircks, repaired and retooled. To maintain the street front integrity of the marmalade District neighborhood, Michael Upwall stripped the porch down to its bones, exposing the beams and adding rhythm and interest to the home. Hand-split cedar shake shingles, a cobblestoen driveway, and a cast iron fountain hearken to an older era while elaborate landscaping adds visual interest. </p> <p><img alt="Drawing-studio" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/u-52.jpg" title="Drawing-studio" width="490"></p> <p>LED up-lighting illuminates the second story's vaulted celing crafted from reclaimed cedar fencing and exposed roof beams. </p> <p><img alt="RooftopGarden" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/mu-1.jpg" title="RooftopGarden" width="490"></p> <p>Teh rooftop tomato garden occupies a back deck with views of the valley.</p> <p>Beautiful right? Well, it didnt always look like this and I'm sure your dying to see the before photos.  Check out the whole remodel of the Upwall retreat in our photo gallery <a class="external" href="/galleries/paradise-found/" target="_blank" title="Utah Style &amp; Design/Galleries">here</a>. </p>Logan MarshallThu, 03 Apr 2014 17:51:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/03/paradise-found-1/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesRemodel & RenovateStyle File: Home Buildinghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/03/style-file-home-building/<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="http://gardenstoresaltlake.com" 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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/03/style-file-home-building/Decorating IdeasDIYFrom Our Pages3form: Earth Day Reformhttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/02/3form-earth-day-reform/<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="http://www.3-form.com" 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="http://translucent.3-form.com/2014/03/people-planet-and-profit-benefit-from-innovative-reform-program/" 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://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/02/3form-earth-day-reform/Great IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Out-Do Yourself with a New Outdoor Patiohttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/01/refresh-renew-remodel-out-do-yourself-with-a-new-outdoor-patio/<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="http://www.landformdesigngroup.com/" target="_blank">Landform Design Group</a></p>webinternTue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:02 +0000http://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/01/refresh-renew-remodel-out-do-yourself-with-a-new-outdoor-patio/Decorating IdeasFrom Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRecipe: The Reconstructed Egghttp://http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/01/recipe-the-reconstructed-egg/<p><img alt="" height="710" src="/site_media/uploads/April/reconstructedegg-main.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>Every season, <a href="http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/">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. Displ