Bloghttp:// the ScenesDecorating IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsIn the GardenIn The MagazineMark Your CalendarsOn the TablePartiesPhoto FridayRecipesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomTablescapesTravelUncategorizedFri, 02 Oct 2015 12:03:12 +0000Pin of the Week: Saving Gracehttp://<p> </p> <p>Designer Gregg Hodson recently renovated and remodeled his 1937 Georgian Cottage into a gracious, high-style home in Salt Lake's Federal Heights neighborhood.</p> <p>Hodson deepened the new casement wood windows above the living room's built-in bench and painted their frames dark to replicate metal. He renewed the built-in shelves, added sconces and created a new mantel and marble surround for the fireplace. An oil painting by Cary Henrie hangs above the firebox. </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/image_(2).jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>See the <a href="/blog/2015/10/01/saving-grace/">full article</a> for more <a href="/galleries/saving-grace/">images</a> of Hodson's fine finishes and radical remodel!</p>webinternFri, 02 Oct 2015 12:03:12 +0000http:// To RoomPhoto Friday: Blurring Boundary between Care and Hospitalityhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/to_10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Recently, I photographed the Treeo facility in Ogden. It serves a population that requires supplementary services for residential living such as those aging or with infirmities. I was struck when reviewing the photographs to how similar the facility’s design, interiors, and services were to a hotel or destination resort.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/to_14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/to_17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/to_19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">It’s a welcoming environment with open spaces where people spent time reading or working on jigsaw puzzles. The café had a menu, snacks between meals, outdoor patio seating with a fireplace, and partitions to separate off areas for parties. A fully equipped fitness room provided an opportunity to tone or follow up on physical therapy, and there were various recreation diversions like shuffleboard and pickleball. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="287" src="/site_media/uploads/to_23.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/to_31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/to_33.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Making photographs was also similar to hospitality destinations. I tried to capture its spaciousness and, at the same time, the intimacy of some of the areas for conversations and interaction. Wheelchair accessibility was naturally in place, but it was difficult to represent without photographing guests, which is contrary to policy. </p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 02 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayAround Town: Monokle Collectionhttp://<p>Heidi Bischoff, Owner and Creator of Monokle Collection, the brand new Salt Lake City-based candle company, has some big plans.</p> <p>Originally from Southern California, these past months she has been working on the release of Monokle as well as the opening of an art gallery downtown Salt Lake (coming soon!), and we feel certain she won't stop there. We caught up with Heidi to hear more about her beautiful candle collection.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/monokle_heidi.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Tell me about your company. What made you initially want to create Monokle Collection?</strong></p> <p>Monokle Collection is a a curated candle collection.  I wanted to create a collection of something that was beautiful to gift and keep in a space, as well as be consumable. I enjoy candles; I love receiving them, and I love gifting them. So I decided to start chipping away at making my own candle collection and then bring it to life. </p> <p><strong>What inspired you along the way? What continues to inspire you in regards to the collection and other projects? </strong></p> <p>I am really inspired by minimal color and textural detail. I think it's a beautiful, foolproof combination! What continues to inspire me in my other projects is always a twist on the norm and something unexpected. To me, it's the little details that create something whole and beautiful. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/monokle_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>What is special about your candles? </strong></p> <p>Our candles are handcrafted in the U.S., filled with domestically grown soy wax, and have a wood wick. I also feel that the design itself is simple and beautiful and everything I had envisioned (thanks to Tanner Stevenett for making it come to life!). Our scents were curated so as to not have a strong reference to either masculinity or femininity, and the fragrance literally fills your space. I wanted to create something that could be appreciated by both genders. </p> <p><strong>I haven't seen many wood wicks like your before. Can you tell me more about those? </strong></p> <p>Yes. Our signature wood wicks have a long, more even burn than a typical cotton or metal wick, and let off an appealingly gentle crackling sound. Best of all, our wicks better enhance the fragrance and longevity of the candle. Plus, they look cool!</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/monokle_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>How do you ideally envision your candles in use? </strong></p> <p>Hmmm, I like to see them in any beautiful space. I love receiving and gifting candles, so I think it would awesome for people to use them as a go-to gift. I'd also love the candles to be something people like to treat themselves to and continually burn because they just can't get enough.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/monokle_2.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong>Are you working on anything else at the moment? What do you have in mind for the future of your candles and Monokle Collection as a brand? </strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Yes!  I am actually opening up an art gallery/dwell shop in a couple weeks called Arte Haus Collectif. We've collected artists and their work from around the world, and of course have some great local artists. The gallery will hold individual, unique exhibits, so there is intention behind our space. And then—of course—candles will be sold there along with other beautiful goods for artful living. I am very excited about this project!</p> <p>As for Monokle, I plan to extend the collection with many more looks and scents, matches, and eventually other curated goods for spaces. My mind doesn't sleep much at night with all the different possibilities running through my head. The list could go on, and on and on.</p> <div><em>As told to Utah Style and Design.</em></div> <div><em>Photos courtesy of <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></div>Anna StevenettThu, 01 Oct 2015 12:43:55 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsRunways and Rooms: Crocheted Chichttp://<p>Chloé—the French fashion house famous for a certain boho chic—sent their models down the Paris Fashion Week runway in whimsy, crocheted lace.</p> <p>The delicate, feminine pattern could be that je ne sais quoi your space needs to come together. </p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/chloewhite.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/whitelacecarven.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/white_lace_headboard_uo.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href=";category=SEARCH+RESULTS">Moroccan Head Board</a>, Urban Outfitters, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="444" src="/site_media/uploads/1whitevase_copy.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Cermaic Cutwork Vases</a>, Rootd Home, Park City </p> <p><img alt="" height="459" src="/site_media/uploads/whitepillow.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Royal Pillow</a>, Bohem, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/1white_lace_light_uo.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href=";category=A-LIGHTING-PENDANT">Cutout Star Paper Lantern</a>, Urban Outfitters, SLC</p>webinternThu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaFall Forwardhttp://<p>Autumn has finally arrived. It’s time to head indoors and harvest all the comfort and coziness the season has to offer. To get started, focus on the rooms you live in most—where you relax, entertain, dine, and sleep.</p> <p>Spruce up the spaces with the autumn’s best—from tones and textures to furnishings and finishes. Here are 10 easy ways to celebrate the season by enriching your home with all fall has to offer. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/cliovaseskentav1xac15_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Clio vases from Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</em></p> <h2>1. Switch Out Glass</h2> <p>Autumn’s palette includes hues ranging from teal to copper, amber to grape. It doesn’t include clear. Nor should your glassware. Capture fall’s richness by swapping out clear glass objects with colorful replacements. Everyday pieces including bowls, vases and glassware can help launch a rich, seasonal palette that soothes and surprises. </p> <h2>2. Mix Patterns</h2> <p>Stark and simple may be fine for summer, but autumn calls for more complexity. Pile on the patterns. Mix all-the-rage paisleys, fierce florals, hybrid tribal patterns and masculine plaids. Select a common color to unite them, begin with a daring favorite and complement it with dissimilar, less dominant patterns. Save demure for next spring, now is the time to be bold. </p> <h2>3. Warm Your Metals</h2> <p>Gold, copper, brass — warm metals elevate the style factor this fall, and you’ll find countless ways to make them at home. Here’s how: Look for polished nickel or chrome pieces and swap them out with golden metals. Lamps, metal-framed furniture, shimmering-woven fabrics, small accessories and everyday tableware all offer opportunities to heat up your décor with the season’s hautest metals. </p> <h2>4. Put Some Weight On</h2> <p>Remember when you placed your interior on a summer diet to lighten and brighten its décor? Put it in reverse. This fall, add some weight with hides, textured textiles, grained woods and pottery. Think layers just as you do with your autumn wardrobe. Without creating clutter, stage and stack decorative elements and accessories. Lay a cowhide atop a woven rug, gather decanters on a modern tray and stack books on a table. That should get you started. </p> <h2>5. Toss Pillows (And Throws)</h2> <p>Placing pillows is good. Piling them on is not. The same holds true for throws. To add luxe without adding litter, restraint is key. </p> <h2>6. Go Au Naturel</h2> <p>There’s probably some rule against putting a tumbleweed on your table. Ignore it. Autumn is a living season and offers so much for decking out your décor. Start with the season’s organic materials and natural forms: twigs, seedpods and leaves put a textural twist on decorating as do animal-based accessories like shells, leather and antlers. Gather and mix them with stone, raw wood and iron. Too heavy? Add some glass, shimmering gold or glittering geodes. Each is elemental in its appeal. </p> <h2>7. Hit the Market</h2> <p>Load up on decorative accents during your next trip to the farmers’ market or grocery produce aisle. Fall’s bounty of shapely squash and gourds, fragrant apples an colorful pomegranates make striking delectable displays and are just a few crop-to-tabletop options that capture fall’s beauty with absolute ease and simplicity. </p> <h2>8. Make Scents</h2> <p>Heavier, richer fragrances are back, and we’re behind the movement. We’re not talking whiffs mimicking baked apples, candy canes or caramel corn; your rooms deserve more sophisticated scents. There are many candles, infusers, sprays and potpourris featuring fall’s fuller-bodied, refined natural fragrances. </p> <h2>9. Texture Tone-On-Tone</h2> <p>Monochromatic palettes are back in favor but can seem one-dimensional. Mix in texture and your look goes from flat to all that. Plus, adding texture is an easy way to give a single-colored décor a dose of fall. </p> <h2>10. Hang a Wreath</h2> <p>Imagine this: a hoop that mounts to your door and evokes the festive feel of the season. That’s a wreath, and Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson, owner of Le Fleur Design and author of <em>Living Wreaths</em> (Gibbs Smith $20), crafts them to herald the season for her home and those of her clients. </p> <p>Pick up the Fall 2015 issue of <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> magazine for more Fall design tips.</p>Brad MeeThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineSmall Pleasureshttp://<p>Big centerpieces may dominate the floral world this time of year, but smaller grouped arrangements offer a fresh perspective to seasonal decorating. Local designers share ideas for maximizing their impact.  </p> <div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c6334.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>Floral designer Amanda Hansen of Decoration Inc. staged burgundy dahlias in a trio of gold-dipped bud vases to bring an easy elegance to autumn arrangements. "Using repetition is an easy way to create cohesiveness among multiple arrangements," says Hansen.</div> <div> </div> <div>Identical flowers, similar colors or like-vases can make multiple arrangements unite as one. Small bowls and deep purple figs add dimension and expand the simple, single-hued display. </div> <div> </div> <div>Pick up our Fall 2015 issue for more centerpiece inspiration.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>Photos by Adam Finkle</em></div> <div> </div>Brad MeeThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineOpen Househttp://<div><em>Armed with a vision and an A-list team of pros, Phil and Mauri Hansen create a Holladay home designed for entertaining in chic style and absolute comfort.</em> </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/ek2.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>When Phil and Mauri Hansen decided to build their new home in Salt Lake, they committed to a concept: Create a house centered around entertaining.</div> <div> </div> <div>Phil's position as CEO of Salt Lake-based Clearlink requires the couple to host parties and meetings for clients and associates, and their new home would have to accommodate gatherings with style and ease. This goal, and Mauri's innate aesthetic sense, drove the project's design. "Phil knew how the home would work, and I knew how it would look," she says.</div> <div> </div> <div>The Hansens enlisted an A-list team to create the entertaining-centric home. Phil first signed on friend Brandon LeRoy, a principal of Jackson LeRoy, a premier builder based in Salt Lake City. LeRoy in turn brought on architect John Shirley of Think Architecture and interior designers Elizabeth Wixom and Kimberly Rasmussen of Elizabeth Kimberly Design to the project.</div> <div> </div> <div>Landscape pro Jayson King of Landform Design Group rounded out the highly collaborative line-up. "The team was very creative and had amazing synergy," LeRoy says. </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/ek5.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>Much of this group's success can be credited to members seeing eye-to-eye on key objectives: The home must fit the owners' lives, reflect Mauri's sophisticated yet natural style and suit the home's established Holladay-area neighborhood. "We wanted to create a more contemporary home, but not cliche modern 'box-on-box' forms with sliding glass doors," Shirley explains.</div> <div> </div> <div>Outwardly, a unique mix of pitched, hipped and flat roofs help give the house a look that's contemporary yet complements the neighbors' traditional homes. While its outward appearance is dynamic, the home's inwardly focused design makes it truly unique. </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/ek14.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>Many houses look out onto views, but this one looks into its own environment, says Shirley, who designed the 8,000-square-foot home and a separate guesthouse around an enclosed plaza-like patio anchored by a large pool. "This is the primary focal point for every single space in the home," Shirley says.</div> <div> </div> <div>The dwelling's largest and most commanding space, the living room, not only flows into the open kitchen and dining areas, but also onto the broad patio luxuriously furnished with dining and lounge areas. It's an ideal set-up for entertaining, whether for a small group or a cocktail party of dozens of guests as well as, often, a band. This seamless indoor-outdoor connection captivates from the moment guests enter the house. </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/ek6.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>Once through the pivoting walnut glass front door, visitors step into a conservatory-like entry with glass walls that visually expand the space. A back wall of saw-cut limestone finished with a scraped surface—one of the most striking materials featured indoors and out—grounds the room with raw, natural texture. "It adds a level of uniqueness to the home," Shirley says. Stepping from this entry into the home's grand living area presents the interior's most memorable moment. </div> <div> </div> <div>"It's the money shot," says Wixom, describing the view through the living room into the open kitchen where the eye is drawn to a centered range hood and back wall visually framed and balanced with two doors leading outside. The aligned design adds comforting symmetry to the home's more asymmetric architecture, Rasmussen explains.</div> <div> </div> <div>For ease of movement throughout the open space, the designers maintained generous pathways around large, floating furniture groupings and the kitchen's two islands. For dramatic effect, Wixom and Rasmussen anchored the living room's grand volume with a fireplace wall of natural walnut that travels upward and across the soaring ceiling. Here and elsewhere in the home, overhead treatments trump those underfoot.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/ek3.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>"This house is about the ceilings, not the floors," Wixom says. The walnut references exterior cedar surfaces and complements the room's naturally finished marble, white oak floors and gold-toned hardware. "Fine-tuning the finishes was like a dance," Rasmussen recalls. "We worked with countless matte finishes to get the raw and natural look we wanted."</div> <div> </div> <div>This same attention to detail continues in the home's private quarters. In the luxurious master suite, for example, a unique panel treatment dresses the headboard wall and forms a suspended ceiling above. An identical element crowns the adjoining sitting area where views of the patio and King's beautifully designed landscape infuse the intimate space with serenity and light.</div> <div> </div> <div>The secluded master bathroom—detailed with "clouds" of sheetrock and marble slab hanging overhead—features a glass-enclosed shower and freestanding tub that overlook private garden vistas and are washed in tranquil, natural light. </div> <div> </div> <div>From the spectacular landscaping to large, open entertaining spaces and the intimate rooms designed as private retreats, this is truly a home that is meant to be shared, lived in and enjoyed. "We love to create and this was such a rewarding experience," says Mauri, who worked hand-in-hand with the team from start to finish. "We couldn't be happier."</div> <div> </div> <div>Click <a href="/galleries/open-house-2/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>Photos by Russell Chandler Ford</em></div>Brad MeeThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineSaving Gracehttp://<p><em>A fresh mix of vintage and modern elements transform a timeworn 1937 Georgian Cottage into a gracious, high-style home in Salt Lake's Federal Heights neighborhood.</em></p> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/h_6_copy_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>After more than a year of scouring Salt Lake City for a fixer-upper, designer Gregg Hodson and his partner Gary McClellan finally found a diamond-in-the-rough dream home in the city's Federal Heights neighborhood.</div> <div> </div> <div>"We were looking for a sad sack that needed to be totally redone," Hodson explains. Within a day after discovering the neglected property, the couple had purchased and taken possession of the small 1937 shingled Georgian Cottage. "Even though it was a mess, I could see that it could be transformed into an amazing and gracious gem," says Hodson, who had renovated many homes for clients and relished the challenge. This house would provide many. </div> <div> </div> <div>To begin, the small three-level 2,600-square-foot cottage was dark and timeworn, Undersized windows provided only dim light for cramped rooms clad in tattered shag carpeting, "smokers-beige" paint, '60s paneling and failing fixtures.</div> <div><br>Structurally, the main-level floor sloped, the tiny foyer seemed to trip into the adjoining living room and the kitchen and baths had, as the designer recalls, seen much better days. Hodson and McClellan responded by gutting the interior down to the studs, replacing and expanding most of the windows and fashioning a fresh look for every room.</div> <div> </div> <div>"I considered how they would have done things in 1937 and then interpreted them for today in terms of livability and style," says Hodson. Doggedly, he created a décor that's decidedly dashing, yet nods to the home's period past. </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/h_8_copy_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>Nowhere is this more evident than in the living room, where darkly dramatic gray walls and stately molding envelop the space and create an elegant backdrop for a keenly choreographed mix of furnishings, colors and collectibles. Accessories, lamps and a mid-century console discovered at antique stores and online meld easily with a sofa and chairs richly upholstered in mohair, leather and woven fabrics.</div> <div> </div> <div>"The fabrics' colors are subtle, but their textures are bold," Hodson explains. Gold raw silk draperies adorn new, dark-framed windows and join pillows in delivering vibrant color and pattern to the mix. Paintings, drawings and photographs gleaned over time gather in collections that perform as delightful focal points.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/h_15_copy_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>The new marble fireplace surround and "beefed-up" built in shelves bask in the glow of a jaw-dropping chandelier and help finish the glamorous, yet relaxed, room. "I wanted it to be like stepping into a great lounge that pampers you after a hellish day," Hodson says.</div> <div> </div> <div>The rich mix eases in the dining room, where light walls along with enlarged windows and paned-glass doors, opening to a covered patio lounge, brighten the casual, cottage-style space. New naturally toned oak floors flow here and throughout the home.</div> <div> </div> <div>"I wanted them to resemble the originals and not look glitzy like dark wood would have," Hodson says of his understated choice. Original built-in maple cabinets, freshly painted white, frame a large window seat piled with colorful pillows. "These cabinets were pivotal in how the design of the house came about. I wanted to honor the home's history, so I kept them and painted them to look current."</div> <div> </div> <div>Nearby, vivid-orange wing chairs, boasting large-scale and modern silhouettes, anchor the ends of a farm table serving the adjacent kitchen—the project's most daunting space. </div> <div> </div> <div>How does one create a contemporary kitchen that fits in a 1937 house and looks like it could have almost been there from the beginning? For Hodson, capturing the space of an existing pantry and dingy hallway in the new kitchen and then using tile, lots of tile, were key to his solution.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/h_21_copy_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>"The room is small, so I wanted it to look like it is a bright tile box," he explains. He clad every wall with white 4-by-12-inch tiles, and even covered the backside of the open wall separating the kitchen from dining room in tiles. "It helps connect the spaces visually."</div> <div> </div> <div>To foster a vintage feel, Hodson chose gray stain rather than chip-prone paint for the custom, clean-lined cabinets and worked with Clint Call of Call's Design to develop the vertically grooved, grained finish. Terrazzo-patterned Caesarstone countertops—a nod to mid-century, says Hodson—join appropriately proportioned appliances and simple lighting to keep the little space bright, clean-lined and uncluttered. </div> <div> </div> <div>The home's classically detailed, yet modern, bathrooms, eclectically furnished bedrooms, as well as the roomy landing and graceful staircase also reflect Hodson's savvy ability to honor the home's heritage without becoming a slave to predictable period design. Linked by savvy molding treatments, seven grayish wall colors and a mix of timeless and unexpected furnishings and fixtures, the entire home belies its small size with big style and undeniable charm. </div> <div> </div> <div>Click <a href="/galleries/saving-grace/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>Photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></div>Brad MeeThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineBalancing Acthttp://<div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/lmk_c_13_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>Even as autumn leaves fall and snow begins to fly, there's a hint of Miami heat warming the interior of this Park City home. As snowbirds splitting their time between Florida and Utah, homeowners Andy and Sherry Sturner desired exactly that as they worked with a talented team to create their modern mountain getaway in the resort town's Colony community. </div> <div> </div> <div>The Sturners visited Park City for nearly 20 years before deciding to build a home in Park City. "We've skied all over the world, and this is our favorite ski town," Andy says. So the couple assembled a team of professionals to help them design a home that strikes a perfect balance between modern aesthetics and the mountain setting.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/lmk_c_3_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>"We knew we wanted a contemporary feel, but wanted to make sure that it was still warm and cozy," Sherry explains. "Thanks to our world-class team including architects at Otto Walker, designers from LMK Interior Design and the builder at Craig Construction, we were able to incorporate both the clean lines and the coziness we were looking for." Hits of high glam were also melded into the mix.</div> <div> </div> <div>To incorporate chic and sleek into the rugged environment, LMK designers Rion Locke, Richard Miller and Mark Kizerian blended finishes and textures featuring a soothing color palette and then sprinkled in a little bling to add luster to the clean lined, contemporary interior.</div> <div> </div> <div>"Sherry loves rich, warm, earthy tones," explains Miller. "So we added a few elements to the master bedroom, such as a gilded lamp, and then contrasted the metal with a roughly textured dresser to dress it down." The designers' creative choreography of similar contrasting pairings plays throughout. </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/lmk_c_22_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>In the master bathroom, for example, the designers offset white lacquered cabinets—polished to a high sheen—with a wide plank walnut floor, dulled to a matte finish. And in the high-style kitchen, honed Calcutta marble and sophisticated cabinetry contrast with stacked Idaho ledgestone that recurs on the main fireplace, stunning staircase wall and even the exterior entry columns.</div> <div> </div> <div>"The polished Calcutta is classic, but a slight matte finish makes it more harmonious in the mountainous geography," Locke explains. Repeating elements like the ledgestone creates a unified bridge from the great room to kitchen as well as from the inside to the outside. "We wanted a cohesive design," Kizerian says. "Using the same mix of wood, rock and metal helps the eye to float seamlessly from the interior to exterior. </div> <div> </div> <div>Maximizing views while staying within The Colony's building requirements called for creativity and collaboration, and resulted in a breathtaking porte-cochere that frames the home's entry, capacious great room and vistas beyond.</div> <div> </div> <div>"One of the biggest challenges we faced occurred right before we broke ground," says Andy. "The home was designed to fit perfectly within the allowed building envelope, but the placement of the front door and the view through the great room didn't capture the most stunning feature of our property, namely the view of the valley and the Uinta mountain range, including Porcupine Peak and Lewis Peak."</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/lmk_c_27_copy.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div>So the team rolled up their sleeves and got creative. "In order to nail that view, we set the house on an angle," explains architect Mark Walker. "That angle created a bend in the house and made the space much more interesting."</div> <div> </div> <div>But bridging modern architecture and clean aesthetics was only the beginning; functionality was also key. "Our priority in designing our house was livability," says Sherry, stating that every room needed to be both stunning and livable. "Finding that perfect balance wasn't easy, but it was so gratifying to see our home come together in such an elegant, yet comfortable, way. From the minute you walk through the front door, you get the warmest feeling, and you know you're home."</div> <div> </div> <div>Click <a href="/galleries/balancing-act/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>Photos by Scot Zimmerman</em></div>Utah Style & DesignThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineThe Room: PIcture Perfecthttp://<p>Scot Zimmerman shot his first Frank Lloyd Wright project in 1985 using a 35 mm film camera to capture the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Since then, the Utah-Based architectural photographer, who describes his job as "the world's best" and Wright's work as "astonishing," has used everything from an Instamatic pocket camera to a Red Dragon video camera to record over 100 Wright homes, from California to Florida, including the Stromquist House in Bountiful.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c8821.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>An official photographer for the Frank Lloyd Foundation, Zimmerman travels with his wife, Ann—a published writer and author—to shoot Wright's architecture and a range of other projects for books and articles the duo creates. Scot and Ann snap a wide range of high-style abodes, from Jersey Shore beach bungalows to Wine Country modern dwellings and countless homes across Utah. "It's a tough job, but someone has to do it," Zimmerman jokes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="318" src="/site_media/uploads/z_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>When not traveling, the Zimmermans reside in an 1880 Victorian farmhouse located in Heber. At less than 1,700-square-feet and chock full of small rooms and history, the former polygamist home of John Murdoch is on the National Register of Historic Places.</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/z_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>An enclosed staircase splits the two-story dwilling down the middle and features identical parlors and bedrooms on each side that were meant for each of Murdoch's two wives. Murdoch was a pioneer in the Utah sheep industry and was one of the first county commissioners in Heber Valley, explaining the home's original sidewalk starting at the county court house and ending at the Zimmermans' front door. "Murdoch had clout," Zimmerman surmises.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/z_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Today, shaded by 300 trees and shrubs Scot and Ann planted on the half-acre lot, their Victorian house is as special to them as they imagine Wright's homes were to his clients. "Wright built homes for individuals, so each home was personal and distinct," Zimmerman explains, "Our house feels exactly that way to us."</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/category/photo-friday/" target="_blank">here</a> to see Scot's weekly "Photo Friday" contribution.</p>Brad MeeThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the ScenesRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Bring Your Living Space Back to Lifehttp://<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="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000http:// & RenovatePhoto Friday: New Life for the McIntyre Mansionhttp://<p class="p1">Through a generous commitment by its new owners and the thoughtful design and careful physical restoration by Capitol Hill Construction, the William H. McIntyre Mansion in Salt Lake’s Avenues neighborhood is radiating a new vibrancy. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/p_4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="270" src="/site_media/uploads/p_6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">We are lucky to have so many interesting historical buildings in Utah. They make for interesting neighborhoods, tie us to the past and the area’s roots, evoke curiosity for how people once lived, and they remind us of the important role of beauty, workmanship, art, and aesthetics in home and building construction—something that can get lost in today’s cost-benefit analyses. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="677" src="/site_media/uploads/p_7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/p_14.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Set just east of the Capitol Building, this home has been a landmark in many couples’ lives as a location for weddings and receptions. Now, it has returned to again be a home for a family and to frame their memories. It’s an especially personal home because of the involvement of the homeowner as the designer for the interiors and as the one who personally selected all the furnishings and accessories. It is alive with care and attention. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/p_16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/p_17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">It is only by looking at the before images that one can appreciate the depth and detail of Capitol Hill Construction’s efforts. The home is connected room-to-room and through the three floors by a consistency in the level of design, detailing, and lustrous woodwork. Much of the second floor and the entire third floor have been seamlessly recreated. Truly it is spectacular and a major work. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/p_18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">For the photographs, I had to enhance the natural lighting with care to not get too many reflections from the woodwork. The home’s chandeliers and unique light fixtures are an important part of the design, so I chose to photograph them illuminated and adjusted for color shift.</p> <p class="p2">Versus today’s open floorplans, this home consists of many separate rooms along great halls that connect to one another by pocket doors. A challenge was to show the connections without losing the experience of being in the room.</p> <p class="p2"><em><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 25 Sep 2015 07:00:00 +0000http:// FridayRunways to Rooms: Desert Designhttp://<p>Alice &amp; Olivia's Spring 2016 collection was inspired by something we can all relate to: the desert. Sun-baked neutrals, dainty desert flowers and the colors of red-rock at sunset. Sounds like Utah.</p> <p>Indoor design fits best when it mirrors its outdoor surroundings—this look is all about taking a cue from Mother Nature. </p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/desertdress.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="608" src="/site_media/uploads/rug.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">King Me Shag</a>, Bohem, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/basket.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Sun Stream Basket</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="286" src="/site_media/uploads/brassbowl.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Polished Brass Bowl</a>, Bohem, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="354" src="/site_media/uploads/desertpillow.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Kilim Pillow</a>, Bohem, SLC</p>webinternFri, 25 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasGreat IdeaMary&#39;s Recipe: Mushroom Bruschettahttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="631" src="" 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 nosh or appetizer, too. The secret is mushrooms.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Ingredients</strong></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 chopped into similar-sized pieces</p> <p class="p3">3 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves</p> <p class="p3">1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Instructions</strong></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.</p> <p class="p3">Cook 3 or 4 minutes, season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.</p> <p class="p3">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">Previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 24 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableInstagram&#39;d: Marble Madnesshttp://<p>We’ll never say no to marble.</p> <p><img alt="" height="745" src="/site_media/uploads/markay1.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/taking-flight/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</p> <p>Follow us on Instagram at <a href="" target="_blank">@utahstyledesign</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 23 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasInstagram&#39;d: White Spacehttp://<p>White space is bright space, so let yours shine.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/markay.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/taking-flight/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</p> <p>Follow us on Instagram at <a href="" target="_blank">@utahstyledesign</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 22 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Adding Character to a Front Entryhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Warren Lloyd</a>, SLC Architect</p>webinternMon, 21 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000http:// & RenovateRunways and Rooms: Office Space Blueshttp://<p>Does your office space have a case of the blues? Never fear, we do too! Don't let subdued or basic blues get you down this season -- instead, take a lesson from the runways, and flaunt your blues at home and at work.</p> <p>Get office-chic inspiration from the Public School Spring 2016 collection, and transform your work space into a place of bold blue bliss with just a few simple accent pieces. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/_pub0120.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/_pub0076.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/_pub0162.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/35271741_041_b.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Marmotinto Rug</a> Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/cgbeitqrls_star_struck_art_print0.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Star Struck Art Print</a> Dot&amp;Bo</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/0003931_davis-chair_480.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Davis Chair</a> Barclay Butera, Park City</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/34536979_042_b2.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Leta Garden Pot</a> Anthropologie, SLC</p>webinternMon, 21 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaInstagram&#39;d: Bathroom Beautyhttp://<p>Symmetry and clean-lined design shape the minimalist style of a double vanity.</p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/image-2.jpg" width="600"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/above-it-all-1/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</p> <p>Follow us on Instagram at <a href="" target="_blank">@utahstyledesign</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignSun, 20 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasInstagram&#39;d: A Bit of Quirkhttp://<p>A tulip design gives white tiles personality.</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/image-1.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/above-it-all-1/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</p> <p>Follow us on Instagram at <a href="" target="_blank">@utahstyledesign</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignSat, 19 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRunways and Rooms: Autumn Sunhttp://<p>If you're fretting about what to do with all those crisp summer whites that you probably bought impulsively mid-July, DON'T. Designers from this season's Ready-to-Wear runway collection have the answer.</p> <p>Paired with pops of geometric orange and matte grays, your sharp whites can get a few more weeks wear before the weather calls for a full Fall home makeover.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/_pub0212.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/unnamed_(1).jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Public School Ready-to-Wear Spring 2016</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/orange_bedding.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Motley Striped Linen Duvet</a> West Elm, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/sgcuatqokt_take_a_seat_print0.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Take A Seat Print</a> Dot &amp; Bo</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/37309887_080_b.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href=";color=080#/">Autumnal Pillar Candle</a> Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/crs0005-org-3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Tangerine Twist Turntable</a> Dot &amp; Bo</p>webinternSat, 19 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaInstagram&#39;d: Simple Sinkhttp://<p>Round curves? Check.</p> <p>Straight lines? Check.</p> <p>Perfection? Check. </p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/image_1.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/above-it-all-1/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</p> <p>Follow us on Instagram at <a href="" target="_blank">@utahstyledesign</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 18 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: Accessories are Icing on a Pretty Great Cakehttp://<p class="p1">Last month, while in Atherton, California, I photographed a home where the owners had just moved in and were getting settled. The home is spectacular; it’s another carefully crafted project by Markay Johnson Construction. What surprised me is how complete the home appeared.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="239" src="/site_media/uploads/c_25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="308" src="/site_media/uploads/c_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The difference is accessories. Rich, interesting, and carefully scaled accessories complete the home so that it looks like it has been developed over time.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="682" src="/site_media/uploads/c_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/c_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The home’s interior design inspiration is the personal home of designer Monica Bhargava, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn’s Executive Vice President. Williams-Sonoma offers design services free of charge, and personnel through this program assisted the homeowner to find just the right accessories to complete the home. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="322" src="/site_media/uploads/c_8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/c_9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/c_10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Now, just how recently was the home completed? The grass in the picture is dropped in through Photoshop. The lawn’s installation was scheduled after I photographed the project. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/c_17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="324" src="/site_media/uploads/c_21.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><em><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 18 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayMary&#39;s Recipe: Hot Fudge Saucehttp://<p class="p2">Hot Fudge Sauce</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="170" src="" width="262"></p> <p class="p1"><em>From Candymaking by Ruth Kendrick and Pauline H. Atkinson, used with permission</em></p> <p class="p1">Ingredients:</p> <p class="p1">(12 oz.) can evaporated milk (you could probably use half and half)<br>1/2 cup butter (if using unsalted, add a pinch of salt)<br>4 oz. of 70 percent Millcreek or Amana chocolate<br>2 cups sugar<br>1 tsp. vanilla</p> <p class="p3">In a heavy saucepan, combine butter and chocolate and warm over low heat, stirring constantly. When melted, stir in sugar and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cook slightly before using over ice cream. Store in refrigerator for several weeks. Can be warmed in microwave or served cold.</p> <p>Previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 17 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableRunways and Rooms: Well-Groundedhttp://<p>Every outfit needs a foundation, something that holds the whole look together. Proenza Schouler's Spring 2016 collection proved it—thick black straps held the dresses up, but their linear shape made each look stream-lined and well-grounded.</p> <p>A simple, strong foundation is all you need to pull of different textiles, patterns (and even pom poms) in your own home. Start with clean, black lines and go from there. </p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/ps_white_black.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/black_straps.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/cg_sparks_9_pane_mirror.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Iron Windown 9-Pane</a>, C.G. Sparks, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/crate_and_barrel_striped_rug.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Olin Blak Striped Cotton Rug</a>, Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/uo_black_light.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href=";category=A-LIGHTING-PENDANT">Blown Glass Pendant Light</a>, Urban Outfitters, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="531" src="/site_media/uploads/1-noir-portugesedesk.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Portugese Desk</a>, Rootd Home, Park City</p>webinternThu, 17 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasGreat IdeaInstagram&#39;d: Take a Seathttp://<p>A study—and triumph—in minimalism.</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/image_1-1.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/above-it-all-1/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</p> <p>Follow us on Instagram at <a href="" target="_blank">@utahstyledesign</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 16 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasInstagram&#39;d: Kitchen Spacehttp://<p>What’s a dream kitchen? A space outfitted with Poliform cabinets, Calacatta Borghini countertops, a Gaggenau stove and oven, and a Kohler sink with Dornbracht fittings.</p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/image.jpg" width="600"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/above-it-all-1/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of this home.</p> <p>Follow us on Instagram at <a href="" target="_blank">@utahstyledesign</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 15 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasMid-Century Makeover http://<p>In Salt Lake City, fresh, modern design and an open floor plan revive the kitchen of a 1958 home. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/h_4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The saying that time changes everything is certainly true of Dorothy Huntsman's kitchen in her recently remodeled mid-century modem home. The once wood-clad and closed-in space is now bright, open and modem in a very 21st -century way.</p> <p class="p1">"Even before I stepped into the house, I knew I belonged here," says Huntsman of the 1958 St. Mary's area residence in Salt Lake City. Designed by former owner Emil Baer Fetzer, the head architect of the LDS Church from 1965 to 1986, the dwelling featured many of the notable architectural and design elements that characterize mid -century abodes: large windows, sloped ceilings, flat planes and a natural connection to the outdoors. Huntsman preserved these as she executed her 4,000-square-foot home's down-to-the-studs remodel.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/h_7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">At its core was the Huntsman family's soon-to-be primary gathering space, the kitchen and adjoining family room. Clad floor to ceiling in walnut and outmoded features, both areas were ripe for an extensive overhaul. To begin, Huntsman removed a ’50s-chic box of cabinetry that enclosed the kitchen’s cooking area and cut it off from the family room. This dramatically improved the traffic flow, modernized the layout and linked the two spaces. “My favorite thing is having a sitting area as part of the kitchen where everyone gathers by the fire,” she says of the family room.</p> <p class="p2">Huntsman revamped the family room’s feature wall creating an asymmetric interplay of floating bookshelves, zebra wood cabinet doors, a stainless steel fireplace surround and a broad plane of white dimensional tile. “The tile lifts the room to a new level without being a dominant focal point,” says Huntsman who didn’t want to detract from the adjacent kitchen’s clean-lined modernity.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/h_9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">White walls and ceilings brighten the kitchen’s once wood-paneled interior and provide a chic backdrop for an expansive Caesarstone-topped island, streamlined cabinets, integrated appliances, a glass tile backsplash and colorful Flor carpet tiles that visually link to the sitting area’s vivid furniture and a vibrant kitchen accent wall painted by Huntsman. Another of the homeowner’s abstract paintings hangs above the adjacent patio’s sitting area as seen through a wall of new glass doors that spans the south side of the rooms, filling them with light and views of the large backyard. The result is a new free-flowing kitchen—and an entire home—that suits the family’s lifestyle perfectly while retaining the character and livability of the dwelling’s original design. “I’m now a big fan of mid-century modern homes,” Huntsman says. “They have a huge wow factor, yet they’re understated and so easy to live in.</p> <p class="p2">Story by Brad Mee, Photos by Scot Zimmerman</p> <p class="p2">For more from this home, check out the <a href="/galleries/mid-century-makeover-1/" target="_blank">gallery</a>.</p>Brad MeeMon, 14 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// & RenovateRunways And Rooms: Not-Your-Basic Basicshttp://<p>Though the summertime sun still beats high over the Salt Lake Valley, whispers of autumn and cozier weather are making their way through the runways and into your living spaces. Wes Gordon's Fall 2015 collection offers great inspiration for making an effortless summer-to-fall decor transition. </p> <p>This collection combines charming Kathleen Kelly-like threads, reminiscent of the 90's, with a modern minimal attitude and tougness. Cozy knits and waffle weaves paired with warm metallics and furs make for a chic and charming at-home look.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/marc0020.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="479" src="/site_media/uploads/prod3140052_e15293284_f.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href=";categoryId=cat3820005">Linen-Wool Waffle Weave Bed Throw</a> Restoration Hardware, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/marc0120.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/img10c.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Mercury Tealights</a> West Elm, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/34922385_007_b.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Metallic Patchwork Hide Rug</a> Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/marc0222.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="441" src="/site_media/uploads/img99o.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href=";sku=8026189&amp;bnrid=3380801&amp;cm_ven=Google_PLA&amp;cm_cat=Shopping&amp;cm_pla=Feed&amp;cm_ite=Google%20Base-8026189&amp;gclid=CNqX5bfc78cCFZKGaQoduRoKkQ&amp;kwid=productads-plaid^85397288471-sku^8026189-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^43832182531">Gray Ombre Fur Pillow</a> Pottery Barn, SLC</p>webinternFri, 11 Sep 2015 14:04:05 +0000http:// IdeaPhoto Friday: Continuing the Atherton Estate Traditionhttp://<p class="p1">Atherton is near Stanford University and Palo Alto on the San Francisco Peninsula in an area with a near-perfect climate tempered by the Pacific across the coastal hills and the San Francisco Bay the opposite direction. This residential community with large estate lots, mature trees, and narrow shady lanes drew us for three days of shooting for Markay Johnson Construction, a Utah company with an extensive portfolio of high-end projects in California’s Bay Area.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/m_25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/m_16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The featured project tore down an existing home on a large estate lot with established trees and rebuilt in a Craftsman style inspired by the works of Berkeley architect Bernard Maybeck. The homeowner had a clear vision of what she wanted and worked closely with Markay Johnson Construction to achieve it.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/m_26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="323" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/m_35.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/m_28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The exterior features difficult to execute details like shingled eyebrows, and some of the transitions are especially exquisite. For the interiors, the homeowner wanted bright, open, and connected spaces, and she personally completed the interior design and art installation.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="270" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/m_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="242" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/m_9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">For the photographs, I emphasized connections within the home and to the outdoors. I used natural lighting with some flash to assist with showing the details and to avoid dark areas that interfere with composition. There’s a warmth and friendliness that comes through the photographs that is genuine to the home. </p> <p class="p2"><em><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 11 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayMary&#39;s Recipe: Waffles–Any way, Anytimehttp://<p>Waffle. Syrup. Fruit. Sound familiar? Drop the predictable morning waffle routine and let this versatile treat become the base for unique, easy-to-make dishes delicious anytime of the day.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="588" src="" width="500"><br><em>Prosciutto and pear waffle.</em> </p> <p><strong>BASIC WAFFLE RECIPE</strong></p> <p>Makes about 8, 7-inch light, crispy waffles</p> <ul> <li>2 cups flour</li> <li>1 tbsp. sugar</li> <li>1/4 tsp. salt</li> <li>1/2 cup dried buttermilk powder (available in most grocery stores)</li> <li>1/2 tsp. baking soda</li> <li>1/2 cup sour cream</li> <li>2 large eggs</li> <li>1/2 tsp. vanilla extract</li> <li>1/4 cup vegetable oil</li> <li>1 1/4 cups unflavored</li> <li>soda water</li> </ul> <p class="p2">Whisk together the dry ingredients, including buttermilk powder. Combine sour cream, eggs, vanilla and oil in a separate bowl and mix well. Gently stir soda water into wet mixture. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in wet mix. Fold together with rubber spatula until barely combined. Do not over-mix. Cook waffles according to waffle iron manufacturer’s directions, using about 1/3 cup batter per waffle.  </p> <p class="p2">Freeze any leftover waffles.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>PROSCIUTTO AND PEAR</strong></p> <p class="p2">For each waffle:</p> <ul> <li>3–4 thin slices of prosciutto or speck</li> <li>about 1/4 a pear, thinly slice</li> <li>sprig of thyme</li> <li>1 tsp. apricot jam</li> </ul> <p class="p3">Arrange the ham on the waffle; top with a fan of pear slices. Drizzle the pear lightly with apricot jam (thinned with a bit of hot water if necessary) and garnish with a sprig of thyme. </p> <p class="p3">Bon Appetit!</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 10 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableRunways and Rooms: #FashionMonth has Begunhttp://<p>Are you ready?</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/wes-gordon-009-1366.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Wes Gordon, Resort 2016</em></p> <p>Whether you prefer watching your favorite designers <a href="" target="_blank">live</a> fashion show streams or would rather browse through the images while surrounded by friends, you're always welcome here for a little bit of <a href="/blog/tag/runways-and-rooms/?page=1&amp;" target="_blank">Runways and Rooms</a> inspiration. </p>Ashley MillerThu, 10 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsRunways and Rooms: LC Runway Collection http://<p>Laguna Beach ended years ago, but Lauren Conrad is still setting trends—the kind that work in your wardrobe or your living room. Her first Runway Collection with Kohls debuted at Fashion Week.</p> <p>"The colors seemed to be from the 'Disney forest at dawn' palette— lots of rose gold, soft gray, and gentle sparkle," said New York Magazine. And just like it's 2006 all over again, we're looking at LC for inspiration, advice and home decor. </p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/redvelvet.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/redvelvetrugcgsparks.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Antique Overdyed Ruby Rug</a>, C.G. Sparks, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/fringe.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/fringedthrow.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Moroccan Wedding Throw</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/blucrop.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="608" src="/site_media/uploads/bluepillowbohem.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Royal Pillow in Vintage Blue</a>, Bohem, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/blueknobcgsparks.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="">Ceramic flower knob</a>, C.G. Sparks, SLC</p>webinternThu, 10 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsOut and About: Red Leaf Spa at The Grand Lodgehttp://<p>This stylish spa, designed with tranquility in mind, features an Eldorado stone candle wall, wood ceilings, pebble stone floors and mosaic tile accent walls. This is the place to go for a deep tissue or stone massage to revive aching muscles after an outdoor adventure.</p> <p><img alt="" height="294" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/spa.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Red Leaf Spa</a> | 314 Hunter Ridge Drive, Brian Head</p>webinternWed, 09 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesTravelEat Local Week 2015http://<p class="p1">About this time last year, I was biting into one of the most delicious hamburgers I have ever made. The beef was flavorful and juicy, spiked with garlic purée, and topped with sharp aged cheese, caramelized onions and roasted poblano peppers. I finished my meal feeling deeply satisfied (and borderline comatose), quite certain that I would be repeating that exact recipe again in the future.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/farmtotable_gardenphoto_(1).jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">But the best part of the burgers? We were eating them as one of our meals for the 2014 Eat Local Week Challenge, and had built them entirely from ingredients grown or produced within state lines. </p> <p class="p1">"Sometimes I get overwhelmed with how many things we grow here," says Stacy Semborski, Marketing Coordinator for <a href="" target="_blank">Eat Local Week</a>. A native of Utah, Stacy has seen the local food scene change over the past decade to include more farm-to-table focused restaurants, small batch artisans and organic farms.</p> <p class="p1">"It's been much easier for us to spread awareness about eating locally because there are so many farmers and producers who are supportive of us and want to get involved in Eat Local Week.”</p> <p class="p1">Eat Local Week (ELW) itself started at a grassroots level a few years ago, when a couple invited their friends and family to participate in a week-long local eating challenge. Since then, ELW has grown into a state nonprofit with events and activities across multiple municipalities.</p> <p class="p1">The concept is simple: commit to eating foods grown and produced within Utah state lines for one week. With different levels of commitment, it’s easy to be challenged while simultaneously eating well whether you're a local food newbie or a veteran of Eat Local Weeks of the past.</p> <p class="p1">This year's ELW, however, is a more engaging and exciting event than ever. "We've added more classes this year to make people aware of how to prepare things, including a pickling class to preserve vegetables," says Stacy. "We also have an education station [at the Pioneer Farmers Market] on September 12th, where you can come and talk to us about Eat Local Week and ask questions about the challenge and ingredients for cooking."</p> <p class="p1">Most exciting, says Stacy, is the addition of <a href="">FOODQUEST</a> to the activity roster. Sponsored by local outdoor gear and apparel company, Cotopaxi, FOODQUEST is a weeklong food-focused scavenger hunt with dozens of challenges across the state. Objectives range from milking a cow, to donating food to a local food bank, with a variety of activities that are easy to complete at work or at home. Teams complete challenges to earn points, and the team with the highest score walks away with the $500 grand prize.</p> <p class="p1">"FOODQUEST is about getting people out of their comfort zone while having fun learning about local food," says Stacy. "You pick things every day that challenge you to think about what you eat, but this is more interactive than just being on your own and thinking, 'Okay, what do I do or eat now?' It's a more active way to be involved locally and try new foods and meet people." </p> <p class="p1">What happens after Eat Local Week ends? "We want [this week] to make a positive impression on people," says Stacy. "Hopefully it gets you to try something new or replace ingredients with local products on a regular basis."</p> <p class="p1">Perhaps adding some pickled local vegetables to my 2015 ELW burger will make it even more memorable than last year’s. </p> <p class="p1">Eat Local Week runs from September 12<sup>th</sup> through September 19<sup>th</sup>. For more information and to register for the challenge, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. </p> <p class="p3"><em>Rachel Sanders is a Utah transplant who has fallen hard for the local, sustainable food scene. She likes to talk about food, think about food, and make food, both for work and for fun. Find her writing, recipes, and photography at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 09 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePin of the Week: Timeless Modern Designhttp://<p>The great room's stone fireplace, chamcha wood-topped dining table, horizontally grained kitchen cabinets and quartzite backsplash infuse natural patterns and textures into this interior. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/pin-greatroom.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 08 Sep 2015 10:08:10 +0000http:// The MagazineRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Well-Planned Livinghttp://<p class="p1">A frequent conversation these days is the rising cost of homes. I photographed a new project on Provo’s east bench that heartens me that young families can find a good home that may be affordable. Aspen Summit is set against one of the Wasatch Range’s steep and stony peaks and looks out to the valley.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/as_15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/as_13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">I was struck with the practicality of the floor plan. Downstairs is an open plan with a spacious contemporary kitchen larger than kitchens in many single-family homes plus a pantry for additional storage. The staging, done by Jill Hollingshead, was vibrant and youthful. It offered great ideas for furnishing and living in the space.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/as_18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Upstairs, the roomy master has contemporary large bathroom, his and hers closets, and an additional generous closet with shelves. The other two bedrooms were of a nice size.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/as_12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/as_16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">While it appears the development is positioned as starter homes, the ample storage and flexible plan makes me think it could adapt well to a maturing family.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/as_10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="252" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/as_7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">As for the photos, for the lower level I tried to show connections, and throughout I composed photos that captured the quality of the finishes.</p> <p class="p2"><em><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 04 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayMary&#39;s Recipe: The Case for Cauliflowerhttp://<p>Topping today's trends lists, cauliflower proves itself in many mouth-watering ways. </p> <div class="post-content"> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="" width="333"></p> <p><strong>Warm Cauliflower Salad                                                             </strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="200" src="" width="300"></p> <p>Steam small cauliflower florets until just tender. Toss with cooked, diced bacon, sautéed chopped onion, balsamic vinegar, a pinch of mustard, salt, a teaspoon or so of honey, pepper and chopped parsley. Serve warm. </p> <p><strong>Cauliflower "Couscous"</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="200" src="" width="300"></strong></p> <p>Wash cauliflower florets and pulse in the processor until they resemble couscous. Sauté cauliflower kernels in olive oil with garlic clove until al dente. Season and top with mixed roasted vegetables and pine nuts. </p> <p><strong>Roasted Cauliflower</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="200" src="" width="300"></p> <p>Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil and place in an ovenproof pan with mashed garlic. Roast at 500 degrees for about 15 minutes, turning frequently so cauliflower browns lightly. Squeeze lemon juice over the florets and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.</p> <p><strong>Cauliflower Mash</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="200" src="" width="300"><br><strong></strong></p> <p>Boil cauliflower florets until tender; drain thoroughly and pat dry. Do not let cool. Put florets in food processor with 2 Tbsp. cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. salted butter, 1 clove minced garlic and pulse until smooth. Thin with chicken or vegetable stock, if  necessary. Season liberally with pepper. Garnish with chopped chives. </p> <p>Previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> </div>Utah Style & DesignThu, 03 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableStylefile: Step On Ithttp://<p>Sure, rugs are an antidote for bare floors and lackluster décors, but Nanimarquina kicks it up a notch, creating sculptural, nature-inspired designs where artistry and your feet meet.</p> <p><img alt="" height="556" src="/site_media/uploads/rugs.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Nanimarquina rugs, $66-$197 per square foot, <a href="" target="_blank">Regency Royale</a>, SLC; Shoes from <a href="" target="_blank">The Children's Hour</a>, SLC</em></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 28 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FindsIn The MagazineMary&#39;s Recipe: Romina&#39;s Peach Galettehttp://<p>This perfect summer recipe, by Romina Rasmussen of <a href="">Les Madeleines</a>, ran in Utah Style &amp; Design's Summer 2013 issue.</p> <p><img alt="" height="483" src="" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Ingredients:</p> <p class="p1">1/2 sheet pre-made frozen pastry puff<br>1/3 cup almond cream*<br>5–6 peaches (not too ripe) cut into thin slices<br>Melted butter for brushing<br>Vanilla sugar** for sprinkling<br>1 egg, beaten</p> <p class="p2">Roll the puff pastry into a circle 1/8-inch thick. Work quickly to keep it from getting warm. Spread the almond cream in the center out to 1.5 inches from the edge of the circle. Starting from the outside working in, slightly overlap the slices in a spiral toward the center. Fold the edges over the peaches crimping as you go. Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Back at 375 F for 35–45 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the fruit has been caramelized.</p> <p class="p2">*Almond cream</p> <p class="p2">Ingredients:</p> <p class="p2">6 Tbsp. butter<br>5.5 oz. almond paste<br>1 egg<br>2 Tbsp. cornstarch<br>1 tsp. rum</p> <p class="p2">Cream butter and almond paste. Add eggs one at a time to mixture, and then add cornstarch and rum (if using). Wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.</p> <p class="p2">**Vanilla sugar</p> <p class="p2">Ingredients:</p> <p class="p2">2 cups sugar<br>1 new vanilla bean or two used beans</p> <p class="p2">Slice the new bean down the center lengthwise. Using the back of the knife, scrape the seeds out and mix into the sugar. Place the sugar and the bean into an airtight container for at least a week. The sugar will absorb the oils in the bean.</p> <p class="p2">Previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 27 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableFamily Dining at the Kitchen Islandhttp://<p class="p1">The term “eat-in kitchen” used to mean there was room for a casual dining table in the kitchen. This table would be close to, yet distinctly separate from, the kitchen space.  </p> <p class="p2">Casual/quick dining is a necessity, but so is family bonding. While today’s family doesn’t always have the time (or space) to have long sit-down dinners in a formal dining room, they do want to maximize their meals together. Combining the island and dining table together is one way to achieve this.  </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/2-img_3644.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><em>Photo by <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a></em></p> <p class="p2">You can still create a comfortable dining experience where the family sits facing each other for an enjoyable meal. Yet this configuration allows for convenience due to its proximity to the kitchen, and it saves space, as with this combination you don’t need to allow walkway space between an island and dining table. This means you can designate that extra space for more storage, more dining, or another use entirely (such as adding a small living room to the kitchen where the dining table once was).</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/1-2015-07-28_17.08.58-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><em>Photo by <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a></em></p> <p class="p2">This is yet another example of how kitchen design has evolved to accommodate today’s busy family lives.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 27 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasPhoto Friday: School Dayshttp://<p class="p1">It’s that time of year when kids with rulers, pencils and backpacks put on those new clothes and shoes and head off to school. At the thought of leaving summer behind them, some smile and others have tears.</p> <p class="p2">School architecture is an interesting subject. Early in the last century the Beaux Arts and Art Deco styling of schools made a very public statement about the importance of education to the community. Then came the Post-War overcrowding when new buildings popped and temporary modules immediately were built right behind them. Often these cost-effective designs were short of being noble, but places to learn non-the-less. </p> <p class="p2">The schools I have photographed in the last five years mark a change where some of the best architecture in the State is intended for our children. These buildings inspire, but more than that, the design ties in places for informal learning and positive interaction based on recent advances in learning theory. Perhaps this sampling will inspire someone to return to school.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/g_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Granger High, West Valley City</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="246" src="/site_media/uploads/na_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/na_21.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Neil Armstrong School for Science and Technology, Magna</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="265" src="/site_media/uploads/hmk2-9.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Helen Knight Elementary School, Moab</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="279" src="/site_media/uploads/o_17.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="317" src="/site_media/uploads/o_24.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="751" src="/site_media/uploads/o_4.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/o_40.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Odyssey Elementary School, North Salt Lake</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="247" src="/site_media/uploads/mv27.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Monument Valley Elementary School, Navajo Nation</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 21 Aug 2015 09:20:30 +0000http:// FridayIt&#39;s National Lemonade Dayhttp://<p>It's National Lemonade Day . . . which means you're left with one decision:</p> <p>To lemonade or not to lemonade?</p> <p>Over at <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> magazine, we're rebelling for the day and filling our glasses with limes. Fortunately, a sweet and tangy limeade isn't hard to come by in this neck of the woods. You can find the valley's most delicious—and popular—concoction at the <a href="" target="_blank">Salt Lake City Farmer's Market</a>.</p> <p>Meet <a href="" target="_blank">Sweet Salt Lake</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/saltlakefarmersmarketkimorlandiniphotography011.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Hand-pressed limes? Check.</p> <p>Organic cane sugar? Check.</p> <p>Fresh-picked mint? Check.</p> <p>All three ingredients, served in a mason jar, will satisfy your taste buds and excite your rebellious side as you stick it to the lemon and chug limeade to celebrate the day.</p> <p><em>Images via <a href="" target="_blank">Kim Orlandini Photography</a></em></p>Ashley MillerThu, 20 Aug 2015 08:58:19 +0000http:// the TableGeometry Lessonshttp://<p>Angling for a way to update your décor? Today's geometric shapes, faceted forms and origami-inspired designs can give any room a stylish edge.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/172_78.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Park City playroom, interior by K. Rocke Design, SLC; </em><em>Wallpaper by Flavor Paper,</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="437" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c0610.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Glass Bowls, $22-$34, Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store, SLC</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/mcl19-fcp-brg.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Porta Romana Bianca chandelier, to the trade,</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="495" src="/site_media/uploads/wt0c0723.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Fabrics, to the trade, left to right: Rubelli (2), Moku, Castel, Zoffany</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="351" src="/site_media/uploads/origami_cocktail_stainless_silho_(2).jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em> Donghia Origami occasional table, to the trade,</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="451" src="/site_media/uploads/origami_lounge_chair.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Mimi London Origami lounge chairs, to the trade,</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="474" src="/site_media/uploads/vanguard_origami.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Vanguard Carrier spot table by Thom Filicia, starting at $1,038, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC</em></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 19 Aug 2015 09:33:31 +0000http:// Fresh-Picked Ideashttp://<p>Summer is high season at Hell's Backbone Grill where Jen Castle and Blake Spalding load the restaurant's plates with these fresh twists on their farm's fare.</p> <p><img alt="" height="315" src="/site_media/uploads/fp.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>1. Whip nasturtiums into butter to spice and fancy it up. It tastes peppery and looks like beautiful confetti. </p> <p>2. Pickle radishes with rice vinegar and some candied ginger.</p> <p>3. Mix butter with lime juice and cumin or red chiles to spread on roasted corn on the cob.</p> <p>4. Stir mint into spring peas.</p> <p>5. Dress up your ice water with sliced cucumbers, strawberries or sprigs of mint.</p> <p>6. Flavor lemon meringue, angel food cake and lamb chops with fresh lavendar blossoms.</p> <p>7. Juggle your usual salad mix with chard, kale ribbons, nasturium leaves, mint and calendula petals.</p> <p>8. Sprinkle smoked Maldon salt on cut tomatoes.</p> <p>9. Season pasta with lemon zest and lots of halved grape tomatoes.</p> <p>10. Add basil to strawberry jam.</p> <p>11. Dress your green beans with roasted piñons and sultanas.</p> <p>12. Put any and all fruit on green salads. We love apples and blueberries.</p> <p>13. Toss green beans or peas with sautéed onions and crumbled bacon.</p> <p>14. Put green chiles on anything.</p> <p>15. When you think your beets and carrots, save the teeny tiny vegetables to garnish plates, or make a quick pickle out of them for a snack.</p>Ashley MillerMon, 17 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TablePhoto Friday: August Gardenshttp://<p class="p1">I find landscapes start looking and photographing their best in August. True, some of the early color can be spectacular, but later in the summer the greenery fills in and one can truly appreciate the design and forms.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/sb_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/sb_15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">This week took me to Salt Lake’s Avenues neighborhood and one of my favorite Craftsman-era homes, one featured in the early years of <em>Utah Style and Design. </em>Capitol Hill Construction completed hardscape improvements to make efficient use of all the space in the backyard of the corner lot. The pathway leads to access the garage and is a standout design feature with its radial design.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/sb_11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">As with many designs that look whole and complete, the work is deceptively complex. The roof extending over the outdoor living room is new, but completed consistent to Arts and Craft style with drainage incorporated in the roof design. The only visual cue is the drain spout. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/sb_9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The homeowners are also credited to their input to the tasteful design and completing the landscape with plantings. I imagine many wonderful evenings are spent in the dining and conversation areas.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/sb_6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/sb_13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Photographically, I took advantage of a cloudy day with filtered light and only augmented the light slightly with a reflector. </p> <p class="p2"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 14 Aug 2015 17:42:18 +0000http:// FridayE.A.T. | UMOCAhttp://<div class="two-columns">Eat Art Together (<a href="" target="_blank">E.A.T.</a>) is a community outreach initiative that explores the intersection of art and food as a way to re-imagine our relationships to the land, the city and each other.</div> <div class="two-columns"> </div> <div class="two-columns"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2015-08-14_at_9.17.17_am.png" width="490"></div> <div class="two-columns"> </div> <div class="two-columns"><em>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">@utahmoca</a></em></div> <div class="two-columns">  </div> <div class="two-columns">UMOCA pairs local artists, designers and horticulturalists with local community initiatives to create public art pieces from re-purposed or recycled materials that serve as improvements to each garden site.</div> <div class="two-columns"> <p>This year, UMOCA is working with horticulturalist <a href="">Fritz Kollmann</a> who designed a community garden installation outside the museum—all of the plants are edible, in one way or another. </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/herbgardener_050211-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">The Salt Lake Tribune</a></em></p> <p>If you want to explore the intersection of art and food through community outreach, here's your chance. Meet in front of the museum to join horticulturalist Fritz Kollmann for a public tour of UMOCA’s vibrant and thriving garden installation.</p> <p><strong>Date: Saturday, August 15th</strong></p> <p><strong>Time: 10am</strong></p> <p><strong>Place: UMOCA courtyard (City Creek Center, 20 West Temple, SLC)</strong></p> <p><strong>Cost: Free admission</strong></p> </div>Ashley MillerFri, 14 Aug 2015 09:12:57 +0000http:// Your CalendarsTake It From Herehttp://<p>These tasty takeouts will make your potluck side dish a summer-party star.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/web.jpg" width="490"></p> <h2>Organic Beet Salad with Hazelnuts</h2> <p><em>Liberty Heights Fresh</em></p> <p>1290 S. 1100 East, SLC, 801-467-2434</p> <h2>Fresh Spring Rolls</h2> <p><em>La-Cai Noodle House</em></p> <p>961 S. State St., SLC, 801-322-3590</p> <h2>Cold Sesame Noodles</h2> <p><em>Boba World</em></p> <p>512 W. 750 South, Woods Cross, 801-298-3626</p> <h2>Jeweled Wild Rice Salad</h2> <p><em>Cucina Deli</em></p> <p>1026 2nd Ave., SLC, 801-322-3055</p> <h2>Smoked Baked Beans</h2> <p><em>R&amp;R BBQ</em></p> <p>307 W. 600 South, SLC, 801-364-0443</p>Ashley MillerThu, 13 Aug 2015 17:03:58 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TableWeather or Nothttp://<p>Set your outdoor table with summer style.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="430" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/modern-tabletop-coco-placemat-t-a-jonathan-adler.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Coco placemat, $38, Jonathan Adler,</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wt0c0580_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Napkins, $5-$9, and wood napkin rings, $6 each, Williams-Sonoma, SLC</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="531" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wt0c0485.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Firepot crosshatch lantern, $63, Bloomingsales, SLC</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="317" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wt0c0518.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>All-season table runners, $26 and $44, Bloomingsales, SLC</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/cratebarrel_foodtents13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Food tent, $6, Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/cratebarreldaisymelamineplate10p5s15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Daisy melamine dinner plate, $6, Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</em></p>Ashley MillerWed, 12 Aug 2015 06:01:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineCalling All Knob Snobshttp://<p>Jewelry-like hardware is all the rage.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/screen_shot_2015-08-12_at_8.50.28_am.png" width="490"></p> <p>Design by <a href="" target="_blank">Christy Klomp</a> of <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>.</p>Brad MeeWed, 12 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasGreat IdeaHot FindsPatio Pointershttp://<p>Event producer Doug Smith's tips for creating stylish outdoor living spaces.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wwt0c5832.jpg" width="490"></p> <h2>Rein It In</h2> <p>"In small spaces, editing is the most important thing," Smith says. "Take it down to the bare essentials."</p> <h2>Create a Canvas</h2> <p>"Start with a monochromatic backdrop then add colorful accents of cushions, flowers and tabletop pieces," Smith advises. "Keep finishes unified and neutral." Here, the deck and moveable planters are finished in driftwood taupe and concrete.</p> <h2>Think Outside the Box</h2> <p>Smith created the large lighted orb in the tree by pairing two wire baskets from Crate &amp; Barrel. He also eliminates the need to haul away excess soil and debris from the patio and through the house by simply building a deck over it.</p> <h2>Go Green</h2> <p>Smith created a monoromatic, texture-rich planting scheme for the small patio by mixing succulents with other green botanicals in tones of lime, silver and darker greens. "I used no flowers in the plantings to purposely keep a low-key, soothing feel," he explains.</p> <h2>Be Practical</h2> <p>Materials and surfaces that can stand up to weather and frequent cleaning are key. "I enjoy using things that aren't so precious that a simple hosing-down won't hurt them," he says. The exceptions: pillows. "Go ahead and choose pillows you love, even if they aren't made from outdoor fabrics."</p> <h2>Lighten Up</h2> <p>"Hang pendant lights in trees to help form a canopy of refuge to a seating area," says Smith, who also uses garden lighting to help soften walls and project leafy patterns onto lighted surfaces.</p> <h2>Limit Your Labor</h2> <p>"Plant so that daily watering requires no more than 10 minutes on a workday," Smith advises.</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/06/23/all-decked-out/" target="_blank">here</a> for more outdoor entertaining tips.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 11 Aug 2015 09:31:38 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineSchool of Stylehttp://<p>Old school has an unmatched sense of style—evidenced in Washington School House Hotel in Park City. Here's five lessons you can learn from this ultra-luxe inn.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wsh120103_0360.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>1. Use molding to add instant architecture. Ideally simple in style, floor-to-ceiling board and batten paneling adds dimension and understated drama to the stairwell.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wsh120103_0084.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>2. Position furniture as art pieces. An uncluttered setting allows the settee to stand alone and perform as functional art.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wsh120103_0367.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>3. Favor functional accessories. Antique silver trays, candlesticks and a compote bowl are as beautiful as they are useful. They lend the space a comfortable, collected look and feel.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/flowers.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>4. Use mirrors to expand space. Mirrors not only make a room feel larger but are an excellent choice in spaces with art. They don't compete.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wsh120103_0095.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>5. Paint baseboards rather than staining them. It gives a crisp finish to a wood floor.</p>Ashley MillerMon, 10 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazinePhoto Friday: Move Toward Modern Architecturehttp://<div>I’m seeing a giant move towards modern architecture and design in Utah.  The designers and architects I work with tell me their clients are asking for much more modern projects.</div> <div> </div> <div>This shift away from classic and conservative design has impacted residential, commercial and institutional building. It's a fresh new look and presents its own challenges to photograph.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/ch_20.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="287" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/b_1.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/c_9.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/lo_19.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="241" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/na_11.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="278" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/jh_17.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/lm_54.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/lo_47.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="249" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/s_8.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 07 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayBook Report: Summer&#39;s Harvesthttp://<p>Whether you want your harvest to serve as the start of every meal, want to master the art of pickling or simply want a step-by-step tomato gardening guide, <em>Bountiful</em>, <em>Pickled &amp; Packed</em> and <em>Tomatomania!</em> are three cookbooks that welcome summer's crops with fruitful tips and flavorful garden-fresh recipes. </p> <p><img alt="" height="399" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/bookssmall.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Bountiful: Stewart, Tabori &amp; Chang, $35 | Pickled &amp; Packed: Ryland Peters &amp; Small, $25 | Tomatomania!: St. Martin's Griffin, $25</p> <p><em>Available at Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store, SLC</em></p>Ashley MillerThu, 06 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesHot FindsIn the GardenIn The MagazineTwo Queen Beeshttp://<p>Utah is called the Beehive State and beehives adorn everything from the former Hotel Utah to highway signs and sidewalks, but there's not a lot of honey in this hive. The state symbol is all about industry, not edibles. But we've had a bit of a honeybee renaissance and, despite occassional fiascoes, good local honey is getting more and more attention.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/chelsea+scanlan+photographyqueen+farina068.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Sisters Aubrey Johnson, a full-time nurse, and Gina Nielson, an office manager, both live in Cache Valley and fell in love with honeybees simultaneously. Starting from zero, they have built Queen Farina, a honey business with 36 hives (with a population peak of about 60,000 bees each), and after attending last spring's Foodtrepreneuers event, they are teetering on the verge of expansion.</p> <p>"Right now we are taking things one step at a time, growing slowly and carefully," says Aubrey. "There's so much to learn."</p> <p>The company, named after their mother's maiden name, makes a point of being socially conscious. Like many food producers today, the sisters recognize that sourcing is as important as the final product.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/chelsea+scanlan+photographyqueen+farina023.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Queen Fairy Honey isn't plant-specific, but it is all from Cache Valley. And it's as organic as honey can get. "Honeybees are omnivorous foragers; they collect from all kinds of flowers. You can't tell them where to feed," says Gina. But you can decline to use pesticides and antibiotics. You can leave the honey raw so it contains the pollen, the enzymes, minerals and micro-nutrients that naturally occur in honey. And in their other products, granola and lip balm, all other ingredients are local. "We use Honeyville oats, Payson fruit, RealSalt," says Aubrey.</p> <p>Plus, they have an endearing marketing gimmick: Every hive has a queen who gets a name and every bottling of honey is dedicated to a queen. Queen Farina also has a program that allows customers to adopt a hive. For $50, to cover the expense of beekeeping, a sponsor can name a queen; then all the honey from the queen's hive has that name.</p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/chelsea+scanlan+photographyqueen+farina020.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A few California boutiques and Paletti's in SLC are currently Queen Farina's only retail outlets, but you can buy the honey on their website.</p> <p>All images via <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Ashley MillerWed, 05 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableGet the Look: Amalfi Coasthttp://<p>Positano is a world away from the mountains of Utah. The jewel of Italy's Amalfi Coast, it's home to colorful experiences, cliff-climbing villas and glistening beaches.</p> <p>Bring the look, feel and energy of Positano home with Amalfi Coast-inspired decor.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/coast.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Photo Cred: Don Skypeck</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/wt0c0681.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Deruta ceramic box, $78, Tabula Rasa, SLC</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/pillow.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Needlepoint pillow, $98, Jonathan Adler, <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="404" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/pen.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Amalfi stationary, $16, Tabula Rasa, SLC</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/bowl.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Hand-painted coral bowl, $10, Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/runnerpier1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Mediterranean tile runner, $40, Pier 1 Imports, SLC</em></p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/out-of-the-blue/" target="_blank">her</a>e for more images of Positano.</p>Brad MeeWed, 05 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineYou&#39;re Invited: UMOCA&#39;s Food Courthttp://<p>On the evening of August 14, 2015, the Main Gallery at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) will be transformed as guests explore a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Join an intimate group for a memorable evening of culinary design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="347" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/mall_no.2_food_court_invitation_copy.gif" width="490"></p> <div> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <div>Sample from edible art installations crafted by chefs at Pago and Finca.</div> <div> </div> <div>Sip distinctive, natural wines from Ruth Lewandowski vineyards, and specialty cocktails from Vida Tequila.</div> <div> </div> <div>See, hear and taste your way through original music and art performances, bold design experiments, and an innovative exhibition that also serves as a temporary boutique.</div> <div> </div> <div>Indulge your senses as the lines between food and art are blurred. <br><br></div> Food Court is a private event created by Gary Vlasic's V. Project and 7D8. Guests will have exclusive access to the opening of <em>Mall No. 2, </em>an exhibition and series of programs focused on emerging concepts in product, fashion, graphic, and retail design. <br><br><strong>Seating is limited, to create an immersive, personalized atmosphere. Tickets available now at </strong><a href="" target="_blank">Eventbrite</a>.  </div> <div> </div> <div>For more information, contact the Mall team at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</div> </div> </div>Ashley MillerTue, 04 Aug 2015 14:14:18 +0000http:// Your CalendarsOn the TableBlissful Backyardhttp://<p>"I love a garden that offers a sense of discovery where everything isn't visible at a glance," says landscape designer Rob McFarland.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/garden02.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For his backyard, he designed lawns, paths and planted beds that pull visitors from side to side rather than directly back into the property. "This takes advantage of the yard's width and requires more time to move visually and physically through the property, making it look and feel larger," he explains. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August%202015/garden01.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Japanese maples, tranquil water features and a blue pot nestled among shrubs are some of the designer's carefully positioned elements that help transport the eye and guests through gardens they never want to leave.</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 03 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the GardenSummer Pourhttp://<p>Four many aficionados, the replenishment of this wine on wine store racks is a sign of summer. Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma is as exquisite a piece of vineyard land as exists in the whole wide world. Bucklin wines smell more like a place than a wine, redolent with aromatics that capture Sonoma's summy disposition with unerring accuracy and character.</p> <p>A blend of 33 percent Grenache, 28 percent Zinfandel, 18 percent Mourvedre, 12 percent syrah and 9 percent Carignane, it's a juicy, sumptuous summer drink that has lots of fresh berry character yet is never sweet or over the top. <img alt="" height="534" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wine.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignSat, 01 Aug 2015 15:20:11 +0000http:// The MagazineThe Write Approachhttp://<p>Make your summer party special from the very start. Mail a festive invitation and the fun begins for guests long before they arrive. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/print.jpg" width="327"></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:09:19 +0000http:// The MagazinePhoto Friday: Summer at the Beachhttp://<p class="p1">It is interesting how a home’s design can reflect the homeowner in interesting ways. The colors of this cottage in Manasquan, New Jersey just make me feel good—happy, joyful, and in harmony.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l20.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l_17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Imagineered Homes of Manasquan, an architect-builder team lead by visionary Tom Bateman, designed the home for a client’s weekend and vacation home. She generously offered her home for my stay in Manasquan. She radiated the same qualities that I found in her home: beauty, joy, harmony, generosity, and happiness. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l_16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="650" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l_8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l_12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l_15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">While the home was new and not yet settled in with mementos and collectibles, it truly reflected the homeowner.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="639" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/l_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayInside Outhttp://<p><img alt="" height="594" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/insideout.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:30:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRunways and Rooms: On Point &amp; Preppyhttp://<p><em>"Felipe Oliveira Baptista finds endless ways to mine the Lacoste archives for athletic motifs."</em> —Nandini D'Souza Wolfe</p> <p>Scroll through the <a href="" target="_blank">Lacoste Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear</a> runway collection and your eyes will lock and hold on an endless array of sleek and sporty items that beckon your mind to recall your latest recreational activity.</p> <p>Golf? Check.</p> <p>Tennis? Check.</p> <p>Yachting? Check.</p> <p>Strong, speedy and downright sexy, the recent Lacoste collection doesn't disappoint. Fortunately, interior design trends have begun to incorporate the same straight lines and strong colors that Lacoste's principal designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, brought to life on his adrenaline-filled runway.</p> <p>Take a look for yourself.</p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/lac_0514.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/lac_0613.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><img alt="" height="434" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/screen_shot_2015-07-29_at_11.29.51_am.png" width="425"></p> <p>Gatehouse No. 1 | <a href="" target="_blank">Garden Party Rug</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="352" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/screen_shot_2015-07-29_at_11.27.27_am.png" width="425"></p> <p>Barclay Butera Interiors | <a href="" target="_blank">Coconut Grove Standard Sham</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/35576354_085_b.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Anthropologie | <a href="" target="_blank">Kerry Cassill Channeled Lycia Quilt</a> </p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/d35887942_066_b.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Anthropologie | <a href="" target="_blank">Beachchair Stripe Potholders</a></p>Ashley MillerThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FindsHit Refresh and Eat Uphttp://<p>Modern twists on much-loved summer side dishes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/barbecue-88435_1280.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Grilled Corn</h3> <p>Corn is a summer staple. Kick your cobs up a notch by grilling them.</p> <p>THE TWIST: Open the husks, strip the silks, spread the ear with softened chipotle butter, re-husk and it's ready to throw on the grill.</p> <h3>Potato Salad</h3> <p>Old-fashioned potato salad may be a must-have side dish, but it's hardly exciting—that is, until now.</p> <p>THE TWIST: Use little red potatoes, cut into quarters. Skip the hardboiled egg; instead, toss with crumbles of bacon and goat cheese. Dress with lemon juice, oilve oil and snips of rosemary.</p> <h3>Baked Beans</h3> <p>What's a cookout without baked beans? Everyone has a favorite recipe, and this one jazzes things up with a simple addition.</p> <p>THE TWIST: Top your beans with a layer of bourbon caramelized onions. Simply sauté two sliced onions in olive oil until they brown. Pour 1/3 cup of bourbon over them and boil down until syrupy. Spread over the beans.</p> <h3>Three-Bean Salad</h3> <p>Renew this classic dish with Mediterranean flavors.</p> <p>THE TWIST: Use fresh greens, chickpeas and kidney beans. Add chopped Kalamata olives and make your vinaigrette with three cloves of garlic and a tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano.</p> <h3>Caprese</h3> <p>We have adopted the Italian combination of ripe tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, making it an American standard. You can switch out the components for the same fresh sensation.</p> <p>THE TWIST: Substitute peaches or nectarines for the tomatoes and layer wtih creamy burrata. Instead of basil, shred some of the mint that's overwhelming your herb garden right about now.</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/taking-sides/" target="_blank">here</a> for more fresh summer recipes.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// of the Week: Fly Highhttp://<p>Inspired by a winged butterfly, a vibrant St. George residence proves contemporary design has a home in Utah's southern desert.</p> <p><img alt="" height="280" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wj_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Want to see more images of this southern home? Click <a href="/galleries/taking-flight/" target="_blank">here</a>. Want to see more images of butterfly-inspired design? Click <a href="/blog/2012/07/19/flight-of-fancy-design/" target="_blank">here</a>. </p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineMark Your Calendars: Salt Lake Parade of Homeshttp://<div>It’s like stepping into the pages of a magazine. <a href="">The Salt Lake Parade of Homes</a> opens its doors this weekend to the public. Whether you’re a modernist or a traditionalist, explore new homes across the valley featuring the latest in architecture, interior design, home decor and landscaping. </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="208" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/55a7cb62-e7e4-427e-be08-0925d15a6cfa.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="193" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/55b10dd7-f4a4-4bc4-ba2e-3845d15a6cfa.jpg" width="500"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/55a8a771-9cf4-405e-99ee-1105d15a6cfa.jpg" width="500"></div>Val RasmussenWed, 29 Jul 2015 09:47:27 +0000http:// IdeasMark Your CalendarsMark Your Calendars: The Parade at Daybreakhttp://<p>Take one of Salt Lake’s most celebrated interior design firms, <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>. Have them create a vision for a unique penthouse condominium, built by Destination Homes and overlooking a freshwater lake. Then add another six smart, beautiful Parade homes. What you get is . . . the <a href="" target="_blank">Parade of Homes’</a> biggest stop and it’s all at <a href="" target="_blank">Daybreak</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/daybreakparade.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 29 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsWrong Turnshttp://<p>Utah pros weigh in on common path-making mistakes.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/eschenfelderlandscape_057.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"Don't use undersized materials, particularly stones. Large stones are more difficult to install, but they are easier to maintain and much easier to walk on." —Willie Eschenfelder, Eschenfelder Landscaping</p> <p>"Don't skimp on a path's width. In a small area, a path should measure 2 to 3 feet wide. In a main entry and large yard, 3- to 6-feet wide paths are appropriate." —Cory Chapman, RockScapes</p> <p>"Don't do something just because the neighbors do. There are too many options, and with the Internet as a limitless source of ideas, you can get creative and do something just for you." —Jeremy Fillmore, Northland Design Group</p> <p>"Don't run a flagstone path across the center of the lawn. Instead, place a few flagstones at the start and finish of the pathway to imply a connection. It's more aesthetically pleasing and saves time and money." —Dean Anesi, The Urban Garden Company</p> <p>"Don't forget to include the proper subgrade base material and proper compaction. Otherwise it results in uneven settling and poor craftsmanship." —Rob Radcliffe, Tuck Landscape</p> <p>"Don't use improper construction techniques and materials. Badly prepared and incorrectly sized flagstone paths, as well as the use of gravel rather than crusher fine, for example, result in unsightly, unusable and high-maintenance walkways." —Jayson King, Landform Design Group</p> <p>If you want to see these landscaping pros words in action, check out our <a href="/galleries/on-the-right-path/" target="_blank">summer pathway gallery</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 28 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the GardenPin of the Week: Colorful Design Wallpaperhttp://<p>Daybreak's new Ivory Homes modeled houses have beautiful bright wallpaper, allowing for less cluttered walls and an easy way to brighten up any room. </p> <p> <img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wallpaper.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Click <a href="/galleries/daybreaks-brightdoor-home-gallery-grand-opening/" target="_blank">here</a> for more images of Daybreak's Brightdoor Homes Gallery.</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomIsland Seating: Kitchen vs. Bar Heighthttp://<p class="p1">Whenever we design a kitchen island with seating, we discuss with our client the pros and cons of the two most common heights for the eating portion of the island.  This is especially applicable if the island is on the perimeter of the kitchen (center islands almost always have a kitchen height counter).</p> <h3 class="p2"><strong>Bar Height (42” high)</strong></h3> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/nicolez1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pros</strong></p> <p class="p1">This is a comfortable height for people to stand at while keeping the chef company during meal prep.  We call it “elbow height” as one can easily relax with their elbows resting on the surface.</p> <p class="p1">The higher countertop acts as a barrier between the kitchen and the other rooms, often hiding messes that you haven’t had the opportunity to clean up yet.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cons</strong></p> <p class="p1">42” is not a good countertop height for any kitchen tasks.</p> <h3 class="p2"><strong>Kitchen Height (36” high)</strong></h3> <p class="p4"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/nicolez.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pros</strong></p> <p class="p1">Becomes an extension of the kitchen top and can therefore also be used for kitchen-related tasks such as food prep.  </p> <p class="p1">Can make a space feel more open.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cons</strong>  </p> <p class="p1">There’s no barrier between the kitchen work surface and the adjacent rooms, so any mess on the island will be very visible.  </p> <p class="p1"><em><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at <a href="" target="_blank">enzy design</a>, LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  </em></em></em></em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaPhoto Friday: A Week with Arthur Dysonhttp://<p>This week’s blog photos are some examples I recently made for my friend and mentor Arthur Dyson.  The images show his creativity and are an example of what can be done when a great client and talented architect come together.  </p> <div>The home is in the foothills of the central Sierra and was designed to capture views of the mountains and to really bring the outside in.  Not too surprising when you remember that Dyson was trained by Frank Lloyd Wright and went on to become the dean of the Taliesin School of Architecture.  </div> <div> </div> <div>He is now back in private practice in Fresno and the photos will be used in a forthcoming book and exhibit of his wonderful work.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="240" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wpg_16.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="258" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wpg_17.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="622" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wpg_14.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="786" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wpg_18.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wpg_23.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wpg_28.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wpg_33.jpg" width="490"></div> <div> </div> <div><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></div>Scot ZimmermanFri, 24 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayWanted: Downtown Developer for Historic Building http://<p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, Salt Lake Modern, Salt Lake City architecture, downtown architecture, SLC HAND, Housing and Neighborhood Development, mid-century modern" height="773" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/nwp_flyer_two_pager_page_1.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p>Without a doubt, our <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> team covets shiny and new design. Yet nothing makes us happier than finding a great before-and-after project. The creative engines who envision and produce well-done renovations—and in this case here, preservations—pave way for a legacy of smart and sophisticated design. Don’t you think?</p> <p>If you concur, then you’ll agree this announcement is great news for the SLC skyline: <a href="">Salt Lake City's Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND)</a> agency is seeking a viable developer to restore downtown's historic Northwest Pipeline Building (a structure new to the National Historic Registry) and build onto the surrounding 2.7 acres.</p> <p>Exciting, right? For more information, please share this announcement to encourage possible developers—and any patron of preservation for that matter—to attend the Central City Neighborhood Council meeting on July 29th.</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, Salt Lake Modern, Salt Lake City architecture, downtown architecture, SLC HAND, Housing and Neighborhood Development, mid-century modern" height="773" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/nwp_flyer_two_pager_page_2.jpg" width="500"></a></p>Val RasmussenTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:31:56 +0000http:// Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: Designing for Smileshttp://<p class="p1">Kristina Weaver of Salt Lake’s Lisman Studio recently completed the challenge of designing an appealing office for orthodontist Michael Richards.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/r7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">I say challenge because of the contradictory elements that must be addressed. For the dental aspect, the objectives are efficiency, connections for highly technical equipment, space to maneuver, and the ability to maintain it to the utmost of cleanliness. On the other hand, the design must establish sufficient appeal to offset most people’s reluctance to go to any medical office.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/r6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">For appeal, Weaver designed a welcoming reception desk, bright happy colors, comfortable furnishings, lustrous finishes, views to the treetops from the treatment chairs, and fun things to entertain patients and siblings while they wait. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="678" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/r8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Appreciating a space is different for a photographer. When picking the photographs, a photographer is always asking what meaning an image captures and why a particular view is important. The result is seeing differently than one would ordinarily, or at least more intensely than I ordinarily would. Spending time looking through glass makes one appreciate good design. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/r4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/r2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="309" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/r3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/r1.jpg" width="490"></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 10 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayRunways and Rooms: Get In Linehttp://<p>The recipe for chic summer style couldn't be simpler: just add stripes.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stripe4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Tadashi Shoji, Resort 2015</p> <p><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stripe8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Jayson Home, <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stripe7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Forsey's Furniture Galleries, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="740" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stripe3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Hamilton Park Interiors, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="277" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stipe1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Bloomingsales, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="302" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stripe6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Jayson Home, <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="468" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stripe5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Hamilton Park Interiors, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/stripe2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Santa Barbara Designs, <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Ashley MillerThu, 09 Jul 2015 11:12:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineGlass Houseshttp://<p>"I wanted to put a fresh spin on the typical earthy succulent terrarium," says Allison Baddley of La Fête Floral &amp; Events.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/glasshouses.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>To do this, she chose mostly white florals, including hydrangeas, roses, scabiosa and snapdragons, and accented them with greens such as maidenhair fern, scabiosa pods and lush begonia leaves to foster an exotic flair.</p> <p>"I like that the ferns and flowers are climbing over the top to give it an unstructured look," she says. To finish the arrangement, Baddley placed the flowers in water-soaked floral foam and covered its sides with green sheet moss.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 07 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineA New Wavehttp://<p>There's one architectural feature that stands out above all others at the new Current Fish &amp; Oyster in downtown Salt Lake. "The ceiling. Absolutely, the ceiling," says co-owner Joel LaSalle, who partnered with Mikel Trapp to create this seafood-centric restaurant. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/newwave2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Crowning a building that began as one of the first Ford dealerships in Utah, the sky-high barrel roof has a dramatic, open-air effect on the interior. The space is raw, just exposed wood and metal, and yet it evokes comfort and easy elegance. The partners craved this sort of dichotomy for the cuisine as well, which is classic regional seafood from around the nation with innovative nuances.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/newwave1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>They assembled the perfect team of chefs, designers and architects under one roof to execute their vision. "It's a really cool space," says Louis Ulrich of Luna Design, who along with his associate, Kim Webb, helped finish the interior. "Anything we did was to complement the structure. We didn't want to compete with it."</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 06 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazinePicnic Prephttp://<p>Make the most of summer with the season's must-have: a filled-to-the-brim beach bag. Whether you plan to picnic at Liberty Park, sink your toes into the sands of Jordanelle Reservoir or take in a concert at Red Butte Garden, this bright beach bag has room to tote your essentials with style.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/picnicprep.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Beach bag, $27; Flip-flops, $13; Striped towel, $9; Melamine bicycle plates, $6.50 each; Mosquito repellent candles, $23; Small-brim cotton hat, $29, all from <a href="" target="_blank">Bloomingsales</a>, SLC.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 09:34:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineTaking Sideshttp://<p>You've got countless potluck pool parties to attend this summer, but just one challenge: What will you contribute to the feasts? If you need a little inspiration, we're here to help. Rather than serving the same predictable side dishes, give seasonal favorites a fresh and flavorful update.</p> <p><img alt="" height="559" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/watermelon.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Watermelon Wedges</h3> <p>Watermelon has a place at every outdoor warm-weather meal. You can always haul a whole melon to a party, but why not spice it up a little?</p> <p><em>The Twist: Cut melon into two wedges, sprinkle with chile powder and serve with lime quarters.</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="436" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/csalad.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <h3>Cucumber Salad</h3> <p>Wilted cucumber salad is a Southern staple—thin-sliced cucumbers and onions, marinated in white vinaigrette.</p> <p><em>The Twist: Use red onions and sliced scallion greens with your cukes and rice wine vinegar in your vinaigrette. Just before serving, fold in some pink pickled ginger.</em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 09:19:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineOn the TableSummer 2015 Web Extrashttp://<h3><strong>Thom Filicia</strong></h3> <p>The A-list designer shares a new book, his newly renovated lake house and advice for remodelers and design lovers alike. </p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/time-with-thom/" target="_blank">here</a> for a longer Q&amp;A session with Thom Filicia.</p> <h3><strong>On the Right Path</strong></h3> <p>Think landscapes are all about patios and pools? Thing again. Paths lead the way when adding style and a sense of adventure to any garden.</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/walk-this-way/" target="_blank">here</a> for more inspiring paths and professional tips. </p> <h3>Out of the Blue</h3> <p>Couldn't get enough of our Positana trip featured in the Summer 2015 issue of <em>Utah Style and Design</em>? Don't worry.</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/out-of-the-blue/" target="_blank">here</a> for exclusive images from editor Brad Mee's Italian getaway.</p> <h3><strong>Backyard Beauty</strong></h3> <p>Welcoming us into his blissful backyard, landscape designer Rob McFarland offers advice for creating a city garden that's as compelling as it is calming.</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/backyard-beauty/" target="_blank">here</a> for more garden photos and McFarland's expert tips.</p> <h3><strong>Let There Be Light</strong></h3> <p>Contemporary design and Modern Prairie style define a Millcreek kitchen that's flooded with sunlight, flexibility and clean-lined features.</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/let-there-be-light-1/" target="_blank">here</a> for an exclusive video from architect Warren Lloyd.</p> <h3><strong>All Decked Out</strong></h3> <p>Event producer Doug Smith transforms his small patio into a multi-level retreat with living spaces as stylish and inviting as any indoors.</p> <p>Click <a href="/blog/2015/07/02/web-extra-take-it-outside/" target="_blank">here</a> for Doug Smith's outdoor entertaining tips.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Time with Thomhttp://<p class="p1">During a resent visit to Salt Lake, renown A-list designer Thom Felecia sat down with editor Brad Mee to discuss Thom’s new book, to dish on decorating and give his take on the season’s most refreshing cocktail.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="493" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/screen_shot_2015-07-02_at_11.51.29_am.png" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>via @thomfiliciainc on Instagram</em></p> <ul> <li>My top decorating tip is: Make sure that your home is authentic to the way you live and entertain. It should represent you rather than your aspirations. </li> <li>When entertaining at the lake house: I’m in charge of drinks because I’m not a great cook. </li> <li>My favorite summertime cocktail is: Cucumber-infused vodka on the rocks with two lemon wedges squeezed in.</li> <li>The most common comment people make when they see my remodeled home is: It looks like a cottage from the front but is so open, transparent and fresh on the inside. They’re surprised that is feels so modern and open yet appropriate for where it is. </li> <li>Utah homes have: A great sense of the outdoors, so having indoor-outdoor design components is very important.</li> </ul> <p>For more advice from Thom Felecia, open up our Summer 2015 issue of <em>Utah Style and Design</em>.</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Walk This Wayhttp://<p class="p1">Are you a fan of garden paths? You're in luck. Read below to see how local pros weigh in on garden paths:</p> <p class="p1">“Walkways close to the main building should reflect the same nuances of style, scale and building materials. Those pathways that are further removed continue the same story, but create a new chapter by reinterpreting these themes more loosely, as the garden becomes deconstructed and closer to a native landscape.” —Dean Anesi, The Urban Garden Company</p> <p class="p1">“Front entry walks from the street or front sidewalk allow users to have experiences as they walk up to the front door and doesn’t force them to simply walk up the driveway to access a walkway. This really brings the house down to the street and, in my opinion, provides a tremendous value and curb appeal to a home.” —Jayson King, Landform Design Group</p> <p class="p1">“Remember the law of thirds. If you consider the path width as one-third, then at a minimum, you need two-thirds surrounding space to feel right and not too tight. Don’t forget the users of the path. Do they want to walk side-by-side holding hands? Are they riding a horse or just wanting to simply push a wheelbarrow to and from a garden? —Jeremy Fillmore, Northland Design Group</p> <p class="p1">“In contemporary designs, I typically like straighter paths, but in less contemporary landscapes, we will often use curved paths that read and flow well with the layout and topography of the land.” — Rob Radcliffe, Tuck Landscape</p> <p class="p1">“If you are using stones for stairs of some sort, make sure that the rise is even on each stone. We often see large degrees of variation between steps.” —Willie Eschenfelder, Eschenfelder Landscaping</p> <p class="p1">“When deciding between multiple options, stepping stones are less formal and mortared joints are more formal.” — Cory Chapman, Rockscapes </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/landformimg_1998web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Design by Landform Design Group</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/_tucki0f0517_8_9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Design by Tuck Landscape</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="230" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/eschenfelderdsc_2240_hdrweb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Design by Eschenfelder Landscaping</em> </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/northlandsouth_garden_fountain_1web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Design by Northland Design Group</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/urbangardenco-16web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Design by Urban Garden Company</em> </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/rockscapesgraveled_pathwayweb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Design by Rockscapes</em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Out of the Bluehttp://<p>Couldn't get enough of our Positana trip featured in the Summer 2015 issue of <em>Utah Style and Design</em>? Don't worry.</p> <p>Here are exclusive images from editor Brad Mee's Italian getaway.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2075web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Villa San Michele in Anacapri was the dream home of a Swedish physician, Axel Munthe, who built the villa in the late 1800s on the ruins of an old chapel.  In his stunning gardens are many antiquities, including this ancient Egyptian sphinx, which he placed in a replica of an ancient Greek tomb gazing out over Capri’s busy Marina Grande.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_1953web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Capri’s Hotel Punta Tragara was designed and built as a private villa in the 1920s by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.  In 1968, an Italian Count bought the villa and turned it into one of the finest hotels on the island.  Pictured is the original pool, which seems to be an extension of the Capri blue sea below. </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_1843web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Capri's most iconic sight is the dramatic Faraglioni, three towering rock formations, called Stella, di Mezzo and di Fuori, that jut from the sea just off the island's coast.  A walk to the Punta Tragara to view this breathtaking trio of sea giants is a must for all visitors to Capri. And the journey, along a pedestrian only via, is a must do as well, passing the most beautiful villas on the island.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_4860web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The balconies of the rooms at Hotel Punta Tragara have breathtaking views of the sea and the Faraglioni rocks over a forest of Italian stone pines that cling to the rocky cliffs that tumble to the sea beneath the hotel.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_4741web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Villa Rufolo is one of the oldest buildings in the historic center of <a href="">Ravello</a>, a town located high above Positano and the Amalfi Coast. The oldest parts of the building and its layout date from the thirteenth century.  An original feature, this cloister takes advantage of mid-day light to illuminate the villa’s interior beautifully and naturally.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_4715web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The highlight to a visit to Villa Cimbrone is the Terrace of Infinity, an aptly named garden terrace jutting out over a balcony over a disarming 1,500-foot drop to the sea.  The terrace has a row of ancient white alabaster busts adorning its edge that contrast starkly with the blue sea and sky.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="824" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_4599web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Positano and Capri are home to some of the best fish and seafood in the world. Add the fresh, off-the-boat seafood to great people-watching and restaurants in routinely atmospheric settings, and even the most discerning foodie will swoon.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2180web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Italian design is known for being elegant, distinguished and casually grand. The lobby of Capri’s Hotel Punta Tragara is both true to that form, and to its French art deco origins. This private villa-turned-hotel was designed and built in the 1920s by Le Corbusier.  Its current décor might have been its original.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_1905web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Cue the “foot selfie,” the shot that says “I’m relaxing on vacation, chilling on the edge of one of the most spectacular sights on earth.”  This spectacular sight is the south side of Capri and its quaint Marina Piccola, where the rich and famous dock their yachts.  Add a glass of one of the area’s crisp Italian white wines and a map of the island—what a way to plan the next day’s activities.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_1262web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p5">Most visitors in Positano hit the busy main beach. The locals go to quieter and quainter Fornillo, a larger beach at the bottom of a plunging cliff face hidden just a short hike away.  The short ten-minute walk from Marina Grande along Via Positanesi d’Americana is inspiring.</p> <p class="p5">Make it a spectacular half-day hike by continuing past Fornillo and up the next mountain along the coast to visit one of thirty defensive ramparts built to protect the Amalfi Coast from Saracen pirates in the 16<sup>th</sup> century.  </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineTravelWeb Extra: Backyard Beautyhttp://<p class="p1">Welcoming us into his blissful backyard, landscape designer Rob McFarland offers advice for creating a city garden that’s as compelling as it is calming.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_0748.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1">McFarland’s favorite color combination for gardens is white and green accented with a touch of color. “It’s very restful, but you need a lot of green to make white a success,” he warns.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_0731.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1">It requires less maintenance to rely on foliage rather than flowers for color and interest in a garden. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_0723.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1">Lawn should be treated like a piece of architecture and should be a recognizable shape, says McFarland. In his backyard, his gardens revolve around three circles of lawn hugged by spectacularly planted beds. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_0726.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1">A repetition of plantings along a border can carry the eye through the garden, but if you want to slow the journey down, don’t overdo it. It can pace the movement to quickly.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_0718.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1">Consider the purpose of a path when choosing its material and design.  A wide path with an even and tight surface facilitates quick, safe and easy movement. Something looser and less level inspires slower travel and more exploration.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="603" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_0722.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p1">“Landscape lighting is absolutely essential, but don’t overdo it,” McFarland says. Create a few points of strong light with the majority emanating a subtle glow that accentuates the forms of trees and plantings. “The lighting, not the fixture, should be the focal point,” he says. </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn the GardenIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Let There Be Lighthttp://<p class="p1">Contemporary design and Modern Prairie style define a Millcreek kitchen that’s flooded with sunlight, flexibility and clean-lined features. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/c_17web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Named the Shelly door after homeowner Susan Call’s frequently visiting sister, this casual secondary entrance leads close family and friends directly into the kitchen from the front yard. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/c_18web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">“It’s a very elegant, very practical wall surface to place behind the cooktop,” says Warren Lloyd of the tile application that runs from the countertops to the ceiling. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/c_15web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Created By Ray Bird of Ray Bird Design, the gray painted cabinetry houses compartmentalized storage to help organize the Call’s kitchen. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="708" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/c_16web.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">A deep single-basin sink is inset in the island topped with Eggshell Caesarstone. </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Extra: Take It Outsidehttp://<p class="p1">Doug Smith’s tips for easy outdoor entertaining:</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2857.jpg" width="478"></p> <p class="p1">Buffet style is wonderful and simple. There is nothing wrong with asking guests to help haul things to the patio. They love feeling needed and being a part of the evening’s success. Beverages should include drinks that you know your specific guests will enjoy. Trying to have countless beverages on hand is difficult when time and energy is an important factor.</p> <p class="p1">Keep beverage menus simple, whether soft drinks or alcoholic beverages. An offering of 3-4 drink options will make the evening enjoyable for the host, as well. Keep ample amounts of ice at hand. How many parties have you attended where the host ends up being an ice boy for the evening? Think ahead so you can relax and enjoy your guests. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2867.jpg" width="478"></p> <p class="p1">Use ample candlelight everywhere. It’s cheap and transforms ledges, tables, buffets with a wonderful, random flickering light that casts flattering skin tones on guests. Avoid candles with strong scents, especially around food. Floral arrangements should be simply constructed and whimsical.</p> <p class="p1">Use flowers to compliment a serving tray or a salad plate. One element of piquant color lends a visual surprise that is welcome. Use unusual trays and bowls for serving. A special hand-carved bowl, an exotic lacquer tray or a rustic stone or wooden slab will add unique elements that guests will notice. Pair with normal service ware that has a unity in color. Using monochromatic tones in service ware, mixed with varying textures, lends interest and variety with subtlety.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2855.jpg" width="478"></p> <p class="p1">Go with the flow. Don’t be too ruled by the clock. Don’t serve dinner too late. Most guests are hungry by 7 p.m. However, I love sitting over a dinner table for hours of conversation.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="357" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2866.jpg" width="478"></p> <p class="p1">Shift from one space to another during the evening. Dine at the table and hit the lounge area afterward for after-dinner drinks and dessert. It gives guests places to progress to throughout the evening. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2868.jpg" width="478"></p> <p class="p1">Start with drinks inside as you get dinner ready then guests can help take trays downstairs and refresh their drinks outdoors.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="478" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/img_2840.jpg" width="478"></p> <p class="p1">Be sensitive to temperature. Summer evenings can turn cool, so suggest that guests bring jackets or provide them with wraps or fleeces if needed. Use a fire pit to extend Utah’s summer season outdoors. </p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazinePhoto Friday: Beach Musichttp://<p class="p1">This week I traveled to Laguna Beach to photograph a home so close to the beach that you could smell the suntan lotion. The project was a remodel of a home with strong horizontal lines that terraced the site. </p> <p class="p2">Karen Butera, Inc., Interior Design updated the home for a family with young children. Disappearing doors opened to unite the interiors to the terraces, and the design accentuated merging the interior with outdoor living. The overall effect was casual and comfortable with Balinese references and Karen Butera’s signature glamour touches with shimmering fabrics. </p> <p class="p2">The photo challenge was compressing a scheduled two-and-a-half days of shooting into one long 15-hour day. We kept going by playing trivia with the lyrics and tunes of the crew’s favorite beach music, and my favorite shots were in the last hour of the day because of the sunset and added transparency.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/web_7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/web_6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/web_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/web_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/web_4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/web_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 26 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayRunways and Rooms: In Bloomhttp://<p>Spring may be long gone, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't latch onto Spring's freshest accessory: blooms.</p> <p>In her Resort 2016 collection, Stella McCartney infused her runway with flowers galore. Follow suit and give your house a springy floral makeover. </p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/stella-mccartney-006-1366.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Stella McCartney, <a href="" target="_blank">Resort 2016</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/stella-mccartney-007-1366.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Stella McCartney, <a href="" target="_blank">Resort 2016</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/stella-mccartney-009-1366.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Stella McCartney, <a href="" target="_blank">Resort 2016</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/anthro1.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Garden Chinoiserie Quilt</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/anthro.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Waterblooms Rug</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/alicelane.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Floral Chair Covers</a>, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC<img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/westelm.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href=";cm_src=wall-art-decor||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-" target="_blank">Peony with Spring Flowers</a>, West Elm, SLC</p>Ashley MillerThu, 25 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaMary&#39;s Recipe: Summer Salsashttp://<p><img alt="" height="600" src="" width="400"></p> <div class="post-content"> <p>Mexican salsas are infinite, but they all fall into two main categories: cooked and uncooked. 
And nothing is simpler than an uncooked salsa. 
The most familiar is pico de gallo—onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, all chopped about the same size—
but that’s just the beginning. <br><br>Take any of the ingredient combinations below and place all 
items in a food processor. Pulse until blended but not absolutely smooth. Best if you let it stand an hour or so before serving.<br><br><strong>Pico de Gallo</strong><br>1 
1/2 cups tomatoes, diced, seeded <br>1/
4 cup red onion, diced<br>1 
jalapeño, diced, stemmed, seeded<br>1 
Tbsp. garlic, minced<br>Juice of 2 limes<br>2 
Tbsp. fresh cilantro  <br>Salt and pepper<br><br><strong>Diana Kennedy’s Hot Salsa Mexicana</strong><br>1 
poblano chile, stemmed, seeded, finely  diced<br>1 
red jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, finely  diced<br>2 
yellow chiles, stemmed, seeded, finely  diced <br>1 
or 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded, finely diced<br>3 
Tbsp. white onion, finely chopped<br>1 
ripe medium tomato, finely diced<br>3 
Tbsp. fresh lime juice<br>1/
2 tsp. crumbled dried oregano<br>Salt<br><br><strong>Mango Salsa</strong><br>1 
ripe large mango, peeled, pitted, diced  <br>1/
2 medium red onion, finely chopped<br>1 
jalapeño chile, stemmed seeded, finely diced<br>1 
small cucumber, peeled, diced <br>3 
Tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped<br>3 
Tbsp. fresh lime juice<br>S
alt and pepper<br><br><strong>Fresh Green Salsa</strong><br>1/
2 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, quartered<br>1/
2 bunch fresh cilantro, rinsed, stemmed<br>Juice of 2 limes<br>4 cloves of garlic<br>1/
2 small white onion, chopped<br>1 
jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded, chopped<br>1 avocado, sliced<br>1/2 tsp. cumin  <br>1 tsp. salt  <br>1/
2 tsp. black pepper </p> <p>Previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> </div>Utah Style & DesignWed, 24 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableCustom and Local: The Best Way to Shophttp://<p class="p1">I needed a console table for my own home.  I looked around at my usual go-to furniture resources but couldn’t find that perfect piece.  It needed to be stylish, modern, and slightly industrial.  It needed to fit under a large painting, yet be small enough to fit in our small entry area.  It needed to have clear floor space beneath to allow for extra storage.  </p> <p class="p1">With all my specific requirements, making a custom table was really the only option.  And the guys at Fantastic Mr. Finds were just right for the job.  They’re passionate about what they do, which makes the custom process a lot of fun.  We were able to create EXACTLY what we wanted, for around the same price as buying something standard from a national retailer.  And to top it all off, we were able to integrate solid 7/8” thick oak that was salvaged from a home in Holladay!  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="655" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/custom_console_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/custom_console_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">When you have the opportunity to buy local and to create something custom, don’t assume you can’t afford it.  It can be very reasonable.  You’ll get exactly what you want in a quality that will last forever.  And you’ll have a lot more fun while creating it!</p> <p class="p1">For more about Fantastic Mr. Finds, visit <a href="">their website</a> or stop by their shop at 1346 E Fort Union Blvd.</p> <p class="p1"><em><em><em><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerWed, 24 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaLet There Be Lighthttp://<p class="p1">“Sunlight, lots of sunlight,” says architect Warren Lloyd, summarizing what clients Darren and Susan Call craved most for their new Salt Lake City home. Considering that the Calls lived in drizzly Seattle before returning to Utah, the desire for an abode flooded with natural light resonated with Lloyd who had previously lived and worked in Seattle as well.</p> <p class="p1">He teamed with interior designer Susan Taggart to create a home that delivers the coveted light in addition to distinctive Modern Prairie style, a colorful contemporary décor and an open floor plan that unites very inviting, very livable rooms. Among these is the Call’s kitchen. It sits below the end of an 18-foot-high cupola that runs the length of the home and floods the kitchen—as well as the adjoining dining space, living area and family room—with bright, uplifting light. A two-sided fireplace anchors these connected spaces and performs as a striking focal point for each, including the kitchen. There, clean lines, natural materials, smart space planning and a host of distinctive details unite to give the room its fresh, flexible and highly functional style.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Let%20There%20Be%20Light/wc_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p2">1. Light-Filled Space</h3> <p class="p1">As seen from the kitchen’s walnut-based, Caesarstone-topped island, the double-sided fireplace boasts bands of natural rift-sawn oak that match the floors. Light streams in from an 18-foot-high cupola above. Island Stone strip cladding tile surrounds the firebox and a water-hued color dresses the walls. “The use of fairly monochromatic, natural materials in serene colors and textures helped us to create a sense of openness and light, while maintaining a comfortable, inviting feeling,” Taggart explains.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Let%20There%20Be%20Light/wc_11.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p2">2. Working Wall</h3> <p class="p1">A west wall lacking any notable outdoor views became the perfect spot to position the range, hood and flanking cabinets. “Open shelving and floating cabinets provide required storage space without creating a heavy massive look on the wall,” Lloyd says. Corner windows open diagonal views and promote the look of a floating ceiling—a key element of Prairie style. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Let%20There%20Be%20Light/wc_13.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p2">3. Hidden Storage</h3> <p class="p1">Ray Bird designed and built an appliance garage featuring two airplane doors that conceal small appliances and cookware when they’re not in use. White subway tile runs to the ceiling behind a horizontal open shelf that provides display space while preventing this cabinet- and appliance-laden wall from appearing too heavy.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Let%20There%20Be%20Light/wc_6.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p2">4. Built-In Banquette</h3> <p class="p1">“Considering the level of the street to the kitchen floor was important,” explains Lloyd who strategically positioned the home above street level to provide a sense of privacy for those inside the kitchen and other rooms overlooking the front yard. He also created a step-up breakfast nook that positions those seated in the booth at eye-level with those standing in the room or seated at the nearby island.</p> <p class="p1">“It makes conversations from the booth more comfortable and intimate,” he says. By raising the booth, he also promoted the interior’s horizontal lines by positioning its concrete tabletop at the same visual level as the kitchen countertops.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Let%20There%20Be%20Light/wc_10.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p2">5. Compelling Colors</h3> <p class="p1">"I think it's the most beautiful dining table around," says Taggart of the Athos table by B&amp;B Italia. The sleek piece extends to accomodate large groups and is paired with B&amp;B Italia Melandra chairs upholstered in a textured purple fabric. Taggart chose Benjamin Moore's Iced Marble paint for the connected spaces. "It's a very serene color that stands on its own and also provides the perfect backdrop for more vibrant accent colors," she says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Let%20There%20Be%20Light/wc_9.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">6. High-Style Island</h3> <p class="p1">"We chose straight-grained walnut for the island so it would make a dramatic statement and anchor the space," Taggart explains. Above, light fixtures are intentionally understated and simple. "We wanted the lighting to be subtle and discreet to complement the natural light without becoming a focal point," Lloyd says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Let%20There%20Be%20Light/wc_12.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p2">7. Open Corners</h3> <p class="p1">“Corner cabinets are difficult realities to deal with,” says Lloyd, who solved the problem by opening the corners with windows rather than bulky storage cabinets. The adjacent cabinetry—flanked with open shelves—stops short of the windows to enhance the openness. “This room would have a very different feel if we had stuffed cabinets in its corners,” he explains. </p> <p class="p1">For more from this home, check out the gallery <a href="/galleries/let-there-be-light/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Photography by Scot Zimmerman</em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 23 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineAll Decked Outhttp://<p class="p1">In Utah and beyond, corporate event producer and design guru Doug Smith is known for magically converting plain venues into magnificent spaces for celebrations, conventions and galas of all kinds. Think exhibit halls to airplane hangers and ballrooms to mountainside meadows. Clients ranging from international corporations to blushing brides rely on Smith’s transformative talents to dynamically design spaces for their special soirees.</p> <p class="p1">No matter the size of the challenge, Smith rises to the occasion with head-turning results. So when he decided to overhaul his home’s small, unsightly walled patio, it’s no surprise that the outcome was hugely spectacular. Here’s how he created such big results. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5832.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Seating Area</h3> <p class="p1">Staged on the patio’s new upper level, this outdoor living room is shaded by an existing tree growing through an opening in the raised deck. “There was this large 20-foot tree to work around, so I decided to think ‘tree house’ and build an aerie around the trunk,” says Smith. He positioned sofas and a chaise around the perimeter of the lounge area to provide plenty of seating while shaping an open lounge area. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5813.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Water Feature</h3> <p class="p1">Water trickles from a traditional Japanese bamboo spout into a small pool positioned in the raised garden separating the dining and lounge areas. Smith incorporated the water feature to introduce the ambient sound of moving water to the patio. "The sound of trickling water is especially calming and refreshing on warm summer evenings," he says. Smith used dimensional foam blocks rather than solid debris to fill planter space beneath the pool. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5808.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Framed Steps</h3> <p class="p1">Wide stairs lead from the dining area to the raised lounge space. A rusted metal planter box doubles as a wall that encloses the area under the deck and frames the steps. A lacy Japanese maple softens the hardscape and serves as a natural screen that draws people to the upper level. “Creating a pathway of discovery is very important," says Smith.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5817.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Durable (and Dynamic) Furniture</h3> <p class="p1">"Decide how you live in a room inside the house and create the same outdoors with suitable materials," Smith says. He selected large seating pieces to match the scale of the great outdoors and chose accent pieces like small, easy-to-move tables for flexibility. Sunbrella fabrics, all-weather wicker, Trex-topped tables and metal frames make the stylish furnishing perfect for outdoor use.</p> <p class="p1">"Having materials and surfaces that can stand the abuse of weather is important to me," says Smith. Regarding wool finishes, he suggests a weathered look from the beginning rather than becoming a slave to constant maintenance.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5841.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Zones and Levels</h3> <p class="p1">“Zones and levels give the patio texture and make it more interesting,” says Smith, who explains that they also make the small space look and feel larger. Smith planted greenery in the corner of the lower dining space to ease the wall's hard angles and used leafy trees to create airy screens that help define the areas. Fostering continuity, he used four tons of black Mexican beach rock to surround the patio and to help fill the pond, garden beds and planters.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5801.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Bold Tabletop Design</h3> <p class="p1">Smith prefers simple and subtle serving pieces that welcome the introduction of vibrant flowers and table linens. He topped this table with an orange runner layered with lacy placements, grouped candles, bright napkins and fresh cut zinnias and marigolds. "Floral arrangements should be simply constructed and whimsical," he says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5769.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Neutral Palette (with a Punch)</h3> <p class="p1">"Nature will guide you if you listen," Smith says. "Bold, unnatural colors may be appropriate for accents and accessories, but their use on walls, canopies and other large surfaces doesn't support a natural, restful environment." By creating a monochromatic palette for the patio, Smith enjoys a neutral canvas that encourages the addition of colorful pillows and lively tabletop pieces.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/All%20Decked%20Out/wwt0c5894.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1">Serve with Ease</h3> <p>Smith frequently serves buffet-style by lining up trays of food on a console table brought from indoors. He prepared some dishes, and others takeout. Drinks chill a bowl filled with ice.</p> <p>For more from this home, check out the gallery <a href="/galleries/all-decked-out/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><em>Photography by Adam Finkle</em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 23 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineTaking Flighthttp://<p class="p1">At first glance, the house appears to be floating above scenic St. George. It’s as if the structure’s angular white forms inset with broad panes of glass hover above the surrounding red rocks and high desert landscape. Overlooking these vistas and the eighth hole of the Green Springs golf course, the home is a statement of daring contemporary architecture driven by its site and its owners’ creativity. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Taking%20Flight/wj_26.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">“When I stood on the lot overlooking the enormous panorama, I envisioned a giant butterfly-like footprint for the home with a left wing looking toward Pine Valley mountain and a right wing to Zion,” says homeowner Ashley Johnson who, along with husband Markay, designed and built the dynamic, 4,000-square-foot residence.</p> <p class="p2">Teaming with architects Rob McQuay and Todd Benson as well as interior designer Gregory Abbott, the Johnsons—owners of Markay Johnson Construction—created a dwelling that differs dramatically from the pueblo and Tuscan-style homes common to St. George. They sought something different, something unapologetically contemporary.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Taking%20Flight/wj_41.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">“The house is like building blocks with glass filling in the blanks,” says McQuay, describing grouped geometric forms joined by soaring cantilevered roofs and spacious decks beneath. Inside and out, the home resembles a piece of modern sculpture. </p> <p class="p2">Inside the front door, a glass paned entry opens to an airy interior filled with gleaming white surfaces, bright daylight and breathtaking views. Floor-to-ceiling, 13-foot-tall windows frame the main level’s vistas and appear to shoulder the ceiling, making it look and feel as if floating above. A luminous white Thassos marble floor expands in every direction below. “The effect is heavenly,” Abbott says. </p> <p class="p2">The entry acts as a connecting bridge to the butterfly’s two wings: A triangular master suite and deck at one end of the main level and a rectilinear great room and large triangular deck at the other. Angled ceiling forms, linear architectural elements and streamlined furnishings delineate the great room areas.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Taking%20Flight/wj_90.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">A broad fireplace anchors the living space, a chandelier centers the dining area and a triangle-shaped, waterfall-style island sets off the kitchen. Behind the island, a solid wall of walnut cabinetry conceals major appliances and a door that opens into a roomy butlers pantry. “We put this dark wood on a back wall, so it doesn’t detract from the views,” says Ashley, who selected all of the home’s surface materials and finishes creating a compelling mix of glossy and matte, sleek and heavily textured.</p> <p class="p2">She also collaborated with Abbott to choose the streamlined furnishings and exuberantly colored accents that warm the décor, preventing it from appearing cold or austere. “The punches of color played against the white-on-white backdrop are so uplifting and comforting,” Ashley says. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="717" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Taking%20Flight/wj_65.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Leading downstairs from the entry, a staircase formed by glass-panel balustrades and open, white oak treads leads to the lower level where color plays a more dominant role in the décor. “We wanted to warm up the family room,” says Ashley, who flowed wood floors throughout the open space and worked with Abbott to incorporate color and a mix of contemporary and rustic furnishings anchored by textured rugs in view-laden room.</p> <p class="p2">Two bedroom suites, Markay’s office nook and an intimate lounge located beneath the sculptural staircase compose the lower level. Outside, covered patios overlook a large pool filled with a sheath of water cascading from an upper deck above. </p> <p class="p2">“This home reflects a growing trend,” says McQuay. “People want simplicity, they want to be outside, and they want a home that is clean-lined and easy to maintain.” For the Johnsons, the house is much more than that. It is their sanctuary. “This is a culmination of all the homes we built during the past 40 years,” Markay says. Ashley agrees. “We love everything about this house,” she says. “We couldn’t ask for anything more.” </p> <p class="p2">For more from this home, check out the gallery <a href="/galleries/taking-flight/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p class="p2"><em>Photography by Scot Zimmerman</em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 23 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineBreaking Traditionhttp://<p class="p1">For many, traditional style translates to stuffy rooms, stodgy décors and sit-up straight rigidity. Bruce and Gayle Larson wanted something fresher and more livable for a new Holladay home and turned to designer Anne-Marie Barton to create it. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Breaking%20Tradition/wl_8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The Larson family had resided in Connecticut for many years before relocating to Salt Lake City where Bruce and Gayle grew up. Enamored with the New England-style architecture and interiors that grace New Canaan, Connecticut, the couple envisioned something similar for the new residence. The fact that Barton had spent her formative years in Connecticut before creating a life and career in Salt Lake City resonated with the Larsons and bolstered their belief that she could successfully meld the two locales into the style of one spectacular home. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Breaking%20Tradition/wl_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">“My goal was to create the essence of East Coast traditional that the Larsons were accustomed to, yet freshen it with a stronger sense of grandeur and light,” says Barton who steadfastly rejected the small, segmented rooms, red wood tones and delicate molding overkill common to New Canaan homes. “This home’s traditional design is a far cry from what I grew up with,” she says. </p> <p class="p2">Barton’s retooling of traditional style starts at the entry where time-honored elements captivate with unexpected twists. Layered, generously scaled moldings and paneling gleam under TK white paint rather than dark stain. White oak floors anchor the space with a herringbone rather than typical plank pattern and a Niermann Weeks rusted metal chandelier replaces the expected “over throttled” glass and brass version. Perhaps most noticeable is the absence of a sweeping grand staircase. “Eliminating it allowed us to accentuate the entry’s spaciousness and to open the space to views framed by a 25-foot-high gallery of windows,” Barton says.  </p> <p class="p3">Flanking the entry on each side, the home’s graciously proportioned living and dining areas boast similar twists on traditional style. “The rooms mirror one another with similar fireplaces, detailed ceilings and tranquil color tones, yet details including the distinct molding and fireplace designs give each space its own striking charm,” Barton explains. The living room’s bleached white oak coffered ceiling, assorted wood tones and a mix of patterned fabrics foster the room’s easy elegance while a dark antique hutch and a grand piano add a measure of formality. </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Breaking%20Tradition/wl_22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3">In the dining room, stacked art, a pair of painted-over-gold chandeliers sans crystals, breezy sheers and tall, light-toned hutches housing loose displays of tableware endow the space with a gracious yet unceremonious ambiance. Above, spectacular ceiling detail performs like icing on a cake. A triple articulation of rounded and squared shapes adorns the stunningly detailed overhead surface. “I love old plastered ceilings and the way they evoke a formal age-old atmosphere,” says Barton who mimicked the look for this space. </p> <p class="p4">Beyond these two rooms, the entry bisects a light-filled, main-floor gallery hall connecting two wings: one housing the woman’s office, powder bath, kitchen and family room and the other opening to the man’s office and luxurious master suite. </p> <p class="p4"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Breaking%20Tradition/wl_20rvsd.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3">“The kitchen is the heart of the home’s hangout zone,” Barton explains. Opening to a light-filled butler’s pantry, spacious family room and a breakfast room crowned with a peaked, white oak-clad ceiling, the large kitchen is anchored by double islands. The center island performs as a single-level food prep surface while the outside, two-level island accommodates bar-height seating. “I love sitting in a barstool,” Barton says.  “It is more festive and bar-height counters work better in high-ceilinged rooms.” A dimensional tile backsplash, Calcutta gold countertops, painted cabinetry and four dazzling antique-replica chancellor chandeliers invite special notice while endowing the kitchen with an ultra-chic, yet classic, style.  </p> <p class="p3">In the home’s private wing, a series of arched doorways overlooking manicured gardens inspired the master suite’s design. Barton deeply inset the doors in thick walls to foster the home’s architectural integrity and balanced them with a generously scaled paneled fireplace, a peaked beamed ceiling and large furnishings. In the charming vestibule leading to the master bathroom, Barton chose wallpaper and vertical molding to dress the walls while adorning the ceiling with paper-inset molding and an antique chandelier that shimmers through a transom’s restoration glass. </p> <p class="p3">Throughout the home, Barton embraced the timelessness of traditional style while rejecting rigid rules that can make it a prisoner of predictable period design. “Breaking rules is part of moving traditional forward,” she explains. In this home, her era-free execution of the beloved style proves that traditional can be as compelling and comfortable as any other style, past or present.</p> <p class="p3">For more on this story, check out our gallery of images <a href="/galleries/breaking-tradition/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p class="p3"><em>Photography by Scot Zimmerman</em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 23 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineModern Translationhttp://<p class="p1">Who claims that mountains and modern design don’t mix? Who says that in Park City, bigger and bulkier is best or that white isn’t right. Certainly not architect Scott Jaffa or interior designer Kristine Rocke. These pros teamed to create a hilltop home in the Colony community that is as surprising as it is spectacular. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="295" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Modern%20Translation/w172_16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Jaffa, principal of Jaffa Group in Park City, used the wooded lot as inspiration for his design of the unique ski-in/ski-out residence. He created a soaring roof that opens to views and used shiplap siding to soften the architecture and establish horizontal lines visually linking the house to the property’s grade. Jaffa utilized stone, visually eased with lichen and moss, to anchor the dwelling and visually organize its sections. Corrugated metal serves as an aesthetic connector between the garage and main house and sculpture-like wood-framed columns encase metal railings.</p> <p class="p2">Exterior colors mimic those of the surrounding aspen bark and scrub oak to help nestle the house into its site. “Every element in a house is a design opportunity,” Jaffa says. “You don’t want to leave anything to chance.”  His comprehensive approach to design and building is broadcast loud and clear inside the home as well. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="724" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Modern%20Translation/w172_40.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The light-filled entry ousts any thoughts that this may be a typical mountain home. A contemporary composition of untrimmed windows and a single door inset with horizontal glass panes opens to a space performing less as a foyer than as a vantage point where guests catch first sight of the mountain views filling the great room beyond.</p> <p class="p2">“People stop dead in their tracks the minute they walk into the entry and gape out onto the hill,” Rocke says. To fully capture the million-dollar panorama, Jaffa curved the roof on the back of the house and positioned decks at the home’s ends rather than in the center. “Decks off the middle of the house would have interrupted the views,” he explains. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="273" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Modern%20Translation/w172_74.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Common rather than private spaces occupy the majority of the 6,800 square-foot home, which is modest by Colony standards, Jaffa says. He devoted much of the interior to living areas, less for bedrooms and none for space-wasting hallways. “I put the square footage where people use it; we don’t live and entertain in bedrooms and bathrooms.”</p> <p class="p2">Jaffa integrated expected features in a condensed format. In the wide-open great room, for example, multiple sitting areas boost the living area’s functionality. A wet bar, pantry and working area merge in the nearby kitchen and a curved, single-level island performs double duty as a counter and breakfast bar for the kitchen and the dining areas. “This house lives larger than it is because of the absence of extraneous rooms and the way it flows,” Rocke says. </p> <p class="p2">A narrow palette of materials and colors unifies interior spaces and defines the décor.  “Architecture is all about contrast and balance,” says Jaffa who juxtaposed dark, wire-brushed oak floors with smooth, white walls. He also painted window frames black to replicate steel and clad both fireplaces in stone to connect the interior with its natural surrounding.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/Summer%20Issue/Modern%20Translation/w172_72.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">“One of the hardest parts of my job is being an editor,” says Jaffa who admits he errs on the side of simplicity. For this reason, he recruited Rocke to select furnishings, rugs and wall coverings that help soften and shape the interior’s captivating, contemporary design. </p> <p class="p2">“People are unshackling themselves from strict ideas of what mountain style is about,” Rocke says. “Today, they want to live with clean and modern design but in a mountain location.” She responded to this desire in the great room by composing a mix of fabrics and low-profile furnishings that define and delineate the open space without detracting from the views.</p> <p class="p2">“The clean-lined forms and the contrasting colors make them work together,” says Rocke who fostered Jaffa’s consistent interplay of light and dark with her selections. “The dialogue is compelling and interesting. If this room’s furnishings were beige-on-beige, the effect would be too subtle,” she explains. For dramatic effect, Rocke gave both levels daring shots of bold color, organic materials, sparkling Lucite and spirited wallpaper.  </p> <p class="p2">“All the details reinforce why one home feels better than another home,” Jaffa explains. Rocke agrees. “This house feels fresh and current," she says. “The look is unexpected.” As for the reaction to the out-of-the box design, Rocke adds, ”People are so excited to know that they can create and live with this kind of style in Utah’s mountains.”</p> <p class="p2">For more on this story, check out our gallery of images <a href="/galleries/modern-translation/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p class="p2"><em>Photography by Scot Zimmerman</em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 23 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazinePhoto Friday: Views to Temple Squarehttp://<p class="p1">There are so many lifestyle choices in the Intermountain area. This past week I enjoyed photographing a penthouse in the City Creek Center with views to the historic buildings and beautiful gardens of Temple Square.</p> <p class="p1">The penthouse redesign united three units on the top floor to one. I was pleased to have the chance to work again with Heather Cichelli, ASID, owner of Casa Mila Design, who is back working on some projects in Utah while still based in Washington DC. She designed the space with fresh and contemporary selections executed by extraordinary craftsmanship to make it light, airy, and comfortable with an urban flair. </p> <p class="p2">For the photographs, I relied on natural light with some supplement. As with most urban settings, some of the views looked to other buildings and rooftops. For these I composed away from the windows or lowered the blinds for more of an evening feel. The penthouse featured a large art collection, and one of the day’s highlights was to have a chance to truly enjoy the entry area painting of elephants stirring up dust in an African wildlife scene.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/wr_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="429" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/wr_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/wr_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="789" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/wr_4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/wr_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="341" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/wr_6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="656" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/wr_7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 19 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridaycityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Couples Therapy, Part IIhttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/ccm.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">I’ve lived in my home in the Maryland on South Temple for three years, and in that time, I have enjoyed fall-time jaunts through the Avenues and had more stupefyingly-pretty walks down the tree-lined sidewalks of South Temple than I can count—though, somehow, it’s still not as many as I’d have liked.</p> <p class="p3">I have relished every day of my stay here, so it pains me to say that soon I’ll be leaving (yes, I’ll be heading south—away from my cozy South Temple spot—to a picturesque plot in 9th &amp; 9th). </p> <p class="p3">I’m super excited for my new project, but I have to say, it’s amazing how quickly knowing you’re moving can change your awareness of where you <em>currently</em> are. For instance, there’s a yoga studio in the Avenues that—when I first moved here from Olympus Cove—I swore I’d go to every week. Cut to three years later, and I’ve still only stepped through the door a handful of times.</p> <p class="p3">With my move-out date looming, I’ve been forced to ponder how I could have enjoyed my ‘hood to its fullest potential, and I’m bound and determined to do it before I leave (luckily, construction takes a <em>looong</em> time, so I’ve got a minute).</p> <p class="p3">So, as a follow-up to my last <a href="/blog/2015/04/20/confucius-carrie-bradshaw-and-a-twix-wrapper-or-couples-therapy-for-you-and-your-city/" target="_blank">Couples Therapy</a> installment (on fostering a healthy relationship with your city), I’m going to break it down a bit further and tell you how to get the most out of your neighborhood. Save yourself any future mover’s remorse, and pay attention. Love where you live <strong><em>before</em></strong> you leave. </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/cc1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>1. Walk your ‘hood.</strong></p> <p class="p1">Take a different route every day . . . nothing will dull your appreciation of the surroundings like obsessive repetition. Mix it up. And go at different <em>times </em>of the day; you’d be amazed how much lighting affects the way you see your surroundings.</p> <p class="p3">Walk with a purpose, whether it be discovering a building or house you’ve never noticed before, or meeting somebody new. Or, walk with NO purpose, and see what the universe throws in your path. Most of the best local gems are hidden in plain sight. Start snoopin’. </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/cc2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>2. Do your research.</strong></p> <p class="p1">We all have coffee shops/markets/restaurants we go to habitually, but usually we don’t even think to check and see if what we need is already <em>where we are</em>. Before you hop in your car to grab yourself a sandwich, check online to see if you can get what you need from your own (figurative) backyard. Know before you go—you might just uncover your new favorite local spot. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/cc3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>3. Reconsider what you define as “walkable”.</strong></p> <p class="p1">It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot these days, but most people have a pretty warped notion of what qualifies as “walkable”. Really, it’s anywhere you can <em>walk </em>to, and that’s just about everywhere. In the last week, I’ve walked to the Broadway Theater, to our cityhomeCOLLECTIVE office, to East Liberty Tap House to grab a bite with friends, and to Federal Heights for a morning run.</p> <p class="p3">For me, there’s nothing more satisfying than walking home from a night out downtown and enjoying every piece of architecture along the way. I recently read a quote by Rebecca Solnit that sums it up superbly: “<em>Home is everywhere you can walk to</em>.”</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/cc4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>4. Become somebody’s Norm.</strong></p> <p class="p1">And I mean that in the way that Norm was a regular at Cheers and Ross was a regular at Central Perk. It’s nice when the servers know your name, or when the barista knows your order the minute you walk in. You know those friends of yours that pull weight at the club or restaurant and get right in every time? That happens because they’re <em>regulars</em>. It’s a prime example of putting energy into your neighborhood that comes right back to you.</p> <p class="p3">If you want to go where everybody knows your name, <em>go introduce yourself to somebody</em>. (Pro-tip: As a shortcut, bring <em>your </em>people into <em>your</em> ‘hood. I love strong-arming my friends into moving into whatever neighborhood I’m currently living in. <em>Voila! </em>Instant community.) </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/cc5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3"><strong>5. Set a hypothetical move-out date.</strong></p> <p class="p1">There’s nothing like a real, in-pen, <em>on-the-calendar, </em>move-out date to light a fire under you. Knowing that there is an actual evacuation date gives you a tangible countdown—you’ll feel more content when you move on to the <em>next</em> big adventure if you’ve done all the things you wanted to do during <em>this</em> one.</p> <p class="p3">If you want to try a sort of trial run, set a hypothetical “out by” date, and experience all the stuff you’ve been putting off by then. You’d be amazed at how many local restaurants, coffee shops, or (ahem) yoga studios you can go to in a year when the clock is ticking. Or, on the flipside, if you’re considering a move, give that ‘hood a good walk-through first to see how it suits you (and then give cityhomeCOLLECTIVE a call, already).</p> <p class="p3">I’m actually writing from a window seat at Avenues Bistro. Sitting here, I’m reminded of a winter storm a few years back, when every place in town was closed <em>except </em>this one. We trekked through the snow, and arrived to find the whole neighborhood here, fogging up the windows (nothing like a blustery tempest to give you a true sense of community).</p> <p class="p3">Hopefully this list will help you gain some perspective on all the goods you’ve got right at your fingertips before they’re gone (or, as the case may be, before <em>you’re </em>gone). If what you want <em>isn’t </em>there, bring it in! Find what your neighborhood is lacking, and fill the void. Make it better. Make it yours. What are you waiting for? It’s like Ferris Bueller so wisely said: “Life happens pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”</p> <p class="p3">So carpe diem. Carpe ‘hood. (And I’ll see you at Avenues Yoga.)</p> <p class="p3"><em>Cody Derrick</em> <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 <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 18 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// It To The Streethttp://<p>Savor the Summit, Park City's annual open-air dinner party and one of Utah's signature al fresco experiences, features 20 local restaurants and chefs serving tables that run down the center of main street.</p> <p>Join the party on June 20 at 6 p.m. </p> <p><img alt="" height="440" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/table.jpg" width="420"></p> <p>Get more info <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 17 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsRunways and Rooms: Blue Moonhttp://<p>It's bright outside. Keep your interiors cool—and pay homage to the deep blue sea—with a muted variety of cobalt.</p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/the_row_015_1366.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>The Row, Pre-Fall 2015</p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/the_row_014_1366.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>The Row, Pre-Fall 2015</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/pillow.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Palm Print Pillow</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/mirror.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">9-Pane Round Iron Mirror</a>, C.G. Sparks, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/trivet.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Agate Slice Trivet</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="253" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/sofa.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Rig Sofa with Chaise Lounge</a>, Copenhagen West, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/throw.jpg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Black and Pearl Mohair Throw</a>, C.G. Sparks, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/June%2015/pot.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Rustic Prussian Pot</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p>Ashley MillerMon, 15 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FindsPhoto Friday: And, in Additionhttp://<p>Recently, I was called on to photograph an addition to a Park City home by Stanton Architects. I had photographed the Park Meadows home several years ago to document Stanton’s remodel, and the remodel was so well detailed and complete, <em>Utah Style and Design</em> published it. I was curious what the addition would do to the wholeness of the project.</p> <p class="p2"> <img alt="" height="239" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="260" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">There was no disappointment in the newly created master bedroom and bath, garage connection, second floor office and kitchen prep space. I loved the play of materials and shapes and the interesting uses of found space.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scotty4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 12 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayBrad Mee and the 2015 Design Summithttp://<p><img alt="" height="657" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/brad.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">If you've ever wanted to learn how to get your project published, you're in luck. Come see our very own editor, Brad Mee, present on "how to get your project published" at European Marble and Granite. Brad will cover all facets of the publication process and walk you through the steps on how to get your project noticed, published and hired.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Date: Friday, June 12</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Place: European Marble and Granite (2575 S. 600 W, Salt Lake City)</strong></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 10 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsCelebrate Frank Lloyd Wright with Scot Zimmermanhttp://<p><img alt="" height="293" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/11258484_1068019306550292_5028768255884250804_n.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Yesterday we celebrated Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday, and today we invite you to make a special mark on your calendar. Scot Zimmerman, one of our favorite photographers, is going to give a visual presentation of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. Don't miss it.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Date: Wednesday, June 10</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Time: 7 p.m.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Place: Ladies' Literary Club, 850 East South Temple, Salt Lake City.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost: Tickets cost $5 for non-Utah Arts and Crafts Society or Utah Heritage Foundation members</strong></p> <p class="p1">We encourage you to attend and take part in celebrating Frank Lloyd Writght's brilliant career and craft.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 09 Jun 2015 13:19:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsMary&#39;s Recipe: Bourbon-Marinated Pork Tenderloinhttp://<p class="p1">Pork out! Catering pro Iverson Brownell and his team at Iverson Catering gave us this recipe back in 2008, and it’s still one of our go-to dishes for get-togethers.</p> <p><img alt="" height="417" src="" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Bourbon-Marinated Pork Tenderloin</strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>Serves 15</em></p> <p class="p1">4 whole pork tenderloin<br>2 cups whole grain mustard<br>2 tablespoons cayenne pepper<br>1 tablespoon allspice<br>1/2 cup honey<br>2 cups Jack Daniel’s</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For the pork:</strong> Cut pork into desired size for skewer. In a bowl, mix 1 cup whole grain mustard, cayenne, allspice, honey (reserve 1 tablespoon) and 1 1/2 cups of Jack Daniel’s. Place the pork in the marinade and let sit for at least one hour. When ready to cook, skewer the pork and grill on each side for approximately 3–5 minutes. Set aside.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For the sauce:</strong> Place remaining mustard and Jack Daniel’s into a mixing bowl and blend. Add 1 teaspoon each of cayenne and allspice, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Serve the sauce as a dip or pour it over the pork. Present the skewers with flair: sticking out of little flowerpots or poking out of a squash or pumpkin.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Variations:</strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>1. Grill pork whole, cool, then chop pork and put into mini taco shells with shredded red cabbage and chopped cilantro.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>2. Grill pork whole, cool, then slice thinly and put between small biscuits with a tiny bit of chutney.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>3. Grill pork whole, cool, then spread baguette slices with soft goat cheese and top with thin slice of pork. Garnish with a sweet pickle slice.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>As previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 09 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableRunways and Rooms: J.W. Anderson &amp; Joie de Vivrehttp://<p>Light, youthful and airy, shades of pink were all the rage on the latest runways. Keep up with the dernier cri and surround yourself with pieces—pink and otherwise—that add to your joie de vivre. </p> <p><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/jwa_0645.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>J.W. Anderson, Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear</p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/moscow-mule-glass.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Moscow Mule Mug, Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="425" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/2020814012.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Tableware Linen Wall Hanging, C.G. Sparks, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/34432559_004_b10.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p>Slivered Marble Hook, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/36019677_012_b.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p>Portable Briefcase BBQ, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/1d195f5449f94309b03c94cb0d2f9267.jpg" width="425"></p> <p>Tufted Viola Ottoman, Anthropologie, SCL</p>Ashley MillerTue, 09 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaHelp Ogden&#39;s Union Stationhttp://<p><img alt="" height="230" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/unionstation.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Supporters of <a href="">Ogden's Historic Union Station</a> are asking for the public to step up and help them shake $100,000 out of Ogden City, which owns it. According to a news release sent out by Elizabeth Sutton, executive director of the Union Station Foundation:</p> <p><em>"Last year we received one-time support in the amount of $80,000 for operational expenses. This year we are asking for $50,000 for operating expenses and $50,000 for the care and restoration of the City's museum collections."</em></p> <p>This isn't just a historic building, the station houses the Utah State Railroad Museum, the John M. Browning Firearms <a href="">Museum</a> (which should bring the support of gun aficionados since Browning is designer of Utah's state gun, the 1911 Colt; the legendary BAR and the .50 cal. machine gun), a classic car museum, and the Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.</p> <p>It also houses a gallery of Utah artists.<br><br>Sutton recommends helping by making the city council aware of your support by attending the public budget hearing on <strong>June 16</strong> at 2549 Washington Blvd., Suite 320, emailing or calling 801-629-8153. Any comments must be in by June 16.</p> <p>Union Station Foundation, 801-393-9890,</p> <p><em><br></em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 08 Jun 2015 14:06:00 +0000http:// Friday: Thoroughly Modernhttp://<p class="p1">Finally the rain stopped for a few days and I could get back to work photographing for my clients, and what a great project to begin the busy summer months for me.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="241" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">A thoroughly modern and Leeds certified home right next to the Swaner Nature Preserve in Park City.  To make the evening image I needed to be almost in the small creek that runs next the project.  With its great views and fresh design, architect Solim Gasparik and builder Josh Phillips have created a beautiful home for its young and hip owners.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr9.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="287" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fr3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 05 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayVintage Vesselshttp://<p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/flowers.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"There is a sense of nostalgia I associate with milk glass," says Soil &amp; Stem's Nicole Land. "This collection reminds me of childhood summers spent at my grandmother's house grabbing handfuls of sweets from candy-filled compotes." Land discovered these vintage vessels at Salt Lake consignment shop Emily Jayne. </p> <p>To create these stunning natural arrangements, Land foraged stems of globe thistle, lavender and clematis from her garden. Rather than mixing all of the blooms, she seperated some of the varieties to yield a big visual impact. Finally, she moved them around her home, relishing the flexibility small arrangements like these afford.</p> <p>"They're equally charming as a loose grouping on a small coffee table or as a clustered centerpiece on a dining table," she says.</p> <p><em>For more vintage vessels, visit Soil &amp; Stem,</em></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 03 Jun 2015 09:06:00 +0000http:// IdeasMary&#39;s Recipe: Crepes with Mascarpone &amp; Fruithttp://<p>Dig in to these high-style, fork-free delightful crepes. Thanks to catering pro Iverson Brownell and his team at Iverson Catering (who gave us this recipe in one of our 2008 issues), these crepes are a treat to eat at all times and in all seasons.</p> <p><img alt="" height="533" src="/site_media/uploads/crepes2.jpg" width="700"></p> <p><strong>Crepes with Mascarpone &amp; Fruit</strong></p> <p>Roll these the traditional way, as shown, or make them easy finger food by tying into a pick-up "purse," as described.</p> <p><em>Serves 15</em></p> <p>1 cup all purpose flour<br>3 eggs, beaten<br>1 cup milk<br>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<br>Kosher salt<br>1.5 cups fresh strawberries, finely chopped<br>1 cup mascarpone cheese<br>1 bunch mint, leaves only, chiffonade<br>1 bunch long chives</p> <p><strong>The crepes:</strong> Mix the flour with a pinch of salt in a bowl. Whisk the eggs and milk together, then whisk the egg mixture and flour together. Whisk in the butter. Pass the batter through a fine mesh strainer. Heat a nonstick crepe pan over a medium flame. Spray the hot pan with non-stick spray. Using a 1-ounce ladle, pour the batter into the center of the pan. Roll the batter around in the pan in a circular motion so that it becomes evenly distributed across the entire bottom of the pan. Cook for about 30 seconds, or just until the second side is set. Remove the finished crepe to parchment paper. Repeat, layering parchment paper between each crepe.</p> <p><strong>The compote:</strong> Mix the diced strawberries, mascarpone and mint chiffonade gently in a bowl until incorporated well. This compote must be made just before you intend to fill the crepes, as it will not hold its consistency for very long.</p> <p><strong>The chives:</strong> Blanch chives, and reserve.</p> <p><strong>To serve:</strong> Place crepe with the best side facing down. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the compote into the center of the crepe. Fold all sides of the crepe evenly up to a point above the center of the compote. Carefully tie the crepe "purse" with a blanched chive. Repeat.</p> <p><strong>Variations: </strong></p> <p><em>1. Chop mushrooms very fine and saute in butter with a little chopped onion and a tablespoon of cream. Cool to room temperature and drain. Fill crepes.</em></p> <p><em>2. Fill crepes with a tablespoon of creme fraiche and a bit of cavier or a sliver of smoked salmon.</em></p> <p><em>3. Blend equal parts cream cheese and goat cheese wth 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 minced garlic clove and a tablespoon of chopped basil, dill or thyme. Fill each crepe with a tablespoonful and tie with a chive.</em></p> <p><em>As previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 02 Jun 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableBoard Home: The Dock Skateboard Rackhttp://<p>Do you have skateboards, longboards and snowboards littering your garage floor? Join the club.</p> <p>If your house is full of skating-junkies, we've found the perfect solution: the <a href="" target="_blank">Board Home's</a> Dock Skateboard Rack.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="844" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/435a980b8e184a7a9994668a5260e258_original_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>As lifelong skateboarders, snowboarders, wake boarders and surfers, the team behind the Dock are committed to designing products that couple the highest standards of function and fun.</p> <p>In the works for over eight months, the Board Home's flagship product—the Dock—is one skateboard accessory you and your kids can't live without.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="479" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/5016432f73f46c75c2d925afbc10b0c8_original_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>Designed to fit all board types, whether its a penny, old school bowl cruiser, skateboard or longboard, the lightweight Dock comes with benefits aplenty, including the following:</p> <ul> <li>Increased organization</li> <li>Modular capabilities</li> <li>Accessories storage</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="679" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/c6eb77cc91b9a9c71129914bb133e447_original_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/4d5f9b7a07f7e9c00e4f9a283f74dd7f_original.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to support the Board Home and organize your garage with the most useful skateboard accessory on the market. </p>Ashley MillerMon, 01 Jun 2015 14:32:00 +0000http:// FindsRunways and Rooms: Rosie &amp; Raffiahttp://<p>Unsure of how to incoprorate the season's latest trends into your everyday life? Rosie Assoulin's newest collection proves the brighter and bolder, the better. Take a cue and bring the beach home with loud swoops, a vibrant color palette and plenty of raffia.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rosie_assoulin_022_1366.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rosie_assoulin_001_1366.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rosie_assoulin_009_1366.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Rosie Assoulin Spring 2015</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/35276377_000_b.jpeg"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Wassily Textured Woven Baskets</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/35186261_038_b.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Isla Sun Hat</a>, Anthropologie, SCL</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/34337949_000_b.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Coastland Rug</a>, Anthropologie, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lazy-stripes-print.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Lazy Stripes Print</a>, Crate &amp; Barrel, Murray</p>Ashley MillerMon, 01 Jun 2015 12:35:00 +0000http:// IdeaSensational Summer Entertaininghttp://<p><img alt="" height="700" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/fresh_watermelon_cake.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>June is the perfect time for summer garden entertaining. Spring flowers are in full bloom, creating the perfect backdrop for your outdoor bbq, baby shower or after work get-together. If you are looking for the perfect, light, refreshing and delicious dessert to serve, look no further.</p> <p>Below is a recipe for Cuisine Unlimited’s Fresh Watermelon &amp; Whipped Cream Cake. It is an easy-to-make show stopper that is sure to impress your guests.</p> <p><strong>Ingredients </strong><strong>(serves 10)</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span>1 large, seedless watermelon</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>2 16 oz. fresh heavy cream </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>2 Tbs. granulated sugar</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1 tsp. vanilla extract</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>2 cups fresh assorted berries </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>1 cup fresh, whole mint leaves</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span><strong>Directions</strong></span></p> <p><span>In a mixing bowl, whip cream adding in sugar and vanilla extract slowly. Whip until </span><span>stiff peaks form. Place in refrigerator to chill. </span><span>Slice off the short ends of the watermelon and reserve for alternative use. Sit the watermelon flat and cut away rind to create a cylinder shape. </span><span>Frost with chilled whipped cream and top with fresh berries and mint. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Slice like a cake.</span></p> <p><span><em>Emily Lavin is <a href="">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a>' marketing director and a contributor to </em></span></p>webinternMon, 01 Jun 2015 11:31:00 +0000http:// the TablePhoto Friday: True Lisman Stylehttp://<p class="p1">Like so many, rain moved me inside this week. With rain and lightning in the background, I worked with Kristina Weaver and Jenn Stayner to photograph an addition and remodel in Holladay. It was executed in true Lisman Studio style: furnishings, moldings, woodwork, surface materials, fabrics, and accessories. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lisman2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">There is probably a better term for it, but it was finished with classic traditional touches, while it also introduced great transitions to the outdoors and a high level of comfort, which I identify more with contemporary design. I was struck by how relaxing I found the home.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lisman3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lisman4.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p class="p1">One of my favorite features was the saltwater fish tank positioned by the staircase so that the tank could be observed from all sides. I managed to tear myself away from watching the fish and finished the photos, but it wasn’t easy.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="646" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lisman5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lisman6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lisman7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 29 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayIris—a film portrait of style icon Iris Apfel, now at Broadway Cinemahttp://<p>Simply put, style is a personal expression of art. The way you live, the things you own, the food you eat and the clothes you wear are the outward signs of your inner self. That's why the truly fashionable don't follow trends, they set them, usually unintentionally.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/iris_apfel_documentary_otvorna-490x490.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Iris Apfel</a> is the epitome of style. The flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven, has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades, just by being insistently herelf and by constantly evolving her sense of what is beautiful.</p> <p>Filmmaker <a href="">Albert Maysles</a>—<em>Grey Gardens—</em>has made Iris the subject of his latest documentary, Iris, now showing at the <a href="">Broadway Centre Theater</a>.</p> <p>Especially in Utah, a place where there are a lot of rules and where what we wear identifies us even more than it does elsewhere, this film should be an inspiration.</p> <p>It's not just a documentary about an extraordinary woman, it's a story about creativity and how—whatever one's age—a free spirit can continue to inspire.</p> <p>Go see it. Be inspired. </p>Mary MaloufThu, 28 May 2015 12:26:00 +0000http:// IdeaLive It Up Downtownhttp://<h2><strong>NEIGHBORHOOD STATS</strong></h2> <p><strong>Average Condo Listing Price:</strong> $236,187*</p> <p><strong>Median Percentage of Condo Listings Sold:</strong> 54.55%*</p> <p><strong>Nearby Schools:</strong> Washington Elementary School, Glendale Junior High School, East High School</p> <p><strong>Entertainment:</strong> Our featured loft is loacted on Broadway on which the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and the Broadway Centre Cinemas also reside. Other nearby destinations: EnergySolutions Arena, Abravanel Hall and Capitol Theatre. </p> <p><strong>Getting Around:</strong> Along with the TRAX light rail system connecting Salt Lake City with the rest of the valley, downtown has is own <a href="" target="_blank">bike share program</a>.</p> <p><strong>Shopping:</strong> Get your mall fix at The Gateway and City Creek Center, then hit the antique shops like Retro Rose, Carmen Miranda's and Jitterbug. Other hot shops include Ken Sanders Rare Books, Chalk Garden Co-Op and O.C. Tanner Jewelers.</p> <p><strong>Temple Square: </strong>SLC was built around Temple Square, which draws nearly five million visitors per year.  </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/squatters.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Squatters Pub, 147 W. Broadway, SLC. </p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/mod_a-go-go__building.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Mod A-Go-Go, 242 E. South Temple, SLC. </p> <p>*<em>Facts provided by Wasatch Front Regional MLS for condos in 84101 zip code in 2014</em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 28 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesTastemakers Countdown | Join Us Tomorrowhttp://<h2>One Pass. Two Days. The Best Of Utah Dining.</h2> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/tastemakers4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em><span>Satisfy your taste buds at Salt Lake City's tastiest event of the year: Tastemakers.</span></em></p> <p><span>If you've grown tired of the rain and need a reason to celebrate the sun—which has already RSVP'd for this year's Tastemakers—then book your tickets now. Bring your sweetheart, your friends or your children and come try dozens of food samples, each tastier than the last.</span></p> <p><a href=""><span><img alt="" height="98" src="/site_media/uploads/buy-tickets.png" width="400"></span></a></p> <p><strong><span>Thursday May 28 and Friday May 29, 2015 | Gallivan Plaza - Downtown Salt Lake City | 5 to 10 pm</span></strong></p> <p><span>Although weather forecasters predict a <strong>sunny 70 degrees</strong> for both Thursday and Friday evening, we'll have tents set up in case of inclement weather. See you there!</span></p>Ashley MillerWed, 27 May 2015 15:20:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsSummer Calendar Events: Red Butte Gardenhttp://<p>Rain, rain, go away! Mark your calendars for picnics with music and performance, outdoor films, bird watching, exhibits and more at Red Butte Garden during June.  </p> <h2>Monday Family Nights</h2> <p>Relax with a night filled with music and dance of cultural groups. Bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy performances.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Monday's at 6 or 7 PM </p> </li> </ul> <p>All events will be help in the Red Butte Garden Courtyard, behind the Visitor's center. <a href="">Click here</a> to see the summer schedule and the group who will be performing.</p> <h2> Outdoor Films</h2> <p> <img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/©_2014_sundance_institute_photo_by_fred_hayes.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Enjoy a free <a href="">film screening</a> in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre.</p> <p>Gates open at 7:30 pm, films start at dusk.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Tuesday, June 23, Teton Gravity Research Presents: UnReal- Tickets on sale May 15</p> </li> <li> <p>Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15 &amp; August 26—Films TBA in June</p> </li> </ul> <h2>Early Morning Bird Watching</h2> <p> <img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rbg_pond.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Bring your binoculars for a guided tour through the Garden while its full of wildlife and birds from 9-11:30 AM</p> <ul> <li> <p>Wednesdays: June 3 &amp; 17</p> </li> <li> <p>Saturdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27 &amp; July 11, 18 &amp; August 8, 22</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Regular Garden Admission/Garden Members Free/Registration Required</em></p> <h2>Botanical Illustration: Nature Sketching and Journaling </h2> <p> <img alt="" height="359" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rbgbotanicaldrwaingclass.jpg" width="490"></p> <ul> <li> <p>July 16-17 from 6-9PM &amp; July 18, 9 AM-4PM</p> </li> </ul> <p>Also available is Colored Pencils II</p> <ul> <li> <p>August 20-21 from 6-9PM &amp; August 22, 9AM-4PM</p> </li> </ul> <h2>Kids Summer Camps</h2> <p> <img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rbg_summercampjpg.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>It's not too late to sign up! Sign up kindergarteners to 6<sup>th</sup> graders for a week-long-summer camp. Half-day and full-day camps available. Prices vary per camp.</p> <ul> <li> <p><a href="">Lil' Buds Camp</a>, Garden Adventures and Camp outs now available for registration.</p> </li> <li> <p>Call 801-581-8454 or <a href=""></a></p> </li> </ul> <p>Visit Red Butte Garden's <a href="">website</a> for general information or call 801-585-0556.</p> <p> </p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 27 May 2015 10:12:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsMary&#39;s Recipe: Asparagus Tipshttp://<p class="p1">Some prefer thick spears, some prefer thin—we like both, and white asparagus, too. Because asparagus is one of the few vegetables that intensifies the taste called umami, it pairs well with proteins and makes a terrific base for a first course or luncheon dish. To help make asparagus part of your springtime celebrations, we offer four easy-to-make recipes guaranteed to help you herald the season in very good taste.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="381" src="/site_media/uploads/crabby-asparagus.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Crabby Asparagus</strong><strong> </strong><strong> </strong></p> <p class="p2">Dress asparagus with a lemon vinaigrette and arrange on plate. Mix 1 cup lump crabmeat with 1/2–3/4 cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons chopped green onion and the grated zest of one lemon. Season with salt and white pepper. Top asparagus spears with crab salad and garnish with a lemon slice.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="347" src="/site_media/uploads/bacon-asparagus.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Bacon Asparagus</strong><strong>  </strong></p> <p class="p2">Make a vinaigrette combining one part rice wine vinegar with three parts canola oil. Dress the asparagus in the vinaigrette and arrange on the plate. Cross two slices of cooked bacon on top of asparagus spears on each plate and sprinkle with sliced toasted almonds. (For a supper dish, top with a poached or fried egg.)</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="343" src="/site_media/uploads/pink-asparagus.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pink Asparagus </strong><strong> </strong></p> <p class="p2">Fold 3–4 tablespoons of tomato paste into 1 cup of whipped cream. Season with a pinch of smoked paprika. Place a dollop of tomato cream on asparagus and scatter with a handful of halved grape tomatoes.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="311" src="/site_media/uploads/asparagus-nicoise1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Asparagus Nicoise   </strong><strong> </strong></p> <p class="p2">Dress asparagus with vinaigrette and arrange on the plate. For each serving, slice small boiled red-skinned new potatoes and arrange around asparagus. Scatter with whole or sliced black olives, a tablespoon of chopped scallions and 1/2 of a hardboiled egg, chopped.</p> <p class="p2"><em>Photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p2"><em>As previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 26 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableGetting Benchedhttp://<p>Benches have always provided versatility and easy-to-move seating, but with its kilim seat and iron frame, this low-slung piece is as handsome as it is hard working. </p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/bench.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Kilim seated bench, $364, <a href="" target="_blank">C.G. Sparks</a>, SLC</em></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 22 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesPhoto Friday: Frank Lloyd Wright and Romanzahttp://<p class="p1">The biggest readerships I have for this blog are the occasions I feature photos of Frank Lloyd Wright’s projects. That speaks to the enduring appeal of Wright’s work and organic architecture.</p> <p class="p1">The Utah Arts and Crafts Society and the Utah Heritage Foundation have invited me to present images and a discussion of Frank Lloyd Wright’s California work, a body he termed Romanza.</p> <p class="p1">Date: <strong>June 10, 2015</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong></strong>Time: <strong>7:00 pm</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong></strong>Place:<strong> Ladies’ Literary Club, </strong><strong>850 E. South Temple in Salt Lake</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong></strong>Cost: The charge is <strong>$5.00</strong>, but members to the sponsoring organizations are admitted without charge. Revenues go to the restoration of the Ladies’ Literary Club.</p> <p class="p1">For information regarding this event, please contact Rob Eckman at 801-793-3187 or <a href=""><strong></strong></a></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="563" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot0013.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot0012.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot0011.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="243" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot0010.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="568" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot009.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="606" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot008.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="293" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot007.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="606" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot006.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="681" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot005.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot004.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="613" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot003.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="393" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot002.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/scot001.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 22 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayShop Local, Give Local at Madison McCord Interiorshttp://<p class="p1">Next week, <a href="">Madison McCord Interiors</a> and <a href="">Local First Utah</a> celebrate buying local with a reception and fundraiser.</p> <p class="p2">The Shop Local, Give Local event will give guests a chance to socialize over food and drinks while getting to know Madison McCord and other local businesses, including Namedroppers, CRUDE Personal Care, Stella &amp; Dot, Even Stevens Sandwiches and House of Tenebris.</p> <p class="p2">Of course, guests can also go shopping at the event. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to Local First Utah.</p> <p class="p2">The event will be held on May 28, 6–9 p.m. Madison McCord is located at 3960 S. Highland Drive.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/local_flyer.png" width="490"> </p> <p class="p1">Madison McCord stocks top-quality, designer furnishings, name brand samples and overstock specials. Inventory changes weekly.</p>Jaime WinstonThu, 21 May 2015 11:03:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsLighting: Bright &amp; Budget-Minded http://<p>Hammerton has always catered to the most discerning and deep-pocketed homeowners and designers seeking unique, artisan-crafted light fixtures for their luxury projects—think Park City lodges and Holladay-area estates.</p> <p>For those of us with equally discriminating taste but tighter decorating budgets, the Salt Lake City-based company developed its wallet-friendly <a href="" target="_blank">Hammerton Studio Collections</a>. Three new additions have recentlly joined the affordable line-up.</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="588" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lamp1.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Carlyle Collection, Cover Sconce, $495</em></p> <p><em><br></em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="602" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lamp2.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Ironwood Collection, Chandelier, $1,495</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="1686" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lamp3.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p><em>Urban Loft Collection, Cover Sconce, $550</em></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 21 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn The Town: India Hicks, part 2http://<p dir="ltr">She’s here! India Hicks is here in Utah. For "India Hicks: Part One," <a href="/blog/2015/05/19/on-the-town-india-hicks/">head here</a>. </p> <p>You read that correctly. The bronzed Brit-turned-Bahamian beauty flew into town yesterday (after a <a href="" target="_blank">2am stint in the airport</a>) to hang with her <a href="">“girl crush”’s Heather Armstrong</a>. Armstrong hosted an all-ladies preview party and Hicks presented her new line of beauty products, jewelry and accessories named <a href="">India Hicks London-Harbour Island</a>.</p> <p>I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek and meet with Hicks in-person. Despite a massive social media following, aristocratic heritage and amazing good looks (she’s a former model after all), the <a href="" target="_blank">newly-minted New York Times bestseller</a> played hostess just like she was one of us: a jean-clad mom enraptured with the beauty of family, the outdoors, travel and adventure.</p> <p>Unlike traditional products that enter our cold consumer culture via retail stores, India Hicks hopes her products are accompanied with a personal experience. Hicks taps into the intimacy—and popularity—of at-home trunk shows to promote her products, all with their own story printed on the label. India says, “Invite friends over for a cup of tea or an island cocktail.”</p> <p>If you happen to miss her <a href="/blog/2015/05/19/on-the-town-india-hicks/">tonight at Hotel Monaco</a>, check out <a href="" target="_blank">India’s site</a> to purchase items or host your own trunk show. </p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8399.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>A big shout out to <a href="" target="_blank">Heather</a> for hosting! </p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8406.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8405.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8397.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8398.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8402.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8407.jpg" width="480"></a></p> <p>For those of you looking to gift me (wink, wink), a friend or yourself with a unique token from the tropics, here are my top five favorite India Hicks products:</p> <p> </p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Wild Spiderfly Eau de Parfum, $95</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/14001-02-000-1-lg.jpg" width="480"></a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Grove Hand Lotion, $29</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/14005-01-000-1-lg.jpg" width="480"></a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Carmen Clutch, $268</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/15001-01-000-2-lg.jpg" width="480"></a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Siren Scarf, $58 (India’s Lucky Beetle is so charming, isn’t it)</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/15008-02-000-1-lg.jpg" width="480"></a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr">Get Your Hands Dirty Pendant, $45</li> </ol> <div><a href=""><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, India Hicks, Heather Armstrong, Dooce" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/16012-01-000-1-lg.jpg" width="480"></a></div> <div>Val Rasmussen is the editor-in-chief for Utah Bride &amp; Groom magazine, the assistant editor for Utah Style &amp; Design magazine and a contributor to Salt Lake magazine. Follow her <a href="">@ValerieRas</a> to see her latest adventures in design, Salty City life and the great outdoors.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div>Val RasmussenWed, 20 May 2015 09:09:00 +0000http:// IdeasHave It Your Wayhttp://<p>You're loving wood and stone for your home, right? Great. Now love them together.</p> <p>Tabarka Studio pairs reclaimed wood with stone in intricate patters so stunning that they can transform any floor or feature wall into a masterpiece. What's more, you play artitist by choosing the materials to be merged: aged oak, limestone,marble, terra cotta and more.</p> <p>"Customization is the hottest trend in surfaces for the home, and this collection is all about choice," says Leah Wynn of Inside Out Architecturals. That's good news, but be forewarned: These designs and materials are so magnificent, the decisions won't be easy. </p> <p><img alt="" height="496" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/tile_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="489" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/tile3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="484" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/tile4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="492" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/tile5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><em>All tiles above can be purchased at Inside Out Architecturals Inc., SLC. Tiles starting at $115 sq. ft.,<em>Tabarka Studio's Petite Alliance Collection</em></em></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 20 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesPin of the Week: Succulent Wreathshttp://<p>Decorate your patio furniture or front door with succulent sprinkled green wreaths. </p> <p><img alt="" height="641" src="/site_media/uploads/succulents.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Inspired by <em>Living Wreaths</em> by Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson.</p> <p><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/"> </a></p>webinternTue, 19 May 2015 16:32:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the town: India Hickshttp://<p dir="ltr">Dreaming of a tropical vacation? Well, if you can’t take a trip to the Bahamas you’ve been dreaming about, let style-icon India Hicks bring the tropics to you.</p> <p dir="ltr">The New York Times Bestselling author of <em>Island Style</em> visits Salt Lake to launch her new line to Utah. Hear the story of her stylish Bahamian life and shop from her bounty of beauty products, jewelry and accessories.</p> <p>If you can’t wait until to see her at Hotel Monaco, follow along on <a href="">my Instagram</a> when I visit with India Hicks as <a href="/blog/2015/05/20/on-the-town-india-hicks-part-2/">she launches her line tonight</a>. </p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="295" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/ih-ad-event-saltlake-288x295-2.jpg" width="288"></a></p> <p dir="ltr">Who: Free to the public</p> <p dir="ltr">When: Wednesday, May 20th</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Where: Hotel Monaco, 15 West 200 South</p> <p>RSVP: <a href="">here</a></p> <p><a href=";qid=1432063625&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=island+style"><img alt="Utah Style &amp; Design, On The Town, India Hick" height="668" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/screen_shot_2015-05-19_at_1.27.31_pm.png" width="545"></a></p> <p> </p> <p>Val Rasmussen is the editor-in-chief for Utah Bride &amp; Groom, the assistant editor for Utah Style &amp; Design, and a contributor to Salt Lake magazine. Follow her on IG <a href="">@ValerieRas</a> to see her latest adventures in design, Salty City life, and the great outdoors.</p>Val RasmussenTue, 19 May 2015 13:35:00 +0000http:// IdeasOn the town: Forsey&#39;s Designer Appreciationhttp://<p dir="ltr">Open to those in-the-trade—interior designers, builders, architects—Forsey’s is hosting an evening of appreciation this Thursday for the local design community. Whether Stickley’s mission-style designs whet your whistle or Thayer Coggin’s mid-century models tickle your fancy, <a href="">Forsey’s showroom</a> flaunts a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary. Peruse their collections and mingle with Utah’s talented designers. We’ll be there, too. Hope to see you there.</p> <p> </p> <p dir="ltr">Who: designers, builders, architects</p> <p dir="ltr">When: Thursday, May 21st</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <p>Where: Forsey’s Furniture Gallery, 2977 Highland Drive, SLC</p> <p> </p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Forsey's, Stickley, Copeland Furniture, Artistica, Thayer Coggin, ASID, Utah Style &amp; Design" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8376.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Forsey's, Stickley, Copeland Furniture, Artistica, Thayer Coggin, ASID, Utah Style &amp; Design" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8375.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Forsey's, Stickley, Copeland Furniture, Artistica, Thayer Coggin, ASID, Utah Style &amp; Design" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8379.jpg" width="480"></a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="Forsey's, Stickley, Copeland Furniture, Artistica, Thayer Coggin, ASID, Utah Style &amp; Design" height="443" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/img_8378.jpg" width="590"></a></p>Val RasmussenTue, 19 May 2015 12:06:00 +0000http:// IdeasTriumph, Thrill and Fleurs at Dior and Ihttp://<p class="p1">Brilliant. Sublime. Fantastique. Play the intimate part of a fly on the wall and visit <a href="" target="_blank">Broadway Centre Cinemas</a> to experience Raf Simon’s debut haute couture collection in <em>Dior and I</em>.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="210" src="/site_media/uploads/dior8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">When Simons delved into the role of creative director for Dior, his crystal clear vision helped him gather and interpret fresh inspiration that paid homage to the legacy of Christian Dior.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="294" src="/site_media/uploads/dior01.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p class="p2">Distinctive silhouettes? Check. Subtle confidence? Check. Balanced piety and irreverence? Check. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/dior02.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">One inspiration—that translates to a quiet obsession in <em>Dior and I</em>—is flowers. Simons drew from Dior’s floral infatuation and infused his first couture runway space with millions of blooming buds: delphiniums, orchids, mimosa, and more.</p> <p class="p1">Together, the flower-filled walls and panels create an architectural illusion of nature and honor Christian Dior’s long-standing belief: “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.”</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="248" src="/site_media/uploads/dior07.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Don’t miss your chance to see <em>Dior and I</em> on the big screen. Once you do, take cue from Simons and infuse your indoor space with bright—and realistic—blossoms available throughout the valley.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="576" src="/site_media/uploads/wallpapersamples.jpg" width="404"></p> <p class="p1">Burrows Studio Wallpaper, <a href="" target="_blank">Regency Royale</a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/dior04.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Ceramic Flower Knob, <a href="" target="_blank">C.G. Sparks</a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="637" src="/site_media/uploads/dior05.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Panache-Floral Rug, <a href="" target="_blank">Gatehouse No. 1</a>, Orem </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/dior06.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Creative Concepts-Beach Sisal Rug, <a href="" target="_blank">Gatehouse No. 1</a>, Orem </p>Ashley MillerTue, 19 May 2015 10:20:00 +0000http:// IdeaMary&#39;s Recipe: Preserved Cherrieshttp://<p>Summer is just around the corner, and that means cherries. Print this one out and keep it around for June.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/cherry-21.jpg" width="333"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Preserved Cherries </strong></p> <ul> <li>1 pound sweet cherries, pitted</li> <li>½ cup sugar</li> <li>½ cup water</li> <li>2 tsp. lemon juice</li> <li>pinch of nutmeg</li> <li>¼ tsp. almond extract</li> <li>½ tsp. vanilla extract</li> <li>1 cup maraschino or other cherry liqueur</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Combine everything but the cherries and the liqueur in a saucepan and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and add the cherries. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add the liqueur. When cool enough to handle, transfer cherries and liquid to clean jars and refrigerate, uncovered, until cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to two weeks.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>As previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 19 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableAlice Lane Home Collection: Wonderlandhttp://<p>If you're a fan of <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, you're in luck.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/storefront.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Alice Lane is celebrating the opening of their new concept store, <a href="" target="_blank">Wonderland</a>. Join the celebration and take home an assortment of stylish and afordable home furnishings. </p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/invite.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 19 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsPallet Playhttp://<p>Three ways Jacqui Rimando gave warehouse castoffs a second chance:</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/r_10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>1. Colorfully painted pallets perform as planters along the family's long driveway.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/r_15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>2. A pallet on the side patio cheers on the U.S. World Cup soccer team. Go USA!</p> <p><img alt="" height="313" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/r_32.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>3. A steel-framed, gray-stained pallet serves as a modern headboard in the master bedroom.</p> <p><em>Click <a href="/blog/2015/05/14/rimando-for-the-save-2/" target="_blank">here</a> to read more about Nick and Jacqui Rimando's home remodel. </em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 18 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasGreat IdeaKitchen Design in the RC Willey Draper Showroomhttp://<p class="p1">Have you been down to the newest RC Willey showroom yet?  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rcwilley1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">We had the pleasure of specifying the styles and finishes for the cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes and hardware in the Sub-Zero/Wolf and Thermador kitchen displays. This was part of a collaboration with Tina from Salt Design, Jon from Peterson Woodworks, Kelly from RiverWoods Mill, and Matt from Klein’s Custom Countertops.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rewilley2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">We also had the opportunity to use some unique items, such as thin-slate tile, Stikwood panels, matte black dimensional tile, and Dekton countertops.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rcwilley3a.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/rcwilley4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">We love the final result!  If you’re in the Draper area, be sure to stop by RC Willey and head upstairs to the kitchen area – it’s worth a trip!  </p>Nicole ZeiglerMon, 18 May 2015 12:45:00 +0000http:// FindsKid-friendly: Kids 5 and under are free at Tastemakershttp://<p>Tastemakers, Salt Lake's annual two-day progressive food and wine tasting event, is coming up on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. And while it's definitely an event that caters to adult tastes, we've had several readers message us about bringing children to the event. No need to hire a sitter—Tastemakers is open to all ages.</p> <p>Here is the price breakdown:</p> <p>VIP Pass: $85<br>Tasting Pass: $30<br>Children ages 6–12: $20<br>Children ages 5 and under: Free</p> <p>Check out the Tastemakers menu <a href="">here</a> to see if there are tastings to your child's liking so you can come prepared. </p> <p>The event includes a dining pavilion at Gallivan Center Plaza featuring tastings from Avenues Proper, Carvers, Del Mar al Lago, Drafts, Edge Steakhouse, Eva, The Farm at Canyons, Rodizio Grill, Salt Bistro, Silver, Sweet Arleen's and Texas de Brazil. Once you've sampled food at the plaza, take a culinary stroll of downtown to Alamexo, Benihana, Caffe Molise, J. Wong's, Market Street, New Yorker, Ruth's Chris, Spencer's and Squatters.</p> <p>VIPs will have access to tastings from The Tin Angel Cafe, Vida Tequila, Mend Juicery, Provisions, Kimi's Chop &amp; Oyster House, Five Wives Vodka, Hearth on 25th and Harbor Seafood &amp; Steak Company.</p> <p>Click <a href="">here</a> to enter to win free Tastemakers passes. </p> <p>For more info or to buy tickets, visit <a href=""></a></p>Jaime WinstonMon, 18 May 2015 09:48:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: Orgatecturehttp://<p class="p1">I am continuing to photograph homes designed by Fresno architect Arthur Dyson, AIA, for an upcoming book and exhibit.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="272" src="/site_media/uploads/scot1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">One wouldn’t think standout striking designs like Dyson’s could be categorized, but he is an organic architect: organic meaning the unique qualities of the site and the clients determine the design. An organic home looks like it belongs just where it sits, and it is the perfect unique background for the lives of the people inside.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/scot2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The River House lies on a low bluff above the Kings River in Central California near a rookery of great blue heron. The back view opens to the life and sounds along the river.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="314" src="/site_media/uploads/scot3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">It is the second Dyson house for owners Deb and Greg Lapp, and Deb mused while we were there, “Why aren’t there more organic homes like this? It feels so good to be here. Why hasn’t it caught on?” She has a website to share the delights of living in her organic home with interviews and discussions with other organic designers and homeowners: <a href=""></a>.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/scot4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The curving design and open living space serves to occasionally host Greg’s concerts: cabinets hold folding chairs for 200 guests, and the acoustics resonate. It’s a home for entertaining with a big patio under a cantilevered cover, sliding doors, and a kitchen island roomy enough for four to prepare the frequent feasts of locally sourced food that the couple hosts. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/scot5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">As for the photographs, the challenges were to represent the constant life and vitality that goes on in the home. Deb consented to being photographed in her workspace, but the others are without people. Imagine the home filled with hundreds of revelers committed to saving the Kings River at a fundraiser to truly get the feeling.<br><img alt="" height="258" src="/site_media/uploads/scot6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="266" src="/site_media/uploads/scot7.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 15 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayRimando for the Save!http://<p>Nick Rimando is everyone's favorite homeboy, so say T-shirts worn by fervent Utah soccer fans. Makes sense. During the past year alone, Real Salt Lake's star goalkeeper—aka Wall of the Wasatch—has achieved the MLS record for shoutouts, a spot on the U.S. National Team and a trip to the World Cup, just to name a few. </p> <p>So what happens when Nick isn't blocking black-and-white bullets launched at speeds up to 80 miles per hour? "After a game, I can't wait to relax with my family," he says. The celebrated athlete heads home to his two young kids and wife, Jacqui, whom he met when they both played professional soccer in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>In 2007, when Nick was traded to RSL from D.C. United, he and Jacqui chose Salt Lake's Harvard/Yale neighborhood for its city living and to be close to family. Fast-forward eight years, the couple's active lifestyles, two growing kids and two large dogs forced a rethink of the family's small 1945 cottage. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>By adding 10 feet on the main floor and a new upper level to their Harvard/Yale area cottage, the Rimandos transformed the 1900-square-foot house into an open entertaining spot for their family.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Striking the right balance of comfort, kidfriendliness and ease of entertaining, function was key to the Rimando's home remodel. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A custom chalkboard sign clads a wall above a wet bar positioned in the newly expanded main-floor hall.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A double-sided fireplace separates a hip sitting area from the media room.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>New kids' rooms feature dormers that help retain the original character of the 1945 cottage.</p> <p><img alt="" height="742" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A tree house, trampoline, soccer net and graffiti wall make playdates in the Rimando's backyard pure fun.</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The Rimandos transformed an under-utilized side yard into their main outdoor entertainment space featuring a fire pit, abundant seating and a hot tub.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/soccer7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The Rimando family (left to right): Jacqui, son Jett, dog Marley, Nick, and daughter Benny.</p> <p><em>For an inside look at the story, browse through our <a href="" target="_blank">digital edition</a>. </em></p>Val RasmussenThu, 14 May 2015 14:19:00 +0000http:// Our PagesNow Open: 3 Cupshttp://<p>Nothing against mixed-up mugs and slouchy sofas, but today's coffee and tea aficianados crave a more refined style from their favorite sipping spots. And in Holladay Village's new <a href="" target="_blank">3 Cups</a>, they're served just that, courtesy of owner Derek Belnap, nine-year Coffee Garden veteran. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wt0c7356.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>At 3 Cups, modern furnishings, hits of natural wood, gleaming white tile and bright, open space bestow the 2,200-square-foot gallery-like interior with serene, Scandinavian simplicity.</p> <p>"Holladay has many walks of life—not just a young crowd—so the space needed to be less subversive and more sophisticated with cutting edge," says Belnap, who worked with a team of talented pros to create the space.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wt0c7303.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"It's a cool place to comfortably hang out and is perfect for the third-wave artisanal coffee, locally sourced tea, in-house baked goods and gelato we serve."</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wt0c7435.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>In the mood for a spot of tea? Browse through the <a href="" target="_blank">menu options</a> and then visit 3 Cups at 4670 S. 2300 East, Holladay</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 12 May 2015 12:09:00 +0000http:// the TableMary&#39;s Recipe: Pasta Primaverahttp://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="493" src="/site_media/uploads/pastaprimavera.jpg" width="600"></p> <p class="p1">The story is that Serio Maccione invented this dish for his fabled New York restaurant, Le Cirque, in 1974. True or not, pasta primavera is a New World invention and caught on across the country in the ’70s and ’80s. Most of us have had a dismal version of this dish, made with frozen vegetables and sticky cream sauce. Forget that. Pasta Primavera should taste as light and fresh as the season it’s named for.</p> <p class="p1">The beautiful secret about pasta primavera is that all-season vegetables can be used for a taste of spring, even before the season’s produce hits the market.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pasta Primavera</strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>serves 4</em></p> <p class="p1">1/4 cup butter <br>1/4 cup olive oil<br>1 med. onion, minced or sliced thinly<br>1 clove garlic, minced<br>A total of about 6 cups of the following<br>vegetables, your choice: thin asparagus, cut into 3-inch pieces, sliced, mushrooms, cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, sliced zucchini, thinly sliced carrot, sliced yellow squash, grape tomatoes, julienned red and yellow bell peppers, sugar snap peas, English peas<br>1 cup half-and-half<br>1 cup chicken or vegetable stock<br>salt and pepper<br>2 Tbsp. chopped basil<br>3 Tbsp. sliced scallions<br>1 cup grated Parmesan cheese<br>1 lb. pasta, cooked, drained</p> <p class="p1">Heat butter and oil, cook onion and garlic until onion is soft. (Be careful not to burn garlic.) Add vegetables and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add half-and-half and stock, lower heat and simmer until vegetables are barely tender and liquid coats a spoon. Season to taste. Toss vegetables with pasta, cheese and scallions and sprinkle with basil.</p> <p class="p1"><em>As previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 12 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableMind Riothttp://<p>Do your teenager's eyes light up when talking about science, technology, business and creativity? It's time to stimulate your teenager's mind with the Mind Riot competition.</p> <p><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image001_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The Leonardo announced today it is accepting online applications for its third annual Mind Riot competition which will be held <strong>June 11-13, 2015</strong> at the museum. Mind Riot, a three-day entrepreneurship collaborative will bring 100 high school students together with experts in science, technology, business, and creativity to work on some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.<br><br>“We are so inspired by the passion and genius of the students who have participated in the past two years and can’t wait to meet this year’s entrants.” said Erika Callahan, The Leonardo’s Chief Marketing Officer.  She continued, “ The Leonardo celebrates curiosity, creativity, learning and doing. It’s a place where all visitors can discover their inner genius.  Mind Riot gives teens a chance to use their genius to solve real world problems and start fulfilling their dreams.”<br> <br>High School students across the state are encouraged to apply. Deadline to Apply is <strong>Sunday May 17, 2015</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="107" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/unnamed.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>For more information please visit: <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/" target="_blank"></a></p>Ashley MillerMon, 11 May 2015 15:43:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsHome Tour: Sugden’s Legacyhttp://<p dir="ltr">Think a glass house is the antithesis of cozy and private? We beg to differ. Take a tour of this architectural gem with <a href="">Salt Lake Modern</a> and you’ll be convinced otherwise.</p> <p>Glass homes—like this Salt Lake home designed by famed architect John Sugden (1922-2003) in the Millcreek area—aren’t your typical two-story family residences. This one in particular is one of Sugden’s first projects. He designed this space for his mother Roberta upon returning to Utah from Chicago after studying under Miles van der Rohe. </p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="" target="_blank">Salt Lake Modern</a>—along with Utah Style &amp; Design, <a href="">Cannella’s</a>, <a href="">Sparano &amp; Mooney</a>, <a href="">City Home Collective</a>, <a href="">Forsey’s</a>, Millcreek Township Art Council and <a href="">So Cupcake</a>—hosts "Keepin' It Glassy: Sugden's Legacy Lives On" and makes a major announcement on the preservation of the Roberta Sugden home. Join us to hear the big news.</p> <p>When: Sat, May 16th</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Tickets: $50 <a href="">available here</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly1_copy.jpg" width="550"></p> <p><img alt="" height="406" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/screen_shot_2015-05-11_at_1.41.38_pm.png" width="550"></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly2_copy.jpg" width="550"></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly4_copy.jpg" width="550"></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly7_copy.jpg" width="550"></p> <p><img alt="" height="413" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly6_copy.jpg" width="275"><img alt="" height="413" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly3_copy.jpg" width="275"></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly13_copy.jpg" width="550"></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/molly9_copy.jpg" width="550"></p> <p>Get your tickets today for May 16th and we'll see you there. Experience one of the places where modern design in Utah started and how this one-of-a-kind gem continues to propel contemporary design like these homes featured here in Utah Style &amp; Design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="369" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/screen_shot_2015-04-30_at_12.44.23_pm.png" width="550"></p> <p><img alt="" height="594" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/screen_shot_2015-04-30_at_12.46.04_pm.png" width="463"></p> <p><img alt="" height="601" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/screen_shot_2015-04-30_at_12.46.59_pm.png" width="451"></p>Val RasmussenMon, 11 May 2015 14:26:00 +0000http:// for Businesshttp://<p>It takes a certain type of person to see potential in something like a dilapidated printing press building.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/newlayout.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"We found it online while lying in bed at 5 a.m. It was blue and terrible looking," says Matt Bourgeois of Publik Coffee Roasters. "We waited for the sun to come up then drove down to look at it and we knew it was the one." </p> <p>The building that he and Missy Greis—Bourgeois's partner in life and business—found in Salt Lake's fledgling Central Ninth neighborhood was a two-story, 13,000-square-foot labyrinth of offices and darkrooms filled with lithography equipment. Beyond all this clutter (which eventually took 30 dumpsters to remove), Bourgeois saw a place to build out his vision for a coffee roasting facility.</p> <p>He and Greis have done just that.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/couple.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Matt and Missy stand in front of a green wall that has taken on a life of its own on social media, according to Greis. "Sometimes I see people come in and they stop to take a picture in front of the green wall before they even order a coffee."</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/exteriorold.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Before</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/exterior.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>After — Publik is a Dutch variation of the term and means, not coincidentally, community. The name boldly identifies a new location for Publik Coffee Roasters, an industrial building once home to a printing house.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/oldstair.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Before</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/newstair.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>After — Many reclaimed materials were used to buildout Publik. The railing from the original stairway was upcycled and used as the base for tables in the second-level conference room.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wall.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Before</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/layout.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>After — A nearly 500-square-foot slab was removed from the second floor to create the building's mezzanine open to the main level.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/light.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Design elements, including a giant fan from Big Ass Fans and Edison-style lights, remind patrons that the building is an industrial space.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/oldfloor.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Before</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/openfloor.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>After — The large west room now serves as a venue for functions including weddings, bar mitzvahs and photo shoots.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/table.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>While it's been a trend to buck WiFi at coffee shops around the country, Publik makes sure its customers can stay connected. There are even conference rooms available for rent. "We want people using our space. We don't mind if people sit all day. Come sit, we don't care. We'll add more seats," Bourgeois says.</em></p> <p>To read more, pick up Utah Style &amp; Design in stores or browse through our <a href="" target="_blank">digital edition</a>. </p>Brad MeeMon, 11 May 2015 14:11:00 +0000http:// & RenovateIn The Garden: Summer Bulbshttp://<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/bulbs.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Now is a great time to plant summer bulbs (lilies, dahlias, begonias). By the time summer is here your garden will be in full bloom.</p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/bulbs4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This is also a much more economical way to plant when you have a lot of ground to cover. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/bulbs3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>When planting alot of bulbs I love this tool. You can pick this up at your local hardware store, it's an auger that attaches to a drill that will drill holes for your bulbs in no time. Put in a little bone meal, drop the bulb in the drilled hole, cover with dirt, water and voila. </p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/bulbs2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Pictured here is alium which is more of a late spring blooming bulb; can't wait until June arrives to see the dahlias and begonias I planted come alive with summer. </p>Cynthia YeoMon, 11 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenPhoto Friday: Capturing “Capriccio” http://<p class="p1">Gracing the lobby of the newly constructed Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre is a beautiful mosaic in shimmering whites and golds that stretches upward two levels. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="286" src="/site_media/uploads/scot_i5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Artist Lynn Bassa commissioned me to photograph the installation of “Capriccio.”  She said in our conversation that the inspiration of the piece was “capturing the magic of theater and grace of ballet.” Mosaika of Montreal created the stunning mosaic from her painting. </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/scot_i7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre has an open lobby linking to the historical Capital Theater, and the link between theater and ballet is also in the architecture.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/scot_i2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">My challenge in making the photos was simply to do justice to this talented artist’s work. Because it stretches up through the floor to the second level, the floor interruption and the varying intensity of the lighting made the photographs more technical.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="790" src="/site_media/uploads/scot_i16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">If you go to the theater or just walk by, it’s worth stopping and looking at the mosaic. When I was there, there wasn’t yet a sign to attribute the art or share the name of the piece. Hopefully, that will change soon.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="593" src="/site_media/uploads/scot_i18.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 08 May 2015 12:33:00 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Not Your Average Bookshelfhttp://<p>Accent any room with a fun and unique bookshelf to spice things up this spring. A bookshelf can be used in a variety of ways—from decorating to helping you save space in your home. The possibilities are endless.</p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/bookshelf_cover.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/bookshelf_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="758" src="/site_media/uploads/bookshelf_chair.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>All images via Pinterest.</p>webinternWed, 06 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYGreat IdeaRoom To RoomRunways and Rooms: In Mint Conditionhttp://<p>Fern. Jade. Olive. Lime. There are countless shades of green. Although every shade has its own personality, the shade of the moment is one of the coolest on the green spectrum: mint.</p> <p>When Muiccia Prada showcased strong pastels in her <a href="">latest collection</a>, everyone took notice of the mint-hued boxy suits and floral decals. This light and airy Spring shade is now the dernier cri and—as luck would have it—is making a comeback in home décor.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/_mon0515.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/_mon0294.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/sheridan-mint-kitchen-cart.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="productHeader" id="productNameHeader">Sheridan Mint Kitchen Cart, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/1050614014_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Frog Dissection Antique Poster, <a href="" target="_blank">C.G. Sparks</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/34155804_046_b.jpg"></p> <p>Fringed Almas Throw, <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/set-of-2-knox-mint-sconces.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Knox Mint Sconces, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a></p>Ashley MillerWed, 06 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FindsCinco de Mayo Alterna-Ritashttp://<p><em>Before you rush out the door to celebrate with salsa dancing and guac, pencil in time for one of the hallmarks of the holiday: an alterna-rita. </em></p> <p>The basic margarita is a perfect cocktail to play with, and a few bartenders can't resist getting creative. These local margarita makeovers prove it. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/fridabistro.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Frida Bistro</strong></a> adds a touch of sweetness to their signature Fresca-rita with a dash of agave syrup. Other margarita variations include the R&amp;R (Rasperry &amp; Rosemary) and the Grilled Pineapple, Jalapeño and Cilantro 'ritas.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/taqueria27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Now with three locations, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Taqueria 27</strong></a> specializes in margaritas. T27 adds a touch of blood orange juice to the basic mix. Or you chould choose the Rose Rita (with a touch of pomegranate juice) or The Ginger Horchata Rita.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/alamexo.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Alamexo's</strong></a> house margarita, the Vida Rita, is a beautiful deep rose color, because of the added jamaica, or hibiscus juice. Other classic tequila reciples include The Paloma, made with grapefruit jarritos and lime. The Paloma is more popular than the margarita in Mexico.</p> <h3>The Classic Cocktail</h3> <p>If you don't want to venture out for the holiday, here's a classic cocktail you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.</p> <p><strong>Ingredients</strong></p> <p>2 oz. tequila</p> <p>1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice</p> <p>1/2 oz. orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Cointreau)</p> <p><strong>Instructions</strong></p> <p>Rub lime on the rim of the glass and dip it in salt. Put all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into glass.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 05 May 2015 15:18:00 +0000http:// the TableMary&#39;s Recipe: Classic Strawberry Shortcakehttp://<p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="470" src="/site_media/uploads/strawberryshortcake.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Easy-as-Pie Strawberry 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="p4"><strong>Place</strong><strong> </strong>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. </p> <p class="p4"><strong>Dump</strong> 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. </p> <p class="p4"><strong>Bake</strong> about 15 minutes or until golden brown. </p> <p><strong>Slice </strong>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><em>As previously featured on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 05 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// the TableIn The Garden: Deck Redohttp://<p>With a little bit of hard work and some new tools on the market you can bring an old deck back to life. This project will take you a few days but the end results are stunning. </p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/deck1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/deck2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/deck3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Before refinishing the deck, your going to want to clean the area with a deck ceaner and sand as much of the old stain off as you can. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/deck4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A good weather proofing wood finish is essential living in Utah where you can have snow one day and heat the next. </p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/deck6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>With a good painters pole and this handy deck pad, life is much easier then trying to do this with a brush. You will still need a good paint brush for any edging. </p> <p><img alt="" height="347" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/deck7.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 04 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenRemodel & RenovateInsider Trends at 2015 High Point Furniture Markethttp://<h2>Trend Shortlist</h2> <ul> <li>Black is the New Black</li> <li>Giacometti and Other Nature Inspired Themes, Hand of the Artist - Imperfect Executions</li> <li>Vintage” New Furniture</li> <li>Upholstered Legs, Feet, and Arms are Back</li> <li>Blush, Aqua, Scuba and Lucite Pastels</li> <li>Copper Continues and Mixed Metals</li> </ul> <h2><strong>What’s New?</strong></h2> <h4><em><strong>Black is the New Black</strong></em></h4> <p>Black made a strong showing at the market. As designers we’ve been doing black forever, even black walls. But amid the forecast of En Plein air pastels it has emerged as its own identifiable trend. Every vendor seemed to embrace black in one form or another at this market. Black accepts all color and natural textures are stunning against it. While it’s eternal counterpart, white,  is arresting against it. Steel with its soft black patina was also abundant. Natural forms continue to capture our imagination. An example is the root wood table below which is charred prior to finish. Shou Sugi Ban, the Japanese art of charring wood was introduced by manufacturers as a finish option.</p> <p><img alt="" height="584" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/044.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Shou Sugi Ban – Charred Black Root Table</p> <p><img alt="" height="553" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/047.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Black Steel Table</p> <p><img alt="" height="493" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/048.jpg" width="490"></p> <h4><em><strong>Giacometti</strong></em></h4> <p>Diego and Alberto Giacometti were acclaimed sculptural artists born early 1900’s along the Swiss/Italian border. Their execution is often wrought, corrosive, rough and organic. Diego took on commissions from top decorators of his day. Diego employed animals and nature themed symbolism. Their influence was widely observed this past market.</p> <p>Giacometti-Inspired Lamp Bases</p> <p><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/045.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Encrusted Giacometti Candle Sticks</p> <p><img alt="" height="552" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/049.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Rough Textural Giacometti-Like Lamp</p> <p><img alt="" height="708" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/051.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Etruscan-Like Console Realized in Giacometti Manner</p> <p><img alt="" height="329" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/052.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Table Top Decorated with Giacometti-Inspired Figures</p> <p><img alt="" height="504" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/004.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Organic, Wrought Giacometti-Like Table Base</p> <p><img alt="" height="551" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/005.jpg" width="490"></p> <h4><em><strong>Vintage Vibe</strong></em></h4> <p>We continue to be inspired by vintage. Furniture manufacturers are responding to the 1<sup>st</sup> Dibs obsession with great designs that feel authentic. Celebrating 60’s lines and a European contemporary leaning, as evidenced in the chair design below.</p> <p><img alt="" height="579" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/057.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Wire-Based Chairs</p> <p><img alt="" height="527" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/006.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Copper and Globe Fixtures</p> <p><img alt="" height="527" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/061.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 04 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsSay Hello to Color http://<p>Is your home in need of a spring makeover? Look no further than <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child</a>. I recently walked into this charming shop in Salt Lake City and feasted my eyes on a rainbow of accessories for home and garden. </p> <p>Knicknacks with a bright personality? Check. Splashy and gurling watering pots? Check. Neon hued serving trays? Check.</p> <p>Although I'm usually a fan of a more muted color palette, the variety of blues, pinks, greens and oranges at Ward &amp; Child made me rethink my predilection for color-free living. <em>Why not add a glossy blue garden pot on my otherwise plain patio?</em> I thought to myself. Check.</p> <p>After browsing for close to an hour, I not only walked away with a camera roll full of colorful images and one too many items on my wishlist, but also a new appreciation for the bright side of interior and exterior decorations. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/blue_pots.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/gurgle_pots.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/colorful_knicknacks.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/summer_stools.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/bright_art.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/orange_trays.jpg" width="490"></p>Ashley MillerFri, 01 May 2015 11:06:00 +0000http:// FindsPhoto Friday: Renovation Custom to a Young Familyhttp://<p class="p1">Last week brought me to a bright, uplifting contemporary home that feels brand new. It was a custom renovation by the Upland Group (Ryan and Jesica Taylor) that started with a beautiful home on a friendly cul-de-sac and adapted it to the lifestyle of an active family with young children.</p> <p class="p1">A brand new swimming pool, water play area, and cabana party house were part of the project. The children’s rooms were especially charming, and there were so many inviting living spaces like the sunroom, family room, rec room, and cabana, I wondered which area tempted them to spend the most time.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/40.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/39.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/36.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/31.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="232" src="/site_media/uploads/2p.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 01 May 2015 11:01:00 +0000http:// FridaySpring Calendar Events: Red Butte Gardenshttp://<p class="p1">Spring is in the air and it's time to celebrate the season. Whether you're a fan of birdwatching, gardening or outdoor concerts, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during Red Butte Garden's Spring event calendar.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/sale.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3 class="p1"><strong>36th ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE</strong></h3> <p class="p2">Find plenty of vegetables, over 60 varieties of heirloom plants (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash &amp; more), herbs, colorful annuals, hardy perennials, native and water-wise plants, trees, grasses, shrubs, and vines grown in our Greenhouses and at local nurseries.</p> <p class="p2">You will also find beautiful hanging baskets of plant arrangements for sale. Proceeds go toward Garden maintenance and education programs.</p> <ul> <li>Garden Members Only: Friday, May 8 from 1 – 8PM</li> <li>General Public: Saturday, May 9 from 9AM – 3PM</li> </ul> <p class="p1">You may also renew or purchase a Garden Membership at the <a href="" target="_blank">Plant Sale</a>. </p> <h3 class="p1"><strong>BIRDING</strong></h3> <p class="p1">Bring your binoculars for a morning walk when the garden is full of wildlife and birds.</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">Saturdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23 &amp; 30 from 9AM-Noon</li> <li class="li1">Wednesdays: May 6, 13, 20 &amp; 27 from 9-11AM</li> </ul> <p>Learn more <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/greenhouse.jpg" width="490"><br><br></p> <h3 class="p1"><strong>GARDENING IN CONTAINERS</strong></h3> <p class="p2">Transform your balcony, deck, or patio into a soothing outdoor retreat of flowering plants. </p> <ul> <li>May 13 &amp; 20 from 6:30-8:30PM</li> </ul> <h3 class="p1"><strong>OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES ON-SALE DATES</strong></h3> <p class="p2">Tap your feet at one of our <a href="" target="_blank">outdoor concerts</a>.</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">Monday, May 4 – Tickets on sale to the General Public</li> </ul> <p>Reserve tickets now—12 shows are already sold out!</p> <p><img alt="" height="436" src="/site_media/uploads/summer.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>CHILDRENS SUMMER CAMP</h3> <p>It’s not too late to sign up your kids (kindergarteners to 6th graders) for a week-long-summer camp.</p> <ul> <li>Half-dayand full-day camps available</li> <li>Prices vary per camp</li> </ul> <p>Call 801-581-8454 or our <a href="" target="_blank">summer camp page</a> for more details.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/camp.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR GIRLS</h3> <p>Let your little girl put on her detective hat and join RBG and Utah's Hogle Zoo to solve a missing animal mystery.</p> <ul> <li>Saturday, May 2, 2015</li> <li>9AM – NOON</li> </ul> <h4><em>Girls in 1st &amp; 2nd Grade</em></h4> <p>Put on your detective hat, grab your magnifying glass, and get ready to join Red Butte Garden and Hogle Zoo to solve a pickle of a mystery! A few of Chauncey the Garden Gnome’s animal friends have come to visit from Hogle Zoo—but they’ve gone missing! Solve puzzles and riddles to discover the whereabouts of these lost critters as you conduct cool experiments and explore nature using your detective skills. Who knows what discoveries you’ll make as you explore the secrets of the natural world?</p> <h4><em>Girls in 3rd &amp; 4th Grade</em></h4> <p>Get ready to join Red Butte Garden and Hogle Zoo to solve a mystery of epic proportions! There’s trouble brewing at the Garden, and our plant and animal friends might be the key to cracking the case. Solve puzzles and riddles to discover clues as you conduct cool experiments and explore nature using your investigation skills. Who knows what discoveries you’ll make as you explore the secrets of the natural world?</p> <p>Learn more about the science day camp for girls <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Ashley MillerThu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000http:// the GardenMark Your CalendarsStyle File: Upon Reflection http://<p class="p1">A mirror is the easiest, most effective and affordable way to add depth, light and a dose of drama to a room, so just imagine the impact a cluster of them can make. A few of our favorites, these shapely mirrors promise to reflect well on you and your home.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/anthropologiestag_antlers_mirror.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Stag Antlers mirror, $198, <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a>, SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="817" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/buterapagoda.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Blue Pagoda mirror, $960, <a href="" target="_blank">Barclay Butera Interiors</a>, Park City</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="419" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/ethanallen.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">White Sunburst mirror, $279, <a href="" target="_blank">Ethan Allen</a>, Sandy</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="493" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/hemaniamiltonpark.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Hermani mirror, $578, <a href="" target="_blank">Hamilton Park Interiors</a>, Murray</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="493" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/berman_rosetti_quadrantmirror.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Berman Rosetti Quadrant mirror, to the trade through John Brooks Inc., <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/adlermodern-decor-puzzle-mirror.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Puzzle mirror, $1,950, <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Adler</a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="462" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/c&amp;brootmirror.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Root wall mirror, $499, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Murray</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/jaysonimogene_mirror.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Imogene brass mirror, $250, <a href="" target="_blank">Jayson Home</a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/forsey's.jpg"></p> <p class="p1">Hooker Sanctuary shaped mirror, $822, <a href="" target="_blank">Forsey's Furniture Galleries</a>, SLC</p>webinternTue, 28 Apr 2015 14:28:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsRoom To RoomIn The Garden: Mulchhttp://<p>One of the easiest ways to give your yard a makeover is by adding colored mulch.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Mulch can help add definition, and give fresh clean lines to your raised beds. If you need large quantities it's best to order by the truckload, but be prepared with that quanity you will need a good wheel barrel, shovel, rake, and lots of elbow grease. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><br><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch4.jpg" width="490"><br>Be sure to line your driveway with painters plastic, so it doesn't stain your driveway. Also wear gloves and clothes you won't mind getting stained. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mulch8.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoMon, 27 Apr 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenFive weeks until Tastemakers!http://<p>Our sister-publication <em>Salt Lake</em> magazine's Tastemakers event is only five weeks away, and tickets are going fast.</p> <p>This two-day progressive food and wine tasting event brings out the best of Utah dining. Be there, May 28–29, at Gallivan Plaza in Downtown Salt Lake City. And follow the event on social media with <a href=";src=hash">#TastemakersSLC</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/tastemakers1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Ticket Prices:</p> <p><strong>VIP Pass:</strong> $85<br><strong>Tasting Pass:</strong> $30<br><em>Bring your little ones along for the tasty event.</em><br><strong>Children ages 6–12:</strong> $20<br><strong>Children ages 5 and under:</strong> Free</p> <p>You can purchase tickets <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/tastemakers2.jpg" width="400"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/tastemakers3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For a sneak peek of what's being served, click <a href="">here</a>. Be warned, this display may cause your mouth to water.</p> <p>This year, <a href="">Uber</a> is a sponsor of Tastemakers and can provide transportation if you're feeling a little woozy after the event. Your first Uber ride will be free if you use our promo code <strong>TastemakersSLC</strong>.</p> <p>Also, for those of you with an interest in luxury cars, <a href="">Audi</a> will have new cars on display at Tastemakers this year.</p> <p>For more information visit <a href=""></a>.</p>webinternFri, 24 Apr 2015 18:02:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsOn the TablePhoto Friday: Return to the Hollyhock Househttp://<p>Last week on behalf of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, I had the privilege of photographing the Aline Barnsdall home, commonly called the Hollyhock House because of the recurring motif of Barnsdall’s favorite flower, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with construction between 1919 and 1922.</p> <p>Sadly, natural elements including the Northridge earthquake took a toll on home, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark and a designation along with eight other Wright-designed homes is pending as a World Heritage site. The home was closed to visitors for four years while restoration occurred at a cost of $4.4 million, and the City of Los Angeles just reopened it to the public for self-guided tours in February of this year.</p> <p>My last trip to photograph the Hollyhock House was a little more than twenty years ago. The experience was different; they let me in and I had the house to myself while I made the photos. It was fine to move a chair or the like for the benefit of the camera. </p> <p>The house is now carefully curated to preserve the stunning restoration and to protect the home from needless damage. Sadly, as part of this protection, water no longer fills the reflection pond nor does it flow into the home and the pool in front of the sculptural fireplace. I have my earlier photos as a reminder of how splendid it was.</p> <p>What was the same was the beauty of the design. One has the sense when photographing Wright’s projects of complete intention—nothing is there by accident or oversight. At every turn there is something exceptionally beautiful to see. </p> <p>What is gained by the restoration is a return of the kitchen and the original wall colors, which were discerned after careful study and analysis. A tour of the home is necessary to capture the warmth and vibrancy of the space. (Not all of the home has been completed and open to the public.)</p> <p>Photographically, I found myself drawn to the same angles as 20 and 30 years ago. That surprised me. Digital equipment proved to be better than film for capturing the midday contrast between the sunny day and the sheltered interior, as well as photographing Wright’s ability to wed the outside and inside.</p> <p>It was a great day.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="293" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh10.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh15.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh20.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh21.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="314" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh29.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh33.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="337" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh37.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="322" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh42.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh44.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hh50.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 24 Apr 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayGet Schooled: Historic Homes Tourhttp://<p dir="ltr">Ever wonder what exists on the inside of those charming historic homes in Yalecrest? What's behind those arched doors and bubbled windows? Well, here’s your chance.</p> <p>The Utah Heritage Foundation plays host to the <a href="">44th Annual Historic Homes Tour</a> in the Harvard/Yale neighborhood from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 25. Talk with docents about architectural features of each home while learning about the benefits of preservation.</p> <p><br>For all the walking tour details, <a href="">head on over to the Utah Heritage Foundation</a>. Tickets in advance are $20. Day-of tickets are available for $25. </p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2015-04-24_at_3.48.54_pm.png" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href=";pid=2365194"><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2015-04-24_at_3.48.23_pm.png" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href=";pid=2365194"><img alt="" height="371" src="/site_media/uploads/screen_shot_2015-04-24_at_3.48.38_pm.png" width="490"></a></p>Val RasmussenThu, 23 Apr 2015 15:49:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsPin of the Week: Stylish Succulentshttp://<p>If you want to add a touch of green to your indoor space, stop in at your local nursery to pick up an assortment of easy-to-maintain succulents. </p> <p><img alt="" height="700" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/styling_hanging_planter_gif.gif" width="700"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:00 +0000http:// IdeasTune In: How Penn Station Went from Parthenon to Pigstyhttp://<p>According to the 147<sup>th</sup> episode of <a href="">99% Invisible</a>, New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks. Penn Station—the once gorgeous, the once glorious, the once goddess-like structure that now serves over half a million passengers a day—has slowly transformed from a New Yorker’s dream to a New Yorker’s nightmare.</p> <p><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/penn38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/penn_station_concourse.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Opened in 1910, Penn Station was a sight to behold. Instead of dreading the daily commute, travelers would hurry to the station, slowly walk through the exterior façade of massive Doric columns, amble down the wide Romanesque staircase, and get lost in the architecture until departure. In short, Penn Station was once the Mount Olympus, the Greek Parthenon, the Buckingham Palace, the Taj Mahal of New York City.</p> <p><img alt="" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/new-york-penn-station-historic.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Although the station was once a palace fit for kings, it doesn't hold the same allure as yesteryear. Today, the structure is more of an eyesore. But why?</p> <p>If you're curious about the deterioration of Penn Station but can't make it to the Big Apple to see the sight yourself, don't worry. We invite you to sit back, relax, and tune into <a href="">Penn Station Sucks</a> to let Roman Mars and his team of design-junkies outline the demise of this national landmark.</p>Ashley MillerWed, 22 Apr 2015 16:25:00 +0000http:// IdeacityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Couples Therapyhttp://<div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Every morning, I take a run down South Temple and give the steps at the Masonic Temple a few good up- downs before heading into the office (which, incidentally, happens to be directly across the street). On a morning run recently, I noticed a crumpled up Twix wrapper sitting at the foot of the stairs, and everyday for the next week, it was all I could focus on as I ran up and down. <em>What kind of person leaves a Twix wrapper on the sidewalk?</em> And around day five it dawned on me: <em><strong>I’m</strong></em> leaving a Twix wrapper on the sidewalk! Here I was, griping: <em>some people have no pride in their city</em>. And here I was: stepping right over it. I had left it there the better part of a week, wholeheartedly expecting someone else to pick it up. So I bent over and picked it up. And I felt immensely better.</p> <p>It reminded me of something I read from Confucius about propriety and taking ownership for oneself. I’m paraphrasing (obviously), but he said something along the lines of “a ruler who lacks ownership for himself is not fit to be a citizen.” In other words, if you’re not fully committed to the betterment of your city, you’re definitely not fit to govern it. This got me thinking about the ownership that we take for ourselves as citizens of our own city. You can’t just wait for somebody else to do it, you have to <em>be the change you wish to see in your neighborhood</em>. When I realized I wanted a place that helped folks find the perfect home, sell the one they’re ready to move on from, and surround themselves in stellar design <em>that also</em> advocated immensely for Salt Lake City, I didn’t sit around waiting for somebody else to create it. (Side note: It’s called cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, and we’re changing the world.)</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/cityhomecollective1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The truth is, our relationship with the city in which we live is like any other relationship—it can be beautiful or it can be abusive, but it’s best when it’s mutually beneficial. It’s like in <em>Sex and the City—</em>the main character, really, was the city, right? Sure, the central theme explores the ups and [tragic] downs of Carrie Bradshaw’s failed relationships, but her most healthy relationship—through all seasons—is the one with New York City. She loves it unconditionally and in return it gives her decades of happiness.</p> <p>A city radiates with the energy that’s put into it, so think about what you’re putting into ours. If you’re not stoked on SLC, then move on! No hard feelings, honest. Find somewhere that you want to commit to having a long, healthy relationship with and settle in. Wherever you are—9th &amp; 9th, the Aves, Draper, Tooele—rep it! Give your city your best self and see what it comes back to you. <em>Ask not what your city can do for you, but what you can do for your city</em>. Just show up with your whole self and make it rad. It’s a little selfish, really—you’re making the city what it needs to be to make you happy. To enjoy the city <em>your way</em>, you have to make it what <em>you want</em>. By doing that, you’re actually making the whole place just that much better. You want a community garden in your neighborhood? Knock on some doors and start one. Choking on the Inversion year after year? <em>Stop talking about it</em> and do something: ride TRAX, ride the FrontRunner, use GREENbike (something we could all do a little more tenaciously, I think). Let’s commit to being good to Salt Lake and find out just how good she can be to us. Let’s make SLC the city we want it to be in a healthy, thriving relationship, one picked-up Twix wrapper at a time.</p> <p><img alt="" height="313" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/cityhomecollective.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>*Cody Derrick is the founder of <a href="" 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="" target="_blank"></a>. </em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>Utah Style & DesignMon, 20 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000http:// IdeaPhoto Friday: The Hollyhock House, First Takehttp://<p>In the mid 1980s, I undertook a project to photograph all the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed projects in California. At that time, comprehensive photographs of Wright’s California works had never been made. It became a book project authored by the late California architectural historian David Gebhart entitled <em>Romanza: California Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright</em>. California Romanza is the term Wright used for his take on California architecture.</p> <p>The Hollyhock House’s construction began in 1919, and it was built for arts enthusiast Aline Barnsdall as a center for the burgeoning community of artists in Southern California and named after her favorite flower. Hollyhocks appear as a recurrent design theme in abstract form in the detailing, and some of the Mayan influence that appeared in Mr. Wright’s later LA works can be seen.</p> <p>Thirty years ago, I arrived at the Hollyhock House with plenty of enthusiasm, the support of a knowledgeable friend who trained with Wright, and a 35mm film camera with one lens and no light meter. Today’s photos are from that effort.</p> <p>This week, I return to make new photos of the Hollyhock House at the request of the <a href="">Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.</a> The intervening 30 years took a toll on the house: the 1994 Northridge earthquake did substantial damage, as did some heavy rain years. After being closed for renovations and restoration, the City of Los Angeles has again opened the doors for tours. I’m excited to see the home after this loving attention.</p> <p>As for me, I still have the same level of enthusiasm and the same good friend, but the world of photography is completely different. This time, I’m tackling these new photographs with digital equipment. Also, I have more than one lens, as my trusty and now-muscular photo assistant will attest.</p> <p>Next week: new photographs of the Hollyhock House.</p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/holly_hock_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="402" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/holly_hock_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="355" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/holly_hock_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="314" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/holly_hock_4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/hollyhock_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mccc_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="293" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mccc_4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/taliesin_west_6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 17 Apr 2015 11:40:00 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Origami Dininghttp://<p>If you like to dine in style, let origami-esque dishware fit right in on your table. The dishware offers a unique style and shape that will give your guests reason to stop, stare, and excitedly scoot in for a delicious meal. Bon appétit!</p> <p><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/om0pxl13dfex.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasTablescapesDécor for the Minimalisthttp://<p>The less-is-more doctrine is based on minimalism, the idea that a space is greater with fewer pieces. Minimalist designers create sleek, modern looks for homes with items that are bold, yet simple.</p> <p>Here are a few products from local stores with the minimalist in mind.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/wood_bowl.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>White bamboo bowl, <a href="">Ikea</a>, Draper</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/lighting.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Small aura pendant light, <a href="">C.G. Sparks</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="701" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/bedding_pillows.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Striped pillows, <a href="">Bohem</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/walnut-13-wall-clock.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Wood clock, <a href="">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="351" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/coffee_table.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Wood coffee table, Ethan Allen</p> <p><img alt="" height="701" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/arrow_dhurrie.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Arrow dhurrie rug, <a href="">Bohem</a>, SLC</p>webinternWed, 15 Apr 2015 11:12:00 +0000http:// IdeasStyle File: Spring Greens http://<p>Spring is pushing its way into rooms and onto runways alike as designers embrace shades of green—from olive to lime, kiwi to forest—with lively results. </p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/katespade.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href=",en_US,sc.html" target="_blank">Kate Spade Spring 2015 Collection</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="522" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/dunkerbeal.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Blanket and pillow, $105 and $90, <a href="" target="_blank">Dunker Beal Interior Design</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="597" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/tile.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Art Nouveau Tulip 6-inch square tile, $40, <a href="" target="_blank">Inside Out Architecturals</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/toaster.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Dualit 2-Slice toaster, $240, <a href="" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/box.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>L'Objet box, $168, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabula Rasa</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="759" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/vase.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Celeste vase, $60, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, Murray </p> <p><img alt="" height="262" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/sofa.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Velvet Lyre Chesterfield sofa, $2,498, <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="281" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/bracelet.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Bracelet, $85, <a href="" target="_blank">Bohem</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/chair.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Berkshire side chair, $369, <a href="" target="_blank">Ethan Allen</a>, Sandy</p>webinternTue, 14 Apr 2015 11:22:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsTune In: In the Eye of the Beholderhttp://<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/frankgehrymaggiescentredundee.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>What does the World Cup, Van Gogh’s most famous painting, Fred Astaire’s fancy feet, and the most talked-about architectural structure have in common? Beauty. In his <a href="" target="_blank">2010 TED Talk</a> (available for free on the TED Talks app), Dennis Dutton, a philosophy professor, argues that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty.</p> <p><img alt="" height="307" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/vangoghstarrynight.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Dutton admits that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, but then goes on to explain he wants to reconstruct the Darwinian evolutionary history of artistic and aesthetic tastes.</p> <p>Tune in to better understand how the definition of beauty has changed but why human beings still react to images, art, music, nature, and architecture in very similar ways.</p> <p><img alt="" height="618" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/fredastaire.jpg" width="490"></p>Ashley MillerTue, 14 Apr 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOld is New, Tile Trendhttp://<p>I love encaustic (cement) tile. While working in Nicaragua my passion for this material was reignited. I can appreciate how throughout history it continues to be re-found and celebrated.  Its origins are as ancient as Pompeii where archeologists found chards of stone and glass embedded into cement floors. Later the Renaissance ushered in cement floors that were considered elaborate works of art. I remember how exquisite the tiles were in the Borgia apartments in the Vatican. The decorative arts of the French Belle Époque and Art Nouveau era reawakened the interest in this artisan finish. Monet’s home in Giverny features the material.</p> <p>It’s easy to understand why appreciation of the material continues. It is very durable and affords endless possibility in design and color. The matte material has a beautiful chalky-ness. An added bonus is it is eco-friendly. It translates into modern interiors as easily as traditional. Recently at North in Tucson I saw an incredible installation done in patchwork which is on trend.  <br><br>Here are a few examples of tile from <a href="" target="_blank">Nicaragua’s Granada Tile</a>. <br><br><br><img alt="" height="441" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/krocke1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Timbalon</em><br><br><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/krocke2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>El Huarache Loco Marin</em><br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/krocke3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Delphine</em><br><br><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/krocke4.jpg" width="490"><br><br><em>Corazon</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="324" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/krocke5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Biscuit Studios</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="737" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/krocke6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 13 Apr 2015 14:04:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Sleek Meets Rustichttp://<p>Last week took me to a beautiful stretch of the Provo River and the recreational residential community <a href="">Victory Ranch,</a> where Barclay Butera Interior Design’s Park City group recently finished two cabins at the edge of the challenging Rees Jones-designed golf course.</p> <p>In keeping with its setting, the designers created calm, peaceful, uncluttered interiors using a palette of soft natural colors including brown, taupe and gray and rustic reclaimed wood, cowhides and leather. The art and accents like the horses and antlered skull add images of western life, and the cabinetry and furnishings project a friendly non-fussy look. Not on first glance, but as I spent time photographing, I noticed strong horizontal lines throughout that no doubt added to the grounded feeling of the interiors.    </p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="721" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_21.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_25.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_27.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="719" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="410" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_38.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_44.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/v_47.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 10 Apr 2015 10:55:00 +0000http:// FridaySpring Planting: It&#39;s Almost Tomato Time! http://<p><img alt="" height="170" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/tomatoes2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The birds are singing, jackets are disappearing and the sun is starting to rise earlier. It's still a bit chilly outside, but the early signs spring are already getting us excited about spring planting and summer harvesting.</p> <p>One of the things we look forward to the most about summertime is enjoying tomatoes fresh off the vine. If you're itching to get your tomato plants in the ground, you can start them inside now, but wait until around Mother's Day (May 10) to plant outside, after the last hard frost has passed. </p> <p>Even if you can't plant your summer vegetables just yet, there's still plenty of activities at <a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a> to tide you over until warmer weather. </p> <p><img alt="" height="203" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/tomato3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Grow West Garden Fest</a></p> <p>April 9, 6—8 p.m.<br>Sorensen Unity Center, SLC<br>Free Admission</p> <p>Come learn about health, nutrition, and all the ways you can get involved in gardening in west-side Salt Lake City neighborhoods, including community gardens, school gardens, workshops, and youth actvities. While you're there, grab a taco from El Ranchero Chido. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Grow. Eat. Repeat. Fundraising Breakfast</a></p> <p>April 17, 7:30—9:00 a.m.<br>Squatters Pub, SLC<br>RSVP to <a href="" target="_blank">Lindsey</a>, development director at Wasatch Community Gardens  </p> <p>Help us raise money for WCG's community and education programs and enjoy locally-made coffee, juice and breakfast burritos. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the new <a href="" target="_blank">School Garden Program</a> and hear a special performance of "Garden Opera" by Bonneville Elementary School.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="569" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/tomato1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Garden's 2015 Annual Plant Sale</a></p> <p>May 9, 8 a.m.—1 p.m.<br>Rowland Hall, SLC</p> <p>Browse through over 30,000 plants, including over 60 varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes, right in time for planting season. You'll also find seed potatos and onions, compost, edible perennials and organic herbs. Before you leave, check out the Pop-up Farmers Market featuring regulars from the Downtown Farmers Market. If you can't make it to the sale, <a href="" target="_blank">pre-order</a> your plants online!  </p> <p>In addition to these events, WCG still has spots open in their <a href="" target="_blank">City Sprouts Summer Camps</a> for kids, as well as many of the summer gardening <a href="" target="_blank">workshops</a>. To see WCG's full calendar of summer events, visit their <a href="" target="_blank">website</a>. </p>webinternThu, 09 Apr 2015 15:50:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenStyle File: Garden Varietyhttp://<p class="p1">You could pull out the same little bowl, or you could bring the garden to the table by transforming veggies and fruit into freshly fashioned vessels. It’s so easy, so appealing and creates a bumper crop of container options for your favorite springtime dips.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="472" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/pepper.jpg" width="490"></p> <h4 class="p1">Peppers with Goat Cheese Dip</h4> <p class="p1"><em>Ingredients:</em></p> <p class="p1">5 ounces fresh goat cheese<br>2/3 cup yogurt<br>2 large red bell peppers, charred, peeled and seeded<br>4 sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed or softened)<br>2 Tbsp. pecans<br>1/2 tsp. chili powder<br>dash Tabasco or hot sauce<br>Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper</p> <p class="p1"><em>Instructions:</em></p> <p class="p1">Blend ingredients together in a food processor. Cut the tops off three differently colored peppers and snip out the seeds and membranes. Fill each with dip. </p> <h4 class="p1">Expert Tip:</h4> <p class="p1">Wash all produce thoroughly and let dry. Cut a small slice off the bottom of the fruit or vegetable so it sits securely. </p> <p class="p1">For more veggie bowl ideas and recipes, check out the gallery. </p>webinternWed, 08 Apr 2015 15:39:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePin of the Week: Simple Nightstandhttp://<p>If you have books, work papers, late-night snacks, and other knickknacks hogging room on your bedside table, it's time to get back to basics and save space with one of the most simple—and stylish—nightstands on the market: the 90° wall-mounted lamp shelf.</p> <p><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/celebratesimplicitypin.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="391" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/lightlamppin.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>Ashley MillerWed, 08 Apr 2015 13:24:00 +0000http:// IdeaPhoto Friday: Always a Place for Traditional Designhttp://<p>I was reminded last week by a photo shoot of a new spacious family home on a high view lot on the Bountiful bench that there is always a place for traditional design. This home, designed by Niki Strebel Volle of <a href="">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake, takes a traditional approach to an open floor plan that combines the kitchen, dining and living areas.</p> <p>A coffered ceiling over the dining and kitchen areas unites the areas together while separating them from the living room. The high kitchen ceilings allow for detailed capitals to finish the cabinets that flow into the similarly ornate case moldings. The furniture and cabinetry feature turned wood and classic European detailing.</p> <p>I found the master bedroom to be pleasing with its play of curves: the arched doorway, headboard, chateau-style fireplace, timbers and the woodwork for the built-in bookcases.</p> <p>As far as the photographs, classic design can be highly symmetrical. Symmetry is best communicated in photographs by straight-on angles, so I was sure to compose some of the shots this way. </p> <p><img alt="" height="661" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/l_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/l_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/l_11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="694" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/l_13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/l_17.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/l_19.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/l_23.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 03 Apr 2015 08:49:00 +0000http:// FridaySpring 2015 Web Extrashttp://<p> <img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/usdsp3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Utah Style &amp; Design Spring 2015 Web Extras:</strong></p> <p><strong>Spring Greens</strong></p> <p>In <a href="/blog/2015/04/14/style-file-spring-greens/" target="_blank">Spring Greens</a>, we feature lively green items inspired by the runways.  </p> <p><a href="/galleries/spring-greens/" target="_blank">Click here to view more items that didn't make it into the magazine.</a></p> <p><strong>Upon Reflection</strong></p> <p>A mirror is the easiest and most effective way to bring light and drama in to your room, as seen in <a href="/blog/2015/04/28/style-file-upon-reflection/" target="_blank">Upon Reflection</a>.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/upon-reflection/" target="_blank">Here are a few more mirrors we loved.</a></p> <p><strong>Style File/Cravings</strong></p> <p>We shared with you a delectable <a href="/blog/2015/04/08/style-file-garden-variety/" target="_blank">pepper and goat cheese dip recipe</a> that would be perfect for a spring time picnic or barbeque. </p> <p><a href="/galleries/take-a-dip/" target="_blank">Here are a few more dip recipes, we're sure you'll love.</a></p> <p><strong>Decorating/Finishing Touch</strong></p> <p>In <a href="/blog/2015/03/25/the-golden-rules/" target="_blank">The Golden Rules article</a>, you'll find seven ways to enrich your rooms with design's most popular and precious metal. </p> <p><a href="/galleries/all-that-glitters/" target="_blank">Check out the gallery for more gold items we couldn't fit in the magazine.</a></p> <p><strong>Mid-Century Makeover</strong></p> <p>We featured a Salt Lake City home in, <a href="/blog/2015/04/02/mid-century-makeover-3/" target="_blank">Mid-Century Makeover</a>, with fresh modern design and an open floor plan that revived the kitchen of a 1958 home.</p> <p><a href="/galleries/mid-century-makeover-1/" target="_blank">Click here for the gallery.</a></p> <p><strong>Small Wonder</strong></p> <p>In the <a href="/blog/2015/03/15/small-wonder-2/" target="_blank">Small Wonder</a> article, we explore a historic Park City home transformed into a modern and aesthetically designed home.</p> <p><a href="/blog/2015/03/15/web-extra-small-wonder/" target="_blank">Check out more images from this house transformation.</a></p> <p><strong>Polished Performance</strong></p> <p>We featured a Holladay home in <a href="/blog/2015/03/15/polished-performance-1/" target="_blank">Polished Performance</a> with vibrant jewel tones and chic, classic style. </p> <p><a href="/blog/2015/03/15/polished-performance/" target="_blank">Click here for more images of this home.</a></p> <p><strong>Ranch Revival</strong></p> <p>In the print edition we featured a transformed SLC home with fresh, timeless design in <a href="/blog/2015/03/15/ranch-revival/" target="_blank">Ranch Revival.</a></p> <p><a href="/blog/2015/03/15/web-extra-ranch-revival/" target="_blank">Here you can find more beautiful images not in the magazine.</a></p>webinternThu, 02 Apr 2015 14:11:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineStyle File: Wall Flowers http://<p>Handle isn't your run of the mill Park City eatery. "I wanted to do something unexpected and intrigue people," says Melissa Gray, "I wanted something different from the rustic design of typical Park City restaurants."</p> <p>With the blessing of her husband/chef Briar Handly and their business partner Meagan Nash, Gray had full reign of the design of their joint venture serving New American cuisine. One of the most striking features inside the restaurant—located just off Main Street—is its wall covered in botanical prints, which are actually pages torn from books with tiles including "The Art of Instruction" and "The Nature Book of Curiosity." The opposite side of the room plays a contrasting role to the wallpaer. The bar counter is wrapped in bold black and white tiles. "I like to complement things but not be too match-y," Gray explains.</p> <p><img alt="" height="519" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/handle.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em><a href="">Handle</a>, 136 Heber Ave., Park City</em></p>Utah Style & DesignWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeacityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaign Part 5http://<p><img alt="" height="298" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/finca.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Our Spring 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<a href="/blog/tag/cityhomecollective/" target="_blank"><em> cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.</em></a> This is the fifth in a series, if you haven't seen the previous campaigns <a href="/blog/tag/find-your-space-campaign/" target="_blank">you can see them here.</a>  Once again <a href="" target="_blank"><em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a> was nice enough to <a href="" target="_blank">share behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot</a>. This campaign keeps getting better and better, we can't wait to see what is next.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/finca-behind-scenes-39.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/finca-behind-scenes-36.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/finca-behind-scenes-51.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/finca-behind-scenes-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/finca-behind-scenes-50.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/finca-behind-scenes-4.jpg" width="490"></p>Cynthia YeoTue, 31 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn The MagazineIndustry Trends: Spring 2015http://<p>With the weather warming up, spring entertaining is just around the corner. Give your kitchen essentials a facelift and stay ahead of the trends with these hot finds from the Vice President and Fashion Director for <a href="" target="_blank">Macy's Home</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="366" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/whim_16-piece_dinnerware_set,_blueberry_pie,_$59.99.jpg" width="490"><br>Martha Stewart Whim 16-Piece Dinnerware Set in Blueberry Pie, $86, <a href=";CategoryID=53629#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D1%26slotId%3D1%26kws%3Dblueberry%20pie%20dinnerware%20set" target="_blank">Macy's</a></p> <p>Blue is the color of choice for interiors this season. To make a fresh statement, combine cool blues with vivid corals or yellows. </p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/kate_spade_new_york_charlotte_street_east_collection,_available_at_macy's.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>kate spade new york, Charlotte Street East Collection, $15-$125, <a href=";CategoryID=53629#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D512%26slotId%3D3%26kws%3Dkate%20spade" target="_blank">Macy's</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="201" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/the_cellar_set_of_4_assorted_blue_dof_glasses,_$36.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The Cellar Assorted Blue Glassware Collection, $36, <a href=";CategoryID=48278#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D111%26ruleId%3D%26slotId%3D23" target="_blank">Macy's </a></p> <p>For neutrals, choose shades of grey. To update the trend, pair grey with other neutrals like sand and taupe. </p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/martha_stewart_collection_harlow_shaker_blue,_available_at_macy's.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Martha Stewart Collection Harlow Shaker Blue, $9-$40, <a href=";CategoryID=53629#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D3%26slotId%3D1%26kws%3Dharlow%20shaker%20blue" target="_blank">Macy's</a></p> <p>Try two takes on florals this season: Painterly, for the artist, and watercolor florals, which adds a soft wash of color and pattern to dinnerware. </p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/oneida_amore_16-pc._set,_service_for_4,_$100.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Oneida Amore, 16-piece set, service for 4, $100, <a href=";CategoryID=53629#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D1%26slotId%3D1%26kws%3Doneida%20amore" target="_blank">Macy's</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gourmet_basics_by_mikasa_watercolor_garden_16-pc._set,_service_for_4,_$135.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Gourmet Basics by Mikasa in Watercolor Garden, 16-piece set, service for 4, $135, <a href=";CategoryID=53629#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D1%26slotId%3D1%26kws%3Dgourmet%20basics%20by%20mikasa%20in%20watercolor%20garden" target="_blank">Macy's</a></p> <p>Just as important as the patterns you choose for your home are the surface textures. Add visual interest to your table by adding textural glass and dinnerware to your settings and bring the trend into fabrics by replacing solid color upholstery with textural fabrics. </p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/martha_stewart_collection_hammered_acrylic_clear_double_old_fashioned_glass,_$7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Martha Stewart Collection Hammered Acrylic Double Old Fashioned Glass, $7, <a href=";pla_country=US&amp;CAGPSPN=pla&amp;CAWELAID=120156340001408428&amp;catargetid=120156340000975684&amp;cadevice=c&amp;cm_mmc=Google_PLA_Home_Dinnerware_PLA-_-Dinnerware_General+-+GS_Dinnerware+General-_-51416194821_-_-_mkwid_DUvnMTvA|dc_51416194821%7C-%7CDUvnMTvA" target="_blank">Macy's</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="599" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/iittala_kastehelmi_smoke_collection,_available_at_macy's.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Iittala Kastehelmi Smoke Collection, $20-$75, <a href=";CategoryID=53629#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D2%26slotId%3D2%26kws%3Diittala%20kastehelmi%20smoke%20collection" target="_blank">Macy's</a></p>webinternMon, 30 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// FindsOn the TableA Sweet Setting http://<p class="p1">Sometimes the sweetest details make a big difference in the presentation of a dinner party. When you set the table for Easter Dinner or any event this season, try adding a fresh bloom to each setting to bring a touch of spring to your celebration. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="762" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/napkin4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Tulips are in bloom during the spring and are easy to find in flower shops or your own garden. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/napkin2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Placecards are a thoughtful touch to make your guests feel welcome at your Easter table. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/napkin3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Sprigs of herbs or wildflowers can also add beautiful color and texture to each plate. Tie them up in a ribbon and let your guests take them as a gift when they leave. </p>webinternSat, 28 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasOn the TablePartiesPhoto Friday: Something to Catch the Eyehttp://<p>An architect once explained to me that design is like music. It should have rhythm, harmony, quiet and high notes.</p> <p>Today’s photos feature two projects designed by Belle Kurudzija of <a href="">Lisman Studio.</a> They are punctuated by artwork, accents and fabric patterns that catch the eye and add interest as high notes against a harmonic background.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_311.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="301" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_511.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_711.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_1011.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="386" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/d_211.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/d_311.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/d_711.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:04:00 +0000http:// FridayThe Golden Rules http://<p>Seven ways to enrich your rooms with design’s most popular and precious metal. </p> <p><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/serving-spoons-gold.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Serving tools, $90, <a href=";hl=en" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child—The Garden Store</a>, SLC </p> <ol> <li>Master the Mix<br>Not long ago fashionistas would never be caught wearing silver and gold together, but these days, mixing metals is in and the look is thoroughly modern. "It used to be a no-no to wear more than one metal at a time, but today, layering, stacking and wearing multiple metals is very stylish," says Dominique Anderson of O.C. Tanner Jewelers. <br> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/bracelet-gold.jpg" width="490"><br>Roberto Coin link bracelet, $7,440, <a href="" target="_blank">O.C. Tanner</a>, SLC </p> </li> <li>Heat it Up<br>Need a chic way to take the chill off your cool-toned space? Add accents of gold, brass, or copper to visually warm the room. "Silver can be too cold for pairing with the gray tones that are so popular today," Dunker says. "Gold is a lot warmer and softer."<br><br><img alt="" height="330" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/modern-furniture-maxime-daybed-jonathan-adlera.jpg" width="490"><br>Maxime daybed, $3,500, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/6672/" target="_blank">Jonathan Adler<br><br></a></li> <li>Repeat Yourself<br>Repetition creates connectivity and visual movement," says Dunker who never stops with just one element when adding gold to her designs. A chandelier or a cocktail table may be the shimmering gold focal point in the room, but it requires supporting statements of gold—accessories, hardware or even fabrics—to make the metalic statement look complete. <br> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="412" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/table-runner-gold.jpg" width="490"><br>Chilewich table runner, $50, <a href="" target="_blank">Sur La Table</a>, SLC</p> </li> <li>Fuse Finishes<br>Prefer to go solo with gold? Mix finishes and textures to create interest and dimension. "Using multiple gold finishes prevents a contrived, matchy-matchy look," says Dunker, who likes the collected appearance created by combined finishes. <br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/bernhardthr_353-510.jpg" width="490"><br>Bernhardt Fontana desk, $2,208, <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>, SLC<br> </li> <li>Make it Modern<br>If gold brings to mind gilded and garish, stuffy and staid, then think modern. Featuring gold and brass finishes on streamlined contemporary furnishings and fixtures gives the metals an instant au courant appeal. <br> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="502" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/libationsbarcartav1f12.jpg" width="490"><br>Libations bar cart, $599, <a href="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a>, SLC</p> </li> <li>Merge Styles<br>"Good design mixes it up," says Dunker who likes including constrasting styles in a space to pack a punch. For example, pairing Rococo, Hollywood Regency and mid-century modern pieces, each in gold and in the same room, instantly amps the room's interest and personality.<br><br><img alt="" height="456" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/pillow-gold.jpg" width="490"><br>Woven pillow, $83, <a href="" target="_blank">Details</a>, SLC<br> </li> <li>Start Small <br>If you're not overly bold about working with gold, begin with smaller pieces, Dunker advises her timid clients to start with accessories paired with perhaps a small side table and maybe a lamp. The approach establishes gold as an intentional part of the design palette without requiring major investments or commitment to large, statement-making pieces.  <br><br><br>For more gold inspiration, check out the <a href="http://http//" target="_blank">gallery</a>.  </li> </ol>Brad MeeWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:37:00 +0000http:// IdeaRemodel & RenovatePark City Ski Chalet Could Be Yourshttp://<p>Love to ski but hate paying the high hotel rates in Park City? For the change in your pocket, this 7 bedroom, 10.5 bathroom mountain retreat could be yours. </p> <p><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/villa-casa4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Voted Best Ski Chalet in the United States two years in a row by World Ski Awards, Villa Casa Nova is valued at $9.75 million. The 12,000 square-foot mansion, which overlooks Deer Valley Resort and the Uinta Mountain range, <strong>will be sold to the highest bidder on March 28 at 11 a.m. </strong></p> <p>"Casa Nova is Deer Valley Resort’s most coveted ski-in/ski-out home and it is now available for an opportunistic buyer to purchase,” said Daniel DeCaro, DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions Founder and Auctioneer. “Casa Nova offers a sumptuous experience that is unrivaled in all of Deer Valley. The March 28th auction is a real estate opportunity that won’t disappoint.” </p> <p><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/villa-casa5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The property can accomodate up to 25 adults and children and boasts a THX-certified theater room with a 133-inch screen, which will be sure to keep all of your guests entertained after a day on the slopes. When you get hungry, enjoy a wood-burning pizza oven and a full-service espresso bar in the kitchen.</p> <p>A property this luxurious of course includes a spacious wine cellar with cedar shelving, two outdoor hot tubs, two outdoor fireplaces, heated patios, a heated driveway and a full skiers' lodge with ski lockers, boot dryers, a bar and lounge and direct access to to Deer Valley Resort. </p> <p><img alt="" height="321" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/villa-casa6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Villa Casa Nova is the perfect vacation home, or year-round hideaway. </p> <p>To download the bidder information package or to schedule a preview, visit <a href="" target="_blank">DeCaro Auctions</a> online. </p> <p> </p> <p><iframe height="270" src="" width="480"></iframe></p> <p> </p>webinternTue, 24 Mar 2015 11:28:00 +0000http:// FindsMark Your CalendarscityhomeCOLLECTIVE: How To Decrease The Value Of Your Home In 3 Easy Stepshttp://<p><strong><a href="/blog/tag/cityhomecollective/" target="_blank">cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</a>: HOW TO DECREASE* THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME IN 3 EASY STEPS!</strong></p> <p>Now, pay attention. What you’ll find below are tips for taking the value of your home to new lows. If you’re looking to actually increase the value of your home, be sure to disregard all of the following advice. Or better yet, just do precisely the opposite.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="314" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/hq-1.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong>1.) When choosing, remember: the more generic, the better.</strong><br>Rather than creating a space you will love, consider the resale value. Forget what you want--how can you make this space as appealing to as many people as possible? Answer: by making it as generic as possible. A good rule of thumb to go by is to curate in beige. Everything beige--beige on ivory, if you’re feeling jazzy. You don’t want anything to stand out here, or that will defeat the whole purpose. Oatmeal carpet is also always a safe bet. If you can, buy all your furniture from the same showroom on the same day from the same salesman. Remember, personal and unique touches will only increase the value of your home, so stay away from those as much as possible.</p> <p><strong>2.) Always choose square footage over quality.</strong><br>I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the quality of the build of a home will only increase its value, so if you’re looking to decrease, you’re going to want to favor the size of the home over the quality of craftsmanship. Bigger is better every time, right? Sprawling rooms are always a win, even if you’ve nothing to fill them with. Again, since we’re going with size over substance, getting custom work done will be pricey, so do NOT hire quality craftsman that will produce quality work. The bare minimum should suffice while filling your new gargantuan home.</p> <p><strong>3.) A home is really just a roof over your head. Treat it as such.</strong><br>Don’t bother hiring an interior designer or putting on the finishing touches that speak to you. Your house is just a place to get in out of the rain, hang your hat, and rest your head at night. It is simply where you are between other places--somewhere to hold your stuff. Making it “home” is not a priority, so don’t waste your money on things that will make it feel cozier and more peaceful for you. Artwork that you feel a connection with? Nah. Custom additions? Not worth it. Cool vintage furniture? I mean, it’s already been used by somebody else. What we’re going for is new, faceless, manufactured, not-lived-in. In order to decrease its value as much as possible, a house should be sterile, bland, and as impersonal humanly tolerable. Think “dentist office waiting room”. And happy devaluing!</p> <p><strong>*In the event that you don’t want to decrease the value of your home, call us up. We’ve got ideas.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="738" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/cody-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>*Cody Derrick is the founder of <a href="" 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="" target="_blank"></a></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 24 Mar 2015 10:12:00 +0000http:// IdeaSLC Remodel Galahttp://<p><strong>You're Invited:</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Stock Building Supply</a> is hosting a SLC Remodel Gala at <a href="" target="_blank">Roth Concept Center. </a></p> <p>When: April 2nd, 2015 6-8pm.</p> <p>Rsvp: By Tuesday March 31st to</p> <p><img alt="" height="634" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/slc_remodelgala_flyer_3_15_rework_lr.jpg" width="490"></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 24 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsRemodel & RenovatePantone’s Color Forecast For Spring 2015 http://<p>Although it feels like we’ve hardly had winter, spring has arrived heralding in a delightful spectrum of nature’s most optimistic colors and trends. We all want to refresh and revitalize ourselves and our environments.</p> <p>The single best thing we can do for our interiors is bringing in fresh flowers or flowering plants. As designers we know that greens and florals hold a corner and breath fresh life into a space. But that isn’t the only way to refresh.</p> <p>Pantone’s color forecast for Spring 2015 is En Plein Air with names like Green Tree Tops, Lavender and Scuba. Bringing the outdoors in has never been so easy.<br><br><img alt="" height="233" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/krockeenpleinair.jpg" width="490"><br><br><br>I predict we will be seeing a lot of Dusk Blue on our horizons. And this quiet color can feel modern and edgy coupled with black or punches of darker more saturated colors.<br><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/krockeenpleinair2.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="356" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/krockeenpleinair3.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br> <br><img alt="" height="673" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/krockeenpleinair4.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/krockenpleinair5.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank">4BetterHome</a><br><br><br><img alt="" height="364" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/krockenpleinair6.jpg" width="490"><br>Source Unknown<br><br><br><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/krockeenpleinair7.jpg" width="490"><br>Via <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 23 Mar 2015 12:58:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateJump into Spring at Red Butte Gardenhttp://<p>After an unseasonably warm winter, spring has finally arrived in Utah! There's no better way to enjoy the sunny weather than by taking in 450,000 stunning blooms at <a href="" target="_blank">Red Butte Garden</a>. Visitors can enjoy vibrant colors blooming all April long and catch garden tours, workshops and spring concerts throughout the season. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/redbutte4.jpg" width="490"> </p> <h4>Bulbs &amp; Blooms Festival—April</h4> <p>Because of the mild winter temperatures, some daffodils are already beginning to bloom and visitors will begin to see tree blossoms in early-to-mid April. Don't miss the rare Marshmallow Tree, which blooms only one day a year, on April 1. The garden also offers garden tours, bird watching tours and art exhibits all month, making date night and family night easy.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Spring Orchid Show</a><br>April 4—5 </p> <p>Come kick off the Bulbs &amp; Blooms festival by enjoying beautiful and exotic orchids at the Spring Orchid Show. Buy a few blooms for your garden and ask members of the Utah Orchid Society for their tips on how to best grow them at home. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">36th Annual Spring Plant Sale</a><br>May 8—9</p> <p><img alt="" height="668" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/redbutte3.jpg" width="490"></p> <h4>Garden Tours and Birding</h4> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Spring Garden Walks</a><br>April 9, 12–1:30 p.m.<br>April 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Birding Tours</a><br>April 18 and 25, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.<br>Additional tours in May</p> <h4>Classes and Workshops</h4> <p><a href="" target="_blank">101 Plants to Know</a><br>April 9–Oct. 8<br>Once a month from 6–8 p.m.<br>Discover 101 incredible plants suited for Utah's climate over three seasons.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Follow the Wildflowers</a><br>April 29—July 29<br>Take a tour of Utah's wildflowers throughout the season, beginning at Red Butte Garden foothills and culminating at the Albion Basin </p> <p><a href="">Unique Trees for Utah Landscapes</a> <br>April 30 and May 7, 6:30—8:30 p.m.<br>Learn about planting, care and maintenance for different tree types that grow best in Utah.</p> <p>For a full list of workshops and dates, view the <a href="" target="_blank">calendar</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/redbutte5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Garden Adventures for Kids<br></a><br>Saturdays, 10–11:30 a.m.<br>Em's Sprout House <br>Kids ages 4–12 are welcome with a caregiver<br>$5 garden members/$7 public<br>Register at 801-581-8454 or at <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Bulb Bonanza<br>April 4</p> <p>Terrific Trees<br>April 25 </p> <h4><a href="" target="_blank">Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series</a></h4> <p>The gardens will host a fantastic lineup this year, including Passion Pitt, The Decemberists, ODESZA, Lindsey Stirling and Ryan Adams. The full lineup will be announced mid-April and tickets will go on sale to Garden Members on April 27 and to the public on May 4. </p>webinternMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: Old Fashioned Utah Gardenshttp://<p>It’s spring, and a middle-aged married guy’s fancy turns to gardening. My favorite gardens are those that evoke old Utah, the gardens of my grandparents.</p> <p>This week, I share with you some images of the coming season that have a special Utah flavor created by local favorites, hollyhocks, day lilies, black-eyed Susan and daisies.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/al_7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_12.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/m_13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/m_16.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/m_30.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/mv_2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/mv_6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/p_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 20 Mar 2015 15:11:00 +0000http:// FridayRepeat Performancehttp://<p>If there's one thing designers know, it's that one great project often leads to another. Such was the case for Karen Butera 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 Utah Style &amp; Design magazine in 2010—the spectaculary decorated SoCal residence reflects the chic style of its owner flawlessly. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/repeat1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>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. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/repeat2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A silver resin tree trunk base supports the dining table's veneered sunburst-pattern wood top.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/repeat3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Located off of the kitchen, the family room features a stunning Macassar ebony entertainment wall that required an entire tree trunk to provide Butera with enough veneer to execute the horizontal, intricately book matched pattern.</p> <p>To see more of this home, visit the <a href="/galleries/repeat-performance/">gallery</a>. </p>webinternThu, 19 Mar 2015 14:23:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the Town: Carrotshttp://<p>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><img alt="" height="532" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/onthetown-carrots.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Seasonal fennel and carrot soup from Liberty Heights Fresh. </em></p> <p class="p2"><a href="" target="_blank">Log Haven</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="" target="_blank">Liberty Heights Fresh</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="" target="_blank">Sage’s Cafe</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="" target="_blank">Finca</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>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p>webinternThu, 19 Mar 2015 11:43:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableSteam Oven Testimonialhttp://<p><strong>Steam Oven Testimonial</strong><br><br>Steam cooking is a newer technology, and while we can talk about the benefits of steam cooking all day long, people are still often hesitant to commit to putting one in their kitchen, especially as the technology is still relatively expensive.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/7-nicolesteamoven.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>We recently installed a Wolf Steam Oven in a client’s kitchen, and our client has been having fun experimenting with different techniques, including artisan breads.  I’ve had the chance to taste this bread, and believe me, it’s fantastic!  <br><br>I thought it would be beneficial to share his personal experience with steam cooking with all of you:</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/1-nicolesteamoven.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/2-nicolesteamoven.jpg" width="490"><br> <br><em>We now have six months of home cooking experience with both the “Wolf Convection Steam” and the “Wolf Convection” ovens in our home.  And thankfully our anxiety about whether we made the right choices has been eliminated.  At the time that we chose the new appliances, I was worried that we might end up regretting the choice of the Convection Steam appliance because it has a smaller internal capacity than the conventional oven.  I was also concerned that the steam feature would turn out to be gimmicky and difficult to use.  Neither of these concerns materialized into a reality for us.  We have found that the functionality of the steam oven has broadened the variety of meals we prepare and for many dishes it is so much faster and easier than what we can do without the steam feature.  One of our favorite new dinners when time is short is fish tacos using frozen tilapia filets.  They go from frozen to perfectly cooked in just a few minutes, and we have a great healthy and delicious fish taco dinner with salsa and bean toppings.  And while it is true that the convection steam oven is smaller than the standard convection oven I have used it to roast large beef tenderloins, and even a spatchcocked Turkey and they turned out great.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/3-nicolesteamoven.jpg" width="490"><br>  <br> <br><em>I have also done some experimenting using both ovens to bake various types of artisan breads.  I have put approximately 50 loaves through the two ovens.  When baking in the standard Convection oven I bake the bread inside a dutch oven within the convection oven in order to generate the steam necessary to give the bread the great crust that you would get from a professional baker’s oven.  When using the Convection Steam oven I simply place the proofed loaf on a pre-heated pizza stone and use the oven’s “Auto Steam Bake” setting and it comes out perfectly every time.  Both ovens make delicious bread.  I have a slight preference for the appearance of the loaves that are done in the dutch ovens, but in taste tests side by side most people have chosen the loaves baked in the convection steam oven. (In the photos below the loaves on the right side of the photo were done in the steam convection and the loaves on the left side were baked inside a dutch oven placed in the standard convection oven.)   I am a beginner baker for sure but am having a blast using the new appliances that make the whole process so easy.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="657" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/4-nicolesteamoven.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>(Left Side: Dutch Oven in baked inside a dutch oven placed in the standard convection oven Right Side: Steam Covection Oven)</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/5-nicolesteamoven.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Thank you to Casey Kleinman for sharing your steam cooking experience (and your bread) with us!</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 19 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TableRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomWhich Cover Would You Choose: Spring 2015http://<p>The Spring Issue of Utah Style &amp; Design hits newsstands April 1st, and many subscribers will have just received copies hot off the presses. Right before the launch we have many great covers to choose from; here were our top three picks. Which cover would you choose?</p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/usds1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Pick 1</p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/usds2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Pick 2</p> <p><img alt="" height="592" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/usdsp3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Pick 3</p> <p>We always love to hear your feedback, let us know your pick in the comments below!</p>Cynthia YeoWed, 18 Mar 2015 12:56:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineRoom Accessories: Brass Fixtureshttp://<p>Let’s get down to the brass tacks, and that is, brass is in! For thousands of years brass has been a fixture in home décor and home accessories. So why stop now? Brass gives a timeless and elegant look to things like faucets, knobs and pulls. Here are some lovely examples of brass décor: </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/brassfixture.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Elements of Design | <a href="" target="_blank">Wayfair</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/brasspulls.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Edgecliff Pull | <a href="" target="_blank">School House Electric Supply </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/brass.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Image Via Pinterest </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 18 Mar 2015 10:47:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomThom Filicia Book Signing http://<p>Calling all lovers of good design! Acclaimed interior designer <a href="" target="_blank">Thom Filicia</a>, author of <em><a href="" target="_blank">American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat</a>, </em>will be signing books at <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a> on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m.</p> <p><img alt="" height="420" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/1880408-thom-xl.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Enjoy giveaways, refreshments and 20 percent off full price in-store and special order items as you chat with the author. </p> <p><img alt="" height="318" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/thom-filicia.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Thom Filicia Book Signing Event<br>Wednesday, March 25, 6—8 p.m.<br>Alice Lane Home Collection<br>602 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City  </p>webinternWed, 18 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsGoing Green http://<p>It's tradition to wear green on St. Patrick's day, but don't forget your home! We've rounded up some of the most gorgeous pieces from online and local retailers that make incorporating Irish green into your home easy. How's that for good luck?</p> <p><img alt="" height="495" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/kelly-wearstler-chair.png" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Soufflé Leather Chair in kelly green, $7,300, <a href=";simplesearch=Go&amp;start=1" target="_blank">Kelly Wearstler</a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/laurent-pillow.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Laurent Pillow, $69.95, <a href="" target="_blank">Z Gallerie</a>, SLC, <a class="fl r-rhscol-13" title="Call via Hangouts">801-266-3924</a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/emerald_chesterfield_sofa.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Sofa, Wilcox in emerald, $2,498, <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a>, SLC, 801-456-0431</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/zuna-rug.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Zuna by Surya Rug in green, <a href=";itemnum=ZUN1019-3353">Hamilton Park</a>, Murray, 801-892-3444</p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/stockholm-chair-high-green.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Stockholm Chair high in Mosta green, $499, <a href="" target="_blank">Ikea</a>, Draper, 888-888-4532</p> <p><img alt="" height="602" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/kelly-wearstler-candle.png" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">El Kader Cire Trudon Candle, $95, <a href=";simplesearch=Go&amp;start=1" target="_blank">Kelly Wearstler</a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="371" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/cake_stand.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Frosted Doily Cake Stand in green, $98, <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a>, SLC, 801-456-0431</p>webinternTue, 17 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasHot FindsSpring Gardening: How to Grow Indoor Tulips http://<p class="p1">No green thumb? No problem! Toss those gardening gloves—this post will teach you how to force tulip bulbs in water right in your living room so you can have beautiful blooms just in time for spring.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="617" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/tulip4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3">Most tulip bulbs need 12-15 weeks of cold resting time before they bloom, so gardeners generally plant bulbs in the fall before the first snow. For those of us short on time, <a href="" target="_blank">Sand and Sisal</a> offers a much easier method.</p> <h3 class="p3">How to Force Tulip Bulbs in Water  </h3> <p class="p3">1. Buy potted bulbs that haven't bloomed yet from the garden center at <a href="|1" target="_blank">Lowes</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">Home Depot</a>. </p> <p class="p3">2. Empty the pot and gently shake off the loose soil from the bulbs. Be careful with the tender roots.</p> <p class="p3">3. Rinse away the leftover soil on the bulbs with cool water. </p> <p class="p3">4. Trim the roots with scissors to 2 inches. Place a handful or two of glass beads in a tall glass vase and arrange the bulbs, pointed side up on top of the glass beads. Carefully place another handful or two of additional glass beads around the bulbs. </p> <p class="p3">5. Fill the vase with water to just under the bottom of the bulbs. Do not let the water touch the base of the bulbs. </p> <p class="p3">6. Place the vase in a room with bright, indirect sunlight. Be sure to keep the water level just below the bulbs. </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="618" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/tulips3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3">In just a few weeks, you'll have a beautiful and minimalistic flower arrangement for your home—no green thumb required. </p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/tulip2.jpg" width="490"></p>webinternMon, 16 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenWeb Extra: Small Wonder http://<p>Big ideas transform a historic 1,000 square-foot miner's shack in the heart of Park City. </p> <p>Barbara Kuhr and John Plunkett have an abundance of creativity to chronicle. Over the years, their work has established them as visionaries within the world of design, and now their latest project—the spectacular overhall of a historic home in the heart of Park City—adds yet another entry to their catalog of accomplishments. "We see ourselves as general practitioners of design and view architecture as an aspect of storytelling," Kuhr says. </p> <p><img alt="" height="355" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/3_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The front features the original 1890s shiplap siding, local sandstone and a standing-seam, galvalume metal roof.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_20_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Every cubic inch of the space is both functional and aesthetic as demonstrated by stairway-adjacent nook doubling as an office. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_7_copy.jpg"></p> <p class="p1">The home’s original main-level four rooms were transformed into a great room with a loft.</p> <p class="p1">To see more shots of this remodel, check out the <a href="/galleries/ranch-revival/" target="_blank">gallery</a>.</p>webinternSun, 15 Mar 2015 16:27:00 +0000http:// The MagazineRemodel & RenovateSmall Wonder http://<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/plunkett-exterior.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Barbara Kuhr and John Plunkett have an abundance of creativity to chronicle. Over the years, their work has established them as visionaries within the world of design, and now their latest project—the spectacular overhaul of a historic home in the heart of Park City—adds yet another entry to their catalog of accomplishments. “We see ourselves as general practitioners of design and view architecture as an aspect of storytelling,” Kuhr says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_41.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">When Plunkett and Kuhr married in 1989, the union ignited creative genius. In 1993, they helped launch <em>Wired</em> magazine and, one year later, designed the world’s first website with original content and advertising, HotWired. The duo served as creative directors of <em>Wired</em> through 1999. Other projects include a visitor information system for the Louvre in the 1980s, graphics for the Sundance Film Festival from 1992 to 1994, and the TED conference in 2008. Over the years, they’ve also written and designed more than 20 exhibits for the Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall. In 2002, Plunkett and Kuhr were included in Richard Saul Wurman’s book <em>Who’s Really Who: The 1,000 Most Creative Individuals in the USA.</em></p> <p class="p1">But we can thank <em>Wired</em> for bringing them to Utah. Wired Ventures was going to be headquartered in San Francisco, but the couple lived in New York. By coincidence, Plunkett came to Park City on a photo shoot for Deer Valley. With Park City only 35 minutes away from the airport, the couple decided to experiment with remote computing and commuting. So they bought a 1,000-square-foot miner’s shack on Park Avenue, built in 1898. But in the early ’90s, high-speed data lines for private homes didn’t exist. “The internet was used primarily for email and mostly by government and universities, so we had to work to get internet access in Park City,” says Plunkett. The experiment paid off. Every week, they spent a few days in Park City, designing in the back room of their home, and then flew to the Bay Area for meetings. <em>Wired</em> won three National Magazine Awards in its first four years and <em>The New York Times</em> named it one of “the century’s 50 greatest design hits.” When they sold it in 1999, they had free time for the first time in years. And that meant they had time for their true love: architecture. With their powder keg of creativity, they transformed the shack into a design-driven narrative of a century in Park City.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Rift-sawn white oak floors, white walls and a glass and steel staircase connect the great room and loft. </p> <p class="p1">What were originally four rooms on one floor transformed into a great room with a loft. The couple had the house lifted to accommodate a new foundation, basement and garage, and built a new rear addition. The basement and addition created space for four bedrooms and baths, three fireplaces, and a private deck and outdoor fireplace, nearly tripling the floor plan, mainly in the rear. And the front facade is entirely intact, in essence, hiding a modern home within the historic exterior.</p> <p class="p1">Deliberate design elements serve as transitions through time periods. “We wanted to put old vernaculars to new use,” says Plunkett. “We didn’t want people to be able to identify which time period the house was built and then remodeled in, so we knitted several elements together.” For example, the existing attic was filled with trusses and the original fir roof was covered in 100 years’ worth of black soot and water damage. So Plunkett and Kuhr sandblasted it, added white steel beams and sistered in new fir rafters. In the great room, ribbed glass and beadboard featured throughout helps weave the original and remodeled structures together.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_30.jpg"></p> <p class="p1">The French doors in the master bedroom lead to a private deck and terraced garden. Oiled rift-sawn white oak cabinets, oak beams and the satin-finished aspen ceiling add warmth to this space featuring a honed Brazillian black granite fireplace. </p> <p class="p1">Clever space-saving techniques make the small home seem grand. In 1985, the couple sailed across the Atlantic in a 36-foot-long boat with two other people for 28 days. “Compared to that, any house seems huge,” Plunkett says. He and Kuhr applied boat-building ideas to the home’s design since every cubic inch needed to be functional as well as aesthetic. “You want your home to be gracious,” Kuhr says. “And you need storage.” So the couple designed furniture, cabinetry and storage to do double duty. For example, a built-in, one-touch cabinet in the staircase performs as a wine cellar.</p> <p class="p1">The remodel effortlessly plaits history with a modern theme, complementing and linking centuries with a wistful, imaginative plot that leaves guests wanting more. Luckily, we don’t have to wait long for the sequel. Plunkett and Kuhr are now focusing their creative talent on a 2,000-square-foot ski-in, ski-out home on the top of Powder Mountain. Stay tuned for their next chapter. </p> <p class="p1">Story by Natalie Taylor, photos by Scot Zimmerman</p> <p class="p1">For more from this home, check out the <a href="/galleries/small-wonder-1/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>webinternSun, 15 Mar 2015 15:42:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineRanch Revivalhttp://<p class="p1">When a retired couple in Salt Lake City decided to revamp their 1950s ranchstyle residence, they knew it would take much more than reupholstering a sofa or repainting a wall. Located in the quiet St. Mary's neighborhood, the modestly sized home had a list of challenges making it ripe for a major remodel: an odd floor plan, dysfunctional spaces, old features and a dated decor. "It was a mess," says designer Gregg Hodson. Solving the home's problems without adding to its footprint, the designer transformed the 2,600-square-foot dwelling into a showplace oflivability.</p> <p class="p1">Hodson began by evaluating the flow and existing functions of each space before going to work. "The floor plan was noticeably awkward," says Hodson, who repositioned walls on both of the home's two levels to ease movement throughout and to create more usable spaces. "In a small home, every room needs to earn its keep," he says. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/ranchrevival01.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">On the main level, Hodson redirected the entry into the living room rather than down an existing hall that oddly bisected the main level. He also removed a wall that enclosed a dark, descending stairwell and replaced it with open railing that allows light to flow from the adjoining dining room into the stairway leading to the lower level. Downstairs, he converted a maze of small dark spaces into a large inviting family room, as well as a children’s playroom and comfortable guest quarters. The designer enlarged windows and expanded window wells to flood these rooms with light, making the once dim basement look and feel like a bright garden-level retreat.</p> <p class="p1">New enlarged windows update the main level with equal impact. “We had to replace the old windows anyway, so I thought why not create larger windows that are more gracious than the original long, narrow versions from the ’50s,” Hodson explains. The metal-clad wood windows deliver shots of “wow” to spaces throughout, perhaps nowhere more dramatically than in the living room.</p> <p class="p1">Once serving as a little-used sitting room for the holidays, the revitalized living room now performs as the hub of the home and opens to a spacious patio, not through outmoded aluminum-framed glass sliders, but rather through what appears to be a wall of new French doors. One door opens as expected while the others are actually framed windows with affixed handles to replicate doors. “The space couldn’t accommodate three working doors, but I wanted it to look like they all opened to the patio,” Hodson says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/ranch02.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The designer performed similar sleight of hand on the living room's lackluster flat-faced fireplace. He created the illusion of depth by popping out the fireplace chimney three inches and then adding a mantel and hearth to the extension. "It looks more stately and substantial," says Hodson, who then designed a grid of molding that serves as modern paneling that updates the fireplace's feature wall. Visually the treatment expands the room both vertically and horizontally. On the ceiling, Hodson installed tongue-and-groove paneling that replicates the paneling above the adjoining patio and decoratively links the two living areas together.</p> <p class="p1">Hodson flowed this fresh, timeless design-and mid-tone oak floors-from the living room into the nearby dining room and the completely remodeled kitchen beyond. There, dark painted cabinets, stainless steel appliances and white Caesarstone countertops give the small room a decidedly modern, yet classic, style. A short hall leads to a vestibule that unites a revamped home office, master suite, guest bedroom and hallway bathroom. A new skylight brightens the vestibule where new cabinets house as well as hide the washer and dryer. "We wanted it to look and feel like a nice room, not a walkthrough laundry," Hodson says.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/ranchrevival.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The homeowners are quick to praise Hodson for bringing new life to every room of their old abode. Without expanding the modest home, he significantly improved it both aesthetically and functionally. Of course, that was the designer's plan all along. As Hodson explains, "Now the house not only looks new, it lives new as well."</p> <p class="p1"> Story by Brad Mee, photos by Scot Zimmerman </p> <p class="p1">For more from this home, check out the <a href="/galleries/ranch-revival/" target="_blank">gallery</a>.</p>Brad MeeSun, 15 Mar 2015 15:34:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazinePolished Performancehttp://<p class="p1">Holladay has always been known as a hotbed of beautiful homes and stylish living, and the tony area's swell of smartly remodeled residences only reinforces its reputation. Count the recent project by designers Susan Nicole Thompson and Bennett Lee and contractor Ryan Taylor among them. Once dark and outdated, the home they remodeled is now a showcase of light, luxe and high-style livability. Today, when guests step into this family home, they are greeted not by a hohum entry with open views into the home, but by an enclosed, formal foyer enriched by a stunning inlaid marble floor, mirrored ceiling cove and white, paneled walls. The look is bright and unmistakably glamorous-a look that defines the new design as a whole. It also taps the woman -of-the home's chic, polished style. "Good design should always honor the homeowner," says Thompson who, along with Lee and Taylor, collaborated to create an interior that achieved this at every tum. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/polishedperf05.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">To transform the home’s main level, the team not only enclosed the entry, but also reformatted the floor plan. They revised a tunnel-like hallway leading to the living and dining areas on its way to a great room occupying the back of the home. One of the project’s most stylistic and structural transformations, this new passageway boasts a solid wall enclosing pantries and a powder room discreetly hidden behind what appear to be decorative wall panels. The pros also removed a wall separating the kitchen from the adjoining dining area and replaced it with a double-sided bar featuring glass upper cabinets. “The kitchen was so dim and dark and by removing the wall, we really opened it up,” explains Taylor, owner of Upland Development.These dramatic changes allow interior views and natural light to flood the main level, front to back. “We wanted to create rooms on top of rooms, each defined with its own feel and purpose but that flow effortlessly into each other,” Lee explains. </p> <p class="p1">A myriad of key treatments and materials foster the desired sense of continuity. Circle-sawn, wire brushed hickory floors replaced outdated slate tile and run uninterrupted room-to-room as do light gray walls trimmed in white, formal wall panels and dark-painted window mullions. “We love the style of old iron windows, so we painted the home’s white window frames dark charcoal to mimic the look,” Thompson says. This seamless palette of sophisticated design elements creates a chic and subtle backdrop for the interior’s most striking feature—color. It unites and at the same time differentiates separate living and entertaining spaces.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="513" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/polishedperf01.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The designers strategically selected ebullient jewel tones of sapphire, amethyst, emerald andblack onyx for furnishings and custom finishes that help define the style of each room. “With suchan open layout, the pops of color throughout the house had to be carefully worked in,” Thompson explains. In the office located off the entry, for example, brilliant blue pairs with watercolorlike wallpaper and white refinished cabinetry to conceive a statement of pure glam. Conversely, the chic sitting room—structurally framed like a room within a room—is accented with shots of pale amethyst and champagne tones to create a tranquil, ultra-luxe vibe furthered by a custom ombre wool rug, large Tibetan lamb–covered bench and tiered nickel chandelier. “The homeowner didn’t want anything too formal or stuffy,” Lee says. The look is serene and definitely sexy.</p> <p class="p1">Further into the house, neutral charcoal and silver tones define the adult lounge while vibrant emerald kicks it up a notch in the great room beyond. There, boldly tufted green custom chairs perform like art as seen from perhaps the most transformed of spaces, the kitchen. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/polishedperf2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Once weighed down by golden alder and rustic ’90s style, the kitchen is now bright, open and elegant. Dark beams span the ceiling, and white cabinetry stretches floor to ceiling. An eye-catching back wall of dimensional tile and a shapely hood establishes a classic statement of symmetry. “The client wanted a beautiful range hood, so we moved the sink and placed the hood between two new windows that flank it,” Thompson says. A large island replaces an outdated multi-level version while integrated Thermador appliances and hidden storage elevate the room’s style and performance. Touches of polished nickel sparkle like jewelry in the fashion-forward space. The renovation not only improved the home’s flow and function, but also personalized it with a chic, classic style that resonates throughout. “I can go in any room, dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion,” one of the homeowners says. Thanks to a team of talented pros, the remodel provides spaces the family enjoys in a home it truly loves. </p> <p class="p1">Story by Brad Mee, photos by Scott Zimmerman</p> <p class="p1">For more from this home, check out the <a href="/galleries/polished-performance/" target="_blank">gallery</a>.</p>webinternSun, 15 Mar 2015 15:16:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineRimando for the Save!http://<p class="p1">Nick Rimando is everyone’s favorite homeboy, so say T-shirts worn by fervent Utah soccer fans. Makes sense. During the past year alone, Real Salt Lake’s star goalkeeper—aka Wall of the Wasatch—has achieved the MLS record for shutouts, a spot on the U.S. National Team and a trip to the World Cup, just to name a few.</p> <p class="p1">So what happens when Nick isn’t blocking black-and-white bullets launched at speeds up to 80 miles per hour? “After a game, I can’t wait to relax with my family,” he says. The celebrated athlete heads home to his two young kids and wife, Jacqui, whom he met when they both played professional soccer in Washington, D.C.</p> <p class="p1">In 2007, when Nick was traded to RSL from D.C. United, he and Jacqui chose Salt Lake’s Harvard/Yale neighborhood for its city living and to be close to family. Fast-forward eight years, the couple’s active lifestyles, two growing kids and two large dogs forced a rethink of the family’s small 1945 cottage.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/April%202015/rimando01.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">“We love to entertain,” says Jacqui who hosts guests as famous as RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman and as unknown as 5- and 7-year-old play mates for their kids, Jett and Benny. Among the home’s challenges, as Jacqui explains, was that the only way to access the backyard was through a narrow side driveway entry, and the interior entry and main hallway were much too tight. “They just didn’t flow,” she says. What’s more, bedrooms were on both the main floor and basement level—a common older-home dilemma for young families.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/rimando02.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Trades are common in professional sports, yet instead of trading in their 1,900-square-foot ranch for a larger, cookie-cutter build near Rio Tinto Stadium, Nick and Jacqui opted to expand the house in their beloved neighborhood. By adding a mere 10 feet to the home’s footprint in back and by adding a third floor, the couple created a whole new game for life at home. Today, a widened entry and expanded hallway usher guests to a bright and spacious family room in the rear of the home. Opening to the backyard in three directions, this new space flaunts a double-sided fireplace, a cocktail area, lounge seating, a big screen TV, a wet bar and a kids’ arts and crafts space. Because the two main-floor bedrooms were sacrificed to make way for this new hub of activity, three new bedrooms—plus a master bath, a kids’ bathroom, an office nook and a laundry room—were created in the upstairs addition.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/rimando04.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Together, Nick and Jacqui orchestrated the remodel’s finishing touches. “Months before we broke ground, we picked the hardwood floors,” says Jacqui, who knew wood needed to acclimate before installation. The wide-plank wood floors flowing seamlessly throughout the main floor prompted a rustic, industrial style for the interior. Exposed brick, unfussy light fixtures and bohemian furnishings mix it up to create a casual, eclectic retreat for the world-traveling athlete and his busy bunch.</p> <p class="p1">“My favorite spot in the house is right here,” says Nick, lounging in a cozy corner of the new family room. “I have a bird’s eye view of the kids playing as well as the fireplace, TV, bar and patio.” As Nick sits in prime position to tend his family domain, it seems right that he and Jacqui kept and revived the house rather than trading it for something new. Once again, it’s “Rimando for the save!”</p> <p>Story by Val Rasmussen, photos by Scot Zimmerman</p> <p>For more from this home, check out the <a href="/galleries/rimando-for-the-save/" target="_blank">gallery</a>.</p>Val RasmussenSun, 15 Mar 2015 14:38:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Rimando for the Save! http://<p>Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando scores big with his family's home remodel. </p> <p><img alt="" height="699" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/r-30-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Tile from the original fireplace gets updated with new paint on the mantle and wood planks on the tv backdrop.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/r-24-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Opting for easy dining over a formal space, this eating area of the kitchen features traditional seating, tile wall and industrial lighting.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/r-16-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A backyard side yard plays host to gatherings around a gas fireplace.</p> <p>For more from this Real remodel, visit the <a href="/galleries/rimando-for-the-save/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>Val RasmussenSun, 15 Mar 2015 13:18:00 +0000http:// The MagazineRemodel & RenovateWeb Extra: Ranch Revival http://<p>In Salt Lake City, fresh design and an updated floor plan breathe new life into a 1950s ranch home. </p> <p>When a retired couple in Salt Lake City decided to revamp their 1950s ranch-style residence, they knew it would take much more than reupholstering a sofa or repainting a wall. Located in the quiet St. Mary's neighborhood, the modestly sized home had a list of challenges making it ripe for a major remodel: an odd floor plan, dysfunctional spaces, old features and a dated decor. "It was a mess," says designer Gregg Hodson. Solving the home's problems without adding to its footprint, the designer transformed the 2,600-square-foot dwelling into a showplace of livability. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_27_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Hodson gave new life to the owner’s bergères by reupholstering them in a fresh, Brunschwig &amp; Fil floral fabric.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_9_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Bright tones of orange and yellow decoratively unite a master bedroom that opens to the home’s covered patio.   </p> <p><img alt="" height="701" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/gh_3_copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>New landscaping transformed the once drab backyard. Flagstone from the main patio floor repeats on wandering paths, creating of sense of continuity throughout the property.</p> <p>To see more photos of this ranch house update, visit the <a href="http://http//" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>Brad MeeSun, 15 Mar 2015 12:50:00 +0000http:// The MagazineRoom To RoomWeb Extra: Mid-Century Makeover http://<p>In Salt Lake City, fresh modern design and an open floor plan revive the kitchen of a 1958 home.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/island-kitchen-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A new 12-foot island anchors the kicthen. A generous overhang provides a counter dining area for six. The sink, stovetop and dishwasher were positioned in the island to allow Huntsman to look outdoors while working in the kitchen. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/entry-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>New walnut floors flow from the entry and main living area into the open family room. Huntsman painted a niche with a colorful “YES” to animate the space.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/patio-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For the patio outside the kitchen and family room, artist Huntsman painted a large canvas with three cutouts and hung it above the outdoor sofa. Pops of color repeat those featured inside the home.   </p> <p>To see more from this remodeled mid-century kitchen, visit the <a href="/galleries/mid-century-makeover-1/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>Brad MeeSun, 15 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000http:// The MagazineRemodel & RenovateMid-Century Makeoverhttp://<p>The saying that time changes everything is certainly true of Dorothy Huntsman's kitchen in her recently remodeled mid-century modem home. The once wood-clad and closed-in space is now bright, open and modem in a very 21st -century way.</p> <p><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mid_cen02.jpg" width="490"><br><br>"Even before I stepped into the house, I knew I belonged here," says Huntsman of the 1958 St. Mary's area residence in Salt Lake City. Designed by former owner Emil Baer Fetzer, the head architect of the LDS Church from 1965 to 1986, the dwelling featured many of the table architectural and design elements that characterize mid -century abodes: large windows, sloped ceilings, flat planes and a natural connection to the outdoors. Huntsman preserved these as she executed her 4,000-square-foot home's down-to-the-studs remodel.</p> <p><img alt="" height="724" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mid_cen01.jpg" width="490"><br><br>At its core was the Huntsman family's soon-to-be primary gathering space, the kitchen and adjoining family room. Clad floor to ceiling in walnut and outmoded features, both areas were ripe for an extensive overhaul.  To begin, Huntsman removed a ’50s-chic box of cabinetry that enclosed the kitchen’s cooking area and cut it off from the family room. This dramatically improved the traffic flow, modernized the layout and linked the two spaces. “My favorite thing is having a sitting area as part of the kitchen where everyone gathers by the fire,” she says of the family room. Huntsman revamped the family room’s feature wall creating an asymmetric interplay of floating bookshelves, zebra wood cabinet doors, a stainless steel fireplace surround and a broad plane of white dimensional tile. “The tile lifts the room to a new level without being a dominant focal point,” says Huntsman who didn’t want to detract from the adjacent kitchen’s clean-lined modernity.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/mid_cen03.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><br>White walls and ceilings brighten the kitchen’s once wood-panelled interior and provide a chic backdrop for an expansive Caesarstone-topped island, streamlined cabinets, integrated appliances, a glass tile backsplash and colorful Flor carpet tiles that visually link to the sitting area’s vivid furniture and a vibrant kitchen accent wall painted by Huntsman. Another of the homeowner’s abstract paintings hangs above the adjacent patio’s sitting area as seen through a wall of new glass doors that spans the south side of the rooms, filling them with light and views of the large backyard.</p> <p><br>The result is a new free-flowing kitchen—and an entire home—that suits the family’s lifestyle perfectly while retaining the character and livability of the dwelling’s original design. “I’m now a big fan of mid-century modern homes,” Huntsman says. “They have a huge wow factor, yet they’re understated and so easy to live in.</p> <p>For more from this home, check out the gallery <a href="" target="_blank">here.</a></p>webinternSun, 15 Mar 2015 11:36:00 +0000http:// Our PagesIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Polished Performance http://<p>In Holladay, a team of pros transforms a dark '90s interior into a showcase of light-filled spaces, vibrant jewel tones and chic, classic style.</p> <p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/evergreen-chairs-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Tufted-Back chairs upholstered in Pindler &amp; Pindler’s Evergreen fabric furnish a family room connected to the kitchen and dining areas. </p> <p><img alt="" height="748" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/white-paneling_-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Classic white paneling, an inlaid marble "rug" and a stunning rectangular chandelier suspended from an illuminated mirrored ceiling cove transforms the once drab entry. The designers painted the door and windows dark charcoal to replicate the eye-catching look of iron. </p> <p><img alt="" height="443" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/cabinets-kitchen-polished-small.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>In the kitchen, windows and floor-to-ceiling custom cabinets symmetrically frame the feature wall's custom range hood and Tabarka Studio tile. A large quartzite-topped island replaced the kitchen's original multi-level version. Dark beams add contrast and rusticity to the white room. </p> <p>Designed by <a href="" target="_blank">The Design House Interior Design</a></p> <p>To see more of this gorgeous remodel, check out the <a href="/galleries/polished-performance/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>Brad MeeSun, 15 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Images of Familyhttp://<p>We hosted family from out of state this week, and I was reminded of how families are tied together by good times, stories and memories. Photos of families and images of favorite common past times celebrate family connections in design.</p> <p>I have pulled photos that show some innovative ways designers accomplish this.</p> <p><strong>J Squared Design in</strong> Park City placed groupings of family photos in transition spaces like the main entry and great room hallway. In the family bedroom area, Jenny Samuelson hung a collection of ski posters to celebrate the family’s passion for skiing.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/m-29.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="319" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/o-13.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>In Style Design</strong> of Park City assembled images of Park City’s mining history for a sense of place and past important to the Old Town clients.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/o-11.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Design Plus</strong> of Salt Lake City hung elegant portraits above a sophisticated curved console.</p> <p><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/ms-24.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="">Kristen Brooksby Interior Design</a> created strong linear arrangements by hanging photos with matching broad white matting.</p> <p><img alt="" height="274" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b-8.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A beach cottage by <a href="">Imagineered Homes</a> in Manasquan, New Jersey, features mounted beach fence on the landing wall with family snapshots attached.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/m-19.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>And here's a stunning bathroom display by Eve Davis of <strong>Refine Design.</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/ed-23.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p>So, get out your cameras and don’t just leave the great photos in albums. Keep some of them out where they can be enjoyed.</p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 13 Mar 2015 12:31:00 +0000http:// FridayRoom Accessories: Accent Chairshttp://<p>Accent chairs are a great addition to any room, and the great thing about choosing one is that it doesn’t necessarily have to match anything else in the room. We love the idea of picking something unique (and maybe a little crazy) to bring some personality and creativity to any room. Here are a couple of our favorite accent chairs that just might de the trick:</p> <p><img alt="" height="638" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/accentchair.jpeg" width="425"></p> <p>Dhurrie Occasional Chair |<a href="" target="_blank"> Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/accentchair3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>LOLA CHAIR – SUZANI |<a href="" target="_blank"> C.G. Sparks</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="238" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/accentchair2.jpeg" width="350"></p> <p>Mizner Club Chair, Banana Leaf | <a href="" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 11 Mar 2015 10:50:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomStyle File: Stretch Outhttp://<p>No, you haven't entered a time machine to 1980. Sectionals are enjoying a newfound stature as the designer's choice for high-style, high-occupancy seating in today's more ambitious living spaces. </p> <p><img alt="" height="181" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/madisonmccord_westwood_sectional.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Westwood 3-piece sectional, starts at $2,395, <a href="">Madison McCord Interiors</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="226" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/bb_italia-bend-sofa.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Bend-Sofa sectional with ottoman by B&amp;B Italia, starting at $16,390, <a href="" target="_blank">Light Spot Modern Design</a>, SLC</p> <p><img alt="" height="391" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/hamiltonpk-4piece.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Upholstered 4-piece sectional and ottoman, starting at $8,830, <a href="" target="_blank">Hamilton Park Interiors</a>, Murray</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/forseys-curved-sectional.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Curved 3-piece Leathercraft sectional, starting at $13,675, <a href="" target="_blank">Forsey's Furniture Galleries</a>, SLC </p> <p><img alt="" height="222" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/donghiaisland_u_sectional.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Donghia Island U-sectional, to the trade, <a href="" target="_blank">John Brooks Inc.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="245" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/copenwestsasorion01lg.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Orion Sofa with chaise, starting at $7,499, <a href="" target="_blank">Copenhagen West</a>, SLC</p> <p>For more sectional inspiration, check out our Web Extras <a href="/galleries/web-extra-stretch-out/" target="_blank">gallery</a>.</p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 10 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsPin of the Week: A Splash of Seafoam http://<p>Winter is finally on its way out, and adding a splash of color is all it takes to breathe new life into your home this March. Get a jump on spring by painting your kitchen cabinets a fresh seafoam green. Paired with white floors and accents, seafoam is perfect for creating a clean and cozy space.</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/seafoam1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>via <a href="" target="_blank">Better Homes &amp; Gardens</a></p> <p>For more fresh ideas, follow <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design</a> on Pinterest! </p>webinternMon, 09 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Take Me Out to the Ball Gamehttp://<p><strong>Take Me Out to the Ball Game!</strong><br><br>Frankly, I am in awe of sports stars. I have tried to play enough sports to know how hard it is to get moved up from third string, and when I watch professionals play the game, it is as if there is a special gift present that overrides the rules of speed and gravity that govern the rest of us.<br><br>A recent assignment from <a href="" target="_blank">Kristen Brooksby Interior Design</a> based in St. George brought me to the home of major league catcher John Buck, who played high school ball in Taylorsville. The design mingles a comfortable family-centered home with the client’s passion for baseball, his teammates, and sports in general. Some of the connections to baseball are subtle, like the American flag made from deconstructed baseballs, and others, like the gallery of memorabilia, clearly reflect his respect for his heroes and the game. <br><br>Batter up!</p> <p><img alt="" height="298" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_32.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="298" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_33.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_28.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_22.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/b_7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Architectural Photographer Scot Zimmerman features some of his most intriguing and beautiful work every Friday on Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>webinternFri, 06 Mar 2015 13:11:00 +0000http:// FridayHistory Lessonhttp://<p dir="ltr">To some design lovers, Daylight Savings means spring cleaning, projects, selling a home, or buying a new one. Need some inspiration on how to rehab your home to maintain its historical charm? Or curious about what style of home suits your needs? Or perhaps you’re in the trade and want to chat about preservation?</p> <p dir="ltr">Let’s get going then. Join other architecture and history lovers (like me) this Thursday and Friday for the <a href="">Utah Preservation Conference</a>.</p> <p>The Utah Preservation Conference kicks off this Thursday night with the <a href="/blog/2015/02/09/awarding-utah-heritage/">Utah Heritage Awards presentation ceremony</a>. Winners like <a href="/blog/2015/02/09/awarding-utah-heritage/">D’Ann Andersen</a> will be honored for their preservation and advocacy efforts. </p> <p><a href="/blog/2015/02/09/awarding-utah-heritage/"> <img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/img_3022_2.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p><a href="/blog/2015/02/09/awarding-utah-heritage/"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/fullsizerender.jpg" width="480"></a></p> <p dir="ltr">Get schooled on campus with <a href="">educational seminars</a> at the University of Utah’s Officers Club and take notes from <a href="">keynote speaker Alan Hess</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">End the day with a <a href="">walking tour of modern architecture</a> on the University of Utah campus. Docents will be present at many buildings to discuss style, function and history.</p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/img_4072.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/img_4073.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/March%202015/img_4074.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><br>See you there.</p> <p>Can't make the Conference, but still interested in the Utah Heritage Foundation? <a href="" target="_blank">Join, volunteer and support right here</a>. </p>Val RasmussenFri, 06 Mar 2015 09:49:00 +0000http:// & RenovateAbove it All http://<p>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><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/anderson2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>East and south-facing terraces provide spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountains and downtown city lights. The table and chairs are by Gandia Blasco. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/anderson1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>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.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/anderson3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A tulip design embellishes the white tiles in the guest bathroom shower. The Agape toilet and mirror and Cambria countertops add sophistication.</p> <p>To see more of this home, <a href="/galleries/above-it-all-1/" target="_blank">visit the gallery</a>.</p>webinternThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:40:00 +0000http:// Our PagesRemodel & RenovatePin of the Week: Office Chalkboard Wall http://<p>Toss those ugly sticky notes and add keep your ideas organized and prominent with a chalkboard wall in your home office. Creating your own chalkboard wall is easy with chalkboard paint from <a href="" target="_blank">Sundance Paints</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">Home Depot</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/chalk-wall5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>via <a href="" target="_blank">Lauren Liess</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/chalk-wall2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p>For more great DIY ideas, follow <a href="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design</a> on Pinterest!</p>webinternWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:54:00 +0000http:// IdeaCarrots: A Colorful History http://<p>Carrots may be synonymous with bright orange, but they were originally white. And purple. </p> <p>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><img alt="" height="423" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/acolorfulhistory.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Four fresh ways to enjoy an old favorite:</strong></p> <p class="p2">1. <strong>Cut them in sticks</strong>, 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.</p> <p class="p1">2. <strong>Cook carrots until soft</strong>. Mash them with a potato ricer and a little cream and honey.</p> <p class="p1">3. <strong>Shred carrots</strong>, 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.<strong> Cut carrots in coins.</strong> Put in a jar with several sprigs of dill. Pour hot water and vinegar over them and chill. Serve like pickles.</p>webinternWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:14:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableRoom Accessories: Plants and Plant Standshttp://<p>It seems as if spring is springing a bit early this year, so we best be prepared. And nothing is more essential in preparing for spring than planting. It’s a great hobby and adds a touch of fresh liveliness to any space. You can plant big small or anything in between. Here are some great ideas for finding your perfect spring planter and plants: </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/fiddlefigtree.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Fiddle Fig Tree | <a href="" target="_blank">Cactus and Tropicals </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="200" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/succulents.jpeg" width="300"></p> <p>Succulents | <a href="" target="_blank">Paradise Palm Indoor Garden Store</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/brassplantjpg.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Brass Planter |<a href="" target="_blank"> Schoolhouse electric &amp; Supply Co.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/planterinspo.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Image via Pinterest </p> <p><img alt="" height="244" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/planters.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Pinterest </p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/285.0027_planter_03.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Schoolhouse Steel Planter Box | <a href="" target="_blank">Schoolhouse electric &amp; Supply Co</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 04 Mar 2015 08:55:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomMaking Arrangements: Lift Off http://<p><img alt="" height="553" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/arrangements1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"Unique 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 nut 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 tropical flowers makes for a fresh, more modern look."</p> <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank">St. Thomas Floral Design</a> for more great arrangement ideas. </p>webinternTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYFrom Our PagesPhoto Friday: Modern, Eclectic, Timelesshttp://<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 Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:22:00 +0000http:// FridayWinter 2015 Web Extras http://<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:// The MagazinePin of the Week: Simple Bar Stool Inspirationhttp://<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="" 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="">USD Pinterest page</a>. </p>webinternThu, 26 Feb 2015 13:37:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYToasting the Townhttp://<p>Admittedly, it's not the most exciting-sounding food trend of the year. But there's no denying that toast (and not the clinking-glass kind) is having a moment as a huge food trend. To get a taste for yourself, visit some of SLC's "third wave" coffee joints. Publik, No Brow and The Rose Establishment all have toast menus offering thick, semi-burnt artisinal bread slices served with all kinds of tasty toppings. </p> <p><img alt="" height="666" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/toast.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Publik Coffee, 975 S. West Temple; NoBrow Coffee &amp; Tea, 179 W. 900 South; The Rose Establishment, 235 S. 400 West </em></p> <p>For more toast toppings, see <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/%20http:/" target="_blank">Toast Masters</a>. </p>webinternThu, 26 Feb 2015 11:53:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaOn the TableClearing the Air in Your Homehttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank">website</a>. </p>webinternThu, 26 Feb 2015 10:40:00 +0000http:// IdeaPruning your Petals for Spring http://<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="">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="" 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="" 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=";#calendarTop" target="_blank">USUBC Home Orchard Demonstration, Kaysville </a></p> <p class="p1">March 21, 9 a.m.—12 p.m.<br><a href=";#calendarTop" target="_blank">Ogden Botanical Gardens, Ogden</a>  <br><a href=";#calendarTop" target="_blank">Boyd Hansen's Orchard, West Point</a></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1">images via <a href="" target="_blank">Red Butte Garden</a></p>webinternWed, 25 Feb 2015 10:59:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsRunway To Room: Spring Ahead With 100% Organic http://<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="">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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Table Linen</a></p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 25 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomFurniture Fetishhttp://<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="" target="_blank"></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="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em><br><br></p>Kristin RockeTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:08:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomWhite On http://<p>Before '50s turquoise, '60s avocado and the almond, oiled bronze, black and ubiquitous stainless steel that followed, there was white. Appliances, that is. Today, Miele brings the brilliant color back into the kitchen with streamlined, glass-doored appliances that make white look and feel brand new. </p> <p><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/white.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Color of the Year</h3> <p><em>One way to escape gray's chokehold when choosing a neutral for your home</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="110" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/screen_shot_2015-02-05_at_12.29.01_pm.png" width="132"></p> <p>Guilford Green<br>HC-116<br>Benjamin Moore<br><em>2015 Color of the Year  </em></p>webinternTue, 24 Feb 2015 12:19:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsRoom To RoomcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Why We Should Stage Everything (&amp; Why We Shouldn&#39;t Call It Staging) http://<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="" 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)’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="" 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</p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 23 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: The High Lifehttp://<p><a href="">Barclay Butera Design</a> furnished, accessorized and put the dazzle in a 19th floor condominium model at <a href="">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 Make sure to head over to his website, </em><a href=""></a>,<em> to see more of his stunning work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 20 Feb 2015 15:11:00 +0000http:// FridayModern Machinehttp://<p>In Park City, an unabashedly function-forward kitchen melds industrial and modern design elements with inspiring results. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/machine1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Marble stainless steel, wire-brushed oak, glass and walnut shape the room's edited palette of authentic materials.</p> <p><img alt="" height="731" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/machine2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Micro-ribbed glass cabinet doors, framed in anodized aluminum, provide semi-transparent views of the upper cabinet's contents. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/machine3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Brave refrigeration. Not only does Beal refrain from hiding the Sub-Zero refrigerator behind panel doors, but he actually draws attention to the exhibitionist-like appliance using glass doors. Upper cabinets crown the fridge to help create a single, large scaled focal point for the wall. </p> <p>For more from this house, visit the <a href="/galleries/modern-machines/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>webinternThu, 19 Feb 2015 10:59:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRemodel & RenovateSt. George Area Parade of Homes–Final Four Dayshttp://<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/"></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="">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="">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="">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="">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="">House #4</a>  Markay Johnson Construction/McQuay Architects</p>webinternThu, 19 Feb 2015 09:47:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsRemodel & RenovateMain Dish Carrotshttp://<p>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 year round. </p> <p><img alt="" height="513" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/maindishcarrots.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Serve this version of a Moroccan tagine over rice or by itself with a green salad.</em> </p> <h4 class="p2">Ingredients</h4> <p class="p1">1 onion, sliced <br>4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed <br>3 Tbsp. olive oil <br>1 1/4 tsp. salt <br>1 tsp. ginger <br>1 tsp. turmeric <br>1/4 tsp. cinnamon <br>1 tsp. black pepper <br>1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper <br>1 tsp. cumin<br>1 Tbsp. thyme leaves<br>4 or 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4” thick sticks <br>1 cup water (half vegetable or chicken broth, if desired) <br>1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, drained <br>1 cup slivered almonds, toasted</p> <h4 class="p2">Instructions</h4> <p class="p2">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. </p>webinternWed, 18 Feb 2015 11:22:00 +0000http:// Our PagesOn the TableRecipesRunway To Room: All Things Pastelhttp://<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></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/blushcouch.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Sofa One | <a href="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Artnau </a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 18 Feb 2015 06:21:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomRed, White and Brasshttp://<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="" target="_blank"></a>, but this sneak peek is enough to show off the show-stopping red <a href="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">website</a>. </p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="/blog/tag/nicole-zeigler/" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Utah Style & DesignTue, 17 Feb 2015 10:38:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Realty Studioshttp://<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="">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/"></a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/"></a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 13 Feb 2015 14:11:00 +0000http:// Friday2015 St. George Area Parade of Homes http://<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="" target="_blank"></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:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsSurprise! It&#39;s a #heartbomb.http://<p>What's a #heartbomb, you ask?</p> <p>Inspired by what some young <a href="" 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=""><img alt="" height="498" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/heartbombs8.jpg" width="500"></a></p> <p><a href=""><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="" 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="">Salt Lake Modern</a>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"> </a></p>Val RasmussenThu, 12 Feb 2015 08:21:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsRunway To Room: Denim Accents http://<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="" 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=";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="" 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="" target="_blank">Blu Dot</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 11 Feb 2015 07:24:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomTune In: A Love Affair With Chairshttp://<p>“Designers of all stripes have this love affair with chairs.” – Avery Trufelman</p> <p>In the 139th installment of <a href="" 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>    </p> <ul> <li>The hilarious satire site <em>The Onion</em> has a <a href=",36470/" target="_blank">web article</a> that dismisses the need for more chairs?</li> <li>There’s a recent influx of “healthy chairs” available on the market, including medicine ball chairs and treadmill (read as: chair-less) desks?</li> <li>One author and designer-extraordinaire believes that chairs are killing people?</li> </ul> <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="" target="_blank">Edge of Your Seat</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="626" src="/site_media/uploads/Feb%202015/chair1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">The Chair Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design</a></p>Ashley MillerTue, 10 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsElume Shines at 26th Annual ARTS Awards http://<p>Park City lighting boutique <a href="" 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="" 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="" 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:// the ScenesAwarding Utah&#39;s Heritage http://<p>Put it on your calendars now. <a href="" 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="">Salt Lake Modern</a>. What do you think? Will she win? Join The Utah Heritage Foundation at the <a href="">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:// Your CalendarsPhoto Friday: At Least 50 Shades of Grayhttp://<p><a href="">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/"></a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/"></a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 06 Feb 2015 15:06:00 +0000http:// FridayThe Color You Need Now: Navyhttp://<p><img alt="" height="544" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/navy-product1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Baccarat Vase, $1,300, <a href="">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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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:// IdeasHot FindsEnlisting Navyhttp://<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:// Our PagesGreat IdeaPin of the Week: Moroccan Lampshttp://<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="" target="_blank">Handbag</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/lamp1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>via <a href="" target="_blank">Afflante</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/lamp2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>via <a href="" target="_blank">MyCraftWork</a></p> <p>For more lighting inspiration, follow Utah Style &amp; Design on <a href="" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>! </p>webinternWed, 04 Feb 2015 12:26:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsTake the Plunge http://<p>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 with spectacular style. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/plunge1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>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.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/plunge2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>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 tubs 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.</p> <p><img alt="" height="733" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/plunge3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Believed to be original to its 1880's Holladay home, this cast iron tub rests on penny tile that helps shape the room's period decor. Designer Robert McArthur cleverly updated the decor with modern fixtures, bold wallpaper and vintage photos.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/plunge4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>A dark, deep-soaking tub enjoys broad mountain views as seen from an Italian style home in Park City. Stone floors and walls complement the tub’s Old World style. Design by Ontario Design Company.</p> <p>For more tub inspiration check out the <a href="/galleries/take-the-plunge/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>webinternWed, 04 Feb 2015 11:20:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineRoom To RoomBed Headshttp://<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="" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>webinternTue, 03 Feb 2015 11:08:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineStyle File: Vintage Vibehttp://<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="" target="_blank">MOD a-go-go</a>, SLC </p>webinternTue, 03 Feb 2015 10:20:00 +0000http:// Our PagesGreat IdeaSofa-Art Pairingshttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Crate &amp; Barrel</a> | Pillows <a href="" target="_blank">The Rug Company</a> | Local Artist Darryl Blaine Erdmann <a href="" target="_blank">15th Street Gallery</a> </p> <p><em><a href="/blog/tag/kristin-rocke/" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 02 Feb 2015 15:53:00 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomValentine&#39;s Day Cooking Classeshttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">The Salt Lake Culinary Center website</a>. </p>webinternMon, 02 Feb 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// Your CalendarsOn the TablePhoto Friday: Workfront&#39;s Designhttp://<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="">Lisman Studio</a> for <a href=";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/"></a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/"></a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:39:00 +0000http:// FridayA Class for Every Cookhttp://<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:/" 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:/" 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:/" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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:// IdeaOn the TableRunway To Room: Wall Décor http://<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="" 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=";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="" target="_blank">Anthropologie</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 28 Jan 2015 09:41:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomStyle File: What&#39;s Hot Nowhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Donghia</a>; Alexandra by <a href="">Lulu DK</a>; Glaze by <a href="">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="" target="_blank">Chelsea Editions</a>; Richelieu by <a href="">Fortuny</a>; Paloma by <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">The Ranch Collection</a>; Lux by <a href="" target="_blank">Sahco</a>; Leo by <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Weitzner</a>; Lily by <a href="" target="_blank">Mokum</a>; Ritzy by <a href="" 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="">Holland &amp; Sherry</a>; Houndstooth by <a href="">Townsend Leather</a>; Wilde Pony by <a href="">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:// Our PagesGreat IdeaHot FindsPhoto Friday: Summer Cottagehttp://<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/"></a>. Visit his website, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/"></a>, to see more of his work. </em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 23 Jan 2015 15:01:00 +0000http:// FridayCaitlin Wilson Trunk Showhttp://<p>Need some fresh design inspiration for the new year? Mark your calendar for the <a href="" target="_blank">Caitlin Wilson Trunk Show</a> hosted by <a href="" target="_blank">Alice Lane Home Collection</a>. </p> <p>International interior designer <a href="" 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:// IdeasMark Your CalendarsRunway To Room: Leafy Accents http://<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=";products_id=1#sthash.dmo0GkjG.dpuf%20;products_id=1" target="_blank">Designer Wall Coverings </a></p> <p>Printed Harper Sofa |<a href="" target="_blank"> Anthropologie </a></p> <p>Botanical + Birch Wall Art – Stencil Leaf | <a href=";cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p> <p>Green Floral Decorative Pillow | <a href="" target="_blank">Whitlock and Co </a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 21 Jan 2015 07:20:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomLibretti &amp; Libations: The Pearl Fisherhttp://<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=""></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=""></a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000http:// the TableOrange is the new kalehttp://<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="">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="">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=""> </a></em></p>Mary MaloufTue, 20 Jan 2015 13:46:00 +0000http:// the TableLunch Meet: Mikel Trapp at Caffe Nichehttp://<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="">Fresco Italian,</a> both <a href="">Trios,</a> <a href="">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="">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=""></a></em></p>webinternTue, 20 Jan 2015 13:40:00 +0000http:// the TableStyle File: In the Black (and White)http://<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="" 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="" 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="">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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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:// IdeasFrom Our PagesHot FindsPhoto Friday: Desert Architecturehttp://<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="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 16 Jan 2015 12:46:00 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Building the Perfect Cheese Platehttp://<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="" target="_blank">Cupcakes and Cashmere</a></p> <p class="p1">Emily Schuman of <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Harmons</a> or <a href="">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="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design</a> on Pinterest. </p>webinternThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:26:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesRecipesAlternatives To Stainless Steel Applianceshttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Photo from Pfister Faucets</a>, who has created their Slate faucet finish in collaboration with GE Appliances.</em></p> <p><a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler,</a> CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 15 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway To Room: Gingham http://<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="" target="_blank">School House Electric &amp; Supply Co.</a></p> <p>Lost and found Striped Gingham Throw | <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p>Vintage Check Towels  |<a href="" target="_blank"> School House Electric &amp; Supply Co.</a></p> <p>Lenox Bench - Windowpane Plaid | <a href="" target="_blank">School House Electric &amp; Supply Co.</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 14 Jan 2015 09:16:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomCelebrating a Fresh Year at Wasatch Community Gardens http://<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="" target="_blank">Annual Seed Swap</a>! Stop by the <a href="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Wasatch Community Gardens</a>.</p> <p class="p3">Photos courtesy Wasatch Community Gardens.</p>webinternTue, 13 Jan 2015 11:02:00 +0000http:// IdeaIn the GardenMark Your CalendarsOn the TableRecipesStyle File: From Fried to Foamhttp://<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="" 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="" 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:// the TablePhoto Friday: Modern and Relaxedhttp://<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="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 09 Jan 2015 08:42:00 +0000http:// FridayNew Mountain http://<p>On the slopes of Deer Valley Resort, design breaks free from heavy and dark to give mountain living—and a new Stein Eriksen Residence—a light filled, modern style. The team of Rebecca Buchan, founder and principal of Denton House Design, and Think Architecture's John C. Shirley and John M. Shirley created Stein Eriksen Residences' contemporary mountain design. The team of Rebecca Buchan, founder and principal of Denton House Design, and Think Architecture's John C. Shirley and John M. Shirley created Stein Eriksen Residences' contemporary mountain design.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/new-mountain1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>To make the contemporary home fit its mountain setting, the design team used stone and recycled barn wood from Montana to balance the exterior's clean, modern lines.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/new-mountain2.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p>The inviting living room features a clean-lined, horizontally oriented fireplace formed with a dynamic marble mantle, hearth and surround. "Dancing in the Wasatch" from McMillen Fine Art Photography hangs above the fire feature. Multiple seating areas contribute to the room's comfort and functionality.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/new-mountain3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>"It's like a jewel box in the middle of the room," says Buchan of the master bathroom's glass-walled shower. Rift-sawn white oak—like that used vertically in the kitchen—runs horizontally on the vanity and insert dresser. The pair of Larsen rectangular vessel sinks are from Waterworks.</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/Jan2015/new-mountain4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Sub Zero and Wolf appliances equip the 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.</p> <p>For more photos of this home, check out the <a href="/galleries/new-mountain/" target="_blank">gallery</a>. </p>webinternThu, 08 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazinecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: THE SANCTUARY LIST | BE RESOLUTEhttp://<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/ 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="" 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</p>Utah Style & DesignThu, 08 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaRunway to Room: Black And White http://<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 |</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="" target="_blank"> Ikea</a></p> <p>Bryce 51" Settee, White/Black | <a href="" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Bone Inlay Side Table | <a href="" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p>Aurora Flat-Weave Rug, Black/Ivory | <a href="" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 07 Jan 2015 09:48:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To Room3 Resolutions for Your Home in 2015http://<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="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeTue, 06 Jan 2015 15:57:00 +0000http:// IdeaRoom To RoomNew Mountainhttp://<p class="p1">Every year around this time, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-lovers head to <a href="">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="">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="">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:// The MagazineRepeat Performancehttp://<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="">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:// The MagazinePhoto Friday: Odyssey Elementary Schoolhttp://<p>Schools are not what they used to be, and an assignment I had last week from <a href="">VCBO </a><span style=""><a href="">Architecture</a> to photograph the new <a href="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 02 Jan 2015 10:48:00 +0000http:// FridayModern Machinehttp://<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="">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:// The MagazineTake the Plungehttp://<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="">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="">,</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="">,</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="">,</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=""></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="">,</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="">,</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=""></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="">,</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:// The MagazineRunway To Room: Dotshttp://<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=";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="" target="_blank"> All Modern</a></p> <p>Dots Wallpaper | <a href="" target="_blank">All Modern+</a></p> <p>Kira Chair, White/Cobalt Dots| <a href="" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p>Dots Pillow By Begin Brand Specifics End Brand Specifics <a href="">K Studio</a> | <a href=";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:// IdeasRoom To RoomAbove It Allhttp://<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:// The MagazineToast Mastershttp://<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:// The MagazineNavy, Now and Foreverhttp://<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="">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="">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="">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="">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="">Details,</a> SLC; Shibori linen pillow, $121, <a href="">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:// The MagazineWhich Cover Would You Choose: Winter 2015 Stylehttp://<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="" 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:// Our PagesGreat IdeaIn The MagazineCinderella Carrotshttp://<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=""><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=""><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=""><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=""><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:// The MagazineLift Offhttp://<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=""></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:// The MagazineRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Give Your Living Room a Lifthttp://<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="" target="_blank">GSBS Architects</a>, Justin Jacobs and David Brems</p>Ashley MillerMon, 29 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Bountiful Bench Remodelhttp://<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="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 26 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000http:// FridayMerry Winter, Happy Whitehttp://<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="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a><br><br><img alt="" height="760" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter2.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter3.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><img alt="" height="746" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter4.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><img alt="" height="706" src="/site_media/uploads/Dec%202014/winter5.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeThu, 25 Dec 2014 08:06:00 +0000http:// IdeasRunway To Room: All Things Neutral http://<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="" 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=";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="" 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=";categoryId=cat80012" target="_blank">Restoration Hardware</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 24 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Holiday Cheershttp://<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:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesHoliday Prep: Where To Eat For Christmas &amp; New Yearshttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>Utah Style & DesignMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:51:00 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TableRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Dine in Stylehttp://<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="" target="_blank">Etruscan</a> walls</li> <li>A bold painting by <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Holiday Cheerhttp://<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="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:51:00 +0000http:// FridayHoliday Prep: Handmade Holidays Pop-Up Shophttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank">can find here</a>, for the month of December they have a <a href="" 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="" 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:// IdeaHot FindsBefore &amp; After: Historic Home Attic Renovationhttp://<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="" target="_blank">enzy design</a><br>General Contractor:  <a href="" target="_blank">Home-Tech, Inc.</a><br>Photography:  <a href="" 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="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:30:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Winter Wreathshttp://<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="" 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="" 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:// IdeaIn the GardenRunway To Room: Last Minute Decorating Ideas http://<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=";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="" 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="" 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="" 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:/;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="" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 17 Dec 2014 09:29:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Amaryllis &amp; Paperwhiteshttp://<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="" 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:// IdeaIn the GardenRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Family-Style Family Roomhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Holiday&#39;s at OC Tannerhttp://<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="">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:// FindsHoliday Prep: Ginger Snap Aquavit Recipehttp://<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="" 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:// the TablePartiesRecipesHoliday Prep: Last Minute Gifthttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">here</a> for more details on how to subscribe. </p>webinternSat, 13 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindscityhomeCOLLECTIVE REAL ESTATE VALUES | A REPORThttp://<p><a href="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank"></a><br><br></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 12 Dec 2014 11:02:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsHoliday Prep: Cocktailshttp://<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="">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:// IdeaOn the TablePartiesEntries , Foyers, Hallways and Stairs Oh Myhttp://<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="" 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:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: DIY Snow Globeshttp://<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="" 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="">Buffalo Snow</a> or any type of faux snow that you can find</li> <li>Glue Dots (Heather likes <a href="">Elmer's Glue Spots</a>) or hot glue</li> </ul> <p>Check out Heather's <a href="" 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:// IdeasDIYPartiesHoliday Prep: Dreidel Cookieshttp://<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="" 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=";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:// To Room: The Ultimate Gift For The Hosthttp://<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="" 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=";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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeWed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Find Your Space Campaign Part 4http://<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="" target="_blank">Spring issue</a>, the second campaign that premiered in the<a href="" target="_blank"> Summer issue</a>, or the third campaign that premiered in the <a href="" target="_blank">Fall issue</a>. As with the first three campaigns<a href="" target="_blank"> <em>cityhomeCOLLECTIVE</em></a> was nice enough to <a href="" target="_blank">share behind the scenes photos and commentary of the photoshoot.</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="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:// the ScenesFrom Our PagesGreat IdeaHoliday Prep: Cheese Ballshttp://<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:// IdeaIn The MagazinePartiesHoliday Prep: Stocking Stuffershttp://<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="" 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=";categoryId=cat3870140" target="_blank">Restoration Hardware</a>- <a href=";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="" target="_blank">Pottery Barn</a>- <a href=";" 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="" target="_blank">The Container Store</a>- <a href=";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="" target="_blank">Bloomingsales</a>- <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Hip &amp; Humble</a>- <a href="" target="_blank">Ladybug Contact Lens Case</a> $5.95 is adorable and while not really a stocking stuffer per se this <a href="" 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="" 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:// IdeaHot FindsRefresh, Renew, Remodel: A Living Room to Live Forhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a>, SLC</p>webinternMon, 08 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Blazing Needle Knitting Kitshttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank">go here</a> to pick out your favorites.</p>Cynthia YeoSun, 07 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaHot FindsHoliday Prep: Red Hot Candied Appleshttp://<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="" 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:// IdeaOn the TableHoliday Prep: Hot Cocoahttp://<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="" 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:// IdeaHoliday Prep: Christmas Cardshttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank">Target</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Walmart</a> and <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Postable</a></p> <p class="p3"><a href="" target="_blank">Hey Everybody</a></p> <p class="p3"><a href="" target="_blank">Send Out Cards</a></p>webinternThu, 04 Dec 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaRunway To Room: Holiday Décor http://<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="" 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="" 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="" 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:/" target="_blank">One Kings Lane </a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 03 Dec 2014 15:26:08 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomHoliday Prep: Advent Calendarshttp://<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="" target="_blank">Yellow Bliss Road</a></p> <p class="p1">This DIY envelope calendar from <a href="" 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="" 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:// IdeaHoliday Prep: DIY Cinnamon Ornamentshttp://<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="" 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:// IdeaHoliday Prep: Wreath Makinghttp://<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="" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="" 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:// IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Dining Room Redohttp://<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="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a>, SLC</p>webinternMon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePhoto Friday: Sugar House&#39;s Vuehttp://<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="">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="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// FridayCulinary Crafts Holiday Cooking Experienceshttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank"></a> or call (801) 225-6576. </p>webinternWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:50:43 +0000http:// Your CalendarsOn the TableRunway To Room: Shimmer and Shinehttp://<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="" 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="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/redaccents.jpg" width="336"></p> <p>Butterfly Blanket | <a href="" 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=";" target="_blank">West Elm</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomCity Home Collective Holiday Donation Drivehttp://<p class="p1"><a href="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Zest</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Mandate Press</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Vive Juicery</a> and <a href="" 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="" target="_blank"></a> for a complete list of items needed as well as drop-off location addresses. </p>webinternTue, 25 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsReinvent Your Thanksgiving Tablescapehttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="645" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/krocke5.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" 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="" 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=",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="" target="_blank">The Rug Company</a></p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em></p>Kristin RockeMon, 24 Nov 2014 23:33:36 +0000http:// IdeasOn the TablePartiesRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Great Expectations for your Great Roomhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Lloyd Architects</a></p>webinternMon, 24 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Ski Home Colorhttp://<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=""><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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:35:46 +0000http:// FridayRunway To Room: Room Accessorieshttp://<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="" target="_blank">Anthropologie </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="266" src="/site_media/uploads/Nov%202014/candle2.jpg" width="400"></p> <p><a href="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Anthroplogie </a></p>Emi ClarkeThu, 20 Nov 2014 09:07:01 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomThe Holidays at The Grand America Hotelhttp://<p class="p1">With the holidays quickly approaching, <a href="" 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:// IdeaMark Your CalendarsDecorating: Bring on the holidayshttp://<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="">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:// IdeasDIYRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Inviting Front Entryhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a> in Salt Lake City</p>webinternMon, 17 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovatePetite Feast&#39;s Turkey Dinner for Twohttp://<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="">Victoria Topham of Petite Feast</a> for ideas. Here I am sitting front row taking notes from the local chef in <a href="">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="">Petite Feast</a>.</p> <p>Want to see more of the fun shop at <a href="">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:// the TableTrend: Dark Backsplasheshttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="">Google</a> , CKBR, Allied ASID, NCIDQ is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; specializing in kitchen &amp; bathroom design and residential remodeling.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerMon, 17 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Shingle Style Homehttp://<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="">James L. Carroll and Associates</a> in Salt Lake City was the architect who recreated the Shingle style so well; <a href="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 14 Nov 2014 09:20:43 +0000http:// FridayHoliday Feasting at Log Havenhttp://<p class="p1">Fall will soon come to an end, and dining at <a href="" 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:// Your CalendarsOn the TableRunway To Room: Velvethttp://<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=";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="" 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=";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="" 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:/" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 12 Nov 2014 07:22:28 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomSeated In Satisfactionhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em><br><br></p>Kristin RockeTue, 11 Nov 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasEating Healthy for the Holidayshttp://<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="">Cuisine Unlimited Catering &amp; Special Events</a> and a contributor to <a href="/"></a></em></p>webinternMon, 10 Nov 2014 09:30:59 +0000http:// IdeaOn the TablecityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Rethink Your Neighborhoodhttp://<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="" target="_blank">check out its spotlight feature at</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="" 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</em></p>Utah Style & DesignFri, 07 Nov 2014 21:41:25 +0000http:// the ScenesGreat IdeaPhoto Friday: At Home in Holladayhttp://<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="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 07 Nov 2014 18:39:29 +0000http:// FridayRunway To Room: Fur And Floral Accentshttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 05 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomWhite Noise Event Photoshttp://<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="" target="_blank">Chanda Chuon</a></p> <p class="p1">Florist: <a href="" target="_blank">Shelly Huynh</a> of Orchid Dynasty</p> <p class="p1">Floral Sponsor: <a href="" target="_blank">Ensign Wholesale</a></p> <p class="p1">Flower Lounge for VIP: Spencer Flowers of <a href="" target="_blank">Espirit Raw Flowers </a></p> <p class="p1">Band: <a href="" target="_blank">Coral Bones </a></p> <p class="p1">Hair: <a href="" 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://, Renew, Remodel: Living Largehttp://<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="" target="_blank">Lisman Studio</a>, SLC</p>webinternMon, 03 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomMadison McCord Interiors settles in to new locationhttp://<p><a href="">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="">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="">here</a> to view the full photo gallery.</p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href=""></a></em></p>webinternThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:18 +0000http:// the ScenesDecorating IdeasStatement Lighting Pieceshttp://<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="">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="">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="">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="">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="">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:// IdeasWicked Cool Wallpaper, The Dark Side of the Wallhttp://<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=";RFID=054402&amp;TKID=0&amp;domain=com&amp;KWID=1852784277&amp;gclid=CIjKhe-o0MECFYtAMgodJHUAxw&amp;CTID=46580003" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/wickedwallpaper4.jpg" width="490"><br><a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Christmas Beetle via Sydney Harbor</a></p>Kristin RockeWed, 29 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway To Room: Blankets and Throws http://<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="" 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="" 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=";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="" target="_blank"> West Elm</a></p>Emi ClarkeWed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomGourmet Ingredients from Hatcheryhttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p>Stefanie CaintoTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:49:09 +0000http:// the TablePhoto Friday: Transparency meets mountain livinghttp://<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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:38:35 +0000http:// FridayPin of the Week: Framed Wall Calendarshttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank">A Thousand Words</a>, to accomplish your own framed calendar. </p> <p class="p1">Scoop up your favorite frame from <a href="" target="_blank">Ikea</a>, <a href="|X0Y2W4|T:Template%20B-DVM|C:CMS&amp;intc=2022552|null" target="_blank">Target</a>, or <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Uptown Flair Home</a></p> <p class="p1">Not so into DIY projects? Not to worry! <a href=";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="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>webinternThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:49:13 +0000http:// IdeaRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Elevate Your Living Room to Stylish Heightshttp://<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="" target="_blank">Warren Lloyd</a>, SLC Architect</p>webinternMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: East Coast Cottageshttp://<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="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 17 Oct 2014 13:43:23 +0000http:// FridayLet’s Talk About Recessed Niches…. Againhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design.  <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p> <p><br><br></p>Nicole ZeiglerThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:19:44 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomRunway To Room: A Touch Of Blush http://<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="" target="_blank">Harpersbazaar</a> <br><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/blush1.jpeg" width="490"><br><br><a href="" 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="" 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=";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="" 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:// IdeasRoom To RoomFall Trend Forecasthttp://<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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Natalie Miller</a></p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank">Kristin Rocke</a> established <a href="" target="_blank">K. Rocke Design</a> in 2004. Working coast to coast and internationally, K. Rocke Design is widely respected for residential and hospitality work.  Kristin has been named as New Trad top ten and has had projects featured in Utah Style and Design, Florida Design, Traditional Home,  Conde Nast, Editor-at-Large, Williams Sonoma blog, Tastemaker on OKL and airs a monthly interior design segment on KUTV Fresh Living.  Kristin received her B.A. degrees from the University of Utah and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.</em><br><br></p>Kristin RockeTue, 14 Oct 2014 15:28:35 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomGet Flooredhttp://<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="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">West Elm</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Restoration Hardware</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Urban Outfitters</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Pottery Barn</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Salt Lake Rug Company</a>, SLC</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Foothill Oriental Rug<span>s</span></a>, SLC</p>webinternTue, 14 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRoom To RoomRefresh, Renew, Remodel: Rework Your Kitchenhttp://<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="" target="_blank">Avatar Design Group</a></p>webinternMon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPhoto Friday: Maximizing Spacehttp://<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="">J. Ford Construction,</a> Salt Lake City), architect Bill Mammen, AIA (<a href="">Mammen Associates Architecture,</a> Park City), and Elizabeth Wixom (<a href="">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=""></a>. Visit his website, <a href=""></a>, to see more of his work.</em></span></p>Scot ZimmermanFri, 10 Oct 2014 09:22:53 +0000http:// FridayTurtle Abode &amp; Winter Pond Maintenancehttp://<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="" target="_blank">this link</a> has great information and<a href="" 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:// IdeaIn the GardenWhite Wallshttp://<div>Anne Marie Barton of<a href="" 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="" target="_blank">AMB Design</a></em></div>Utah Style & DesignThu, 09 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomPin of the Week: Dresser Designhttp://<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="" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Eiane Rodrigues</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="613" src="" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Indulgy</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="750" src="" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Utah Style &amp; Design on Pinterest.</a></p>webinternWed, 08 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// IdeasDIYcityhomeCOLLECTIVE: Finding the right space for youhttp://<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=""><span><span><span><em><span></span></em></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><em>.</em></span></span></span></p>webinternTue, 07 Oct 2014 10:25:35 +0000http:// IdeaElume: 26th Annual Arts Awards Finalisthttp://<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="" 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="" target="_blank">ARTS Awards website</a>. </p>webinternTue, 07 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http:// the ScenesGreat IdeaMark Your CalendarsRenew, Remodel: Brighten Your Bathroomhttp://<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="" target="_blank">GSBS Architects</a>, Justin Jacobs and David Brems</p>webinternMon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http:// IdeasFrom Our PagesIn The MagazineRemodel & RenovateRoom To RoomBest Westernhttp://<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,</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.,</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 ou