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More Wonder, Less Whimsy: Butterfly Wallcoverings

“Butterflies can be ordered and architectural,” says designer Jason Wilde, describing the  zoological portrayals and museum prints he favors. Organized specimens displayed with wings wide are replicated on eye-catching fabrics, wall coverings, artwork and inside framed exhibits. “Butterflies are like an organized floral pattern that brings nature in, but at the same time, they’re not…

Meagan Rae Interiors’ Four Steps to Timeless Design

In Draper, designer Meagan Macievic, principal of Meagan Rae Interiors, transforms a previously unremarkable living room into one filled with luminous light, timeless style and uplifting details. Her strategy, dissected:  COLOR “I like to add black and white to every room. It’s elegant and timeless like a tuxedo,” says Meagan Macievic.  This classic color pairing…

Hot Seat

Woven wicker and a unique bowl-shaped seat distinguish the award-winning 1950’s ‘basket chair’ by Danish designers Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel. Today, Kettal’s outdoor adaptation—crafted from teak and artificial fiber—delivers the same organic form and mid-century vibe as the original. Available to the trade through John Brooks Inc., SLC.

Color Crush: Tantalizing Teal

· Neither blue nor green, teal is an exotic in-between color that is finding its way into cool rooms of all styles. ·

The newest way to satisfy your craving for last year’s blue is to treat your décor to this year’s “it color,” teal.  Like ubiquitous blue, teal is cool and comforting, but its green cast makes it more nurturing, invigorating and exotic. With shades ranging from deep aqua to saturated peacock, teal pairs well with white…

Summer Blooms – What’s In Season?

Amber Dickson shares her nature-inspired approach to creating a late-summer floral arrangement. Source “Locally sourced blooms are better and fresher,” says floral designer Amber Dickson. She suggests foraging flowers from your gardens, getting them at the farmers market and purchasing from local growers.  Size “I look for a variety of sizes for interesting scale,” says…

Seeing a Pattern: Utah Valley Homes Step it Up with Fabulous Floors

If you attended the recent  Utah Valley Parade of Homes, you likely recognized a number of high-style design elements that were shared by many of the beautiful homes. We sure did. Among our favorites were the black-and-white patterns that punched up the floors of many bathrooms, laundry rooms and mudrooms. It’s like graphic wallpaper underfoot….

Photo Op: Barbie Arrives at Julie Nester Gallery

Celebrating her 60th birthday, American icon Barbie is popping up everywhere, including Park City’s Julie Nester Gallery. “American Scenes,” the gallery’s summer exhibition (June 28-July 23) will showcase the work of David Levinthal, a central figure in American postmodern photography. Included will be photos from his “Wild West” and “Baseball” series, along with archival prints from…

Smart Living in Small Spaces

Homeowner Rafael Alvarado, principal of Vecchio Design, delivers streamlined design and large living to his 525-square-foot condo in Salt Lake City. Here are 6 small-living inspirations from his space, to help maximize your small space. 1. Tile Textures In the bathroom, the custom vanity features an Agape sink; a lighted Apure mirror shines above. Alvarado…

Western Decor Inspiration

Be where you are and bring home the new west. Every cabin, ranch house or cowboy-at-heart abode needs some desert-inspired décor.  Check out these Utah-grown wild wild west finds to spruce up your home! 1. “The Long Goodbye” by Billy Schenck, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches ($11,000) Modern West Fine Art, SLC 2….

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