I’d had better days at work. You don’t need the details, but just know that I’d had my fill of battling dangling modifiers, juggling deadlines and documenting gray’s decorative demise. It was Friday, and I was ready for the weekend and a reboot. Before clocking out, I headed to Park City to scout a home….
We editors love our catch phrases, and it seems many of us wait all year long to tag our magazine covers with bold headlines reading “New Year, New Look, New You” or some version thereof.
“It’s not rocket science.” So say modest designers when I ask them how they create the amazing spaces we feature in our pages. They’re right, design isn’t a science—and it’s a good thing it isn’t. If it were, formulas would rule, and our rooms would all look the same. Décors by Stephen Hawking—who wants that? From where I stand, the most engaging spaces are unique, reflect their owners and have willful personalities of their own.
Design magazines are like beautiful gardens. They’re quiet, inspiring and you can experience them in your own time, at your own pace. Plus they’re always presenting what’s fresh and new. Maybe that’s why I enjoy creating them both as much as I do. In fact, if I weren’t an editor, I could easily see myself digging into garden design for a living.
Leaf through the magazine and see what ideas take root and inspire you to grow into personal projects. We showcase some of the most unique and memorable homes and interiors from across the state, but we also spill eagerly outside to cover outdoor spaces that are equally compelling.
Not long ago, while photographer Scot Zimmerman and I were shooting a home’s spectacular chef-style kitchen, we couldn’t help but marvel at the enormous La Cornue range. A behemoth of stainless steel and gleaming brass, it had the turn-on factor (and matching price) of a racing-red Ferrari. I couldn’t help but ask the homeowner how…
This Spring 2017 issue of Utah Style & Design is packed with “finished” rooms, homes and, yes, even a barn. Check out our lineup of sensational laundry rooms, bold floral designs, a remodeled Avenues kitchen, and savvy decorating, cooking and entertaining ideas. Need design inspiration? Be sure to subscribe to Utah Style & Design and keep…
It has been said that if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.