Utah Style and Design

Photo Friday: Quiet Design

November 24, 2017

Words & photos by: Scot Zimmerman


Anne-Marie Barton (AMB) Design’s quiet take on a mountain home remodel in Glenwild yields a soft and relaxing home environment. Credit goes to Upwall Design for architecture and to general contractor Steve Dubell for the construction and amazing detailing.

The design reflects AMB Design’s approach of playing with tonality with an emphasis on textures and subtle patterning. The use of transparent screens and clear rails added patterns and subtly both separated and joined connected rooms and spaces.



The open spaces are layered with clean lines. They provide a sense of minimal simplicity despite the luxury appointments. I found these layered horizontal lines called for a straight-on camera angle.




The technical challenge was to make daytime shots that show the luminosity of the space while retaining detail in the highlights—it pushed the limits of digital photography. However, the details are essential to capturing the shifts in textures in the materials.



The home’s details were masterfully built. While the majority of the space is clean and sleek, AMB Design features open shelves in the kitchen, and the dishes and glassware add the homeowner’s presence.


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