Laird Street Remodel

August 25th, 2014

More pictures of the charming home on Laird Street that Robert remodeled. Hear is a quote from Mike Baird who flipped the home: “Robert McArthur and his team were nothing short of genius… The proportions, scale, and attention to detail within a limited space have been praised by all. Very few have the immediate sense and instinct like Robert. Thank you and Bravo!”

Here you can see the addition above the now covered patio.

Laird Street Remodel

August 12th, 2014

I came across pictures from the home on Laird Street that I worked with Mike Baird (aka Flip Man Mike) to remodel. He and his team are experts at flipping houses and I was happy to draw up plans for them. The home is in the Yalecrest district of Salt Lake City and my goal with the exterior elevations was to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood with respect to the existing height and details of the home while adding in details common to the area including the bracketed porch and Romeo & Juliet style balcony.

Photos from Daniel Thompson.

Fresh Fabric Ideas

July 29th, 2014

I am working on interiors for a model home and love these fresh fabric ideas. They are classic and sophisticated and will pair well with any color.

Last month I visited Newport Beach and toured the Philharmonic House of Design. It was “serenity by the sea” in my opinion. All furniture fabrics and accessories were inspired by the ocean and beaches around. The architecture was low lying to preserve views, thus allowing neighboring homes to have sight lines to the ocean. The garage was in the lower level accessed only by a private side driveway descending to the lower level basement. The walls and flooring were all beautiful backgrounds.

I thought this was a great idea for a television.

Photos from yours truly & PhilharmonicHouseOfDesign (Cindy Smetana Interior & CeCe Lorthioir).

Carriage House

July 9th, 2014

I designed this charming carriage house for my client who is a car and sports enthusiast. The carriage house sits nestled into the mountain side across from the main house.

Photographs by Brandon Flint Photography.

Canyon Road

July 2nd, 2014

I designed this home years ago and just received these beautiful pictures from the contractor. This home was placed on a lot that had been in the family for generations. There were many family memories on the building site so we preserved the pool from the original home. This custom home was designed as a spot for entertaining dignitaries and hosting university events.

Thanks to JayDee Barr Construction for sharing these pictures with us.

A General Contractors Home

June 25th, 2014

This home belongs to one of my favorite general contractors. I helped him update the home to show some of the details he is known for in his construction business. His family had grown since the home was built so we created a big gathering room and a deck off the back. His wife loves to cooks and wanted a big prep area where her family could gather around. We also created a sports bar as the family is very athletic. And as you can see they love baseball in particular.

Finishing Touches

June 17th, 2014

While we were designing the playrooms and freshening up the bedrooms we added a few more touches that weren’t too excessive to help make the house more current. In the entry we added this fun runner to the stairs.
To freshen up the kitchen I designed a new piece of cabinetry and updated the counter tops.

I had the clients add a slab of marble to their dining table top to give it new life.

If you are ready to update your home and give it fresh look I would love to work with you. You can reach us at (801)292-1512.

Before the basement was finished (see post below) I had originally designed the playroom in this home upstairs. As the family has grown the clients wanted to create another bedroom for the children. So what was once a play room is now a bedroom, walk-in closet, and a bathroom.



While we were moving rooms and creating new spaces we decided to give much of the home a fresh look! In the nursery we added a built-in bed which I custom designed for the space so that the room would seem larger.The clients wanted to have their children’s personalities reflected in each of their rooms so we involved them in the design process as they selected their favorite colors.

A Play Room for All!

June 4th, 2014

I designed this home years ago and recently helped the clients finish the basement and give the home a fresh look.Here is a look at the basement before:

We created play areas that would work for their young girls and older boys. We also added a gym for the adults. These play rooms are full of personality and are getting lots of use!