I love going to the Philharmonic House of Design tour.  This home tour benefits the Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education, which I think is a great cuase.  This year’s 15,000 square foot house which was remodeled by 17 different interior designers was full of details that caught my eye.  Here are a few of my favorite parts.

Philharmonic Guest Bedroom

The blue grey color used in this guest bedroom is beautiful.

Philharmonic Tour Framed Art Work in Bookshelf

Isn't it great how the framed art work in hung in the bookcase?

Philharmonic Tour Grey and Yellow Living Room

Notice in this room there is a central light fixture, nuetral background and furniture with the pillows providing a punch of color.

Philharmonic Tour Master Suite

In this large master bedroom the spool bed and rugs have been used to define the sitting area.

Philharmonic Tour Kitchen Table

The layered window coverings in this room are great!

Philharmonic Tour Ceiling Coffers

This ceiling and lighting design really help lift a low celing.

Philharmonic Tour Stone Wall

The landscaping was beautiful!

 

Accent tiles can add a lot of charm and individuality to a home.  I like to pick tiles that not only fit in the space but also speak to me.  I like to collect tiles while I travel or even have them custom screen printed.   Here are some pictures of unique accent tile applications.

Custom Tiles

Custom screen printed tiles of children's art work

This is a great collage of kitchen accent tiles

A collage of kitchen accent tiles

Ellis Accent Tile in wood floor

Accent tile set in wood floor

Potting Room Accent Tile

Accent tile set in laminate

Accent tiles in shower niche

Accent tiles in shower niche

Custom Screen Printed Tiles

Custom screen printed tiles of columns

Accent tile in cement fireplace sourond Accent tile in a cement fireplace surround
Accent Tile in Sheetrock

Accent tile set in sheetrock

Accent tiles in a stone fireplace surround

Accent tile placed to the side of the bathroom vanity

Maple Hills Condo Remodel

June 19th, 2015

The Maple Hills Condo remodel is underway.  Here are  few before and construction pictures.  Stay tuned to see the transformation of this great condo!

Maybe Front DoorMaybe two stories of decksMaybe deck and stairsMaybe Downstairs outsideMaybe Interior CourtyardMaybe fireplaceMaybe Kitchen BarUpstairs ConstructionMaybe construction in stairwellMaybe new stair constructionMaybe framing constructionMaybe downstairs constructionMaybe land mover constructionMaybe deck constructionMaybe deck construction

If your looking for a new flooring solution, try layering rugs.  Pairing and arranging rugs offers a lot of versatility to your design.  I often start with a larger neutral rug such as a sisal and then add rugs with color and patterns on top.  With your  larger rug being a bit more economical it may allow you  to spend more on a smaller high quality rug to place on top.  Great texture and depth may be created with multiple rugs.  Try mixing patterns or placing them on interesting angles.

Master Bedroom layered rug 485Casita layered rug 585Living Room layered rug la camilleGirl's bedroom layered rug la camilleLoft office layered rug la camillegreat room layered rug lusk

Custom Pool House

June 12th, 2015

I designed this pool house last summer and it is being put to full use this season!  Outdoor living spaces have become increasing important to people in their home design.  Creating this pool house with a kitchenette and sitting area is a great way to increase the use of the pool area.  Enjoy the summer weather!

Custom Home Design

June 7th, 2015

I really enjoyed working on this custom home plan.  It’s an awesome family home with a lot of bedrooms to accomodate a big family.  My favorite part of this home is the great room.  It has two-story high ceilings and opens up onto a large circular patio.  Beautiful home!

Front Elevation

Front Elevation

Right Side Elevation

Side Elevation

Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation

Left Side Elevation

Side Elevation

Basement Floor Plan
Lower Level Floor Plan
Main Floor Plan

Main Floor Plan

Upper Level Floor Plan

Upper Level Floor Plan

Roof Vents, Chimney Caps, Cupolas, Weathervanes and Spires!

Roof details are commonly overlooked although they can have a great impact.  Here are a few of my favorite roof details from through the years.

whale westhervaneCupola and weathervane  babesball player weathervaneBird weathervane, cupola and aluminum roof ventRoof vent in aluminumChimney CapChimney Vent  Rounded Chimney CapRoof vents and chimney detailDecorative roof spierMetail spierCustom metal roof spier

 

 

 

 

The DuMc triplex in Bountiful is finally wrapping up!

I  couldn’t help but post some more progress pictures as the interior finishes are looking so great!  The last townhome is almost complete and still available.

Master Bedroom wall panelingMaster Bathroom freestanding tubloft ceiling panelinglarge clock in loftFireplace with cement surroundStove backsplashkitchenGreat Room with brick fireplaceGreat Room ceiling detaillaundry room with black wallpaper

 

Custom Home Plan

May 26th, 2015

I have really enjoyed designing this custom plan the past several months.  This home has a warm contemporary feel.  It creatively mixes narrow more modern roof lines with warmer exterior materials.  The eclectic mix continues with modern window design juxtaposed with architectural details such as columns and trellises.  The floor plan is dreamy with main floor living, a walk-out basement, and large open living spaces connected to outdoor living.

Front Elevation

Front Elevation

Right Elevation

Right Elevation

Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation

Left Elevation

Left Elevation

Lower Level Floor Plan

Lower Level Floor Plan

Main Floor Plan

Main Level Floor Plan

Upper Floor Plan

Upper Level Floor Plan

 

Accessorize the Exterior of Your Home

Here are some high impact accessory ideas!

1. Exterior shutters add color, texture and personality.

Brown shuttes with pinapple cut-out mounted at an angleGreen shutters with watering pot cupt-out mounted away from houseBrown shutters on white stone with cast iron hardware

2. The antiquity of gas lanterns gives richness and warmth to your entrance.

gas lanterns on either side of French doorscottage door with gas lantern

3. Potshelves can come in so many different, shapes, sizes and colors.  Although it may be difficult to get the right design and proportions for your home, when done well they look great!

DuPaix dark blue potshelfWirght dark blue potshelfOlsen tan pot shelfElkins clean line pot shelf