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.

Custom Home

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!




We’ll be back soon!

May 29th, 2014

Well it looks like our host site has been hacked and we lost all of our posts in 2014. Bear with us while we work on this and we promise to have some exciting new projects for you soon!

Brunken Residence- Progress

January 9th, 2014

These progress shots of the Brunken Residence show the architectural detail and classicism that I used in its design. Stone was utilized on the exterior of the elevation to be reminiscent of the stone found in the area where the house was built. The house is now finished and after the homeowners get a chance to settle in and make it home we will have it photographed and I will tell you more about it and how wonderful these clients have been to work with!

Legacy Office Building

January 7th, 2014

Here is a quick look at the Legacy Office Building in Centerville. It will house a design center on the second floor, Henry Walker Homes Corporate offices on the third floor, and Strategic Capital on the fourth floor. I am currently working on the tenant improvement build out for each of these floors. I have uniquely designed the proportions and scale to represent the nature of each business and look forward to seeing it come together over the next few months.