I’ve always used wallpaper in my interiors but I love seeing the current trends and new products.  Wallpaper can really make a big impact on your interiors.

Black and White

Some of you may have seen the Utah Style and Design article “High Contrast” about Black and White interiors being a hot trend right now.  Well some of these wallpapers would work perfectly if you are trying to create a high contrast room.

Walnut Aqua ParatiWalnut L'Amour White & BlackWalnut Sissy & Marley My House CharcoalWalnut Sissy & Marley Stripe CharcoalWalnut Sissy & Marley Zee CharcoalWalnut Mexico City Chicago AgaveI like this one with just a hint of color.

Retro Revival  Graham and Brown Retro Deco Diamon Green SceneGraham and Brown Retro Trippy Orange SceneGrahm and Browm Retro Carnival Zest Scene

Metallics   osborne and little metallico vinyls orbitalWalnut Big Moon gold on navyWalnut B-A-N-A-N-A-S_ cyan install

This actually has a scratch and sniff option where the bananas smell like bananas.  I would go with the unscented option, but suit yourself.  I love the pop art homage to iconic screen printing.

“Attics” is the newest collection by Andrew Martin

Parquet Attic Andrew Martin Paintbrushes Attic Andrew MartinAugustus Attic Andrew Martin

Small Prints

Walnut Lattice Black and Clay Walnut Tusk Stone

osborne and little fantasque ziegfeld osborne and little Fantasque ziegfeld blueColumbus Attic Andrew Martin White Columbus Attic Andrew Martin

These papers are hand screened which gives them such a wonderful depth and texture!


So I’m not sure this is exactly a trend, but I love the robots!Walnut bc-robotspinkWalnut astrobots-chocolateWalnut Robo Rail - AtlanticWalnut Robots

We’re Hiring

January 22nd, 2016

Full Time Project Management Position Available

We are looking for applicants that are interested in a full time position as a project manager/ office manager.  This position is responsible for all the scheduling of the office, this includes client appointments, sub-contractors, engineers, and so forth. This position will track the progress of all the clients to keep them on schedule with plans and design decisions.  There is a lot of filing and information organization needed.  Meeting notes and design decisions need to be tracked, communicated and referenced easily. There is an opportunity for involvement with preliminary interior design selections.  This is a small office of 4-5 people, which creates a lot of diversity of work.  This is an interesting and dynamic position that changes as the architecture and design projects change.  You will be able to problem solve, interact with clients and be exposed to amazing design.  For more information, please call 801-292-512 and send resumes to robert@robertgmcarthurstudios.com.

Mark your calendars for Feb. 12th-21st

The St. George Parade of Homes looks as promising as ever this year, and February is a great time to get into warmer weather.  I’ve shared renderings a few homes that I think look interesting, however you really should check out the full line up of 28 homes.

10 Split Rock Fine Homes

#10 Kopila by Split Rock Fine Homes. This house is said to be designed with interesting angles and multiple patios to take advantage of the views. The views in Southern Utah never cease to amaze.

11 Desert Sky Homes, LLC

#11 The Luxury Life by Desert Sky Homes. Again, the views of red rock from the home look amazing and I really want to see the outdoor entertainment area.

13 J2 Construction

#13 Desert Soleil by J2 Construction. This house looks really nice with its floor to ceiling windows, but I need little excuse to get to Kayenta and stop by the Xetava Garden Cafe as well as the art galleries.

20 Markay Johnson Construction

#20 The Hive by Markay Johnson Construction. The modern design of this home is interesting. I’m curious to see the exterior materials, including the stucco bands separated with metal channels.

23 Keystone Construction

#23 Cliff Point by Keystone Construction. Okay, so at this high price it’s just fun to see what kinds of bells and whistles 3.9 million will get you these days.

27 Interstate Homes

#27 Park View by Interstate Homes. I want to see this newly opened area for building. I like that this home has used so many horizontal windows, which is something you don’t see often. I also think this house looks like a really nice practical floor plan.


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Time to Organize

January 17th, 2016

The New Year often brings ideas of organizing.  With all the shopping and presents in December, January is a great time to clear out clutter, organize and spruce up.  Here are few pictures of real pantries and kitchens that still look beautiful.  IMG_9460La Camille (6)

Repetition is really helpful when working with open shelving.


Transferring your extra food into glass containers helps keep your food good longer as well as make it look nice.

La Camille (3) La Camille (4)

I’ve added little rugs and baskets to my refrigerator.  The rugs help keep the shelves clean and the baskets are a great way to organize your food.

La Camille (12)

If you ever get the chance to design your own kitchen make sure to utilize all possible space.  I love this pull-out for my spices.


Finding a vintage piece like this one gives a little more personality to your storage spaces.

Lusk5  The use of baskets is not to be underestimated. Baskets are age old and still just as effective in organizing.

I hope this gives you inspiration to dive into your pantry or cluttered closet!

A great way to personalize your home is to fill it with the books you love.  Weather you have room for a full library or just a small bookshelves, it is worth making room for your favorite reads.  Built-in bookshelves and cubbies are some of my favorite interior architectural details to design.

Covey library485 office loft130 officebedroom shelvesBrunken kitchen bookshelvesBrunken office bookshelvesDorlen living roomIMG_6140 Jenson (88) kids room shelves Lusk4 MasterBreezeway Robins window built-in Scan16 Scan66 Studio front room

More Attic Spaces

January 10th, 2016

With Utah Style and Design highlighting some great attic spaces in their article “Artful Attics” I was inspired to find some more interesting attic spaces I’ve worked on.   The challenge of sloping ceilings often insights creativity.

attic office with sloping ceilingAttic childrens' bedroom with sloping ceilingAttic childrens' bedrooom with sloping ceilingAttic loft with sloping ceilings- piano spaceAttic childrens' bedroom with faux sloping ceilingIn this bedroom the sloping ceiling details are not structural, but were added for interest.  So, when working with challenging ceiling lines, think of it as opportunity for creativity!

Artful Attics

January 8th, 2016

Featured in Utah Style & Design!

Pick up the spring issue of Utah Style & Design.  I’m featured in an article called “Artful Attics”.  My love for historic buildings has lead me to many opportunities to work with great attic spaces.Utah Style and Design Cover Artful AtticsArtful Attics page 1 Artful Attics page 2 Artful Attics page 3 Artful Attics page 4 Artful Attics page 5 Artful Attics page 6

Yalecrest addition and remodel

January 3rd, 2016

A house with a lot of charm!

This remodel was of an older home in the Yalecrest area of Salt Lake.  The home was full of charm, but in need of a master bedroom.  The original house had an attached one car garage with a small mezzanine above the single bay.  I added a second bay to the garage and created a new master suite above the garage area.  I also changed the windows on the south elevation to french doors leading out to a new courtyard area.  The results were magnificent!

Existing Front Elevation

Existing Front Elevation

Remodeled Front Elevation

Remodeled Front Elevation

Existing Rear Elevation

Existing Rear Elevation

Remodeled Rear Elevation

Remodeled Rear Elevation

Existing Left Elevation

Existing Left Elevation

Remodeled Left Elevation

Remodeled Left Elevation

Existing Right Elevation

Existing Right Elevation

Remodeled Right Elevation

Remodeled Right Elevation

Existing Main Floor Plan

Existing Main Floor Plan

Remodeled Main Floor Plan

Remodeled Main Floor Plan

Existing Mezzanine Floor Plan

Existing Mezzanine Floor Plan

Remodeled Mezzanine Floor Plan

Remodeled Mezzanine Floor Plan