I feel honored to be featured in the Spring 2017 edition of Utah Style & Design Magazine! The spring cover is below.

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The article reads: “In Bountiful, designer/architect Robert McArthur added a skylight to deliver light to a windowless laundry room and used shelves and open cabinets to create a feeling of openness and space. Custom copper-finished tiles and hand-made accent garden tiles animate the room, as does a large-floral wallcovering. ‘Wallpaper adds a little drama to the mundane task of doing laundry,’ he says. An expandable, hanging rack adds function and flexibility.”

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This is the close-up view of my laundry room.

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Herm’s Inn Addition

February 24th, 2017

Last night Herm’s Inn celebrated their 5 year anniversary. Can you believe it has been 5 years since I worked with JayDee Barr Construction on this restaurant remodel? If you haven’t been to Logan and eaten at Herm’s Inn…Go!
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I am in the process of designing an addition to meet the growing demands of the restaurant. When you combine amazing food with beautiful architecture it’s no wonder every table is always full. We are adding a beautiful patio to not only seat more customers but to allow for expansion of events.
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In case you missed the original renovation here are some of the before and after pictures. Herm’s Inn was originally built in the 20’s. It only operated for a few years and was then abandoned. The owner of Herm’s Inn also owns Cache Valley Electric so with the renovation I incorporated an electrical aesthetic while giving credit to the original structure.
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The overall feel of the building is harmonious between the use of new materials and the historic features. The flooring that you’ll see throughout the main dining area is actually tile that I had laid to look like wood flooring. I used limestone walls in the lower level (where you will find private dining and reception rooms) to give a nod to the historic stone walls that were used in the foundation of the original building.
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Mark your calendars for Saturday November 19th from 10:00-4:00pm! Robert is opening up his home at 157 West 300 South in Bountiful for an open house and boutique.  You can come and tour his beautiful home, donate to Sub-for-Santa and shop the boutique for holiday decor and other home show items. You won’t want to miss this. Here is a sneak peak at this incredible home:
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Details at No. 157

October 17th, 2016

The last few details have been added to No. 157 at DuMc Place. I am so grateful for the talented artisans that I have the opportunity to work with including Susie Muise who stood atop a ladder to add handcrafted lettering above the front door.
I added calligraphy to the blinds as a historical nod and to soften the home. Historically when one was remodeling or demolishing a building you would number or alphabetize the items you were keeping on the property so you could remember exactly how they were in the original structure. On the main level of the home I numbered the interior and exterior of the blinds, upstairs is alphabetized and the lower level has roman numerals.

The laundry room in this home is on the main floor and sits between the kitchen and master suite. Keeping with a classic look I used a mixture of materials, colors and finishes to balance each of these spaces.
Just off the master suite is the beautiful outdoor living space. I love to see a home go beyond the indoors and eliminate the barrier commonly seen between a home and its yard.
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DuMc Place Home Tour: Loft

July 15th, 2016

I designed the loft in this home to have an exterior entrance separate from the rest of the home. This would allow the space to be used as a home office/business. It also has the option to be used as living space with a full bathroom and walk-in closet.
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I had the opportunity to design this entire home from the architecture and landscaping to the interior finishes and furnishings. In today’s world with the constant change in trends and fashions it is important to invest in quality furniture, colors and fabrics that will achieve a timeless look.
I wanted the kitchen to be timeless as well so I mixed materials, colors, and finishes. I chose a classic cherry wood stain to compliment the white throughout the kitchen and terracotta tile floors to ground it. The simpler the lines in a kitchen, the more classic is stays.
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DuMc Place is located just off Main Street in Bountiful and captures views of the mountains to the east, the lake to the west, and great city scenery. This unit has the feel of a typical downtown loft with its open spaces. The project was created around the idea of designing as infill building in an urban environment. The lots were narrow and deep so I selected the shotgun style architecture you will see in each unit. It allowed me to create public, semi public and private spaces as I went deep into the lot. I worked with the courtyard concept to break up those spaces so that none of the conditioned spaces overlapped. The courtyard and garages are the only touching spaces in each of the three homes in this triplex (therefore, no sound transmission).

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