Best Of Houzz 2015

January 23rd, 2015

Thank you to all our amazing clients for taking the time to write reviews for us on Houzz!  I won the Best Of Houzz 2015 service award due to our clients high satisfaction ratings!

We had Robert gives some design ideas and choices on a remodel of our home. It turned out wonderful. He had fabulous ideas to help update and spruce up our main floor living area.

We hired Robert several years after seeing a beautiful homeshow home that he had decorated in SLC and several other homes he had designed and decorated. We built a new home on a site after taking down an older home and Robert was involved in the project from day one. Some of the aspects that I am most happy with are the way that Robert placed the new house on the site. It takes advantage of the views and sunlight beautifully. The design of the home is lovely and is an interesting combination of traditional with an updated flair that is fresh and innovative. The level of detail is incredible and Robert is very particular and exacting in having things done correctly. If something was not right he delt directly with the problem and did not put the homeowner in the middle. He was great at being available to answer questions and getting back with us when we couldn’t reach him. It was a pleasure to work with Robert and his staff at RGM.

We have engaged Robert a couple of times for our home and remodel jobs. After each experience we had a near perfect job. The feel and design of Robert is unique and well reflects our personal tastes and feeling of our family and home. There were several WOW touches to his designs that put exclamation points !!! on our home and individual rooms. Robert was thoughtful and considerate to our input and steered us in the right direction. So very creative with such amazing attention to details.

From the first phone call I made to Robert McArthur Studios, to current on going projects, Robert and his staff are exceptionally professional. They are talented, client orientated, and experienced. Robert’s experience is what will make your project a pleasure versus a nightmare. His scope is what sets him apart from other firms. He is knowledgeable in all facets of construction and interior design. If you have a large or small project, you have found your solution with Robert McArthur Studios.

Robert McArthur Studios of Bountiful Receives

Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

 Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World

 Bountiful, Davis County, January 23, 2015Robert McArthur Studios of Bountiful has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 30-year old interior design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Robert McArthur among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Robert McArthur Studios

ROBERT McARTHUR STUDIOS is a firm that is masterfully engaged in intrinsic, custom design. Robert combines his creative expertise and distinctive talent with the needs and desires of each and every client. His insight, experience, and vision results in the creation of distinctive architectural environments, timeless inspired interiors, and harmonious landscapes. Through style, design, and functionality Robert has the ability to create perfect balance and connection with his countless satisfied clients of 30 years.

 About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit





I’m so happy today to be in beautiful St. George working with exceptional clients!  The parade house is coming along very well.  I can already envision the finished home and how nice it will be to sit in the new furniture and admire the insurmountable scenery.  Here’s a sneak peak.  I hope it gets you as excited as I am.

The parade house colors


Make sure to put the St. George Parade of Homes on your calendar!  February 13-22, 2015.  It is the best Parade of Homes in Utah and I am really excited about the home I designed and decorated in the Parade this year!

Don’t miss, #9 The Portrush

This home is located in The Vistas; a development by Jack Fisher Homes.  I am the home plan designer for all the lots in The Vistas.  Many thanks to our wonderful home owners for hiring me as the interior designer and allowing their house on the tour.

Front Elevation

Floor Plan


What’s your favorite phrase?

January 13th, 2015

Tip #2 Make your House a Home

I like to add phrases and sayings through my home that make me smile. I have often had sayings painted right onto the walls and other times incorporated signs and plaques to deliver a little message as you move throughout your day.  These are some of my favorite costume touches.

Utah Style & Design Fall 2014

January 8th, 2015

Sep 22nd 2014
Is your back patio in need of a boost? Brainstorm with us to create the most charming rendition you’ve ever laid eyes on.


Changes Made:

New double doors open from the master bedroom to a new backyard patio
Vintage-style outdoor sconces frame the doorway
Flower pots add fresh color and charm
Cushioned wicker chairs provide comfortable seating for entertainment and relaxation


Transformed by Gordon Wood and Robert McArthur

Families’ Art

January 6th, 2015

This year I plan to offer tips on how to make a house a home.  I believe your living space should reflect who you are.  I like for my spaces to be highly personalized.  Although I wish for everyone to be able to enjoy the wonderful process of having a custom house plan designed for them, I know it is not a reality.  So, I have a lot of tips that may be applied to almost any living situation.

Tip #1 Make your House a Home

Fame your children’s or family members’ art work.  You will find you enjoy looking at your families’ creations as much as your most precious works of art.  My nieces and nephews have supplied me with a plethora of wonderful pieces.  The warmth of family and childhood innocence emanates from these installations.

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”- Plato.

Merry Christmas!

December 30th, 2014

I love all the creativity the holidays bring out in people- the seasonal decor, crafting, specialty baking and present WRAPPING.  Here’s a peek of my studio this season.

The holiday alphabet cards are a great graphic addition to a gift.  I also love the yarn tassels.  A sprig of real evergreen on a gift offers an authentic and alive feel.  And for the odd shaped gifts I think this wrapping paper envelope is genius.  However you choose to adorn your packages have fun with it!

During this holiday season I want to thank all of my clients.  I appreciate the opportunity to share our interests in architecture and interior design.  These projects energize and feed my very being.  Signing out on 2014  with a heart full of gratitude and excited anticipation for 2015.

DuMc Place

December 6th, 2014

The west unit of DuMc Place has the feel of a typical downtown loft with its open spaces. Located just off main street in Bountiful it captures views of the mountains to the east and the lake to the west, as well as great city scenery. It boasts two master suites, 3 fireplaces and no common walls are shared by the other homes. Each wall is independent. The space has a true urban feel with its courtyard, covered patio and backyard. This space is currently available and could be yours! Call us if you are interested (801)292-1512.

DuMc Place Middle Unit

November 12th, 2014

The middle unit of DuMc Place is almost complete! In each of these units the budgets were very different. The beauty of design is combining materials in such a creative way that they have a custom look. For this space I considered the budget, personal style, and a desire for something different which resulted in a combination of granite and Formica/laminate, mixed with subway tile bringing together materials from different eras for a timeless look. I also mixed off white cabinets with alder which is very economical. I selected a white oak floor instead of red oak so there is a different tone. The space is architecturally current with large volume spaces. I incorporated basic ideas such as painted accent walls with my signature framing and sheetrock details.

Landscape Design

October 27th, 2014

To help improve the neighborhood my clients purchased land where there had been a landslide years ago. We have developed it from a carriage house to park setting and now to an orchard and vineyard. We brought in custom logs from Canada to support the vineyard and I designed custom rings with a graveled area for the fruit to fall in. The natural spring was discovered and fit right in with my landscape design.