Archive for March, 2011

Juxtaposition Home

March 31st, 2011
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Last week I was in California for West Week. Whenever I’m there I make time to shop at Juxtaposition, one of my favorite stores! If you have time you should definitely check it out.

Friends don't let friends shop at chain stores... since you are my friends I'm recommending Juxtaposition.

The merchandise is fantastic and the people are even better!

I love their tag line: "Where vintage industrial, crisp linen, and found objects are not strange bedfellows."

Thanks to Lauren Katsuyama and Ellen Jones for helping me have a great retail experience!

Get the Look- Custom Frames

March 29th, 2011
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The right frame can turn ordinary objects into art. Whether you are framing antique pieces or modern art, custom framing can transform your piece. To achieve an extraordinary look I recommend Frames Incorporated at A Gallery. They are experts in all things framing, molding, and matting. Take your art and brainstorm in a creative setting about framing your piece. These are a few pieces from our studio.

A few of my sketches beautifully framed by AGallery.

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As promised here are some interior shots of this amazing home. The natural light and cool colors create a feeling of serenity and simplicity.

The modern industrial style duct work is visible through the main level of the home.

Notice the balcony off the kitchen and back of the home. Amazing views!

This sleek stairway leads up to the master suite.

Notice the custom doorbell box I designed above the front door. I loved it so much I had one made for my home as well!

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Capturing the vision of each client in the architecture of a home is key in creating a custom residence. This week I wanted to feature one of my most innovative and modern homes that resides not in L.A. but right here in Bountiful Utah! The exterior of this home contains a variety of different materials and textures that create layers of interest. The diamond stamped metal siding, concrete courtyard wall, metal latticed panel, columns, glass paneled garage door and even the aluminum rain gutter detail come together cohesively.

The top row of windows were placed to display the commercial style duct work.

Come back later this week and I'll show you inside!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th, 2011
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For a delightful treat I would recommend a stop at Cutler’s. They have perfectly delicious St. Patrick’s Day cookies.

From the kitchen of one of our most creative and talented clients:

Colcannon (an Irish and Scottish favorite)
1 pound all-purpose potatoes-washed but not peeled
1 pound green cabbage-shredded (4 cups)
1 large onion chopped (1 cup)
¼ cup milk
1 Tbs. butter
3 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese coarsely grated.

  1. Boil potatoes in lightly salted water until very tender but not mushy.
  2. Steam the cabbage and onion until tender
  3. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel off skin, place potatoes in a bowl, add milk and butter, mash until they are smooth
  4. Add the cabbage and onion to potato mixture
  5. Mix 2/3 of the cheese with the potato mixture, Season with salt and pepper.  Transfer it to a greased casserole or shallow dish.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  6. Before serving the Colcannon, heat it through in a moderately hot oven, 350 degrees.  Let the cheese on top brown slightly.

[Robert McArthur] Creative Spaces for Cooks is being sold at Alice Lane Home Collection (Provo), Three French Hens (Salt Lake), Plates and Palates (Bountiful), and Indigo Sage Gallery (Ogden).

If you have ever walked through any of my homes you will recognize these amazing rugs. I always get questions about them. So here’s the scoop…. I have them handmade by a local artist. She custom makes them for every home! My home is filled with all sizes from small runners to large rugs. One of my favorite things about these unique rugs is the ease of care. When one side gets dirty you can just flip it over!

I love having a runner down the center of my table.

Every strip of fabric that goes into these adds to the overall inspiring effect.

Did I mention they were hand made?


If you would like to custom order a rug or runner for your home, please contact us and we’ll help you get started. Need advice? Take a picture of your home and email us your space and we can help select the fabric for your custom piece.

Spyglass

March 9th, 2011
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Welcome to Spyglass, or perhaps some of you know it best as #4 from the home tour. This is the last home in our series this week. Not only was this one of the most popular re-entry visited homes, it sold with a cash offer before the home tour was even over!

Enter into Spyglass!

Notice the pattern of 3 windows that starts here and carries into the bedrooms.

A look into the cozy Casita.

Notice how the Casita kitchenette relates back to the cabinets and tile work in the main kitchen.