Archive for January, 2012

I wanted the overall feel of the building to be 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.

The doors were made in white oak and distressed to look like they could be the original doors. The metal grid pattern is another nod to the historic features of the building.

I also wanted the tile in the restrooms to reflect how they once were. I used concrete counters to keep harmonious with the concrete counters throughout the other areas. The accent tiles that I used on the walls are incorporated into the concrete counters, ruby in the women’s restroom and green/taupe in the men’s.

The concrete trough sink below sits in between the men’s and women’s restroom. It is not behind doors but out in a common area. I wanted to create a space where customers could come and wash-up before lunch!

I have really loved working on this project and can’t wait to see the kitchen come to life!

Herm’s Inn Interiors

January 25th, 2012

Herm’s Inn was originally built in the 20’s. It only operated for a few years and was then abandoned. The new owner of Herm’s Inn also owns Cache Valley Electric so with the renovation I wanted to incorporate an electrical aesthetic while giving credit to the original structure. I wanted the bar to have a historic feel, but to keep it current and tech savvy it is complete with outlets.

To create an electrical aesthetic I custom designed metal brackets for the lighting behind the bar and in each booth. If you notice the light fixtures over the booths look like utility lights that have been strung. The booths have dimmers for each light, outlets for electronics and wi-fi capability. Perfect for a college town!

I had the tables custom designed to have an industrial French look. The table legs are made of real industrial valves and pluming parts. The chairs (Tolix) were designed and made in France.

These pictures show the seasonal dining room that I designed to look like an outdoor patio using limestone pavers and timber. The windows stack and slide open completely, opening the patio to the outdoors.

The signs are originals that hung under the porte-cochere. Herm’s Inn is located in Logan on Canyon Road just before you enter Logan Canyon so it was once the first and last chance for lunch!

As promised… a look beyond the fort wall and into the studio! We start with the conference room. The studio is a remodel of a home that was originally built in the 40’s. I wanted to keep much of the original space. This room originally had only 2 windows. To add more light I moved windows from other areas of the home, one from where I created the front door and one from the North wall where a fireplace now sits.
The cornice piece below is from a bank in downtown Salt Lake that was once on the corner of South Temple and State Street. I went to the demolition site and pulled it from the wreckage as I love all things historical.

To infuse architectural elements into the space I used shapes with meaning and significance. By using a round table a feeling of unity is created, the spherical light fixture continues the symbol of wholeness and unity.

Every space should reflect its owner. The three pieces of art above the flat screen are framed sketches, from a project on intercity row houses, that I worked on while in school at the University of Utah.

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St. George Parade of Homes 2012

January 13th, 2012

Mark your calendars for the St. George Parade of Homes February 17-26th and see our home, Oakmont. I did the house plans and interiors for this beautiful home in the Escapes at Entrada built by Henry Walker Homes. 

See some of my other homes I’ve designed for the Escapes at Entrada: Oakmont, Cypress, Spyglass, Studio/Model

Herm’s Inn Sneak Peek

January 11th, 2012

The renovation of Herm’s Inn is completed! This historic building in Logan will soon become a favorite eatery for many! In architecture, the history and craftsmanship of a space are important to retain. With Herm’s Inn being a historic building, it was important for me to re-evaluate how the space was originally. I used a unique mix of materials throughout the interior and exterior of the building to preserve its historic feel such as using aged reclaimed wood in the space to look like it had been there since day one. Here are just a few pictures to get everyone excited! Want to meet for lunch?

(Watch for the grand opening after February 9th)

Homeplans for Lakeview Drive

January 6th, 2012

Now that you’ve seen the lots for the homes on Lakeview Drive, I wanted to share the plans. I’ll continue to take you through the progress of these homes as they are built and finished!

Both homes are 2811 total square feet. They have 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms and a two car garage.

Lots on Lakeview Drive

January 4th, 2012

I have owned 2 lots in Bountiful for about 5 years. The lots sat empty for a long time because the steep slope presented a design challenge. I have drawn numerous house plans to fit on the lots (some of them even went through engineering). I collaborated with Henry Walker Homes on the house plans and they are now under construction. I am excited to see the houses being built and up for sale after years of envisioning homes on the empty lots!

The homes are two levels with the garage on the lower level. The foundations have been poured and at this point you can see that during excavation they were careful to leave as much scrub oak as possible.

These are the last two homes available within the Lakeview HOA. The location is great with the temple to the East and amazing views of the valley to the West. The interior selections for the homes have not yet been selected so if anyone is interested in these homes at this point they would be able to select their own interior finishes!