Archive for February, 2012

The Parade of Homes in St. George is always a favorite of mine because the landscape alone is so amazing! The best home design is one that integrates its architecture and landscape into the natural environment. Of course  I also enjoy seeing the detail work and craftsmanship that is infused into each home.

We need to watch for beauty in nature. ....this is true design.

This parade home complements the natural beauty around it rather than distracting from it.

I loved this creative landscape design.

The use of pocketing doors creates indoor-outdoor living.

The architecture in this bathroom frames the landscape so well.

I was impressed with the tile work in both of these showers. The tile on the left was proportioned so well for the size of the shower and the waterfall detail on the right makes a unique impact.

Oakmont Furniture

February 23rd, 2012
I hope you are all enjoying the home show. Oakmont and it’s furnishings are sold. However, we are making available some of the custom designed furniture pieces as well as pieces from our suppliers. We are currently giving a 25% home show discount off our listed price! Please note that freight and shipping are not included in the price. Other colors and fabrics are available for most pieces. Please call us at 801-292-1512 if you are interested in purchasing any items.
Kitchen & Dining Area

Bar Stool $970 (without seat cushion): w18", d17.5", h39"

Side Chair $1,128: w22", d10", h40"(without seat pad); Arm Chair $1,270: w24", d21", h40" (without seat pad); Dining Table $3949 w 78", d36", h30" (table available in longer lengths)

Living Room

Cocktail Table $1,842: w36", d36", h20"

Sofa- call for pricing

Chair- call for pricing

Sofa Table $1,921: w58", d19", h45"


Chest $3,408: w45", d19", h48"

Master Bedroom

Poster Bed king size $5,870: w81", d88", h92.25" Nightstand $2,200: w34", d18", h34"

Dresser $4,630: w73", d22.75", h42"

Chair and ottoman- call for pricing

Master Bathroom

Spice Cabinet $1,320: w20", d9", h19"

Guest Bedroom

Chatham Bed Queen size $5,438: w65", d86", h68"

Guest Bedroom #2

Bridge Bunkbed $2,390

Cupboard $4,420: w55", d23", h62"


Desk- call for pricing

Tray Table $1,155: w36", d22", h19" low/23" tall

Chair- call for pricing


Nightstand $1,919: w24", d17", h33.5"

Iron 4 Poster Bed $3,280


Iron Angle Outdoor Mirrors $386 each

Iron Sofa Table with Concrete Top $1,220; Iron Coffee Table $440; Round Iron Patio Table $440

I was so excited to see our Parade House on the front page of The Spectrum! Looking at the photographs you really get a sense for how many people are at the Parade of Homes this year. I’ve included part of the article and photographs from the paper.

Parade home offers eye candy for visitors

ST. GEORGE – Grand views and fine detail were on display Sunday at the Oakmont home in St. George, one of the 28 homes featured in this year’s St. George Area Parade of Homes.
At 2,218 square feet, the contemporary southwest home is far from the largest house in the parade, but visitors said they were intrigued by the combination of the views overlooking Red Mountain and Ivins and the attention to detail throughout the home.

“It was really interesting the way they did it, kind of packing so much into some small areas,” said Vince Bianchi, a Pasedena, Calif., resident who was looking through the home on Sunday.

Bianchi pointed to one spot from the bedroom as an example of the efficient use of space in the home. He said a television and indoor fireplace created a cozy corner in the master bedroom, while an outdoor fireplace, porch and hot tub were visible just a few feet away, outside the door.

“It’s well-appointed living, but you’re not taking up so much space,” he said.

Katie Haugen, who is from West Point, and St. George resident Rita Rooks said they were impressed by the design and detail in the kitchen, as well as the way the views were integrated into the home.

You can read the rest of the article here.

If you make it to the St. George Parade of Homes you will want to stop by the Open House on lot #135, near Parade House #5, in Kachina Springs. I did the exterior and interiors for both homes. The pictures below are of the home on lot #135. I just finished the interiors for the Parade House this morning! I will post pictures soon!

Living Room
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Bedroom #2

Casita Bathroom

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Continuing with our tour beyond the fort wall, if you step into the archway this is what you will see! I used several different exterior materials including stucco walls, inset tile, galvanized railing, wooden shutters, siding, a copper chimney, and a wooden door with a hand forged grate. I love the eclectic feel this creates for my place of work.


February 8th, 2012

Congratulations to Sundy  Wantanabe for winning tickets to the St. George Parade of Homes! Thank you to everyone who participated. Check back and I’ll give you a look into our home fully furnished and ready for the show!

Come and see what is beyond this courtyard at the St. George Parade of Homes. I spent the weekend getting the interiors ready for the show. Go here for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the parade and see house #5, Oakmont!

Eco House

February 1st, 2012

I just got the renderings for a home I designed in Springdale at the mouth of Zions Canyon. I have loved this project! Everything about this house was designed to fit into the environment. To build in this location it is required that the existing natural features are not disturbed. The house is positioned on the lot to take into account large rocks and trees and a natural wash. The builder, Valasa Construction, will also have to take special care during construction to preserve as much of the natural environment as possible. The house is eco friendly with geothermal heating and solar panels.  To allow the exterior of the home to blend into the natural surroundings I used limestone plaster (may look like stucco in the renderings) and stone. I also designed the roof lines to mimic the cliffs.

Only plants that are native to the area are allowed in the landscaping.

Front door to main house.

The house along with the casita (on the left) are centered around the beautiful courtyard.

The casita is complete with a garage for guests.

You can see part of the outdoor kitchen. The ledge to the left is actually a pass-through into the indoor kitchen!

Great decks lend way to the amazing views.