Archive for March, 2012
Last week I was in beautiful Huntington Beach, California! I visited a few model homes in a complex that features the most current design ideas. Here are a few samples of what I saw:
You are invited to join me at Weber State University on Friday, April 6, 2012 for the Charitable Chair event. I will be providing a historical commentary of the chair to get everyone excited before the auction begins. Weber State students will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind historical chairs they have designed or refurbished. It will be a fun way to get a unique piece for your home or office. All proceeds benefit Boys/Girls Club as well as provide scholarship support for design majors. There will be a live auction, a silent auction and a raffle!
I had a request to see a residential project that I had designed using JayDee Barr Construction as my general contractor. I designed this residence with many custom architectural elements and detail. You can see much of the custom wood work in the photos below and understand the value of a great general contractor in a residence of this scale.
A good general contractor makes my life easier! You have hopefully seen the amazing Herm’s Inn. I wanted to give a shout out to JayDee Barr Construction. They were such an important part of my team. They have great follow through and are detail oriented. They can build what I’ve drawn and are great to ask questions if needed to clarify and make sure that what I’ve designed is what is truely built. They are the general contractor that understands he’s not an architect. And I mean that as the highest compliment!!
I have worked with them on residential, commerical and hosptialtiy projects. They were also my geneal contractor for the Cache Valley Electric Building I designed a couple years ago and I was equally impressed with their work.
Herm’s Inn is officially open to the public! My first post was just over a year ago and I hope you have enjoyed following it from the ground up. I would of course recommend you visit in person… but for those of you not close enough, you can see interior pictures here.
I have been to Herm’s Inn countless times over the past year to work on architecture and interior details and check on its progress. It is so fun to see it now, filled with customers and food!
I was impressed with the the very fresh flavorful food. The service was great and I am already looking forward to my next meal there! I am happy it is close enough to frequent. My compliment to the chef…..I had the BLT and would recommend it! Mike Gouch recommends the club!
Herm’s Inn is located at 1435 East Canyon Road in Logan, UT and is open 7am-2pm daily.
This Henry Walker model home is open Monday through Saturday from 11 to 6pm. To give this home a more custom feel I used stripes of paint in the great room. The 5 metal frames above the mantle mimic the 5 panel doors to add cohesion to the space. (The bottom frame has outlets for a flat screen.)
I carried the accent paint color into the kitchen, painting the hood and the back of the glass cabinets. An easy DIY update for any kitchen with standard white cabinets! Adding the pop of color behind the glass adds instant personality to the space.
It is always fun to see the same furniture used in two different spaces. You can see some of these pieces in the St. Augustine home here.
Last week I was busy installing a second model home for Henry Walker Homes in Eagle Pointe. (The first model home I did in Eagle Pointe has sold.) This development is in North Salt Lake and has some amazing views! Finished pictures and details to come.
I am excited to post pictures of Oakmont, our recent Parade home. Thank you Henry Walker Homes for the amazing pictures! I have had such positive feedback about this home with several calls inquiring details. The most popular request is for the paint colors…. so here they are!
Wall color: Kwal CL3171 W Silver Lining, Trim and ceiling color: Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17