Archive for May, 2012

Herm’s Inn Visit

May 30th, 2012

Over the holiday weekend some of my staff went to dine at the delicious Herm’s Inn. This is my most recent hospitality project, opening just a few months ago. I loved the opportunity to renovate this historic building. You can see an amazing “before” picture here as well as the renovation taking place here. I am so happy my staff returned with a few photos to share!!

Herm’s Inn is located at: 1435 Canyon Road, Logan Utah.


Working within a model home budget is always a challenge. I’ve been using paint in the last few models to add a custom look and feel to the homes. You can see how I used paint in a previous model home here. In this home I wanted to frame the window and add emphasis to the entryway. A unique DIY project that just takes painters tape, paint, and patience (or a great painter like Mike Coyle who’s talent goes beyond what we have him doing here, he is actually an awesome faux painter).


Old Farm Model Home

May 22nd, 2012

Here is a sneak peak of the HWH house that will be in the Northern Wasatch Parade of Homes next month. I made a few tweaks to the existing floor plan and worked on the interior architectural detail such as arches and thickening walls. I chose all of the interior finishes from Henry Walkers Design Center including paint, flooring, tile, and counter tops.  We will be giving away tickets to this Parade in a couple weeks so come back and enter to win!

Coral Canyon Model Home

May 16th, 2012

Last weekend I went to St. George with some of my staff to finish the interiors of a model home in Coral Canyon for Henry Walker Homes. The model is located at 419 North Highland Parkway in Washington, Utah and is now open 10-6 most days if you want to stop by and see it. I took some quick picks on my way out of town!

Venice Garden & Home Tour

May 11th, 2012

I had a fabulous weekend in California! The Venice Garden & Home Tour was absolutely beautiful. The homes and landscaping featured the unique and creative homeowners, architects and landscapers of the Venice community. The first home you see below was my personal favorite!

These tours have me excited for Utah’s upcoming home tours. I am working to finish homes that will be featured in the Northern Wasatch, Salt Lake and St. George Parade of Homes this year! I’ll have to post some sneak peaks. Until then… enjoy a few more pictures from the lovely Venice.

Philharmonic House 2012

May 8th, 2012

This years philharmonic house of design was was located high on the hills above Laguna Beach with a half mile long driveway up to the home. It was a very opulent home with its 20 car garage and helicopter landing pad!
The art work and wall finishes in the great room had beautiful ocean colors that brought the outdoors in. From every seat you could see the spectacular views which gave the feeling of being surrounded by the ocean.

I loved the placement of the master bed floating in the middle of the room. With the amazing views of the ocean it gave the feeling that you were part of the view rather than just in front of it. I also appreciated that the master bathroom felt more like a dressing room than a bathroom!

The casita was very whimsical and fun with the feel of a relaxing guest cottage! The room seemed to be the focal point as opposed to the views in the main house.

Tonight I head to California to see this years Philharmonic House of Design. I can’t wait to see inside! Numerous designers from Orange County and LA will design different areas of this 11,000 sq. ft. estate. It is a unique chance to see so many different styles within one house!

I will also be attending the Venice Garden & Home Tour.

This weekend I am headed to the Philharmonic home tour in Dana Point California as well as the Venice Garden & Home tour to get inspired by the newest building and design trends! It is among a few of the home tours I try to make it to annually including West Week in California and the Portland Street of Dreams.
As I travel to each tour I can’t help but notice one of the things that inspires me the most is the beauty in nature. It is true design! These are a few inspiring pictures from my most recent travels.

Sunset at Crystal Cove

The tangerine wasn't only inside the homes at West Week!