Archive for July, 2012


July 31st, 2012

Thanks to for helping select Shannon as our winner for two tickets to the Salt Lake Parade of Homes

If you didn’t win we still have good news for you! As a huge thank you to our followers, we have a promo code for an additional $2 off your online ticket price, a $5 savings from the at door price (tickets will be $15 at the door).

Just enter promo code:  SLHBA2012

Thank you to Kim Johnston for sharing this bit of history about the parade home:
“My grandmother Elayne Bradshaw is a local artist who is 90 years old and lives on Spring Lane near this home. She did an oil painting of this home in the eighties and she still owns the original oil painting. The oil painting has been very popular with the community and was voted “Peoples Choice” at the Utah State Fair art exhibit and many other local exhibits. I drive by this home on a weekly basis and I am thrilled to learn that the home is undergoing an extensive restoration. I included a scanned photo of a print from the original oil painting for you to see.”

The parade starts on Friday and runs through August 18th. Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you at the parade!! Home #7 Brinton-Dahl.

Tribute to Stephen R. Covey

July 26th, 2012

It was my great opportunity to work with Stephen R. Covey and his wife Sandra. My heart felt sorrow at Stephen’s passing. I was fortunate to work with him and his wife for 4 years. I worked with them on their Cabin in Sundance as well as their home in Provo. The overall home was a tribute to life and experiences with family and it was a joy to help them incorporate such meaning into their home. Their home was named Redhill Manor after a home they lived in while in Ireland on a LDS mission.

Stephen and Sandra have a certain belief system that they wanted to carry through the architecture and interior of the home. They wanted the home to be oriented on a “True North” axis. The compass symbolizes the direction of wise moral integrity. In the heart of the home there is a literal compass designed into the center of the floor.

There were several elements designed into the home to pay tribute to Stephen and Sandra’s pioneer heritage. We had fruits that are common to Provo hand carved into the beams in the Family Room.  This was to be a permanent reminder that the fruits harvested in the family are our children/progenitors. To carry this concept into a modern day image, Sandra had a family wall that was a carryover from her previous home. The entire wall, floor to ceiling, was devoted to pictures of the family and extended family.  She wanted to see her family in action and it provided a way for her children to relate to their relatives.

The library was filled with quotes and scriptures painted onto panels. You can see the beauty of the hand carved wood work.

Stephen and Sandra wanted the home to be inviting for their 9 living children and many grandchildren. It was important that they had space to accommodate their large family comfortably when they came to visit. You can see a bit of European influence in the art work of the home. The Mother Goose painting seen below depicts the Covey children’s favorite nursery rhymes and stories.

Stephen and Sandra have influenced so many people and I have appreciated their influence on me. I am so fortunate to have worked with such a great family. I want only the best for Sandra and her family. Thanks Stephen and Sandra for letting me be a part of their life.

Yesterday I took a few more progress photos of our Parade Home. It is exciting to see the progress that took place the past few days. The pergola is starting to take form and there are now stairs up to it!

Inside the finish work and paint is moving right along. Have you ever seen such a pile?

This historic home had beautiful finish carpentry. I wanted to keep much of the original as well as add some new. Here you can see the woodwork I added to the kitchen ceiling to relate to the historic.
Back at the studio we are just waiting to install. We are floor to ceiling in lighting, wallpaper, furnishings, artwork, and furniture. The plan is to install on Saturday (fingers crossed)!

Don’t forget to enter to win a pair of tickets to the Parade by leaving us a comment here or on our Facebook page!

Here is Phase II of the remodel. You can see many of the original features in the home such as the period fireplaces and original tile.

True to stereotypical home shows we are planning on a couple all-nighters next week to get the home ready. These shots were taken today and the Parade starts August 3rd! Gordon Wood and his team at the Professional Building Group have been amazing.  We are planning on installing furniture next Saturday. Do you think the home will be ready?

The entire home will be very imaginative with a project room, built in playroom, and window seats.

Mark your calendars for August 3rd. You do not want to miss our Salt Lake Parade House #7 Brinton-Dahl. Even the rendering looks charming!
The builders have been working non stop to get things finished in time. You can see Phase I of the project on YouTube thanks to our builders at Professional Building Group.

Want to win a pair of tickets to see this home? Just leave us a comment here to enter.

Del Mar Final Photos

July 13th, 2012

Thank you Henry Walker Homes for the amazing pictures of Del Mar. One home show completed and it’s onto the next!

Great Room

Kitchen & Dining

Master Bedroom & Bathroom

Bedrooms #2 & 3

Hallway, Laundry & Powder Bath

This home is now a model for HWH and is open 11am-7pm most days. You can seen it at: 2012 West Hill Street, Kaysville UT

Win 2 tickets to the Salt Lake Parade of Homes and see our featured home: #7 Brinton-Dahl! The parade runs August 3rd-18th. Robert is doing an extensive remodel to the home and has selected all interior details, finishes, and furnishings. Watch for the upcoming Parade of Homes TV spots that will be featuring this home!

Enter to win by following these rules:

– Leave us a comment here on our blog or like us on Facebook and leave us a comment there.
– For an extra entry, post this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Just copy the link into your comment on this post so that we can see it and your name will be entered twice.

The giveaway closes 3 weeks from today, Tuesday, July 31st and the winner will be chosen at random and announced that afternoon. Please leave your email address so that we can contact you. Good luck!

Bella Vista

July 6th, 2012

I just finished installing Bella Vista, a model home for Henry Walker Homes. I selected the interior finishes, details and furnishing for a desert modern style with a bit of a country French twist. This home is located at 612 East Siena Drive in Washington, UT.

If you make it to Coral Canyon to see Bella Vista,  stop by and see another beautiful  model  home I did in the same area.