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Utah Style & Design Fall 2017

October 5th, 2017
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The fall issue of Utah Style & Design has hit the news stands. Trust me you are going to want a copy! My home is featured along with tips for creating a home filled with personality and individual style. Let me know what tips you incorporate into your home.
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Cougar Rock St. George Home

September 25th, 2017
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I spent the weekend at my home in St. George. It is my home away from home, my escape, my island. When designing the home I wanted the architecture to blend in with St. George’s stunning red rocks and overall environment. I kept the exterior and interior spaces cohesive but brightened up the interior space through furnishings with lighter fabrics and textures to provide more of a resort feel. Here is a peek at the entrance and main living area.

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Photo credit: Jeremiah Barber

Details at No. 157

October 17th, 2016
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The last few details have been added to No. 157 at DuMc Place. I am so grateful for the talented artisans that I have the opportunity to work with including Susie Muise who stood atop a ladder to add handcrafted lettering above the front door.
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I added calligraphy to the blinds as a historical nod and to soften the home. Historically when one was remodeling or demolishing a building you would number or alphabetize the items you were keeping on the property so you could remember exactly how they were in the original structure. On the main level of the home I numbered the interior and exterior of the blinds, upstairs is alphabetized and the lower level has roman numerals.
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The laundry room in this home is on the main floor and sits between the kitchen and master suite. Keeping with a classic look I used a mixture of materials, colors and finishes to balance each of these spaces.
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Just off the master suite is the beautiful outdoor living space. I love to see a home go beyond the indoors and eliminate the barrier commonly seen between a home and its yard.
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See more of this home: exterior, living room/kitchen/great room, loft

DuMc Place Home Tour: Loft

July 15th, 2016
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I designed the loft in this home to have an exterior entrance separate from the rest of the home. This would allow the space to be used as a home office/business. It also has the option to be used as living space with a full bathroom and walk-in closet.
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See more of this home: exterior, living room/kitchen/great room

I had the opportunity to design this entire home from the architecture and landscaping to the interior finishes and furnishings. In today’s world with the constant change in trends and fashions it is important to invest in quality furniture, colors and fabrics that will achieve a timeless look.
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I wanted the kitchen to be timeless as well so I mixed materials, colors, and finishes. I chose a classic cherry wood stain to compliment the white throughout the kitchen and terracotta tile floors to ground it. The simpler the lines in a kitchen, the more classic is stays.
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See more of this home: exterior, loft, master suite/laundry/bathrooms

DuMc Place is located just off Main Street in Bountiful and captures views of the mountains to the east, the lake to the west, and great city scenery. This unit has the feel of a typical downtown loft with its open spaces. The project was created around the idea of designing as infill building in an urban environment. The lots were narrow and deep so I selected the shotgun style architecture you will see in each unit. It allowed me to create public, semi public and private spaces as I went deep into the lot. I worked with the courtyard concept to break up those spaces so that none of the conditioned spaces overlapped. The courtyard and garages are the only touching spaces in each of the three homes in this triplex (therefore, no sound transmission).

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See more of this home: living room/kitchen/great room, loft, master suite/bathrooms/laundry

The Lake House

December 5th, 2015
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Winter is setting in at Bear Lake, but the construction continues.   It is a bit chilly for a site visit, but few places are more beautiful on a day like this with blue skies and overlooking the intense turquoise colored lake.  This lake house is really starting to take shape and will be a beautiful family gathering spot.

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