Utah Style & Design Fall 2017

October 5th, 2017

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

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.





Photo credit: Jeremiah Barber

We are Hiring!

September 19th, 2017

We are looking for a talented design assistant and a design intern! If you have an eye for design, are organized and friendly, we’d love to hear from you. Send your resume/portfolio to robert@robertgmcarthurstudios.com

I feel honored to be featured in the Spring 2017 edition of Utah Style & Design Magazine! The spring cover is below.

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The article reads: “In Bountiful, designer/architect Robert McArthur added a skylight to deliver light to a windowless laundry room and used shelves and open cabinets to create a feeling of openness and space. Custom copper-finished tiles and hand-made accent garden tiles animate the room, as does a large-floral wallcovering. ‘Wallpaper adds a little drama to the mundane task of doing laundry,’ he says. An expandable, hanging rack adds function and flexibility.”

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This is the close-up view of my laundry room.

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Pick up your Spring issue of Utah Style & Design. See the full issue here.

To see the rest of this home, follow the links below.

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Herm’s Inn Addition

February 24th, 2017

Last night Herm’s Inn celebrated their 5 year anniversary. Can you believe it has been 5 years since I worked with JayDee Barr Construction on this restaurant remodel? If you haven’t been to Logan and eaten at Herm’s Inn…Go!
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I am in the process of designing an addition to meet the growing demands of the restaurant. When you combine amazing food with beautiful architecture it’s no wonder every table is always full. We are adding a beautiful patio to not only seat more customers but to allow for expansion of events.
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In case you missed the original renovation here are some of the before and after pictures. Herm’s Inn was originally built in the 20’s. It only operated for a few years and was then abandoned. The owner of Herm’s Inn also owns Cache Valley Electric so with the renovation I incorporated an electrical aesthetic while giving credit to the original structure.
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The overall feel of the building is harmonious between the use of new materials and the historic features. The flooring that you’ll see throughout the main dining area is actually tile that I had laid to look like wood flooring. I used limestone walls in the lower level (where you will find private dining and reception rooms) to give a nod to the historic stone walls that were used in the foundation of the original building.
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Mark your calendars for Saturday November 19th from 10:00-4:00pm! Robert is opening up his home at 157 West 300 South in Bountiful for an open house and boutique.  You can come and tour his beautiful home, donate to Sub-for-Santa and shop the boutique for holiday decor and other home show items. You won’t want to miss this. Here is a sneak peak at this incredible home:
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Details at No. 157

October 17th, 2016

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.
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.

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.
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.
See more of this home: exterior, living room/kitchen/great room, loft