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ST YLEMAKER S THE POWER OF THE PROS Creativity gives ho-hum projects an unmistakable flair. In this special section, we’re showcasing talented professionals who understand how to harness the power of creativity to infuse your home and life with vibrant energy. These designers, craftsmen and small business owners create oneof-a-kind designs based on your vision. It’s time to freshen your abode, plant a lush garden and throw a memorable party. Here, they share insider tips and give you insight into the latest news in design, stone, flooring and more. Photo by Scot Zimmerman; design and build by Fox Group Construction


EUROPEAN MARBLE & GRANITE 2575 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City | 801.974.0333 |



T’S TIME TO start plan-

ning and envisioning your outdoor spaces for beautiful summer days and evenings. There are so many artful options for stone outdoor decking that will withstand our intermountain freeze/ thaw conditions. Visit our showroom to see Wisconsin Quarried Limestone, Pennsylvania Bluestone, Granite Cubes, Hampton Gray Limestone and Architrex Exterior Porcelain Pavers.

TRENDING NOW Bluestone, which transitions traditional to contemporary, is the clean new neutral for floors. Use whites and bright colors as focal elements with this beautiful, natural stone.


FORSEY’S FINE FURNITURE + INTERIOR DESIGN 2977 S. Highland Drive | 2955 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City |


NGLISH TEXTILE designer William Morris once advised, “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Too often, we are so overwhelmed by the abundance and easy access to quick and cheap items that we sacrifice beauty and quality.

“Here at Forsey’s, we strongly believe that it’s not just the family that shapes the home, but also the home that shapes the family,” says Jack Forsey, vice president and manager. “There are just some aspects of life—such as the home—that are too important, personal and permanent to cut corners.”

Since 1951, Forsey’s has furnished homes and designed beautiful spaces throughout Utah. Known for carrying the highest quality in home furnishings at affordable prices, and offering unmatched customer service, Forsey’s continues to be a one-stop destination for customers who want a truly magnificent home. Because of this dedication to service and quality, Forsey’s has fostered a reputation as one of Utah’s finest home furnishings and interior design businesses. Forsey’s has long-standing relationships with the industry’s most highly regarded and well-known manufacturers including Century, Hickory Chair, Taylor King, Thayer Coggin, Hancock and Moore, Vanguard, Precedent and many more. Forsey’s is also the exclusive Stickley Furniture dealer for the state of Utah and has an entire second showroom dedicated to the manufacturer. With its new versatile design center, veteran design staff, top-of-the-line product offerings and focus on exceptional service and quality, Forsey’s is a local leader in home furnishings and interior design.

TRENDING NOW Comfort, comfort and more comfort. The days of sacrificing comfort for style are over and now the two are inseparable. While you want something that will take your breath away, you also want a place to sit and reflect in absolute serenity.




EMODELING YOUR HOME can be an exciting, albeit daunting, undertaking. But when you hire Sierra Home Services, you can focus on your vision and they’ll take care of the details.

Sierra Home Services opened in 2006 in the Sierra Nevada area. For several years, the company remodeled some of the most high-end homes in Lake Tahoe and Reno. Since moving to Salt Lake City in 2013, the company has expanded its services and now pro-

vides a one-stop shop for all your remodeling needs. “We provide complete home remodeling services including structural enhancements, room additions, engineering and architecture,” says Robert Morris, managing member. “You don’t have to source numerous trades—we’ll handle every step of the process from plumbing to electrical.” Whether your plans are to build, remodel, restore or repair, the team of engineers, architects and licensed lead technicians can help you transform your ideas into reality. Sierra Home Services won five stars in the Best of Home Guide 2017 and is a preferred contractor for the Salt Lake City ‘Fix The Bricks’ program—the seismic upgrade program facilitated through Salt Lake City Emergency Management. “Salt Lake City is on the fault line and subject to major destruction in event of seismic event,” says Morris. “We’re doing a lot of work to make sure homes can withstand an earthquake, like tying roofs to walls to keep them vertical and bracing chimneys so they don’t topple and crash into the living spaces.”

PRO TIP Skilled labor isn’t cheap, but cheap labor isn’t skilled. Because we do everything in-house, we have full control, and that means we keep our projects on time and on budget. We’ve grown our business over the last 12 years by providing high-quality services at an affordable price.


LMK INTERIOR DESIGN 4626 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City | 801.272.9121 |


MK INTERIOR DESIGN is one of the most progressive contemporary design firms in the western region. Founded more than 17 years ago, this award-winning firm was at the forefront of modern design and still leads the region for high-end residential and commercial interiors. LMK Interior Design combines the passion for interior design and shared aesthetic sensibility of partners Rion Locke and Richard Miller. This dynamic team offers diverse options and expert guidance to help you create the home of your dreams.

“We’re committed to the principles of simplicity and modernism,” says partner Rion Locke. “We create inspired designs that combine close attention to each of our client’s sense of style, functionality and budget.” LMK Interior Design is a full-service design firm providing comprehensive interior services including construction management, interior architectural design, specification of materials, space planning, furnishing and accessorizing. “Clients value not only our creative design approach, but our commanding knowledge to manage and execute the construction process,” says Locke. Through the use of Auto CAD and other state-of-the-art technology, LMK Interior Design creates detailed construction documents that help with accurate bidding, budget and scheduling requirements. “Our projects feature simple, innovative and authentic designs,” says partner Richard Miller. “We communicate extensively with our clients during each project to create spaces where they can relax and live surrounded by beauty and style.” LMK Interior Design’s signature style brings out the personality of its clients while introducing fresh elements into the existing environment.

TRENDING NOW Sophisticated casual is the look. “It’s all in the mix,” says partner Richard Miller. “We love to mix clean-lined architectural elements with the right balance of furnishings, fabrics and accessories. Every material makes a difference in executing the design.”


NORTHSTAR BUILDERS 1059 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City | 801.485.0535 |


HEN YOU CHOOSE to build a new

home, the price tag is a top concern, especially if it’s a moving target. This is why the experts at Northstar Builders believe your bottom line should not change throughout the construction process. They offer one fixed price to build your home. No surprises, no hidden fees, no guesswork or anxiety when it comes to the final cost. “We alleviate the concern of budgets getting out of control and off track right from the beginning,” says co-founder Greg Ross. “We want our clients

off the financial roller coaster so they can focus on the design process.” Northstar employs in-house sourcing staff dedicated to identifying quality, creative, and cost-effective products and services to keep costs down. “We stand behind the quality and craftsmanship of our work over the lifetime of the home,” says co-founder Phil Winston. Northstar believes success begins with trust. “The process must be open and collaborative between home owner, builder, architect and designer from the very first step,” says Ross. “Communication is paramount with so many decisions to be made. This is why we begin with a conversation about a clear, defined budget. This provides a guideline to ensure our clients are informed about how to make the best decisions to get what they want within their budgets.” Today, Northstar Builders is not only the industry standard when it comes to high-end residential construction and remodeling but is quickly becoming one of Salt Lake’s fastest growing boutique commercial developers. To see their work, follow them on Instagram @northstarbuilders.   

TRENDING NOW Mountain modern design that blends mountain elements with modern architecture. The more minimalistic approach embraces simple details and a primarily white color palette.


THE STONE COLLECTION 2179 S. Commerce Center Drive, Suite 500, West Valley City | 801.875.4460 |

Neolith Pulpis and Arctic White


O MATTER WHAT your design aes-

thetic is, the grandeur of natural stone can paint it into reality. Its variations in color, patterns and textures lead to unlimited potential. And because it comes from the earth, it’s a sustainable investment that stands the test of time. If you want to add the luxury of natural or engineered stone in your home The Stone Collection offers one of the broadest inventories available with more than 8,000 slabs from over 30 countries. “Our goal is to provide an amazing experience and give customers the tools they need to make the best decision for them,” says Pete Smith, general manager. The Stone Collection is Salt Lake City’s largest natural and engineered slab resource offering granite, marble, quartzite, semi-precious, engineered quartz, soapstone and tile in a variety of price points. It offers a well-designed facility and all the material in the showroom and warehouse is hand-selected. The Stone Collection carries Neolith, Caesarstone, Aurea Stone, Geoluxe, Vetrazzo, Flaviker, Avenue Mosaic, Unique Building Concepts and more.

Smokey Quartz

PRO TIP Bring your design inspirations—such as a cabinet door, paint chips or pictures to aid in the selection of countertops, flooring, backsplashes or wall applications. If choosing a natural stone, it’s best to view the actual slab you want to use, understanding that natural stone varies.

“The new facility is a fabulous resource that expands your knowledge of stone and tile,” says Smith. “Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions and make expert recommendations.”

Geoluxe Nestos Gray and Eramo

The sleek, sophisticated 60,000 square-foot facility in West Valley City serves as an inspiring space for guests. “The showroom sets a higher standard,” says Mike Hitchcock, managing director. “We designed it to provide collaborative work spaces as well as to host industry events.”


LEISURE LIVING 2208 S. 900 East, Sugarhouse | 801.487.3289 |

vibrant colors and energetic patterns or serene and sophisticated neutrals? Ultimately, the activities and ambiance you desire for your outdoor living space should dictate what furniture will work best for your personal lifestyle,” she says. Leisure Living is a local, family-owned business that has been in Sugarhouse for 36 years. “Collectively as a family, we have been in the furniture business since 1925,” says Marc McDonald, president. “We love furniture, we love the outdoors, and we love what home stands for. Being able to help to furnish peoples’ outdoor patios and living spaces is the perfect way to blend these generational enthusiasms.” Leisure Living offers the largest selection and in-stock availability of outdoor furniture in the Mountain West. All inventory is available for immediate, courtesy delivery. “We have an array of style and design options to suit many tastes and home styles, from contemporary and mountain modern to transitional and traditional,” says McDonald-Ross. “And we can also customize and special order many products.”


N OUTDOOR LIVING space is one of the top must-haves for any home. “When designing an outdoor space, the first thing to consider is how you want to use it,” says Michelle McDonald-Ross, manager. “Will it be for entertaining, for relaxing in your personal sanctuary, or for playing together as a family? The second thing to consider is your vibe. Do you like

They offer patio furniture in a wide array of materials such as plantation-harvested teak or ipe woods, wrought iron, aluminum and synthetic wickers. “We pride ourselves in sourcing the best quality products made with premium raw materials and skilled craftsmanship,” says McDonald. “We provide furniture that stands up to the elements and everyday living, at trustworthy prices.”

TRENDING NOW Wood looks, mixed-media detailing, and fire pits, fire pits, fire pits.


BARTILE 725 N. 1000 West, Centerville | 801.295.3443 |


OR THE PAST 75 years, Bartile has perfected the art of premium roof tiles. “Customization is our forte,” says Nick Evans, general manager. “We apply a unique blend of innovation and creativity to produce custom designs, more than 600 custom colors, and 19 distinct styles ranging from Yorkshire and English Tudor to French country and everything in between. That’s why architects and designers come to them when they need something really unique. “People bring us photos of roofs they saw all over the world and we recreate them,” says Evans. “We can match colors from paint swatches and create the blends of colors our customers desire.” From shake and slate to mission tiles, Bartile does it all. In addition to manufacturing the tiles, they also provide expert installation services in Northern Utah. “We handle every step so you know it’s done right the first time,” says Evans. By focusing on details such as underlayments and flashings, they can

TRENDING NOW ensure that you get a quality roof that will pass the test of time. Incombustible, Bartile roof tiles far surpass a class-A fire rating and have a 75-year warranty. “Our roof tiles are made using local quarried materials and every tile is made in our Centerville facility,” says Evans. “From winter snow and ice to scorching desert summers, Bartile is specifically made to handle all of Utah’s harsh climates.” Bartile concrete tiles are lightweight enough to go on any new construction or replace an old roof.

Replacing wood shake roofs with fireproof concrete tiles. People can still enjoy the look of a shake roof but enjoy peace of mind knowing it’s fireproof and comes with a 75-year warranty. It is perfect for those with new construction jobs who want to replicate shake as well.

Environmentally responsible, the ultra-light roof tiles are made from at least 50-percent recycled material and meet LEED requirements.


THOMASVILLE OF UTAH 5253 South State Street, Murray | 801.263.1292 |


HEN THOMASVILLE of Utah opened 30 years ago, it was Utah’s exclusive provider of Thomasville furniture. Since then, it has become so much more. “It’s not just a Thomasville store anymore,” says president and owner of Thomasville of Utah, Chris Ross. “We’ve evolved.” Now, you can find high-quality home furnishings from more than 50 of the world’s top manufacturers in one place.

With furniture from Century, Bernhardt, Henredon, Lexington, Hickory Chair, Theodore Alexander and more, it’s the first stop for design-

TRENDING NOW Rich colors: Cool neutrals are supplemented by rich, earthy shades with warm gray and taupe tones. Add depth with rust, tobacco, red, burnt yellow, olive or the Pantone color of the year, ultra violet. Lavender may turn out to be the “it” color of 2018 design trends.

ers and discerning homeowners in the state of Utah. Thomasville of Utah has furnished many of the most beautiful homes in the state of Utah, including numerous Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award winners. Thomasville’s commitment to providing gorgeous, enduring home furnishings has earned the company a reputation as one of Utah’s finest furniture establishments. High-end furniture doesn’t just look great, it also helps to create unique spaces, precisely because it’s not available through mass retailers. With one of the largest showrooms in the state—30,000 square feet—Thomasville of Utah is a great place to find an impressive array of luxurious options. “We stay current with the trends so we can provide something for every interior design project and every individual taste and style,” says Ross. “We know what high-quality craftsmanship looks like and what having a timeless design feels like. Great home furnishings don’t start at ordinary and don’t stop at traditional or contemporary.” When you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Thomasville of Utah.


TUCK LANDSCAPE 237 W. Berger Lane, Murray | 801.266.1802 |


O YOU NEED a space to get away from all the noise? Wouldn’t it be nice if that space could be your own backyard? The professionals at Tuck Landscape can help you work with what you’ve got and create what you need and want.

For example, simply adding a fire pit is a beautiful and easy way to enhance your outdoor living space. If the scent of campfires brings fond memories, choose a wood-burning fixture. Or, choose an environmentally friendly gas version that meets local air quality restrictions. Not only do fire pits provide a focal point for your landscape design, they are the perfect gathering place to entertain family and friends. Or, just relax while watching the flames dance.

University of Alabama researchers found that the warm glow and crackling sounds of fire can even lower blood pressure. Imagine how convenient it would be to step outside and bask in the radiance of a sophisticated fire pit—all from the privacy of your home. Tuck Landscape is a full-service landscaping company with unsurpassed strengths in design, installation, and maintenance, not to mention a solid reputation of commitment to quality. “We have been in business for more than 36 years,” says owner Rob Radcliffe. “People use Tuck Landscape because they know quality is our top priority.” Since its inception, Tuck Landscape has been committed to the environment; its team has extensive knowledge in LEED design strategies related to landscaping. Visit the blog ( for more inspiring ideas on how to transform your backyard into the ultimate outdoor environment.

PRO TIP When you add outdoor living space, you add up to 20 percent more value to your home by creating an attractive environment for entertainment, relaxation and active lifestyles.


K. ROCKE DESIGN 3910 E. Highland Drive, Millcreek | 801.274.2720 |


IGHLY ACCLAIMED DESIGNER Kristin Rocke melds her clients’ needs and aspirations into spectacular interiors that are as livable as they are uniquely personal. “My clients trust me to push the envelope and take them somewhere unexpected, knowing that each project ultimately represents their individuality,” says Rocke, principal and owner of K. Rocke Design. This Utah-based interior design firm has been widely recognized by the top tastemakers around the globe.

The experienced design team has been NCIDQ-certified, so it’s no surprise that many of its notable, award-winning residential and hospitality projects have been recognized in numerous magazines. Designing livable, artistic spaces that create a comfortable context for people as their lives evolve is a passion for Rocke. She also owns Glass House, a pulsating design store furnished with unique items that delight shoppers and elevate the style of their homes. Visit the online store at

PRO TIP Pay close attention to the details and subtleties of your design. Carefully created and expertly executed, They are the difference in making any space extraordinary.


JEFF LANDRY DESIGN, INC. 1534 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City


| 801.533.8530 |

UR CLIENTS TELL us our projects are so varied, so different,” says Jeff Landry, principal at Jeff Landry Design, Inc. “That’s because, while some interior design firms provide their look, we listen carefully and work tirelessly to give our clients exactly what they want.”

high-end residential properties, as well as selected commercial and hospitality interiors. “While most of our projects are in the resort areas of Park City and Deer Valley, Utah, we have completed projects across the country from California and Nevada to Georgia and Connecticut.

For the past 25 years, that focus on customers and attention to detail has earned Jeff Landry Design, Inc. the reputation of impeccable customer service. Jeff Landry Design, Inc. is a full service interior design firm specializing in

Whether you need interior design and furnishing services, are building a new home, or renovating an old one, Jeff Landry Design, Inc. can help. “We’re artists when it comes to furniture, furnishings, lighting, accessories and art,” says Landry. “We understand spaces from a two-dimensional floor plan, and can help translate that for you while you’re working with an architect.” From space planning and interior architecture to demolition, construction, site management and final installation, the firm can help guide you through your renovation. “While creating new and exciting spaces, we provide schematic sketches and drawings, floor plans, elevations, finish boards and complete construction drawings,” says Landry. “We are at the site during construction on a regular basis so you don’t have to be.” 

PRO TIP Color, color, and more color. Say goodbye to neutrals, tans, taupes, grays. We’ve been around long enough to know that a good economy equals richer and brighter color trends. This year we’ve done entire rooms in lavender, cinnamon, emerald and azure. Go for it.


O.C. TANNER JEWELERS 15 S. State Street, Salt Lake City | 801.532.3222 |


ROM HOME DÉCOR and accessories that are truly unique, to the perfect gift to celebrate special occasions, O.C. Tanner Jeweler’s Home and Lifestyle department is a hidden gem in Salt Lake. The third-floor department brims with treasures for weddings, successes, holidays and special occasions. You’ll find shagreen, metal and wicker homeware combinations from Aerin, and Baccarat barware you can use every day for juice to cocktails, as well as mixed patterns in a set. The Home and Lifestyle Department also offers Kendra Scott Home Décor featuring gold filigree, semi-precious stones, frames, boxes and coasters.

find the perfect items,” says Martin. “Our vendors know how important exclusivity is to us, and we often buy an entire line of single pieces.” Customer experience is of paramount importance. “Our sales ambassadors build relationships with our customers,” says Martin. “They are dedicated to help clients find exactly what they need—whether it is something for their homes, a business gift, or just something thoughtful and beautiful for someone special.” O.C. Tanner works with craftsmen and artists on limited editions and small runs to ensure that each gift is as unique as its recipient. The Home and Lifestyle Department abounds with unique ideas for décor and gifting. “Stop in and experience it for yourself,” says Bob Martin, buyer. “We have an outstanding selection presented in vignettes that help you visualize what each piece would look like in your own personal space.” The department is highly curated and updated regularly. “We attend several markets a year to

TRENDING NOW Mixed materials: burled wood and wicker, metal and stone, metal and shagreen. We’re seeing a resurgence of gold as well as mid-century modern design. Luxury homeware designers such as Tina Frey and Georg Jensen are elevating the level of everyday items from cheese boards and salad bowls to serveware.


DUNKER BEAL INTERIOR DESIGN 620 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City | 801.961.8511 75 W. 300 North, Logan | 435.713-0561 |


ESIGNERS MICHELE DUNKER and Cody Beal have created some of the most elegant, yet functional designs in the intermountain area. The duo specializes in residential, corporate, hospitality and restaurant design. Cody and Michele share a common passion for transforming concepts into finely edited spaces by personally detailing, sketching and documenting each project. They work with unique artisans, craftsman and tradesmen to deliver awe-inspiring creations. Individual collaboration with each client makes Dunker Beal a rare and excellent design firm.

Entry in harmony

TRENDING NOW Simplicity, balance and strong lines in entries that welcome all. The space’s color palette creates a relationship between the different planes of the room. Compose your own harmony by using soft grey accents to bring warmth to lighter and darker elements.


FOX GROUP CONSTRUCTION 370 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City | 801.671.8090 | |


USBAND AND WIFE team Tom and Cara Fox concentrate their talent on creating homes that stand the test of time in terms of both quality and style. They offer full architectural services as well as custom home building/renovations and tailored interior design. Together, they bring more than 25 years of experience to each project. They are passionate about building timeless homes and building lasting relationships. “We take a lot of pride in each client’s happiness and focus on that relationship during the entire process,” says Tom.


Take the stress out of the build and the design process and leave it to the professionals at The Fox Group. They use only the highest quality materials and employ the finest artisans and craftsman to create enduring, classic homes with refined palettes. To see some of their recent and wonderful projects check out their Instagram account. PRO TIP Make the bones of your home beautiful. The wainscoting, cabinetry and trim work, the tile work—all the background details—really matter. “Focus first on creating a backdrop so elegant and ageless that it can support any design elements you add or change over time, such as furniture, art and accessories,” says Cara.

DETAILS COMFORTS FOR THE HOME 1987 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City | 801.364.8963 |


ANT TO FRESHEN up your abode? The designers at Details Comforts for the Home can help—whether you’re looking for full interior design services or just want a few new accessories to keep your space updated. This charming shop is filled with vintage treasures, high-quality furniture and bedding that will stand the test of time.

modern lighting fixtures that help set the right mood, or art that brings color and interest to a room. It also offers some of the best bedding lines in the industry as well as lush towels and bath rugs that add a touch of serenity to your most private spaces.

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“We love to help you make your home feel stylish, warm and comfortable,” says owner Rebecca Hatch. “Our interior designers can help you transform your entire home or add the perfect finishing touches to a room.” Details Comforts for the Home has everything you need. Find the perfect sofa or chair that supports your busy life, mirrors that reflect your unique style, TRENDING NOW One-of-a kind wood, metal and glass pieces with a slightly industrial look gathered from Eastern Europe, China and India. Colorful, soothing transitional, abstract landscapes and still-life art. And fresh new botanicals are making a comeback.

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WALKER HOME DESIGN 1981 E. Murray Holladay Road, Salt Lake City | 801.930.9499 |


HAT IS THE most important aspect of building your dream home? Is it affordability, livability or a pleasing design aesthetic? According to Jamie Walker, founder of Walker Home Design, when using its process, it’s possible to attain all three. “The homes we design are economical to build, functional to live in and attractive to look at,” Walker says. Walker Home Design is an award-winning residential architectural and design firm, that works closely with their clients to reflect their personalities and preferences in their home design. “We design spaces that expand each client’s vision. Whether that is capturing an incredible view,

designing a castle or superhero mansion, or secret passages. We’re able to maximize every square inch of our client’s homes, sometimes using areas of the home that most architects and designers fail to expose,” he says. Walker Home Design’s business model is unique for two reasons: First, their expertise at designing timeless architectural designs. Second, they’ve developed a four-step process that engages their clients from the beginning. Using this process, they can create your custom home plan in as little as eight weeks. “When we design a plan, we dive into the details of how that home will be built. This allows us to value engineer the plan to save our clients money

“It takes a great team, with an exceptional process and amazing vision to create worldclass house plans.” –Jamie Walker on the construction costs. We design more than an attractive home, we think through how it’s going to be built and try to eliminate any potential issues on the job site.” Follow them on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram @walkerhomedesign. PRO TIP A great way to begin conceptualizing your new home is to create an idea book using Houzz or Pinterest. Show the idea book to your design team as a visual representation of your vision.

Stylemakers Spring 2018  
Stylemakers Spring 2018