Capitol HIll Transformation
Big City Style


When first approached to work on this iconic residence located on Capitol Hill, Belle encountered a dark, dysfunctional and dated home. Rooms were tiny, windows were few, and whatever character had originally been in the home, had been stripped away long ago. What originally started out as two distinct private residences, joined by a long breezeway, created a linear floor plan fraught with obstacles. Since the property and its surroundings are listed in a historic district of the city, another challenge became working carefully within the existing footprint of the home. The original exterior structure had to remain intact, including window and door locations. The home really had no specific architectural theme to draw upon, other than a few arched windows and an interesting assortment of interior columns. The clients did however, have delightfully eclectic taste, great design energy and the patience of a saint to live through the renovation. Belle and her team infused all the spaces with light, removed barrier walls and raised ceilings wherever they could get away with it. The final design was kept simple, sleek and glamorous. The client was not shy about utilizing fur, sparkle, bling and color – which for Belle opened up a world of non-typical design opportunities. Comfortable seating groupings allow for conversation, entertaining and small or large gatherings. A handsome glass wine storage cabinet displays the client’s wine collection next to an adjoining wet bar, complete with gold brushed accent tile and gloss teal cabinetry. The gorgeous kitchen flows effortlessly from one room to the next, cleverly placed in the center of the revamped floor plan to the heart of the home. Belle moved the formal dining space to the large breezeway, and incorporated a “lite as a feather” magnificent Italian copper chandelier to sparkle during evening dinner parties. To keep everything from getting to serious, a reclaimed wood floor connects the spaces with a nod to the home’s storied past. The final result is a residence that is hip, fun and just a little bit quirky – all hidden under a dark, dysfunctional and dated past. 

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija
Associate Designer Emily Hatfield


Summerwood Residence
Elegant Grandeur


Situated high on Bountiful’s east bench, this gracious traditional home is designed for a busy active family and extended family. High paneled ceilings pay homage to the expansive views beyond. The client asked for rooms that could be “used” without fear of wear and tear. Every corner of this home has been carefully thought out for function, convenience, and enjoyment.

Lead Designer LaMar Lisman

Associate Designer Lisman Design Team


A Bountiful Beauty
Craftsman Contemporary


When it comes to an ability to skillfully mix pattern and texture, Kristina Weaver is without equal in the design industry. She has an ability to take any space, regardless of the design theme, and make it feel pulled together effortlessly. Good design should be effortless, it should feel natural and never contrived. This lovely residence, located in Bountiful, Utah is no exception. The client had a strong love for Craftsman influenced design; lots of simple millwork, glass, symmetry and interior architectural detailing. In addition, they didn’t want it to feel to the period, but rather fresh, contemporary and new. Working with her colleague, Cristen Cagle, Kristina combined traditional Arts and Crafts elements such as traditional millwork and cabinetry, with fun, playful and high energy tile, stone and even copper. The result is one of the most exceptional kitchens of Kristina’s career, and a home that is functional, warm and inviting. This is a client who uses their kitchen, which afforded Kristina the opportunity to include elements such as a hidden “bake center” and concealed storage for a bevy of small appliances and tools for cooking and baking. To further enhance the Craftsman appeal of the home, Kristina introduced interior brick to previously bland walls, and commissioned 4 stunning art glass “windows” highlighting the Four Seasons. A comfortable master suite and elegant bath, include a playful brick ceiling and contemporary concrete sinks. This home has it all, but in addition to wonderful cohesive design, Kristina has also provided spaces that will used and enjoyed for many years to come. For a busy, young and active family, this is the perfect place to kick back, enjoy something delicious prepared in the gorgeous kitchen, visit and feel like home.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver
Associate Designer Cristen Cagle
Junior Associate Megan Ozosky


Harvard Hot Shot
Style to spare


The first time Scott Ross visited this established Harvard Avenue residence, it was dark, cramped, and dated. Traffic flow was hampered by an dysfunctional 1920’s floor plan leading to a tiny Kitchen and virtually no Master Bath on the second floor of the home. The homeowners, a young professional couple, wanted something vibrant, stylish and spacious where they could entertain friends and relax after a busy day. The extensive 6 month remodel took this charming little English Tudor from drab to fabulous; blowing out walls, bumping up rooflines and creating spaces the clients had only ever dreamed of. Scott and his team introduced one of his delightful and playful color palettes, mixed with pops of bling and fur to enliven rooms that had not seen a sense of style for a long time. The new Master Bath is a study in textures, tones and color. Beautiful stone and mosaic tile details throughout the home pull the rooms together beautifully, and provide playful nods to the original home’s architecture. Check out those profiles in the pass through areas! Arches never looked so good.

Lead Designer Scott Ross                                                                                                                             Associate Designer Holly Jimenez


Yalecrest Revival
Moving Towards the Light


This lovely project in one of Salt Lake City’s most coveted neighborhoods, built by Northstar Builders, demonstrates Belle’s deft approach at bringing life into all of her designs. With a new soft warm white backdrop, moldings, lighting and a deft placement of accessories, shimmer and sparkle at every turn. Gone are the heavy black iron light fixtures and drab putty colored walls, replaced with glistening crystal lighting and tactile fabrics, adding a pleasant freshness and giving the home a welcoming feel. But things are seldom as they seem. What at first appears as a timeless, delicate design is actually a very practical and functional space; ready to meet the needs of a busy, young and active family. Belle’s careful selection of durable fabrics, colors and lasting materials will serve this client well for many years to come; always surrounded by light.  

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija
Associate Designer Emily Hatfield

2017 IIDA Best Award - Best Live Single Award
2016 Build News Award - Best High-End Design Studio


Huntsville Residence
Mountain Zen


This stunning residence with sweeping views of northern Utah encapsulates the variety of textures and tones. Shiny with rough, smooth with soft, everywhere you look is a delight for the eyes and the senses. The large open floor plan and low profiles of furniture contribute to being able to see and experience the breathtaking views from every corner of this contemporary masterpiece.

Lead Designer LaMar Lisman

Associate Designer Lisman Design Team

2012 IIDA BEST Awards - Brilliantly Executed Spaces & Thinking


Red Ledges Reimagined - Mountain Contemporary
2017 Park City Showcase of Homes


Lisman Studio was approached early on to provide design services for the Pure Haven Homes entry into the 2017 Park City Showcase of Homes. It was essential to the builder, Pure Haven, that the Lisman design team was involved from the get-go in selecting interior finishes for the project. Kristina Weaver worked her magic with tile, stone, flooring, cabinetry and interior architectural detailing. Closely supported by her design team, Cristen Cagle and Megan Ozosky, the trio set to work establishing theming and color palettes that would complement the Mountain Contemporary look of the residence. One of the success stories of the 2017 Showcase, the Pure Haven entry actually sold before the Showcase even started. The secret was Kristina’s ability to create and infuse a space with a design that would have appeal to any potential visitor. Stunningly beautiful wallcoverings, streamlined and contemporary furnishings and a world class art collection all came together seamlessly to create a home that is not only breathtaking, cozy and comfortable, but also able to hold its own against the stunning views from virtually every room of the home.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver
Associate Designer Cristen Cagle
Junior Associate Megan Ozosky

2018 IIDA Best Award - Merit Live Single Unit Award


Cottonwood Heights Celebration
Beauty Tackles the Beast


With great care and finesse, Scott Ross and his team worked closely with his clients to feature their treasured possessions in a renovation of their residence. The client’s personal collection of photography and a lifetime of artwork collected from travels, family and friends, set the tone for this lovely and welcoming residence. Scott began by removing heavy and oppressive blinds and flooding the rooms with natural light. Crisp roman shades took their place. Hunting down practical furnishings and materials that could withstand 2 active teenage boys and 2 family dogs proved to be more of a challenge. He rose to the occasion. Using commercially rated fabrics where possible, he combined the best of both worlds. Tabletop surfaces are durable and the curation of accessories was kept to a minimum. Practicality and style blend seamlessly in his revised layouts. He even found space for the cherished family piano. In the family room he removed a dark and dated arched fireplace and mantle. This was replaced with chiseled floor to ceiling stone, providing texture for the fireplace wall without being busy. New built-in cabinetry has a definite Arts and Crafts theme, complete with art glass windows. As a designer, working with client’s possessions can be fun, challenging and very rewarding – especially when they can come together in a handsome result.

Lead Designer Scott Ross                                                                                                                             Associate Designer Holly Jimenez


South Temple Refinement
Beauty and Grace


How do you take a contemporary high-rise residence from the 1980’s and turn it into a study in detail and elegance? You hire Belle Kurudzija and her capable team. Transforming a dated and drab South Temple penthouse from the disco era into a comfortable home for entertaining and gracious comfort was not small task. Belle moved walls, raised ceilings, and pulled out any reference that dated the residence to achieve this complete transformation. The client’s love for all things Parisian served as her inspiration. Soothing soft shades of gray blue, pale rose, and sage are carried throughout the residence with tremendous skill and talent. A fantastic kitchen full of character and charm replaced a former white laminate contemporary box kitchen. And that was just the beginning. A two story French limestone mantle infuses a soaring dining room with romance and glamour. A smaller French fireplace brings comfort to a sitting room. Exquisite hand painted doors, designed by Belle in the client’s former residence, were repurposed seamlessly into the new design. A delightful playroom, for the client’s grandchildren received special attention, because even on South Temple little people are very important. 

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija
Associate Designer Emily Hatfield


St. Mary's Residence
Clean Line and Traditional


This full renovation of an existing residence built in the 1960’s provided a much needed facelift and lesson in function for this active family. A chic neutral palette flows throughout the residence, creating a feeling of unity and organization. Comfortable seating sets the tone for family conversation and relaxation. The family got to keep their residence in an area they loved, while essentially having a new, functional family home for their future use.

Lead Designer
LaMar Lisman

Associate Designer
Lisman Design Team

2013 Chrysalis Award 
Bath Remodel Under $40,000 Western Region

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Mansion on South Temple
A Period Restoration for Today


Lisman Studio thought it would be a great opportunity to show off some of our experience in staging while also featuring one of our recently completed projects. Located on Historic South Temple, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the historic Walter Lyne Mansion, is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places. Lisman Studio was hired to complete a full design revamp of the property, while carefully respecting it’s historical heritage. Working closely with historical documents, and a sketched set of plans from a 1970’s “remodel”, the Lisman Team went to work researching the property and diligently moving forward to bring it back to life. The home had been abandoned for over a decade and had suffered considerable neglect. Fortunately the new property owner had a vision to bring the property back to its original grandeur, while converting the residence for use as his attorney’s office on the main floor and adding a handsome private residence on the second level.

Woodwork was refurbished, doors replaced, walls added over time were removed and 11 bathrooms renovated. Period antique chandeliers were located by LaMar Lisman to replace the current inappropriate light fixtures installed during the 1970’s. Wallcoverings reproduced from the 1800’s by Bradbury and Bradbury created instant period panache and added some much needed pattern and color to the private quarters of the home. And to complete the look for our photo shoot, the dining room is staged for a Victorian High Tea. Lisman Studio offers full holiday décor and event staging at our client’s request. It is our feeling that combining tasteful interior design with appropriate holiday, party and seasonal décor is definitely the “icing on the cake!”

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver
Associate Designer Cristen Cagle


Southern Mountain Stunner
Style in the sky


When new residents of Salt Lake City found themselves with a beautiful new home and few furnishings, they turned to Scott Ross to pull their home together. Nothing like starting off in a new town without a chair to sit on! This fantastic home with architectural style to spare had one big problem; large west facing windows. Beautiful windows for mountain views, but beastly hot in the afternoon full sun. With a substantial portion of the client’s budget needing to go towards appropriate and insulated window coverings, Scott Ross became innovative with a frugal budget to finish off the remaining space. Working with a few of the client’s current possessions, he managed to pull together a comfortable room with great flair. Comfortable seating, combined with new carpeting and a refresh of the fireplace turned this empty cave of a room into a handsome gathering place for entertaining and relaxing.

Lead Designer Scott Ross                                                                                                                             Associate Designer Holly Jimenez


Cottonwood Residence
In Grand Manor


A stunning and classically beautiful Georgian inspired residence in Cottonwood, Utah, becomes yet again another wonderful backdrop for one of Belle Kurudzija’s finest designs. Her quiet restraint in design echoes throughout every room. From the soft and delicate formal Living Room, to the masculine and rich Study; this home’s stately architecture speaks of elegance, refinement and grace. A proud and important Entry Hall becomes a clever backdrop for crystal, sparkling metals and even a crisp navy blue lacquer chest. To keep spaces from feeling contrived, Belle shifted from a sea traditional and expected landscapes to artwork featuring multiple themes; from traditional to subtle contemporary. As is often evidenced in Belle’s work, few things in any room ever scream “look at me!” – but rather everything she places in her design serves to compliment and embrace whatever is next to it. This results in design harmony and comes off as effortless, never feeling forced, trendy or contrived. Showing her ability to work with softer pastel palettes as well as bolder and rich color schemes, this welcoming residence offers a timeless snapshot of beauty and the ease of well executed design. Watch for more to come as Belle begins to move into additional areas of this grand home. Hopefully the best is yet to come!

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija
Associate Designer Emily Hatfield

2017 Best Award - Merit Live Single Award


Avenues Residence
Master Suite Redux


A tired and cramped bathroom and master bedroom gave way to this impressive master suite. Working within the same footprint of the former bedroom and bath, the Lisman team was able to create magic and capture every inch of usable space. Surprisingly, through careful space planning – these same rooms actually feel much larger after the renovation, even though no outside walls were moved. The simplicity of the layout also serves to create spaciousness.

Lead Designer LaMar Lisman

Associate Designer Lisman Design Team


Salt Lake City Residence
Downtown Design


When clients decide to downgrade from a large residence to a smaller, more manageable home, it can prove challenging for a designer. What to keep and what must go is always a delicate balance. Kristina Weaver worked with the very best and most important possessions this client had, carefully editing where necessary. By providing a design backdrop of simple cabinetry and a subtle color palette, the clients treasured art collection makes a delightful and refreshing statement on a space that could come off with a builder's spec personality. Moving from a large mountain home to a pied et terre in the city, brought about an exciting and welcome change to these clients; an easier, more carefree lifestyle with a closer location to nearby downtown venues. Kristina thoughtfully pulled together a pleasant, relaxing space, which still feels very personalized to her clients. Hopefully they will feel at home, surrounded by their lovely art collection for many years to come.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver
Associate Designer Cristen Cagle


Colorful Cottage
A Quick Refresh


One of the best services offered through Lisman Studio is the installation of accessories, artwork and plants. To our team at Lisman, these finishing touches help unify a space and contribute to establishing character. For this charming smaller home in West Jordan, Utah, Scott and his colleague, Holly Jimenez, utilized many of the clients current furnishings as a starting point for their design scheme. Scott incorporated a delicate palette of blush, pale blue and cream to infuse the rooms with light and delicate touches of color. These clever choices help all of the rooms to feel more spacious, congruent, and infuses them with personality without ever feeling contrived. Charming accessories showcasing the client’s interests and personality. New area rugs, an additional smattering of new furnishings and fresh lighting all come together to give the home a polished, refined and welcoming appeal, seldom found in spaces of this scale. Beautiful things do come in small packages!

Lead Designer Scott Ross                                                                                                                             Associate Designer Holly Jimenez


Pepperwood Residence
Livable and Entertaining


This is a home with 2 primary goals; family gathering and adult entertaining. Spaces are clearly defined for “grownups” and the “kids” – with each being as energetic as the other. Strong lines, architectural elements and colorful contrast make this home appealing on many levels. An example of working with a game plan, this home has been designed and completed in stages comfortable to the client and their busy family.

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija

2016 IIDA Best Award - Best Single Space for the Home Bar


West Cottonwood Residence
Gray No More!


With "gray" being the current design buzzword in interiors, this home encompasses all that we love about gray, while still showcasing the strength of introducing vibrant and unexpected pops of color to enliven spaces. A home designed for comfort and entertaining with a wonderful indoor/outdoor connection. A spacious kitchen for a gourmet cook is the perfect place to enjoy great food and wonderful company. Spaces connect seamlessly with a continuity of colors, materials, textures and (you knew this was coming), 50 shades of gray.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver 


East Bench Residence
Clean Line Contemporary


Sometimes there is nowhere to go but up! A tired and sad master bath suite, it was due for a major overhaul. This stunning and sweeping update owes much of its success to its simplicity in design and a clever grid of large tilework that unifies and opens up the room. Sparkling bath hardware completes the look.

Lead Designer Scott Ross


Fruit Heights Residence
Tailored Simplicity


Sometimes Lisman Studio is asked to create a space for a family to return to and this traditional home would be a great example. Although the children are grown, the sense of place is evident at every turn. One of Lisman Studio’s most gracious and comfortable homes to date, this residence located on a quiet cul-de-sac beckons, family gatherings, relaxation and gracious entertaining.

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija

Associate Designer Emily Hatfield