Holladay in Full Color

Bold and Beautiful

Clients often wonder how they can live with bold color. Our advice is always to start with smaller doses and then work your way towards more. This project, by Scott Ross, is a perfect example. Never one to shy away from bold playful colors in his work, Scott had a terrific adventure working with this delightfully engaged client. This project was a wonderful collaboration between client and professional, and it shows in spades. Bright and cheerful orange shades are found throughout the residence which create a seamless flow from room to room. Never overpowering, and always welcoming, the warm sun kissed hues create a wonderful personal touch to the home. As a full interior remodel, new 8 foot contemporary interior doors replacing squatty 7 foot doors, were just the beginning. Virtually every surface and area was impacted. An exquisite Master Bath and knock out Kitchen both replaced bland and dated 1980’s spaces with no personality and mediocre function. Scott created a stunning focal point with gorgeous chiseled wood looking tile surrounding the great room fireplace. The client loved it from the first moment they saw it. It was just the beginning of an energetic and engaging designer/client relationship, in a home which reflects the taste and personality of the client – with just a little bit of Scott’s clever color details added for fun.    

Lead Designer Scott Ross

Farm Fresh Contemporary

Liveable and Lively

Farmhouse Contemporary can sometimes come off a little stark and trendy. But Scott Ross carefully pulled together this terrific urban inspired farmhouse theme with warmth, character and yes, some color! Known for its black and white emphasis, this strongly embraced trend in design, often lacks color and can come off contrived. Scott carefully weaves blues, greens and pinks into the palette of this builder’s home. Adding some pops of color to the black and white underpinnings gives the home style to spare and all without breaking the bank. Thoughtfully selected materials really shine in this home, including to the sparing use of shiplap and terrific decorative lighting. The bright white paint pairs perfectly with the contrasts of color and achromatic material palette that flows throughout the home. It seems there is no end to the great design Scott can squeeze out of his client’s budgets. This charming residence is yet another example of why his work is much sought after by clients who crave brilliantly executed design, but also want homes that are livable, functional and inviting.  

Lead Designer Scott Ross

Exuberance in Eaglewood

A Colorful Indulgence

If there is a tool that every designer dreams of working with, it would be color. LaMar Lisman and Kristina Weaver found endless opportunities to use it in this delightful renovation of a traditional home located high on the east bench of Eaglewood, Utah. The original home had been tastefully appointed with traditional Cherrywood cabinetry and natural maple wood floors. The residence had a decidedly masculine feel; handsome, tailored but predictable. It had served a busy active family well for many years. But now finding themselves empty nesters, the clients felt it was time for an update, including the reconfiguring rooms to accommodate a stunning new Master Bedroom suite, complete with a refined and functional Master Bath. A knockout custom kitchen, revamped formal dining, a welcoming entryway and comfortable family room were all part of this extensive project. With their magnificent art collection and a love for all things French, the clients sent Kristina and her team to work incorporating their requests, ideas and vision. Kristina expanded upon that with great finesse. Working with color is a dream, but too much color, and too vibrant, can end up cartoonish. The Lisman Studio team pulled it off perfectly, even with some fairly full intensity of color, the artwork and interiors sing in harmony and every room brings a smile. Plain ceilings are now trimmed in refined beams and millwork. Ordinary walls are now graced with beautiful moldings and trim details. A custom iron staircase design showcases the talent of true craftsmen. At every turn, this home inspires, uplifts and speaks of quality, beauty and even some whimsy. The project is a testimony to being bold, taking risks, having fun and watching it all come together. After all, it wouldn’t be French if it wasn’t dashingly bold!

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver

On A Mountain In Eden

Playful Panoramas

Kristina Weaver continues her foray into the field of contemporary mountain design with this showstopper of a home located in Eden, Utah. But rather than sticking to the typical pallet of grays and browns, she splashes this residence with bold pops of color, both in artwork and accessories. She even introduced a bold blue hue, unexpected in this type of project. The end result is a warm and inviting residence enlivened with playful accents and an attention to detail incorporated in all of Kristina’s work. Using a neutral color scheme throughout gives the residence a wonderful continuity, including subtle contrast in cabinet profiles and other interior finishes. The client requested simplicity and it is clear that the design team listened. The home features spectacular views of Pine View Reservoir and the panoramic areas beyond it. The client wanted this incredible view to be the emphasis – not busy interior design elements. However, simplicity does not need to be boring, and there is nothing bland about this home. A spectacular staircase provided the opportunity for a custom chandelier with pendants that suspend to all levels. Stone, tile and wood found throughout the house are thoughtfully selected to blend and never detract from the views beyond. Custom furniture pieces designed by Kristina and executed by local craftsman give the home a soul, that can only be achieved through great talent. This is a residence that will be enjoyed by the clients for many years to come, and watching the vast views from their comfortable home will provide the beauty of constantly changing panoramas awash with color.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver

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 the Bountiful 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 thoughtfully approached for function, convenience, and enjoyment. The home revolves around two central gathering areas. The first, more formal area can be found on the main floor with the living room, formal dining and kitchen. The second is on the level directly below. This spacious family gathering and game area opens to a large pool, basketball court and other amenities. A private designated home theater is adjacent.

Exquisite custom millwork can be found throughout the residence. Custom cabinetry was designed for every space and integrated with beams, trim and other finish elements. Coffered ceilings and extensive paneling complete the detailing, giving the home a stately feeling without being too stuffy. Custom interior walnut doors can be found throughout the home. Marble, tile and quartz materials were used in kitchens, baths, utility rooms and laundry areas. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom, and all with their own individual subtle color palette and personality. The residence also features multiple kitchens and wet bar areas for convenience while entertaining large groups of family and friends.

Working deftly with color and texture, the Lisman design team used innovative and durable fabrics throughout the residence, many of them commercial grade for increased cleanability and durability. The color palette for the upper more formal areas is light, allowing the eye to travel to the extensive views and beyond. The lower level features darker and more earthy colors. Giving this portion of the home a comfortable and cozy focus. Custom motorized window treatments and shades were used extensively throughout the house, but concealed unobtrusively so as not to detract from the views.  

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

2018 ASID Design Excellence Award for Best Kitchen

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

2018 International Property Award - Best Private Residence

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 Parck 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 International Property Award - Best Private Residence
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 Traditional

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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