Cove Contemporary

Rooms With A View

When a busy, active young family found that their home no longer met their needs, they turned to Lisman Studio for a total revamp. Located high in the Cove in Salt Lake City, the home features spectacular views and ample room for family activities and entertaining. While keeping the original floorplan fairly intact, all the interior finishes were scrapped. The residence had gone through a series of inappropriate remodels over the last several years, including questionable construction work. Structural issues became evident not long after the clients purchased the home and it became quickly evident that immediate changes were necessary. The home is wonderfully simple, free of visual clutter and busy materials and finishes. This is proof that sometimes the best design is as little design as possible. It also gives the property a timeless feel that will not feel out of date for many years. This simplicity was carried over into the furnishings and fabrics – where color, rather than busy patterns becomes that accent. All of this serves the home well with a focus on the sweeping views of the Salt Lake valley and beyond.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver


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


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


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


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


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


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 


South Jordan Residence

Tired Tuscan Transformation

When homeowners approached Lisman Studio to renovate their tired Tuscan themed home, the charge was a challenging one; recreate a contemporary space for their outdated kitchen and great room without disrupting walls, electrical, or the layout of the space. Kristina Weaver began by taking out dysfunctional and dated Knotty Alder kitchen cabinets, replacing them with sleek slab doors with a continuous wood grain pattern. Brown and gold granite was switched out with bright, white marble, low maintenance, quartz countertops, immediately refreshing the space. New upscale appliances and modern plumbing tie everything together. Overstuffed tapestry furniture in the Great Room was replaced with clean line furnishings. The chunky alder mantle is gone, replaced with contemporary dry stack white stone, as well as the bland beige carpeting, giving way to chic geometric grey carpeting. The kitchen dining table and chairs, rarely used, but always in the way, was changed out to four comfortable swivel chairs - perfect for relaxing and conversation. The custom designed buffet and coffee table showcase Kristina's ability to infuse all of her spaces with unique accents that reflect her client's budget and taste.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver
Associate Designer Cristen Cagle


North Holladay Residence

Gracious Comfort

This substantial addition to a home completed several years ago provided an impressive challenge to the Lisman team. The goal was to have the transition seamless between the existing and the new. The addition comprised a new family gathering space complete with a kitchen, a guest bedroom suite, study and a lower level Golf Simulator. The room is in constant use by family, friends and neighbors, which was the intent of the owners – it has met their needs beautifully.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver

2017 Utah Home Builders Association Award - Best Luxury Home Remodel
2016 Chrysalis Award for Design and Excellence

 


East Draper Residence

Family Friendly

Located high on the east bench of Draper, Utah, this stunning traditional home is not only gorgeous, but practical and comfortable for the family it was designed for. Warm, inviting colors create a palette for family gathering and relaxation. A spectacular beamed entry creates a space for a delightful music room – one of this busy family’s favorite pastimes.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver


 

Salt Lake City Residence

Tuscan Update

This rather plain home was handsome, but lacked character. By replacing the fireplace, mantle and built-ins, the room received some much needed panache. Color became the next component to bring lively energy to the space. By taking the TV from above the fireplace, it kept it from being the center of attention – relegating it to a convenient locale, without compromising the design of the room.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver


Draper Residence
Clean Contemporary

Clean Contemporary

This client asked for a “no fuss” house plus they wanted a home for entertaining friends and family. Designed with an interior courtyard, this contemporary home is prepped for play. To meet the needs of a young and active family, surfaces were kept simple, clean and easy to maintain. From the floor up, this home is tailor made for a family too busy enjoying life to worry about fussy interiors.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver

2015 IIDA BEST Awards - Merit Single Unit Award


Avenues Residence

Colorful Informality

A charming and dated Victorian home in the Avenues District of Salt Lake City provided the perfect place for a fun, high energy update. Without compromising too much of the Victorian architecture, the goal was to open up the spaces through the use of color and improved furniture placement. Tall drapery accents the space and frames interesting views beyond.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver


99 West Residence

Uptown Pied A Terre

After selling their larger primary residence, this couple was ready for a home in the city, near all that the city lifestyle brings. Furniture was carefully placed to not encroach on the sweeping views. And the color palette and furniture profiles were intentionally kept tailored and simple. The result is a calming pied-a-tier, in a sophisticated and high energy location. 

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver


Holladay Residence

Country Manor

This lovely country estate started out as a humble and demure cottage. Retaining the integrity original house, while approaching it on a grand scale was a fun and unexpected challenge. Timeless fabrics, a muted color palette and gracious welcoming rooms combined with exquisite wood moldings and trim create a home to be enjoyed for generations.

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver