Suburban Success

A Home Again

This fun project was a great calibration between three successful industry partners, Lisman Studio, Living Home Construction and The Renovation Design Group. This team of industry professionals have worked together before on many remarkable projects. This transformation allowed each group to really excel at what they do best. The challenge was to take an average suburban rambler from typical to “on trend,” all while working with a fixed budget and some basic parameters. This home is perfect example of utilizing the benefits of working with professionals in the building and design industry to receive award winning results. The client was the fourth part of the puzzle and were an absolute delight to work with. Not afraid of color, pattern and suggestions and willing to do some legwork and research on their own. No remodel is ever painless or easy – but this was about as great as it gets. A fresh new entry, complete with a sunny welcoming front door, a stylish state of the art custom kitchen, revamped mudroom and laundry and a new open and relaxing family room all came together seamlessly to take this typical tract home to a charming cottage, on budget, on time, and all the while consistently meeting the goals of the clients.

Lead Designer LaMar Lisman

Monochromatic Marvel

Sleek And Sexy

One would never expect driving through this established neighborhood of well-manicured and traditional homes to come across this glamorous beauty when you open the front door. And quite frankly, it was just like all the other tasteful and transitional homes on the street. The clients were ready for a change in a big, big, way. Alder cabinetry, travertine, wood floors and granite countertops had lived a well-served life, but it was time for them to go. At the recommendation of Kristina Weaver and LaMar Lisman, some of the traditional elements of the home remained. Combining the clean lined Euro influenced furnishings with the established moldings, doors, and trim already in the home created a strong juxtaposition between themes. The kitchen is a study in gleaming finishes and materials. The clients had a fondness for and craved polished surfaces after looking at wood, wood, and more wood for years. Beautifully appointed cabinetry with high gloss fronts shines bright against quartz countertops. The Master Bath also received the same study in contrasts of black and white. Exquisite contemporary light fixtures can be found throughout the spaces, with special attention given to recessed, accent and vanity lighting. The client’s handsome collection of contemporary European furnishings came together beautifully in this transition of design and rounded out a successful and inspiring project that will serve this family well for many years to come.  

Lead Designer Kristina Weaver

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

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

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

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

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

Taylorsville Residence

Comfortable Color

This home, winner of the Salt Lake City Parade of Homes, was a fun challenge for the Lisman Studio design team, showcasing clever use of materials, furnishings and color – and all on a budget. Bright pops of color, with a botanical theme gives this home a wonderful gender neutral appeal. Clever placement of furnishings and artwork creates a wonderful feel of relaxation, comfort and sense of place.

Lead Designer LaMar Lisman

Associate Designer Lisman Design Team

Holladay Residence

High Energy Midcentury

This home, winner of the ASID Award of Excellence, started out as a sad and tired mid-century diamond in the rough. With a keen eye towards the original concept of the house, the design team carefully dissected, studied and evaluated each piece of the original structure to restore that which had been lost, refurbish that which remained and create a tribute to an exciting chapter in design history – all with an eye towards the future. To quote one of the Judges of the ASID Competition, “Finally a mid-century home restoration that doesn’t look like a museum!”

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija

2014 IIDA BEST Award - Single Unit
2013 ASID Design Excellence Award

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


Federal Heights Refresh

A Study In Simplicity

When a tired and charming Federal Heights residence was ready for a freshening, the clients turned to Lisman Studio to bring back the beauty. New creamy white cabinetry brought a kitchen back to life and playful accessories in a custom designed hutch give the space a cozy feel. While stark high gloss white cabinetry in the master suite was replaced with calming matte shades of pale green. Overly ornamental door profiles and dated hardware were reborn as simple tailored silhouettes, with sparkling new hardware in polished nickel. The master bath had room for lounge seating, so full advantage was taken of the substantial footprint to add comfortable generously padded club chairs in a durable fabric for easy care and maintenance. The design team added plush area rugs, a recessed television and a beverage center to enhance this unfussy, functional and elegant space. A hallway guest bath was refreshed with new painted and glazed cabinetry and stunning new marble countertops. A Jacobean wallcovering brings softness and style to this gracious and welcoming room.

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija
Associate Designer Emily Hatfield

Eaglewood Residence

Époque Style

A dark and unfinished basement became the perfect opportunity to create a comfortable and colorful Parisian inspired family room, complete with built-in media. Cool shades of blues and soft cream help the space to feel larger than it is. And the kitchen is the perfect spot for refreshments between screenings of the latest chic flick or NBA Game! As versatile as it is handsome, this room performs on every level to meet the client’s needs.

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija