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


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


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


Draper Residence

Sexy In The Suburbs

This clever adaptation of a residence previously overdesigned in an old world theme showcases that in the hands of a deft professional great design conquers all. Gone are the enormous fussy wrought iron chandeliers and heavy drapery treatments. Now reinvented with stunning custom contemporary lighting and exposed windows filling the spaces with natural light. A large mural of columnar birch trees behind the master bed creates a vertical rhythm in an otherwise bland space. Bright, fresh fabrics and furniture profiles immediately update the traditional paneled walls throughout the home.  

Lead Designer Scott Ross


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

 


South Jordan Jaunty

Careful Curation

Working with a fresh clean slate gave Scott Ross the opportunity to bring color, light and pattern to what had been a relatively blank canvas in this South Jordan residence. Through careful curation of accessories, furnishings and even plants, he managed to create a bright exuberance in rooms that are ready for multi-functions. Never afraid of pattern, Scott deftly wove his talent into every small aspect of the project. Charming accessories bring a sense of approachability to what could have been rather plain rooms. And a carefully chosen color palette gives the rooms a “cool” vibe, without feeling trendy or too flashy. This project is a perfect example of the difference that small touches can make in a room. Plus, it shows that in a hands of a talented designer, even rooms designed on a sensible budget can look impressive, pulled together and upscale.

Lead Designer Scott Ross                                                                                                                             Associate Designer Holly Jimenez


North Salt Lake Residence

Study in Simplify

A wonderful example of adding color to a rather brown and gray rustic room, infusing it with texture and interest. Warm hues combined with the existing wood and stone provide a space both gracious and welcoming. If new design elements look like they have always been there – a successful design marriage has been achieved.  

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija


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

Small and Precious Things

Not all of Lisman Studio projects are grand and costly. In this particular renovation of an intimate home in one of Salt Lake’s most historical neighborhoods, Scott Ross rose to the design challenge beautifully. Working in small spaces can often be tricky. Through careful planning and execution Scott created a wonderful feeling of creative harmony in the rooms, all while working within spatially restricted areas. He started by freshening and unifying the rooms with a bright, cheerful and unexpected color palette. Through the subtle introduction of large scale pattern and organic texture he pulled off the small footprint seamlessly. Traffic flows well throughout the spaces, and rooms that are comfortable for this professional couple to come home and relax in, also adapt as inviting areas for entertaining. We always enjoy watching how Scott introduces a touch of glamour into his designs. His rooms always seem to sparkle, but never in an overpowering way. His clever use of cool shades of blue infuses the rooms with serenity and calm, but Scott’s rooms are never boring – or predictable. Once again, Scott proves here that truly lovely things and great design do come in small packages!

Lead Designer Scott Ross


Holladay Residence

Urban Chic

When asked how we felt about designing a concrete house, Lisman Studio said, sure! The challenge here was to create comfort and coziness in a house that was almost completely covered in hard surfaces; stone, concrete, steel, glass and iron. Even devoid of wall to wall carpeting, this contemporary home feels intimate and beautifully captures the outdoor views and landscape. The consistently neutral palette provides an endless opportunity for quick color updates.

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija


Park City Residence

Mountain Functionality

This renovation of a tired mountain residence infused fresh energy and life into a home located in a terrific setting. Without compromising the mountain charm of the home, a clean new color palette, updated patterns and furnishings served to create a lovely gathering space for many years to come. The new renovation also helps the home to feel more versatile for year round use, rather than just for winter ski adventures.

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija

Associate Designer Emily Hatfield


Rock A Bye Baby

A Nursery That Sings

When your name is as cool as Axel Ray, you’ve definitely got to have an awesome “crib” to match. As interior designers, few projects are more fun and inspiring than a nursery. And when the baby’s dad is a celebrity radio DJ, things really start to get interesting. How about a nursey designed around a rock and roll music theme? The trick was how to make the room feel playful and age appropriate for Axel, without making it come off like a Hard Rock Café. The clients felt Belle took on the challenge and pulled it off beautifully. Vintage LP’s in shadow box frames, boom box “cassette” wallpaper, and a roman valance made from guitar pick printed fabric, really make this room sing! A charming book shelf and stuffed animal storage give the room a distinctly kid’s point of view. In addition, Blake Lisman created some clever visual graphics to bring the whole room together, including inspiring quotes from musicians. This will be a room that can grow with Axel for several years, or at least until he decides to start his own rock band!   

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija
Associate Designer Emily Hatfield


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


East Bench Beauty

A Thoughtful Curation

The east bench of Salt Lake City is filled with wonderful older family homes situated on substantial lots with sweeping views. With their choice location in the center of the city, they are worthy of thoughtful renovations and updates. When the owners of this residence approached Belle and her team, they loved the house and valued the location and didn’t want to move. But the floorplan and interior finishes definitely needed some attention. Small, cramped and formal rooms were opened up, walls came down and light began to fill spaces that had previously felt confined. By taking out a rarely used formal dining room, the kitchen was able to expand, including creating a new space for dining that flowed better with the new gorgeous kitchen and adjoining great room. The master suite was reconfigured to include a new larger master bath, where Belle incorporated regimented tile accents, large mirrors and handsome sinks. As you study the final photos, you notice a calmness in each room that creates a wonderful sense of order and an absence of fussiness. Other than the owner’s exquisite Persian rugs, few other patterns exist. For Belle, who is comfortable working with stripes, florals, and geometric patterns, this home’s lack of pattern conveys a sense of tranquility.  

Lead Designer Belle Kurudzija
Associate Designer Emily Hatfield