Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I had been working on these projects for four months. You might remember me mentioning them in this post and this post.

It was a fun project because I was able to choose all of the finishes as long as I stayed in budget (which in itself was quite the challenge). Working with clients is also fun, but once in a while it's nice to get to do your own thing.

These two houses are in the Avenues right by LDS Hospital, and they were actually owned by the hospital. The homes served as patient care homes. They weren't in great condition, so we pretty much gutted them and started from scratch to make a better floor plan.

The contractor on this project was Tyler Fox of T Fox Construction.


We tore out all the radiant heat and we kept the fireplace but refinished it.

We tore out the kitchen cabinet wall and opened the kitchen up to the dining area. We took out the window and made it a solid wall for the laundry and half bath.

We tore out this wall of cabinets and this area became the island - open to the dining area.

We kept the same set up in this 3/4 bath but put in all new materials.

This is the Master suite, but it didn't have it's own bath so we took one side of the master and added a bathroom.


The floors are quarter-sawn oak with a sort of white-washed stain. We added the wood paneling, which I love. The sconces are the Bryant Sconce from Circa Lighting.

The cabinets are painted BM Glacier White with polished nickel hardware. The countertop is Carrera marble. The pendant lights are the small Hicks Pendant from Circa Lighting.

The backsplash is just a white subway backsplash - nothing exciting, but it's classic.

It's a little hard to see, but we hung a drum shade pendant for the dining area. The drum shade is from ELK Lighting and I bought it off of Wayfair.

The floor is a white and gray porcelain tile we got from Emser Tile in SLC. They added the bench, which I thought was a nice touch.

We decided to paint the stairs and get a nice carpet runner. The original carpet I chose ended up being too expensive, but this carpet has been fantastic - it hides all wear beautifully. I think next time I would like to do something a little more "pretty" and not so practical.

The subway tile is the Desert Gray subway from Dal Tile. The floor tile is from Emser. I can't remember what it's called, but it looks like a marble up close even though it's ceramic. I love this tile for the price.

This is the master bedroom. We put a ceiling fan instead of a chandelier because it's the upstairs and you need a fan to cool all the hot air that rises. The paint is BM Gray Owl (my favorite go-to paint).

I decided to paint the master vanity BM Van Courtland Blue to change it up. With a flip it's a little scary to do anything out of the "safe zone" but I think it turned out really nice. The countertop is Carrera and the handles are polished nickel just like the kitchen hardware. The vanity lights are from Circa Lighting as well.

The floor tiles are 1" hexagon tiles from Arizona Tile.

The shower is all carrera marble from Home Depot. This is my go-to tile if I need marble and can't afford the expensive stuff. I love the size of this marble.

And that's the first house! I will post pics of the second home tomorrow. BTW, both of the houses are still for sale (there are verbal offers on both) so if you are interested and looking in the $410K price range send me a message!


  1. E Designs you are hesitant on- THIS is what I'm hesitant on! You are so good at what you do, really. My favorites are the island pendants, and the white wash wood. It's all beautiful though!

  2. I know it's a challenge to mesh the needed mass-appeal of a flip with your own point of view as a designer. You did it beautifully, and I can't wait to see the other house!

  3. Beautiful! I can totally see your style there! I could move right in!

  4. So beautiful Marianne! Love the blue vanity

  5. That wood floor is gorgeous. Was it prefinished or finished in place?

    1. I am so glad you like it! It was finished in place. I really liked the wood installers I worked with (Craftsman Floors). They mixed it and tested it on the wood until we got it right. It took a little experimentation but I like how it turned out.

  6. oh my! i love your work. great choices. so nice to see your taste here in utah.

  7. This is a stunning remodel. Great job! I love how you did the blue cabs in the bath, so eye catching!

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  9. This is gorgeous! Can I ask what you planked the livingroom walls with and what color you painted them? I wish you could do my entire house lol


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