Category: Interior Design
Wed, 08 May 2013 by Allen, Kristi
If you are thinking about building a new home in Utah, or just like touring the Parade of Homes, you'll love the Dream Home Expo sponsored by the Utah Home Builders Association. This weekend at the South Towne Expo Center, see exhibitors showcasing the hottest new home building products, watch demonstrations and learn about new home trends plus win prizes in one of the many giveaways!
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 by Allen, Kristi
The inspiration for this interior decor project came straight from Pinterest. I love the beautiful soft gold shelving units and wanted one for the front room of my new home. Unfortunately, units like the one I wanted can cost over a thousand dollars! Here's how I transformed an IKEA shelving unit for a total cost of less than $100.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 by Allen, Kristi
Many of our new home designs have the option to add a bay window in the nook or master bedroom. This area can be perfect for a simple seating arrangement or just a little more space for the dining room table. Another great way to utilize a bay window is to add a built-in banquette. This DIY project takes some time and a few tools, but the result is fantastic. My husband and I recently created a built-in banquette in our new home by McArthur Homes for less than $200.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 by Allen, Kristi
Who doesn't love a beautiful hardwood in a home? Woods are warm, inviting, interesting and come in a huge variety of finishes. They are so popular, that almost every home buyer I worked with in the last year has chosen some kind of wood-like finish on the floors of their new homes in Utah (laminate, engineered or traditional). The question EVERYONE asked was "Which is better?" Well, the answer depends on what you are looking for in your floor, but here are some tips from our Award-Winning Design Studio.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 by Allen, Kristi
McArthur Homes is excited to kick off 2013 by celebrating our 20th Anniversary! We have been your local, Utah homebuilder since 1993 and we are proud to continue to offer quality new homes for Utah families. All year we'll be sharing our story of three brothers and their dad, who started from scratch to build one of the most successful home building companies in Utah. Plus see flashblacks from the early years...
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Will you be hosting your family's Thanksgiving celebration in your new home this year? My first time hosting Thanksgiving was only two months after moving into my new home in Utah. It was a little overwhelming! Now I've learned to keep it simple! Here are a few beautiful, natural and easy ways to decorate your table for Thanksgiving.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 by Allen, Kristi
If there is one thing that made a big statement at this year's Salt Lake Parade of Homes, it was finish trim work. It seems that everyone building a new home in Utah is paying more attention to this important detail. Here are some different styles of wainscoting and wood work that I saw at the Salt Lake Parade of Homes (and a few from around the web).
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Our new homeowners, Josh and McCall recently moved into their new Cambria home and immediately got started on a beautiful nursery. The couple is expecting their first baby girl. They did such a beautiful job on the nursery that I wanted to share their pictures here.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Fall is here, bringing cooler weather and color changing leaves. If you are still waiting to change to fall decor on your new home in Utah, now is the time! Here are six beautiful DIY wreath ideas to get you started.
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 by Allen, Kristi
This beautiful new model home in Herriman is casual and inviting with great pops of color. To me, it looks like summer! Here is a quick photo tour of this great new home design.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 by Allen, Kristi
A friend of mine recently built her own banquette into the nook of her new home in Lehi. I absolutely love it and can't wait to do the same in my own dining nook. There are so many different looks and styles out there. Here are a few of my favorites from Pinterest:
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 by Allen, Kristi
The beautiful new Cameron model home is completed at Herriman Towne Center. Come and check out this great location with new homes in Herriman. Here are a few photos to entice you to visit!
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 by Allen, Kristi
A few years ago I tackled a quick home improvement project in my dining room and since then I've gotten tons of positive comments on the look. It was so easy and inexpensive to do, I decided to share the details here for those who want to create the same "paneling" look in their new home in Utah.
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 by Allen, Kristi
I snuck out to visit our new model home in Herriman and I was amazed at the progress! This new two-story home is nearly completed and it looks beautiful! This home is our new Cameron model. Some of my favorite features are the upstairs loft and perfect homework/bill workspace near the kitchen. Here are a few shots of the new home in progress:
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 by Kristi Allen
Spring is here and with it comes fun spring decor. Last year, I wanted to create something special for my new home in Utah. I was inspired by Miss Mustard Seed's post on HGTV where she created a fun spring time monogram. It was such a cute, fun addition to her spring decor. I decided to take the idea one step further and create a giant monogram "wreath" to go on the front door of my new home.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 by Allen, Kristi
One of our homeowners, Melinda Fowler, recently had the best idea! She created a pin board of her new home in Eagle Mountain, now under construction. As she visited our Award-Winning Design Studio, Melinda "pinned" each of her interior design selections. She now has a beautiful Board on Pinterest showing her new home design, elevation and interior selections.
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Our fabulous new Design Consultant, Sara McArthur, is giving us a peak at her beautiful new home in Lehi. Sara and her husband built their McArthur Homes townhome in Lehi before she became the Design Consultant for McArthur Homes, but she already had an amazing eye for design and detail.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Want to make the kitchen in your new home in Utah stand out? The National Kitchen and Bath Association has revealed the results of it's annual study highlighting kitchen trends for the coming year. They have identified two major trends in kitchen cabinetry for 2012. The best part? These popular cabinets are included with your new home from McArthur Homes! So here are the things to look for in cabinetry for 2012:
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 by Allen, Kristi
The interior selections have been chosen for our beautiful new model home in Herriman, Utah. This new home will showcase our Cameron design, a new two-story plan that offers many exciting features such as a great study area between the kitchen and family room. The interior designers from Pace Interiors have selected some beautiful products from our Award-Winning Design Studio for this model home. The selections are mostly neutrals in warm grey tones. The designers will later add splashes of color with accent paint, furnishings and accessories.
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Adding art pieces to your home can be the perfect way to add a spark of personality to your space. Art can create drama, unify a color scheme or even add humor to a room. Here is a collection of inspiraitonal art pieces from the 2011 Parade of Homes.
Mon, 16 Jan 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Here's a home tour of our popular Cordova home. This beautiful new home in Lehi, Utah was featured in the Utah Valley Parade home and the response was unbelievable. People LOVE the decor, the layout and all of the thoughtful details that went into this home.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 by Allen, Kristi
An easy, DIY tutorial for building and upholstering your own headboard. I based my design on the nailhead trim headboard that I loved in last year's Parade of Homes.
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 by Allen, Kristi
Attention all McArthur homeowners who have built (or are building) our fabulous Fairfax home in Utah. This design idea is just for you! As I was browsing one of my favorite blogs, I came across this fantastic idea of how to decorate an arched wall separating two rooms.
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 by Allen, Kristi
Stenciling is an inexpensive and easy (although not necessarily quick) way to add a fun design element to your new home. With stencils you can create a custom "wallpaper" look using any colors of your choice and for a fraction of the cost of real designer wallpaper. Here are some easy tips I learned while trying out this project over Memorial Day Weekend.
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 by Allen, Kristi
I L.O.V.E. spending time in my craft/laundry room! For me it is such a casual, creative space with lots of storage. Here's a few ideas that you may want to incorporate into the laundry or craft room in your new home.
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 by Allen, Kristi
Don't you love visiting the Parade of Homes to find decorating inspiration? This year, McArthur Homes' Utah Valley Parade of Homes entry gave me SO many great ideas for decorating my home. Here are a few kids space ideas from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. Which is your favorite look?
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 by Allen, Kristi
The best way to create a spa-like bathroom is to start with a clean, fresh color palette. Of course I love the simple white and green palette of the McArthur Homes Award-Winning Parade Home, the Cordova.