March 28, 2013

enzy design is featured in Utah Style & Design!

I am thrilled to announce that one of my master suite remodel projects is featured in the Spring issue of Utah Style & Design!

This was such a fun project to work on, and getting it published is just the icing on the cake.  The clients were wonderful, and I got to work with architect Hans Hoffman and contractor Bruce Anderson, 2 people I really respect.  I also got to coordinate with Cora Stjernholm from elume distinctive lighting, Janice Israel from Closet Factory, Jodi Nelson from Mountainland, and other industry pros who make up a great team.

My client Danielle has incredible taste, which is really what made this project possible in the first place.

So please, check out the spring remodeling issue of Utah Style & Design (I believe it officially hits the newstands April 1st) to see the whole article!

March 25, 2013

My Blogging Absense

Sorry folks.  I haven't been blogging much at all.  There's a reason:  I'm taking the NCIDQ exam next month.  For those who don't know what NCIDQ is, it stands for "National Council for Interior Design Qualification".  Per their website:

"Interior design requires specialized expertise and skills that are distinct from those of other building and design professions—encompassing everything from choosing safe indoor materials and furnishings to ensuring compliance with building codes. By setting the bar for professional competence and administering the NCIDQ Examination, NCIDQ identifies for the public those interior designers who are qualified to design and execute interior spaces that protect the public health, safety and welfare. In fact, 27 U.S. states and Canadian provinces require the NCIDQ Certificate in licensing and regulating the interior design profession."

And while I feel that I'm very qualified to do what I do, this exam focuses on a lot of commercial aspects of interior design, which I haven't dealt with much in my career, as well as a lot of textbook practices that aren't necessarily real-world scenarios.  So in many ways I'm relearning everything I learned in college (that I don't currently practice).

So, bear with me, and please wish me good luck!  I'll be back in May once all parts of this exam are over (and hopefully you'll see me before then, as I have a lot to share, just no time to share it.)

March 1, 2013

Attic Master Suite

I thought I might add more photos from this charming remodel featured yesterday on the Utah Style blog.

I mentioned this was a small space, so I thought I might elaborate on the space-planning challenge.  The main part of this project involved the stairs.  We redesigned and rebuilt the stairs (including the staircase to the basement) in order to gain more room on the upper level for the bedroom AND a new bathroom & closet, creating a private and cozy master suite.

Here's the "before" floor plan - notice how the stairs chopped up the whole space:

And here is the "after"

The space BEFORE:

And the space AFTER: