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House Tour: Chic and stylish dream house in the Utah mountains

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Tiek Built Homes in collaboration with Studio McGee has completed a stylish dream house in the mountains just outside of Park City, in the idyllic small community of Midway, Utah. The home was a project that was near and dear to the heart of Shea McGee, the owner/designer of Studio McGee. This beautiful abode is that of her parents, who had previously resided in Texas for twenty years and wanted to escape the humidity to live the cooler, fresh mountain air. The designer worked closely with builder through the entire design process to make sure her parents vision of an “Old, New Home” came to fruition. This terminology meant that although the home was a new build, they wanted it to have the charm of an old home. The builders did a wonderful job of designing a floor plan that harmoniously flows from one space to the next. Creating a home that does not feel too large or “McMansion-y” as the designer put it.

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The charm can really be witnessed in the details. Take note of the woodworking throughout, intermingled with finishes that are clean and classic. Additionally, color and life was infused through the layering of furnishings and accessories.

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Above: One of the Studio McGee’s tricks when building or renovating a home is to spend money in areas that matter and go budget-friendly to save costs in other areas. Even in high ticket homes, the designer will go big in the master bathroom, or the entry. She will then go more budget in the basement, kids bathroom or the mudroom. Her trick is so stick with the classics when selecting budget… but it does not need to be boring!

Tip: Try playing with pattern (as seen above), contrasting with grout, or make a larger statement in the room with elements such as cabinetry, lighting, hardware and paint. The flooring above is slate, found here.

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What We Love: This stylish dream house features clean and classic aesthetics and bright and airy interiors that are very livable. Every space has been well designed with great attention to detail. We especially love the kitchen with its contrasting countertops and stylish fixtures. The home office is also a wonderful space, the navy blue wall is very dramatic in contrast to the mostly white color palette. What do you think of this designers work? Let us know in the comments!

** We have shared with you before the very talented work of Studio McGee in another feature article, have a look: Breathtaking modern mountain home in Utah with luxe details.

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Above: This stylish powder bathroom features adorable bird and flower wallcovering by Nina Campbell. The penny round floor tiles are a more budget-friendly option the designer selected, sourced from Home Depot.

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Above: In the kitchen, the designer was looking for a classic, timeless aesthetic. She applied honed black granite on the perimeter countertops and a honed Carrara marble with a lovely edge detailing on the island, keeping things light.

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Above: With a crisp and clean aesthetic, Benjamin Moore “Simply White” was used throughout most of the rooms in this house, as seen in all of the trim, cabinetry, most walls and ceiling.

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Above: The family room furnishings were already already owned by the homeowners, they were adjusted to fit the space. It was brought to life with the addition of pillows, an area rug and accessories.

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Above: The dining room plays double duty, as both an everyday eating spot and a formal dining room. The designer opted for a mix of casual and formal to create the look. A fancy chandelier was intermingled with soft drapes and a coffered ceiling detail, casual chairs and natural wood tones.

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Above: A beautiful home office features a dramatic accent wall of Benjamin Moore “Royal Navy”, while the trim and ceiling is Benjamin Moore “Simply White”. When entering into the home, you are welcomed by an entry and vestibule that is also open to this office space. The designer had a vision of a white and airy home, with few room that provided contrast for a touch of drama. The office was the perfect option for this. The designer selected wood flooring in a herringbone pattern and Deep Royal blue walls.

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Above: During the planning phase, the designer requested to the builder to build into the roofline. The idea was to add character to the home, reminiscent of older homes. This space is at the top of the stairs, its the perfect little loft space to cozy up and read or watch television.

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Above: A cheerful guest room features plenty of natural light and ceiling pitches that makes it super cozy. The blue walls are “Window Pane” by Sherwin Williams.

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Above: The master bathroom features custom designed cabinets that were painted in Benjamin Moore “Coventry Gray”.

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Above: The guest bathroom features budget-friendly white Carrara Marble tile from Italy in a hexagon mosaic pattern, sourced from here.

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Above: The master bedroom evokes a calm, serene and elegant environment. The focal wall has a grid detailing, adding elegance to the space, but also helps to keep it light and airy. A custom headboard was designed with a medium gray fabric, contrasting with the walls and making it easy to change the bedding and pillows in the future.

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Above: The bathroom had the least amount of natural light in the home, so white cabinetry was the obvious choice to keep the space feeling light. Clean and classic details were selected here, such as the porcelain basket weave mosaic tile sourced here. Stylish details were added such as the glass knobs on the cabinetry. The homeowners also wanted a more spacious closet and no tub, so the shower is more expansive.

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Photos: Shea McGee

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