Room Reveal | The Parcell Laundry Room

Room Reveal | The Parcell Laundry Room

A laundry room where you actually want to hang out in? We designed this space to be exactly that. Rachel’s laundry room isn’t just a space for washing and folding clothes. It is a beautiful space to arrange flowers, get crafty with the kids or a spot to do a little work while being inspired by the gorgeous mountain views. With classic limestone checkered flooring, warm grass cloth walls and a touch of blue—this laundry room will stand the test of time.

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Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: Part 2

Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: Part 2

Design mistake number 2 is all about lighting. We always say that lighting is the jewelry of a room and it can really make or break it. To make the most out of your lighting, you want it to be substantial and to feel balanced with the rest of the space. Luckily, adding or updating your light fixtures is a quick and easy way to finish off your space and add a refreshing update. First things first, let’s start with this: if you have a boob light (you know the one) let’s switch that out with something bigger and better ;)

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The Art to Layering Art

The Art to Layering Art

As a general rule of thumb—never repeat the same medium over each other. For example, an abstract oil painting pairs well with a loose figure sketch that has a lot of white space. This contrast creates a “humble with a grand” moment and avoids any competition that may happen between the two pieces.

Another thing to consider is the scale of each piece. Avoid layering the same size of artwork—not only does this block the actual art but the uniform sizes can start to look too cluttered (or, in the words of Jess Bennett, “like a garage sale”). Make sure you have one large scale piece (your grand) and a smaller piece (your humble) to create balance and create a curated, rather …

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Inside Tan France's Dream Closet

Inside Tan France's Dream Closet

Designing a closet for any client is always exciting, but when fashion expert Tan France of the Netflix series Queer Eye asked us to design his dream closet, we were completely honored to jump right in.

Tan and his Husband, Rob, recently purchased and renovated their dream home in a charming, historic neighborhood in Salt Lake City. Although their home is nearly perfect for them, the small closet space in the master bedroom isn’t cutting it for Tan’s major collection of shoes and clothing. Enter the solution: The attic, which previous homeowners had converted into a bonus room…

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How to do Big Design in a Small Space

How to do Big Design in a Small Space

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you may have already seen some teasers of this luxury remodel we’ve designed for our lovely client, Ashlee Kennedy (and if you’re not following us on IG you should be ;) @alicelanehome & @alicelaneinteriors). Lucky for us, Ashlee has impeccable taste and is a lover of the Frank Sinatra era, 80s rock-n-roll and designer, Kelly Wearstler. Packing all this style into an older 4,000 sq. foot home was a challenge we were excited to accept.

This home was built in 1986, with that came low 8-foot ceilings and small rooms. In the entry, we used one of our favorite space expanding tricks. This busy tile pattern, made up of three different stones, confuses…

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Say Yes to Color

Say Yes to Color

Gone are the days of “builder gray” or all white kitchens. Color has officially taken over the design world. As you can imagine, we’re all for the color therapy trend manifesting itself in bright yellow pillows, deep orange sectionals, and blue drenched walls. Being surrounded by color is truly just that—therapy for the soul. There’s something about it that instantly puts you in a good mood and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?

Buying a pink velvet sofa or painting your walls, molding and ceiling might be intimidating (or it might not, and if not, you’re our kind of person!). If you’re hesitant to go all in, here are some ways to dip your toes into the pool of color.

  • Start in the powder bath. It’s a small footprint and you…

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The Parcell Entryway

The Parcell Entryway

Making an entrance is a designer’s dream, especially when your client is taste maker and influencer, Rachel Parcell. She is known for her beautifully fashioned looks that she has shared from her entry selfie mirror for years now. In her new home we created a few photogenic scenes in the entry where she could take snaps of her lifestyle and where her guests could be welcomed in for one of her picture worthy events. Here is a peek into her beautiful new home, where she lives with her husband Drew, two darling kids and their pup, Dash!

This gracious space boasts tall ceilings, custom finish work and intricate floor design. We really wanted to evoke Rachel’s love for high fashion and small details from top to bottom. To get the inside scoop, we sat down with…

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Mid-Century Mountain

Mid-Century Mountain

Sitting on the 3rd hole of Promontory Pete Dye Golf Course and minutes from some of the world’s greatest ski resorts, this home is the perfect escape. With a warm fusion of large windows showcasing mountain views, clean lines and natural materials this space seamlessly combines mountain + mid-century modern. Hickory wood flooring, walnut encased windows and walnut slab cabinetry add warmth and texture throughout the open concept living spaces. The multitude of guest bedrooms, including two bunk rooms, house both friends and family for a classic mountain getaway.

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Finding the Perfect Rug

Finding the Perfect Rug

If there is one thing every room needs it’s a rug (yes, even over carpet). Rugs are what really defines a space and pulls it all together which is why in our design center, we almost always start from the ground up and pick out the rug before anything else. In honor of our Rug Sale happening now through Wednesday, March 20th, we’re sharing some important things to consider when searching for the perfect rug.

  • Make sure you’re using the right scale. Buying a rug too small is one of the most common design mistakes. As a general rule of thumb, never use anything smaller than 8x10 for your living room or bedroom. There is nothing worse than seeing a “magic carpet” (as we like to call it) floating in the…

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The Parcell Library

The Parcell Library

The long awaited time is FINALLY here. If you’ve been following #parcellhomexalicelane, you’ve seen a handful of teasers inside Rachel Parcell’s stunning new build we have been designing throughout last year.  Starting today, we’re sharing her home, room by room, kicking it off with one of Rachel’s & Drew’s favorite spaces, The Library. We chatted with owner & design principal of Alice Lane, Jessica Bennett, to get the inside scoop on the design process, inspiration, and favorite moments of this moody & cozy space. Plus, you can shop this room for yourself now on our website!

Q: What were Rachel’s & Drew’s requests for this room while Alice Lane was designing?

A: “We explored a couple of different space plans for the library originally. There is always a desk solution with…

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Show N' Tell — Suite Escape

Show N' Tell — Suite Escape

When we approached Emily Jackson of Ivory Lane about her dream bedroom, she had one request: "I want it to feel like a spa." As designers, we put our minds together to create a calm, inviting space where Emily could relax (especially with twins on the way!). We designed the room to make it feel like an outfit Emily would wear—refined silhouettes, sophisticated color palettes, traditional with a modern twist.

We've fallen head over heels for this master suite ... but can you blame us?

One of the ALID designers on the project recently spilled the beans on our design process for Emily's room, including the challenges we encountered and some favorite aspects of the space. Read more below!

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Show N' Tell — Historic Avenues Art Scene

Show N' Tell — Historic Avenues Art Scene

Love it or leave it? After seventeen years of living in their 1895 two-story Avenues home, owners Dean and Tiffani Peterson faced this dilemma. “I’ve lived in the Avenues for thirty years,” says Dean, CEO of Harmon’s Neighborhood Grocer. “I love that it’s close to the city and in a walkable neighborhood. At first, Tiffani and I thought, maybe we should fix up the house to sell. Then, we concluded: ‘No, let’s fix it up to stay.’”

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Inspo of the Week: Art + Color

Inspo of the Week: Art + Color

Art is inspiring in so many ways—from strolling through a museum to scrolling through Instagram you can pull inspiration from different artists and make it your own. This week one of our designers is using colors found in various art work to use as inspo for her current projects. Painters like De Kooning, Monet, VanGogh and Vermeer (to name a few) are masters of color and studying their work can help develop a better understanding of how, where, and why they use color the way they do.

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Finding the Right Paint Color

Finding the Right Paint Color

Every once in a while, we feel the need to change up the colors in our home. Painting is one of the most fun ways to add something new to an existing space! But then the questions come: How do I choose the right color? What is the best way to test them out? How do I make sure my paint color doesn't pull the wrong accent colors?

Well, today we met with Kim—one of our amazing designers—to get some answers. Here's what she said:

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The Breakdown of Fabrics

We love incorporating different types of fabrics into our designs, so today we met with Lauren from our design team to learn a little bit about our favorite fabrics! Lauren reminded us that it is so important to consider durability and clean-ability before deciding on a fabric for your space. These are major factors on whether or not your furniture will last! She told us about some of the best fabrics that she uses when she's designing.

Crypton

You may have seen crypton before in hospital waiting rooms - that rough, kind of ugly fabric covering the chairs. Well, now crypton is being repurposed and used in homes! It is now soft, in beautiful neutrals, and has great patterns. We love using this for furniture because it's hydrophobic, so it completely repels moisture! (Seriously, you can spill a Diet Coke on it and it won't stain - or even get wet!)

Polyester

This isn't the polyester of your grandma's bell bottoms. This stuff is perfect for furniture! We love using this synthetic fabric for its durability. Because it is man-made, it doesn't break down like the natural fibers in linens and cotton do. Polyester also comes in a lot of different styles, like velvets, linen look-alikes, tons of colors, and lots of patterns.

Leather & Hides

As Jessica, our design principal says, with leather, we make sure to get some skin in the game! We love leather for its beautiful texture and durability, not to mention how easy it is to clean.

Furs & Hides

We love furs and hides for smaller pieces, like pillows and rugs! They add a lot of interest and new dimension to spaces because of their wonderful textures.

And last but not least, Cottons & Linens

We love cottons and linens...but only for smaller pieces! Because they are all natural, they will break down more easily, so they are great for bedding, pillows, and pretty things, but not so much for furniture.

So remember, next time you're trying to choose the perfect fabric make sure you keep in mind its durability and clean-ability. That way you'll get amazing pieces that will last and you won't have to replace every time something spills!