A Pretty Update for a Historic Salt Lake City Condo

Rich Colors & Textures Enhance the Home's Architectural Features

A Pretty Update for a Historic Salt Lake City Condo | Design by Alice Lane Home Photography by Lindsay Salazar | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room Inspiration | Glamorous Living Room | Glamorous Seating | Lighting Inspiration | Fireplace Inspiration | Traditional Fireplace
Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar
05/10/2017

For many of us, the idea of living in a historic home has strong appeal. We dream about Craftsman Bungalows with beautiful woodwork or large Victorians with wrap-around porches, gorgeous moldings and sky-high ceilings. The reality of updating these homes to support our 21st century lifestyles can sometimes be daunting. Partnering with a savvy interior designer can help you enjoy the renovation process almost as much as the end result.

The designers at Salt Lake City based Alice Lane Home love to take on these types of challenges. Founder Jessica Bennett has boundless passion and a vision that led her to create a brand which includes not only design services, but also a home collection and blog. She describes her team’s excitement about taking on the renovation of a downtown condo:

“When a client comes to you and says they want to remodel their historic 20th century condominium in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, you jump at the opportunity! We learned that the cliché saying of ‘they don’t make ’em like they used to’ was true when we first visited this home, with its large ornate moldings, arched doorways, and paned glass windows. Our client’s main request was to keep the original charm and historic elements of the condo intact, while modernizing the space with better design and function.

“We kept most of the original finish work in the home – because how could we not! From the vintage tiles on the fireplace surround to the beautifully aged oak floors, this little flat had a lot going for it. But we must say…the updated furnishings will certainly make you fall in love with the space even more.”

Color is used sparingly for maximum impact and to highlight historic elements of the space. A neutral background is accented with saturated paint colors on select walls in the dining space, office and bedroom. A mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings help the home feel modern and honor its history.

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

In the living room, a light wall color was selected to enhance the high ceilings and gorgeous moldings. A jewel tone velvet sofa is an unexpected and luxurious touch. 

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

Calm, pretty artwork and metallic finishes add a feminine feeling to the space.

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar
Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar
Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

Small spaces like this entry can be the perfect place to add drama. This bold floral wall covering is a great choice.

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

A moody, masculine paint is softened by more feminine, curved furniture and an airy chandelier to create a warm, balanced dining space.

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar
A Pretty Update for a Historic Salt Lake City Condo | Design by Alice Lane Home Photography by Lindsay Salazar | Modern Sanctuary | Kitchen Inspiration | Transitional Kitchen | Kitchen Fixtures
Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar
Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

White upper cabinets and countertops are grounded by sleek, dark lower cabinets.

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

The office is full-out glam with a gorgeous shell mirror, sculptural lighting and an edgier upholstered, plexiglass stool.  

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

A tip from Alice Lane designer Kim on the Alice Lane blog:

“Painting is one of the most fun ways to add something new to an existing space! Make sure you choose a color that matches with the warmth or coolness of what is already in your space.

“To avoid pulling the wrong colors in your room, Kim says it’s important to have a good understanding of both warm and cool colors. Warm colors are generally made with yellows, oranges and reds; cool colors are generally made with greens, blues and purples. 

“Make sure you choose a color that matches with the warmth or coolness of what is already in your space.”

Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar
Photo by:
Lindsay Salazar

We believe your home should be your favorite place on earth. Alice Lane Home

The Alice Lane Home team created a space full of effortless charm, historic details and fresh, modern updates.

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Meet the designer Alice Lane Home
Bio:

WHO IS ALICE LANE?

Alice Lane is not a who. Alice Lane is a quiet little street in the foothills of Farmington, Utah. It’s where our founder, Jessica Bennett, her husband, and their two daughters decided to build their dream home.

Jessica started her career as an art director at a local ad agency. Her true passion, however, was interior design. As she dabbled in interior design, she began making a name for herself. Eventually, Jessica’s success led to the need for a design studio where she could bring her designs to life.

Her search for the perfect space led Jessica to open Alice Lane Home Collection in 2008.

In the past seven years, the original staff of three has grown exponentially. To the original store in Orem, we’ve added a new design studio and a flagship showroom in downtown Salt Lake City. We’ve completed hundreds of design projects, and we’re anxious to get started on yours.

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