Kirsten Krason and Erin Morgan of House of Jade Interiors had a few points of interest to include on their design brief for this Utah home: Norway, England, and Chile. Their clients, the Devines, have strong ties to each country and wanted to ensure that their semi-custom new construction home reflected that. Add in modern details (like lots of cement), a dose of hygge (in blankets, pillows, and tons of texture), and one super cool basement, and you’ve got a place anyone would be thrilled to call home. The pair tells us more.
Hi, Kristen + Erin! Thank you for giving us a look at your latest project. What can you tell us about the house?
We call the design of this beautiful home Rustic Scandinavian Modern. The home was built in a neighborhood full of production builds and semi-custom homes in South Jordan, Utah in the community of Daybreak. Due to this being a “semi-custom” home we got to get creative to make sure it would feel very unique and personal to our clients. We were careful to make this home feel personal and custom, and not like every other home in the neighborhood.
We’re curious about the clients, the Devines. They had a unique perspective they wanted to bring to the space, right?
Our clients are adventurous! So, we needed this house to feel adventurous and push the box creatively. The Devines not only wanted it to be cozy for enjoyment but as a tribute to their culture. The three core countries from their families are Norway, England, and Chile, so they hit the road and visited all these places to gather inspiration, learn about their cultures, and gather pieces for their home. They brought us in to help them incorporate all their inspiration and make a place for all the special decor they have collected.
How did you bring their vision to life?
This was the theme throughout the entire home. Simple life in the home! We used mostly white walls, and concrete. Concrete was so fun; it has the prettiest texture and details. We loved to mix the cool concrete with the white walls, to make it feel cozy. With high vaulted ceilings, it was a little hard to make it feel cozy, so we used a lot of thick blankets and throws, oversized comfortable furniture, wood elements, leather pieces, and accessorizing with intention. Every accessory has a purpose, many of the pieces are things they’ve collected over time throughout their travels.
Though you share more about the specific design in the slideshow, we are curious: how long did the project take and what did the Devines think??
About a year and they were thrilled! I think we were able to FULLY capture their dreams and vision for their home.