Welcome to St. George, Utah, - known as Utah's Dixie
because of its lovely weather year round.
St. George is just
four hours south of where we live, but while it
can be blustering and snowing in February at home,
a short four hour drive south and it is 40 degrees warmer
and they have palm trees swaying in the breeze.
St. George is surrounded by red rock canyons and deserts
and the scenery is stunning. Snow birds flock here.
We always take advantage of coming here in the
late winter to go to the annual homeshow.
The architecture here is unique and reflects the
fabulous scenery capturing the stunning views and
the colors of the rocks.
We only had a day and a half to see a few of the homes
so we picked a few of the biggest ones.
I wanted to share a little of it with you.
Of course, when I saw this beautiful purple and yellow
barscape in one of the homes, I had to shoot photos of it.
Excuse the glare of the lights, I didn't dare ask them to
turn them off so I could get blog-worthy photos!!
They choose such unique colors for the granites here, often
reflecting the roughness of the terrain as in the edge of
this counter. This is a soft natural color of granite,
but oranges and yellows and reds are often the choice,
echoing the red rocks in the natural landscape here.
I love the layering of the naturals and the sparkles with
the iridescent charger and the dark natural salad plate.
It is set off perfectly with this fabulous beaded napkin ring.
Look at those beads in the center. This is just beautiful.
The glass is a crackled amethyst which was softly colored
and went so well with the place setting.
This captures a better view of that salad plate.
Isn't that a wonderful shape?
Here is a view looking across the bar.
I love the rustic flatware.
St. George has developed its own architectural style
really developed and promoted by Jim Thompson (JDThompson
Architects and Designers).
It features lots of stone, and metal and is a modern desert
feel with a touch of rustic.
I love this sink.
How about this free standing tub with a twist?
It sits on a polished oval wooden platform and has a ledge of
granite supported by metal pipes surrounding it. You are seeing
the shower which is behind it and the reflection of people
admiring it in the glass. This was really unique.
The homeshow homes are always filled with such
fabulous craftsmanship. It is definitely eye candy.
But it is the outdoor living that brings people here with the stunning
weather and views.
Now there is a view from the master bed with a waterfall and
stream to set it off.
Hope you enjoyed a little of the St George 2013 Homeshow
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