Making Home Sweet

We are a house of forts, with an apparent abundance of building materials found in anything not nailed down. The cushions never stay on the chairs, the throw pillows never stay in the nooks of the couches, and the blankets are always draped over something or other. And all of it fashioned into a space created by my six-year-old—a space…

Draper Lifestyle’s Transformation Challenge Kick-Off

The Draper Lifestyle's first annual New Year, New You Transformation Challenge for the community officially began with a launch party at the Day Barn in January. Seven contestants were chosen to be paired up with a personal trainer and be professionally coached for 90 days. To follow along, visit DraperChallenge.com.

March 2017 Around Town

By Nevah Stevenson On Monday, January 23, youth from seven Draper schools came together to chat. The subject matter was weighty, but the format was a creative approach that appealed to young people. The "Communities Talk" event, sponsored by the Draper Communities that Care Coalition, drew a packed house. Hosted at Juan Diego Catholic High School, the event featured late…

Home Sweet Historical Home

Call it solid construction or call it a teenager’s worst nightmare, but the nine-inch-thick walls of this grand home block Wi-Fi signals. “My kids would tell you that is a major deterrent (to living in a historical home),” says Laura Clark, who along with her husband Carl and two teenage sons, live in the Fort Street home. But, as a…

I Can See Clearly Now

As a young man, Ron Austin’s dad stressed to him the importance of not limiting himself: “I remember my dad telling me, ‘You don’t have to do just one thing, you can do anything that interests you.’ So I’ve always kept that in mind and I’ve never wanted to limit myself as far as what stimulated my mental process.” It’s…

Angi’s Design Picks of the Month

Gold Gavin Oval Coffee Table $999 highfashionhome.com, Fini 20" Pillow with Feather Insert $39.95 cb2.com

Read-aloud books for bedtime battles

Reading out loud to youngsters at bedtime will build memories for a lifetime. Furthermore, selecting great books that will entice children, along with settling them down, will help them look forward to bed. This should help eliminate the struggles of getting them to go to bed. For older kids, reading great chapter book page-turners should do the trick (although they…

Before and After Curb Appeal

Marty and Jennifer Harris are Utah natives who have lived in Draper for 21 years. They have been renovating homes full time for the past 12 years. They have been married for 27 years and have three children. Jennifer is the designer for all projects noted in the article and Marty did all of the renovation work, with the exception…