Monday, April 29, 2013


This bathroom remodel was a dream project, in a wonderful historic home in the Yalecrest area of Salt Lake City.  It is such a great experience to bring a house back from the brink of a bad 1980s renovation, make it feel original and style-appropriate, while still updating the overall look and making the space functional and fresh.  That was the goal with this bathroom, and, by god, I believe we did it!  Great clients and an amazing contractor always helps in reaching a goal like this.




Friday, April 26, 2013


I am very excited to launch my new company logo and brand identity which will be coming soon to the blog, website, etsy, business cards, letterheads etc, stay tuned for the change soon!

I was very lucky to have the dynamic design duo of Justin Johnson and Michael Tovar to create the new look, I LOVE what they did, updating the overall look in a very elegant way, integrating my two initials, the bold color, and even pulling in my beloved greek key pattern in a very contemporary and subtle makes me very happy.  Thanks guys!  If anyone needs some graphics work done, let me know and I will get you in touch with them. 

I would love your feedback on the new look...

Here is my overall brand of Christa Pirl-

And the Christa Pirl Interiors brand-

As well as a little something new that will be coming soon... stay tuned for more info and the official launch of the next step in the Christa Pirl decorating empire... ;)

Saturday, April 13, 2013


I love wandering the aisles of antique stores, especially ones where you can essentially get lost in amongst the musty piles of random objects.  So of course I love Euro Treasures Antiques in downtown Salt Lake City, and love it even more when I find something unique that I have room for and can also afford.  Last week I found this lovely, an Eastlake style tall footstool, which I cannot wait to bring back to life.  The wood is actually in very good condition, the joints are solid, and the proportions are excellent, however, the upholstery desperately needs help.  Hence the affordability.  But with some TLC this little piece will be better than ever. 
I always love finding original horsehair (or possibly the hair from some other animal)-

A good mark of an old piece.  I am guessing this is 1880s-90s.

Of course I cannot help but begin to look at fabric options immediately, and mocked up a few options right away. 

Stay tuned for the final result!

Friday, April 5, 2013


I know it is a complement when my clients tell me they have little need to leave the house now that their ultimate 'play-at-home' basement space has been completed. 

Complete with lounge area, media room, custom bar and pool table, I understand the appeal of staying in.  After completing the basic basement finishing including this bathroom project completed last year, we started on the furniture, custom bar and accent lighting.  Travel factored prominently in my clients life, so in addition to family travel photos and foreign-inspired artwork (and union jack throw pillows:), we also installed a large cork board map so the family could track their travels around the globe.  Grays, greens and pops of red created the color palette, with some rustic industrial touches giving texture and warmth.  This project was almost as much fun to work on as the space is to lounge in!

Beautiful photos by Melissa McCafferty as usual!