Home Building Trends

Spectacular Lighting

This estate we built in Wolf Creek Ranch, Utah features breathtaking views, lots of natural light, open floor plans and gorgeous light fixtures. Today, more homeowners are selecting a combination of glass lighting with a blend of rustic and modern styles in their light fixtures and allowing more natural light in their homes.

Here are some photos of mountain modern light fixtures in this stunning mountain home.

Lighting in Wolf Creek Ranch, Utah
Lighting Fixtures
Lighting in Master Suite
Master Bathroom
Dinind Room Lighting
Hearth Room
Hallway Lighting
Front Home Entrance

Built by Utah’s Custom Home Builders, Cameo Homes Inc. Design by Paula Berg Design. Photographed by Lucy Call.

Kitchen Details

This kitchen by Cameo Homes Inc. in  Draper, Utah comes with some great features.  The home was built by Cameo Homes Inc., Cabinetry by Chris & Dick's and Interior Design by Sita Montgomery Interiors.  Here are a few pictures... _LLC4366_WEB_WATERMARKED





Utah's Luxury Home Builders since 1976, Cameo Homes Inc.

Summit County's Luxury Residential Custom Home Builders in Utah.


Park City Showcase of Homes 2015 by Cameo Homes Inc.

Cameo Homes Inc. is proud to present mountain home construction at its finest.  Our Park City Showcase of Homes 2015 entry is located in one of Taliskers developments Tuhaye.  This home was designed to capture the best views of Mount Timpanogos, Deer Valley & the Tuhaye Golf Course.  The home boasts extremely large decks and outdoor living features including a built-in BBQ, pizza oven, fire pits and an outdoor spa.  The exterior colors and materials are very warm and inviting from the stone masonry, cedar woods to the roofing.  Cameo Homes Inc. is a proven, detail-oriented company building Luxury Homes in Utah as Cameo Homes Inc. since 1976.  Here's a photo tour of this home... Park City Showcase of Homes 2015

Back, exterior view

Overlooking the Tuhaye Golf Course

Great Room, Interior Design by MHR Designs

Dining Room Table

Spacious Kitchen by Park City Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc.

Kitchen with Sub-Zero & Wolf Appliances

Butler's Pantry with Sub-Zero Fridge

Powder Bathroom by Cameo Homes Inc.

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Home Gym and Yoga Studio

Cozy Sauna Room

Bunk Room

Home Theater. Home built by Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah.

Basement Living Room

Basement Kitchen and Wine Cellar Entrance

Park City Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah since 1976


Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016

Benjamin Moore Unveils Its 2016 Color of the Year: Simply White.  Simply White by Benjamin Moore. Crisp, clean, but not too stark a white. No surprise undertones.:

Benjamin Moore creative director Ellen O’Neill describes the Color of the Year 2016,   "Simply White. Yes, that inconspicuous hue that often slips off the color wheel and into invisibility is the shade that captures today’s spirit of polished minimalism. It’s the color we forget how much we love.  Simply White is used in homes to create 3 things:  Texture, Definition and Ambience."   The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 is joined by 22 other shades that encourage using Simply White with a larger palette.

White-washed walls, hand-hewn beams... TEXTURE

Coats of white paint refresh rustic boards and beams and take on a warm color as in this master bedroom of a home we built in Utah.

Home built by Cameo Homes, Inc. in Utah.

Striking contrasts, bold lines... DEFINITION

Bold colors punctuate the white landscape in this living room we built in Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Layered whites, diffused light... AMBIENCE

The mix of whites and light creates a beautiful space in this dining room.

Dining Room by Cameo Homes, Inc. in Utah.

For more information visit:  http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/benjamin-moore-color-trends-2016

Park City, Utah Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc.


Spectacular Kitchen

The home we built for the Park City Showcase of Homes 2015 in Utah has such a spectacular kitchen and we wanted to share that with you!  Custom cabinets by Highline Cabinets and Interior Design by MHR Design.  Here are a few photos...  

Photo Credit: Lucy Call


Custom Kitchen by Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah.


Park City Showcase of Homes 2015


Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances


Built by Park City Luxury Home Builders, Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah.


Utah Home Builder

Cameo Homes in Custom Builder Magazine

Cameo Homes, Inc. is excited to be featured in the Custom Home Builder Magazine September 2015 Edition.  Here is a look into that article...

Retirees Custom-Build Bigger and Better Homes

Couples in Utah and Massachusetts choose to age in place in larger homes with accessible features and fine finishes.

Custom barrel ceiling in great room
August 28, 2015

Many couples downsize when they become empty nesters, but there are always exceptions to the rule. The Utah home profiled in this article is approximately 9,000 square feet and is equipped with everything that visiting children (whatever their ages) would love, including a sports court and a swimming pool with a 23-foot water slide.

The Massachusetts home was a dream project for the clients, who want to spend their retirement pursuing passions such as theater and music. The finished space totals 7,900 square feet, but including unfinished space in the basement and over the garage, it’s approximately 10,000 square feet.
Both homes are exquisitely detailed and feature an abundance of custom-made cabinetry and millwork. Consequently, they were long-term projects that each took 2½ years to complete.

With its mix of natural stone and stucco, swooping roof lines, and the eyebrow window over the front door, the exterior suggests mountain retreat with a dash of European country estate. The man-made slate roof tiles weigh less than real slate, “which was important because we already had a heavy snow load for the roof,” says builder Brandon Quinton (Photos: Lucy Call).

To read the full article visit:  http://www.custombuilderonline.com/retirees-custom-build-bigger-and-better-homes

Utah's Luxury Home Builders since 1976, Cameo Homes, Inc.


Charming Mud Room

According to Realtor Magazine, Storage is one of the Hot Housing Trends for 2015.  The new buzzword is “specialized storage,” placed right where it’s needed. Home owners want everything to have its place. More home owners are increasingly willing to pare the dimensions of a second or third bedroom in order to gain extra storage space including a suitably sized walk-in closet and mud room.  Here is a mud room in a home Cameo Homes Inc. recently built in Deer Mountain, Park City, Utah.  This Mud Room includes baskets for storage, lockers, a bench and a closet to store cleaning items. _LLC7530_WEB_WATERMARKED

Utah Luxury Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc. in Park City, Utah.


Living in Style: Emigration Canyon, Utah

Cameo Homes Inc. has recently finished this stylish home located in Emigration Canyon, Utah.  Emigration Canyon is located in Salt Lake City, Utah in the Wasatch Range. Beginning at the southern end of the Universtiy of Utah, the canyon itself heads east and northeast between Salt Lake City and Morgan County making it the perfect setting for this home.  The views from this home are beautiful! Sita Montgomery Interiors was the Interior Designer on this home.  She did an amazing job with the exterior and interior finishes creating a stylish yet comfortable home.

Here are a few pictures:

Built by Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah

Great Room

Living Room

Reading Nook


Kitchen built by Cameo Homes Inc.

Dining Room

Home Office

Master Bathroom

Mud Room


Home built by Utah's Luxury Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc., in Utah.


2015 Hot Housing Trends

Realtor Magazine recently released their list of Hot Housing Trends for 2015.  Here are the trends that experts expect to catch attention this year: 1.  Coral Shades.  Sherwin-Williams says Coral Reef (#6606) is 2015's color of the year because it reflects the country's optimism about the future.  A new color is an easy change for homeowners to make.

Paint Color SW 6606 Coral Reef from Sherwin-Williams

2.  Open Spaces go mainstream.  An open floor plan has been around for a while now but it's becoming an essential part of the home.


3.  Storage.  More home owners are willing to give up an extra bedroom in order to gain more storage in the walk-in closet or gain a butler's pantry in the kitchen.

Park City Showcase of Homes 2014 by Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah

4.  Fireplaces and Fire Pits.  The sight of a flame has universal appeal as a signal of warmth, romance, and togetherness.  New versions on the market make this amenity more accessible with more compact design and fewer venting concerns.

Park City Showcase of Homes 2014 by Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah

5.  Grander Garages.  The new trends in the garage include temperature controls, sleek glass doors, zones for audiovisual controls, and a big sink or tub to wash pets.


6.  Cool Copper.  The "it" metal for 2015 is copper.  Copper can be seen in large areas or in a few backsplash tiles, hanging fixtures, or home décor accents.


7.  Shades of White Kitchens.  The majority of kitchens  have some form of white painted cabinetry.  What's different now is that all-white does not mean the same white, since variations add depth and visual appeal.

White Kitchen


To read more of Realtor Magazine's 2015 Top Trends, visit their website:  http://realtormag.realtor.org/

Utah's Luxury Home Builders, Cameo Homes Inc.



The top 5 Fall 2014 Home Trends are as follows:  

#1  BLUE is BIG:  Blue is a massive trend this year with the most popular being NAVY BLUE.  It can be seen in furnishings, walls, cupboards, accessories, etc.



#2  LIGHTER COLORED WOODS:  Lighter, honey-colored woods such as walnut, oak and cherry will be a big trend for 2014.  Oak and Cherry being very popular for design and durability.




#3  OUTDOORS are INDOORS:  Merging Indoors and Outdoors is big this year.  Bringing an outdoor courtyard indoors by opening up the sliding wood doors.




#4  GLAMOUR:  White and Beige walls are giving way to more glamorous walls including wallpaper, color and dark walls.



#5  MIXING METALS:  Mixing metals such as silver and gold in homes and even including brass is a hot trend this Fall.

Home built by Cameo Homes Inc.


Utah Luxury Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc.


Photo Friday: Contemporary Craftsman Home

Our Photo Friday:  Contemporary Craftsman Home features a home we recently built in Draper, Utah.  Cameo Homes Inc. had the pleasure of working with Lisman Studio Interior Design on this project.  The home turned out amazing!  Here are some of the photos of this home:  

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m 30 - Copy

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Draper, Utah by Cameo Homes Inc.


35.9 Million U.S. Residents Moved in 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 35.9 million U.S. residents, or 11.7% of all Americans, moved between 2012 and 2013.  The most common reasons for moving were housing-related (48%).  Family related and employment-related reasons followed, at 30.3% and 19%.   Visit http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/mobility_of_the_population/cb13-192.html for the full report.

TUESDAY TREND: 2013 Fall/Winter Colors For The Home

Tuesday Trend.  Today we bring you the Fall/Winter 2013 color forecast in home design trends. GRAY:  Gray is the timeless classic.   Use shades of gray in combination with whites and beige and add a lot of texture so that the space doesn’t look boring.








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STRIKING BLUE:  Use it in combination with white to achieve a relaxed and airy feeling.  Balance it with accessories coloured in hues from the opposite side of the color wheel – oranges, reds and even yellows.








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Nature-Inspired Chestnut:  Nature-inspired colors like chestnut will add depth to interiors this autumn.  Soft, sophisticated and rustic — the color Chestnut grounds and comforts us.











GREEN:  Pantone named Emerald the Color of the Year for 2013, but we're seeing all shades of greens and expect more in the future, from bright spring greens to lots of different blue-greens and teal.










Photos by Phillip K. Erickson

Homes built by Cameo Homes Inc. in Utah.


Park City Showcase of Homes 2013

We are excited to be a part of the Park City Showcase of Homes 2013!  The Park City Showcase will be held on August 17-18, 24-25 and August 31-Septmeber 2.  Here is a preview of the home we built in Tuhaye, Heber City, Utah.  We hope to see you there!

Park City Showcase of Homes 2013, Home #13


2670 E. Ridgeway Drive (Tuhaye), Heber City

Home Designer- Empirical Designs/Cameo Homes

Interior Designer- Natural Instincts

Total Sq. Ft.- 4400

Bedrooms- 4

Bathrooms- 4

Garage Bays- 3

Cameo Homes is proud to present “Point of View”, a traditional gem that showcases the best in mountain architecture and craftsmanship. Nestled in the heart of the Tuhaye golf community this residence boasts incredible views of the Tuhaye Golf Course, Deer Valley Ski Resort and Mount Timpanogos. The home features spacious decks and patios that capture breathtaking views.

The exterior is warm and inviting using a subtle combination of stone and wood. The interior lines of sight pull the outdoors in from every viewpoint with walls obscured by expansive glass sections. A feeling of spaciousness and openness dominates throughout the home. Unsurpassed woodwork, impressive stone fireplaces, rich walnut wood flooring, exposed timber trusses and beams, hand scraped wood work create an exceptional inviting ambiance.

The custom wood staircase leading to the lower level brings one to another great room, wet bar and gaming area. From this area one can enjoy a movie or sporting event. The entire home is filled with the latest Control4 technology wiring, security monitoring, lighting control and home automation.

The kitchen is truly a gourmet chef’s delight featuring an expansive layout with all of the latest in SubZero and Wolf appliances.

Cameo Homes is known for exceptional architecture and interior design. Detailed state of the art homes and value driven practices have made Cameo Homes a leader with a proven track record in fine home building and remodeling since 1976.


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Utah Housing Watch

Built by Cameo Homes Inc. in Tuhaye, Park City, Utah. Utah's housing recovery continues to gain momentum in 2013.  According to Dave Frederickson, President of the Sale Lake Board of Realtors, "strong consumer confidence in Salt Lake's job market is directly benefiting the housing sector.  Limited supply is driving home buyers to BUILD new homes or look at multifamily options."

"Prices of homes in the Salt Lake area in February continued to show gains as demand for housing remained strong," according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors.  Since April 2012, home prices in the Salt Lake area have risen every month year-over-year.  The median home price in Salt Lake County in February increased 20% from $175,000 to $210,000.

Holladay Home

We recently finished this luxury, custom home in Holladay, Utah. 




Front Entry

Craft Room


Mudroom with lockers

Built by Utah Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc.www.cameohomesinc.com

Luxury Housing Market Surges

Luxury Housing Market Surges

In an article last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that sales of upper-end homes are increasing by a larger percentage than the rest of the housing market. They came to this conclusion by looking at mortgages in this sector. Here is the breakdown:

  • Home sales using a jumbo mortgage had year-over-year growth of 7.9% through September, compared with 2.7% for non-jumbo sales
  • Homes sold in major metro areas with a loan of $1 million or more were up almost 28% through September compared with the same period last year.  Similar sales with loans of less than $1 million rose 8.5%.

Also, The National Association of Realtors (NAR) in their last Existing Home Sales Report explained that sales of homes over $1 million dollars in the country increased 44.1% over the same period last year. One of the reasons for this increase is that financing in the jumbo mortgage market is becoming more readily available.  The luxury market is again emerging.

Utah Luxury Home Builders, Cameo Homes Inc.


Construction Spending on Single-Family Homes up 40% Since Recession Low

Construction Spending on Single-Family Homes up 40% Since Recession Low

"According to the Census Bureau, the overall trend in residential construction spending has been positive, with July’s total standing as the second highest monthly tally since the beginning of 2009.

Construction spending on new single-family homes was up 1.5% percent on a month-to-month basis and is up 19% from this time last year. Moreover, since bottoming out during the second quarter of 2009, the nominal dollar value of spending on new single-family homes has increased 40%. While the recovery in home building varies from location to location, the overall positive trend is expected to continue into 2013."

To read the full article visit:  http://eyeonhousing.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/construction-spending-on-single-family-homes-up-40/

Utah's Luxury Home Builder, Cameo Homes Inc.


Builder Confidence Rises in June

According to the National Association of Home Builders, Builder Confidence rises one point in June.  Here is the article:

June 18, 2012 - Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes gained one point in June from a slightly revised level in the previous month to rest at 29 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This is the highest level the index has attained since May of 2007.

“This month’s modest uptick in builder confidence comes on the heels of a four-point gain in May and is reflective of the continued, gradual improvement we are seeing in many individual housing markets as more buyers decide to take advantage of today’s low prices and interest rates,” said Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Gainesville, Fla.

“While the June HMI is in keeping with our forecast for gradually improving single-family home sales this year, recent economic reports that have shown some weakening in the pace of recovery likely factored into the marginal gain,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “In addition, builders across the country continue to report that overly tight lending conditions and inaccurate appraisals are major obstacles to completing sales at this time.”

Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 25 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores from each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

In June, the HMI component measuring current sales conditions rose two points to 32, which is its highest level since April of 2007. Meanwhile, the components measuring sales expectations in the next six months and traffic of prospective buyers held unchanged at 34 and 23, respectively.

Regionally, the HMI results were mixed in June, with two areas of the country posting gains and two posting declines. The Midwest registered a five-point gain to 31 and the West registered a four-point gain to 33, while the Northeast and South each posted two-point declines, to 29 and 26, respectively.

Editor’s Note: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is strictly the product of NAHB Economics, and is not seen or influenced by any outside party prior to being released to the public. HMI tables can be found at www.nahb.org/hmi. More information on housing statistics is also available at http://www.housingeconomics.com/.


Cameo Homes Inc., Utah's Luxury Home Builders & Remodelers