Emily Buckley, editor in chief
Liz Powell, owner of Liz Powell Design, has been designing homes for herself and clients for over 20 years. Originally from Oregon, she and her family relocated from Kentucky to Cache Valley five years ago. After designing her own home, the stars aligned, and the season of life was right for Liz to transition her part-time design work into a full-time business that has organically blossomed and grown into a successful and demanded local resource. Liz now has an office on Logan’s Main Street, inside the Love to Cook building at 795 North Main, and will soon open her décor store, offering curated, timeless home décor pieces in the same location.
“I believe home is the most important place on earth,” Liz said. “I believe in creating timeless, cohesive spaces my clients will love and create memories in for a lifetime.”
Liz explains that there are thousands of decisions that go into building a home or taking on a large remodel, and she has spent years studying architecture and honing her design skills to make the process easy for her clients.
“I understand how to help my clients create the home of their dreams,” Liz said.
Liz admits that design sometimes gets a bad rap. “It sometimes feels like it is about money, and competing to have the best of the best, but I think it is more about changing your lifestyle in a way that makes your life easier and your home more comfortable,” Liz said. “Your home should be a place you want to be and a place you want to invite others to — a place you love.”
Her focus is on creating timeless spaces.
“‘Timeless’ can be difficult to define, but we know it when we see it. It has honesty and integrity and is not swayed by trends. It’s classic,” Liz said. “I don’t want to pick things for my clients that they’ll be ready to move on from in a year. Those things are great to have in a pillow or something else you can change up quickly, but expensive staples — like your couch or the exterior of your home — just need to be timeless quality. A lot of my job is educating people about how to pull that together.”
Liz’s services range from full home design, to short consultations where she can offer advice and point clients in the right direction, to offering free advice on her Instagram page @lizpowelldesign. I’ve designed homes for hundreds of clients, and I understand how to help you get the home of your dreams, all while staying within your budget and enjoying the process.
People are spending more time in their homes than ever. “Like it or not, our environments do affect how happy we are,” Liz said. “Not to say you have to have a home that looks like a magazine, but if my room is cluttered or messy, or just not functioning right, that affects the way I feel. Your home should work for you. When we are comfortable in our homes, we can become our best selves.”
Paint Color Inspiration
Liz gets asked about her favorite paint colors all the time. Here are her top picks:
FAVORITE GRAY PAINTS
Go-to medium gray: Lamp Room Gray by Farrow & Ball
Light subtle gray: Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore
Beige with a hint of gray: Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams
Warm greige that really cozies up a room: Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams
FAVORITE BLUE PAINT
Cobblestone Path by Benjamin Moore
FAVORITE BLACK PAINTS
True deep black paint: Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
Softer velvety black: Iron Ore bySherwin Williams
FAVORITE WHITE PAINTS
Go-to bright white: Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
Perfect warm white without being yellow: Shoji White by Sherwin Williams
FAVORITE GREEN PAINT
Vintage Vogue by Benjamin Moore
Liz’s Top Three Tips for Simple, Inexpensive Home Improvements
DECLUTTER A lot of people just have a lot of stuff. Decluttering and organizing, and really thinking about your spaces and how to use them, will make a huge difference. Put things you use in those spaces and then get rid of the rest.
PAINT Paint is so cheap and can really brighten up a room, making the whole space feel fresh again.
BRING IN PLANTS Plants freshen up a home. I feel like a plant is needed in every room. Liz says not every plant has to be alive. “I think a good mix [of real and faux] is great.”