Spring City home tour #1: The Marinus Petersen home

I’m fresh off my trip to Spring City, Utah, a pioneer village on the National Register of Historic Places. The Friends of Historic Spring City organizes an annual home tour that is a must-see for historic-home lovers. This was my second time going, and this week I’m sharing two home tours (if you want to see more homes, check out my Instagram profile for photos and video).


First up is this 1870s rock home built for Marinus Petersen, a Danish immigrant who converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Above is a photo of how it looked before receiving a lovely makeover from designer Meta Coleman. Here’s how it looks today:

Living room:


Dining room:




The barn:

The colors chosen for these houses are so good. I mentioned that to my sister, and she said the reason is obvious: Many of these homeowners are artists, so they understand color. And also they adore it, like I do.

Most of these houses are on the small side, but they are completely packed with beauty. On Thursday I’ll share one more post of photos from my trip; in the meantime, go check out Meta Coleman‘s online portfolio—you’ll be glad you did. •

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