Lodge Life

Ski season is upon us! My recent project in Telluride, Colo., has me pining for the slopes and for winter snows. The beautiful lodge-like home was an amazing project to design, particularly because I was able to create an inviting place for this family to gather for years to come. 

The minute my clients saw the home, they fell in love with the breathtaking views of the San Sophia Mountains in the living room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. My charge was to create rustic charm, to play up the custom woodwork, to create plenty of space for family and friends to visit, and to use as many local artisans as I could.

The living room was gorgeous at the start, with stunning beams and Telluride stone on the fireplace. The custom iron fireplace doors were commissioned by a local artisan, Telluride Forge. 

The client loves to cook and entertain, so I wanted to brighten the kitchen and provide plenty of dining space. The kitchen features an 8-ft working island with a gorgeous walnut top built by Telluride Millworks. The kitchen cabinets were existing and we worked around them, complementing the wood tones with a gorgeous green that showcased the natural environment that the home is set in.

The study offers a quiet place to read or view the stunning Mt. Wilson. The caramel, green, and cream colors and the rich tones of the wood beamed ceiling provide the room with a warm and cozy feel. To give the room a little privacy, we decided to use a custom barn door by Telluride Millworks.

In the game room below, the client wanted a relaxing, comfortable space where everyone could gather after a day of skiing, hiking, or biking to play shuffleboard or watch movies. The fireplace features Telluride dry-stacked stone and reclaimed wood for the mantle. The artwork above the custom shuffleboard is by a wonderful local artist named Meredith Nemirov.

I hope you can hit the slopes this winter and come home to your own warm abode for a bit of winter respite!




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