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IT TAKES A VILLAGE An eclectic mix of forms and rooflines gives an Aspen estate the look of an Old-World hillside town. Architecture by Charles Cunniffe Architects

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SHOPPING: LOCAL STYLE GUIDE The best highcountry sources for the perfect cowhide rug, carved-wood door, reading chair, hammered-bronze sink, and all those special touches that make a mountain house your home.

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TAKING WING In the foothills of Steamboat Springs, architect Tim Stone creates a soaring example of site-specific design. Architecture by Kelly & Stone Architects

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TRAVEL A historic schoolhouse furnished with gilded antiques and modern art is right at home in the Old West.

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BIG DECORATING IDEAS Ready to give your home a fresh look for the new year? Six design insiders share the decorating ideas you need to get started.

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IN THEIR WORDS Discover the design books the pros turn to when they’re in need of a little inspiration.

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ZEN, MASTERED Million-dollar views of Colorado’s Vail Valley inspire a design that celebrates simplicity and pureness of form. Architecture by Points West Interior Design by Robyn Scott Interiors

ON THE COVER Comprising a variety of forms, this Aspen, Colorado, home resembles a small hillside village. Its main entry frames views of the Castle Creek Valley. For more, turn to page 54. Photography by James Ray Spahn. Vol. XIX, No. 1.© 2013 by Network Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. Mountain Living ® (ISSN 1088-6451) is published 7 times a year: bi-monthly, with an additional special issue in August, by Network Communications Inc. 2 Sun Court, NW, Suite 300, Norcross, GA 30092. Periodical postage paid at Norcross, GA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Mountain Living® P.O. Box 9002, Maple Shade, NJ 08052-9652. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both ZIP codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription. Subscriptions: $29.95 for one year; $52.95 for two years. Canada and Mexico add $20 per year. Single copy price: $4.95. Subscription questions, call (888) 645-7600. CPM#40065056. Canada post PM40063731. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Station A, P.O. Box 54, Windsor, ON N9A 6J5.

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A FRESH START

PORTRAIT BY DEBORAH COTA; WASHINGTON SCHOOL HOUSE HOTEL PHOTOS BY MICHAEL SPENGLER

Every year, during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I zip around the house, taking down holiday decorations, scrubbing baseboards, purging bookshelves and reorganizing closets so I’m ready to greet January with a clean slate—and re-evaluate my home’s interior design with a fresh eye. I know I’m not alone, which is why we’ve filled this issue with decorating ideas to inspire your own fresh starts. On page 26, you’ll find our Local Style Guide, a home-makeover sourcebook you can refer to all year long as you shop for everything from furnishings to lighting and tile. Unlike some phonebook-style directories, we’ve narrowed down our listings to the handful of companies and craftspeople we admire most for their goods that combine quality and style (and we’ve included a photo of our top product pick from each one!). Best of all, they’re all located right here in the American West. If you know your home needs an update, but you just aren’t sure what to do, turn to page 72, where some of our most trusted tastemakers share their big decorating ideas for the new year. From quick fixes—the perfect neutral paint color and a bold new fabric trend—to more ambitious undertakings, like introducing a stylish home workspace, you’ll find something to spark your imagination. Whatever design direction you head in, I hope this year finds you at home with the things—and, most importantly, the people—that make you happiest.

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PILLOWS Wanting to refresh your rooms this year? We’ve combed the West—and consulted the region’s top design pros—to bring you this list of the companies and craftspeople

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who make the perfect cowhide rug, carved-wood door, reading chair, hammered-bronze sink, and all those special touches that make a mountain house your home

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TILE 1 ARIZONA TILE Browse rare tile and stone, from porcelain and glass to onyx, marble and granite. arizonatile.com

2 BOYCE & BEAN Ethereal, handcrafted glass and metal tile inspired by water, sun, sky and sand. boyceandbean.com

3 SYZYGY TILE Years of research and experimentation yielded this company’s vibrant range of glazes, which are applied to tile that recalls architectural details. syzygytile.com

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4 STONE & PEWTER ACCENTS This eye-catching array of art tile takes design cues from sculpture, textiles, paintings, furniture and basketry. stonepewteraccents.com

5 SONOMA TILEMAKERS

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No matter the material—ceramic, metal, glass, mosaic or stone—this purveyor’s style is oh-so-elegant. sonomatilemakers.com

6 DECORATIVE MATERIALS This candy jar of a showroom offers surfaces that run the gamut from Colorado marble to rich leather tiles. decorativematerials.com

7 PRATT & LARSON Select a style (there are 14 lines to choose from) and glaze (gloss, matte, watercolor or Craftsman) for a custom look. prattandlarson.com

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9 BOYKIN PEARCE ASSOCIATES Custom made for you, these heirloom-quality creations showcase spectacular hardwoods and striking inlays. boykinpearce.com

10 WINSAND DESIGN

Artist Wayne Winsand transforms wood slabs and reclaimed specimens into functional sculptures. winsanddesign.com

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High-quality traditional and transitional furnishings, created by an interior designer—for interior designers. woodlandfurniture.com

12 QUANDARY DESIGN Rich patinas give these handmade pieces—many made from reclaimed materials—style and character. quandarydesign.com 13 NORSEMAN DESIGNS WEST The twists of a branch, the curve of an antler and the soft hand of leather inspire woodworker John Gallis’ rustic Western creations. norseman designswest.com

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PILLOWS 14 PENDLETON Known for its legendary woolen blankets, this Oregon company makes standout accent pillows, too—in some fresh new styles that might surprise you. pendleton-usa.com

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15 BARCLAY BUTERA Design star

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Barclay Butera applies his signature comfy-glam style to accessories inspired by rustic mountain lodges. barclaybutera.com

16 SCENIC MESA Super-soft buffalo leather, plus a bit of bootstitching and bling, add a Western touch to this collection of accent pillows. scenicmesa.com 17 STONE TEXTILE STUDIO Pretty little poufs that take their cues from architectural details, antique jewelry and the latest fashions. stonetextilestudio.com

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21 BRANDNER DESIGN Raw, reclaimed materials mix with Industrial Age aesthetics in these structural yet organic furnishings. brandnerdesign.com

22 MARC TAGGART & CO. The Molesworth tradition lives on with these

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replicas, handcrafted from gorgeous natural materials. marctaggart.com

A classy line featuring pretty patterns and textures fit for cozy cabins, chic townhomes and everything in between. homeelementsbedding.com

23 SCOTT MORRISON Sculptural, artisan-crafted takes on essential furnishings, from cradles to the classic rocking chair. finewoodworker.com 24 TIM GROTH FURNITURE Refined Western furniture with rich character— handmade from fallen wood, leather and sheepskin. timgrothfurniture.com

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HARDWARE 25 TRAPPER PEAK FORGE Rough and rugged hardware for your mountain lair’s doors, drawers and cabinets. trapperpeakforge.com

26 HARDWARE RENAISSANCE A treasure trove of hand-forged-iron and solid-cast-bronze designs, in artistic styles that range from Spanish Colonial to Mountain Modern. hardwarerenaissance.com

27 SUN VALLEY BRONZE A wide array of timeless pieces, all made of solid bronze and hand-finished in one of eight patinas. sunvalleybronze.com

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28 HAWK HILL HARDWARE This company’s Spanish roots shine through in its sturdy pewter handles, knobs and pulls, available in seven finishes. hawkhillhardware.com

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29 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HARDWARE Hand-cast solid bronze in a rainbow of textures, colors and unique architectural designs. rockymountainhardware.com

30 MARTIN PIERCE HARDWARE A top shop for outside-the-box designs, from rabbits and frogs to grapevines and willow branches. martinpierce.com

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WALLPAPER 31 ASTEK INC. Out-of-the-ordinary options, from cork to glass beads to faux wood grain. astekwallcovering.com 32 BLACK CROW STUDIOS Custom murals and room-size watercolors elevate wallpaper to art. blackcrowstudios.com

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33 HARTMANN & FORBES Woven papers inspired by American landscapes and culture, in abaca, sisal and jute. hfshades.com 34 JUJU PAPERS Folk-artsy patterns handprinted on sustainably harvested paper have very good juju indeed. jujupapers.com 35 KREME Funky retro patterns, ethereal prints and classic motifs head in a fresh new design direction. kremelife.com

36 MADISONANDGROW Here’s something different: botanical motifs with a bold geometric spin. madisonandgrow.com 37 MAKELIKE A small but satisfying selection of hand-screen-printed papers in happy-go-lucky prints. shop.makelike.com 38 ROLLOUT With bold colors, in-yourface graphics and touch-me textures, this isn’t your mother’s wallpaper. rollout.ca

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39 WILD WEST DESIGNS Wyoming native Peter Fillerup’s spirited creations convey his love for the rough-and-tumble West. wildwestdesigns.com

40 REJUVENATION Faithful reproductions of period fixtures, reinvented to function beautifully in modern homes. rejuvenation.com 41 GILMORE METAL Custom, contemporary iron fixtures made with traditional hand-forged joinery. gilmoremetal.com 42 LUNA BRONZE Bold bronze chandeliers, pendants, sconces and more, made using a 5,000-year-old technique. lunabronze.com

43 FRY MODERN A curated collection of quirky works of functional art—all with mountain-modern style. frymodern.com 44 CRYSTAL GLASS STUDIO Hand-forged metal fixtures adorned with sculpted, carved and etched glass. crystalglassstudio.com

45 TUELL & REYNOLDS A small-town studio that handcrafts metal lamps and chandeliers with big-city style. tuellreynolds.com

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46 DRAGON FORGE, LTD. Wrought-iron works, custom-designed and hand-forged by Colorado blacksmiths. dragonforgeltd.com

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47 VITRAFORM Polished or frosted glass sinks in a rainbow of colors are as durable as they are beautiful. vitraform.com 48 STONE FOREST Sculptural designs coaxed from copper, bronze, iron, stone and wood. stoneforest.com

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51 LINKASINK Gorgeous sinks that range from basic to bejeweled (with Swarovski crystals, of course). linkasink.com

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53 RUG & RELIC A gorgeous array of vintage rugs and unique new kilims woven by hand using hand-spun and vegetally dyed or undyed wools. rugandrelic.com 54 ZOË LUYENDIJK STUDIO An artistic collection informed by nature, fine art and mythology. zoeluyendijk.com

55 STARR INTERIORS Hand-spun, handdyed wool is used to create original Zapotec Indian weavings in traditional and new designs. starr-interiors.com 56 THE RUGMAN OF SANTA FE

Kilim, Gabbeh, Oriental and Navajo designs, all under one roof. therugmanofsantafe.com

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60 ALLURE Fun, funky, colorful patterns, custom-designed and manufactured in Denver. allurerug.com 61 SADDLEMAN’S OF SANTA FE Need a bright blue cowhide rug? You’ll find it— as well as more natural selections—here. saddlemansofsantafe.com 62 SUNDANCE Handmade kilims, dhurries and patchworks in an array of traditional and folk-art-inspired patterns. sundancecatalog.com

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DOORS 63 DOORWAYS TO THE WEST Intricately carved, custom hardwood entry doors by Colorado artisan Tom Larkin. mycarveddoor.com 64 CRAFTSMEN IN WOOD Browse handmade wood doors in a range of styles and species, from rustic mesquite to sleek sapele. ciwood.com

65 LA PUERTA ORIGINALS Antique materials salvaged from around the world are fashioned into one-of-a-kind doors. lapuertaoriginals.com

66 MYERS & COMPANY Skilled artisans transform raw metal into custom doors decorated with intricate details. myersandco.com 67

ARCHITECTURAL TRADITIONS Authentic doors inspired by regional architectural styles, from Tuscan to Craftsman. architecturaltraditions.com

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Inspired Iron

Offering original, hand-forged lighting and architectural details since 2000, Inspired Iron has taken bold steps to bring you new products this year. Shown here is the Carnegie I-beam Dining Chandelier from the new Carnegie line, and find our Yukon Outdoor Heater in this issue (on page 30) or online at inspirediron.com.

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d’amore interiors

Work from home? Your office could be a source of inspiration—and reflect your individuality—if you approached it like the other spaces in your home. At D’Amore Interiors, we design around your personal needs to make your home a reflection of your lifestyle. damoreinteriors.com

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Wintersköl, Aspen’s annual salute to winter, is a four-day celebration featuring a variety of on-mountain activities including Soupsköl, a delicious soup cook-off; the Canine Fashion Show; the Wintersculpt snow-sculpture competition; concerts; and an impressive fireworks show at the base of Aspen Mountain. This year’s Wintersköl takes place January 10-13. aspenchamber.org

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PARK CITY, UTAH, IS A PLACE OF CONTRASTS. Each year, the oncerough-and-tumble mining town hosts one of the world’s most glamorous film festivals. On Main Street, cutting-edge architecture stands alongside historic mining-era buildings. And on the slopes, multimillion-dollar mansions share the mountain views with humble cabins. So if you think this limestone building furnished with gilded European antiques and Midcentury Modern artwork seems out of place in the Old West town, think again. The Washington School House Hotel fits right in. Built in 1889, the structure is one of the oldest buildings in Park City. Years of weather and wear have given the façade “an amazing patina,” general manager Jessica Davis says. “One look and you can see this building has a story to tell.” One of three schools built along Park Avenue to accommodate silver miners’ children, the Washington School House survived the 1898 fire that wiped out some 200 buildings on and around Main Street, stood by as the Great Depression turned Park City into a ghost town, and was left empty and derelict for nearly three decades until it was renovated and opened as a bedand-breakfast in 1985. Fast-forward 25 years, to when the design team of Trip Bennett, principal at La Jolla, Calif.-based Bennett & Associates Architecture, Paul and Shannon Wehsener of San Diego-based Paul Allen Design, and Gardner & Boswell General Contractors in Park City were hired by new owners to transform the building into a stylish boutique hotel. >>

“GILTY” PLEASURES Interior designers Paul and Shannon Wehsener furnished the hotel’s living room with antiques, including gilded French bergere chairs, Italian sconces and a 9-foot-tall French mirror. Silversmith E.F. Caldwell’s early20th-century sconces depicting George Washington hang in the reception area (directly above).

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When you go Why to go Located in the heart of Park City, the Washington School House Hotel is a short walk from the town’s eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars; the Town Lift chair lift is just two blocks away. Each day, the hotel’s chef whips up a complimentary gourmet breakfast for guests, plus sweet and savory après-ski treats. Other reasons you’ll never want to leave: a heated outdoor pool, ski valet, feather beds, iPads and iPods loaded with movies and tunes, and a boutique filled with unique finds.

“What we found was a 1980s interpretation of a Victorian-style inn within an 1889 shell,” interior designer Shannon Wehsener says. “It was so chopped up, and by the time we got to it, there weren’t any historic details left inside, so we gutted it down to the studs.” The extensive renovation included removing a portion of the four-story, 12,000-square-foot building’s mezzanine level, which had literally cut the living room’s 17-foot-high ceilings and six 9-foot-tall windows in half. “We wanted to see the space opened up,” Shannon says. Removing the mezzanine also made room for four airy guest suites with lofted bedrooms accessed via spiral stairs, and two guest rooms with 16-foot-high ceilings. Dove-white walls and durable fabrics in silvery gray, icy blue and bark-brown hues accentuate the hotel’s simplified floor plan. Punctuating that austere canvas are

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The hotel’s staff have a genuine interest in making your day, so let them pack and unpack your bags, get your lift tickets, schlep your ski gear, make your restaurant reservations, and arrange an in-room massage. Bringing the kids? Two-story “Lofted Suites” include an antique daybed or trundle bed in addition to a Pratesi-linentopped king-size bed, while the penthouse features an extra bed built into a dormer window. From $475/night during the winter season. washingtonschoolhouse.com

richly patinated oak floors reclaimed from Western barns and a collection of antiques sourced from all over the world, from an Italian fruitwood-and-burled-walnut bed to the living room’s 9-foot-tall gilded mirror that once hung in a French opera house. “The antiques are set apart from one another so you can really appreciate them,” Shannon says. “And they’re functional; there’s no room for fluff. The staff keep their coats in a LouisPhilippe armoire.” Original Midcentury Modern oil paintings add bold pops of color here and there, and a unique light fixture presides over each of the common areas and 12 guest rooms. The collection includes a vintage fixture that once hung in the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and a bejeweled antler chandelier inspired by a local wintertime tradition: “During Mardi Gras, skiers throw


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SUITE STYLE This guest room—one of the hotel’s 12 rooms and suites—is furnished with custom iron beds, a 19th-century chest and reproduction sconces. Crisp, bright bathrooms (below) are clad in ice-white marble. “When the light hits, the stone sparkles like snow crystals,” Paul says.

beads into the trees,” interior designer Paul Wehsener says. “Those sparkling trees inspired me to have the antlers lacquered white and adorned with crystals.” The Washington School House Hotel’s new look is unique for Park City. “We visited all the high-end hotels in the area and decided we wanted this to be different,” Paul says. “We didn’t want the typical, heavy Western look, and we didn’t want something ultra-contemporary. We just wanted a simple, beautiful space filled with special things that have a story to tell.” Just like the building itself. ○

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THE LOOK OF OLD-WORLD HILLSIDE TOWNS INSPIRES A FAMILY ESTATE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ASPEN

IT TAKES A VILLAGE Stepping down a hillside near the ski trails of 11,212-foot Aspen Mountain, and surrounded by the area’s eponymous white-barked trees, the residence at Jigsaw Ranch has a clever way of disguising its scale. Its variety of roofline contours and window shapes and sizes makes it resemble a closely huddled assortment of buildings.

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In the kitchen, double flues rising from the hood provide ample ventilation for the professional-grade Wolf range, while emphasizing the structural beam that runs the length of the main living space’s vaulted ceiling. FACING PAGE, LEFT: A barrel-vaulted ceiling encloses the butler’s pantry, situated behind the kitchen. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: An elegant breakfast room is tucked into a niche off the family room. The homeowners designed the table and chairs themselves.

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A VISITOR GLIMPSING THE HOUSE AT JIGSAW RANCH JUST OUTSIDE OF ASPEN, COLORADO, MIGHT THINK IT WAS A SMALL TOWN CLINGING TO THE HILLSIDE. Composed of varying geometric forms, the sprawling residence looks at first like a village of structures, each a different size and shape, built close together over time. But that apparent randomness had nothing to do with chance. “We wanted a contemporary mountain home that looked like a collection of buildings rather than one large house,” homeowner Mark Rosenthal explains. Mark and his father, George, a co-owner of the estate, selected Aspen-based Charles Cunniffe Architects to bring that goal to fruition. Architect Charles Cunniffe and his project team— architects James Guffey, Janver Derrington and Brian West—produced several designs for the 44-acre site that’s situated on a hillside with southwest views up Castle Creek Valley toward Hayden Peak. “The clients chose an eclectic mix of forms with the greatest variety of shapes,” says Cun-

niffe, who tailored the design to the sloping site. “The twostory house steps down with the hillside, and various spaces within it have their own outdoor connection with the land, almost like individual small houses would in the context of a village.” Cunniffe united the various forms by arranging the home’s principal living spaces along a central, arched “spine” that soars 22 feet high and is supported by trusses. “It holds this sculptural composition together as a single piece,” the architect explains. Clerestory windows flank the spine and are punctuated by dormers that further enhance the village-like look while allowing more sunlight to filter in throughout the day. “The clerestory brings light into the depths of the house, which don’t get a lot of direct sun in the morning,” Cunniffe says. >>

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Lighting for Maximum Effect

The varied forms and vast spaces of the village-inspired house called for a variety of ambient and task-oriented lighting solutions that would “highlight the architecture and make the experience of the house interesting and effective both day and night,” homeowner Mark Rosenthal says. To achieve those goals, he and his father and co-owner of the house, George Rosenthal, collaborated with architect Charles Cunniffe and lighting designer Robert “Sardo” Sardinsky, principal of Rising Sun Enterprise in Basalt, Colorado. Take cues from some of their unique effects:

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Strung in an X pattern within the house’s vaulted central spine, low-voltage cables include some fixtures pointing downward to provide general lighting and others shining upward to wash light across the tongue-and-groove golden larch wood ceiling paneling.

Custom-designed dimmer-controlled chandeliers of wire mesh and steel, each tailored to the particular setting, hang over the tables in the breakfast area and formal dining room, as well as a tasting table in the wine cellar.

In the cylindrical staircase, a random pattern of tall, narrow windows was added to punctuate the vertical jatobacherry paneling. For “a little bit of fun,” says Rosenthal, they added electric “candlestick” fixtures to the openings, each with a flickering flame-like LED bulb.

ABOVE, LEFT: A domed brick ceiling and sandstone floor help maintain constant cool temperatures in the wine cellar. ABOVE, RIGHT: With its cherry-framed glass door and arched clerestory ceiling, the main entry draws the eye through the house toward a southwesterly view up Castle Creek Valley. The entry’s rectilinear form and local sandstone walls provide contrast with the cylindrical shape and oxidized-steel cladding of the form to its right. FACING PAGE: Windows that house LED faux-candle fixtures punctuate the staircase’s jatoba-cherry paneling.

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BELOW, LEFT: The family room’s casual furnishings hew to a neutral palette that complements the architecture’s natural earth-toned surfaces. Some of the clerestory windows are operable, promoting natural ventilation and cooling in summer. BELOW, RIGHT: From its entry level, the house steps gently down the hillside to lower-level entertainment and media rooms and guest suites with their own private patios. FACING PAGE: Viewed from the entry, artfully lit ceilings paneled in stained larch wood glow as evening falls. On either side of the front door, matching square opaque windowpanes conceal a coat closet to the left and, to the right, a powder room.

As important as natural light, says Rosenthal, was establishing “a connection to nature within this contemporary envelope.” To that end, the clients and architects selected a variety of warm-toned, richly textured natural surfaces, including reddish-brown jatoba cherry for the floors, window trim, cabinetry, and some walls and ceilings. Fireplaces, as well as some columns and portions of the exterior, are clad with local amber- and gold-toned sandstone. “The way the light glows when reflected off those surfaces is like looking at the world through rose-colored glasses,” Rosenthal says. Ethereal though that effect may be, the owners took a decidedly down-to-earth approach when it came to furnishing the house. “We didn’t want a formal experience,” Rosen-

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thal says. “Comfort was first and foremost for us.” Working primarily with Paul Cathers of Cathers Home, an interior design firm and home furnishings store in nearby Basalt, they selected clean-lined and casual California-style pieces with durable fabrics and finishes that complement the home’s architectural materials. “Everything we bought, we sat in first,” Rosenthal says. Their ultimate goal, the homeowner continues, was to create an intimate experience in a grand structure befitting the Rocky Mountain surroundings. “We wanted to create a space where anyone who came here would feel like king or queen of the castle.” Or, one might daresay, of the village just below that castle. ○

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TAKING WING IN THE FOOTHILLS OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, ARCHITECT TIM STONE CREATES A SOARING EXAMPLE OF SITE-SPECIFIC DESIGN

“Nature can really drive architecture,” says Tim Stone, co-principal of Kelly & Stone Architects in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Indeed, when it came to designing this 5,000-squarefoot family home in the Sanctuary, a prestigious subdivision near Steamboat’s resident peak, Mount Werner, the alpine terrain posed its fair share of challenges—chief among them, a steep grade. Joining forces with the rise, Stone elevated the main level of the house above a walkout basement and garage (after all, cars could only ascend partway up the slope without burning rubber), a clever tactic that also captured panoramic views of the mountain and town. Local sandstone and cedar siding nod to the rustic landscape, while raw-steel cladding, in all its patinated glory, is a decidedly modern counterpoint to those classic mountain-lodge materials. But it’s the design’s defining feature, also a bold departure from traditional timber frames, that makes the house look as if it’s about to take flight: graceful curved roofs are evocative of wings in mid-flap. Their sculptural arc also provides shade that takes the edge off the home’s southern exposure, because, as Stone says, “in this environment, you’re either running from the sun or toward it.” ○

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IT’S EASY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE VAIL VALLEY. It’s tougher to find a slice of the valley that still feels untouched by the area’s ever-expanding development. But a few lucky souls find a way to build their own havens in one of Colorado’s most desirable spots. This home is just that kind of place. Its owners had lived in the valley for a while, in a home along Gore Creek, where they loved everything but the sound of trucks braking on I-70. So they sought out a quieter spot and found it in the old homestead lot in Cattleman’s Club, a stretch of land in a valley west of Edwards that used to be a working ranch. The 4-

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acre lot has perfect views of the mountains—and not much else. The owners gave architect Tom Cole, principal of Points West, clear instructions: They wanted (mostly) single-level living in a home that didn’t feel too big for two people or too small for a crowd. Cole was tasked to trade the typical mountain design vernacular for an airier, contemporary look—and he had to make the most of those eye-catching views. The architect’s design delivers. The home’s structural system is nearly invisible, with no big wood beams or chunky columns to >>


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LEFT: Architect Tom Cole designed this glass bridge to connect the mudroom to the great room. The winding staircase makes an airy, sculptural statement. BELOW: Cole designed the glass, stone and steel exterior to be a contemporary riff on high-country architecture. The shed roof over the entry points boldly to a peak in the distance. FACING PAGE: Studio Como in Denver designed the kitchen’s sleek configuration of cabinets by Italian manufacturer Poliform. The distinctive bar top is made of stacked planks of walnut.

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support its heft. Cole skipped the traditional gabled roof in favor of a shed roof that points perfectly to the majestic peaks behind the house. On the exterior, glass, stone and steel lend a handsome, contemporary feel. Perhaps Cole’s greatest feat, however, is the master suite, perched on one end of the house and connected to the living spaces by an enclosed glass bridge that spans a water feature. “The owners loved the idea that there could be a discrete master suite that’s still connected to the rest of the house,” he says. “It feels intimate and yet part of the whole.” Inside Cole’s well-conceived shell, interior designer Robyn Scott honored the owners’ wishes for a “Zen, organic, simple” space. The monochromatic palette, mainly warm browns and cool grays, gets a little spice from occasional pops of color. And Scott layered textures generously. For example, the master bedroom’s fireplace shows off limestone in three different textures, a trick that adds interest without taking away from the room’s >> TOP: In the grand-but-cozy master bedroom, two airy woven chairs from Kenneth Cobonpue flank a beautiful customdesigned table from Spiro Lyon Glass in Carbondale, Colorado. “These chairs work in the space because although their shape is large, you can see through them to the views outside,” Scott says. ABOVE, LEFT: At the foot of the master bed sits a C-shaped cabinet Scott designed to hide the TV, which pops up for viewing. FACING PAGE: Rustic meets refined: The sleek silver lamp and clean-lined nightstand play well with a rough wood sculpture.

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glorious views. “Using the same materials in different applications or with varying textures creates that ‘Zen’ feel,” the designer says. Materials inside the home take their cues from the outdoors: Fir on the ceiling extends outside, creating chemistry between indoors and out. Interior stone walls refer to the exterior, and as often as possible, walls of glass open to terraces for a blast of fresh high-country air and unobstructed mountain panoramas. Nothing quite compares to those views, but the jaw-dropping kitchen comes close. Denver’s Studio Como designed the sleek oak Poliform cabinets; the wood has a striking grain, which the designers oriented horizontally. Concrete tiles cover the floor, and walnut planks top the bar. The home’s total effect is peaceful, removed from the valley’s bustle but keenly connected to this part of Colorado. “It’s full of light and views,”Cole says.“It’s a sanctuary on this gorgeous site.” ○

TOP: Cole designed this bridge to connect the master suite to the home’s living spaces. Notice the in-floor lighting, a recessed lens with an LED light to guide the way. ABOVE: The walls in the master bathroom are clad in limestone slabs. “It feels almost velvet-y, it’s so rich,” Scott says. The lighting underneath the floating Italian fixtures “gives the room an ethereal feel,” she adds. FACING PAGE: In the master bathroom, a slab of onyx serves as a dramatic piece of art in the otherwise subtle, monochromatic space.

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Natural accents that are more glamorous than “granola” GET THE LOOK: AGATE LAMP from the Laura Kirar Collection by Arteriors, $750, arteriorshome.com “I just love the delicacy of this lamp, and how it shows off the transparency of the stone. It almost feels like jewelry.” CASSANDRA LAVALLE style blogger coco+kelley cocokelley.com HER TAKE ON THE IDEA “Natural elements are being used in fresh new ways, through pieces that feel earthy without being too ‘granola,’ like a woodslab coffee table edged in gold. Rocks and gemstones have been appearing in home décor in lots of different ways in the past year. The texture of geodes— that watery, marbleized pattern— has especially caught on.”

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THE BIG IDEA Unusual neutrals—like warm, nuanced gray—replace bright white walls GET THE LOOK: ELEPHANT’S BREATH by Farrow & Ball, starting at $85/gallon, farrow-ball.com “The calmness of this color is balanced well with white or jewel tones, and it becomes very chic when paired with black for contrast. It’s more elegant than the name suggests.”

WORKS WELL WITH NATURE PRÉCIEUSE WALLCOVERING (RM 555 80) by Élitis, $116/square foot, elitis.fr “This faux-shagreen wallcovering is made with little beads and has a reflective quality to it that counter-balances the calmness of the gray.”

OR TRY IT WITH LICENSED EDITION CEILING LAMP by Serge Mouille, $6,350, gueridon.com

NESTOR SANTA-CRUZ principal designer Nestor Santa-Cruz Decoration nestorsanta-cruz.com HIS TAKE ON THE IDEA “I think we’re seeing a reaction to all-white rooms and ivory walls in the trend toward pearly grays with purple, blue or pink tones. Designers have gone for it and you can see it in fashion, too—think Christian Dior gray. When we think of gray, we often imagine cool tones, but this color [Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball] brings a certain warmth and calmness to a space, which could be quite appropriate in a mountain environment.”

“This reproduction of a French 1950s design looks almost like a spider. The lamps have white interior reflectors, which create a little sparkle.”

ALSO PAIRS WITH APPLAUSE VELVET #69 in Blue Venetian Waters by Gretchen Bellinger, $129.50/yard, gretchenbellinger.com “This fabric has none of the connotations of postmodern architectural colors. It’s not washed out at all.”

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THE BIG IDEA Rustic materials and a modern sensibility are a match made in heaven GET THE LOOK: WOOD-AND-STEEL DESK by Shack Up Design, $4,500, shackupdesign.com “This workspace’s desk is a little bit Cal-Deco, a little bit modern and a little bit Western. The wood, which is reclaimed from an old warehouse, is warm and textural, and though the materials are masculine, the shape of the piece is elegant.”

STEPHANIE SANDSTON principal designer Shack Up Studio shackupdesign.com HER TAKE ON THE IDEA “Pairing rustic materials with elegant, minimalist shapes creates a look that’s masculine but refined. The custom desk that anchors this workspace does just that, pairing a warm fir top with a steel frame that has a modern Art Deco shape. I have a real appreciation for ‘honest’ materials like wood, steel and leather.”

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WORKS WELL WITH SADDLE LEATHER BOXES by Shack Up Studio, $145-$250, shackupdesign.com “I work with saddle-makers to craft these boxes out of saddle leather that gets its color from being tanned in the sun—it’s what I call an ‘honest’ material. The boxes have a very tactile, workman-like feel, but a very elegant shape.” 74

BRASS BALL SERIES ONE WAY TABLE LAMP by Lika Moore for Blackman Cruz Workshop, $2,400, blackmancruz.com “This lamp is very linear, but with that suspended brass orb, it becomes sculptural. The classic Art Deco feel works well with the round corners of the leather boxes (pictured at left); together, they create a wonderful flow on the desktop.”


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THE BIG IDEA Contemporary furnishings can be stylish, practical and comfortable GET THE LOOK: CURVED SECTION by Ochre, starting at $31,313, ochre.net “Because this piece is neutral, when you travel, get married or have children, you have the ability to change the look or add to it instead of starting over. Plus, you won’t want to get out of it—it’s like falling into a cloud.”

ERIN MARTIN principal designer Erin Martin Design erinmartindesign.com

OR TRY IT WITH WORKS WELL WITH THROW PILLOWS by Commune Design, $400, communedesign.com “I’m in love with these patchwork pillows— made of vintage fabric—that add a bit of history, texture and spirit to a space.”

NAVIRE FLOOR LAMP by Atelier de Troupe, $1,250, atelierdetroupe.com “This lamp brings in a bit of ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ with its angular head and clean look. The sofa’s just a big ball of fluff and the lamp is more architectural, so they play off of each other nicely.”

HER TAKE ON THE IDEA “I’ve been seeing a trend toward comfort and easy living. Everyone is working so hard to make ends meet, so our homes should be respites, not environments that feel stiff. Our firm has always invested in creating peaceful places—and it’s finally catching on. I find that more and more people want to invest in quality furnishings that are unique and comfortable. They really want to express themselves through their homes.”

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DEBRA SHULL principal designer Haven Interior Design havenid.com

THE BIG IDEA Multi-dimensional and organic “found objects” take the place of antiques GET THE LOOK: QUARTZ ON BASE by Sloan Miyasato, $15,400, sloanm.com “Many of the objects we decorate our spaces with can be a little flat, but pieces like this one look nice from all angles. I like its irregular edges, which somehow create a sense of softness.”

HER TAKE ON THE IDEA “When I design a space, I often make my selections for furnishings and fabrics—the essentials that make a room function—and then leave placeholders for what I call ‘found items,’ those sculptural pieces that we happen upon and gasp when we see them. Lately, in more contemporary mountain homes, these sculptural objects tend to be organic materials. It’s a new way of thinking about antiques, those one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable pieces that stand on their own.”

WORKS WELL WITH BURL BOWL in cherry by Spencer Peterman, $88-$770, spencerpeterman.com “I love the idea of placing these very raw-looking bowls— with nothing in them—atop the hard surface of a glass coffee table.”

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OR TRY IT WITH EDO CANDLESTICKS by Gregorius Pineo, to the trade, gregoriuspineo.com “These candlesticks are traditional in shape, but have a really contemporary finish. You can still see the wood grain, but the dark finish makes them appear very sculptural and smooth.”


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THE BIG IDEA Fresh fabrics and wallcoverings that defy traditional color schemes GET THE LOOK: SHANGHAI PEACOCK FABRIC by Schumacher, to the trade, price upon request, fschumacher.com “I’m seeing a lot of florals lately, and I like that while this pattern has a modern Asian flair, you could take it in a traditional direction.”

WORKS WELL WITH BENJAMIN CARVED-BACK CHAIR, $1,059, horchow.com “I’m picturing the Shanghai Peacock fabric covering just four of these chairs, paired with two king and queen chairs in tan, or a curved banquette, all encircling a round table.”

OR TRY IT WITH IMPERIAL TRELLIS WALLPAPER in Citrine by Schumacher, to the trade, price upon request, fschumacher.com ANDREA SCHUMACHER principal designer O Interior Design ointeriordesign.com HER TAKE ON THE IDEA “Fabrics that mix colors in unexpected ways and create new twists on old design sensibilities are in vogue right now. The addition of bold color to the shapes in a print—and, in this case, the way the florals overlap one another—gives the fabric a more modern flavor. I always look for one fabric with a lot of different colors in it to inspire my color palette for a room.” ○

“Many people just paint the ceiling white and call it a day, but I love to cover it with wallpaper—a graphic print that doesn’t have a bottom or top—to add interest.”

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IN THEIR WORDS

FAVORITE DESIGN BOOKS When creativity stalls, where do the design pros turn? To these books, for one, which are full of beautiful images and smart ideas to get the juices flowing again

Lynne Barton Bier PRINCIPAL DESIGNER HOME ON THE RANGE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO HOMEONTHERANGEINTERIORS.COM

“Interior Visions by Mona Hajj is a design book that will be as timely in 10 years as it is today. The focus of Hajj’s interiors varies according to her client’s design aesthetic, but the common element is the use of furniture, rugs and textiles that she finds during her extensive travels to create an ageless, layered look. I have spent hours poring over this book, enjoying the balance and harmony of the rooms.”

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Marcio Decker PRINCIPAL DESIGNER ASPEN LEAF INTERIORS TRUCKEE, CA ASPENLEAFINTERIORS.COM

“I like to use the book Creating the Inspired House by John Connell as a tool to show clients ideas that are not yet in our portfolio, and also to draw my own inspiration. The elements of the design process are featured in images, floor plans and narrative from the insiders, and the array of styles from Craftsman to Mediterranean to Adobe inspires solutions for every nook in a home.”

Petra Sattler-Smith Lea Sisson PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT LEA SISSON ARCHITECTS ASPEN, CO LEASISSONARCHITECTS.COM

“Janine M. Benyus’ Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature isn’t focused on the latest cool ideas, but offers an in-depth approach to how to think about all design. Inspired by Frei Otto’s attention to structure in nature, the book broadens the scope by evaluating communities and their societal makeup. I know you’re probably thinking, ‘This isn’t a design book.’ Au contraire. These concepts—and what they say about how to sustainably dwell on the planet—are integral to the design process.”

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT MAYER SATTLER-SMITH ANCHORAGE, AK MAYERSATTLER-SMITH.COM

“Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s work [as seen in Peter Zumthor Works: Building and Projects 1979-1997] is influential and inspiring. The blackand-white photographs by Helene Binet are just beautiful; she was really able to capture light, shadow and materials— the essence of Zumthor’s work—in this book.”

Erin Martin PRINCIPAL DESIGNER ERIN MARTIN DESIGN ST. HELENA, CA ERINMARTINDESIGN.COM

“House by Diane Keaton is a book I’ve gotten to know through my personal relationship with kindred spirit Annie Hall [Keaton’s real last name is Hall; her nickname is Annie]. Her eye is impeccable, and her desire to share what’s true, strong and real shows beautifully in this book. With little text, it tells a story that will inspire those who want to create a home.” ○

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