It was so fun and rewarding to work with Robert and Rachel on their Mountain Home Update in Vail, Colorado. This was your typical mountain home built-in 2008. Every surface was yellow pine, including the floors, cabinets, doors, ceilings, trim, and even some walls. As you can see it was in serious need of an update.
Vail home before remodel
When Rachel and Robert hired our designer Lindsay, they had no idea what to do with the space, but they knew they didn’t want as much tone on tone with the wood throughout the home.
They also needed all new furnishings– so it was a fresh start in Vail. They knew what they liked but didn’t know how to execute the look they wanted to achieve.
This Mountain Home Update in Vail maximized the stunning architecture that was incredibly understated.
By staining the floors, main ceiling trusses and beams a darker grey color to contrast all the other pine, the home was transformed from a log cabin into a modest modern mountain home.
We painted all the walls throughout the home Benjamin Moore, Revere Pewter and remodeled the fireplace to a more simple design with stacked stone and demoed the hearth that was taking up a lot of space in the great room.
We painted the master bedroom a slightly darker shade, Benjamin Moore Briarwood to create a retreat like feel.
Another major transformation were the light fixtures. Lindsay convinced Rachel to keep the antler chandelier that Robert loved, but updated the fixture over the dining room table as well as the entry.
The furnishings hit a sweet spot between industrial and transitional – all while feeling very at home nestled into the mountains of Eagle Valley.
With their children grown, Rachel and Robert felt they could finally splurge on some of the textiles that they had always wanted, including a wonderfully textural light sofa fabric with layers of wool plaid and hints of tonal embroidery.
Lindsay did a fabulous job of creating the right balance between using accents of dark metal and leather with bright upholstery and wood tones.
One of our designer Lindsay’s favorite things in the great room space is the leather bound plaid broadloom carpet that she had custom cut for the perfect size area rug.
The main goal of this project was to bridge the traditional mountain pine home into a more transitional space that would feel updated and stand the test of time, which I am sure you would agree, our designer Lindsay nailed!!
Below is more work by our talented designer, Lindsay
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