Friday, June 4, 2010

Country Comfort- Contemporary Style

Set  in the Colorado Rocky Mountains this home with its alpine setting, river front views and western aesthetics has a contemporary twist on the interiors.
Built in a log cabin idiom the house features modern leather-clad furniture, high volted-shingled ceilings, stainless steel light fixtures and also wool and silk rug. The stones for the chimney are from china, which I found odd that they imported when the setting took place in the mountains. Yet this was an elegant variation on the theme of reclaiming materials. To achieve this look in your home here are a few easy tips...

  1. Take the curtains or blinds off the windows opening up your view to the outside world. Add a few plants in front of window if the view you see isn't as country living as this home
  2. Unclutter or simplify the decor to a few focal points pieces. Unique rustic vases, art works displayed in odd number variations
  3. A chenille area rug
  4. Install ceiling light fixtures or a modern ceiling fan with lighting
  5. The color palette is also important so pick deep earth (mahogany, brown leather, rust,stone)tones if you decide to invest in furniture or add texture to your walls
Architectural & Interior Design by Studio Sofield/ Landscape Design by Madderlake Designs/ Photographs by David O. Marlow