Toning down orange-hued wood found on ceilings, floors and walls in favor of a modern color palette is key to any updated ski lodge redesign. New gray washes for the wood, a surprising kitchen that mixes green and brass, and a range of eclectic pieces throughout the home can transformed the look of any mountain residence.
Contemporary gray hues on the wood floors and ceiling beams can easily replace an abundance of orange wood in any living room.
Opting for neutral-toned upholstered furniture, and adding a brightly colored Turkish kilim area rug can help to lower the visual focus in any tall space.
Many homeowners are looking for something different from an all-white or wood-heavy kitchen. The right shade of green painted cabinets with touches of brass on the hardware, pendants and counter stools can create a standout space that’s both classic and contemporary.
Always be in favor of bold and bright powder rooms, and thankfully most homeowners are. You can always include an antique gilded mirror and a custom sink with brass fixtures, a marble top and an ebony wood base.
The master bedroom is a mix of styles. Try a linen striped upholstered bed, a deep red antique Turkish rug and a black and white hide-covered bench, the patterns and materials are diverse. Sometimes the more you mix up the patterns, the more the room tells a story and creates a unique space.
Let marble to do all the talking in the master bathroom. The walls, ceiling, cabinets and mirrors are can all painted the same shade of off-white to avoid competing with a silvery cream marble on the counter tops and shower surround.
A coat of white paint can beautifully cover an original cedar-planked walls a guest bedroom. If there is a lot of wood in this house you can really lighten the mood and modernize the feel.
A child’s bedroom can include two sets of bunk beds on opposite walls. The bunk bed frames can be painted to mimic industrial steel pipes. Nautical light sconces, deep navy blue walls can add a whole new look. Make it a fun and hip room for kids and provide them with their own little getaway spot.
Any large patio made of concrete and field stone can provide breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. A collection of wicker seating and a large teak dining table create a great space for alfresco dining in the warmer months.