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House Tour – Big Sky Ski Suite

Our design team perfectly executed this European inspired Ski Suite in Big Sky, Montana by pulling inspiration from our clients background and lifestyle. With a blend of traditional, formal, and modern design we added a European spin by layering in the style of multi-generational European Estates. When creating the look for this home, our team pictured turning off the digital and spending time over long dinners, marathon games of chess, and in conversation integrating history respectfully, with a wink and some cheeky frivolity. The intention of the design was to create a true sense of getting away for this modern family, conjuring a feeling of retreating to a history laden mountain home where one is part of a greater story about place and tradition.

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A multipurpose great room is the latest trend and the best way to maximize the space in your home. Below, you can see how the room is divided into different seating areas using a traditional vintage divider. One side of the room embodies the more traditional living room style with modern tones, while the other side is reviving a retro game area with beautifully sculpted vintage chairs, a classic wooden chess set, and a vibrantly decorated, textured banquette.

An inlaid wood paneled ceiling featuring an eclectic chandelier add dimension to the space and draw one’s attention to this beautifully adorned room. Our design team filled this great room with many layers by using traditional drapery and textured furniture, patterned pillows, and rugs, creating a well balanced and unique look. The abstract mirror, modern floor lamp, and classic black and white art also accent the room perfectly, displaying a timeless design.

When our design team collaborated in the design process with our client, he had a few requests, but the one he seemed the most passionate about was history. Our client wanted to bring skiing and Montana history right into this home. So with that in mind, our designers intention was to create a home that was subtly layered. In the design, we referenced all these important parts of his life and what brought him to Montana, his family background, the location of the project, and both his passion for skiing and his family.

Pictured above, the plate design serves as an interest piece for the dining room, as its uniquely coordinated artistic style placed against the textured wallpaper adds dimension to the space by combining pattern and color. We were also able to curate this picturesque hallway featuring vintage photographs by sourcing from the National Archives, the Montana State Historical Society, and the Library of Congress. We worked with a local gallery as well to have fine art specifically commissioned for key spots in the home, making the design personally tailored to our client. Our selections were intended to strike a very careful balance as we chose pieces that could have been pulled from a family attic.

This detailed master bedroom design portrays a mountain home style with a modern chic touch by using rustic art and a modern chandelier to accent an inlaid wood ceiling. By mastering the art of mixing patterns, with the bed pillows we were able to curate a well balanced design by pairing a more dominant tribal feeling pattern with a more subtle grid pattern. Choosing the right fabrics is essential to a bedroom design, as it sets the tone for the space. The sheepskin rug is a great accent piece providing warm texture and comfort to the bedroom and the accents of greenery on the nightstands really bring this space to life.

A children’s bunk room becomes whimsical when layered with texture, pattern, and color. Pictured above, you can see how our design team added a playful element to the space with the layered patterns, a geometric dresser, knitted poufs, and woodsy drapery. The vintage games also add a unique feel to the room, creating a fun atmosphere for the kids to play in. Our next bedroom design, featured below, embodies a chic mountain style with a traditional leather winged bed, textured wool and fur pillows, mountainous wallpaper, and wildlife art.

In conclusion, this home, while new, is rich in history with its strong fine art package of several custom commissioned pieces and limited edition prints. In a sea of log cabins, mountain modern and rustic interiors, this home stands apart from its neighbors while staying firmly rooted in place and luxury.

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