|NEW LIVING ROOM|
The entire project was a virtual consultation from New York to California. Utilizing emails and photos to communicate back and forth with my client, the entire home was transformed into a dynamic vacation rental property for mountain enthusiast.
Vacation projects are fun, especially mountain homes. This newly purchased home needed a total makeover. And that it got.
The mission - to create a warm rustic mountain experience with all the frills of modern comfort.
Here is a before photo of living room. The existing brick and stove were removed and replaced with a stone wall and streamlined wood burning stove.
A large chesterfield leather sofa (about 12' x 8') provides much needed seating for the open plan and social gatherings.
|Wall Color Benjamin Moore Muslin 1037|
The kitchen was also expanded and renovated with rustic dark cabinets, stainless steel tile back-splash, black granite, and stainless steel appliances - all materials with heavy substance to hold its own to the architecture and mountain scape.
One of my favorite finds - the Fireside Lodge Hickory Rocking Chair. Cannot have a mountain house without a rocking chair. Absolute necessity. And this one is fabulous.
|Fireside Lodge Hickory Rocking Chair|
My other favorite find is the Pendleton Woolen Mills Blankets. Needed a statement on that large wall to define the dining area. This blanket worked beautifully as a wall hanging. Pendleton blankets belong in the mountains. Just do.
|Pendleton Blanket as Wall Hanging|
The bedrooms were fun to decorate. Below is the Master Bedroom and renovated Master Bath. Notice the fun red lantern lamps - got to love decorating a mountain house. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Silver Chain 1472.
|Walls Benjamin Moore Silver Chain 1472|
|Quartzite Tiles and Black Granite Master Bath|
Wall Color Benjamin Moore Muslin 1037
Renovated spa-like bathrooms are a must after a day on the mountainous terrain.
The tile is quartzite and the granite is absolute black.
And what is a mountain house without red plaid and antler lamps?
Yep, that's a real log bed. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Camouflage. And I just love my clients oars above the bed.
|Walls Benjamin Moore Camouflage 2143-40|
Now I saved my favorite for last. It's the children bunk bedroom, however I have been told that even adults like it. Its a nod to the skiers on the mountain.
My client bought the home furnished - all the furniture and decor was replaced, except for the bunk beds. My eye was craving a navy blue color, so we decided to keep the existing bunks and paint them Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154. Great decision for the budget and look. And Hale Navy is always a winner.
|Bunk Beds Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154|
Walls - Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray HC-170
Bravo to technology and the ease of virtual consultations. And kudos to my client - she is a pleasure to work with and we make a great team.
Makeover accomplished - and the vacation rental home is a success.
Well ... that mountain project was way too much fun. Seriously. :))