Modern Mountain Homes

We have several ski trips planned this year now that Mr. Whitt is a bit older.  A bit older, he's 3.5, but he's now old enough to go to ski school.  Thank goodness!  So I've had mountain homes on the brain lately.  But not the mountain home that is covered in logs with animal heads in every direction you turn.  But modern mountain homes, that prove you don't have to have a log house for it to be a mountain house.  

I believe the perfect equation for a mountain home is a mix of materials.  So mixing stone, wood and metal.  But also when selecting your hardware, mix up the finishes.  Remember that this is a mountain home so you want durability as number one, but also of importance is comfort.  Nothing "too perfect" that it feels like you can't kick your feet up and relax.  

 So a bit less of this don't you think?

So a bit less of this don't you think?

By keeping your furnishings neutral you're able to focus on the true architecture of your space and your view outside.  Because no matter where your mountain house is, the views have to be remarkable.  

 Although this room is mostly windows, and the walls and sofa are white, this room has such a warm feeling.  White doesn't have to be stark and cold.

Although this room is mostly windows, and the walls and sofa are white, this room has such a warm feeling.  White doesn't have to be stark and cold.

 I'm loving the pendleton blankets for fabric for the curtains.  via  Architectural digest  

I'm loving the pendleton blankets for fabric for the curtains.  via Architectural digest 

 Note the live edge on the island that plays into the thinking of "nothing too perfect".

Note the live edge on the island that plays into the thinking of "nothing too perfect".

 When you paint the walls white and you have lots of large windows, you're playin' up the best feature, the outdoors.  Via  city home collective

When you paint the walls white and you have lots of large windows, you're playin' up the best feature, the outdoors.  Via city home collective

If you go back and look at the first photo you will notice that the ceiling and walls are almost the exact color.  There is nothing wrong in doing that, but when you do that you must think about what color or stain you will be using.  When you go with a more subdued color, like grey or a "worn" color, it is much less intrusive.  

 Note the ceiling and walls are the same stain, but one, it's a subdued stain and two, they broke up the ceiling by installing a coffered ceiling and leaving it white.  via  One kings lane

Note the ceiling and walls are the same stain, but one, it's a subdued stain and two, they broke up the ceiling by installing a coffered ceiling and leaving it white.  via One kings lane

 Note the chevron patterned french oak inset into the concrete floor via  One Kings lane

Note the chevron patterned french oak inset into the concrete floor via One Kings lane

 Hellooooooo mountains! via  home adore  

Hellooooooo mountains! via home adore 

 Can we just stop and take a moment to look at that fireplace!  I also love the geometric lines of the sofa table.  via  studio McGee

Can we just stop and take a moment to look at that fireplace!  I also love the geometric lines of the sofa table.  via studio McGee

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 Perfect inside outside living via  One kings lane

Perfect inside outside living via One kings lane

 This is the same home as the bison heads from a bit earlier, but you must check one of this  house's outdoor rooms .  I won't need to tell you which one, when you see the photo you'll know.  Simply outstanding.  

This is the same home as the bison heads from a bit earlier, but you must check one of this house's outdoor rooms.  I won't need to tell you which one, when you see the photo you'll know.  Simply outstanding.  

 Bunk rooms are a great solution for sleeping lots of people in a mountain home.  The more the merrier I say. You could  rent this house ! 

Bunk rooms are a great solution for sleeping lots of people in a mountain home.  The more the merrier I say. You could rent this house

 Oh my goodness!  Just another great example of a live edge on a beautiful piece of wood.  via  Luxe  

Oh my goodness!  Just another great example of a live edge on a beautiful piece of wood.  via Luxe 

 Oh my!  All I can look at is that ram looking back at me.  But this one photo is a perfect example of mixing materials.  Two different colors of wood (in the bunk beds and nightstands), mixing metals (drawer hardware and ladder) and having a bit of white to pop.

Oh my!  All I can look at is that ram looking back at me.  But this one photo is a perfect example of mixing materials.  Two different colors of wood (in the bunk beds and nightstands), mixing metals (drawer hardware and ladder) and having a bit of white to pop.

 What an elegant feminine modern mountain  bedroom .

What an elegant feminine modern mountain bedroom.

So who's up for a visit to go skiing and take in these amazing mountains?

Thanks for reading!

Tucker