Daylight savings time is gone. We are three weeks from Thanksgiving. This time of year brings bittersweet feelings for me – nostalgia for the warmth and fun of summer, a lingering awe for the gorgeous colors of fall and excitement about pulling my boots out of storage and stacking firewood for cozy winter fires. This stunning vacation home near Park City gives me one more reason to smile about the quickly approaching winter.
Transforming a conventional mountain cabin design (but with 6,000 square feet!) into this inviting home, required a skilled designer. Melissa Warner Rothblum of Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design and Decoration engineered a more open floor plan and employed a neutral backdrop to lighten the space. Her objective? Avoid the feel of a winter lodge and create a year-round vacation spot for her clients, a busy family with young children.
“We aimed to make the home feel fresh and fun”, says Melissa.
She paid homage to chalet style, but with an updated aesthetic. Uncluttered rooms and strong patterns create a contemporary setting while plenty of comfy furniture and huge fireplaces add warmth.
The entrance is tucked into the side of the house, taking visitors on a path of discovery.
As soon as you walk through the large front door into the airy entry you know that this is a special home. The natural stone, floor-to-ceiling windows and kilim rug create anticipation for experiencing the rest of the spaces.
“We bought antique rugs before we bought anything else. They give the house so much soul.”
I love the pulley-system feel of the ceiling rafters, reminiscent of mine shafts found in the region.
The kitchen blends modern and vintage elements to create a beautiful space that is also highly functional.
Small spaces like this powder room are a great place to go bold. The color-block wallpaper and rustic sink are striking design choices.
Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, the family room is a cozy gathering space.
Known as the bunk room, this kid-friendly space has timeless appeal.
The guest bathroom’s unique sink, mirror and lighting feel like they could be found in a cowboy bunkhouse, if the cowboys were chic and stylish!
The master bedroom must be hard to leave each morning – I could sit for hours by the huge fireplace in the winter and on the balcony overlooking the treetops in the summer.
Melissa’s attention to her clients’ lifestyles and needs, matched with her seamless use of new and old design elements along with a unique blend of fabrics, colors and textures creates traditional rooms with a modern twist.