Slope-Side Sophistication in Deer Valley, Utah

Stunning Scenery and Complementary Design Create an Inviting Vacation Home

Slope-Side Sophistication in Deer Valley, Utah | Interior Design by Melissa Warner Rothblum of Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design and Decoration | Modern Sanctuary | Outdoor Space | Outdoor Furniture | Patio | Outdoor Dining
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Kimberly Gavin
11/07/2016

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.

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The entrance is tucked into the side of the house, taking visitors on a path of discovery.

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 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.

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“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. 

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 The kitchen blends modern and vintage elements to create a beautiful space that is also highly functional.

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Small spaces like this powder room are a great place to go bold.  The color-block wallpaper and rustic sink are striking design choices.

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Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, the family room is a cozy gathering space.

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 Known as the bunk room, this kid-friendly space has timeless appeal.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Meet the designer Melissa Warner Rothblum of Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design and Decoration
Bio:

About MWM

Founding designers Julie Massucco Kleiner and Melissa Warner Rothblum each previously worked at top design firms in San Francisco and New York, and in 2008 decided that their impact would be greater as a team. The results were unstoppable. After being named as designers to watch by House Beautiful, Traditional Home & San Francisco Magazine, they graced the cover of House Beautiful just two short years after joining forces as Massucco Warner Miller. MWM has designed homes across the country, from Los Angeles to Washington DC, all shores of the Bay Area, greater Seattle, Utah, Chicago, and New England, and their projects appear in Traditional Home,House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Luxe Magazine, Susanna Salk’s Rizzoli design books Decorate Fearlessly and Be Your Own Decorator, as well as multiple publications abroad.

MWM blends color and textural palettes that range from bold, stunning, and edgy, to soft, tranquil, and serene, while always being clear, fresh, and on point. Julie & Melissa’s love of all things design; vintage finds, custom gilded hand-embroidered wallpaper, timeless well-made furniture in all shapes and sizes, varies as much as their designs, but the result is a beautiful, well-designed home, and happy client, every time.

The designers work closely with clients and craftspeople to achieve exceptional spaces that reflect their clients’ personalities, lifestyles, wants, and needs. As overwhelming as design can seem to a novice client, the down-to-earth team behind the scenes streamlines the design process with an efficient accounting and ordering department and they pride themselves on respecting budgets and tight deadlines. Art, beauty, lifestyle, and superior project management come together to create the successful, livable, beautiful interiors that MWM is known for.

About Melissa

After studying Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Melissa pursued her passion and earned a second degree in Interior Design from FIDM in San Francisco. While working for two top San Francisco design firms, Melissa produced numerous high profile residential projects in New York, Miami and San Francisco before co-founding Massucco Warner Miller in 2008. Through the harmonious mix of her business background and eye for design, her clients are ensured a smooth and enjoyable design experience characterized by precise attention to detail, whether on the particulars of a pillow or by maintaining a project budget.

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