Ashton and Klomp employed countless elements to drive this home’s spectacular design. Here are five that stand out.
“We don’t use a lot of patterns, so we rely on texture to create interest and a tactile experience,” Klomp says. Rich velvets, loose linens, chiseled stones, aged leathers and plush sheepskin rugs are among the décor’s mix of texture-rich elements.
“There is a big difference between fussy and layered,” says Ashton, who insists the latter involves the thoughtful choice of beautiful objects and functional items thoughtfully curated to create a collected, lived-in look. “But leave some areas empty,” she advises. “Bare spots create movement and allow places for the eye to rest.”
Warm, calming beige tones give the interior a light, serene ambiance while creating a neutral backdrop for rich wood tones, dark accent colors and understated metallics. “We vary the shades of beige throughout to prevent a one-note look and avoid anything too cool,” Klomp says. Cold grays? No. Cozy greige? Absolutely.
4. NATURAL MATERIALS
Wood beams, floors, cabinetry and furnishings—warm oaks and rich walnuts “add a sense of history and depth,” Ashton explains. Honed natural stone lends authenticity and touchable surfaces the owners love. From kitchen countertops to entry floors and hand-carved tables, stone rules. Wool, sheepskin and hair-on-hide rugs; woven baskets; iron chandeliers—the list is long. The exception? Linen-look fabrics. “Most of the linens are actually blends that are more durable and easier to clean,” Klomp explains.
5. DARK WINDOW FRAMES
The designers chose “Iron Ore” as the paint color for the inside of the window frames and used it consistently throughout. “The more typical white would have looked washed-out and too coastal,” Klomp says. The dark-painted frames replicate metal that better suits the mountain décor and actually draws the eye to the views. “White advances on the eye while dark grids lead you to look beyond them,” Ashton comments.
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