Fresh, fearless and unabashedly upbeat: The reimagined décor of this Deer Valley ski home puts fun at the forefront, woven into spaces enlivened with vibrant colors, playful patterns, collected art and surprises at every turn. The design project was a collaboration between Stephanie Hunt of Flairhunter (Park City and Montecito) and Hollis Jordyn Interiors (Los Angeles). “The original architecture and finishes were dark, heavy and very early-2000s,” says Hunt, recounting old flocked wallpaper, awkward spaces and steampunk industrial design elements that sunk the overworked interior. The new homeowners saw past all of this, recognizing the interior’s huge potential. “They wanted us to lighten it up and infuse it with fun that we balanced with organic, earthy warmth,” Hunt explains. Mission accomplished. Today, spirited style and unexpected details flow throughout, creating an oasis of leisure and play for the active family of five. How did it all come together? Come on in and discover for yourself.
“Less formal and more fun!” exclaims Hunt, describing an upbeat dining area designed as much for gathering around a board game as a four-course family dinner. A mid-century, Scandinavian style chandelier hangs above the table and a fantastical mix of chairs that fosters the interior’s original, eclectic design. Vintage skis perform as wall art. “We didn’t want just an expected cliché of old skis, so we lacquered them in dark green to tie in the color of the trees and assorted fabrics, rugs and art in the house,” Hunt explains.
White walls, dark window trim and mid-tone wood floors deliver the lighter, Scandinavian feel the team crafted for a backdrop. “We chose Benjamin Moore’s Simply White because it isn’t sterile and has some warmth,” Hunt says. Ceramic wall art hangs above a bright orange wishbone chair to create a simple-yet-striking vignette on a stark wall between the living and dining areas. “Editing is important,” Hunt explains. “Negative space allows things to breathe.”
“We needed a strong vertical statement,” states Hunt, who integrated a dramatically tall stacked-firewood box into the fireplace that she and the team reimagined with gray, clean-lined stone and a new hearth. Bold textures and arresting colors drive the family room’s engaging design, as do shapely furniture pieces. “They’re comfortable, strong profiles with careful attention to interesting upholstery and textiles,” Hunt notes. A pair of Sherpa steel-framed chairs and two leather-and-hide lounge chairs sit on opposite ends of the sculptural wood-and-marble coffee table. A nubby, hand-knotted rug anchors the eclectic sitting area with organic texture and subtle pattern.
The team stripped the entry’s towering post of its old silver-and-black coating and revived it with a “Nordic-nod with an honest raw finish,” Hunt explains. She also painted beams and window trim black to foster a strong, contrasting palette. A flatweave Kilim rug from Adib’s Rug Gallery anchors the entry with striking pattern, while a Lawson-Fenning tapestry and Anthropologie baskets are among many artisan accents placed throughout the home.
“Energetic and girly,” says Hunt, describing the redesigned bunk room that serves as a stylish retreat for three daughters. The team removed sharp metal bunks and replaced them with custom, clean-lined versions painted white with oak accents. Boldly patterned Scion wallpaper and Schumacher drapery fabric reinforce the room’s high-contrast black and white palette, while bedding, art, accents and art deliver lively color, pattern and texture.
The upstairs media room doubles as a guest bedroom furnished with a sleeper sofa. “We wanted it to feel really comfortable without sacrificing color, pattern and art as our overall design approach,” Hunt says. A screen print on linen by Park City artist Elizabeth Carrington inspired a mix of colorful pieces including lounge chairs upholstered in grass-green corduroy by Cowtan & Tout, an ottoman’s indigo patterned textile from Pindler and a blue-and-ecru woven rug from McGee and Co. France and Son game chairs surround a custom table by Landon Cole.
“We wanted to create an art moment, strong form and architecture in an otherwise empty space,” says Hunt, who framed a full-length arched mirror with Mquan ceramic sconces at the top of the stairs. A vintage runner from Adib’s Rug Gallery grounds the space with color.
The team stripped out the industrial kitchen and replaced it with all things light, bright and comfortable. Honed Calacatta Colorado marble tops dark-toned cabinets, and a full-height backsplash of Zellige tile creates a “pillowed, quilted look,” Hunter says. Imperfect hand-blown glass pendants dazzle without detracting from the room’s views. Journey beads by artist Stefani Kimche hang from barstools—a nod to the family’s love of travel and adventure.
An oversized canvas by artist Jay Kelly joins a shapely tub, bubble chandelier, collected rugs and organic accents to offset the hard edges of the master bathroom’s marble and glass.
Staged beneath the stairs, a new bar features open shelves, marble countertops and cabinets painted Benjamin Moore’s Lead Gray. “It reads dark gray or black rather than navy because I wanted the architecture of the home to read neutral for the art and upholstery,” Hunt explains.
Photographer: Melissa Kelsey
Contractor: Shane Mang, Nrgy, Heber
Interior Design: Flairhunter, Park City and Montecito, Calif.,; Hollis Jordyn Interiors, Los Angeles, Calif.
Window blinds: Park City Blind & Design, Park City
Stone countertops: The Stone Collection, SLC
Zellige kitchen backsplash: Famosa Tile City, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Sofa-back throw: Root’d, Park City
Coffee table, leather and hide chairs: Lawson-Fenning
Sherpa steel-framed chairs: San Francisco Design, SLC and Park City
Throw pillows: Sien + Co., PC Mercantile, Park City
Drapery fabric: Schumacher
Rebecca Klundt art: Terzian Galleries, Park City
Embroidered pink chair: Anthropologie
Moroccan rug: Regency Royale, SLC
Bunks: Ben Manheimer, North North, SLC
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