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Interior Design Trends of the Mountain West

Mountain Modern I Contemporary Rustic I Resort Style I Eclectic

Building and interior design in the Mountain West regions of North America conjures up visions of natural and raw materials, like granite, quartz, stone, and timber – resources that are both beautiful and durable. Your western dream home in Jackson Hole needs to endure the test of time and all four seasons. Over-sized eaves and well-built exteriors protect the outside of the house when the snow begins to fly, and sweeping mountain vistas and lovely forest views inspire inside spaces.

Western interior design has evolved beyond traditional log homes with window technology and insulation advancements. Windows have become oversized glass walls framing breathtaking views in Big Sky or Whitefish. With an ongoing desire for large, open floor plans, boundless inspiration surrounds you when designing your mountain dream home.

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Big Sky BuildBig Sky, MT

Furniture and flooring need to be well-made and sturdy, holding up to a variety of conditions. Consider ample storage for coats for winter and summer sports equipment. In the key areas of your home, such as the great room, kitchen, or main bedroom – materials and thematic choices can carry over to accessory rooms such as a mudroom, four-season room and home office to give the home a cohesive feel in Whistler, BC.

There are several themes Park City homeowners, and interior designers celebrate. Designers are blending different styles to create a more eclectic and authentic look with the introduction of more color and pattern. The trend tends towards handmade heavy boucle fabrics with layers of texture used in throws and fabrics. Everyday spaces are made to look and feel as good as they are functional.

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Highland Custom HomesPark City, UT
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Zetooney Hansen InteriorsWhitefish, MT

Mountain Modern empathizes clean lines and finishes, timber ceilings, concrete over-sized fireplaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, and architectural statement lighting. Indoor-outdoor living spaces continue to trend with heated patios and seating and designer outdoor fire pits and grills.

Creating a comfortable, energy-efficient interface that connects the inside of one’s home with the outdoors is essential in mountain design. The dynamic seasons and ever-changing climate in Sun Valley begets a well-designed indoor-outdoor space to create a sense of closeness to nature while managing seasonal transition and inclement weather. Additionally, a thoughtful backyard with access to surrounding nature is one of the paramount considerations for the mountain dweller

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Kettle River Timberworks LtdVancouver I Whistler
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WRJ DesignMultiple Market
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Elevated LivingJackson Hole, WY
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Osmond DesignsPark City, UT

Contemporary Rustic feels a little more traditional with a luxury flair. Think commanding stone fireplaces and timber furniture wrapped in rich wool fabrics with indigenous-woven patterns. These patterns are reflected in thick hand-woven wool rugs and pillows. Complex extensive-wood beamed ceilings, stone floors or a heavy stone mantle perched over a bright crackling fire creates the perfect timeless mountain ambiance.

Resort-Style can vary from traditional Western to Modern Rustic with an open, airy feel. Resort-style is best suited for vacation homes, with recessed lighting and a central fireplace to create an environment for entertaining and relaxation for the indoor-outdoor family in Aspen -Vail. Plush throws and pillows accessorize the go-to cozy vibe most homeowners and their families enjoy.

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Germania ConstructionPark City, UT
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Conrad Brothers ConstructionSun Valley, ID

The go-to design for every luxury mountain home is the fully-functional kitchen with high-end appliances such as a Wolf-Cove-Sub-Zero package and thoughtful storage. Waterfall countertops and oversized islands speak luxury and support for home entertaining. Smart technology continues to evolve and saves time and energy.

When considering how you want your interior design to reflect your tastes while staying practical and timeless, write down your primary lifestyle choices and goals. Luckily, the Mountain West is blessed with many talented interior designers to help guide and inspire you to create your perfect luxury home.

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Camp MartiniWhitefish, MT

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