High-Country Style in Winter Park Ski-in, Ski-out Home
The owners of this newly built, three-level Winter Park home came to Collective Design Group’s interiors team with a big request: “They wanted us to furnish and finish the whole home with a lot of natural elements but a modern look,” says designer Rachel Boettner. “The house is the family’s vacation home, but it’s also in the rental pool, so we had to make it beautiful and durable.”
Boettner and her team set to work creating spaces defined by gorgeous furnishings and layered with pops of color and surprising artwork in the five-bedroom house. In the open living-dining-kitchen area, a live-edge wood dining table gives the space a mountain-inspired feel, complemented by upholstered chairs in a contemporary style. A hair-on-hide rug and triptych artwork—a photo of an elk from London’s Trowbridge Gallery—nod to life in the West.
In the nearby living room, the centerpiece is a custom console that wraps around the back of the sofa and offers shelf space for displaying beloved objects, books, and pretty décor. A custom beam coffee table is a sleek counterpoint to the stone fireplace, and layers of texture—wool rug, fur throws, and leather and linen upholstery—give the room an inviting vibe. “We made sure there’s plenty of seating for people to hang out, spend time together, have a glass of wine at the end of the day,” Boettner says.
The home’s middle level houses all of the bedrooms (except the fun and playful bunkroom, which is on the lowest level). The design team dreamed up serene guest suites that pay homage to nature and coziness; in the bedroom featured here, for example, a headboard in a pattern that riffs on tree trunks takes center stage. By layering textural neutrals in the space, Boettner created a luxurious retreat.
But that approach didn’t preclude the design team from having some fun, too: “The clients love pops of color, so we got to have some fun with fabrics and art,” Boettner says. Case in point: The designers created a gallery wall of more than a dozen vibrant ski posters in the bedroom hallway. They also added benches upholstered in colorful fabrics to transition spaces in the home to bring energetic hues to the space.
The owners’ personalities are also evident in the home’s lower-level rec area: “They love games, so the room has shuffleboard, pinball machines, and a pool table,” Boettner says. The cement floors give the space an industrial feel, while a custom modular sofa gives spectators a comfortable place to sit and cheer. A built-in bar and custom bar-top table that seats 10 people complete the space’s good looks.
The interiors’ beauty gives way, on all three levels of the home, to expansive decks. “They’re probably my favorite part of the home,” Boettner says. “You’re surrounded by trees, and just beyond them is the ski hill. It feels like classic Colorado.” She and her team gave each outdoor area distinctive vignettes to accommodate various uses. On the deck outside of the master suite, for example, blue upholstered chairs and a table make a perfect scene for evening cocktails. A hanging pod nearby is an irresistible spot for an afternoon nap.
Collective’s approach delivered exactly what the clients needed: high function, gorgeous spaces, and a look that embraces the home’s unique location adjacent to Winter Park’s ski resort. To begin a conversation about how we can help you create the mountain home of your dreams, get in touch.