As the first home of its newlywed owners, the Mountain Residence needed to be a cozy gathering place for friends and family that displayed the couple’s unique style. Urbane Design was hired to update the kitchen, furnish the entire home and make paint and art selections throughout. The design was intended to be an expression of everything the couple loved to do: travel, cook, create and entertain.
• Space planning
• Furniture selection
• Fabric selection
• Rugs and art selection
• Paint determination
• Kitchen refresh, including cabinet paint, updated backsplash, and lighting
The couple’s personal style is a mix of industrial meets modern farmhouse. The home is filled with cozy furniture that invites guests to kick their feet up and stay a while. Hosting guests was a priority for the Mountains, so we designed multiple gathering areas—like a comfortable den for conversational wine nights, an open kitchen and an upstairs entertainment room complete with a bar, sectional sofa and cocktail table for parties. The bar in this den was recently named a Best of Houzz in the Design category for 2018.
Natural wood tones and mixed metals can be found throughout the home in wall paneling and light fixtures, creating a warm and textured look. This is complemented by pops of cool colors, like rich blue navy wingback chairs in the entry of the bar and light grey paint on select accent walls. All art and photography in the home is original to the owners, gathered from their trips in Iceland, Spain, Morocco and other destinations around the world.
The kitchen was an incredibly important feature for the couple. They love to cook and needed ample counter space for preparing and serving meals. We chose a brick veneer backsplash for that signature farmhouse look, which instantly added a higher level of comfort to the space. This, combined with a large wood island and communal kitchen table create the perfect environment to host dinner parties or accommodate a growing family.
The Mountain Residence is a meaningful expression of its owners individual styles and invites memories to be made for years to come.