A cozy and rustic Colorado retreat (that you can visit!)


Rug / Green Stool (similar) / Chair / Pillow / Throw / Art (similar)

A few months back, I had the pleasure of flying out to Denver to style a mountain home that was recently purchased by my dear friend-turned-client. From Denver, we traveled about an hour into the Rocky Mountains to the town of Winter Park. It was a literal winter wonderland when we arrived (and this was in early December). Snow-covered trees, super friendly folks, lots of delicious treats. I just love Denver and Colorado in general - such a cool and progressive place that I could totally picture myself living and thriving in!

Anyways…back to the house and a little bit about their story. It’s a large A-frame cabin built in 1965. They purchased it as part investment property and part family mountain home. My client and I go pretty far back and had always shared a love of design and style in our 20’s, so when the opportunity arose for us to work together in our..ahem…late 30’s, I was totally on board!

Let’s take a quick look at the pictures of the home when they got the keys. Kinda dated, a bit dark and very rustic! Scroll through to see!


My clients didn’t want to spend a ton on new furniture and decor, but did want to put a little love into the house. They painted several rooms with a fresh coat of white (one of my faves: Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace) and picked up a few new pieces from places like AllModern, Target, World Market, Home Goods and West Elm. On top of all of that, we layered in staples like modern art pieces, rugs, throw pillows and accessories to create a welcoming and cozy retreat for them and their guests! They wanted the home to feel comfortable and modern with touches of rustic.


Chairs / Plaid Pillow / Coffee Table / Planter / Wooden Hand / Globe / Bookshelf

We added fresh pops of color via textiles, accessories, plants and small pieces of furniture to bring a modern balance to all of the brown and beige from the ceilings and floors.


The house has amazing 360-degree mountain views, is in a great location on 5 private acres less than 10 minutes from downtown Winter Park, and has a ton of design potential that they may one day tackle. In the meantime, they are enjoying using it in the evenings after a day on the slopes. They also have a killer saltwater hot tub and a massive kitchen that can accommodate a large crowd.

If you are interested in visiting this cabin and the amazing area (both in the summer and winter), go here and book a weekend!

And, as always, I pulled together the sources (or similar options) in my handy little graphic below.


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