A “very” urban family forays into bucolic life, buys a cabin in the mountains and hires a designer. The first premise was “we don’t want it too rustic” followed by “not too regional, a cottage that could be anywhere in the West.” With three children in elementary school and frequent sleepovers, the home needed to be kid friendly and provide special spaces for them. Adding the parents’ rich social life: the home needed to comfortably accommodate up to ten people on any given weekend or during vacations.
The children had a very active and uninhibited participation in the color selection for most rooms in the house except for the master and guest’s suites. The parents, who have spent vacations at summer homes in the Northeast, had a slightly more tailored vision of cabin life.
The finished home has been a total success, loved by parents, children, and all their friends.