The rawness of rustic natural elements is masterfully combined with sleek, modern finishes to create this stunning ski chalet in the rugged Rocky Mountains. The Vail Ski House in Vail, Colorado is a stunning specimen that combines two very different design styles to create a cohesive, peaceful, and stylish retreat.
Created by Reed Design GroupThe Vail Ski House shows the earthy beauty of natural wood. Cladding and logs on the vaulted ceiling in the main living room make a dramatic statement. Wood is used liberally by the chalet on the floors and features walls, furniture, and accent pieces like floating shelves. The finish of the wood ranges from smooth and shiny to rough and weathered, which creates an interesting interplay of textures. Another rustic element is stone that surrounds two imposing fireplaces.
In contrast to the rustic look of wood and stone, there are modern elements such as shiny stainless steel in the kitchen and elegant pieces of furniture throughout the chalet. This juxtaposition of styles creates a contemporary overall feeling.
Almost every room in the chalet has a custom function. A beautiful three-sided fireplace divides the living and dining areas. Two unique antler chandeliers hang above the dining table. A creative wall made up of four large bunk beds dominates a peculiar room for younger guests.
Large windows in every room offer spectacular mountain views. The designers have kept the color palette restrained and uniform throughout the chalet. Wood tones can dominate the room. Soothing, neutral gray and white tones complement these natural hues wonderfully and ensure that the entire chalet feels uniform, calm and airy.