A returning client was lucky enough to purchase a second home nestled along the Roaring Fork River in Snowmass, Colorado. With large windows that bring the outside fauna seemingly within reach and a patio door only 10 feet from a babbling brook, it was clear that the furnishings should complement rather than compete with the woods beyond the glass. Adding natural wood tones and textured fabrics were the obvious answer to creating coziness within this modern cabin.
The project was designed and managed remotely from Kansas City, with only a few visits to review on-site conditions, construction, and progress along the way. Lisa Schmitz and her team oversaw the installation of all the new furnishings, accessories, and art as the project came together in a flourish.
In keeping with the natural elements surrounding the home, we wanted to create a sense of dimension in materials. The concrete floors were stained with a darker hue, and the walls brightened with fresh paint that softens the natural light. The lower ceiling was clad in white oak, and a dry stack stone fireplace was added, emphasizing a sense of warmth in the hearth room.
Originally dark and imposing, the kitchen was updated by lowering the raised bar and replacing the dark stone countertop with light quartzite. The heavy open upper cabinet was replaced with a sleek painted cabinet that matches the adjacent walls. Quartzite countertops echo the colors and lines of running water, traveling up the backsplash and wrapping the window, just like the creek nearby. New silver pendants have textured interiors, reminiscent of wood grain, and hang brightly over the countertops.
Now, the home reflects its setting, with warm and cozy light dancing around natural finishes that feel synonymous with its outside world.
ARCHITECT: Studio B Architects
INTERIOR RENOVATION + FURNISHING: Lisa Schmitz Interior Design
RENOVATIONS: Z Group Architects