For clients in need of a winter vacation home, it was important to craft a personalized space that reflects the surrounding Montana landscape yet also feels fresh and glamourous. Designer Kylee Shintaffer wanted to curate a space that went beyond the “typical mountain house vernacular,” so she combined the home’s rustic architectural elements with bold colors and an eclectic mix of furnishings. From room to room, reclaimed woods, locally sourced stone, and a neutral color palette weave throughout the European-inspired ski chalet. Although there’s space to fit up to 24 people, the charming home was designed to feel intimate and comfortable with a blend of warm colors, textures, and patterns. Tour the stylish ski chalet with Shintaffer to see how she strikes the delicate balance between rustic and contemporary.

  • Wood-paneled entry way with red leather bench and built-in cabinets

    From the moment you enter the home, you are greeted by reclaimed wood walls and ceilings — which are present in much of the ski chalet's interior. A great place for storing ski gear and a winter wardrobe, the entryway is full of custom, built-in cabinetry. After a long day on the mountain, the family can rest their scarves or gloves on the sleek, bronze bench near the door. The bench is upholstered in Townsend leather, and decorated with a pillow in Schumacher fabric. To complete the design of the space, Shintaffer uses a surface mount from Circa Lighting, a vintage poster from Antikbar, and a wool tweed rug from Stacy Logan.

    Design by Kylee Shintaffer | Photo by Eric Piasecki


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February 6, 2020

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