Good Questions: Alpine Contemporary?

Good Questions: Alpine Contemporary?

Aug 16, 2007

Dear AT:SF:

We are building a house in a mountain town (yay!) and are looking for interior design ideas that are contemporary with a "nod" to the mountain setting. To me, that would mean simple, organic, natural and open, with materials such as reclaimed wood, stone, leather and maybe some un-shiny metal. . .

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. . .Are there any books, magazines or web sites I can look to for inspiration? Western Interiors and Design and dwell are sometimes useful. For the most part, though, I'm finding that "alpine contemporary" usually involves log furniture, maybe a black hammered-metal chandelier, and snowshoes, animal skins, and blankets on the walls.

I would love any ideas or suggestions of design elements/materials/colours that make you think of a mountain life that's not necessarily taking place in a hunting lodge.

Thank you!


PS. I'd send a picture of an example interior, but so far I've only found the don'ts and not the do's. Here's a mountain instead...


We immediately thought of Ros Byam Shaw's book, Naturally Modern: Creating Interiors with Wood, Leather, Stone, and Natural Fabrics.

Anyone else?

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