Steamboat Ski In / Ski Out Condo Goes Mountain Chic

April 18, 2022

When the owners of this 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 2,700-square-foot condo near the base of Steamboat Mountain approached us about new furniture and curtains for their home, we knew there was a larger opportunity at hand. After looking at the home, we proposed a condo overhaul to create a more luxurious and relaxing space.

This appealed to the owners, who weren’t beholden to the old-fashioned, bulky mountain décor and wanted a winter retreat that felt more like a beautiful home away from home. Modernizing the interior would also increase the rental value of this first floor, slopeside unit. With an already appealing location, a renovated condo would represent a culmination of the owners’ desires.


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Upon entering the unit, we felt like we were staring at an old movie poster from the West. Reds and yellows, bulky leather furniture and overall outdated patterns and accessories abounded. 


As we worked with the owners on their vision, we learned that they wanted a more minimalistic, streamlined and modern look – including greys and neutrals with an unpatterned and uncluttered palette. As inspiration, they pointed to clean lines in modern hotels with elegant simplicity.

However, they didn’t want to completely lose the “One Steamboat Place” vibe. This meant that we would mix and match throughout the home, bringing in more greys to offset brown tones and creating more depth to the overall palette with taupes, gold and pewter colors. The owners also wanted to ensure there was a warm and cozy feeling throughout the home and to prioritize an open concept for the living, dining and kitchen spaces in the ski in/ski out condo.


To start, we prioritized creating a simple, bright palette throughout the home that would provide a comfortable and inviting retreat for guests. We changed out the curtains in the key living areas to ivory and grey patterned fabric by Schumacher occupied by an elegant cream sheer from Kravet Fabrics and replaced the carpeting in all the bedrooms to reflect a cleaner look and feel. The original hardwood floors in the main areas were in great shape, so we kept them and added a braided wool cream rug from Loloi in the living room to increase the cozy factor. 

Once the furniture had been selected, we painted the entire condo shade of white – Snowbound by Sherwin Williams – to brighten up the space. Along with this staple color, we accented the neutral palette of the home with other creams, blues and greys, offering a modern resort feel.


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In the dining room and kitchen, we upgraded the chairs using Vero Chairs from Charleston Forge. The designers selected a grey cowhide as a feature back panel while keeping the seat front solid grey leather.  Well wearing, easy to clean leather was key to creating a condo that not only looked elegant, but would wear well over time while rented out to visitors. The prominent feature of the room is the Hammerton Studio Aster Pendant, a stunning five-pendant multiport canopy placed over the dining table and also as individual pendants at the kitchen counter.

In the living room, we replaced the previous bulky leather sofa with a low-profile Thayer Coggin sectional in durable performance grey fabric. In the bar area, the original unit had a leather backsplash which we played off of, adding in a walnut tray, a leather ice bucket and other bar elements to elevate this area to the next level. Two Thayer Coggin accent chairs in grey leather pulled the look together seamlessly from bar to living area. 




In the master bedroom, the owners were looking for an elegant feel with touches of mountain styling. To accomplish this, we added a touch of blue to the master bedroom by bringing in a Bernhardt accent chair with a nailhead trim, a curtain fabric with a slight touch of blue and blue throw pillow, as well as a leather-lined mirror. To tie in the location, the owners sourced their own personal art to give their home the ski mountain feel they desired.

Adding capacity to the condo for renters, we added queen-sized Restoration Hardware bunk beds to two of the bedrooms to complete the simple and clean look the owners desired.

Overall, the team created a more modernized ski in/ski out retreat for the homeowners to enjoy and to appeal to renters when they weren’t occupying the vacation home.

To learn more about how we can help you remodel an existing space into your dream mountain home, contact us.