Mixing Materials for a Mountain Modern Interior Design Style

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Colorado interior design has a personality all its own. We call it Mountain Modern, and you’ll see it in neighborhoods throughout the Denver metro area as well as along the Front Range and throughout the high country. The hallmarks of this design capture the essence of our beautiful surroundings — rich and rustic woods, grand metalwork and natural stone — contrasted against sleek, modern elements.


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This fun family room blends a rich, playful palette of sleek, tailored furnishings with a stone fireplace facade that runs floor-to-ceiling and window-to-window. The hearth and mantel made of natural stone slabs create contrast on the feature wall. Ample seating, including stools stored under the coffee table, ensure this room gets plenty of action.


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This fantastic family room is a perfect example of the Mountain Modern look.The floor-to-ceiling glass brings the outdoors in, as does the earthy, heavy, stone fireplace. A wood-slat ceiling brings warmth to the space. Polished concrete floors, clean-lined furnishings and the metal mantel of the three-sided fireplace fulfill the modern aspect of this interior design. Love the look of concrete? Consider it for the bathroom.


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This kitchen is a softer take on Mountain Modern. The overall look is sleek and clean while the flooring brings in that element of nature and appearance of rustic roughness to create contrast. Warm wood cabinets add richness to the palette and are a great complement to the ever-popular white kitchen cabinetry.

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An easy way to create this Colorado interior design look in your home is to choose one focal element to begin introducing the trademark elements. You might choose an oversized metal range hood. A slate tile floor or backsplash is an excellent way to introduce earthiness, color and texture.

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To go all-out and create a cozy family space, go floor-to-ceiling with stone and wood. A smooth floating staircase and polished concrete floor complement the heavy textures.


Capture your own Colorado interior design style and create a beautiful habitat perfectly suited to you and your family. Contact Beautiful Habitat today!

Love it or Leave it| Concrete Bathroom

  |  in Adventure, bath, Bathroom, Beautiful Habitat, contemporary, Flooring, Gray, Love it or Leave It, modern, sustainable, urban, World Travel1 Comments

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Last fall my husband and I took another world-traveling adventure to Hong Kong, Cambodia and Thailand. It was my first time in Asia and it was amazing. The culture, the food, the architecture… it was all a wonder for the sense and I found several sources of inspiration for Interior Design.

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Our hotel in Cambodia had a very interesting bathroom… from top to bottom, the entire bathroom was made of concrete (sans sink, toilet and mirror). The vanity and bathtub were made in formed concrete. The walls and floor are all concrete. It’s such an interesting design concept.

Please excuse the photo quality. These were taken with my phone.

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I realize that this design concept is employed most likely because concrete is relatively inexpensive and easily accessible. However, the idea of using concrete in this way makes for a very interesting bathroom. It’s a modern and sleek, yet industrial look. Imagine the ease of cleaning this bathroom! The whole room can literally be hosed down.

Now, I realize that this particular bathroom is quite dark and many of you will dismiss it on that basis. Therefore, I have many other all concrete bathrooms to consider.

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Notice the addition of concrete floating shelves and a bench seat in this shower.

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This concrete bathroom has a wonderful organic feel with the addition of pebbles and the sculptural wood chair .

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This concrete bathroom adds a little glamorous bling. It’s an eye-catching combination.

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As with most design choices, there are pros and cons to using concrete in bathroom. Concrete is resistant, can be built on the spot, is quite low-maintenance, is light on the pocket and can be custom-made to your imagination! You could have your bathtub formed to be the ideal comfort for your body. The disadvantages are that it is heavy material and also semi-permanent. Once you install it, it will be quite a feat to move it around!

So what do you think of a concrete bathroom? Do you love it or would you leave it?

By the way, Cambodia is a treasure and I highly recommend a visit! We visited the temple complexes around Siem Reap. Siem Reap is a wonderful and vibrant city, like Asia meets New Orleans. Our concrete bathroom was in a splendid little hotel called the Khmere Mansion Hotel.

Style Trends: Textured Tiles

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Recently I’ve been working on several bathroom remodels and a few fireplace remodels/refacing as well. That has me shopping for tiles often. And in spending so much time in tile stores, the reps have been showing me the latest and greatest new things coming into their showrooms. One trend that I am seeing is more and more of is that of textured and 3D tiles. Luxury Interior Design


Textured tiles are hot and the varieties in shapes, patterns and colors grows every day. These tiles are created with new manufacturing techniques. As the technology continues to improve, the shapes that these tiles can take becomes virtually endless.

These 2 tiles are from Ann Sacks. The first is the Mousharabia collection designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, with a definite historical/Moorish flair. This tile is glazed with a subtle blue over terra cotta. The second tile is the Vincente Wolfe Textures Collection. This tile is a more matte finish, adding to the visible texture. Both tiles really call out to be touched, don’t they?

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These tiles make a beautiful design statement. Even if bold colors or patterns are not for you, a textured tile in a neutral color can add a unique element to your room. The options in textured tiles now range almost as much as regular ol’ flat tiles: traditional to modern, contemporary or historical, an endless range of colors, and textures from glossy and glazed to honed to matte.

Textured and 3D tiles can be used to make a statement on one wall or create an accent in a room, or used en mass, covering the whole room or wall. Check out the beautiful rooms and designs below featuring textured tiles. This should get the inspiration flowing for you.

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Modern Bathroom Design in Boulder Colorado

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Batheroom Designer Denver Colorado I just specified this tile below for a bathroom design in Denver. The texture is subtle, but spread over a wall like this makes a beautiful statement. Bathroom Design in Highlands Denver CO

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Based on this display at the ICFF Design Show, the options in textured tiles may be unlimited and this trend may be around for a while. Interior Design Trends

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