Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stunning Aspen Home


Last Spring when we were in Aspen I was flipping through a wonderful local, mountain magazine and spied the most incredible home. Built by a Connecticut couple, it was not your typical heavy, dark wood and stone fireplace mountain retreat. Designed and decorated by the famous David Easton, I immediately tore out the pages to keep in my inspiration file. Fast forward to September and again I spy the same beautiful retreat. I am even more smitten with new images in Veranda Magazine. Of course this house is worthy of 10 magazine shoots so I wanted to share it with you in case you missed it.


The entry is stunning! All the wood in the home was limed, brushed to bring up the grain, and then washed in a pale gray and antique glaze. The effect is a lighter Scandinavian feeling – and it is a stunning change from the usual mountain décor.


The dining area is beautiful. Notice the gorgeous hand painted wallpaper; it was carefully recreated from a palace in Stockholm. The crystal chandelier adds just the perfect amount of elegance and sparkle and the limestone fireplace completes the room.


The Great room is a stunning mix of soft blues, creams and taupes. The view is as spectacular as the room décor. David Easton reminds us how to design a room where the decor compliments rather than competes with the view. Very few designers could orchestrate this as masterfully as Easton. This room is breathtaking.


In the library we see a better close up of the wood tones.This particular room has been an inspiration for me in my home. I am in the process of creating a room with a very similar feeling in the near future so stay tuned.


The master bedroom is another spectacular space. The iron bed, Chelsea textile linens, antique rug and limestone fireplace just make me swoon. What do you think readers – would you love to ski all day on the mountains of Aspen and then return to this gorgeous home. I am not sure I would ever even get to slopes!


I own and love Easton’s book Timeless Elegance. You can order it HERE. To see more of David Easton’s work click HERE.

(All content property of Willow Décor and not be copied with out permission – Photos: Laura Resen/Veranda)


  1. I agree, I'd think twice before venturing out to the slopes!
    This home is perfection. The ceilings, the windows, the view, the stairs...and the furnishings and trim are so soothing. No, I think I'm staying in!
    Enjoy your Sunday ~

  2. A gorgeous home in a beautiful setting...that must be perfection.....xv

  3. I admit I've never been a dark wood mountain retreat lover.

    How refreshing to see the lovely, pale colors that complement the home and view. I, too, would not get to the slopes!

  4. Just beautiful. Straight to my 'beautiful windows' pinterest board. Thank you for sharing. A-M xx

  5. How incredible this is...truly dreamy!!

  6. Loverly ! David Easton is WOW !

  7. I adore this home. The details are amazing!! The corner of the library is so special and looks so cozy!

    Oh I have a designer pillow Giveaway I hope you will join! (a great resource as well),


    Art by Karena

  8. the dining room paper is my favorite. he has used some like it a few times now. love it. and the bedroom. hes fabulous. he was on the skirted roundtable - if you didnt listen to it, you should. he's soooo funny and very cerebral. a great combination.

  9. Stunning and timeless indeed. The view from the living room is breath taking. Talk about art! The architect clearly knew what he was doing.

    Hope all is well. I have missed you!

    ox, Mon

  10. So beautiful! I love the windows in the bedroom and the wallpaper in the dining room...lovely!

  11. This is a beautiful home, elegantly done with a view that is hard to beat.
    Have a great day...Victoria

  12. I love this home. One of my favorite's from David Easton.

  13. Thanks for this...I love this house! I'll have to check out David Easton's book.

  14. One of my favorite designers. Love this retreat. Just beautiful!

  15. I agree with you, it's such a nice lighter look from the usual mountain home decor we have seen so many times before. This is fresh and very comfortable at the same time!

  16. Good morning, Gina!

    I've been missing you. It's been a while I don't come here. I'm trying to take it easy lately. I'm giving birth to my baby boy in only 6 weeks, so I'm not having much time/energy for anything. :-)

    How's everything w/ you?

    Now, this place is incredible. It's hard to believe it's in Aspen! It's so light, bright and perfect!

    Have a lovely day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  17. What a beautiful home! Love how light and airy it is! Not at all like the typical mountain home. Thanks for sharing.

  18. i love him.
    this was a beautiful post.

    and i would rather have a banquette style sofa than any sofa at all.
    they are so chic.

  19. The rooms are indeed dreamy. We were lucky enough to meet David Easton at Blogfest hosted by Kravet, and he is a great sense of humor to boot..


  20. Love it - what a stunner. I'm happy to see that kind of design!


  21. Oh I missed this lovely home so thank you SO much. I could move right in.

    Your slips in the previous post are just gorgeous.

  22. What we wouldn't all give for a view like this! Absolutely stunning! - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills


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