A simple and fuss free little pied -a terre, the style of Swiss and Austrian hotels and chalets have influenced this little warm and cozy Aspen home. A very simple mix of 18th and 19th - century horn furniture were mixed with traditional and french furnishings the homeowner already loved. Antique trophies and vintage paintings hang on the paneled barn siding walls. Sit back, relax and enjoy a bit of Ahhhhhhh............ as the quiet and tranquility of Aspen TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECT AND ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM A PERCHED WARM GLOWING HOME OVERLOOKING THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND VALLEYS. Have a healthy, happy and hopeful NEW YEAR!!!!!!
Stag horn themed decorative elements such as candleabra and the flatware, William Yeoward stemware and the deer themed porcelain dress a velvety tablecloth and buffet for a New Year's dinner celebration.
3 game hens with currant berries and citrus seasonings lay restfully in an antique pewter dish awaiting a carving with stag handles fork and knife. Accompanying the hens, a timbale of broccoli, risotto with crepes, an endive and Strilton cheese salad, poached pears with a toast to new experiences and a New 2009!
A wreath of staghorn with lighted natural beeswax candle tapers the glow of candlelight is the only natural light around the table.
Rattan tray of deer themed porcelin from Austria. The deer head trophy motif transfered to the creme ware cups, teapot and sugar container.
A refreshing zoom into the centerpiece of fresh fruit and fine greenery. All natural decorations were used in the homeowners holiday decor. Greenery, fruit and ribbon.
A berrie's and almond crusted torte garnished with sprigs of pine and 3 acorns. A pewter charger with stag horned knife for slicing.
A silver trophy cup filled with greenery, grapes and apples sitting atop a antique oak sideboard. A silver bee skeep to the right and a wonderful old world globe that lifts off and conceals the spirits for this evening's festivities!
A entry hall with more stag horn furniture, cypress, and pine as well as antique mountain inspired furnishings.
These are antique trophies mainly from Austria & Czech, but many faux as well as real trophies can be found at Antique stores, estate sales and even online. Love the small sprigs of greenery and satin olive green ribbon adorning the horns.
The passway is decorated with whimsical furniture made from horn. The oak and horn desk is 19th - century Austrian and the one of a kind chair comes from Scotland. The faux fur seen here and around the home is very realistic fakes from Pierre Frey. Decorative horn furniture has become so popular that very fine resin reproductions are available in the marketplace today. I myself have several "realistic"looking horn trophies.
One of the guest bedrooms carrying the stag horn theme and collection of natural insect's in a print collection over the bed. The petit sidetable boasts a boquet of English heirloom roses.
The living area of the home's apartment boasts plenty of Aspen's sunshine and a warm cheery blend of Pierre Deux fabrics, faux furs, and stag horns and furniture. The two petit toile coffe tables balance the masculine feel of the stag furniture and accessories.
The bedroom is a welcomed retreat to a day of skiing or hiking up and down the Independence Pass. This luxurious bed which is dressed out in Pierre Deux cotton fabrics gives a hint of luxury in an understated and comforting manner. The iron bed frams is also Pierre Deux as are all the fabrics. Look up to the rough hewn contrasting ceiling with rustic timbers as a ceiling treatment. Perfectly complementing the polished feeling of the room. I love the gilded miror.
Awake a new, sit back in this 18th Century Gustavian chair and table to reflect on the old and dream of the new year to come. The subtle striped wallpapwer is also echoed in the drapery as well as the blues pulled from the pottery and bedding. Equestrian themed accessories can also be seen throughout the home.