“I’ve always imagined spending a snow-filled Christmas in a cozy mountain cabin, so I decided to pretend that’s where we were hanging out when I created this tablescape,” says Katie Nathey of Mountain Modern Life.
“Most of the table decor came from shopping our home,” Nathey says, “such as the vintage Mason jars and candle holders.” The napkins were made out of leftover fabric, and she added liquid gold leaf to glam up thrifted glasses.
A long hallway features myriad windows to let in light and open this rustic-modern retreat to its sweeping view of the Wyoming landscape. Meanwhile, wood walls and ceiling beams give a nod to the home's cabin decor. Floor timbers are place on the diagonal, visually expanding the space.
The details of this Rocky Mountain getaway really tie the space together. The couple wanted to incorporate the traditional, rustic cabin style into their home, but they also loved the more modern aspects of design, so they asked Trista to merge the two. With accessories such as antlers, natural wood and natural materials such as leather, the decor is fairly rustic, but Trista adds pops of the modern, like the printed Roman shades and the bold, natural blue to compliment the color of the beautiful colorado sky.
As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno, Trists' design has expertly combined the natural aspect of the cabin with the modern aspects that the couple desires. In the living room, the rustic design is brought to life with the wood wall, exposed wood beams, the original wood burning stove for extra warmth and decor such as the antlers on the wall and the wood candlestick holder. She brings the modern into the design with the window treatments and the rug. The natural blue color on the wall and the curtains adds a pop of color to the space.