Moving Mountain to Modern

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Steamboat Realty

Out with the antler chandelier...In with the avante garde pendants!

For those looking for their typical Colorado-designed getaway, Steamboat's got all the mountain and lodge decor you can find. But if you're into design, a kind that doesn't resemble anything from the Great Outdoors, there are plenty of properties featuring a cutting edge in home design.

Remember: clean lines, less clutter, minimalist style

Here are some modern points to consider when looking for a contemporary home:

  • Eco-friendly materials
  • Less wood distress and heavy finishes
  • No raised cabinet panels
  • Make artistic statements with cabinetry
  • Make spaces more open
  • Fewer high cabinets
  • Warm plaster walls
  • No high shine in materials
  • Less/no trim; no crown molding
  • Don't ignore color
  • Create planes for great art pieces
  • Undermount sinks with solid surfaces
  • Consistent edges
  • Surfaces that don't jump out at you.
  • Bury wires in the wall

See the full article in Steamboat Magazine at

If you'd like to see homes in the Yampa Valley of Colorado that follow these simple, contemporary guidelines, contact me for private showings. They range in price, square footage and location within Steamboat. Call me today at 970-846-6072 or email

kelly silva stahl, prudential steamboat realty

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