31 Days of Cozy: Day 17

Photo by Emily Minton Redfield


Location: Bachelor Gulch, Colorado Cozy Factor: The owner of this Colorado home spent summers in the Adirondacks at “camps”—a local term for vacation homes—that embraced the natural beauty of New York’s beloved mountains. So when it came time to decorate her home in the Rockies, she wanted to recreate the feeling of those childhood summers: casual, inviting and inspired by nature. To find the right pieces to achieve this look and feel, interior designer Diana Sawicki set to work researching the community of rustic-furniture designers. “I discovered this fascinating world of amazing craftspeople from all over the country who do incredible things with branches, bark and reclaimed natural materials,” she says. “I started to meet artists and talk with them. We developed wonderful relationships.” The whimsical cabinet in this inviting eating area comes from Maine craftsman Randy Holden. “It’s art,” Sawicki says. “I love every detail. The hinges are pinecones; the shelves are lined with vintage paper.” Sawicki designed the light fixture, which was made by R. Jesse Lighting; furniture makers at the Wright Table Company created the dining table. Learn more here: http://www.mountainliving.com/article/adirondack-influences