Best High-Country Kitchens: Colorado Farmhouse

The Setting: Just outside Wolcott, Colorado

The Ingredients: Matching the rugged beauty of a 1,200-acre private fly-fishing retreat with a cozy kitchen worthy of some hungry outdoor appetites could have been a daunting design challenge. But not for the indomitable mother-daughter interior design duo of Ashley Campbell and Gail Mahoney, who created a bright, clean style they describe as “mountain farmhouse, with lots of color.” The cheerful kitchen basks in natural light. Campbell and Mahoney worked with professional painters to create the walls’ aged, whitewashed look and they played up the custom copper hood’s burnished hue with a complementary Lee Jofa fabric on the comfy island stools. A handy adjacent butler’s pantry offers useful storage space and an extra farmhouse sink. If you look very carefully, you can even spot a whimsical trout motif carved into the millwork beneath the upper cabinets.

The Result: To see more of this gorgeous Colorado retreat, step inside.

Photo by Emily Minton Redfield

Throughout the month of December, we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite kitchens from across the mountain west, so check in to the ML Blog often as we chop, stir and sip our way through the holiday season.

Categories: Contemporary Homes