Markham’s Montana Magic

The holidays sometimes don’t feel very relaxing. With time off to spend with the family, we should be resting and renewing ourselves for the new year. Instead, the holidays can be stressful and overwhelming with packages to purchase and dinners to serve. Often times it is nice to just get away, yet it can also be equally as nice to stay home.

If you are fortunate enough to get away, there is nothing quite like the mountains for Christmas. Last year, I stumbled upon this Montana mountain retreat designed by the always talented Markham Roberts for one of Tennessee’s highly regarded families. The home is unfussy, yet holds immense character in the details of the design. It is slightly rustic, with a fresh and casually refined ambience. Basically, it is everything one would expect from Markham in the mountains.

Just a little Mountain Monday…

Photos by Bjorn Wallander for Elle Decor.

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The varied and rustic texture of the room pair perfectly with the beautifully upholstered sofas in Pierre Frey fabric (Hello Pantone 2015 Marsala).

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An inviting den with crimson coloring brings a breadth of warmth to the large mountain home. I very much enjoy that the photo is by Roberts himself.

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A kitchen worthy of a mountain home. Simple, unfussy, and naturally chic.

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Uncomplicated layering of texture and great use of lines. The scones on the interior columns add an inviting element and sophistication.

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A picture window is the focal point in this master bedroom full of light and rich faux chinchilla fur.

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A peaceful and understated bathroom. How divine is that waterworks tub?!

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Bunks are always a mountain home staple. I love the exposed wood that gives the feeling of sleeping in a cabin.