When Robert and Elizabeth Taylor of Grove Mount Properties, both contractor and client, their three children and dog moved to the idyllic town of Steamboat Springs, they had all of the know-how to build their home from scratch but needed some assistance on the design of it. Having worked with design Brittany Roux of the design studio Roux MacNeill Studios on two projects previously, they knew exactly who to rely on to build their personal family home.

“We wanted to achieve a clean modern mountain aesthetic, and I knew that they would want to incorporate quality materials such as cold-rolled steel, real Calacatta, and Carrara marble, and rustic woods,” Brittany explained. “All of these materials will age beautifully.” Built for with longevity in mind, as well as for a family of five plus a dog, it was important to focus on the materials and how they’d wear with the years. Brittany selected performance fabrics from Perennials and Crypton to protect from possible spills, and she chose quartz countertops in the kitchen for the wear they’d likely have to withstand.

Next, the designer emphasized the practicality of the home. The mudroom was a particular room of concern, where style and function came together. Brittany designed individual lockers with Spinneybeck leather sling pulls for each person in the family to store boots, coats and winter wear.

Finally, Robert and Elizabeth wanted to embrace their mountain setting. Their master bedroom features a picture window with stunning views of the mountains. Designer Brittany Roux brought in rustic textures and profiles to complete their home’s aesthetic. Elements such as vintage rugs, raw-edged wood, cowhide, and sheepskin rugs, bring in that concept. “Nothing is super extravagant,” the designer said, “it’s simple and cozy, but still modern and bright.”