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This New York art dealer's mountain getaway was designed as a study in contemporary neutrals, but is still very much alive with artistic and alpine inspiration.

The client is constantly exposed to a rarified world of modern art, so our goal was to create a mountainside sanctuary that would embrace her sophisticated artistic tastes, but still offer a casual easy elegance. As the home is in Whistler, it was also very important to her to have a sense of the outdoors, indoors.

Originally presented with a very typical Whistler home — complete with knotty pine floors and snowshoes on the walls — our first task in the 1,500 square foot renovation was to install white oak floors as a base for the townhouse's clean, bright interior.

All furnishings selected had a distinct cabin-feel, while the overall design direction focused on a sense of lightness and quiet, combined with the warmth of wood.

As for the art, the client chose pieces she felt personally connected to, ones that were more minimal and abstract.

The result is an unexpected, European-style alpine home that serenely reflects both its surroundings, as well as the minimal, contemporary taste of its owner.

“I'm around art all the time, so this home that Robert Bailey Interiors created with its emphasis on calmness and light is the ideal mountain refuge for me.”