Rumor Designs’ Modern, Urban Steamboat Springs Home

In this modern mountain oasis, the spotlight doesn’t just shine—it steals the show.

In the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs, a home marries modern, urban aesthetics with the allure of the mountains. Within walking distance from both the shopping streets and the ski hill, the house strikes a balance between urban utopias and snowy slopes. Lindsey Jamison and Valerie Stafford, the partners and lead designers with Rumor Designs behind the project, describe the overall aesthetic as “mountain modern with touches of mid-century elements.”

The heavy textures, including fur pillows, a blend of wood accents, mud cloth patterns and fabric, and leather touches throughout, add a mountain feel, while rounded, playful furniture like the angled mirrored coffee table, a multisided metal fireplace, and custom-upholstered double-wide counter stools infuse the space with a mid-century style. Serving as the perfect example of the mountain- meets-metropolitan aesthetic is the show-stopping chandelier custom-designed by Shawn Rivett.

Brilliant Lighting

The centerpiece chandelier serves not only as functional lighting but also as a oneof- a-kind statement art piece. The rustic antlers are shaped to scale, bringing an earthy element, while modern-style bulbs elevate the fixture. Below the luminaire sits another standout piece. The dining table, handcrafted from solid oak by artisans in Mexico, has an asymmetrical rectangular shape that simultaneously embraces natural lines in the wood as well as modern design motifs.

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And of course, no mountain home would be complete without seamless transitions into outdoor living areas. The open layout floor plan reveals mountain views through floor-to-ceiling glass doors that span the entire front side of the home and the primary suite. When the large glass doors are open on a beautiful day, it feels like one large, continuous space thanks to the similar furniture styles that tie the two spaces together. Stylish all-weather furnishings and an outdoor fireplace can be enjoyed year-round.