It's all about winter sports and apre ski gatherings around the fireplace. Rich, warm quartersawn oak panels with plasterwork referencing old english houses, a detail my client asked for lends reasuring substance and comfort where winter blusters to the fullest. Brainstorming with the client and architect John Brons decided on referencing the Arts and Crafts style in the interiors. The spectacular vistas encompassing eight mountain ranges called for vast windows, while the house had to be comfy as a cashmere shawl on a cold night. Upholstery and drapery consists mainly of cashmeres, fine wools, velvets, supple suedes and leathers. Every fabric and surface speaks of warmth and is a delight to the touch. A 19th Century Egyptian Revival pool table lends a sense of extravagance contrasting with the rough hewn, in keeping with the boisterous boom and bust reality of the wildcat mining days of the old west. While discussing the concept for the house, my client asked me the point of view. I immediately responded, "Sherlock Holmes in the Rockies". She got it immediately.