From the toboggan and snowshoes to the gallery wall of vintage ski posters, this living area pays tribute to cold-weather sports. What I love most, though, is that the designer resisted the lodge look, taking the rest of the trappings in the opposite direction: a plush rug instead of a bearskin, a sleek sectional and midcentury modern chair, grass cloth rather than paneling.
Who says a worn-out ski cable is destined for the trash heap? This salvaged one, speckled with rust, forms an industrial-style handrail on an outdoor staircase.
Old skis come together to create a quirky twist on collage frames. Fill the panels with — what else? — shots of family members schussing down their favorite runs.
Snowshoes are to ski decor as old tennis racquets are to the preppy look. In this pint-size powder room, a snowshoe mirror complements the wintry, woodsy wallpaper.
OK, I'm cheating a bit ... the coatrack in this airy seating nook is actually made from water skis. But the idea is so appealing that I couldn't resist. Substitute snow skis, and it would look just right for a mountain chalet.
Although these bins are more suited for sleepovers than gear storage, that doesn't make them any less fun.
Crafted from reclaimed skis, the distressed blue chair in the corner of this room is as much sculptural art as it is furniture.
Don't worry, we haven't forgotten the snowboarders. A bench fashioned from an old board at the foot of the bed, not to mention the wall treatment, leaves no doubt as to the occupant's sport of choice.
Picture lounging in this retreat après-ski, nursing tender muscles by the fire and sipping a mug of hot mulled wine. Could there be a better way to celebrate winter?