Mountain Design Inspiration From HGTV Dream Home

Whether modern or rustic, these HGTV Dream Homes in mountainous regions take lodging to the next level. Browse design tips from our favorite mountain abodes throughout the years.
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November 11, 2015

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Warm Wood Backsplash

This contemporary kitchen found in HGTV Dream Home 2014 features a warm neutral color palette with a reclaimed wood tile backsplash to add texture and lend visual interest.

Soaring Stone Walls

Nothing embodies a mountain home like a hardy stone fireplace. HGTV Dream Home 2012 takes stone cladding to the next level by continuing the limestone from the fireplace onto the surrounding walls in the great room. This great room's distinctive stone walls and timber trusses, combined with a large stone fireplace surround, create a cozy setting.

Lodge-Style Cabinetry

HGTV Dream Home 2011 mudroom boasts floor-to-ceiling, locker-style maple cabinetry that houses ski equipment, outerwear and accessories. Slate-tile flooring stands up to and disguises heavy foot traffic.

Cedar Square Walls

Carpenter David Brown created a unique geometric pattern on the family room walls at HGTV Dream Home 2014 using 2.5-inch cedar squares installed in a grid pattern. Rather than traditional wood walls, this art installation is both modern and rustic all at once.

Draped in Flannel

In the HGTV Dream Home 2007 guest bedroom, curtain panels wrap around to frame smaller windows on the adjoining walls. This wall of flannel provides a warm, cozy setting and the perfect backdrop for the two smooth pine bed frames.  

Nature-Inspired Design

In the living room of HGTV Dream Home 2006, interior designer Linda Woodrum chose a palette of colors in browns, grays, whites and greens to reflect the nature theme. She avoided a clichéd log cabin feel by using more sophisticated colors that mirror nature. The chenille upholstery on the sofa and chairs match the washed-out white of the sky on a hazy day, while the green throw pillows and blanket echoe the color of moss and leaves.

Natural Wood Trusses

Unpainted wood trusses and metal beams and braces give this vaulted ceiling in HGTV Dream Home 2014 a rustic but clean look. The roof's construction is a design feature in itself, with bolts fastened in a checkerboard pattern to attract the eye.

Earthy Color Scheme

The HGTV Dream Home 2012 master bedroom features a soothing color palette inspired by the changing seasons and connects the master bedroom to outdoor spaces.

Rustic Mantel Motif

The HGTV Dream Home 2014 living room's sole piece of found art comes in the form of a 41-inch-wide cross-cut slice of ponderosa pine, mounted on a wooden box by carpenter David Brown. "It's very bold against the dark stone and very contemporary, and it pulled the whole room together," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. A piece of hot-rolled steel stands in as a mantel.

Colorful Ski Dorm

The HGTV Dream Home 2011 ski dorm is punctuated by tomato-red walls and a knotty pine ceiling, which warms the space and lends rusticity. White cedar logs, sourced from the area and stripped of bark, double as decorative columns in the space. Each log is fastened to the floor with epoxy and a pin and affixed to the ceiling with a screw.

Monochromatic Color Scheme

In the HGTV Dream Home 2006 master bathroom, designer Linda Woodrum used a monochromatic color scheme, with "creamy" paint on the walls, ceiling and trim. The sense of being surrounded by nature is heightened by other natural materials, including blonde wood floors and travertine countertops and tile in shades of mocha and walnut. "It's monochromatic, but it's warm, natural, organic," says Woodrum. "It should be a space that's restful, a place to go to rejuvenate before you face the world."

Bring the Outdoors Inside

An oversized carriage light in the HGTV Dream Home 2014 living room serves as a main focal point and echoes the style of the iron-and-glass, floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed iron ceiling supports.

Salvaged Pocket Doors

Black furnishings and men's-wear fabrics pop against walls painted a vibrant cranberry shade in the master bedroom at HGTV Dream Home 2011. Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors for the room.

Concrete Countertops

Simple, clean, and durable, the concrete countertops in the HGTV Dream Home 2006 kitchen not only complement traditional white cabinets, but are made of sustainable materials that celebrate the home's natural surroundings.  

Log Cabin Architecture

The build team of HGTV Dream Home 1997 had the right idea when designing a durable log structure packed with mountain charm. Built of mature Nordic pine, the house is especially suited for Wyoming's severe winters. The rectangular logs, with their precise closing wedges, ensure a tight, warm interior.