Elements of Style: Designer’s Best Picks

Designers Best Picks

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Meg Daly

Rush Jenkins

WRJ DESIGN

Today, when I’m designing I find myself drawn to one specific trend: the juxtaposition of reclaimed material contrasted with lighter-colored palettes. With that as a foundation, I’ll layer in whitewashed walls, natural linens and accents of European in influences to create multi-dimensional synergy of elements and a sense of peace and harmony.

Kristin Fay

TRAUNER FAY DESIGNS

We love the “wet area” in a bathroom. These shower areas are fully tiled with an open concept that typically includes the bathtub and separates the space from the vanity. Defining these areas not only helps control humidity, but also creates two usable spaces that are accessible, comfortable and easy to clean.

Kate Binger

DWELLING

I’m super fond of the new wave of finishes in antiqued gold. is metal layers so well with reclaimed wood and all the post-recession neutrals that have been the focus of design for the past nine years. Antiqued or matte gold also pairs beautifully with a plethora of colors, at black metals, stainless steel and brushed nickel. They make for more design eye candy!

Melinda Shirk

STOCKTON AND SHIRK INTERIOR DESIGNS

We are loving the trend toward neutral woven fabrics, creating a fresh, modern palette layered with texture. Our firm always works as a team. We infuse the spaces we create with mountain modern elements, incorporating leather, reclaimed timber, iron and so Western prints as added dimensions to an airier living space.


Interiors are intimate sites for personal expression as well as the places where our families gather and our lives unfold. Good design makes all the difference in how these spaces function. Homeowners in Jackson Hole have a desire to be current as well as authentic to the region, and a bevy of top-notch design studios are here to guide that process. We spoke with eight of the valley’s leading interior designers and asked them what their favorite current design trends are. The answers are as diverse as they are insightful.

WE HOPE THESE TIPS INSPIRE YOU!


Shannon White Burns

SHANNON WHITE DESIGN

I’m inspired by the trend of efficient yet elegant. In this bathroom, elements such as integral sinks, floating vanities and wall-mounted accessories and fixtures showcase this style. In a recent project, we also installed floor-to-ceiling frosted-glass panels and doors in the bathroom to replace framed walls. This is maximized space and light in the room.

Elisa Chambers

SNAKE RIVER INTERIORS

I believe in luxury you can live with, not just for display. Home is not an abstract concept; it’s a living, breathing place, rooted in personality. Your home should feel like you and your experience: worldly, sophisticated, always real. Your home wants to be as functional as it is beautiful.

Jacque Jenkins-Stireman

JACQUE JENKINS-STIREMAN DESIGN

Wallpaper has reached new heights of sophistication and design with digitally printed papers by small boutique companies. Design options are endless, with saturated colors and unique motifs and textures not found in traditionally produced papers. Their impact can be great in a small area like a powder room, an accent wall or even a headboard.

Jodi Forsyth & Amy Brown

FORSYTH & BROWN INTERIOR DESIGN

People are returning to custom bedding and drapes. There was a trend of white on white, but now people want something more personalized. With all the fabrics and trims available, there are endless options and ways people can express themselves. Custom bedding makes a bedroom a sanctuary. It’s the ultimate finishing touch.