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More Than Mountain Modern

The beautifully crafted Montana moss rock fireplace adds an organic element to the great room.

Stockton + Shirk Interior Design

Story By
Julie Fustanio Kling
Photos By
Samantha Livingston
Lisa Hatcher

Stockton & Shirk Interior Design’s senior designer, Lisa Hatcher, connected with a European-based couple who wanted to deepen their roots in Jackson. She was able to begin from the ground up, working directly with the architect and contractors to help build a new three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 4,000-square-foot home in Jackson.

“The inspiration of the home was to incorporate natural elements to soften modern lines.” -LISA HATCHER

“The clients wanted a comfortable mountain home with modern design elements to share with family,” Hatcher says. “And they were open to adding some vibrant colors to an earthy palette.”

Large, rustic pendants hang in the kitchen and dining room, bringing your eye effortlessly from one room to another.

In the master bedroom, Hatcher suggested Benjamin Moore’s Narragansett green for the walls to accompany the bold floral print on the draperies. A local woodworker crafted a reclaimed-oak headboard and matching nightstands to bring a rustic aspect to the room.

The dining table was created locally using a distressed-plank table top and steel base. Hatcher paired the table with an updated Windsor chair from a UK manufacturer. Large, rustic pendants hang in the dining room and kitchen to offset the contemporary, black I-beams.

Bold paint accents a classic floral print drapery. The master’s grandness and vaulted ceilings echo the mountain views.

A Montana moss rock fireplace with a stone slab mantel is the centerpiece of the family room. The unique chandelier, hanging from the tongue-in-groove vaulted ceiling, brings a modern twist and a bold presence to the room. Floor-to-ceiling windows tie the great room and dining room together seamlessly to the expansive outdoor living space.

“The steel chandelier has a soft gold interior finish that casts a warm glow in the room and on the stone fireplace,” Hatcher says. It harmonizes with the other modern elements, including exposed I-beams and a floating steel-and-wood staircase.

Contemporary, clean lines contrasted with soft textures create an inviting master bathroom.

One of the most innovative details of the new home’s design is in the master bathroom shower. Large, corner-framed windows and Oakley stone bring the outside in, thus realizing the clients’ vision of having an “outdoor” shower in a winter environment. This stone is represented throughout the kitchen and master bathroom to create a cohesive flow.

“The inspiration of the home was to incorporate natural elements to soften modern lines and materials. We wanted to create a comfortable, updated, Western mountain home,” Hatcher says.

Stockton & Shirk Interior Design occupies 3,500 square feet of storefront at 745 West Broadway. The signature red building with striped awnings and cheerful window boxes features a design studio and furniture showroom. The European exterior charm is a curiosity to many. Designers, whether they are local or from out of town, will find a reliable place to source fabric, furniture, lighting, art and accessories. The portfolio of Stockton & Shirk’s team of designers is as diverse as their client base. They love the challenge of bringing a client’s vision and personality to life through the design of a home.

“The strength of our office is in the fact that we don’t work in a specific genre,” says owner and principal designer Melinda Shirk Dorion, who purchased the 30-year-old firm from Pamela Stockton in 2010. “Our business is client-driven. We work in a variety of styles that speak to the client, and the design is facilitated by our team. The majority of our clients are not local to Jackson. It is not uncommon for us to work with our London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Moscow clients remotely. Whether it’s working across the world or state lines, our motto is ‘The Design Firm Next Door.’”

The Stockton & Shirk showroom at 745 West Broadway is a mix of mountain modern and classic styles, featuring fabrics, local artisan furniture and one-of-a-kind accessories.