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Mountain Elegance Defined

In harmony with the home’s superlative surroundings, the entry’s mix of textures and materials gives a warm and inviting feel.

Story By
Julie Fustanio Kling

Photos By
Shelbie Goff

MOUNTAIN ELEGANCE CAN BE DEFINED IN MANY WAYS. For Brian Go , an interior designer with nearly three decades of experience, it means fulfilling the owner’s vision in both form and function and reflecting the elegance of nature’s designs to invite the outside in.
There is a practicality about Go ’s designs that does not succumb to home fashion trends. He creates for clients but has a special talent for making a home accessible to a larger audience so that it is welcoming to everyone.

In this Shooting Star home, which he recently redesigned, creating warmth was essential. “Originally it had a contemporary feel,” Go says. “Now the interior is more harmonious to the exterior, with an eclectic mix and a casual elegance.”

Custom iron lighting softens the mood and gives the home “a more traditional Jackson feel and Old World charm.” The 90-inch-long, tree branch-like chandelier in the entryway is inviting. It draws the eye up to the double-height ceiling and sets a tone for the dimension and scale of the home at the same time.
The bones of the house, which was designed by JLF Architects, are so solid that Go uses the vernacular
of the reclaimed wood and stone, the indoor and outdoor replaces and an exquisite water feature with a waterfall to create a timeless appeal.

A very open, shared replace connects these two rooms, making the space wonderful for entertaining.

After refurbishing the pickled oak and pine floors, he chose red and golden-brown fabrics to play o
the wood and moss stone. Subtle references like this connect the house to its roots as part of a large cattle ranch that used to belong to the Resor family. The house now looks out onto a Tom Fazio golf course at the base of the world-class Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Plaid, chenille and Navajo tapestries offer different textures and fabric weights to bring the organic materials to life. “Fabrics give variety and interest to a room,” Goff says.

A beautiful walnut table and chairs set the tone for this dining space.

The abundant windows in the three bedrooms and bunk room and throughout the rest of the home made it clear to Go that his job was to keep the look and feel of the house close to its natural setting.
The long windows and built-in banquettes in the breakfast nook make it one of Go ’s favorite spots in the house.

“It’s the kind of house in which you want to be surrounded by warm colors and fabrics,” he says. “The greatest reward was when the client walked in and loved it.”