GLAMOUR IN THE MOUNTAINS

Credits - Cowhide mirror with antique glass - Custom made by The Refined Group | Fur pillows custom made by The Refined Group | Mongolian Fur Bench in first image bought at Architectural Resources in Ketchum, ID - Recovered by The Refined Group | Wine Jugs on shelves in Dining Room are from Shangri-La Antiques in Ketchum, ID | Buddha painting in bathroom by local artist Sue Dumke | All Photos take by Josh Wells - Sun Valley Photo

Shop Items - 1. Tiffany Atlas Bowl 2. Fur pillows by The Refined Group (contact us here for purchasing) 3. Leather Canisters from March SF 4. Buffalo Vases by Made Goods (Contact us to order) 5. Sheep Skin rug from Barneys New York

SUMMER TIME & THE LIVIN'S EASY

The Refined Group's first half of the year has been off to a busy but wonderful start.  Catch up on our recent publication by visiting our PRESS page HERE.   Below you will find a few of our essential summer favorites...

The Refined Group's first half of the year has been off to a busy but wonderful start.  Catch up on our recent publication by visiting our PRESS page HERE.  

Below you will find a few of our essential summer favorites...

The Adirondack chairs from Design Within Reach are a great modern play on a classic comfortable outdoor chair.  They come in a rocking chair style which is great for summer nights on the porch.   The Beach People is an amazing company from Australia.  They are making waves with their circular beach blanket.   We particularly love the Tulum design. It wouldn't be summer without a refreshing drink, check out the outdoor glass from Crate & Barrel, they look real and are great for around the pool.  Vintage playing cards are Hermes, and The Vix Ibiza Bag is from Goop.

The Adirondack chairs from Design Within Reach are a great modern play on a classic comfortable outdoor chair.  They come in a rocking chair style which is great for summer nights on the porch.  

The Beach People is an amazing company from Australia.  They are making waves with their circular beach blanket.   We particularly love the Tulum design.

It wouldn't be summer without a refreshing drink, check out the outdoor glass from Crate & Barrel, they look real and are great for around the pool. 

Vintage playing cards are Hermes, and The Vix Ibiza Bag is from Goop.

Fabulous Fur

As we transition into winter chill, it is great to cuddle up to fur. With technology improving in textiles, there are great faux furs for interiors and of course there is always real fur options. Here are some interiors we recently used furs in. 

  This comfy sofa makes a luxurious living room glam. We used both faux fur by Nobilis and real fur pillows to accent.

 

This comfy sofa makes a luxurious living room glam. We used both faux fur by Nobilis and real fur pillows to accent.

  This entry makes a statement with a custom made shearling bench. You can find similar sheepskin at Celtic & Co. It sets a modern tone in this mountain retreat. 

 

This entry makes a statement with a custom made shearling bench. You can find similar sheepskin at Celtic & Co. It sets a modern tone in this mountain retreat. 

  In this historically accurate hacienda bedroom, our client purchased great Mongolian fur throws and cowhide throws to make for a natural surrounding, similar hides can be found at Cowhide International. 

 

In this historically accurate hacienda bedroom, our client purchased great Mongolian fur throws and cowhide throws to make for a natural surrounding, similar hides can be found at Cowhide International

  Using warm neutrals to complement the outside mountain surrounding these custom made chairs use Kyle Bunting cowhide to make a subtle statement of luxury. 

 

Using warm neutrals to complement the outside mountain surrounding these custom made chairs use Kyle Bunting cowhide to make a subtle statement of luxury. 

  In this modern bedroom we used faux fur to warm up the interiors. The fur back pillows are from Restoration Hardware and the throw is custom made using Overland skins.

 

In this modern bedroom we used faux fur to warm up the interiors. The fur back pillows are from Restoration Hardware and the throw is custom made using Overland skins.

More great interior items for purchase that are well designed are Mitchell Gold’s great Tibetan fur chair. A nice scale and comfortable

More great interior items for purchase that are well designed are
Mitchell Gold’s great Tibetan fur chair. A nice scale and comfortable

  We also love Ralph Lauren’s Post and Lintel Chair and Ottoman in white shearling. Really beautifully simple.

 

We also love Ralph Lauren’s Post and Lintel Chair and Ottoman in white shearling. Really beautifully simple.

Lastly, these sheepskins from Costco are a great buy and make any chair or cushion look swanky.  Bundle up!!!


Lastly, these sheepskins from Costco are a great buy and make any chair or cushion look swanky. 

Bundle up!!!

Summer End

We took a blog holiday this Summer, but are back in full force.  
It is a time for traveling to avoid the extreme heat in Arizona and we covered allot of ground. Here is a quick update on summer activities. 

We were featured twice in Luxe Magazine Spaces Column- highlighting outdoor spaces at a beautiful home in the Oakland Hills overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. This was designed by Craig Steely and the landscape architect was Bernard Trainer.  Furniture by Sutherland.

  In the Luxe Southwest edition- a home deigned with architect Jim Blochberger – featured a casita we furnished along with the homeowner that has a spectacular view toward Camelback Mountain. Furniture by On The Veranda.  

 

In the Luxe Southwest edition- a home deigned with architect Jim Blochberger – featured a casita we furnished along with the homeowner that has a spectacular view toward Camelback Mountain. Furniture by On The Veranda.
 

Also here are some very special places we visited this Summer to put on your bucket list... Delaire Graff Estate Stellenbosch- South Africa


Also here are some very special places we visited this Summer to put on your bucket list...

Delaire Graff Estate Stellenbosch- South Africa

  Crazy great lodge in South Africa's wine country. We sat in this booth done by the late David Collins- the interior designer from UK. Such an incredible place to stay.

 

Crazy great lodge in South Africa's wine country. We sat in this booth done by the late David Collins- the interior designer from UK. Such an incredible place to stay.

  - Amsterdam

 

- Amsterdam

  This is the room we stayed in. It is right on the canal and has a fabulous canal ride. 

 

This is the room we stayed in. It is right on the canal and has a fabulous canal ride. 

  The Resort at Paw’s Up- Glam Camping in beautiful Montana

 

The Resort at Paw’s Up- Glam Camping in beautiful Montana

Kalowna, Canada- This is a very special place to visit. It has amazing wineries and a large gorgeous lake. 


Kalowna, Canada- This is a very special place to visit. It has amazing wineries and a large gorgeous lake. 

  We have been working with clients on a lakefront home and was lucky enough to stay for a few nights. Here is a peek at the kitchen, we designed with the lovely homeowners and Builder Rick Jaheny.    Lastly, I was honored to be included in the group of 11 awesome women influencing design in the valley featured in Phoenix Home & Garden. 

 

We have been working with clients on a lakefront home and was lucky enough to stay for a few nights. Here is a peek at the kitchen, we designed with the lovely homeowners and Builder Rick Jaheny.
  
Lastly, I was honored to be included in the group of 11 awesome women influencing design in the valley featured in Phoenix Home & Garden