Wish We Were Here: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail

(Photos courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Residences)
It's the dead of winter, and temperatures keep dropping here in New York City. For most, this would be cause to fly south for the season in search of sun and sand and surf. But I'm just the opposite—I live for this weather! So in this week's installment of Monday Design Daydream, we're heading to snowy, wintry Vail, Colorado for a look at four new additions to the glamorous Ritz-Carlton Residences.

Designed as part of the resort's luxurious Lionshead Collection, 71 private residences that are available for nightly rental, the four new properties are the work of Eddy Doumas, founder of the Vail-based firm Worth Interiors. Inspired by the beauty of the surrounding mountains, the spaces blend colors found in nature (jewel-like blues; forest greens; rich golds) with classic chalet-chic decor. That means cozy fur throws on the beds, granite countertops, and warm wood trims.

But while each exudes a European-like level of restraint, there are playful touches throughout. From contemporary art to unexpected accents—a faux-alligator upholstered chair here, metallic deer antlers there—the look is tailored yet surprisingly modern. These residences are just where I'd want to unwind après-ski.

I'm the former Deputy Editor at Lonny.
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