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Furnishings in the new RH Ski House collections evoke iconic mountain landscapes while inviting relaxation with layers of texture-rich natural materials. Here, the Yeti Sheepskin bed is paired with a nightstand from the Reclaimed Rustic Oak collection. Photo courtesy of RH

RH Introduces Furnishings Inspired By Colorado’s High Country

Aspen and Vail are among the iconic alpine destinations that sparked the rustic-yet-refined pieces in the new RH Ski House collections of furniture, lighting, textiles, and decor.

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RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) has been known for many things since Stephen Gordon—inspired by his need for affordable yet good-quality hardware and fixtures for his vintage Victorian home—first founded the company back in 1979. For a while, it was the place for sleigh beds, unusual stocking stuffers, and Silver Sage wall paint. Then it made news with nursery decor fit for royalty and furnishings inspired by World War II fighter planes. Then came contemporary art, then eye-popping design galleries, including a 70,000-square-foot one in Cherry Creek North, which debuted in 2015.

Along the way, RH has become a go-to brand for designers and style-savvy homeowners who appreciate its versatility (need a 1920s Georgian wingback chair? They’ve got that. A midcentury Milo Baughman chaise? Check.), but what we love most about the latest collections is their ties to towns that are close to our hearts—and the Mile High City.

A pair of Yeti Sheepskin sofas cozies up to a rustic, reclaimed-oak coffee table designed by Amsterdam-based Theo Eichholtz. The chandelier is made from naturally shed antlers. Photo courtesy of RH

RH Ski House, which launched late last year, comprises more than 60 new collections of furniture, lighting, textiles, and decor inspired by the distinctive styles of iconic alpine destinations, including Sun Valley, Taos, Tahoe, Courchevel, Cortina, and—closer to home—Aspen and Vail. Designed in partnership with design names including Timothy Oulton, Theo Eichholtz, and Nicholas and Harrison Condos, the pieces catch the eye with their unique combinations of modern and contemporary lines and texture-rich organic materials. In Oulton’s Yeti Sheepskin collection, for example, 1970s-postmodernism-inspired beds, chairs, and oversized sofas and sectionals are swathed in shaggy, long-haired New Zealand sheepskin that begs to be snuggled. In the Kendari collection, overscale slabs of suar wood are roughly hewn and deeply scored with hand-chiseled furrows that nod to the dramatic textures of 1970s Brutalism. And for the Riveted Mesh collection, San Francisco blacksmith Jefferson Mack created a massive, modern-meets-industrial floor lamp and chandeliers that combine riveted, forged-steel structures with fine steel-mesh shades.

Naturally, RH has made it easy to mix and match these new collections to fill entire rooms, but they’ve also given us plenty of statement pieces to add to existing decor—an Adele Sheepskin armchair pulled up to a desk, perhaps, or the low-slung, hair-on-hide-upholstered Soren chair by the fireplace. Here, we share a few Colorado-inspired favorites; you can browse the entire RH Ski House source book here.

Adele Sheepskin dining chairs offer a soft counterpoint to the rough-hewn Reclaimed Rustic Oak Parsons dining table, made from solid oak timbers salvaged from decades-old buildings. Photo courtesy of RH
A pair of Cassel chairs—with wide raked-oak planks inspired by angular, 1930s French designs—mingles with a Brutalist-inspired coffee table from the Kendari collection and the laid-back Cloud modular sectional sofa. Photo courtesy of RH
RH Ski House offers several collections of outdoor furnishings, including Belgian designer Xavier Van Lil’s Merida, which takes cues from the classic 1950s slipper chair. Photo courtesy of RH
The most indulgent piece in the collections? London designer Timothy Oulton’s Yeti Sheepskin sectional, with long-haired New Zealand sheepskin for miles. Photo courtesy of RH
Rough and smooth: The deeply-scored suar-wood surfaces of the Kendari collection’s dining table paired with the light linen-weave fabric of the Ellison Track Arm dining chair. Photo courtesy of RH

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