Pete and I are going to visit my family at our place in Colorado next week. We will be celebrating our third wedding anniversary canyabelieveit? We got married at my family house outside of Snowmass, and we are so excited to head back with Grace for the first time in two years.
Our log cabin is my happy place, somewhere I hope to spend a lot of time raising my family- and while it is absolute gingerbread perfection, it is teeeensy tiny inside- like 600 sq feet of living space small. Perfect for cozy winter visits, but not so perfect for visiting once our growing family gets any bigger. My mom has had plans to build a guest house for years, and I think with Mr. McBaby on the way she has gotten more motivated and asked me to help with the design. The actual construction will not happening anytime soon, but with the short building season up there you have to start planning pretty far in advance. Which is just fine by me, I could spend years fantasizing about it.
If you have been reading here for any length of time you know I am a pretty traditional more-is-more type, and I definitely get it from my Momma. But in talking about the potential plan, my Mom and I have surprised ourselves by leaning towards the modern…green roofs, sleek wood, open glass:
Perhaps because it is a vacation home it is making me want to take a vacation from myself, from my true style? It seems like the perfect opportunity to experiment with a different style that I appreciate completely, but probably could not live with every day.
What do y’all think? Do any of you have vacation homes that are a departure from your usual style? If you could decorate a second spot, would you do it as an extension of your every day home, or bust out with something completely different? What do you think about a modern mountain vibe?