I knew I was committed to my man when I learned to ski. I may have been a "what's snow?" SoCal girl when we met, but he grew up racing down unmarked trails and jumping off cliffs in Tahoe. Now, our winter weekends go like this: Get up really early to head up to the mountain and fall into bed exhausted after the drive home. If only we had something like Aerin Lauder's stunning Aspen escape.The beauty entrepreneur's new ski chalet, featured in Vogue, pairs luxury with simple comfort. Designer Daniel Romualdez lined parts of the interior with reclaimed cypress boards and wire-brushed oak, a soft contrast to all-white walls and elegant modern furniture from George Nakashima and Hans Wegner. It's cozy and chic, even with all that ski gear piled up by the door.
I'm tucking these pics away for my fantasy life. More realistically, I'll cling to the dream of owning a tiny cabin in the mountains someday. This decorating inspiration could go a long way in any space, humble or haute.