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The Making of a Modern Homestead

The Making of a Modern Homestead

Vertical Arts was recently profiled in Denver Life Magazine to share the story of this downtown Steamboat Springs project with a hidden style. From the outside, the custom home fits perfectly into the existing neighborhood of traditional homes with its gable roof and...

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Taking a 90s Ski Condo from Drab to Fab

Taking a 90s Ski Condo from Drab to Fab

In the 80s and 90s many ski town developers created condos that weren’t necessarily designed for a lot of use. After all, during the day everyone is on the mountain! These brown, boxy living spaces were utilitarian, yes, but relaxing and comfortable? Not so much. The...

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Top Bathroom Trends Happening in 2022

Top Bathroom Trends Happening in 2022

We’re halfway through the year and are noticing fun, new architectural and interior design trends happening in bathrooms across all home styles. Whether you want neutral tones or a pop of color, there’s sure to be something trendy to incorporate into your new home...

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Design Trend – Rustic is Back in a Big Way

Design Trend – Rustic is Back in a Big Way

We know uber modern homes have been the trendy architectural norm for the last decade and the style dominated mountain homes, or mountain modern projects, as well. Though mountain modern aesthetics still have their place, we’ve been seeing the revival of rustic...

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How to create an idealistic indoor/outdoor living space

How to create an idealistic indoor/outdoor living space

Colorado’s summers are unrivaled—especially in the mountains, when pleasant temperatures and long days entice us to spend as much time outside as possible. Most of our clients like to bring the outdoors in, and some of our favorite designs have specialized in creating...

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The Design Behind Some of Steamboat’s Favorite Restaurants

The Design Behind Some of Steamboat’s Favorite Restaurants

Vertical Arts has long been known for our beautiful residential architecture and home design, but we’ve also been instrumental in several commercial projects around Steamboat Springs, including the design of several local favorites such as Brick Restaurant, Besame and...

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The In’s and Out’s of Home Design in 2022

The In’s and Out’s of Home Design in 2022

New year, new home upgrades. As we start the second month of 2022, we’re seeing many homeowners who are hunkering down for the winter and contemplating interior changes ranging from a simple refresh to a more intensive overhaul. As they dream, we offer advice on...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Furnishing Your Home

The Do’s and Don’ts of Furnishing Your Home

Are you thinking of tackling the task of furnishing your new home? We’ve previously covered when it makes sense to hire an interior designer, and furnishing a home - either with new or existing pieces - is one of those instances when having an interior designer on...

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Mixing a Mountain Rustic Home with Modern Styling

Mixing a Mountain Rustic Home with Modern Styling

When you first visit the Twenty Mile Ranch home, the stunning, 360-degree views of the valley and nearby Emerald Mountain through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows are probably the first thing you notice. But then, your eyes are drawn to the natural stonework. The...

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When to hire an interior designer

When to hire an interior designer

As we’ve outlined in previous posts, building a new home or remodeling your existing home demands many big decisions often made in consultation with experts ranging from an architect to a builder to a landscape architect to an interior designer. That’s right: interior...

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How to Combine Rustic and Modern Design

How to Combine Rustic and Modern Design

Achieving an unexpected yet cohesive design is something we strive for, especially after our clients go through our proprietary envisioning process and detail their expectations for what their home will look like inside and out. In this harmonious Steamboat Springs...

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