Diverse and welcoming, the contemporary Tahoe Ski Retreat in Truckee, California, USA captured our attention with its many appealing design highlights. Envisioned by Antonio Martins Interior Design, the project was tailored to the needs of a bachelor and his many friends coming to visit. A large open-plan living and dining area serves as the social core of the retreat. According to the designers, each of five bedrooms was given its own personality and theme: the burlap bedroom, the log bedroom, the gray bedroom, the antler bedroom and the master, with a circular metal hanging chair offering views of the mountains.

Plenty of designer elements stand out in the overall scheme: “A floor-to-ceiling cold-rolled steel fireplace, highlighted by artist Jihoon Choi’s Pixel Deer dominates the principal room. Stacked wood adjacent to the fireplace becomes a design element and hides the entertainment center. The seating area consists of a large leather sectional and a pair of 1960s swivel chairs by Thonet purchased by the client in Miami. The dining area has a 7-foot recycled wood square table surrounded by classic Cassina Cab armchairs, able to accommodate up to 16 guests. The powder room features a live-edge floating shelf, a mirror Designed by Jacques Adnet and custom Union Square wallpaper by Crezana.” Enjoy the virtual tour! [Photos by Drew Kelly]