Diverse and welcoming, the contemporary Tahoe Ski Retreat in Truckee, California, USA captured our attention with its many appealing design highlights. Envisioned by , 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 ]