Editor's note: This is the fifth in a six-part series of articles for the Summit County Parade of Homes. The parade begins Saturday and Sunday and continues Sept. 29 & 30.Windswept mountains, quaking aspen and rocky terrain create picturesque backdrops for our wonderful mountain homes. The Rocky Mountains have always provided the perfect setting for lodge-style furnishings, which feel right at home in the grandest mountain chalets and the most space-conscious ski condos.As all things change, the mountain lodge style has evolved over the years. The focus has shifted to creating warmth and texture in the home by layering wood and fabric design elements in complementary finishes. Furnishings now feature natural textures, sleeker silhouettes and metal finishes, which often make appearances throughout the home. Repeating these elements everywhere from lighting and handrails to occasional tables and artwork is the secret to creating a cohesive design.Color remains a great way to express the personality of your mountain home. The colors, patterns and textures you select for your paint, rugs, textiles and furnishings are the keys to creating a warm, inviting space.Mountain lodge furnishings can be tailored to every shape, size, budget and personal taste. Whether you're able to visit a local showroom or work with a design team long distance, the individual and personalized attention you'll receive will help you create your ideal mountain retreat - and showcase the show-stopping natural beauty that Summit County provides.Visit Mountain Comfort Furnishings' showroom at 507 Summit Blvd. in Frisco. It's not just furniture, it's a lifestyle.
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