Get the Look: Washington School House

I love it when an antique architectural gem is given a sparkling update that manages to both preserve the original details that give it character and bring it into the 21st-century. The team behind the transformation of one of the last remaining schoolhouses in the country into a 12 room boutique hotel, the c. 1889 Washington School House, maintained that ideal balance between old and new. Architect Trip Bennett  brilliantly preserved  the original quarried limestone exterior and wide plank floors while making the interiors feel glamorously up-to-date with soaring ceilings and an airy layout.

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Interior designers Paul and Shannon Wehsener of Paul Allen Design also maintained that perfect yin and yang of old and new in their gorgeous interiors.  The white walls, neutral color palette, and abstract contemporary art give the space contemporary flair. While an edited mix of antique, often French, furniture celebrates the glamour of the past.

The one-of-a-kind chandelier created by the designers Paul And Shannon of Paul Allen Design is the perfect rustic and refined combination of antlers with layered crystals.

The painted white brick wall, and gorgeous herringbone pattern fireplace  interior and vintage mantle is a combination that feels totally fresh and modern.

The ski lounge has more of a retro vibe with 1960s vintage chairs and cool abstract art. The inn is just steps from the Town Chair Lift.

The beautiful lines of a few well-chosen antiques are the focus of the understated yet cozy guest rooms.

Here, a pair of fantastic 19th century Italian walnut and fruitwood inlaid single beds were retrofitted to create a spectacular king size piece.

The bathroom boasts locally quarried Utah quartzite with mountain ice white marble.


Ballard Designs has wonderful reproductions of antique French furniture, the Bergamo Upholstered Chair is a standout.

The Lyon Chair from Restoration Hardware has a similar shape and is about half the price of the Ballard Design version

The Vienne Bed from Restoration Hardware

Jacqueline Mirror from Horchow on sale for $199

Vintage French Louis XVI Style mirror at V&

 Antler Chandelier, add your own crystals…

Abstract art by Michelle Armas

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