Aerin Lauder's Luxurious Aspen Digs
Aspen is known for turning eyes to celebrities, and businesswoman Aerin Lauder, granddaughter to Estee and Joseph Lauder of the cosmetic company, is notorious for shunning the spotlight too. However she recently opened up to Vogue magazine about her Aspen home -- one of three she has across the United States.
The magazine calls it luxurious simplicity, kind of like Lauder herself. With views of Aspen Mountain, she says the ski chalet feels "like a tree house. It's cozy, very casual, very family. Skiing is a great holiday for everyone. It's nice to come in after a long day, make dinner, and sit by the fire."
Lauder bought the home in 2009 after friends and interior designer Daniel Romualdez softened it by lining parts of the interior in reclaimed cypress boards and wire-brushed oak.
I especially love the all white on white rooms that are accented by modern pieces like Hans Wegner's hoop chairs and George Nakashima's angular wooden tables.
The bedrooms have specially made low oak beds, and the library resembles a giant cigar box with breathtaking views.
White China either bought at Calvin Klein or picked up on visits to Austria adorn the kitchen. On the table, napkins are country style in sage greens and cream hues.
The best element in the house would have to be the baskets of shearling slippers from L.L. Bean that are provided for guests fresh off the slopes from skiing, and there are always fluffy white robes in the bathrooms.