A Video Interview with Sara Potoker owner of Ansley Interiors Crested Butte Colorado
Video Interview with Sara Potoker owner of Ansley Interiors Crested Butte Colorado shows what turns a house into a mountain home in Crested Butte, Colorado? Location, style, and layout are important, but the design, decor and finish-out make it special. Good interior design for a second home is not as easy as it looks, and that is one reason Ansley Interiors in historic downtown Crested Butte has been successful.
I work with many affluent clients who come to realize that their second home in Crested Butte will be used differently than their home back in the city because they will likely be hosting family, friends and clients in both the Winter and Summer. Luxury homes in the Crested Butte area require specific design input to ensure that they will look good and function well. First it is important to select the home that will accommodate you, your family, your pets, and your visitors. The interior design approach for a ski-in / ski-out home on Mt. Crested Butte may be different than a home located on the golf course in the Skyland area or a home in historic downtown Crested Butte that may have a smaller floorplan. The bedrooms and common areas should work for the size and type of groups that will be visiting and/or staying in your home.
Interior designers create comfortable mountain home living environments. The interior of the home will reflect your personal tastes and preferences, and allow for your different individual and family needs. If the home is finished, your discussion and decisions revolve around furniture, furnishings, rugs, materials, colors, paint, lighting, and layout. If you are building a home or doing remodel work in kitchen, bathrooms, and other living spaces – then additional decisions may also include appliances, fixtures, windows, window treatments, doors, hardwood floors, tile, stone, carpet, counter tops, and cabinets.
It is recommended before contacting an interior designer, to review your expectations and determine your needs. What do you envision your completed Crested Butte mountain home will look like? How will it function with just a few people, or a big group? What is your time frame? Have you come up with a ballpark budget? What activities will you be doing from your home? In the winter some of those activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, sledding, or snowshoeing, and in the summer you and your guests may be be hiking, mountain biking, or fly fishing… These activities require a place to store skis, fly rods, jackets, hats, shoes, boots, and other gear. The garage area, rear entryway, laundry room, or dedicated mudroom are all options. Other important spaces are closets and common areas where you can add some additional hooks and shelves? (You can never have enough hooks and spaces for “stuff”). I often have clients who take photos as we are looking at Crested Butte real estate – as they walk through homes for sale and they see something they like, they take a photo. A clipping from a magazine, or a photo can help to capture a specific “look and feel” for your future home. The better job you do in describing your interior design needs and wants, the happier you will be because your interior designer will be better able to meet your expectations.
Ansley Interiors is an interior design firm nestled in the heart of historic downtown Crested Butte, Colorado. I have been a client and I have referred numerous real estate clients to Ansley Interiors. Sara Potoker, owner and designer and assistant Lisa work with a wide variety of clients on projects that span the spectrum of complexity and they have been assisting homeowners and commercial developers in the Crested Butte area for over a decade.
Ansley Interiors specializes in creating living spaces that reflect the inspirations and personalities of every client. Bringing to life distinctive design, Ansley Interiors takes pride in delivering a finished product that you’ve envisioned. Ansley Interiors provides residential and commercial clientele a portfolio of consultation and design services. These services include new home construction, home remodel and additions, condominium living and commercial spaces.
This is another reason that Crested Butte has been called “Colorado’s last great ski town”, and a part of the charm of Crested Butte for visitors, locals and second homeowners.
If you have an interest in Crested Butte Real Estate and would like to start a conversation about homes, condos or land in the Crested Butte area, call Chris Kopf, Previews® Property Specialist, Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty, 970-209-5405 or firstname.lastname@example.org, http://chriskopf.com or Contact Chris
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