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Designer Randy Trainor Brings a European Touch to This Family’s Cabin

A winter-loving family brings European flair to their New Hampshire ski house.


Interior Designer: C. Randolph Trainor Interiors / Photo by Rob Karosis

The Problem

An East Coast couple had spent years taking their brood on ski vacations around the globe, but when it became difficult to get their now-adult children in one place at one time, they decided to purchase a slope-side home in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. A must-have for the new pad? A spot where everyone could congregate that would remind them of the European ski lodges they had left behind.

The Solution

Breathtaking views and cozy interior design—is there any better way to lure everyone back to the nest? Interior designer Randy Trainor, a 
seasoned skier herself, appointed one end of this Mount Washington–facing 
great room with natural touches in the form of a custom, locally made live-edge wood dining table and playful cowhide-and-leather chairs. She then added soft textures in the living area, including a white Flokati rug that pairs well with a leather Roche Bobois sectional in front of the fieldstone hearth. “They have a fire most nights when they’re up there,” Trainor says of the family of six, who now spend as much time reconnecting in their stylish new space as they do hitting the slopes.