Award winning interior design from North America

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Megan

Oppenheim Architects’ beautiful interior design for the La Muna house in Aspen, Colorado looks good in every season. Winner of the 2012 WAN Residential Interiors Award, Oppenheim have released new images of the house in summer, despite currently being covered by a mountain of snow!

“Winning the WAN award has helped our on-going efforts to raise the profile of the interior design component of Oppenheim’s global practice,” said Director of Advanced Strategies, Thomas Westberg.

Oppenheim designed both the architecture and the interiors for La Muna, a rustic ski chalet built in the ultra-exclusive enclave of Red Mountain.

Designed as a homage to the Japanese sensibility of wabi sabi, the home is clad in reclaimed, regional wood; stone and steel. The use of local and reclaimed materials was intended to make a minimal impact on natural resources as well as designed to merge into the home’s idyllic surroundings of forest, stream, and mountain.

The powerful transformation of this home speaks to the splendour of the forest and mountains beyond. The purity, simplicity, warmth, and rustic charm of the new design beckons one throughout the year as the seasons change in its wondrous setting.

“This is obviously a very seductive piece of architecture, we all want to be there, but what they’ve done very cleverly is they have used the wonderful mountain light to exaggerate the textures, and yet have resisted the temptation to put too much in [to the interior], there is just enough. You can see how it would be the most perfect place to curl up under a rug and gaze out at the view,” said WAN judge, Sally Mackereth, Co-Founder of Wells Mackereth.

Read more about Oppenheim’s award winning entry, La Muna, here.

This year, the World Interiors News Annual Award 2013 will showcase more exquisite projects in the Residential Interiors category. To view the latest entries just visit our website where you will also find submission guidelines and how to enter your own projects.

Sarah