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The blue print: A peek inside the January Home of the Month

Lisa and Kent Keating are lifelong skiers who have enjoyed their vacation home in Ellicottville for 20 years. Here is a peek inside:

Layout: The three-story home features a recreation room, two guest bedrooms and guest bath on lower level. The main level houses a combined living and dining area; kitchen; full bath, and daughter Chloe's room. The 24-by-38-foot master bedroom and bath, added to the original house, make up the third floor.

Furniture: Selected to reflect the mountain cabin-style theme of the home, highlights include a leather sofa; wormwood dining table; weathered leather kitchen stools with silkscreens of vintage cowboy prints, and an antique armoire in master bath. The couple purchased a whimsical, deer-themed desk chair years ago from an auction fundraiser at Studio Arena.

Floors: Slate in main entrance on lower level; travertine tile in master bath; maple in main living areas; area rugs, and durable stair carpeting -- all patterned in rich earth tones.

Lighting: Low-voltage track lighting in main living areas; mountain cabin-themed lamps and hanging fixtures.

Paint colors: Main color throughout is Sherwin-Williams Blonde. Daughter Chloe's rooms is a light blue shade called Take Five, also by Sherwin-Williams.

Window treatments: Minimal. Wood blinds in master bath; velvet and silk draw draperies in master bedroom. Loose valances fashioned from suede and trimmed with faux fur in living room.

Artwork and accessories: Ski- and cabin-themed paintings and accent pillows; cowboy statue in foyer; cowboy hats and boots (one pair belonged to Lisa Keating's late father); animal carvings; cozy throws; wine bottle tree; wooden skis (belonged to Kent Keating's late father); framed family photos; a photo sculpture on acrylic stand designed by Kent Keating; nature-themed Galle and Daum glass vases; saddle holder converted into comforter rack in master bedroom, and a wall clock by main entrance with movable hands that reads "Out skiing will be back at ..." -- handed down by previous owner.

"I collect things everywhere," Lisa Keating said.

--  Susan Martin

 

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