Aerin Lauder’s new Aspen home – Beauty & Simplicity

Photographed by François Halard
Aerin Lauder’s new Aspen home is a lesson in luxurious simplicity. Situated near the old Ute Trail among a cluster of aptly named white aspen trees and looking across to staggering views of Aspen Mountain, the ski chalet feels “like a tree house,” she says. “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. We love watching classic old movies, playing Scrabble, and building Lego towns.”
The house, which Lauder bought in 2009, was a relatively new build that her friend and interior designer Daniel Romualdez has added character and atmosphere to by lining parts of the interior in reclaimed cypress boards and wire-brushed oak. Every room painted in white, with softly upholstered white sofas and chairs in the sitting room along with classic modern pieces such as Hans Wegner’s hoop chairs and George Nakashima’s angular wooden tables. The bedrooms have specially made low oak beds, and the library, immaculately arranged with books, resembles a giant cigar box with breathtaking views for whoever is sitting at the desk.”
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