When kam designs principal katie merritt began work on the interior design of this jackson, wyoming home, she started with the ceiling.

“The great room is the center of the house, and the view is the focal point,” Merritt explains. “So we picked the great room chandeliers as the project cornerstone and designed around them.”

Her clients – an active east coast family with young children – wanted a functional modern home that embraced its setting. Merritt selected a light monochrome color palette echoed in textural layers of reclaimed wood, stone and textiles, using pillows and artwork to add playful pops of color. Contemporary lighting underscores a design theme of ‘modern rustic elegance’ throughout.

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Merritt chose complementary Hammerton fixtures to set the aesthetic tone. In the entry, an airy geometric pendant nods to a pair of oversized fixtures suspended in the adjacent great room.

These two-tier 'Nested Ring' chandeliers, each 60"D, cleverly draw the eye up toward a magnificent view of the Tetons.


In contrast to the great room, the dining room features a lower and more intimate ceiling height. “We needed a sculptural statement piece over the dining table that accommodated the low ceiling,” says Merritt. “So we took a simple rectangular form and dialed up the drama with texture.” Merritt worked with Hammerton design chief Levi Wilson to custom design an architectural fixture showcasing handcrafted panels of chunky glacier-style glass.

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Catalog fixtures from Hammerton Studio were used in other spaces of the home. Above the master vanity, a series of Ellisse optic blown glass pendants frames the spectacular window view.

Double Box Sconces provide outdoor lighting for the backyard patio and the garage. 

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An expert in turnkey design installations with offices in Arizona, Wyoming and Northern California, Merritt executed the entire product via email and web conference without meeting her clients in person. “I’m already working with them on another home,” she adds. “I think they were quite pleased with the end result. Hammerton played a big part in the project's success.”

Interior Design: KAM Designs

Architecture: Design Associates Architects

Builder: Mortensen Signature Homes

Photography: Sargent Schutt     



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