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Inside a dark and moody getaway home in the serene Catskill Mountains

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This mountain getaway home was designed by Becky Shea Design and nestled on a picturesque mountainside in the southern Catskills of New York. This relaxing oasis is the designer’s (and her husband’s) personal retreat from the city and serves as their escape for weekends and holidays.

Positioned on over 6 acres abutting thousands of acres of undeveloped forest management land and cut trails for hikes off the back of the property, a scenic backdrop of nature’s beauty is captured from within by over 40 windows and skylights. The designer has completely updated this 1942 Upstate New York retreat, continue below to see the stunning transformation…

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With a focus on evoking a sense of calm, the designer selected moody, dark paint hues, drawing inspiration from the natural environment. This includes a palette of “Dakota Woods” and “Iron Mountain” (Benjamin Moore paint), mixed with raw materials including deep, rich walnut, leather, and black metals throughout the mudroom and bedrooms.

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Above: This moody entryway is painted in Dakota Woods Green 2139-20 | Benjamin Moore. Highlights include the lovely braided leather mirror and walnut beams on the ceiling to bring a warm welcome.

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Above: The walls of this mudroom entryway feature a simple beadboard detail coupled with a moody Dakota Woods Green from Benjamin Moore.

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What We Love: This fabulous mountain getaway home provides the feeling of being in a cozy nest that allows you to breathe easier as you relax and unwind. The custom bleached floors create an airy effect that balances the moodiness of the bedrooms and brightens the main living spaces while taking advantage of the abundance of natural light. Overall, we are loving this serene escape that takes its cue from the surrounding beauty.

Tell Us: What do you think of this Catskills getaway? Would this be your idea of the ultimate retreat from city life? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Check out a couple of other fantastic home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in Upstate New York:

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Above: In this guest bedroom, the bed is from Jenni Kayne, while the light fixture is the perforated flush dome by Allied Maker. The nightstand lamps are from McGee & Co. The nightstands are from Restoration Hardware. Grounding this space is an area rug from Lulu & Georgia.

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Above: The small black stool is from Tucker Robbins. 

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Above: The art on the wall is by @by_chelsealyn. The leather sofa is from Article and the window treatments are from The Shade Store.

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Above: The designer wanted a forest vibe in her bedroom, so the entire room was painted in Ashwood Moss 1484 | Benjamin Moore. The floors were refinished with a custom stain. The window treatments are from The Shade Store. The rug is from Beni Ourain Rugs. On the ceiling, the light fixture is from Allied Maker.

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Above: The coverlet is from West Elm, while the pillows are from One Kings Lane and Jenni Kayne.

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Several custom furnishings by the designer can be found throughout this mountain getaway home. This includes the custom floating walnut desk, ebonized oak and walnut dining table, and a base cabinet underneath the vintage dining room bar hutch. In the main bedroom (pictured above) the nightstands feature a reading detail on the drawer faces and solid walnut fabrication including the drawer interiors of all pieces.

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Above: The light fixture in front of the window is from Lostine Home Goods. The Gabriel Daybed is from Six Penny Home, while the handcrafted bells are from Muddy Heart Ceramics. The sheep is from the Thorsten van Elten SHOP.

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Above: This cozy nook was originally used as a dining room and did not have the beam work on the ceiling nor was it painted. The designer also added window treatments and a new light fixture to liven this space up. Located by the kitchen, they wanted to use this as an entertaining space/cocktail nook.

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Above: The comfortable Gabriel Sofa in “Jasmine Rice” is from Six Penny Home. The rug is the Off White Jute Braided Area Rug from Rugs USA and the layered rug is by Jenni Kayne. The wall art is from @theresaisabear.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Sean Litchfield Photography

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