The Ranch House Interior Design: Signature smart, stylish use of textures and materials.
As a lover of life and a dedicated distance runner — and with a family rooted in architecture—Kristän Maynard found her passion in interior design. She launched her own design firm in 1995 in Keystone, Colorado, soon attracting projects for ski lodges and mountain resorts. Word of her work quickly spread to clients in California, Montana, Utah, and throughout Colorado. TRH Interior Design—a boutique, visionary, talented team—now claims its home on the famed Pearl Street of Boulder, Colorado, and still serves resort and residential clients across the country.
The talented TRH team shares a love of playing with textures and materials—pairing leathered granites next to polished nickel and glass to create a sophisticated look and feel while balancing neutral color palettes for cohesion.
“Every project is different,” says Maynard. “Each is an experiment in finding what works together and what kind of dialogue we can create between the architecture, interiors, and furnishings.”
Maynard likes to ask clients how spaces and objects make them feel, with answers including nostalgic, optimistic, or happy. She employs the art of listening to expand on all that brings clients joy, whether cooking with family, sitting at the dinner table for hours, or gathering to listen to music. The TRH team seamlessly creates spaces that hit the sweet spot between comfort and luxury, resulting in inviting places to be.
When Maynard was tapped to style an upscale mountain development in Big Sky, Montana—titled The Spanish Peaks Development—she pulled inspiration from the breathtaking scenery. “Each home is blessed with staggering views,” she notes of the region.
“In this project, we chose colors found in nature and paired designs with the landscape so visitors could experience the geography from the outside in.”
Montana native reclaimed wood and dry stack natural stones offer earthy warmth in the living room. The kitchen delivers and elegant openness and fresh vibes while the master bath limestone pairs with porcelain tiles for a timeless duet.
For a custom second-home retreat in NorthStar Village, California, the TRH team chose materials that age gracefully with time. Wide plank rift oak flooring, one-of-a-kind artisan ironwork, and natural stone are showcased in both the kitchen and airy, peaked foyer. Furnishings layer in with just the right amount of edginess, modernity, and classicism. The custom dining table and plush leather chairs encourage a slow-burning dining experience. “We intentionally made the chairs extremely comfortable because we wanted the family and their guests to feel like they can uncork a bottle of wine and sit for hours,” Maynard explains.
“I don’t feel like design is work—it’s my passion and interest. It’s a pure joy to work and help others achieve their design goals,” she adds, noting that the TRH team shares the same sense of dedication and care for each project. Life is a journey and our designs reflect the process.”