According to authors, interior designers, and landscape architects Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer, “A home’s interior is the most intimate expression of how we live, laugh, create memories and find tranquility.”  Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living is a testament to that ideal.  Set against the backdrop of mountainous landscapes, the beautiful, inspiring book captures the perfect blend of handsome antique, vintage, and contemporary furnishings with modern designs. 

Jenkins and Baer focus on 12 homes that they’ve decorated utilizing their signature artisanal, refined style.  Each extraordinary property tells its own individual story through detailed interior and exterior photos that remind us of the emotional link we have to the natural world. 

Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living is brimming with gorgeous photographs that showcase the exceptional talent of the designers.  Jenkins and Baer’s ability to create glamorous settings with unique vigorous restraint is exhilarating.  You feel every square foot of the artistry, the perfect scale, and the balance in their work.  One of the best examples of such creativity is found in the chapter entitled “Above the Water.”  Massive stone archways fill the Jackson Hole, Wyoming, home that the pair decorated.  Utilizing circular, bronze chandeliers with simple, candle-like bulbs to lower the ceiling height, the designers masterfully create a sense of intimacy amidst the large-scale-elements. 

Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living is stylish and charming.

Reviewed by Chris Enss, COWGIRL Book Editor, and a New York Times best-selling author who writes about women of the Old West.